Not bad, really stout list of parts for your first build. Are your front case fans3 or 4 pin? Either way if you dont want a ton of control over them and just want them to work, you can get a 1-2 fan splitter for like $3 and just have them both work. If they're PWM (4pin) and you want them to be controlled by the onboard fan controller youd have to spend a bit more, like $10 for a PWM fan controller. Not a huge deal but it'll let you add more fans to your PC without having to use the janky molex adapter that makes them run at a constant speed 24/7. +1
Sometimes the simple mods are better than the giant flashy expensive ones.
This is so dope! Everything looks great, mods are insane. Dont care about the "underpowered" hardware, still feel this is a great build! Only regret is I have but one +1 to give!
Really?? Thats incredibly odd. All 8 pins were being used from one of the 6+2 plugs??
Not bad, needs some more pics and a bit more in the description.
Question as to why you are using a GPU power adapter instead of the plugs that are standard on the PSU?
Safe mode allows you to pretty much retract any and all GPU OC changes you may have made erroneously that caused your PC to BSOD. Some GPUs even come with a dual bios jumper switch so if you did mess it up all you literally have to do is change the switch and your back up and running.
You have a 1070, so overclocking a GPU is about as standard as OCing a CPU as MSI Afterburner literally requires nothing but for you to move sliders to change settings.
You'll get there. Take your time, tech changes so rapidly that it can get daunting trying to keep up with everything, especially if you dont work in IT or something IT related.
Not if its your very first build ever.
Good luck with that. I finally decided my SLI 580s werent cutting it, so I barely managed to get playable FPS on modern titles with a 680. Decided that it was time to finally upgrade to something more modern but then I saw the pricetags of anything that isnt a 1060/1050TI and had a small heart attack. Lucked up on a 690 instead on Craigslist for $150 so hopefully that will hold me out for a little while.
Again, its their first build. Maybe they wanted to get their feet wet before trying something a bit beyond standard usage?
Very nice! Great build to start off your new addiction on! Solid selection of parts, room to grow and expand as your needs and desires change. Keep it up +1
(Would love to see a few pictures of the build, maybe some of the things you learned during the build to be included in the description).
Nice wallpaper, needs some more pics but a very nice build.
I lived through the neon cases and cold cathode tubes when StreetGlow bled over into PC builds, never been a fan. Only reason I have lit fans in my builds are usually because they come with the case. I get they have their place but I see so many people building moderate/mediocre builds with budget in the title but spend 1/4 or more on their aesthetics and their parts selection suffers because of it. Kinda like putting racing stripes and flame decals on a Honda beater.
Not sure what you mean by the pixels being very noticeable, never had anyone ever ask me that kind of question. Every monitor has "noticeable" pixels if you put your nose on the glass/screen but sitting back by about 3 ft when gaming or 1-2 ft when doing regular work i have never said to myself "huh, I can see the pixels".
But to be completely honest, its a great monitor for what it is, a budget UW 1080p IPS Display. Its fantastic for the money, but im also not the kind of person that has to feel my eyes bleed from eye-gasmic 1440p or 4K resolution at 200+FPS w/ 120Hz refresh. So for me, having used dual 16:9 1080p monitors for about 10 years it was kind of nice to go from 2 to 1. If you are a different kind of person, I might say at least go for a 1440p variant. Only reason I went with this over something more spec intense was because I was selling off old PCs and parts to build this entire rig, so an actual budget caused me to go with this instead of being able to afford a $1000 monitor, which is just too much IMO.
1050TI @ 1080p is no slouch, will cook some FPS in a heartbeat! Very nice budget build, looking forward to some more pics. Well done!
Very nice, incredibly clean, cable management is on point! Great selection of parts, not a single HDD in sight! How do you like the ElGato HD Pro? I used to have an original external but I sold it for a BlackMagic Shuttle Intensity that I sadly have not used yet :-(
All in all a great build, need to take that description to the all-you-can-eat buffet and stuff it a bit.
Very nice! Great build, great use of space. Love you vented the top of the enclosure for the Xbox One. I see so many people putting consoles inside of cabinets with maybe 1 opening and little ventilation. Well done! Also congrats on the supportive and understanding wife, having one of those makes a love/hobby like this a lot more realistic.
Side ? - I have the same microphone but wanted to put it on a boom, do most boom arms come with the standard threads it uses or did you have to get an adapter?
Totally doable, this should help get you started, give you some ideas.
Welcome! Let me know if adding that 4pin fixes your SLI issues.
