Wow, I didn't know about that. The vast majority of reviews that I read praised this PSU, and it was a tier 3, iirc. Thanks for the info, though. Luckily, this build probably isn't even pulling close to half that, so hopefully it should be fine.
Ah, I gotcha. I actually got the case in yesterday and saw that it was stuck on top. I'll probably just use it to filter the front intake fans.
Thanks for the reply!
What type of filter are you using on the side panel vents?
I'm going to be doing a build in this case soon, and was looking for something to use a filter, and what you have looks like a pretty good looking solution.
I just upgraded to my current monitor barely a year ago, and coming from a SD office monitor, I'm pretty content with what I currently have.
Though I do wan't to get an ultrawide somewhere down the line.
You've got a pretty nice build yourself, weeblord.
I'm pretty sure this motherboard isn't compatible with DDR4. I'm not entirely sure if 1866 would work, either, since it's not listed in the memory type that this mobo supports.
Super nice setup! I'm running a 1060 6GB as well and it's a dream at 1080p.
By the way, the G610 keyboard, iirc, only comes with cherry red or brown switches. Was yours customized?
That's good to hear. I actually just picked up the Orion Red on sale. I like the fact that it doesn't have RGB lighting or tons of macros, since I don't personally need them. As for the wrist rest, I've never actually had one, so I probably won't know what I'm missing lol.
I imagine it's tough finding wallpapers for double and triple monitor setups. It's hard enough just finding good anime themed wallpapers for a single 1080p monitor (that isn't Naruto, Bleach, or Tokyo Ghoul). Always nice to see another anime lover on this site, though.
That's one heck of a build you've got there. very well done! Also, how are you liking the Orion? I've been in the market for a new keyboard and have been eyeing that one.
+1 for the wallpaper, too .
Ah, I always love seeing clean/neat desks and setups like you've got. Very clean, impressive build too!
You did an excellent job managing cables in the N200. I really struggled getting it to look somewhat neat. A very nice build overall. +1
For the money, that's a solid build. You can always upgrade the GPU later if you feel the need. Also, for an I5 and a single GPU, that PSU should be fine even up to a 1060 or a 480.
+1 for sticking with your budget, wise choices all across the board!
This card is sweet, I have zero complaints with it so far. The highest the fan has has went was 54% when playing the Witcher 3, and it still kept the card good cool and quiet. The fans also turn off at idle, as well, which seems to be a trait common to pretty much all the 1060 cards.
I was hoping that it wasn't from there...the price for the side panel is reasonable, but shipping to the US is ridiculous.
For the price, you did extremely well, considering the amount of performance you'll get from this rig. Also, where did you get the windowed side panel for the N200?
Super clean build. I like the white theme you've got going, looks pretty sleek and classy. That 480 is sexy, too.
+1 from me!
Looks like a solid build, but we need more pics, man!
I appreciate how you didn't go overboard with the LEDs, I think the subtle glow is very classy. +1 for the green, too (which is my favorite color).
And the pictures are good enough. My phones a lemon as well, so I know the struggle.
Absolutely beautiful build you've got there.
Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here trying to figure out which blu-ray is behind your keyboard...
As others have said, for a build that's almost 2k, it's certainly above mid-range in price, as well asperformance. I love that case, looks extremely sleek. Only thing, though, I would've went with a better power supply, but it'll work.
Yeah, that's true. I'll probably get it, worst case scenario is that I have to RMA it.
That's reassuring to hear. I wanted to get some opinions, since I haven't heard much about the Gigabyte cards, apart from people complaining about coil whine (which can happen with any card).
How are you liking that 1060? I'm thinking of getting that exact same card, since I've been able to find it quite a lot cheaper than the other after-market 1060s.
Honestly, within your budget, I think a 1060 would be fine for you. Although, as far as TDP, I've heard that the 470 and 480 don't draw all that much, either.
Granted, even a 470 would be a large upgrade from the 750Ti, so it depends on whether you want to save money, and which games you want to play and at what settings.
Aye, we do! It's a good motherboard for the price.
That's good to know about the fan, though. Now that I look at the pics again, I bet it certainly was getting in the way of installing the mobo. That's another small niggle that I have with this case, but overall it's pretty solid for the price.
