Thank you penguin2424! The fanboys tend to put that extra effort in and I'm glad I did.
It has excellent cable management options. Lots of tie downs and plenty of room in the back. I love this case.
Time for a data dump!
YASSSS!!!! High Five!
Geez... I can't even...
This PC is barely audible as it has great airflow with just a single intake and a single exhaust.
As for a GPU, it depends on your gaming needs. There are some amazing cards on the horizon which means the old cards will be dropping in price. You could probably get a GTX 960 for $125 pretty soon and that would pair well with this chip. You may even be able to get a 970 for $140 but the chip may bottleneck that card without a heavy overclock. If all else fails, you can pick up a GTX 750ti for $80 right now. Just find out what games you want to play and search YouTube for paired results with each combination. If the FPS is ok for you, go for it.
It would also be a good idea to wait and see what the newest architecture has to offer with the RX470 RX460. Can't confirm until real benchmarks are released.
Thank you bloob002! I'm happy with how it turned out. It's looks better in person and the client was very happy with it.
Most of my clients are family or family friends and I'm trying to branch out a bit more. I just try and focus on picture quality as my selling point.
As for OCZ, I heard their Trion 100 had some problems but Trion 150 was their answer to the difficulties. I dont have much expereience running synthetic/real benchmarks but I have yet to find a reason why I shouldn't purchase OCZ. I'm a fan of budget SSD's because even the crappiest ones are miles ahead of HDD's. Perhaps OCZ had made it's return after Toshiba purchased them?
I will forever mod this whenever I have to use the stock cooler. Pretty cool huh!? I got them at stickermule.
Thank you for the +1. I tried to spice it up a bit.
It's part of their Riing LED series. They are pretty nice and come with a low noise profile cable.
I purchased it at Frys for $24. I believe it's just a noname (logisys) brand with an RGB remote.
HERE is the link
I'm humbled by that comment but I dont see it being featured. There are excellent builds out there with the latest parts. This build has been done before and I would be upset to see some of the other builds miss out on the featured spot. Thank you though!
Thank you. I must admit that I was running dry when trying to type a description that people might be interested in reading since this is one of the more bland builds. I can't stand leaving it blank.
Stay awhile and listen. -Deckard Cain
Stay awhile and listen. -Deckard Cain
Ha! Rad intro. Great build.
Nice build. The sticker really makes it!
Yes, as Alternater has mentioned, it is currently an intake. I would be curious to know the temp differences between having it as an intake vs exhaust. He might be just fine as is since his cards are blower cards and exhaust the heat out of the back PCIe brackets.
No. They are pulling air through the rad to cool it, not push. Temp difference is usually negligible in that setup.
So clean! Nice pics, great part list and excellent description. All the makings of a featured build in my opinion. I especially like the m.2 size reference.
Only thing I would have changed is the top 120 to exhaust but not sure about temp differences either way.
Yeah temps might creep. I did see a guy fit a 120mm fan on the side in place of the HDD mount. That might be your best bet. Or, just get a different chassis.
They say "thermally designed"...
I think they must assume that anything that is going to use the included PSU (250w) must not be that demanding. The PSU technically grabs the heat from the CPU. If you are planning on using it, just make sure the hardware isn't too crazy. It doesn't even support a 2 slot PCIe card so it cant be that crazy.
No fan at all. In fact, I'm not even sure if I recall it having any mounting for one.
Great build log and progress shots. Nice and crafty workarounds. +1
Did you just...
You guys might be my new favorite team. Very inspirational. Keep up the great work!
Completely blown away...
I too want to know! They had them at Dreamhack but I wasn't lucky enough to go.
Guys, please provide us with the option to pay for these! I'm begging you!
This is a simple yet intriguing style. I love the simplicity and the different color of grey.
Go Phillip go!
Sleek small form factor Define Nano S - $64.99
Beautiful CPU cooler - $46.99
Excellent quality Seasonic PSU - $126.99
Building a powerful yet modest gaming PC without gimmicks - Priceless
I 3rd this. The RAM is kingston though so you cant go wrong. It just isn't all that sexy. I still voted for his build. That Define Nano S is just too sleek.
If I recall correctly, I used the standard HD audio connection via the USB pins on the bottom of the motherboard instead of using the 3.0 USB port near the SATA and 24pin slots. Picture 14/20 shows it plugged in.
First paragraph = poetic masterpiece. Now get yourself a proper chair. +1 my friend.
Last I checked, cigarettes are legal and considered a personal choice?
THIS IS THE CUTEST DAMN THING EVER!
Haha!! Excellent way to intrigue someone. Yes, I do accept the challenge. In fact, I'm more motivated to watch a strangers suggestion than I am when someone I know makes a suggestion.
Yeah, I am not a crazy fan either but I do remember watching some very old Star Trek with my dad when I was a little boy. I feel as though I may actually like it if I sat down and watched it though.
I must have missed this build. This is way too good. Shot 2 is money!
Hey there. I have not tried this but I wish I still could. Sadly, it's already been sold. Thanks for the heads up though!
I completely agree with you here. It was more of a last minute addition as I had quoted the client wrong. I gave him a price but didn't factor in a few price fluctuations. I didn't even make money off of this build. In fact, I spent $30 over budget just to finalize a few small touches. If I had the room, I surely would have included the Dark Rock 3. That thing is pure gold!
Thanks for the +1
Nice! There is no doubt that you are a fan. I'm glad you like the build.
Thanks for making me blush! ;)
Nice! When are you planning on uploading that build? I love mini ITX builds.
Thank you! This build was actually made prior to the Pascal release, otherwise I would have just went with that GPU. Drats! It's a shame when that happens.
Thank you Wojohowitz1
Superb build. You should be proud of what you have created.
I'm glad you like it! His roommate sure does!
Ready to be touched.
So sweet! I need one...
That would be pretty great. I wonder if they will ever do so?