Yeah I was looking at that one. I was also considering their new Grid V2 to go with my Hue+. I don't think I'll be putting duct tape on my case any time soon though.
Thanks, I totally want to get a Hue controller to go with my Corsair K70 / M65 RGB setup. After seeing video of one in action yesterday, I do definitely want one.
I've done a lot of builds in the last six years and this might be the best one I've ever done.
My next full build I plan on using that case. mini ITX is the wave of the future!
Probably reserved for a future upgrade to an unlocked CPU would be my guess, but the build looks good! I like the black and blue color scheme.
Yeah I'm debating between getting that card or getting a 4K monitor. I'm leaning toward the 4K monitor at first. Then the card later.
Oh man do I want an MSI Lightning! I'd go for the Kingpin but it's a bit too rich for my blood. How is it in gaming?
I like this case, never seen it lit up before. But yeah post some interior pics!
Yeah I'm really liking this one!
I've been wanting to go SFX for a while now, I was waiting on the case but decided that I was tired of waiting and scored a good deal on the Raven. Love it.
I might play around with the BIOS and do a mild overclock but I am not looking to push the CPU beyond 4.2 at this point.
It's a 3570K, which I had left over from a previous build where the motherboard failed on me (it was actually the fault of a bad NZXT Kraken X61). I don't plan on doing any real overclocking with this rig, I just want something that will be better than the stock fan but be low clearance enough that it can fit into an ultra compact case. I have actually used several of these coolers. I have the AMD version on a Gigabyte 78LT and it works great.
I could probably use the stock fan actually. I have a system with a Pentium G3258 that runs on the stock fan and works fine, but that's why I went with the Noctua because I wanted something that's a bit better and works in tight spaces.
I'm just joking.
That looks awesome. The kind of PCs that I would build if I had the money!
At least that Caselabs box is big enough that you can live in! Lol.
One of the reviews I saw on Amazon said that this case had clearance issues with certain coolers. Is this right? I'm using a Noctua NH-L9i and I don't think that should be a problem but if I decide to use something else would it be?
I'm amazed that one builder was able to pack a 5960X and GTX 980TI into this thing.
Is it this one? The price is definitely right on it!
No but I will definitely take a look at it.
Yeah I just bought a Silverstone SFX 500W PSU and the idea is that I want this rig to be as small as possible, so that rules out the EVOLV. The Node 202 looks like a case that will fit my requirements as well as the Raven, I could go for either one of those.
I am just about finished buying the parts I need for my SFF build and I'm heavily debating between getting the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv or the Silverstone Raven RVZ02B. I really really want the latter, but I have not seen antyhing about when that case will be released. Does anyone have any pros and cons over one vs. the other?
I have to say that I'm in love with this build. I let it be known on Tom's. That case is $1,000 and I can't afford it, but man does this build make me want to buy it! Lol.
Love that blue LED lighting. I now have "Crystal Blue Persuasion" playing in my head.
"We no can dunk but good fundamentals, that more fun to watch!" :lol:
Yes one of my favorite movies! :lol:
Although because of the black / green color scheme I've thought about changing the name to "The Hulk". Hulk smash!
When I got the motherboard the 4690K wasn't available at the time so I basically had no choice but to get the 4670K, my other rig uses a 4690K though. And on my other rig I got a Corsair Neutron XT which replaced the Samsung 840 Evo I was using, so that went into this rig.
I havent had a chance to play any games on it yet
That will be my next purchase!
$1900 no peripherals :
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$40 under budget with operating system. Boom. Also has a black / red color scheme throughout the whole build.
I'd like to see how you spend that kind of money on a build. All cards are on the table.
And you talk about wasted money - if you're spending $1900 on a gaming rig and you don't have at least a 250GB SSD you're doing it wrong. The SSD I got was a promo item from Newegg so I didn't spend money there.
And 550W for GTX 970 SLI? Really? I'd rather have an 850W that works rather than a 500W that barely powers my system on. I build my rigs for future expansion purposes and will be adding a second 970 later on.
I have no desire to go liquid cooling again. Tried it once, it failed, won't go back.
I will add pictures later.
Peter Griffin voice That. is. awesome.
Portal 2 reference - love it! :lol:
I'll post a new picture of it on Tuesday when I get a chance.
Love the color scheme, you should call it "The Hulk". Hulk! Smash!
There's really got to be a better way to say that!
Nice! Love the black / blue color scheme.
How's the TT Water 3.0 Extreme holding up? I want to get an NZXT X60 but I'm wondering if the extra cost of the unit is worth it compared to AIOs that are much less expensive.
Yes it does, I'm eventually going to add an NZXT Kraken X61 to the mix so I expect things to change but not too drastically.
I did finally order some sleeved cable extensions and I'll post a new photo once I get those installed. I will eventually be replacing the Silencer with a EVGA P2 to get ready for a major overhaul once X99 is unleashed. I will eventually be migrating to X99 and selling the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and GPU that's in there now for an X99 / i7-5820K / 16GB GDDR4 and EVGA GTX 880 (I'm kind of an EVGA loyalist ).
Very nice! I just got an H440 a couple of weeks ago, love this case.
I would personally go for the Vengeance Pro or the Mushkin Redline over the Hyper X, but that's my two cents.
It's a good power supply - it's held up surprisingly well considering it's a Sirtec unit and not from Seasonic or Super Flower. My only complaint is that I wish I had sprang for a full modular supply.
Great so far!
Yeah I'm thinking about getting a Hue controller when I get the Kraken X60 in a couple of months.
That RAM is fine, I have it used in my other rig and running at full speed with no voltage overload problems. The case is sweet, I really like it.
Yeah but the point I make on Tom's and other forums is that if you're going to be spending that much on a GPU, why wouldn't you want to get a second? Especially if you want it to last for 4K monitors and beyond.
I was reading an article on Guru 3d that said that dual GTX 760 actually measured closely to the GTX Titan in most games and is $1,000 less: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_760_sli_review,1.html
Well it can be done but I'm not sacrificing the power supply for a Corsair CX and I definitely want to overclock so I'm not buying a CPU / motherboard combo that can't.
I'm not a fan of the R9s, I generally like AMD cards but after all the problems I've been reading about I'm skipping their cards this time around.