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My first PC build! I had done a little bit of upgrading to my previous system, but I had never built something from the ground up. After 5 years of working and gaming on an i7-4790 (yes, not the 4790k lol), a GTX 980ti, and a 5200RPM HDD, I figured I was in need of an upgrade.

Building it was pretty straightforward (I had plenty of time to research how to build thanks to COVID-19 lmao). Everything worked out of the box, and doing an out of case first boot eased my mind over the course of the final assembly. During said final assembly, I decided to plug the front fans directly into the AIO as opposed to NZXT's smart hub, which was included with the H510 Elite, mainly because I'd read about NZXT Cam software's inconsistent CPU temp readings.

Have yet to really delve into overclocking of any kind, but I'll be testing those waters in the coming days.

I'll be picking up an adapter so that I can actually use the case's front USB-C port (one of the few things I overlooked when selecting the motherboard and case), as well as some sleeved cables, and a GPU support bracket as I've noticed some sag.

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  • 6 days ago
  • 3 points

Wow, just wow. Although, at about $40 more, you could have gotten the X570-E. Which does have a USB-C header. Also, I would consider using the CPU cooler's stock fans to create push pull config on the radiator, so your GPU can get some improved thermals.

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

You live and you learn! Just ordered an adapter from Amazon for $20 CAD to make that front panel USB-C useable, even if it's not going to be at Gen 2 speeds. And I'll have to see what the clearance is for those fans... there isn't a huge amount of room in the case, but if I can fit them in I will def do that! Cheers!

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Job well done! Nice build!+1

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Looks fantastic! Congratulations. I just built a way cheaper version of this. I love it, but I'm still jealous! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/sQZfrH

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I know almost all y/t channels that do pc builds have the rad with the hoses on top but, assuming the they will reach, you should flip it around so the hoses are at the bottom.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

The way the case has been designed, it doesn't allow for the tubes to be at the bottom; the fans are sitting directly on top of the PSU shroud, so there's no clearance for them. I've also found it stated multiple times in various places that orientation of the tubes shouldn't matter, as closed loop systems shouldn't have any air in 'em.

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, I never realised the case was designed like that.

Yeah an aio shouldn't have any air in it to start with but one of the y/t channels I watch (gamers nexus) has talked about how over time you get some absorption by the tubes that lowers the liquid level a little, it takes multiple years tho so I'm sure you'll get your moneys worth out of it.

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  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Just sent you a PM! Hope it helps.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Spiral_Head, thanks a lot! 3900x works better for my application than i9 9900k

FYI, single thread Intel is till 15% faster; multiple thread AMD is 20% faster;

so no worry that AMD could be Much slower (like older days) for numerical calculation any more. Thumbs up!

  • 13 hours ago
  • 1 point

You have the best single thread output then other 3900x. it is hard to explain because some have oced, and with faster/more ram.