Thanks alot, man. It's seen some upgrades since then, but it's not much different.
Thank you, sir. The desk is a 59in. Linnmon top, and pair of Alex drawer units from Ikea.
Thank you very much for the positive response. It's exciting to see what you guys think of all the work. I appreciate the comment and the +1.
Thank you very much for your kindness. It really does feel great to see positive reactions from great people. The GPU mod was definitely a learning experience. Although scary as hell, I'm glad that it played out and I was able to learn something from it.
The positive feedback really has made me feel great about sharing my build.
Yes! Mission accomplished. I've been using that as a ringtone forever. Thank you.
Wow! I really appreciate the kind words. This site is awesome for inspiration and ideas. Very cool that someone could see that in my setup. Thank you so much.
With the OC...? 27fps... easy.
It was super easy to replace the fan. As long as you get the correct size, the clips can pop right into the mounting holes in each corner of the fan.
I had another brand of the same keyboard. The buttons to change colors were FN + HM and 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Or FN + INS. Hope that helps.
I replaced that fan today, and saw a couple degrees drop in CPU load temps. Thanks again.
I look forward to seeing that build. I appreciate your feedback. Even though I can't take advantage of Freesync, I am very happy with the monitor. I have zero issues with screen tearing at 144Hz, and have never wished for a different monitor due to performance. It was an expensive lesson to learn, but those lessons are always the ones that stick.
You think so? I had done a little bit of research, but couldn't really figure out what the major difference was between the SP fan and the regular one. What kind of difference do you think it would make with the cooler?
EDIT - After reading your comment, I did a little checking. You are absolutely right! The SP version of the fan would definitely be better suited for moving air through the heatsink. I ordered one online and will make that correction in the build once it arrives. Thank you very much for constructive feedback.
When I built the first version of this PC, I was very much a noob. I had no idea that G-Sync and Freesync existed. Never even took it into consideration when I bought the monitor. When I found out afterwards... well, you can probably imagine how frustrated I was.
Just post some updated pics. A few more flattering snaps, and maybe some setup shots would help if you're looking for more feedback.
It was a funny thing to say. One of those "I can't believe this ******* typed that ****" type of things. It's not that serious.
Nice work. That chair looks pretty sweet. I like the setup. Congrats on your 1st build.
Dude, congrats on the first build. You should be damn proud of finishing your first one. I would probably put aside a couple bucks to upgrade the PSU to something modular with a higher rating. It's the last place where cheap should be the criteria for a selection. Clean up the cables in the case, and upgrade little by little as you deem it necessary to keep enjoying your games.
Nice Setup. Cables in case look good. Time to clean up the cables around the desk. Then everything will look super clean.
Looks great. Play with it for a bit, and you'll start seeing little spots you want to upgrade. You can get a decent cpu cooler for short money (COOLER MASTER 212 EVO).
No issues yet. Everything has been running great with full loads.
The PSU is solid, but I have been getting nervous that I'm approaching the power limit on it. It was original to this build, when it was powering a GTX 970 and i5-6600K. I haven't had any issues yet, but am keeping an eye on it.
The airflow front panel and the top mesh filter are for sale on Corsair's website. It was an extra $15 or so, but made about a 3 degree at idle believe it or not. I feel a lot better having the improved airflow.
Thank you, bro. I had to play those games with the lights on growing up. That dude is like a homicidal Kool-Aid Man.
Whoa! Now that's a pretty looking setup. The pastel color scheme is fresh.
Oh yeah? I have been assuming that I would have to step everything up slowly and watch voltage and performance. I had no idea a one click solution was out there. Definitely gonna check that out. Thank you so much, man.
Thanks! The GPU is excellent. Temperatures are nice and steady, while running Ultra/High at 1440p for everything I've thrown at it so far. I haven't done any OCing yet. This is my first build, and I have no experience with OC. Pretty nervous about trying it on my own. Not sure what to look for in terms of danger to the GPU or Processor. If I ever get the guts to try though, I'll post the results.
I honestly didn't know what to expect cost-wise going into it. I didn't want to say it was "High-End" and get roasted for not having an i7 and at least a 980Ti. I saw your builds. That is some nice work, man.
I didn't really understand the deal with Freesync when I purchased the monitor. I selected it for the specs, and kind of disregarded the whole Freesync thing. I'm extremely happy with the display, regardless. Thank you for your kindness. I appreciate the feedback.
I had a feeling it would fit there. Share the link to your build if you post it. I'd love to see it.
That shield was such a pain. I ended up trimming off some of the tabs to get them out of the way. Aside from that, I had to lower the top of the motherboard into the case at an angle and then pivot the board down to clear the PSU which I had installed first to ground the case. And getting the top motherboard screw into the standoff inside the case was a little tight. All in all though, nothing major that took away from enjoying the build. I'd love to see yours.
I hope so. Keep me posted if you get a chance to try it. Good luck.
Thank You. I haven't had the civic in a few years. I started using this as a login for everything back in High School. The Civic was the first car I dumped a lot of time and money into. I sure do miss it sometimes.
The tray directly beneath the disc drive is supposed to be HDD storage. I didn't check it, because I am not using one. But test fit your HDD in that tray instead.
The SSD is lightning fast. Boot-up time from power off to desktop is a few seconds MAX. Because I primarily use it for gaming, I foresee possibly needing more storage space at some point in the future. Ideally I would just move into a larger single SSD, but it would be more cost effective, and less wasteful to simply add a second one. I can never go back to HDD again.
Thank you very much. :-)
Thank you very much. I was actually just considering that very thing. The case is excellent, and allows for up to five case fans. I can mount one above where the heat-sink is located, one on the side panel that is removed in the photos, and one additional fan in the front of the case. This being my first build ever, I don't have much experience with other cases. But this case has a lot of room and customization options. Windows 10 seems to be much better than previous versions I have used. I have only been using it for a day, but I am impressed how it syncs up with my XBOX ONE profile, and has out of box compatibility with the XBOX ONE controller.
I did. I am running only one SSD for now, and the case allows for mounting of two SSDs to the right of the motherboard. I figured removing the Hard Disk case may improve air circulation.