So this is my 2nd build i decide to go with the 4790k instead of the skylake, i really only built this because i loved the Phantek so much that I decided to build a completely new build with it and it turned out great!
If I may point out, on that motherboard, the top PCI-e x16 slot will run at x16 speed if the GPU is connected there. The current PCI-e x16 slot your 960 is connected to will only run it at x8 speed. It is a common practice for motherboards to put highest speed PCI-e slot closer to the CPU socket.
Your GPU is positioned there because the USB 3.0 cable is in the way? Try wiring the cable through the top rubber padding thing instead.
Everything else looks pretty alright, good work man.
(Yes I did take 10 mins to search that motherboard's manual.pdf online.)
Oh my! Thank you so much I really appreciate it! Feeling more and more thankful that I posted my build now
Dat Build= FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL
I have the exact same processor and im going to get the same cooler im on an nh d15 with 3 fans and unfortuately it isnt cutting it becuase i live in a dessert so its not cutting it.......
Can you tell me your temps of your 4790k???
If I may ask, since the Hue plus use's the usb 3.0 how did you connect it?
Naaw, Hue+ uses USB 2.0 internal connector.
I agree with you for OCD and aesthetic purposes but he isn't going to saturate the PCI bandwidth even if he uses that lane. They are all PCI 3.0 slots which provides more than enough bandwidth. He would probably even be fine when running a more demanding card like a 980 ti. If it were 2.0, I would worry a bit.
Good parts but umm, I think you have the fans on the H115 backwards. what that is doing is pulling in hot air from the radiator back into your case instead of exhausting it which it should be doing. Probably be best if you flipped the fans around
i should put the fans above the radiator?
umm this is just personal, but I'm more used to seeing the top fans blowing out the top. the position is right, the fans should be on the bottom imo but I think you have the airflow direction backwards is what I was thinking.
in you current set up it's sucking in air from the top, through the radiator which is "hot" so you are blowing hot air into your case. I'm more used to seeing the top radiator sucking in air from inside the case, through the radiator and then exhausting out all that hot air through the top.
perhaps someone will have an argument to say it makes no difference, but I'm just used to seeing it set up as an exhaust rather than intake on the top.
good build nonetheless!
oooh okay, the purpose was to suck in air from outside of the case into the case because my room tends to get hot during the summer and I didn't want my room getting any hotter, especially because the PC is right next to me, what I'm not sure about is if the fans should be on top of the radiator or below it.
But the purpose is to intake air from outside the case rather than blowing out hot air
Yeah you definitely want to flip the fans so the "ugly side" is facing upwards. You do not want to be pulling the hot air from the fins of the radiator down into your case.
If your room gets warm you would benefit from a high exhaust setup. Your front fans are pulling in air to cool your components, so you'd have more fans expelling hot air than bringing in cooler air, which is fine.
Also love that case to death. My main rig is housed in that beauty as well.
Alright thanks for the opinion I'll turn my radiator to an exhaust and see how i like it! :D
The Case is a 10/10 for my Absolutely no regrets
Heh "ugly side"... If you want ugly fans just look at mine...those brown Noctuas haha ;)
Although now I'm considering it lol...
In the current position is fine. I have mine set up the same with the fans on the "bottom" ie push as opposed to pull (top), the temp difference is minimal. Enjoy your build! +1 :)
Why 4th gen on the CPU if I might ask?
Theres nothing wrong with haswell it performs just as good as skylake.
if I went with the skylake I would be spending more for my ram + MB, with 4 gen and my current setup is actually more than satisfying for me.
Although i plan on adding a 980ti windforce
It's ok, devil's canyon is good for at least 4 years from now!
Well, theoretically speaking, it depends on what you use the CPU for and what you are planning on doing to it...
I play a lot of games, from Csgo to Black desert. I dont think I'm going to be overclocking anything since I have no clue how to and the videos that I watch sorta confuse me so I wont attempt to do something I dont feel comfortable in
Shame though I feel like it's a waste to not OC