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This is my latest incarnation of my gaming rig. Typically, my system has always been an evolution of parts, with an update here and there every six months or so. This time, I decided to go all out and build it from the ground up. It has paid off in a big way.

The monitor/TV may seem a bit like overkill, but I like feeling immersed in the game, particularly games like Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen, where the immensity of the universe can be "felt." I cannot wait for the Oculus Rift! And I highly suggest using Voice Attack to supplement your controls and to add to the immersion. The ASTRA voice pack is incredible!

The Thermaltake Ultimate cooler was reported not to mount to the Thor V2, but I was able to easily mount it using to the honeycomb grid at the top of the case using the provided screws and washers.

Overall, the build took about 3 hours. I ensured to take my time on this one and really wanted to optimize the cable management to maximize air flow. Surprisingly, with all of the fans this is sporting, it is incredibly quiet.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Cat Lover mug

  • 53 months ago
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LOL. Glad I didn't move it out of the picture, then. Too bad they didn't make an appearance themselves. :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Where's he, still sporting those hammer pants?

+1 ...solid build. Is your HDD cage modular? Could do without some unless you plan to fill 'em up later.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The bottom cage comes out, I believe, as Battlefield suggested above.

Wasn't Hammer doing some reality TV gig? LOL.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice overall build

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Much obliged. :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So I have a question. I have the same gpu and I notice on the package it said not to mount the radiator like the way you have it. So my question is is it ok with having it that way?

Ps. I'm not computer shabby so please be kind lol

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm just guessing here, but I would say it has something to do with the pump staying primed. The way DaFlea has it set up, if the system gets just a little bit of air in the lines (which may happen over the years), then the air bubble would rise and be right where the water pump is on the GPU and then it would not function as well and possible lose its prime and may even burn out the pump.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

That could be. I will do a bit more research on mounting the radiator. I could always swap it with the rear fan so it is above the GPU.

  • 53 months ago
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yeah i was wondering on mounting it on the bottom as well but saw that was the wrong way to do it. So i just mounted it in the back where my fan would normally go and mounted the fan on the outside of my case. So im just wondering because i would like to mount it on the bottom being that my case has really good air flow and space. Thanks!!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had a single issue. Just make sure that the case isn't resting on the surface. This case has substantial feet, so heat is dispersing nicely.

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  • 53 months ago
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Not a bad idea, thanks!!