Yea for the price it worked out well and allowed me to upgrade to the 1660 Super which isn't a big upgrade but I like to use Nvidia PhysX in some of my games and I prefer Nvidia drivers over AMD. I'm using a Freesync monitor/DisplayPort cable and was able to utilize the Gsync/Freesync capability.
How is she getting a display without a GPU and a CPU with no iGPU?
Some have gotten overclocks as high as 4ghz on that PSU.
Even L30 was able to get almost 3.8ghz. The 2400G doesn't use much even post overclocking and the PSU will handle up to 150W easy.
If it was a garbage PSU it wouldn't be in a Inwin product.
It's a good quality PSU and easily handles the 2400G + CPU/iGPU overclocking.
Does the build perform well at that resolution with the Division 2?
Nice build, I'm thinking of doing something very similar with the Chopin for a travel build. Vega 11 (the 2400G iGPU) does support Freesync so make sure that's enabled on AMD's software as well as in the monitor settings. That should help if your getting FPS dips in your games. Also after enabling Freesync if the games FPS are stable but look like there stuttering then changing the cable to Displayport should fix it.
Awesome build, this should be featured.
Doesn't really make sense to disable cores on a $500 CPU, the cooling should be enough to overclock near the 5ghz range. If your going to start disabling cores then the OP should of gone with the 9700K or 9600K and saved money.
"But I really liked the Meshify C Mini, so I took a hammer to the case. It fit."
Now that's custom!
Nice build, I'd recommend getting a fan hub and connecting all the case fans to it behind the motherboard/case or on the bottom near the PSU as this would help clean up those cables.
Too messy for a fully modular PSU.
Agreed, while you may not of gotten the best overclock in such a small case with a LP Noctua I would think a good quality Z370/Z390 board you'd be able to get somewhat close to 5ghz, maybe 4.7?
Sorry for the late answer, haven't logged in for awhile. So the 3-pack comes with the RGB fan hub that can control up to 4 fans so at the time there was no need for a splitter but then I got the RGB cooler so instead of using a splitter I was going to buy the larger CM RGB fan hub which I believe covers for 10 fans. If you use a splitter then you won't be able to change out the colors of the fans individually.
Agreed, if the OP was to sell those sticks for a 2X8gb kit @3200mhz (enable DOCP in BIOS) then they could see up to a 20 FPS increase in gaming performance and possibly a big improvement in rendering.
Downloaded the newest drivers (March 2018) and the system handles Fortnite well @medium settings @900P/60hz however Fortnite doesn't have SLI drivers so only one card is used. Unfortunately I think that's going to be the case with most of his kids games as SLI support isn't as good as it used to be. But it's still better then having both cards collect dust on the shelf and at least a single 550 ti is much better then the iGPU on the G5400 (HD 610).
There's holes between where the GPU is and PSU so some air can get through.
(see pic 4).
There usually only recommended for CPU/Memory compatibility and stability if your getting BSOD's. I've also had to update the BIOS as my previous motherboard PCIE slot for whatever reason couldn't read my 550 ti's.
Thanks for the info, yea that voltage is up there.
Nice build for the price, check Gigabyte's site for a BIOS update to allow overclocking on that CPU. If it's not out now then check every once in awhile as once it's OCed the performance bump is quite good.
Nice gift for dad, what AIO is that and what temps are you getting with that 9590 space heater?
What idle temp & load temp are you getting with the X62? Also what is ambient?
Yea it was a close call to get the 8100 over the G5400 but considering I'll be getting the 9600k by the end of the year I said the heck with it and saved like $40 with the G5400. Plus when I bought these parts was when pricing was getting high. The 8100 went from $100 to like $130 and even the 8400 that I looked at went from $179 to $200 but that's also kind of waste with a unlocked board. Essentially I wanted something a bit better then my previous 4770K @4.4ghz (1.25V) and the 9600K meets it as the boost clock is quite high and when I do overclock from what I hear 5ghz is pretty easy to achieve but well see what happens with my $20 Cryorig! And when I do make this swap I'll be making a budget build for my grandmother (FB/Web/Flash games) with the G5400.
He also probably had the compatibility filter turned off as PCPer wouldn't allow a FM2 CPU onto a H270 (1151) socket.
Thanks! Yea I wanted to keep this build as clean as possible.
Yup, the FTW is a excellent card, at some point I'm going to download EVGA PrecisionX and max out the power limit and let Nvidia GPU Boost do it's thing!
Thanks, yea I originally I was going to go with the Fractal Design Focus G White for around $50 but then I ran into shipping issues and didn't want to wait a few weeks to get it so I went to a local Microcenter and grabbed the H500. Then I wanted a bit more aesthetic so I grabbed those Thermaltake Riing fans which I'm loving. Enough to make it look nice without being obnoxiously bright and distracting.
For the price they can't be beat and still can handle some AAA gaming on a lower resolution.
You listed the wrong CPU, it should be the Intel i7-7700K.
I love the case mod!
Nice build, and with that 2600K @4.5ghz I'm sure the system performs great. For those that are saying this is a bottleneck it's not necessarily true, it comes down to the game and the monitor resolution and if RhinoNigel has a monitor above 1080P or is using Nvidia DSR then most of the gaming load will go onto the GPU over the CPU. Needless to say it's a good build for the price.
