Nice aesthetic, nice part selection. Want to see the inside! :)
Nice, clean, logical part selection. I dig it. :)
Thanks for the advice and the kind words. Enjoyed checking out your builds as well!
Nothing in this life is free, brother. I work hard as **** for what I’ve got.
Thanks! Your rig is a monster dude, very impressive, puts me to shame. :) I was actually considering a Define Nano S if I couldn't get enough cooling off the 240mm rad in this build. I might still get one anyway just because it seems so much easier to manage water cooling/regular maintenance.
This is awesome, thanks for sharing.
Thanks man. :) So I am trying to write up a (lengthy) build log today as time permits, which will answer your question. But long story short, I put the motherboard on standoffs to make room to run the PSU cables behind it, and with the extra 6mm gone the back panel barely fit in the cutout, and the I/O shield didn't fit at all. On picture #19 you can see how the board is actually raised up so it doesn't really align to the cutout properly (which is why I added that picture).
1050 Ti is not going to be very good at all for VR. Not that it CAN'T play VR games, but it is really pushing the limit. I had a 1060 6gb and still felt the need to upgrade. 1st gen VR games are minimum 970, recommended 980. Newer games are minimum 1060, recommended 1070/1080. So, a 1050 Ti is actually out of spec according to most devs...
Honestly, this just further highlights the problem in the market these days. You want to show a "budget" VR build, but that just isn't possible anymore! GPU prices are completely fubar. The "console killer" is dead, at least for now. If all you want is the best bang for your buck graphical power, a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X are the better buys. You accept an additional cost if you want to enjoy the hobby of DIY PC hardware.
Sad but true.
Completely agree, this was my first thought as well. Nothing wrong with this build at all, but the word "enthusiast" I think is misused here.
I just tested this last night with Heaven and 3D Mark (Firestrike). System was pulling anywhere from 190 ~ 215w, so I imagine this is right to the max the power supply is capable of delivering. Keep in mind this includes my portable USB-powered monitor pulling ~ 10w from the same unit.
It got pretty hot to the touch, but no issues, flickering, black screens, shutdowns, nothing like that occurred. I had been told by multiple people to trust that these HDPLEX units can deliver, and at least in limited testing so far that seems true!
Also in general, the advice I’ve seen is that most people massively overestimate power requirements. You should be able to add up the TDP of your CPU and GPU and that is pretty close to your actual wattage need from a quality PSU. I understand that older GPUs had a lot more volatility / power spiking, but that isn’t nearly as much of an issue with Pascal architecture.
Sorry but I don’t have any specific experience directly with those new AMD APUs. Here is a good article with power draw figures though: http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-ryzen-5-2400g-review,6.html. They’re showing the 2200g system maxing out at ~ 100w and the 2400g at 115w, both under full iGPU load.