-35!!! that is mental. It was about -19 here (Bavaria) one winter and that was horrendous. Nice little build - very tidy.
I would be - but I'm in Munich and think the postage might cost more than me buying one here - but thanks anyway.
I love this case - seriously thinking of slinging my Colossus Mini and replacing it with that. Any problems with it?
The turquoise (of your deck furniture) in the first photograph is inspired. Beautiful build and wonderfully arty photography.
I like those red cables - but how did you justify them?
It's too late!!!
I've ignored the very kind advice (I'm always doing this) and ordered a Seasonic G series 550w '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply. If it turns out to be terrible I've only got myself to blame - but thanks for the advice all the same.
I've got a problem with my case and the G2 - slightly larger than the GS - and not compatible (I think). But the G2 was my first consideration.
My next build will be peach.
What about pink?
Colour scheme is superb - hope it sets a trend as I'm totally fed up of seeing red and black.
When I first saw the case I thought it was a new Bitfenix - but you've taken the top and bottom things off, right? It looks great - I got a Colossus Mini, which is ok, but I wish I'd got a Prodigy now, and done the same as you. Nice build, btw.
Nice build. I'm impressed that your parents requested "a beefy motherboard". My mother wouldn't know a beefy motherboard from a T-bone surfboard (whatever one of those is).
I like your build - the case is very stylish. I'm in Munich, so I see a lot of BeQuiet! components - they make some nice cases too.
Nice build and I love the colour scheme - makes a change from the ubiquitous black and red.
I'm confused. I commented because I agreed with you, in that it comes down to personal preference. But now you seem to be siding with the commenter who said it was "weird" because all GPU's are the same regardless of the manufacturer.
I'm surprised you're agreeing. It's like saying a tin of Heinz Beans is exactly the same as bargain value brand - it's just not true.
Are you seriously saying all GPUs are the same, regardless of the company that makes them?
Like it. Very nice build with quality components.
That M.2 SSD seems a very good price - Amazon UK prices it £30 dearer.
Lovely build - nice components. I'd like a more detailed write-up though.
I don't normally comment on the pimped-up to the hilt PCs, but this is exceptional - and also beautiful. You've put in a hell of a lot of effort and created something wondrous. Seriously, well done.
This is a really nice build - great photos and write-up too. I'm pleased to tell you, you've passed with flying colours.
Thanks very much - I'll check those out.
btw - I've just checked out some of the bad reviews on Amazon re. CX500M - where 87 people have given it a really good kicking (1 star). If I'd read those first, I definitely wouldn't be making a purchase!!!
No, but my wife will probably insist it counts as a Christmas present.
"The power supply is the most overlooked, yet the most important part of a PC"
Yes, this is an excellent point - and I'm guilty of cheaping out myself in this regard. Just out of interest, what is your recommended PSU for an i5 4460 / GTX 960 combo?
Fair enough ;) but is the Corsair CX500M really such a bad PSU? Sure there are better ones on the market, but there must reach a point where the PSU is too OTT for the system?
But please don't misunderstand my point - I'm not saying this is a good product or a bad product - I'm saying there is a lot of evidence to suggest it's not as terrible as some people want to make out - and I could easily make a purchase based on the reviews (both professional and "dumb") that I've read.
True - but if you read this professional review, where the product was tested (the first one I found on Google) you might have a similar opinion to the "dumb" people on Amazon:-
"“It is easy to see why Corsair’s CX series has become so popular. At an affordable price you get a well build power supply, backed by a 3 year warranty and capable of delivery clean stable power suitable for any demanding single GPU gaming system. The Corsair CX500M is an ideal choice for any system builder creating a mid range system and the semi-modular design with black cables is a luxury you don’t normally find on such affordable units. The Corsair CX500M comes highly recommended for eTeknix as a great high quality power supply if you’re on a tight budget. ”
I'd generally agree with that - but when you get a significant (over a 1000?) amount of satisfied customers then, for me, it carries at least as much weight as a poor review from one professional. That said, if it's a professional who I respect, due to previous reviews, I would probably be influenced by their opinion.
I know some people can get quite passionate about PSUs (and I understand this - particularly if they've had a bad, personal experience). However, the PSU in your system gets over 1100 five star reviews on Amazon (UK) and that, to me, means a lot (satisfied customers) and, I think, is better than you think. I wouldn't be in any hurry to change it.
Nice build and nice write up. I wish more "builders" would provide a bit more detail, like you have.
Entry level stairs.
"It's easier than you think, with just the right amount of strategy and stress to make it fun"
I think this is a great sentence and describes the building of a PC, in this day and age, perfectly. I've heard it described as akin to Lego building - albeit with very expensive pieces of Lego.
Very nice build.
Yeah - I agree that it's not essential, and if you're happy with your system then, like you say, you can wait.
Very nice indeed - not that dissimilar to the build I've just done, although you've put in a better PSU (which I will do soon). I also put in a cheapish, small SSD for the OS - which seems to work very well.
I've been told it's capable of playing most games at 1080p on high settings - but, I'm not a gamer, so can't tell you much more than that.
Very nice of you to say so.
I'm a bit busy tonight - I'll try and do all your recommended changes over the weekend.
Yeah, a bit weird, I suppose, but you soon get used to it.
Thanks - yeah, I might regret "cheaping out" on a few things but time will tell.
FAN - TASTIC!!!
(I can't believe nobody else has said it)
I have this case too, and I'm guessing if you can't get the LEDs going then you've got a faulty case (because you wouldn't have forgotten to connect it to the PSU, would you?).
Not sure whether to congratulate you on your cable management (it's beautiful, btw) or suggest you seek immediate help for your OCD ;-)