Really badly, actually. WASD key paint already wearing out. Do yourself a favor and go mechanical
11 months later :)
I really want to like this build with the great pictures (and great builder), but I honestly feel as if a lot more could be done for the price.
Sorry if this seems whiny or ignorant, just trying to provide some constructive criticism. Great looking build, I just feel like you didn't get the most for your money. +1
Nope, it will only fit in the front
Why do you say that? If anything, it's better
I think you are simply reluctant to change. Everything is the same about making parts lists asides from the conditions being on the left side and the multiple pages for components
I actually really like this change, thank you for adding it. It really helps with overall website speed
DirectCU II is the marketing name of Asus's GPU coolers...
30 FPS might be fine for some people, but lots of people would consider it "unplayable". The reason why I recommended 260x is that it is cheaper, and performs the same (if not better in some games).
No, I have not. The lists are very similar though...
Ditto. This is quite a sudden change
Why the 750ti over the much cheaper 260x?
The Mars 760 is a really bad choice to make, especially with Maxwell out by now
You're looking at the OS, not the case
That's one good lookin Dell +1
For 300$ lots could have been done better
Putting the rad at the bottom is a bad idea as it stresses the pump. There's a reason why people always put the rads in the back or front. The general rule of thumb is to keep the rad above the water block/pump
That 970 looks amazing in the Ft03-mini
If you have no interest in overclocking, why the water cooler and expensive motherboard? Also the reason why a "horrible PSU" is "horrible" is because that it will unexpectedly fail and take your components with it.
Wrong motherboard, wrong cooler, wrong RAM. (In the parts list) Is there something I am missing here?
AMD actually does plan on releasing a refresh of the Kaveri linup for FM2+, so a small upgrade in clock speed and maybe some minor architectural differences.
Looks awesome but that h50 water block ruins the aesthetic for me. Really clean and love the purple +1
I was under the impression that both cards were neck to neck at 1080p and anything above that the 280 would pull ahead slightly. I'm probably wrong about that though
Thats what Craigslist is for
An R9 270 is not "basically" an r9 280. The r9 280 is an incremental step above the R9 270/270x
Now, the 270/270x are re-releases of the 7870/7870ghz, and the R9 280 is a re-release of the Radeon 7950.
Any FX series processor will not be compatible with the FM2+ socket
Even though you had that extra cash, was it really worth minor aesthetics over major performance? For 2,800 you could have gotten two 970s (Maybe even 980s) and an X99 platform rather than Z97. Either way, good looking build +1
A 240 will fit in the pandora
The onboard intel HD 4600 is better than a radeon HD 5450, why did you stick with the 5450?
That is dual xeon, judging by the two heatsinks in that first picture.
HIS is fine, this is just an older card (R9 280 is a rebranding of this card) which maybe they had some extra stock of to sell. But yes, it is legit, and it would work completely fine. Part of the reason why the price is so low is probably due to the smaller manufacturer name and the ugly design, but it is one hell of a good deal.
I think OP is referring to the delay that the PCPP pulling algorithm sometimes has when finding items that are out of stock at Newegg. It's a frequent issue with RAM and motherboards.
For example: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97g55sli
Is marking them out of stock a separate thing on the webpage than the "Out of Stock" shown? So if the retailer hasn't physically marked something as out of stock yet then PCPP still considers that item in stock despite the "Out of Stock" text?
The last part there should be priceless....
There was talk about it but I think the conclusion was that PCPP was going to stick to consumer-grade hardware for now. I just find the components and add them to a list all as custom parts if I need to make a server/workstation type list.
I personally, after using it for over a year, despise it. I was initially like you, completely stoked about using such a small form factor case, but there is literally no room to expand, cable management is a pain, and you wind up regretting ever going mini-ITX. I hate to burst your bubble, but going mATX is the way to go if you want compact, yet room to expand.
750w is more than overkill...
Depends where you live
This is an ATX case
What's wrong with wondering why he didn't go with the newer version of something?
Edit: The R4 is a great case, don't get me wrong
The Fractal Design Define R5 is out, why did you choose the R4? Cheaper?
Most original joke 8/8
While commonly debated, I do have to agree with you in the sense that a 4th generation i3 will be better overall for gaming and rarely some multithreaded applications. The other advantage of going with an i3 over an FX series processor is that almost every motherboard you purchase supports up to an i7-4790k and depending on the chipset, a 5th generation i7 (which hasn't even been released). Another plus is newer technologies, lets face it, the 970 chipset is falling behind, and the motherboards are very lacking in newer software and features.
For 720$ you could have done a lot better. An Athlon 860k and an R7 260X would've proved cheaper and have higher performance. I understand you were concerned about wattage here, but this would've been only a few more watts and more performance for cheaper.
More pics! It's great seeing server builds on PCPP
The TC14PE performs better than most high end CLC water coolers, so great choice there.
Some good ol Gentle Typhoons would surpass a Noctua's performance IMO
Even still, 170$ for keyboard, 170$ for motherboard? 116$ for 8gb of RAM? You have to admit some things here could be improved
What need is there to overclock with 36 cores/72 threads and a terabyte of RAM?
Just because it isn't on PCPartpicker, doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You could use two Xeon E5-2699 V3's and a terabyte of RAM if you really wanted to put more power into it.
That is nothing, two Xeon E5-2699 V3s and 1tb of RAM is more like it