Good component choices and I love the black/white color theme. Not only that but you did an excellent job with cable management. I really needed this since the last pricey build I clicked on was destroyed by a pathetic attempt at cable management. You know you did good when you're confident enough to take a picture with the back panel removed.
No of course not. There is such a minimal risk it isn't even a concern imo. It's really rare for a quality water cooler and especially a corsair to leak.
Yeah, this is an expensive hobby so I'm always looking for deals also.
They are good monitors. I think I'm just being overly harsh because I have them sitting next to a high quality 1440p IPS panel. I thought highly of the vg248qe for years and it will be a good monitor for you for quite awhile.
Yeah, that really is an insane price huh. I was just offered $170 for my VG248QE monitor and I turned it down(only turned it down because it's my only other monitor with a good stand) even though I don't even use it for gaming anymore since I got a xb271hu 1440p/144hz monitor.
The vg248qe is a solid monitor but the colors aren't that great IMO. I'm really surprised a 1080p/144hz IPS panel hasn't been released. I feel like it would sell really well. TN just looks really bad compared to a good IPS panel imo. Sitting next to my xb271hu the vg248qe is honestly ugly. My friend was going to buy it off me since all he does is play CSGO until he saw them sitting next to each other. Now he is saving up for a 1440p/144hz monitor too.
What do you mean? It looks nearly flawless to me. Not sure whats up with the 2nd picture but the 1st picture clearly shows a very clean looking system.
Very nice deal. Awhile back I picked up a i7-970, Gigabyte x58-UD3R, EVGA GTX 770, 16gb HyperX in a Cooler Master case for $150 shipped.
Usually when seeing a gaming rig on Craigslist they want just as much as they paid for it 2 years ago.
They can also be beneficial in a tight space like a ITX build. In most situations thought blower coolers aren't nearly as efficient.
They have been selling like crazy the last month or so though. It took me a couple days of sitting on nowinstock for hours to get my EVGA SC 1070. That was about 3 weeks ago or so. Even reference cards were selling out quick and custom cards were gone within minutes.
Yeah I'm sure it does lol. I moved up from a 390 and its even a huge improvement from that so I imagine it's like night and day to a 660 ti.
Yeah, Hairworks kills FPS. Most people run with it off.
The FE does run a bit hotter apparently. My EVGA 1070 SC never goes above 60-62 degrees. It really is a great card for 1440p though. I bought a EVGA planning to step-up but I really don't think I need to.
You running hairworks? I easily average over 60 on my xb271hu with a 1070. I understand you're monitor is harder to push but I figured a 1080 would make up the difference in our monitors but I guess not.
So how low are you dropping in cities?
Well mine isn't a Blu Ray player so it's why its in the price range it is. You can find quite a few different brands that are similar to my Asus for under $20. You can find Blu Ray drives for under $50 but I honestly haven't looked into them too much since I don't really even use optical drives in the first place.
Like mine has been used maybe 2 times since I built this PC over 6 months ago. So I honestly didn't put much consideration into which I was choosing. I just bought it since I had a space for it and would have it just in case.
Cable combs are actually really important if you go with individually sleeved cables. They break easy so it's a good idea to get a couple extra but without them sleeved cables can look really messy.
I agree. Gaming headsets just aren't on the same level as good headphones with a quality mic. My Ultrasone hfi-780's dominate my Sennheiser Game Zero's.
Noise isn't my problem.. I think you're misunderstanding what I'm saying about PWM fans. You linked DC fans again.
Like I said, I would rather have PWM fans than DC. It just gives you a far greater control of the RPMs and therefore gives you either silence at idle/everyday use or max performance/cooling when gaming/benchmarking. I can run my fans at 2300rpm if I wanted like the 1st fans you posted or 1100 RPM like the 2nd. Idle my fans are usually about 800 RPM and inaudible.
I definitely prefer to have as much control of a fan as possible. I prefer to have more fans at low RPM's to keep a quieter system. I have 13 fans in my system and it's inaudible. My friend used a similar case with those exact fans and it was far louder.
Yeah, those Corsair fans also aren't PWM which kills the value for me.
They wouldn't go as good with this build though. When you're already spending $2500+ on everything else what is an extra $75 on fans.
Yeah, that's how mine is. I just bought some black rubber trim for the edges so I don't cut myself when messing with it. So I guess I have a little area to grab onto but not too much. It's just part of the sacrifice to have a great looking case. It definitely looks better than Acrylic.
Really, I switched from Phanteks' pretty bad acrylic panel on my Luxe to a custom Glass panel that I installed and cleaning became SOO much easier.
The only downfall of the Phanteks Enthoo line is they have a worse Acrylic panel than most other case companies I've built in recently. I don't know why but it scratches far easier.
Man, I love Phanteks Enthoo cases. The glass panels make them a lot better also.
The Natural lighting made the first pictures turn out really good. Very sexy build.
The only downside of Phanteks is they don't use the best acrylic. It scratches easier than the Corsair, Thermaltake, NZXT etc. cases that I've built in recently(I honestly don't know why). So to have Glass makes cleaning 10x easier and you don't have to worry about scratches plus it's just sexy. Putting in a custom glass panel into my Luxe definitely made my life much easier.
That's not too bad though. Some of us have CPU/GPU's bought this year and plan on upgrading.
I think it's a fine build and a good use of a processor that was just laying around. I was just saying it's not destroying consoles like some of the other "console killers" posted all the time.
Like I said it will probably get half the fps of the 7870k which is what the console killer build you somewhat followed called for.
If a better psu is added a budget gpu could be added also and it'd be a excellent alternative. Btw people are actually saying the psu in there now is dangerous for your components safety and more importantly you and your families. I wouldn't be surprised if a raidmax unit has literally killed entire families.
