Thank you too for sharing! As for following you, I'll be sure to stay up to date on your stuff (usually stop by to check out the gallery sections and I watch your build logs on YT) but I don't own any social media myself. Do my best to stay away from that crazy stuff haha. Maybe y'all have a Discord group or some other platform to use? Either way, your work and store is on the radar for sure.
She's a stunner for sure! Lots of effort went into making that such a clean build. Right on.
That'd be awesome! Would appreciate it for sure. The u-channel and Darkside accessories were purchased from mnpctech.com anyway haha! Thanks again, Bill. Your store and work has always been at the forefront of modding since I got into computers.
Yessir. Probably one of my favorite story-driven series of all time, plus I'm a sucker for anything post apocalyptic. That's why my build was inspired by the game Rage. Yeah though, Metro is outstanding. I really oughta consider buying the books too; author seems like a cool guy.
I'm about halfway through watching your video log of this build and all I've gotta say is I hope you get featured. Loving the work you put into it, and I like the idea of having something durable and portable. That's right up my alley as well. You nailed it. Great work, man!
I hate RGB, but this one works. Well done! Looks very clean and nice.
The RGB phase needs to die off in a hurry, I've been sayin' this for about 2 years now. Most of those rainbow builds look cheap, unprofessional, and childish. Reminds me of people that drive a chromed-out, mall crawling diesel truck that daddy bought.
Great work as always, Bill! Keep it up. This one goes down as one of my favorites from Mnpctech. I'm sure whoever won it in the giveaway is thrilled!
Is this build the reason Corsair discontinued the 250D? I love it lol.
Haha, thank you! It was a good time. As for borrowed ideas, I suppose everything is to a degree so no worries. That Fractal Node build you linked looks great too.
Awesome job, love the creativity and work that went into that.
Professional work right here. I love it. The top mounted reservoirs looks amazing.
Your neighbors probably think you're building a spaceship in your garden.
Thank you for the response, I'll look into it. And, yeah, figured as much with the Linux knowledge as a prerequisite. I'm still too hesitant to run anything other than a Mint dual-boot until I become more familiar with it. Opens up a whole new world when you dive into that stuff. Take care.
Would like to get into this stuff one day. Were you self-taught? Part of your day job or somethin'? Nice work, though.
Sweet, go team red. Nice build.
Definitely not your first rodeo. Looks professional and clean.
This one looks great. You did awesome work with the cables in that case too.
No problem, I can run a specific one if you'd like. I've never found it practical for people to base the real-world performance they'll be getting from their cards (especially budget ones) on game benchmarks run at their absolute highest settings. While it's good for a baseline, often times you can just turn a few obscure settings off from 'Ultra' down to 'Very High' and see your frames increase by about 10-20. That's what I do at least. Start with the highest preset, then turn a few things like water, tesselation, and fog quality down one notch and see your frames improve dramatically without a significant impact on graphics.
Thanks for checkin' out my build and enjoy yours when it's done! The 570 is an absolute steal for anything less than $150 bucks, but I'd keep your eyes peeled for some 580s and 1060s as well. Those regularly drop below $200 lately.
Looks nice, great work with your cables. Money well spent with that tax return, but that 1050ti hasn't aged well at all. What do you think you'll be upgrading it to when you do?
Finally a feature without a disco rave going on in their system. It's clean and mature looking.
I agree, especially with that case's front intake being hogged up by a radiator. Card looks way too close to the glass and I'd wager there's not nearly enough airflow being moved around it. Regardless, modern cards seem to be able to run at a thousand degrees and it sounds like the customer may have wanted it vertically mounted. Wouldn't call it ideal by any means, but eh, to each their own. Still a solid looking build with strong components.
Perfect looking loop. Sharp angles, clean bends, nice placement. One of the best I've seen in a long time.
Congrats, buddy, you got featured! Well deserved.
I used two fake sticks in my girlfriend's build as well haha. I'm happy Corsair made these because filling all of the slots definitely looks better. The price is a bit high for a purely cosmetic component, though.
Great looking build and great work with your cables! Could you take a step back and upload another picture? I'd love to see more of the case itself.
For sure, I think 2800-3200mhz offers the best bang for your buck. For a Ryzen based system, at least.
Love this one!
Absolutely. Ayn Rand is another favorite of mine, although I'm not sure you'd consider her on the same caliber. Thanks, buddy! RAGE is one of my favorite games - the theme of my build was inspired by it.
Modular and portable builds are the best. Great job, and love that quote you've put on your GPU. "Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."
I like your build a lot, but I wish Intel made the i5 8400 more competitively priced. The Ryzen 2600 may have a MSRP of $200 as well, but it has sat around $145-165 bucks for about a year now. The slight edge the i5 8400 may have with that single-core clock speed is offset by the $50 buck difference between the two in my opinion. Still though, for strictly gaming and fitting the budget you hit the nail on the head. Nice work.
I hear you, but my impression is the OP was referring to extensive clocks well beyond 3000mhz. He claimed Ryzen 'needs' 3000mhz+ which I don't necessarily disagree with, but yeah, how much more is a gray area.
I agree with a lot, but I'd like to counter some of your points. I have a similarly priced build, albeit I spent months watching sales.
If he bought any reasonably sized SSD, a good chunk of that money you believe he needed to save on the cooler, 'board, and power supply would've been negated. Hard drives are ancient tech', yep, but in extremely limited budgets I see no problem with using them. A computer without an SSD is not useless; let's not kid ourselves here because we've become so used to faster boot times, transfers, and load times. Besides, someone with this budget is not a power user. A SSD is about quality of life, but doesn't give many real-world, tangible benefits for basic users. Emphasis on 'basic user' here.
