That's hot! The whole set-up and everything!
Nice! I am curious as to how you mounted the pump/res on the exterior.
Wow! Super clean! Kudos!
Base clock on the 4790K is 4.0ghz. Max turbo is 4.4?? Something like that. I think 5.7 is kind of stretch at the moment. Keep in mind that 1 core turbo vs. 4 core turbo. I think 4.4ghz is when only one core turbos. I think if it was 4 cores trying to turbo, I think each would be closer to 4.0ghz.
Uh... maybe it is just me, but... did you install the M.2 SSD correctly? I thought it is suppose to be parallel to the rest of the board.
Looks way awesome!
Nice build! Nothing wrong with soft tubing, though hard tubes look amazing! Both have their benefits!
Hot damn! Lol. Awesome sauce!
Do you think you could get away with 2x 360's versus 3x360's?
Just curious. Just trying to see where it really starts to diminish. I have two rigs, one is a 8700K OCed to 5gh and a GTX 1070 (on a 360 and 280mm radiator) and a 9600K/GTX 1080 (on a 240 and 120mm) and the temps on the 9600K/GTX 1080 seem to be about the same as the 8700K/GTX1070.
3x 360's. Oh baby...
Please share your temps! I bet they are really good!
That looks amazing!!! Good stuff!
I love how clean the NZXT hardware looks! Good stuff!
Yeah... I think nVidia support for Freesync monitors comes out tomorrow or something. Awesome that you have a certified monitor. I saw some videos of some non-certified monitors and the image quality is garbage. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that support will be better as time goes by.
Looks great! I think you did really well in staying in your budget. You can always upgrade in the future when the prices of stuff gets better. Two easy upgrades could be an AIO for overclocking and M.2 NVMe SSD for more space. Both very easy to upgrade to when you are ready.
Build looks awesome! Very nice!
You definitely have some headroom with the 8700K. The real limiting factor is the IHS. You can easily get 10 degrees from delidding and using liquid metal. I think 4.9ghz or 5.0ghz can definitely be a thing with liquid metal. Maybe a little lower if you decide not to.
So hot! So clean! Wow.
Looks clean! Would you be willing to delid the CPU? I think it really helps with temps.
Oh baby! Looks awesome! Temps look great! I just got my waterblock and backplate in the mail and can't wait to finish my custom loop.
Hey! Congrats on your first build! Don't worry about not being able to do everything you wanted to do. There's nothing wrong with building out your rig over a period of time. The adventure is actually in the build process, whether you are trying to bling your system out, or stuff as much stuff into the smallest case as possible, or go to value town! It's a little different for everyone, but I think most people can definitely agree that the hands on portion is the most fun part.
Your build looks really solid. I think if you wanted to squeeze a little more power out of the system, you could try delidding and overclocking. Doesn't even have to be an aggressive overclock.
Nice! I can't view the links from work, but I am excited to see it. My H200i build is a custom loop. Still waiting on the GPU waterblock, but excited to expand on it. Lol.
That's hot! Great job on getting everything to fit!
Congrats on your first build! Rig looks super clean!!
You are actually okay. You only used a 120mm AIO cooler. It'll be fine for a locked CPU. If you are overclocking, it is probably a little lacking.
In regards to the G-Sync monitor, it really depends if you or your son wants to fork out the money. Me personally, I rather spend the money somewhere else. I think it's a really nice feature to have, but carries such a huge price premium. It's been awhile, but the price difference for my 34" Ultra wide LG (1080p, 144hz, Free-Sync vs. 1080p, 144hz, G-Sync) was $250-$300. Just wasn't worth it for me. At $250-$300, you can make huge upgrades elsewhere.
Super clean!!! I have the H200i right now and really like it. I did a custom loop which was a tight squeeze, but it is in!
I am curious as how the non-SLI set-up is working. I had read that the scaling on SLI config isn't that great. Anyways... when you are using Premiere, does it use both GPUs at the same time??
Giggity! That's hot!
I did my first custom loop in August. So expensive... but I'd do it again!
That looks awesome!! Good stuff!
Looks super clean!!!
Congrats on your first build! Building your rig is a lot of the fun. The personalization. The OCD of getting everything perfect. Pushing the envelop and doing things a little differently, whether you are trying to squeeze out as much power as possible or trying to squeeze as much stuff into the small cases.
