Yes! $1500 is a lot more than its worth!
Oh that's really cool how you use the 960's in a vm, makes a lot of since now on why you chose the parts you did, cool interesting build you got!
Any reason why you went with these parts? I'n guessing this is a older build but why the 6850k for gaming? 64gb is a lot of ram, but my main question would be why the 2 960's at $389 each when something like a 1080ti even a year ago would have been around the same, plus the 960's don't even have a sli bridge so does the second gpu even affect gaming?
Please don't take this as hate, your build is actually very nice and looks quite good, also the push pull looks sick with how close the fans get to the gpu's imo, but why not add some extra info on why you chose your parts in the description and change the prices to what you paid cause i don't really believe you paid $800 on two 960's.
Ah wish i bought mine last year like you.
Were you the person that got that one for $50? I had been checking every other day and forgot that day :/
Been waiting for the cryorig c7 cu to get restocked for a few months, really hope they get through what ever is going on.
80c is on the hotter side of a gpus temp limit but still ok, looks like it might be time for a more aggressive fan curve or to replace the thermal paste.
I never would have expected that, thanks for the info!
Just watched the video, thanks for recommending it to me I would have never guessed that, one thing though is that he never ends up testing it with a rad, just says that he might go as far to recommend putting them as exhaust but he doesn't have any data to back this claim, did you end up testing your self to see if it did have a impact on temps? Overall though your temps are fine so I wouldn't worry to much about it.
It could be cause the fan are pushing air out of the case, i would recommended turning these around so you have them pulling air in through the radiator, should help cpu and gpu temps a little.
A rx580 8gb is right under $200 and will be your best "bang for buck" upgrade. A rx 570 would be cheaper if you want to save some money and also be a good upgrade.
Whats your current budget and what are you looking to get out of this upgrade? Gpu is where i would start, a extra 8gb of ram wouldn't hurt and isn't that much now days.
Can you post some photos of the build? Also how much for both 980ti's?
The 970 is still a very capable card for 1080p, for $100 its not bad but not something that would make you want to jump on it asap, ebay has sold listings around the same price and you get the paypal protection and its shipped to your door so.... IMO i would wait a little longer till you are closer to building your pc as the prices on 970's seem to be dropping a little overtime (sold mine almost 2 months ago for $110 and ebay was around $120) and a better deal might be posted.
I would second this, heck I would mind paying a few bucks to have it as a cool decoration.
This, i paid $205 for my 980ti classified and i personally think this is a little high, but the card you listed is a hybrid so...
Online it states that you can still get the $30 off.
You should be able to swap the graphics cards without any problems, but you will need to make sure the power supply will be enough to power it and that it will fit in your case.
Also Don't go with the 1050ti, at that price it's not a very good buy, for around the same price i would get a rx580 8gb or 1060 6gb.
Try to do some research on what would be more important cpu or gpu wise as you know exactly what you will be doing with your computer.
Dang! Well thanks for replying.
Do you have any more photos of what you had to to to the cooler and motherboard to make it work? Also how much of a difference did you notice going from the c7? I plan to use the same motherboard when i go sff and didn't know about this cooler till now, if there anyone else online you found that also used it?
Wait did you actually get $1335 for it or $535 (price shown on ebay)?
Under $60 is going to be tough for a white interior, the corsair 275r with a mail in rebate is right at $60 and iv'e heard that's a good case, maybe someone else can comment about a better case for the money?
Well there is a few options but what do you consider the budget price to be? A few that come to mind would be (in no order):
Corsair 460x white (with or without rgb)
Lian li o11dynamic White
Nzxt h500 White
Fractal Design meshify C White
Corsair Carbide Series 275R White
Would you be interested in selling it?
The 970 is still good for 2019 most games i played with mine had no problems, at 1080p 60. Recently sold mine for $100, $75 seems like a good deal for one.
If you are worried about buying used you can always stick with Evga, they allow the warranty to follow the Gpu so if the original owner only had it for a year you will get those 2 years of warranty (3 total years). One thing to note is bstock evga cards (refurbished cards from evga directly) don't transfer and for second hand users (anyone who buys used) the warranty starts from when it leaves the factory. If you are worried about the warranty length just ask the seller for the S/n and send a email to evga asking about the length, ive done this multiple times and they usually get back within the day. I bought a used evga 980ti two weeks ago and have had no problems with also the option of warranty cause mine still had some left. Just feel out the seller and make sure they are not trying to scam you or pull anything weird and you shouldn't have any problems.
