Parts Sold. Thanks.
God, please forgive me for wading into this swamp.
When President Trump was elected into office, I was NOT happy. However, up to the inauguration I said, I will give him a chance to see if he will be a president for all Americans, and not just his base. Then there was the Inauguration and all the "fake news" that was attributed to that. 2.5 years later...
I think this article says a lot. The Netherlands are bypassing the federal government to work directly with state governments in order to to get answers needed to complete business deals. When the US government is considered a joke by the Netherlanders, we really need to rethink whether we are taken seriously by the rest of the International community. Please read the whole article, right to the last line.
"The former Dutch ambassador to the US has given an interview to the NRC in which he describes the ‘absolute mess’ in Washington under the presidency of Donald Trump. Henne Schuwer, who retired this summer, was appointed to the US job in 2015 and told the paper that Trump is ‘sawing away’ at the fundamentals of society. ‘Of course he has done good things. More money is going to NATO and he has reformed the 1986 tax system,’ said Schuwer. ‘But he has done nothing, absolutely nothing to become president of all Americans. Only that of his own supporters. And that is why the country has been completely torn apart.’"
Read more at DutchNews.nl:Washington is an ‘absolute mess’ under Trump, says former Dutch ambassador
If you watch some of the videos on JaysTwoCents and Gamers Nexxus, you would see that most of those pre-builts are built with no-name Chinese knockoffs. If you do get an actual PC brand, the part model # is usually the cheapest model (or a special built cheap model just for pre-builts).
Here is a build I recommend that would cost $600 that should get you 1080P gaming now, with room to expand later on.
With the release of the new Ryzen 3's you can get Ryzen 2 stuff at a great discount. If you can swing it the Ryzen 5's six cores are really good for gaming.
You want to use two matched sticks of RAM to star with. RAM is cheap now, so get 16 gb of 2666 mhz memory. You can upgrade to Faster (mhz) or More (gb) memory later on.
* You should future proof your future upgrades by getting at least a 750w PSU so have enough power for the initial set of upgrades. When you can afford to buy parts that need a 1000w PSU, then you can afford to buy a 1000w PSU then.
I know. I keep thinking about putting a custom loop in it...
you should run three fans on the front on intake, and one in the rear and one in the top rear slot. Block off the other fan openings on the top. This will give you good airflow through your case, and force the heat to exit in the proper location (away from your intake).
This should take care of the other power supply socket, but it may not do you much good unless you are pulling from another EPS socket. It depends on how much wattage your 12v rails are rated for.
If you have not already bought it, you may want to think about getting a bigger PSU that supply the extra EPS cable for your board. If you going to OC you are going to need more power anyway. The wattage in your build is under normal config. Once you start OC'ing your wattage can go up significantly. Go up to at least a 750.
Fantastic. Love the color and the straight lines.
Very Nice! I love the whole look of it. The crossflow radiators do make for a cleaner loop. They actually become part of the loop.
Love the white and gold. Good job.
Nice, White and Tight. Good Job.
Looks Great. Do you only have a single 360 on there? What kind of temps are getting on that loop?
I don't know what fans the case comes with but I would put two good quiet 140mm airflow fans in the front on intake, and then place a 140 in the rear and one more 140 on the top (towards the rear) on exhaust. That should keep the air moving through the case. Check out the Corsair Air Series AF140 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan. They are available in a variety of LED colors and are highly rated. On sale now on Amazon for $14.
You may want to try a different PSU. See: RAIDMAX Scorpio series 535W 80+ Bronze Semi Modular Power Supply
I would recommend buying at least 80+ Gold rating PSU. Why take a chance on fragging your stuff with a cheap PSU? It is the power for your whole system. Pay another $30 and get a VERY highly rated and reliable PSU that has a 5 star rating from 115 PCP members.
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
If you are going to OC, you may want to consider a better cooler than the stock:
Those are my recommendations. Looks like a fun build. Enjoy and good luck.
Thanks. I just wanted to be sure before I set the guy up for his PC.
Yeah, it was a Prime Day deal. I did not see it until the second day.
Fantastic Build. I just did a custom loop for the first time, so I can really appreciate the work that went into this. Great Job.
(Update) I have removed that bracket. Looks better that way.
Oh, that's a great deal, Enjoy!
Very nice work!
Total Tribute case. Nicely done.
I believe Barrow makes them. Barrow Ryzen AMD Intel X99 X299 Aurora CPU Water Cooling Block (Intel)
Thanks, I just wanted to be sure before I put a bid on something.
Awesome build. Very clean. I love the rez and the way you hid your pump. I had a little more room than you for my build Phanteks Pro M SE and kept mine out in the open.
The Meshify was in my considered for case choice but once I decide to build my first loop (not as nice as yours) but I wanted a bigger case because I was planning to OC. It is simply amazing you fit all that in there and made it look awesome on top of it.
