Its been hot in my area lately but here are some temps.
This is currently the family PC, used for gaming, education and occasionally for work.
The distro-plate was a lot sturdier than I expected. My concern was cracking the material if I applied to much torque when tightening down the fittings. I highly recommend using a distro-plate, it gives the build a cleaner look.
I'm liking the unreleased Phanteks 217/217s. If I were to build a new system I'd probably wait for that case to release.
The case is definitely bigger than both consoles combined. Due to the tempered glass and potential weight of the system it wouldn't be practical to travel with it.
It isn't clean, but I'll try to post some pics up in a few days.
You can find the tubing at performance-pcs.com. Here is a link to the actual tubing I used.
I'll do that. Thanks for the tip!
That would be cool, but there are a lot of other nice builds out there too.
Actually just browsing their site, the sale is back up again and ends on 5/23.
Newegg had it for $30 off MSRP with an additional 30% coupon code a few weeks back. It also helped that I had a gift card laying around dropping the price to less than half. This was the biggest deciding factor of starting the build.
I would, but I'm having trouble locating the Lian Li wall mount. It looks like performance-pcs sells them, but hasn't had any in stock for awhile.
np and thanks!
Canon EOS rebel SL1
Yup, anytime the PC is on the LEDS are always on as well. For the window you just need to be careful when cleaning it. There are very few hairline scratches.
LEDs work fine and Window still looks clean.
Glad you like the photos. I used a Canon Rebel T1i. Just had good natural lighting in the room I was in and had it setup on a tripod. I just had the camera on the no-flash setting.
I just use an external optical drive (USB) in the small chance that I need to use one.
Thanks, glad you liked it. The radiator is sitting outside just under the top cover. The screws are long enough to go through the fan > top of case > radiator. There is enough hold for it to stay in place. Let me know if you have any other questions =).
It was off for pictures only. Otherwise the panel is always on.
It's sitting right behind the reservoir/pump. The top of the ssd is covered by a DI-NOC carbon fiber wrap.
I got the cables from MainFrame Customs. They are just extensions so they are simple to install.
I personally like the a40s. They are light weight and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. The design allows my ears to breath. These were replacements for my dying logitech g930s which caused my ears to sweat and became uncomfortable after about an hour of use.
I got lucky and found it on ebay for under $50 shipped.
It was red.
Unfortunately I've parted out this system some time ago and put together this build.
At the top of my stairs I have a storage cabinet sitting under a window. Shots were taken with natural sunlight coming through the window covered by white blinds giving off a soft white light. Its a fairly small space and I have to take the photos at a certain time of day just to get the right amount of light.
Eventually I want to upgrade to a small studio setup with a proper backdrop and some lighting. I'm still an amateur so I need to do more research to see what I need.
I got it off ebay, including shipping it fell just under $50.
This is one of the best builds I have ever seen. Great work!
I picked it up off of ebay for $46.97 which included shipping. I got lucky at the time since most auctions were going for ~$200 and the one I scooped up was being sold in the US. It looks like the price has come down a bit since then.
At idle the top card is @ 35 °C and the bottom card is @ 32 °C. After Running 3DMark Firestrike Ultra I get top @ 73 °C and bottom @ 64 °C. GPU utilization at 99% for both cards.
Yeah, I found instructions on LinusTechTips forums, http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/325424-making-the-led-on-asus-gtx-980-matrix-always-red/. I may try this eventually.
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, I've parted out the system and have gone a different route.
I got them from MAINFrame Customs.
The only issues I had were routing the extensions for the 4x 8pin PCIe cables through the hole in the PSU shroud. The cables are a bit stiff and took some fiddling to get them to sit properly. Other than that there was plenty of room to route the other extensions behind the motherboard tray.
I've posted additional pics.
It's the 2-way SLI bridge.
I've been a fan of the Asus ROG brand and their color scheme, so it was an easy decision for me to go with black/red. The majority of my builds have been black/red. If i were to do another I would most likely try a white/blue build. The white Noctis would defiantly be a top choice... unless they were to release something even better.
I was thinking about getting the H440, but went straight for the Noctis 450 when it was announced. The white version of the Noctis would be sweet, plenty of parts to choose from to match a build with that case .
I like the case for its aesthetics and feature set. In regards to the finish; while handling the case it can pick up light scratches from finger nails and collects dust easily. However, it can be wiped away with a microfiber clothe. I do have a scratch on the front lower panel (can be seen on first pic) which smoothed away the matte finish. The metal pieces are a decent thickness and not flimsy at all. For the price and what you get, its well worth it.
I can't really hear the pump with all the fans spinning in the case. The stock H110i GT fans get pretty loud. So much so I can hear the side panel rattle a little. I'll have to place some padding on certain parts of the case.
I used a Canon EOS Rebel SL1.
I would of loved to go X99, but for the jump in price for the specific parts I wanted, I would have gone past my budget.
There are 3 more of the same type fan in the front. I would swap out the H110i GT fans but can't find anything spec wise to replace it and match the other fans.
I'll take some extra shots with the complete setup sitting on a desk.
Thanks for the tip, I'll give that a shot.
I'll try taking a couple of shots and post 'em up.
I'll see what I can do. Still trying to figure out how to take darker pictures with the PC lights on. They usually come out grainy and the lighting too bright.