no gutsu? how about now!
heatsink finally came today. stressing in the compound at the current moment.
>they still be mirin' my 90s aesthetic sleeper
also for anyone caring here's what the cable mess looks like in the gap next to the drive cage. behold the rigged fans in more ways than one, that which keep my precious data cool.
ceramique 2. doesn't necessarily require a burn-in, but I do it anyway. I've been using it for years now, for as long as the price for a 30 gram tube has been $6-8, depending on where you look.
I have an application of AS5 still going strong in this build here after 3 years of service. but those are de-lidded with AS5 on both sides of the cap.
I might try AS5 later. I'm also pleased with results from Zalman ZM-STG2 syringes, despite the amount per dollar.
First time trying cable management, how did I do?
refreshing, like the cool breeze from a defrosting icebox
just upgraded this recently
more pic on https://pcpartpicker.com/b/CMsJ7P
Too lazy to take off side panel and attach a speccy screenshot, so here goes
Gygabyte windfoce 960 2GB
Case Corsair Carbide Spec 01
your parts make a decent budget build but
>m-atx mobo in atx case
>pig disgusting cable management
also is that an 80+ gold rated PSU in a budget build??
Stupid questions thread. I'm not kidding.
I can answer you question though, what parts are in it?
I think it's the panel's fault it looks like shit, that or my lens has a fingerprint or something, the nexus 6 usually takes decent shots. The case was an afterthought, I had this on an old case from a prebuilt I had when I was a teenager. The PSU is an 80 bronze thermaltake smart
well you could've built a similar performing desktop for $600 USD or so but everyone knows laptops cost a lot more so........ It's not nearly as good as a brand new $1200 desktop but it's not too bad compared to other gaymen laptops
I had it amazing at one point but the 8 pin fucks everything up with its length so I gave up till I get a different case or something. Heres one reason why I dont bother anymore I always mess around
Almost forgot I bought other stuff as well with it
I wish i had pictures of all of my rigs. I would have so many though good collection you have there.
yeah I was going to build a tower but then I realized I'm graduating soon and going to be doing alot of moving,that and the room I'm currently in and or going to be moving into won't fit a tower well
You see I was thinking that to but the thermals and noise on the gl751 are actually very good due to the vent system it has on it,but yeah that upgrading is gonna be a challenge to say the least
I agree. I've thought a lot about it. I Don't have the money yet to buy everything. And unfortunately, as a college student, I move frequently. I'm worried in transit something will come loose.
right, and I could definitely see that happening with rigid tubes (which would probably best fit your build's style), but flexible tubes may be able to take a bit more abuse. The rig I keep in my dorm uses flexible tubes and I haven't had issues during the countless trips between my house and this place.
GATSU with spagghetti in the back
I should have waited on my case upgrade for the 909 to be released.. Meh
>tfw can't find a reason to upgrade
>friend bought a 5930k last year,
(dealer prices before anyone asks why the fuck we're buying 2011 meme chips)
>it can't even hit 4ghz
>mfw 3930k has been running at 5.1 solid for the last 5 years
>mfw it smokes his chip in every benchmark :^)
Will intel every have another perfect chip like Sandy Bridge was?
anon, do you know if your motherboard supports Windows 7?
>Not using SSD slot
>having unnecesary HDD tray with 1 drive on instead of putting 3 drives into one and moving SSD
>Gpu sagging to hell
The GPU sag is getting strong here, but atleast my 1.6GHz OC is still running strong on the GTX 970.
That's a lot better, but there's still room for improvement. You could rotate the exhaust fan to run the wire along it instead of having it in a wad behind the CPU cooler, and the audio cable could come out of the PSU cut-out instead of the grommet in front of the PSU, but overall it's a lot better.
Still waiting for the fucking white cables I ordered 2 weeks ago
Problem? It's a good solid case and I like it.
>having unnecesary (sic) HDD tray with 1 drive on instead of putting 3 drives into one and moving SSD
Planning on buying more hard drives as soon as I can afford them + a controller card, no point in not including it and having to rearrange everything later.
>Not using SSD slot
Fair, I could use it. When I get more hard drives I will probably move it.
>Gpu sagging to hell
Does not affect the GPU at all and the only solution to that purely aesthetic "issue" is wasting money on an ugly bracket.
