Hi, no changes made to the fan on heatsink, will post a clearer picture to show clearance.
Great build man. I would only suggest checking out the define r5 case. Silent and a pleasure to build in post a build and pics when done. Would love to check it out.
Thanks for the feedback. I did not choose water cooling as I was concerned about some of the failures I had read about casing mass failures due to water in the machine!
Thanks! I am proud of the way it turned out :)
It's working very well. I get max speeds of 85/85 on FIOS. The router is in the same room, clearly makes a difference but didn't want to cable ethernet. I highly recommend it
Thanks. I had not heard bad things about the Corsair in the research I did. So far I am happy, all humming along nicely. For gaming I am doing 1440. It's incredible. Gives the Xbox One a good run for its money. Just about everything looks good on this thing so far.
Yes, right within the green zone, so to speak ;)
Thanks man! The fan is very quiet too. Color is the only thing I would change on the fan
Thanks man! I am very proud of my beast!
Thank you! Yes, very happy with the GPU so far. It's still new so haven't had the luxury of time - but so far it's handled every task without issue. Video and Image editing / rendering / 3D modelling to gaming - newest game is Mad Max, set all on Maximum and the card hasn't broken a sweat (81 degrees under heavy gaming load)
Thank you. It was inspired from the builds i studied on this site. The number one thing that folks took to town was the cable management :)
I didn't - note the lack of Capitalization. Thanks for the feedback though.
Thank you both - the dual monitors are for the boring part / general purpose part of the usage. Meaning work related stuff, dual screens allow for far greater productivity. I get the point about not having to have the 1440s for both - No, i likely won't be gaming across the two - be weird with a line down the middle... No factor other than, monitor = 2 here.
Those are interesting changes Allan_M_Systems. If I may ask, why the i5 over the i7 and change on the GPU. I will admit that I had to look up just what a MST Hub was!
Awesome, thank you! Changing to 2x8 for this setup. It is amazing the amount of contradictory info out there!
Thanks, good point. Not sure why either. I had read that this current config of 4x4 yielded better performance that the 2x8... Though about the 2.8 for upgrade purposes, leaving 2 slots free, but then went for performance.
Maybe i should bite bullet of pro now - better to avoid an OS upgrade in the future, although MSFT seems to have done away with that now with Win 10
Great, thank you for the suggestions - will go and check it out and do a little digging around...
Thank you - would you be able to suggest a better kyb/mouse? Don't have any experience with picking them out.
Thanks - like the sound of that :)
Awesome, thank you for the feedback!
You nailed it - coming from a Mac to an abacus would likely blow me away :) Not looking at doing any overclocking - maybe when i get more comfortable with the PC, and understand the how, what, when, and why of it - but that will be a while. Thank you for the feedback on the air cooler.
Thank you. THe water cooling has me a little worried. I have read up a lot on water coolers, and they do not have a very long lifespan, or a great track record of uptime...
Thanks mate, this site and you guys are helping this newbie clear up a lot of confusion!
Ha, you haven't met me! That YouTube is great, I have watched that more than a dozen times now! Now down to finalizing the parts list and orderin'
Awesome - thank you Caples. Interesting approach to the monitors. Am i able to set which monitors always get which window?
WoW! This is an incredibly detailed and well articulated build. Thank you so much!!! I may also add:
H. USER ERROR
First, build, shaky hands - watch out ;)
Your system looks amazing - what would be the major difference between the processor you have and the skylake ones? Besides the insane number of cores!
Wow, thank you! Quick question around why using two different monitors?
Thanks for this - awesome system!
Thanks fellway! Appreciate you taking the time to get this together. A few questions - the GPU, would that be able to handle the Asus monitors 27" Swift? Plus handle all the fancy graphics and whatnot on the new games? (Forgive my newbieness!). Would a M.2 drive be better load times for OS?
Thanks again! This is awesome :)
Thanks for the suggestion - it certainly looks good for DX12, does that mean the DX11 will look sub-par though?
Is it worth doing water cooler then with the added risk of potential,leaks?
Understood - thanks for the help!
Awesome, thanks! This is a huge help - appreciate you taking the time!
Doesn't the m.2 provide better performance for OS drive than the ssd?
Thank you for checking this out, not sure on over clocking. I would like the ability to, once I learn how - and then not damage the system when I do due to overheating!
Thank you! Great system. I want the two monitors for productivity - I.e. Having email / browser one screen and editing, or game I guess on other.
Forgot to mention what i am going to use it for:
- Gaming: Not heavily, but like to run on the highest settings when playing if possible
- Photo editing: Fair amount of work on RAW images
- Video editing: Small amount of non-professional family vacation type stuff
- Office work: Dual monitor setup for productivity mostly (How does dual monitors work in gaming? Newbie alert!!!)