Is the M.2 card supposed to be bent way down like that? I thought you were supposed to move the stand-off at the end to the correct hole.
My god, Intel really dropped the ball with upgrade-ability. Skylake can only go as far as Kaby Lake assuming the specific board has its BIOS updated, then Kaby Lake is a dead-end as Coffee Lake CPUs aren't backwards compatible, and now Icy Lake sounds like it will be more of the same.
Whichever motherboard can help you achieve the highest stable overclocks I would imagine. I'm sure some of it depends on what family of processors you use as motherboards can be selective about it. The one used here for example cannot be paired with a Coffee Lake CPU.
In his defense, it sounds like he's holding out until the crypto bubble bursts and GPU prices standardize again. I'm guessing the 1050 Ti is just a placeholder.
I worked in textbook retail, occasionally the suggested MSRP from the publishers would increase for seemingly no real reason. Then again that job left me bitter about retail as a whole so my thoughts on the matter could be skewed.
I'll be honest, I hadn't even considered mining farms that order cards by the hundreds or even thousands would be a thing. If the mining farms are purchasing directly from the board suppliers then it should be on the suppliers to throttle back the amount sold to them so they can provide for the average consumer market.
Having said that, I don't think the analogy of buying out all the cards at Best Buy or Microcenter having zero impact is fully accurate, simply because a shortage is a shortage regardless of who's causing it. Doing that one time might not impact anything but if it happens at hundreds of stores multiple times to where they struggle to meet demand then retailers could drive up prices all the same.
He only mentions chipset when specifically referring to the B250 chipset and its limitations. Literally every other instance says motherboard or some shorthand for it.
Except B250 is the name of the chipset. That's why the motherboard has that in its name, so you know what chipset it uses. The LGA1151 uses a variety of chipsets with different features.
I suppose White Privilege is a better name than White Power or White Pride would have made ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
It looks great though! How much did you end up scoring the 6700k for?
My God, it's disgusting. I love it.
No overview shots of the end product?
I don't want to be a missy pissy, but don't the 1080 Ti's still nudge out the X (Pascal) in performance just a hair? Or is it the other way around?
How come the GPU is so low in the motherboard? Isn't top slot the optimal setup for most mobos?
Try skimming through the manual that came with your motherboard. It should tell you what the optimal configuration is for multiple RAM sticks.
Shouldn't a couple of those RAM sticks be on the other side of the CPU?
Going by picture count, you're about 18 shades short. Sweet build though, never seen that case before.
Shame about the case. Sweet build otherwise, how's the Colombian Roast processor treating you?
How heavy do these desks get? They're absolutely wicked but I can only imagine moving them is a royal *****.
The technical expression for this kind of build is "10 lbs of **** in a 5 lb shoebox". Seriously, this is off the wall amazing, that loop is fantastic.
Holy cats that case is massive.
Wow, EVGA's stock photos don't at all do justice to how bright red that card is. Their pictures make it look more dull and metallic.
Is the Crystal Pepsi your coolant?
What overclocking temps does the cat get?
Welcome to the world of PC building. Everybody's got their 2 cents to give, regardless of if donations are accepted or not.
That's a lot more on point for this build.
Are the prices listed close to what you paid for the system? Because a sizeable chunk seems pretty overkill/overpriced for a system of this caliber.
2/10 needs more zip ties.
Genuinely curious what you consider high spec if this isn't. Pretty sweet no less.
I thought that mobo had some goofy *** cutout until I realized it was still in the box in later pictures. Pretty swanky build.
Damn bruh, you only spent $330 on that GPU? That's quite the steal.
Usually water cooling is in reference to the PC, not yourself.
MASSIVE COMPUTING PERFORMANCE
itty bitty living space
Well damn, that's crazy inventive. Do you game on it at all or is it strictly home theater?
Commencing countdown before you get shat on for your GPU/CPU combo. I'll give you a +1, I think it's a pretty swanky build.
Aww snap bro, first Vega build!
"I keep screaming but God won't answer." -this build
This may be the first time I've ever seen someone describe a 7700k as "meh" for gaming. How do you figure?
Holy damn this thing kicks ***! Well done on making something to last your client for years to come.
Reread the description.
That makes a lot more sense. I wasn't aware this build was for a client.
I gotta ask though, why the 1000W PSU?
That's actually a fair point. Your first sentence says it was $1700 though, even though you mention later you got it from your uncle.
A Xeon for gaming?
Nice. I wish more mini series like OtGW got made, it's one of my favorite works of animation. I make a point to watch it every fall season.
Also sweet rig, to keep it on topic.
Side fans don't get much love these days. Still looks pretty swanky, especially for a 5 year old build.
Is that some OtGW I see in the last picture?
I'm almost more impressed by that than the build itself - not to knock the build of course, just that a full SketchUp render is that much more impressive!
Come on man, nobody spends just shy of $350 on a show case and then leaves cable management looking like garbage. I get that it's your money and your build and all but you aren't doing your airflow any favors leaving it like that.
That makes sense. All in all not a bad build. I do wish Intel would drop their prices though, especially now that they have decent competition from AMD.