meme 970 sli coming through
honestly, they perform amazing.
Yes I have big plans for water cooling
I know a metal guy who can get me nickel plated copper tubing so that's what I was going to use. I was also going to sleeve the cables as the black and grey cable extensions I have now look kind of nasty.
not sure where else to ask but is this an ok build?
i do most of my gaming on my ps4, i just need a new computer because my current one is shit.
there are a handful of PC exclusive titles i want to play but none of them are very system intensive. i also plan on dual booting if that matters.
anything i should change before i pull the trigger?
The only thing that is color corrected inside the case is the graphics card because I took this at sunset and some of the sun's light was giving the 980ti reflection a pewter color. That and the wooden shelf has the vibrancy turned down because it's an ugly orange brown.
I bought a 480 for $30 to keep my feet warm because all I'm playing recently is CS:GO. Also bought my old triple slot Asus 570 back for $40 from the person I sold it to for $300 a few years ago.
back in the day...
>tfw I was using the same speed of ram
>tfw no node 202's for sale in Aus
If they were available I would buy an ITX htpc/gaming rig right now.
Here is a shitty new picture, i need to take a new one i re did the cables i believe they look better rate if you would like.
Rate maybe? Not sure if my cables are nice enough. 1/2
Upgrade suggestions also welcome, have some money to throw around.
pretty happy I built this a year ago before the canadian dollar shit the bed.
which is the better angle of these two?
for all future posts until I get a decent camera.
Scrapyard edition, WIP
>6-pin not connected
>$1,300 in video cards with a 980 ti sli setup
>cheap out with western digital greens for hard drives
you spend the money on the graphics cards, but can't spend the extra $20 - $30 per drive for at least blacks? shit even re4 or constellation es.3's?
i mean your cpu cooler, d14, is worth as much as two of those green drives.
Wasted 6 hours trying to get 4.5ghz/3200mhz stable. Couldn't do it. What a waste of time.
At least the house is warm now.
Going on a year in 2 weeks. Still no visible sag on my cards.
Still need to buy a cooler for my CPU, and a backplate for my 970 so it stops sagging.
I don't think backplates work that way. It's sagging down from the slot. You need to prop it up using something.
quieter? really? have you never used blacks?
all that money and cheap out on hard drives.
i've seen so many do this, even people with two titan x's in sli. i don't get it. you have the money but cheap out.
its like buying a 600hp engine and tossing it into a 1994 toyota corolla.
no, its not.
you spent $200 on a power supply, $1,300 on video cards, $90 on a cpu cooler, and buy best buy grade $40 hard drives.
you care so much about everything else, but cheap out and don't give a shit about the drives storing all your cartoon porn. you have all these nice parts and you slap bottom of the barrel hard drives in it.
a wonderful, powerful, expensive system and you use greens. thats like buying a beautiful diamond necklace, a diamond that costs $4,000, and you slap it on a cheapo $20 metal necklace with gold paint from walmart.
>actually routes the GPU cables BEHIND the GPU
THANK YOU. Almost every god damn build here routes them right in front of the fans. I find myself making builds with cables routed to the side now, but cables OVER the GPU is the way to go. Also, that's some actually good cable management that's hardly ever seen here.
Still needs an exhaust fan though, at least for aesthetics.
This builds reaches 4.5GHz/2600MHz easy and that's with cheap as hell 1600 ram, sounds like you got a bad batch.
It's fucking hard drives dude, who gives a shit. I got drives from various years ago running on my newly built rig. I'm not going to fucking toss them out because some autist doesn't like how they don't have matching stickers or some shit.
Isn't that what autistic do? Line and match shit up?
You should paint the top of your heatsink black with heat resistant paint. Or least paint your I/O shield.
Anyway, madness aside, how's the Sapphire 390 cooler under load? I kinda want to upgrade just for its looks. My 290 Tri-X keeps it under 70 degrees OC'd.
It's holding up pretty good, planning to replace it soon with a ~500gb ssd.
mix of Trixx and afterburner. I have power limit to 150% and core voltage at +94mV. I would go to ~+150 but I start overdrawing from my UPS.. all the information is in the picture senpai. thing I like about Trixx is you can push voltage further than afterburner.. I also fiddled with the auxiliary voltage, which isn't shown.
thanks for the reply. sorry, i didnt look at your picture too closely so i didnt notice. the reason why i was asking is because ive got a sapphire 390 myself and was wondering how far one can push the voltage without damaging the card. at the moment i run it at 1100mhz with stock voltage. at 1110mhz at stock voltage i get artifacts when testing with heaven benchmark.
i've been spending a lot of time away from the house lately. i miss these threads.
r8nh8 em /g/
Why is it that the Asrock FAN-Tastic tool doesn't seem to work?
