How did this get featured?
I was going to build a black and gold build but I wouldn't have used vinyl wrap for it. Looks great tho!
Would've looked a trillion times better if you just rotated the case a little bit more so you didn't see the race track of cables. I guarantee you could get a way cleaner look with those cables too. Try grouping them up in plastic cable wrap. But overall, I really like the parts and I love love love the idea of a silent build. Will do that next :)
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said no one ever. Why buy that PSU just to never see it unless you're working inside the case. You have a great build, it looks great, your description was great, then you do this. I am upset with you
Gets RGB PSU
Hides under cables and power supply shroud
"lOoKs gOoD tO Me"
Sorry for late reply, but heres what I was getting at. You were complaining about the temps, yet you still throw in hardware with a crazy high tdp. And then you overclock. Being a crypto miner at heart, i know degrees Celsius like the back of my hand. Anything over 70C is literally tearing the lifespan of your hardware in half. Wanted a pc for 6 years? it will diminish performance after a year, next year even more performance lost, and year after that you would be lucky if it still ran and booted up fine. Would have to take apart mobo, gpu, and cpu to replace thermal paste and contact pads every year to keep it for maybe another year. As for memory, i understand you wanted to run m.2 in raid 0, so the zboard shenanigans dont matter here. (But holy **** i bet those read write speeds are ******* fast) Anyways, you should be concerned about your temps.
Mining rig my ***, if you were a real crypto miner, you don't buy the best fans, the best GPUs, the best cases, etc. The whole point of gpu mining is to profit. And if you arent going dirt cheap to maximize those profits then you're doing it wrong. I spent 1800 on a 6 card rig that pulls nearly 190 mH/s, about 2400 - 2600sols. 6 R9 290x's, all with bios mods i tuned myself to absolute perfection. I get nearly 32 mH/s on each card, running always under 70 degrees C. If I had a budget like yours, (7500/1800 = 4.16) you have about 4 times my budget, meaning if I had that, i would have 2500 sols * 4.16 = 10,400 sols total. You are missing out on nearly 15 percent of profits. Real miners laugh at you.
Now I know who Kodak Black was talking about when he sang "Tunnel Vision"...
Really no other option? Is that really your opinion on the matter?
You run games at 1080p and there is really no other choice than a 7700k and GTX 1080? And you have such a small case, why would you even buy a Z board if you are already worried about temps on stock clock rates... Almost every part of this build just contradicts with other parts in your build. Do some research before you drop 2 grand on something that could've been done with less than half of that money.
I too would like to have an intake fan in the bottom of my case so I have to dust my entire system every week :)
I'm going to feel guilty tomorrow morning after I wake up knowing I touched myself to this PC.
On a realistic note, that paint is sooooo good. I'm very curious as to how you made it look so nice! Just normal spray paint? Several coats? One coat? Primer? Polish? Let me know please!!! It looks amazing!!!
Awesome, so I guess I'm not really missing anything. That's exactly what I did! Also, with the two 80 mm fans in the back, I was planning on putting a 160mm radiator to fit two 80 mm fans and build a custom loop for the CPU. I'm positive nobody has done something as weird as that haha.
Even being cliche, it's still clean. Done right man, grats on that one! Good luck with new parts and keep updating your build so I can see it!
Don't worry about the cables man, you built it for cheap and it isn't for you anyways. Those cables look exactly how any ole HP would look if you cracked it open. Props for being a great friend!
Get an SSD in this great looking build!
"Money wasn't an issue"
Probably is now...
Everything here is done right. I'm not really a software nut so having a hacintosh is pretty fascinating to me. But in terms of the build, even tho you used spare parts, you did a hell of a great job with that build. It's very tidy, simple, sleek, and so much more. Love the theme of turning junk into a usable respected computer. Well done man, crack open a cold one with the boys as a celebration for that nice build. +1
Would give another +1 because you didn't pay $600 to have a unicorn sh#% all over the insides of your computer. Yes, I'm talking about RGB...
I just found a maxed out rad today, apparently they get bigger than the one you have. Much bigger. Try 4x140mm!
This is PCPartpicker, literally everyone knows what an Asus cross hair board looks like, or G.skills ram, or any M.2 drive. We don't want just pictures of the parts. I could teach my 4 year old to do that. What we want to see is the result of your parts. What they came together to make. The PC itself.
It's like taking pictures of a gorgeous model. How is anybody going to know she's gorgeous by showing a picture of her toe? Show the whole build, or take it off the site.
Incomparably slow. In the picture it looks like he forced the SATA power cable where the data cable was suppose to go...
Recently just bought this case, I also have cable extensions installed as well as two drives. The whole 9 yards pretty much. What I'm having trouble with is the room for cable management. How were you able to keep the build looking so sleek with extensions and all the other cables? (Btw I'm actually inquiring because I want to improve my cable management)
Also, don't check my profile for the build. It's not there yet, waiting to do something with water cooling that I'm pretty sure no-one has ever done before :))))
Yeah that actually really pissed me off. Micro center is always late on the cool things
Great parts, you did very well as far as deciding what parts you would like to use. I do have a slight concern for your current CPU rad configuration. The tubing looks very strained and if it stays like this for awhile, the tubing can rupture. BitWit already went through that nightmare. Trust me, it's a thing that can happen. I don't want your AIO leaking over that beautiful build. If you could, try to top mount it. But everything else, great job. Love the colors. White and red is way better than black and red IMO.
