I have the MSI version of it, it gets 20-25 FPS on Unigine Heaven on the extreme settings.
A very well thought out system. I'm in the middle of a similar build.
A quick question - did you use arctic silver or the stock Intel stuff on your "other" G3258? Since you compare the two, I was wondering if you could knew if it was how much of the improvement was cooler vs. thermal paste.
MSI Makes 3 different 750 Ti cards.
The MSI N750ti-2GD5TLP - This is a low profile card that you have linked in your build.
The MSI N750TI-2GD5/OC - This is the one you have in your build.
and the MSI N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC - this is the Twin Frozer edition with two fans.
I only know this because I nearly made the mistake of getting the one you have, when I needed the low profile one you have linked.
Nice work! I'm researching doing something similar to this, and your build caught my eye.
Forgive me for doubting, but wouldn't the noctua fan and radiator get in the way of a full size card? From picture 1 and 4, it looks like you'd have to subtract the rad and fan thickness from the card length.
Why the electrical tape over the power button? Does a plethora of needless lights annoy you as well?
I'm glad you have an ATX board. If this was ITX, that would have been your only pcie slot.
Congrats on your build, and your luck.
Ahh, Memories! For me it was the Atari 2600 and the Commodore 64. Now I'm going to have the Mortal Kombat theme song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.
Nice bargain hunting!
Ouch! International puns no Know limits.
Well, I have gotten compliments on the newfound speed of the workstations! When someone who doesn't need to notices and compliments your work, it makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks for the power button trick! I'll have lots of spare parts as I decommission the old computers.
Windows 10 is in the queue , (within 12 months and 4 days), but we will not be an early adopter.
That was my recommendation when I first saw windows 8. You wouldn't believe how hard it was to find Windows 7. I wanted to install OS's yesterday, and none of the big box stores even carries 7 anymore, only 8. Well Amazon and Overnight Shipping is my friend.
Is Da Beast the name of the computer, or the cat?
I like the racing game setup. It looks sweet. You do realize that you could have bought a Spec Miata for the cost of the rig now...
You've made plumbing look elegant! Well Done! Las Vegas will have to upgrade their lights to compete.
Very well done! Really, no spray paint used? An ironic build next to your user name.
Nice job on the one way mirror! That has to be one of the more original idea's I've seen!
Thank you! The first Node used 8, the second used about 10. I've been trying to cut back.
Don't make him the butt of your jokes, make this the end of it.
I'm looking forward to pics as well. I understand how filming and taking pictures really makes a build take a lot longer.
The data is cloud based and encrypted now, but soon it will move to a server. That is a future project, although I'm not sure if it will be pre or post tax season when it happens.
You are obviously planning for the future since you got 1 8GB stick instead of 2 4GB sticks. Bravo! The only reason I put in 16, is that I didn't want to open it again and fight with the air cooler.
Please, let me know what you think. I still need to add software, but the hardware is built. Eventually, I'll add the triple monitor setup pics, final placement, and hopefully the a shot of the scanner in action.
Great job coding something for such a short term sale! That was above and beyond the call of duty. Its doubtless that you helped possibly hundreds of PCPP's score good components for cheap.
I didn't give this much notice until I saw how you put the chemical formula for caffeine all over the build. Nice detail!
I'm finally able to use the site (on a different computer). I like the way it looks, and more importantly, how much faster it is. I'll have to limit my visiting to borrowed computers, but I now see what everyone is raving about. Its much nicer, if only on someone else's computer.
The site is no longer unusable for me. If I want to build a system, I can no longer pick a CPU or CPU cooler. When sorting, I can no longer pick the first few items, because the grey bar takes up 80% of the page, and things are hiding behind it. I have to try to post a comment just to log in bacause the log in tab is gone.
Part of the problem is that I'm stuck with IE 8.0 and cannot change, but the purpose of a web site is to convey information to as many as possible.
If you limit your information to an audience that already has the latest hardware and software, you've eliminated the people who really need PcPartPicker.
Where would he find an I5 for $120 or less?
5 GHz? Well done. That's the highest I've seen on air so far.
I should explain the logic behind a $60 CPU with a $90 coooler and $140 in RAM. You're right, it appears very imbalanced.
This listed build will be the test computer, using the G3258 for the house. I wanted to check all parts compatibility, ease of building at home before building the workstations. For the house, the cooler, and RAM are overkill, but I could use the 750Ti.
The office computers are expected to be I7-4790K's with no other part changes. They will need the RAM for very large (and slow)quickbooks files they use. Worse, this gets CPU encrypted whenever stored. Both Quickbooks and encrypting love CPU GHz.
I like the I7 because it starts at 4GHz, and climbs from there. I'm shooting for a stable 4.5-4.7 GHz. The D14 cooler was intended for silence and reliability. During Tax season, someone will man each computer for up to 12 hours a day, hopefully in relative peace otherwise. Will the D14 fit? Three others have done it. From what I can tell, the D14 needs to have the rear fan installed at the back of the case inside a Node 304.
I am struggling whether to keep the GPU in the build or not. Each work station will have 3 or 4 monitors. The reasons for throwing it in are: 1. Its powered from the MB (so no additional cabling) and 2. I'd rather spend another $120 then tear into 4 cramped workstations later if I'm wrong.
I think you could win "build of the year" with this one, and its only the first week of the year! I'm amazed that you got the laptop display to talk nicely to the motherboard.
You might want to fashion some rubber protectors for all cutouts in the briefcase when not in use. Just freeze some rubber and dremel into shape. An unexpected rainfall or splash could kill your $1500 invention pretty fast.
Nice work on the clean cabling.
I like the last photo, nice work lighting up the background on that.
Good to know, Thanks. I'll budget for 16GB of ECC Ram and a 2U chassis.
Glad to see a different form factor once in a while on PCP. It also helps me some since I may have to build a NAS by next year.
It was raining outside or the pool was closed?
Was there anything special you had to do to mount the D14 without hitting anything? I'd like to know because I'm considering a very similar setup.
Clean up the cable management, and the thermals problem may go away.
Thanks for the PSU choice! I didn't really want to go with the Silverstone Strider in Bronze when I can get the Seasonic in Gold at the same price.