I don't really post here much, and I don't really like star wars.
But damn that case looks good. Love the way the mesh looks in black+white with the design.
How is the improvement with the MNPCTECH front panel? I've been thinking about moving into an EVOLV ATX and doing a full custom loop but I'm pretty hesitant considering the case has very mixed reviiews.
Gz on feature too!
(don't) quit your job / drop out of school
very nice budget build and good writeup! That case and PSU should last you for upgrades to come
I've been using this site for years I'm not going anywhere
same tbh fam
best of luck to all those entering though!
So I logged on to pcpp today and saw that this was featured and my first thought was "of course just because it's JIPSTER it gets featured over my contest build" but then I saw all the modding and holy molly dude you deserve it. I don't know how you managed to build this on your time off in between commenting on every build on this site but it worked. I'll find time to look at all 205 photos eventually...
that price isnt right is my guess. They said in the decription the total cost was $402 which is about $100 less than the current price I'm seeing of the list at the time of posting.
Really good parts rationale writeup. VMs are one of few scenarios where I see the enthusiast platform actually being a viable choice. I think the problem with the mobo is more on gigabyte because a $200 mobo should have the ability to flash the bios without vital parts. I had a cheap asrock mITX mobo that could do that and I'm pretty sure ALL of asus' motherboards do that.
tfw you will never have SLI RAM
idk about something this heavy duty but I use something called a datavac electric duster by metrovac. It's bacically a can of canned air that you plug into a wall and comes with lots of accessories like nozzles and brushes. Only about 40 USD
I think the amount of people that have won things that are not me is far greater than the amount of people that have won things that are me.
Very glad to have won. To all the people who were discouraged to enter because they thought they wouldn't win: I have never won any contest small or large in my almost 21 years of living. You never know; you might be due for some big winnings!
EDIT: I've noticed a lot of comments about my high end builds that were posted years ago. I no longer own any of these builds because money has been tight. I do own a still relatively high-end system compared to most, but nothing as crazy as a custom loop TJ11 with triple monitors.
no I just saved this one as a reference; I didn't submit it. The one (and only one) I submitted is the one that can be seen on the contest page and on my saved parts lists titled "ms eye"
sorry about the confusion
thanks! this actually isn't the list I went with for the giveaway btw this is just a more generic $2500 build I used as a starting point
i'd rather have a case with more features than I'm going to use than a case lacking things I need.
dude thanks this build is epic i love amd
Unfortunately this build is no longer with us. I've pretty much retired from watercooling as well as any form factor larger than mATX after a nasty leak on another WC'd rig and the convenience of a mITX rig.
wow grate build thanx
Not a big fan of AMD but you can't beat those prices!
yeah, it's a full tower case with XL-ATX support, and on silverstone's site they list EATX compatibility soooo yeah.
I've contacted pcpartpicker staff about the problem but it's been a year or so since the original moof machine and there's no fix yet.
It fits in fine you just have to install the EATX standoffs.
The nh-d15 is supposedly 2nd only to the silver arrow, but comes with noctua fans which are God tier. I would keep it.
Definitely would recommend it. I've only heard good things about phanteks products so I'd say go for it.
Airflow is great, as I'm sure anyone with any silverstone case will tell you. As for temps, I'll tell you once I get the OC figured out.
The 780 Ti I got a great deal on like 200 off the black friday it came out. It doesn't fit in this case that is now my main rig so I traded it and some other stuff, including the 4770k for the 970 and the 4790k.
I paid like 300 for a used tj11 so nah
On the touchy subject of sound cards, may I just point out that nearly ALL internal sound cards are pointless. Because they are inside the box itself, they pick up the vibrations the other PC components create, which is especially prevalent in a gaming PC scenario such as this one. If you truly want to upgrade your sound game, or are experiencing coil whine and don't want to sacrifice your precious FPS, then the only real solution is an external USB sound card / DAC / amp.
