What kind of desk is that? I think it would be the perfect size for my room.
You did a fantastic job, your build looks sleek and powerful. The green/black combo looks great. I went with a similar build for my first build a few years ago. I also went with a Fractal Design mATX case at the last minute and absolutely love it.
Sounds great, thanks for the info. I first got the idea to remove the gpu fans from this video, which involves installing a different heatsink onto the gpu (yikes!). Not sure I have the courage to do that, so I was wondering if I could just take the fans and shroud off the strix and do a similar set up to what is shown in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xqBidOjpQ&t=625s
Fantastic job! I love the minimalism of your whole set up. Do you have the bottom two 120mm fans in push or pull configuration? I'm considering buying a graphics card that I can remove the fans and shroud from and have those two bottom fans act as the gpu fans pushing air out of the case. Do you think the strix 1070 is thick enough for this to work?
This is beautiful. I'm considering almost exactly what you have for my next build. How do you like those monitors, and what do you think of the NCASE M1? I'm thinking about going with a tempered glass panel on it. Does it come with any dust filters, or would I have to buy those separate?
That's great. For me, the Gigabyte G1 980 Ti is absolutely perfect. I have their G1 970 now and I just love it to pieces.
This looks beautiful, great job. Can you explain how the 'stop' and 'silent' buttons on Gigabyte's graphics card work? Do you have to manually press them, or do the fans automatically turn off when the pc is idle and those lights turn on to indicate that the fans are stopped?
I'm using it as exhaust. My CPU idles between 27 and 30 degrees C depending on the temperature in my apartment, and under load it's usually around 45 C. I've never seen it above 50 C. So I think it cools really well. The fan is in pull configuration, pulling air out the top of the case. Just beware that in order to mount the radiator on the top, you have to get flathead screws, otherwise the dust filter lid will not fit. I bought some for like two bucks at home depot. And also the radiator doesn't fit in the back.
Such a clean, nice looking build. I love the graphics card you chose. It's a beast but still manages to look understated and sleek. Get that SSD installed!
No problem. Sounds like a great build. The case is rather heavy and made of a thick metal, so I feel it contains sound rather well. There are also lots of options for sound dampening, and I think the foam dust filters on the front and top work well to keep the fans a little quieter. Good luck!
I personally find it very quiet. It does not stand out at all in a silent room. I have the tower two feet away from me on top of my desk, and it sounds like a calm breeze when the fan controller is set to its lowest setting. Keep in mind though that I have two fans in the front and a strip of foam on the inside of the case near the front fans. When I set the fan controller up to max, the woosh of air gets noticeably louder, but it's still not annoying or anything and I barely notice it at all. Overall I'd say I'm really happy with the noise this case makes. It's not silent, but it's very quiet and the sound it makes doesn't draw my attention in any way (i.e. no whirring or whining).
Yeah I was surprised too with how quiet it is. Absolutely no complaints at all. It gurgles for a second when I boot up, which is kinda nice because it reminds me that it is working!
Thanks! I was going for a minimalist style. I took out everything I didn't need, like the extra hard drive cage and the 5" bays.
Thanks! I'll look for it.
What keyboard is that in the picture? Your parts list shows a full board but in the picture it is tenkeyless. I'm looking for a blue LED tenkeyless board and would love to get one exactly like what you have in the photo.
Looks amazing, again, I love the all-black h440. Does the black/red version of the case come with red LED lights? That's the only thing turning me off from getting one and painting it. I don't really like red LEDs and I don't know how I would switch them for white ones.
I feel the same about the 970. It just makes more sense. But that 980 tho...
Really like this build. I'm thinking of going with something similar - what kind of monitor are you using (resolution, refresh rate, etc.)? Great job!
Yeah, same. They are amazing.
Nice KRK's! I use them as well for Ableton production.
Love your build! I am in the process of planning my first build as well, and am looking to put together something similar to what you have here. Do you have your radiator fans in pull or push configuration? How are the case temps? Thanks for the inspiration!
Nice build. I am thinking of building something very similar. That case seems awesome and looks nice with the h100i cooler.