That Jonsbo is NOICE.
Ha! I know I'm late, but thanks for your kind words. It's a simple build in a big case, reliable like PB+J.
Damn Inwin knows how to used glass. Good going!
Well, the parts make sense, save for the Z-series board since you're not OC'ing the CPU ;)
Nice, small build! I'm really digging this case, looking at getting something small for my next build, this was a good starting point.
Agree with this, day to day usage see very little return on cost to upgrade.
Some company is going to take that GPU support brace, patent it, and make $47.39 worth of total profit from it. Beat them to the punch! Sweet build.
Even the next big bad GPU won't use anywhere near the 700w+ you're setup for [and all the extra drives and such don't use much wattage to make an appreciable difference]. A 5960X [8 core, 16 thread] CPU and an Nvidia Titan X don't use more than 400w at a gaming load...
Needs less blacks.
You could try disabling the mobo LEDs to elt the ones underneath give the glow you're looking for. However, if the LEDs are pressing against the mobo, it might not let a lot of light out since the black PCB and the case will make it difficult for light to bounce around. I'm interested in seeing the results!
That's what I'm talking about, more mATX builds!
It's a hell of a thing to see a CPU cooler have almost equal surface area of the mobo it's attached to.
As you stated, it' definitely a huge case, but that's also a massive PSU for what you're pushing [I'm quite the PSU stickler]. An Nvidia Titan X and an i7 5960X doesn't use more than 400w while gaming, so you've quite the overhead as far as your PSU is concerned.
I do like the effort you put into lining the mobo with LEDs and the Zotac AMP is a nice looking card, good component choices there. Does the mobo itself have LEDs along its edges?
I'm oddly fond of that blue in the Sapphire card [and cabling]. Noice.
I mean, they are basically the same card.
EVGA and Corsair do not make their own units, they're sourced from the likes of Seasonic, Super Flower, and Delta alike, meaning the handful of OEMs are making quality PSUs for a bunch of different brands. More popular? Perhaps. Reliable? All the same.
At the time it too was possible to OC on H series boards as well from certain manufacturers.
That's a non-K CPU, can't really OC that.
You're building a hell of a PC for some old, old games... PSU is way overkill, even if you SLI the 960, it's not going over 400w on full system load. Get a 550w PSU, tops! Majority of people spend their time idling their system, which means it's in its most inefficient state, so the higher your PSU wattage is, the less efficient you'll end up being.
Why not buy an SSD and use your old HDD? Unless that drive is showing signs of dying, you can reuse hardware.
It's good you're asking questions, just take note of what people are saying and do your due diligence in reading thorough reviews from places like TechReport, Anandtech, Guru3D, etc.
Antec PSUs have been made by Seasonic and Delta, which are very reputable OEMs in the PSU game.
The P180 was the grandad of modern case design and the standard for quietness. RESPECT YOUR ELDERS!
I thought it was water closet. Or is it world colossus?
The case is from 2006, actually: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=615&num=1
It's not uncommon to reuse cases, I had an Antec P182 that had its innards updated over a 9 year period. If a case does what you need it to do, then there's little point in changing it.
His build can't be more than a couple of years old going by the 5930K and Titan X, this is a super powerful setup!
Yeah, that hidden SSD is rather smart sitting there underneath the ODD cage. I might rewire my PC to throw it in that spot now...
sketch24, did you put it there with some sort of adhesive?
If you have a little patience, cable management isn't hard, especially with a modular PSU like the one you have. Just takes a bit of thoughtfulness and you'll have a neatly laid out PC!
That case is trippy! The rounded panels must help with running cables around the back. Veddy veddy nice build, great use of space and keeping with the monochromatic theme.
Yeah, that case is absolutely massive for your build since you were only utilizing a standard ATX motherboard. The NZXT Phantom 410 would've given you the same aesthetic without all of that wasted space between your mobo and the drive cages. I commend you first build for being powerful, but the case is much much bigger than you need.
Veddy nice. Did you try OC'ing your 3570K higher? The IPC increase of Skylake isn't much over Ivybridge, which would've been negligible if you pushed 3570K into higher territory, as 4.2GHz is rather conservative.
Grassy ***! I like it a lot ;)
Except the HEDT i7 can only use 64GB...
If you're interested in this cooler, look at the revised version, the NH-D15S. Noctua shifted the fins towards the top, creating more clearance for the GPU.
Download Asus' AiSuite, as it'll do the work for you. I can't comment on temps, but a conservative OC won't see temperatures go up that much, and on average the 5960X will hit 4.5GHz if you have proper cooling. I would suggest throwing in another fan for a push-pull configuration on the CPU cooler to aid in cooling, but if your temps are fine, then you won't necessarily need it.
If you want to dive in head first, check this out:
Man, that 2500K will be good for several hundred more MHz, I remember my 2600K pushing 4.8GHz on a Prolimatech Megahalems cooler with a couple of fans. You're set for a good long while with that chip, I feel Sandbridge were the best chips intel has released in a long time.
You got these on a steal, that's incredible value right there!
That why you overclock! You have all the cores, just start giving it juice and get it to 4GHz, which won't be a problem with that cooler. I have the older NH-D14 and was able to get my 5930K to 4.7GHz, so your CPU at 4GHz shouldn't be an issue.
**** move by the father in law. I would have you buy the parts and help you assemble, but to overcharge you on old parts isn't cool. Well, now you know the importance of research, good first go!
Yeah, it looks like you could've gone for the updated Z170 and 6700K for similar cost, so I too am curious.
Thanks! It's a great space for photography and stuff not involving photography.
Hey, feel free to throw it on my GPU, I'll run furmark and it should be ready in 5 minutes!
Trident Z heatsinks are some of the coolest looking ones on the market.
NOICE. I would love to build a PC with the NCASE M1, you did a fantastic job keeping it tidy!
Now that's a clean layout!
Thanks! It took a lot for me to go the High End Desktop route as I always had midrange consumer parts in the past. Felt it was time to go really big on a build and it's been worth it, I've yet to have one come together as clean as this one did for me.
You can see more photos on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hieuterus/
$280 for that beast of a CPU is a good deal, paired with that sweet $20 mobo combo. Ask anyone who had to buy a CPU from newegg or Amazon, I think you'll find them much willing to get it for your price :D
The coffee shot and the the sandwich shot are the best photos on here, and I may make them my desktop background now that you mention it!
We're but mere vessels to turn caffeine to code.
Optimal comment right here, thanks!
Thanks, the great light the studio gets goes a long way in making the photos look good.
The desk is an Ikea BEKANT, which is motorized and can go from 22" to 48" in height. Really versatile, decently solid, but it's not solid enough that I'd recommend you doing your kettle bell swings atop of it.
With this PC I keep the man down.