Hey Guys. This is my first build ever and wanted to create a setup that would satisfy my need for graphic design and video editing as well as a little bit of gaming (Guild Wars 2).
There were a couple of criteria that I wanted:
The aim was to keep a budget that sat under $1000. Fortunately I was able to take advantage of some incentives through my banking card, retail store sales, and manufacture rebates and come up with a computer setup that ended at $860!
I wanted a blank and white Stormtrooper-esque exterior and black and gold interior design. Superficial I know but I can be picky.
I didn't want a crazy loud computer when the fans kicked in.
Please leave questions, comments, and concerns and I will try my best to answer them. I would definitely love some tips from those seasoned builders especially around cable management.
Also if you would like more specific photos of the setup I would be more than happy get those.
If you noticed in the part list, I got the Corsair H100i GTX. It looks nice but it doesn't sit well with the board in regards to the RAM slots. The right angled Mini-USB is large and if I had the logo sit upright, it would not fit due to the thumb screws(?). To sacrifice the fitment I rotated the pump to move the USB cable location to the right side. This will cause an issue in regards to blocking a RAM slot. If I tried the other two spots, it would sit up against the fan pins or heatsink. I had to choose the lesser of multiple evils. I think that if I had known the fitment was going to be an issue I would not have purchased this model. For those looking to use this product on an Intel setup, you should be fine. The mounting positions are wider compared to an AMD mount.