Oh okay glad that was the case haha. Honestly, if you are looking to upgrade I'd either look at the 1060 or 1070 for your next upgrade. The 1060 is a 101% difference. http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-950-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB/3510vs3646
Why go with a 950 when you could have gone with a 1050 ti for about the same price? Would have been a decent performance jump.
Okay, that makes sense. Thank you :3
Yeah unless you do a RAID array in which, unless you have redundancy, one drive will cause the entire raid to fail thus tripling your chance of losing data.
what was your reasoning for going with 3 3TB drives instead of one 10TB?
I am interested in where you put the HDD :P
Just look on the hardware swap reddit. They come and go all the time.
If you are talking about the s340 it has been great, I've built several computers in it and they were all super easy to build and look great. The original case was actually pretty bad. Virtually no cable room and only one 120mm fan and a, I belive 90mm fan. I'd spend the extra to get the s340.
Yeah in order to get the processor deals you need to work retail at a computer store and register through the program. Then you just complete some learnings and boom. Great deals.
Yeah I got it through Intel Retail Edge and will be upgrading to the 7700k for $200! Loving life :)
I have a powerful desktop but I feel that that would be weird to use. Do you have any experience doing this? Not a bad idea..
Even so, still not a bad price if I had to spend $200 or so for 2x16GB sticks. Especially since it comes with a 2TB HDD AND a SSD. Great deal.
That sounds like a great deal! Do you know if it has a single 16GB stick of two 8GB sticks?
Might as well get the 580 if you are in that price range since it is basically a better 480.
I got your link from the description. If you read my comment you would have read that I said that the cooler designs don't match up.
EDIT 2: Also I don't see any SLI fingers don't know if that's just me.
It's a little fishy to me that if you look at the 1080 he linked https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125908&cm_re=gigabyte_gtx_1080-_-14-125-908-_-Product the cooler design is way different then the pictures he posted.
Power efficiency doesn't really affect the quality of a power supply. All it does is guarantee how much of the wattage you will actually be able to use. You want to look at sites like johhnyguru for that.
I can't adapt to that.
Yeah that's what I was thinking.
Wow is your CPU delidded? I am running much higher temps at the same speed and almost same voltage.
Edit: With H100i V2
What did you use to put load on your processor? 58 on heavy load seems really low..
Why not use the g4560 and a B250 or H270 board? With the extra money, you could have gotten an SSD for a boot drive or a 470? Good build but could have been improved a little.
EDIT: Just read your comment about the i3 over the g4560 and while that could have been warranted on the previous generation the new Pentiums feature hyperthreading, basically making them really cheap i3s.
Holy crap what were your temps??? Do you have a custom loop?
Do you know where this case is available in the US?
It worked fine and managed to get it working at 1.34v
That voltage was the result of a quick overclock. I had some more time yesterday and managed to get it down to 1.34v at the same speed.
Yeah I mainly just game on it so it never gets over 70 normally. Prime95 is apparently very stressful haha.
Currently have it stable at 1.34v
I'm pretty happy with my voltage. 4.64 at 1.34v
I'm glad you enjoyed this build! And yes I know a lot of people that bought gaming computers and were somewhat upset with the performance to cost ratio. I personally find desktops more enjoyable to build and play on. For any locked CPU, as long as you have decent case cooling, the stock cooler will be fine. It is a common misconception that it will get too hot under gaming loads and while it won't be as cool as it can be, it also won't be in the 80s or 90s. This case was honestly really fun to build in. It allows you to use a mini atx motherboard and not make it looked dwarfed with still plenty of room for 5 fans, unique SSD mounting points, and decent cable management. One thing about the build list that you asked about is I would add an SSD for sure. Even if you have to deal with less storage to start off with and add a HDD later, SSD's are amazing and really make your whole experience so much better. Otherwise I think it is a good start especially for a 600$ budget.
Thank you! The blue lights are coming from the fans and the RAM. We have replaced all of the fans with the corsair quiet edition fans now that have blue LED's and are much quieter and imo have a better blue color.
I have a corsair h100i v2 and it don't have the best cooking solution as my exhaust both hit walls keeping the heat close to the system. I also have my fans at a lower rpm but could bump them up. In gaming it never gets close to that.
Do you think 93 on the highest core during prime95 is high? Obviously in real world scenarios it will never be so heavily utilized
Yeah I'm tinkering a bit more to see if I can get it a little lower, temps were a little high.
I am currently doing a little more tinkering and am stress testing 4.635 at 1.36v and still seems to be working good. If this works out I'll try to go a bit lower
oops yes left that out
Is there any tips that you could give me for the mod with the resevoir/pump? It brings the build together so well!
This is honestly one of the best builds I've seen on this site. I am in love with this.
Can I have a source?
Haha actually have a dedicated microphone and need it so I don't have electronic interference. (The motherboard audio is kinda crap). And for the profile pic, I should probably get that changed but I am aware that Razer has ****** audio quality which is why I no longer use them. This is for my step brothers build who used some handy-down parts from me and my other step brother. Please refer to this link for the build. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Jnm8TW
What do you have the reservoir mounted to? Maybe wanting to do a custom loop in my s340 in the future once the 1080 ti comes out.
I'm only going to give you +.5 because you only have a 6900k and windows 10 home and not pro. Disgraceful. /s
They're kind of annoying. Mainly with not being detected by my motherboards fan headers but I can live with it.
This particular model does not but does have a back plate.
Couldn't really think of anything else and wanted it posted. If you can think of something better hmu.
I admittedly went a little crazy with it but i'm in love it so it's okay :P
Yeah I was very happy when I found it!
Yeah haha. I'm honestly surprised I haven't seen more on the PCPP. I personally got the 6700k as a placeholder to get the 7700k but it is an awesome deal for sure!
He got it through Intel Retail Edge for the Holiday Deal. 6850k at that price and 6700k for $120