Honestly, it’s been my favorite part of the build. Sorry it took so long to respond. I originally wanted the Samsung jg50 27in monitor for $319. I would have got that if it were in stock. I think if you compare this MSi monitor vs jg50 they stack up pretty similar. I can’t remember the differences ATM. I’m driving. There was a $50 rebate on the monitor at the time of purchase. But I couldn’t be happier with the monitor. It will not disappoint you. It’s 16:9 curved 1ms 144hz has a really easy menu option button on the back with a ton of different presets I haven’t even really messed around with yet. It has like 7-8 profiles for like User, FPS, RTS, I cant remember them all. The stand is real solid and has nice height and angle adjustments. There’s RGB on the back which I haven’t tried to use or look at. I’m sure it will become Gsync compatible at some point or another. Not sure if it will make a difference, cause it rocks stock. I play FPS shooters and MMORPGs.
This might help you and anyone who reads this...
TN = FPS games. Fast response, high refresh rate.
VA = FPS/MMORPG. Fast response, high refresh rate, vibrant color.
IPS = MMORPG. Slower response, low/high refresh rate, BEST vibrant colors.
So VA is in between. It’s like the best of both worlds. Hope this helps.
Nope your right, I did catch this before turning it on. I’ve been so busy working I wasn’t able to turn it on until about 3 days after putting it together. On a side note, I’m getting a lot of bsod crashes stop code Memory management, so I’m looking more into it. I need to find out if it’s a ram issue, could be the reason it’s been returned so often at micro center who knows. I updated windows except 1 updates been failing to install. Not sure if I should update bios yet. My next step is downloading graphics drivers but it failed to install and then periodically crashes for that code. I was so tired at this point I gave up last night. I did run the windows ram tool or whatever it’s called but I fell asleep and woke up to it on the password screen so I’ll have to rerun the test again awake. I also need to run cinebench and fire mark to see if the cpu is running correctly stock before even thinking about pushing it to see if it’s a good silicon or if I should return it for 1700x at $150 and use the extra money on a 2070. So I need to get busy before the return dates are up. Any other advice from anyone please, I haven’t built a computer since I was 12 so 11 years ago lol.
I still might, the 1700x is only $150, and for some reason I’ve been having trouble downloading drivers for the GPUs so I might go with a 2070
I have the same darth vader Pops, also the chewy and yoda.
that's the first thing I noticed and thought as well. This is coming from someone with little knowledge of running a loop in parallel. However, I don't understand why/how it works Efficiently(keyword). It looks as if the GPU wouldn't get as much cooling as it could. I would imagine the pump would push straight through the GPU into the CPU and back through the GPU to complete the loop with little cooling passing through the GPU. It looks great the way you have it. I'd be curious if there were difference in GPU temps if you ran it front radiator > lower left GPU > upper right GPU > right CPU > left CPU > upper radiator. I think you could keep a very similar tube style this way as well. Either way it looks great, and I never ment for this comment to be negative, I just don't know what I don't know, as I am curious for my own knowledge and ideas and future plans. Thank you!
Looks like a lot of fun. i work with sheet metal in boston, ma. I learned cornice(roofing metal) and fabricating copper roofs which led me to make copper artwork in my free time. I am also quite good at welding, however it was never something i needed to do. I have an eye for fine detail and perfection which is a rare gift to have as well as a curse as im sure you can understand. I am rather curious how you got to the point your at making metal computer table cases. You obviously arent marketed towards the average person, so im wondering when it took off and how you got your contacts. Im sure it started with you just wanting to make something really cool for yourself. anyways, i like what you have made and i admire your creativity.
Dude buy the black chromax fan cover and/or the noctua chromax swap fans for the black/red fans and this will make your build pop
I wasnt aware you could change the led lighting on the aorus board, how did you do it? Was it bios or gigabytes version of asus aura/msi mystic light, etc...
Nice build +1
I haven’t looked into any x399 threadripper builds or platforms but i am curious why you went with the taichi if you needed the gigabit lan port ? My guess would be that the taichi has better vrm cooling or a better performance/quality phase/mosfets than other boards.
Im a little surprized the taichi didnt come with a gigabit lan port included with that price tag. $375 taichi + $100 gigabit port... what was the reasoning behind choosing the asrock taichi vs another board with the gigabit port included for $375-$475?
I've looked over 50-80 builds so far and this stands out as 1 of the most unique and well thought out builds I've seen with the cleanest cable management + lengths. the parts, the designs, the tube bends, running the loop through the back of the case, having the drain on the back is perfect. i too am a perfectionist so i can very much appreciate the thought and time put into this build. nice job.
Wow, this machine is a work of art, amazing. i find myself admiring every inch of this build. Every Inch of this machine flows and works so beautifully with the next. Very nice job on this, she is a beauty.
I came across your build looking at enermax fans (dont worry im not interested in those fans) however when i saw your choice for replacements i was wondering why you chose hd120s over sp120s? The only reason being the sp120s would match your heatsink fan because the rgb is on the inside of the fan vs the outside. Not that it matters its just a matter of opinion, i was just wondering.
Really clean build, i like the simple look of micro atx boards. sli really doesnt seem worth it to me considering most games dont seem to benefit from having 2 graphics cards vs 1. The only thing i may have done differently is bought a founders 1080 ti card. In a small build like this i would rather pull air into the card and push it out the back instead of spreading more air throughout the system. It may have made it a little more loud but i think it would have helped improve the inside temperatures