No modifications were needed thankfully in that regard. The 24-pin is right angled on the board if you can tell, so despite it being a little bigger than ATX spec the cables route easily to connector.
What is a little problematic is that upper SATA ports are a pretty much impossible to reach from the shroud with how close they are and the height of the shroud in the lower areas. But I have enough access for all the local SATA based storage I want to run anyway, so it doesn't really impact me.
I actually did. It went on pretty easy and didn't really have to use much heat. Felt pretty successful for my first time at it, pretty happy with how it turned out too.
Deal? Ha, I suppose so. Memory prices were a bit better back then and I think the price I remember might have included some giftcard balance I kind of just treated as a discount.
Dat cable management tho
Love the ability to just a build a PC for the heck of it, I'm envious.
Not the same style I'd have gone for but still looks great.
I like that AM4 board, just wish they'd have some shroud over the IO. Makes the board look so much better, even just a simple one.
Good choice with the OC.
To be honest, even with a seriously beefy AIO water cooling unit, reasonable voltages can still bring the temps pretty toasty in those 400mhz beyond. And most cpu bound gaming results (not sure about other applications) show diminishing returns with that additional frequency. Just bringing all those cores up to that same max frequency does so much for this chip, and keeps the system power consumption very low and reflective of this chip's amazing efficiency shown in the stock numbers.
I remember this case. Oddly enough it holds up better than other cases of that era, looks-wise, even if it's far from today's trends. You do sacrifice modern layout though.
Have this CPU and had the GPUs big brother. Both great parts. Is the rendering you do very CPU bound? I guess its a little confusing when people throw that out there without specifying video export rendering or 3D application rendering (what I mostly come across)
I upgraded from 2500k but found out after the fact I may have made a mistake. The steps in my 3D work process I was most concerned with would have benefited most from a GPU upgrade it appeared.
Great black color scheme, was considering that mobo. I've had good experiences with MSI in general and with their boards but seeing a few complaints with that specific X99 board made me try out another brand for my X99 platform.
EDIT: If you've got a window and your case is visible I highly suggest a simple white LED strip and some sleeved PSU extensions. Makes a world of difference for aesthetics :)
And here I can't even afford to move out to a place half the size of your dedicated game shack.
But also that's not a build.
Dual socket builds. That's my fetish.
My first PC was a retired machine from my dad's office and had dual Pentium 2s. Always loved the concept since then.
umm what's with the single ram stick? you really want to get yourself some dual channel dude