We may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like.
These machines are beautiful, I'm looking forward to this! I personally don't own a Mac Pro, but I do have a w3565 system and a powermac G5, which is pretty much a DIY Mac Pro kit, so maybe there will be a build page for that as well
95% sure OP is a troll.
... but fools seldom differ.
Just kidding, nice choice of parts, very clean build. Congrats.
I'll probably be in Canada next year, but I may still come back to Paris from time to time. Don't hesitate to contact me in the future if you do come to France and you're still interested. This workstation is currently sitting in my room doing nothing at all, and while I can't quite guarantee nobody around me will ever need it, it may still be here for a while.
Well, that would still be about 400km. Maybe hop on a train and come to Paris? Also, you'd need a graphics card to go with it, xeons aren't APUs.
I usually don't upvote any build, unless it's a custom case or a custom water loop, because buying components and screwing them together isn't that impressive. This is different, though. At only 13, you're smart enough to hunt for good deals on second-hand parts and brave enough to make use of your soldering skills to fix a graphics card. That's seriously impressive. Not to mention the fact that you like Linux and Scrapyard Wars. I'd give you a z400 workstation with a xeon w3530, which you clearly deserve, but I'm afraid I'm not strong enough to throw it over the Atlantic Ocean.
I guess I consider them to be part of the whole rusty tool case aesthetic, at this point. Cablemod extensions would take too much space, I don't think I could cram them under the motherboard tray. As for custom sleeving, it's too much work with a semi-modular PSU. Maybe I'll get some plastidip someday, maybe I'll never bother.
Anyway, thanks for your feedback. I didn't expect any more. What made you stumble upon this now 3-month-old build log?
Tool case PC builders unite!
Custom case builds are always entertaining to make (and look at). However, I think you could have made this one look better by making it just an inch deeper in order to have room for mounting the motherboard on a folded sheet of steel or aluminium, under which you would have had some space to conceal these ugly cables. That's still some good work though.
Great build! Have you tried undervolting your graphics card? You could gain a few hundred MHz before you reach throttle temp.
Hi, I'm not OP, but I here's my two cents. It looks like you answered your own question here. It will work, the 1060, 970 and 980 are the most powerful cards recommended for use with a g4560. I do not own the latter, but I use a gtx 1060 6gb from KFA2/Galax for 60Hz gaming at the unusual resolution of 3120x1080, which is about the same as 1440p, and I'm still amazed by the number of frames this "middle-tier" card is able to push. As far as I know, CPU bottlenecking is not a huge issue when it comes to low refresh rate, high resolution gaming.
Upvoted because of "Cthulhu inside".
Well, this one isn't bad in my opinion. And the build is nice. Do we get to see the insides?
I find this name to be sad, somehow. Not that I don't get it, not that I don't like builds with used parts, they're actually my favorite. It still sounds sad, though.
It means having your build selected to appear on the main page of PCPP. It's often very expensive hardware with hardline tubing, but budget and midrange builds get featured from time to time. When people start asking for it in the comments, it's usually a good sign.
Last time I was one of these presario cases, I was destroying it to get metal for my custom case build. Very wise use of your money though, I like this build a lot. 770s are some of the best budget cards to get at the moment.
Better cooler (95w vs 65w TDP) and better binning compared to a 1400 (never seen one reach 4GHz). It's a really nice option for gaming and light/occasional content creation.
We need to know.
this builds smells fishy
Of course it did!
You made some really good choices here, especially when it comes to the graphics card. The gtx 770 is not "just as good" as the 1050. It's just as good as the 1050ti when it comes to gaming, and much better overall. Nice build!
I've got a 1500x as well, oc to 3.8GHz @1.2375V with the stock cooler. Since I bought 2400MHz memory just like you did, I'd recommend you overclock it. I've clocked mine at 2800MHz @1.35V stable, and it seems to yield a 3.5% increase in cinebench R15 performance. It's not guaranteed to work, but if it does, it has virtually no downside.
Actually, it's not just the CPU. I've used roughly the same parts as you in my tool case build. 1500x, kfa2 (galax) gtx 1060, 8GB 2400MHz ballistix sport lt (upgraded to 16GB later on because of video editing needs. Also, I've undervolted and slightly overclocked my 1060, with improvements both in performance and thermals. If you have some time to play with the voltage/frequency curve in afterburner, give it a try. Really, this is an amazing card. Almost the performance of a gtx 980, 6gb or memory, insane power efficiency. I mean, it handles Fallout 4 at 3120x1080 60fps on high settings. What a great time to be a PC enthusiast. I'm getting carried away.
Anyway, glad to see another 1500x build. People tend to think it's not that great because they compare it to the 1600, but when compared to the 1400, it's 20$ more for better binning, double the cache, and a much better cooler that allows for easy oc to 3.8GHz, which is enough to compete with the 7500 in gaming and crush it in other applications. Good choice!
Well, I already had these parts. A w3565 is basically a glorified i7 960. Why would I want more than that to run ubuntu and edit text files ?
Writing, mostly. I don't like to use the exact same computer and interface for everything, so the tool case plays games and edits videos, the workstation is used for writing short stories (the 4:3 screen is great for office work), and I have a tiny e403sa for classes and (sometimes) work. First world problems.
Sorry for the late reply. I just checked, it's been listed as a graphics card in the parts list the whole time. No idea why it won't show up in the completed build.
Let's be honest, PSUs from cheap OEM systems are just as sketchy, and there has been very few reported cases of sudden explosion.
Thanks a lot! The graphics card is listed as "custom", it's a 1060 6GB from KFA2/Galax.
Wow, are you actually 11 years old ? I think I was your age when I got my first PC. I'm not that old, but this takes me back.
I'm not planning anymore, it's been built since june in the masterbox / august in the tool case. I've mostly played bethesda games such as fallout 4 or my heavily modded install of skyrim. Also, I've edited some content, such as the video that's linked in the build description. As I said, the tool case is meant to be used with the lid open when it's under heavy load, which keeps the temperatures at very reasonable levels.
It actually takes up less desk space in my case. I have a shelf that goes about 35cm over mine on the right, and the 47cm high masterbox obviously wouldn't fit. This tool box is 27cm high, so it fits with room to spare, which allows me to open the lid during intensive tasks.
Thanks for your comment ! I thought it was visible, but there are actually two LED strips inside. The light isn't exactly white since I'm using a cheap RGB 350 kit, but it's there, magnetically attached to the metal frame below the plexiglass. As for the protective equipment, I didn't use any. You could call that a NSFW build. Also, the paper behind is a report from my employer after my last internship. Paid internship, which is how I managed to pay for this build. Not high-school grades, but close enough. The vertical monitor on the left is mostly used for reading long blocks of text such as forum posts or recommended literature for my courses. I also use it for gaming at 3120 x 1080 though, despite its high input lag. It's a 700€ monitor from 2006, but its pixel density is pretty much the same as my mx239h's, which makes the dual-screen setup fairly usable. The fun thing about the mx239h is that its stand was not removable, and that it had no VESA mounting points. I had to open it, drill through its back and add a metal plate to make it compatible with the stand.
Phew. That was a long comment.
I'll add it as well. Thank you !
Thanks ! I'll add them.
I'd like it so much.