If you built this without a GPU to mess with people, congratulations. You've succeeded.
I'd say that a gtx 1060 6gb is more than enough to run BT1 on ultra. I'd say go for a 1060 for now and in the future when the next line of nvidia gpu comes out you can go for one of the higher end models like a 70 or 80 model (or if you're really patient a ti model)
You managed to construct a black and white themed PC AND stick to a budget. That is very impressive. I'm actually kinda jealous.
I do have to take points off for not using all your parts though, the cat needs to be on the inside of the case for it to work.
If your PC does not dispense tacos on demand, than it is not a true dream PC.
I kid of course.
It really is a nice looking pc, and specs are pretty good too.
Feels good to finally build your PC that you've been planning for so long, doesn't it?
For a first build, you really seemed to know what you were doing.
The Giant Midget!
That window must have been pretty high up to go this high over budget. But these things happen (speaking of throwing things out the window).
On the plus side, you got an awesome build with more 'oomph' under the hood
I think you've gone past the "expensive" line and have gone into the "F--- it, why not?" build. Nothing wrong with going into the "F--- it" zone. I think I can speak for everyone (or at least a majority of us) when I say that we have all done a build where we went over budget and then spent more money because 'reasons.'
You have an EVGA psu. They make sure to have your cables labled, and your ports labled as well. The power slot that you'll be using is labeled VGA1 & VGA2 on your PSU, NOT the peripheral slots. Each GPU has a set number of pins to plug your VGA cable(s) into. For example the gtx 1070 has two pin slots, an 8 pin slot and a 6 pin slot, and the gtx 1080 also has two pin slots, both are 8 pin slots. Say you got the gtx 1070, you would use one of the two 8 pin VGA cables provided with your PSU (plugged into VGA 1 or VGA 2 on your PSU, doesn't matter which) and one the two 6 pin VGA cables (plugged into which ever VGA slot that is open. Pretty much plug one cable into VGA 1 and the other into VGA 2, doesn't matter what order). If you are still having difficulty, consult the manual or watch an instructional youtube video.
I wish you luck on finding yourself a good GPU. I don't know what your remaining budget is, but since you got the i7-7700k I would hope you at least get a gtx 1070. Although it really depends on what monitor you are getting and frame rates you're wanting.
Awesome! Glad to hear it. The first time I tried cable managing was on my first PC that had a modular PSU and a case that had some room to allow for beginners who where new at cable management. Tried doing all of that the same day I put my PC together. It was late at night, I was tired, spent an hour trying to manage the snake orgy, gave up, cried, swore to try again the next day, and then finished three months later.
The non-LED Noctua fans are still brighter than my future.
Your radiator fans shine brighter than my future.
Very good PC build, if though its your first build. No sign of any parts that would cause bottle necking. Thing looks solid as as rock.
The only thing that could be improved is cable management, though it's not something that is a 'dire' need. Just something to work on and practice have a windowed PC case. However it being a Corsair Obsidian case (I have the Obsidian 450D), they tend to make cable managing really difficult. So I would recommend, only cable manage if you want to. If not, then don't sweat it.
Pain, error, long hours of effort gone to waste,, and turning to alcohol for comfort. As far as building a PC goes, sounds about accurate.
At least yours turned out looking great, and didn't have any parts that were DOA (I assume). That's when the booze really flows.
Wait! I forgot. I was originally going to have a 240mm AIO cooler that was going to be mounted on the top of the case. The fans were purchased rather early in the build (The corsair ML fans are great quality) and the third intake fan on the bottom was installed to make it easier to equalize the air pressure in the case. I eventually decided against an AIO and went with air cooled instead, but I already had the fans on hand when the decision was made. I hope that answers your question more 'professionally.'
Thank you very much! And no, I do not have an N7 hoodie, but I do have a shirt from highschool that I got when Mass Effect 3 came out.
Thanks for the tip! I used spray paint and painters tape that had a few leaks around the edges at various points that are visible at certain areas. Thankfully my camera isn't that good.
I want to say that it had something to do with air pressure and better cooling, but I think I mainly did it for the wrong reasons.
Always. And then I do some more.
I rather like this build.
I can understand the hate towards intel, and the perks of thread ripper over i9. But at the end of the day intel cpus are rock solid (usually. There are always some that are DOA from both teams).
My question is; why you decided to go with a gtx 1060 on a 3840x1080 monitor at 144hz? (I'm not criticizing, I'm actually curious.)
I wish I had a microcenter to drive to. The closest one to me is about a four hour drive. Not doing that when I have a prime account.
Nice build though. You don't see alot of builds that go for the blue/black scheme.
