The PSU was free
The Noctua cooler (with fan) cost me $25 shipped off ebay
Also, old Enermax PSUs were solid
Got a 3.16GHz Xeon for $26 shipped, adapted for LGA775, am running at 3.8GHz on 1600MHz FSB
case was free
MoBo with 8GB RAM was $60
Video card was $50
So yeah, its not even a $200 computer
4790k and two 390's in crossfire.
was extremely powerful, but the 390's produced so much heat and put out a nasty ozone smell that would fill up my room. so i replaced them with a single 980 ti and upgraded to skylake since i was at it.
this one is my guts before my 4790k. it ran a beefy 8350 and a 280x.
I told myself I'd go micro or mini next time, but then I just rebuilt in a fuckhuge Enthoo Evolv ATX. I really like this build you've done.
thanks. yours look extremely nice as well.
funny, i've told myself the same since my 8350 lol.
last night i was looking at m-atx cases and motherboards to switch with my current rig
That's actually a good idea. I was thinking of just getting another 24pin comb.
What case are you in right now?
VERY dope, digging that budget.
No idea what that dude is on about wrt Enermax, solid ass build. Would browse 4chan on.
>Never heard of Enermax
I was going to ask how old you are, but then I remembered that Enermax are still making stuff today. I'm guessing your just new to computers. Give them a quick Google, you'll see they make quite a lot of stuff including a 1500W platinum rated PSU.
My case doesn't have a glass side panel, so I didn't bother too hard with the management
No this is an h440
that one he was asking is NZXT as well but im not sure which model. S340 possibly.
but this with an msi 980 painted blue and 16 gbs of ram
more fans = more noise
I would remove the 3 on top.
Is this this a fractal r5? they have really loud stock fans which come with the case, I would suggest you get yourself some new ones like from be quiet!
Is that HDD on the bottom right secured?
no longer use it. moved on to onboard master race with my new board.
honestly, can't tell the difference between my onboard on my maximus viii hero and my titanium hd. though i could easily tell the difference with my old z97 gigabyte board with its alc1150. asus just did a good job with their realtek alc1150 implementation
Can you fucking stop. No one cares, you literally make me want to hide guts threads.
On to other things.
I want a back plate for my 780ti, where would I go about getting one?
Tame those SATA Cables!
Dusty, a little spaghetti going on.
Why not run the 24pin though a lower hole? Same for the GPU power.
>240 for CPU
>120 for GPU
I like this more than the new guts
I like the dual fans cooling the mobo
They make 5.25 to 120mm fan converters, you know? Get one.
DIY sound deadening?
Or did it come like that?
Why not both?
Looks nice as is though.
I'll always love this one, but I feel like the cables could be a little neater.
This is really nice 9/10
I love the Yellow
Do you only have one stick of RAM?
Looks ok, can't see much.
Also can't see too well, looks fine.
Maybe try to slide that SATA power down a little so it's a little more hidden? I'm not sure if it's possible but I feel like the top fan cables could be a little more hidden.
Looks pretty great as is though.
Looks better with the new card, I'm not a fan of the stickers.
>All those fins
it's looks good with the stock cooler, but a nice looking aftermarket cooler will look even better.
Oh yeah, and cool better.
Just spend some time and undo all the wires, and carefully route them one at a time until you're done.
If you take your time it can come out really well without a ton of effort.
For someone using an air 240 your cable management isn't very good.
Does my cable management trigger you?
What the fuck is this?
I doubt you overclock enough to need the VRM on that mobo, the UD3H would've done you good.
Then you could've bought a decent modular PSU like the 660XP2.
No, it's 3 sticks. It's just that one of them is red and the other two are blue. I could have 16 in total but my radiator is in the way and I don't want to mess with that right now
It shouldn't hurt anything, if that's what you're asking.
My GPU is reasonably heavy and I've got the power cables swept off to the front/ right of it with very little slack and no issues.
>Some cables red some black
>Green corsair in red color scheme
>1080p 60hz with a 980ti
I hope that 799 mhz RAM is just speccy fucking up
Guts from my first build
I recommend running the 23pin through the cpu cutout in the mobo tray
>I hope that 799 mhz RAM is just speccy fucking up
1600mhz, but somehow speccy reads it as that. Forget the reasoning behind it. Was in some speccy thread.
The monitors for it are awesome. 1080p is seriously good enough for me now. I spent $800 on them a few years ago for my old computer and they still are like brand new, so no reason to get something like 1440p or 4k right now.
Yeah I would like to have those nice braided cables but it seems like an unnecessary expense and hassle.
