Help me build a PC Gamer rig

  1. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Yes I have and I love it. It has an all black interior and great cable management which is uncommon for <$50 cases.
  2. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    Could you post pictures of what you did inside, how to stop dust falling through the top vent ???
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    At the above comment, filters could help with dust if thats a primary concern. Yea I agree with JC, if your on a budget, I would say save money on the case because its whats inside the case that counts!

    If you can save money anywhere and get a better GPU, you will make your computer more future proof and add some nice littler performance increases in games that will be satisfying.

    As for the 200R, thats not a bad case for the money especially. I have a corsair case and I love it (The weight for mines a bit annoying but w/e). Corsair do a great job with high quality cases, so I dont think you could go wrong with that purchase.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    I sold it to a friend. I may have never experienced the dust falling through the top vent since I didnt have it long since I sold it, but dust falling through the top should occur with every case that has top ventilation.
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,385   +607

    Not if the top vent is an exhaust. :p
  6. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874


    (y)
  7. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,138   +498

    Yea, you should probably set the top to exhaust as Hot air Rises so that will only improve your cooling performance.
  8. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/z5plus.html

    I bought that case ZALMAN Z5 PLUS. Not the Corsair, the hard drive bay is made of metal not plastic!!!
    I have the coolermater 212 evo but using stock cooler for now.
    Just testing it out, maybe keep evo for another time???
    Not install OS yet or really tested it out
    But went into BIOS, everything's okay, maybe need a desk.
    I have the PSU fan pointing down, so I need a desk.

    Pros and Cons about the Zalman Z5 Plus case.

    The good
    It's got good airflow and you get 3 fans already.
    The case will fit any motherboard, there are loads of dust filters.
    Holes for cable management.

    The bad
    USB3 on front is pass through.
    The manual is not very helpful with installing and advising what to do.
    Not much space underneath the PSU for airflow, so you need it on a stable surface like a desk.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Tell me how it is. People complain of the power buttons getting stuck though.
  10. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    The power button and reset are fine, maybe don't push when drunk!!!!:cool:
  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Lol.
     
  12. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    Do you drink water too ?
  13. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874


    (y)
  14. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    Unallocated drive can't install windows 8

    I have install trouble.
    First Windows 8 Release Preview was on this hard drive before.
    Then I delete disk, it saids drive locked.

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table.
    On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

    Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.

    I don't know how to use the bios properly.

    Attached Files:

  15. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

    Forget it I fixed it, great.(y)

    I went into the windows 8 DVD which had scratches ( Microsoft should give me another DVD of Windows 8 )
    The repair disk. advanced settings.
    Command prompt-then DISKPART.
    list disk, select disk 0, then clean disk.
    That solved the problem.
  16. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

  17. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Get the Gainward. It is OCed and has a better cooler.
  18. electromagnetic

    electromagnetic TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 201

  19. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,318   +117

  20. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874



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