Mounted vertically in the front like that? Nope no issues. I actually was getting significantly better temperatures because I was pushing cool air right across the rad. I recently had to move it to the top of the case and push through hot air from the inside. the CPU temp is still good but not as cool as it used to be. I had to move it to the top because i needed to reconjigger the inside of my case so that i could fit more drive bays so i could add 2 more 6TB drives.
Yep. I used 140mm Fans on the outside of the case pushing in and then 120mm pulling air through the case. seems to work pretty well. I can run overclocked @ 4.4GHz @ 100% load without any issues.
I like the song. I this is one of my favorites now so i thought i might share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNbp7MqoQlQ
Its the end caps of the radiator where the water can flow between the pipes. In my configuration the side where the hoses enter and exit sticks out too much.
Tried that. Doesn't really fit. you could probably make it fit if you cut it a bunch but the block end sticks out too much.
His power supply should have all of the proper PCIE cables for the GPU. It should have enough cables for 3 GPUs...
If you are looking for just more RAM for NOT double the price you can get 2 sticks (instead of 4) and not jack up the price too much. If you are not overbudget then you can keep the current motherboard.
Also make sure you have a compatible CPU cooler.
I like your build. It is similar to mine. If you are curious you can check out mine. I spent a little more than you did but i really do agree with CoopBro. An All In One (AIO) water cooler will be much better. on my 5820k i have never seen temps above 60 degrees C under full load while overclocked to 4.0Ghz. I also do agree with him in swapping the WD blue for a WD black. and then you can use a Green just for file storage (like holding onto completed videos and such).
Check out my build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/QksJ7P
You are going to really struggle with an i3.... sorry Phillip.Phillip but instead of spending more money on a graphics card i would invest in a more powerful CPU. Bumping up to an i5 would help a lot more than a GPU if Video Editing is what you are doing.
Also what kind of Editing are you doing? I am not sure what "VoltVid" is and neither does google apparently...
Can you post the link to your build please?
Well if you are planning on running some external XLR audio stuff. I would highly recommend getting something that is external and interfaces with your computer via USB. Some USB DAC or DAC-AMPS will have a "reverse" function allowing you to plug in a microphone into them and then plug the USB cable into the computer where from there you can use a piece of software to record whatever you are recording.
Just curious but what games are you planning on playing? Also are you on at or above budget? because if you are over i can help you bring it down a smidge.
Gotcha... Good luck!!
Well haha if you look at it that way yes. but if you look at it from the other direction.... i would have easily been able to make it at the $500 price point. But the customer was okay with spending more money.
I would definitely try the Graphics Card. Let us know how that goes.
First things first check and see if there are any unidentified devices in device manager. if there are. thats probably your HDD. If not try the following steps.
First start with a check to see if there is a bios update for the motherboard. If there is one apply it and make sure everything goes through alright.
After thats done go and check to see if there is a firmware update for your seagate drive.
If all of that fails let me know.
It really should and if you are really worried about how much power you are drawing you can get one of those kill-a-watt meters and plug it into your desktop. watch how much power it draws from the wall as you play a game. (you can point a camera at it and review the footage later.)
No problem! good luck
My first guess is no. This is because your processor isnt capable of overclocking according to its SKU number. This would make it regardless of the fact if your motherboard was capable of it, and a BIOS update at this point probably isnt going to unlock that capability. But according to this thread it says otherwise. Overclock
Secondly Your acer aspire is a Pre-Built machine... and pre-built machines almost never have that capability. according to this thread Overclock your motherboard doesnt have that capability. But if you really wanted to you could attempt to overclock your front side bus (fsb) which i was able to do with a 1st gen i7 in a dell. i only got 5mhz out of it...
So all in all. its not possible... Sorry :(
maybe an update fixed the issue.... playing youtube videos still uses the gpu more than at idle.
have you tried RMAing the graphics card yet?
if you do continue to get BSODs try removing the graphics card and running on the integrated to see what happens.
can you provide a link to the build please??
My guess is that its the graphics card now I had this issues on a dell desktop with a nVidia GPU. The system would lock up and show on the display whatever was last on the display. Replacing the GPU solved all of the issues. Do you have another GPU that you can use?? Or try to use the integrated graphics and yank the graphics card??