I like the lights. Gives off a cozy glow :]
I changed one of the fans around! I honestly don't know much about computer hardware, but I like the market so far.
>plus, upgrade your PC to the fastest model on the market every 2 years for only $99!
Did you even fucking read the sticker you autistic faggot? It's not saying THAT pc is never obsolete; just using their program you will never have one that is.
Nice try though
Looks pretty neat but two fans in that configuration is weird to me. It would just increase noise without doing much about cooling is what I think, because the flow created by one of them is going to be choked by the other and if you push one harder the other is going to choke the other end. There is no escape for air in between either, can you confirm it actually improves?
I'm thinking about the case when 2 series fans, each operating at same speed blowing through a tube from both ends, and the air flows at the same speed unless the tube is very long that the flow is disturbed somehow.
That's a sweet fucking build, anon. How did you mount the motherboard in that old Dell case? I've got a Dimension 4100 in storage with a case just like it, but I don't plan on gutting it since I'd like to use it as a retro machine some day.
Must not be reputable.
Holy shit you're shoe on head retarded. That would be like saying "Never heard of super micro, you should buy a reputable motherboard brand like MSI"
Probably never heard of BFG Tech (rip) either.
Shit got me heated like a fermi card.
It's as if googling anything would take more than 10 seconds to know Enermax in fact is probably tied for first place along side of seasonic for most reputable PSU brand
I have the Dark rock 3 in here, will the dark rock pro 3 fit in there?
got some standoffs (female on both ends), screwed through existing cutouts. they were square, so I positioned MoBo and video card, then superglued it all in place. After the glue dried I removed MoBo and superglued that side. Basically it now has standoffs in the proper locations and ATX boards will go right in normally.
Everythings aligned well and the glue is all holding up so Im satisfied
about half way done. psu and gpu need upgrading and the dvd drive replaced with a blu-way writer.
He's making fun of the crooked EVGA badge I stuck on the 5.25 bays.
Run the Front audio through a grommet closer to the header,same for the FP connections.
Otherwise it's good
Run that SATA cable for the BD Drive through some grommets, or at least shove the excess through them.
What's the hand thing?
I've seen it before but I can't remember what it's from/ is.
Why not have the hand hold up the GPU? It would look dope.
I switched a couple of things,but haven't taken a new pic.
>What's the hand thing?
>I've seen it before but I can't remember what it's from/ is.
It's from Metal Gear Solid V.
>Why not have the hand hold up the GPU? It would look dope.
I tried but the hand is too big to fit on the space between the gpu and the case.
He's got a WD My passport in there, what's there to kid about?
Run that lone wire from the AIO over to the left, like this.
That's a shame.
Yeah, it's an i3 6100 / GTX950. Draws about 150w maxed out.
The "internal external" is my storage drive until I can afford to get a proper one, keeps it out of the way inside the case.
So, what do you think?
>stop reposting you faggot
And yes, this bad bastard is running GNU + Linux right now.
Here have my el cheapo PFSense Box I just assembled yesterday.
>tfw potato cam
But how much €£$ is transformer oil these days?
I would try it myself if I get hold on an aquarium at some point.
"anon please i have this computer and it's very slow, it's running Ubuntu and i can't watch any video!"
>someone bought this shit 350eur. with Ubuntu preinstalled from a local computer shop a few years ago
>try to see what the fuck is wrong, because >NO CD
>no bios access, password'd
>pain in the ass to unscrew/open it
>Sweet mother of Celestia
>Pentium 3, 500 MHz, a pair of 128Mb RAM sticks
>some 40Gb hard disk and an obviously worn out PSU
what the fuck
"anon is there something wrong?"
where do i begin...
you don't need to counter fans. also, if you have more exhaust flow than intake flow, which is your case, you'll have a negative pressure within the case, so dust will tend to get sucked through unfiltered holes/spaces/cracks in your case. if you have only filtered intake fans, you can cut down on dust, power consumption and noise. the positive pressure will then tend to push air out of those unfiltered holes, preventing dust from getting in. if temps get too high, then put one exhaust fan in the back.
Are you sure?
>1 memory stick single-channel
i should also have taken a pic of the front USB being plugged on the 5V of the fan to act like it's working.
yeah the case is cute, it was the only thing worth keeping. now it's filled with this. and well, lacks a dvd burner, since all of these are now fucking SATA..
the chassis fan works, i think it was built in on that Advance mini-ATX case.
>backup the documents and install Mint 64bit.
