Actually, I ditched the case :P
I went with a Cooler Master N200 instead. Bottom feets were cheap as hell and I got tired of the style 2 days after xD
Nothing fits with Army themed stuff, well almost nothing. Otherwise, the 212 EVO is very very good. A wack ton of ppl uses it, it's almost a standard. In my N200(Which is smaller) it fits snuggly. Though I must add that if I would want to add a side panel fan, I would have to orient it horizontally which would be bad for the fans I have. But otherwise, my CPU temps are below or around 30 degrees Celcius.
Have fun with your build. I'd love to get updates if you can, I'm always happy to see how my recommendations end up :D
I couldn't agree more!
Oh! great! it works really well but OC-wise, not so much but for the price/performance and such, I don't think I could suggest you anything better. It's quite fast and helps a butt ton on the iGPU...
I'd be happy to get any updates on your build :)
Everyone around me has bad luck with Seagate. But I never had problems with Seagate. I had 2 WD fail though. Though, I think Seagate has a slightly higher fail rate than WD. Personally, I'd go with the cheapest other wise, I recommend YOU to take WD. I always recommend having back-ups of important files somewhere safe. Cloud is also an option that can be free. If your house burns down, your drives will too so yeah.
EDIT: I also once heard that Intel tested their SSDs very thoroughly. (You can smash them to the ground and they'll survive)
Nopes, Minecraft doesn't even need 1GB to run smoothly. And your processor is pfff, well very very beefy. In fact, your whole system is very capable. It is rather a software/OS problem, not hardware.
Yes indeed, it has not been resolved but here is a fix: https://teksyndicate.com/news/2013/10/23/windows-81-gaming-mouse-lag-fix-ms-please-permanently-fix
I love the title
For the mobo, in mATX, I would of done the same choice if it helps.
I read the description, and then headed searching and it turned out I took the same you did :P
That fan wall hiding all the sexiness :(
Don't be shy computer, I just want a little peek, please. :P
I'm glad to help you :D
Yep, a large and thin flat screw driver might help. A jeweler's min screw driver should work best.
Haha, my eyes went past over a couple times without reading that part lol. Nonetheless, you are right. :P
He could also consider making a water cooled rig, he might like to try this experience.
Why are you saying so here?
For the fan, yes, you can simply and gently pry the clips out, turn the fan around and then clip it back and again gently in place. The best config usually for those type of HS is push.
The way they are oriented at the moment is bad, those fans are fighting each other. Fighting fans always demonstrates higher temps compared to helping fans. The goal is to make a wind tunnel where air is always circulating.
I suppose that rear fan is an exhaust assuming you did not flip it around. "I hope you did not flip it though, usually cases are more efficient with the intakes in front/top and exhaust in back and top." In some cases, for example some Lian-Li cases are meant to intake the back and are more efficient in cooling that way.
The fan that comes with the HS should exhaust on the opposite side of the sticker.
Finally, the reason why some cases are more effective at cooling when they are intaking the back is that it sucks fresh air and the CPU is the first to benefit. The conventional way, the air is sucked from the front and is heated usually by HDDs and GPU.
I hope you found this helpful, I tried my best to illustrate the most I could for your best understanding.
Haha thx, really means a lot since I placed quite a lot of time into it after building my PC. I am open to give you what I use if you want.
Probably, but getting started and succeeding is probably the biggest part of the challenge.
So that was a great idea... Any ideas how it's coming up? I really, really love this idea. And looking forward to seeing it on the website.
Great work on that one, I am from the ones that likes benchmarks. I think this type of benchmark is a good initiative and it was well done. I like the fact that it's very visual. I would see it useful to benchmark some smaller form factor cases. I noticed that the GPU's temps propagated very quickly. You'd come to expect that from 3 Titans in SLI. One thing though, the SLI bridge made it seem cooler where it sat on. Is it fact or is it acting as a shield. Then also, I noticed that under the water block, near the end, we could capture a temp rise. A little green blob surfacing out. This means that The GPUs affected the CPU temps, especially near the end. Slightly but it had an impact. Of course, we all knew that all components in a case will heat other parts and some will steal the slightly cooler air by sucking it with their fan(s). Now, in small form factor cases, it is logical that the parts are more cramped together and thus increasing the global temps of all the parts. There are more and more ITX form factor gaming cases that will handle a titan and water cooling. And I hear more and more that the mATX is rising up to the new gaming standard. We also heard a lot from Steam machines and people building their own similar ones. That is where I would see a big interest in thermal imaging.
