Nah I didnt need to initially. I ended up putting a 120mm Insignia brand one just for giggles, and it seemed to change PC temps by 1-2C. I think Id have lower temps if I removed the SSD's and the cables associated with them so more air could flow. There's only so much cooling that can be done currently.
This is a borderline gimmick build with just how weird it is. But it’s fascinating to see how much you can do with passive cooling. Great job man!
Curious about the 1080ti also. I had no idea you could fit such a beastly card in that case!
Tell me this isn't your first time working with water tubing because I've built quite a few computers and I still don't have the guts to do this.
That's a remarkable first build man. Like Ryosen25 said, upgrading won't be too difficult later down the road. It took me 3 days to make my first build, with plenty of roadblocks along the way, so be proud! Your friends must be pretty stoked too; I imagine you'll finally be playing games together on equal footing.
Shame you cant fit in a stronger GPU, but such is the nature of SFF builds. The case is cool though. I'm a fan of the nonchalant look of gaming computers.
The amber lighting with the orange trim on the chassis looks bomb. Looks rad man!
I'm in love with the RGB color scheme. How difficult was cable management?
How'd ya snag a GTX 1080 for $450?! Mega jealous. You should upload a pic with the case panels on!
Had I would have known the Core V1 could fit liquid cooling and a front case fan, I would have done that! Oh well. NIce job though!
Front panel connector pins are mega annoying, I agree. Wiring doesnt look too shabby, especially for a (presumably) first build. Also, good job actually making RGB look nice. Rainbow color scheme works perfect with the RGB keyboard and the white monitor frames. (I'm usually critical of RGB just because people make it look bad, but ya did well!) +1
Nice job man! Looks slick. Not only is building your PC rewarding, but potential repairs are easier to diagnose because you are much more familiar with your components. How long did it take you to build? My first build had a lot of snags and mistakes (99% due to over-excitement and being a high schooler) so it took me a couple of days. Glad to see you avoided those pitfalls~
With exception to ARK Survival Evolved, it's been able to max games at 1080p while staying in the realm of 60FPS. Witcher 3 and GTAV are games that come to mind. The 1070 shows its limits when you load up Watch Dogs 2 and try dragging all the sliders to ultra. Warhammer Vermintide had to get a few settings bumped lower in order to maintain 60fps.
If the Strix is any longer than the EVGA version, I couldn't imagine it fitting into the Sugo! Don't know about the Pandora case.
Build process was simple enough. The case lacks any sort of convenience factor, so be prepared to have a screwdriver ready and a bowl for all the screws. It wasn't difficult to build in the case, but it certainly wasn't as convenient as bigger/more premium cases I've been accustomed to, which tend to have some friendlier design choices.
Cable management was easily hampered by using a ATX PSU, as well as using the stock power cables. With enough patience, I could probably get the cables to have some order. But I think it would be much simpler to order some custom shortened power cables online. Despite my cable management being a bit of a mess, the system is remaining relatively cool in a 70 degree F room. Theres enough ventilation with just the GPU, CPU, and PSU fans to keep everything well within happy ranges.
So how terrified were you with the GPU possibly not fitting? That has got to be the most snug fit ever. The completely gigantic heatsink is a surprise too, given the case size. Grats man!
I have particularly bad luck when my roommate streams Netflix on her PS4. My Overwatch ping goes from 30-50ms to the 400 zone. Netflix is one of those programs which will use as much as you give it, so the best potion is to go into your modem/router and set a QoS (Quality of Service) rule. Most mid range router/modems have this option, as well as traffic monitoring so you can see what devices (by name or by MAC address) are chugging bandwidth.
Like the others said, both processors are going to likely last way longer than you'd be using them. Overclocking will probably reduce the lifespan, even with sufficient cooling. But we're talking the difference between 9 or 10 years (if not way longer). Your smartphone will likely have a faster processor by that point.
HWMonitor is a favorite of mine. Speccy seems to be a close second in terms of accuracy. But yeah, let us know the programs, or post a screenshot so we can help you.
If your processor gets too hot, it will shut down the entire computer and you'll probably get a BIOS message saying something about a overheated CPU. Its a safety feature meant to prevent damage to the CPU. In my experience, >90C is in "safety shut-off range", so I doubt the 100C is being reported accurately otherwise your PC would be off.
On top of us needing way more information, 40C isn't a temperature to worry about. My old gaming machine had the processor running at 70C for about 7 years now and it still shows no sign of issues. mITX setups are prone to higher temperatures just because of the space constraints and possible ventilation issues. So expect it to get hotter under load and with the case on.
Modern processors have plenty of safety features built in and will shut off the PC if the temps get too high where the processor is at risk of being damaged.
Windows Defender is pretty much the best personal use anti-virus. I say "best" loosely, because no anti-virus will prevent viruses if you try to get them hard enough. Good PC use habits and an adblock extension of your choice is going to be the best defense. Good luck and stay safe!