This build is being used for Graphic Design, Web Development, and of course gaming.
What do you think?
Nice clean build. Nice dog too.
Thanks mate! I'll give her your compliments.
How do you like the asrock mobo. Does it have nice features like the other z87 boards. Like overclocking help, fan control, etc..
I have no complaints with the Asrock. It is my first ever build, so that could change with time. I overclocked mine with ease, as well as played around with fan speeds. I now use Corsair link and the case fan controls instead of the bios controls.
My favorite feature of the mobo is the night time feature where it turns off all lights inside the case when I put it to sleep - otherwise, my room would light up like a Christmas tree.
I did experience some bios freezing at first, but that has since been fixed with a bios update(I rarely visit the bios now anyways).
The board feels solid and looks great too. Overall, I'm happy with it as far as bang for buck ($40 off at MicroCenter).
Wow, this is amazing and quite a nice camera at that ;). Deserves a lot more views. Im liking the white led color scheme, simple, but not flashy.
Thanks. Glad to hear I did well!
I like the black, tan and white color scheme. Also, the bed is a nice touch.
As do I.
Aww, why'd you take down the doggie? She was a nice touch, that's what I ended my build with.
TBH, I think a mod might have removed - I know I didn't.
There's an overwhelming prejudice on the internet towards non-cats, so my best guess is the mod favors cats.
I really don't see how people think that cooler is ugly, I think it looks awesome XD
Agreed. And I'm glad I went with the H80i instead of the H100i so that I can take advantage of the push pull without any case modifications.
Oh, lol I meant the gpu cooler. But yeah, I agree with you, the H80i looks pretty nice too.
Looks very clean. Great cable management - that modular PSU probably helped!
Solid choice of parts as well.
Very happy I went with modular even though the MicroCenter man told me I shouldn't need it.
This is such a clean build with awesome pictures. Awesome job.
But again, it's funny that everyone in here buys premium parts and then puts a budget PSU in with their awesome system. The power supply is the most important thing and if you are spending $2000 on a computer, the last thing you want to cheap out on is the power supply. The corsair cx line is their cheap line that is made in china and has chinese caps with lower rated max temps. Spending $30-40 more, could have gotten an excellent PSU from seasonic, XFX, PCPC, or a corsair ax/hx/tx which all premium quality and have less of a risk of failing and taking your premium components in it. You probably won't ever know the difference and it probably won't ever fail on you, but it's like putting aftermarket parts from walmart into your brand new mercedes. No one in their right mind would do it.
I remember viewing it in the second tier on whatever list has been floating around for PSU's. MicroCenter man also congratulated me on it instead of one of their store brands haha.
It is budget tier. It is probably better than microcenter brands, but it is nowhere near top quality. The corsair tx line (if you are sticking with corsair PSUs) is the minimum anyone with more than budget parts should be getting.
A review is here. Like I said, it will probably never give you a problem, but it's like you bought cheap tires at walmart and slapped them on your benz. If anything happens, it will happen bad.
question, why is the heat from the CPU going back inside the case?
Because the heat from the CPU is displaced to the radiator and the radiator prefers cooler air.
I thought the point of liquid cooled is to take the heat from the cpu and exhaust it from the case, not bringing it back in heating up all the peripherals. You do got good ventilation and most likely would be safe but still, this is just bizarre to me lol. To each his own...