Thanks! The radiation symbol on the side is a vinyl decal applied to the glass. I believe I got the decal from performance pcs
Currently I am running raid 6.
Vinly was pretty easy to apply - you just have to take your time. I also suggest using a hair dryer or heat gun to help it adhere when you are working with curved surfaces.
Thanks! I really wanted a black and green themed personal build without using any razer gear :D I am pretty happy with how it turned out!
Thanks! I applied some green vinyl to the front fan filter. It wasn't too difficult to do, definitely adds to the otherwise very plain case. I specifically used Oracal 631 matte lime tree green vinyl.
The main advantage of using Red drives is they are made to run 24/7 in a NAS environment. Additionally, the WD Reds have a 3 year warranty and the Red Pro's have a 5 year warranty where as the Blues only have a 2 year warranty.
You are probably fine using your current configuration but I would consider buying Reds in the future instead of Blues and then using your Blues as cold storage. I am trying to wait and see what happens with 10TB HDD prices before I add any additional drives.
Thanks! Currently they are both running Windows 10. I had the server running FreeNAS previously but switched it to windows 10 because of the memory requirements for ZFS and so I can more easily run dedicated game servers.
Haha, your cable management is on point, that's why I couldn't figure out how you connected them lol. I think I will also try to go that route to preserve the Noctua fans connectors and not have to splice into the proprietary connectors on the enclosure backplanes.
Did you use screws or rubber fan mounts to attach the fans to the enclosures?
Slick build! I am working on something similar but I am super jealous of that case :)
I have a couple questions about how you replaced the fans on the back of the istarUSA drive enclosures as I am looking to do the exact same thing...
1. How did you mount the noctua fans?
2. Did you splice them onto the backplane or are you running them off the mobo fan headers?
I was recommended this company by a friend, I have bought several of these arms and haven't had any issues. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AIWFNUW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm currently using this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AIWFNUW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
1440p is better than 4k for gaming today. I had two Samsung 4k/UHD 60hz monitors which I replaced with the 21:9 1440p 100hz Asus monitor. Refresh rate is more important than resolution and 4k gaming is still too demanding for most systems.
Thank you very much!
Thank you, I couldn't be happier with the end result!
Thank you! Now that I've experienced 21:9 I can never go back :)
I agree. The only reason I went with the Pro instead of the Evo was the warranty and I had some extra wiggle room in my budget at the time.
Thank you! I'm using an arm from Mount-It!
Thank you! I found the extensions on amazon. I am pretty sure you can get them on http://www.performance-pcs.com/ too.
The wallpaper I am using is from here: http://imgur.com/gallery/blxVz
Why is that?
I'm not sure which diameter I purchased, it was a couple of years ago and I wasn't able to locate my order information. If I were you, I would get a couple different diameters to be safe since they are not very expensive.
Your setup is super nice too! You did a great job repeating the orange color scheme throughout your office space. Not to mention that custom loop looks legit!
I am not sure if there would be enough clearance or not. Looking at this build I think there would be room for a third top fan above the radiator. I have read that you can do a top-mounted 360mm and front-mounted 360mm but you are limited to 30mm thick radiators. If the 280mm didn't fit front-mounted you should have room to top-mount it depending on your radiator/fan configuration.
Yeah it's pretty steep for a power cable, especially since you already have the one that came with the PSU. If you do end up sleeving your own let me know, I would love to see how it turns out!
Nope, I purchased the psu cable already sleeved through Performance PCs. CableMod just released these. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalogsearch/result/?cable_type=2723%2C2724&is_ajax=1&q=cablemod
No worries, I wasn't able to find the diameter in Corsair's specs either but I luckily picked the right size coil! I can't find which size I purchased but I am trying to find out, I will update you as soon as possible!
Sure do! http://www.performance-pcs.com/tubing-springs-sleeves/primochill-anti-kink-coils-gloss-red.html
Thank you! I had a lot of fun building it and I am very happy with the result!
Correct, the intake air is slightly warmer since it first passes through the AIO radiator. I did a little research and it seems in general you will only see a couple degree temperature difference between top mounted and front mounted radiator positions. I decided to stick with the front mounted radiator because I personally think it looks cleaner and better utilizes the space.
The coils around the hoses are intended to be used to prevent kinks in custom liquid cooling loops but I also thought it looked sweet so I am using it purely for aesthetics on my Corsair h100i v2 :) This specific anti-kink coil is made by PrimoChill. I purchased it from Performance PCs.
Nope, the top three fans and the back one are exhaust. I have them running very low with L.N.A. adapters to maintain positive air pressure. The front radiator is running in a push pull configuration and there is an additional intake fan below the radiator.
Thank you very much! This case was a pleasure to work in and make cable management fairly simple. I will add some photos of the cable management on the other side soon.
My favorite color scheme without any crappy Razer gear.- +1
All of the images up now are with the new Phobya UV LED lights installed. I will take a picture of the inside of the window panel today so you can see how I attached the LED's.
If you are interested in the lights I cannot recommend them enough as they are definitely the best UV lights I have found yet.
Thank you! I am very happy with how the color scheme turned out.
Thank you! I had a lot of fun building this PC and I've had even more fun gaming on it!
I ordered the bridge directly from Nvidia. They have a few different sizes. It was a little pricey, but its looks fantastic :D
Great build! Love the monitor setup.
I use a CyberPower 1500w UPS with my corsair ax1200i and haven't had any issues. I think a 1500 watts UPS is more than sufficient for your build. Especially considering your actual power consumption should be nowhere near 1200w.
I've seen custom loops in the node 804 case before, most of them showcase the pump mounted above the PSU in the right side of the case. It's dooable if you are not going to remove the drive bays and you have enough clearance for the pump between your PSU and Radiator configuration.
With my current radiator setup (280L with push pull fans) there probably wouldn't be enough room for a pump to sit comfortable between radiator and PSU.
Great first build!
What's the point of the razer goliathus mouse mat under your rig? Just curious :)
Love my node 804 build too.
I believe I tried to space them out but there wasn't enough clearance over the USB headers and other connectors.
If you can find an example of someone who has done this with this board/GPU configuration I would love to see it!
Seems negative pressure isn't an issue currently. This is probably because the 2 intake fans are high quality Noctua fans and the 3 outtake fans are less efficient fractal fans.
I will test this tonight and let you know the results!
I've been too scared to overclock seeing as I am getting 83-84c on the top card at stock clock speed. I am planning on overclocking after I add a custom water cooling loop.
The cables don't stick out much on mine so I was able to seat the bottom GPU over them without applying force or pressure to those connectors.
I would suggest having adapters around though because depending on the cables you are connecting you might need them. Adapters could also allow you to access these cables without unseating the GPU's. Which I currently have to do.
Sorry for the late response!
The top one does run a little bit hotter due to the lack of space for the blower fan. I replaced nearly every fan in the case with high quality Noctua fans to shave off a few degrees. At full load the top on will hit 83-84 Celsius. However from what I understand this is within the recommended temperature range for these newer cards. When I was running a single gtx970 in this rig it peaked at 80 Celsius.
No complaints or issues thus far and I love the small form factor.