Description

I built this as a replacement for my January 2010 build with an i5 750 in it. It will primarily be used as a gaming machine.

The Silverstone TD02-E fits perfectly at the top of the case with the Ripjaws V heatsinks. I'm not sure how taller sinks would fit. I also opted for a longer R9 390 card in the PowerColor option. Official measurements indicated even trying to use a slim fan in the bottom bay of the Node 804 would be troublesome, but it turns out the case can handle the slim fan easily. With this GPU, there is not room for a standard width case fan. A "slim" fan is required unless you're using a shorter version video card.

My storage HDD is behind the motherboard tray with the PSU, and the SSD is behind the front panel, keeping the main chamber clean.

Prices you will find are generally low - I was able to purchase my parts over the course of a couple months taking advantage of low points in pricing on several parts, and getting the SSD from Crucial direct by way of a refurb sale.

All photos were taken with my Nexus 6P.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Be nice to see some more photos with the GPU installed etc.

But so far looks like a sweet build and the colours look really nice :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll be getting a couple more photos tonight of the completed work! Just saw that I could post this now, and did so without the completed pictures. Stay tuned!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome looking forward to it :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Rest of the pics are up!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks fantastic, is the PSU behind the MOBO tray?

Nice job on cable management I must say.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, PSU behind the tray in the other side of the cube, as well as my storage HDD. The SSD is behind the front panel.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one beautiful box.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

******* that's a nice desk !

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's actually from Ikea. They have a plain slab of solid wood, with some pre-drilled places where you can connect the legs/supports you pick out separately. It has served me well!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to test out some games? I would really like to know as I am thinking on getting a i5 6600K or a 4790K but I don't which of these two. I know the 6600K is overall better but it is mostly for gaming. I heard the 4790K is good for gaming and editing which is good for me cause I upload videos in YouTube. :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I think if you can afford the 6600k you should go for it, just because of the new ddr4 tech n' stuff. I think you run the risk of your pc getting outdated much sooner if you go for 4790k, but I am no expert.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually meant to say 4690K because I only have a budget of $1500 for my whole setup (for now because I can upgrade when I move in a few months) But I do YouTube and I don't know which one would do good for both gaming and editing. :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

And when I said 4790k I was actually thinking about the 4690k too! LOL I think the extra money to go for the 6600K is worth it. For editing, I have no idea, but I guess if you are doing soft things it should be enough. You aren't planning making a a movie are you? otherwise you could give a look to the xeon cpus for editing if you're tight on budget, because you know, they have hyper-threading capability, but in that case you would have to forget about overclocking.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for the 6600k. It has better gaming and video editing capabilities that the 4690k. It will last you longer and its overall $40-80 more than your budget depending on how much ram and the type of motherboard you get. Even the $80 dollars will make it worth while. Good luck

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

To be fair, you aren't comparing apples to apples, so to speak. The 6600k is an i5 while the 4790k is an i7, but on an older architecture. If you want the latest architecture and chipset features, you really need to be looking at i5 6600K vs i7 6700K.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have nearly the same build with an i5-6600k and r9 390 sapphire and im running mine at 4.6ghz oc 1.3v staying around 75c on gpu and 45c on cpu with 100+fps ultra settings on starwars battlefront 2.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

One biggest difference is intel speedstep tech. Allows the cpu to move clock speeds much faster than the software based acceleration that we had before (Windows 10 thing though)

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It was improved with skylake. There was an article on anandtech about it. It enables the CPU to change voltages much faster than before, ill try to find the article. It supposedly gives a smoother experience since the processor can then react quicker to the changing needs of the user

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

whats nice about the new system is that the BIOS/cpu controls the clock speeds meaning companies like dell and other OEM motherboard users have less control over that kind of thing (Also dell coolers are the worst thing known to man. Makes the R9 Default coolers look like the arctic

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

skylake everywhere :v ... +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Newest and bestest! :D

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case but a 390 from msi , and there is room to fit a normal size fan. hows your gpu temp? I zip tie a 140mm fan bolow the gpu and its still running like 85 on furmark

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The PowerColor card is super long, so it doesn't surprise me that the MSI is shorter and allows for that. I haven't run a bench yet actually, but I've heard that the PowerColor is one of the cooler running cards. I'll have to do some testing!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears to have a bigger heatsink so in theory should run cooler with it's 3 fans than the MSI 390... well done for getting that as AMD's seem to run hotter than Nvidia cards on load but much cooler than th MSI 390. See temps

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Best build I've seen in a while +1! I love the case and everything else ;)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

My last build was a micro atx build, it served me very very well. I like the small form factor. The only problem I didn't like was the cooling. It was much harder to keep cool. I like your build, seems very powerful with similar parts to my build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

With the separated compartments that seem to be standard on cube cases, it does make it a bit easier to cool everything. I'm coming from a Lian-Li PC-6FNW, so it's a bit of a change, but I had a lot of fun building in the Node 804!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice aesthetically. I aspire for this level of minimalism, very nice desk and I still have the same Logitech setup that has gotten some great mileage and still going without a hitch. The only thing I'd change is probably the mouse pad, which I find to clash with the rest of it, aesthetically.

Saving this build for reference, thanks for publishing your work and well done getting it featured.

