is it bad that the only thing I can think of when looking at the bottom of the computer is....
S U C C
Very nice build, I love the photos you took of it!
I do believe your CPU heatsink is installed backwards. The fan should be blowing hot air out of the case, not into it.
It's reminds me of the conundrum, should I build what I can afford, or save up to afford the best. I always build within budget, waiting takes too long :)
I'm glad you got the boot issues solved. I do like the case you chose, it is very beautiful, how was the build process in this case?
those liquid loop runs are beautiful, how did the bends go?
I think what swazitron is trying to say, is that the case you have isn't very compatible with your motherboard.
This may be causing your issues with your NVME drive, as your motherboard may not have all of the proper standoffs and screws installed. I would double check your motherboard documentation and your install, to make sure there is a screw and standoff where there should be one.
If you can't install the standoffs in the proper position, you have a few options. Get a different motherboard, Get a different case, Build your own case, cry, bleed, ect.
I wish you luck, because all the documentation I've read about your motherboard and case say they should not be compatible.
EDIT: your motherboard MIGHT be compatible at 272mm, and the case supporting a max of 272mm ATX board.
Things that Noctua Fans match:
4. Other Noctua Fans
Well done, very ingenious solution to color-coordinate those fans!
The only problem with briefcase builds, is anyone can pick them up.
I kid, but consider adding a cable lock down to this build!
wow, it's very pretty! The matching of the coolant and the PSU cables is spot on! +1!
dude, $50 for that beautiful case?!? +1!
that, or flip it so it exhausts air out the back :)
Excellent writeup, love the build, +1!
Awesome server! I'll have to keep a build like this in mind when I set one up!
Great write up, love the build! I hope to see it featured, but if not, +1!
Audio Technica, good choice. Love the build, would love to see the build in better lighting tho.
Very good build! I really like how the water loop run looks very clean, it's the hardest part to do, but you did it in spectacular fashion.
Time to go into the BIOS and turn of LED indicators :)
When I overclock my systems, I have to know the voltage limits, and the heat limits of the hardware. An example of the heat limit, my motherboard is rated for 180 watts of heat, but my CPU is rated at 220 watts. My CPU could damage my motherboard if I'm not careful with the heat!
Voltage limits are more of a "if this voltage is reached, how hot is the hardware." Also, can the hardware withstand this high voltage, and for how long?
once I have this knowledge, I then make a goal on overclocking. For CPU, I usually aim for 500mhz overclock. For RAM, I aim for the next level of speed, ex 2133 instead of 1866mhz.
for GPU, it all depends on your needs. If you want it to be quieter, underclock it. If you want it faster, overclock it, but be slower than with the other parts, you don't want to fry it. 10hmz increases without any voltage change, to see where you get first. Then, change the voltage till it's stable, and your happy with the result.
I also only overclock one part at a time, just so I can keep track of it in my head.
THEN I play Doom* and see if the system is stable, with HWmonitor running in the back ground to see what the temps are. I do something real world, others like to use Prime85 to stress the CPU at 100%.
Hope this helps, and good luck with your overclock!
I hope a new BIOS update helps with your RAM speed issues. Otherwise, lovely build!
I really like your gaming setup, all of your consoles on their neat rack!
You could call her White Heart. That's clearly a good name. The best.
Also, love the build!
it looks like a good build! However, it does look like your CPU Heatsink Fan is turned the wrong direction. I would double check your airflow, but otherwise it looks good!
It is a beautiful build! I don't know why, but the case feet make me giggle.
I would call it Nitro Wraith :D
holy cow, this build is both cheap, powerful, and custom. Very Nice!
I really like the build you have here! I think I would have gone with a GTX 1030 if you wanted to just do Youtube videos, but a GTX 1050 will last you for a bit longer :)
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Very nice build! where did you get that GPU support?
thank you for the information, it is good to know!
What about the computer case do you not like? What do you like about it?
that's the joke!
"It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
(One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
One-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me"
yo, this build is awesome, and affordable!
good to hear you got it cursed, I mean cured.
as an alternative, you can flip the fan on the heatsink over, and it will push air out the top of the case.
I agree, it's the difference between single channel and dual channel. Just take them both out when the system has no power, and put them in slot 2 and 4.
on a final note, this build looks great, and it seems like you managed to get a good overclock, so +1 for it all!
F to pay respects
depends on what you want the monitor for. Are you gaming, or creating CAD files? it just depends on your need.
It looks like you did your research! It's a shame you got shafted on the GPU price, but I have the same card and it works wonders! Great build, +1
Hi, I'm Vergere, welcome to PC Anonymous, and I too, have a building addiction. I can't follow a budget, I draw my builds by hand, and my test bench is covered in tools and parts.
I wouldn't have it any other way, +1
You could do this, but I would not recommend it.
I like how you found the best milk crate ever to use as a case. I haven't seen one that clean, unless it's brand new.
I happen to agree, the front fans on your case seem to be pushing air out the front, instead of taking in cool air.
Yo, that desktop wallpaper is sick! Also, good build!
for when friends are over, but when they leave >o< \m/ RAZOR!
Time spent doing cable management has not been wasted!
I do have one part of feedback, You should double check which way your CPU heatsink fan is directing the air, as it looks like it is mounted backwards.
The Floor is Razors!
because red and blood and Ryzen :)
good question, where does this build get intake air from?
Great build, great read! I may have to do something like this in the future!
when you want to game without using chrome.