Always great to see more green builds! +1
one of us... one of us...
I am a simple man. I see a green PC, I upvote. :)
Very nice build mate, I like how you kept it mostly just black and green, with just a little silver/white here and there.
While I haven't ever laid hands on a Corsair keyboard, I have a good friend who has one of their K-series boards.
I have yet to have any major problems with the ducky keyboard, although a few months ago I think either the keyboard's software or Windows was causing the keys to become non-functional unless the Alt key was held down when starting a game for the first time. It's been fixed for a while now though, so I dunno how exactly that got started or fixed, I just updated the drivers for the keyboard and after a while the problem corrected itself. Weird. shrugs
As for the Corsair keyboard, I think they are just as reliable for the most part, although my friend had to RMA his brand-new because the "u" key stopped responding consistently. Either way, they seem to both be really good boards. If you want something that's a little easier to clean, I'd go Corsair honestly, since their models don't have the keys recessed into the frame. I chose the Ducky board over Corsair mostly because I didn't want to have to learn how to use their software to program the colors. :P
Wow, they are quite a bit similar. Great Green minds think alike!
Duct tape loops and zip ties are much cheaper, and just as effective. :P
Yeah, routing how the air is supposed to go through the case is a pretty big deal with it. So far I've got the air flowing in a positive pressure scenario, although I might need to do some tweaking as I can feel cold air leaking out through some of the cracks in the case.
Tell me about it. XD
You would probably be better off trying to replicate your build on this site, having the list tell you what kind of voltage the build uses on average. If your power supply has about 150-200W (what I'd recommend minimum) more than what PCPP's list predicts, then you could probably OC those two pretty well. I'd recommend researching the topic of overclocking a bit further first, though.
That's one of the things I should be getting done here pretty soon. I tried doing it before, only to find out that I needed to move some stuff around and basically had to untie everything behind the desk. Morale for cable management suffered a bit after that lol.
It's really nice, I've been enjoying it quite a lot. I play a lot of different genres and such on it, from Burnout Paradise (which benefits from that a LOT when you're at high speed) to War Thunder, where looking around the cockpit quickly while flying produces zero screen tearing even though it's running at 144Hz. Input lag I haven't specifically tested for, but in all the games I've played I've never had much of an issue with it. I don't play a lot of twitch-shooters though, so someone else would probably be better talking there instead of me.
The only negatives I have with it are that it outputs a noticeable amount of heat when set to its 144Hz mode, even when it's only set to use GSync when in a full-windowed game. The other is that Dell thought it was a great idea to have the very edges of the bezel, as well as the back of the entire monitor, covered in glossy plastic, which is annoying because fingerprints... fingerprints everywhere.
Overall though, 10/10 would watch my mouse cursor move smoothly again.
Took it apart and plasti-dipped (spray can version) the red bits. The MSI cooler comes apart rather nicely, and all the red bits separate into the black and red parts that mostly just snap back together. The LED was colored with a lime green Sharpie.
The 1080 wasn't out when I got the graphics card, I've had it for several months. :P
Thanks for the wall of text in return, it's nice to see other wall-builders like myself.
Yeah, the camera I used was actually the rear camera on my Galaxy S5. Honestly compared to my first phone's camera I couldn't believe how detailed the latest ones have been getting. Regardless, I already have enough potential, as well as more applicable, venues to spend whatever little cash I have currently, if I'm not saving it up for later in life at that. A good camera could be added as item #12 bajillion on my priority list. XD
Minesweeper. 980Ti minimum for 1440p, dunno if I'll even get 30fps.
Thanks for the tip, used it in a post below.
I had 'em lying around, so why not right? :P
My (non-extant, but effective) color-related OCD disagrees.
To be fair, Razer's keyboards as of late aren't bad per se, but they can certainly be one-upped. Corsairs are pretty good and imo even some of the older model Ducky's are well worth their price tags. Things are built like friggin' tanks I tell ya.
