Good build! Were you ever able to get your drivers working properly? I've used Linux for years now and may be able to help.
What's your opinion on this case? I've seen it but never in person and have considered it for other builds before.
Definitely upgrade the monitor next! Stepping up to a 1080 resolution would really make your display pop.
I'm not 100%, but I'm pretty sure you should have the RAM modules in the gray DIMM slots. They're set up like,
B1 A1 B2 A2
B1 A1 B2 A2
I believe, and you want to fill A1 and A2 first.
The manual your motherboard came with would elaborate on this more.
Thank you so much! I wish it were my personal rig, but I had a blast building her!
I'll be building another rig in this case within a week or two, I'll get better pics.
About as long as the inside of the window.
I only used the one strip that came with the case. I was very happy to see it was magnetic, and was plenty bright enough. The case is well worth the money.
Highly. Case was great.
Already gave the PC to the owners, sorry they weren't up to par bud.
But you did, so.
Love the rig, man! Great build! Also, the Gadsden Flag just completes your battle-station! I'm looking for a decent one to hang in my gaming room myself!
Thanks! He seems happy with it so I am happy!
HWMonitor if I remember.
I am almost certain CPU.
Right, I feel you there. Thanks for your opinion! Do you have the 120mm fan set as exhaust still or intake? I have read some people flip it to intake and it helps temps?
Thanks again, bud!
Wow, I am pretty surprised the GPU stays that cool. What sort of stress do you and your girlfriend put on it? Thanks!
How are the temps? My wife and I are looking at the Metis ourselves. Great build, bud.
I am actually planning on going with an AM4 CPU when they release them. I'll just sell my Motherboard/RAM/CPU together and upgrade to a new set. That's why I went with the 6300 right now instead of an 8xxx. Thanks though!
Gotta give AMD some love!
I think for $100 it's a steal. That being said, it's no i5.
Thanks, I am about to build another rig in this case, I loved it. Gonna be posting pics of it too!
No worries! It looks very well done, good job on the build!
Looks very clean! How did you manage the CPU cooler's cables? It looks like they're being supported on the top of the case, with zipties maybe? I am looking at using this case in another build and the same cooler, so I'm very interested.
I don't have the rig now, it was a 'client' build, but when I was stress-testing it was cool and quiet. Two intake and one exhaust, with the h55 cooler. I loved the case and am really considering it myself for an upcoming personal rig. The dual-chamber design is fantastic for keeping all your hot parts cool and it was an absolute breeze to work in.
Yea, that big window looks so nice though. Even on the 240 the window seems massive!
I see, I thought maybe it was a build-to-be or you had the 1TB drives in older machines and were salvaging them! Thanks man, glad the build went good for you! Negative feedback is unnecessary, your part list was A-OK, I was just suggesting a new route! Have a good one.
$199.56 for 4GB RAID 0 / 2TB RAID 1...wouldn't two of these 2TB drives be a better solution? Cheaper at $127.98 for the pair, less power/heat, and more room for expansion. Since you don't have pics I'm assuming you haven't already bought the parts, that's what I'd do. Otherwise, the build should do pretty well as a NAS.
EDIT - Here is a build list with the same hardware, changed the 1TB drives to two 2TB, and upgraded the 120GB SSD to a 250GB with the savings, actually dropped the price of the build to $505.80 after MIRs. Dropped power-consumption 20W too.
At the end of the day, it's your build and it'll work just fine though!
They are: HitLights RGB Luma10 Eclipse Series Multicolor LED Light Strip Kit - Weatherproof
The colors are bright, but they are limited with choices, and the included adapter is 12v for wall-outlets, not Molex/SATA. The RGB colors though are super deep, and the Cyan / Purple / etc were very bright. I would recommend these lights for the Air 240 to anyone, IF
I'm thinking about getting a set of these for ambient back-lighting to my desk/work area.
Me too, I'm debating on using it or the 540 for my next personal rig!
Thanks! They connected via power adapter, and have an IR receiver with a remote control. So basically, they are on or off with that remote, regardless of what the PC is doing. Deepcool I believe has some with a molex adapter, and it isn't a super hard thing to convert the 12v to molex.
They plan to upgrade the CPU in the future; I put the cooler in so that when they do, they'll have the right cooling. I chose the CPU for stability now, and for stability/performance when they upgrade.
Thanks! Looks much better in person, lol.