I have a 38.5mm rad in top of mine with a normal fan it fits fine :)
Basically the same as my build albeit a few parts ;) nice rig buddy +1
Extremely jealous of the 1080 HoF. I have to settle with my 980ti HoF haha! Loveing the white theme, if you head over to my completed build you'll see my black and white theme. There was actually one other water cooler you could have used, you'll see it in my build! Cryorig A40/A40ultimate/A80. it's black and white, and it's actually the best cooler i've ever owned and for £60 it's very impressive!
Also for your ram, you should have had a look at Avexir Core white. It's also in my build, it's black and pulses white LED in a breathing affect :)
All you need now is a HoF SSD!!
+1 lovely build though mate.
There customer service is awful. At least what I've experienced with them. The only reason I have an EVGA psu is because I got it on an amazing deal when I bought it. but it's holding up and hopefully won't go wrong.
Step up program doesn't even bother me, the 1080's are vastly overpriced for what they are. The HoF 1070/1080 look brilliant though.
The ram is white lights. It just looks blue from the photo. All of my LED'S are white :) You can also get that Avexir ram in other colors. search for their Avexir core dd4 series, comes in blue, green, white, red and I think yellow.
The only thing I don't like about it is the price tag hahaha, and the 8 pack logos. I know it's his brand but still!
My 980ti is actually An '8 pack Approved' edition. Only sold from overclockers:) it has two 8 pack logos on the fans instead of the HoF logos :)
some of those cables should fit around the back, or even under the HDD cages to hide unwanted cables. If you look at my build you will see a couple cables here and there, and I will agree my case is bigger and has more expansion slots so I can cablemanage better, but i'm sure you could do something to improve it. doesn't take long. Do one cable at a time! take all cables out of there respected connections, pull the cables all through to the back of the case then do one a time and use zip ties to tie them to standoffs or to other cables that are already done :)
You won't find a better built pc anywhere if I'm honest. it has the very best of the best and is professionally overclocked by a world record holder so that's decent! but yeah that's a LOT. My rig cost me about £2000 for everything including peripherals and so on.
In my H440 the cable management isn't perfect, in the top I have the 2x4 cpu pins going behind my rad because I cannot fit it in from behind the mobo. I also have ugly cable ties which I need to change when I order my Cablemods.
It takes a while to get nice cable management, take all cables out of mobo and psu (this is where modular psu is best) then do one cable at a time, so take say the cpu pins and wire them behind and cable tie them to other cables that either came with the case in the back or onto standoffs. then repeat for all cables :)
Ew HP. any of the branded pre-builds are just overpriced pieces of garbage if im honest. Alien-ware went downhill when Dell bought them out as well. If I ever bought a pre-built pc it would be from the good chaps over at overclockers. Buy all of my stuff from them, but prefer building my rig! They currently have one of the best pc's you can buy built from mr 8 pack himself, it's almost £12,000!! No thanks haha
You don't even understand how much I just want to build gaming computers for like ever haha. If I could make a small profit from buying the parts and building them for people I would do it. But there's only so many people out there who want to buy them. People just go ahead and buy pre-built, and in my experience pre-built don't give the best quality components for the price/performance ratio
seeing as you already have an okay board and cpu it isn't really worth upgrading. Just in the future go for the K I5 with a decent top board for the features and overclocking potential. I must say for a £120 Z170 motherboard I've got once heck of an overclock :)
so old! haha :)
I have a long glass desk at my parents house when I'm back from university, it's not ideal as glass can interfere with my speakers frequencies but it's nice. I've had a really bad desk before, similar to the OP's. it's rough. Have a nice curved side desk at mine which fits both my monitors nicely on :)
I agree with the extra cost of a Z170 motherboard, but let's say it costs about £50 more in total for both. that's hardly going to kill the bank, and the difference from an overclocked 6600k vs a stock 6500 is huge. My 6600k is 4.9ghz and it's just chilling thanks to my beefy cooler.
Personally legacy drivers mean didly squat, because even the old 400 series get latest updates here and there. My 980ti HoF looks the part and still keeps up with 1070's and a few 1080's depending no how far I push it. Have a look at my completed build ^
With a pc costing this much you think you'd use a proper desk:(
For £20 more you could have gotten a 6600k. Anything that isn't K in my opinion is a waste. £20 more for over 1ghz+ of overclocking potential per core. Silly to not do that if i'm honest.
390 for that price isn't really the best. you could have gotten a brand new Gtx 980 for £299.99 which smashes the r9 390 in everything.
that aside, nice little setup mate:)
Expensive but I think worth it XD
probably set me back another £1000 for the cables, ram, second card with two waterblocks, res and pump and so on.
I know you wasn't :P
It was either my board or cpu which didn't support Quad. I still need to get a black/white cable kit from cablemod, and get some white LED strips for inside.
Last upgrade will be getting a second 980ti HoF and possibly custom looping both of them together
Any NZXT AIO will fit into the H440. They were made for that specific reason. You can fit up to a 38.5mm rad and a normal fan thickness into the H440 on the top. My rad only just fitted, I had to speak to NZXT directly to confirm that it would fit:)
Very similar to my build, if anyone is looking to get a blac/white build have a look at my build I've done too:)
+1 for the case and sleeves, I really need to invest in some cablemods.