I used to, but they were mostly Athearns, Bachmanns, and whoever else made interesting local railroad locomotives in HO scale. Long, long time ago.
I hope so, both myself and my parents paid an arm and a leg for it! Collectively!
Hey! I've got one fre- Oh, well there goes that idea...
No, unless you have a spare hand. I've only got two and one is typing this.
Patience and sales, man. If you have those two, wonderful things can happen XD
High fives back
Technically, I was inb4 all of you. HAH!
Also, how do you get that super small text? I don't comment on the site all that often lol.
Thanks guys :)
Yeah, I'll eventually replace the desk (as it's my mother's from the 1970's in HER college lol.) As for the monitor stand, that'd probably come after the desk redo. Gonna earn some cash with what (hopefully) will be my new summer job, then probably pick up a good Ikea model.
And another black and green build joins the club, yay!
Which reminds me, I should probably get to finishing plasti-dipping my own build so I can post it up here...
I managed to OC my 6600K to 4.4GHz on it before I got Prime95 errors, it was suffering a bit from Vdroop though so I ended up just disabling power states altogether (It kept crashing when it would hit the second or third power state due to incorrect voltage levels). After getting all the drivers installed and set, it seems to run just fine. Dunno if the wonky voltage delivery on mine was just a one-off lemon or a problem with the run in general. It'd be good to get June's feedback on it as well, if it is a general problem with the boards then that might have been why they didn't announce them all that much.
Aww man, you beat me to being the first completed build with that mobo. Darn. :P
Seriously though, awesome build, can't wait to plasti-dip a few parts on mine and post it up here as well. +1
G1.Sniper for life!
Eyy, great choice in desktop speakers there, I've got the same ones myself!
Also, boy do I envy that DxRacer chair of yours, I wish they still made them for my size in green... ;-;
Nice build overall though; the combination of yellow and green isn't seen often around these parts, especially when those colors just by themselves are already rare. Good use of the nearby dresser for the headphone rack as well, although even if it is reinforced as you say, I still can't help picturing that PC falling off. Shivers
+1 for green, can't get enough of it. :P
I really do hope they do more of the green themed ones as well, since green's horribly scarce in the mobo department outside of using tons of LED's. (And even then, LED's tend to wash out all other colors unless they're white, so why bother with colored parts in the first place if you're gonna do that?)
It was sold for a short time on OzGameShop, but other than that it's only popped up on Ebay a few times. I managed to pick one up from the former, it was all about timing with it.
Seems to have been a stealth-release on Gigabyte's part, it's kind of a pity they didn't promote/manufacture it more.
Mine will be the exception though, no Razer in it whatsoever! A true first for green/black builds everywhere!
Very nice green build man, good to see more of those. Green builders unite!
I'm working on putting a green build together myself atm as well.
+1 from me.
I wouldn't be surprised if profanity is slowly becoming an expression multi-tool, of sorts. Cursing is pretty universal, and as it has been used more and more frequently it is beginning to lose much (but not all) of the negative connotation applied to it. Since it is universal, it is likely the best adjective/adverb to be used in many situations if an emotional appeal is trying to be made. Older generations are pretty horrified, understandably so, but languages change over time, and this could very likely be the biggest one of our time.
That, and cursing when one is stressed or angry has been proven to be medically cathartic. :P
SSD, mobo, sata cable, mouse, 2 radiator fans, and a extended mousepad here, all under a dreary, rainy week. Slowly getting my first full build together. Possibly some goodies on the side, but slim chance there.
I'm fairly certain you can get it apart without having to remove the heatsink, however I won't really know for certain which way would be better until I get my hands on one.
Even if you did have to pull off the 'sink, you wouldn't likely need to replace the stock thermal paste, unless either you got some conaminants in it or it flat out sucks.
