There is a cage that bolts into the frame. You use 4 screws to the corners. The cage sits between the PSU and GPU bay.
I may go that route. Just wanting to save on tdw for cooling purposes. I'm actually impressed with the stock cpu cooler for now.
Sorry it's a laptop HDD. The cage allows for two 2.5 inch drives.
Yes it is bronze rated
Thank you for your suggestion.
Thank you for these suggestions.
No problem. I'm doing research as well. This build is going to take some planning. Thank you for continuing to help.
+1 love this build and something I plan to build next. My main rig is in the basement and could use an HTPC to stream at the TV.
Yeah I'm going to upgrade after the new gpus come out this year. But I'm also still on 1080p right now. Buying a better monitor next.
It's actually not too bad. The case is matte and the window is tinted. Window is a dust magnet but I imagine it still has some static from the cling that was shipped on it.
Thank you and yes I would recommend this GPU. I'm running Witcher and BO3 on high/ultra averaging 60 FPS @ 1080p. Yes it does include a backplate and blue leds. Thanks for checking my build out and feel free to ask me anything.
I haven't noticed it with my custom fan curve. My system is not quiet by no means, but doesn't bother me.
+1 Nice build. I would run MSI Afterburner. I tried using Gigabyte OC Guru and gave up on it.
Yes it added up really quick. I'm the most happy about the CPU. I've barely scratched the surface of usage. Looking forward to putting quite a few miles on it
Thank you. Yes I know 32 is hardly utilized. I have setup a ram disk though.
5820k will work well in design and gaming. I just built an x99 and it cut my workflow drastically. Actually Lightroom works faster than I can in it now.
Ok that's what I've picked up as well. I'm going to get the grid eventually as well. Thank you.
I couldn't be happier with my silverstone. CPU 5820k @ 4 GHz and never gets over 61 under load. I love this case as well.
Can you monitor cpu fan speed in this orientation? I connected the cpu fan to mobo in CPU FAN 1
Only one that you could leave disconnected is the fan extension for bottom fans if you are not using any. It's just a basic splitter so plug into the the inputs with the fans you are using and one is labeled as out put to mobo.
I currently use NZXT Cam software. Allows me to see cpu and gpu temps as well as fan rpms. It also has a cool overlay for gaming to check these along with lowest, highest, and average FPS.
Thank you. I'm really loving the looks and cool temps.
First impression, I'm happy with it. At 1080p it's asking alot out of. On m running stable at 1000 mhz. Runs cool and not loud to me. Witcher 3 runs smooth at 30fps on ultra settings. Still tweaking settings to get me to my max 60 fps with this monitor. I would buy again or go 390 with higher psu. I couldn't pass up the deal I got on the psu.
Thank you. I enjoyed it.
Main thing I ran into was the case and mobo instructions contradicted themselves on case fan wiring. Of course I took the mobo route. With this setup I'll probably get the NZXT grid for case fab control.
RAM was only $10 more at 32gb. I could have went with better quality RAM. Case I was torn between the Fractal R4 and this one. I'm happy with my decision as this is one awesome looking case with plenty of room to grow.
Lol I'll add a photo of printer. I've taken a pretty good hit on the gpu in benchmarks. Photo editing, Lightroom works faster than my input. Gaming I can run Witcher 3 on ultra at 1080p averaging 30 fps so it's no slouch. I wanted a build to edit and render. With this much muscle, why not game?
Lol I've already ready ordered. Guess I can run it and upgrade later. Always something better right?
I swear this is worse than buying a car. Now I'm leaning back towards an x99 build. I have a little more room for budget now with Christmas. $1500 hopefully.
I've roses that idea around and even started a thread with that option. I main concern is I can go the z97 route with better quality hardware or go the x99 route with lesser hardware. I've even considered a xeon route. I'm trying to keep myself at this budget for price/performance. Also considered going a different direction and adding as I go to keep cost down and to just get me in one. Currently, my work flow is long and drawn out waiting on an aging computer.
I do have a 250 gb hdd that I plan to move over and set up a RAID 5 as well as an older monitor I may dual set up.
Thank you for your reply. Looks like I need to adjust the ram and mouse.
Just seeing that Lightroom and 1080p video editing is ram and cpu intensive. If everyone thinks I'll be fine with better grade 16gb that's where I'll go. That's why I posted, to get this wonderful community's input.
Ok sorry but would you mind taking one last look before I order.
Thank you. Edited parts list to reflect z97 build.
Edited list to reflect changes. Anything else I can do to lower closer to budget?
Thank you and I'm liking that case.
I'm mostly editing Canon RAW files as well as 1080p 120fps GoPro footage. This is a hobby more than for professional use. I would say I'm leaning more towards gaming gpu. I'm still working with a crop sensor DSLR primarily landscape, light painting, and family photos. GoPro I like to make 8-10 hour time lapses.
Ah not bad. I've been looking at nothing but the i7 4790-k. Thank you for your input. Easy to get tunnel vision when looking by yourself
Really like this build. I'm looking to build my first one and wanting to go black and white theme. Using it to photo edit in Lightroom and edit GoPro footage. Will also game some as well. Anything you would do differently?
Awesome build and really close to what I'm looking for. I will be building my first primarily for Lightroom GoPro video editing. Building it right I may as well game too. Any thing you would want to change post build or advice?