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Awesome build and the case is so compact! Would you think you can somehow fit a 3.5" drive near the GPU?
I like that schiit.
Hello OP. Great build.
Btw I visited Istanbul in April 2011. I was walking by Inonu Stadium and saw people buying tickets and decided to attend that match whatever teams are playing. So I was really lucky that day to watch Simao & Quarezma play together against Galata sarai. It was also a win by 2 goals if I remember it correctly. Also, greatest supporters & atmosphere I've ever seen. I love the gesture when you mimic falcon wings with your hands and do these terrifying sounds haha. Bisiktas is my favorite Turkish team since that day.
Cooper pipes? must be filled with freon!
Excellent choice of parts. I'm sure that the 7700K is providing you with sufficient performance at stock speed. I wouldn't temper with a $350 CPU using that cooler.
So how would you rate having a couple of 480's in CF?
So 4.9 GHz? I'm curious about the voltage needed to reach that and how your CPU cooler performed with such speed. I bet Single-core performance destroys any old title without causing any noticeable frame drop.
Totally forgot about the mounting brackets. Let us know how the H60 performs with Ryzen. Good luck!
M.2 Raid in an ITX mobo? +1 for doing something unique with this build.
The power cable alarm message has been around for sometime. Seems like you were off the PC building scene for a while. Congrats on the awesome build. It's good to see returning veterans with new hardware.
Edit: I recommend you turn the CPU cooler 90 degrees to direct it's airflow towards the rear fan of the case.
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What you read online is correct. I flipped the PSU during the build process and was too busy to take pictures at that stage. The reason was that the cables were impossible to route when you place the hot swap bay over the PSU cables. The bay has some kind of plastic bracket underneath it that supports the bay weight and keep it in an elevated position above a case fan the really needs an open space in front of it. The plastic bracket might also have a vibration absorption function for the spinning drives in the hot swap bay. But this bracket totally blocks PSU cables space.
After flipping the PSU, I still installed a couple of drives above its fan. One of them is the 1TB SV35 which is still working fine tell this day. The other one was a Samsung SSD which I replaced later with an MX100 of larger capacity. The Samsung SSD still works fine to this day too in an external enclosure. The fan of the PSU seems to have no effect on the lifespan of the HDD positioned right above it.
If I would make another build I'd get a case that's easier to build with. But don't get what I think of it the wrong way. This case is still of solid quality. It also runs cool and quite. In over 3 years it did not accumulate a noticeable amount of dust (although it would be a very painful process if you had to dust your build completely). Adding a couple of 3TB barracudas did not need more than sliding these drives inside their drive bays. I also have a full size optical drive installed in this case and a 3.5 HDD installed underneath its drive bay. I like this case and I will continue to use it for more years.
Thx for letting me know. The price was tempting but I was sure there's something behind the price tag.
If you're going to host online multiplayer games that can allow a huge number of players, then consider picking up a CPU with more cores/threads. I'd say an i5 is sufficient.
I came though this build as I was researching what 970 would be best to use with a Raven case. Your GPU choice looks the best with the clear side panel. +1 for the aesthetics.
You need a datavac.
because aesthetic. upvote for the perfect job.
Thought I'd ask you about the HDD since this build is 12 months old. How would you rate it in terms of performance, reliability and noise?
btw, that's a beautiful CPU cooler.
Awsome parts list. The CPU will last with you as long as your old 8800. Hopefully with your next GPU upgrade you won't need a new rig. Maybe you'll change the PSU at that time but you still picked a decent one. Anyway, just wanna let you know that if you route your cables behind the back panel you'll have more space between your parts and this will allow for better airflow. Your case has a back panel and you should make use of it (I mean you paid for this feature since you selected to buy this case).
From experience with old HDDs from both companies, I trust western digital to last for years longer than Seagate.
Nice build! How is the temperature of the GPU?
That's a killer machine! Show us some benchmarks.
The 950 wasn't release yet at the time.
