Ok, sweet, I can just get it from my parents as a late birthday present lol
Well apevia is known to make dirt cheap products, I'm not surprised their website reflects that.
If you haven't figured it out already, atx is the biggest, and itx is the smallest. Itx boards will only have one pcie slot, just enough for one graphics card. So if you want more expandability, the larger sizes would be better suited. Matx is the best balance between size and connectivity, but since atx is very large, building should be easier. Feel free to ask for any clarification :)
If you went with a really clean motherboard like the rog ones, and got a nice graphics card like one of the rgb evga or strixes, you could color match just those leds to the hyper beast design and leave the rest black, I think it would look sick. If you wanted, you could also get maybe a simple single color led strip to keep really dim and just lightly highlight your internals.
we both have PCs in the same case used to play the same games. Coincidence? I think not.
lol yeah that's what I found (permafrost would have been a much better name tho)
if you remember what you bought them for you can edit your build and out those prices in, otherwise you can just remove the custom part price and have PCPP display the current pricing.
You should probably change the part list so that the build doesn't come out to $315... I'm pretty sure you didn't get 80% of your parts for free.
what does the name mean, seeing as you picked something complicated enough to specify the pronunciation of?
Next step: get another one and put a board across both
instant desk lol
yeah my friend was asking for a sample markup for a desktop since I'm much more experienced in PC hardware than he is, and he refused anything that didn't have an i7 in it. Not even kidding, he was more inclined to a 3770k than a ryzen 7.
not the form factor I was looking for but thanks anyway, I've decided that making my own would produce the best results.
seriously considering an m1 because of the cooling capability they offer
If only I got client builds
People down in Austin aren't very pc enthusiastic I've found
yeah I have a job too and I've been saving so I'm gonna be selling some of my old parts to upgrade to a 1080 and 7700k soon (funnily enough I have the same case)
I have an old pre-built that's worth about a thousand as well, but I'm gonna save that money in hopes for being able to get a mini itx pc for college.
If you run it in the second slot one of the sata ports will be disabled and the m.2 will run at full speed. That is only a concern for people running multiple m.2 drives. (sorry for the late reply got caught up with work and forgot about the forum)
Sorry for the late reply, but all I'm saying is go with your second plan (what you have listed in the last section of your post) but remove the moles fans because they're unnecessary.
thanks, I used to have that enabled. Weird.
No problem, hoping your wife approves
When I click on the part list it doesn't include the rebate. What is that for?
Ah well looks like I was beaten to the punch. Oh well, I was building along the same line anyway (got stuck on the case) I suggest you get yourself a semi modular power supply for a bit more, it'll make your life so much easier. Also if you can I would definitely recommend a better case (the s340 is about $65) the higher quality design will make building and troubleshooting a little easier.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Not sure where he got the rebate from but with $40 off this would be $730
I'll whip one up for you in a few minutes :)
I honestly don't think you need 4 fans for that build anyway. It doesn't generate much heat, and there's no need for that much airflow. Just swap out your case fans and chain the two new ones on a 4 pin splitter. (If your old fans use molex they probably make a ton of noise anyway)
a right angle connector
You could always use a pcie card to get another header, but that may not be possible depending on your form factor and setup.
I suggest that you just get an external graphics card and put the savings into a better mouse and an ssd. I have the HD60 pro, and there is still enough latency to make playing a console through your pc not so bueno.
First off, building it will be no problem. I built my first pc a year ago and although there will inevitably be a few unforeseen hiccups, but it's nothing you can't conquer on your own as a noob.
