Not with a 280mm radiator, maybe with a 240 aio but I'm not sure.
Are you talking about the area where I have the trim plate and SSD mounted?
Nice build and I love the way that ram looks!
Ah! Sorry I should have been more clear about the rgb and the ssd. I ran everything +5v argb but I didn't like the asrock motherboard as much (that has 5v) so I switched with the MSI and ran a Cooler Master argb controller. I will say that I prefer argb to a 12v setup by far and the controller is fairly small at least. The MSI board has been able to push my Ryzen 7 and B-Die ram further without the vrms breaking a sweat.
Seems fine to me, solid feeling cooler and rgb effect looks nice. Currently runs in another build now at 3133mhz 16-16-16-32 1t gdm on paired with a r5 1600 and ab350 fatal1ty itx.
I haven't messed with Shield TV but I have a Steam Link and the way it all panned out sounds about like this. Nice build.
I would have but I already picked up the dell 27" in a hurry at a best buy sale. Decided on what would be best a little after that...
I thought about 1440p but after using a few different displays at work/home I realized over 24" gives me a headache. Decided the price jump wasn't worth it to me currently.
Not really with a gtx 1080. It's mainly 1080 ti territory that does minus a few select cases. Plus Freesync is there if I have any issues.
Otherwise love the build
Noooooo! Once you get close to the cpus limits with ryzen it typically is worse for ram compatibility. That's why my 2600 stays at 4.15ghz vs 4.2ghz. It may help to find a near max clock though that is dead stable with 2 sticks at loose timings. Get the cpu stable then work the ram.
I would probably suggest to aim for 2666 mhz with loose timings on the ram at least to start off. All timings and voltages are gonna vary by but I would start there. Maybe soc at 1.15v and dimms at 1.4v. Just a suggestion on where I would start
It's true but at the same time it's rare to see it much with a gpu at this level. Also an adaptive sync display will negate most of anything you'd ever notice and is just so worth it. I think the am4 platform is more future proof and you get a more versatile build.
I've had it for 5 or 6 years, not even sure about the cost
Well I'm about to switch my other build to a Phanteks Evolv Enthoo ITX. Wish me luck I've heard thermals suck but it looks so good I had to get it when I saw it for $33.
Idle at 24C and typically 42-48C gaming/under load, I'm sitting at 4.15Ghz
Honestly I just tried it at a few angles until it seemed to line up well. It's very close to the psu but even one this bulky didn't interfere thankfully.
I felt creative figuring out how to 3m mount it there after seeing a build on here. Seems to perform solid as well, too bad photos don't do it justice.
Thanks! I wish I had the link but I got it back in 2015. It was off Amazon but came from China (I had a big urge to finally have my dream nerdy kid room since I made enough money as an adult).
For a small itx tower I feel that the cooling doesn't really offer much compromise. Both of my builds I wanted to be fairly accessible because I will get bored and mess with them(that's why it's taken 4 tries until I got this one build exactly how I wanted). There is a version with the gpu on a riser against the glass but after having the View 31 I found it is noisy and hot to run one in such orientation. Downside is limited space for wires though.
I love this! I just posted my Goku build a few minutes ago on here and this is great!
The nerd in me loves how over the top awesome open air cases look. Too bad with animals always around it's a deal breaker since it would just end up full of pet fur.
Great first build! I've thought of throwing an extra old build I have that rarely gets used into the same case. You can't beat it for the price and it looks great with the color choices you made.
Honestly after using a handful of different displays, get a freesync one! Hands down even at 48fps with adaptive sync is much smoother than without it on a regular 60hz or 75hz display. My 80hz display isn't even that noticeably different from my 144hz display both with freesync enabled. There's slightly less blur but it's not nearly as big of a difference as having adaptive sync vs not having it.
Basically running a single stick of ram it won't function as dual channel ram. Integrated graphics take a huge toll with single channel ram. Plus Ryzen takes a noticeable toll from it on all their chips due to the chips infinity fabric design.
