How is that Corsair H80i holding up with the Ryzen 5 3600?
also I like the fans that you have, very unique.
very clean build - looks great!
Thanks for the reply! I explained in another comment how I finally got it working.
Hey thanks for the reply.
I was able to fix it not to longer after by simply removing the original SSD again. While its only a partial fix, I realized the issue was that with the sata SSD plugged in the BIOS was booting with CMS enabled (not sure what it stands for, but its for legacy hdd and things like that) with the SSD plugged in CMS was just chronically enabling itself and stopping me from booting from the NVME.
Since removing the SSD i can keep CMS off and boot from the NVME drive. I would like to get some data currently on the SSD but it seems like will be hassle at this point so I will make a project out of it at a later date.
Yeah I'm glad I bought this one when I did. My first build (which is on here) had a 7870 which I upgraded to a 480 some point in early 2017 if I remember correctly. It's been running strong ever since!
Nice Build! I just finished one in the H500m, but I'm struggling with the RGB controller.
Are you using the built in one that comes with h500m + the reset button or with the master+ software?
I'm coming from a 3770k!
I have the h500M and I really like how it looks. My only concern with it so far has been routing cables, and specifically routing the usb 3.0 headers on the front.
It may be the motherboard I'm using, but I feel like they look odd; either totally bent and full extended to reach the ports on the bottom or pushed through the routing holes (poke out really far)and potentially block airflow from the front of the case.
That being said the back side modesty panels have been getting in the way more than helping. I think a better solution would have been to not have a window on the right side at all, and not have to block it all with metal which ultimately restricts space.
If you have a lot of experience you probably wont run into the same problems I had, and in that case I would totally recommend it.
I'm considering the Noctua cooler with the chromax fans and heat sink cover. How was the installation process?
and which fans out of the ones listed did you add to the CPU heat sink?
Are you using white sleeves on the CPU cooler tubing? Looks good.
What an absolute blast from the past! Where did you get all of these old parts that look so new?
Hey how do you like the case at this point?
The 200mm fans are RGB correct?
How are the temps? Is it designed to operate while the case is closed?
I really like the aesthetic of the whole room! Good job on the build. Two things I'd like to ask - how did you manage cables for that set up and can you elaborate a little on the issue with the GPU displaying 4k from blu ray?
I'm looking into reusing some older parts in a new build when I upgrade so I'm trying to understand the challenge a little bit more.
This version does not come with the fan and led control hub correct?
How do you like that case?
Over all how are you liking the case? I'm thinking about it myself for my next build.
Great job with the build though looks beautiful, reasonable prices, and good parts.
It would be lovely if these build had relevant coolers, but thank you - I didn't consider using that function to compare individual builds.
Hey thanks for the response, but maybe I should clarify....
At the time of the post I couldn't find any documentation about what size radiators it supported - the owners manual and box only show fan size support. The reference to 200mm was regarding fan size, not radiator. I figured that 2 200mm fans meant it could support ~ 240 to 280 ml radiators, but without knowing what dimensions are supported (HxWxL) I couldn't be certain that current AIO options would have the same radiator dimensions.
Ultimately I found an old review that had the information I was looking for.
If you had to provide a timeline from star to finish, how long would you say it took to get all of the parts?
Since all of these parts came offer up are the prices on the part list break down accurate? I bet you saved a bit using offer up.
Looks great, but I'm a little confused about the orientation of the fans at the front of the case. I'd love to see a pick in clear lighting with the LEDs off.
So looking at the build my suggestion would be 1080p monitor.
Reason being is that right now you can find a plethora of low cost, good quality 1080p screens. Having a 1ms requirement isn't going to be hard to fulfill.
Plus pushing for 1440p may put you in a position for having to compromise on quality if you're looking to stay wallet friendly, and I'm willing to bet that budget is important to you.
Thanks, to be honest I wasn't aware it came with a 7 year warranty. Its just past that now.
I may reuse it in that case - the alternative is to do a new build almost from the ground up and turn my old rig into a server which could be fun.
Thanks, that last point is pretty neat.
I'd hate to have the PSU blow up/ burnout shortly after upgrading so I'll definitely take it into consideration, any advice on where I can read more?
I like that this requires less new parts, but still brings me into 2018 - I'm using an older 1080p monitor that I got for free so I am not so keen on upgrading from the 480 just yet.
I may upgrade the GPU again within the next 18 months so I would want a CPU that has room grow without being a bottleneck when I choose to upgrade.
I have a couple questions for you if you have a chance to answer.
Thanks for the input!
I'll likely be keeping the case, but I would be interested in adding/ replacing the fans as they have seen better days (even with regular cleaning).
Are there any RGB compatible fans you would recommend with this mobo?
To answer your question about the monitor:
For what its worth I was considering getting an AM4 compatible CPU and spending a little more for the higher tier Ryzen 7 so that it would actually feel like a performance upgrade and save me the trouble of upgrading again down the line.
Would you have any concerns about that other than pricing?
Can anyone elaborate on how newer PSU's out perform older ones?
Its primarily for gaming, browsing, and streaming.
Out of curiosity what will you be using this build for?
+1 for the thrifty strategy.
Sorry for the late reply! I love it, it does everything I need it to and I haven't OC'd it or done anything to it. Keep in mind my set up is using a 23 inch 1080p screen. The only short coming is that it doesn't play fc3 at 60fps when everything is maxed. Its a around 35 or 40fps.
If you read the description, you'd see they gave it to me by accident. I initially bought the i5.
Yeah they did, I'm planning on upgrading a couple things during the Summer. I'll update this build then.
I'm sorry no one reads the description lol, build looks great.
Yeah, the interface isn't the best but I want to get used to it anyway. Some one else above me said you can revert it too the original windows style if you want to my installing something. I also got it for free from my school so I figured why not.
Thanks, I love it.
Thanks I did a lot of research and got advice from a lot of places before buying. I'm still easing into oc'ing though since I just recently had a scare because I used some auto oc software. I learned my lesson next time I try I'm doing it my self.
I was thinking about not mentioning so I wouldn't get people jealous lol, but I figured that was better than dealing with all the "Why i7 " comments.
I actually did get windows 8, I get OS's from my school for free a long with some other software. I figured I'd give it a whirl and learn windows 8... it took long enough for me to leave xp and go to windows 7 lol.
yes, that's exactly what happened! Unfortunately having a one track mind and not being acquainted with microcenter's online store, I did realize I could have bought my mobo from them cheaper as a combo deal. I didn't necessarily over pay for the mobo, but i definitely could have gotten it cheaper with the combo deal.