Dude, you actually made being cheap into an art form. For the price you got a simply amazing amount of quality components. +1
Meticulous work. Nice build.
You made some nice choices there for your budget. Nice build
Good job, looks like you covered all the base.
Gorgeous build. Love the colors. Must have been tough findings all those fittings in gold. Great job.
Very nice setup. How about more pictures of the BUILD? Please... +1
Yeah, that's a real nice case. Almost used it myself but went old school with Phanteks PRO M SE.
Very Nice build
Fantastic Theme build. I love the detail.
Thanks for your comments so far everyone.
I really worked hard on this and I value the respect of this community. This site rocks.
Yes, it is the MSI dragon and it matches the GPU backplate and the SSD covers.
I got them on sale at V1 mods when they were eliminating their old stock. Almost half off or I would not have popped on them.
Thank You. I did not test the rads in push-pull. The front was always going to be p-p, but top rad was inspired by a 'what if' moment. I like modding for the sake of modding. As for the load I found calculations on line the system that show that Black Ice radiators (in p-p) should be able to remove 400 watts worth of heat at max rpms on my fans. Once I start bench marking I will get a better idea how much load it can handle. But the case is really quiet. My fan curves start at 35% and I have only seen them go up to 50% so far. The Deepcool CF140s turned out to be a good choice as they are really quiet and loaded with a bunch of LEDs, and were half the price of Corsair ML140's.
The Corsair ML fans will also be quieter than the stock EVGA fans.
This is based on a budget build I was trying out myself. I had a different case and a different PSU. The MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard is actually a pretty good mid-tier board with decent VRM's and fairly effective heatsinks and I was looking at it myself.
Also witha GPU upgrade get an RX 580 8GB GPU and you can enjoy 1080p in gaming and streaming.
I do appreciate the 'parametric filter' but when I am looking for parts I filter for 4 and 5 star reviews. If you can't find reviews here on a component, look online. The parts I picked all have four or more stars (and multiple reviews). The price is still close to yours.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Exhaust. I would try to match the fans that come with the case.
You could also look under Case Fans parts picker and filer by size and ratings.
I was looking at that case myself previously.
If you are going air-cooled, you should at least have two in front on Intake and the rear fan on Exhaust. For increased airflow add one more on the top rear position. This will allow your air to flow through the case easier and remove more heat. Your CPU cooler should blow air from the front of the case towards the rear fan.
Per their specs:
Make sure the CPU cooler you select is under 159 mm
GPU length states 360mm BUT it may not include the clearance for a fan up front. (Download the manual and check)
Don't chinch-out on a power supply, check out the PSU forums for suggestions. But watch the size for this case. (160mm)
Oh yeah. it's not modding if there isn't any cutting or drilling.
If the motherboard does not support an RGB strip, you can find them on Amazon with remote controls.
I bought one set for like $20. It had four 7" individually wired sections with a central hub and a little remote control. i use it as my desk lighting.
Awesome build dude. I got a MSI Vega 64 for my build as well. Enjoy!
That's a solid build for the buck!
That is a really nice build and very similar to a build a did for my nephew last Christmas. Your son will enjoy it.
I would recommend getting a bigger SSD for the OS. 250GB at a minimum.
You could get the Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive for $10 more. if you really want to pony up there is a Western Digital - Blue 500 GB 2.5" SSD for $55 (both highly rated).
Your son could keep his favorite game files on the bigger SSD for quick play, and move older files off to the bigger data drive when not needed.
Finally I would recommend you throw in some RGB or even solid LED strips in the case for some extra bling. YOU will earn major DAD points. My nephew spent an hour just messing with that.
Nice. Clean Build.
Awesome Build. Love the case. You did a great job with the RGB.
BTW -It's just not a custom build unless a Dremel is involved.
Crazy. I just tried my RMx 850 and it worked fine out of the box. Time to RMA.
You probably should not need anything unless you step outside the box, or somebody forgot a parts bag.
However, I always like to keep spare screws around (I like modding) and you can find little kits on Amazon for under $10:
Kalanution 250pcs Personal Computer Screws & Standoffs Set Assortment Kit ($8.49)
DZS Elec 125pcs PC DIY Screw Assortment Kit 6 Sizes Assorted Screw ($9.59)
Without knowing your case, what fans you have and where the exhaust is located, I can't provide any solid advice.
Yes, your 120mm fans would need to spin faster than the 140mm to keep the airflow balanced (if the fans were equal).
Positive pressure is good for keeping out dust (but you also need filters). You still need to move air THROUGH the case to cool the case, regardless of the pressure differential.
You did state "I FINALLY have my case at a perfect point where the fans aren't loud but cool everything nicely". If you are happy with the balance, does it really matter if it is positively pressured?
Very sweet build. I'm glad somebody did a feature build of this case, because it deserved one.