Absolutely love the case. Did a few different builds in the H7xx. My only gripe is that front panel suffocating off airflow. I tested Corsair SPs and LLs, Noctua NFF12s and IPPC 3000 RPMs, as well as the stock NZXT fans. Noticed a 7-10 degree different with the front panel off in push/pull in a custom loop. Ended up using the case in a built for my younger brother. What I would've done (if I kept it) was create a mesh front panel out of the existing one, whether it was myself or a machinist (have some experience in custom work. More so with tools.) As a side note, you can mount 3x120mm fans at the front cavity inbetween the panel and the outside of the case. However, you have to remove the dust filter, as well as the little lip on the bottom. Just chopped it with a dremel but it's thin enough to cut with some snips.
Builds solid. Just setup my wife with a 2060 super and I was very impressed. Solid *** card for the price. Price to performance is HARD to beat. Great build.
Lol the mouse pad, I used to be the same way when I was heavier into more competitive gaming. I have two of the xls I actually just as repair mats/work surfaces anymore. Dig the wireless charger on this one too. Would like to snag the Logitech over the corsair as I jumped ship to Logitech, but plugging in the mouse isn't the end of the world when I can still drop my phone on it.
I really appreciate it man. Was a blast making it happen and everytime I sit down and look at it I definitely feel some accomplishment. Super happy with it. As I've said in other comments there's always going to be something I feel I can improve in, but regardless it's been a dream come true.
Noctua clearance is 165mm, if I'm not mistaken. I'm not sure what the H440s is, so make sure to check that while looking into those coolers also. I have it in a P300A from phanteks and it JUST clears.
Edit: just checked, 180mm on the h440, pretty sure the only potential issue would be ram height, you can either push the fan up to them and reclip it, or add 120mm Chromax. I've done both and cooling difference is very little. Think it's compatible with every and any air cooler at that height.
Dark Rock Pro 4 and the Noctua DH15 are both solid air coolers if you're looking to go air. I'm using one for my living room gaming rig and it keeps the 9940x (14 cores, 28 threads) at 28 ambient and no more than 50 under load.
Very solid rig outside that cpu as you said, is hindering performance. 3700-3800(x), for the 3800 you're paying for a better binned cpu, in all honesty, if you're not into video editing and heavy multi threaded applications, the 3600(x) is a phenomenal deal. Otherwise, did an excellent job man. Congrats and happy gaming. You ever have any questions feel free to reach out. Id be happy to help.
I'm in telecommunications. Nothing this would ever be utilized for lol. I work from home though so if I'm gonna spend my life on a computer, why not be the one of my dreams. 🤷♂️
I've had both, currently using IPS. My dad was, (and still is), an AV guy growing up so naturally audio video is relatively important to me and I feel like I have a decent eye. IPS is much crisper looking, more colorful, and all around sharper as the price would represent. Response times anymore, and maybe because now that I'm 27 with 4 kids and don't have the time to really game, unnoticeable to me. Response times for the pros may be that important with the popular Esports titles, but I don't know how much, if any, any more, a TN vs IPS would make.
TN used to be the go to for those refresh rates and low response times. With how far tech has come, may be minimal to none with IPS while gaining an all around better picture.
I have the 278, as well as the 34/35 (whatever size it is) ASUS panels, one being IPS and the other being TN as I went a bit cheaper. At the time that 278 was around 700, with the 279 just being released at top dollar and I went with the cheaper route. Didn't regret it at the time, but now comparing it to the 349Q I have, it's night and day and would recommend IPS if you haven't experienced it yet. I feel screens are mostly personal opinion so it may be worth checking it out in person (nearly impossible right now with this ridiculous epidemic).
Just woke up so apologies if some of this doesn't make sense haha.
Overall, I'd recommend, based on my personal opinion, IPS.
Check out the ASUS PG279Q as well as the Aorus monitors. Solid build man.
Kick *** little build! Hope you enjoy your quality time with it.
All seriousness, solid build. Glad you got it built before this mess. Welcome to the PCMR!
