yup! works perfectly.
This is gorgeous.
Your build /will/ be fine with a Bronze power supply but since it's high end, it's more efficient to use a higher end one. There's nothing inherently bad with using the Bronze one if your power draw is in check. With regards to monitoring health i don't really know.
EVGA G3 or P2 or T3
Thanks! :) The GPU is not quite 2.5 but bigger than 2 slots.
Thanks! I had this kit left over from another build with a R7 2700X and Quadro and couldn't sell it for a reasonable price so decided to keep it and use it in this build. Could've gotten away with CL16 but CL14 is nice. :)
Amazon.ca, although it looks to be out of stock/no longer available now.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check out these monitors when doing my research before buying my new monitor. I'm excited! And thanks for the kind words. :D Additionally, I made some revisions to this build and posted a revision two a few days ago, take a look at it here if you're interested: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/fjsZxr. :)
Search up the name of the motherboard with Wi-Fi in the search and there are hundreds of forum posts on various forums talking about instability (random reboots, BIOS problems, etc) with the Wi-Fi model that I didn't see when researching the non Wi-Fi model. I'm not sure if this would help the situation, but I would probably think these problems are with the Wi-Fi antenna used on the Wi-Fi enabled board. Getting a Wi-Fi dongle or add-in card could allow you to have Wi-Fi without the problems of the on-board Wi-Fi model. I have no recommendations for Wi-Fi add-in cards since I haven't needed one yet so I'm not sure.
The memory is the Trident Z RGB kit. It is CL 14 (14-14-14-34) timings. I'm not sure what you mean by the X version, I haven't seen that before. These are probably the best memory you can get https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/gT38TW/gskill-tridentz-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c14d-16gtzr for 16GB. They're Samsung B-die, CL14, DDR4-3200. I have the 32GB kit of this.
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Yes I did, and the temperatures didn't budge.
I like chickens! They're cute.
Yep, that's the plan! Once I've done some optimizations, I would like to try Looking Glass. I was reading that the 1070 Ti may not be powerful enough to properly run Looking Glass but I'll at least give it a shot.
Portal 2 is such a good game. <3 Every few years I beat Portal 1 and then beat Portal 2 and then do it all over again a few years later. :P If you like role playing games, I love Stardew Valley and I just realized it works on Linux! Had it working in Fedora a few minutes ago.
Happy to! It's a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches. I'm a huge fan of this keyboard and it's stabilizers (they're so nice). My only gripe is the weird size of the Escape key - it prevents me from buying almost any custom key cap kit because the kit won't have an escape key (or a blank) with that size. I'm considering switching to a Pok3r.
Completely fair haha.
I personally dislike AIOs but + to @CJMyers comment. I personally would recommend the Dark Rock Pro 4 or Dark Rock 4 from Be Quiet (I used the DRP4 in my build: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/fjsZxr) or the D15 from Noctua.
With that said, I have no doubts, once I've been able to implement all of the optimizations I want to do, this will be 100% worth it for me so I don't mind the time investment.
Oh, it's glorious.
Oh, it's glorious.
Thanks for the kind words! :D
What kind of games do you play? I know that running native through Linux is an option but I've found it hard to find games that I like that run natively. I'm considering building a Linux-only workstation for when I'm on the go so maybe I can find some games that I like to play.
I'll try running Cinebench through Wine but I was kind of hoping to find some dedicated benchmarking tools that were made for Linux but that may not be a thing yet (at least for good ones I guess).
I'll consider your name suggestion! Seems interesting! 0v0
I watched in a Level1Techs video to expect it to take around 40 hours for the beginner. I have experience with Linux and PC hardware but not combining them in this specialized way. I got it working in three evenings spanning about 5 hours each so roughly in 15 hours. This time frame doesn't include the time I've put in researching and implementing optimizations and I still have a bunch of those. With those, I am nearing 40 hours already and have a lot more to do.
And thanks for the kind words btw!
The monitor is the Dell UltraSharp LED Monitor. It's model number is U2715H, and it's 27 inches diagonal, 1440P resolution, and 60Hz refresh rate. It's pretty good considering I got it for free (my work provided it to me when I started) however I'm planning on replacing it with a higher refresh rate 1440P panel at some point.
The keyboard is a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches. I really like the stabilizers but the layout is a little odd. Because of the large escape key, basically no custom key cap sets will support it. Planning on switching it out with the Vortex Pok3r or doing a custom build at some point as well.
Yeah! I'm very happy with it, although I do have some improvements/adjustments planned that I can't wait to do to make it perfect. :D
This is a re-post from 5/31/2018. I couldn't change my username so I had to create a new account and re-post my build. I wanted to move over some of my responses to comments so that additional information I provided isn't lost.
Question: How is the motherboard?
I'm quite happy with it. This is my first experience with a high end, enthusiast motherboard but the build quality is amazing compared to what I'm used to. I've been comfortable with the VRM temperatures. I did disable the RGB effects on the board and removed the plastic heatsink over the I/O as I mentioned above; personally I wish they made a variant without RGB. A few other things, I did have some troubles updating the BIOS using the BIOS flashback button but then someone informed me that I could do it in the BIOS GUI and it was seamless from there. It's a great motherboard overall in my books.
Question: Did you find the GPU brace helpful?
My build definitely needed a GPU when I was using the GTX 1080 but the one in the pictures and in the build notes is terrible. I wouldn't recommend that bracket. It wasn't strong enough to hold my EVGA 1080 FTW and it kept sliding into the fan. I ended up returning it to Amazon since the sag was almost equally as bad without it. Now I'm using a Founders Edition card which fortunately doesn't sag so I didn't need to buy another brace.
However, if you're in the market for a good brace, I've heard a lot of great things about the Mnpctech's GPU support brackets (https://mnpctech.com/gpu-support-bracket/) but haven't tried them personally yet.
Question: What keyboard is that?
It's a Vortex Race 3 75% mechanical keyboard with MX Brown switches.
Question: Why did you choose a GTX 1080 for workstation purposes? Why not a Quadro?
I was considering the P2000, P4000, and P5000 along with the GeForce options. They were in my budget but I didn't want to invest a lot of money into hardware that would be obsolete in a few months with Volta/Turing coming.
So I bought a 1080 so I could flip it for my ideal GPU situation which is a Quadro or Radeon Pro card for workstation tasks and a GeForce card for gaming.
Question: Since you are doing gaming and workstation tasks, why not Vega? It performs close to a 1080 and has much better value as a workstation card.
I was heavily considering buying a Vega 64 but there were none in stock anywhere I looked in Canada that didn't have ridiculous prices (over $2,000 CAD). I may buy a Vega card once the second generation cards drop but the whole pricing/availability problem may repeat itself.
Question: How do you like the fans?
They're phenomenal. It's honestly amazing to me how quiet they are. As I mentioned in my review for them, my system is completely silent during light usage and only slightly noticeable under heavy load.