What's the monitoring software used for the OSD on the right? Awesome build as well!
Awesome cable management and clean setup my man!
The Thermal Paste is strong with this one...
More RAM than my first system had storage. Hilarious and I LOVE it! +1
LOL I completely overlooked that! I was 20 when you were born and Packard Bell was still a company so I feel old!
Got a nice chip from silicon there. Running 4.7 at 1.317 volts up here in Dallas. Nice update to the rig birons! +1
Packard Bell.. Why not just give us your age! Nice job bud!
My firestrike score is 20 points higher with it being in the top spot so don't let them fool ya about location ;)
Sweet. Nice build and cable management is for chumps ;)
What's the name of the gpu cooler you have on the 380 and what are temps compared to stock?
If it was just a Wifi card then I would have populated the top PCI slot with it, but the bluetooth feature requires me to plus the card into a USB header on the Mobo. That's the only reason I chose the slot I did. It should have no performance impact what so ever.
This build should is a very capable build for the next couple years no doubt friend
Looks like a great build! Only suggestion would be to add a 1TB mechanical hard drive cause the 120 GB ssd will fill it quickly.
Then yes sir, 10/10 for all the components and finished build.
I hope I led you in the right direction bud
All motherboards support this build my friend. Just not all support overclocking or increased RAM speeds.
Any z97 motherboard will do to overclock the CPU, and $170-130 is kinda the sweet spot I was searching for with my build. If you have a Micro Center near you, go and save yourself some money, have a great selection and face to face with someone with knowledge. (hopefully)
First, the RAM I have chosen is compatible with my Motherboards XMP profiles and CPU which allows it to reach speeds of 2400 Mhz.
Second, the speed of the RAM has little performance gains for someone like me, so would be considered a luxury purchase.
Third, the RAM will run at the highest speed your motherboard and CPU support if you do so desire. Otherwise it will run at stock speeds of motherboard or CPU, usually 1333Mhz-1600Mhz. Which again has very little performance gains in real world applications.
I would recommend the cheapest 16 GB kit you can find, the size matters more than the speed, and 16 GB is much more than the average consumer needs. But is super cheap right now.
For me it meets the needs of everything I use it for. Other's might prefer the next tier up GPU's which is subjective, but noteworthy.
Literally 53 seconds late to answer ^ that haha
Bought the 16 GB kit last week to replace my 8 GB kit I paid nearly triple for in 2013. Wanted to upgrade, and it's always better late than early to PC parts.
And yeah I just got a really good deal on the PSU making it hard to pass up.
lol tried to squeeze that in at the end
What monitors are the two on the left? Dell ultra sharp 27 inch? 1080 or 1440?
Please and thank you!
Very clean and well thought out pc. Not really into red and black themes, except the ones that look like this. +1
"enjoyment of spending copious amounts of money on things that lose their value faster than I can install them"
Couldn't have put it better friend. Grade A build. +1
So many haters in these comments. What website am I on??? Very nice build man! Your money, use it how you want yo!
Get a pencil with an eraser and spray paint it black. use the eraser end on you gpu, measure and cut accordingly.
Lease conductive way and you can hide it behind the power cables.
Just grab a 24 Pin extension like the ones shown, and remove the stick on power supply and this build is complete broski. Nice job +1
Yes, the GPU lanes go from top to bottom from CPU. Regardless of it being an x8 or x16 slot it travels to the top one first. It's more beneficial to have two x16 slots, like I believe this motherboard has, in an SLI configuration.
No disrespect towards seagate, it was just personal preference friend. I was just keeping short cables in mind for the build but if it does not fit as suspected then there are several good options for 50 dollars.
I just wanted to use the 950 as the budget card, there is a smaller EVGA variant that would suffice just fine.
Thank you for your feed back fellow PCPPers