So why is the CPU cooling fan upside down? Downdraft coolers rely on air being forced downward to draw heat away from the heatsink and simultaneously cool surrounding components.
4790k is a good chip can get 4.5 pretty easy. Overall good build but I can't help but notice the CPU fan looks off.
Have you looked intp the BSEL tape mod for the q6600? Its an almost surefire way to get 3ghz on a q6600. Its super easy to implement and very stable. I use it on dell prebuilts to run q6600s at 3ghz.
This is a reverse image search using ypur "build photos". Thus picture has been used on several sites multiple times since last year.
Considering that none of the parts you are using are actually in the photo it leads me to believe this is not authentic. If this is your build please update. Otherwise, dont post other peoples work.
Besides who uses a ultrawide with a gt 1030?
So it looks like you installed the gpu in the second slot. Is there a reason? The reason i ask is i own this board and the second pcie slot although x16 is only electrically wired to x4 bandwidth. Thats potentially bottlenecking your 1070 pretty bad.
Also overclocking is pretty easy on FX and this board 4.2 should be pretty easy and it makes a difference.
Otherwise great build :)
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Im pretty sure the 2nd photo is an H81mobo.....fake
Are you sure you mean a8 7600? You have the a8 9600 listed in your parts but that is an AM4 part yet you have a FM2+ motherboard and your bios screen reads a8 7600?
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Anyways, cool build! +1
Good job. Perhaps you should look into lga 771 to 775 mods. Good way to get some decent performance on the cheap if you are stuck with 775. At the least you can try overclocking using the BSEL mod or FSB overclocking. Either way 3.0 GHz is totally reasonable for a q6600.
But great job on the build.
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This is a nice build. Not everyday you a see a opteron build based around G34 show up on here. I have a 2 socket config with 4174s in it and it is not too bad for what paid the only thing that frustrated me was finding proper heatsinks as any G34 cooling solutions often was more expensive than the RAM or CPU
yeah getting a whole system for $250 (even a old FX based system) is a win in my book. +1 good job on the deals. Try for 4.5Ghz on the CPU that should be relatively easy with the mobo and cooling you have.
Yeah no reason for name calling. We are looking at a basic build not a high-end workstation. Overall, good build.
Ok. Not a big deal it just days e5-2600v2 on the part list instead of the e54xx series of cpus. No worries. Cool build tho. +1
So im a little confused. You say its a e5 2600v2 a ivy bridge cpu. However your screenshot shows a E5410 harpertown xeon from around 2007. And ddr2 ecc makes sense for the e5410 but is not compatible with e5 2600 series of xeons.
Just asking for clarification. Otherwise cool build.
Cool build. I have something similar but I use ipfire instead of pfsense and openvas in place of nessus.
+1 for an awesome build
Yeah. And that's no G4400 either.
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No only a SFX PSU would fit it. The case is too narrow to hold a standard at PSU. Silverstone and FSP both make modular SFX PSUs if that is what you are looking for
60 fps would be possible but definitely not at ultra...more like a mix of medium high with a 750ti. The low profile 750ti I used was perfect and provided an excellent experience.
I used a SFX power supply by FSP its an 80+ model from a reputable OEM manufacturer. Truth is it is a barebones model and nothing else but it works great and is silent.
Sentey is not that bad they are a tier 3 at the worst tier 2 for their golden series. Superflower makes up the parts they use. Jonnyguru actually reviews several sentey PSU which had favorable ratings and successfully passed load tests.But this one with its 48 amps on the 12 v r ail is more suited for 600w rather than 725. Poor marketing and not necessarily poor quality.
Stick with Haswell moving to skylake won't see a dramatic increase in performance . I would add a SSD (at least for the OS) that would increase the snappiness and overall system performance of your system. Also, dust it out it will give it a more pleasing aesthetic.
Good parts, Good cable management, Good upgrade path. Overall it looks great +1
I'm not saying it performs on a equivalent level when it comes to IPC. I am just saying they are sufficient for most purposes. I personally run a Xeon in my rig but I do like the FX in my some of my servers, and cheap guest gaming pc. Would I suggest a AMD pc for gaming if your budget is capable of a intel build absolutely not. What I am saying is when its between a console and AMD based system with a sufficient GPU I would choose the AMD based system. I do agree with you on how the AMD models are consistently beaten by intel even by their budget counterparts and I am hoping AMD's Zen will bring some sorely needed competition back to the pc market. Good points though
AMD is still a viable choice for gamers and professionals alike. I have used and still used FX series cpus as VMware and Hyper-V Hosts for several years now. Its multithreading capabilities in these scenarios is fantastic especially within the price bracket they are in. When people say AMD is terrible, it is generally ignorance and misunderstanding on what is the purpose and intention of the CPU. Real PC gamers can appreciate what both AMD and Intel bring to the table and not necessarily label one as a "terrible" as it is because of both these companies that new innovations can emerge and we as gamers can benefit (e.g. potential of Zen vs. Broadwell).
But Good choices and very clean looks. Enjoy your build #ascension #pcmasterrace.
I would most definitely buy a case like this. This is amazing! This is no half a@$ job done with some particle board and nails! I will keeping an eye out for any of these cases if you do decide to sell them. The best part in my opinion is how clean it is on the inside. Most tiny cases dont really allow for much cable management at all let alone good air flow.
I did not have any issues with the fans interfering I just made sure to install the motherboard and route cables before fan installation. No I did not consider flipping it upside down. I'm sure it would work due to how the air flows in the case.
The back of the case is perforated so hot air can escape. So the 3 fans in the top of the case exhaust the hot air through the back of the case.
Yeah I will upload some new pics of the heatsinks later today. The heatsinks I purchased have thermal adhesive already applied and it was simple as placing the heatsinks on the VRM. The VRMs are nice as they provide a little more stability if I ever wanted to do a overclock.
Yeah it is a quad core. Runs really well the level I have it at is about equal to a FX 4350 or a i3 4130, and considering the chip is from 2007 this is really good in comparison to these newer processors. I am able to run dying light around 40 fps medium-high, Bf4 35-40 ultra, and star citizen medium around 40 ish fps all at 1366x768 (if I did 1080p graphics would need to be reduced)
I has not crashed on me and heat has not been an issue it runs pretty cool and temperatures don't get to the level where the CPU begins to underclock and throttle itself. And no lags even under load . I have a minor overclock i'm sure I could go higher but until I upgrade the psu I'm not going to touch it but it runs smoothly . Its never going to match the level of a FX, i5, or i7 but it runs good regardless.
I use a 32 inch TV monitor as my main display however its downright horrible in rendering 1080p so the native resolution 1366x768 is the optimal res. Yeah I have a corsair psu on order to replace the diablotek I would like to keep it on 24/7 but I don't trust the psu.