Divinely inspired cable management edition
Surely you have more room elsewhere.
Ill take a picture with flash when i get home from work
here's some extremely old guts in comparison to my current one
>tfw fell 970 meme
>tfw fell for cable management meme
>tfw fell for "silent" meme
>tfw case with window meme
Had an nvidia 9500gs, now has hd4880
Also went from 2gb to 4gb ram.
Also adding sound card that is way op.
All done :D
Stand alone dedicated synthesizer modeler.
I have a second GPU in there at the moment.
I'm more concerned about pic related
wtf is this even
tfw you take a picture with flash in an attempt to make the computer look bad
and the only bad part of the picture is how shitty the light is
alright boys maybe you can help me with this
im about to migrate into a new case
I only know for sure I will have a 360mm rad at the top with 3 120s exhausting
I can mount a 140 in the back
and in the front I can mount a single 200 or 2 140s
I want positive pressure and im going to seal my case
also should I use a fan controller
divine cables coming through
I'm sorry anon, here's the full frontal. I need to get a plate to hide it all, or maybe some conduit. This case is really bad for management.
I made banana cake with it. Banana cake works better if the bananas are old.
my other computer is a haswell 4770 with 32gb of ram and a gtx 960 connected to 3 23 inch 1080p monitors.... im actually quite rich, i just needed a computer than could run some old hardware, so i put this together, cool beans for you tho.
It sitll needs work and I d'o not like this case at all... :-/
and over $5,000 in studio peripherals and software.
i make music not play gaymes, i dont need a beefy GPU, i just need one that can power my screens.
I dont need to over clock, because 3.9ghz is plenty.
32gb ram because i make music, and it requires quite a bit of ram, 32 happesn to be my mobos limit.
this was all purchased the week haswell came out. well except the 960.
so fuck off son.
Almost perfect, i mo.
Is there anything specific you're wondering about other than "is it gud?"
>my build video
Would definitely recommend it though, especially if you LAN.
I went to Quakecon last year and didn't want the TSA touching my stuff so I made surer all my LAN gear fit under-seat on the plane. Pic related
The only gripe I have with it personally is it's a bit "big", which is why I'm going to move to the DanCases A4-SFX.
Are you the owner? If so you really overpaid on some of those parts. The board could be had for half that, the watercooling is two cheap shitty AIOs with a bigger rad added, the graphics card is over 2 years old and can be had for less than that, and I can't tell what case it is but it doesn't look like something that should cost that much.
Repostan this computer I recently assembled for a friend
It's a C2D and plays Youtube without problems, which is enough for him
There's nowhere to hide the cables unless you're using a long GPU and put them behind it like I'm doing, or if you for some reason use an ATX Psu you can hide them between it and the front wall of the case like in pic related.
I'm a silence fiend so my temps aren't the best, right now CPU/GPU idle around 40C, and max around 75/80.
That's with a Cryorig C7, no case fans, and the Reference cooler on the 980. If you use a better cooler and let the fans spin faster you can get perfectly reasonable temps. In fact, you can fit a 980ti hybrid + 120mm CPU AIO in the case at the same time, or dual 240mm rads if you go with a custom loop.
It's made of holes so it won't be quiet if your fans aren't, but by no means is silence unattainable. When I had a U9B-SE2 and a passively cooled 750ti my build was as close to silent as you can get at idle AND at load.
I'd say to roughly plan how you're going to build in it beforehand if you don't have much experience with mITX, and be prepared for some tight fits.
Be prepared to finish the build and realize something can be placed better for aesthetics/ function and feel the need to move it
Maybe get a bag to carry it in? I'm using the "Cabelas Trail-Camera Backpack"
The case is a 700D that I bought new shortly after they came out.
The board I paid a little over half price for, the 780 I picked up for $250 probably about a year ago.
Radiator, fittings, and reservoir aren't free but I didn't pay retail either.
>most of the hardware I only own because I got it cheap
Still not welfare tier.
That's the cooler I was going to buy for the build.
