i almost dont want to post pictures of my build because i saw so many nice tube set ups but wth why not throw in a lesser rigbuild log
link has 7 pictures included, nothing fancy.
I feel a slight buyer's remorse with the h100i because the custom water loops is really cool. But i ll wait till next year or whenever I decide to sli and do serious water loops too.
First time building a rig by myself (so much frustration and joy) and the first thing I learned was positive pressure is important based on this thread. I read it all in one day so a lot of the information escaped after a few minutes but it seems like the general idea is to get intake to exhaust as a 2:1 ratio. And I learned the difference between push and pull terms and how to use them.
So my setup is this:
1 cougar 120mm in top front pulling air in and blowing towards my cpu, but the loops kind of block some pathway.
1 case stock fan 140mm at front bottom pulling in and that whole space is in the case is clear.
h100i with the included fans pulling in from beneath the rad.
and the case exhaust fan pushing out.
the gpu card, evga 760 sc acx, seems to be the loudest fan. I haven't looked into how to make this fan quieter and if it is safe to do so for idle/game playing.
I like the orange of the cougar fan and it seems to be really effective in blowing air and being quieter than the other fans in the case. I may get more of these if it gets cheaper than 14 bucks per. I got one for 8 or 9 but rebates only allow one and rebates suck.
Do you guys have any recommendations for my build at it's current setup? For future setup with sli and reusing the fans I got so far?
I have no idea what to do with the front bay drives. I have an external dvd lightscribe by LG.
For LEDs, I considered the corsair link and lighting but it's so expensive.
NZXT Hue seems like a decent choice at 28 bucks amazon prime.
Not sure what kind of LED color I want since I've seen some pictures in this thread. I don't want the case saturated in orange so maybe a white tone to highlight the rig components. Is there such a thing as black led? I want to increase the brightness a bit and get some nice sleeved wires which I may go black and orange or just orange. What other color would go well in my case?
Oh, and I'm OCed to 4200 mhz. I could do 4.7 safely I think but I find it unnecessary. I had a lot of trouble with the setup when I was using the programs to overclock provided by gigabyte and intel. After many Win 8 Pro installs for solving old and new problems, I think OC by bios seems to be the safest choice. Will do more OC after I get to enjoy my pc for a bit and play some games at ultra finally. No more low detail!