How are your temps? some people say the case is restrictive airflow wise. is it? also can those rgb ram coolers be set to stay 1 color?
I love that mod! I've never seen that done before. +1000000000000000000000000000000
craigslist for the win!
I got a used 980 for $300
This is the only build I've seen with this motherboard that looks good. All the other builds look tacky. Good job making it work!
not for gaming its a workstation for my dad's work. He is a CPA so no rendering or anything just a lot of multi-tasking. I choose the GPU because it was the cheapest way to support their cheaper monitors which use vga. please read before you comment
this would be amazing if you had a nano in there but it great without it. +1
great build! what did you use to paint the video card? It looks great.
well if you read the description then you would realize that this was originally built to teach me how to overclock. I choose the G3258 because it was cheap so if i did fry it then i could get another one. then i had no need for it so re-purposed it.
not for gaming its a workstation for my dad's work. He is a CPA so no rendering or anything just a lot of multi-tasking. I choose the GPU because it was the cheapest way to support their cheaper monitors which use vga.
well he was going to buy a dell with an i5 i didn't want to harm the performance in the future when these parts aren't as powerful.
the reason for hd 5450 is because the mobo doesn't support the right outputs(2 vga) so i had to get a card that could and that was the cheapest.
i say this when it had 1 like so...
it still isn't featured which it should be
I don't know why this isn't the featured build! This is amazing I love the part choices. Great job i wish that was my machine.
But on the motherboard the wifi card is mounted vertically and i can't find the bracket that keeps it in place anywhere so it's really the I/O shield and the bracket that i'm worried about
I already tried that i'm waiting for a response
I'm doing something similar to you. I was inspired by the first episode of scrapyard wars. So i set out to go build a $300 gaming build for me instead of using the computer i build for my dad's birthday. The first thing i bought was a gtx 750ti for for $120. i then collected the $20 rebate and sold the card to a friend for $150. Now I'm going to buy a pair of gtx 660's for was lower than there worth and sell them so i can buy a r9 290 of of craigslist.
it's good to see im not the only one doing this +9001
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bf8dWZ I saw your processor was from microcenter so i got a motherboard that matched the color scheme that was at microcenrter. When you get a proccesor and a compatible motherboard you get a $40 discount so thats why the price is less then normal. Also note that the ram can be bought in different colors on newegg.
here try this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/C8kBdC I got better monitors and a TITAN X
To by the Z97-AR you have to go to a microcenter, just making sure you know that. If you are going to microcenter get the cpu there. It cost $199 and you get a $40 discount when you buy a cpu and a compatible motherboard.
Nice Mobo choice. MSI has very good quality parts. I would work on cable management. You should sit down one day on a weekend and cable mange.(I had t do this too) The air flow in your case isn't too good right now. Your load temps don't look right. Get intel burn test and 3d mark and run those to get load temps. then you might see why to cable mange. Watch this it will help.
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At first i thought it was a newegg build then i saw the title but it looks great!
I personally have the 200R and its been great so i would go with the 200R. A very nice build you have planned.
nope just very popular
yes because your motherboard has no video outputs so i would recommend this for basic things like watching videos.
I would get and i am think of getting one so i the experience of custom watering cooling for the future.
did you have any trouble when putting a hasewell refresh cpu in? did you have to update the bios?
I got it at a combo deal at microcenter 99.99 flor the pentium and the z97 pc mate
How's the monitor?
the 750 ti is a newer architecture and is more power efficient and is g-sync compadible(but needs display port to run so get this 750 instead http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43757kr)
the first on because you can overclock and the graphics card
I love that graphic card cooler.
How did you deal with the h100i and the motherboard voltage daughter board.
here is a list http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GdzpQ7
get 1600mhz ram with CL9. and get the 770 it will give u better fps in games.
i got it stable 1.25v @4.4ghz i just got an average chip but you got one of the better ones. but 1.3v is the limit for intel cpus so i'd back it off one the vcore.
i got 4.4ghz at 1.275v but if i got any higher i bluescreen if i go any farther
yes it's a great mobo for the price. a r9 280x will work fine with it and you will be able to overclock the same as if you were getting a top of the line board. the would be a great system. have fun building it.
P.S. the dell he wanted to get had an i5 in it so i don't want to lose performance.
first of all not all workstation use i3. i was going to get an i5-4690 but the i5-4670k was $10 bucks cheaper at microcenter and it got a $40 off the mobo thats why it was so cheap. Plus I had to pick everything at microcenter and everything isn't the cheapest at microcenter. Plus i overclocked the i5 so that's why the AIO and it didn't want to deal with air coolers not fitting(I didn't have time to check if the evo would fit). ANd the box for the 650w psu was a 450w but they put they 650w psu barcode on it so that was a packing error on corsairs part.
I would of but all motherboard these days hove one VGA output and a dvi-d which doesn't support a converter to VGA. The monitors they have are VGA only and that's the cheapest graphics card that supports 2 vga monitors.
It's not for gaming
Thank you for reading
sorry it was my first time installing a water cooler so i was a little excited.
IT's not for gaming in is a workstation. They don't do any graphics work but they have really old monitors that have vga connectors and no dvi or anything modern(the struggle is real). And that's the cheapest graphics card that supports 2 vga through a DVI-to-vga adapter and the mobo outs for dvi doesn't support that adapter.
Thanks for the suggestion.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7vhZzy actually my ram is cheaper after rebates.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rh9BhM try that 4-way crossfire will help, a lot!
i went with x79 because of the pcie lanes that it has