Are Fractal silent fans not really silent?
>Dang, those are twice as much
Huh, they cost like 10€ here. Don't bother tho, it's a really miniscule difference. Basically if you find a fan whose clicking at low rpm and whining at high rpm you can't hear that's it.
The quietest Fractal fans I've seen came from an R2, they're nominally 1000rpm.
Do you happen to know which pwm fans can ramp down the lowest? The NF-F12 and the one from 212 Evo are pretty good in that respect but what others are there?
Yeah, it's fine for me during summer, when I open the window and there's breeze, birds, leaves and shit... During winter it's dead silent, however, and fan noise just drives me up the wall. I've even ditched mechanical drives from my computers. I need help ;_;
Uh... I don't have that many PWM fans, but Noiseblocker M12-PS go down to about 400. I think I would've kept using them but one day something broke and one of them would start vibrating violently whenever it would go past ~800 or so RPM. TY-147A go down to 300 or so, and they have 105mm mounting holes. Scythe Slipstream 1200rpm are quiet-ish, if you need cheap fans. They're not PWM, but undervolt nicely.
>Yes it is.
That's p. cool. I like your style
Also fan identity don't really matter much. 140mms are quieter than equivalent 120mm, but the best thing you can do is removing superfluous fans. I don't know if your setup needs the top fans but removing those will do a big difference. Just watch your temps. Also turn your power supply the other way
My server only does PWM so that's why I'm looking for those. I'd need four new poop fans, so if I could go with anything a bit cheaper I probably would.
How good are those PWM fan splitters that drive 3-pin fans? Phanteks has one at least.
On most mobos only CPU is PWM controlled, the rest aren't. Splitters are just as described, what did you expect. Just check the amperage of your mobo and the fans you plan to connect. You might need to buy a splitter that's fed power from PSU and the PWM signal from the mobo, like pic related.
crackho lane, Detroit, MI.
look for this guy
That's true, but this is an actual server board and all the headers are really PWM. They can be controlled in three groups too, though it's a bit fiddly (edit a config file, update it through the EFI shell etc).
So if I want silence, my options are buying four PWM fans or getting an active splitter like you described. This is the Phanteks one I mentioned. Any experience using these? How far can they undervolt the fans?
Just look up the specs dude. I personally use a 4 channel Scythe voltage controller in a 3.25" drive bay, since I don't really fiddle with my fans, just set it to my max tolerable noise level and leave it running. It does like ~4-12v.
>"I heard anon has an i5"
am i right in thinking that the asus ROG mobos are PWM capable with their fan headers, and is it worth replacing the stock ones that came with my r5 with some pwm fans and then customising speedfan so it links each to the relevant component?
coming from a q6600 build in an antec 900 with leds EVERYWHERE and no noise insulation i think i've become a bit OCD when it comes to noise.
I have since replaced all those led fans because they were too loud.
Unf, great overall.
Y'all need to stop with the figs in the cases
This is where they belong, not in your case ya nerd.
Shitty phone camera ho!
I finally got around to fixing my cable management, but the fact that I can't run the front panel USB 3.0 cable through the routing hole vexes me. It just doesn't fucking bend enough to be able to plug it in.
Nice quints, also poor memerace checking in too
I had resized that pic to fit it in /bst/ picture, here's a new one.
Yeah, I'm planning on getting a modular psu, a cheap cooler as the cpu is a 6500 so it doesn't get hot at all, a second ram stick, a second ssd, and a second monitor. I moved out of my parents home around august, I'm looking for a well-paying job atm.
I'm going to get some sleeved extensions so I can get rid of that rainbow of a 24-pin, do the cabling real nice and then get a pic of the back too. Maybe.
A GTX 980ti can barely even maintain 120hz @ 1080p (ultra / max) in last years AAA titles, don't even mind this year.
If you're going to drop settings the 980ti or Furry X are your only options for 1080p ultra 120hz for current year AAA games.
(Scroll down to the benches).
As far as a 390 or 970 from a 280x - it will be a noticeable bump for your settings @ 1080p, may allow you to manage 1440p in 2013 or earlier games.
Ultra, everything maxed out.
Unless you have a source where this is possible on a single 980ti, numerous sources cite against it strongly.
But that's what 1920x1080p is - 1080p.