I will upload more pics once I get everything optimized and OC'd, also as for the bad quality of the pics I may borrow a friends Nikon 5200 but if not the "ipohne photography" will have to suffice considering I have nothing to photograph besides computer parts, I have no use for a real camera.
Sorry for the delay on all this.
It is, and, again, it is, but its the largest PSU that this case can handle. I wouldn't gone with more if there was one, but alas, there is not.
I'm so glad you know exactly what I'm using this PC for and that I don't need an i7.
It's not a money concern. It's size. Power may be a concern, but mainly size. No 780 fits in this case.
If this is true then there is no 770 that will fit in this case, which, like I said I dreamed up so I appreciate you paraphrasing me in your quote since you clearly don't either understand the size restraints of the case or how small the graphics card needs to be. Rest assured, if I could have fit a 780 Ti in here, I would have.
Yeah, it's at a friends house while until I move to college as he lacks a decent PC. I might take it from him this weekend to take some pics and tidy up the cable management job.
This is next on my agenda once I get the cable management set up. It's a tight squeeze so internal pics might be ugly but ask and you shall receive.
I could go on about how amazing this case is for hours. I feel like every day I discover a new feature of the case. Just the other day, while doing cleaning, I found out you can remove the motherboard from the case through a few screws near the I/O shield. The build quality is amazing; I love aluminium. I'd say the only thing "bad" about the case is that there are no definitive cable management features like most other cases have, places to tuck away your cables. Besides that there's plenty of room to build in so that's not a problem. The TJ11 has left such a big impression on me that I will probably never buy a case from anyone but SilverStone ever again.
dual-boot hackintosh that I never boot into win 8.1 with
bought a bigger desk and this is now the desk on the side. new pics coming soon
Really good write-up. +1 for supporting apple on a PC site, But I think it is worth noting that apple's new mac pros are coming out very soon
I'm actually on 8.1. Thanks for pointing that out. But either way, it is complete and utter crap-ola
It doesn't fit with my RAM. The heatsinks built in to the RAM are not removable to my dismay so I can only use the 1 fan in the middle as opposed to the 2 or 3 fan combo. I read about other people with this fan complaining about the size, so it's not just the mobo/case/cooler/ram combo, but similar dimension-wise products overall. The cooler itself is great, but the design put into it physically was not a lot.
Looks solid. Only thing I can suggest to improve upon would be the peripherals. But I must ask why did you go with liquid cooling if you're not OCing?
Hey thanks for reminding me about that. I always think that disk is just space and then kind people like you remind me about read/write speed. I guess the only thing is that stopped me was that Samsung no longer makes the 1 TB spinpoint f3.
How do you like that monitor? I'm thinking of getting one. Also, are you from solomid? Your Asus monitor and LOADS of Corsair gear tells me you are.
Good build, but, if I may ask why did you choose an AMD chip over an Intel one?
Not a big fan of LEDs personally, but the customizations are BA. Also nice to see another fan of the vespula; it is a great mat.
I am. and I will be sure to update the pictures when I get it but thank you for the reminder.
I love intel processors, too. #intelsquad4orlyfe
The X version is a tad better for a lot more. If you're looking at a processor similar to this one I would recommend the 4960X, which is essentially the same CPU but with haswell for ~40-50 more depending on when you buy. I don't know much about the midrange K series processors as much as I do the top tier X series processors unfortunately.
Yes it does. Unfortunately I bought mine open box so I cannot utilize some of it, but it still does everything I need it to.
I could, but I would rather move these into a secondary build and get 2 780 Tis :D
I like them. One of them has a dead pixel which is why I rated one of them lower than the other. I'm thinking of getting a fancier ASUS 3D vision monitor with 360 tilt when I get a bigger desk though.
nvm just realized my camera has a flash. I'm dumb.
I will once I move to the other side of my room. This setup is a bit cramped and the lighting will not allow for me to take pics of the internals with the PC on.