>loud leaky CLC
>mediocre cable management
>air cooling better than 120mm rads
>lian li meme
>no dust filters
>teleporting HDD cage
>not blue ram
>cables come from where
>pictures are fraudulent
>Problem? It's a good solid case and I like it.
Not a problem, i just meant that you are not using it fully
i like it too, i have one
>Does not affect the GPU at all and the only solution to that purely aesthetic "issue" is wasting money on an ugly bracket.
It might not affect the card but im pretty sure it will affect the PCIE slot over time, just like mine i have to put a support under it so it can push all the pins properly and run at x16
>Planning on buying more hard drives as soon as I can afford them + a controller card, no point in not including it and having to rearrange everything later.
>EVGA motherboard meme
>Shittiest miniITX case to date
>Super heated VRMs
Still a 8.9/10
kinda old pic, that rear fan is gone
He fell for Sandy Bridge meme.
Just a reminder that my 990X gets 1200 in cinebench with a minor OC and stock voltage. BF4 multiplayer actually runs properly with 64 players unlike you sandy, ivy, haswell, skylake, devil's canyon quad core cucks. Broadwell is cool though, I use it and its superior iGPU in my mini dolphin machine for couch gaming.
Broadwell > Skylake
Why, you ask?
>lower TDP and power consumption
Nope. Broadwells are not so good for overclocking because that fuck-huge iGPU puts out much of the heat. If you can disable the iGPU and overclock it, you're still limited in how far you can push the core multipliers. The highest OC I've seen on a Broadwell is 4.7GHz. If there are higher, it's probably because they had to resort to BCLK tweaking (a shitfest on Z97 boards).
what does /g/ think of my mac mini? put together from parts from ebay
>also known as Lian li
loud leaky CLC
>this meme again
mediocre cable management
>best a04 cable management on the Internet
air cooling better than 120mm rads
>u wot mate
>saying the same thing twice
>having this many edges
lian li meme
>anything with TM is a meme
no dust filters
pictures are fraudulent
air cooling better than 120mm rad
>not understanding the efficiency of this setup in the particular case
>implying I should have stuck with my cx500m longer than 5 years
teleporting HDD cage
not blue ram
>implying I give a shit about your personal preference
cables come from where
>mediocre cable management
>can't figure out how I did it
joke's on you, I have no PCI cards from 1997 in there, just 2002 and 2003 :D
>just finished cleaning
>dusty hard drives
missed a spot.
I like it.
Very nice. I fancy a cube myself.
Clean. Do you have more?
This one is nice.
I like this one a lot. I like old tech.
Beautiful. Exquisite photography.
Clean and simple. Very nice.
This one is good
I cleaned the case, the fans, the radiator, and dusted (some) stuff. I didn't get under the motherboard, PSU, or HDDs.
Nice build btw.
I'm pulling your leg, pal.
Rate mine if you want guys.
fig-in-case bro here from >>52659541
>Lian li blows
>brushed aluminum exterior
>removable hard drive cages
>no ricer windows
>interior that doesn't look like 90% of all cases in existence
That's one hot opinion you've got there
They all look like the 650D without the finesse, especially on the inside of the case. If one of my customers wanted that mature look, I'd build in a Silverstone case. Honestly, a lot of the newer mainstream case manufacturers are making sleek designs, for cheap. Lian Li is 'mature' looking at best. It harkens back to old designs with nicer materials but a worse experience than other brands. Aluminum is just expensive. Steel is better in every way for the user, including price.
I'd trade this for nothing. Its really a matter of personal preference. I see no resemblance to any Corsair cases here nor do I find it to be a bad experience.
All case comparisons are half way "disingenuous" to others from the start with the simple fact that half of ones decision is based on subjective aesthetics.
If we are talking features, that's one thing. I will be the first one to admit that (this) Lian Li case(s) do(es) lack features. This doesn't make it a bad experience. Especially if I'm visually pleased by the end of my build.
Now, I can see, if you are building rigs for clients, and not yourself, how function might supersede aesthetics. This is not the 'case' for me.
Hey guys. So, finally getting some pieces in. Planned the following for parts.