Though, I think the main motivation of this initiative is still good and you should keep up with it. You already have the equipment and you kicked the project pretty nicely. Keep up with the good work!
Thanks for sharing the project.
EDIT: Will this method only be used with the Unigine Valley benchmark? And also, will you add more parts to the benchmarks? In 2012, you released the benchmarks on the website but it seemed to be less of a thing and the list of parts feels quite little.
2400 will work with some fiddling. I suggest FM2+ and Kaveri, the price/performance difference from Richland to kaveri is significant. I own a 6800k and saw a Kaveri in action. I can say it is very well done. Not enough that I would upgrade to it but if it was available when I built my machine, I would of bought Kaveri for sure. And yet, the performance we see will only get better when they launch their drivers. Mantle is one but I am scared for Mantle. It does offer amazing performance gain in gaming applications but what will be intel's response to it? If Intel starts their version of mantle in Q3, we will see a fight from devs on which platform to develop on and those poor devs will have way to much to look for.
Getting back to ram, Yes ram will make a significant impact. We see several FPS gain from 1600 to 2133. Especially if you will only use the integrated iGPU which you should do if you go for an APU. For the CAS, some say it does not matter so much, I would still try and get some low CAS modules.
Final word, good choice, I think an APU fits perfectly in HTPC.
Any universal M3 x 1/4in or 6-32 screws should work fine here a link. I did not do any shopping, you should be able to find some for cheaper. Go at your local computer store, they might have some. An old computer sounds good if u have one. It's pretty much the same standard since decades.
Hey thx for helping me. I bought the G700s few days ago. The battery life is better than I expected. And it's a Sanyo eneloop that I so happen to own some spare and a charger. :D
I wanted to know, I became kind of OCD, I get some scuffs and scratches on the gliding feet. Do you use a mousepad because I don't because I prefer having a nice large uniform environment. Any suggestions?
Thanks again, I really like that mouse.
Nope, sound cards are basically just boosters so it will either do nothing or just make that snap sound louder.
Just remove it and put it back. However long you want but at least 2 secs. Make sure the PSU is unplugged from the wall. (Not only placing the switch at the back to OFF)
It is likely that the CPU does not have enough power. Check if the 4-pin power cable next to the CPU is correctly inserted.
I second this
I'm kinda late but your best bet is vinyl as you agreed. But if for other situations you want to remove stickers, use a hydrophobic solution. For example, peanut butter is a hydrophobic substance. It works to remove stickiness from stickers. I've seen some cool stuff like acetate and carbon fiber to mask some of the colors from stuff and add accents to a case interior.
No problem. Have fun!
*The silicon lottery is more of a factor no? I mean this "lottery" will only reduce or augment of few MHZ form other chips right. If you buy 100 CPU, 100 mobos, etc of the same type and OOC them all, a few of them will be better than average, and a few others will be lower but they will remain in a certain margin of error depending on the quality. A CPU does so much in so little space, it is normal to say that at this level of size, manufacturing imperfections are easier made.
But my point was not that I had a bad overclocker it was more of a I need some advice on why I can't find GPU frequency. Then if it is impossible to find well I would have another resort and try and go with a CPU overclock. Since I am on an air HS(CM Hyper 212 EVO), I don't think it would be good to OC CPU and GPU at the same time.
Yes, they all work fine it's only CoreTemp that doesn't work. Everest, Aida64, SpeedFan, RivaTuner, even my mobo's readings are good but CoreTemp doesn't work. Many people on the forums that owns APUs reports that they don't work. RC5 displays very low temps, 10-15. RC6 displays 0. RC7(I snatched it here) Displays very high temps. I tried contacting the creator twice but o response. Though he answers stuff on the forums. And no matter if on load or idle, CoreTemp doesn't work properly. i use SpeedFan atm and CoreTemp is only running to display frequency.
