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First build. Wanting to add a 2nd gpu eventually maybe a 3rd if im feeling it. by that time the 4k version of my monitor should be affordable. it was pretty fun to put together and i think it looks amazing. hope you enjoy!

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  • 32 months ago
  • 5 points

R.I.P cable management. Also, is that Rainmeter or Wallpaper Engine? Or is it just a static pic.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Rainmeter.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very beautiful build! My only suggestion, depending on your budget and the configuration of the mobo (I'm not familiar with Gigabyte products) is to invest in an NVMe SSD. You have a Samsung SSD already, so I'd recommend the Samsung 850 EVO-Series NVMe 250GB/500GB to keep your OS on. That being said, if it will affect your SLI (I've heard mixed things on this) definitely stick to the SATA stuff, but for a build of this quality, do it if you can. I love mine and recommend it wholly.

Otherwise everything is beyond gorgeous. Besides a bit of cable management which isn't a big deal, your build is extraordinary for your first time. What kind of background are you using? I've been looking to make a live background whatever-it's-called thing with widgets that blend in like that.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

The 850 EVO M.2 runs over the SATA III interface, not NVMe. He wouldn't get any better performance. Sorry to burst your bubble.

(Source; see Specifications)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I had meant the 960, but by the time I realized it was too late to edit.

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

No worries. By the way, I don't believe an M.2 drive would negatively affect a dual GPU setup. Ryzen processors come with 24 PCIe lanes - 16 for the graphics cards (so each runs at x8, which is plenty), 4 for the chipset, and 4 dedicated to an M.2 slot. I don't have the block diagram for this specific motherboard in front of me, but the way these PCIe lanes are usually divvied up leads me to believe that the M.2 slot is wired directly into the CPU. The only real concern I could see for running an M.2 drive on this motherboard would be airflow since it's right under the graphics card. But at least the Founders card won't be dumping heat right on top of it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

samsung 960 pro or evo. the 960 is NVMe

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol you didn't even try to cable manage those cables. Shame, such a good looking built that's ruined. might as well just got a non windowed case.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Please for the love of god run the power supply cables behind the motherboard tray other then that I like it

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

CABLE MANAGEMENT!! And you have 2x1080's listed and I only see one. Cleaner up and she's golden!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless it's hiding behind the cables lol, joking haha

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

waiting to cable manage after in install the liquid cooler and 2nd gpu. both are purchased just waiting on the mail to come.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ok put in your AIO, cable manage, you can use ur wifi expansion card and a usb expansion card at the same time it'll work

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

if anyone has any suggestions on how to create more usb 2.0 ports I'm all ears.

Do I have the product for you! NZXT makes an internal hub which connects to one of your USB 2.0 headers. What you get is 3 more USB headers as well as a couple of regular Type-A USB ports. (PCPP | Amazon)

If your wireless/bluetooth card is a USB dongle, I wouldn't recommend putting it inside the case; instead, you should plug it into the back of the computer. You might have to deal with an annoying blinking light, but I've personally had issues with running a bluetooth dongle inside of the case. YMMV.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

oh this is perfect! much thanks!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually i have x62.. for amd. I purchased last month a Aorus 1080ti ,kraken x62, r7 1700 cpu, supernova g3 750w, 960 evo + Seagate barraccuda 3tb, x370 gaming k7 mbd, 16gb g.skill trident Z orange edition among the h440 case :)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you have an i7 on a x370?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

What speed were you able to get your ram running at?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey!

Any updates on the RAM compatibility? Reaching advertised speeds? Stable? Read a few people having trouble with this Memory on Ryzen :/

Cheers!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont get a second 1080ti. They scaled very bad. Even at 4k you may just get 5-10 more fps. Wait and save up for the Nvidias next gen, and get a top card from there.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Gigabyte better than going with Asus? I'm going to purchase the 1700 for some 4k gaming action.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

i havent installed the liquid cooler yet so im waiting to see what its going to be like before i run them permanently. i just got excited.