Very nice! Very clean, and accidental cat tax is always a plus!
I had considered that, until all of the PSU sleeving caused the other side panel to develop the baby bulge and my wife said just get a new case. Also I would have had to reroute the side fan power cable because it goes straight from about 3-4 o clock on the fan to the side where it has a quick terminal mount. Also much better things to use for adhesive/gasket making than duct tape but I like your ingenuity.
No but had you taken the time to read the description you would have seen where this was my first attempt at teaching myself all the little perils & pitfalls of sleeving a PSU, and that Im also planning to redo it on a different PSU and transfer all of these parts into a completely different case that DOES have a side window ...
Or are you referring to the fact my case doesnt have a side window?
Thanks! It was one of the first NES games I played outside of Mario, DuckHunt & Track And Field. Then when I saw this one day Sequelitis - MegaMan the game made so much more sense 20 something years later.
Yeah, one of the reasons I will be going to at least 1070s soon, 580s are quite power hungry. Waiting on my Kill-A-Watt meter to arrive so I can perform stress tests and see what the actual current/power pull from the wall is.
?? What nice cable exactly are you referring to?
Thanks! Im OCD about it being as neat as can be, hence avoiding shots of the baby bulge backside until I transfer to the new case.
............Ummmm what? What is wrong with Noctua fans?
Lemme guess, something about how the CPU is a terrible choice or something along those lines while being completely unconstructive?
This kind of stuff is just as bad as bottlenecking comments or "should have bought this instead of this" mentality.
Thanks for being different :-)
Wow, brash and fairly rude. Maybe you could have found a different way to convey your opinion besides this?
You love your Razer products! Big fan as well, Blade, Black Widow, Orochi, Nostromo so far. I like your buidl but it needs more pics and a description revamp. Looks good but tell us more, your build experience, what made you pick certain parts etc. Also just an FYI its not a good practice to mix n match RAM modules especially ones with different timings and CAS latency.
Careful, check that breaker box first homey!
While yes some of what you said is true, I also say that a good product is one that will hold the test of time. I still have a 760 Apevia PSU I purchased in college in 2004, when SLI rated PSU meant it had 2x6pin PCI-E and that was it, and it was ran HARD and constant, because I left my PC on pretty much 24x7 and it still works to this day. I even rebuilt an old HTPC with it and it still performs, and that was a product that is 13 years old, and with newer manufacturing implementations and better quality of products they should allow parts and components to last even longer. Not saying there isnt the odd duck out that fails every now and then...
I get that, Ive reloaded mine twice now. Its really a shame MC cant get their console crap together because there are a few Xbox specific titles I absolutely love, but if they were cross platform Id dump my Xbox in a heartbeat.
Maybe they dont want LEDs ?
That is true but, again, that was a synthetic stress test designed to push the CPU to its max to determine how effective the cooling is, thats not indicative of the CPU being under that temperature 100% of the time. If youd read the description and the details it shows that the idle temp is 30C and thats a very good temperature for an i5 K chip especially under silent passive cooling.
Thats under synthetic load temps, 100C is the throttle danger temp threshold for the 6600K.
I spy some fuzzy dirty dice in the background ooooohh lala
Very nice build! Very clean and tidy! +1
Valid reason/logic. Cant fault you for that one, wasnt trying to contest your choice of parts, Im just a big fan of keeping a CPU as cool as possible with reduced noise (92mm fan vs 120mm fan etc).
Its a $30 cooler vs a $12/15 cooler, pretty sure thats not going to break the bank especially considering that a 120mm fan vs a 92mm fan will keep the CPU cooler with reduced noise. Also you can still push a non-K CPU to the point of its TDP and still need a bit more cooling performance.
Guess I need to go ahead and get my build posted as thats going to be my title. Please dont steal it (just yet!!)
Needs a few more pics, would love to see what the final product looks like.
How do you like Server 2016 over 2012? I personally hate that they included the tile Start Menu & CHARMS (of all things) on a server OS.....
Beautiful build, would love to have this hosting my VM at home, all I have is a few Optiplex 960 SFFs
Whats wrong with a 212 EVO on a non-K CPU?
Thats a really expensive monitor stand ...
Lots of people have it in their mind that unless the top tier CPU is paired with the top tier GPU then the build is ultimately not going to work (for whatever reason???) or is due a lot of snarky criticism and this kind of mentality is completely against what this site is based on. Im still runing SLI GTX 580s on a 4790K w/ 32GB DDR3-1600, purely because I dont want to shell out for 2 more GPUs right now.
¡¡¡Oh dios mio!!!
This is beautiful! I wish my first build looked like this! Beautiful, wonderful attention to detail, even the layout of the fans in certain shots resembles a skull. Well done! +1
Still a better love story that Twilight!
