You can see it in the very first picture - the SSD and HD are mounted inside one of the brackets on opposite sides. Plenty of airflow and good use of space.
Their wasn't an MSI Gtx 770 on the PCPartPicker List, So I just picked the Asus one.
Their wasn't an MSI Gtx 770 on the PCPartPicker List, So I just picked the Asus one.
MSI GTX 770s
MSI N770 Lightning
MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC
MSI N770 TF 4GD5/OC
Hope that helps.
Come on, show us the actual winning video!
Anyone else find it oddly enjoyable seeing Philip in the flesh? (And yes, I realise that sounds weird.)
Haha, I had no idea. Crazy. I guess you'll just have to restrict it to UK only... my chances of winning are improving all the time :)
Don't suppose you fancy running another giveaway contest soon? :-)
I see Yatagarasu is symbolic of guidance - that's nice. Hopefully this PC will be a muse for you, an inspiration for your excellent artwork, guiding you by giving you the tools to go to the next level :)
I thought I recognised the name from somewhere - my girlfriend taught in Japan for two years so it must have been mentioned by her at some point.
That's cool that you saw my comment renaming my Media PC as Hanuman. I didn't expect anyone to pick up on that really (once a completed build is gone from the front page only the best of the best persist on the site!) so it's nice to know at least one person read it.
If you want a sneak preview on what my newly built PC will be like (not yet on the site), I'll give you a clue by giving you the name: Durga
As far as case modding, it does seem like a scary idea. I have seen plenty of people handle it really well but I guess it's very easy to make a mess of too without experience. If you do it, I can't wait to see the results! Good luck!
Amazing story, great build, amazing drawings, amazing attitude and intrigue. Perfect. Can't upvote it enough.
And I feel I need to point out: you went out of your way to colour-coordinate your RAM despite the fact you have a case with no window so no one else is going to see it?... I think you might just fit in here :)
In fact this thing is so robust usually I take a vacuum cleaner to it! As you can see, been a while...
Hehe, thanks. I actually might just get round to the compressed air. Seems crazy to do it now when I've needed it for years but at least it would give some interesting comparisons on heat and sound improvements that are possible with a clean PC!
I think when I built this I didn't even know what cores were! Not even sure if I understood sockets either :)
Thanks for the upvote. I hope you'll join me in pouring out some liquor for this homie when he finally passes on...
Thanks man. It really doesn't look much does it but it's done an incredible job, and really still does. I've been meaning to build/buy my new PC for at least three years, and it's testament to this guy that I have been able to put it off that long and not really suffered to much for it (other than having to give up gaming).
Hell no! Windows 7 64-bit baby - handles it with ease! (mostly) :)
And before XP, I think I started with the classic Windows Me.
The IHAS124 is just your basic DVD-RW drive. The IHAS624 adds a couple of other technologies like LightScribe, LabelTag, and SmartErase. Hence the extra graphics on the front of the drive!
I just bought a new IHAS124 for my recent build at about £11 and I don't think I paid more than £15 for the 624 about five years ago.
This bad boy still has a bit of bite!
I honestly can't remember if it's particularly heavy or not, it shouldn't be, right? Probably just a couple of quid. I'll let you know when I can. Assuming I take it out before Philip adds PMs, you got an email address you can give me?
Kindly appreciated! Didn't take long before I went positive again, thankfully the large majority of users on this site were enough to restore my faith.
Thanks. I actually can't wait to get it on here too, I love this site so much it feels like a build can't be completed until it is done on here :)
You wouldn't need to buy from me. It's a gift. Just cover the postage. You are in the UK, right?
The new build is done by the way, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Sit tight, I'll get it on here as soon as I can...
Yeah they are a range of ages too.
And there are quirks - the LiteOn IHAS624 is a BETTER drive than the LiteOn IHAS124, which is the most popular/highest rated DVD writer listed on this site! But it seems impossible to buy (here in the UK anyway) these days. Really odd.
I could probably make that happen Sato! I haven't used it in 7 or 8 years so I can only assume it still works, maybe I could get round to taking it out soon (I make mention of that as the PC as a whole probably won't be turned off permanently for another month or so while I continue transferring my life to my new one!).
