Very clean! I came across your build when I was searching for the Yamaha's HS5 and was wondering how the sound was? I currently have the Klipsch r-15PM with a sub and love the sound, but I'm trying to find some good white speakers to go with my white build.
Also do you know much about the Yamaha NX-N500 as computer speakers? There's not much on google.
When you say extension, does that mean it needs to attach to the original then to the motherboard/gpu?
You make this community awesome. I really appreciate the time you took to check. I can now buy with peace of mind. Thank you
Awesome build man. I was planning on building in an S340 elite, but this case looks like it offers better airflow. I'm never delidded and pretty new to overclocking which leads me to the following question...how often do you have to delid and reapply the liquid metal? I've somewhere on google that it can dry up and needs reapplication. Have you delidded in the past? Do you have a link to a good video on what kind of liquid metal to use and what delidding tools to buy?
Which ram did you got with? Just want to make sure I don't have clearance issues.
Sweet thanks for the reply. Now I just have to find ram that would fit. Yours are about 42.6mm in height and hopefully the g.skill ripjaws V (42 mm) will work.
Nice color theme. I'm planning to build in the exact same case and use the same CPU cooler, but spec sheets are saying it won't fit. Is it hard to close the case and is the cpu cooler touching the glass window?
Awesome build and I'm also looking to build in the same case with the same cooler. Was there much clearance after trying to close the case?
Thank you for the quick reply and detailed information. This will definitely help me if I decide to water-cool. Again....awesome build brotha
What sources did you use before you started water cooling? I want to build a water cooled PC, but I'm a little hesitant because I'm new to it. I'm worried about leaks and the struggles and hassles of future upgrades.
Thano you for the comment!
Sorry for the late reply and yes you are correct
Awesome build man. Can audio engines plug straight into the PC or do you need a receiver of some sort. How do you like the audio engines 2?
haha...yeah I got around $250 cash back from my Costco rewards and I sold my GTX 660 for $100 bucks. I got the GTX 980 for $425 on craigslist. :)
lol...working on it. More zip ties are on the way from Amazon.
If you read my full write up (I know its a little long). I was planning to get another GTX 980 for a SLI setup and M.2 Support. When purchasing power supplies it's better to have more for future upgrades/builds than the exact amount. Plus, it was a deal I couldn't pass up.
Thanks for the comment! For these I used a Samsung NX500. It has a APS-C sensor. Any camera with APS-C can produce similar results.
Merry Christmas sir. You just saved me some money and reassured me that my single GTX 980 should be sufficient for my current needs. Have a Happy New Year!
Okay, that makes a lot more sense. I appreciate the education.
I really didn't plan to SLI, but I was researching on GPU requirements for a 21:9 ultra wide monitor at 100hz (Acer 34" Predator) and there was a lot of back and forth on single 980 ti and 980 sli, but I wasn't sure how informed the posters were as they didn't provide any real evidence. Personally, I rather just stick with a single 980 because the games I play aren't really too demanding. I try to control the power hungry side (the dark side) and I've been good so far. :)
Thank you for the detailed information! This is exactly what I needed to know. When I was doing research on my board, there were people stating that if I use the M.2 slot, it will disable SATA 3&5, but I wasn't able find more information on this. Is there a huge difference from having a single card running at x16 versus SLI setup running at x8 x8? Thank you again for all the help.
The boar and case can actually handle a 980 SLI. I haven't completely decided which case to build in the future. Hopefully my addiction doesn't lead me to build again within the next year, because this hobby is expensive. I'm thinking of going with a Black and Yellow build next time around though.
Very good to know. Thank you for the information. So my motherboard comes with one x16, x8, and x4. If I choose to SLI, it would only leave me with the X4. would the PCI-E function properly on that slot? I'm really new to M.2 so please forgive me if that question should be a no brainer.
Good catch. I was messing around with the cables to see if I could further prevent my gtx 980 from sagging. It's only got a slight sag, so I moved the cables back. I'll probably take that pic down since it doesn't reflect how the cables currently are. Thanks!
I'm a bit of a perfectionist so there's still a few things i'm working on like the cable management, but I ran out of zip ties. lol, but thank you for the comment
funny thing is I just purchased those a few days ago, but thought that yours were different because they look really bright! Great build and thanks for sharing!
Oh...one last thing. What kind of lights are you using to light up your case?
I'm actually looking for a fan controller, because I just purchased a MATX motherboard that only supports 5, but I'll have 6-7 fans. I saw in the comments you mentioned this one was crappy...can you recommend one that is good or decent?
