The color of the cables. Red, yellow, orange.
Hi. Sorry it took so long. Yeah. The system boots normally with the GPU installed and monitors run through it.
The actual power draw of this system was not even close to what the recommendation was. If yours is not booting with the GPU installed I would test the GPU in another computer or make sure your PSU is not on the fritz. There's a lot more to power delivery than just wattage.
Hope that helps.
As far as I know it has been working great for him.
Price. Plus I was originally going to build a full mATX build but when it came time to order the case I couldn't find an mATX case that I liked. Plus I vastly overestimated the size of mATX. I haven't done a mATX build since the late 2000s.
I said the same thing though. That board looks like a midget in that case. Thankfully you can't really tell with the GPU and the side panel on.
Thanks bud. Ill keep an eye out.
I know right? I asked him the other day if he had a steam account and he goes... A what? I'm gonna get him caught up to date soon. LoL. I think the reason he's been playing older games is because that was all his old computer COULD play.
Will that work on an H110 board though?
Weird. I've gone through 3 builds with Corsair H-Series coolers now that were supposed to be 1151 compatible and none of them had back plates that lined up with the motherboard.
The fans were black. No lights. The power light is white.
Something else I just considered as well. 256GB is not going to last you very long with samples and whatnot. I would dedicate that first SSD to the OS and Programs and recommend spending some of that extra cash from the GPU Delete on a 2nd SSD for your samples and a mass storage HDD for your work and general storage.
You can absolutely save by removing the GPU completely if you are not going to be playing games. EDIT: This CPU has 16 available PCI lanes so if you are planning on using a PCI interface I do not recommend using a Graphics card in this build. The i5 chip has integrated graphics for normal daily use. In fact I would completely drop the GPU in favor of a decent dedicated audio interface or bump the CPU to an i7 for the extra processing power.
My experience with audio is fairly limited so I can't really go into very much detail on particular items but I do have a few friends who produce and their rigs are about to spec with this one.
Feel free to shoot me any more questions you might have.
Looks good. I'm curious though. Why go with a Z97 platform? Was this an older build that you are still modifying?
I'm showing you at just under 400W with a MSI GTX980 Twin Frozr so yeah you should still be good though I'm not sure to what purpose. The EVGA PSU on this build is on the SUPER CHEAP and even though it is rated for 650W it will only use what is required of it.
Just to be sure though... You meant a 980 not a 980ti right?
That case... Mmmmm.
Great build for $1500. Maybe would have went with some DDR4-2400 Ripjaws or something for about $6 more. Other than that this is almost exactly what I would build at that price point. Looks clean too.
That was my first question too. Seems like at this price point plus the use case (gaming + streaming = more cores required to multitask) it would have been to a no brainer to cut some of the fat off the motherboard and run with an i7.
Still. Pretty sick build.
Man. I'm loving that case so much. Great build.
I agree with one of the posters below about the sysbd being a bit on the pricy side for the budget though. There are a lot of features on that board that you are paying extra for but aren't using for this build. That being said... I don't know really what I would have spent the extra $50 - $70 on. Maybe more RAM but even then 16GB at 3k is good enough for almost every practical purpose.
Well yeah but it also cost 2x as much as a 390X too.
$340 for a 390X vs $660 for a GTX 980ti.
Ok so I checked it out and the build overall could use some work. I'm not certain what your use case is but I never recommend an i7 unless you are doing some serious business class number crunching on it or are just getting one to show off. You will almost never use the extra cores and unused cores = wasted money.
That being said I dropped the CPU down to a i5-6600K and went with a nice Z170 board that has some good features and will overclock nicely. I've owned a number of ASRock boards and they have all been solid.
You SHOULD be able to get a relatively decent OC on air with skylake and I have this same cooler running a sandybridge i7-2600K at 4.6 stable that you did on your build so I kept it.
Dropping the i7 also made room for an SSD (use as main partition and keep your 2TB as raw storage) and a more powerful GPU. You will see a lot more performance than just running a HDD and an i7. You had a GTX970 on your build which is a solid card but the R9 390X outperforms it at that price point. Alternatively you could also drop the SSD and go with a GTX980. Id personally still keep the SSD though.
Agreed. End user had a number of HHDs left from his old rig but didn't want to install them. Opted to get an M.2 on his next payday.
Thanks for the heads up the the Samsung App. Ill definitely pass that on to him.
Yeah man. That drove me nuts the whole time. Unfortunately to run the SSD Right side up I would have had to drill into the front side of the case under the front panel and run the cables that way... To be honest though now I wish i had.
That and the color of the 20+4... :\ I wish manufacturers would stop that.
We didn't but it was on the cheap and I wanted something that would look better than a stock AC.
IKR? When we opened it we facepalmed but... I mean. $60... at that price point its whatever. He wasn't worried about it though and he paid for it. Plus the budget was VERY strict.
It's a beautiful machine man. My ONLY critique would be that you went with a SATA based M.2 drive instead of a PCI-E. It's a confusing field right now with M.2 but if you are going to spend the money one M.2 you might as well take full advantage of it and get the PCI version.
That and the 5400 RPM Mechadrive. Cheap... yes. Worth saving $20 vs a 7200RPM? Eh...
Other than that... It's one of the nicest air cooled nodes I've seen.
Well done sir.