So... what kind of music do you make on that Maschine?
Yes you should be good. There are some tutorials on youtube that show exactly where to mount it. As well as in your manual (i believe).
This case is amazing. It's so well thought out. It's tight but everything has a sensible location that just feels right.
So there is a spot for the 3.5" drive over on the other side of the case if you have a shorter graphics card. My graphics card is too long, but smaller graphics cards will leave room for a 3.5" HDD. I've seen a video once where a guy modded the case to fit a 3.5" HDD on the other side but... I didn't do that.
The optical drive still works and fits ok. It's an odd fit with no snap though, and it's about 1/10th of an inch too slim of a drive so it sits weird. It works and is in place.. it's just odd.
They are not technically as fast as an SSD. It usually sits in between a low end SSD and a high end HDD. Now i feel you on the money part, it is a cheaper compromise. But that's what it is... a compromise. Even if you booted it up and off 10 times to cash that boot time as best as you could, you'd still get stomped by a low end SSD.
So a little bit of an off question but... where did you get the desk? I have the same case and have been dreaming of a big ol desk to fit my giant... enthoo luxe on!
Great build! I'd feel free to throw that wifi card under the graphics card. I have the same setup with my Wifi card and A - B Testing it made no noticeable difference on temp when running Valley benchmarks.
Basically if you can stack two nickels between your card and the fan you won't REALLY effect airflow, that fan will pull air anyways.
But try it and test for yourself?
Benchmark scores are super epic. I gotta overclock my 970 to get those.
But seriously love the tongue in cheek on this.
I made a computer in a super large Phantex Enthoo Luxe then threw the pop can in for size comparison and I don't think anyone got the joke.
Is the performance really that different now? I mean I know the 900 series destroyed the 700 series. But from what I've heard is the 1000 series is basically just a change in architecture that is stable. And with the 1100 series we can expect more craziness in performance.
I might be wrong though.
certain versions of it do. They outline "Backplate edition".
Basically there is the standard and economy FTW editions now.... idk... If i'm half a mortgage payment on a graphics card, it's gonna have a backplate.
But someone else can save money, idk.
How is that motherboard treating you? And have you done anything interesting with it yet? Considering getting it.
Strong first build!! love it... how was that case?
When you ascend you take the jet-pack instead of the elevator, don't you?
This build is great. Those fans are awesome. Definitely look into OC'ing that skylake. That should be a treat once you get into it.
Did you use a special thermal paste?
+1 on this build.. it's awesome.
So many things I like about the new photos!! Amazing build! Those Noctua fans look good! The clean deskspace is awesome especially with it being such a small desk. The whole thing looks minimalist and great!
+1 for record clock!
Well I payed for this build with side work. Mainly I host some sites for people and update their Wordpress websites. That payed for this. So it took a couple months of planning and saving to buy all the parts.
I started watching parts in January, and buying in Feb. By may I had everything.
The build itself took one night. The biggest hurdle, I think, was mounting push pull rads. It's kinda different and I wasn't used to it. Also working with a 3 year old took some patience haha.
Since I had months to plan, and since that case is so large, it was a very smooth first build. But definitely the rad was a little bit tricky. I wanted to top-mount it but the ends of the radiator bumped into the 140mm fan at the top. So I back-mounted it.
I believe it's UK based. It's like a collection store so they dropship from multiple vendor locations. It's hard to answer that cause it depends on what you're buying.
Your build now. I was just asking if you were overclocking because it shows a stock intel cooler and you don't have an aftermarket cooler listed.
I'm not judging. I was just wondering if you were overclocking on the stock cooler.
Well maybe the should but they really don't. Also... are you overclocking on a stock cooler?
Its an online store.
Yeah the plasti-dip didn't go evenly around the curves of target. I tried my best to make it work but it still didn't hit evenly. Oh well. I couldn't notice it once it was IN the case. But on closeup you can see the flaws.
My son did a LOT more than just hold the GPU. He installed the CPU with me. And boot tested. He set the MOBO with me. We build it together so he was very hands on. It was good for him! At 3 years old I was impressed with how well he did.
Yeah next gen, probably not. Again it's about the games.
Well yeah. I don't plan on upgrading anything on the PC at all. And yeah it was exactly "good enough".
I did look into your build and the Antec PSU was actually pretty interesting. You seem to be pretty into PSU quality?
Well that depends on his games. Not all games require good CPU performance at all. But I did mention in another comment that it has limits.
Like I said... Star Wars Battlefront would make his system cry.
Well yeah. Everything in the build is fit FOR the build. So with a 1080p monitor I don't plan on upgrading a GPU anytime soon. To fit with a tighter budget the part selection was really tailored for everything to work well with eachother as it is now.
If i upgraded I'd build a new PC in Skylake.
Plus the "This will do" concept was actually taken from HardOCP reviews of this Power Supply. It gave me all the features I wanted to (I didn't know it failed Gold Cert I missed that.) while being cheaper than it's competitors.
And with a 425W max pull on the machine it wouldn't be stressed too hard. That's what makes me say "this will do". Because it's precisely where it needs to be for the machine. Not really more, not really less.
