Is it just me or is the NZXT case logo not very bright?
I don't blame you for getting a different case... I have a H440 and I hate it. It looks great from the outside but it's a b*tch to work in. Nice build :)
I wish you luck with that motherboard :)
Wow, first build? Nice job man.
Well at least something came out of it haha. I had a somewhat similar experience but with the retailer I bought the motherboard from. I decided not to try the Asus customer support since I haven't heard many good things about it. So when my first board died I called the retailer and they were nothing but helpful and understanding. Which continued for the other few times I contacted them when the second board died. I'm now using a second replacement and because of my bad experiences with the board I expressed my concerns and the retailer said if the third board dies as well then they'll refund and I can get a completely different board. Great service.
Oh, look... Another person with a bad experience using the Strix X99. I myself have had two of them die on me and I'm currently on my third.
Anyway, nice setup man :)
I have the sound blaster z myself since I found it for around £40 during a black Friday sale. Before I used the on-board sound on my x99 board and I must say that the dedicated soundcard is much better. Music and voices on teamspeak etc are clearer and just generally sound much nicer. I'm also hearing sounds in songs I've never heard before haha. I'd recommend the sound blaster z to anyone with even the slightest interest in sound quality.
How do you live with such little storage? :p
Glad to hear it man. Also, I was wrong it didn't kill my cpu. It was the motherboard itself that died... And the replacement died as well. I'm currently using the second replacement.
What? I have a 1070 and on some games (Battlefield 1) I have difficulty reaching 144fps at medium settings. Believe me, a 1070 for gaming at medium settings is a great choice. For most games you'll be getting 144+ fps, which is the goal, right? :)
My h440 logo led is super dim. I'm pretty sure it needs to be replaced but I actually somewhat like the accent glow and have started to get used to it.
I wouldn't have thought it was home voltages since I've never had any electrical problems here etc. From what I can tell it's the motherboard, especially because of the way it stops working. I've been looking online and lot's of people have had Asus boards randomly die on them + other issues. More so than other brands such as gigigabyte and msi anyway. And all of my other components are fine so I doubt it's the psu but I guess I'll see what happens with this next motherboard...
Oh yeah man, 4k panels are pretty insane and not just in visuals but price too... We're no where near the stage of 4k 144hz. But imagine what that would be like! begins to salivate
Just turn the whole room into a forest theme :p maybe put a small pond in the corner haha
1440p 144hz with an RX 480? I have difficulty getting to 144 with my 1070 at 1080p on some games haha. But at least you're ready for whenever you upgrade your gpu :) Nice build man. Looks great!
Also, is it just your camera or is the NZXT logo led not very bright?
Nice build man. I have the same benq monitor :) it might only be 1080p but man are those 144hz worth the compromise haha. I'd take that over 1440p 60hz any day.
By that logic my build would be thought of as "budget" haha. Which is technically true... I didn't want to spend an absolutely insane amount and set a budget for myself but I also didn't want to compromise too much.
Anyway, this looks like a nice build. We need more photos msn :)
Good luck with that motherboard. I've had two die on me and I'm currently waiting for a second replacement... It's definitely the purchase I regret the most in terms of tech/pc stuff. I hope this one is fine :)
Yeah I guess... Hopefully my third one will be okay haha.
Oh okay. Fair enough
Ah, fair enough man. It's awful luck haha. My first build and two dead motherboards in under 3 months...
Did you not read the description? Haha
"Uses: Trading, programming, and image editing"
Yeah I see what you mean now. I've two motherboards where the plastic piece has come of the usb plugs... The time was a usb 3.0 and second a usb 2.0. They just came off the motherboard with little force and were stock on the usb cables themselves. Was annoying to get them off. Not fun at all. Poor quality control.
I'm surprised you found my build considering I posted it on here a while ago. And thanks, I'll be posting a new revision of the build soon since I've added a few things plus I need to pretty much do the actual build itself again. The motherboard I had when I originally posted this build died after 3 weeks, the replacement lasted just over 4 weeks and I'm currently waiting for a second replacement...
At least you're divorced :p haha
Plus no kids I presume?
By the little plastic piece are you talking about the thing that covers the pins for a usb connection etc. I've had that happen with two motherboards myself.
Yeah, I think I saw earlier today.
How are the temps?
You've posted at least one on there with sli I think :p
Hmm, I feel like I've seen this on instagram before haha
Best description ever +1
Hey man. How's the motherboard performing?
I know that feeling... I bought more ram just my x99 motherboard looked complete haha. Now I just need another gpu and an m.2 :p
Have you done your build yet? It's difficult for me to recommend it since my first one died after 3 weeks but the replacement one I got has been great. Also, it's very aesthetically pleasing (which is the main reason I got it in the first place)
The cables ... My eyes!
The Noctua fans are great. Overall the system is super quiet but that's probably because I'm used to a loud and annoying Xbox haha. With headphones on I can barely hear it at all, when talking to people and playing games I forget I can hear it.
I picked the cpu mainly because it was recommended to me from a friend whom has one and it was a fair amount cheaper than the 6800k which has similar specs.
I picked the gpu mostly for aesthetics to be completely honest. I first decided on the motherboard and from then on a Strix 10XX gpu was the only choice haha. I like things to match... The Strix 1080 was way too overpriced so I went for the 1070 to use for now. Plus I'm only using a 1080p monitor at the moment.
In the future I'm thinking of maybe getting an ultra wide and maybe whatever the high-end gpu is in a few years since I'm sure the 1070 will be good for quite a while.
Well, the main reason I got the 5820k is because I have a friend whom has one and he recommended it so I just decided to go with that. I also fell in love with the Asus X99 Strix mobo and GPU combo as well so that was a deciding factor.
Haha, I seriously doubt it... The image quality is awful.
Yeah... Although I bought everything in stages so it wasn't too bad. The first thing I purchased was the monitor and that was around 8 months ago.
I don't think it's right either... Only 16gb is being recognised so I'll play around with it later and hopefully sort it out...
Exactly what I was thinking :p
Nice name :p
How did you remove the ROG stickers on the Strix mobo? I want to switch out the orange ones for the silverish ones but I'm concerned I might break something if I pull too hard haha. I've heard they're quite stiff, how did you find them?
Hmm, I guess it's a victim of the price increases.
Wow, I got my 5820k for a little over £300... Where do you buy your CPU from?