Love the build.................but I'm not liking that you lose VESA mounting ability. A build like this would be great with this mount, but without the VESA mounting ability, you can't use it.
And it looks like it would be a little hard to get to any USB ports. Could you possible mount the computer to one side on the back of the monitor and then that would open up the VESA mounts and also make some of the USB ports towards the back edge of the screen more accessible?
You were able to fit a micro ATX motherboard into that case? The NCASE specs state that it can only hold a mini-ITX or mini-DTX. The 4th picture does look like the GPU is slanted just a bit, but other than that, great job on fitting all of that in the case.
Is there a particular reason that you went with an micro ATX motherboard instead of a mini-ITX with built in wifi?
I agree, for gaming an i5 would be more than adequate. There are better processors than the i7-7700K (like the 10 core i7-6950X or some of the 22 or 24 core Xeons), but they really aren't considered "consumer" processors.
This build is totally fake, no question about it. As you stated the two images are all over the internet and the part list does not even come close to the pictures. Wrong motherboard listed, Wrong AIO listed, wrong RAM listed, wrong SSD listed, wrong GPU listed.
The picture of the motherboard appears to have a different CPU cooler installed and not the Hyper 212.
Also, why didn't you put a SSD in the build?
Here is another comparison between the two processes and the Pentium comes out 118% times better.
The Intel Pentium rates better than the Athlon, see comparison here. Also, with the Intel based system, you would have an upgradable computer. You could replace the processor down the road with an i7-7700, which is currently Intel's top of the line consumer desktop processor. Even though the Athlon has twice the cores, the Pentium scores almost twice as good as the Athlon.
Totally agree with regard to the RAM. He is only getting the benefit of dual channel the way that he currently has them (instead of quad channel). Page 30 of the manual shows to place a stick in each of the outside slots (on both sides of the CPU) then moving in on both sides skip the next slot and then place the next two.
Very "Pretty" but where is the "Kitty"?
Well, in all fairness, that could be a small screw bag from one of the computer components.
+1 for the polar bear slippers in picture number 3.
But your part list has "Potential Issues / Incompatibilities". If your going to play this game then all the parts must be compatible.
My wife and I are on Cricket wireless in the US. With two lines you get discounts when you add a 2nd line. Our total bill is $80 per month (that includes all taxes and fees). We both get unlimited talk and text and she gets 8GB of 4G LTE data and I get 2.5GB of 4G LTE data, then after that we get throttled to some lower speeds.
How do you override the part filter? I've been wondering if that could be done for awhile now.
The post really belongs in the "Create A Part List For Me" section. $250 is a very tight budget, but here is what I came up with:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
NewEgg also has it in stock for $349.99.
B&H also has it, but it is $399.99
Very nice build. +1. Just one criticism, why did you go with a gtx 950 over a gtx 1050 or gtx 1050ti? The gtx 1050 goes for less than $150 and is rated just a bit better than the gtx 950.
In your parts review of the CPU, I think you mean 4 physical cores, not "logical" cores.
What build did you put this motherboard in? Do you have another build that your going to post?
The case is a little tight to work in and you have to make sure all of your parts fit, but other than that, it is a nice case.
One note, the PSU that I used does work, but the extension wire that plugs into the PSU and extends to the back of the case wasn't really meant for the PSU and I used. The plug on the PSU was facing the wrong direction and I had to really bend the plug quite a bit in order to plug it in.
Well, originally the 1st thing that I RMA'd was the PSU which didn't fix the issue. Yes, the replacement PSU was the exact same model. I don't really have a way to swap in another PSU.
I didn't know that unplugging the PSU for a day or so would allow the computer to boot until I accidentally came across that resolution after the last motherboard was in. A friend of mine did test the PSU with one of those PSU testers and everything tested fine, but the issue is obviously in intermittent issue, and the PSU may have just been working fine that day.
Thanks for your response. So your suggesting to replace the PSU but with a different model/make than the one that I currently have, correct?