So let's get started on the build:
Part choices are very well thought out, though I recommend a 240mm rad for the 7700k, especially if you'll be doing any overclocking. They seem to run very hot. The 1080 will be able to crush games at 1440p max settings at rock solid 60 fps guaranteed, but if you want to up the frame rate to 144hz or 165hz you may need to slightly lower some settings to ensure that you don't get any fps drops. Also I suggest you get some fans (if you don't care about fans having LEDs then I suggest some Be Quiet! ones), the ones that come with the corsair aios are quite noisy (afaik from personal experience). Ram speed doesn't matter at all, but you can go about overclocking it through the bios. I'm not familiar with ASUS bios, but usually holding the delete key while booting will bring it up, whereupon you can find menus to tweak your cpu and ram speeds. You'll need to access the bios anyway when installing the operating system, so just familiarize yourself with the access key then. Also, I see you have an unlocked processor: don't overclock until you have installed your operating system (I assume windows) and have some method of monitoring temperature. there are many in depth overclocking tutorials online, but I'll just let you know you shouldn't jump the gun when you're first booting.
I hope you enjoy working on your pc! I'm sure you'll find it to be a great experience.
EDIT: noticed you have a Samsung SSD and a WD hard drive: they are generally overpriced and you can get more storage for cheaper with seagate and a bigger storage (or M.2) ssd from crucial or the like. Or you can stick with Samsung for the aesthetics, I know some people like to flaunt ssds. Also, you could save some money on the motherboard and storage and push it into a 1080 ti, or just stick with what you have. Up to you, depending on what frame rate you want to hit it may not even make a difference.
Of course, I just got confused when I saw the picture focusing on the gigabyte logo.
Isn't there no side panel on the 400Q? I mean I love a flat black look but there doesn't seem to be a reason to use the leds on the card.
a 14 year old and you got a kaby lake i7 and 1080 for a first build? tears
I just got caught up with finals and didn't check pcpp in a while. (I was thinking of the less on keyboards when I said razer was more vibrant) tazer designed theirs for an under glow style, and although you need some know how, you can get the "zone lighting" that corsair has (though really I don't think 15 zones is even noticable to have different colors) and chroma apps is a feature unique to razer that I have to give major props for, I use it with Overwatch and its a very well done integration. Also with the length of most standard mouse cables, the USB at the top of the Polaris would probably be more of an annoyance than a useful feature. I guess in the end they even themselves out, but to be fair the Polaris is newer and they just fixed the mistakes of predecessors.
(got busy with finals and abandoned pcpp for a while) this would have just blown over though if you hadn't been provoked to reply. If anything, the guy replying just stayed that he was an LGBT supporter.
don't get why this is downvoted, it's just fact.
I've gotten really into super sff builds recently, this is adding fuel to the flames. Thank you good sir! 1+
it's cutting it really close if you run things at stock speeds, overclocking is pushing it to its limits
the motherboard is rgb, look at the top left next to the ram sticks there is a small led strip that changes colors across the pictures
"A man's gotta have rules"
this. this reply is the current state of the internet. Why do people get defensive over little things? The OP said something on a touchy subject, the guy that replied kept the mood light, and you came in with your "did you just assume" attitude. I'm not trying to hate on you personally, but just read the comment for face value man.
The leds on the firefly are more vibrant and there are a few more quality of life benefits to going with Razer. Also most of Corsair's software is ****.
Why not? People have their reasons for staying Intel (Although I must give serious props to AMD, my next workstation will most likely feature a Ryzen chip)
So this is the epitome of the 2017 PC market throwing up into an InWin Infinity lmao
Absolutely love it, 1+ from me.
there's literally zero advantage to using a 6700k over a 7700 besides temps, but in a custom loop that can handle the head even that is irrelevant.
I think Jayztwocents did a video on how radiator position in a loop doesn't make a difference in CPU temps (meaning putting a rad between the gpu and cpu wouldn't lower cpu temps) because science and stuff. 7700ks just run hot I guess, tough luck. (I'll link the vid when I find it)
nah the case was a very specific choice just for it's unique form factor and dual chamber design (to compensate for my laziness in cable management)
I bought some parts before Kaby lake, but yeah I'm gonna upgrade soon
yeah no complaints against the CPU choice, I was just thinking that not taking advantage of Freesync would be a waste.
that seems sketchy lol
Alright, if you don't need any more storage then I guess you can stick with that. I can only store Forza horizon 3, Black ops 3, and Overwatch (even though I own more games) with 275 gb, so I would suggest a 1TB drive if you're into triple A titles.