Lovely build, please excuse my ignorance/confusion but what is in the top PCI slot? Thinking maybe sound card, couldn't see a reference on description or list...
Very nice, cheers for the info :)
Glad you do!
Out of interest are the front fan filters removable via only magnets or do you have to use screws also?
Agreed, purely workstation but without the need for multiple GPU's, fair amounts of storage yes, think mATX could pull it off... Thing is I've always built full ATX for myself and feel cautious about having a reduced number of PCIe slots, they often seem to find themselves filled with various add on cards over the life of the rig if you get what I mean :)
Stunning and powerful workhorse, loving it +1 all damn day.
In fact you've thrown a spanner the works, just started putting together a parts list for a micro atx box, maybe it will be another full size after all hmm....
Not true ;)
Yep on any 2011 square socket it certainly can, not 100% on narrow but no X99 boards use that as far as I'm aware... Great cooler, basically a U12S with a lovely 2011 specific mount, highly recommended :)
Wish more people started build with goals 1 and 2 in mind, or maybe I'm just showing my age! Lovely job +1
I'd suspect idle temp also!
Sorry for the late reply, have been away.
I can honestly say. and this is with a most fussy ear and many 'quiet' home builds I am very happy with the noise levels. The only part I would consider audible is the WD Red, this was pretty much unavoidable due to storage requirements but I'd do away with it if SSD's could meet my needs within a reasonable cost.
Not anything I'd specifically do differently, other than 32GB ram kit at least at the time that was one step over the budget as the same kit in 4x8 was £410, DDR4 prices are looking good right now though :)
Achieving the low noise level was actually easier than anticipated, although tweaking to achieve the
most minimal airflow whilst maintaining good temps took quite some time. My theory was in a home environment you will always have a certain amount of dust, and by keeping fan speeds to an absolute minimum dust build up will be lesser...
Hahaha that one tickled me.
Nice build and looks fittingly peaceful on the ear :)
Nice box and lovely calculator! Standard issue with integrated or discrete cards not allowing 3 HDMI/DVI outputs, your not the only one who's wasted money on a DP cable (and maybe an adapter too) :)
Rapid mode (think that is what it's called) is an option in Samsung Magician, seems strange you'd have that result without it enabled as the drive is rated for 500 MB/s write?
Must have rapid mode enabled, the 850 Evo M.2 is not a fast PCIe 3.0 x4 drive...
Or some kind of pole star...
All joking aside I found the video rather interesting, no more stressing about the 24 pin cable in my personal build!
How did you have this prophesy!?
Gonna stuff the case with all the junk on my desk now, and sleep in happy tidiness :)
Fair, thought I was spinning out! Or maybe just incredibly sad for noticing haha...
Serious unit, very tasty workstation indeed sir :)
The cooler mountings look like regular U12S's not the DXi4 variants in the part list, or are they narrow 2011 sockets?
Your storage selection is magnificent, you've achieved the dream of eliminating platter based HDD's but maintained reasonable space, never skimp on storage :)
Not a bad suggestion, forst time with a windows but I was hesitant to bunch any cabling on the other side and restrict airflow across the DIMMS...
Really doesn't, only thing I can fault about it... Prevented me from using it for a Micro X99 :(
Stunning box, love a good Lian Li :)
Sorry to say this board doesn't have a full speed x4 M.2 slot...
I like you storage selection very much :)
Not usually a fan of windowed side panels, this one on the other hand :)
Haha, more a Rosewood or Mahogany man myself ;)
Agreed, no disrespect of course but it is middle of the road at best...
An SSD, or three will benefit everyone :)
Simply stunning, how are your temps? Strongly considering the M1 for my next build, especially after seeing this :)
Not built in a solid Oak case for a while :)
My personal build has Noctua's and white :(
The build is for a friend, but I'd hasten a guess it will begin with P...
Also agree in regard to the undeniable reliability of air cooling. Personally I really like the distinctive Noctua colour scheme, but can totally see why it isn't for everyone...
Assuming you have a rear exhaust fan I'd strongly recommend switching the CPU cooler fan to the other side in a push configuration... Otherwise solid build for the budget :)
Must say I agree with this, although what is the front intake fan situation like on this case?
Yeah that is a big jump forward in platforms! $700 that is insane by the way I don't blame you... They do say patience is a virtue though ;)
Absolutely agree with you on the Skylake, to be honest I'm kinda holding out in hope of a desktop SKU with Iris Pro graphics, the lounge machine I'll be replacing is generally used for media consumption and would like to go small form factor without a dedicated GPU for the first time... What are the odds of that arriving before the August deadline for free upgrade of my second retail copy of Win 10 Pro is the real question!?
Exactly! Only getting 16 was my biggest mistake, but that was early when DDR4 prices were really high, and also moving from an older much less powerful platform the workflow was far more limited and it seemed at the time you would struggle to utilize as much... Bring out a 6 core CPU and fast storage these things change!
Haha fair play, more productivity and general system feel in day to day use I'm curious about, still interesting to hear some feedback, cheers!
Have a 5820K workstation (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/yG4CmG) which I'm certainly pretty happy with, no gaming here tho.. Just built my housemate a Z170 system but on i5, seems pretty decent, a very different animal but great temps and low power consumption, feel pretty inclined to replace my lounge box but leaning toward the i7 variant, just seems wrong going back to 4 threads you know ;)
Really nothing not to like here, seriously amazing job. Massive fan of air cooling and this shows how it can perform well and look stunning, no risk of pump failures or horrible pump noise :)
Nah I'd say with those front intakes best to keep as is, pull some heat from the VRM out the back :)
Serous workhorse right there, liking it a lot!
Hear you on the Noctua's, having tried a few other brands (not NZXT, so good to know cheers) I really can't bring myself to go with anything but nowadays...
Looks like you could really load this unit with some well cooled storage too :)
Is it mainly gaming you do or other tasks? Interested to know from some first hand experience how the two different platforms perform under Windows 10...
Agreed! Much appreciation for posting this Sir.
Nice to know that did it, yeah 2400 is the sweet spot for me too :)
Really damn tidy, sweet job :)
Real tidy and great choice of storage +1
Totally agree about your PSU relative to overall build, but the incorrectly listed 92mm Noctua does not scream any overclock, it runs pretty cool on my old 65W Phenom though :)
That explains your RAM OC problems, never mix kits as they are binned to work together as a set... Also 32GB on 3000 is quite a lot for an IMC that's technically rated for 2133, certainly possible but will depend on your CPU and say need a little tweaking :)
Haha I hear you. Yeah think it is gonna be a pretty interesting year for GPU's, guess only time will tell though...