This shows improvement, and seeing where one began and where currently is as far as knowledge. Thank you for breathing new life into a beautiful build, allowing it to age like a fine wine instead of milk! +1
Another "should have waited for Ryzen" comment ...
How original, another completely non-constructive comment stating right out the gate that a part is wrong and should have gotten this or waited for Ryzen ...
He stated in the desc that he wanted a low TDP CPU.
Its kinda making my OCD twitch with the fact the monitor is sitting right on top of pretty much the only heat exhaust for the Xbox ....
Good gravy your cable management is beautiful!! Showed this case to afriend and he built his home server in it. How are you liking it?
Also just FYI, you can take that sata power extension and relocate the plugs on it to make the length and distance between them more suited to what you want them to be. All you have to do is pop off the little clip holding the wires in, relocate the plug to where you want (I find its easier to place the plug on the backplane and then insert the wire) and just make sure wire A goes back into slot A on the plug.
The vast majority of PCs use a swinging gate amount of power, certain % on idle but that amount can increase by 50% or more when under load. A power supply efficiency curve (x-y plot of efficiency vs power consumed) usually shows that a PSU is most efficient around a certain mark, and if a system builder can calculate their total power draw and get it as close to that efficiency point, with obvious tolerances, it will allow the PSU to power the system to its utmost capability, will also prevent as much heat and drop a power bill due to less wasted energy.
Just FYI his total system draw is around 347W, according to the outervision PSU calculator and recommended PSU is 397 W.
As in the CPU doesnt need to be chucking massive amounts of data at the GPU in order for it to still perform. Even then its a dual core CPU with hyperthreading and a very decent core clock, its not like its a P series chip or a standard low frequency dual core. Its clearly stated that this is an HTPC, how many times have you ever seen someone hardcore or even moderate multitask on an HTPC? Ive had an HTPC on my living room & bedroom TVs for the past 12 years and 99% of the time they are usually doing 1 thing, the only time it deviates is when my wife is using Kodi in our living room while Media Center is recording live TV in the background, all of that on a 1155 i3-3240 w/ 8GB of RAM & a GTX 460. I'll gladly wait for his performance benchmarks and if the CPU shows pegged when a framerate drop occurs I'll willingly concede I was wrong, but I still defend my point that people need to lay off these type of comments, they are far from constructive and there was still no need for SEVEN people to state the exact same thing. And even still, does the PC boot/post/load the OS and allow the submitter to do what they want? Then its a successful build.
I wasnt contesting the reasoning for the 700w PSU :-)
Yes but see here lies the difference, most of your comments where you provide feedback dont start off constructive, ie good build, nice job etc, they mostly start off with a tone of "well here is what you did wrong". This site is built on being friendly and providing construction to others that may or may not know as much as others.
Good gravy this is awesome!!!!!! That parts list, that description, that title, THAT SCREEN!! Fantastic amount of hardware, always impresses me to see people manage to squeeze anything into these slim SFF cases! Well done!
You go Glen Coco!!
I love the G3258! Perfect budget OC sub $100 chip, I have 3 in my house running different servers and I built new everday PCs for both of my parents using that CPU as well. And for its ability I see nothing wrong with it being paired with SLI 660s. I get everyone saying bottleneck but after the 5th person said it it was like the seagulls on Finding Nemo, completely pointless and fairly annoying. I get that the CPU is a bit under-powered to meet the needs of the 1070 but on 1080p I doubt its going to cause him to greatly suffer.
Good lord everyone commenting, please lay off the "bottleneck" comments. He said TV, so its probably going to be at 1080p or possibly lower. Also the title, RARE gaming sessions, possibly means it will be primarily used as something besides a gaming PC. He also stated he wanted to keep costs low and be able to upgrade the CPU/drive later on, maybe read before everyone starts hounding about whats wrong with the build. If it posts/boots/powers on, and they can do what they want with it then it has been a successful build!
Well done, a very nice build! +1
Its a recirculating cooler GPU, there is no such thing as a GPU acting as an intake. The fans on the bottom rad mount seem to be the only intake, with what I am guessing the 3 top ones acting as exhaust. A recird card acts differently in cooling a GPU than a blower card does, it uses its fans to push air along the entire heatsink of the card, which is why there are 2 fans. A blower passes air along the a heatsink that runs parallel to the length of the GPU and exhausts it out the back of the case almost entirely. With a recirc card its kind of adding to the ambient temp within the case, not by a ton but by more than a blower style will.
They're intaking, see the support fins on the top of them that the motor mounts to and the wires run through? Thats always the clear indication on all standard fans to show airflow.
You called it the Joker .... never seen "The Dark Knight" ?
There is nothing wrong with that combination, this appears to be a budget oriented build, they can always change out parts or upgrade easily to see very decent levels of improvement.
Steve. Its name is Steve.
Love the build, but that massive list of parts and extra accessories deserves a ton more pictures!