>throw everything on a 250Gb hdd
>opteron motherboard likely dead. RIP. (anyone know what i could do with a pair of Opteron 846 and 4 gigs of registered RAM) and in order to use a certain scanner, i had to keep a parallel port, and the large UART bus with CLK on a bnc is also very useful when you do electronics stuff. more than the green onboard one .
I am looking to replace my ATCS 840.
Hiper Anubis, which si surprisingly good, but now rare.
when you want to enjoy music on a godtier analogue amp., Soundblaster. it's obligatory, even on the new hardware, i keep it.
Actually it doesn't do its job, look at all the dust underneath! it's after using the flash i found out, absolutely disgusting.
i think it was the only 9800GT, the nVidia one that comes on this low profile format.
What are your take on older soundcards?
Are they worth installing into systems?
Right now I'm using my backup computer because my big rig's motherboard is RMA'd. It's a bit messy since I had to fiddle with the hard drives and didn't have time to organize everything neatly. The case is okay for what it is, but it's poor for cable managing. And it isn't helped by the non-modular PSU.
1st gen i7
4gb ddr3 1333
i just use it as a dedicated game server
Time for something a little different.
C.H.I.P. a cute!
Most old Soundblasters are useless (at least in Windows) because Creative does not bother updating their drivers for newer OSes. It's a shame, because they sound great.
Even a great card like the SB Live!, that you can get from Thrift Shops or out of old Dells and Compaqs, just will not play nice with Win7 no matter what you do, especially the OEM cards.
There are some independent efforts to make these cards function with custom drivers, but they still have shit compatibility.
Though, it is pretty memey.
That holosticker is pretty hard to see/read; it's a doge with the words "such pass" and NTC on it.
And the memes don't end there folks, though at least this meme is old enough that it's sort of come back around the cool/lame curve, IMO.
How well will it run Crysis?
It is the only game I play, so it's my only experience with performance between computers.
but really, I'm biased because I'm related to one of the guys who founded the company, but I really do think it's a pretty cool piece of hardware, even if it's less disruptive than raspi was at the time.
Is that a soundcard on the 'chip like' thing with a Realtek logo?
I found it myself. WLAN+Bluetooth.
bluetooth+wifi is a pretty neat selling point for the price; I'm probably going to set mine up to control the shitty chinese bluetooth-controllable Hue knockoff I've got, maybe track the NYSE or weather or something like that.
I was going to comment that's a pretty nice case but then I noticed it's the same as mine, just yellow.
I don't think your top fan is needed with your cooler arrangement. I think your cable management is neat, but the one leading to your graphics card can deal without that little bend with the sheathing. Please avoid taking images with bright background sources of light to focus more on the internals of your pc. I like your psu cover.
I think you should turn those fans around so that their cables are not visible. A few of your cables are bundled and are a bit of a mess, but there are worse examples. Try running more of the cable through the back, that may help with length management.
depends of the onboard chipset, some AC97s are decent, Realtek ones are getting better and better, on an old PC yeah it would make it.
Great assembly and recycled case, looks cool and is efficient use of money. Rest of the thread mostly fancy ricer shit, today's hardware is way too much about look.
Now that is/was a nice hardware.
Inspired by this thread, I went and did some cable management. I think it came out pretty good considering the case has virtually no support for cable management.
I think my next project is either to replace the case entirely or get rid of that lower HDD rack in order to provide better intake airflow.
What do you think, sempai?
Does the mobo tray not have any holes around it for cable management? Feel free to take out the hdd rack, as long as you don't have massive weights on the 5.25" bays above. Find a way to get rid of those loops you have coming from the PSU. Find a way to deal with the excess length instead of looping it wildly. If you can still hide things behind the mobo tray, there are those stick-on loops for cable management. At least you have sheathing for most of your cables. Front panel wiring should be easy to hide due to how thin the cable are. If you are going to take a picture, avoid obstructions like trays and racks so that more of the wire-consumed space and cable management options are visible.
If you're going for the DIY side of things, feel free to make slots on the mobo tray for wiring. If you are going for a new case, plan ahead and take down your current equipment and measurements. Measure twice, cut(or in this case, buy) once.
On that note, my package of 200 cable ties should be here tomorrow.
No, the motherboard has absolutely zil. It's also quite narrow so there's no hiding wiring behind the tray like it's possible to do with other cases. This one is bulging just a little because I had to hide the wiring behidn the small space behind the upper HDD rack.
I think the lower rack isn't a structural item, it has a few rivets and folded metal to keep it in place. Doable with some small grinding tool.