>NCase M1, arrived
>ASRock X99e-ITX/ac, arrived
>Intel i7-6950X, awaiting release
>2x G. Skill 8GB DDR3 2,400MHz, arrived
>512 GB Samsung 950 NVMe SSD, debating if I want it or not
>480 GB Intel 730 Series SSD, awaiting return from RMA
>2x 3TB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD's, arrived
>Blu-Ray slot loading Bullshit drive, not yet ordered
>EVGA GTX 980, buying a friend's for $300
>SilverStone SX-500-LG, arrived
>Noctua NH-D9DX i4, not yet purchased
>2x Noctua 120mm fans, and 1x 92mm, all arrived
So just waiting on a few things. I may also purchase those DEMCiflex filters. Also might purchase something like the NZXT Hue+, to rice out my case can grills with some back lighting.
Why? Do you really need the extra cores?
You forgot to mention the mandatory water cooling.
It's a waste to have an X99 ITX, because you're literally paying 20% more for a board that has less than half of the X99's chipset features disabled.
At least with the Z170/97s, you only lose about 40% of the chipset's native features by moving to an ITX build. H110/81 and B150/85 builds are perfect for ITX because you don't really lose all that much in terms of features (H110/81 only has two DIMM slot support to start with)
I can do RAID.
I have plenty of bandwidth for everything else, such my mini-PCI, or M.2 slots. One GPU is fine for my needs, it's the processing power I wanted. I might have gone for 32GB of RAM, but 16 should still be enough.
Should I sleeve white or light blue?
Or a combination off the 2?
Still a work in progress, had to delay modding the case due to family visiting.
>make a hdd and ssd bracket, there is already one ssd behind the mobo tray but i don't know if i can fit another
>paint internals black
>buy smaller modular psu
>apply sound dampening foam.
>make covers for open expansion slots
>make another suitable air intake in either the front or the bottom of the case
>modify psu cable so that it can be mounted as a female plug on the chassis, allowing me to plug another cable into that to go to the wall
I'd also like to add another 970 mostly for aesthetics, but i can't afford it at the moment.
Will be nice when this is a solid chunk of hardware.
As some one whose Sleeved before, combinations can look good. But it becomes much more expensive.
>Pic related, old build.
Pretty neat. Maybe look into powder coating the internals, instead of painting. SilverStone makes some good SFX power supplies. Make sure you have good ventilation, foam kind of acts like an insulator.
>Maybe look into powder coating the internals
Do you have to go to a shop for that?
Might check out prices
luckily I'm able to fit just about any psu in this case, atm there is a 900watt longer-than-usual psu in there. hopefully with a normal length ~550 watt modular psu it will only slightly poke out of the 5.25inch bays.
Temps are fine at the moment though, cpu idles at ~35c and gpu remains quiet under load.
I set up a fan curve for the cpu so those fans don't even turn on unless the cpu gets over 70, and it hasn't happened yet.
I'm just trying to figure out the perfect position for the hdd, I think I'm going to have to mount it to the floor of the case.. but I'm also toying with the idea of mounting it where the front fan is, and putting a fan on the bottom of the case at the front. since that front fan gets fuck all air.
else i might mount the hdd upside down underneath the 5.25" bays.
HAF XB Evo if anyone is wondering.
I just bought a Fury X. The radiator doesn't fit in my 600T w/ H100i. Does anyone know of any cases that can hold both? Right now the Fury's radiator is sitting in my drive bay, tied down with zip ties.
Changing cpu cooler to 212 EVO this weekend. The way the fans mount to this cooler, it makes the fans almost impossible to plug in, the fans rattle OH MY FUCK DO THEY RATTLE against the heatsink, and the cooler is so large, I cant release the pcie lock to take out the gpu without using a screwdriver to push on it. I risk stabbing the motherboard that way.
Thankfully my overclock on my i5 isnt insane. 4.4ghz at 1.2v. 212 EVO should be more than enough.
>mfw: have to wait most of the year for a update.
It wasn't until I posted it until I realized the other one was way to edited.
That's the a last time I let my friends give me suggestions.
Back to normal.
Clover is dumb and keeps rotating the image.