Card on ebay is worth around $425 used, no where near $600, factor in fee's, and even less.
Thanks! I might do this later but right now i'm just happy to ave it quieter, but i will look into what could be done :)
I wish i purchased it at $140 too, sadly anything over $150 new is just to high for me so maybe one day.
Yea its my favorite sffpc case, can't find them for sale anywhere without breaking my wallet.
All of the lights and fans where spinning and he went over all connections, reseated the cpu and cmos battery. He bought the parts through amazon so hes returning the motherboard tomorrow and if that doesn't fix it then the cpu.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thanks for your help.
No you can use any gpu that will fit inside your case.
Do you still own the case?
I was looking into getting a new ryzen cpu and from what i could find online 8.1 is supported, i like 8.1 over 10 and would like to keep it but would i run into any problems?
It looks good with the 240 i just see a lot with the 360 so i thought i would ask, thanks for the reply.
So you got the gpu block for free and the cpu block for a really good deal, where are those people i would love to watercool my build! Looks really good though, any reason you didn't go with the 360mm reservoir?
Looking back on GN's tear down i see what you mean about all those screws, your card looks really good though and i can't even tell you painted it unless you look at the ftw logo.
Any reason you didn't remove the shroud when "painting" it? I know you mentioned a few risks but honestly from my experience it's quite easy (but iv'e never taking the ftw3 apart) to disassemble a Evga gpu. I'm asking cause i have thought about buying a used ftw3 and painting it white like your's and just wanted to know do you think if you did disassemble it would have turned out better?
Oh didn't realize it was for the business site, which is even sold out so i don't see why pcpp has it listed for $800. I don't think black friday will have any affect on prices, it usually doesn't and with them no longer making 1080ti's i don't see it happening saldy.
You can currently buy the ftw3 for $800, all op did was plasti-dip the shroud white to look like the white one.
Good to know but definitely not cheap.
You said it!
That size is amazing! Do you know if they make any am4 versions of that motherboard, would love to build one for my sister!
For air coolers you have the Arctic Accelero 3 / 4 and the Morpheus 2 And liquid cooling will limit you to something like a nzxt g12 and a 240mm or 280mm aio, a smaller aio word work but honestly with the tdp of a 1080ti i wouldn't recommend anything small than a 240mm. If you want you can check out my build which uses the older style g12 but it worked awesome and kept my high tdp r9 390 very quiet and cool link
If its from a friend you know i would buy it, hell for $400 if i could confirm it works i would buy it! Really though if it's a good friend they wouldn't sell you something that they knew would break and if you do run into any problems later on your friend should have a receipt that would need to claim warranty with. It's a great card and $400 is a great price, the turbo isn't known for having a good cooler on it but it's not something a aftermarket cooler can't fit.
Evga makes a aio kit for the Ftw3, also a few aftermarket air cooler exist, Alphacool also makes a aio kit for the ftw3 linked Here
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gc8Zxr/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc12dxbk I used it before and i thought it was a great cooler, kept my 4690k cool and i liked the look and price ($55) I'm not sure if it supports am4 though.
Cpu: You don't need/ have the budget for a i7, the 2600 is a great cpu for the money, with the motherboard future proofing any upgrades later on and it comes with a great cooler, overclocking supported.
Motherboard: Good for the price and is with the new second gen amd motherboards.
Ram: You really should try to get 16gb imo, i went from 8gb to 16gb and never looked back.
Storage: 1tb hard drive is standard for any build, the ssd is nice but does take the build a little over budget, you could always add one later, if storage capacity isn't very high you could look into getting a 500gb ssd instead of the hard drive and add more space later on if needed.
Gpu: 1070 is still very good for the money, this is one of the best 1070's and is only $10 more than the cheapest one, also is from Evga so that's nice.
Power supply: Used one in a build and a friends build, good for the money and as a little more wattage.
What if you get a card used for gaming? It doesn't really matter as you have the 1 year of warranty and mining doesn't make a gpu perform worse or have a huge affect on the gpu's life span, most miners take better care of gpu's then gamers.