I did a 24pin and then the two 6+2 for the GPU. Check out the shop for pricing yourself, but they are great quality and would be awesome with any build. The link is for their custom made page, but they also have premade cables to fit build themes too. Icemodz Customized Store Page
I've been checking on my temps every few days and they are still within the posted ranges that I was getting when I first started recording. Something I'll keep in mind for sure, but as of you my temps are still great and without issue. With winter and cooler temps around the corner, I don't expect anything to get worse. (did pretty well this summer as well!)
My only demand is that you set this little guy on top, Downgraded Wooden Bender
Master Splinter would approve... and so do I. +1
The cooler I knew 100% would fit in the case as the case and cooler are made to go together. On top of that, I liked the programmable LEDs in it. I can choose the color, set it to display certain colors at certain temps, and even have it pulse/change color every few seconds. That's cosmetic, but really it's the only one I'm aware of that does it.
That said, I was also interested in possibly modifying the pump. It IS possible to remove the top of the housing on the cooler, though I haven't done this myself. My thought was to somehow replace the NZXT logo with a custom design that would fit the Star Wars theme. It would take a lot of time for me to do something like that and while it sounds awesome, it's not something I have the time to do myself right now. I may revisit the idea down the road, or with another build, but it was an idea in my head when I was looking at coolers.
The mobo was a splurge for similar reasons. I enjoyed the look of the board and I was confident in the features that came with it. I talked about it with a number of friends, most of them thought that I should go with a cheaper board. Normally that would have been fine but I really did want there to be a theme to this build and the Krait was a tad over done. The Sabertooth boards are pretty nice, and the other few friends spoke highly of it (especially compared to the Krait) so I decided to go for it.
I didn't have to splurge in order to have a working and functional machine, but because I did want it to have a certain look and still function well, I picked them.
I'm not going to try and do the math while sitting here at work trying to figure out why an application keeps locking up on someone, but wouldn't some 1600@CAS9 be better than 2133@CAS11? The prices are probably about the same, and I don't think it's enough difference for him to notice really, but as you said it's a hobby of yours and I imagine you might have some light to shine on this.
Past that, nice work.
I think you start to get more into neon colors when you get your own liquid cooling going and can get a few neon colors going that way. Sadly, there STILL isn't a lot of variety to motherboard colors, and that helps dictate that 75% of builds be black and red.
crunches loudly and speaks with a Homer Simpson voice
MMMMMM, Memory Chips....
I know, I was kidding... but empty slots provide no memory =p
Not big on red, simply because it's in 85% of the builds... but this is clean and well done. Love the H440 too. If you're hiding your SSD in the drive bays, you should paint the ssd tray screws white too.
You heard the man, slap more RAM in there, NAO!
Throw in a raised eyebrow and it's a deal.
laughs as jipster throws up a little in his mouth from the wording
For the money it's not bad, especially for what sounds like a first time build with guidance.
Never stolen, just echoed before the storm...
Yeah that 120 will go quickly. Looks great, but I would suggest another SSD down the road... that steam library gets pretty big pretty quick!
Nice work on the build too!
Throwing jipster a bone to work with:
"Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is..."
"So this is what Bumblebee must look like on the inside!"
Looks great, very clean. I'm not usually a fan of the vertical monitor, but having two on the outside is actually pretty nice.
I have to agree with Snow... I don't know that I would call it future proof as much as I would say over kill. In 5 years I don't think LoL will need two 980s and one is plenty. If you plan to do more with the build, then I'm sure we'd love to heat about it. Any additional information would be great since you spent so much on it.
What about your case? Why did you choose it? I have to say it's one of my least favorites, but it has some uses I hear (never any description, just, it's big and useful).
Don't forget the LEDs and vinyl flames to help it go faster
I couldn't be happier, and a few other places I looked for custom cables had a month wait or longer. Again, I received noticed about 2 days after my order was placed that the cables were being shipped.
This was something I had overlooked at first glance but my sysadmin asked as well. The radiator is at the bottom, and we can only imagine it's blowing the air out. Does it move enough that the hot air isn't just rising right back in if that's the case? If that isn't the case and it's sucking cool air in, does it get enough air flow being at the bottom of the case and wouldn't the warm exhaust from the radiator then just blow up into the case as well?
Again, I think it looks great, but the question is now stuck in my head, what's the radiator doing down there? I never cared for the idea of a front mounted radiator simply because the hot air is still in the case, but I do understand pulling cool air in over it before it enters the case may cool more than taking case air and blowing that over a radiator and expecting it to cool too.
I've thought about that, but the hard part would be coming up with a design I really liked. I've thought about trying to add some 3d something to the outside of the case, but I like the clean look of the flat surface too much. That said, I may still try to pain it in time to give it a slightly worn out look, like armor that's seen a few battles. But I don't think that's a project for this year =p
It was a crazy idea but his bobble head pushed down to his shoulders and ta-da, he fit! I'm glad his helmet is fairly flat as well so it works even better.