I usually post something I'm proud of, so here's a build that needs a redo, but I'll never get a chance to do.
Change the 120gb SSD to 256gb, it's like $20 more and you won't regret it.
And personally I'd change the GTX 950 to a GTX 960, I've found that 960's are actually a better bang-for-buck card than the R9 280.
Good god, clean that shit up. The GX500 is a good case, you're embarrassing yourself.
i got cucked by antec, my gx500 doesnt have the screw holes for the bottom ssd...
also inb4 kingston ssd, stock cooler, single channel ram and color fest
That's a bullshit excuse and you know it. Here's another build with the GX500 using another non-modular PSU. You need to step your shit up if you're gonna post guts with a more than capable case.
>not owning a cube
It's a friend's build so I can't post it, but the back of my cases are usually a giant mess. This one in particular has almost every single cable (even the god damn 24 ATX cable) going behind that tiny motherboard and through the cut-out for the heatsink. It shouldn't matter too much on the GX500 since the panel is out-dented with extra room. As long as it fits, that's all that matters.
Well yeah, my cables used to look better (24 pin was behind the mobo, and sata cables were at side (those are a whole other story though)) but I had to force the back panel shut and now it's slightly bent.
i use a swiftech pwm splitter and the max you can daisy chain a pwm splitter is 8 fans. any more and it reduces the pwm single to low where they cannot control the fans.
pwm works by not "undervolting" in the traditional sense. the fans still receive their full 12v's. but instead, breaks, or "pauses" are sent in the current to control the speed of the fan.
think of it as spinning a fan by flicking it. the more you flick it, the faster it goes. the less you flick it, the more it slows down.
using a pwm splitter is no different than using a header on your motherboard. the plus side is that with a powered splitter, you can hook up more fans and more power hungry fans than what the header provides. all the header provides to the splitter is rpm monitor and the pwm signal.
Which was the point the guy I was quoting was wanting an answer to. 390/970 cannot Max out witcher @ 1080p 120fps.
The CFM difference between SP and AF fans of the same diameter from corsair is within 5%. Negligible at best.
3.16GHz Xeon (Core2) overclocked to 3.8GHz
Will be replacing the 6870 with a GTX960 soon
Posting my embarrassing build:
Athlon x4 860k @ stock 3.7GHz/4GHz turbo, since I can't get this thing stable when I OC it
1GB Gigabyte Radeon R7 250X GHz Edition
16GB Corsair HyperX DDR3 1600MHz
2TB Western Digital Red
Corsair CX650 650w PSU
Some oldass 7200rpm 250GB Seagate laptop hard drive, for my Linux partitions
Cooler Master Storm Scout in laughable condition
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU cooler
Some random Pioneer DVD burner I don't remember the model of
Notice the lack of cable management? I'd like to do something about that someday.
Get some cheap case that has cable management features. An NZXT Source 210 should be fine. Pic related.
Really? This case has been a pain in the ass for me ever since the day I bought it. I kind of regret going for a Mini ITX mobo too, since I was originally planning on getting a new case when I did this build... but of course that never happened.
I my first build was in a scout it had shit cable management. My current case probably has the best cable management I have encountered cause it is one of those two chambered cubes.
Cant tell you the number of builds Ive done in the Source 210 for clients and family members. For $30, it is rather feature packed and can handle tall CPU coolers. Perfect for any use really.
Pic is my non gaming machine. Elite 110 case, silverstone Sfx 450w, Pentium G3260, 4gb ddr3.
School, anime/movies, school. My "just got home from work and don't see the need to fire up my overclocked gaming PC" PC.
why the fuck not? Everyone complains yet you spend the same amount on an air cooler? Friggen idiots thinkignyou only benefit from water coolign when you over clock esp a friggen close loop.
there is no possible way to route that cpu cable anywhere and the cable will no go behind the board without the side panel entering bend gate.
I like your fans.
too zoomed in /10
But from what I can see -
Shit PSU. Don't ever buy anything but G2/P2/T2 from EVGA
Shitty cable management.
Full ATX board w/ only one GPU and no PCIe peripherals.
Take a better picture and post specs so I can rip open the rest of your booty hole.
Other than that, standard build. Intel or amd cpu? I pity you if youre running AMD chip on msi board.
Why the baby gpu?
Good choice in power supply but why fan facing up? I mean it doesnt make too big a difference but should usually have psu fan facing down so it breathes fresh air from the outside of the case instead of warm air from inside.