First of all, you should look up the warranty coverage of the individual company you are buying the card from. I don't know which card you are talking about specifically (unless I'm derping hardcore and completely missed it), but if it's one of the MSI ones like the other builds you have, then they have a very good warranty on this type of thing. They allow for the card to be taken apart as long as it it isn't damaged. Couple that with Plasti-Dip (which you can peel off if you don't like it), and you have a very easy way to change the card's looks without making any permanent changes.
For example, I'll be taking my MSI 980 Ti apart and Plasti-dipping its red bits electric green to make it look like a 100 ME card in my green/black build. If it fails, I can just peel the paint off and RMA it, no problem.
Sounds like you would prefer Blue Cherry MX switches then, although they are loud they are the only MX switches designed to make more noise than normal. If you wanted ones that are quiter that provide more of a tactile 'bump' when pressed, then browns would work well. I wouldn't recommend any of the Kailh (Chinese copies of MX's) switches if possible, they simply aren't built as well, and Omron's are good but very limited in application across the spectrum as of current.
The Logitech G710 would be a good choice if you want to go with blue's, it has a separate volume wheel and although it's built out of plastic it is pretty durable. It also has white backlighting.
If you're going with browns, then the Logitech G710 Plus is a good option as well. It's essentially the same as the blue's model, except it has the different brown switches and a slightly different color scheme. The wrist rest is pretty cheap but that doesn't seem to be of much concern in your case.
Logitech G710 Plus
IPX ratings aren't too commonly seen on keyboards, mostly because you should take care not to spill anything on them in the first place. :P
Z170 essentially provides more features and "future-proofing" for a little more overhead, compared to H170, B170, and the like. It allows overclocking and, although not exclusive, SLI/Crossfire of graphics cards.
An alternative to the K70 really depends on what you are looking for in a keyboard. Mechanical or memabrane? If mechanical, what type of switch do you think/know you would prefer? Once you've found the right switch, what features would you like the keyboard to have? Again, these require specification on your part to nail down, so do some research. Linus Tech Tips, Paul's Hardware, Tom's Hardware, JayzTwoCents, and Awesomesauce Network are some good places to get ideas from, they're what I use (Both websites and YouTube.)
Trying to play the un-optimized Star Citizen alpha build with an i5-650 and an Asus HD7770 1GB is pretty ridiculous. :P
There are a lot of open-ended things that still need consideration, such as spending twice as much on the CPU for hyperthreading or not (for CAD), but you won't be able to get most of this stuff in AND get a decent mouse, keyboard, and monitor in as well for $1800. Honestly, at this point the 970 has been outdone by the R9 390 if you decide to go that route, but the 980 Ti is great for 1080p 144Hz or higher, probably a little overkill for most games. Cut down the SSD from 500GB to 256GB, still plenty to hold your OS and a few games. The Corsair K70 is a really good keyboard, but there are cheaper options that are just as good with MX Red's, but I'll leave that up to you. Same goes for the mouse and monitor, those are mostly personal preference, so do some research on your own for those. As for the sound card, they are becoming increasingly pointless due to the onboard sound system (In this case, ALC887) working just fine for most headphones as well as external DAC's doing a generally better job for "audiophiles", but it mostly depends on how good your headphones are as well.
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I can't remember how popular they were exactly, but MechWarrior 4 and MW4: Mercenaries were both really fun games around release, still are today even without much multiplayer. I was pretty disappointed with MechWarrior Online, and I've actually reverted back to playing the older games more often.
Then it would be underappreciated, not underrated. :P
Underrated means the reviews were worse than it deserved.
I second this!
Gonna be getting a Shine 5 for my build as well, whenever the browns come back in stock.
Very nice Black and White build man!
Some name ideas:
Salt & Pepper,
Also, how does one make a list in these?
I got the refurbished version of the H440 Black and Green which I'm planning on using in my next build for $100, quite a good deal for one of the harder colors to find the H440 in. It's practically brand new from what I can tell, the only thing beat up at all was the box it came in and some broken hard packing foam. If it's a good deal, go for it, but ymmv.