Cool, that actually does help a lot since he doesn't have many games yet. Thanks for the numbers, man!
Haha, yes. It's definitely my favorite movie.
I have the CPU fan pulling air through the heat sink and out the back of the case.
As someone else asked, was the CPU compatible with the motherboard right out of the box? Or did you need to update the bios?
The R9 390 is pretty comparable to the RX 480, so I wouldn't rush into upgrading that. He's playing at 1080p, so the R9 390 is still a solid option for that.
But the FX series is definitely showing its age. Luckily he has one of the top tier ones, so it'll hold up decently. With that being said that's definitely the next thing I'd upgrade if I were him. It's going to be a bit expensive though, because upgrading CPUs also means getting a new motherboard and some DDR4 RAM.
I'd say this is a solid build though, it's very pretty looking haha.
Nice looking build and parts list. That 1070 is going to make a huge difference. I went from an i5 4690k and a 970 to a 1070 and I was thoroughly satisfied with the upgrade. +1
The recommended power supply size for the GTX 1060 is at least 400W. Since the build is using a locked processor, there's no need for a crazy high wattage. 450W is safe for this build.
That's a reasonable decision. Looks like you're getting good use out of them in most of the games you play, and that's what matters.
We got it relatively cheap, it brings the color scheme together, and if my friend ever decides he wants to buy a CPU he can overclock there's one less component to upgrade.
Summary: Cheap-ish, fits color scheme, future-proof.
I really enjoy the multi-colored cable sleeves, it's not something you see often. I would have recommended a single 1080 over two 1070s, but both will get the job done at 1440p. Really great build, man. Good job.
Unigine Valley, Unigine Heaven (those are more system stressers than CPU stressers, but they're good tests anyway), CPU-Z, and Aida64.
Good to hear!
The more and more computers I build the more and more I care about acoustics. I'm still not as particular about it as some people, but I may be on my way there.
I worry a bit about having your computer on that shelf. I'm not sure how sturdy it is, but the PC could break it off of the wall. And that, of course, would not be good.
Awesome build! Hope you enjoy the computer.
I generally agree with you, but locked processors like OP's don't really need aftermarket coolers. The stock one will cool adequately, especially in a mid tower case. The only issue is going to be sound. But even that is a bit subjective, "too loud" depends on the person.
I do as well. I'm looking forward to moving my personal system into a Fractal Define Nano S sometime soon. I love the compactness of the mini-itx/micro-atx computers.
Hey, sorry I'm getting back to you so late. My guess as to why my temps were so good with this cooler is due to the large, open design of my case, and the two 120mm intake fans in the front paired with the 140mm exhaust fan in the back.
No problem, man. Thanks for checking out the build!
It's far from the noisiest cooler I've ever heard. I don't think that the noise should be a problem. Like I said, it could have actually been the 200mm case fan that comes with the case making the noise.
Fittingly enough, my friend's cat was climbing all over the desk before I took these photos. So if you look closely you can see that the computer, Cat, has some cat hair.
I think it is a little noisy. I only have experience from turning it on for the first time after building it waiting while installing Windows. Although the noise could be coming from the large fan in the front of the case. Either way, it's not the most silent build ever.
Hi, I used the CableMod Configurator.
I chose to go with cable extensions rather than fully sleeved cables. I chose the ModMesh option for the more vibrant colors (these cables will be stiffer and harder to work with than the ModMesh option. So keep that in mind).
As for the cable extensions I bought, I went with the 24-pin in the color configuration in my pictures. I bought the 8-pin PCI-E extension in the color configuration in my pictures. And finally I bought the 8-pin EPS extension (CPU power) in all black cables. The CPU cable extension is not necessary due to it being blocked by the radiator, but I thought it was a nice touch personally.
Thanks for checking out my build! I'm glad you liked it.
Thanks, it definitely takes some patience to get them to look clean, especially since my sleeves are made of nylon which makes them much stiffer than something like paracord. I would say that it's worth the time spent though, it really ties the build together.
I've never looked at it that way, but it is a pretty cool contrast. Thanks for the compliments on the build and for pointing out the aesthetics of my setup outside of just the computer components haha!
That'd be a nice surprise. I'm upgrading to a higher wattage power supply and planning on moving to a liquid cooler sometime in the near future, so hopefully that allows me to get more speed out of my processor.
I love me the color black, that's for sure.
I suppose so. It started freaking out once I pushed it to 4.5Ghz, but I didn't do much tweaking. I settled for 4.4GHz with the intent of eventually playing around in the BIOS again in the future.
