So will be using a lot of 1x-16x risers I take it? Seen that case on GPUShack, looked neat for large scale like this one. Some pictures of how these are completed may help those unfamiliar with these types of builds... gunna get a lot of questions why the GPU's aren't attached lol
Worked off the bat but had to update BIOS to "detect" M.2 drive. It uses it as a boot, but doesn't show up in the hardware monitoring until you do. Weird but let ya know. Also, Overclocks like a son of a bleep... lives up to hype.
Front panel is ABS with vinyl covering for the brushed aluminum look. Feet are part of the aluminum of the case with small rubber pads.. Included fan is 3 pin with a molex, but your motherboard should be able to control three pin fans. Overall give it an 8 out of 10. No cable management grommets but the cut outs are in the right spot, not a cheap thin Bendy piece of aluminum, actually quite solid. The parts that they cheap out on are obvious, like non-replaceable PCIE covers and the LED controller is not integrated to any part of the case but does come with adhesive to stick it somewhere out of sight. It's a bargain at $35 because really it has the qualities of a $60 case.
This case came with the one installed fan, fairly decent. Moved that up front in line with GPU and used the extra on hand as exhaust. Temps were very reasonable considering the setup. Does get good air from up front, and magnetic filter on top and PSU filter too. Wouldn't be overly worried. Side panels are a pain in the butt though, they don't come off easily and have nothing to grip. Basically have to get your fingernail in between to get them started. Overall, it's a pretty good case for under $50. Would recommend it
So true. G3258 reminisce anyone? Lol
Eagletec KG011-R from the looks of it. I have the same board but blue only backlight
*Titanic Grade Boiler
Dear Lord... That is simply beautiful. +1 all the way, AM3+ or not lol
Saying that makes me feel less old... ;)
But... but... exclusives!
Kidding lol +1
Hit up an NCIX. BC right? AB here. Might be a memory express too but not certain. NCIX is better
Heck, stop by a microcenter and get the cheapest AM1 board and chip you can find and go to town. Should be more than $50 and you can play with those low TDP chips plenty enough. Nit gunna go crazy but it will teach you the basics
Yeesh, shows how long it's been since I used mint lol.
No worries. Also, if concerned with storage then trade the CPU cooler for a hard drive, as that was purely a look choice. Best of luck!
The LED's are proprietary, the connector is up on the top corner by the front panel and is powered by the fan controller SATA powered connection. I think... will double check if you want. To expand its easiest to buy the Phanteks LED kit. Nice build. "Mint"y fresh... is that Rebbeca or a newer rev?
RX 460 G4560, Blue White Black
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Could up the GPU, but felt that case deserved a lovely theme while being a decent mid range 1080 machine. Also easy upgrade path. Best of luck!
Anything with FX clip style mounting should be compatible with AM4 allegedly, just FYI
Ryzen has had problems with high frequency RAM out of the gate. Originally, did you set up high speed XMP? Anything above 2400 seems to be a gamble, but it's a firmware requirement at this point. Patience is a virtue in new platform. Of course, it's such a virgin platform right now that all the consumer added features can cause a lot of fun :)
Curiosity gets the banhammer ;)
Very nice, good clean up
Used the same case multiple times, for managing cables try taking off that HDD bar, mount the drive in the 5.25 bay on the bottom, the ATX 24 should fit behind the motherboard as long as it doesn't go into the slim parts of that back area. Then I just nicely loomed the rest in the top of the 5.25 bay. Like this. Best of luck!
Yah, kind of leaning towards agreeing with ya... just wanted to check all my bases
Well, good to know there wasn't anything I was missing. Just silly how it works great without CUE (even has DPI adjustment up to 9k) just can't control the bloody LEDs lol
Nah, will take this ;) will eat the $100 it cost me lol
Funny story... so had the backplate all made for the MSI Aero... definitely doesn't fit the Gaming X... especially since we drilled and milled all holes to spec :/ oh well, sell on Kijiji or E-Bay I guess
Thank you very much :) Worked very hard on that story... all while trying to evade the common curse word around here...
I thank you good sir! (pssstt... neither did I lol)
Thank you very much :), But if they feature this I would be stunned. Honestly I don't think it's feature worthy
It's on that whole sugar free kick... thinks it's better than everyone ;)
Well, in all fairness, I didn't wrap, mod, and go to town like you did :P
Secondly... I have 0 patience... as the MSI rep can attest lmao
Thank you very much :)
Will get better pictures of the internals soon so you can really drool ;) Thank you!
Yes, I was one of the winners. I nearly had a heart attack on once i got the e-mail lol. Thank you very much for the congratulations!
Well, it's not an Eltech library... but it'll do ;) Thank you very much Eltech and more pics on the way, with in-laws DSLR hopefully :)
Where is this located? Interested. PM Me
Monitors "Typically" come with required cables(HDMI, DVI, etc.), and the motherboard should come with at least 2 SATA cables, possibly 4. Of course, this is typically conditional and one of the things to check in package contents at checkout
Hey, what Pepe wants, Pepe gets ;)
Dual FreeSync Monitors, 21.5" 75Hz, Skylake i5, well reviewed motherboard, 16GB RAM and a 4GB RX 460 for the Freesync monitors. Not the monster of modern gaming cards but plenty for solidworks, CAD and good 1080p gaming. That's where I made the sacrifice on this one
Or, drop a monitor for now, and go this route for more computer now, pick up a monitor later. Jump into Kaby Lake instead, RX 470 for the freesync monitor (much better 1080p max card) and SSD
Best of luck!
Honestly, most portable and fun case I have ever had the pleasure to work in, and I never had the handled version
Agreed, snaps down quite a few I have seen AND made... OP awesome job
Overclocking full support, some sacrifices. RX 470
No overclocking support, RX 480.
Probably a tad over... something not working right after I adjusted my tax add ons :/
GST, PST, HST? Which all taxes my good man? lol
He talking delidding, not just stock cooler grease too. Whole different ball of wax. Just Intel back to old tricks
Documented beautifully as always Eltech. Fantastic work :)
Bout two weeks ago they told me it was ordered, being in Canada figured that was 2-3 weeks from then... so should see soon. They will take the cheapest longest shipping possible lol
CPU Cooler optional, but this should be plenty
Evil hit the nail on the head, between cooling, clocks and Optimization software included... aftermarket is usually cheaper, colder and quicker. Emphasis on usually, it's all situational. Now, being downright Dutch of me (no global offense... but yah :P) the 6900K really is all you need, since the 6950X still actually has 20 total threads, meaning gains are negligible after you use the physical cores and basically ignore the threads. Heck, even the 6850K has plenty of horses and all can be overclocked for more oomph at 1/3 of the price. But the computer enthusiast in me screams " BUY THAT X CPU!!!!!"
Thank you for the comparison's BTW, nice to see the actual software you are using :) helps a lot with componentry views.
Well, Just for fun due to budget, doubled the cores, added more mechanical storage, M.2 Drive for main programs (triple read, double write speeds) a more powerful GTX 1080, removed the black case to keep a semi-silver theme. Now, the slim ODD, assume you will be modding. Anywho, Dual CPU build
OR, if you want pretty AND powerful, then RGB it up with that Rampage
Best of luck.
As always with any build, it's alway up to you. But thank you for having a budget to let me post a fun couple little builds for you :)
Agreed on the optimization issues, which in turn also find hilarious due to almost every modern console using AMD. Granted, console optimization is a whole different ball of wax. Though in turn, as far as budget machines go, I have no issues recommending AMD cards. In terms of performance per dollar, that RX 470 is a pretty mean little bugger