That's fine, storage upgrade is easy anyway.
I see, you changed the corsair cxm 550w to an evga 650w. The 550w corsair one would have sufficed though, but evga is more reliable I guess? xD
Yeah please do I'm excited to see how your build turned out!
I am, very much actually! Hope you're enjoying yours too. Congrats on your build buddy! Cheers!
Yup! It comes with an intel stock cooler.
This is perfect! I have a suggestion though regarding your storage. For almost the same price you can have more storage by getting a lower capacity SSD say maybe 240GB one and then just get a 1TB HDD like a western digital caviar blue. Just make sure you install the OS in the SSD. That way you have more storage but still get to have faster boot times.
Thank you very much! Apologies for the very late response.
I'm sure you'll love the Mortar Arctic.
That's correct. Okay so from my personal opinion and by looking at reviews, here are some things to consider when choosing which card to get:
-generally a better card if you're only considering a single card build
-more power efficient
-SLI capable (2 RX480s almost equals a GTX1080 for a much lower cost)
-generally a better performer in dx12/vulkan
Both of the cards will be good for the next few years that's for sure. They can also handle the games you mentioned without breaking a sweat. With VR as part of your consideration, I would say both of them are VR ready although GTX 1060 slightly performs better in this department. Lastly, I think there should be no drawback in having an RX480 over the GTX1060 when doing what you mentioned.
I hope I this helps you even in the very slightest way xD
Good luck in making your build!
The ram only glows white but the same model is available in red, blue, yellow, green and orange led. Thank you!
We have the same motherboard,cpu,ssd and theme! Easy +1! May I ask though, why are you on 1600x900 resolution? Your build can, and will still slay anything at 1080p! :D
Definitely! If you plan on going for the black and white theme, then this mobo's aesthetics is perfect for you.
I've already done benchmarking using Unigine Heaven and Valley, you may view the results in the images I added. Thanks!
Totally agree with you on that one! I say go for it, you won't have any regrets. I've had no problems with them so far. The mobo temperature is stable at around 40 degrees even during prolonged gaming periods. If you don't plan on having a crossfire setup, you may want to consider the MSI B150m Bazooka Plus. It basically has the same specs as the mortar/mortar arctic but with only 1 PCI-E x16 slot.
WOW. Is all I can say xD +1 for the neat, mean machine build!
2133Mhz is the maximum RAM frequency supported by the B150 chipset mobos, so you got the perfect ones already. May I ask why you got a 750w PSU? I think a 500w one would have sufficed. The cable management may still be improved, but nice build nonetheless so +1!
Simple, yet powerful. For the witcher 3, you just have to turn nvidia hairworks off and leave all the rest at ultra. That should already give you the high 50s to 60fps.
I haven't benchmarked it yet, but will do! I'll let you know once I get the results.
Oh wow what a coincidence then! I wasn't able to consider the asus strix, but basing on the reviews I read just now I think it'll be as impressive as the sapphire, though it looks more aggressive.
I'm sure your build will be worth it! That's correct, you have to put it yourself by securing two screw slots. The leds on the back of the mobo are barely noticeable, but that's probably just because my fans are lighted as well. Thanks!
Thanks! The mobo is just amazing. It has a unique arctic design which really complements my black/white theme. It supports crossfire, so I might probably add a second gpu down the road.