Nice clean build.
I have the same case and you should really invest in some red LED fans on top, makes it look stunning.
Thanks for the idea! I'll probably do that after i buy a decent monitor
Great build! I have to recommend an SSD though, they're amazing... especially in a build like yours...
The only reason i didn't buy one yet it because i didn't had money but it's on my list to buy right after my 23 po Monitor! :)
Very nice first build. Solid part selection
Nice build! Pictures are a bit blurry but from the looks of it you've got pretty good cable management there. See you on the battlefield!
Yeah sorry about that. It's iPhone quality xD
Do all ASUS GTX 770 cards droop like that? I know there's nothing mechanically wrong with it, but aesthetically speaking I see mine frequently (I'm not working right now, and I have chronic insomnia) and things like that bug the hell out of me. I ended up fixing it with a piece of 1/4" dowel that I painted with black BBQ paint. Don't get me wrong, ASUS makes some great equipment that's incredibly easy to OC, but it's just really annoying...
Anyway, nice build you have there, but personally I'd add an SSD for your OS and any high demand programs that you may use.
Yeah i know what you're talking about at first i thought everything was gonna break -_-
It's a normal thing for most large GPUs. But it's not a good thing because it puts stress on the PCB of the card and the contacts between the card and the motherboard. Either use string to suspend the end of the card from the top of the case or wedge something underneath so that it doesn't sag so much.
I'm gonna have to go with the wedge underneath opinion on this one, unless you go with a non-flammable, non-conductive (non-ugly) hanger like Ninja Wire or fishing line. I've always had an aversion from just string. String can burn and it looks ugly (especially with a large case window). As I said before, I don't think it'll damage anything, but I see it as a good idea to support it in some way. As I said, hanging is always an option, but don't use something flammable (sorry Sketch, but a buddy started a fire with string... Long story).
Kind of pisses me off the way some mfgs make cards this way, but hey, can't argue with the performance. Either way, it's undue stress on your machine.
PS: Give me a few hours, maybe a day (lost my phone), and I'll show you how I managed it. I'll post a pic on my build.
Propping up the GPU is what you are supposed to do. GPU sag is normal for almost every card with a heavy duty cooler, but letting it sag is a bad idea because it stresses the contacts between the GPU and motherboard.
Is there a reason why you installed the Heatsink with the fan in that position?
Because i didn't bought any fan for the top of the case.
Ok I understand what you are saying, but I don't understand the logic of that. What direction is the fan pushing/blowing air?
It blow cold air at the top of the case.
I feel like it should be blowing air through the heatsink towards the back. That might help, especially considering the idle temps seem a bit high?
Judging by your pictures, it is actually sucking air from the top and then blowing it onto the GPU. You need to have the fan face the GPU by flipping the cooler 180 degrees to have it exhaust through the top.