I would love to mount my GPU vertical! I’m not sure if my case supports it though. I’m not too concerned because the GPU is below the radiator which is what the instructions specified. If you know of a way to mount the GPU vertically in the Corsair 570X please let me know. I’ll do it!
Ohh, I really like that. When I gave my old computer to my boys they wanted to name it Parzivol from Ready Player One. I figured Artemis would look good on the network, lol. Thanks for the compliment!
Oh I know, I would have rather gone with a Ryzen Threadripper and RTX Titan, but they just weren’t in the budget that I saved up. Thanks for your input, what did you end up putting in your build?
Beautiful build! And those temps are really good. You could adjust your fan speed curve but with the 9900k, 75C is very good. Have you overclocked your CPU at all? The push/pull arrangement on your 360 rad is a really nice touch. So many fans! Would love to see it powered up.
Thank you! I did remove the top HDD cage shortly after posting these pictures. Frankly, I didn't want to lose it! :) But I eventually decided I'd put it in a safe place and try try try to remember where it's at if and when I decide to put another 3 HDDs in it.
I am in love with the define series too. I opened this a month ago, for the first time in a year and a half, and it's completely dustless inside. Bravo, Fractal!
Yes, you are correct. I forgot to mention that I eventually removed this upper hard drive bay to increase air flow. It has worked great!
Noise is not bad at all. Just a little hum, not an aircraft taking off. I have not used the 140mm fan on top, or the 120mm fan on the side. Just the back, the bottoms, and the fronts. The insulation on the case really makes a difference.
So far I'm way happy with it. I've overclocked the CPU to 4.4 GHz and the 7950 to 1100MHz. It really does a great job.
I hope it's not bent down! I should open it up and check. If it IS, how do I fix that? I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable just bending it all around...
Holy balls. My jaw is still on the floor. Great build.
So so awesome. Great work.
Very very nice build. It makes me happy to see the Define Mini going in other people's builds. How's that SSD treating you?
This is so sweet. I love the case, it's very reminiscent of Portal. Awesome build!
I just hope it doesn't spring machine guns and start shooting at you while whispering sweet nothings about acquiring targets and wondering where you are.
I actually paid $80 for that hard drive at MicroCenter. I just walked by an entire pallet full of them for that price and I had to scrape my jaw off the floor. I shoulda got 2... but what I REALLY want is another bigger SSD. Boot time is 15 seconds with Win8 on my SSD, which is just unreal in my world.
I am loving it. So far I've had average FPS of 47 on Tomb Raider, closer to 60 on Assassin's Creed 3. Far Cry 3 is just outrageous. I did not know that such beauty and detail could be found in any game, ever. I'm dying for Bioshock Infinte too.
I will want to OC soon though I think because the frame rate drops slightly below what I'd like with a lot of onscreen characters in Tomb Raider... but that's minor and only happens every now and again.
Ha ha! Even better then, thanks!
Yeah for sure. I was just looking for a catchy title. And it does what I think the SteamBox will do probably...? We'll see, I'm still excited to see what they do with it!
Man, I love that case! I used the define mini on mine, woulda liked to see it white. Very cool build.
I LOVED the gasketed pass throughs. They made life so easy,.
It did. There is another fan provision with foam covering it on the left side of the case too. There's a total of 6 fan slots on this case! I've got 4 used now (+ the PSU) and I'm still amazed by how quiet it is.
Nothing but good times in the 10+ hours I've been rocking it. Fingers crossed though! And heck yeah 7950! That's a sweet PC you've got yourself.
I actually thought that might be wrong. I had a hard time fitting it any other way though... And the instructions were extremely low on info with useless diagrams so once I got a fit I just rolled with it. Any problems leaving it the way it is?
You know, I read all the fatal1ty junk and controversy, but in the end I just saw good value in the board.
Thanks! I'm rocking Far Cry 3 on it right now.
Thanks! I'm pretty impressed so far, we'll see what Gabe throws under the hood of the actual steambox.
Great to know! Maybe just a little, though...
I love that case! It's taller though... So I'll have to get permission to use it. Anything else I should buy at Microcenter? I'm thinking of starting this weekend so I'm going down on Saturday.
WOW! That is some awesome info, thanks! Great recommendation on the mobo, overclocking and way to scoop some more money off the top!
I DO have a microcenter in Denver! I've never been there before, do I just go and scoop something up? Need to check price/availability first? Order first? Which i7 (3770k or 3820) were you thinking I should grab?
I will really really dig your list, I just need to check a few things for physical fit first. Can you see any reason the PSA wouldn't fit in there? I was a bit concerned about the measurements when I checked specs on both. Same story with the optical drive... do you see any reason that either of these won't fit?
Oh, and you think that the A-Data SSD will be okay?