That PSU could OC Threadripper and not break a sweat... But hey, you gotta start somewhere. ;)
That monitor reflection almost fooled me into thinking this was a X99 system. Great temps with your delid!
I believe Silicon Lottery's CPUs have been pre-delidded. Any +5Ghz 7700K you get from them has had a delid already done on them.
The green and blue remind me of Crabsquid from Subnautica. https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/subnautica/images/6/65/Crabsquid1.jpeg
I agree with the used 1070 market for founder's edition cards only. FE cards on the used market should go for less than a custom PCB one new.
First off, where/when did you get the Swiftech cause it's banned for sale in the US.
You're lucky you got one of the last Antec High Current Pro Platinum PSUs. Antec stopped making these PSUs and the only stock right now is surplus, so once it's sold out, it's gone forever. Save that PSU for your future builds, it's a solid one that will last that 7 year warranty period.
Download Linux, install Steam, try on a Linux native game and use the built in FPS counter in the Steam Overlay to tell us performance numbers. Make sure you get a distribution of Linux with the 4.11 Kernel and without broken AMD GPIO drivers. Fedora 26 is the only one that fits that criteria. Install it in basic graphics mode, then proceed to installing the Nvidia drivers.
While you're at it, download the latest BIOS for your mobo in Linux, put it on a flash drive and flash it using the BIOS flashing utility built into the UEFI BIOS.
When your friend shows up with your OS, wipe the drive and install that OS. (I'm assuming Windows)
Overclocking is a must for gaming on a 1200. Stock clocks don't do the chip justice, especially with the lack of XFR.
I see you added Conductonaut. You planning a Delid?
My only criticism is if you want to render ProRes, you're better off with X99 cause it's Hackintosh compatible and it means you can natively render ProRes using Apple's libraries from Premiere CC. Discovery is treating "FFmpeg ProRes" like HDV back in the day. You're much better off running OSX to please & pass QC tests. There is no way to render "Apple ProRes" on Windows right now.
High Sierra might support X299, and that's the hope, so hopefully X299 Hackintoshes can be supported when High Sierra is launched.
BTW, fellow live event filmer here. I did fan conventions. I've been using a NanoFlash to ensure cross-platform compatibility but ProRes threw a wrench in that plan until I built a X79 Hackintosh.
Yeah, the 900D was from the days when PSU shrouds weren't a big thing. Corsair's modern offerings like the 460X RGB has that. (Don't get the 570X, it has no cable cutouts in the shroud.)
You can swap the EVGA PSU for a Corsair SF600 and regain space for airflow to the STRIX 1070. Just be sure to pick up a Silverstone ATX to SFX bracket.
Get rid of that Molex to SATA power adapter. ALWAYS use native SATA power cables, cause the number one reason for computer electrical fires is those Molex to SATA adapters going wrong.
Nice to hear. I know the USB 3.0 version of the Intensity Shuttle was plagued with bugs, so the Thunderbolt version is a wise purchase decision.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Fractal Design only just announced the Tempered Glass version of the Define Mini C. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kRDzK8/fractal-design-define-mini-c-tg-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-tg
It's not cross compatible cause the frames are different for the panels. I'm sure though the Define Mini C non-TG would sell well on the 2nd hand market though.
Just a side note, you can use the Q-Flash function instead of a Windows BIOS flasher to upgrade BIOSes using a simple flash drive formatted FAT32. (so 32GB and under) Most Gigabyte mobos have that feature. My X79 system even has it.
Just FYI, Sierra 10.12.6 now has native Kaby Lake support, so you no longer have to fake the CPUID to get Kaby Lake to work.
That's a very interesting way to add a fan to the 5.25'' slots. Never heard of the Evercool bay adapter with a fan slot.
And Ryzen is only dual channel memory, while X99 is quad channel. Quad channel helps for Adobe stuff like Premiere and Photoshop.
A little late to the party, but when you used your ODD as a cup holder, it reminded me of this: https://boxsetsandbooksblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/it-crowd-ecosystem.png
Good to see the Node 304 in a Ryzen ITX build. I wish more people take advantage of this case for Ryzen!
I go one step further. eSATAp with 12V support. Getting an eSATAp cable from Monoprice and a eSATAp bracket from Lindy UK (Only available in the UK, BTW) allows you to externally run bare drives with 12V power just by turning on your system. For all your system knows, it will still think the eSATAp drive is internal, because it's literally SATA protocol going over the cable along with 5V and 12V power straight to the ports of the drive.
If you can get someone to ship Lindy UK stuff to your country, it's well worth a shot. Startech unfortunately doesn't offer this, and I really wish they did.
Personally would have gone with the Define C with it's PSU shroud (it also supports 360mm radiators in the front) but great build nonetheless.
