Very clean and classy, love the colors and usage of space
I just know the exact RAM I paid $210 for exactly a year ago, is now being sold for $80 looooool
You may have to BIOS update the motherboard to work with that CPU, which is why its flagging a potential compatibility issue. May want to look at like a B450 board, like you had selected in the other list. The board you have selected will work, just may not out of the box, might be something to consider for simplicity. As far as RAM goes, 16gb is plenty, I was referring to the speed such as 3000mhz or 3200mhz. RAM prices are so cheap right now you can probably find a faster set for another $10-$15, shouldnt be a huge concern either way though.
If you are not overclocking, do not buy the "K" (unlocked). Also, https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025694/processors/intel-core-processors.html
I would forget the CPU cooler for now, one will be included with the CPU. Use the $60 to choose faster RAM and a good power supply, to better support future upgrades. Also use the 7200rpm HDD
Hardware, clear liquid loop, RGB coordination... Nailed it
SWEET clap BABY clap JESUS clap
Before or after deductions, weekly or bi-weekly, cause I am looking at 19 paychecks lol
Looks like a decent build. The 2700X is one of the better options for gaming/streaming without spending a ton, 1660Ti can more than handle high FPS 1080p (friend has one). Yes that is a lot of storage, but if you're downloading games it will fill up quick. I personally have a 250/500/1tb in my build and all are over 50% full. I feel like a barely have anything downloaded.
Just checked it out, looks good! I love how thin the design is, the exposed heat pipes look great too in my opinion. Go team MSI lol
I may be slightly biased, but the Titanium is such an attractive GPU
I don't have that kind of patience for behind the scenes cable management and it shows
Very cool concept
I will have up to date photos tonight, made a change recently and waiting on last part to be delivered today.
I am just personally a fan of white, looks cleaner to me. Most times if I have the choice to buy something in black or white, I choose white. Something to consider would be RGB, if you plan to add case lighting the white will show better. Awesome case though, very well built and easy to work in.
I just wanted to let you know I bought and installed the H100i, significantly better temps. With the H60 I would sit around 70c under load, occasionally reaching 75c. The H100i keeps me at 48-51c under load, while looking fantastic. Thanks again
Absolutely it should, but either way both choices will fit in a $500 budget. My main point is that the third gen Ryzen will release soon, and is looking to be a WAY better value than anything out now.
THANK YOU for the long, detailed post. This is the type of answer I was looking for. Glad to hear feedback from someone with real world applications. I too would very much so love to do a custom loop, however I cant justify the $500-700 cost when that money could upgrade hardware. In a weird way, I am glad to hear of your poor experience with the H150i.
Wait a month for the Ryzen 3000 CPUs to release and benchmark. As far as current gen, my i5-8600k outperforms my buddies Ryzen 5 2600x pretty well for gaming. Third gen Ryzen is looking promising though, I would 100% wait for July 7th.
I honestly don't even know what to comment, its flawless.
Honestly, cats and memes are two things I could NOT live without. God bless this build.
lil thicc glow boi
That block tho. Looking mighty clean!
insert fire emoji
Love it, super fan of clear liquid loops
SUPER clean setup, nice
I have no issues with the white only, in fact I really like how it looks in contrast to the RGB elsewhere. If I were to switch, it would be for a larger radiator. Even then, I don't have much to gripe about. With a 4.8 OC I maintain 70c under load, which I am comfortable with.
Yeah they can get pricey for custom options, but worth it in my opinion. There are definitely some budget options out there that look great, I myself use one of the cheaper Amazon options. Obviously not a priority item, but cables "complete" builds in my opinion. Just something to consider in the future, otherwise great build. Simple paint goes a long way!
The copper paint looks really good with the heat pipes! Now imagine some custom black/copper cables
YEEEEAAAHHHH BUDDY! Cant wait, but yeah, even the silver theme reminded me of ONI
I love Halo Reach
I have two sets of cables shown, did not care for the original set, the white combs were sold separate. The thicker cables shown in the first few photos DID come with the clear combs.
PS I kept the sticker because its purple and matched lol
Buy a nice monitor and pump up the FPS!
B-E-A-UTIFUL, I love clear liquid loops, classy AF
That's hot. Well, aesthetically speaking.
I would personally flip the radiator fan to exhaust, focus on moving hot air OUT. You will hardly notice a difference (if at all) on CPU temps, but I am sure the air cooled components will be a little happier.
Thank you! My friend has changed up the colors, look really cool now.
Super clean, nice build! If it makes you feel any better, I have to use like 4 programs to control all my RGB lol
I also have mine set to exhaust, but it is located towards the front near the intakes. Being that the GPU was the hotter of the two, I did not want to bring in warm air. Like I said though, I located mine towards the front thinking that the air would still be cooler being that it has not passed over hot components yet. Idk, that was how my brain worked lol. But yes, I would agree that outside air passing through the radiator would benefit the CPU specifically.
That is possible too, mine is at either 1.27 or 1.28 to run 4.8 with avx offset -3. I know my chip is capable of 5ghz but the way my 120mm radiator is set up lmao
80C? I have a smaller AIO and sit around 70-75C tops at 4.8ghz, that is interesting. My rooms temp is 68F, wonder if that may be a difference.
I would use the extra 6k to buy another bike lol, but I think he was trying to match the dollar amount to the processor. Job well done.
I feel it, I could have went 8700k had I skipped the RGB fans for example. Plus I had an H500i on order, became impatient and drove to buy an H700i to save 2 days. Case cost double lmao
What cable management? But forreal, cable management is simplified in NZXT cases. Take the 10-15 minutes and you will completely clean up the build.
Dont feel so bad about the RAM, I built my PC when prices were inflated and spent $210 for 16gb :'/
Hope im never too old for RGB
No harm done, carry on lol