Money could have been saved on the motherboard for sure, but it's not some crazy idea for him to leave himself with an upgrade path. A comparably priced 3600 will likely end up being 25% faster than his 1600. Tossing $175 bucks or so towards an upgrade a year down the line isn't a stretch and I've known far too many people who have had problems arise from going with a dirt-cheap motherboard. Exhibit A, you believe he needs to overclock his RAM or should have bought a faster kit in the first place. I agree, but good luck reaching a decent overclock on some $60-70 dollar piece of trash 'board.
His RX 570 may not have been the price that's shown here. I've seen them drop all the time and while I agree at that price it'd be an awful deal, there's no denying the RX 570 is the budget king right now. Many of them are going as cheap as $125 bucks lately.
I don't know what your experiences are or where your sources came from, but ambient temperatures absolutely do have an impact on system temps. It may not be a game changer or as noticeable with closed-loop coolers, but the difference is observable. My 570 will fluctuate 5c within a matter of minutes while gaming once my air conditioning in the house kicks on. I am not exaggerating.
The wattage on his power supply is overkill, but the efficiency standard is not. No need to calculate money saved on the power bill; I think a stronger argument could be made against using cheaper power supplies simply because they have lower quality components and higher chance of failure. There's a reason why you hear so many doomsday stories and negative reviews on budget PSU units. If you want your rig to last at least 4-5 years, I would never comfortably recommend picking up a PSU that's less than $40-50 bucks.
That's my take on everything. I absolutely agree with you on the closed-loop cooler and getting faster RAM, though. Also, some food for thought, that case does not look like the Tesseract but I'd wager stacking stuffed animals on the top exhaust (if it even has one, the actual Tesseract does) is not ideal for temperatures. Just a hunch. ;D
Cleanest build I've seen on here in a while. Awesome work, and congrats on the feature already! Can smell this one coming from a mile away. Grade A picture quality as well.
Woah, this is nice. I really like it. Nice build! That case looks great.
People will knock you for the 580 choice, but you are absolutely correct. Performance per dollar, it is the better choice. There is always going to be a bigger and better fish. Value for your money; that's the reason I went with my 570. Great part selection in your build.
... I know nothing about Star Wars, though. Hah.
Externally mounted radiators used to be more common and honestly I miss those days. Koolance and CM used to make a bunch of brackets, if I remember correctly. I loved the look of those.
I agree with you, I think your system looks a thousand times better with the lights turned off. Awesome build.
I love the theme and work you put into this, it looks awesome, but I'd be concerned about temperatures when you have that motherboard nearly fully enclosed. Have you monitored temps on your VRMs yet? I'd be even more concerned since you're running that chip under water (air tower coolers usually provide a small amount of airflow over them) and Gigabyte has been churning out some boards with questionable quality in recent years. Of course, I can't speak with certainty on that particular board you chose; it might be a great one.
Not knocking your build at all, just sharing something I believe you might want to look out for. Back when Sandy/Ivybridge was still new Asus released their Sabertooth lineup of motherboards and I owned one. They had a similar 'armored' shell, but if I remember correctly they had multiple tiny fans built into critical VRM areas because they knew it wouldn't be receiving much airflow otherwise.
Upvote for ya. Would be sweet to see this one get featured.
Good work cooling that card. It's amazing how much you can drop those temps with a little know-how.
Anything that's sexy without an excessive amount of makeup (RGB) gets an upvote from me! Well done!
Sorry, Let's Go Preds! ...but nice build man. Are the bobbleheads supposed to be Hank and Zuccarello?
EVGA was always my favorite, and I still remember my triple SLI 670s build from about 7 years ago. I think they were the FTW or SC models. Sexy little beasts, but SLI and Crossfire optimization was so hit or miss back then. Money was not well spent haha.
Nice build, though! Your case looks sweet.
I can't say with certainty because it'll depend on the kit of memory you're using, but you probably won't run into many problems filling all 4 unless you're using really tall or bulky memory. That said, I wouldn't be able to fill all 4 in my build because I situate the fan slightly below the the cooler's fin stack (closer to my motherboard) so that it blows some air across my motherboard's VRMs as well. If I mounted the fan further away from the 'board I'd be able to fill them. Hope that helps. I definitely recommend this cooler.
If this doesn't get featured, I'll lose all faith in PCPP. This build is beyond deserving. Excellent work. Now go rip some threads.
Some led is okay, but the stuff is getting so excessive. I like simple and clean builds like this for a change.
Did you happen to test your CPU temperatures before and after putting the Noctua on your cooler? Probably makes a negligible difference, but I'm curious nonetheless. BeQuiet makes some solid fans now too.
Great build with quality parts, but mind if I ask why you paid $150 for a 1050Ti when some RX 570s sit around $125 to $140 bucks. 580s can be found as low as $180 bucks now as well and there's a huge market for used GTX 1060s less than $200 too. Not knocking your build at all, just don't believe the 1050Ti has aged well since Nvidia won't drop the price.
I have it too and someone recently pointed that out to me. I couldn't believe it; it was easily the best micro AM4 board. Do you know why it was discontinued? I had just assumed it was due to manufacturing shortages.
Very clean and solid parts used! Nice work. I forgot how clean my Dark Rock looked before I roughed it up in my build haha.