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I only applied two 2.5" SSD+HHD. The two 3.5" HHD space has been used for cable management. I think this is the best airflow path for Corsair 250D. Please leave comments if you have any better idea.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 7 points

This is one sweet baby, love that carbon fiber wrapping!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Carbon fiber film is cheap but great look. All the film + metal sticker totally cost $15 with shippping

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see you again. Thanks for your advise. XD

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehehe.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

spiderman, is that you?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

so hows the psu?

  • 62 months ago
  • 5 points

Those high quality shots and that incredible cable management...Sir, you did fine, you did fine!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I enjoyed my shots too. :P

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Those LED's light up my day, I feel kinda warm inside.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

but waste more energy. lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

am i the only one who's realised that he hasn't put any fans on the radiator?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you are the only one didn't see the radiator fan lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

can i ask why?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I say no? XD

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how empty the front is! Thought i did a good job on mine, but turns out to be an embarrassment!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

You sould show off your work. :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow this build is one of the most beautiful things I have seen.Great Job!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks^_^

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

well done man, it looks great

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Stellar cable management!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. WOW, You have a lot of AMD builds with great cable management.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I've got a non-AMD build in the works in this case actually. Your build has really pumped me up to make it as tidy as possible.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see your build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I sure do like those decals, and the carbon fiber of course! Great part choices also, +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it man. Amazing pictures, beautiful interior and exterior. Nothing less than a +1. This is one sweet PC.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Your 2011 alienware build still looks great in 2014.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! :). I'm going to update my main PC soon. Fix up the cables, add some new parts, change up the liquid cooling, etc.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This build looks fantastic - I love to see the mini-ITX machines, and this one in particular really didn't skimp on anything. I must ask, though, why the Xeon? Over a comparable i7, I mean?

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Xeon almost has no difference in performance compare with i7 at the same level. And it comes a lot of benefits which i7 doesn't have: 1. Sever grade quality 2. No useless Intel graphics 3. Less TDP & heat 4. Less cost 5. I hate overclocking

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done! +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

;P

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I just spent half the night trying to fit a h60 in one of the 2 side spaces on the 250d the one closest to the io would not fit because of the size of the io blocking the cooling tubes and where you have your h60 the 24 pin power connection was blocking them so I settled for putting the h60 in the front where my 200 mm fan was going to be ....I'm so bummed I might try again and see if I can get it to fit but I think the asus h97i mitx blocks both side option due to placement issues 8( anyways AWESOME build man awesome!!!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

H100 is the best solution for 250D.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Awesome set of pics, always have to appreciate when people do that. Like the carbon too aha. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! Thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. Made me reconsider getting the 250d again. +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

250D is a solid, flexible, well designed and value case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should set the 80mm fans to intake, but I don't know how much that would help. Just a thought.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Setting 80mm fans as exhaust help the case take out the hot air from ACX cooler quickly and my GPU temp droped from 78C to 72C. If set as intake, the income airflow will fight against with ACX cooler to jam the hot air at the left top corner of the case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh okay. Good on you for testing it (y)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity how long did you take to make that final picture of the mouse including the potitioning of the parts on the side. :P

The Carbon wrap together with the great use of LEDs and the perfect photo quality make this build stunning +1!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really happy you like it. Actually all the photos didn't take me long time to finish include the last one.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a typical pictures say more than text (not a bad thing :D).But the carbon fiber and the stickers are just beautiful.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. My title is longer than other's. LOL

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice build, great job :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy that carbon fiber?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

On eBay. It is pretty cheap.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive to say the least.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, thanks :P

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the MoBo?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Mobo for Xeon.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So sick

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sick :P

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find that spider logo?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

You can just search "metal sticker" on ebay. There is huge list of selection.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll give that a go.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful photography, really portrays your hard working in putting it together.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, she's a (Surprisingly inexpensive)beauty. Love the LEDs

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Same mouse, btw :D

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a sexy mouse

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

MAN! This is pure awesomeness! I wanted to comment on the Xeon, why not take an i5 since the build is for gaming ? could have saved more, although im not sure about bottle necking,

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

This Xeon is equivalent to i7 4770K. The old Xeon series is not for gaming but the new Xeon E3 (just a "re-named" Haswell i7) uses high quality i7 then disabled integrated GPU and overclocking.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice cable management, sweet build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey hows that H60? I am going to get one for my build and i was just wondering do youu have to maintain it alot?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

