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I use this machine for gaming. I am going to upgrade the graphics card to the new AMD series coming out or the proposed GTX 790.
GAH. Fix your cables.
I will, just waiting for a new graphics card, then I will tie up the cables
why not just tie them up now so you can just drop in the card and go when you get it? idk about you but i wouldnt want to spend extra time when i get my new card, i would want to use it as soon as possible.
Good build but yeah, fix the cables :)
cool stuff but you got rats in your build.
Looks like someone spilled a big ol' bowl of spaghetti in there...
It's much easier to do it as you go, rather than redo it as your parts come in.
True. I've got some cable ties but I can't be stuffed opening it up again until a get a new GPU.
fix ur cables now and repost go go go go
It's a solid build, nice to know that you will be upgrading GPU, not liking the stock cooler though! and like everyone else... cables :P
firstly, unless you're doing something other than gaming, an i7 is not preferred, mostly because games right now rarely use more than three threads. some exceptions, such as Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3, can still perform exceptionally well with fewer threads as GPU limits will be reached well before the CPU limits.
secondly, the case has cable management options, which should've been used during the assembly of the build. not only would this help improve case temperatures by a few degrees and clear space inside for air to move around, it would also make any future upgrades much more manageable and the inside would not look like a tornado performed the hookups.
thirdly, that second PCI-E slot is wired for only 8 lanes of PCI-E bandwidth and, by my observations, nothing would prevent you from moving the GPU to the top slot; while this technically isn't an issue with PCI-E 3.0, it's a good habit to get into, as it's considered a good practice to allocate the GPU to the greatest number of PCI-E lanes possible.
I do I bit of rendering, and changing some settings on the video editor I can get up to 99% usage of my cpu whilst rendering.
Fix the cables mang. :l In a case like that, it should be super easy.
My god its a rats nest. LOL
Why all the custom parts? You can select these parts in the picker, and if you need to change prices, use the down-arrows and manually set the price option. Nice selections on the whole, I must say.
Also, why the choice for the H630? And why the K-series? Will you overclock, and will you upgraded your cooler if you do so? I'd suggest overclocking and getting a reasonable cooler otherwise you hobble the OC, or worse the value of the chip goes to waste.
I am waiting for some more money. When I do I will but the corsair h100i. With the case selection, I liked the look of it and it has heaps of fans.
Why is Core i7 under Custom?
A 'meh' build
As someone else mentioned in your thread, your experiment is flawed. The main arguments for cable management are better temps by better airflow and aesthetics. Your "experiement" doesn't test temps for airflow because you don't have a case that has cable management options, so you can't compare temps where there is poor cable management and temps where there is clean management. If you wonder why temps are important just look at all the nvidia cards which throttle overclocking based on the card temp. If you have a high performance system that generates heat inside the case, you want good airflow to exhaust the air. The cables in the way of intake and exhaust will hinder that. Even if it's a few degrees C it will make a difference in overclocking and throttling of "boost" GPUs.
You deserve a point and a cookie.