No worries. those actually came with the case!
Two in the front of the case are intake, the two in the top left are exhaust, the Cryorig cooler takes in the cold air from the two front intake fans, and the GPU expels hot air up through the CPU cooler to the exhaust fans. The hot air is circulated always out to the top left of the case (looking at it from a side view). Look up case cooling diagrams to get a better sense of what I'm talking about. Cooling is not really an issue in this case. I'm getting idle temps of about 34C for both my CPU and GPU. In addition, your question about the GPU cooler. The GPU takes in the ambient air inside the case and expels it.
My camera set up:
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S
A desk lamp!
It does indeed.
+1 Great build and I really dig your color scheme. Beast of a machine. I have a question though, how did you get that PSU shroud made and what is it made of?
Thanks for checking it out!
When I was building the machine, I wasn't too worried about noise. So what I can say is that in a quiet room, the PC is relatively audible. Is a drawn out hum of the fans, but it's not too bad. I can say that if you would like a dead silent PC I would consider replacing the fans that come included with the case and possibly looking at a different CPU cooler. Possibly even look for a different case. Although my GPU is silent. The fans don't kick in until the temps reach 60C.
Update me with your build when you finish!
There should be a photo in my album on this build.
+1 This is by far, one of my favorite builds.
The A E S T H E T I C is A1.
I really like how you repurposed the case too!
The vintage feel is amazing.
Also how does the floppy disk SD card reader work?
Hi Friend! Thanks for taking a look at my build! I see I sparked some inspiration. One thing I would change in your part list would be the following:
CPU: There are various other CPUs out there. I know they might be pushing it but trust me, investing the extra money on a quality CPU first time around is well worth it.
PSU: I wouldn't skimp on the PSU. Even though your PSU is bronze certified, I would still look at reviews for your PSU. I personally would go to jonnyguru for PSU reviews. I would also look into reputable brands such as Seasonic, EVGA, and cooler master. I would look at PSU's that have high quality components.
SSD: There are various other brands of SSDs much more prefered. I would look at the Samsung EVO 850. Keep an eye out on deals, SSDs are always going on sale.
Granted if you consider these changes, your build should increase roughly $200 US, but I believe it's well worth it.
I don't exactly remember, but it was around $1000-$1150 at the time with all the deals I found.
Hi! I did see your comment, a little late though. But I'm currently in the middle of deciding on what monitor to pick up. I'm looking at picking up a 1080p monitor, but I'm also tempted on picking up a 1440p monitor. Here's a link to my amazon list of monitors I've considered: http://amzn.com/w/11IL6XWL1TCYO
Not at all. You can do a clean install of windows from a flash drive. You set up the flash drive, and there are plenty of guides out there. Then, the only thing you have to do is boot from a flash drive through your bios to boot into set up.
It took about 3 - 4 hours to build? I also took my time.
I picked my sleeves up from amazon. They're by Silverstone. But there are also a plentiful amount of other retailers that sell sleeves!
The build took about 3.5 hours. I used a D90 35mm f/1.8G.
The cable management is pretty nice, it just one of those things that really puts the icing on the build!
The setup was only temporarily to get everything settled. Would you be interested in seeing my current setup?
+1, I really enjoyed it.
Despite being a salvaged build it's a nice introduction to building PCs. And it seems pretty capable. Clean pictures as well.
Agreed. I was originally going for a EVO 212 like anyone else, but once i stumbled upon the H7 I went for it since it's unique and aesthetically looks much better. :P
+1, Sweet build.
The cable management looks superb. It's also nice to see someone else use the Cryorig coolers! I have an H7 in my build, and I can testify that Cryorig makes some quality air coolers.
The case aesthetic is unique.
It reminds me of something that would come out of a sci-fi RPG.
That or it looks like a really futuristic fridge.
+1 on the build good sir.
+1, Great choice on the case.
Phanteks has really done well with their cases. The Enthoo EVOLV line is absolutely stunning. Their contemporary looks are amazing. Honestly, EVOLV line feels like a prototype from Apple's design studio. Nice build man.
I may possibly run SLI in the future, but the chances of doing so are rather slim. And if I were to run SLI I believe 750W should be enough. It maybe a tier 2 PSU, but I did manage to get a good deal on it as well. I got it off of NCIXUS and it came with a mail in rebate of $30 which comes out to about $50. Which isn't too bad. Considering that the PSU goes for about $75~$80. Then again, if I were to SLI, 750W is sufficient as the 970 doesn't draw too much power. All in all the 750W B2 is by no means the greatest PSU on the market, although it will performs exceedingly, especially for my build. Besides, I got it at great price. ;)
I highly recommend them. If you have some extra cash lying around, it's a great way to really put the finishing touches on your build. Just like icing on the cake. :)
I actually considered getting that 970 model. Although, after some research it doesn't have the same Twin Frozr V cooler as the other models.
I've looked into it, and it is primarily due to the ASUS GTX 970 STRIX's DirectCU II cooler.
Because of this there is a slight amount of sag. It's a rather small problem. The sag isn't over pronounced now that I reseated the card. And slight PCB flex also shouldn't be a problem. Although, thanks for letting me know. I thinking about adding in some fishing line to hold the card up if it's really an issue. Also, here are some places that I checked out and read a thing or two.
Love the sarcasm :)
Oh let me fix that for you.
Good taste :)
If you'd like to know more about the PSU, I went on JonnyGuru for information. A credible source for PSUs. Evidently the PSU is based of a Super Flower build, which is one of the best PSU manufacturers.
Check it out: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=393
In terms of cable management there is sufficient space in the back to lay the cables flat. In addition, there's plenty of space in the psu shroud to stow any lengthy cables. if you are concerned about any openings for cables, there are two towards the top of the case, there is one large opening where the 24 pin connector is, 3 coming from the bottom (GPU opening, and 2 openings for SSD and front panel connectors), lastly where are 3 openings for front fans.
I highly recommend watching this video by Hardware Canucks: ~~https://www.youtube.com/watch?~~
Yup! The H7 has such a competitive price point. Which I find hard to compete. Currently the H7 seems to be out of stock on most retailers. I may have ordered one of the last coolers newegg had it stock :P
I looked into your build, your cable sleeves are custom right? Because the only time I see wire combs are typically with custom sleeves. I have mad respect to those custom sleeve. It's such a tedious process.
Thanks! The S340 is a very popular case to my understanding. I got it relatively cheap as well.
NCIX had the S340 selling for $54, which in my opinion is a good deal!