I don't think it'd clear unless you'd be using it just as a distro. You'd need to put the pump somewhere to feed it. There was barely enough room between the back and the rad. Wiring is just running over top of it. If you put it on the front side in the front chamber, I'm still not sure if it would clear or not. It's something you'd have to dry fit. If I could make any recommendation, get the 240 instead. I personally wish I did so there's more room for adjustment, and more options case wise if you ever decide to change your mind.
You live and learn man. Still a solid build. Could've went with other options, but definitely enjoy what you have. The 2060 still isn't a slouch. What I would've done if I were you, got a b450 tomahawk/Strix, a cheaper psu and then a 2070 super.
But don't regret it, enjoy it and welcome to the master race. 👍
AMD Turbo Boost/CBP (Core Performance Boost) is what's boosting cores to 4.0-4.3.
Lol anytime! Excite myself every morning when I go into my office.
It's less common than people think. If you've ever had the opportunity to just check out a proper chamfered end and a fitting, it really locks tight. There's an o-ring down in the fitting, as well as one that slides over your tubing before threading the top back on. Once it's in, it locks tight. You can break Acrylic/Acetal with a tube in the fitting with the leverage from the length alone.
I really appreciate it. Thank you! One day I hope I can do this for others.
That's what I've heard and read. I have a T3i and a T6i, but at times I still feel with my phone, I can snap better shots. And again that goes back to what you were just talking about. Lack of knowledge as I feel you're paying the money you do for things outside what a phone has to offer. I'll look more into it, thanks!
This one in particular I left pretty mild due to selling it. Didn't want the client/customer to deal with any bsod. I believe it was 1.3 at 4.2 in the end, if I remember correctly, and really ran it through some stability testing. Dcop on the memory with a bump on the voltage. With ryzen builds I've found, personally, auto soc even though it produces heat, feel like you get a bit more stability.
As a side note, if you're ever in the market for new peripherals, I doubt it'll be anytime soon as you just purchased razer, and there's nothing wrong with that, check out Logitechs G series gear. I've used Razer, Corsair, Hyperx, and Steelseries. Logitechs newer line has been hands down my favorite.
Monitor was a killer deal as well. I paid almost $700 at the time for my 165 hz 1440p Asus. Nearly as much as my 34" curved Asus.
Solid build man. No BS, definitely got your money's worth. I'd look into some extensions, of if you just want to spend the additional $60-70 for cablemod full cables, will really add some more character. Aside from that, and a pack of fans (anything that moves air is an improvement) for an intake/exhaust with positive pressure as the other person said in their comment, you're golden. Bequiet, Noctua, and Corsair are going to be your absolute best bet, however a heftier price comes with them. Even some more fractal fans will do. Otherwise, great job and welcome to the master race. 👍
I appreciate it!
Rads were a super tight fit. Took a guess at the extensions and it worked with ekwbs older 90s. The torque 90s were hitting the top radiator. Still had to out some force to get the screws in up top. Just bend the fan 30mm rad screws a hair when I pushed it, but it lined up and works out great.
I may add a little bit of blue dye to the coolant as it's a hair lighter than I'd prefer, but otherwise super happy with how it looks with the blue or green lighting. Even purple/pink itself.
The one place I wish I had an Intel cpu. Temps are cool with these rads, and if I ramp the fans up even more I think it can take a good amount of heat. I peak at 65-70 with Aida64s stress test depending on ambient.
As far as apps and programs, just work as PM in telecommunications and I work from home. So its use it for that. Some VMs from time to time, a ticketing system and a monitoring system. Adobe to edit which I was doing on my 9940x up until now. Nothing that uses it to its full potential. Just posted in another comment, more for the build than anything. I love watercooling. Probably my 8th or 9th build so far with it and I enjoy it. Its art to me. Used to bend actual EMT conduit when I did electrical work. Much smaller scale here. Any new AAA titles of course, and anything now that utilizes SLI which are games I'm currently playing for he most part anyway. Runs great. 30-60 FPS gain in most cases in games on the wannabe 4k I'm using. I don't stream or anything. The more I explain what I use it for, the more I realize how little the hardware is truly utilized. An experience to say the least. Possibly another case swap... not sure yet.