I am wondering if it's possible to get braided cables made the measure, though. I really don't want to just stuff them in a corner.
Yep, here is a picture of this extremely cute hedgehog I found in my yard last year.
I liked mine a lot, but there's a newer version out, the U9S, or you could look at the Cryorig M9i/a.
It is, actually! It's a quite spendy if you want to buy instead of DIY though.
Personally if I decided to shorten my cables I'd just cut down and re-crimp the cables that came with my SX500LG.
and then just get custom length/ short extensions for what you feel needs to be shorter. Though I think this kit only works with the SFX PSUs, not the SFX-L since it's so close to the back of the GPU as is.
Picture is Lavins' (owner of that shop) build using his Ncase Kit
I really want to order my new drives but moving shit around is such a hassle. Also for less money I could get another 4K monitor which would probably be more useful to me, I hate using my second monitor with its shit tier resolution.
Anyone /oculus/ here?
The other day someone posted their score with a 970 and it was only ~500pts away from my score with a 980.
I think their 970 was OC'd a little from the factory, but still.
Just kind of proves how small the difference is between the 970 & 980.
i got it from a junk computer. I removed the pop rivets and yanked out the hdd tray so i could have more room for big video cards. it is really simple. why i like it. the front and back are uuuugly though
I had a part of a skewer holding it up but I guess it fell. I have to find a better solution before r9 390 and CLC loop.
Does your Lian Li actually have space behind the motherboard tray to manage cables? Mine doesn't have jack shit. Also a few of the screw holes are losing their threading. I've owned it a year and I already hate it.
I love mine, need to fix my GPU sag but thats not on the case. Pricey and small but that is to be expected,
there is ton of flexibility. btw that picture is all warped and fucky so the sag looks way worse.
Yes, but not as much as other cases.
I had UPC do mine and it wasn't cheap but not $250. More like $120.
I got this in the mail.
Anyone have a cool x99 build? I haven't picked out my mobo yet.
ASRock x99 WS
I like it. It will accept Xeons and server memory if I ever want to do those sorts of things in the future.
Really hate when there's no cables to be seen, much rice.
I wonder what that's like to work on.
I, probably wrongly, assume he does his own work but I doubt it's done in a way considerate to maintenance and or diagnostic prodding with hands.
The ultimate in my-friend-has-no-money-for-his-PC build.
2x xeon X5345 @ 2.3ghz
6GB EEC Ram
random Intel server board (lulz)
expansion card for PCIe port (lulz)
cheap ATI video card
2x cheap 500GB sata drives (raid mirror)
greenwatts psu I got by RMA'ing one a customer threw out
all of these parts except the PCIe expansion card were free/leftovers from upgrades. even the case was free. expansion card was $20.
gave it to a friend to run his business books off of (pirated win7 running quickbooks). he locked it in a cabinet with no ventilation because "it was too loud" and it fucking overheated.
Antec PSUs are surprisingly good, but I think they're just rebranded Seasonic PSUs anyway.
And clean up that disgusting spaghetti.
Love this one. It's like what my 11 year old self would think a computer from the future would look like while I was playing Doom.
Really want to get those nice braided cables but it seems like such a hassle and unecessary expense. Probably will get another 256gig SSD next.
My roommate upgraded his pc this month and I was considering buying the leftover parts to finally build myself a desktop. He said he'd sell the parts at 75% their going rate.
I think he might of meant a 6970 rather than the 6960. And I'm not 100% on which mother board he's got, but I'm pretty sure it's the Z97. Think it's a good place to start for my first tower?
You shouldn't buy a CPU and mobo that aren't compatible. Do your research on the parts again before you make a stupid purchase.
If it's an i5-xxxxK, get it.
If it's a Zxx that's compatible with the CPU, get it.
He didn't actually tell me which motherboard he had, but it's obviously compatible since he was using them in conjunction. I thought it was a Z97 because I saw a box in our garage, which is probably from our other roommate.
Sorry about the confusion. I'll look a bit deeper before purchasing.
