She's pretty sexy, my friend.
We want to hear about the peyote trip.
Hehehe. I like how "random sticky-uppy things" follows "vacillating".
I went with the Phanteks Evolv. Great cable management and a smaller footprint.
A very interesting build. I thought about using the same chassis for another build I'm planning, but after using its bigger brother (Elite 120) for my first build I decided against it --it was a real pain in the ***.
You're welcome. And thanks for turning me on to those fans.
Great build! I love it, especially those Prolimatech fans --plus 4k for that find, I've been looking for some fans exactly that dimension for my build (I have the same case and want to water cool, but all the other fans are WAY to think for a build like this).
I was wondering, though, what if you swapped out those radiators for the SE versions, put the 240 on top, the 120 at front on top, put an exhaust fan at the rear, an intake at the front on the bottom and moved the reservoir to either the bottom (space in front of the PSU), or above on the guard - or, whatever it is - that wraps around the end of the GPU (you know what I mean, LOL)?
i3's are not crap. In fact, I'd say they are on par with console processors (well, minus the graphics). I run an i3 4130 with a 750ti and The Witcher 3 is playable (not stellar) at 1080p.
Yes! That PSU should go! Corsair makes some good ones, but EVGA sells better for cheaper. But most importantly, you need more power for that GPU. 550W will give you room to spare.
Damn. Can't believe I didn't catch that. Anyway, look up the PSU tier list on Tom's Hardware for a good power supply.
Nice! I thought of getting that very GPU, myself.
Anywho, let's get to the meat of the subject. No. 1 is PSU, because that is the HEART of your system.
The CPU (you've already purchased) has no unlocked multiplier, so the GPU will be the one drinking most from the fountain (PSU). So now you've got to figure how much power you need for the graphics card(s) -- cause that CPU doesn't draw much power compared to your graphics card.
Go to http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm for how much power you will need for the system.
As for PSUs, go to http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm.
Fantastic build! Thanks for letting me drool over it hehehe. I've plans to build a similar machine; however, I won't be springing for a 980 Ti. I'm actually thinking of giving AMD another try and slapping in a couple R9 390s in that case --not all at once, though haha. And if you want SLI another card in there, you may want to check out RealHardTechX.
Yes, 1080p. I've seen the second link already. Both are dated (they mention nothing about the R9 3xx --too early in the game). Both use an OCd i7. The first mentioned a bottleneck they only overcame with a Titan X and OCd i7. I appreciate the input, though.
That's nice. But what if I'm coming from an AiO computer. I only have a mouse and keyboard. What monitor should I choose. I want to upgrade my mouse and keyboard. I only have a thousand dollars. I want the best gaming I can get. GO!!!
That is one SEXY build, my friend.
+1 just for the story.
I was just going to ask about the mobo/cpu combo, since you can OC the processor and the obo is not a Z97. Thanks for sharing this bit of information. I might buy a G3258 and slap it in my H81 and see what I can do with it.
How well will this run Crysis 3? More importantly -- to me, at least -- how does it handle The Witcher 3? Also, why not go with a better rated, fully modular PSU (for $2 less -- with rebates -- EVGA has a 650w, fully modular, 80+ gold)? And the GPU? You can get an EVGA for less, with the same specs...Food for thought.
Seriously though, are they really that good? I was thinking of getting an EVGA, or maybe SilverStone (for a mini build). Fully modular.
Agreed on the PSU. In this small of a space you would be better off with a fully modular one (especially in mITX cases).
The Seagate HDD is great. I thought the same as you before I bought it; however, it boots in Win 7 in ~30 seconds. As for the rest, I'll take your word. BUT, Nvidia's driver update interface is extremely user friendly. The one AMD-based system I had frustrated me to no end.