Here is a link to a youtube video by Jayztwocents. It is about common misconceptions of water cooling and he talks about this exact topic. Basically, it doesn't matter (like archlinuxos already mentioned). The link skips to the part of the video where Jay talks about this.
BTW: Cool build ivannooz!
Cool build! How easy was the case to build in? I have been curious about that case for awhile. Also, good taste in older games.
Looks good to me! Some people may say to do some cable management, but I wouldn't worry too much about it unless you really want the inside to look organized. You will see no difference in performance or temperatures by routing the cables behind the motherboard. I also think you did a good job picking the parts for a balanced system.
Anyways, GO PLAY GAMES!!!!
P.S. Don't forget to do your school work. It's probably a little more important than gaming ; )
Congrats on the first gaming PC! It should serve you well until you get the itch to upgrade it :)
Also, I like the Heavy Rain desktop wallpaper!
Very cool build. How was building in that case? I've been looking at the Enthoo Evolv line of cases a bit and am interested.
I have to agree with you, orairwolf. Pretty cable management is nice, but how it looks doesn't really matter if the performance of the PC is unaffected.
The cable management may not be immaculate, but your desk work space is very clean. As far as I'm concerned, that's more important considering you see and use that work space a lot more than the inside of the computer.
+1 and have fun with it! Maybe do a little work on the side if you have to ;)
No problem. Have a good day/night where ever you are!
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It's a lot of fun. I just built one this past summer and it's still going strong. There have been a couple issues, but overall, I'd do it again.
+1 for engineering!
Also, this looks like a nice build that'll last quite awhile, and good luck with the GPU search. Picking my card took a long time because of all the options.
I like your willingness to cut a bit of your case off. Lots of people probably wouldn't.
Anyways, great job and have fun with it!
This looks amazing. Really good job here with the tubing and attention to details.
Have fun with this rig!
This is really nice build. Love the theme and love the quality of work.
I agree. It would be very nice to have a friend list or a search feature like you mentioned at the least.
That looks like a good use of spare parts to me. +1
This is a really cool build. I've always liked these small, powerful builds.
I'm thinking all of your prices are off by a decimal place,and you should probably post some pics of the inside. Anyways, I like the part choices and think it should serve you well for the years to come.
That's exactly what I thought earlier this summer. I was also on a laptop and didn't want to wait for price drops or new stuff. Ended up with a r9 280x.
Enjoy the new rig!
Those would be good choices now, but if you can wait ( I know it's difficult) until quarter 1 of next year to buy a graphics card, AMD's next generation of GPUs should be out. They are supposed to be as good or better than the Nvidia GTX 900 series
Looking forward to more pics. It's looking nice so far.
Here is a test of crossfire R9 260x.
It is a pretty good set up if the game scales well with crossfire, but it definitely does not beat an R9 290x.
This is a really cool build. +1 for the Mass Effect theme!
If (when!) you get a custom loop in there, be sure to update this. It will turn a great build into an amazing build!
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I've never used this program, but EVGA is very well known when it comes to good customer service.
That should be fun to set up and see running because that is a lot of graphics power. What kind of monitors if you don't mind me asking?
Good job making this build look clean and awesome!
I've never seen a set up with the 295x2 in crossfire with a 290x before. I'm assuming it is running stable and all the gpu's are recognized?
Anyway, this is a cool set up!
I like this one a lot. Cable management in that case with those parts would definitely not be the easy
The picture has a Corsair RM850 psu in it, so I'm going to assume that the listed psu is a mistake.
I like them a lot. I have tried several headphones in this price range and these seemed to be the best overall to me. If you do end up getting some, get the updated version. They have the same drivers in them, but there is a detachable cable.
Thanks. I have gotten it off the carpet since the pictures were taken. Also, I opened up the case to make sure there wasn't too much dust in there, and it turns out the dust filters did a good job. They just needed a good cleaning.
I agree. These are some of the better headphones I have tried in the price range. Audio Technica just updated them as well. The model is ATH M50x. The new version has a detachable cable and comes with 3 different styles of cable to fit your needs.
Good looking build! I'm thinking of doing something kind of like this in the summer when I get some more money together to blow on a good pc.
Also, Love your choice of headphones. Best set for the money I have ever tried.