This is the correct way for two reasons, the installation of the fans connected to the case requires much more difficult installation process where you need to use the long screws from outside the case and dig the fan and the radiator, compare to the normal installation where you install the fans on the radiator before inserting it to the case. The second reason is that the radiator blades are sensitive so this way they are isolated.
The installation guide also instruct it this way:
But you could do it any way you choose since it will not really effect the cooling, the air will still go through the radiator blades.
Stock, I used it in the beginning with asrock polychrome RGB software, but than I preferred it the stock way without controls which is waves of rainbow colors, very cool.
wow, the 24 pin RGB is a killer
i threw it away, it didn't have basic cable management.
Probably one of the cheapest case on the market, but now it looks so cool
Thank you. As long it's doing its job, no reason to upgrade unless I'll get a 4K monitor.
From what I've check, the RX 470 is usually pair with i5, and comparing to my results the increase is about 20-30% in FPS.
FPS is usually around 60 and sometimes drop to around 40. this CPU is from late 2013, today for the budget I'll recommend Ryzen 3.
Speechless. Amazing build.
Agree on not buying a cheap PSU, but I've experience with the EVGA 600W I recommended, I've used it on few builds and its the same level as corsair CX for half the price. the only down side it's not modular.
I've been using Samsung EVO series and intel SSD, with both I didn't have any issues.
I don't know enough about upgrade from R9 290 to gtx 1060, I'm using AMD cards.
it might work in full speed, its almost identical specs to the rest of the g.skill 8x16 3200 on the QVL, I suggests you get another opinion before purchasing.
in past builds I didn't got the full speed becaus I didn't pick up from the QVL, since the QVL has the fury on the 2666 so it could work also on the 3200 in full speed, but make sure maybe email Asus.
by the way, on your build you don't have the fury x, you have the g skill flare x.
RAM: your ram is not on the QVL list, so it might not run at 3200, here is the list: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/CROSSHAIR-VI-HERO_Wi-Fi_AC/C6Hwifi_DRAM_QVL_forAMDRyzenProcessors.pdf?_ga=2.189341995.1625116760.1502046421-1815758106.1484187070
GPU: if you looking for a cheaper option maybe try to get Vega 64 its out on august 14
PSU: 650 is normal for this rig
Cooling and Fans: H110i will help you overclock the CPU,
Stock fans: if you like to personalize.
MOBO: if you don't need the wifi, concider this one https://pcpartpicker.com/product/B698TW/asus-strix-x370-f-gaming-atx-am4-motherboard-strix-x370-f-gaming
save around 50 by changing the PSU to https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4FH48d/evga-600w-80-certified-atx-power-supply-100-w1-0600-k1
save 47 if you change the CPU cooler to this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/V2JwrH/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i
you can save also by using this MOBO https://pcpartpicker.com/product/B698TW/asus-strix-x370-f-gaming-atx-am4-motherboard-strix-x370-f-gaming
same memory in speed of 3000 is $15 less.
one more thing about the SSD, for gaming 120 can be too small.
you'll need adapter from dvi-d to vga, something like this https://www.amazon.com/CableDeconn-Active-FeMale-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01DW2BJWU/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1502070419&sr=1-3&keywords=dvi-d+to+vga
the build looks great, I would add SSD, if thats your budget you can get EVGA 600 for $34, I would also change the wifi adapter for this one https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qn3RsY/tp-link-wireless-network-card-archert4u
for another $8 you get ac1200 instead of ac600 and USB 3 instead of 2, I have it since January and so far it's working well when position on the front USB 3.
in your case, CPU Motherboard and Memory go together, any upgrade will probably end up with upgrading all of them.
if you running you system on HDD get SSD, some manufacturers give you free cloning software that makes it easy upgrade.
for GPU, I'm waiting for the VEGA but its $399 and up. for your buget if you see good deal on the RX 570 or 560 4gb.
if it's in your budget, try to get an SSD for the OS and software.
case: I've used this case and it's a great case, if you don't care about the white lines, buy the lite version that don't come with fans if you planning on installing your own fans, its now on sale for $89 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7TD4VF5774&cm_re=anidees_AI-Crystal_lite-_-9SIA7TD4VF5774-_-Product
Memory: I couldn't find your memory on this list: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2066/TUF_X299_MARK1/Intel_CoreX-SeriesCPU_6core_or_above_DRAM_QVL.pdf?_ga=2.112863236.1625116760.1502046421-1815758106.1484187070
if you using memory that's not on QVL list you may not get the 3333 speed, this one is on the list:
from personal experience, if you planning on installing os and games on the SSD, 120 is to small. try to get 256 or 512 if its in your budget.
I agree you should return it, the R7 would not run any new game in acsaptable FPS.
Without going in to the best build for this budget ($450+gtx1050) I would suggest you to start from this build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dyYKtJ and ask for opinions from members.
To answer your question, I don't see any part that needs an upgrade for the 1050, it should work.
don't think you need additional thermal paste, the thermal paste that come with the 212 evo is good and non conductive.
if thats your budget I would change the PSU to this one:
buy the HDD later and go now for 512 SSD.