Congrats on the first build!
Looks hella clean!!
Also... might want to check if the waterblock is finicky about which G1/4 is used for inlet and outlet. I think some care while others don't, but better to check before you fill the loop.
I hear you on the pricing thing! Custom loop is super expensive. As long as you have a card that is compatible with the water-block, I think you'll be okay though! It's easy enough to find any additional components to supplement your loop with!
I would to see what your temperatures come out, too. I assume the temperatures you listed are non-watercooled temps.
More or less. I think the reporting is reasonable. Just know it isn't apples to apples.
Agreed. Unbalanced is a great word.
And nothing wrong in building your rig out in stages.
Congrats on your first build! Everyone makes mistakes and since it is your first attempt, mistakes are expected. That's okay! A lot of the fun with building a rig is the process and the journey.
What are your plans for your computer? Gaming PC? Video editing? Internet and email? What you are planning to do is really going to dictate your build.
Looking at your current build, there's one item that sticks out among the rest, which is the CPU. Nothing wrong with that, but you have one premium product in a build full of mediocre and budget products. I am not here to criticize you. Just want to show you where you might have gone awry.
To start, the Gigabyte motherboard is a B360 chipset. You have all your standard functions. What you really lack is the ability to overclock your CPU and memory. So... you won't be able to fully utilize the i7-8700K (or any other K models). The unlock feature is usually a premium product compared to the non-K products. Though... you can sometimes get the K model cheaper than the non-K model. Currently, the 8700 is $370 for the K versus $305 for the non-K. $65 you would been able to allocate to a different part of the build.
Just my two cents.
Good luck! The other two have some pretty sound advice.
If you want to try to pull stuff off of either drive, consider getting one of those USB 3.0 drive HDD/SDD docks.
Also... what versions of Windows are you trying to install? If you are using an older version, you might need to load drivers in order for the SATA controller to be seen.
I purchased both the H700i and H200i and found the "i" product to be both useful. I didn't really use the noise adapting feature, but the RGB controller and the fan controller totally comes in handy, especially if you are building in a Mini-ITX case where the number of fan headers is super limited.
I also think that the going rate of NZXT's cases are noticeably lower than MSRP. I was able to get my open box H700i for $130 and my scratch and dent H200i for $70 or 80. I think the "i" is totally worth the $30. Definitely don't think it is worth the extra $50 though. If RGB and fan controller is something you are looking for, drop the little extra money. If not, go with the non-i version.
I would also caution you that CPUs temps are reported differently by each manufacturer. Just keep that in mind. when I spoke to ASUS, they said their CPU temperature is some type of average of the cores compared to something else and blah blah blah. Anyways, just keep that in mind when you compare your results to my results.
Yup. You got tons of head room. When you decide to delid, don't forget to get the Rockit 88 Copper IHS. $20 and is probably good for a few more degrees compared to the stock IHS.
Yeah. Sounds like you got a good chip. Both my friend and I can go up to 5.1 or 5.2ghz, but we backed off to 5.0ghz. I think mostly for stability and preserving the health of the CPU.
Temps between 70 and 80 C is perfectly okay! I've spoke to a few people in the know and most will agree that if the threshold is 100 C, 80 C, if not a little higher (like 85-90 C) is really where you should be concerned about CPU thermals.
Thanks! Yeah the formatting really helps.. Keeps the information super organized!
I did update to the latest BIOS update to use the 9th gen processors. I think it is going to depend on when the board was manufactured. Not sure how you could get around this problem other than buying a really cheap Celeron ($50-$60) that is supported by the Z370 chipset.
Yes, I can control the RGB with the ASUS Aura software. Hope that helps.
Because you haven't gotten to it yet. :D
Make sure the CPU works first... then delid. That way, if you got a DOA CPU, you claim it under warranty. If you delid, then find your CPU dead... well... that would suck.
Nice build. Are you overclocking your i7-8700K? Keep in mind that your max temperature before throttling is 100 C. At 60 C, you still have 40 C to play with... and you have yet to delid. Both my friend and I delidded our 8700K and it easily brought us down 10 degrees.
If you swing by my mid-tower, ATX build, I have a chart of my CPU temperatures on load in various configurations. Should give you an idea where you are at.
I think 55-60 C under load for a stock speed 8700K is a little high, but totally possible.