All that said, taking into account the postage, can't you get them just as cheaply on eBay, or are they hard to find these days? Let me know - would love to help if it makes sense for both of us. Oh, and what games are you planning to play? Hopefully some classics I used to love...
Ha. Someone downvoted already. Sigh.
Amen to that.
Deal! This also shows the importance of why you should fill in your purchase prices to make this clearer.
Go. To. The. Forum.
Good news. Thanks as ever Philip, look forward to seeing a little boost to my score! :)
wow - have you got a hater or something? some idiot has just downvoted my comment, your reply... possibly all the comments on the build judging by how many "0 points" entries just appeared. Weird.
If my comment was at all ambiguous, it wasn't meant to be sarcastic. Genuinely clever. :)
Yeah, it's in the part list: Antec 520W ATX12V / EPS12V
In the UK the Evo is cheaper than the Plus by some 7 quid! We may have crazy prices over here but in this case they would have solved this whole discussion :)
Did you edit part of your comment out too? Quite confusing!
Damn deleted comments, there's a ton of them. Colour me intrigued.
Doing stuff for grandparents is ******* cool - good on you. I bought my granddad a new PC about six months ago - about three months before I got back into building unfortunately.
Without sounding patronising (though it is hard not to), do you understand what "completed" means?
Clue: it relates to the fact you "Havent Bought i yet though"
Thanks - though for what it is worth I seem to have been downvoted a lot (and upvoted the same amount) for that comment so I guess some people disagree with me. However, this is the "completed build" section and I hope the most respected contributors to the site would agree it is far better to keep things honest, makes much more sense. Glad you agreed, appreciate that! :)
Ultramega ATX form. Lacks PCI-E slots though.
I'm not going to give you parts appraisal because that encourages you and others like you to continue posting NON COMPLETED builds in the COMPLETED builds section. It's so incredibly simple.
If you would like help choosing a parts list head to the forum: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/
Loving the chopsticks! Seriously though, is it common for these cards to sag? Does it depend on how strong the motherboard is? Surely a ton of other people must experience this (anyone got any input?) but few people seem to need/want to correct it - did you see it being a problem or purely something that annoyed you visually?
It says a lot that I can barely even comprehend what I am looking at in each picture - what goes where, how that fits there... it's just crazy. And so inventive. I doth my cap to thee, good sir. Grab your back, and pat it. Hard.
I would really prefer to see people being honest about the parts inside their case. Don't list a 670 if you have a 440 in there. It's misleading (let's not forget this is a "completed build", not a "halfway speculative build") and as others have suggested there is no way you can be sure whether you will be getting a Gigabyte 670 - you may go AMD, you may go 7-series, you might just go a different manufacturer. Let's keep things honest!
Other than that good stuff and glad to see you made the right choice in doing your own build!
Brilliant description and photos, and build!
Probably the best description ever. Would upvote twice if I could. Actually no, I'd just upvote once now that I've had to think about your gamer gunk.
PSU is marked as free, that's likely to be relevant. Spark, tell us more?
3 years in the making! I don't know if that's patience or what but you came good in the end. Looks lovely, and everything is generally well reasoned.
By the way, I'm not taking the piss but I have to point out how funny it was that I read that whole detailed intricate loving description and then you ended with a spelling mistake in your last line "Please fell free to comment." :)
Good stuff overall. What I also like to see is someone being critical and not just rating all their parts 5/5 - which does beg for more explanation though! (you explained the case but not the other low ratings)
I LOVE that you have done a fan airflow diagram. I would suggest that the number of fans (8 case fans) is massive overkill. Once you factor in CPU cooler, GPU 2x fans, and the PSU that is a scary amount of fan spin!
Of course to some extent there is the idea that the more fans you have the slower you can afford to run them, when you're comparing 1/2 fans to 3/4 fans this way you do essentially reach a conclusion of "more fans, less noise".
After this if you keep adding fans you'll find diminishing returns and the process swings back to a more simple "more fans, more noise".
This is a really interesting article that I think you would do well to read before you purchase all your fans! Plus if you knew how long it just took me to re-find this in my history you'd definitely read it! ;-) Bookmarked now... http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2012/02/10/the-big-cooling-investigation/
Your A-Data RAM is currently listed at £321.70 (that's $489.20 USD), which is a timely reminder why you should remember to update your genuine "purchased" prices :)