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse and mousepad will be replaced come Xmas. I'm asking for SteelSeries QcK pad and Rival mouse. But the mousepad has sentimental value: I used to play CoD competitively (don't judge!) and the mousepad is from a tournament I participated in. CPL Summer Championships, 2005.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't used a mouse pad in over a decade. Is it much better than a hard and smooth wood surface? I figure the technology has improved, but I wonder how much better it can get. I can understand the sentiment, that's cool that you played CoD on a competitive level. I played it casually online, and I'll probably play it again with the latest installment, but I can't take it seriously. I'm more into tactical shooters these days so the twitch response isn't as crucial.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For some mice, like the Razer Deathadder, its sensor is pretty poor on wood surfaces, at least in my opinion

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicest looking build for the budget.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You have good taste in parts, i completed my build the other day we have very similar parts. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful build. +1

Excellent choice with the PCS+ 390. The coolest running 390 out there. A little loud though. PowerColor is a pretty underrated company.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The bang for the buck is strong with this one. :D +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pics of your very stylish cube Cavi! Great job on all of this, especially the price grabbing.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the build! . . . And the Nexus 6P!

Btw, what did you do with the rest of your parts from your last build?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Most of my previous build is staying intact and being sold to my father. The only parts that aren't being included in that are a MSI GTX 570 and a Prolimatech Mega Shadow heat sink w/ Gentle Typhoon fans.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay! And congrats on the feature!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for showing it off! I'm actually looking to replace my 2009 build and I'm looking for ideas. Great job!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks really nice. Good job!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Congrats on being featured.

That Nexus 6P takes some nice pictures. I haven't really taken many with my 5X yet.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Our phones have the same photo sensors I believe, so you'll be just as impressed as I am!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol my name is Kavi nice build +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Loved the packed and tidy look! All space is used! GJ mate!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love this. Very well done!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thumbs up!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad builds , I pretty like the 390 Video card in your builds. Great price and performance !

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Nice build! I use that case for my NAS, and I have that GPU in my gaming rig. Solid! :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for 6p... also a good build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally an android related phone that doesn't take 144p images. Kappa.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just wondering. Are you using a positive air pressure setup. 2 front fans and top 2 as intake and rear as exhaust? And if so, what are your temps?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

The two up front intake, and the two up top and the rear fan are in exhaust, with my GPU bringing in air from the bottom.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. And how are your temps with that setup?

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you send me a link to the desk and legs?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Top: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50106773/

I picked out some standard legs for one side and a support block for the other that has some storage, but they don't sell the exact ones I have any more. The key for me was the solid wood top!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

How is NCIX, Superbiiz and OutletPC? Are they good?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I've previously purchased from NCIX and Superbiiz, both great. OutletPC I've not personally had any experience with, but have heard good things as well.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

does that gpu have a backplate

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It does, looks like this.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like this case?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case. It's very easy to work in and makes cable management easy. The one thing I don't like is how they implemented the drive cages in the PSU side. They certainly didn't make it easy to hot-swap the HDDs back there, and depending on how you wanted to configure that side, could impede certain fan configurations. All that said, that had very little impact on my build, but I can see it being an issue for someone who was using multiple HDDs.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

id love to know where i can buy a desk like that?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, but the desk is from Ikea. They sell a solid wood table top, and you can get whatever legs you like to support it.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the PSU peform when it came to overclocking? How did the PSU peform overall? Would you recommend it?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is one of the best PSUs on the market right now. The P2 series by EVGA are re-branded Super Flower units.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm getting a similar build, but decided to go with the SuperNova 750W G2 since it's a bit cheaper and its still top quality.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree with you on all fronts. I only ended up with the P2 because, at the time, I got it cheaper than the G2. You've made a good decision!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You made the right choice getting the P2 as it was on offer, its one of the best PSUs out there. If only it was still on offer.

Thanks for all of the information.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It says you run the i5-6600k at 4.5Ghz. I've been having trouble overclocking it past 4Ghz, any tips for getting to that speed?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What keyboard is that?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Logitech Illuminated!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome :).

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its off topic but do you know if the CPU cooler will work with FM2+?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan headers does this motherboard have?

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

NICE BUILD what frames per second do you get with everything cracked up but why did you go for a amd card other than what people usually do is a Intel and nivdia build

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

The performance of the R9 390 series, and the price I was able to get this particular card at, were the determining factors for me. I try not to fanboy out on brands - whatever the best for the price is at the time I build is usually what ends up getting in my machines.

  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

The first pic gave me a boner! Nice build! +1

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  • 48 months ago
  • -1 points

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  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

Just realized I got featured, nice! Thanks for the kind words, friend.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 4 points

A couple people have asked about temps - I've yet to really nail down my final OC at this point though. Once I do that, I'll be able to commit to temps. The PSU was actually the first thing I bought. I was originally looking at a G2 model, but one week I saw Newegg have a great deal on the P2, so I pulled the trigger. Patience helps keeps costs down, and this build proves it.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I've been at the hobby for a good 12 years now, and it never gets old.

  • 48 months ago
  • 6 points

its more like an addiction... lol

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

If anything, changing the LED color on that AIO and the front of the computer to red or white is the only improvement I see on this build!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! With a shorter GPU, which is easily doable with a different choice of manufacturer, you can easily fit a 120mm radiator at the front/bottom. With a 220/240 up top, though, the front/top position can only fit a single fan.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I've taken so long to respond! Three of my fans are actually controlled by a speed switch on the back of my case, and powered from a standard molex adapter behind my motherboard tray. Remember, you don't have to plug in fans to the motherboard. All that allows is for the motherboard to regulate the speed - if you plug in directly to a power source, they will simply run at 100% speed.

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