Another S340! So many out there right now, and deservedly so.
Nice, clean, coordinated build. Good pictures and descriptions... +++1!
More pictures please! Also I think my head would explode with the cooler logo at 90 degrees.
mine is exactly the same too, except I have an AMD processor, NZXT S340, NZXT X61 Kraken, and all the other parts are different too. But hey, it's a PC.
*Sometimes I like to troll.
Nice build chuck!
+1 - great looking build!
I'm gaining more and more interest in these small form-factor machines. I may just go that direction in my next build.
Nice! +1 purpose-built machine.
This thing will crush Ubuntu-- even Unity will run fine with the on-board graphics. I'm assuming it'd be accessed via SSH primarily anyway, so... IRRELEVANT!!
I love to see the word "server" in a build title. Awesome job.
Another S340! These cases are awesome. I also see a lot of 6700k's around, but those processors are beasts.
Great looking build! It's cool to see someone unafraid to dive in and do some customization.
FYI, building in the S340 has made you spoiled already. That case is a pleasure.
Even though you didn't use premium components, I bet this machine runs just fine.
Over time look into cable management techniques or even some custom black/white cables. Great job-- it'll serve you well if you treat it well :)
+1 because engagement rings are overrated
+50 for good pics, good description and reviews, and sharing this journey with us. Awesome build!
Yeah I vote 1080p for "every game at 100 fps+"
Wonder if "every game" includes those on the Cry engine...
Yeah 5 years is about as "future-proof" as PC's get. I dropped $1,700 on an i7 laptop 6 years ago, and it's basically a paperweight compared to my $900 desktop I built this summer.
The main thing with future-proofing PC's is CPU sockets and PSU's. Everything else is just furniture.
Thanks! I left it at 4.5, though with some tinkering I've seen (read about) these 8350's going up to 5.15Mhz. I don't know how much stock I put in that but I know it'll go above 4.5 with the cooling and PSU I've got in place.
So much RGB LED. If I were a bug I would definitely die via fan assault.
Great build-- a no-compromises but intentional and thoughtful build. You knew what you wanted and you made it happen with the resources you had. Love that.
I saw the NZXT RGB's and got excited for a HUE+. The Kraken is also an excellent cooling option (but I'm biased because I have one).
The S340 is the absolute winner in a "cases under $150" race, and is one of the best cases I've ever built in period. My personal rig is done in the black/red variant.
Super sleek build! And thank you for putting some time and effort into the description. Aspiring builders get their inspiration from quality posts such as this... +1
I'm assuming you are just running on-board graphics? I see you are pending a 1080...
What are you using this machine for?
I like the fans!
Interesting component choices. I'd be leary of a PSU brand I've never heard of though... I hope it works out well for you.
Can you tell us a bit more about the build?
So here we are... still... waiting for the FX line of CPU's to hit on AM4. I'm just not attracted to an APU in a desktop.
I'm getting in some extra planning/saving time-- and good thing too because custom loops are expensive(!).
ha! I was going to make a comment on how nice of a bed frame $4k would buy, but I made the same choice. Mattress off the floor < custom build.
+1, she is sleek!
A wise man once said: "Who doth not cable manage need avoideth windowed cases" -- or something like that.
Nice build wither way-- I gotta +1 that M.2
Thanks for the feedback! I did a ton of research before pulling the trigger on this build, and a significant portion of that research happened right here on PCPP. Thoughtful, meaningful descriptions is worth a thousand times more than pictures alone. I wanted to be able to give back to the community that I sourced so much from.
Sorry for the delayed response-- it's been a crazy few months.
That's some sexy building right there. +1
It'll be nice to not have the Pascal Police running around on this one though....
Ha- that's a lot of case for those components. I like that you didn't screw around with it though. +1
I think with a setup as magnificent as this, I'd punch a couple holes in the top of the box and secure the HDD/SSD to it with a zip-tie. Either way its your build :)
Uhh... only the inside of the anti-static bag is anti-static. Might want to go straight box on that.