In that case, jam as many wires as you can into one of your 5.25" bays, between something solid, such as a cd drive and the top of the case. Should you do so, make sure you have everything that leads into it nice and tidy in a bunch. I think what you did to the rear wiring with the PSU is an appropriate and necessary measure for your case, but requires a bit more pushing in if you can.. Minimize the amount of areas with wires coming in and out of the mobo.
All the best for your cable management adventure, anon.
im pretty poor. only thing i paid for was the PSU (bought brand new online). threw it in an old Compaq Presario Pentium 4 tower just for shits. The other insides are mostly from an old eMachine (Athlon II X2 220, 3 gigs of ram, hard drive and optical drive), and the video card as well came from the same one who gave me the eMachine, but it was in a half height case and couldn't use it. I'm in the process of upgrading it (GPU - Gigabyte R7 250, then 8 gigs of Ram, then CPU - Phenom II quadcore AM3). I'm on a budget, but i think i could make a bit of a potato masher. But right now, i'm a poorfag.
Are we talking about the same thing?
I feel like you're misnaming it or something, because the HAF XB is fucking enormous
It has like holes on the bottom I can use to easily secure it to a wall, otherwise it just has room for anything I'd ever want, and the air flow is pretty direct from the fans to keep things cool in the summer, I should have the money to build it in the summer anyways
Good luck with that.
Talking about the holes on the bottom, was going to mount it to the main beam on my roof
Nothing special here, just haven't built a pc in ages and thought this huge fucking fan was pretty funny.
It's surprisingly quiet, I was pretty impressed with how everything worked. Lots of parts and especially cases are aesthetically pleasing. The cpu doesn't have pins, it just kind of meshes against the mobo and gets clamped down, very easy to do.
Only thing that worried me was not using enough thermal, or using too much and having it ooze. All is well though.
>The cpu doesn't have pins
Yes and no. The pins have been on the motherboard for quite a long time now, and there are contact pads on the CPU. The problem with that is that the pins on the motherboard are incredibly small. If they get bent at all, you're fucked. AMD still uses pins on the processor, but you can carefully bend it back if it gets messed up. On recent Intel boards though, a bent pin is a dead board.
does this please you? There's a 4770k in there somewhere
and a more recent picture (with a significantly better phone) from before I replaced my sata cables
i want a new psu
My current psu (600W non-modular) is overkill and suffocating in my case. I have to mount it upside-down to get airflow and the fan makes a really loud noise upside-down. Any recommendations? It's powering a 670 and a 4770k (non overclocked)
I live in a hot area and summer is killing me and my PC
What's the best way I can reduce the heat output of my pc? watercool everything? the graphics card would still dumo heat out the back wouldn't it?
>best way I can reduce the heat output of my pc
Heat output is how much, well, heat comes out of your pc. Be it your chipsets, your hard drives being read and written for seventeen hours, or having very process intensive activity. The best way to reduce heat output is to reduce the amount of load you have. Better yet, don't even use it!
In all seriousness, you have a lot of factors running in if you need to spice up your cooling system. You have your ambient air temp, how well your case and fans get rid of hot air, where that hot air is being dumped and where the cooler air is being taken in. The effectiveness of air cooling comes from the flow rate of cooler air over a hotter area; this is forced convection, unlike natural convection which is passive cooling. Where the hotter air is being dumped also matters, as the exhaust from your cpu cooler can circulate inside your case and be reused by the cpu cooler, making it less efficient in transferring heat. Much like a car, you need intake and exhaust that take in cool air at one end and dump hot air somewhere else, preferably not near the intake.
As for graphics cards, most fan operated ones blow air into a heatsink that has a directed vent that goes lengthwise along the graphics unit. The exhaust goes out both ends of the graphics card, one outside the case and one inside the case, which may then be exhausted. To fully utilize air cooling, you must ensure that intake and exhaust fans are placed in such a way that you minimize the amount of hot air circulating inside the case.
Watercooling works the same way as air cooling, but the heat is transferred into a radiator somewhere else, which is then air cooled.
If you want to find out the best way to reduce temps, play around with fans and even more fans. If you think that you or the computer can't take the heat with the current setup, look at cases and other air cooler options and see if that can work for you. If it doesn't watercooling can help.
Very neat, I like the curvature of the wire bundles. A bit worried with all those wires on top of the graphics card. Good SSD placement.
Low light/10, would squint at again.
Bundle the fan wire along the ATX cables. Bundle the wires coming out of your psu neatly into the grommet. Good work for the GPU wires. Your front fan wire is visible on the top right corner.
I personally don't like the color scheme of noctua fans, but whatever, it works.
