Awesome, thank you!
Is there any way you could link to where to buy the flow meters? Those look beautiful, especially the one with gold accents
If you were going to change anything about it, I'd almost recommend getting a PCIe capture card, such as the Elgato HD60 Pro. That way you'd have a system that you could pretty much just toss into your backpack and record any HDMI source in the time it takes for it to boot up
Edit: Although, it doesn't look like this case is designed to accommodate add-in cards anyway, so any discussion involving PCIe cards is a little bit moot
I'm really impressed that your GPU isn't sagging, how'd you manage that?
Nice!! You should show off some pictures of the final product of the assembled PC (as in, put together and running in its environment), I'm curious as to how it looks integrated with your other equipment
If you read their description, they're primarily using MacOS for content creation, with Windows 10 gaming as a side focus. This is just fine for that
It breaks Apple's EULA for Mac OS, but it's not illegal as long as you're not distributing the OS, it's just unsupported. If you're interested, look up TonyMacx86 to see what all is involved to do it legally
One of these
I'd take it apart and paint it with something nice, maybe change out the LEDs, and wire it to Molex or SATA like I suggested earlier. Either way, your only out $16 and some change
Edit: This also isn't the original listing I found, it says this one ships from the US. So, bonus?
Dang, wish I could find that just by itself
Count the PCI-E slots on the case. There are 8 on the case, and 3 left above the bracket when it's attached. That means that on to-spec mATX cases, the bracket would only hang over by 1 slot, or fit perfectly in 5 slot mATX cases
What 90 degree mount did you use for your GPU? I've never seen one that would fit a mATX case
You could try this:
If you're halfway competent with a soldering iron, you might even be able to wire it so that it takes power from a SATA or molex connector, so it lights up with your PC
Do note that while it says "rare," there are two listings from a Chinese account selling them for $16-$18. So if you're willing to risk getting a bootleg (which in this case might actually be nice), you could try that as well
Side note, I really like the mild steampunk aesthetic that's going on here, with the cooler and keyboard at least. Planning on taking it any further over time, or is this its semi-final form?
If I had to take a guess, he's going to be doing a bunch of CPU-oriented stuff with next to no GPU load and just got the cheapest white GPU he could find
@dswiftdesign am I close?
Perhaps he is reverently talking about the Year of Our Lord 1614 AD
It's because for whatever reason PCPP can't properly translate CAD to USD on the build page. It shows up just fine on the front page, though
You should try to find (or DIY) an RGB data disk and mount it to the front
I feel he should have just bought an RX 550 instead, given that spec-wise they're nearly identical. You can load the "Blue" workstation drivers on the gaming cards just fine.
Edit: And if he was looking for equal direct compute performance and VRAM, the RX 560 would have done that while also surpassing this card in every other relevant workload
You didn't actually spend $150 on the WX 3100, right?
That depends on the size of the television. A quick filtered eBay search found this, but it's most likely a tad too small:
Just so you know, the fan on the stock cooler can be rotated by taking out the four screws at the corner of the cooler. It's purely an aesthetic thing but it would honestly bring that last little bit to the build, considering everything else looks great
This is super cool! It's kind of a shame that you don't have (couldn't find?) a properly-sized 4:3 or 5:4 monitor, but a mod this extensive honestly does deserve to be featured
Where'd you get the B450M Mortar for that price?
Yep, I agree with that. SteamOS is unnecessarily restrictive, and Ubuntu is still just as user-friendly. If you wanted to mess with other distributions I'd point you Mint just because it's aesthetically more pleasing, but you should be good with Ubuntu honestly
Ok, good to hear. The end result looks fantastic, just wanted to make sure you weren't risking your house for it lmao
Edit: Also, if I might ask, why only 50GB for bcache? Why not just use the entire SSD?
The bottom fan cutouts are filtered as well
Er... you CUT THE CABLES OFF of the PSU?? Make sure you thoroughly insulate the ends with electrical tape, or something, otherwise you are BEGGING Murphy's law to short out your system and/or cause an electrical fire
Nah, he's fine. That case has good enough airflow as it is and the PSU should be high enough off the ground that whatever little air intake it needs
Yeah, I've got my main lights on Yellow with my add-in cards all set to blue as an accent, I'm liking that combination right now
RGB is all about choice, if he chooses to only display the "B" because it matches his personal taste better I wouldn't knock him
Which is... what... I said?... At stock they trade blows, but the R3 is cheaper AND overclockable, which allows it to edge ahead of the i3 even in single-threaded workloads
Yeah, really. I know that Userbenchmark isn't the end-all be-all benchmark by any means, but it is pretty illustrative of my point:
How much FPS does the downforce add?
It's because you can buy a 2200G for $95 and matches (and even beats) the i3 when overclocked
I'm trying to find some way to make a witty "free feet pics" comment without sounding awful lmao
Seriously, though, I think a lot of us would love to see more of your cleaned up setup, because this is actually a pretty badass budget build. (Also, is that a RetroN 5 I'm spotting back there?)
Nope, you're supposed to put slot them in the order that the slots are numbered. I'm guessing you're remembering correctly, though, and that a guide somewhere suggested that you put RAM into what physically looks like the first and third slots, so there's space between them.
Oh wow, that's really pretty
If you haven't set the XMP profile for the RAM in the motherboard BIOS, do so. That will probably fix the clock speed issue
Yeah, but for only ~$20 more he could get an 8GB RX 570 that would tear through any game @1080p. Unless he's sticking around the 720p high/1080p low-mid area, this card will start to feel very limiting very quickly as new titles release
Since you have the 2200G, why buy the RX 560 rather than saving up for a better card? Yeah, there are performance gains, but if it were me building the system I don't think I'd be able to justify them
And as an added bonus it warms yer legs
My first thought was that the setup is a little bit janky and would be a nightmare to do maintenance on, but I saw the quick disconnects and immediately it made a lot more sense. This is definitely a creative solution to thermal issues
Ah, there it is
So I see that you took the plastic facade off one side to mount your hard drive; how difficult is it to get that off? Is it just a matter of screws and/or careful prying, or is it more involved than that?
Well this'll sure be a feature
Sweet. I genuinely appreciate it
Not cards that can output video on their own, but there are cards that take a video signal from a Displayport or HDMI patch cable, then rebroadcast it through Thunderbolt with little to no added latency
I'll take a look at the Seasonic units, yeah. I actually have one of those in a server build that's been serving me well so far (although it's not a Focus unit), so there's that as well
And yeah, that's kind of my dilemma. I'd like to avoid the cost premium that comes with buying an SFX (L) power supply by getting a standard ATX, but without sacrificing ease of access to the connectors being butted straight up against the GPU support bracket. I'd take the extra effort for lower cost if it comes to it, though
That's pretty much my issue as well. I'm planning a build with the RVZ03 from Silverstone, and even though the case accepts full ATX power supplies there have been a lot of reviewers saying that cables start to become an issue as the length of the unit increases