Yeah the PSU was really one of those "This will do" buys. It hit all the ticks on my checklist:
Gold Certified for low power draw.
Fully Modular because I was afraid of cable management my first build.
And head room to not stress it too much.
And I really haven't had loud fans or any of the other cons expressed on Newegg with this fan. It's just been quietly doing it's job.
what makes you think he's overclocking?
Yeah some games are more CPU intensive. And you're actually gonna see that happen more with newer games.
The good news is you have a solid upgrade path there. With your mobo choice you can always get a better CPU later.
In fact your power supply and mobo really set a strong foundation to grow that PC when you have budget to do so.
Well I wanted some cold based name, since it was a white build and I figured I could get temps reasonably low.
When I was originally planning the build the SLI Krait hadn't even come out yet. But when it did and I saw that snake it just kinda hit me.
Plus one for good cable management! Loved it. Also... is that a Line 6 interface I see?
I also had a photo of sort of the assembly that I just uploaded for ya too.
I was running Gnome for a while and it does that by default. Switching to windows thats the first thing I did. I love the clean look of a bare desktop. Plus who doesn't open all their programs from they keyboard these days?
I got Cable Mod cables from PerformancePCs. They are super nice cause they give you threaded cables individually and you set them up yourself.
You know.. i gotta be the tease. But can we see the desktop view of this build? Gotta love the clean pick of a small desktop. That's half the appeal.
What games are you playing? The CPU might be good for now, but consider looking into it if you have issues on modern games. It really depends.
The coming Star Wars Battlefront game will make your CPU cry.
So much power to watch movies! I like it!
My build hasn't shown up and it was published an hour ago?
sits and twiddles thumbs smiling at whatever mod has to read this comment
Oh man. I got the enthoo luxe for my build (still gotta post that up sometime) and that case is freakin huge. I really wasn't expecting that.
I mean... you could make a web out of your computer chords.... just place them in the big open space right on your motherboard. I'm sure it'll be fine.
I've been playing with the idea of making a hackintosh build for some graphic designer friends of mine. How was the process of installing OS X? Would you recommend it for someone with limited computer knowledge?
The people I'd build for aren't really technical people.
I have an i5 4690k.
I thought the BIOS was totally in charge of that too.
But when I look at my CPU frequency it said 3.9 from multiple applications including benchmarks.
When I'd change the multiplier in BIOS using SLI Krait motherboard, it was ALWAYS 3.9.
I tried under-clocking it. My BIOS estimated it should run at 2.5 Ghz and it still ran at 3.9.
There ARE parts of ubuntu that effect hardware pre-bios. This includes some RAID cards. I've had that experience where a hardware based RAID card was read as 5 individual drives.
SOME things in Linux do take over that.
I can attest to this comment. I moved Linux to run on an SSD and never looked back.... mainly because I couldn't. I was flying to fast!!
EXT4 is also a neutral file format. Meaning dualbooting from a partitioned SSD in Windows and Linux will allow you to reference your SECOND ext4 expansion drive from either OS.
So you can store steam games on there and access them from either OS.
Let's just out and say it. Xorg outperformed DirectX 11.
The OS is FAR superior to anything that Windows ever released.
Linux was years ahead for a long time.
With Windows 10 we FINALLY have some competition for OS.
But I will always love my little Gnome. I just wish Adobe supported her, and that my programmable switches were supported.
"I see you're running Gnome!! I'm a KDE fan myself."
Kinda interested to see how you manage overclocking in Ubuntu.
I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Shell for gaming and development and audio recording but CPU multiplier is controlled somewhere in software for me. No matter what I do to my CPU in BIOS it doesn't overclock or underclock at all.
nice build! Nice color pattern. I'm glad to know it's not named after Samantha Louise Lewthwaite the infamous White Widow of Al-Shabaab..... OR IS IT?!?!?!? DUN DUN DUNNNN
That's an awful lot of vram you got there.... what are you hiding?!?
how did you stencil the icon on that graphics card? That's exactly what I've been planning to do with my graphics card for the last 2 months.
I would suggest trying it. If you blow intake from and use the top to suck the hot air out you can get a similar effect.
You don't need to blow cold air ONTO the graphics card if you can remove hot air from the graphics card.
And you get the added bonus of not fighting physics. That hot air wants to rise up so you can use that to your advantage and pull it up and out.
But the best rule is to tinker and find what works best.
I didn't read the comments but do you have a monitor upgrade coming?
I can push that same monitor with a gtx 970 g1 gaming card at around 98 fps in 1080p ultra.
I'm sure a lower card would handle two monitors.
But if you're planning like.... upgrading to a 4k panel, or two 1440 then your graphics card makes more sense.
So i heard that the Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 does a flex display similar to your monitor seemlessly.
Does your reference card do the same thing or did you have to do some work to make it that way?
I always thought feature builds were about utilizing creativity and getting the most out of your hardware.
MOST cases that's done with a really nice cheaper build. But when a crazy creative build like this comes out, it is possibly going to get featured.