Thanks for letting me know. Meant to have the Seidon 240M on there, not the Nepton.
Original 8350 Build - https://pcpartpicker.com/b/bfLkcf
Recent Skylake Upgrade -
+1 for the Dunny
That case is gorgeous. Not sure why people would hate it.
More photos please. Really like the color scheme.
I just upgraded from an 8350 to a Skylake build. The 8350 is still a great CPU. +1
It sags slightly, but not as bad as I've heard others complain about. I haven't seen any cards that gigantic that don't sag.
I ended up zip tying the power cable to the 5.25" bay above to hold it up. I've seen other people use make-shift supports for it (like one guy used lego blocks, which was pretty cool). I was considering cutting a dowel rod and painting it black, but decided just zip-tying the power cord was easier.
I've read mixed info on it. The SWIFT has one of the best TN panels you can find, so other than viewing angle and slightly better color accuracy... not sure if it's worth the change. Maybe down the road I'll swap the BenQ with the IPS Swift. Thanks for the input though!
After tweaking BIOS settings, I love it, but honestly I have a bit of regret for not just going with an X99 system..
I updated the part list. There is a 200mm fan in the front and 120mm on the bottom that are intake, then the two 120mm on the radiator and the 120mm in the back for exhaust. :)
Thanks! I saw your build yesterday; very cool. I've been considering putting a decoration on top of my GPU as well. :D
Witcher 3, GTA V, Dark Knight.... long list of Steam games I've been meaning to play through.
Thanks! Absolutely love the G502.
I love this case, used it for my HTPC.
Awesome. How do you like the NF-A14s?
I'm jealous that you were able to get a 6700K. They are nowhere to be found in the US at the moment..
I never built this one, so not sure if it would have worked out, but I'd be surprised if it wouldn't.
I was wondering what that switch was. Very cool.
Kind of depends on the GPU you are going with, but most likely 450w should be sufficient. I was originally planning on going with a 450 on mine which is plenty for the setup, but got a good deal on the 520w Seasonic I went with.
I appreciate the cautionary warning. The specs on the CPU show the max operating temperature to be 74 C. After running Prime95 for hours the highest it has gotten to is 68. I'm sure it would be better with a closed loop water cooler, but for how quiet the NH-L9a is and for not being intended for use with over 65w TDP processors, I'm quite pleased.-
It is definitely able to handle the 6800K under load better than the stock cooler.
Especially since you went out of your way to buy Arctic Silver.
I've had a Rosewill PSU in an old system of mine for 4 years with zero issues. I wouldn't say they're great, but they definitely don't suck.
Nice headphones choice!
Love the monitor setup. Good stuff.
I'm loving NZXT cases more and more. Nice job.
I have no plans on having an optical drive on this rig and I liked the convenience of them being located right at the top if I ever need to get to them. It probably would have been better to have them on the bottom with the intake air flowing over them, but I'm not particularly worried about it.
Looks nice. What headset is that you are using?
I am having no artifact problems whatsoever. The card runs great and doesn't add any sound to the build. The case fans and CPU cooler are louder than the GPU. (And those aren't particularly loud as it is)
I made sure to use the AMD Beta drivers from the get go since I'm running Windows 8.1 and without them Windows installs generic AMD drivers for a 7900 series card.
However, I'm not thinking that drivers would cause artifact problems; that seems to be more common on the Matrix 280X and 7970Ghz.
Yep. I was originally planning on a lower wattage model, but saw the 1000 on special for the same price so went ahead with it.
For reals! I'm taking the moulding off the corner of the desk which should allow the rig to fit in the space in the desk designed for a desktop to go in. With the moulding on the case is too wide to fit in.
I don't have a 1440p monitor and don't plan on having one in the near future. I was originally holding out for a non reference 290 to come out but got tired of waiting and knew the 280X would work more than great for any of the games I'll be playing. Down the road I may get a 290 anyway and sell the 280X.
Any other ASUS motherboards would have completely killed the look of this build, and although definitely pricey, the Formula-Z is a pretty sweet motherboard.
I first got some less expensive Patriot RAM that was advertised as Black PCB but was in fact green. The GSKill RAM I ended up going with has the lowest CAS latency DDR3-1600 RAM available.
For $75.00, they're awesome. I found them selling elsewhere for closer to $100 which though not terrible at that price, I probably would have gone with 2.1 speakers instead if not $75.