Other than that, I simply don't see anything wrong with this build. We all gotta do what we gotta do.
Good looking build.
People will tell you to go 10** for the Pascal. I would agree (since we are really close), but be prepared for early launch issues. Stuff like drivers. Not abnormal, but be aware.
The one piece of advice I will give you is: If gaming is what you are primarily interested in, don't skimp on the GPU. Get the best you can afford, and two isn't always better than one. Getting a flagship 1080 will serve you better than two 980's. Just my two cents.
Baron! I didn't realize when you commented on my build, but this build provided a lot of inspiration for my own. Good stuff here!
Thanks! I couldn't help myself-- wanted to dabble in water cooling, even if it isn't a custom loop (which I foresee myself doing).
AM4 is exciting. My wife has already claimed this build as "her PC", and I'm willing to go along with it so I can build "my PC" with AMD's new Zen architecture.
Thanks for the comment.
I wasn't sure about the brand (Transcend) so I just got the one for the OS. I'm currently "test driving" it, and if I'm happy with it I'll pick up another 1TB Transcend. If I'm not, I'll pick up a Kingston or Samsung 1TB SSD. Either way, more space is coming.
I'll have to go check it out. Thanks for the comment
This presented an interesting task all around-- like, the drivers for the wireless card, mobo, gpu were all on disks (I don't have internet at home, live in the trees and hotspotting my phone is my lifeblood).
I ended up ripping the wireless driver on another PC to a flashdrive, then once the wireless was up I could download the other drivers and such that I needed.
Re: installing windows, I had the .iso file and used Rufus to create a bootable USB (on another PC too). From there the install is just like a disc, except faster because USB is waaayy faster than optical.
For what I do, they are sufficient but I do plan to upgrade them. Like BaronKDA already mentioned, I want to put in a bigger top fan and just up the quality altogether.
Don't be jealous, be determined. I drooled over builds for months before I did this one, just takes some planning and patience.
Yeah, I thought that was pretty impressive but I'd probably need to jack with the voltage and stuff to get that stable. It's plenty of @$$ for what I need right now, but may consider it in the future.
I think I love you.
+1 for foot pic
Not gonna lie, I was going to be the one to ask, even though I'm not in the Pascal camp. I guess it was the pascal gods after all.
I just ordered components for a new build this past weekend (will probably be making its way to a completed build post this weekend), and about half-way through picking parts I looked at my list and realized... "dammit, it's all red and black."
I'll have to get creative in some way, but usually the best way to make yours stand apart with a "standard" color scheme is to make it super clean. You did that. +1
My only critiques would be cable combs (think that was already brought up) and black zip-ties behind the mobo. Overall killer rig.
Case bias: don't let it happen to you.
Case bias: just say no.
Case bias: it's not just a story anymore.
Case bias: coming to a theater near you.
Sure enough; makes sense. Figured the PSU and cable nest would take up less than half of the shrouded space.
Is your HDD underneath with the PSU? I have this case on the way, so haven't really looked closely at it.
+1 gorgeous build
+1 nice AMD build
I love the name. Takes me back...
Love this AMD build. +1
I was going to make some smart comment about the PSU being insufficient, but couldn't even come up with anything. The case is majestic.
Re: mobo power button... you can just short the power pins (that you connect the case power button to) on the mobo with a screwdriver or something. It'll fire right up.
+1 nice build!
+1 for the build
+1 for the awesome descriptions/pictures
+1 for your English (seriously)
+1 for your humility.
= +4. That's a new personal best I bet!
I've only been on here for a couple of weeks, haven't done anything in that time! I'm planning a build to be done in the next month or so and will definitely put that up here.
Isn't this your first build on here? I see where you made some comments prior to this build... so maybe chillax a bit with pulling rank
+1 for the minecraft bookshelf and stickers.
It's a very... Swedish use of space. :)
Super clean build +1
Agreed! The intel shadow is wide, but is not infinite.