I should have got 4x4 16gb sticks, but the cost was more, and my cpu doesn't support quad channel, so I would have had to buy two 4x2 kits which would have cost like £50 more. totally not worth it. I'm going to get another 16gb of the same Avexir core white ram (best ram you can buy imo). Corsair have totally copied there patented LED effects, which is downright ********.
Build looks alright, but damn that cable management is ugly.
only areas to upgrade would be the case for better cable management, better cpu/mobo/gpu. other than that solid build
Cost for performance is pretty slick with this build. It won't break the bank, and will allow you to run most older titles with ease. (if that's what you like)
PSU is definitely overkill. I have a 750w 80+Gold powering a 6600k @ 4.9ghz and a 980ti. You would have been fine with a 500w, but room to upgrade in the future:)
Build looks very clean and even though it's not super high tech or expensive it has a nice look to it +1 OP :)
Ahh my bad :P It's a hard card to come by, have a look over at overclock.net in the hall of fame/980ti threads and ask around for one.
Well the old cooler was a face down cooler and left significant stagnant air inside the case, i only got it for aesthetic reasons, but even then it looked ugly. The new cryorig AIO is blasting away :)
It's a European/Asian brand so it's highly unlikely they'll ever fully stock them in the US properly. You can still buy them, but then the price of the shipping (that's if they will ship it to you) will come to more than that of a kingpin. I hate EVGA, and basically all the other brands. The only other white card that is in the same aesthetic grade as the hall of fame cards is the PNY GTX 980 OC PURE https://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-GeForce-PERFORMANCE-Graphics-PCI-Express/dp/B00OT5A7X2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1470237188&sr=8-10&keywords=pny+gtx+980
That card is unbelievably good looking, but unfortunately, it was £40 cheaper than the 980ti which is why i got a bit iffy at the price. I got my 980ti for 529.99 which was on a great offer.
The new pascal hall of fames look so much better than maxwell. But I'm content with what i've got. If I can find another GTX 980ti V1 hall of fame for a good price, I will buy it and then I will do a custom loop for just my gpu's using white liquid, and black EK parts and so on. but i'll be looking at a good £1000 for two water blocks, tubing, and everything else. doesn't seem hugely impressive to me lol
It comes to £1849.99 including both the monitors, but like I already had the monitors keyboard, headphones and so on. It cost me about £1400 for the full pc parts, and that's including my old Be Quiet Dark rock tf cpu cooler which was £65. (don't get it, bad cpu cooler!)
Also the cost of mine should be in pounds, but it wouldn't update. In US the cost would be more for the graphics card as you can't actually acquire them easily over there. For once I'm proud to live in the UK. i might pay more for my parts, but I can get one of the top end gpus that you guys can't haha
it cost me 529.99
Only other white cards I know off are the G1 gaming by gigabyte, and the msi armor card. I prefer Hall Of Fame though:)
For anyone wondering what fans I use the front three are Parvum F1.0 120mm fans - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/parvum-systems-f1.0-performance-pressure-optimised-fan-white-fg-000-ps.html
The Parvum fans are a rebranded version of the Alpenfohn WingBoost 2 fans, as Parvum and Alpenfohn work together or something like that.
Rear fan is a 140mm Alpenfohn. https://www.overclockers.co.uk/alpenfoehn-140mm-wing-boost-2-plus-pwm-fan-fg-010-al.html
Still need to add a second 980ti HoF when I find one for cheap! However it does get quite hot. and the fans are loud on the gpu when above 70% :( Might even get a custom loop for both of them when I get it
Idles around 24-25'c H440 isn't the best for airflow but it's still decent, it's usually around 20-25'c in my room anyway hate summer for gaming:(
Highest i've seen it peak is 55-60 but that isn't a constant temperature, only seen that when playing Tom Clancy's The Siege. it fluctuates from around 40-45 then goes right up to 55-60 for like 10 seconds then pops back down.
In taxing games it never exceeds 50'c which is down right amazing for a 4.9ghz 1.345v 6600k.
Beats any corsair AIO and even beats some quad fan/360mm rad AIOS. Only cost me £67 which is why I HAD to get it. Down right dirt cheap for the buck. A40 ultimate is the best one of the lot, thicker rad over length.
United Kingdom! Paid £529.99 for it back in December during sale from overclockers.co.uk
Still needs a few more tweaks before I could call it ****;)
Aesthetically speaking it looks much worse. My rear fan still exhausts a lot of heat coming from the gpu and cpu though, as it's a pretty beffy 140mm Alpenfohn fan.
Also I can't even remember if it's pushing or pulling air in it's current position. I think I set it to pull air. But then again I could be wrong
Yeah when I first got it, it wasn't sagging as much, it's because the two 8pins are coming in from the side, if they go through the underneath it helps push it up a little. I'm buying a support stand for it shortly:)