I gotcha, I figured I would just ask though :)
I will definitely look into this, but that will have to be so far down the road hahaha. Thank you though!
How is everyone so much braver about using water cooling than I am?! Like how did you even know what parts to buy! I am so astounded by the innate beauty of this machine. Hats off to you, sir.... :)
Please dust your Graphics card!!!! lol. Nicely done, i do like that case with the PSU in the back, probably makes for some great cable management! Well done for your first time, might want to consider adding a few more sticks of ram in there, 8gb seems small small in comparison to everything else
An absolute beast of a case :) You should definitely upgrade that monitor with a higher refresh rate though. Well done, for your first time especially!
Is that HDD Just sitting there? Yea those cables bud.... lol. Also you might want to turn that top radiator around, unless it doesn't fit the other way, I just think it might look cleaner?
Yea I would love some more pics! The cable management, from what I can see, is pretty darn good for a first timer! Mine didn't look nearly that clean my first time. +1 :)
If you're not using those extra HDD Bays I would remove them for some extra air flow. Just my opinion, +1 from me :)
I wouldn't say it's ideal but it's not bad necessarily to be at that temperature. If it were me, I would want to find a way to reduce temps, but I am extremely anal about temperature. The voltage seems fine too, but I wouldn't want to ramp it up too much or you may lose some life expectancy on it :)
If you don't mind the higher db of these fans, I don't see the problem. The temperatures in my system never exceed 40*C and all of my fans are Riing and they are hooked up directly to the motherboard. Corsair has it's fiar share of issues on their own, no company is without it faults. Honestly I don't ever heard my fans going and the lights are amazing, they don't interact well with other programs (Command Center for sure) but that does not mean they are not useful. Plus, I run a water cooler for my CPU Header and the fans attached to the radiator are on my system control header. Again, my CPU does not exceed 40 under stress. I'd say they're just fine.
Hahhaha, "This? This is just a very large necklace, I type my thoughts onto it so no one can see what I am thinking!"
No that's what you want for the PSU fan so that's perfectly fine! But yes, more fans might be helpful if your temperatures are getting too high. Yea buy some more screws if you can, it's not going to make a big difference if you swap to positive pressure but if you have negative pressure dust will pull in from there.
If only I wasn't so afraid of installing custom water cooling on my own. Absolutely beautiful build man. +1 for sure!
You know, everyone seems to be using those In Win Cases now. They are solid looking towers for sure!!! I love my Riing 12 fans as well. They are well worth it! :D
Jeez! That's awful man, I'm sorry to hear that! Even if you like opened it and acted like you already owned it they tax you ? =P
Haha no problem bud, I totally understand. I am the same way
Using the MSI Pro Carbon Gaming Mobo and about 64gb of RipJaw Ram (4x16) And it is just random things here and there nothing too major, mostly moving files, etc. Not even overclocking at all either, personal preference
Her cats are military geniuses, nothing is impossible.
That case is beautiful.... I just feel like my gf's cats would destroy anything that aesthetically pleasing. As far as the Riing software goes man, I am not goign to lie, I purchased a set of the new ones with the usb controller and software.... I wish I didn't. Requires its own power source, so yet another set of cables, the software has not even worked for me yet, they're shipping me another set. The whole kit, albeit smaller (which is why you can't use old ones with new software) utilizes more wires. It's just a headache man. Plus, most people with a working set still can't even see the RPM's of their fans on the software. I wish I could just control it all in BIOS but I digress.
Seems like that case definitely runs on the warmer side though, have you thought about installing a hybrid AIO kit for your GPU?
Nice looking build though, I LOVE the colors. +1 from me!
I always loved the look of mini's, just never had the nerve to build one, I think the wiring would give me an aneurysm... +1 though ! :)
I feel like you probably have a lot of unnecessary, excess heat going on in there. Can you remove the bottom HDD bays at all or are they being used? Also those cables definitely need to be rerouted to the back of the case there bud, I know it's mostly preference but it also isn't great for airflow and heat. Also you may want to turn that top back fan around if you have fans from the front running into your case already
Yea that's good enough. Weird that yours aren't working sometimes, the older ones with the 3 buttons on the controllers are working fine for me and I have 3 of them, the only ones giving me an issue are the ones with software that plug into a USB hub
Yea but for what your buddy wants, I think this is perfect! :)
Yea, I agree. It is a nice looking board too. What part of Canada do you live in? I live in NC right now but I have tons of family in Michigan, could always just mail it to you? That's a lot of trust in others though, not that I am not reliable I just know I would be weary of someone offering that too lol
That's a good idea too, I just don't like hiding wires in the front of my case, personal preference :). I had thought about it though! I stuck mine to the metal frame in the back of the case opposite to the mobo. What software are you using for fan control or do you just have it linked to the BIOS??
Yea for future reference, the chassis are the directions of airflow and when in doubt you can feel the difference too, just plug it into a power source and feel it. I think for your case, I would definitely recommend trying turning the top fans around and the back fan, close off those PCI-E's that are left open (put the metal brackets back in) and see how that works for ya :). 3 Intake, 1 exhaust would be tons of positive pressure and a lot of movement around the GPU/CPU. BTW is your PSU fan pointing down or up into the case?
