Nope the top plate was special ordered.
They are actually very bright haha. They are the CableMod's widebeam magnetic LEDs. They should be linked in the parts list.
Ya done good kid. +1
Simply just laid the bracket over the top of the pci slots and used the screws that came with the GPU bracket to secure it.
This the one you have?
Hmm maybe I need to get some Hue+ fans and do an Orange and Blue LED ring on the exhaust fans.........
Very different. Would not be surprised if it gets a feature.
For the money you spent you could have gotten something better. But for what you're using it for it suits your needs so good stuff.
Looks awesome. A bit overkill with the PSU but it looks seeet!
+1 I like the total setup.
Why not go with a 240mm rad AIO? Price?
You're the first build to use the MSI cpu cooler on this site. (As far as I can tell.)
+1 (now peel off that plastic!)
Get some more pictures and this'll be the next feature. Calling it now.
Awesome build. Grab some red sleeved cables and it'll be insane! +1
Depends on what you're gonna do with all that horse power?
If you're gaming only, always go for the best single card you can afford over SLI. Some games simply don't support SLI so the second card won't even be utilized to any capacity.
omg....in the last picture. The MSI dragon logo looks like a dumb face. The foot looks like a wrinkled mouth and nose. The base of the tail looks like an eye. cannot unsee........
+1 for also looking cool.
Some of the part lists that people have posted are perfect for what you're looking to do.
More RAM is always nice especially when you are doing things that require multitasking but if you're strapped for cash 8gb is definitely enough.
With the i5-7500 and the 1050ti you'll likely be seeing fps around 75-90 fps on ultra. So this will be above the 60fps cap and should be perfect for what you're looking for.
Yes an i7 would be better for streaming games. However, I assumed you aren't doing this professionally and will only be streaming occasionally. And while the i7 is better for streaming you should be ok with the i5. Plus the money saved by moving from an i7 to the i5 affords you more RAM and a better GPU, both of which will likely benefit your gaming and stream more than the i7. My sister streams her WoW raids on a i5-6400 without any problems at 720p.
The i5-7500 comes with a stock cooler that has thermal paste pre-applied to the contact plate.
I like it when you have everything red but the LED strip and fans. Looks superbly clean.
And good thinking outside the box with the USB routing for the pump and the AIO cables under the 24pin connector. It show you invested a lot of time to plannin out the clean look.
Quick question: Do you have the two LED ring fans on the rad in the front?
Something like this might be better. You can play with the case and some other items to make it look how you want. I'd say this gives you a better video card a CPU capable of streaming and double the RAM, which is pretty important if you're streaming.
I also changed you CPU to a non-K variant since you had a board originally that was not capable of overclocking anyway. I also removed the third party cooler since you likely will not be overclocking.
If you have questions lemme know.
2x120mm would be fine. I doubt 1x120 and 1x140mm would make that much of an improvement in your temps. But than again I've never done any experiment to benchmark this.
If you'd like to see how 2x120mm fans look in those positions you can take a look at my completed build. I have that same configuration.
So I did a bit of digging and it seems those fans only have the LED ring for the side of the fan that in intaking. Basically this means if you want to showcase the LED for all 4 fans you will only have fans exhausting air and none intaking air.
Now you can do this for astetic purposes(I've seen people do it before) and still get good temps. Just keep in mind the airflow won't be positive inside the case and your fans will be fighting each other for air to exhaust. It really is not the ideal setup but you can still do it.
If it was my build? I would do the LED fans you have selected for 140mm on top and 120mm in back. Then just use fans that came with the rad intaking air to create positive airflow.
Maybe even use the extra money from not buying the two other fans on some LED strips? I have the S340 elite and it took 2x 60cm and 1x 30cm strip to go all the way around the inside of the case.
You don't need that many but for how it makes your PC look it'll be much cleaner. For the case you've selected and the CPU cooler you have some constraints though.
You can only mount the 280mm rad in the front so the 2x 140mm fans would be going on the rad. However keep in mind the RGB lighting on the fans. I'm not sure which direction the LED ring is on the fans. Meaning is the LEad ring only visible when you use the fan as exhaust? If that's the situation you'll need to mount those two pushing air out the front of the case in order to showcase the LED ring. And in order to keep positive airflow you'll need to have the other fans intaking air, but that would then pose the same problem with the LED ring not facing the correct direction. Worth looking into and doing the research.
The top exhaust fan can take a 140mm fan if you want to do that.