Lightly bend the wires together and guide them through. Because your PSU is modular, you need to fold/bend the wires at a set distance from the PSU(say, half an inch at a right angle) and then bundle them up with either bigger sleeving or wire. This way, less space is occupied by wires going in the same general direction. Why use ten lanes for eight cars, when you can use four lanes?
As for your fan wire, tuck it on top of the fan so less is visible, if you can. Length management must be done to ensure cable management can become easy. For that wire on above the ATX wire, you can wrap it around the ATX or tuck it underneath it in such a way that it doesn't stick out much.
>Much like a car, you need intake and exhaust that take in cool air at one end and dump hot air somewhere else, preferably not near the intake.
Ergo the case fans are blowing in both directions: >>52414896
But I see that 1 is expelling air and 3 are intaking air. I also see that the CPU fans are just by the one expeller. Wouldn't it be more efficient to just remove that fan and let the CPUs just blow on?
You are right to some extent. Air is bitchy as fuck and still likes to go everywhere, even if directed via fan, so any hot air from the cooler may still linger inside the case. I'm not saying you're wrong! The rear exhaust fan isn't necessary, but it will definitely aid in the exhaustion of hot air from the CPU cooler. Intakes may also be reduced by one fan, the bottom one. Whether or not you deem the slight gain in temperature control due to the inclusion of the exhaust fan is up to you. Having a dedicated exhaust means that air is being actively sucked out of the case instead of being pushed out by intakes.
The car analogy might not work so well now, since the exhaust works on higher pressures than ones our fans can push out, but hey.
>plus, upgrade your PC to the fastest model on the market every 2 years for only $99!
thats a 99$ payment every month since you got that first pc you dumb nigger
x24 months = 2400$
im simply explaining these real world things to autistic manchildren such as yourself who have no idea how stuff works (not that you know how anything about computers or how they work in the first place)
Removed led strip. Now it's just a feint glow of red.
That's just price-to-quality ratio speaking for itself.
I like Lian Li but they're bloody expensive.
I hate Cooler Master because the cheaper cases rust and tarnish, and you have to shell out a lot of money for one that doesn't.
Fractal Design cases are cheap, quiet, and durable, and they don't look ridiculous.
I remember the times when I actually used more than one expansion slot on the motherboard.
You'd need the GPU, and maybe the sound + game port (remember those?), and when gigabit ethernet became a thing I bought one card to supersede the fast ethernet that came with motherboards.
I also used a USB card because back then motherboards had only 2 ports in front (headers) and 2 ports at the back, and I needed more for other things.
Nowadays every build is just the board and the GPU. I'm thinking of moving to an ITX board.
I still use more than one PCIe slot on my motherboards, not counting graphics cards
>SATA/mini SAS SFF-8087 RAID card
>USB 3.1 card
>M.2+SATA-HyperDuo card (got rid of that after my SATA M.2 died)
>dual-band wireless AC card
Thinking of replacing that M.2-SATA card with a quad mSATA or dual 2.5" SSD direct mount. Mobos just don't have enough SATA ports these days.
Still better than single HDD.
When I had a 5-port mobo with the sixth SATA port blown on stupid eSATA I didn't want, I actually used all at one point. Four HDDs and an optical. Then I got a board with 7 ports (nice feature of A85X chipset) but only 3 are used now.
>Full X99 ATX board and chip
>8 slots of RAM
>Too cheap to quad-channel, only bought 2 x 8GB
>One GTX 750, not even ti
>Ten SATA ports, use 2
>M.2 SSD slot unfilled
>Two gigabit ports, only ever use 1
>A dozen USB ports, only ever use KB + Mouse
>Half a dozen video output ports, only ever use 1 monitor
You can't scream "underutilized" harder at anyone than me.
I run a mini-server on a VM that connects to about 6 different HDDs. My mobo only came with 8, and two are disabled because I use an M.2 PCIe on the motherboard.
SATA_0 - 500GB SSD for OS, Programs
SATA_1 - 500GB SSD for games and VMs
SATA_2 - 2TB HDD for seeding
SATA_3 - DVD-burner for back-ups
SATA_4 - 4TB HDD for archiving/work
SATA_5 - 4TB HDD for backing up both the OS and the VMs
SATA_6&SATA_7 - 256GB XP941 M.2 for scratch-disk
I have a mini SAS-SATA3 card that has one mini SAS port, which can be split into 4 SATA3 cables via an SFF-8087 splitter. That's my VM NAS array.
I need more room for games and stuff, but I'm out of usable SATA ports. And yes, that DVD drive gets used on a weekly basis for backing-up important work or WIPs.
This is what I have to deal with... Never going to water cool ever again...