my semi-completed first build and first post in a guts thread, what does /g/ think of it so far?
Hi OP, this is my first post to a guts thread too :3
Here is a picture from Google. It's supposed to be lopsided if that's what you're wondering. Having a backplate helps to prevent sagging.
Yeah, I probably should. It's a pretty hefty chunk of metal.
Forgot pic. It looks weird but it's definitely a lot quieter than the stock cooler. Temps are a lot lower too.
First mITX build and man, cable management (if that's even a thing here) was an absolute bitch. I don't have small enough hands, and there's nowhere near enough space to make this look remotely tidy. This alone took me 3 hours of trial and error to get right.
oops, would help if I posted the picture where I actually did cable management.
my 350D nigga
Speccy doesn't report OCs anon
a custom loop would be ideal performance-wise, but an AIO would be most cost-effective. up to you really
is this the new SG13 (aka. waffle case)? i like it
what's the most aesthetic cpu cooler I could use with a windowed R4?
WD Greens are okish. I use mine for media and it works fine, also run EVE off of it with zero problems.
Got it on sale so I said fuck it. It does have an incredible annoying feature of turning off in ~30 seconds it feels like. Takes 5 seconds to boot up and its sort of a pain.
Shit camera on temporary phone. Sorry. Also My gpu's aren't sagging, just my CPU cooler was actually a bit off center it seems.
>Cooler Master Nepton 280L was my last cooler
>Skeptical about AIO solution because I come from a long time of custom water loops
>Decide fuck it, the 280L is one of their top coolers, how bad can it be?
>Pump makes grinding/high pitched whining noises 2 months after purchase.
>Only gets louder if machine goes under load
>at 4.7ghz, I was seeing 62-64C when using handbrake.
>Fuck this shit, return it with my warranty to Microcenter, use funds to buy hyper 212 EVO, 2 PWM cougar 120mm fans, 2 140mm cougar vortex case fans. Still have $60 left over in credit
>Fucking $35 cooler with $15 fans keeps fx-9370 at 55-56C using handbrake.
Learned my lesson. AIO a shit. Custom or air, no in between.
>I'm really tempted to put the entire PC back in a loop but I can't justify spending $300 on 2 r9 290 blocks/backplates when the PCS+ cooler does such a good job as is.
Built my first computer a couple weeks ago.
Loving SSD speeds and finally having a dedicated video card. I'm very proud of it. I know the cable management could be better.
changed cpu cooler orientation so its not roasting my card, 2lazy to take new pic
Thanks for the comedic material
How can people be this fucking stupid? The worst part is that they rub it on others as well....
>Case: NZXT S340
>Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
>PSU: SeaSonic SSR-450RM 450W
>CPU: Intel i7 3770k
>CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H90
>RAM: 2 x 8gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
>GPU: GeForce GTX 650ti
>GPU Cooling: Arctic Accelero S3
>SSD: Crucial MX100 128GB
>HDD: WD Black 2TB
I've already replaced the rear case fans with 120mm Fractal Design Silent Series fans. Plan to replace the H90s fan and the front case fan with with Fractal Design fans in the next month.
Really getting pissed at my 4670k temps and behavior, probably going 4790k
I went with the 650 because my primary use is Photoshop, and it benchmarks as well for that as cards that cost 3-4 times as much. Besides, it let me keep my power consumption down and use the arctic cooler to remove the fans from my gpu and reduce noise. Once the front fans are replaced it will run almost silently.
No longer using a crossfire setup. Have a Define R4 on the way as well another ssd. No more mechanical storage for me. Updated pics later.
If it's fucked anyway, might as well try delidding.
yup, but with the closed front (B type) - the mesh looked a little silly to me, and benchmarks gave equal temps regardless.
It's quite nice and is cheap enough to factor into a "budget conscious" gaming build like this one.
Next time I think I'm going to go for a SFX PSU, strip the power sheaths, and make a custom water loop for both the CPU and GPU.
The surprising thing is there's actually a lot of free space left in the chassis, the GPU (EVGA 970) leaves at least 2 ~ 3cm at the front and even with an ATX PSU, there's plenty of space between the mobo, GPU and radiator / front fan. They could, and for the sake of science, should make it smaller...
is that the corsair H100i GTX cooler?
I've heard that there's some serious stiffness in the pipes and wanted to know if that's true? I have a H55 atm, but am thinking of going to H80i GT
Someone recommend me a white LED 120mm fan that's silent but cheap. I'm going to need two of them for the front panel, and plan to move the regular fan from there to the top exhaust
honestly, the PSU I have right now is loud as fuck - fan is load controlled, not temp controlled, so I think I must be hitting a threshold (it's a 550w so it wouldn't surprise me).
WHAT WOULD POSSESS YOU TO ORIENT YOUR COOLER THAT WAY
IS THIS A NEW TROLL
hey guys, just a quick question.
I'm thinking about building a PC, and was wondering how many components of my old one can be reused?
For instance, what if I use my old hhds, and audio card?
> /guts/ isn't about posting the back panel
/guts is about having the exact same computer as everyone else (unmoded), and posting the exact same photo as everyone else. We all buy from the same 5 companies. This is /guts/.
