Could we get a picture of your HDD mirror please? Also how have you managed to kill so many?
Amazing build, drilling the vent on the side looks like it took a lot of patience, came out great!
Yep the lights on the GPU are RGB (Gigabyte software is needed to set the colour profile). Thanks, it's changed quite a bit since I posted my set up on here, might do an updated post sometime soon :)
Looks like the Obins Anne Pro. A decent budget wireless mech keyboard.
Nice looking build and setup. What games are you going to run on it?
Also I think you might have left the plastic on the GPU backplate.
They've been great so far. They move a lot of air when they ramp up and are fairly quiet when my system is idling. Plus Cryorig included quite a few accessories in the box (reaplacement rubber corners, rubber plugs to use instead of screws and a molex to fan adapter).
Given how much Lego cost these days, I bet the case would cost more than the CPU too! Great build jfish871, my lego spacemen salute you http://i.imgur.com/qb5dndZ.jpg
Thanks for the suggestion. I've overclocked it to around 70Hz but it won't go any higher than 72.
I'm still looking around for monitors and trying (and failing) to save up for a new monitor.
This is as close to perfect as I've ever seen! Both your build and the room/battlestation looks so clean and stylish.
Congrats on the feature man, must have been a no-brainer for the mods :)
Hey, I only play GTA5 from those games and so can't comment on the others but GTA runs great with settings at high/very high 1080p @ 70fps. I ran the benchmarks for you if you're interested (I put more info in the description): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCRjD58k8MA
Taking a look at your "noob" list the only thing I can see that I'd change is the GPU from a 1050ti to a RX480 if you can afford it. The gtx1060 was the same price as a RX480 when I built my system but they're a bit cheaper now I think and offer better value (though take with a pinch of salt as I'm in the UK).
Also if you could spring for it an extra stick of ram? Though that could be added later down the line if your budget is tight at the moment.
Hope this helps, good luck with your build :)
Hey, I'm happy with them and the only issues I've had is the coil whine on the 1060. If the coil whine is going to be an issue for you, I'd check this thread (https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/4tp83t/gtx_1060_coil_whine_incidence_survey/?st=iw2c4e2a&sh=cbd1e416). Other than that I've had no problems so far with either and they perform as you'd expect, though I don't really push my CPU much with my daily use, so maybe ask someone who does how they found the 6600K? Good luck with the build :)
Thanks! To power it there's a molex connector and to control it there's a USB2 connector that goes straight onto a header on the motherboard.
Cool, I've got some new speakers on the way so I'll be trying it out when they arrive. Thanks for the suggestion, hopefully it'll lead to cleaner cable management too.
Ahh that's annoying, it was his video on them that made me checkout the CAM software, I thought he might of tried to squeeze some content out of the installation hah. Good luck with it, I'm sure there's some way to do it :)
The monitor is 60Hz factory with 70Hz OC, but I plan on upgrading to either 1440p or 144Hz at some point. Whilst the 1060 might be over kill for 1080p at 60fps right now, it won't be in a year or two.
Ahh that should be fine then as there's like 100x40cm back there unoccupied. Would it be better on a little plinth type thing or straight on the carpet? Sorry for all the questions, I've never thought about the sub placement that much. I've got some new speakers coming soon and I'll be trying the placement out with them when they arrive :) Thanks!
Can do, but as I asked to someone who also suggested this; will it be ok since it will be behind a desk and it's already in an alcove (between a chimney breast and wall)? Thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks! It's the Asus VX229H. To be honest it's not ideal for gaming (5ms, 60Hz factory and 70Hz OC) but the colours do look great and the aestetics look great too (to me anyway).
Hey, I didn't use the adhesive on mine, luckily the placement of each strip is over metal and the magnets hold it up good enough. You could try cleaning the area you're going to stick the strips to with isopropyl alcohol to make sure there's no grease or debris and try to cable tie/loop the cables onto anchor points to reduce the weight pulling them down. Other than that I'm not really too sure what you could do, as adding anchor points to cable tie them would also likely rely on adhesive.
Did Jayztwocents do a build video for his SMA8 where he added the hue that you could checkout? Great looking case by the way, good luck with the strips.
Did you mean to ask this question on the NZXT giveaway build by any chance? From what I've seen other people say, it should be.
Wow, how long did that cable management take? It looks perfect, which I didn't think was possible with windows on both sides, yet you managed it! I definitely agree that the QDC lets the aesthetics down overall, although everything else looks that good, it's hard to notice it :)
The Ikea Dioder strips.
It's the Emperor desk by Piranha: https://www.piranhafurniture.com/emperor-graphite-black/
As far as home office desks go, it's brilliant. The MDF makes it difficult to screw stuff into it for mounting points, but it's strong. The only issue I've had is it doesn't like to move once it's built without being broken down into the two cabinets and desktop. I just bought some castors to replace the feet though and it now stays together when I need to pull it out.
Underneath would be behind the desk and it's already in an alcove, would this be an issue? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to speaker placement, so the suggestion is greatly appreciated!
