Sorry to alarm you. I meant that when you flick off the PSU power switch, it shuts off all current to components. For Fast Boot to work, there has to be some current in the motherboard. This is why the motherboard takes longer to POST when you flick off the power switch. Nothing to worry about. On a side note, always cut off power, then drain the system by holding the power button down for 7 seconds before touching contacts on any components. I've fried a board before by not following that!
Absolutely gorgeous! Can definitely see the time and dedication put in her. As for the motherboard, pretty much all Asus and other overclocking boards do that after they're drained of current.
Yes, you are right, I did. I ended up having to reset CMOS (button near I/O, hold for 7 seconds). I used the BIOS Flashback tool to update the BIOS to the latest version. This happened to me even though I had already updated BIOS with a second gen Ryzen processor. Try using only one stick (try the second one if the first doesn't work) and in different slots, resetting CMOS each time.
I went ahead and tested this out just for you. I'm including a picture at the end. It did take a while longer than usual, but I was able to install both TridentZ sticks into the first and second slots. It is tight, but not enough to discourage me if I were to install 4 sticks. Also, the Kraken's fans are WAY too loud. Had I known how loud they are, I would've just gone with an air cooler. Of course, replacing the fans with something quieter is always an option, but that increases the cost of an already costly cooler.
Yeah, I ended up buying it as well, for about US$300 with the coupon. I'm using it in a dual monitor setup along with a 21" Acer. For some reason, this monitor goes black every time I launch a game or graphics benchmark. I ended up returning the first unit, but the second one they sent me has the same issue! Currently trying to see if the issue is maybe being caused by my XFX RX 580 or EVGA G3 PSU.
I know, I know, it's a little underwhelming. I have the Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD on the way. It's a 27" 1440p 144 Hz FreeSync display, but because of that I'm gonna have to upgrade the RX 580 sometime soon as well. I'm still in high school, so money is a little hard to come by.
Yep, go ahead.
Thank you! Not bad yourself.
Awesome build! In the process of building something quite similar (but ATX). How's that Viewsonic monitor though? Any thoughts? Looking for a cheap 1440p 144 Hz FreeSync display myself.
All the best!
Yeah man, this case was a bit of a headache for me. It gets really dusty even though Phanteks got mostly everything else right with it. I guess it's just the nature of the ITX beast. Cramming things in tight spaces can be challenging.
Evolv ITX supports 2x120mm in the front, 2x140mm or 2x120mm at the top, and 1x140mm or 1x120mm at the rear.
This case really struggles with adequately cooling the GPU as the PSU shroud is right up against it. I effectively had to run the GPU fans at higher (and louder) speeds, which is why I decided to sell parts of this build and go ATX. The card has to be exactly 2 slots wide for any chance of it fitting and comparing pictures of my XFX RX 580 GTS and your XFX RX 5700 XT Thicc III, I don't think it will fit as it's noticeably taller than its slot.
Didn't really expect any😂
That's neat. I gave up on all that and ended up using some zip ties.
You've got a pretty solid build, better than mine even! I was thinking if you could help me. I've got the same Phanteks case and fans. I want to mount both 140mm fans in the front, but the black screws are too short and the white rubber screws are too thick and don't pass through the case. How did you do it?
Beautiful eye candy! Just one question though. Do those fans have enough static pressure for radiators?
Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. I have a feeling you might need it...
RGB eye candy! Great build, but I was wondering why you chose the Kraken X42 over a dual rad like the X52 or X62 as they offer better temps?
No, it's quite good, but I was actually speaking for myself. XD
Say, you entered the competition with a good build and won. Like what will happen? How would MSI and PcPartPicker know you're not 18? And if they know, couldn't your parents claim it for you?
Oh yes they are. Even the "960" Pro are here.
250 GB: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZNBrxr/samsung-960-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e250
500 GB: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ykbkcf/samsung-960-evo-500gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e500
1 TB: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cyxFT/samsung-960-evo-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-v6e1t0
You could've spent more than a thousand dollars more... The budget was $3000.
That clears up do much. Thanks!
Great build! Nice choice going Intel. It looks like you have the Asus Gaming Pro Aura motherboard, but you've selected the Asus Z170-K in the part list. You also have two RAM sticks rather than 1, as indicated by your part list. That overkill PSU made me laugh though. +1
+1. That's such a clean first build! Congrats on getting Featured!
Well, I'd recommend the Samsung 850 Evo 128 or 250 GB. Just store Windows and a few games on it. You don't need a higher capacity as the price is too much after that. If the Samsung is too expensive, you could go with Crucial MX300, Intel 540s, Sandisk X400. If you go with some other, just be sure to read reviews before you purchase.
For a future upgrade, you should really look into getting an SSD. You'll notice tremendous improvements in your boot times. That's a killer graphics card. Love the cooler. Great build +1.
What's that case? More description please!
The 850 Evo uses TLC NAND, while the 850 Pro uses MLC NAND. As you know, MLC is better but more expensive. The 850 Pro offers a longer life span (almost double) and marginally faster speeds than the Evo. It also uses a better controller. Don't concern yourself with this too much. Just get the 850 Evo. It'll last you a long while. Spend the extra cash on something else, like the graphics card.
> I selected the gold model because I gave up looking for the 4 TB black version
He put the Gold model in the list because he couldn't find the black one.
+1 for getting back into PC building and gaming!
Great build! Fantastic color scheme! More pictures would be nice.
You're a really enthusiastic builder! Love your build and thanks for providing all the details. Corsair 400C looks better in my opinion.
Great Build! Haven't seen a dedicated media editing/animation build in a while.
Great first build, especially the cooler! I'm just a bit curious as to why you went with the GTX 960 and not the RX 480 or GTX 1060.
You probably have the CRYORIG C7, not the H7. Awesome first build!
Great water loop!
Why do you want to get the H440? Isn't your Phanteks case supposed to be one of the best?