Description

So this is another build I put together.. the story behind it.

I've been through a few systems full tower's / mid towers / ultra towers and I got tired of the size and weight and a gazillion wires crammed behind my back panel. I also wanted to go step away from a custom loop watercooling system and switch to a simple AIO kit.. some may say I am downgrading but in my eyes SIMPLE / EASY is important as I am a new father and don't have the time to dedicate anymore.

CPU - What else is there to say? 4770k dime a dozen, performs amazing but somehow I always get a terrible overclocker as I am seeing tons of people @ 4.5 ghz at 1.2-1.3v.. right now I am sitting at 4.2 with 1.25v. I guess I will have to live with it!

Cooler - The H100i is what you would expect from corsair, it looks great and performs very well.. I was torn between this and the kraken x60 but no regrets I bought the h100i.

Motherboard - I have always gone the high end Asus ROG route but wanted to try something different. I use to use MSI back in the days and never had an issue.. this board performs great, has some cool features and looks awesome.

Memory - I have always used corsair memory but wanted to try some Gskill as I have heard great things about them.. and it lives up to the hype runs @ 2400mhz no problem and looks good doing it!

SSD - Its a EVO :) its fast :) , WD BLACK is my misc storage drive.

Video Card - The last time I used a ATI Radeon (lol) card was back in 2005ish I think it was the Radeon 9800 and it worked well from what I remember, since then it has been all nvidia. The last few builds I have done I used a 780 / 780 ti but like the trend is going in this build I wanted to try something different. I could not be more satisfied these cards are beasts and I would say quite close to the two EVGA 780 TI ACX's I had... currently averaging 120-130 fps in bf4 @ 2560x1440 with ultra and msaa on max.

Case - I have had a Corsair 750D / 450D / 650D / Phanteks Enthoo Primo.. and now this. I have nothing but good things to say about this case.. cable management was an absolute breeze, overall this case was a joy to work in.. NZXT is doing great things!!!

Overall I am 100% satisfied with this machine.. some might say its overkill for single monitor gaming however in the next few months I will be picking up the LGUM95 34'" 3440x1440 ultra wide monitor which will push these gpu's to the test.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 9 points

"Simple" has 2 290x's lol :P. Good build tho! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, isnt gpu 95 under load dangerous o.O

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

290x are designed to run at 95.. mine would run cooler if they didn't have a little extra voltage and a slight overclock.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah these things are meant to run hot enough to grill meat on.

  • 63 months ago
  • 6 points

Very clean. Well done.

The only problem is... please take the protective film off the MSI dragon logos on your video cards :P Silly...

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

:D doh! Thanks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

This comment reminded me that i need to take them off too XD

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow , great setup. Also i see a new Z97 board , thats great ! ;) Also 2X(290x) would be total overkill even for your 1440p gaming ;)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I appreciate it, and sometimes overkill is not a bad thing :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great. There's a reason why so many people are using H440s since they're amazing cases.

Also, I know you already mentioned this, but those 290Xs are dying to be put underwater.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I heard the 290x's run hotter, do the fans also seem to spin a lot more? Are they loud? Also very cool build. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Before I had these I had the reference version of the 290x.. at 100% they sounded like a leaf blower lol! These @ 100% are not even 1/4 as loud.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you do your led lights i wanna put them in my computer and i have that case

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a RGB strip I purchased off ebay, it runs off AC power and has a remote.. I love this thing!

Item number 281055672866

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT even makes a 5.25 control panel for RGB strips, it's called the NZXT Hue.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

the h440 does not have 5.25 slots :c

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Silly me.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

So... beastly O.O

+1

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

NO. NO BEAST. BAD.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

WAT?! O.O

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

SO BEAST. MUCH LAME.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

The term beast is overused.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the point I'm trying to make :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I just said beastly T.T

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving that z97 Mobo and crossfire R9 290X

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get your lights?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them through ebay.

Item # 281055672866

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet the build looks nicer in person the pictures don't do it justice haha. Nice job!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I promise I will get some better pictures up soon, it was about 2 am when I took these shots and I used my iPhone 5, lol.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that on board audio?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Audio sounds great, but these Z22 probably don't do it justice.. new headphones are next on my list.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

New pictures are up!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

looks awesome! So are your H100i fans set as an exhaust? (ie pulling air up, through the rad, and out the case?). I keep hearing that Corsair recommends using the fans as an intake, but to me it seems better to have an exhaust at the top.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

They are set as exhaust! I believe in the instructions it actually states to set them as a intake for whatever reason? I've had about 3 of these closed loop coolers and always went with exhaust.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha I'm literally making this builds baby brother with the same case , mobo ,psu and cooler the only difference is I'm using an i5 instead of an i7 and a pair of msi r9 290's instead of 290x's

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Where's the Wireless network adapter? o.O

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Its not pictured as it was purchased after I completed the build, also there is some changes coming this MSI board has been unstable so it is going back to newegg and I am replacing it with gigabytes black edition G1.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you used the WiFi card though? How does it compare to using Ethernet? (I know Ethernet is faster but is it noticeable?)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The Wifi card is amazing, I get full signal on the 5Ghz spectrum when I would only get 1 MAYBE 2 on my older wireless adapter.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I am thinking of building a similar rig I have two questions, does the rig get hot or does it run cool, and also what was the point of the wirless adapter, stupid question. I know but I am kinda new at this. Thank you, Max

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried changing the fan configuration for some better video card temps? Maybe have the top intake as well for a positive pressure case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

that is one little powerful box.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have a slot to put your hdd after putting those big ol GPUs in there?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the Corsair fans better than the standard fans in the H440? Thinking of moving into a H440 myself and would like to put those fans in on both the case and in a push pull config on an Nzxt Kraken cooler

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i cant see your wireless network adapter where is it?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This is old, but how are the SP fans as case fans? Good cooling? (Especially in the front)