Description

Having lived off of a 13" Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook for the past 4 years, I needed something new that could better handle CAD modeling and simulations. With VR becoming more and more prominent as the new HMDs are being released to consumers I needed to make sure I also had a rig capable of keeping up with that technology. The HMD technology I am eyeing includes the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR, Magic Leap, etc.

The goal was to build something I could upgrade in the future if necessary without having to replace every part.

Let me know what you think.

Update -- Ran a Steam VR performance test and passed with flying colors!

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 8 points

Nice part selection. But You should REALLY do some cable-management.+1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that's one thing I didn't like about the case and the PSU... the cables were tough to put in place. I'll give it another look though.

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points
I love the parts, a lot. Route your cables behind the motherboard, basically where the side of the case that has holes to route your cables nicely. Your case should be able to tuck those dangling wires.
Keep your cables flat and in order, any bulky cable is in need of being alone and not be stacked upon cable to cable. Zip-ties and velcro straps can help out as you cable managed. Thanks for sharing and enjoy! Plus one.
  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit curious on the 980ti and 1080p. Any plans for future monitor upgrades?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely plan on it, I was playing with the idea of 2 curved 1080p monitors.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget? And you said CAD and rendering right?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

HAve you thought about 1 wl monitor?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't considered a budget for monitors. When you say "wl" is that referring to wide linear?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lord, my misspelling on my phone. I meant 4k, I have no idea how it went to wl... I don't usually work with CAD, but is it that intense that even doing 4k while doing CAD would mess things up?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

No, 4k would work well for CAD. Besides the smaller icons due to some CAD programs not optimized for higher resolutions, it would probably increase the work area. The primary reason for the 980ti is for VR applications too.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a monitor that is at least 1440p to take advantage of that video card.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice parts. I would have recommended the Kingston Savage series for RAM, and this is a personal preference, but I would also recommend MSI mobo and a different manufacturer for video card. Other that that, nice build! BTW, I would strongly suggest rerouting the cable. I did that, and it looks nice, better that my previous attempts. One hint, when managing the cable, have the cables go through the holes in the same order. Unless necessary, don't inter-loop wires.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the 400c? you have ATX in there? fit ok?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The look is great! It's very clean and the ATX fits perfectly on the provided standoffs. Only issue was cable management but I'm working through that.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Another dude just posted, OMEGA II, with i think mATX with water water cooler up top, which i did not think could be done in that case. That specific point, unable to accommodate ATX with top water cooler has been a hang up to me for this case. Otherwise i really like it. I'm encouraged!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that monitor? Is it worth the asking price?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely! For a 1080p monitor its the best I've ever used. If you don't have a speaker system the sound is great.