For the work build, would an i5-8600K be a good choice? It's a hundred dollars cheaper and is only a bit slower with a bit less L3 cache.
Since you do professional CAD work, would you need some mass storage in RAID 1 or something like that? Also, I think the memory will be fine. The motherboard seems to support that clock speed. I don't know if you want to block any memory slots with the cpu cooler though. What if you want to upgrade later? I'm all about that Noctua life.
Some info from Puget Systems on Solidworks and Nvidia Quadros. https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-SOLIDWORKS-150/Hardware-Recommendations
M.2 is not the same as SATA III. M.2 can give you up to 32 Gb/s over PCIe and SATA III will give you up to 6 Gb/s via the standard connection.
I guess I'm just the crazy cat lady of files. lol
Any overclock on the agenda?
Not bad. I bet you could mount a 3.5 inch drive in one of the floppy drive slots, if you wanted. I know I'd eat up a 480 Gb ssd pretty quick.
Hey, I just wondered if you had some back up options. If you're beating up that WD drive for a while, you might want to consider running two on RAID 1 or just have some external device.
Clean build. I've been considering this case for a theme build in the future. You gave me a few good images of what kind of tolerances I'd be dealing with for fans and radiators.
Good, cuz you don't want to be shaming yourself in public with that piddly 64Gb. Come back when you can VM all the VMs... ALL OF THEM!
You know, I'm just not sure if you have enough memory installed. Not nearly enough. Nope.
Nice little build. I wouldn't worry about the cables too much as long as you have adequate air flow.
Noice. Excellent wiring choices.
Thanks. That mesh on the window sure is a dust magnet though.
Always. You have to do some modding, but you can't beat the price.
Indeed, and full of surprises.
I can already smell that molten copper. lol
Great build. Minor question, what's the boot time on this?
I don't think I've seen anything like this before. I feel like I could just fly it to work everyday. lol
Hmm. Open Hardware Monitor is reasonably well developed, but it gets a bit funky with Windows 7, sometimes, and I haven't tried it with Windows 10. MSi Afterburner might be a good choice since it has more support. You'll probably need a sensor to get an ambient case temp though.
That's a nice toaster. Any idea what the case temps are when running at full steam?
Woo, you got a lot of screen real estate and keep the wicker chair. It's pretty sweet.
That's a pretty snazzy build and +1 for Hanzo dog. lol
This setup looks like a classic to me. I'm sure it'll be more than enough to learn Linux. on.
There's one exhaust fan in the back. It does a fair job of cooling with that Pentium, but I'd go liquid if it were any more powerful.
...and you could roast a marshmallow on that stock heatsink.
Nice, I'll come back for updates. I want to see how the GPU fits in there.
You're a gamer when your motherboard and CPU don't cost cost as much, together, as your GPU.
Thanks and I think so. I might try to drop a PowerColor 270x I have in there at some point. It'll be a tight squeeze.
Aw, come on man. Don't you want to pay 300 dollars for a RAM upgrade with Apple? lol
I just imagined a floor to ceiling stack of printers that crank out coupons 24/7. Nice build and I love the price point.
Nice. It's always interesting to see a Xeon in a desktop.
Such budget, many GTX 970. Wow. +1
Unfortunately, that does seem to be the case. Perhaps it's time to move away from Microsoft?
I think I spy an IDE port on there. You know you want to rock a ribbon cable just for the flare of it. Also, I have that GPU as well and I've been able to play Fallout 4 on it with medium/ high settings just fine.
Woo, you've already got a 1080 in there. Looks great and I might come back to look at the overclock. Great build.
I like those curly SATA cables. I don't think I've seen those before. Solid build.
Like for MRIs?
Witcher 4 minimum requirements?
You're welcome. I do what I can.
Why isn't there a GTX 3,000,080 Ti in there!?
Cool. I don't see LGA1366 very often. What do you do with this rig?
Yeah, I factored the backplate into the cost. It would be nice if it was just a stock feature on all cards.
Sweet. A stencil always does it for me. GPU was a better price than I thought as well.
+1 for the Radeon card and saying nope to that Intel cooler sticker.
Woo, I feel like Daft Punk is dancing somewhere in that first picture. +1