English is not my native language. I will try to make it clear..
the actual video card I'm using is GTX 1070 Ti 8G Founder Edition, bought directly from Nvidia for 450 usd before tax. I could't find this card on the pcpartpicker list, so I chose the one that looks the same.
I harvested a 1T HDD from my dying GS70 laptop. rip.2014-2018.
I haven't done any over clock atm.
With tax, total cost is 1850+ usd. All parts bought from Amazon.
I was going to buy i5-8600k, but end up with Ryzen 1700X because:
I will be doing some 3D rendering job in the future, and Ryzen has more cores that will be much faster on these kind of work. And it is just 6% slower on single core clock speed, so not a big difference. Over clocking wise it has less potential, but this is an Itx build so considering cooling, I won't over clock it a lot anyway.
And then, recently, Intel’s processors have a security bug, and the fix could slow down PCs.. It may affect us normal users, maybe not, Idk. But just in case, I don't want to get the bad feeling that if someday a patch hits and my computer just slows down 20%. That will be ******..So this time I'm trying out AMD :)
price wise, considering motherboard together (AMD motherboards are cheaper), they are almost same.
The cooling aspect is great..but what bothers me A LOT are the screw holes. There are 8 holes on the radiator, but 2 of them are bad, one on each side I cannot screw it in. Although it is still sturdy on 3 screws, it just feels lame..
Don't buy this board.. add 20 bucks and get an ASRock. This one works but:
It only has 2 power plugs for fans, one for cpu, another for case. When going for water cooling you want a power plug for water pump. In the end I have to buy a fan splitter cable.
The memory slots are quite hard, it took me some effort to fully insert memory cards.
Aaand It has a lot of unused LED power plugs.... A LOT.. if you really like light pollution it is the board for you.
I paint with photoshop, I open a lot of pictures at the same time. I use to work on 16gb ram, and photoshop eats it all.
It's 8102 get a NVMe - M.2 they said.
As in the description, I got the 1070 Ti. Great card i say, it is only 10% less effective than a 1080, but 100+ usd cheaper.
Cute case! Good Cooling!
The logo label is ugly, so I removed it. It is pasted on the fence, removing it won't cause damage. I want to 3d print a Thermaltake label with my own design if i have time for it.
Yes the 10.5"/ 262.5 mm Nv Founder GTX 1070Ti can fit in :)
it has a big case fan, and it's quiet. It's mid night now,the computer is under my table and I'm not hearing any fan noise at all.
Itx case needs Fully-Modular PSU.
I got it for 200 usd on Amazon :)))
what I learned is, for 21:9 monitor, 29" is not big at all. It even feels slightly smaller than a 27" 16:9 monitor.
And if you doing digital painting be aware that the wacom tablets are built 16:9. so without configuration your strokes will be distorted. I set it to only maps a 16:9 portion of my screen, it works perfectly.
*And, it is anti-glare screen. * I LIKE IT.
overall, it's great.