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Here is my first ever gaming pc build, I'm really pleased with how it turned out and love the look of the evolv case with the leds
Great Build, but I recommend putting the 1070 in the top slot, because when you have it in the bottom slot you are not using it to its full potential.
Thanks, someone else suggested this I will do it at the weekend, I didn't know the slots would be different. Cheers
also believe it would receive much better air flow and be able to dissipate heat more efficiently in the upper slot
Good build except for the PSU. When you can, replace it with a G2 series PSU (Not the NEX) or an RMx series PSU
yeah ill keep my eye out for one, thanks
oooooh that first pic +1
This is literally what I want my build to be
research the FTW cards before purchasing but yeah this looks nice...every1 talks about the psu but an evga should be jus fine least shouldnt like burn down the neighborhood lol
Beautiful. Nice build, but I do agree with other guys comments on the PSU.
I'm don't have much experience with psu's, but thought a 650w would be good enough for those components. And the bronze meant it would be as power efficient as a gold?
It's not about the rating; more the quality of the components inside. Like the others said, upgrade to a G2 ASAP. You wouldn't want that one dying on you and frying all your new expensive parts.
I second this. The RM series from Corsair, the V series from Cooler Master or the G2 series from EVGA would be very good choices.
Cool thanks, ill keep an eye out for a better PSU
That is a solid build! I don't know if you know, but if you have a microcenter near you in the US, you could have easily pickup a 6700k for a little as 50 US dollars more. Still a great build!!!
Im from the UK mate, but the 6700k was like an extra £100 :(
Good build! I have the 650w G2 with this case and it is a bit more fitting than the bronze one that you have. I got it for 65$ or so on sale, so just keep a look out. I will say the cables are stupid stiff, so I didn't enjoy routing them too much.
As for your AIO, consider moving it to the front intake. If you case builds with heat (unlikely considering setup), your radiator will continue to receive hotter air than it would through the front intake. You should receive slight better thermals. However, if a more knowledgeable computer genius would like to prove me wrong, I'd always appreciate the knowledge.
That's pretty slick dude. How'd you get that ambient lighting thing in front?
Not really hard, You put one LED strip (facing the front panel) in the centre of filter vents using double tape, each time you adjust the led the lights will flash up on the edge of both sides.
This might not be useful in the daylight but in the night it will show the shines of LED. If you still want the lighting to be visible in daylight, you need to add two LED stripes near the edge of front panel to look like this.
one of the phanteks strips are really bright during the day, i only have one behind the front panel in the pics
I use an NZXT Hue+, Lacks in daylight, Looks like Phanteks Strips are better. The NZXT HUE+ works far better indirect illumination in the lower light.
For me, This what it looked like in the night.
i havent tested mine at night yet, it looks better that you can change the colours as i have to have mine the same as the power button
Connect your Phanteks LED Strips to Asus Aura header, you can adjust the LED colours.
Thanks, i basically bought the phanteks starter led strip kit which came with x2 400mm strips, i have one down the side and one just kinda hangs loose behind the front cover, ill get a pic over the weekend if u want
the position of your RAM seems wrong. Look in the manual of the mainboard for the right positioning.
If i am wrong, ignore me xD
But, really cool build +1
Thanks mate, i kinda just stuck it in 2 slots i didnt think it made a difference which slot
no problem bro
I was so close to getting this case. Great choice man
Matty_h, what RGB LEDs are you using? What brand?
thats the phanteks starter strip kit, it comes with x2 400mm strips, didnt want the long ones as i didnt want to over do the leds in the case, some cases you can se the actual strip which i dont like, but i have 1 strip down the front of the case behind the cover, then one just down the side of the glass which isnt really visable
Wow you have the same CPU cooler, case, and motherboard as the one that im planning to build. But that CPU cooler placement is sort of triggering my OCD. Can the cooler be placed somewhere in the middle so it looks even? Or maybe placed at the front middle so it doesn't look empty around that area?
No the cooler it for the processor which is in place on the motherboard
I think he's talking about the radiator. You can move it left and right on the slide out tray thing... I have the same case and cooler with an ASUS Hero VIII Alpha.
Yes, the RAM sticks look like they are installed wrong.
Ah ok, I've moved the radiator now, but how do you mean the ram looks wrong? It can only fit in one way?
The Z170 motherboards have 4 slots for the RAM sticks. When you are installing 2 sticks, they never go in next to each other, there will be an empty slot between them. Look in the MB user manual. They will either be in slots 1 and 3, or slots 2 and 4.
Ah ok thanks I didn't know that! I will change it tomorrow
Ok the gpu has now been moved to the top slot, had to move the radiatior along a bit as the tubes were in the way of the card. Ive also added a small metal EVGA logo to the front of the case
What color Evolv is that? Looks black in pic #1 and grey in pic #3... please help I'm having such a hard time deciding on which color to get but this one seems like it would fit my build!
I got the black one and I have to say it looks really great and blends in lovely with the glass colour. I couldn't decide either though, they're all so nice :D
What color do you think this one is? Does it look like yours?
It's the grey one mate. It was a hard choice but the black is quite a bit darker
alright, ill probably get this one.
Did you actually order from all the sites that were already priced for you?
No, I looked around on Black Friday. Most of it came from scan, over lockers and aria, gpu amazon
Did you have to install the backplate of the NZXT X52?
Yeah it goes on the back of the mobo to hold it in place
How's gaming on that TV? Can you downscale it to 1080/120hz?
Yeah it's really good. Runs fine at 4k and 1440, haven't tried 1080 though
What TV is it by the way?
It's a 55" Samsung KS7000
Hey, nice Rig. I'm building somewhat almost the same. I just wanna know if the rig is noisy or quiet when load.
Thanks. Pretty quiet mate, obvs a bit of noise but I hardly notice it
How did you get that lighting effect on the front of your case?
Led strip down the front bit of the case, there a connection in the case for it
How did you illuminate the front panel accents with RGB?
A amazing pc with a potatoe powering it but exept that nice build
no, he has the wrong PSU on the parts list. He's got a 650BQ, which is fine, really. although I do agree that the one on the list is perhaps a bit on the potato end of the scale (or a lot)
Ah than its ok
Yes sorry I forgot to change it, saw that evga 650 bronze on black Friday sale, it was 40 quid down from 80
Wow! pls put the card not in the last slot! and the psu is kinda... stupid....
I mean, he got a better one than in the list, but yeah
its because it can be used as a insult.