my favorite case for my favorite game! nice build.
It looks like the GPU says "RTX" on it, what is in there?
Always love me a good sleeper build.
thanks! definitely a fun case to mess around with, not too expensive.
not really! the CPU is 4c/4t and boosts up to 4.2 GHz. my timespy and firestrike scores are on par with some other folks running i7 4790k and even i7 6700k. it's a pretty well balanced system!
I am still really happy with the Rift S. After all the news about the Quest linking to a computer I think I still ended up with the right headset for my use case. Most of the time I play with a set of cheap earpod headphones in, or I use the integrated speakers in the headband, depending on the game. I haven't tried running the audio through the soundbar/sub because I like the directional-ness of the other two options, but maybe it would be cool for some content.
lol one of the more creative methods i've seen to hide an ugly CPU cooler. nice work.
Thanks for sharing, super clean!
This is great advice. I just picked up an i3 9100F and it is crazy how good it is for the price, especially compared the older i5's as you stated.
Thank you! I was stoked on the GPU deal too. I was suspicious at first but when I met up with him he seemed legit :).
I would definitely recommend giving it a go! You can usually sell the system and break even or make a few bucks to make it worth your time as well.
Wow you modded the top using a dremel? It looks incredibly clean. Can you share a little about your process there? Did you use a stencil?
It really looks like it was CNC'd or laser cut with how nice it is. Great work.
what do you how were they able to use it? they installed it in their case and plugged the connectors into the components, that's how.
It's crazy how an M.2 NVME drive is actually a decent option within a tight budget these days. Makes cable management so much nice and is so speedy.
I'm just blown away at how quickly that became a thing!
I hope you're trolling lol. He is showing the entire computer, and you're right, it doesn't have a graphics card - like many other builds on here. This is a site for showing off your PC build, which is exactly what OP is doing here.
I knew this was an issue with these motherboards, so with this one I just kept the original case and power button assembly! I decided to pimp out the case vs. try a power button hack. The guy buying the computer didn't even notice it was a Dell until I mentioned it.
I wish someone made an adapter!
i am equally as confused
one piece at a time, spread it out :)! good luck man
You can build a pretty phenomenal rig out of used parts for around $400, vs the $200-250 you would pay to do the upgrades on this one you are talking about, and you'd get much better performance out of the newer parts.
I would just clean this thing out and maybe do thermal paste/refresh windows install and call it good until your next system! Thanks for sharing w/ us.
Thanks! It was a pretty good 770 too, a big ol' Windforce one - I was happy to find that deal.
crashing issues eh? have you figured out what the cause is?
usually OC or memory related
Some people really just either don't know the value of what they have and don't research used pricing before selling (happens all the time) or they know and just want to get it gone as quick as possible. It definitely happens, and people like PCPP members have a good eye for catching deals like this.
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Nice build :) very well selected.
Roger that, thanks for the reminder.
Wow thank you for laying it all out like that, I really appreciate it. Going to give this a go when I have some time!
Woah sweet, the Intel 4 core and mobo combo is finally price competitive, that's pretty cool. Nice build!
Yo how did you change the founder's edition Geforce logo to purple? Mine is liquid cooled now but when it was air cooled, that logo could only be green. I saw they had some not-finished software that said it might control the lights but I tried it at the time and it didn't work. Great build too btw.
I know I'm super late here, but any chance you have photos of the back side? Like how you configured the pump/res etc? Great build.
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How stoked are you my dude? Enjoy that thing.
Crazy that just over a year ago this would have been around $900 to build. Same parts and everything. Now it's SUCH a good deal, nice work on this build!
lmao that is a dangerous game right there.
stoney, 11pm and suddenly that golden arch is shining through my window. good luck stopping me from eating like 20 nuggets.
hey there, no problem! I do the same thing when i'm doing a new build, find people who used similar cases in the past etc. good idea!
so yes and no to your question. i installed an extra thin 120mm fan that was 12mm thick (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CYPWTG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) to ensure that i would have room above the cpu cooler, but to be honest i think a normal 120mm fan would fit there as well. you can see in my photos that the thin fan i used isn't even visible when it's installed, so i think there is room.
What a beautiful case! Really unique, amazing work.
Congratulations! That case was one of the first ones I built in too, and it made it really easy. The excitement feeling you have is da best. Enjoy the PC.
Nice! I think you nailed it. Everything looks great, and then think about upgrading the GPU in the next few months since you have that huge *** monitor :) Enjoy!
that is right, no one is arguing that that asus strix board is the most cost effective option for the build. i am arguing that it is not "ridiculously over the top" as you so dramatically stated. for someone getting into PC building that kind of language and criticism can be discouraging, especially when it's not accurate.
that is just a marketing family for Asus, it doesn't directly translate to better performance and nowadays it is definitely not "top of the line" for them. the strix board is basically the first board they offer with some frills like LEDs, but is otherwise a pretty basic b350 board. you can also see the price listed is $119, which really is not overpriced for a mobo. again, if this were a $200 X370 board i might agree with you but in this case it's just not ridiculously over the top at all.
it's a b350 board, and that r3 1200 is cheaper than it has been. it's a great budget option if he wants to OC. i think saying that it's a "ridiculously over the top" paring is a ridiculously over the top statement. you're being dramatic. if he had some X470 MEG board that would make sense, but this is a good looking reasonable b350 board.
a b350 board is over the top...?
Sets $4000 budget for first build.
No NVMe drive.
GPU in bottom slot.
Great value! I used this CPU for around 4 years and it was killer. Nice work with the build!
I'm waiting for Blue. Da ba di da ba di.
I am confused, why did you take out the Noctua cooler and swap in a stock Intel cooler? Couldn't you have just cleaned the Noctua? I know you said it was "cost-saving" but CPU coolers aren't very valuable to keep around, and it was already included in the build. I would have just left it in so the person could OC if they ever want to.
and the 20TB of HDD storage lol. this build is just... i don't even know what to say
Agreed... is that an acrylic window? Also $500 for something that is being sold because it's being replaced is kind of silly. You'd think they'd sell for a bigger discount.
Don't change the build description! What a great write-up lol. Thanks for sharing, I love this kind of ****.