If you have full dust filters on you case and set the radiator fans as exhaust and pull, you may never need to clean it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh my next case, I want to use my spare 4770k and make a TV Room/Gaming/Lan Rig... whats it like to work with? nice build will go with the red theme too since I will drop in a z97i gamin ac by msi...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great itx case and you caj put blueray drive on it for living room entertainment.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah gonna use my pioneer bdr in it i think because I barely use it in my study!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

my rig over 80% of the time is for study, 20% for entertainment. lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is so clean everytime I look at my htpc I am ashamed lol you really made this case shine and given me the inspiration to try and get my 24 pin and other cables tucked in the drive slots neatly. Also the way you folded your USB 3 front panel connection is awesome all around very well thought out and next to flawless cable management. Makes my 250d put its head down in shame hehe.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I think you did awesome work on cable management too. your ATX and ITX give me a lot of new idea to deal with cables.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I tucked the fan cables beneath the fans to right above the drive bays and fixed the hd audio front panel because it wasn't tied down. I just put in 4 hours doing a case swap and had to quit and hopefully finish sometime after work during the week I was just to burnt out from running cables one way then Realizing they would look better some other way. It will be worth it though transferring my atx over to the enthoo pro by phanteks added a seasonic 760 plat and a gigabyte g1 970 all the main components are in just 2-3 hours of cable management,drivers,stability testing and benchmarking etc FUN Stuff hehe I actually do enjoy the first hour or 2 of it. It's just when my back hands eyes and brain start hurting from being bent over in a case for long periods do i get a little burnt. Anyways man I really like the carbon fiber on your build could you explain that process to me a little bit more!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I love my carbon fiber style too. You already did great job on 250D. if I use 3.5 HDD, I'm sure I cannot get cable management done very well. BTW, you should find a comfortable place to assemble your PC lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Super nice and clean build! Extremely jealous

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. You have a nice build too.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you do anything special to get the GPU power cables from getting bent by the top panel? It took me a few tries to get mine to close (MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR) and I'm still not happy with the way they're bent. I did find a seller on Ebay making 90 degree 6-pin & 9-pin cables, may try them to take the strain off of the original ones.

Gorgeous job, btw! Makes me ashamed of my interior, I'll have to go back in & clean it up!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I didn't do anything special. The flat VGA cable came with PSU was perfect for this case. I was lucky. lol

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice beast. Loved the OCD!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

By the way, are those 50 degrees under max load? On a H60?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, 100% CPU load. That is one benefit from Xeon

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's amazing! How would you rate it as a gaming processor? Because it's supposed to be a server cpu right?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Some Xeon versions are not good for gamming but others are just exactly same as high-end i7 CPU. My CPU is equivalent to 4770K.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How did cut the carbon fiber to fit the case? Very nice build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it is not very difficult. You can check the video on YouTube about how to apply carbon firber film on a car.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful pictures..

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

cable management is supreme

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Actually I updated my cable management recently. It is even better than the one in the picture.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

will you be able to fit a h110i or h105 cpu cooler. Considering using this case for a build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Im not sure but I think it could fit most of 120x240mm radiator. BTW, H60 is pretty enough if you do some easy overclocking.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This case won't let you use thicker radiators so stick with ones that are no more than 30mm thick unless you want to use low profile fans which aren't really recommended for pushing air through radiators.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one of the few completed builds that has enough pictures to satisfy my curiosity. The 8th and 9th pics make it look amazing (they all look amazing, but those two are especially cinematic or something.)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm happy you like it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play on this Beast?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome job! This looks amazing!

My question would be is the machine noisy?

I am planning to build something similar to this and was wondering if I used the H100i cpu cooler and replaced the radiator fans with silent fans if it would hinder the cooling performance.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

My machine is quiet even under load. I applied the speed reducers on my case fans. H100i actually is not a good one for this case because it is noisy and block the most important airflow path for exhausting GPU hot air. Single fan radiator cooler is already overkill for non-overclocking CPU.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, and gives me inspiration during my build!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

My pleasure :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

you should be careful as that gigabyte board has a thinner PCB. I don't even think the H60 is making good contact with that board.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you are right. But the temperature is pretty good so far.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

the wire management just makes this very very nice job

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you carbon fiber wrap the cooler tubes too?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I did XD It is the original tube of H60

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, they come textured then. Looks better than solid rubber.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, love the carbon fibre, thinking of using the same CPU, how fast is it? Also did that cool Xeon sticker come in the box?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. This Xeon is already overkill for all games unless you have multiple 4K monitors. I bought the metal Xeon and Geforce stickers on eBay. The original one doesn't look good on carbon fiber surface.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

why did you go with a xeon for a gaming pc?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Most Xeon E3 are i7 disabled stupid integrated graphics. Same performance, lower TDP(Heat and power consumption), server grade reliability and lower price. Why not choose Xeon? XD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

THE BEST, cable management I've seen in this chassis. Well done!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks XD

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks pls

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! You did an awesome job with this. :) How's the Xeon for gaming? Been thinking about upgrading my i5-4570 with this same specific Xeon (prices for i7's are insane in Canada right now). edit Never mind. Just saw a few comments up you said it's overkill for gaming. ;) Question answered.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Xeon is awesome. I am in Canada too. It is not a good time to build a high end PC because of the currency we have right now.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Does rthe h60 cooler light up?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No. XD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you carbon fiber wrap the fan holes on the sides?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Better graphic cards would be a plus but other then that pretty good.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It is almost the best graphic card when I built it. The 900 series hasn't came out.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats with the intel Xeon? is this a gaming machine?

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Because my hardwares are not that popular. lol

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You can search "carbon fiber wrap" on eBay. Easily can find a lot of carbon fiber wrap for cars. Then, pick one you like.(make sure the size can fit your case)