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I'm calling this pc a 'refit' as most of the components are from it's predecessor, my former gaming rig. The only thing that's really new in this build are the Riing fans, the Gefroce 1080 and the case.

The primary reason for rebuilding this guy was ascetics, but secondarily I switched cases to better accommodate a water cooling kit I'm planing on installing some time in the next few months. That kit being the A240G from EKWB.

After that kit is installed I'm considering further upgrading the machine by swapping the motherboard, ram and CPU for some thing newer like a Ryzen 1700 with some DDR4, but I'm holding off on that until DDR4 comes down in price a bit. For now the I5-4690k and DDR3 ram is getting the job done so I dont see a reason to upgrade quite yet.

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  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

If your going with Ryzen, I suggest the Ryzen 5 1600x

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking the 1700, and then over clocking it. I do VFX and video editing so the price for the extra cores isn't that big of a deal.

I'm also looking forward to upgrading to a m.2 SSD when I upgrade the board/CPU.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, i see.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Fan Central

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never really liked the RGB ring fans, but holy crap does that look amazing!

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I have to agree with you about the Riing fans, they are cool but are a pretty big hassle to install. Their performance and noise level are pretty solid however so it all comes down to how you like your RGB flavors.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking of getting this case. It looks awesome, but do the front fans line up centrally? They look slightly offset to the left.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct they are offset to the left, however they are mounted on the inside of the case. If you wanted you could mount them on the outside of the case but under the front plastic shroud and mount them centrally if aesthetics was what you were going for.

http://imgur.com/5jw1M3o

If you are planing on mounting a 360 radiator (like I am) on the front then you wont see the fans though the front unless they are mounted on the other side of the rad outside like I mentioned above, If you wanted to push ascetics then you could just use double sided tape to mount them centrally on that side.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

can the i5 handle without problem with the 1080 ??

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, i have question please , your case CPU cooler max height is 160 mm and your CPU Cooler height is 160 mm so théorique you will have no space between CPU cooler and side panel . So is that true or there is more space ?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The glass is mounted on the outside of the case on thumb screws, so it's offset a bit. Maybe a quarter of an inch of space between the glass and the top of the cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for help

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was going to upgrade I'd probably go Ryzen as I do video editing and VFX stuff on the side. But that's months away and like yous aid the 4690k is no slouch so I'll be holding off until things shake out a bit, or ryzen goes on a crazy sale.