The back exhaust only has space for a 120mm fan.
Hope this post makes sense. :)
What is your budget?
What games are you looking to play?
What settings for the games are you looking to achieve?(ex all high settings at 1080p)
Are you looking for an ATX case or perhaps a smaller microATX or ITX sized case?
Do you need peripherals such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor?
Shoot for something like this.
Do something like this.
The old AMD architecture only supports ddr3 and really has no future upgrade path. Even with less cores the intel chip outperforms the old AMD architecture by leaps and bounds. To boot it is also good for the type of gaming you'll be doing.
Much appreciated. Lots of time went into making her perfect as I could manage. Lots of work to still be done too!
I did the same case and case fans as you. I found the corsair fans to be much louder than the stock case fans! How are you liking the 480?
I was debating on the 480 vs the 1070 and decided to treat myself to the 1070 even though the 480 would have been more than enough.
In honor of this comment I will now be renaming the computer account to Billy Mays and rename all my drives/VMs after products Billy Mays endorsed.
It is now! Haha
I'd be honored, but I am to humble to consider this to be feature tier.
Does amazon not deliver it to EU? If not maybe try ebay.
It is a Vivo dual monitor stand that I got on sale for around$45 from newegg marketplace. It's a nice monitor stand; very sturdy and the cable channels are big enough for more than just the monitor cables. The only thing is make that you need to make sure you have room between the wall and your desk for the arms to sit back off the desk. If that's an issue likely go with something more like this one:
Great minds think alike....
Bleach was actually on of the other names I was going to go with. Along with some other cheesy/defunked names I was going to use:
This is really cool! (Literally and how it looks!)
I'm a bit confused on the power supply for the case. I can kind tell it is above the motherboard and connects to what looks like that tiny board in the back(the psu I assume). What is the max wattage of this and did it come with the case?
EDIT: I see it was listed as the "HDPlex HiFi 300W DC-ATX". So this was a separate piece from the case it seems. Small package, lots of power! Once again, awesome build. It would definitely get a feature if you show some pictures of the final setup with your TV.
If you have a microcenter near you they are usually cheaper than online.
Don't forget if you have a microcenter near you, they have good prices on the intel CPUs in store.
Since you're not streaming a i5 will be good for the games you're looking to play. Do you plan to overclock the CPU?
Also I love my 1070 and have no regrets goin with it over the 1060.
There really is not much room to work with only a $500 with the type of workload you are looking to do. I ended up going a bit over the 500 mark but you can get it back down if you get the 4gb version of the rx480. I tried my best, but maybe some others can come up with something a bit different. I also marked the items you were looking to keep as already purchased.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
If you have a microcenter near you the intel processors are pretty cheap if you can buy them in-store.
I'm a bit confused as to what you are actually asking.
But if you're asking what I think you are the answer is no. You cannot use DDR3 ram in DDR4 slots. You will have to buy DDR4 ram for you new build.
Watching the benchmarking videos for AMDs new CPUs Ryzen seem to make me think you may want to try and pick up the 1800X or 1700X.
Many reviewers are talking about how the processors are great for professionals on a budget. Things like video editing and encoding seem to do really well on these new CPUs and that seems to be exactly what you're aiming for. Maybe go search YouTube for some Ryzen benchmarks and see if you think it would be worth it to alter your build for Ryzen.
Any specific reason you want the Disc drive?
Indeed ryzen released today. Initial benchmarks seem to be reaching the consensus of if you plan on doing purely gaming go intel. If you are a professional(video editing/design)on a budget go with Ryzen.
For you office/gaming needs it seems intel may be the best choice, but it's still only day 1 of Ryzen.
On a side note I saw you added that you may go with a pre-built from bestbuy. Don't do it man! Prebuilts usually use subpar parts when it comes to thinga like the power supply and motherboard. Also you'll feel much more fulfilled building your own Pc(and likely save some cash).
I for one, having built my rig(and yet to post it) in January with a 7700k, am feeling a bit of regret in not waiting for the Ryzen benchmarks.
Unless OP is planning on overclocking I think the 7500 is perfectly fine. The 16gb of ram would be better suited for what OP is looking to use the PC for.
Although re-reading his description I did miss the part about OP going for the black and white theme.
Do you need the disc drive?
If not maybe consider something like this:
I have the EVO 850 in my laptop and the OCZ in my desktop and can't tell the difference. I'll grab some diskmark write speeds for both when I am home later.