Thank you :)
I got them from OverClockers, you can buy either a set of them or just each extension on their own; https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-extension-cable-combo-kit-red-cm-028-pt.html
I did originally order some off amazon but the seller sent me out poorly made imitation ones they said were "OEM"... I didn't think cables were something I'd have to worry about finding genuine versions of.
It's the Enthoo Pro M Acrylic, but the interior is very similar.
Thanks, I had no idea the cooler was disliked this much!
Ebay, it was new but unboxed (no marks on the sides of the IHS till I got my grubby mitts on it) and the seller had good feedback on high priced electronics, so I figured it was worth a gamble which has worked out luckily. Although it showed up in a tiny cardboard box with no fragile stickers on and my postman almost dropped it twice, giving me a mini heart attack.
Nice build! The colours and parts look really well coordinated, I love the look of the Cryorig in that case. Was your 1070 one of the newer EVGA ones that have the thermal pads already fitted or are you going to have to do it yourself?
Each to their own I guess :)
Is this what you're referring to with the hue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3mmfNErFWU
They didn't, the cables that come with the power supply are the standard type ones with a black mesh sleeve over each grouping, but they are all black which looked fine. The red cables are extensions that Phanteks do: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phanteks-extension-cable-combo-kit-red-cm-028-pt.html
I just took a look at your build and I see what you mean, it looks awesome! I wish I had the money for that Evolv case, the front angular lines on it are so pretty. I kept what angle I would have it in mind when planning where the strips go so that I don't get too much glare from being able to see them directly (which took a few re-plans with the odd lengths of wires).
The backplate ruined any other card for me, once I saw it every other card in the price range just looked ugly, which luckily stopped me from getting a EVGA SC one... the orange is one thing but flames....
You'll have to put some pictures up if you paint the card too!
Thanks! It's fairly quiet apart from the fans chirping away every now and then. I left the Asus software to configure the fan speed and it's hardly noticeable.
The Ikea Dioder strips. Thanks!
Sounds like a good plan. The pads they come with are really comfy, but I bet the velour would be even better.
Cheers. They're 'punchy' and have a clean sound to them which has really helped me appreciate how much goes into the sound production of a game! Playing BF4 with them the grenades and tanks really rumble the bass and footsteps still sounds clear and fairly directional (I'm a lot more cautious when I have them on anyway).
I run them through a little amp/dac (Fiio E10K) stuck to the under side of my desk and they really complement each other. They're my favorite headphones I've tried at this level (admittedly few though).
Ohh, aha. It's another overly complicated arrangement; two on the back of the desk facing the alcove, one on the shelf behind the monitor facing up and one under the desktop facing me so it illuminates the keyboard tray and my footrest area. Again the cabling for that was a nightmare, but Ikea give longer lengths of wires fortunately :)
I have one strip on the roof above the fans, two strips lining the back of the front panel (placed either side of the front intake fans) and the final strip I managed to put on the bottom of the case on the outside so it gives an underglow (which is on a separate channel so it can be left on if I want the main lights off). Because of the different size cables NZXT give you, it took longer to arrange than the rest of the cable management combined!
It's great, having just come from a laptop that was hitting 90C+ on occasion to this it's strange to not have to worry. NZXT CAM says I'm at 14C min and 36C max on the CPU since powering on last night and just running Chrome and such. The only issue is the fans chirp away regularly.
The Hyper 212 was only £18 cheaper when I looked and the ram was starting to increase in price, so I went with the cheapest I could find at 2666. Is there a noticeable difference between say 2666 and 3200? Thanks!
It's the Asus VX229H. To be honest it's not ideal for gaming (5ms, 60Hz factory and 70Hz OC) but the colours do look great and the aestetics look great (to me anyway). I'm hoping to go either 1440p or 144Hz sometime soon.
Thanks. They're just extensions that Phanteks do so they were pretty cheap. Plus with a window that big, how could I not!
I think I got the wallpaper from here: http://imgur.com/a/dbVN1
Yeah it's a great card otherwise, I think there might be an issue with the 1060 of this card though, as others on reddit have reported coil whine on it too. I'm just glad the orange is pointing down.
It bugged me at first too, but the rear exhaust is now pointed into an alcove and the LEDs help me to see the crap on my desk better than my lamp, so I've stuck with it.
I almost went with the hyper 212, but this popped up on sale and the price difference made it too tempting. 4.7 is pretty impressive on that cooler, congrats! And since you've already installed the 212, the V8 should be a bit easier to do since it's essentially the same mounting system (just less space for the spanner thing).
A bit of both, I slowly accumulated all the stuff I could test and make sure it wasn't DOA by watching ebay and looking out for promotional codes like a hawk. The CPU, mobo and hue+ were from individuals on ebay.
Thanks :) The shroud helps to hide the rats nest of wires back there.
It was the first component that arrived, I had a "WTF have I done" moment when I opened it's box.
No no, this isn't one of those USB flash drives with my mix tape on...
Seriously though the wind resistance is a concern if I want to squeeze an extra few Hz out.