I bought it used from a friend; I know it was a great deal!!
Also, the gpu temps are what scare me, CPU temps are good with the single fan on the d15
I had a h100i v2 in my previous build and I was not impressed with the performance especially with the pump noise; the noctua is much quieter
A little but not much; I believe the fan is meant to be slightly raised like this because it is centered on the fin stack
nice! you will enjoy it I am sure, building is a lot of fun. What resolution are you going to be gaming at? 1080p? If so then yes this setup can likely handle those games on Ultra but from experience I can say that I would highly recommend a GTX 1070 over an Rx 580 especially because you can't get a good price on any AMD cards right now but also because the 1070 is just a better performing card and lately I have not had great experiences with AMD cards as of late. I actually sold this 580 and bought a GTX 1070 and at 1080p it can definitely handle ultra. I use an Acer Predator G-Sync monitor and I game at 1440p and I get around (or over) 60fps on most games on High/Ultra. If you have the money for it I highly recommend G-Sync as it makes up for most drops in frame rates and gaming is so smooth
thanks! this case was a joy to build in
thanks! the fans are growing on me too
thanks! this is my favorite case right now. I was tempted to go with the Corsair 570X but decided the Evolv was the best option; I am not disappointed
for sure; yeah the GPU situation right now is like nothing I have ever seen. super crazy
noise levels are actually quite good. I have this on my desk near my monitor and the noise does not bother me. This case has sound dampening and you can tell. Also, for this case I would HIGHLY recommend a FE (or other blower style) card because of the tight space/limited airflow to the GPU. With that said I wish you the best of luck finding a GPU right now that is not ridiculously overpriced because of the current cryptocurrency mining craze that is driving GPU prices through the roof!
yeah, as mentioned in the title for the build :-)
not when it's used for mining...
no trouble at all but it was a little tricky getting the cooler installed as I have large hands. I did not need to remove any heatsinks on the motherboard though.
yeah, this SSD is nothing special but not bad for the price. As this started out as a "budget build" I went with a cheaper SSD. My next build will have a 960 EVO
I had a previously purchased license for Windows 10 that I used. For this build I listed the actual prices I paid NOT the current retail prices
you did not read the entire "story" haha. I listed the prices that I paid for the parts not what they are currently selling for. I bought the monitor used from a friend for $300 (an amazing deal I know)
thanks! The Define Nano S is a great ITX case
yes, dust filter on the top and front
according to the video (for my current setup) if I move the Rad to the front my CPU temp will drop 1 degree and my GPU temp will rise 1 degree. THe rad in the front seems to make a much bigger difference when you use an open air (non blower style) card. In my case there is little difference because I am using a FE GTX 1070. I may still move my rad to the front and run with a push/pull setup
just curious, how would a front mount give me better temps on the GPU? CPU yes probably, but this would be pushing the warm air into the case. Right now i have the 3 front fans pulling in cool air
does not fit with the rad mounted on the top. I am considering moving the rad to the front but not sure. I always go with low profile memory to avoid any issues with clearance plus I got a deal on the memory (paid a lot less than the price shown)
yes but it would not fit with the rad on the top, it's a very tight fit with the low profile memory already also, I paid a lot less than what the price list shows for the low profile memory
true; something I might look into eventually but these cables sets usually cost over $90 and for the time being I have a hard time justifying that cost as I only paid $80 for the PSU haha. I have done custom sleeved cables before though and they do look great!
what about mine? lol. this case is one of my all time favorites to build in!
yeah, usually do. I am holding out for a i7-7700K and got the i5 for cheap; it's been great so far
I just purchased an EVGA GTX 1070 Hybrid. It has the blower style cooler and an AIO liquid cooler; temps are great and I don;t have to worry about the PSU getting in the way. Thanks for the suggestion; turns out my temps were a little higher than I like
I am going to monitor temps a little closer now though so thanks for mentioning that. I will look into a blower style card. Have you had any problems with your gpu sagging?
