I don't! I parted it out and sold it some time ago. It was a great build though. The performance was great, temps were good, I probably should've been with a blower style GPU to exhaust out the back though. It was a little noisy with the Noctua fan, but it was the only fan moving air through the case.
I have a few of the card manufacturers like Zotac make a mini version of the GPUs that would work well. Another option would be the NCase M1, which can house a full sized GPU. I think that's the case I'm going to use for my next build when I decide to downsize my desktop.
This is awesome! What a cool throwback. I've always wanted to re-build my very first computer back from 2007. I had a Core 2 Duo ($200), 8800GTS ($289.99), and 2GB DDR2. I was one of the few that could play the Crysis Beta in my area. You were even cooler if you had SLI 8800 Ultras.
I still have my brother's 6600GT from way back then, I thought about buying another just to SLI and see what it can play. Haha.
Thanks! I don't have it anymore unfortunately but I would say it's a little bit larger than an Xbox 360 (height wise if you placed the Xbox vertically)
It's pretty loud at the higher speed settings, and in my personal experience, reliability seems OK. I did have one fan go bad and needing replaced, but the others have been solid so far.
The GPU fit was too tight, too a lot of maneuvering and right positioning to get it in place...I'd recommend a shorter card to save you from headaches. The longer card also blocked the SATA ports and made the RAM locking clips difficult to access.
Thanks! Appreciate it!
Haha thank you! Much appreciated. Glad to see it was worthy enough to be mentioned in your bio. Good luck on your YouTube channel!
Thanks! My guess is for the cables. The cables go in through the top and if it were shorter it wouldn't give enough room for the cables to bend, if that makes sense.
Dust hardly builds up in this PC because of the positive air pressure inside the case combined with the filters. I only dust it every 6 months, and even then, dust is barely perceptible.
I didn't - I stated in the description that this was purely an aesthetics overhaul job of an existing build.
Thanks man! Appreciate the feedback!
Haha ehh, I doubt it, it's nothing extravagant! Just mainly new sleeving and a better case!
Thanks! Yeah we're still trying to figure out which one we want to use! None of them really fit the theme quite that nicely.
No problem, it's alright. It has the cable cut outs and everything to loop your cables through, but there could be more. It also doesn't have the inch thick backside to easily close the side panel on top of the cables like most newer cases do nowadays.
Sure do! it does fantastic. This is one of the best air-cooled cases I've owned, IMO.
None of my components have even gotten anywhere near close to their thermal limits, and the fans are fairly quiet even at max speed.
Anytime! My next one is just another aesthetics overhaul, very similar to ZERO, without the AIO mod. Haha. My friend saw my builds and wanted me to do one for him. Regardless, it's more practice and more portfolio work. I need to get a little more creative for my next few projects!
This looks awesome man! I remember you telling me on one of my projects you were wanting to switch months ago! I wish PCPP had some kind of friend or subscriber thing so I could see the stuff people do. Haha. I plan on doing my first hardline tubing build in a future build. Great story also, you are very right about that case. It is beautiful!
I noticed it right away playing games. My games appeared jerky, especially when I tried to pan and view. Basically micro-stuttering.
I'm getting frame skipping in general with the monitor, I used the snapshot test on this site: http://www.testufo.com/frameskipping
I'm using DP at the moment.
You're not getting any frame skipping issues? I just got mine and I've been getting frame skipping at 75hz.
I've settled for 60hz, I knew it was gonna be a problem. I don't notice a difference at 75hz anyways, I need something more drastic like 100-144hz to see the difference.
Haha, I quit using DVD\CDs awhile ago! I forced myself to get rid of using it. I have a USB DVD/CD drive for those "just in-case" days.
It's a great camera. You'll love the D3200. Great sensor, great low performance and good resolution. I used to own a D3100 and it was a solid camera.
That's awesome to hear, I just ordered it last night on Newegg. I'm moving up from my 24" 1080P Dell monitor and I am super hyped! Haha I have no clue! I guess to try it out. Nvidia should quit being stubborn and support freesync TBH. I got ripped on by a few people for wanting this monitor since I have a 1070, but you know, a $400 mark-up really isn't worth it for just G-SYNC. I've read and some people say it's nice, but not worth the price difference nice.
