That foot hammock, brilliant.
Two years later I still think this is an amazing looking build, perhaps the sleekest I've seen on this site.
I'm thinking of making this my comp similar to this one so if you ever check this comment out, after two years, what would you have changed on your build?
Do you mind emailing me? my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry it has been sold.
Sorry, Just saw it was micro center. I do not have one near me and that is in store pickup only. I will be posting $275 again.
LOL, Seeing this again in the completed builds section, I was thinking "Man! Now everyone is getting this case."
Oh wow! That's a great deal. love the build +1
Went ahead and posted a photo of the GPU backplate.
That was one of the first things I did, I saw spikes going near the mid 1.3s and limited it to 1.2. It didn't really do much. =(
Thanks for the suggestion though!
GPU's tend to go outdated faster than other components, so it wasn't the biggest priority.
I've only looked into Intel Quick Sync Video before. And it has one of those "too good to be true" type of atmospheres around em. But now I'm hearing, though still slowly, more and more people talk about em. I'm too use to Sony Vagas and too lazy to learn another program in depth again lol.
How much would "significant" be as far as ASICs goes?
A little, I used the my CM EVO 212 when trouble shooting the high temp problem. So, using that as a reference, it kinda throws it off given the gpu, ram, and sound card are all white.
But since you insisted, I'll take another serious look before the 30 day return policy is up for my cooler.
I considered that one too! The reviews were pretty good saying the temps were keptm low. Though, You can't really tell from the picture, the radiator is actually the plain aluminum color with only the fans being white. I was so unsure myself, I posted a question on Amazon just to ask about the color. It's a little deceptive since the radiators for the other styles are actually painted.
Anyways, thanks for the suggestion.
Galax is nice, especially their aluminum backplate "drool", but their logo and LEDs are too... edgy? for my taste. I'm really enjoying the white with the rgb lighting. The white doesn't absorb any of the color so it really accents every one.
Well, as far as gaming goes, I've only played Rise of the Tomb Raider and OverWatch and honestly have been getting really good FPS with no screen taring.
I got mine for around $25 from V1-tech. A little pricey but cheaper than buying a white GPU haha
WOOOOW, totally forgot to take the covers off, Ill probably paint them. Thanks for that.
I don't think I'll be changing this baby anytime soon. At least not for another two years.
Same exact thing happened. I replaced the board and was like S@#$ do I need to get another replacement.
Do you know how those cycles work? I'm still trying to figure it out.
Yea, She's like that girl you think is really pretty but has a terrible personality.
This cooler looks amazing but other, cheaper and smaller, air coolers can do a better job at cooling.
Lol, same boat as you. Had to replace the PCB as well. When i first got it, it worked, then I kept pressing the button and it was like "Oh you want the color white bro? here's yellow." "Oh you want blue man? Well here's yellow again!" "Oh! I see you finally want yellow, Well here it is!" slowly turns green.... And I'm all like wtf mate.
LOL Just got this case, Probably one of the best cases for this build Love the fans +1
Is that CPU cooler's fan in a pull position? If not, you should put the fan on the other side; generally you should have the airflow going up or to the back. Other than that, build looks good.
could be a second build
Just read "Edit: built my wife" then stopped and thought, He probably did....
It will get longer in just three more days lol, Then it will be finally done.
Honestly took me a little bit to get that Tony now changed his last name to "Omar's PC".
I was hoping for a larger heat sink like the strictly "Cluster" model, but, with those temps, I'ma definitely look into it!
=O That's some tasty temp.
Yea..... Lol, I prematurely posted the build just so I could give this darned cooler a low score. Though the Enermax T-50 cooler fans has one of the best looking fans on a cooler I have seen and I really wanted it to work, but the mounting design is somewhat flawed. I honestly thought the cooler was the last thing that would give me trouble, and wasted days trouble shooting how I applied the thermal paste and how I installed the radiator to possible mobo defects.
Sorry I'm rambling Haha. I'll post more picks once I find another cooler to replace this one. And thanks for that enthusiasm!!
Yea, I saw that! But given I have a full tower, I wanted to get the cluster version of the T40 not the fit version. I am still considering it though =P
What kind of temps do you get with that?
Good job, I really like the back plate on the graphics card
Wow, organizational skill through the roof, you should just take a picture of your entire room, so well organized.
Please disregard this Post.
I checked my order invoice and definitely ordered an Micro atx case, but it seems I was sent an ITX case. Will just have to get it changed.
Regardless, I want to genuinely thank you for looking out on that kind of thing. =D
I thought the same thing about these kinds of applications, but apparently the integrated graphics in this i7 cpu is enough, was totally laughing when i heard this. I was about to not get a graphics card altogether.
Lol, I kept looking at that and was in awe at how he or she managed to fit that thing in there. =o
It looked a little cramped, that's why I was wondering about air flow, especially since there really isn't a fan directly bringing in air in that case.
So thanks for that, I was just a bit uneasy about airflow.
I was thinking about the PSU for a while. I have another build with a 750W and a much bigger power draw. A while back I went ahead and used my voltmeter and calculated the watts of that computer, just the tower, overclocking both CPU and GPU and putting them both through a stress test, I was not able to break 400W, So I thought for this, I wouldn't need anything over a 450W. I honestly think people tend to get a power supply that has more then they really need.
This honestly isn't for gaming, or at least that's not the main priority. Mainly for work, using things like 3d CAD, CS6, 3DS Max.
I was about to get something small like a 750ti, but for only $50 more I was able to get a 960 so I thought, what the heck.
Something like this?
How long does this cooler last? I would want her to have to change it in just a few years.
Also for the ssd
Awesome advice! Thanks man.
Thanks for that, The two things I was still pondering was the power supply and the GPU. Whats your opinion on the price for that GPU? And I do not want to rule out Overclocking yet, She's the type of person that if I do something, she wants to do it..... lol
Thanks for that clarification.
All this means is you need to update the software on your Mobo before using your cpu. I think you may be able to do this after setting up your computer, but don't quote me on that.
To get around this completely, you need to get an updated chipset for your mobo. Example: going from a z87 to a z97.
I couldn't see the wires inside, was just commenting on how clean the space under the table and the table top were.
As for dealing with stiff cables you can't really do much IMO, but.... One thing that you can try is to turn your PSU upside down because that may put your cables in a better position to bend more appropriately with the style of your case and may significantly make it better, or worse if your current PSU position is already at the optimal one.
If your worried about the fan being in the wrong direction, there is much debate saying that PSUs are able to take much much much more heat than the other components of a PC. So your PSU orientation shouldn't affect your PSU life span or change the tempt of your PC by much.
But honestly just do the best job you can and that is enough. If you put any effort then your interior cable management should be fine; The above was just to put the other possibility out there.
So.. Conclusion... lol... it is fine just the way it is.