Cats do not abide by the laws of nature.
Here's to another 11 years!
You might have compromised, but you still got a damn good rig and for a fair price. I went with the Pentium G4560 for my first build too (I upgraded to the Kaby Lake i5-7600k after a few months of saving and watching.) It's a great processor!
-1 needs more thermal paste lol jk
I'm apprehensive towards AMD, but not against them. The Ryzen series seems good, but I have zero personal experience. I'm personally going to upgrade to the i3 Coffee Lake when I finally do. Ultimately, it comes down to what you need. If you're going to be doing things that are core intensive, go with a Ryzen. If you're a pretty typical user (gaming, several applications at a time, web browsing) go with Intel.
That's the consensus I've seen as well. I've tried it other ways and the two GPU fans feeding and the CPU fan exhausting works best.
Lol You made my point. I rest my case.
The AMD fan boys are out in force today, I see.
Go with the latest platform, if you can. You'll have to get a new Mobo, but it is what it is. The price on those i3's are niiice!
I second this. AMD is more geared to workstations. The Coffee Lake i5 will offer more than any user, even a heavy one, can take advantage of. Also, the higher core clock speeds and single threaded performance will be sick for gaming.
Obviously, as the new Coffee Lakes aren't out yet, this is all speculation, but what we have had "leaked" to us is this:
Price Points https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254521-rumor-prices-leak-intels-coffee-lake
Wait for December and get the new Coffee Lake. They're gonna be amazing.
This. Find a faster medium and I'll change my tune.
Wait for it. The line up is going to be stellar and so are the prices. You can pull the trigger now, but with the release literally a few months out, why get something lesser? The 6 core i5 and the HT i3 are gonna be amazing.
"Is this real life?" - Kid after dentist appointment
I love the cable management and the scythe was an awesome choice. I'm a little concerned about the lack of fans in the GPU chamber. Is it staying cool enough?
Is that your pink oven? Looks dope +1
Definitely. I play at 1440 with low everything, but high textures and high view distance.
Project Oreo, huh? You have my attention...
THANK YOU! When the new Coffee Lake arrives that things gonna be swapped for something bigger and better anyway!
Nice build. Good call on the CPU/GPU combo. When December gets here maybe you can get one of those new, swanky i3's!
From what I've heard, and this other thread, the i3-8350K, and i3-8100 will work on the 200 series. Everything else will be on the new platform. I think we're safe for now. We can grab that new i3-8350k and OC it.
Thanks, I appreciate it. I tried to get the SHURIKEN! That was the first low profile cooler I stumbled on, but, like you said, they're hard to get your hands on. I found the Cryorg after I ordered and installed the Noctua. I would have preferred the color scheme better, but the Noctua fans are so damned quiet and well built. I'll suffer their weird brown schemes haha
Haha okay, okay. That's a good enough reason.
What're you Italian? Take the plastic off the glass!
Good news, it's the same design. The extra GPU you're seeing is actually just the regular GPU section. I removed it and put it in the top section just so everyone could see the two fans below. I did have to remove the dust filter to get the additional fan over the CPU section. I used the alternative mounts that Noctua sends with the fan (http://noctua.at/en/products/accessories/na-sav3). There are also these (http://noctua.at/en/products/accessories/na-sav4) that you can order and have a cleaner look. The mounts can be seen in picture 12.
It sure Is! And no, I haven't modified it at all. Is a photo misleading or is there a question I can answer to help clear that up?
Never mind, I see them in one of the pictures. Is it only one that gets hot, or both?
Which chamber do you have the HD's in? I know from my experience that the GPU chamber gets significantly warmer than the CPU chamber. If they're in the former, you could try moving them to the other one. Also, if that all the fans you have?
If you'll reference picture 12/13 you'll see these little parts (http://noctua.at/en/products/accessories) that came with the fan.
Thank you and no. It's s a LL Cool J reference lol. Not sure about 5fdp. Did they cover it?
I meant to mention that in my review. There is just something about Noctua's packaging that says, "We care about our product, so you can too." Ans you're right. It's super quiet and does an awesome job.
That Coolermaster you used in your build is reminiscent of the Node 304 (http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-304-black) that I was going to use originally. I may still use it in a future build. I feel like Fractal Design has very similar care put into their products too.
Haha thanks. I'm probably as proud of that name as I am of the build.
Dude... your build @_@
That case looks awesome! An so solid! I've never heard of that manufacturer, but I'm really impressed. I'm gonna have to check out their stuff now.
<Gulp> That price...
Yea, I'd love to check it out.
I want to be a fan so bad, for competitions sake. It's going to be interesting to see the Ryzen 1950X Threadripper.
Haha what's keeping you from pulling the trigger?! Were you going to use any of the parts that I used?
And yes, it was a blast. It actually caused me to choose a major for school lol
Well, I have it in the Node 202. Recently it got up to 75* C. That seems a bit warm for it to be running at while gaming. It only has a single fan and it doesn't seem to be providing the cooling that it should.
First of all, thanks to everyone who contributed. I was finally able to get it up and running. Whoever suggested that it was the <Krrrtzzzzp> plugged into the <ptttssszzzzttpk> was right <crrrrrrrrrrrrrr>... >Transmission Lost...
Jk, it was the front panel. I did my best to set it on the pins as illustrated, but the manual was lack luster to say the least. So, yea, the 4 pin wire from the front panel was reversed. As soon as I swapped them around it booted right up. The BIOS were really smooth and user friendly. It's really a great little mo/bo. My only two critiques would be for ASROCK to make the images a little more clear and to add a second case fan header.
As for the Node 202, here's what I ran into (I've updated my album http://imgur.com/a/tUkSA to include some reference photos for the following also), the case fan is too close to the dust filter. When you have it set to exhaust into the case (pull air in) it sucks the dust filter right up against it and makes terrible buzzing. My fix was to cut up a "Walk for the Cure" bracelet and jerry rigged some risers to make some space between the dust filter and the fan blades.
My suggestion to Fractal Design is to add some cross-members right down the center of each fan section instead of having the one that simply divides them into two. That or include some risers that can be used in this case.
Again, thanks to you all. I really appreciate it.
There's literally nothing on the screen. I honestly think I got a bad mo/bo. I can't see anything that's out of place or not plugged in. I'm going to test any of the parts that I'm able to on my current pc, but that's about as far as I can go.
I've also looked at a few builds on the site that use the Node 202 case and my mo/bo and everything looks like it's where it should be.
It is connected and the LED is lit up. I double checked the PSU and it's definitely on. All cables are accounted for on the mo/bo except for some PCI-E that would normally power a GPU (the 1050 ti doesn't require addtional power.)
So, I reassembled everything. Verified, according to all the manuals that came with it, that the PSU is connected properly, the RAM is firmly seated and all the other little bits are in their respective locales. What about the booting itself? s there anything I need to do in terms of BIOS or drivers etc?
No, the LED will light up when I plug it in, but it doesn't seem like it's trying to do anything. I'm pulling it apart right and reassembling.
I believe it is. It's plugged into ATXPWR1 per the installation manual.
That's not what my post is about....
Silly question, but did you put risers in before the mobo?