I like it. Small and compact and just what they need. I also think its funny how the full system under load is 130w when I idle at 150W.... So the next thing they need is a high end gaming machine right? ;p
my apologies... Ty this link http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GTX-980-SC-SuperClocked-ACX-2-0-Cooler-04G-P4-2983-KR-/181973368947?hash=item2a5e754073:g:lWkAAOSwSdZWfyXq
Stick with the 16GB of RAM unless you are on a very tight budget.
currently the ebay auction is at $355... i should have posted that.
If you could get a very cheap 64 or 128GB SSD that would really help with overall system performance. You will be coming up on your budget but it would totally be worth it. Set the machine up so only the OS and some programs on the SSD and games and files on the HDD.
I would try and see if you can get at least a pair of sticks of RAM. DDR4 has support for quad channel memory and only one stick will support single channel. if you could get at least a pair of matched sticks for a good price maybe 2 8GB sticks it will be well worth it.
Its not entirely necessary... just something that I would try to get if possible.
Okay.... this is actually a genius idea... I love how you incorporated like 5 devices into one...
cool. now i know what i am getting someone for Christmas.
I like it. My friend has the same case as you and likes it a lot.
How do you like that Hyper 212 evo??
This may be the coolest yet weirdest PCPartPicker Build i have ever seen... I really do like it though.
Yea you have the previous model of my case (which i really like. I actually like some things more about it. I did a build for a customer in it). I have some sort of electrical issue at my dorm where when nothing is playing the speakers buzz more than Buzz Lightyear. The dorms were made like garbage so i think its wired slightly improperly.
And yes your graphics card is slightly less powerful. but not by too much. I saw your parts list and i like it.
The hook was one of those large sized 3M wall hooks that sticks on. I need to post more pics of my new setup for this year. Its much better.
Thank you very much!! If you have any questions about what i did just lemme know.
making the videos look good is up to you and your creativity :)
I personally use Adobe premiere pro CS6. you can get the creative cloud version for a pretty low price. there are tons of tutorials online now for that program because its pretty much the standard for video editing now. the basics are pretty easy to pick up especially if you have used any adobe programs before.
haha no it doesnt... it just has to do with my bad experience with MULTIPLE machines having those drives and them dying...
Like legonate416 mentioned it sounds like the CMOS battery died. Sometimes this happens. I had it randomly happen with a Dell that was less than a year old. (i also buy a lot of Dells and I have never had it happen) those batteries aren't held at the highest standards so they sometimes fail or die.
I would check and see if you could plug your laptop into a monitor or TV through VGA preferably (if your laptop has it). see if you get a picture there then it could simply be the display cable.
you are using the WD MyBook? which has external power? I have one of those and it makes an awful lot of noise itself... try plugging the power supply for your HDD in a different outlet from your desktop (also don't forget to use power strips.) and try different USB ports for the HDD. There could be something odd going on with the circuitry in the background. one of the two devices (your computer or the HDD) could be converting AC to DC current in a weird way.
Also make sure that your computer's PSU isn't clogged with dust or anything of the such.
I agree with the previous 3 commenters. You can most certainly use that power supply for the build but something a bit higher quality and a bit higher efficiency would be better. Look for another Corsair or seasonic 80+ Gold power supply.
Also this may just be me... but I am not really a big fan of Seagate HDDs... I have seen way too many of them fail for a few dollars more I would recommend a WD blue.
please message me with any questions. Building computers is a thing I do. If you are trying to use the H110iGT in the front of the case it should work without any issues but you will most definitely have to move the HDD cages like I did and remove the ODD cages as well. When I was building mine there was almost no information about it as well, so i decided that i wanted to put the rad in the front and if it didn't work i would move it to the top and do exhaust through it.
Wow i didn't realize that you could get an R9 295x2 for that cheap now.
Yea that would be a good point... maybe best power per price per square inch? haha :)
No but he probably just wanted to go balls to the wall... i have a 5820k and that is already pretty ballsy. like his (super creative and funny) title says highest power/sq inch haha.
Yea i thought about that... If I do do SLI in the future ill most likely have to move the drive cage and then move the RAD. Stay tuned for some more pictures I have more updates coming!!
I agree with you. I think you got a very good processor. I have overclocked mine to 4.4, 4.5, 4.6gHz and i was getting issues all over the place at those speeds. so I settled for a 4.0gHz overclock.
Awesome thats what i like to hear. You seem to be doing pretty well with that air cooler.
Awesome Thanks. How well do you think it performs?? I am looking to do another project. One that I wont want to do water cooling in.
Awesome!! Thanks. I really hope you like your system as much as i like mine. Just curious but what Air cooler did you go with and what fans did you put on it???