I'm calling this build done now. I got my sleeved 24-pin extension and went full autism with the front side, there are no colorful cables visible anymore (apart from HD audio I guess... but I'm letting that one slide)
The backside isn't great but I'm satisfied with it
Turned my little bro into a PC gamer with this budget build today
you're both a respectable and horrible person at the same time for that. I hope you had him build it, because he won't learn anything now otherwise.
Congratulations on your promotion to family tech support.
route those cables behind, there's a channel for doing so for a reason.
I am so sorry. on the subject of being the family IT guy, I know that feel, but they're finally learning how to fix shit themselves via google-fu. thankfully no one has ever gotten any sort of malware or virii yet either.
I need to get a ball valve and another 45° fitting, and while I'm at it I should finally drain it and fix my pump, it's been running at full speed for a few months now.
64C avrage at 1400mhz with the gpu fans runing at around 40%
If you have one fan at the back and one at the front you cpu temps are gonna be a bit better if you have two on the front your gpu temps are gonna be a bit bet
Is the cx500m a good modular psu? My current one is a 520w xilence, it's not modular and it fucks up muh aesthetics. I can get an unused cx500m for €56, which is ~€15 less than retail, I also found an antec TruePower Quattro 1000w for €40(!), but I guess someone will get it before me.
Just buy a real camera already, fagging faggo.
There's another 770 underneath the one visible in the image.
The gpu is preatty quiet for me, when i benchmark without my headphones on i can bearly hear it, during gaming with headphones i cant hear it at all, and i have the phanteks enthoo pro m which isnt a silence case
Having An Hard Time To Stable that 4.7ghz tho
I guess you we're lucky on Cpu Lottery , i need at least 1.35 for 4.5ghz while yours seem to be enough for 4.8ghz
yeah I really did get lucky. about 1.25V is all I needed to get 4.5ghz. I'm hoping once I got custom loop this summer I can hold 5GHz! temperature is holding me back. 1.4v SHOOOULD be enough for 5ghz.
I thought one of your toys was a scurry skeleton in the thumbnail
1. That's why you use it to pull air up through the heatsink, not push it down.
2. It won't be fighting the other fan. I don't know why people seem to have the impression that air is like syrup. Neither fan would have issues moving air at that distance.
3. Ignore him anyways, moving the fan would be unnoticeable.
posting from my phone edition
yes the sag has been fixed by a chopstick
My case doesn't have top fans, but I can mount fans on the side panel door. Problem is, I can't put a fan on the top half of my side panel because my CPU cooler is too tall. Instead I put a fan on the bottom half of the side panel, but I don't think this is very effective. That fan now blows cold-ish air during high CPU load, while my rear exhaust fan is still blowing out hot air.
The CPU cooler is just a 212 Evo. Any suggestions on a CPU cooler that's not as tall and is still good?
is that a 7800GX2?
I ain't jelly of the power but I am jelly of the length
Side fans are shit. Get proper airflow instead. You're way better off using a good cooler than putting another fan on the side. Also, worry about component temps, not exhaust temps.
Just recently built this a few days ago. R8?
that better be a hexcore xeon or you did it wrong.
I really want to see someone build up custom firmware for this to run OpenWRT or something of the like just for shits and giggles. otherwise useless unless you're using it under XP.
well DDR3 is really good value right now. and if you are already spending that much on a computer its a no-brainer to get a bit more ! you will probably use less than 8GB 90% of the time but with a machine like that, ruining the performance because you run out of RAM would be a shame !
i wish for the day we finally replace the place where our screen is to put our PC so that we can fully enjoy all our wonderful color schemes and cable management like we are supposed to
thats a wierd ass plastic thing on your fan. isnt that supposed to be part of the side panel ?
what are those PCI cards for? i havent seen any in a while.
Will have to redo cable management later on. The shitty fan controller broke.
What makes you think it runs hot?
It does get somewhat toasty though due to really low set fans on the cpu cooler and the semi passive fans on the EVGAs, still i prefer the silence over maximum cooling.
Ah i see. Well it does idle higher than comparable systems with more fans and airflow i guess, but when under load there is so much headspace for the fans to ramp up that it evens out.
Been thinking of migrating all the disks to an nas instead so that would free up some airflow.
Update: The 850 Evos came in, currently reinstalling about 8 years worth of Steam library stuff. I also took the opportunity to tidy up the back a little.