I typed that out wrong earlier, the frameskip solely comes from using 75Hz on Nvidia GPUs apparently.
Fantastic! Great looking build. How did you enjoy working in the FT-03? I loved it. Posed lots of challenges!
Looks like you got more than just a new computer too - new camera! Good pick. Love the D3X00 series.
How do you like your XR341CK? I'm looking to buy that monitor soon but I keep hearing quality control issues with that monitor, from BLB to randomly dropping video signals. Also, Freesync @ 75Hz with an Nvidia card has a frame skipping issue. Freesync enabled at 75hz also causes a thin flickering at the top of the screen. Let me know if you have any of these issues.
A GTX 960 doesn't too do well with 4K. I wouldn't hold my breath. You might be able to shove a shortened 1080 in if you want to work with 4K content.
The computer in general handles editing just fine, unless you work high resolution footage (4K).
Yes, however, I would recommend increasing the RAM for the work you listed and also a bigger SSD for the media. It handles Photoshop well, and depending on the video editing program you use, After Effects is very memory hungry. The other thing is setting the scratch disk. It would be recommended to add another hard drive for that. The 960 handles games very well at 1080p.
If the 4590 doesn't work out for you, you can always put in a 4790K for some extra horsepower, although not much.
Ooooh! I see. I didn't mount it there in order to keep it clean. Keeps the cables hidden in the back, and so I didn't have to stretch another power cable around.
Wow. This is awesome. I have no idea why but I just love the fact that the entire build is a neutral monotone color and the sleeved cables are the only colored items. Love it. Great work.
Only thing missing is a Nyan Cat decal somewhere...
I was trying to look for some plasticizer free tubing but 1/4ID seems to be a rare breed.
Will do! Thank you. I appreciate all of your insight!
MDPC is great stuff. This was my first time using it since Nils left the business temporarily when I originally tried to order some. Honestly, Teleios/Aegis was equally as good for me.
I think it would look kind of weird with different tubing size, that's why I just stuck with all 1/4ID.
Yeah, you can't change the fittings on the pump block, at least not the H75. Haha, it's not too bad! You'll cringe when you're trying to bleed it though. The pump sounds horrendous.
Awesome, thanks for the info!
Thanks for your input. I thought I flushed it correctly, but what do I know? I filled it with hot water and vinegar and let the pump run it through for maybe 30 minutes, then I poured it all out and pumped hot tap water through everything. For the final rinse, I put ran distilled water through everything.
Swiftech definitely has plasticizer. Looks like the dye I used is reacting poorly now too. It's more green than it is blue. :/ I'll be switching this build to hard tubing and getting a better setup soon anyhow. That way I can get all the same metals too.
Caselabs cases are awesome though. You can always get fan filters and put them on the fan yourself!
Thank you! :D
Haha thank you! I just noticed that...everything on the sidebar has been Skylake and Pascal!
I haven't benchmarked it yet and didn't really intend on it.
He mainly plays Source engine based games like CS:S and CS:GO, etc.
So this rig should be more than enough for him!
Thank you! Yeah they make some amazing products!
Yeah that's very true! Just outdated ;D
It's not difficult when you're not playing AAA titles that have been released this year. My brother mainly plays Source games which are mostly CPU dependent anyways, so it should do just fine.
This build wasn't supposed to be a brand new 2016 Skylake rig with a Titan XP, it was just a project I took on for fun to make the computer look aesthetically pleasing.
Thank you! I appreciate it! :D
Thank you! :)
:D It's a champ. I have no idea how much longer its going to last tbh. I've run it dry a couple times because the stupid thing wouldn't pull the water in!
Really? I don't recall posting any of my builds on OCN. Can you link me if you can find it?
Yeah this was my first time working with the MDPC stuff since Nils came back. The sleeving material is fantastic. I used the Aegis Silver because it's the most "silver" looking one out of the other ones I've tried, which looked more like a bright grey.
Thank you though! I try to keep things interesting. :D I hope you like my other builds too!
Thanks so much! :D