For my build, I used cable extensions. Same concept as an extension cord, you plug one end in with the end of your power cable, and the other to part. The PSU that I have is modular, so I could use a replacement full size cable that was redone, it would have just cost me more than I really needed to spend. That make sense? More than happy to help when I can =)
Have to agree (though half the pictures aren't showing up for me).
Looking right off the site (I'm at work and don't have the receipt in front of me) the 24 pin was about $29usd and the two 6+2 were $15 each.
Compared to wanting to do them on my own:
Cables- Assume you already have prebuilt cables...
Paracord- $6-$10 depending on color and length
Extractors- $20-$30 depending on where you get your tools (as long as you get the right ones)
Heatshrink- $15-$30 (and assuming you use a lighter or have a heat gun already)
Already the materials I need to buy is more than the custom cables, but the kicker is the time needed. It would take me hours to make them myself, but I was okay waiting for them to be shipped to me rather than spend my nights after work slowly trying to extract the wires and run paracord over the jagged ends.
There are plenty of tools and guides for sleeving your own cables, but it really is a LOT of time, effort and money. In the end I gave up for this built and ordered some custom cables from IceModz.eu. Free worldwide shipping and from the date that I put my order in, I had them within two weeks (made and shipped in that time is amazing!). There are prices posted on the site and there are some prebuilt cables as well as you can personalize your own request. They are INCREDIBLY well made, and honestly better than I would have done. I wanted the thrill of doing it myself, but this was best in the end.
The USB 3.1 is more of a frill. You would have to have a device that is 3.1 to get those sort of speeds otherwise it'll go as fast as the slowest part ie. a 2.0 stick will only read/write at that speed even if it's in a 3.1 slot, and a 3.1 stick will only read/write at the speed of a 2.0 that it's plugged in to. I can't say there is a huge demand for something like this, but it was a gift so I wasn't about to turn it down, or leave it out!
I have the backplate here, but when I had my case open a few days ago, I didn't want to take the extra time to pull the card out and work on it, seems like it's an annoying way to spend 40 minutes fighting with small nuts and screws, and I just wasn't feeling it the other day. I was, however, debating if I wanted to keep the card black, or paint it... and if I paint it, solid white or somehow keep with the theme and add some blue in there as well.
I was happy with it when I first had it running, but the cables really just made it. I honestly couldn't be happier. I thought about full cables but the price difference between the extensions and full length would have been about 50$ I think, or more. The money saved will go towards some much needed pizza, I can guarantee you that!
Hey, get a friend to throw an upvote in then ;-)
Thanks! I kind of wished the fan LEDs provided a little more light... but at the same time I'm glad the blue ones aren't super overpowering.
I emailed POP! to ask them about sizes and if they knew about heat limits or anything like would it start to lose shape if left on the dash of my car in 100*F heat. Sadly I've never heard back from them and it's been about a month now, so I guess they won't be much help. This one was a bobble head and with his head compressed to his shoulders, he fits perfectly under there, supporting the card without having to lift it up to fit him under there.
I had thought about the black RAM as well but thought that it would be too much black on the board and pull away from everything else.
Yeah the i7 was I think $20 more at the time and the 980 would have been another $200.
Black and white is always amazing, great job. I'd love to see some other boards offer black and white though, Krait is starting to get dull to look at =/
When the lights are out, and all you see is green... does it give you the feeling you have night vision?
Curious too, but in that same part he mentioned "sweet spot for gaming" so, maybe gaming... under the "why not?" clause.
They're getting cheaper every month. Samsung 500 Gb are down to about 170$ now. still pricey compared to HDDs, but the fact that it takes me 12 seconds to reboot back in to what programs I already had open... it's fantastic to say the least!
I did that for 3 summers, and started my first time at the age of 12. Season lasted about 2.5 weeks, roughly 6 hours a day and made $6.69 an hour my first year (+.30 each year after roughly). It wasn't much but it bought me Starcraft and a few other things back in the day.
Orange does stand out and is different, that's for sure. Congrats on the build! Any thoughts to adding a solid state at any point? Just based off your list that, that would be the next thing to give your build a noticeable boost. You know, for down the road a little or something =p
Well done sir, well done.
Nice build, black and white is about as clean as you can get. Any chance for a shot of the insides?
Corn Detasseling isn't easy but under 16 years of age, its a decent way to make ~$500 in 2 weeks over the summer. Man, if only computers were that big a deal when I was younger...
Hey, everything sags in time, right? If only there was a way to prop up the cards without restricting the airflow or the fans... hum... ;-)
It does look great, but that sag... man it makes me cry.
Probably has to do with the lack of bending in the tubes to the radiator.
All of a sudden I picture you as Dr. Krieger, the way you talk about your van... and the creepy feeling I get from it...
100$ a card... I'm calling in sick and I'll be there in 2 hours!
I already get calls well after I'm gone for the day ~_~ If I wasn't trying to save my PTO, I'm sure I could take time off, but again, all things seriously considered, I'm well off with my current parts that I don't need to fret too much ;-) There's always next year! ...or blackfriday...