Once you decide to get your own build like this - corsair air series (240 or 540) are the best choice. I can confirm this as I own one :)
Well done Build +1. Even Neo would like one like this in the Matrix:) Great SLI job and clean cable management. And my favourite Corsair case type: Air series (I'm using 540).
Well builded! Whenever I see Air 540 I smile to my self. You just can't go wrong with this case. Clean and spacy .... enough room just for every gear you throw in it.
The red cable extensions are making it look even prettier and neat :)
Show Us the "dark side" of the case...Just for cable management :)
Thank you very much Sir. I got inspired by someone else's build and got the combs :) I doubt though MSI would give away anything to anybody just because MSI parts were used :)
It's nice to hear my guide and advice was helpful to someone :)
Why did I go white? Well ... I've always had a black case before...like all of my previous builds were just plain black. I just got bored of it. Also with the white one more details are visible....and yet it has some black accents which contrast very well. For the cable extensions you can always mix them. I would give it a try and see how it looks in overall colour scheme. Don't worry too much about the foam mod. You think my first ever case mods were any better :)
Good luck on modding you build...as long as it's fun for you it's worth the time you'll spend on it.
Indeed the are:)
Cheers mate :) The LEDs are actually white, but because the graphic is multicoloured it may appear that way....and in addition to that I've painted backplate edges in red to match the overall colour scheme (which normally are clear see through plexi)
I'm currently preparing 2 more LED backplates like mine - one with the red edges and the 2nd one with clear edges. They'll be available to purchase via ebay.
Hi there. I'm glad you like my build. I did buy some nylon sleeveing for these cables but tbh it looked shity...maby I've just bought the wrong ones and I just didn't bother anymore as they (cables) stay hidden underneath the 2nd GPU anyway and are also covered by the HDD. Instead I've got some cable combs for the red extensions to make it look more neat.(Not on this pictures)
For the foam filter...There's only one hole at the bottom of MoBo that's missing the rubber protection...and that is the opening where front panel cables are going through so I've used some foam that can be found in most packaging (in your Gpu or mobo or psu box) and cut a 5mm thick slice. Then used some single-layered cardboard and double-side tape to stitch it together and to attach it to the case. Make some star-shaped cuts for the cables and it's done.
Dust filters are made out of black nylon netting (bought it in a 1Pound store - it was part of a hat) I've used two layers for each filter to make it more dens. Made some frames from thick (4mm) cardboard and magnetic self adhesive stripes, then used double-side tape to combine everything together. Resprayed in black matte (white matte for the PSU filter). In this way it can be easily removed for cleaning and realy costing you nothing more then time to make it:) I'll upload some more photos tomorrow.
Or even 3.3-3.5GB when you push all the slider up in "Advanced Graphic Options"...still "only" in 1080p.
...you must be "the cable guy" ;)
All good..but in current times you'll be capped by 2GB Vram on your GPU in current games and not even to mention the upcoming ones. Too bad 'cos the rest of your specs look v.good. My two Gtx970s are struggling from time to time not because lack of fps...but their's 3.5GB Vram...so..u know what I mean.
It's in the part list.....RAM cooler
+1 for Ram cooling fans....looks cool!
Very nice and compact build. Specs are v.good and I like the GPU facing front window - it's looks like a little power generator with that heatsink behind. +1
I think we can call it a new religion now!;) at least your build and attention to every possible detail proofs that. Your dedication and determination to that build is spectacular. Cable combs is something I still need to improve my own build with ( ordered it already ) Well done mate +1
Clean job!...and I've just seen your BigRed build and I'm really impressed. ...neat and tidy... esthetics on every corner. +1
Very nice and in a good price range build. Nice job in keeping it tidy with the cables and HHD isolation. +1. Will serve you well for some time.
I'm doing a bit of graphics editing. ...mainly Photoshop....but it's more of a personal use then professional. And sometimes I feel short with my 1080p screen even that it's IPS. My is 27 incher though so your ppi will be better on 24' (more dens) ...like I've mentioned I'm only doing it from time to time...more of a hobby but if you gonna spent more time editing than gaming...I would've consider an 1440p monitor.
GTX 970 is a great card ( I'm running 2 in SLI) but if you plan on gaming on 3 screens setup you'll be most probably capped by it's 3.5GB Vram ( even in SLI) well I mean in new titles. .as they demanding already and we can only expect vram requirements to go higher with the upcoming games...
Other then that 970 will serve you well while gaming in 1080p and with some less memory demanding games you can easily do DSR from 2 or 3K....OC is really good on these cards and so is on your CPU.