I felt like a build so I (re)assembled this cute server
Why are mini-ITX server boards so damn expensive? Had to use a standard Atom desktop board so no ipmi/ecc/watchdog/anything
All-nu Christmas present build (from myself). Planning to ride this thing into 2021, or the non-GPU parts at least, just like the Phenom II system I finally replaced after 6 years
If you're gonna keep it that long, you should really have positive pressure in your case so you don't have to clean it every month.
That's a shit ton of dust if it's only been a month.
I'll probly post specs later so you can shit on me
came with the case. Didn't have anywhere else to put it so into the floor it goes
Placeholder for now. (Its from my old rig) my buddy is gonna sell me his MSI 970 for $225 and I'm seriously considering it.
Not sure why I put it in that way honestly. I should flip it soon. Maybe when I get a new GPU
do rackmounts count?
also how custom? I'm a mechanic and do sandblasting/welding and fabrication work.
yeah...my garage is actually nicer then this room. It's bright and clean and a lot more colorful. I guess I like having different atmospheres?
Also, I work a lot with dedicated/rackmount servers...its useful, not decorative.
>7 gigs of VRAM
>doesnt realize VRAM doesnt stack with SLI
May be going to a smaller case then two big Polaris GPU's. I hate all this empty space
I really love this 650D case. My 7950's are getting old but I'm still getting 70 fps in BF4 high settings. I'm thinking to give the guys to my brother, Use the case in a server build and do a 2xRadeon Nano build.
really needa replace the 6950's
give 14nm already
Was posting the wrong character part of your plan?
Bit late to the party but here's muh guts.
The corsair logo is normally changed to red, otherwise yeah.
All these faggots fell for the meme loop, meanwhile your GPU's running at 80c+...
protip: if you're going to use liquid cooling, build a custom loop for both the CPU and the GPU (and northbridge if you can find a block).
Lel, like, how fucking dumb are you? Let me explain it, because holy jesus this is a serious situation.
Lets do the math.
AT MINIMUM You need one custom water block for your GPU, thats 100 extra bucks, One good pump (Another 75) and a decently sized radiator, If you're planning on doing serious over clocking you NEED TWO. Another 150-200. Then there's all the misc parts like tubing and liquid, that's another 50.
You spent an extra 425 dollars, so that you can over clock your shit a little bit more and extend the life of your cards. But let me clue you in on something clownboy. Those cards you're working so hard to extend the life of wont be worth SHIT in 3 years. EVERY SINGLE PERSON who doesn't just have mad dosh laying around doing absolutely nothing regrets their purchase of a custom loop because all that EXTRA MONEY you spent becomes literally DEVALUED over time.
Meanwhile, my shit runs within operating temperatures and I can STILL over clock it and get 15% extra performance out of it using the cooler that the manufacturer put on it and in 3-5 years when it's burnt up, old and used I can comfortably stick it up on the wall and buy another one and repeat the process and guess what? I won't have to buy another 150 dollar custom water block for it so that I can continue to justify my wasted purchase of a "Closed loop system".
Don't you EVER again come around here and claim people NEED custom loops. CLC's do not compare in performance to closed loops but they are BY FAR much more cost effective and you're a god damn moron if you think a custom loop is anything but a e-peen showboating bell and whistle that you DONT NEED but instead WANT.
Wanna game at high res/graphics settings?
Good cooler for CPU (Air or liquid CLC)
Good graphics card
Acceptable amounts of ram
But sure, feel free to keep telling yourself that you "Needed" that 450 dollar custom loop.
Also, since you obviously don't know shit about liquid cooling, let me clue you in a little.
You don't do it to extend the life of your equipment (that's just an added bonus), you do it to get better performance, higher clocks, and more voltage. But guess what, all those things generate extra heat and air is extremely inefficient at transferring heat so we use liquid cooling instead.
No you don't need 2 radiators either for an efficient loop.
My entire cooling setup cost about $200 (and maybe $10 extra on tubing), that's $50 more then your all-in-one meme shitblock.
I'd like to see you try to pull the same kind of clocks as a liquid cooled GPU, you'll probably fry your card in a few minutes.
And no, you don't need to buy an extra water block each time you upgrade your cards.
There are cards that already come with the water block installed on them.
>My entire cooling setup cost about $200
Gonna need some proof because I know you're talking out your ass hole.
which costs what?
YOU GUESSED IT
ANOTHER 150 DOLLARS!
DING DING DING DING
I'm just going according to actual test.
I find it hard to believe you have sub 80c overclocked while under heavy load.