Never even thought of the Windows License. Would have to look into that, likely to be an OEM. What tower cooler for the 7700K in a Crystal 280X. I would probably lean towards the RTX 2060 Super, preferring Geforce experience and not being too sure how backwards compatible this "gsync now supports radeon" thing is. The monitor is 5 years old, and I still really love adaptive sync when it kicks in on older titles that actually run above 60fps! xD
Never got the chance before I left the country :'( I've added one more.
Not mine, or I would have like a lego star wars thing on it somewhere!
I am warning you, the RVZ03 is a challenge to work with. I wouldn't say impossible but from reviews I read and if you look at the manufacturers page it recommends 140mm ATX PSU. I even saw one review complain about the lack of SFX PSU support. ANd working in it myself, it is a tight squeeze. Custom braided cables (if I had it in budget or even thought of it) would be highly recommended for flexibility.
I realise I skipped the jump in my description. Heres to correct that:
Raven had a budget of €600. And that fit perfectly within her budget. My dad then decided to contribute to his GFs PC. He wanted it to be 8th Gen Intel (still hates AMD, and Asus and Asrock and any tech brand with an A...?), didn't care so much about GPU so the middle draftwas an i3-8100, Z370 and a GTX 1050... it didn't sit well with me. He was never going to OC so a Z board was redundant, and Z370 boards at time of purchase (Nov-Dec) were through the roof in price. So I convinced him that for the same price an i7-7700, H270 board and a GTX 1060 6GB were the better choice. Monitor was an afterthought of, well if its a GTX 1060, she's not going to play graphically demanding games, why not get a 1440p monitor as well? And as I wrote down somewhere, the GTX 1060 6GB was like €350 or something stupid while the GTX 1070ti was little over €400 thanks to Cyber Monday.
I haven't checked cpu load temps but it idled between 30 and 40C. GPU idles around 40-50. Under load it goes up to 71-74C before I believe GPU boost 3.0 throttles it... but it is still a powerhouse of a card and doesn't slack.
I will show the internals when I get another chance to take pictures
Yeah, this use case it isn't a deal breaker and a Ryzen 5 1600 is a tremendously good all-round cpu! Again, it looks awesome. Well done good sir and a warm welcome for your lady to the master race! ;-P
Hats off for a $600 PC that looks awesome! Great gift! Just saw a video on Hardware Unboxed that highlighted the board you chose, it only support 65W Ryzen CPUs, so in case you're overclocking and or upgrading to a ryzen chip down the line... keep that in mind :) Also, do I spy an LED strip up top?
Thanks all for your feedback. I'll stick to my i5 for now and just save up for a GPU! It's is a 144hz G-Sync monitor but I'm happy with 45+ FPS so thanks.
Agreed, I've been in touch with Samsung and done some serious googling and we both agree its a bad partition and just needs a windows repair tool to delete bad partition :D
CPU fan slot.
I don't think I said anything was wrong with a 120mm aio. In different cases, ones with more clearance I would say air coolers of the same price as 120mm aios generally perform better. But given the 120mm clearance its a fair choice.
60 bucks is about right I believe for the C1. It's a different cooler. Better than the C7 :)
Update: switched sata port and tried a new satadata cable at the same time. Still the same problem.
Yeah I meant which sata cable. The one that plugs into the board or the one that gives power. I gather it's the one that plugs into the board. Still haven't done anything yet. I will update when I do
Ive added a link to a YouTube video as to what happens exactly
I'll give you an update when I do. Power or mobo cable?
Or try cryorig c1. A high performance low profile air cooler
Stick to the red. RGB is overrated. C7 is a great choice. Dropped my temps by about 10-20C depending on load and the weather and is very quiet. It's gotten a bit lacklustre of late but I haven't given my system a dusting in a year and the thermal paste probably needs replacing. Otherwise, why a 120mm aio?