...In a rich man's world.
Seriously though, I came here for the 360 (noscope) radiator.
Throw in an Elgato and a GoPro and you have a legit facecam.
FYI, there's cutouts in the PSU shroud specifically to route cables in the bottom IO portion through the back. Overall makes the build much cleaner. I just built in a Define Mini C and just found this out. Your Audio I/O, Bluetooth USB, and a fan cable can be routed using one of the PSU shroud cutouts. Understandably, the RGB header needs to remain on the visible side of the case so that can be left alone.
Loving the sleeved cables, but REALLY not liking the lack of cutouts on the PSU shroud. Having cables on top of the shroud just isn't clean IMHO. This is the 570X's biggest weakness. The 460X had cutouts, but this one doesn't.
I mean, if you got 4 single slot R9 Nanos or Vega Nanos with a closed loop... you could do 4 Gamers, 2 CPUs with a better PSU.
1080p capable LAN Party in a single box!
Dust filters help a ton. Me (and Dimitry from HardwareCanucks) personally wish more cases came with them included, and that they were fine mesh.
This comment is related to the case:
Be careful with the plastic drive sleds in the main chamber. They are VERY fragile. I come from experience. I've already broken the 2 that came with my Air 540. Had to order extras direct from Corsair.
Intel ARK can sometimes be wrong. My E5-1660 Xeon says it supports PCI-E 3.0, when in reality it doesn't.
Another set of identical RAM can get you quad channel capability in the 2 remaining slots. X99 likes quad channel configs.
If you're planning to use NVENC, the GTX 1050 (non Ti) would really help, and is compatible with OBS, Wirecast, Xsplit and etc.
The EVGA option seems to be the cheapest option right now. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sc4NnQ
Am a tiny bit concerned with no dust filtration on the intake. Any reason for that?
Just be warned Subnautica is a little unoptimized right now. With the same card in a X79 system, I'm getting 50-60fps average. This is normal right now.
High clocks and component longevity together by keeping temperatures down is another really good reason to go water. Plus, same clocks with less noise is also a really good reason.
IMO, they're balanced fans between static pressure and airflow. The latest Rev. 2 fans do deliver around 70+CFM but I wouldn't use them on thick radiators as you need dedicated static pressure fans to push air through those. As always, if you have dust filters before these fans as intake, I recommend fine intake mesh or they'll be choked for air.
The Apex mobo underwater with a VRM Fan (and I'm being serious here) would really push the Ghz. I'm genuinely curious how that would turn out.
Psst... Ask Der8auer for a pre-delidded + liquid metal TIM CPU for that build ;)
That's not a good idea on this CPU. The i7-58xx, 59xx, 68xx and 69xx CPUs still use Solder TIM. Only the new Skylake-X i7-7740, 78xx, i9-79xx need a delid, cause they use the same crap TIM that's in the i7-77xx CPUs.
If you REALLY wanted to, use a portable burner to melt the solder before attempting any delid on a solder TIM CPU and use a helper tool from someone like der8auer.
FWIW, change out the Arctic Cooling 80mm fans for Noctuas. Any positive pressure is helpful in a crammed space like that.
Is a HB (High Bandwidth) SLI bridge in your future?
PLEASE don't leave the 3.5'' hard drive like that loose in the case, especially when the 5.25'' bays are free. A simple 5.25'' to 3.5'' bay adapter (metal brackets) would secure the drive in place and still give you room for your top radiator.
I'm just curious about your decision regarding the PSU shroud for the case. It helps to hide the PSU cables for a cleaner build IMO.
I was thinking a Delid + Thermal Grizzly is in order. ;)
It's quite a shame, really. I'm sure though if you found one and stripped it down to it's PCB, it might JUST fit. Otherwise, custom deform the acrylic side panel to make it fit I guess...
Have you tried a Blackmagic Thunderbolt box on this rig yet?
Noticed you were trying to run Windows 7. Yeah, M$ screwed the pooch on that one, not providing ANY support for Win7 for Kaby Lake and up. Linux with a hardware virtualized Windows 10 is your best bet. You have enough RAM to do hardware passthrough.
Was just curious, did you get the onboard Thunderbolt working?
Running Sierra 10.12.5 in that exact same case with a X79 build, BTW.
Your Cinebench R15 is 1337... Damn son. :P
Nvidia released Pascal drivers for macOS 10.12.4 and up in April. You can upgrade to Pascal now and still dual boot with full graphics support for both OSes. Hardware monitoring is the only caveat. There hasn't been an update to HWSensors to do proper clock speed readings from Pascal yet.
+1 for 21:9 Guilin wallpaper.
I've been there IRL, and it's very nice. Just watch out for pickpockets.