Thanks! The power supply fan is facing down. Your comment made me double check. Thanks again.
Damn fine build.
You too have a collection of mini cactus plants.
I've always enjoyed the Core 500 for its utilitarian design.
Hello, brother. I say "brother" because I too have a Meshify C accompanied by a DeLorean. Unfortunately, mine is not of the BTTF variety. Nevertheless!
Biscuits and gravy.
Little Red Corvette.
There needs to be a Meshify C Club on this site. +1
If you're looking for a little extra headroom, the SF 750 is out now. +1
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of a "console killer" PC supposed to be equivalent in price to a console, but with better performance?
Very interesting. +1
According to a power supply calculator 750W is within reason, even with an overclocked CPU. But 850W is recommended. 1000W minimum if you want to overclock the GPU, based on specs by RTX 2080 Ti FE Review, Overclocking, & Benchmarks video by Gamers Nexus, you need 1000W minimum, 1200W is recommended.
But you are absolutely correct, "Do not cheap out on your power supply" are words to live by when it comes to building a high end PC or any PC one plans to use for a long time.
Yeah, that's true about Anthem. I did the same thing but with another but older game, although my theme doesn't match at all. Anyway, no problem!
The case always looked like the helmet to a mech suit to me, like power armor. Maybe the name could derive from that? +1
+1 for the case. Probably has the best average all-around out of the box CPU/GPU thermals of any case currently on the market. On an unrelated note, you know what just occurred to me? The FE RTX cards resemble certain Inwin cases, specifically the 900 series. Example: Inwin 901 Mini ITX Tower Case. Smooth rounded edges.
I may have to try this on a similar Raijintek case I got for someone. Any tips?
Is that a case mod? Where did you buy the case? +1
What made you choose the case? Gamers Nexus hails the case as having the best out of the box thermals. I almost bought it, but went with Meshify C instead. +1
My first build I accidentally bought the wrong sized motherboard, but the right amount of RAM, which coincidentally is the same RAM you have, just a different model number.
Based on light google research. 2200G vs 2400G. Performance increase 26.6%. Cost increase 57.9%.
Think you'll spring for a 240hz monitor in your future?
Technically yes. It sounds counterintuitive but dual 4K monitors = 6K
Considering, that's a good idea. I got lucky, but I was skeptical AF. Too much risk for the amount of money, unless you have cash burning a hole in your pocket.
That’s the risk. Can happen to anyone. Most eBay listings for video cards don’t offer a refund from what I’ve seen, double the risk. Worst I’ve had so far is just the wrong item sent.
4k = (4x) 1080p. 8k = (16x) 1080p or (4x) 4k.
I bought my 1080 Ti from eBay. It was used for mining. Buying used always has its risks. But if you do the research, chances are buying a used card by a gamer is going to be less reliable than one used for mining actually. And I sold my previous 1080, which was used for gaming, but only for 6 months, basically like new if you ask me.
Why shouldn't I buy a video card from eBay?
Ay! You have good taste in cases. +1
The Fractal Design S24 coldplate is copper according to Fractal Design's website, which means liquid metal is fine to use. The only issue the gallium in the liquid metal will migrate into the copper coldplate and permanently stain it over time, but this will not effect cooling performance. The S24 isn't the best 240mm AIO liquid cooler, but it provides temperature results similar to a Noctua NH-D15, which makes it decent.
Nice! A hidden gamer nook. A joystick, seven extra monitors and you have an Air Force drone pilot cockpit.
No, you're good. Compared to a pre-built gaming PC with similar specs you probably saved a couple hundred bucks.
Specs are great for a mid-range gaming build. CPU, excellent. CPU cooler, adequate I assume? Motherboard, great, even though you aren't overclocking, but if you decide to upgrade your CPU to an 8700k at least you have it. Memory, great, but I thought Aegis was geared more towards AMD? Storage, very good. Video card, very good for 1080p 144hz. Power supply, good, even with the current configuration you have enough overhead to overclock the video card. Everything checks out. Enjoy your gaming experience!
No worries. I have the same speakers and Focusrite Scarlett. Also used to make electronic music with FL Studio but quit a few years ago. I picked Presonus because I used to watch SeamlessR on YT. My current rig is a product of what I wish I had back in the day while producing. Only ever had a laptop until a couple years ago. Great speakers though!
Presonus Eris E4.5 Studio Speakers?
This site can give you a good idea of price to performance for hard drives, etc, and offers a free benchmark tool: PassMark
List of 1TB M.2 SSDs. If money is no option, Western Digital Black NVMe or Samsung 970 Evo or Pro. Samsung is releasing the 970 Evo Plus in April though, and at a lower price and faster speed.
TeamGroup should be decent. They make the T-Force Delta RGB SSD's. SSD prices have dropped 50% over the past year and will continue to drop throughout this year.
Believe it or not, you can buy a 1TB SSD for as low as $100 now.
If you rearrange the letters in Noctua you get Toucan.
If OP has his CPU set to 5.2GHZ stable on water, 60-70 is really good. I get 5GHZ on air, also de-lidded, and get the same temp range in games, depending on the game. Also depends on room temperature.
YT helps a lot in these instances. I can link you a specific video, but it's mostly the same overall. Remove the heat sink. Clean off the old thermal paste with isopropyl alcohol on the gpu die and surrounding SMDS. For safety purposes (for temporary use) mask the SMDS around the gpu die with painters tape or (for permanent use) use electrical tape (easiest) or silicon glue or non-conductive thermal paste or clear nail polish. Apply a very small amount of LM on the gpu die, spread it out evenly with the included swab or cotton swab or small paint brush, and apply it on the heatsink where it makes contact with the gpu die—for better adhesion. Then screw everything back together.
*Heat sink must be copper
I think you know most of this, but that is all I did. I watched some YT videos and then one day was comfortable enough to try it myself with a tablet/phone to pause and play a video as I followed the steps just to be sure. Afterward I realized how simple it was and did it a couple more times to other video cards without thinking about it.
I've put liquid metal on 3 GPU's with no issues so far. I sold my 1080 for a Ti and was upfront about the liquid metal and that didn't deter the buyer, so the card should still have resale value, if you plan to sell the card down the road. Replacing thermal paste, even with liquid metal, is easier than de-liding a CPU imo. I wonder how much temps will drop on a blower card if you use liquid metal?
(except for the Noctua)
(except for the Noctua)
That's the best part!
Thanks! I noticed the update in your build, great job! I couldn't abide by the steadily accumulating issues with my previous case - Core 500. Great case, still have it, will probably re-use it for a build for someone else in the future. The issues: 1) Upgraded to a 850w ATX power supply because I added a 1080 Ti. Great power supply, but not the right choice in this instance, SFX makes more sense, which I had. Size forced me to remove the power supply mount in order to seat the PSU properly. Despite that, the size only being millimeters too wide, pushed against the front Noctua NF-A15 fan, causing a tower on the NH-D15 to bend. 2) The MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X card is too thick for the case. You can install the card and fit the top cover, but it causes the graphics card side to bow out while pushing against the cover.
There were more issues, but they were all a product of me trying to fit slightly oversized components into a slightly undersized case. I kept modifying the case to accommodate the components, but for me a new case made more sense. Maybe Fractal Design should make an S2 version of the Core 500? Or would that defeat the purpose?
It's either the first time I've seen or the first time I've noticed someone using a PowerLink on PCPP. +1
Another great build that went overlooked. +1
All hail Noctua.