Nice build I really like the red and white aesthetic! Something very different. Don't worry about upgrading cooler, Intel's stock coolers are not what they were with 4th or 3rd gen. 6th and 7th Gen coolers are perfectly capable, especially since it's a locked cpu. Upgrade coolers are few and far between with 120mm height limitation. But for a locked cpu at that height I could not recommend the Cryorig C7 any higher. 6 year warranty, quiet and cool. Love the mono choice. If I weren't as tight as I was with my build, the upgrade path it provides makes it the best value mATX board out there. Regardless of locked processor. All in all, +1
Ignore them. They obviously couldn't read that there's a K missing. If you are looking for an upgrade my personal recommendation is the Cryorig C7. It's whisper quiet and dropped my CPU by 10C. Thank you for the compliment. I'll leave a comment on your own build shortly. At a glance it doesn't deserve the bashing it did.
I might have exaggerated thinking about it now. Thanks for the single stick tip
Not selling the 950. I did say I can't crossfire or sli
Agreed, I have considered that. As I said, I wanted it always on so that it can act as a personal cloud server for my family, and personally I wouldn't like my gaming PC on 24/7
I've been thinking that myself
Yeah. He used the hybrid kit. Wonder if you can do the same with the aio...
Do you think this would be possible with the evga hybrid cards. The ones that come with the hybrid kit pre-installed?
This guy did it
Yeah that was my thoughts. Probably won't be until the summer at least that I'll be upgrading. So I'll see what Vegas has to offer!
How do you know its the fan controller that causes it?
I need to play that myself. Also I think just a touch too scary. Edit, referring to darksouls
No that's my thoughts as well and it is one of my all time favourite rpgs. Plus since its first person it is quite similar in controls to mine craft.
I have added the cables (see new pictures). It looks way better already! :O
It used to be on the right hand side (see picture with the cat), however as college struck I realised that I needed the extra desk space for books and printouts. To further increase desk space, I will be getting a vesa monitor clamp off amazon. I saw a nice one on Amazon for £20 (incl. shipping). And I have actually ordered gpu and mobo extension cables today! I still am dying to add some white LED's, especially with the new (pretty black) 950, the internals are pretty dark.
+1 for Delsin Rowe!
I'm glad you think its clean looking, makes me feel better about the hours I put in wrestling cables. Still wanting to get some white-braided extensions for the mobo and gpu cables.
Oh he is very respecting of the family desktop, can't say much about his sister though who will attack the cursor!
Thank you! Cole should really receive an honourable mention in the description :P As I said in a previous comment, he's my gaming buddy!
Dat cat is my gamer cat. Leaves me along when I'm working but when gaming... he's by my side or on my lap :D
I honestly don't know. Your mobo manual and google are your friends :) It's strange because mine run at 50%...
How do you have them plugged in? I have two corsair fans in the front of my corsair air 240 (far from the quietest case) and they do not make too much noise. They used to when I had them plugged into a fan hub and into a molex connector. However I changed that to a fan-splitter and plugged into the motherboard, let MSI Command Centre auto adjust fan curve and now unless my computer has a thermal fit, the pc stays rather quiet :) When my gf is cooking in the kitchen or hell, the tv is on at 11pm in the other room, I can't hear my pc
I actually really like this build. It makes me smile that I'm not the only one with Build Fever. And it isn't cured once you've built your PC either! That initiates stage two of the disease!! +1
In simple terms, what I meant was to pair the two up in RAID-1 to achieve redundancy and then use the drive as a sort of mass storage for my household. I'm not the biggest fan of the cloud because it is most of the time subscription based. 2TB of storage is more than I need.
Edit: it doesn't need to be on 24/7, more like an archive. A filedrop?
Thank you! Yeah I know about splitters, got a three way white braided splitter from bitfenix. My own board only has 2 chassis headers and I have three fans. So that's three fans hooked to one header. Thanks for all of your explanations! Absolutely inspiring
Very impressive, sleek and stylish internally just like the exterior! +1 I notice you added 4 120mm case fans, I count three in the pictures, where is the last one hiding? :)
Edit: 1 more question, what fan controller do you use and where have you buried it? :D
I already have a 1080p-g-sync monitor, hence I won't be upgrading in the near future :) so 1060 3GB will be the better model for me. Thanks!
30 idle. 70 load
is it really that poor? passmark says it's better than the 6400?