for my specific case and fans, the build is quiet and airflow is pretty alright. its pretty good for $50.
none at all. smoothly got 2933mhz
i bought the hue+ with case fans so no mine did not. but you can buy the hue+ which do come with led strips.
all stock cables.
i took the picture in 5 seconds for a clist ad lol. i'll update those now.
it's not that the build is bad lol. it's a 6 core and a 1080 but just for me, i could have had a lot cleaner build.
if you can, try to find a used dan case. they are so nice and small.
no there was maybe half an inch or more between the backplate and ram stick. it fit with ease.
lol i worked a lot for my dad's business to make money and sold my previous pre-built computer which was $1000. but in all honestly for my first build it was alright. good performance but super loud and the 7700k was soooooooooo hot lol. my next 3 builds were all ryzen, 2 personal and 1 client. anyways just work hard and get money and you can find good deals on used parts on clist and facebook marketplace. i did a $1200 r5 1600 + 1080 + 16gb 3000 ram build and its great. good luck :)
i sold it and made $100. im building a black/red ryzen 1600, 16gb ram, and gtx 1080 this weekend for $1200. i just like building and selling pcs for a small profit. its just a hobby of mine. and yeah, ram is super unstable. but im 100% sure you can hit at least 2400mhz stable on most systems. just kept messing with settings and pushing till i hit what boots consistently with the most mhz is what i did.
i apologize but i actually sold the computer for a small profit. i hear there is a microcode coming out soon for ram compatibility though so that will most likely help. but 2400mhz 16-18-18-38 was stable. however anything above was able to boot off of but was unstable. hope this helps you some.
take a picture of the backside?
funny story. i actually did kill a ram stick. only one too. lights still worked but just died i guess. i doubt it was the program because i did put 1.6v into the dram bc im dumb trying to hit 2933. and the max stability i could get was 2400mhz but there is a new agegis update coming out which adds like 20 new sets so maybe thatll help. but g skill does quick rma service. 3-4 days and you can get a new kit once they recieve it.
yeah i found it before the whole etheral mining thing going on. he thought it was only a r9 380 too so he priced it low. craigslist and facebook marketplace can have wonderous deals sometimes.
yeah i know lol. i couldve easily gotten better temps by flipping fans around, but it looks alot better this way imo. and i get 55c 4.0ghz 1.425v, so i mustve hit like the silicon lottery because that's alot of thermal headroom i have. gpu i havent done much testing but i will. thanks for the comment :)
i have so much thermal headroom on my cpu so i see honestly no bad effect.
i did suggest an ssd to the guy i was building this for and he said it wasnt really necessary for him, but i agree. i wouldve at least got a 128gb 960 pro for like 130$.
yeah wouldve been smarter if they released a side panel for this like the matx tempered version
it was so difficult with the super thick evga cables that came with it.
it should.. but rgb everything haha
i had to return the one i got because i wouldve had to remove the bracket piece above the hdd slots and i dont think it wouldve looked as good imho.
the taichi would be a sweet pickup. they have the best vrms for best overclocking. it was sadly out of stock and wouldve been about 30$ more than the x370 krait.
for the cables, the silverstone ones i have are fine but its pretty awful without cable combs. everywhere. if you want white or white/black together phanteks offers extensions with clear cable combs. they look pretty great also.
i got all the fans for the sake of rgb everything haha. biwit's really inspired this one. but the fans themselves are great. very quiet idle and not too loud when gaming. if you want these, you NEED the hue+, a word of warning. also if you decide on kraken x?2 as a cooler, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MULTIPLE USB 2.0 ON YOUR MOBO. i didnt on my current build im doing rn and had to buy the usb hub from nzxt. but if you decide on other fans, make sure they are pwm. if they arent, it can be super loud and super annoying (aka my first mAtx pc).
good luck with your build!
if you check out my profile, i did a ryzen black/white with rgb build in the s340 elite. turned out really well imo.
issue with these is that they dont come with cable combs. id suggest these by phanteks that are also nice and come with cable combs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01G7VOYYS/ref=mp_s_a_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494357067&sr=8-1-spell&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=phantekscable+extensions
thanks for the great feedback :)
it was fun to build in the case and took me about 6 hours worth of sweat and figuring out the daisy chaining lol but it turned out amazing. one thing to note is that instead of the silverstone extensions, go for phanteks extensions. these extensions don't come with cable combs which is a HUGE downside. cable combs add a lot of elegance to a build + it's cheaper with the phanteks extensions.
oops i didnt read it well enough lol. its 1.3625v lol not 1.6625v. 1.6625v would demolish my temps.
lol ive heard anything over 1.4v really kills the cpu. ive seen plenty of people and videos using 1.35v-1.4v to hit 3.9ghz and 4ghz. i'm sure its safe but anything over 1.4v is probably not.
i got a ryzen 1700 and x370 krait and a rosewill photon 750w. i did about a weeks worth of research and i think it will look lovely.
the i7 would be better but im just going for the experience of it. the building was more fun than the gaming lol
one fan was spinning at 4000 rpm at once, it sounded like a jet engine lol
thanks man :)
im just want to be doing something different. im gonna try to amass as many different parts used as possible so i have experience with everything down the line.
might just be me, but they were noisy. very stylish though
In your mother's basement aren't you? Haha good build though. You get a +1 from me.
Oh okay. Well still, nice build.
That's a really nice build, but I think the GPU could have been better. The GTX 970s are in that $350-$400 GPU price range and are way better than the 780.
Ah, I see. Well still nice build.
I can't wait to get my GTX 970 FTW. It is going to be amazing. Nice build man.
You do know you could of had a better build than this for $700 cheaper? I made a build with a single GTX 970, and it could kill this computer in terms of frames. Nice build though.
Is there still enough room for a second graphics card? I am really thinking of getting a build similar to this and I might SLI in the future. Or should I get the BitFenix Shinobi XL Window? Thanks!