Honestly it was just a cheap one from amazon. Sorry I don't have a link, I've gone through many mouse pads since then since they get dirty, and is so cheap.
Sorry for late response, I have been very busy with school and work the past year and haven't done much with this. I didn't overclock the GPU. If I remember correctly, I tried to do that last (after OC'ing CPU) and it would crash after minor OC'ing. Since I didn't have any prior experience I opted to not OC the GPU.
Yes, I did! :)
The table top is actually a kitchen countertop from ikea (I think it’s called the karlby). And the end units are also from ikea, Alex drawer units.
They are CableMod AIO sleeves. I was an idiot and waited till the end to put them on since I was so overwhelmed with everything, being my first build, but I'd 100% recommend installing the sleeves first/when the AIO is outside of the case since the end caps are a huge pain to put on.
Ya the k95 wired, as well as the wires for the 2 Astro baseststions and my mouse charging stands have dedicated holes drilled for them in the desk.
I love the mouse. I like how you can add or take off the weight. It feels great and I think the Logitech software is awesome. It’s super easy and convenient to check battery life, change rgb colors, dpi, poll rate, etc...
I agree that would be awesome, they're some decent vinyl wraps you can get though (such as SlickWraps). I thought about getting the Xbox One X for the Samsung TV in my room (65" Curved 4k HDR), but I just don't like to game on it because of poor response time and refresh rates. Although I'm sure campaign mode for a lot of games would be awesome on it.
XboxMount But I used nuts & bolts to attach it to the ikea drawer instead of the drywall screws that came with it.
The chair is the Herman Miller Embody. It starts at around $1k but this one came out to be a little over $1,500 once I spec'd it out.
Thank you! Ya this is my first build, and I've never owned a windows computer/laptop prior, and I didn't know anyone personally who could help me with this, but between youtube and posting a couple of questions on forums ahead of time I was able to get it done. I'm ocd about everything so if I couldn't build a high end pc with near perfect cable management then I wouldn't do the build at all.
haha ya the struggle is real. This thing can probably run Complete Anatomy at 1,000 fps >.<
Yes it’s my first time ever owning or building a PC. But anything I do has to be near perfect for me, or else I won’t do it at all. So I put in hours of research figuring out what components I wanted, and how to build it. And obviously cable management had to be clean as I have always made sure the cables at my desk were hidden. The setup itself I did 2 years ago, but the monitors were connected to my MacBook Pro.
Na I haven't gotten into mining and don't really plan too tbh. Would rather not put more use and stress on all my pc components if I dont need too.
haha thank you!!!
Ya, between the delidding and a 360 mm rad for the cpu, the fans rpm are all always so low that noise isn’t an issue at all. Only fan that will make any noise is the gpu rad fan under full load and even that isn’t too loud.
I didn’t buy it for game performance, I just got it because it was new and was somehow $50 cheaper than the previous generation 960 evo m.2 (1 Tb). I don’t need anything crazy, but I did want an m.2 because of the small form factor and I didn’t want to deal with an ssd or mechanical drive (even though I know they’re not a big deal to install, m.2’s are more compact and no wires)
That’s a good point I didn’t think about. The 6 fan speeds are matched though, all with the same fan curve. And my cpu, gpu and case remos have been so low that I don’t think it’s a problem.
Awesome build! This is almost identical to the one that I just did last week (first one ever!). Check it out
Fast af for sure haha
Nice build. What are the temps like? It seems kind of crammed
Touché lol. Apple products are overpriced for sure, but they have their marketing down so I guess it still works out for them. All I know is, this PC is 10x more powerful than my $3.1k macbook pro.
Ya since I bought the parts over the course of a couple of months I was able to get some of the items while on sale. I actually had a 1Tb 960 evo M.2 originally, which was $450. But then they released the 970 evo for $400...luckily I was within the 30 day return.
Ya I think they start around that. Mine ended up being $1,600 after choosing my options. It's only worth it though due to my back issues. Hands down the best investment out of anything in the entire setup.
Haha I meaannnnn..... All I use them for is school, so I don't need tons of power, yet some of the 3D anatomy apps still cause my full loaded macbook pro to overheat.
Convenience/Simplicity = Apple
, Complete control over customization & Power = Windows
Thanks so much, I am definitely enjoying it!
It doesn't "help" my back necessarily, but when I'm at school or sitting in other chairs for extended periods my back pain flares up almost every time and I'll be in some sort of pain for the rest of the day. Whereas in the Embody I can sit in it all day and I will have zero back pain. People think it's crazy to spend so much on a chair, but if you have back issues I definitely think it's worth it, even if you have to finance it over 12 months or something. I think it comes with a 12 year warranty too.
Go big or go home lol. Thank you!
Nice eye on the ends of the sleeves! I put the sleeves on last (which was a mistake), so I couldn't get the clips on the ends the first try around. But they're on now =)
Someone happened to make a 3D printing plan for the G900, which is the same body/dimensions as the G903. Then I paid ~$20 US to have someone print the stand for me. I used double sided tape to mount the stand to the desk, and the cable to the stand. And the cable is magnetic so it fits perfectly.
Will do, thank you!
Thank you very much!
Tbh I have no idea how the case is with dust issues since this is my first build/PC.
I went with it the 570x because of its looks and also because it's semi open so I thought airflow would be better than with a completely closed case.
The dust filters are easily removable though (magnetic), so cleaning the filters as well as the inside with small amounts of compressed air should be a breeze!
Haha thanks. I broke my back a few years ago and get periodic back pain, so that chair was a great investment for me.
Haha I can assure you it's my first. My very first computer I ever got in high school was even a iMac. Tbh I hate Windows, but I was sick of not being able to play some games on my MacBook Pro. And keep in mind that this was planned from over a 4 month time frame while I was in school. I posted multiple questions on forums to get help (especially regarding fan connections to the MoBo).
When building this, absolutely nothing went according to plan or smooth, and when it came time to turn it on I thought there was no way it was going to work (and it didn't, because I didn't have the memory in properly and the power button hooked up wrong), but eventually I figured it out. I'm sure an experienced builder could've done this in a few hours, whereas this literally took me two days. I hope to do another some day in the future, maybe a custom loop.
Amazon They come in a bunch of different heights
Tabletop is actually a countertop from Ikea. I think i's called the 'Karlby'
Ya mine did not come with the shroud cover. I had to pay $20 US for it to be shipped to me from Portugal, however I believe Corsair sells the white shroud cover on their website now for super cheap.
What 3 extra white fans?
Top 2 ML140's are exhaust, Rear ML120 is exhaust/GPU radiator fan
Front is a 360mm radiator with (3) LL-series in push and (3) ML120's in pull. I replaced the 3 stock SP-series RGB fans that came with the case with the LL-series because I think they look nicer. As far as why the 3 exhaust fans aren't LL/RGB, I didn't want RGB overkill.
Haha I know I definitely thought about how I mixed multiple brands when coming up with this build, but I just love the way the Kraken pump looks over the H-series, and the g.skill tridentz RGB ram is my favorite.
I bought them a couple of years ago. They're cheap and not the best but they get the job done.
Throughout March & April. Didn't buy everything all at once because I was trying to wait for items to go on sale. But ya to answer your original question, I went coffee lake, 8700k