Hi, I'm new to the forum and have just built my 3rd computer with this case. Here's what I stuck in this case:
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor
Gigabyte LGA 1155 DDR3 1600 Intel H77N
Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 256 GB
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5
Western Digital 3TB WD Black
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 620W
Masscool SHF1-UTRA-BK Cooler
Cooler Master Sedion 120L
I had originally bought the Cooler Master GeminII M4 for my CPU cooler but the Gigabyte board setup is much to small to accept it. I had seen it in a Elite 120 build and assumed it would fit in mine. Anyway I worked with what I had and here's how it ended up. I took two tries at cable management since I wanted to make sure the board would post and the rest of the parts were in working order. I've got Windows 7 running in it now and its going to serve as my home's HTPC/LAN party box.
I just replaced the stock cooler with a Cooler Master Sedion 120L. It took some work to get my motherboard back out and to flip the PSU as well, but I am pleased with the outcome. Sadly if you put two fans on the radiator, you cannot use the clip on SSD area under the 5.25 drive bay, the fans will block your clips. Getting the 2 fan mounted radiator to fit was difficult as well.
I replaced the two stock fans from the MassCool HDD cooler with Blue LED Akasa fans. They seem to make a medium hum so I may switch them out for non LED fans. I switched out both of the radiator fans on the Sedion to Cooler Master Silent blue LED fans.
I'd love any suggestions you have for the case and would like to know if there is a good CPU heat monitor I can install besides Core Temp which I am using now.Edited by 808Murasame - 10/3/13 at 2:06am