Vega 8 is a touch weaker than gt 1030 stock but overclocked it generally beats it overall by maybe a few % overall. The Vega 8 will overclock within arms reach of the Vega 11 which I'm guessing has to do with die temps and ddr4 resources. Also not to be a downer but running single dim you won't get nearly full iGpu performance.
Thanks, personally I always find it a fine line before it starts getting LED/RGB overkill vs clean. Kind of like a overly "riced-out" car but to each his own or else it'd all be boring.
This is great but the Dominator RAM gives it a cleaner look imho.
Cooler Master makes an affordable +5v controller and it works decent enough if your mobo doesn't support it. Especially since the 5v rgb looks so much better.
Yeah but it hardly matters at that resolution unless you want to waste an extra $30-$50 depending on sale prices that keep happening plus they are both unlocked and overclock about the same. Stock clock speed differences are also minimal at best, fast ram with tight timings will matter much more.
Why? First off its a 1440p monitor so that removes most of the cpu bottleneck and is mostly gpu bound. Second they overclock roughly the same on average (minor clock speed difference stock) but with a decent price gap lately with sales.
Did you make sure you had the right model of that ssd for your motherboard for the rgb to work out the box? I have the same hdd 5v model and it works perfect, no idea why you would give only 3 stars for a ssd that performs perfectly fine...
First the Wii pc now this. I love it! Really makes me wish I kept my old consoles though
Looks good, mines cluttered but a lot of it is simply because I reused parts I had and it was all from a ATX tower. A full size psu that doesn't have short cables and the fan controllers were a pita but it all worked and I was done spending more money for now. If starting from a clean slate definitely agree on the custom cables for this case. Fwiw I bought mine purely because it caught my eye.
Thanks! I ended up running a 4 pin splitter sadly but at least it gives me extra fan hookups if needed
Nice build, you were probably better with the EVGA card anyways. Every Asus strix card I've had has been by far my least favorite. Plus for the gtx 1070 ti they almost all overclock nearly identical too so nbd
True but the Polaris gpus are at 100% usage well before they typically utilize over 4gbs of vram in most games. I went from a RX 480 8gb to a RX 570 4gb in my secondary build after making a profit. Overall at 1080p 60fps it's so negligible I'd never have noticed and depending where the RX 570 was sourced it can be really cheap. I got mine for $85 fully functional and a decent overclocker
Cooler works well, for its size it's one of the better ones I've tested. Very easy install and removal, plus it's pretty quiet for a smaller fan imho.
Overall it's great even case temps and all are close to my prior Thermaltake View 31 which is nice. Even if there are better cards for 4k my display is happy with 1440p as well so the GTX 1080 handles everything it's supposed to happily. I only wish storage was an easier option for 3.5 HDDS, running them externally isn't completely ideal but it works.
Yeah it works great but the fans are boring and noisy that are included. Albeit the fans are very high rpm so I never needed them over 70% when I used the included ones even testing 1.45v oc under prime95. Seems to still work great with the led fans at lower rpm for the ryzen 1600 (max of 56C and idle around 22C). Overall I do regret not going with a 240mm radiator when it came to case selection and location in the cases being much more limited for a 280mm, fan choices as well.
Thanks I love it! I finally got a pc setup exactly how I wanted it and its a great feeling since I'm usually only "happy" with it. The cable management is a nightmare unless running minimal hardware or a psu that has shorter cables with fewer connectors would help a ton. I had to get really crafty to run the Riing fans and controller. It's all tucked in front of the radiator outlining the metal cutouts around the radiator.
Yeah it's so so for text, completely tolerable but I agree especially while building a budget 1080p rig...monitor prices get sky high real quick and I 4k game on my other build.
How are you liking it?
Really like the square modular aspect where every panel comes off easily so it's easy to work on. Not too loud for an overclocked all air build and has good thermals without any extra fans (only the front case 200mm, cryorig m9a and x2 wraith stealth fans on the rx 470).
It was more difficult finding a solid ITX board with decent vrms priced affordably. I tried a ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 ITX but it couldn't handle the combined draw of the polaris gpu undervolted and 6 core chip over 1.15v.