Someone's an asus fan lol
awesome job on the build tho
Ah I see you used those frosted tubes from alphacool, I've been looking into those for my next build. Do you think they would be very good for diffusing light from rgb fittings with clear coolant? Very cool look btw.
Unfortunately not, ended up breaking the bank to get a trip to Germany over the summer. Mercedes before pcs lol
First thing I did when I saw this build was ctl+f your description for a mention of Banksy, lmao
I haven't seen many pcs that have so perfectly captured an aesthetic like this has, awesome build!
Ah yup. One more look and I don't see how I couldn't tell that at first. I don't personally play myself but I have a lot of friends that do. Hear it's fun but too lazy to get into it, I'll be here with my forza lol
Acrylic side panels? You could pass those off for TG they're that clean.
Also what is that symbol on the side panel? Reminds me of something from CoD or Destiny lol
Fair enough, If AMD ever comes up with a high end gaming cpu competitor to intel and you end up swapping over, you can use their ipu as well. Nevertheless it is still a clunky solution.
Apparently there's a weirdo workaround right now that'll let you enable Freesync for nvidia cards. Requires a dummy AMD card though, and you have to manually enable it on a game-by-game basis. Still worth looking into if you're interested.
When a 14 year old builds a pc that's triple the price of yours lol
seriously though that's great that both you and your son are into computers. My dad nor anyone in my family is into pc's as much as I am so I don't get to share that passion with any of my relatives.
You have to be a psychic. I was planning on an ncase M1 build named biohazard with the same color coolant. +2 if I could.
R-tic CROSS-tal lol
Why would he bother changing it? It has plenty of power and is platinum certified. More than enough for his needs.
it's actually just $80 at some retailers, but there are other even cheaper (and still amazing) cases that have tempered glass.
it's actually just $80 at some retailers
basically the same specs as my first build except it now costs almost twice as much, feelsbadman
can't wait for prices to drop again so I can sell and rebuild my main pc
19 second boot on a hard drive? How?
That's what I thought would be right, but it doesn't seem that EK makes hdc fittings for 1/2in od tube. Thanks.
This guy making trash can pcs look good in 2018 lol
wait what is the currency in? That build is well over $2000 us.
Custom cable for gpu and extension for the 24 pin and 8 pin. Ideally you'd get a fully modular power supply and get custom cables for everything but that would drive the price up.
I bet I could buy all rgb parts and still make it look good. The more components you have, the more work you need to put in to balance the lighting, but my point is having everything rgb doesn't mean that people are aiming to make their build look like unicorn poop. Some people are, but they get tired of it pretty quickly.
man that is just so clean, the wood is really nice. It would have been nice if that graphics card backplate was also wood so that it tied in the exterior to the interior, but it still looks great.
Hey hey don't be so harsh, people just have different tastes. Making a pc look aesthetically pleasing is an art. Of course it's miserable if you're bad at that art but still.
I could have sworn it was a different one when I saw it first if it's semi modular then if would be smarter to get some custom cables instead of sleeved extensions.
That 1070 is the price of a 1080 ti rip
lol I'm not even asking for anything that fancy, I just want an option to be able to add parts you've already picked out instead of having to copy-paste the ekwb link and manually put in the price and name.
Only problem with that is that the orange accents are raised a little bit so you would still see the edges.
well you certainly did do your homework. I didn't even know about cpubenchmark.net.
If it doesn't happen we'll keep asking lol
You could but the result would probably look even worse with the bare pcb showing.
I suggest you spend a little more to get an ssd. You're guaranteed to have boot times at least chopped in half.
Nope, since its aluminum you really don't have any options. Getting a can of paint is cheaper than the asus card though.
Sharpie will probably look pretty streaky on aluminum, I don't recommend it.
Don't be scared of painting, you can remove the back plate with just a few screws without completely disassembling the card. Then all you have to do is mask the parts you don't want to be painted and spray some white or black paint on the orange.
I'm from the US, and the price difference between z370 and z270 boards isn't too much. I was surprised when you said that the newer boards are super expensive and now that I look at it, I really don't understand - the absolute cheapest board is still a full $100 more than what you have picked out now. What the heck? That's more than double the delta here after conversion.
Seems solid. Some fractal design cases are just a little bit more costly and have tempered glass side panels which are much more durable, so you might want to look into those. Otherwise seems perfect for your needs.
Might wanna grab some aftermarket fans. Those stock corsair ones are quite noisy. Also that case is pretty expensive and unless you're especially attached to it you should go for something newer, smaller, higher quality, and cheaper.
What exactly is your question?
Very good part choices, this is a great build. I can see you having a very easy upgrade to a 1070 in the future when you need more power.
I highly suggest you spend a little more and go with a case from a reputable brand like NZXT or Fractal design. These cheaper ones will have very undefined construction that can make building and upgrading quite difficult and any leftover sharp edges could cut you as well. Otherwise it's a great selection.
Note: you have an overclockable cpu but not a z270/z170 motherboard which means you're paying more for a feature you can't use.
Coffee lake i5s have 6 cores vs their predecessors' 4 cores. If you think you'll get use out of that its worth the upgrade. Also, I'd suggest you get at least a semi modular power supply if at all possible because stuffing away the extra cables is actually quite annoying and difficult to manage.
He used the ' symbol which means feet instead of the " which means inches.
Yes but if your game is locked lower than your monitor's refresh rate them it's a waste. Most racing sims don't allow for you to use certain eye candy settings at over 60 fps.
Also I understand the difference but I'm not sure what the point you're trying to make is. I just specified that some games value resolution over frame rate in an attempt to explain why a 4k 60hz panel may be an option over a 1440p 144hz.
You won't see very much color in this build. It's all basically gray, but you could maybe use lighting for your teal I guess. Only thing is that the Nvidia founders cards have green leds on the side, you can mod that to be white (or color it to be anything you want)
Racing sims I prefer at a higher resolution. They feel perfectly fine at 60fps for me.
Single slot 1080 ti isn't a sketchy idea, if you replace the founders edition cooler with a water block it becomes a one slot card since there are no display connectors on the second pcie slot.
As for the two soft bridges, I hear that occasionally they slack in performance compared to HB bridges but I'll ponder my options.
That 1070 is basically a founder's edition, meaning it has a blower cooler like the factory Nvidia cards. It just has Msi branding on it. You could pay more for better cooling but components won't be piss poor quality.
I'm not entirely sure if a top mount radiator will work, but if not then it is possible to just mount it in the front. I think you will be able to mount the radiator on the top though. You should keep the included fan as exhaust unless you order some replacements for it. General rule is to have 2 fans in the front so one breathes onto your graphics card and at least one in the rear for exhaust. You can use the radiator fans as front intake if you have no other options.
If you can afford it, then go ahead there's no beating those specs (besides getting another 1080ti lol)
I don't really think many people here are still familiar enough with motherboards of that age to reccomend anything for you. Best to just look at spec sheets and pick up the best one you can find.