Solid choice of parts BTW. I'm sure this build can run a lot of good games maxed out @ 1080p/60
I would have got a bigger SSD. A 250GB SSD would allow more games to be installed there. Some games like Civilization are unplayable on HDD for me.
Get a GTX 970 itx model it will deliver more frames per second at igh setting better than the 960.
The TV bench is a custom combination my brother got from Ikea. It very similar to this one:
If you're gonna choose an unlocked CPU and if you're planning to OC then buy a water cooler. If not, consider a decent budget performance HSF cooler that will be more silent than both stock coolers and water coolers.
Otherwise invest the savings from scrapping the aftermarket cooler in an upgrade of GPU. You can fit an itx model 970 in this case you know. That would be a lot faster than overclocking your CPU.
Games that come with controller support in Steam Big Picture mode. If you turn on that mode and you have a controller supported game then you'll notice the controller icon right below the game title.
This awesome build can be used to crunch some numbers.
Congratulations on this perfected build. It's an outstanding job considering it's your first. Nice to see you've paid attention to the little details as well (such as getting these sleeved cables).
That's the first thing I install right after ninite in every new build, new laptop, or a fresh re-install of Windows.
No issues at all. But before fitting the i/o shield you should use a small spanner to tighten the wifi antenna mount properly. I never used a spanner before in PC builds so this felt a bit weird.
It indeed was. In the last picture you can see how I just tied everything near the top of the case. The part near the CPU fan is spacious though and allows for decent air flow.
You need to work a little bit harder on your cable management.
Dude! 17 build! you should get an award or something.
I always forget this badass case exists until some awesome build using it comes around as a reminder. Good job!
I suggest you turn the cooler 90 degrees and install it in a way that would let the hot air go out through the rear fan. It will perform better that way.
Nice job. I like mATX builds and I'm happy to see builds coming out in Air 240. I would've appreciated some pictures from the PSU/HDDs side of the case though. How would you rate this case in terms of noise levels?
Btw, that's a sweet deal you've got for such a quality pair of SSDs. Are they RAID configured?
My brother uses headphones and is quite happy about the audio quality. What exactly is the problem you're having?
I totally agree with selecting a locked CPU for a similar case. But in my situation, I have future plans. It's feasible to get this CPU.
In terms of noise: it's all good while watching movies or playing light games such as street fighter & fifa. During intensive gaming (Like BF4 and Tomb Raider) I enjoy about half an hour of silence until the GPU fan speed exceeds 70%
In terms of temps: everything about the case is excellent except for handling high end video cards. this case is ideal for a GTX 760 or lower. If you want GTX 770 performance, get a cooler master elite 120 or 130 or get a similar case from fractal design. If you still prefer mATX motherboards, get this case with a video card that has a blower cooler. blower coolers are more noisy but the temps will be better than what I have.
The deal you've got for that CPU is sweet. Congrats on the awesome machine.
Yeah I figured it's there after I tried adding a cooler to a build. The function is there but I guess it still needs a lot of populating.
And CPU coolers' heights.
I know this is the right way of installing memory for intel builds to get the most of dual channel capabilities. But does the ram placement rule matter for an AMD cpu build as well?
You're right. but I actually bought it at release date (July 2013).
Amazing build. I guess your display is puking with all the excessive GTX780 frames that it can't deliver. It's a really clever idea to install fans from outside the case. I have a similar case and might try this as well.
No hate at all. Aside from you starting building PCs in such an age which is cool, your setup is decent for the upgrade path it offers. You need no more than that graphics card as long as you're going to be gaming on a 1280x1024 monitor. Now you'll need to save up for your next big purchase, a monitor + GPU. I'd wait 6 or 7 months before making a move cause once nVidia new GPU line drops in the market, AMD GPUs becomes much more affordable.
It's a nice build.
However, you could have saved up on the CPU if you went FX 6300 + Hyper 212 EVO + a $70 970 Mobo. and then, if you've invested the difference into upgrading the GPU to something better (a GTX 760 for example), your build would be performing much faster when gaming.
at that price point, a FirePro V4900 would have been ideal for such build.