But thanks for trying to help though. You do own an APU. I guess yours works but mine doesn't. RC6 was supposed to fix temps, frequency readings and BSOD issues. I never had BSODs anyway. Trinity is more taken care of. I have no idea what CPU the owner bought, he said he bought one to do some testings.
Amd has already plans for 2015. Their new APU codename: Carrizo. AMD tries to merge every CPU down to FM2+ I am unsure and this is speculations but they stopped talking about their FX series CPU. Maybe because they want to promote their APU and keep the old FX on sale as long as they can. I think non APU CPUs will come down to FM2+ also. This could be interesting. You could basically buy a computer once and upgrade all the time your CPU and GPU without worrying about the rest well unless those other parts fails of course.
Just google AMD roadmap and click on news. You should be quite updated that way. I just can't wait for AMD's Catalyst update 13.35/14.1(depending on how they name it if it's YY.UU or just increases) it should bring Good stuff like DUAL GRAPHICS! So if you want an upgrade buy a GPU it will now make sense. Adding a GPU at this time with an APU will increase your FPS but the latency will be higher so the frametime will drop badly resulting in choppy display anyway defeating the purpose of adding a GPU in. Now it should look smooth. Mantle support, Mantle frame pacing, HSA and TrueAudio.
Fear not, your GPU will work well as Nvidia drivers works on 8 or 8.1
Whatever if same price get 8.1 Windows 8 let's you update to 8.1 anyway so yeah. It's only easier if you go straight to 8.1 Especially if you are a gamer. And Nvidia has drivers for 8.1 Windows 8 and 8.1 are basically the same most of the code is. There are only some fixes, start button addition and performance improvement. I was forgetting the changelog is mostly touch feature additions and polishing.
You mean Kaveri there is also some A8... That would be nice too
-1 No description and not even a htpc, only an office/general use matx case.
Thought the parts are good enough to serve a low performance/very budget htpc and yet has a SSD :D
I have a tendency to avoid HDD refurbs. I wonder if I should also pass on for SSDs.
Thx for considering it.
You did say you bought it impulsively :P
If you want to get rid of your K70, I know someone interested in it :P
Well you can get a friend and ask him if he would buy you off a random mech :P What if The K70 ends up less than you expected, you might feel bad for waiting so long. Though I know I can live with a membrane kb.
Yeah sadly. Just get a cheap membrane in meanwhile? Or you want to get mech. right away?
Corsair's new individually backlit keyboard with MX brown, red and blue at launch somewhere inside the second half of 2014. It will probably be cheaper than membrane led backlit keyboards they say... so I am stoked. Keep an eye out :P
Mx brown is my fav. to :P
EDIT: it's a make-over of the K70
You cheaped out so badly on the case but got a good power supply! Wow finally I see a budget build where PSU is not neglected.
OMG! You got some pretty sick deals on your parts? How the heck can you get all this for so low? Please tell me I want need to know!
I usually always keep default keys but I heard http://www.daskeyboard.com/ is a good place to buy some laser etched keys. And I'm sure there is some on that site I recommended earlier: http://www.wasdkeyboards.com
Good luck finding what you are looking for
Ducky shine 4 is not planned yet is it? If yes it should come somewhere in summer 2014.
Note they always released in July except in 2013 it was in August sooo yeah...
NEVER EVER get a TN monitor!
NCIX and directcanada sometimes doesn't update all the way your order status. Usually, the items arrives at my doorstep and it doesn't even say it got shippped lol.
I like the web solution better, it makes it more versatile from platform to platform and comes down cheaper in SDK and time investment :P no to mention it should do the job really nicely. Looking forward to type in m.pcpp.com :P
IKEA :P and I stumbled upon this beauty of the web: http://www.overclock.net/t/1200785/project-kapros-ikea-galant-pc-desk-mod
Hard to type:
browns are my favs. Green is my favorite color but MX greens are the ones I like the least. Don't buy depending on ur fav color :P Anyway you won't see them hidden through the keycaps.