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I'd like to see it, can you post a few more pictures with the H7 installed?
What monitor are you using?
You have the wrong PSU in the part list. Your build shows a G2 but the part list states a GS.
You forgot to install the GPU.
On Thermaltake's website it states that the max CPU cooler height for your case is 140 mm, but the H7 has a height of 145 mm. It might still fit the case but you would be taking a chance in that it might be too tall. You could either go with the Cryorig M9i/a or the Noctua NH-U9s. The Noctua is slightly better than the Cryorig M9i/a but you probably don't like the brown fans. You can buy white or black vibration pads.
Intel states that it is 3.9 ghz
Can you upload some pictures showing the completed build? Maybe a side shot with the side panel open?
Nice!! I just built using the same case (red without a window) and same mobo. I replaced and turned the back fan around to be intake. I didn't do any testing but I did see some reviews that did and turning the back fan around did help a bit. Since the PSU would be exhausting, it make sense to have the rear as intake. I see you used a SFX PSU, it looks like it made working in the case just a bit easier. You've got my +1 for sure.
P.S. How did you get that mobo for so cheap?
Here is a review of the cooler and it comes in dead last in the overclock tests and the CPU thermal throttles in one test. Here is another review with the same results.
I'm not completely following what you are saying. You have the right parts to overclock, no need to buy a new CPU or GPU, but when you do overclock you might want to swap out the CPU cooler for one that can handle overclocking.
Nice looking build. Great section of parts. However, if you are planning on overclocking the CPU I'm not sure if the C7 would be up to the task.
Unless I am mistaken, I think the rear fan is set to intake. I looked at the little arrows in the plastic shroud and I'm pretty sure that it was pointing into the case.
Thanks for the two links, I will check those out and hopefully it will fix my issue.
Do you have the 960 EVO? You have it listed in the parts list. Where did you get it? All I see are sites stating pre-order.
It's nice to see that you practice safe computer building and keep a fire extinguisher near by (picture 125).
Great build by the way. +1 from me.
Oops, missed that.
the description was a little lengthy - sometimes less is more
I was thinking about building my wife a computer in this case (she likes the red one). I have one question, the motherboard and PSU seem set up differently than what I've seen before regarding this case. If you look at this review here, they show the video card going across the top of the PSU, but your build has the video card butted up against the side of the PSU. Did you set your system up differently or what is going on?
The completed builds section is for computers that are actually built, not built in your imagination.
Instead of updating with the Samsung 950 m.2, why not go for the 960 EVO or 960 PRO (they just came out this month)?
If you get a chance, please post some before and after pictures, so we can see how they look.
Can you send me the link to the video?
Why is "terrorist flying two planes full of jet fuel into two buildings and the two buildings collapse" a "ridiculous story". All things being equal, the simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation. I government conspiracy would require far too many people to stay quite and somebody would have talked by now.
Also, all of the controlled demolitions that I have seen collapse the buildings from the bottom up (1st floor, then the 2nd floor falls, etc), where as the trade centers collapsed from top (where the planes went into the building) to bottom.
Look at page 4 of your motherboard manual. The top slot is the PCIE x 16 slot, you currently have the GPU in the PCIE x 8 slot. The top slot is twice as fast.
Your saved parts lists are solid; however, my only suggestion would be to change the power supply to a EVGA "G2" or "G2L" version (you currently show a "G1" which is the older not as good power supply).
Well, I didn't have a UPS when the 1st motherboard died, but I was using this UPS when the 3rd motherboard died.
Wait...........I think I see it. Is it in the cabinet on the shelf to the bottom left in the picture with the purple light?
It doesn't look like it can get much air on that shelf.
Where is the computer? Can you add some pictures of the actual computer (inside and out)?
Can you point me to those reviews? I'd like to see what they said.
No I haven't. When I contact them about this most recent motherboard I will ask them if they track what the issues were with my prior motherboards.