I will be joining the NCase Master Race soon.
Used to be really anal about making cabling absolutely perfect. No i just want them out of the way and so long as the rear panel closes without smashing anything I'm happy.
Looks like a fair amount of you guys have 980 Ti's.
I just got an EVGA 980 ti FTW to replace my 950 SSC.
this is for 1440p gaming so I hope my i5-4590 doesnt cuck me.
ill say that 950 was good for what it was but really about the only thing you can play on 1440p with it are MOABS or whatever the fuck they are called.
So this is my first build and its not even as bad as the troll one posted. I'm waiting for gpu and better PSU to come in so I didn't really bother with cable management. I finally get to post in one of these threads so I'm pretty happy.
Why don't they just make the PSU cables right angle connecters and like half a foot fucking shorter?
Could always go SFX. The cables are very short and depending on the model, fully modular.
Pictured is my sfx gold cert 450w
5/10, cute retro build.
9/10, nice and tidy, + for heatsink fins
3/10, spaghetti, green-plastic and blur
9/10, super clean. Lovely sleeving.
8.5/10, tough case for watercooling and cable management. Well done.
8.5/10, clean and nice hardware.
7.5/10, clean, but basic and sterile and GTX 280..
8/10, nice hardware, a little messy.
4/10, meh. Dust-free I guess.
8/10, nice and tidy and pretty well cable-managed.
8.5/10, minimalist and clean. I like it.
9/10, wish I could see it a bit better though.
5/10, nice hardware, no effort made towards making it look presentable
8.5/10, would be higher if you ditched the red cables.
8/10, waifu fills in the bare space nicely.
9/10, very clean, - for 970 though
9/10, CPU and PCH heatsink colors match perfectly. Minus points for red PSU.
7.5/10. Cute sleeper rig.
9/10, odd choice of dye with all those yellowish components. Can appreciate hardline tubing though. Too much work for me nowadays.
4.5/10, interesting old board.
7/10, LEDs and stock cooler.
6/10, hardware is kind of swimming in that giant case.
6/10, blue motherboard.
9.5/10, dead sexy. Needs watercooling.
9/10, upgrade your GPU. Sexy sleeving though.
8.5/10, have I already rated this? So many of these look the same.
8.5/10, PSU is weak sauce for that.
9/10, I like the purple for some reason
7.5/10, lots of storage. NAS?
5/10, spaghetti and meh.
6/10, work on cable management and take a pic from the top.
Currently waiting for Aquaero + other parts from Germany, also VRM and PCH waterblocks for the WS board.
I whipped up this build today for a co-worker. And yes I know the 24pin isn't routed behind the mobo. The tall case and 24pin position made it so I couldn't route it behind the motherboard. They'll order a 24pin extension and then it'll be prime.
What ya'll think senpai?
My 2nd build ever. Gave my 4 year old build to my GF so she can play emulators
I fucking love this. In a white case with a psu shroud it would be a 10/10.
I'm thinking about buying one of those GPUs, but heard that they only really shine in SLI. What would you say about that?
AC foam on the top works as a great dust filter since Fractal is too stubborn to give us a proper top dust filter
Currently sitting in a box. It still works, I just felt like upgrading.
ITT: The same people who have posted the same picture(s) for the past 6 months and then argue over the same things,and circlejerk over the same thing.
Not even worth coming to anymore,to inspiring builds
Good enough imo, would've been nicer if it had a non-stock cpu cooler and a modular psu. But I really don't feel like changing anything, it works perfectly good as it is now. And if anyone noticed the dvd drive isn't connected. I took it out yesterday, but can't be bothered to take a new picture.
sup senpai just got rid of a shitty closed loop cooler, we noctua now
Also twin 140mm fans for dat intake
This is a really nice picture.
Also if you flip the clips on the cooler around it looks slightly better
I did it because I had to, but I also just think it looks nicer.
custom order. GPU cables are extensions cause that's the only way to make things work in an Ncase but others are full cables. Really nice product and a good guy to work with honestly.
