Let's be fair, sometimes you don't want everything in one device. Also, the mobility of a laptop is a pretty big feature.
a few more and the PC will start to hover
pft...needs more fans. what is this? baby's first build?
"Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $969.42"
I'm not sure where you are from but not every state and every county has the same taxes in the US. On top of that not every website charges tax.
A person in Delaware and a person in California could have ordered these same exact parts at the same exact time with free shipping from the same retailers and there would be a 10% price difference.
If this person is from a county where there is no sales tax then this price is not post tax, because it was never taxed.
If I ordered this it would be more than $969
...when available. Apparently you don't read.
Newegg doesn't charge tax for most states in the US. Also Amazon doesn't charge taxes in some states either.
Looking at the stores he bought from there is a strong chance that no taxes and shipping were paid.
I buy from newegg all the time. it's free shipping and no tax because Newegg is in NJ and I'm in PA.
What is this? Baby's first PC?! NEEDS MORE TERABYTES!
Move the drives down to the bottom rack and remove the middle rack for more airflow. It will really help to push more fresh air on the GPU
depends on how long you wait. I'll pop another 760 into my rig but it won't be for a long time. by then it'll be much cheaper used.
but that is pre-tax. depending what state you live in and where you order from you could pay between 0% and 10% which would put it up around $1100. For me it would be around $1050. Newegg doesn't charge tax in my state but amazon does.
also keep in mind when you pay more for luxury items in other industrialized nations you benefit from a good socialized healthcare system. especially in the UK.
In America, we don't have that benefit.
nice and simple
size of the card itself is a big issue as well. I have a gigabyte 760. the thing is freakin long
I have three drives.
SSD for windows and apps, and working on art.
HDD for games, and music.
HDD for art storage.
this way when the games HDD breaks down from way too much use, my art on and OS are safe.
pcpartpicker should show compatible MOBOs when you choose a CPU and crossfire GPUs
I would hang a painting over top of it with some vents on the sides
is this case quiet? I've been wondering for a while. it looks like it would be quite loud with the gpu right there by the vent
neat. not my style but they look nice.
I like wooden cases myself. There are some really nice cases out there
it won't be overkill two years from now.
I gave you a +1 just for your name haha
good call on the ram. AE can eat up memory quick. adding 16gb down the road will give it a nice boost
Cool chair. Is there enough airflow in that desk?
definitely do this. that case fan will blow a lot of fresh air right to the CPU
I think about coolers like PSUs, and cases. If you buy a really nice one now... you won't have to think about them for a long time. you know that they'll work with any upgrades in the future.
You buy a cheap Cooler, cose or PSU and you might regret it in a few years if GPUs and CPUs are more demanding.
well he can upgrade the CPU and keep the cooler.
still... it's a much more powerful computer.
they probably just have to plan for any type of setup.
yeah that's what I've been concerned about with the cables. I should just stick with what I have and avoid my urge to tinker
even if I won the mega millions and had 636 million I don't think I would have a computer this expensive
that cooler seems a little odd. it's not pointed at the exhaust fan or a vent at the top of the case
what are your thoughts on the PSU? I've been looking at that model. I'm wondering how the cable management and sound are. I think I read that the fan doesn't even turn on until it's reaches 40% power
sloppy cables for such a roomy case
nice, I have similar parts inside of a define R4 with a 650w and 16gb ram for work. the CPU and GPU are great together for gaming.
$30 for that PSU is crazy. If you ever decide to upgrade you could sell it online and get more for it
please post pictures with the short cables when you get them in there. I'm curious to see how it looks
would it be better to flip the CPU cooler so that the fan blows across the heatsink and into the exhaust fan?
Great build. I want to use this case in the future, but I just wish Fractal would make some custom cables to fit this case
not every build is for gaming. some people genuinely need 16gb of RAM, and have no need for a $400 GPU
Dude, please move PC away from the edge of the table. You're giving me heartburn. I'd be so afraid of bumping it and knocking it right off
whew, I wish I could justify a budget like that. Those are some top-notch products up there.
I have the sata cable in port 1 with the right angle cord but it still looks like it will be sticking out just a little too far
No, it's a mouse on a mousepad, on a mousepad, on a desk, on a floor, on a building, on earth....in spaaaace!
nice view. the computer's nice too
ha! fair enough.
maybe slide that middle rack out of there for more air flow?
haha you need to be on one of those extreme coupon shows.
If you're going to set it up like that... Why not just buy a bigger Screen?
darn, that thing is fully loaded! I like how you have that fan attached to the bottom HDD rack. How did you attach that? I have the Define R4 but I don't remember the bottom rack having holes for a case fan
yeah but it's an ssd, it's still moving fast
I bought a 128gb and have a bunch of adobe programs, and a dozen or so games installed with about 16 gb to spare.
If you're not going to run games or any other programs off of it just get whatever is cheap. amazon was having a sale on ssd earlier today. 20% off I think
Thanks, I wasn't sure how loud the Black one gets. I think I'll go green. After all I'm going to be working off of the free space on the SSD and the HDD will just be storage.
Does adding that extra fan add to the noise level or is it pretty silent?