Anyone who owns a Dremel tool or spray paint can GTFO!
>>>TL/DR for /guts/: Buy parts you see in this thread, take 5 minutes to assemble, take photo and upload! ..../GUTS/
I'm sure the bitfinix phenom can as well
That's some heavy sagging, but I love the overall look of that loop. Purple isn't really done often.
You wanted advice on fixing up your aesthetics, right? Why not replace those grey basic LED fans with more white ring SPs like your exhaust and put in an LED strip for lighting?
also gud noise removal job m8
According to the specs:
380mm x 268mm x 382mm
The AI7 is 41L and fits 2*240 + 280
If you're using itx you can also add two more individual 120mm rads
Good build and certainly looks lightyears better than mine but I can never understand those who go itx and buy humongous cases.
do you even know what haswell PSU compatibility means? it means the PSU supports ultra-low-power C-states which are usually disabled by default in BIOS, and not important for desktop users anyway.
>4 inputs blowing into 1 exhaust
>we'll assume the exhaust fan isn't running at 4X speed/CFM/RPM of the input fans.
The exhaust fan is going to receive a force larger than it's own speed. If all the fans are the same CFM, then the exhaust will have 3X force (4x-1x) applied to it. The motor will act as a brake and restrict the blades from moving faster causing positive pressure inside the case. All 5 fans will be fighting against each other since all other egress is blocked off. This will cause excessive noise. Removing the exhaust fan would improve airflow and reduce noise.
>I photo-shopped the photo-shopped pic. The joints in the foam are hidden much better now!
You're fucking retarded because the case isn't air tight and air can escape through the gaps. Not only that, fans will receive less than a 1% performance if there are obstructs on the exhaust end.
Try it out yourself:
-check the rpm of a fan with no obstructions
-check the rpm again when you place the fan on the table, with the exhaust down
The result is a negligible rpm reduction.
Now compare the completely non breathable surface of your previous table to the air pressure inside the case.
In confined areas such a computer case fan setup is completely irrelevant as long as you can transport air quickly in and out.
>case isn't air tight
He's photoshopped it to make it look air tight!
I've ran a fan on a tabletop before. It runs really loud due to the air being blocked. All fans get louder as you restrict the air!
The only thing you've proven is that modern fans have enough power to maintain RPM with all the air blocked off.
>In confined areas such a computer case fan setup is completely irrelevant
You need to read up of fluid dynamics before you can successfully troll about fans!
>I've ran a fan on a tabletop before. It runs really loud due to the air being blocked. All fans get louder as you restrict the air!
No moron most of the fan noise is from air turbulence, with it sealed off all it remains is the motor noise and the small amount of air being escaping.
His setup is perfectly fine and you're just bitter as hell with your shit rig. Be glad you got schooled for free today.
>with your shit rig
Damn... that stings.
How'd you know that my cables aren't sleeved and my fans are not made by Corshair and my case isn't Fwactal Design?
Thank You for the free trolling!
Thank you. I really took my time on it. It was about a year and a half in the works. Also, to the first guy, don't be afraid to post your machine...it might not be the fastest/most expensive, but it's yours, and it's special.
Because no well adjusted person spends time creating photoshop images with the malicious intent of belittling others over pure jealousy.
You're dumb as shit and you don't sound American so I'm guessing you're from some 3rd world shithole getting angry about hardware that cost 3x as much in your country.
Whoa Whoa Whoa That photo was photoshopped by the original poster!
I don't know what's hiding in the foam gaps, but he really doesn't want us to know!
#show us your gaps!
Ouch! You must be one of those American rappers that specialize in burning fools on stage!
not bad CB
>/g/uts - modest builds edition
:(where did everything go so wrong?
ayyy this shit cray.
explanation for orienting cpu fan in such a way?
was this picture taken with a potato?
Mobo - MSI 970A-G43
CPU - AMD FX-6300 @ 4.3gHz
Cooler - Corsair H100i
RAM - 16GB Hyper X Fury @ 1866mHz
GPU - EVGA GTX 970 FTW 3.5GB
PNY GTX 650Ti (PhysX)
PSU - Corsair CX750
HDD - WD Blue 1TB
Case - CM Storm Scout 2
yeah, and you must be like one of those autists.
why are you caring about others choices so much, anon? you don't even know them.
This was the wrong image
I've decided to replace the PSU with a Silverstone SX500-LG, which is fully modular and comes with a flat set of wires, so I should be able to get rid of the chunky wired mess between the radiator and the PSU now.
I'm also soon going to be removing the 3.5" drive from the computer and replacing it with another SSD, so more space and less noise. I'll probably have a much nicer looking setup in a week or so.
Blocking the fan with a video card, though...
Not buying it. Surely they would design it so it only fits the traditional horizontal configuration, if they had to choose.
not that guy but a rear fan helps by sucking the hot heatsink exhaust air out of the case, it's not going to all perfectly sail through the rear grille, some is going to bounce off the back of the case and linger around
Because I haven't got the new monitor yet. I had the budget for a second 980, or a new monitor. It didn't make sense getting 1440p with 144hz with only one 980, so I figured I'd get the second 980 first and then buy the monitor after.
But I want to get the Acer XB270HU. It's the next piece of kit I want to buy.