Just saying that at around 90 degress celsius you start to experience some thermal protecting kick in for that GPU, it starts to slow itself down on purpose in order to protect itself. Yea you want a monitor with a high refresh rate for sure, it makes a bigggg difference :)
Well when you start you push the limits on that thing let me know how it works for you, I have had mine for a little under a month now but I feel like I am getting some slow downs I have no business getting with my rig, curious to see if you do too.
All I can say is, and I have only built 3 of my own and 2 for friends, keep trying things. In retrospect, I wish I had purchased pre-laced PSU cables because they look so much nicer than trying to cable comb your own wires but just keep trying things and you will learn what works and what doesn't!
Well it looks like you do great work! :) I work in Quality Assurance so slightly IT but not really.... But I know hardware better than anyone in my company! :)
Ah man, you need to make some friends in Michigan lol. what about CanadaComputer, NCIX, directcanada, or bestdirect.ca. Doesn't newegg have a .ca site?
Yea, I'm not sure if CPU fans have chassis (I have a water cooler on mine, but the radiator fans came with chassis) but the direction of the chassis is the direction of the air flow. I usually recommend using positive air pressure as negative air pressure tends to bring dust into your computer from crevices. (all preference though! I also have dust filters so that wouldn't really matter) Basically more intake than exhaust fans. But yea, don't have your CPU fan blow hot air out the back pointing to a fan that is bringing air into the back, you will create negative pressure in that area and have stagnant, warm air around your CPU. Also, most of the air from the back of the PC tends to be pretty stale anyway since a lot of your exhausted air on the top of your case will settle around the back and then be sucked back into your case for use and be warm.
I'm not familiar with Canada's policies at all so please forgive me when I ask, can you not access the black friday deals on Newegg.com and have them shipped to Canada?
I have the same TT fans, how do you like them? I just hate hiding the controller.... are you having a hard time using them with any of the ASUS mobo software?
I grew up with a gateway.... and my mom worked with computers! Where were you when I was 16 and playing too many hours of City of Heroes!? Love this build by the way! :)
Beautifully done :) I love the PSU Shroud, need to find one for my own use... I wish people would ask me to randomly build them computers!!!!
Love that case!
Looks great man! There is nothing wrong with Razor, just please for the love of god don't use their firmware. Bricked my keyboard once, took me 3 days to figure out how to fix it. But I have a mouse and keyboard from Razor and they have lasted me over 5 years.
I am confused though, is that CPU fan blowing back towards the top back fan? You may want to swap the direction on that fan, that or swap the intake to the top fans and exhaust to the back fans. I would normally not +1 anyone from Ohio (I am from MI) but I love this community too much to say no! ;)
Looks great! Especially for your first build! I love that case. What types of games do you play on it? As far as temperature goes, 75C is fine, I think that GPU looks some functionality at 90C so you've got plenty of wiggle room. Only thing you might want to go back and do is fix up that wiring a little bit, make it cleaner, but to be honest, it won't affect much, just looks nice! +1 from me for sure!
P.S. how are you liking that CPU? I have the same one :)
I just realized who you were after you commented on my build like 2 weeks ago by seeing this amazing build! Seriously, just made me rethink all of my wiring and want to drop yet ANOTHER $250 on cables alone........ I have a lot to learn when it comes to building, you've made that ABUNDANTLY clear lol.
Plus a million if I could!
Gotta start somewhere! It's like riding a bike after that. So much more confident after my second one though
Hahahah, thanks! I Actually have kept them to stay in the same color scheme, I really like them actually. The only problem I have had regarding air flow is the interaction between my Bios and MSI Command Center.
Haha, ya thanks. I was nervous to do it before because I was so new to building but obviously I am over that fear now
Thanks! It's a true story actually unfortunately...
Thanks man, all I had was my work laptop, it was like poking the bull. Can't add anything to it and it's a damn dell lol
Hahaha man are you right. I feel like you were personally offended by their rendition of what they considered the suicide squad =P But I do have to agree, it was very turn based in a way and frankly annoying. My gf loved it and I dont know why but hey can't tell her she's wrong!
Thank you! Ya you will not be disappointed! :D
I can deal with that, I only liked suicide squad for the same reason everyone else did. Harley quinn.....
you mean EVER. Literally just bought a desk cup holder and will happily sit it on the other side of the desk..... in another house.
Like Rhett said I was trying to neutralize the air and when I receive my last 120mm fan I will place it in the bottom as intake to push out the top as well and move the stagnant air in the middle of the case.
I mostly use it for games and I work in QA so its not a demanding job in terms of computing and processing speeds but I am obviously able to do that on here as well.
Just literally started playing some games with it like 20 minutes ago, mostly for benchmarks. Runs Total warhammer in ultra quality with 120 fps average and League of Legends in 600 or more frames at normal cpu speeds, don't even really think I need to overclock but with the dial on the inside I feel obligated. I'll update when I do that :). Only problem with it so far is the command center application and the fan controllers that come stock with thermaltake do not communicate well so be sure to manual everything or update it in Bios