Ah, I was wondering if that's what you did with the front fan. I have the same case, but was wondering how it'd look with a fan at the top. It's good to know it doesn't stick out much.
That's a very nice build. You did a great job on cable management in that case, considering the small amount of room in the back panel.
Also, I can't tell from the pictures but, did you install a fan up top, as well?
Ehh, if I was going to upgrade my motherboard anyway, I would probably just go Skylake. Of course, that'd be way out of my budget, at the moment lol.
I've already considered both the I7 and the Xeon, and the only reason I don't really want to get either is simply because I don't think I'd fully utilize either of them, since the most demanding tasks I generally do on my rig is playing games. Not to mention, as far as I know, hyperthreading doesn't make much of a difference in most games. On top of that, I'm kind of hesitant about the Xeon since it doesn't have IGPU, so if I want to upgrade my gpu (or in the unlikely event my gpu dies), I have nothing to fall back on. Granted, that could just be useless paranoia, on my part.
I agree, though, Skylake is certainly cheaper than it was when it first came out, so if I was building a new pc from scratch, it'd be the obvious choice.
Yeah, I built my rig a little before Skylake came out, IIRC. But yeah, I'm just gonna use my current Mobo and Ram, since it'd be cheaper that way. From what I've heard, Skylake doesn't offer that much of a performance increase vs Haswell, anyway.
Very nice build, man, I love the clean setup. I'm looking at getting the 4590 for my next upgrade, too, it looks like a solid cpu for the price.
I completely forgot about it, too (or rather, didn't even think about it). And yeah...removing the whole motherboard to tidy up cables is a pain. The cable management in your case looks good enough that I wouldn't personally bother with it lol.
Yeah, zip ties are your friend. I'll be upgrading soon, so I'll probably try and clean up the cable management in my rig, a bit. I've also heard that you can route the cpu power cable behind the motherboard, so I might try that, too.
For the price, that's a solid build, +1
Having built in this case before, I can sympathize with you, there's very little room for routing cables behind the motherboard. You still did a good job regardless, though.
I have that same monitor, I got it a few months back and have been loving it so far. Great budget build, btw.
Also, It looks like we have the same desk lol.
Still a solid build. From what I've heard, Skylake only offers a slight increase in performance over Haswell, so I don't think that you missed out on much.
+1 for the Tsukihime wallpapers. Great build, as well, I especially love the colors combined with the primarily white components, very clean!
For the price, it's a good case, but the lack of space for managing cables on the backside is my only con with it.
Man, you did an awesome job with managing cables in that case, props to you!
Exactly. Speaking of pascal, I'm likely going to be upgrading the GPU to a 1060 fairly soon, as well as a new CPU, as well.
That wallpaper is cute as ****, don't let anyone tell you different.
ps: Julie was best girl
I haven't looked at this post in quite awhile, so apologies for the (very) late reply. Thanks for the recommendation, though. The Xeon 1231V3 looks like a solid processor for the money, and I may end up doing that at some point.
2 sticks of ram came in one package. If your looking for ram to use in dual channel configuration, make sure and get one of the packs that comes with 2 sticks, that way they're both of the same make, brand, model, etc.
Just the two that came pre-installed in the case. For a build like this, they're good enough. Even under load, the components stay pretty cool.
I might possibly do some other builds, but it wont be for awhile, at least not for myself. I might upgrade the GPU and possibly the cpu in this rig at some point, but it's fine for now.
This build also has plenty of upgradability options, as well. The motherboard can handle all the way up to an I7, and you could get a beefier GPU (although you might need another PSU than the one I used).
Overall, it's a pretty good build, and handles multitasking really well.
It is, it's fast and snappy. It easily handles all the multitasking I do, like playing games, browsing the web with a multitude of chrome tabs/other programs running. It handles it all extremely well.
Ah, a fellow weeb! Love the Renge profile pic :)
Great build, I wish I would've gone with the 960, it looks like a great gpu. Also, nice choice in power supply!
Hm, I might have to pick on up at some point, then. It's only $24 right now, so I don't see why not lol.