As sad as it is... Work more than anything. Then hobbies/freetime gaming and editing. It was more building something like this than anything. I have four kids, not a whole lot of time for gaming between family and work anymore.
Hours spent was more on waiting for parts to come in honestly. Spent a lot of time when it was getting close doing more staring then anything. Once I started running tubing I had it knocked out that night. But ended up leak testing, and actually changing some things around the following day before filling with the Cyrofuel. I have benchmark results on one of my drives somewhere. I know with Timespy Extreme alone was an insane jump in score. Once I locate them I'll reun and post the comparisons.
Appreciate it! More than anything just tried to plan properly. Regardless there's always unexpected things you run into.
The talk of ampere, cheaper and more power efficient. It's on 7nm opposed to 12nm, as ryzen is to Intel with it's smaller dies. Less heat, less power pulled, better performance. Benchmarks show a 24 GB and 48 GB vram variant, probably the 3080/3080 Ti and the new ampere titan.
With AMD dropping the prices like they did, it's possible they will be less expensive for the 7nm, however if AMD doesn't challenge them and they still reign, they can keep the prices jacked up like Intel did with HEDT for so long. Never been a fan boy, but I despise Intel at the moment as I paid $1500 last year for the 9940x, for them to literally **** on every one of their consumers and release the 10980xe for $999. Only because AMD challenged them, if not can almost guarantee they would've been charging the same ridiculous prices for the their 14++++(refined God only knows how many times at this point). No innovation, little to no changes to just gouge their consumers.
Solid man. I don't blame you for the price difference on the jump from the 2070 to the 2080/2080 ti. Honestly for the most part, unless you're at 4k the 2070 super is plenty.
However for the cooler, look into some AIOs and even Noctuas dh-15, or even the single fan for around $60. I know the 9700k isn't pumping out a crazy amount of heat, but silence will win you over there for sure. I still use the Evo doing builds, not a bad choice at all. However, that chromax all black noctua not only looks sleek, but has a pretty crazy jump in noise and cooling effectiveness. Otherwise, great build.
Side note: Great bang for the buck. Did great with the no nonsense, performance to price. Check out extensions. You don't have to go balls out on the cablemod kit. Extensions on Amazon for $30-50 really can bring a whole new look to the build. As far as a psu shroud, if you're into the diy as it seems from the carbon wrap, Acrylic sheets are pretty easy to work with and form to your liking for a custom psu shroud. Can also put holes and passthroughs where needed. Just my two cents!
Love to see creativeness and custom touches. I lack imagination unfortunately. Looks awesome, great job.
Feature! Kick *** job man. Looks great!
Best bang for the buck you could've gotten. Solid build. Good for you man. Welcome to the PCMR.
I absolutely love it. Was blown away. It's sitting next to a 278q and it's a night and day difference in color alone. I personally think the display is beautiful. Although I've only owned one other IPS panel, I feel like I got my money's worth. I read reviews about some issues though, but I haven't experienced any and I've been using it most 3 weeks or so now? I work on it too so it's on all the time. The only other monitor I would consider is LGs. And I think it's a bit more. I've always had Asus displays though, and they've always treated me right.
Edit: I've also owned Samsung and LG TVs which... One LG in all the time I've owned them **** out. Maybe one Samsung too. Sony still going strong, over 8 years old. KDL46HX750 model. First of the 3Ds. What I'm getting at, any name brand display is usually solid. I've heard great things about Acer but I just can't justify buying anything that says Acer for the amount of money the predators are, and definitely not AOC. And those may be great I'm just a brand snob with certain ****.
When you purchase ram you see it advertised as "xxxx" speed. If you look at your bios, it's normally set to 2133. In windows, half that. The xmp/doc? (can't remember the amd term as my last two boards still have it labeled as xmp) sets the ram, stable, at those advertised speeds as long as it's on your motherboards approved ram list (qvl). Otherwise it's not guaranteed to work. May have to tweak the memory timings, up the voltage, etc.
