Last 2 pics were edited by the well known Blackhat. Thanks dude
Hey all, here is my finalized PC for the year, after 4 revisions
I mostly Bought/Sold/Traded and a few small jobs on the side to get to where I am at this point. Iv'e been into Computer parts for about 5 years now, and now i had the chance to go all out. I can say that used prices have gotten reasonable as the year went on.
The only New parts in my Build is my CPU, Case, PSU, and Monitor. The rest is second hand, and it shows that if you know what to do when buying used, you'll be fine.
My first Super Smash build Entry was a literal potato build, (G3258/750ti), I moved onto a (3570k/270X then r9 390) I moved forward more when i got a i5 6500 for cheap then went to rx 580 8GB, then a vega 64. Only recently in October actually when I sold my entire intel build, and my dad and I went to Micro Center in Tustin, CA to pickup a 2600, and a ab350 pro4 for $200 after taxes. I was not satisfied with the board, and i sold my vega, and bought a $250 1080 gaming X, i will soon regret this, but it let me upgrade to a high end motherboard. I then sold the 1080 later to buy a vega 64 again. and im here currently with this system and settling with it, as selling and buying and not having a pc for weeks sometimes is a headache.
I know some will say that going back with Vega than keeping the 1080 is a mistake however I actually prefer a Blower Card and just how entertaining it is to me to tweak my card in Wattman. I also specifically got the (i) variant of the NZXT H500 for the Vertical mount. I had some users go "OMG Vega and Vertical Mounted??!?!?" Blower coolers will pull air in with any amount of space there is, so vertical mounting has no ill effects, I still have the same core clocks with my card. Im a starting to use Inventor at school, and planning to extend that at home too. I play Hitman, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider and i don't mind the noise of the blower, its quite pleasing.
When cutting and Soldering my Addressable Strip, there is actually an orientation for the strips to follow because there is a controller in every LED to have specific effects on the LED, and if you mix them up they wont light up. I got them together and it did not work until I saw that i swapped some strips around, just had to desolder, solder back on and add the heat shrink.
Unlikely but my cpu could be poorly soldered, or I just have very bad silicon, or most likely my liquid cooler is faulty. Stock settings running aida 64, my cpu would be at 60c under load. overclocking to 3.9GHZ @ 1.35 volts, my core jumps all the way to 80c so there is defiantly something wrong. My seller just said it worked by saying he checked for the pump was working and shipped it. Its my fault on my side for not being more proactive and asking for load temps etc.
Last thing, the H500 has very good cable management. Use the cable guides properly, and spend some time you will have very good cable management. The smart Hub is very useless as it depends on CAM, and the software just sucks, and I was adding my own strips anyways, and the strip on the top of the case lacking, and the strips are proprietary requiring other NZXT hue products. I do noit recommend putting your whole lighting into an ecosystem like that. Also scroll threw the pics for RGB madness
If interested p6 is at 1560mhz@1050mV, p7 at 1640mhz@1100mV, hbm 1050mV@1000mV core clock ranges from 1570mhz-1610mhz