Originally Posted by mx4lifejac
So I just finished ordering all the parts for my new build. Was wondering if anyone could suggest any more ideas or tips for me please. If fairly new to building PCs.
Here's the List
Case In Win 904
Asus Maximus vi Extreme
Silverstone SST-ST1200 (will also be ordering individually sleeved red and black wires from Silverstone)
Asus Black Blue Ray SATA burner (just for the hell of it)
1 Noctua NF-A15 140mm fan
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8gb DDR3 2666
1 Samsung 840 Pro SSD 128GB (boot drive)
1 Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB for storage. (Want SSD storage only on my rig)
I also have 2 Caviar Green 1TB HDDs that I MIGHT use. Not too sure sense I want all SSD only and this case only has 3 bays.
Corsair Hydro H80i CPU cooler (basically the only and largest CPU cooler I can fit on this case, the h100i wont fit)
Mad Kats RAT 7 Mouse
Corsair k70 keyboard (hope the brushed aluminum will match the case)
EVGA GTX 780ti Superclocked
I know the PSU is overkill but its just because I plan to go up to triple SLI later on.
I also plan on later on replacing the 2 stock fans of the H80i with Noctual fans. But sense the radiator and fans will be the only thing hanging on the outside back of this awesome case. I Don't know if the colors of the Noctual fans will look that good so I desided to wait.
The Corsair Dominator Ram comes with the "airflow" fan. In the future I will add another 16gb just for the hell of it (this was my way to cut price at the moment
) and I likely WILL install the fan and also get the LED indicator (airflow pro) thing that sits on top of the fan. Depends how it looks thru the case glass.
Might add some LED light strips. Currently the colors will be red and black with white LED from the Ram so maybe ill all some white LEDS so that everything shines thru the darkened Plexiglas of the case.
This case has no extra areas for fans. only a 140mm area were the Noctual will go and the other area will be were the H80i will be. THATS IT. Any idea what I could do to add airflow? I COULD take the case to a specialist who can make extra fan areas... or I COULD take the glass to an expert to drill out fan areas. But so far I just don't know how that would work out.
Only thing im playing with now is if I should try and install the boot drive on the m.2 / wifi adaptor that comes with the Maximus MOBO. don't know if ill be better and or faster then the Evo pro SSD
Edit: I forgot to mention this rig will be used for gaming 90% of the time. Maybe as a HT pc on my future home and some web surfing. I currently have a new 3770k Imac 27 inch 1440p. I hope to use this as the monitor for my new build until I deside to try 4k or wait for G-Synk. I will be using the mac for everything else I need to do.