I think you chose the perfect parts for the price. I personally think the 2008 Ti is justifiable after getting my 4k 34 and it still push 100+ fps on almost every title. Blew me away. At that point I said alright, I got my money's worth. Love the minimal rgb too. Nice man!
1.375 I believe. Haven't looked at in it a bit. Can check it out for you though.
Rgb fusion should detect the ram like noxerx said. It's all software for rgb control unfortunately.
Stock cooler works just fine. However if you're looking for some a bit beefier and quiet, Noctua air coolers are absolutely phenomenal, as well as most companies aios. Especially with people reviewing products like they do.
Rx 580 8 GB - > 1660 super - > 5700/5700 xt - > 2070/2080 super in my opinion. I'm sure people would disagree, but really these are the only options I consider.
Yeah I would not drop below 1080p/1920x1080 personally. As far as size, totally your call. I think the 27s are perfect. If you're looking for ultra wide you would need to push more for pretend 4k with a beefier card. (3440x1440) play around with your budget and check out some graphics card comparisons for 1080p gaming. $100 for almost 100+ fps med to high, hard to beat. If you're looking at 1440p that's when other options and a larger budget should be considered.
I'd say in the 5-750 range you can get a pretty solid 1080p system. Rx580s used are around $100. The 2600/2600x I'm sure will drop in price around Christmas. $100 msi gaming plus matx or the tomahawk, phanteks 350x for $70, some 3200 c16 memory, a 500 GB to 1 TB m.2 for $60-100, and a modular/semi psu for $60. You're golden. A 1080p 100-144hz monitor is not included although you can snag them for $2-300 for an Asus or BenQ, then upgrade the gpu down the line to a 1660 super and you're set for awhile.
Honest and truly I wish I was rich, to give every PC gamer the hardware games are meant to be played at. People wouldn't know what to do. I'm fortunate enough to have the job that I have, can purchase the stuff I own, and enjoy a huge passion of mine. An addiction at this point, traded one for another and I have no regrets. This one's a bit healthier and doesn't effect my health and quality of life. When my wife played my rig for the first time, had her play a ps4 and a ps4 pro, on a 4k TV. Had her sit at my desk with my 2k 165 hz, she was blown away. Not bragging by any means, but the reaction from someone who isn't an enthusiast like myself, that says it all. No hate for consoles, Intel, AMD, etc. Consumers getting enjoyment out of the products should be every companies goal. Sounds corny, but it's true. Relaunching my channel with some monster builds and I hope to pick up a following.
Idk why the ram prices were so high at $349 a kit. Was not even close to that when I purchased it. Was around $230, under $500 for both.
From a previous build on x299. Have had the kit for almost a year now.
I thought I hated rgb, but I don't hate it actually... Not at all. I'm just kinda over the typical lighting. This neon strip from phanteks looks great whether it's hidden or exposed. Unfortunately with this case layout it didn't work how I wanted, so I used it on the front side like you see in the photos. The purple was along the back but with all the dips, beauty panels, and different slopes it just didn't sit right.
Edit: Especially with buildzoids analysis on Gigabyte boards.
Thank you! Excited to have it in a bigger case that really shows off the mobo.
Appreciate it. 16mm OD - Just distilled water. Keeping the tubing clean is key, and I'm awful at not scratching it because petg scratches on practically anything. Always clean it up before putting it in, and after.
Actually solid. The gigabyte heatsinks seem to do their job. After using the z390 Master, I gave them another shot when I picked up the 3600 originally. It's on the Aqua now, but they were always in range of the cpu.
NVMe drive is directly connected to your motherboard and runs off your m.2 slot utilizing pcie. Your standard SSD through sata runs anywhere from 450-550 MBps read/write. You see as high as 3500 on standard NVMe drives, and 5000 MBps on gen4. In other words, insanely fast storage, near 10x the speed of your standard HDD, and now SSDs with gen4. Now there's also two different types of NVMe drives, as there is also NVMe sata. Uses a different key layout and isn't as fast (key meaning the connection point on the drive, where it connects to your motherboard.)
Absolutely incredible man.