You may want to fix your details though, 331C is pretty hot for your idle CPU temp :P
I'm going to go through all my game settings. I think by leaving V-Sync off I'm just working my 780's harder then I need to but I need to test this with multiple games. I was leaving V-Sync off so that my FPS drops wouldn't go under 140 but even with V-Sync on they rarely drop to 135 so I think i'm good leaving it on for BF4. I tried last night with BF4 in Test Mode for around 10 min and I think the hotter 780 stayed under 70C but I was exhausted to I didn't pay enough attention lol. Also as far as adding in that AIO I don't think I have to room between the cards to do it, I'll just save the money for future upgrades. An I guess in my single player games I'll just match the settings/FPS to meet between 80-100 since anything above is pretty much pointless IMO, ill test this in Witcher 3. Also thanks for your help Zveir, your advice has been very helpful!
Well if I plan on holding out for a few more months for something substantially better then the 1070/1080 it might be worth it even if it only lowers the temps 10-15C. I already have the H80i and the bracket would only costs $40. So for $40 I can get lower temps and possibly overclock them to get a bit more FPS. Also I will say that at 80C the fan will run @100% which does get loud enough that sometimes I get feedback in the mic on TS. I have adjusted levels that mute out the sound better but then I have to yell into the mic. My last reason is because I absolutely love working on my build and improving it and I don't really have the money for full GPU/CPU upgrades so little stuff like this every once and awhile keeps me happy and busy lol. If I do this upgrade I will post new pics and temps.
Speaking of Hybrid, I have a spare Corsair H80i laying around. I might buy the Corsair HG10 N780 bracket and hook it up to my top 780, I know the bracket will fit but i'm not sure if the H80i wil fit into the bracket. Per Corsair it says it works on all Corsair Hydro Series but if I decide to buy it i'll end up driving to Microcenter which is about 2 hours away and don't want to waste the gas if there's an issue. I also need to figure out where to place it in the case, I could remove a couple of the HDD brackets and put it in the front or replace the 140mm in the rear and use it as exhaust.
I went back and looked at some reviews of 780 6gb SLI reviews and the difference is minimal between a single 1070 and the 780 SLI. I think i'm going to hold off until a 1080 ti or better comes out. As far as my buds with lower end GPU's I'll just go over there houses, reapply the thermal paste on the cards and overclock them. :)
Yea I hate that term as well and ppl need to educate themselves on how it works and how to fix it when it rarely happens. For Haswell/Devils Canyon there's also the option of the Xeon CPU's which are great as long as you have a dedicated GPU and pricing is reasonable. I always thought that if I fried my 4770K I would just grab Xeon E3 1231 V3 for around $240. It just sucks now that Intel stopped support for Xeons on standard MB's for Skylake, hopefully this is just a temporary move and will be back to normal when the next gen comes out.
Yea I'm not really for either, whatever gives me the best performance/price is typically what I go with but I am strict on heat and before I had the 780's I had a reference XFX R9 290 and that thing ran at 93C constantly which I know was safe but gaming in the summer was brutal and I hated having to run the A/C every time I gamed. Although if I do go AMD when I upgrade i'll probably go with Sapphire as they seem to make the coolest cards but the cards are massive. I'll look into selling my 780's online.
Well depending on how much you could get for both you could always upgrade to a single 1070 8gb once aftermarket companies put there better fans on them and factory overclock them. Considering the price for a 1070 is around $420 ill be lucky to sell mine for $100/per GPU, for that little i'll probably just give them to my friend and his son who have older GPU's and will need better hardware for BF1 this fall.
Very cool, like others have said "MOAR PICS!!!"
Thank you, yea the monitor is amazing although did you have a issue were the colors were off for like 2-3 weeks before they looked right? I had that issue and it was annoying but I guess it was just burn in time and now my colors are perfect. As for the 970 its still a great card and even if you did purchase a 780 6gb you really would need the second one to have the speed to fully utilize the 6gbs or have it highly OCed.
From what i've read you can use two of the older SLI bridges for the 10XX series. The temps on the CPU are from Prime95 Version 26.6 Small FFT's and the GPU temps are from Heaven benchmarks. For gaming loads temps are typically a few degrees C less. I still feel that even if I achieved 4.4 it still doesn't affect gaming that much, maybe only if the CPU is holding back the GPU and lets face it, its rare if it happens on a i7.
Those are so nice but it's hard to justify spending $30 on a SLI bridge when I have like 5 of the ones you get with the MB's. Plus if I do decide to grab SLI 1070's (EVGA Hybrids!) then i'll need to get that new dual bandwidth SLI bridge anyways. As far as my 4770K it's not the best OCer, 4.2ghz was the best I could do to keep the temp under 70C, going to 4.4 maxes my temp around 80C and TBH the performance increase just isn't really worth it. Knowing what I know now I regret not just grabbing the Xeon E3 1231 V3 and save like $100.
Thanks, yea at the same time it was either the 6gb's or Ti's which were around the same price. The reason I felt I needed to go SLI as well was the clock speed of the card wasn't actually fast enough to fully utilize the 6gb of VRAM for gaming, it was just brutal spending $1,040 on GPU's when my previous card was only like $200 lol.
The Xeon (with OC) is much faster and has a higher L2 Cache of 12MB then the Q6600. If light_cycle got the Xeon for a cheap price (or free!) then its worth swapping out the Q6600.
I agree, the cable management is very good considering the non-modular PSU.
Not bad considering it was a prebuilt and was worked on over the past 2 years, I just find it funny that your most expensive single part is your keyboard.
Nice build +1
I thought it was a bit odd as well on the CPU/GPU choice, might of been better to use a i7 or Xeon then grab that GTX 970 (or better). Although with the GTX 960 4gb to really utilize the extra vram for gaming adding in a second one (eventually) in SLI will help increase performance drastically.
Still, +1 for the father/son computer build and spiderman theme!