It was just more economical to do it this way. In the future I may build more cables but to buy the proper quality tools for a one off job was expensive. And thank you I appreciate it ill need it for this server.
Thank you. The cables we're bought from cablemod it's cheaper that way I don't have the tools to build them and would have had to buy it. Lol it is my first time building a desktop computer but I work on electronics for a living. And I like building things just take patience, looking to build a Plex server next.
Hey thanks for the reply man
For the last pic what software is it that you are running?
not a problem at all glad i could help. good luck on the graphics cards they are still ridiculous.
The F doesn't have onboard WIFI, and I ran an ethernet cable. The Z370-E has onboard WIFI I never looked into it so I dont know what standard. And when I looked yesterday that link has GPU's instock if you are a student or military they have reduced prices. If you are trying to do heavy gaming I assume you are meaning online, I would personally run a Ethernet cable (CAT6 or CAT5 depending on your internet speed) if that is possible, also depending on length it would also be cheaper then buying a WIFI card. If you cant run Ethernet I would still get the Z370-F and then buy a WIFI expansion card.
what exactly are you going to use this computer for? i use mine for 3d design, gaming, VR. Are you a power user for bandwidth? Do you have a dedicated Ethernet cable you are running? Most importantly what is your budget range you are looking to spend especially on just the motherboard.
I personally like the look of the ASUS better but that's because it fits the color scheme I was going for. For your stuff I would say go with what fits the theme of your build they both look like good boards. If looks isn't a concern save some money and go with the gigabyte. I personally have not had any problems with my ASUS board. another one you might want to look into is the Z370-E since it has on board WIFI if you don't need high speed low latency internet or if the internet in your house isn't the best. I think looks wise the E and F are the same (don't quote me on that)
And for your graphics card if you're looking to save money and don't mind waiting for it to become in stock check this link would save you some money.
I would say it depends on how many USB ports you need and looks. It appears that the two yellow USB ports on the gigabyte card is for USB headphones. I just use the red USB port for the headphones. I have 3 sensors, a headset, keyboard mouse, and a USB hub for peripherals. For RGB thru ASUS its actually GRB and requires aura sync capable led strips and fans. (i controll my fan and pump thru the corsair commander pro software, and my internal LEDs thru ASUS Aura.) on a technical aspect it looks like ASUS supports higher RAM freqs but I think Gen 8 processors only support up to 2600MHZ (someone please correct me if im wrong i would love to know.) I personally like the ASUS Z370-F I dont use any of the front panel connections where possible. I run 6 PWM devices and that would just cluster the front.
Things I dont like about the ASUS board. the Aura sync (flipping RGB to GRB is stupid) they put the front panel Audio connector on the opposite side of the rest of the front panel connectors, the I/O shield doesnt seem to easily line up with the motherboard (that might be my case im not sure) the placement of the PWM headers are all over the place and seems random so if you want to use them you will have fan cables running all over.
Things I like, I like that it has the heat sync for the m.2 with thermal pad included. I like the looks, the USB 3.0 header is coming off the side instead of straight up, has 2 USB 2.0 headers, lots of USB ports on the back, reinforced PCIE slots.
Try it, just take your time. you dont have to start with metal tubing, you can do soft or PETG/acrylic. The best advice I can give is be patient if you are getting frustrated take a five minute break and come back to that bend you cant get right or that tube you keep cutting short. And buy extra tubing just in case i got 4 meters and only ended up using 1 my buddy did his PC in PETG and the same he bought 4 meters thinking he would use 2 and ended up using all of it (straight cuts are ALOT easier then trying to get that bend just right, props to the guys doing custom bends). for straight shots you can always cut it shorter but you cant make it grow so give yourself some space to work with if you think you need a 4 inch tube cut a 5 inch tube then triple check where it needs to get cut. when I was done I had a bunch of short pieces that I would just slowly cut off until I got it just the right length.
What settings are you running in your bios? I crash on anything over 5ghz and I haven't been able to figure it out. I have a z370-F so I would imagine its the same bios.
It's two rectangles and no 3m tape they have tabs that hold them in place cut them out then filed a spot for the tabs.
yes I cut them out using a dremel then cleaned it up with a file. XSPC also sells a drive bay adapter if you don't want to cut into your case.
I uploaded some more pics, i included measurements for the lack of space.
yes i glued it back on using permatex ULTRA BLACK i put the link to amazon below. Just cut the very end of the nozzle just enough to make the smallest hole then put a small line around 95% of it like the stock glue was then i used a spudger to spread it around. Cutting the brass tubing wasn't too hard i have experience doing plumbing work the big difference is this tubing is much thinner then plumbing so you have to be careful not to over tighten the cutter and deform the tube. I got all of it from XSPC they have a full kit for convenience
delidding tool https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVYL61Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
yeah i was debating between the black chrome tubing or glass tubes. im glad i went with the metal.
Thank you it just took patience
I got it on a black friday sale for 750 so the prices here dont reflect what I paid. also if you google search "1080 msrp" go to the microsoft store link they are selling 1080's for 600-700 when they have them in stock.
I can get more pics. It has zero clearance maybe half a mm but it doesnt seem to effect cooling at all, but i wanted to keep the 3.5in drive for storage and also keep the shroud so had to do some cutting. And thank you
First custom loop and first build. thank you very much.