Thank you! I wish that the prices were equal everywhere as well. I feel for my Non-US PC enthusiasts.
I have a nice, big ol' desk downstairs that I plan to move up sometime soon. As for the walls, it's chalkboard paint! Adds some character to my bedroom.
Thanks for checking out the build! I appreciate it.
Hey! If you're still interested in some better quality pictures of the build, I got my new phone and have updated all the pictures with some good ones.
Yep. It's not RGB, but the white LEDs go with any setup.
I'm actually getting a new phone sometime this week. I'm excited to see it I can get better pictures with that one. Thanks for the +1!
I do as well. When the 1080 Ti is released (assuming it will be), I'll be purchasing that and creating a new build on here with better pictures (hopefully) so look out for that! Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it.
Thank you, I do too. Definitely worth the $70 in my opinion.
Hi! I listed some info about a couple of these things in my description. I am ordering a Corsair AX760 PSU once I get my next pay check. The FTW was more expensive, and also I didn't want any color other than white for my theme anyway. As for the water cooler, I prefer the look of air coolers, and the metal heatsink adds to the silver part of my red/silver/black theme.
Thanks for checking out my build!
Couple of things:
Cable management. Route the cables behind the motherboard tray so that the side panel window on that case can actually show off the components
Is gaming the main purpose for this computer? If so you are going to have a very unbalanced build with the i7, 32GB of RAM and the 480. I would recommend a 1070 to go along with those other high end specs. If gaming isn't the main purpose then disregard what I just said, the i7 and 32GB of RAM are going to be great for intensive workloads and will be very helpful in photo/video editing and other programs that require a lot of CPU power.
Finally, you should give a better description so that we understand your line of thinking for picking the parts that you did.
Other than those three things this is a pretty alright build. Just clean up that cable management, my man.
Absolutely beautiful dude. Good work!
Ahh, okay. Cool. Perfect for me. Thanks again for the answers. Enjoy the build, man. This thing is a powerhouse.
Thanks for the quick reply! I appreciate it. I have another question for you. Is the card RGB or does it just come with blue LEDs?
Just wondering if the GPU you have in the partslist is the exact same card that you bought. It's for sure just the ACX 3.0 and not any other variant of the card? Probably going to be getting it and want to make sure that what I'm looking at here is what I'll be getting.
Going strong. Rosewill is a very trustworthy brand.
I agree. Especially if you're getting it from a trusted source like a friend. Thanks again for checking the build out!
Thanks for checking the build out! I would have loved to do a build with the 480, but our friend was selling the 970 for a cheap price along with the Hyper 212 EVO kinda as a combo, so we just went that route. The 970 is a very powerful card and he should be able to play games on the higher settings for quite awhile.
I appreciate the comment and the +1!
Thank you! Yeah, I was definitely stoked to find the peripherals we did. Got a lot of value for the money!
Beautiful build, man!
How much did you spend for the MSI 1070? Going to be buying one when they're available.
A few recommendations for you:
You should switch the PSU around so that it's fan is blowing the air out of the bottom of the case and not right at your GPU.
You may want to upgrade to a 1440p monitor if possible. You have a lot of power in that CPU/GPU combo, playing your games on a 60Hz 1080p monitor is not using the computers's full potential.
This is a really nice build, you'll be playing games on ultra settings for quite awhile. Enjoy the PC!
An i7, 32GB of RAM, two 980 Tis, and an M.2 SSD (along withtwo 2.5" SSDs) is going to cost you a lot of money, but the performance he's going to be getting completely dismantles the performance a "bang for your buck" PC would give you. He didn't over pay for anything and has a very wise part choice. This is a really solid and beautiful build.
Only a matter of time before this gets featured. Beautiful and powerful build.
Do you have the fan on the cooler pulling? If not you should put the fan on the other side and push the air in the direction of the back case fan. Or if you want to keep the fan on that side of the heatsink you could have the fan pulling (if that's not what you're doing already.)
The Air 540 is a really beautiful case, and you have a very beautiful build. +1
Really nice build. You balanced the parts out very well, and the cable management looks great. Enjoy your new computer! +1
I don't really see the need to disable hyperthreading in games. Also it's more about the balance of the build. I'm not saying that he should have straight up gotten an i5 over an i7, I'm saying he would have been able to purchase a 970 if he had gotten the i5. Switching down to an i5 from the i7 would not affect gaming performance at all, and he would have a more powerful GPU which would have given him better results.
Really impressive build, especially for a first one. Looking forward to seeing the upgrades!