Did you have to perform a BIOS update on your mobo for it to be using a Kaby lake chip instead of a sky lake?
Great color scheme, this site needs less black and red and more beautiful builds like this. Great job! +1
You bought an unlocked chip and got that motherboard?
That's like waving the middle finger at your kindergarten teacher.
I definitely would've threw in a new Kaby lake pentimento in there (such as the g4600) of you were planning on upgrading in the future anyways. Looks nice, purple fans to give it a little sparkle. Good idea.
Asrock boards are my favorite. Extremely reliable, stable overclocking as well, even with the small amount of VRMs there are. But overall, damn good job. +1
Great colors. The LEDs look great and all match without overdoing it. +1
Are you going to buy another case anytime soon? That one looks like a crashed sports car. Definitely hiding the beauty of your build with that thing. I suggest the thermal take P5, I believe it's the open frame style case, with the tempered glass in front. If you get that in either white or black, your build will never need to be worked on again. It would be beyond beautiful. (But then again, it's just an idea)
WHAT'S YOUR STEAM? I LOVE THE FOREST
My bad I was a **** too. Lol
It is a pretty heavy card but it doesn't sag very much.
But it was a certified refurb from corsair. They tested it at their factory and everything tested well.
I was debating getting the RX 480 but then this card went on sale on eBay for 140. Great deal, even though it was used.
So you iverclocked your chip to 4.4GHz on a P67 chipset??? Wow, AsRock has got a lot going for them. I currently own the AsRock H97M Pro4 with my devils canyon i5. I OC'd it to 4.2 and I'm not thinking of going any higher. But if you made it to 4.4, I might give it a shot! How stable is it?
Nice! Good to hear. I've been curious about the performance of that card.
Hope that PC treats you right!
Both the 6300 and the 6350 are not gaming chips. I know the 6350 has a higher clock rate. I said these chips are better for video editing because while AMD lacks IPC's on their CPU's, they have more cores to offer; and that helps for applications that require intense CPU rendering. As for games, most "triple A" titles utilize cores by the 4. If you were to put a 4350 against a 6350 and ran Battlefield 1 on max settings, you would get the same results, maybe even a higher frame rate on the 4350 considering it's stock clock rate of 4.2 GHz
At the time, my local microcenter had a great deal on this open box PSU, I got it for 49.99! A pretty damn good deal if you ask me!
Oh the PC is the perfect space heater :) but I am keeping everything OC'd at all times, so that might contribute to the heat. As for the window, it does get scratches pretty easily. What I recommend is that you don't put LEDs in the case because they literally illuminate all of the scratches on the panel. It's not pretty, so I usually keep mine off.
I could not agree more. They look so dang nice!
I love the color scheme! The all black with bronze cables, oh man! So mesmerizing!
Overall not bad. Definitely a good computer, could beat the crap out of mine any day.
There is definitely room for aesthetic improvements, but overall, it shouldn't concern you. How does that graphics card line up to other 1080s? I heard it's pretty damn good!
Looks pretty good! I bet it's very quick. I'm sure your dad will be extremely happy with it! Just a few suggestions, but they aren't very urgent.
-check your mobo manual for the correct orientation of the RAM slots. You want the RAM to be set in the first priority dual channel DIMM slots. (Usually the manufacturer makes the first priority DIMM slots colored).
-consider upgrading your CPU cooler for better temps, better performance, longer lifespan, and quieter usage.
-maybe tidy up a few cables here and there. (This part really doesn't concern me, you did a pretty good job with cable management. But if you recognized that you didn't do that great of a job, consider getting back in there and make things a bit cleaner).
I hope you found this to be helpful.
1+ for great color scheme!
Thank you so much! Your kindness is highly appreciated. Is it possible that this could get featured?
Absolutely stunning. It's all so beautiful! The setup, the PC, the internals, even the pictures! These pictures couldn't have come out more beautiful. They really came up in your favor. May I ask what you used to take those pictures? Also, I love the black on the build. Maybe add custom cables to the build (as long as its black ;))
Well I bought VIP tickets and I actually ripped off the front of my case and brought it to the concert!!! Sure it was a pain in the butt to do all of that but hey, it's very much worth it!
So I've heard! And these are just cables I bought from a guy I trust on eBay. I've been purchasing his cables for many builds and they never fail, plus they look great. But if you are looking for new cables, I would point you in the direction of V1 Tech. They have a website that lets you design your own cable design for pretty cheap.
No I caught it on amazon a while back. It barely goes on sale, but there are black/red/blue/chrome ones out there to match your PC
The vinyl looks amazing with it. Even with this much red, you still seem to keep the build looking clean.
I like how you didn't over do the color scheme. Awesome choice in parts as well!
Mind telling me what you OC'd your CPU up to?
This looks amazing. I love the way your GPU looks with the NZXT water cooling plate on it. The red is not overdone like in most builds. This is a very clean build, and i appreciate the time and effort you put into it to make it this great machine.
Great choice in parts too!!!
That's amazing. I'm speechless. Where do I have to sign up for the kidney removal surgery?
I definitely agree with you on that. Cryorig makes way better CPU coolers, they deserve more builds. I just installed an H7 on my friends 6700k and it can OC with ease. I love that company much more than cooler master.