The 4 rubber feet comes in a bag with self adhesive tape applied, one can place them on the side of choice.
At a point in the building process I was thinking 'screw the sleeving and routing, I leave them cables loose with some duct tape here and there' :D
Indeed, the value pack of 5 is a really good deal. Non-Pro variants are unidirectional just like any other conventional case fans out there. With the PST you can easily sync their running profiles, basically set one curve for a number of fans chained onto a specific mobo header. Pay attention not to overload the motherboard's fan driver though, by chaining up too many on one header, I'd advise max four fans per header. More than that you might need consider getting an active fan hub that runs on separate power from the mobo.
It's okay, gentlemen, no need to heat things up.
I understand that misleading data caused these responses and it's my fault not editing the prices properly before I submitted this build for public.
Please remain polite with each other.
I bought that monitor like seven months earlier, it has freesync up to 72Hz and has decent enough image quality for my current needs. Anyway, now deleted from the part list, also edited prices to reflect actual costs.
Not sure if I will replace the display in the future when the GPU comes or go straight for a VR headset. By playing a lot of E:D it would make sense, but I'm not that attracted towards VR as of yet.
Well, although with an uncalibrated device, but I measured 27dB on idle - I had to evacuate the crickets (livestock for my gecko) from the room because they ruined my experiment. :)
A custom profile also helps to keep things quiet: case fans are running between 600 (F12Pros) and 900 (F8s) RPM on idle and set to progressively ramp up based on enclosure temp readings. I could not push system temp higher up than 45 degrees even with extensive benchmarking - of course there's no discrete GPU yet, that would surely put some more heat out. CPU fan runs at 900 on idle and also set progressively ramp to 100%@75˙C.
I also used Freezer tower coolers in a couple of builds for friends, and I'm very satisfied with their performance, especially considering their price range. I also used quite a lot of their case fans for other applications than computing, for example, promoting active airflow in refrigerated display counter cabinets. They are widely available and really inexpensive where I live. I did actually get the CPU cooler for six bucks, brand new.
I highly encourage you to use some Arctic case fans in your build. Be aware though, that Pro variants can only be used as exhausts due to their one side restricted mounting.
Thanks! I just edited the price list in order to reflect actual build costs.
While I'm not sure whether the thesis part is sarcasm or compliment from your end, thank you for reading it through and commenting. :)
Thanks, just did that and edited the rest to reflect actual costs. Appreciate your persistent assistance in responding to comments! ;)
Thanks, edited! I didn't know I can do that, never used the site before, I usually just visited to browse existing builds for some inspiration.
Thank you for reading through and understanding my intentions correctly. I do wanted to make some future-proofing here and this is what I figured out. Actually, I did consider about getting a 2600 paired up with a lower grade discrete GPU (like a 1050ti or RX560) but then I must've been cutting back on other essential components like RAM.
The prices listed here are also way off from what I actually spent, it's more like about $800 with all nuts and bolts, modding components included. The 840PRO is a more than five years old purchase, I got the 1TB hybrid drive just lying around here for a while - don't even remember where it came from exactly, must've been a leftover part from someone's laptop upgrade I made some time ago - and my Samsung display is about seven months old. There are also some discrepancies on smaller things like the CPU cooler. I bought it brand new for about $6.50, not even close to $20.
That's it, precisely. Even back in 2013, when I bought it I haven't payed that much for it, more like about $265. It was a grey import but it checked out on Samsung's genuine product verification.