A build that is inspired by the online community namely Linustechtips, JayzTwoCents, Waj @ MW Technology all youtubers. The passion that was so contagious that it got me back in the game of building pcs.
This is an attempt, a first step into the world of customizing, overclocking, liquid cooling.
This is going to be an all in one pc, used for gaming, video editing, media center, streaming and data storage. One CRITICAL component missing the GPU. I wanted to invest in a 980ti but just going to wait for pascal line of gpus from nvidia expected to arrice mid next year (2016). For now this will have to suffice.
For my external display I have it connected to my 50" 4K Vizio LED.
Some of the problems/snags encountered during this build:
1.I/O shield finicky to say the least: To land the board in the case and aligning it with the shield was not easy. 2.Used the Motherboard fan header's to leverage asus's QFan control ability: This caused a few challenges during cable management. 3.The biggest challenge that took the most time was the onboard boot device LED staying on during the startup. It didn't seem normal that the VRAM, VGA lights will turn off in 1 second but boot device LED would stay on. If I let the system boot to windows it would eventually turn off. But during startup and when in BIOS it would stay on. After researching for an entire day and speaking to resources I figured this is normal for ASUS Z170A board. I was able to boot just fine, my Hard drives showed up just fine, everything seemed normal. One explanation I got was that the SATA controllers only load after the BIOS and so the board keeps the light on until it finds it.
Upgrades to come in the coming days/weeks.
Please Asus with a high end board like this one please include a better I/O shield. Its the little things that matter!
Loove this RAM. Looks amazing with my black and white build
Great case to work with, lots of room, easy cable management, fan included are good and quite, they do the job. Filters will allow for easy cleaning. The only gripe is that the case can get realllly heavy and there are not handles to move it around. Never grip it from the top as the cover will come off and you be end up dropping the entire thing.
cant go wrong with this psu, cables included are well sleeved. This is strong, durable psu, Will keep the components safe and running.
Do use the antenna that comes with the card. My wifi connected without it but i noticed a significant drop in speed without the antenna, when antenna plugged it the speeds improved significantly.
TBH I would never use 2.4 GHZ wireless connection for these two peripherals. The experience just drops on his head. The mouse and keyboard are very laggy and doesnt work for me. I will try a bluetooth option if that doesnt work I dont mind running a longer USB cable to my TV for couch use.