Nope, regular standard old 4 pin molex. Might not hurt to have it connected to the mobo and only it connected to the mobo. I ran into clearance issues with my case because of the orientation of the plug and it having literally no clearance between the bottom of the board and the top of the PSU/shroud but from your screenshots it looks like you actually have a bottom I/O cutout on your case that will make it a lot easier. Thats a lot of dope A/V equipment you have there btw.
I didnt have any issues with it from day 1, granted I do have that additional molex plugged into the bottom of the board, but I had to chop shop the bottom of the power supply mount to let that cable pass through. Figured better to go ahead and have it in instead of having to tear everything out because that 1 cable was critical for something basic (???) and not having it would have caused me to set the entire PC on fire.
What kind of issues? Are they specific to a particular game/program? Ive had issues in the past on other mobos, usually it was something inane like take GPU 1 in slot 1 and put it in slot 2 and GPU 2 into slot 1. Or for some reason, flip the SLI bridge sometimes seemed to work?
Its a non-K SKU CPU, not overclockable.
Why not? Probably had it sitting around doing nothing and needed/wanted more manual control of fan speeds
My 4790K and 580s are still running fine and doing pretty much all I want from them, granted Win10 and certain M$ games that are only available through the store prevent me from running them due to the GPUs not being DX12 capable. But I can still run pretty much everything else on an UW1080p monitor. Ive never really been concerned with benchmarks and achieving that Valhalla of FPS, mostly just does it work. Kind of a weird mentality for a guy with 11 PCs to have...
Will def have to check out that subreddit. Sounds like it might be halfway interesting.
Thank you!! So many people just crap all over people and their builds because of "hardware mismatch" or "man that CPU is gonna choke the life out of that bonerific GPU"
Does it power on? Does it boot? Does it let the builder do what they want with it? If yes then its a successful build!
Not sure what you are referring to in pic 2, its clearly Windows 10.
There's no such thing as a "founders edition" AMD card, its a term that was used to basically refer to stock blower style cooled NVidia cards after the 10 series was released. Still hard to figure out what OP actually has in this build.
VERY CLEAN!! Stellar list of hardware, cable management is on point! Question - what did you have to drill out? Cant really tell in the pic.
Brand new account, no comments, first build, one picture, terribly developed/worded description, I call spam/BS.
Might have to implement the KRAGLE
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is fantastic, love that little mailbox built in to hold a few screws. Great job!
Soooooooooooooooooo --- finished build photos? :-D
Its healthier than a drug habit but its probably about as expensive.
Stock cooler on Devils Canyon!? FOR SHAME!!!!!!!!!
JK, fantastic looking build, always wanted to try building a real portable LAN party rig in that case. Howd you like it?
I cant really tell if you're joking or not ......
Ive been saying that since I built my first in 2004. Only time it was true was during college and after when finances were critical, now not so much.
My guess is probably a driver issue. Also thats not a PCIe card, its a PCI card, his mobo only has PCIe slots.
Where are you getting that from?
If we're lucky OP will have another facelift in a few months after those 2 duke it out and destroy his office.
That yellow square paint mod on the SSD is just adorable! Love the attention to detail and the simple little changes that make it look like a brand new PC. +1 & well done!
Just for sheer admiration for someone putting themselves out there, (and the fact your builds are very well done and have a lot of creativity) +1 sub on YT.
As someone who desperately wants to take that same plunge, do you offer any advice for super novices? What was your first stepping stone? Ive got the necessary storage and hardware for producing and rendering videos, but ive always gotten discouraged trying to shoot video with my phone and then go through the annoyances of trying to get the video off for editing, also very limited storage and whatnot. What kind of camera gear do you have/did you start off with? Sorry to ask all of this of you, but I have great respect for people that manage to just get started.
You are talking to a brick wall, this particular user loves to spout specs and charts and numbers, I doubt theyve ever built a PC ATT
Id like to see the completed build in place, desk, monitor, periphs etc. :-)
No worries at all! Much better! You learned a lot in a short amount of time, congrats! Keep it up!
Probably a UPS of some type.
Since Vista Windows has included some kind of "software" data redundancy, Home Server OG (2003) had drivepool that basically took any disks attached you desired and created a JBOD of them, great for average users but a pain if a drive ever died. Home Server 2011 (See Server 2008 R2 basically with a easy to use GUI for adding users and managing storage) did away with DrivePool but StableBits came to the rescue. Lots of other software solutions like FreeFileSync that offer real time data monitoring and cloning but a good RAID card will always beat software options.
Your installation and use of what space you had for this fantastic plethora of parts is MAGICAL!!! Fantastic attention to detail and selection of parts and man Im gonna stop gushing in a minute or 2! Well done! +1