not bad; yes it is a little tight but there is some space and the front 140mm fan is blowing directly at it
I appreciate the comment but so far my GPU temps have been fine; not noticing any high temps at all. What kind of fan setup did you have in your case? I have the 140mm front intake blowing directly onto the GPU
thanks! I am really liking this case and I was able to get it for $49.99 on newegg
the GS is still a decent PSU but the G2 series is built a little better and gets a very high score from JonnyGuru who is the authority on PSUs. Plus the G2 has a 7-10 year warranty. you will be fine with the GS though
yes but with this case a blower style cooler is highly recommended because otherwise you are blowing the hot air into the already air flow restricted case. I have built in this case as well as the previous version of it and temps were an issue for me. SO it basically comes down to a little worse cooling for the GPU but better temps for everything else. As long as you don't try to OC the GPU (not a great idea to OC anything in this case) then the card can handle the temps as it is designed to do so. As a rule of thumb I would not recommend trying to overclock a CPU on a board that is not really designed to do so (with the G3258 being one of the only exceptions to the rule)
agreed, but the parts shown here are listed in USD and on newegg you can get a 6GB GTX 1060 for $249.99 so mohamed97 poses an excellent question
what mohamed97 means is that you can get a GTX 1060 6GB version for that same price and benchmarks shows that it beats the RX480 in performance. I think a better question would be, why did he not go with a GPU that has a blower style cooler for this case. I have built in this case before and heat is definitely an issue. I would highly recommend a GPU with a cooler that expels the heat OUT of the case. I hold no allegiance to AMD or Nvidia but if I can get a card that out performs another card for the same price then why not? No one said it was a dumb move; just trying to figure out the reasoning behind the choice. Also, no one will "give him crap" for using a locked CPU (non K) because in small cases like this overclocking is not a great idea anyways; plus his motherboard does not support overclocking...
right! I wish i had the income level where I considered a $1500+ computer to be "mid tier". My kids will be saving up to pay for their own pcs (with a little help from me)
looks great but I am not sure I would consider it a "mid-tier computer". I have similar specs in my machine (minus the g-sync monitor) and I would consider it to be on the low end of high end. Mid tier would be an i5 without a $900 monitor
nice looking build overall (although I would recommend the Supernova G2 PSUs over the GS series) but I have to ask; whats with the Armour-all Detailer spray?
glad to hear it! let me know if you post your build on here. I would love to see it
Looks great! I am working on a very similar build and I was wondering if the 80mm exhaust fans make much of a difference or not. are they worth it?
many parts of this build are "overkill" but that is joy of building a custom gaming pc :-)
Looks great! Please tell me you have a sick 1440p+ monitor?!
I have 2x AF140s in the front as intake and one in the rear as exhaust. I did not have the packaging for the 3rd AF140. You are correct; I used the 2x SP120s for the H100i
If you can get it at a godd price definitely go for the 6700K; excellent CPU and the 650W Supernova G2 (make sure its the G2 not the GS) is a solid choice. the extra power will be great for overclocking. I only went with the 550W Supernova G2 because I have a locked cpu but with the 6700K the extra 100 watts will be nice
Thanks! I am really enjoying this case. The looks and build quality are outstanding
I originally started this build as a "budget build" but as it often goes that changed quickly lol. I was planning on using a Phanteks P400S case but I was disappointed by the inability to top mount my radiator
thanks! I appreciate it!
This case was great to build in
In this case there are only 2 mounting options in the front when using 140mm fans (can use 3x 120mm fans) plus the lower mounting points push air towards my gpu. With the CPU being air cooled it doesn't need air blown directly at it; my temps are outstanding!
Didn't check the wattage but I don't plan to go SLI; I always prefer to go with a single card solution and upgrade more frequently vs. going SLI. With an h170 motherboard I am pretty much running the best locked (as h170 does not support over locking) CPU available in the Lga 1151 socket. This PSU is very solid so I am not worried about it. Pcpartpicker shows me at 370 watt so for this build 550 is plenty. I could even go with a gtx 1080 with this PSU no problem. I am often baffled by people that get 800+ watt psus with locked CPUs; no need.
always an option down the road (I change components A LOT lol) and I agree. I got such amazing deals on the 6700 and the H170 mobo. I got them both for $300 total so I could not pass it up