Same. What a buzz kill
I meant what kind of purpose does it serve. What do you do everyday on it ;)
What do you intend to do with that build? Care to justify decisions for parts? Thanks
Positive pressure ftw! Though it might prove a challenge since the top openings are not equipped with dust filters (easily fixed with magnetic ones).
Correct. Bottom slot is x16 running at x4, top is 16x running at 16x.
Someone tell this guy how to make the focus on a picture! ~lol~
Otherwise very nice build. iz perrrrty
Simply needing more than 1.2k for a gaming computer sounds absurd to me. Nail in the coffin usually is that these builds will never be used at even half their top performance.
Computer on a towel on top of a wooden table. Oh hai wassup static how are ya doin?
As OP said, "muh epeen"
That floppy disk drive! +1
Very nice build overall, although allow me to point out a few things.
-Although the Sniper series G.Skill RAM is very high quality and amazing RAM, anything over ~1600 MHz for gaming RAM is rather useless. Corsair Value might not look as good but could've saved you ~40$ never noticing the difference.
-At 80$ for a 750w PSU isn't really a steal, when you barely need 450w. Another 20-30$ may have been saved here as well.
-Why did you choose a 'ES' HDD designed for 24/7 servers? You get increased reliability at the cost of speed, when a regular 1TB Barracuda is only about 55$? Again I fail to see the justification.
I feel you for the ATX12V cord. That case doesnt have space at the top of the motherboard tray, which is incredibly useful for cable routing. Don't blame the PSU for poor case design =P
Also wondering why such high end CPU. Intending on doing CPU intensive work?
The cables could use some tidying up, otherwise nice build :)
I hope OP simply made a mistake while doing this list, otherwise as pegotico said it is completely useless to put an aftermarket cooler on a non-K chip.
You could've went with the overclockable chip, and use all that top space for a large radiator, therefore increasing the size of your e-peen tenfold.
Overall: what a waste of a great case. Could've done much, much better.
The two top slots are individually 16x. Changing to the top slot will not change a thing.
Routing cables? Whats that? ;)
We have the same sound system! Except I have the 7.1 although I only set up for a 2.1 config :D Excellent system anyway no matter how you end up using it.
Implying it would matter at all?
Do want more pictures of completed build! :D
As already pointed out by other users, questionable part choice, unused HDD cage could be removed for airflow, ugly cables :O
That is very nice. Waiting impatiently for Canada to be included. Also wondering when my pcpartpicker account will automatically change region to Canada when logging in.
Do you use all that 16gb? Did not sound like you do video/picture editing...
The carpet does make it look like a basement.
There is a lot of nice options out there, here is some suggestions:
-Fractal Design "http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fan-fdfanssr2120"
There is a lot more options as well!
That card is well known for that (and its great performance as well) xD You should def. record on soundcloud or something I would gladly listen and giggle.
I really like your parts selection.
Though I am wondering if you have another fan on the top of the case venting out the CPU cooler airflow facing up? If not may I suggest you orient it towards the back exhaust of your case?
Oh thats odd, initially I saw this Masscool Fanner-420(http://pcpartpicker.com/part/masscool-thermal-paste-fanner420)in the build.
The AS-5 is good indeed, but I personally use one that is fairly similar and the NT-H1 from Noctua that comes with the coolers is also very good.
That SSD and wireless adapter have horrible reviews, the thermal paste's conductivity rating isnt impressive and you do not need 16 gb of RAM for gaming (8gb 1333-1600 is plenty).
All the rest looks just fine to me :)
Bottomline: if you are going for an APU build, and it costs over 600$, you're doing it terribly wrong.
I just don't like this build. Most parts seems just slapped there without much reasoning although it does look pretty. As mentioned this had no other purpose than to showcase a AMD FX build but its sloppy and it shows.
I also personally do not like closed loop coolers mostly because of the hefty price and insignificant cooling performance increase.
Impeccable cable management (to be expected)
Clumsy thermal paste application
Middle HDD cage not removed
You can remove the fans and re-position them the small one should be outside pushing in and the on in the middle blowing towards the back.
Correct me if I am wrong but you have your cpu cooler blowing in the wrong direction
I also see no one pointed out you can remove the middle HDD cage to increase airflow, simply undo the thumbscrews and slide it out.
The tape does not, but the case opening does. shrug If you're willing to showcase the build on the web, we simply assume some time can be invested in tidying up with ties and actual case modifications to accommodate the changes.
This is no case mod, its a fan slapped in with some tape.
Side-note: I think your build is amazing for the price range, the fan is the only thing bugging me.
Packaging tape secured case fan=case mod? Beep boop downvotes incoming :S
Unless OP intends to do video editing and i5 instead of a i7 and 8GB ram instead of 16GB is unjustified, and saved money could have been spent on better cooler and better rated PSU for this price range.
I think youre right I see two modules in the picture. Must be a small mistake in the listing.
Only one channel RAM?
I see its rated 80+ Silver. Also agree on only using a single kit of dual channel ram but OP already said he would prefer using 8gb.
One thing I just do not understand is the full tower instead of a mid. It simply empty just like a miniATX in a mid tower.
That case has a slot for SSD's on the MB backplate, so it is likely hidden since I only see the HDD in the top cage. OP could remove that side panel and post SSD and cable routing at the same time if he wants.
Blue LEDs make it run even cooler ;)
Only tip is to remove the middle HDD cage for better airflow. Otherwise excellent job.
I own the Arc Midi and my roomate has the R4 and we are both satisfied. R4 has more components for running silent although being slightly bulkier that the Arc Midi. Both have great airflow and airflow options.
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That PSU could take 3x GPU like a breeze... way overkill
-Good quality 500w psu would be more than enough
-You can easily get a better GPU for cheaper
-Haswell house fire, why not a fx-83xx for lower price and better performance
I wonder why cable management is so overlooked
Hades, God of SPAGHETTI EVERYWHERE.
It is. And it is easy.