I would like to post some. Soon!
Thanks man! I appreciate the help and I really look forward to sharing the build when it's complete.
Just found a nice build log with pictures showing the fit.
So if the EVOs don't fit I'll swap them out for Arctic Freezer i30s.
Hahaha wow that's pretty funny looking. I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see if the EVOs fit.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'm a sucker for super minimal black box cases so those last three look especially great. The fan control switch in the anidees is very intriguing.... I've never heard of that brand before but it looks solid.
The main thing I'm scared about with the LGA2011 board I got is how insanely packed together the two CPU mounts are: https://www.asus.com/media/global/products/ynR3BJ6hWgE69z6t/P_500.jpg
Hopefully I can fit both Hyper 212s with the low profile RAM in there!
Hey man, I just took a look at your build. I'm no expert by any means but I posted what I thought anyway. I think you'll be happy with it!
Everything looks good. The PSU should be enough for you to add in a second 970 later (despite what people on the internet might say) and your CPU and hard drive both look like solid choices. If you have a bit of extra cash to spend going with DD3-1600 or DD3-1866 instead of 1333 might be a better choice because it'll make future ram upgrades more worth it. Another thing you'd want to add as soon as you can is a small 256GB SSD because it'll make a massive difference with your boot time.
I was worried about this as well when buying these. They seemed pretty secure when I installed them a few weeks ago. I'll take a picture and wiggle them around in a few days when I put in a new wireless adapter.
Hahaha thanks man! Yeah I think they'd be pretty damn ugly in the vast majority of builds, but only because 99% of PC accessories use neon or primary color palettes. If only there were more pastel or earth toned parts to choose from... :D
Thanks man! It's a huge step up from the DK1. I haven't had too much time to test every demo yet but Elite: Dangerous with HOTAS and VR absolutely lives up to the hype. You really get that sense of being connected to the vehicle around you, kind of like driving a car. The feeling is amplified by the fact that the interior cockpit hand motions all animate correctly with whatever you're doing with your joystick and throttle, so you start to feel like you're really there, all suited up, interacting with a spaceship.
Dude, thank you for all the awesome info! This post has been super, super helpful. I'm definitely getting this stuff sleeved in the coming weeks, stay tuned for more photos!
0_0 That's hardcore. Someone else on another board recommended getting short cable extensions and having just the visible side of the mobo sleeved by a sleeving service. I don't know how much that costs though.
The time investment of sleeving myself is a big barrier for me but not a dealbreaker. It's mainly the amount of computer downtime I can't afford if it ends up taking more than like, a day.
What do you think? Any idea how much it would cost to get a bunch of cable extensions sleeved? How long would it take to sleeve everything myself?
Links to brown/cream sleeving???
A $6k build minus monitors/peripherals would be totally nuts :D
I'm not actually sure. I actually ordered a 34UM94 from here: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/lg-34um94-ultrawide-monitor
Not sure what the differences are but the specs are identical. If anyone can shed light on these monitors, please feel free to do so :)
I would if I could! Oh wait... can I?
As far as color goes, the best advice is to pick one dominant color and one secondary color for a 2-tone palette and stick with it! You can go with a third accent color as long as you make sure that it doesn't conflict with your main 2-tone colors. That can be done either by using the third accent color in really tiny quantities (like an accent) OR by choosing a color that is similar in hue to one of the other colors (ex: if you have a blue/white color scheme, your accent might be grey, or dark blue).
I personally fell in love with the Noctua aesthetic as soon as I saw it because to me the unconventional palette perfectly reinforces their positioning as an understated, high quality, premium brand. It's all about low-key sophistication with them, as cheesy as it sounds :D
Oh man... no way. Thanks for the tip. My body is ready.
In a perfect world all of my case fans would line up in a perfect grid. Someone should design that case. One word of warning to potential D15 buyers: the RAM compatibility list on Noctua's website includes for taller memory sticks which would offset the inner heat sink fan by several centimeters. Having the two fans misaligned is unacceptable if you care about this stuff so make sure to spend the time to find RAM short enough to accommodate perfectly aligned fans when considering the D15 as your cooler.
For real, this is actually more of a 2k build + high end accessories. I should still try to switch to i7 but in the meantime there's plenty of very tangible quality here to keep me happy! A lot of aspects of PC building tend to have dramatically diminishing returns as you scale up, but in my opinion industrial design isn't one of them. The physical user experience is really important to me after being spoiled by years of using Macs professionally.
Eventually I'll swap out the stock Phanteks 200mm front intake for another pair of 140mm. They're just so quiet!
Ah the 280s... mine are still going strong after 8 years. Great pair of headphones!
32 GB even makes Photoshop really happy, believe it or not!
I guess I just don't have enough patience for managing FLAC in the age of instant gratification and Spotify :P
I'd actually be interested in selling the amp if you want it.
I actually have a Fiio E12 Mont Blanc headphone amp but honestly I can't really hear any difference in sound quality. People on the Internet talk about how PCs and iPods don't have enough power to drive higher end headphones which results in the sound being too quiet, but as far as I can tell, every device I've used the 650s with can pretty much be cranked to deafening levels. As for sound quality, going from HD280s to 650s was a massive, obvious difference. But with amp vs. without amp... not so much.
My greatest regret. I forgot to think in terms of non-gaming performance when I bought the CPU so I went with what seemed like more than enough for modern games. I'm actually super sad about this but what can ya do?
More fans = lower rpms = more silence! :D
Thanks! There's a few things I want to do with the cables the next time I open it up but I'm happy for now!
Thanks for the input! Since the price difference isn't huge anyway, I went ahead and placed the order for the G2. I suppose now if I ever get bored of gaming I could just switch over to bitcoin mining :D
They are technically compatible but the second fan on the Noctua will have to be raised up about 1cm (the Snipers are 42mm, needs to be 32mm or under to have full fan clearance). I just can't handle things not lining up. :P
How much real-world performance am I losing by not going with the G.Skill Sniper?
I hadn't thought too much about the PSU. What are the benefits of a higher end PSU in your opinion? I'll do some reading up on it as well.