Oh this is GORGEOUS. Just gotta find a way to solve that kinda wicked sag on the GPU. Is it snugged up as far as it will go against the screws in the PCIe slots?
Also, what are your GPU temps like? Have you run into any issues there with the stock AMD blower?
How did you get your GPU memory up to 3500MHz? Does Turing really overclock that well with GDDR6?
Daaaang, son! That's really impressive!
Why buy the 2600X if you're just going to get an aftermarket CPU cooler? The only real benefit of getting the X version is that you get the Wraith Spire vs the Wraith Stealth
Yeah, I saw that, but you don't get the benefits of using the knobs to control the volume and EQ with the current setup
Not knocking how you have it now, because retaining that functionality at all is impressive, just explaining my logic
Yup, or to a pair of high quality headphones (so long as you don't crank the volume and blow them out!)
Also, completely offtopic, but I saw the AMD stock cooler fan in the foreground of the picture with all the amps and realized you're the guy that built the desk PC and Pelican case PC lol
So congrats, you're consistently one of my favorite custom PC case designers on this site!
I figured you wouldn't be able to keep the speaker (and honestly that 140mm fan is probably my favorite part of the mod anyway!), but maybe you could splice from the HDaudio connector to the amp, then output by splicing to the headphone jack? I dunno, definitely food for thought on a future mod
Edit: Also, if space constraints are an issue, you could consider getting some right angle connectors for the USB and DisplayPort outs
That's... REALLY sexy, honestly. Which I had the money to just drop on a build like this
I feel like you missed an opportunity to keep the amp circuit in there, keeping the knobs functional :p
Other than that, though, this looks fantastic!! I'm impressed you managed to get a dGPU in there, if it were me I would've just stuck with a Ryzen APU and called it a day
Oof, definitely! You should mark the part to $0.00 to reflect that so that you don't get a bunch of comments hounding you about it lol
That's just the current cost of the part. I'd hope he got it cheaper than that
Might not have been that expensive when/where he bought it, that's just the current cheapest price for US online retailers
I have the P400 myself. I love the look, but unfortunately the thermals kinda suck unless you make at least one of the top fans intake as well :/
Aha, that makes sense. Ok, now that I'm looking at the 590 listings as well, you're right. Here the best one (XFX Fatboy OC+) is $219.99. So yeah, unless you're on a tight budget then I'm with you on that one
I don't know where you're looking for RX 580s, but the parametric filter here pretty regularly has them hovering around $200
Edit: Case in point, the cheapest 8GB one PCPP finds is a $169.99 PowerColor model, while the most expensive one I'd buy (read: highest clocked at its price point) is the XFX GTS Black edition, at $199.99
I'm the same way haha but that is a fantastic deal on the RX 570!
Woah, dang. Guessing you got the GPU on eBay?
That color scheme kinda looks like you've got the power of the infinity stones coursing through your computer lol
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