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post #111 of 3052
I'll get the obligatory close-ups and hardware pron shots one day...but this is my setup w/250D. I'm running a GTX780 OC'd to Titan numbers on a Maximus Impact VI w/4770K, twin Samsung EVO SSD's in raid and a 1TB HD. Very clean, very small, only clutter are the cables out the back.

post #112 of 3052
Here's my completed build (pics taken with crappy tablet camera):









Notes:

-the Noctua NH-L12 is compatible with the Maximus VI Impact. However, if you orient the cooler as I have, the front audio panel header on the sound card daughterboard becomes useless - one of the heatpipes stands in the way making connection impossible. Quite a stupid design decision to have the connector facing the crowded CPU socket area. You can orient the cooler with the heatpipes facing towards the front or the back of the case but this way the bottom 92mm fan is unusable and temps are generally higher due to the concave surface of the bottom of the heatsink.

-Noctua's fans are quiet but since the 4771 runs very hot I decided to replace them with more powerful ones: a Scythe Kama Flex 92mm fan and a Coolermaster Sickleflow 120mm.

-the front intake fan is very quiet but draws in almost zero air, I'm going to have to replace it in the future. For exhaust I'm using a high static pressure Corsair fan right next to the motherboard.

-cable management is passable, although Corsair could have included more hooks throughout the chassis for better results. The Elite 130 was a lot better in this regard.

-the case feels very sturdy and panel fit is almost perfect.

-Asus uses very cheap pigtail to RP-SMA cables. One of them broke while transferring the motherboard from one case to the next. Also, the included Broadcom 802.11ac mini pci card, while supposedly fast, just doesn't work with my 802.11n home router. The connection is incredibly flaky and driver updates haven't helped. According to various users at Asus' forums this is a know problem with non-ac routers. I've never had much success with non-Intel network cards - I've ordered a 7260 to replace the Broadcom chip.

-temps overall are lower with the Obsidian compared to the Elite 130.

-this case, despite the high rpm fans, is quieter overall, by a big margin.
post #113 of 3052
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I'll get the obligatory close-ups and hardware pron shots one day...but this is my setup w/250D. I'm running a GTX780 OC'd to Titan numbers on a Maximus Impact VI w/4770K, twin Samsung EVO SSD's in raid and a 1TB HD. Very clean, very small, only clutter are the cables out the back.


How much inch is that display, my 250d looks massive lol
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How much inch is that display, my 250d looks massive lol

I'm in your same boat too. My monitor looks small next to the 250D (you can see my setup in my signature, or in the gallery of this thread)
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Here's my completed build (pics taken with crappy tablet camera):



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That fan looks really nice
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I'm in your same boat too. My monitor looks small next to the 250D (you can see my setup in my signature, or in the gallery of this thread)

Yes i see, he must have a monster display tongue.gif

Or its the angle
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post #117 of 3052
It's a 27" Monoprice 2560x1440 monitor. One of the reasons it looks bigger than others is that I have the case farther away from camera on the opposite side. If you did the same w/yours it would look "bigger" in your shot. BTW...it's a great monitor. No dead pixels...really nice for gaming.
post #118 of 3052
Is the PSU in this case really only secured with 2 thumb screws(I heard this in a linus tech tips video)? I love this case but that is one big design flaw for me that would stop me from buying it.
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Is the PSU in this case really only secured with 2 thumb screws(I heard this in a linus tech tips video)? I love this case but that is one big design flaw for me that would stop me from buying it.

It is, but it can't move due to the way it gets wedged in. the 2 screws are at the top of the psu and hold it wedged in the slot down on some rubber pads. Doesn't move at all even when you try to.
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post #120 of 3052
Is there no option whatsoever to use more screws than that? In most build pictures I've seen more screws than just those two and with nothing installed you can see about 4 more holes where the PSU goes, so I was thinking they might be for the PSU.
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