Hii do the dust filters actually work? And does the front openings have them too?
Very nice clean quiet lookjng build!
no prob. i think i have it on my parts list its way at the bottom try clicking on it its the cheapest i could get from ncix. not pretty but works lol. if you cant find the link here in the parts list try typing startech in ncix
no worries bro.. the case itself doesn't have any fan headers. my motherboard had only 2 fan headers, 1 with pwm for cpu and 1 without pwm (but the gigabyte software of my mobo is really good in controlling the speed of system fan even without pwm) i had to buy 2 splitters for the system fan header to be able to connect the 3 arctic case fans i put in
where to get free parts :(
+1 on the color combo!
that may be it
i guess im pretty safe so far. intel posts scary info that 65 degrees got me nervous. anyway thanks bud!
how do you mean? it should be lower since its locked?
thanks for this, just got worried cause of the65 degree.. i guess if i add 5 degrees then 70 degrees would be the actual safe cpu temp
thanks for the input bro i will try some other tests you've posted.
however, surprisingly as it may be, witcher 3 actually pushes the temp to around 65 degrees celcius too.
just wondering you think 70 degrees celcius is safe for this cpu? kinda nervous cause of what intel posted on their website for the max temp (65 degrees)
keyboard is a winner.. a bit chunky for a minimalist like myself. but if you're into "gaming" peripherals this is very nice. make sure you download the automatic turn on backlight keyboard app just type it in google. I like it since it has media controls (i usually spotify) so its so much easier to press something in the keyboard for volume and media control. the typing is awesome, though a bit clickity-clackity.
mouse is ok never had issues with buttons and scrolling or responsiveness but i dont really like wires and this one isn't braided. just bought it as placeholder until i get to convince myself to buy a good wireless one. if you don't mind the wire, and ok to re-select the dpi after each boot, i can honestly say its worth it with the bundle.
ok definitely not the gpu's fault for the motherboard temp.. i think its really the wide heatsink of the arctic 11 pro cpu hsf blocking something in the motherboard from proper air circulation. if it doesn't hurt the temps of everything else then i guess i don't have to mind it for now. but definitely looking at gpu watercooling
no worries :) the g10 just works as a bracket so thinking of throwing in the cheapest aio cooler with it but its still gonna be at least $100-130 here in canada.. so will continue to punish it before the return expires after that and maybe when i get a 2nd job haha
it is now isn't it hahaha one way or another :P for the price i got it at def is
no.. its dirt cheap at $35 after rebate so they only put hard plastic feet
i don't think its just a lil more. it may perform WAY better but i bet its also WAY more expensive. check out how much i got the r9 290 from newegg
yup the foam's basically hollow in the middle and the 4 plastic feet of the case are right on the edges
Haha i get you. Well the noise i think is mostly cause of my gpu i think. And with limited tablespace had to keep it down (and also helps to move tho noise farther away from my ears) so the foam for now does the trick ghetto rigging from parts packaging. Looking to buy actual soft foam/rubber feet in the future
Yup thinking of the kraken g10 gpu bracket to maybe keep the gpu noise down
Thanks! I know i had pcpartpicker to thank for that. All the shippers listed were great, given i only ordered from ncix newegg and directcanada
Haha yup surprised with the sound reduction really you gotta try it out if you got hardwood floors. I just cut out the rear to let the psu breathe
Yea thats what i was thinking a kraken g10 + a cheap corsair hydro. will cost at least $100+ though. Hopefully soon maybe haha still feeling the dent on my bank account
What growliff said :)
Also you can ask builders with that specific part /combination of parts too for any concern since they would actually have experience in that specific part or build
Try it for sound muffling for real. Like i can hear the wood floor vibrating a little. But when i put it up the soft gray foam i swear by it its waaay more silent
Thanks.. Still sounds like a jet engine cause of the 290 though.. Thats the only let down ive had for the build (and the question of why my motherboard's temperature spiked ever since i put in more fans ans changed cpu hsf)
Thanks! Its actually super cheap if you consider it actually includes EVERYTHING except speakers since i already have that and a nice audiotechnica ref headphones. Some builds here just list the price for the tower and no os even.
I posted it a few hours ago
Nope. My original plan was to get gtx 960 for low power gaming, but a refurb from newegg came up and cheaper than the gtx 960 so obviously i bit that haha
Thanks! Yea really pulling my hair out and contemplating on trying out a tower cooler? What do u think? Or save up and change the gpu or upgrade to kraken g10 and keep the 290?
Yup what northkinhang said. Basically spent days reading and youtubing lol came down with that conclusion. And yup with the goal (high/ultra 1080p gaming) no hiccups so far witcher 3 and fallout 4 at 60 fps
Its actually $100 Canadian cheaper
Aw wrong post sorry :p
Best picture was the dog imo
Oh really? I didn't know about that. Will try and do some ore research then. Thanks!
The ssd is kind of a must for me cause i wont be just using it for gaming its gonna be my bed, sheets, chair, table, pc. The skylake i5's are about $80 more but i do see what you're saying about the ssd.. Maybe i can put it down to a 120gb ssd and a 1tb hdd then add the diff to the cpu or gpu
You makena very good point. Though this would also be where I'll be reading pdf review books, watching movies and basically all other computer stuff.
Just with researching most reputable review guys say unless overclocking, or using some amd gpus, or going overboard with cooling and lights, 400-600 is about right with good room to spare.