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by nwdphoto



Date Published

Nov. 14, 2016

Date Built

Nov. 11, 2016

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Third PC build this month!

Using a lot of the same parts because the value is just too good on them...

Growing to like the installation of the T2 WAY more than that of the 212 evo...still a great fan though.

MSI GeForce 1060 is a great card.

Don't really have too much to say about this build but it was a simple straight-forward build that is excellent at pretty much any game right now.

Also the primary monitor used (bought today) is a 144 AOC. Very smooth for CS:GO and H1Z1 and the rest of the games she plays. If you want to see more about these parts and my other builds that are very similar just check out my page.

Part Reviews


Should gone 6500 probably but this thing is great for the price purchased

CPU Cooler

SO easy to install. and keeps i5's cooooool even during load

Power Supply

cables are a little thick and short but that's manageable...

Wired Network Adapter

6 stars. Does the job well


The best. Lights are amazing, easy to clean and feels good.

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Metal48 2 points 18 months ago

H1Z1 fan? KOTK or Just Survive?

nwdphoto submitter 5 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

KOTK! but I play JS every now and then =p

confuzledandlost 39 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Great build, love the mindfulness of price/performance and the pairing is stellar for this price-point. I really dig the case too, how was it to build in?

+1 from me brother!

nwdphoto submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

The case was pretty impressive. Just be mindful and prepare to possibly have to redo the order you place things in. I say this because the spaces between the motherboard and cable management slots is too slim when you've screwed the mobo in - can't fit the cables (at least on the PSU I had).

The SSD and HDD card slots were incredibly simple, and felt flush. Superglue the feet on the bottom on if you want them to stay there, the glue was probably Elmer's.

Overall I was impressed especially for the price with included fans.

I think the best way to describe it is, its great especially for the price, but be prepared to have patience and creativity.

Thanks! Time to check out your builds =)

DadddyDirection 2 points 18 months ago

I read that this case uses molex connectors for the fans, so does that mean they do not connect to the motherboard at all? I'm interested in this case, but am confused about how the fans connections work.

nwdphoto submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

The fans do not connect to the motherboard. I connected them directly to the PSU via molex. But I think there are connecters that would convert this for you. Or if you are worried about not being able to control them you could always buy a fan controller. For me, because it was an entry build, fan management and clocking was not something I'm particularly worried about while running. Just my $.02 let me know if you have any other questions thanks!

DadddyDirection 2 points 18 months ago

Okay, that makes sense. I read on Newegg in one of the reviews that comes with a fan controller. Is that not true? Also, thanks for the quick reply!

nwdphoto submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

To some extent haha its more like low, medium, high I believe. It controls only the preinstalled fans and does not allow much customization, but then again its a cheap case. NO cases have this included in this price range that I know of so it's pretty awesome.

DadddyDirection 2 points 18 months ago

So you will be able to control the fan speed of the two stock fans then? I'm only asking because I wouldn't want the fans to be running full speed all of the time. Thanks again for answering my questions so far, I appreciate it. Oh, and will this case fit both one HDD and one SSD at the same time? I've read some conflicting information about how many drives will fit in this case.

nwdphoto submitter 5 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I believe so. It's not in front of me but I think that is how it works. Wish there was a YouTube video explaining it. I can ask them tomorrow about it. And both will fit you just have to alter which side they go on; for example one on the top of drive bay 1 and one on top of drive bay 2 so they'd look like | | where the *'s are the drivers. LOL hope that makes sense.