Very unique idea, I like it.
I smell a feature...
This is insane.
This needs a feature ASAP!!! Truly stunning, i've always love the idea of fitting high performance parts and cooling into such a small space. Great job! Very clean!
Beautiful. We need more elegant, sleek builds like this. Too many raving disco builds going around haha.
Both will suffice perfectly fine for htc vive. But honestly, since the gtx 1080 costs only around $50ish more than a 1070 ti, and you get 8gb of GDDR5X over GDDR5, I would go with the 1080.
Like others have stated, either will suffice for just gaming. But honestly, they're both overkill at the same time. You could save some money and go with something like an i5-8600k.
Depends on the Processors difference in power. You won't be able to achieve 8600k performance out of something like a 6700k. Their two completely different architectures. The 8600k is simply always going to be faster due to advancements in processing technology. If you compare two CPUs that are more closely related however, you could get CPU B to perform the same as cpu A.
Very clean! Can I have it? Haha.
This is crazy! Insane setup, great job on the wall mounted PC.
By the looks of the size of that fan, and the height and the ram, you may experience some issues. But why that cooler, you could always go for something like a cooler master 212 evo or other cooler for cheaper,
More pictures if possible please. Love the orange and black color scheme.
Also, I don't mean to keep bothering you, but do you know which retailers I may be able to buy it from?
Alright, thanks for the info. I've been looking for a slime 140mm fan for so long. The only ones I can find have 120mm mounting holes. Apparently a normal slim 140mm fan is rare.
To each their own I suppose. I would to prefer have the peace of mind knowing that my system is ready to be overclocked. I understand the i5 would suffice just fine for gaming, but its just the fact that the 1600x costs just a hair more whilst having overclocking capabilities.
$400 for an entire gaming system? With the GPU prices currently, that's going to be hard to do. If I were you, I would wait on the gpu, as the prices will hopefully drop eventually. For $400, you can't look at too expensive of CPUs. Something alont the lines of the Intel Pentium G4400 would fit in that budget. Paired with a 1050 or cheaper rx 460 would comfortably play battlefield and other such games smoothly. The RX 460 is still really affordable, even in this mining craze. You could always buy used aswell. Hope I was of some help.
Not enough info, and there are many forum topics about this already, they both have their advantages and disadvantages.
I was scared about getting an AIO water cooler because I was worried of it leaking aswell. I've had my Corsair H115i for several months now, and after actually owning, and using an AIO cooler. I don't think I will ever go back to air for a long while. Leaks are very very rare, and they're are just as easy as air coolers to install. They are also quieter, and have better thermals.
Honestly instead of an i5-8400, I would get a Ryzen 1600x for a little more. It offers overclocking capabilities, and is slightly faster.
Anytime, glad I was of some help!
Like Vaga said, PCPP will check for compatibility issues. Also, that's a very expensive mobo you have. It's almost the same price as your cpu. If I were you, I would definitely get a cheaper mobo and get an SSD with the extra money. Adding an SSD to the build will greatly decrease boot times and speed up the computer in general.
Woah, I think you're making things more difficult then they should be. Case fans should be connected to the case fan hub, and then the case fan hub should be connected to the CHA_FAN or SYS_FAN on the mobo. The cpu fans should then be connected to the cpu fan hub on the radiator, and the pump should be connected to the CPU_FAN header on the mobo. That way the CHA_FAN header on the mobo controls all the case fans, and the radiator fans are controlled by the CPU_FAN header. Hope I was of some help.
I have a corsair h115i 280mm rad mounted in the front of my Meshify C, with an EVGA gtx 1080 FTW. Don't know how much longer the Strix is compared to the EVGA 1080 but the gpu ends about half an inch away from the rad. You may be looking into this too much though, mounting the cooler one the top would most likely be fine. I considered doing that, with my H115i, but with it's wide tubing, it was hard to bend it without applying a lot of pressure. In the end, you probably could mount the rad in the front, but i'm not 100% sure.
How can I go about special ordering it?
Is the slime Thermaltake fan not available in the U.S? I cant find it anywhere.
What's the form factor of you're mobo?
I personally own a Meshify C myself, with a 280mm Rad in the front. It's a phenomenal case for cooling without being to large or bulky.
Since you have a full ATX motherboard, I don't even believe it would fit into the Fractal Design G Mini with it's MicroATX form factor. You would have to go with an mATX or smaller motherboard to use that case. I personally would go for the S340 Elite if I were debating between those two cases.
Why have your Noctua fans set to pull on the radiator when they are specially designed to push air through a radiator?
If you're gaming, definitely the gpu. Depends on what you're doing with the build honestly. If you're not gaming at all, go with the ssd and save some money. Ryzen APU is much worse than a dedicated GPU like King_Christian said. Especially compared to a 1050 or 1050 ti.
FIRST BUILD?! WOW! This is truly a beautiful build. Congrats on how well it turned out, especially for a first build!
You could always try and paint the fan.
This issue was resolved, thanks for all the help! After updating the firmware on my SSD everything seems to be good and dandy! Hasn't frozen for the last week.
What a beautiful build! I just recently saw a Ford GT with the same color scheme not too long ago.
Everything looks like it's within their optimal voltage ratings. My 12V PSU connector was reading 12.3V though. Thats normal though, correct?
Couldn't find the option for quick boot under my boot settings. I also got the Kingston SSD Manager, it says my drive is in perfect health, I updated the firmware on it though, so I will see if that helps with the situation.
Yeah, either or will work.
I keep my system very clean, and new thermal paste was applied a few months ago since I got the h115i not too long ago, all my temps are perfectly fine. I'll try turning off quick boot, I'll be sure to update you on the situation as soon as possible!
I would say on the top, as the hot air being used to cool the cpu will not make much of a drastic temperature change compared to the gpu's temp from the hot air coming in if the radiator was set up as a front intake.
Like MysteryMan stated, simply make sure the computer is unplugged from the wall, and that no power is being supplied to the mobo, unplug the 3/4 pin cord from the mobo fan header, unscrew the fan, and screw in the new one. Making sure to plug the new ones cord into the fan header stated previously.
I would use HDD testing software to test you hard drive like Hard Disk Sentinel. Also, use gpu monitoring software like EVGA precision XOC to see what the gpu is doing when these lag spikes occur. Is the clock speed going down? What are your temps? Once you get this basic info, and verify everything is good and dandy, I would then look into the RAM and CPU performance. Also, do you have your CPU overclocked at all?
Used Memtest86+, no errors were found. I already tried swapping what port the ssd is plugged into, the sata cable being used, and I used SSDLife to read the health of the SSD, which it says it is in excellent health at 95%. So I know it's most likely nothing related to the SSD. How would I go about testing the PSU voltages?
A response asap would be appreciated!
PSU seems a little overkill to me, if you'd like to save some money, you could get a PSU with less wattage, which will still allow overclocking just fine. Something like a 700-750w would be good. Also a 240hz monitor? A 144hz monitor will look pretty much just as smooth as 240hz for much cheaper, or like someone else stated, you could go with a 1440p monitor.
That GPU sag though.
4.8ghz is fine, so long as you aren't using dangerous voltages, and are consistently getting low temps.
Some games would utilize the extra 8gb of ram, but going with 8 and getting a 6gb gtx 1060 would have been my goto choice. But whats done is done, and having 16gb or ram is always a good thing to have.