Beautiful build, sir. Have you tried overclocking that Zotac 1070 much?
Hey, better late than never ;) Thanks!
Your OCD is commendable, that is about the cleanest looking build I've ever seen. +1
Love this. Would highly recommend some Thermaltake Riing fans to go along with it and that new Corsair Vengeance LED RAM.
Also, what mods did you make to the Enthoo Pro M to allow for the vertical GPU mount, did you cut a vertical slot in the back of the case for the GPU I/O or something?
Well, if you insist :)
I covet your PC so hard right now. Well done, good sir.
Ha, I see something awesome and want to completely rebuild my rig probably about once a week. If it weren't for the wifey I'd be in the exact same boat as you, methinks.
+1 for zip tie SSD mount. Slash I actually kinda like the orange SLI bridge, nice contrast.
Killed it. My +1 is yours, do with it as you will.
So fresh and so clean, clean.
Seriously though, that Dark Rock 3 Pro is a thing of beauty. I wonder if it would fit in my Enthoo Evolv mATX...
RealTemp is indeed free, it's a very useful utility and I would highly recommend it.
And you're right, I definitely wouldn't count on an AIO liquid cooler lasting 7 years without any problems, but at the same time the components in my PC rarely last more than 2 years before being swapped out for new tech anyways :) If you're looking for long term reliability and minimal maintenance I wholeheartedly agree, go with an air cooler! Some of them actually compete pretty well with AIO liquid coolers in terms of cooling performance, as long as your case can handle the size and you've got some good low profile RAM.
I'm pretty sure your first build looks 100x better than my first build did, nice work! Although I have to offer a counterpoint to your family's opinion on the H105. I've had mine for almost two years now and it's been rock solid, strapped it to my GTX 970 for awhile and now it's on my 5820k. The only air cooler I'd consider swapping it out for is probably the Dark Rock 3, but that's just me.
Also on the cooler orientation, try using a program like RealTemp to monitor your CPU temps at idle and under load and see if you're comfortable with the results (if you haven't already). If temps seem like they're in control then don't worry about it, but if they get scary high (i.e. pushing 90 C) then consider orienting from front to back maybe with another fan in push/pull and see if that helps, or check your TIM application and re-apply.
mmmm dat monitor doe.
So much win in this build, I just can't even right now.
1 MILLION dollars...
A work of art, very nicely done. +1 for sure.
That is beyond clean, love it. Where did you get the sleeved cables?
Thank you, sir!
+7 for awesome.
Love this, don't see enough green builds and I'm sick of red. Also, moar pictorals. +1
THIS! YES! SO MUCH YES! LOVE! YES!
She's a beaut. At the risk of sounding like a copy cat I'll second what everyone else said about sleeved cables: do it. That's the only thing missing from an otherwise flawless build. Also, all hail the glorious PC master race.
It's actually not a card, that's the fin array for the heatsink mounted on the mobo's Northbridge.
+1 for perfection.
I will punch every spreadsheet in the face.
Also, sweet build +1
+1 Very nicely done and super clean, looks like money well spent to me :) Enjoy your rig, looks like it should serve you well for years to come.
+1 for awesome.
So on a scale of 1 to the best, how would you rate that Dell P2415Q? Seems like a pretty compelling deal for a 4K monitor, I'm intrigued.
She's a beaut, fantastic job! Is the Hue+ worth the $60 in your opinion? I'm really tempted to pick one up, but that price tag has me second guessing.
Haha thanks. I've built 3 different ATX systems in mid-tower cases before this one (Zalman MS1000, Corsair 500R, and Corsair C70). The biggest challenges for me moving to mATX with the Evolv were airflow management and space for extra storage. The Evolv doesn't exhaust hot air very well through the slits in the top of the case, and that's the only place I can put the H105 now that I've swapped the EVGA GTX 970 out for an Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix (which is a freaking massive card, holy cow). The 980 Ti barely fits lengthwise, and it's so wide that I can't put my HDD on the vertical mount at the front behind the intake fans. The only other place available for additional storage is under the shroud in front of the PSU, but fitting the HDD caddy in there is pretty difficult with all of the cables coming out of the front of the PSU. I got sleeved cables and they're a bit more flexible so it wasn't too bad, but you might have a hard time fitting extra HDDs down there with the standard issue cables that come with most PSUs. So overall, I love the compact size of mATX and being able to put my PC on top of my desk without wondering if my desk is sturdy enough to support it, but it comes at the expense of less flexibility in terms of additional storage and sub-optimal airflow at times.
Thanks, highly recommend the case, it's a pleasure to work in and the build quality is top notch. Going on two years with the M550s and they've been doing great for me, so I'll offer up my own anecdotal evidence as a counterpoint to yours :) I'll keep riding them out until NVMe V-NAND products become more mainstream and drop in price or the M550s crap out on me, whichever comes first.
Sweet build, looks like it came together nicely. I'm loving the white camo Ballistix in particular, it looks awesome (and you can't go wrong with Crucial RAM, that's good stuff). +1
Your build is a work of art, beautiful photography.
+1 fo sho
YES. That UV lighting is sick dope awesome, you nailed it. NAILED IT. Bravo.
such computer, very +1
many graphics, so amaze
Wow, this build is so clean. In fact it's so clean I imagine if Mr. Clean built a computer it would look just like this one.... Wait a second, Mr. Clean's first name is Jack?!
So much POWAAAAH! And who cares if it runs hot, the most important thing is it looks good, right?
Inwin 901, so hot right now. Inwin 901.
It would seem we have similar tastes, I like your style :)
I bought it off Amazon. MetroRestyling is also a good source. Make sure to avoid the 3M series 1080 CF vinyl, that stuff looks like crap. The good stuff is the 3M DI-NOC, part number 3M-CA421.
Mmmmm I love me some carbon fiber, did the same thing on my last build. Fantastic job for your first build, the interior lighting looks sick with those LEDs. +1 for sure.
Such computer, very amaze. Wow!
I kinda like that you have all the cables bundled up front and center, it still looks clean. Sweet build!
Good catch, I didn't notice that when I was putting the parts list together. Fixed.
I used two different sets (both bought off Amazon): BitFenix BFA-ACL-30WK15-RP and NZXT CB-LED20-WT. The BitFenix LEDs are a 30cm long strip with an adhesive back, they're extremely bright and look great. The NZXT LEDs are more of a rope (a couple of feet long) and take up a mobo slot because there's a small PCB to enable adjustable brightness and a power switch.
Yeah, it's carbon fiber fiber vinyl, looks just as good and doesn't cost a fortune :)
I'm with tiny_voices on this one, that PSU is crap and you're taking a huge risk by using it in your system. I know you don't want to hear it, but we're just trying to help you out. Just check out the reviews on Amazon from people that bought it (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGFJZ6E/?tag=pcpapi-20) - 6 reviews, all one star because the PSU is a disaster waiting to happen. Just because nothing has happened yet doesn't mean nothing can, and based on reviews online the probability of something bad happening seems rather high.
-1 because you posted a build on a website where the express purpose of doing so is to receive feedback from others and then you turn around and attack people for giving you feedback you don't like. Check yourself and recognize the collective wisdom of everyone on this website that is trying to help you.
Also, cable management. Please.