I know this is late, but I just came across this beautiful build as I'm also going with a red/black theme myself. I was reading your details and you mentioned photo editing. I've been on the market for a 27" and didn't realize that the Asus PB278Q is good for photo editing. I do photography on the side so I do need something that has 100% SRGB and accurate colors, but I was going to consider getting the Acer XB270HU because I also do gaming for fun (nothing competitive) Have you noticed your photo prints color are accurate with the Asus PB278Q? Are blacks actually black or somewhat of a dark grey?
Thanks in advance.
Sweet. Good to know. And thank you for posting all the details and showing off such a good build. I purchase the case a few months back, but i'm slowly trying to acquire parts. I tend to like red, so I'm probably going to pick up the gigabyte gaming z97 MX. Any downside to that motherboard? lol, i know you mentioned you're trying to get away from red. I have everything in a mid tower case right now, so I just need a new MB and cooler and I think I can start/finish my build.
Do you like the Acer monitor? I've been shopping around for a 27" 1440p IPS and 144hz, but options are limited.
Prestiged Nightcrawler = Win
Nice build...I have similar parts to you with the exception of the video card and cooler. Do you by any chance have problems with the WiFi on the Asus Z87 pro constantly giving you limited access to the internet?
And did you use AI suite 3 for the your overclock?
Thanks for the Input. I had the nikon d3100 but I wanted something more portablr. Lol. Enjoy your computer
Great build man! The pictures are awesome. How did you get the effect where the borders are someone shadowed/blacked out. Sorry I don't know the lingo for photography.
I have an almost identical build I bult during Black Friday and the GTX 660 is plenty of card for more than light gaming (assuming you get into that).
Side question...what are your thoughts on the micro 4/3 Olympus E-p5 (other than lack of viewfinder)
Thanks for the reply, I'm bad at checking my profile and just got around to it now. I ended up building my moms system 3 weeks ago. I actually took some of your ideas and made it fit into my system. Thanks for the input!
Good point...I didn't know people post fake builds in here. I'll get some pictures up as soon as I can.
Hey Mr. Jingles, It's been about a month and a half and my build is running like a champ, at least for the games I play. I did have a problem with the left panel fan. I removed it and put it at the bottom of the case next to the PSU. It attracts dust a lot faster, so make sure you clean your vents at the bottom more frequently. Good luck with the build!
Ahh...I apologize, I'm still new to this sight. Thank you for the info.
Thanks for the info. Did you overclock by any chance or have you ever had any heating issues? I'm planning to take the fan off the left panel and add it to the other side of the heat sync for a push/pull.
Hey, I used the same case as you along with the same cool master heat sync. Do you notice the heat sync touching the left panel fan? And for some reason my left panel fan is some what noisy...is yours the same?
Thanks! Yeah someone else mentioned it earlier and I'm debating to exchange my 660, but for the gaming I do, I'm not sure if I want to go through the hassle of return and exchange with Newegg (It's been a frustrating process already and they missed items when they shipped me stuff).
Yeah...I thought the same, but I figured I might overclock in the future which is why I got an unlocked CPU as well.
It looks very similar to the Rosewill case I have, but I'm not sure how functional it is inside. I'd check out some more reviews before you pull the trigger. For the most part I'm happy with my case, but keep in mind that I haven't worked with many cases so my opinions are limited and based off researched I've completed through google.
Thanks for the feedback. I guess I shouldn't use the camera on my phone as that is the only phone I have, but I was happy with the accomplishment and wanted to share.
Hmmm...I will check the fan when I get home, because it is possible that it isn't on, but if it is on, it's currently running quiet and i only slightly warm to the touch after playing LoL for 2 hours. I can't say I love the PSU because I don't have anything to accurately compare it to. But one grip I had was the cables, they were kind of rigid and stiff which made it hard to wire in some parts of the case I chose. Wish it was more flexible.
Not at the moment, It's a pretty solid case. The HDD bays are somewhat flimsy but they work, the Left panel fan touches my heat sync and is a little noisier than usual and it was a little hard to get the DVD/CD drive into the first bay due to the cabling being kind of bulky for the front panel USB ports. Then again, I've only had it running for less than 12 hours, but I'll update you if into any problems.
I never looked into those cards and wasn't aware, but I'll check it out, because I'm still within return period. It was overwhelming researching all the parts in general and I probably missed a lot of better quality items for similar or better price.
Thanks for the feedback. I was looking into the 760, but I guess I'm just waiting for deals under $250.