I didn't do any overclocking on this build - it's not something I have experience with sadly.
The 3440x1440 monitors listed there are all above $1,000. I have limited options to choose from in Sweden, and there were not many ultrawide QHD monitors available at the time. I needed something with great colour accuracy and quality for professional purposes, and the XR34 is perfect. I am very happy with it.
I know you are trying to help, but I don't think you understand what I want, or why I want it.
There is room, I'll give it a go. Thanks!
I considered every monitor on the ultrawide market and this was the best price to feature ratio available to suit my business. That's how it works.
For Gsync ultrawide I would have paid more money.
I had specific requirements in mind, and at the time of purchase, there were no 144Hz 21:9 QHD monitors. The Gsync version supports 100Hz but was also outside of my budget, and I personally do not care about anything higher than 75Hz for my use.
AMD's Adaptive Sync/FreeSync is not a paid extra like Gsync, so I did not pay for it.
Thank you <3
Pretty darn high, but I do push it quite a bit sometimes! Things are quite normal during regular gaming/development (gets to ~83) but crank up supersampling and this thing'll reach 87, it's nuts. Definitely not a temperature-optimised build :)
It was easier to get my hands on at the time, and cheaper. As the monitor isn't 4K, and I won't be going to lower framerates (as games become more demanding I'll just lower the settings), Gsync isn't particularly useful to me.
Thanks! I've noticed in Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, a game heavy in level-streaming, I was getting CPU-bound stuttering at some points when traversing levels very quickly.
If you're quoting percentages then we're going to want a source. Airflow friction, turbulence and cavitation is not purely intuitive, and a truly logical approach would involve real world experimentation - which LTT provided, with conclusive evidence that disagrees with your guesses.
LTT proved it doesn't matter, though obviously if you want to get the absolute best performance, you want to account for everything, however small.
Again, in this case in particular, having no airflow between the CPU and GPU areas is sort of the point. The CPU and GPU fans are themselves intake fans, as there are no other case fans, and no cables obstruct the exhaust ports.
Thanks for the suggestions! Yeah I'm going for a Kaby Lake i7 when they're available - just not the K, as I'm aiming for reliability over raw performance (it's fine as it is now, even). The chipsets you mentioned weren't available at the time I got my motherboard and CPU (Feb 2014), and as for the PSU, it's what came with the case - was very convenient to be able to buy the case with an SFX PSU from a physical store. Was fidgety but there's no window so I'm fine with the mess, it doesn't impact airflow whatsoever.
No problem! The Node 202 would be perfect for that - there's a user on here who can even fit it into his backpack :)
The dimensions of the box are:
Vertical standing WxHxD: 38.5 x 43.5 x 14 cm
It's barely bigger than the case itself - however I have heard of people taking their Node 202 PCs with them as carry-on baggage on planes, without taking the box.
Hi! Do you mean the case itself, or the cardboard box it comes in? The case dimensions are, as on the website:
Case dimensions - Horizontal, with feet/protrusions/screws (WxHxD): 377 x 88 x 332 mm
If you want the dimensions of the cardboard box I can give them to you in a bit, I'm not home at the moment though
Ahh okay! Thank you :) I'll see how it affects temps!
Awesome build! Node 202 is an awfully challenging but rewarding case to build in. Seeing a lot pop up on completed builds these days!
Oh no ;~;
Awesome you built a PC for someone so young :) Minecraft and Rocket League are both solid games. Amazing how much you can get for the money these days!
Hell yeah, awesome build! Node 202 builders represent!
I too moved from a Prodigy to a 202 after moving abroad. Wonderful case, with a difficult but rewarding build process. The temps freaked me out a bit at first, stepping down from a CPU AIO in the Prodigy, but apparently hitting 76°C under load is fine and 82°C for a GPU is actually better than what I had before (obviously no plans to overclock). Surprising how quiet you can get an aircooled build these days, too.
Mine currently houses a GTX 770, which has nowhere near enough VRAM for modern resolution gaming, but I'll be getting a flagship Pascal when they get onto the market in May.
Gotta say though, your backpack must be seriously spacious!
There we go!
Thanks, and best of luck!
Was torn between the two, but this one says 'workstation' in its look a lot more, so I went with it :)
I know right? It's just as nice in person as in the manufacturer photos, and hard to blemish.
I'll see what I can do! :)
Glad I could be of service!
On the motherboard page there's a spec saying whether it has USB 3.0 headers - and OP's motherboard does have them. It is compatible.
(For example another Mini-ITX mobo is the Asrock Z87E-ITX, which I run the Oculus DK2 with fine - the test you linked says only my GTX 770 is a problem)