Hi there..nice to here my build is beeing used as a guideline :) I've only used Silverstone extension for esthetics. ..Evga G2 power supply has more than sufficient cabling but I wanted red sleeved ones :) I've just orderd some clear cable combs too. ..to make it look even more neat&tidy :) good luck on your build mate.
Good build. .. I would only hook up an aftermarket cooler instead of a stock one....other then that +1.
From the specs looks like a good power-house-boiler-reactor:)...Sorry for your Dad...hope he's ok. 3 monitor setup is a killer :) reminds me how good is to play on a big picture:) - I do it on 111 inches (projector) With three 980s you probably gonna be capped by VRam rather than low FPS (some day in the future) :) +1 ....put some more pics
Good call on that cooler...it will match the rest nicely.
It's not bad.....I have to put it on 1.28v to run stable 4.7GHz....probably could go higher but I want to keep kraken's fans on a minimum speed -25%
Surprisingly there isn't too much on the Internet about cooling the CPUs backplate but maybe 'cos the case has to be deep enough on that side to support this kind of solution....but hey! Even in my previous builds (flat cases on the backplate side) it's wasn't much of a problem. ..I would just cut it out and fit the heatsink and fan:)
My bad...forgot it's not the K version. ..
White and Black are my favourite. My gaming 5 mobo has similar audio pcb led shielding but it's not as extensive and impressive like on yours Asus board....looks really neat!
Very nice snowy design. ..I like it....and braided neat cabling makes it look even more Pro!
Realy good components for the first time...clean and tidy build. I like the idea with RGB leds....
I've always wondered what an CCTV PC for a small town would look like....just got my answer ;-)
Maybe get some aftermarket cooler for CPU..even if it's an air one....you could always squeeze some more juice out of that i5 (4GHz ?)
I've got 2 SSDs (128 + 256GB) and i can tell you that's still too little for these days....games are expanding like crazy..look at BF4 (40+ GB) or GTA5 (60GB)...and unless you want to launch them from your hdd you gonna be shortly shifting them around the drives....back and forward.
You just proofed what I always hated pine(APPLE) for....damm overpriced. Well done mate!
where is kraken ?
Was your customer in a coma for the last year or 2 ;)....
what's your vcore voltage with that OC?
You could add another fan to your 212 evo heatsink and make it push-pull config making it easier to OC your CPU...other than that it's a good specs PC. Have fun!:)
Impressive build...and I like the backlit evga backplate:) ...as I've made one myself for gtx970. Good jobe dude!
"Cable Combs" hehe...I wouldn't have guessed :) thanx for sharing the info:)
Amazing build. Clean and neat. Realy like the white and green add ons and it's future proof setup.
The only thing missing is a "red button" and launch codes ;):)....Great build and unique idea!
Love the vintage look!
I like the white frosty look! Nice custom paint job. It could be a stormtrooper's PC:)
Be my guest :)
Where did you get "cable spacers" from....or whatever they're called?
Are you planning on any dust filters? I've isolated my air540 as much as I could with homemade dust filters(thick black mate cardboard,black netting and magnetic self adhesive stripes)...made 8 of them in total and costed no money if you compare it to the sets sold online for this type of case (~£60-£80)...it did helped in keeping it dust-free for longer.Only thing left to do is the front grill which I'm intending to cover with 1mm open cell foam as cleaning the original filter covering these fans requires dissembling top and front grill every time.
Nice and clean build +1 mate. Excellent cable management!
Kraken does its job well so far. I'm running it in silent mode (25% fans speed) even when doing OC on CPU....but that's probably thanks to backplate cooling mod. Thanx for all the Love hehe:)
...after a bit of cable management though:)
What's the thing with 4 HDD?....I mean is there a particular reason why you've picked up 4x1TB instead of one 4TB or even 2x2TB?....less stress for your PSU...a bit more quiet too.....and transfer rates are probably better within the same drive.
Case might be a bit too big for that build....but i7 and 970 will be enough for all current titles...well maby GTA5 requires a bit more than your "beast" if you push all the sliders right up...but even guys with 2 or 3 titans x are complaining so I wouldn't worry too much. It is faster then any new (old) gen console anyway.
I really like the idea of "covering" quick pc in a "vintage body"...+1 for that buddy:)...and that you teaching your kids how to recycle at the same time...these days everybody is just getting only new things..throwing away the old ones even if there still might be some use for it. I like DIY...it's always a great fun to create something with your own hands...and leaves a lot of satisfaction once it's done.