Thanks much! Yes, I actually have the AX1500 in there now....good eyes though!
Also checked out some of your builds....awesome water cooling jobs! I'm hoping to attempt a custom loop on my next build.
Ah gotcha! Either way I think we can both agree that the H440s cooling is sub par haha.
Oh yes, carpet would have been bad haha. Thanks for the positive feedback, much appreciated!
Thanks much! I was a little nervous about painting parts of my hardware/case with this being my first build and all but I think they really added some nice accents to the build. Thanks for checking it out!
Sorry, I kind of misread your original post. The GPU fans themselves aren't bad, they actually work really well. However, the stock speed profile that they come with doesn't get the fans really turning until the card hits the upper 60's. I used MSI Afterburner to change the fan curve and have the fans spin up earlier than they were with the stock fan profile which really helped with my temps. I'll definitely check out SpeeFan though and see if it's better than what I am currently using. Thanks for the advice!
Thanks very much!
Thanks, mate! Appreciate the feedback.
Thanks! Yes I noticed the H440 had some significant cooling restrictions. I customized all my fan profiles to help with temps and it has helped quite a bit. I don't mind the noise as I am usually gaming with a headset on so I don't really hear the fans.
Or the RAM? haha
Referring to the CPU?
Yes! Unfortunately I had to use the stock one that came with the motherboard. I custom painted an EVGA bridge but turns out it was the wrong size. Will update when the new one comes in!
Wow thanks, Rhali! Not sure mine is Feature worthy but I do appreciate it!
Thanks! Moving the card has helped a ton with temps.
Much thanks! Yes I think it has been pretty popular on the site as of late. It really is a nice looking case (at least to me) with only a few drawbacks that I have found.
Haha thanks, mate!
Here's the end product! http://pcpartpicker.com/b/hkpbt6
Thanks, Tooth! The entire build process was a great learning experience, and managing to fix my MoBo issue by myself gave me some confidence going forward. I actually went back to the store and explained what happened to the guy that worked on it and he gave me a full refund which was nice. Rig is running like a champion as I speak....build pics will be posted soon :)
I feel so unbelievably dumb. I decided that before I went through the whole RMA process I would take my rig to a computer repair shop and give some professionals a hack at diagnosing my issues incase they found something that I had missed. 1.5 days later I get a call from them stating they couldn't fix the issue either and that either my MoBo or my CPU were toast and I would need to replace one or the other.
Dismayed I pick my large paperweight up from the shop, bring it back to my house and start disassembling it so that I can pack the MoBo up for the RMA. Right before I pull the entire thing out I notice the "JPWR 2" 8-pin CPU socket right above my heatsink....hmmmm I didn't plug anything into the socket before but surely the computer professionals that I just paid over $100 to wouldn't miss something like that??? Well it turns out they did as well. MoBo POSTed perfectly outside and inside of case and BIOS came up perfectly as well.
I only feel like a quasi-moron with this having been my first build AND because some "professional" computer techs missed the same thing. Good learning experience for me for future builds.
Your assumption was correct, I didn't test outside of the case before putting everything together. I will give this a go and see what happens. I did a lot of what you suggested (clearing CMOS, moving DIMM around, etc) already but obviously the MoBo was in the case the entire time.
While researching the issue I did find that my current PSU (Corsair HX1200i) wasn't listed as compatible with this MoBo on the MSI website compatibility chart so I ordered one that was listed to see if that will change anything. Thanks for the advice....this computer building stuff is tough but hopefully rewarding!
Recent entrant into the world of PC building here. This build looks great! Absolutely love the customization you did and looks very tidy. I'm not ashamed to say I am building my first PC right now and will be using a lot of your ideas (plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery right?) in my build.