Very nice build. +1, you may want to get an aftermarket cpu cooler so that you can overclock.
When the time is right...aka when I can afford it xD def on the future plans along with a 2nd monitor and an ssd.
the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and the NZXT Respire T40 are both great choices for cost-effective air cooling. I use the former to keep my FX-8350 under its thermal limits (62C recommended) with a 4.4GHz overclock.
btw: great parts selection. go for the second monitor and SSD when you can as well :)
My next upgrades would be an aftermarket cooler and an SSD. Another 8GB of Ram possibly but that's just me. Absolutely super build man, great job!
Very nice! good job.
Hows the quietness and temperatures of the PC case? i plan on getting that case too
Pretty ******* quiet actually...even when the load is 100% on both gpus I haven't seen temps above 65 deg and 71-72 when I clocked to 1150 to test. Can't really hear much of the fans as the sound dampening on the case is pretty good. Overall pretty happy for now!
how many fans does the case come with? is it adequate for cooling? im thinking of whether or not to get a couple Corsair fans
2 fans, 1 on the back and 1 in the front you can put 2 or 3 more in I think. Temps are pretty ok for now as it is, you can even remove some of the sound dampening to get more airflow if needed.
Where are the sound dampening foams at? I heard the windowed version didnt have foam on the side panel
On the side panels and top of the case
Nice. Could you take photo of the monitor with some very bright and very dark action going on? :D
Well I could try tomorrow when its daytime, since the monitor is glossy(honestly I like this better than mat but I guess its personal preference) and all you will see is the camera flash right now.
Ok thanks :)
Great build! I'm using a similar case (Fractal Design Arc Midi R2) with the same layout inside. I removed my top drive bay, the one with 5 slots, and now I'm get better airflow from the front 140mm fan over to my GPU. You might try that if you want to keep your HD 7970's a bit cooler.
Actually thats what I plan to do, just one of the thumb screws wouldnt come off even with a screw driver when I was putting it together but I'll remove it in the coming days.
This is a super nice build! Nice cables, lots of power, two nice GPU's... I personally would of got a cheap aftermarket cooler as well, a half decent one is only about $50 good job man
no dual channel ram?
Its not really that big of a difference and I want to be able to add more over time and when I bought it it was 50$ :]
Yeah I wish I bught my ram when it was 34 per 8gigs. 78 dollars is a bit rediculus for ram.
You got a damn good deal on that ram.
I want to buy that monitor but but undecidable. Either 2ms 23 inch matte(I think glossy might reflect too much) or the 23 inch acer with 5ms.
Is the Acer true Ips? Or is it E-Ips and does it really make a big difference over TN?
I've tested for ghosting and didn't really notice any honestly and the viewing angles are quite wide. I have a TN monitor at work(its a pretty bad one but still) and if you're not at the exact height staring at the center everything gets black and its pretty unusable. About glossy vs mat I guess its personal and for me it doesn't bother me at all.
128GB SSD cache for the HD and Hyper Evo 212 and this baby be rocking the house. No need for water cooling really. Definitely 8GB more of that same exact RAM so you can get dual channel ... otherwise 8GB would be sufficient for a gaming rig.