The PS4 has something like 8gb GDDR5(I believe game Devs can use around 4 gb) and also has nearly 2 Tflops.
Using the APU in the Paul's hardware guide would be quite a bit different. The 7870k actually performs very well as far as integrated graphics are concerned. I'd imagine it would be twice the FPS as the APU used in this build.
Is it really a 'killer' with a AMD APU. Maybe console 'hurt badly' or something else along those lines.
Wow can it even fit a GPU? Honestly you maybe could of went with a slightly smaller cooler. You're lucky you did go with a larger ITX case because I doubt that cooler fits in too many.
Maybe it's the angle of the picture but it doesn't look like a 1080 will fit into the Mobo's PCI-e slot or into the case in general.
I'm also wondering if a Reference cooler would be better for you since there wont be much room for other coolers to breath in that tight spot.
There was a 1080 build a few weeks ago but I believe that was a nvidia sponsored build.
A lot will be popping up now though.
I'm personally waiting for evga classified/FTW or msi gaming X before I buy a card. I don't want to buy a founders edition since nvidia decided they should charge a premium for the reference cooler.
I just realized you have the wrong Mobo on your parts list. You don't have the UD3R. You have the UD5.
Yeah.. Helped an older man out with a build and he basically just gave it to me for free. The only reason I paid $100 is I insisted on something at least.
I won't be using it. I have my 6600k/390 gaming PC and my LGA1155 i5 HTPC/console that I'll throw the GPU into but I'll probably just sell the rest.
I honestly haven't spent much time with the board since it's not my PC. I had a couple problems trying to install win7 because of the board and I'm not a huge fan of the looks. I tend to use ASRock boards on budget systems like this because they have quality boards at good prices. I tend to use Asus on my higher end systems.
If it was my build and I was looking for a board in that price range I'd probably look at something like the Asus-A, Asus Gaming Pro, Gigabyte gaming 5, or MSI Gaming 5. I didn't look at the prices on the boards so some maybe more $. I just don't know much about the Gigabyte board you mentioned and I've heard good things about all those boards.
I actually just purchased an i7-970 build with 16gb hyperx ram, gigabyte ud3r mobo, and gtx 770 for $100. Wasn't expecting to see a new i7-970 build on here posted again though. Very nice clean build though and it's definitely a very capable CPU.
Haven't updated my build yet. I just needed a washer and thumb screw to fit it on tightly.
You can also get a glass panel. Go to any local window place and they will cut you a piece of glass to your dimensions. I did it for my Luxe and they did it for cost which was a little less than $3.
Glass is just so much easier to keep clean and not scratch up.
How far have you pushed the cpu. You can probably run 4.4 at 1.3. I know my 6600k can run 4.6 at about 1.3 and 4.8 at 1.39
I feel like you need to answer to this. We deserve a response! The reasoning behind this comment must be so good.
I want to believe you're trolling but I think you were being honest.. sadly..
No, the Fury tri-x is much bigger than the one in his system... He has a Fury X.
I shop everyday for computer components. I am too... late 20's and married with a kid.. plus I quit my job to go back to school and get a better degree. My savings wasn't as good as I thought. What's after broke?
Yeah, they've done plenty for me in my life. Now its time to start treating them.
I bought/built my parents their last PC. They owe me.
I believe you have the wrong GPU on your Part List just to let you know.
I wanted to respond until I read Lins post. I think he nailed the only possible reaction to your absurd comment.
When is it better to use the Fury btw.
Better than a luxe with 13 140mm fans and no hdd cages. Not likely but who knows...
I just tested it. My curve keeps it 2 degrees hotter at idle and same max temp so my fan curve doesn't really change anything in this discussion.
Yeah, I know. I said I had a custom fan curve also multiple times so are temps should be the same temperature. With my case and airflow it possibly should be even cooler.
What do you mean? It does thermal throttle. Maybe hwinfo is off by 1 degree because when it hits 94 degrees the clock drops to 300mhz. Thermal throttling is the problem though not just high temps.
Asus did have another r9 390 idk if it's still made or not. Yeah amazon has it for sale but for a Crazy price so asus must not manufacture it anymore.
I mainly want one that won't thermal throttle. I'm not even interested in getting a different brand 390 even though that would be nice. I might as well wait till Pascal is released if I'm going to get a new card. I've always had Asus products but this Strix is just horrible. The problem is it never thermal throttled before but has slowly been getting worse and worse then one day was FAR worse than it was before. It's raised about 10 degrees since I first got it which shouldn't happen over a 4 month period.
I thought you said you owned one that was 30 idle and 65 under full load?
Oh i got rid of the stock fan curve the first day. The problem is I have a very aggressive curve. No way should a stock card be thermal throttling during normal use like mine has been recently.
I already gave them proof of what is happening and they already offered to advance RMA the card.
My card has recently been about 60 degrees idle and 90-94 degrees under load. You can't get more fans in my case and my CPU is water cooled and stays very cool at all times.
I can turn my fan to 100% and it will still hit 90+ degrees. Asus strix r9 390 just happens to be the worst 390 out which really sucks. I'll have to live with it until I upgrade to Pascal.
If your temps are that much better then I think I have my answer. I'll definitely be going ahead with the RMA process.
What are you doing that needs SLI 980 ti? That's a bit overkill and very expensive for most uses.
For what its worth. The 5820k I had overclocked to 4.6GHz was a monster that could go stride for stride with Skylake. That thing would still double my 6600k on multi core benchmark scores but would fall way behind on single core. Before I overclocked my 6600k to 4.9GHz though it would have beat it in single core also.
Basically the 5820k when overclocked is one of the best CPU's on the market IMO.