Okay might try that, I just put it together rather quick and didn't even think of it. Those clips are flimsy as fuck, and seem stupid considering the otherwise very high quality feel of the cooler.
I just did a quick dusting and got a better camera angle
It's a blower-style 970. They all perform the same, more or less. Only differences between the various designs are in noise and temps. The fan note on the ASUS Turbo is more 'grindy' sounding than the reference Nvidia 970, which produces more of a 'woosh'. Neither design is loud, but I prefer the sound of the reference fan.
Temps are similar even though the Turbo has dual-intake fans. I think this is because the reference card has integrated backplates. Avoid the PNY blower 970 with its flimsy plastic shroud. I bought that model first, and it vibrates like a motherfucker. It could be heard two rooms away.
Pictured is my reference 970 SLI machine.
That's crazy. My x5672s idle at ~28c with 22-24c ambient temps. They're sharing a thin 360mm radiator, so it looks like you've got more surface area to dissipate the heat and they're both 95w TDP.
It's really not a spectacular loop. I should have paid attention to temps back when I first built it for the D5400XS to see how much of a difference it really made.
>only two channels of memory
My single socket nostalgia build.
>XFX 8800GT SLI until I gave my Dad one of the cards
>Core 2 Quad Q9550
>black and green everything except power supply
The Raidmax Smilodon has zero provisioning for cable management, which is sad considering it's the only case I have with a window.
So I just upgraded to a gtx 980, 850w psu, 8gb of ram, and an ssd but now I don't have anything to spend on a new cpu. Will my 5 year old quad core i5 2320 hold its own? It's an Asus motherboard btw so I trust its quality .
surprisingly not. it sags way less than the two Asus DCUII 770's i had.
i took about 5 pictures with different angles, and this picture came out the best.
>pic semi related. my old HAF X and the 770's sagging
The only significant thing about my rig.
Giggles. And monitors.
AMD and Nvidia drivers actually work really well beside eachother, I've had no issues.
A hex mount meant for 4:3 monitors, which mounts the lower middle monitor and the... oh fuck it I'll just mark them.
The ones not marked are either sitting on the desk or boxes behind the monitors.
That's what is preventing the 720 from pressing into the fans of the 280x above it. Its a really tight fit.
It's a soundcard, Razer AC-1.
You can plug your monitor into it and see sounds
Yep, AC-1. Speccy already told you exactly what it was. I don't even remember what retail was on it, I think around $100-150 but I paid around $20-30 for it a few years back. The software is decent but not perfect. Still well worth what I paid for the upgrade over the AC97 I was using at the time and the standard HD audio now.
I'm pretty sure there's matching headphones to go with it but I never bought them. After reading a around I picked up some ugly Asus headphones that were supposed to be great. While not terrible, they're certainly not great either.
Hahahahahahahaha... But seriously I found that funny.
I don't use razer stuff, and I don't think its quality or would I ever recommend it, but as a business they aren't bad, they are good with RMA's and when they make coupon mistakes they honored it. Better than most companies.
>GPU cables are extensions cause that's the only way to make things work in an Ncase
Why is that?
>good guy to work with honestly.
I can attest to this. I e-mailed them after you mentioned UPC and the guy responded within like 5 minutes.
Maybe because of the layout of the plugs on the PSU?
Looking at it I don't understand why it's a problem though...
Behind the mobo tray, you can see the PCB of one in the bottom right corner of the case
(Example from google)
I actually did it well before Linus, in fact I think I even moved back to single socket before that video came out. I don't remember seeing many other dual socket builds before I did mine.
a build i just finished putting together and setting up an OS on
8GB DDR4 memory at 2133
120GB Kingson HyperX Savage
1TB WD Black
Using a website to build a PC because I'll cry if I fuck anything up. A bit sad that the NZXT H440 case doesn't allow for H100 cooler, guess I'll have to stick with the H80 (only care about it for aesthetic reasons) or is that just this sites configurator being a faggot.