Alright in the first picture, I did not realize that it was the AMD logo made out of brownies. I actually thought it was a regular batch of brownies that some punk desided to cut out the center for themselves.
Nice computer thought.
I love your, build. Very nice. I would like to note that; I too bought a an i7 7700k and the be quiet dark rock 3, and I have to say when I was installing it to the motherboard (earlier the day of writing this) it was a nightmare. I thought I knew what I was doing and I screwed on the nuts to the screws instead of to the heat sink brackets and I was trying to force the brackets down. This resulted in one of the nuts to fly off into the void of nothingness.
Love the gpu! I wish that they had it has a 1080 or ti.
Hey man, if it works for ya, then it's not a bad build.
Did the cat come with RGB as well? And is it overclockable?
Looks very nice! I love the shade of purple with the silver from the case. Regarding the title; I thought you, like many other people, were wanting to get a new graphics card and were tired of coin mining to crash so figured "F*** it! If I'm going to be spending alot of money for a gpu, might as well make it a good one!"
Don't let it bring any ruin to any poor boy (social life that is).
I've never really liked the RGB ring fans, but holy crap does that look amazing!
Not a bad build at all. As far as upgrading goes; I think it would have been better to go with a more modern equipment, so that your hardware is up to date, over peripherals. However I am guessing based on the money that you spent that you bought the computer itself used and the peripherals second, in which case I would say that that is one very good deal you got.
I'd say just look into getting another stick of 8gb ram, and a ssd to move your OS to. Maybe a better cooler if your CPU gets too hot, but I doubt that should happen. Overall it's actually to great pc for gaming.
Gotta start somewhere
Hey, if it work.
Well that sucks, the part were you had to drive two hours to get a 980 ti off of craigslist that is.Though I'm glad to hear that your cards sold so easily, just a shame that you had all that money only for there to be no gpu's to buy.
I can relate to selling your graphics cards with all the mining craze going on. I originally had a 1060 6gb, but decided to get a 1070 in April because I wanted to upgrade to a 2k monitor. I was going to sell it with my computer when I decided to build a new one but, like you said; "why not." It was auctioned off instead of "buy it now" (I may have put that option as too high) but when it ended it was close to what I asking for (which was more than I payed for it, when it was brand new).
I hope the coin value continues to drop (preferably at an an accelerating rate) because I am seeing so many people who were excited of building their first builds, which I found pretty sad because they were having to settle with gtx 1050 ti's or lower (ryzen doesn't even seem to be an option). For example I saw one theme build that featured an i7 cpu, 16gb of ram, m.2 with 2tb, high quality asus motherboard (I don't remember what the specs were exactly but you get the idea) and a gtx 1050ti that was a let down to see because the poor guy had their heart set out on something a 1070/580.
You managed to get a gtx 1060 6gb for regular retail price?! That is definitly one lucky sale you got.
Good to see that I'm not the only one who went with a 4790k. I built my computer 9 months ago because it was cheaper than the 6700k and it is still a great cpu.
Awesome theme you got going, very nice. I'm so sorry you had to pay much more for a 1070 though.
Your supposed to type through sheer willpower
That thing is going to destroy frame rates like it was Alderaan
Ya, I do wish I practiced painting at least once instead of diving head first into painting my case. It's nothing that a little touch up and painting over can't fix, but I the paint is not easily removed so once it's on there it's on there for life. Really I'm just glad I didn't screw up too badly to were I would have buy a new case.
I can relate to building for the art. I built my first PC less than a year ago (though the parts weren't too up to date, but still good) and I've just been looking at it wondering what I could do differently and even trying to build my new one to match a specific theme. Though the amount of work and effort put into it is nothing compared to what you've done so far. I really am impressed with the amount of work and effort you did, all I've done so far is paint my case and that didn't not come out too well (still learning as I go).
Well with the ethereum coin mining going on it would be next to impossible to get a quicksilver gpu without murdering your wallet. It's starting to look like the mining might soon come to a close with the price of the coin steadily dropping, so if you keep your ear to the ground you might being able to pick up a couple of your gpu's for cheap when the market floods with the miners selling off their gpu's.
Also I have to say if you're wanting more PCIE lanes, ryzen is the way to go. Though I assume it's for more purposes than just gaming?
I hope you were able to get your hands on two gtx 1070 quicksilvers. They seemed to have stopped producing them and can not buy them any where. I was lucky enough to get mine in April on an impulse buy that I swore that I was going to regret because my 1060 was only about 6 months old at the time. No regrets.
Where's the two meter thermal exhaust port? Kidding aside, very nice.