Good news for my brother's system that's running a TUF B450M. Thanks.
That's hilarious. My grandma would chase me around the house with a flyswatter if I DIDN'T put red lights and accents in her computer somewhere. She loves her crazy red and black color schemes haha.
Right, I'm just happy to see them being worked on though. It's likely more a 'right around the corner' type of release rather than a 'sometime in the future' speculation. Thanks for the input, appreciate it.
Interesting, you're not the first person I've heard mention they may scrap B550 altogether. Would be a shame if they do, no matter how understandable. Many B450 boards were certainly viable options for pretty much anything not named the 2700X. Some were junk, but some I'd say were fine to be considered mid-range.
Ah, disregard this thread. Quick search shows MSI already has it available in their latest beta version. Seems other manufacturers have already started rolling them out as well. Good stuff.
Great work again! Paint looks flawless.
Yep, Corsair released them a couple months ago for the Vengeance Pro RGB lineup. I used two of the 'fake' white ones in my girlfriend's computer. They're overpriced for just an aesthetic change, though.
Used a paint/primer gloss mix that I wet sanded smooth and applied some matte clear finish after. The texture of her case was already rough/tacky enough that primer probably wasn't necessary either way honestly. Just some light sanding and sprays and it was good to go.
You mean the paint, right? It wasn't very hard. The only part that was a bit tricky was the top piece where the magnetic dust filter goes. I drilled the rivets out to remove that panel when painting it so I wouldn't get any accidental overspray anywhere. If you look closely at some of the images, there are a few jagged lines on it from removing the tape after painting and also removing the filter for cleaning has scratched it a bit. May need to be touched up one day because it's such a thin area, but otherwise no troubles with it at all. Painting everything behind the front dust filter was really easy. Barely even had to tape much off; just pulled it out and off we went.
Nice to see a Vega 56 and 2600X build with a reasonable power supply in it. I have a 550w and am considering the same setup for a while, but felt a little uneasy and thought about jumping to a 650w or undervolting the Vega a bit. No issues on your end? Strong part selection, by the way.
Hah, I hear you. Some things never change! I'll have to get some pictures of her desk setup uploaded this week. You won't be surprised.
They're CableMod's paracord cables. https://store.cablemod.com/configurator/
Kind of expensive, but great quality. Definitely cheaper in the end and a worthwhile investment to buy a sleeving kit with the right accessories to do them yourself if you have the know-how and patience. I remember many years ago I sleeved my own GPU cables without the appropriate tools (I was removing pins with bent staples and using a bad lighter on the heatshrink) and it took me hours just to finish one cable. Thumbs were pretty much blistered and bleeding by the end of it. Since then I've accepted you either pay for the time saved or you make them yourself with the right gear.
Asus VZ239H in the white version. Here's a link: https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/VZ239H-W/
Thank you! Was a fun little project for both of us.
Thanks, appreciate it! We just took a look at that website and the prices seem reasonable. Will watch some reviews later and play around with their custom ones to see if we can get a decent design loaded up. Yeah though, I think we're definitely leaning towards a white theme with pink cherry blossom design on it somewhere. It's just been tricky to get that to work. Your second link was so close to being perfect, but she's not a big fan of the brown on it.
Yeah, after I pulled the 6800K out of her system I was limited by socket and decided to go for the Athlon 860k. Not a huge improvement if I recall correctly, but still a pretty dang good processor for the money. Before she started playing some games it was more than she could/would ever need. Even I'm a bit sad to see it go haha.
Nice, thank you! Just took a look and it has great reviews. Free to play, too. I'll show her it next time I'm over there.
She's getting there lol. Yeah though, she pretty much took it upon herself to learn how to play those games. Need to find her a good fishing one next.
Haha, thanks, I'll let her know you said that. Just don't start a conversation with her about Elvis or pigs. She'll never stop!
Good job, and excellent part selection from top to bottom. You'll enjoy this rig for many years. Also, just a heads up since you mentioned being a beginner, don't worry about your struggles with the CPU cooler. Those damn things are all different and I'd be lying if I said I haven't lost my patience with some of their mounting brackets over the years. Worst part of any build if you ask me. Also, I'm amazed at the cost of that Corsair 32gb kit. What a great value.
Amazing work. Deserves to be featured. Love the copper/orange theme.
That was the idea, thanks for checkin' it out! Honestly, could've saved a lot more (cheaper motherboard, didn't need the Hyper 212 cooler, cheaper case, and a cheaper PSU) but building the cheapest possible wasn't the biggest priority on this one. My brother didn't want to go overboard, but he didn't want an ugly rig either.
I used to love Gigabyte and be afraid of MSI's old boards, but now, excluding this problem I had with the Bazooka, I feel it's MSI churning out the quality stuff while Gigabyte has gone down the drain in terms of their hardware and quality control. I think ASRock has been turning things around too. I don't look at them like the 'poor man's Asus' anymore; they've made some good stuff in recent years for sure. We almost went with their B450M Steel Legend motherboard, but he didn't like the white on it.
It'd be a tight fit, but I'm sure it could be done if you mounted the Hyper 212's fan more forward. Meaning more towards the panel of your case and away from the board. Might look a little bit misaligned, though. Even this relatively short Corsair kit looks like it'd be close to making contact with the fan.
Thanks! Glad you checked it out.
I'm not sure what's worse. RGB, Twitter, the Epic Games Store, or the Seahawks not running the ball. Nice clean build!
Anything that's orange gets a vote from me. Love this one, great work!
This is beyond awesome! Enjoyed the trip down memory lane.
What keeps me coming here? The builds, of course. It's always nice to see the work others put into their systems and PCPP. I only recently started paying attention to the forum sections and I doubt I'll be spending much time in here.
As a side note, nice profile picture. I'm a Preds fan (your Stars outplayed and outworked us in every area of the game), but I'm hoping y'all can take down the Blues and whoever comes out of the Avs and Sharks series. Bought my tickets to the NSH/DAL Winter Classic last week! Cheers.
Wow, been a long time since I recognized that. Still though, I'd take that any day over this current one.
I don't like it either. The text sizes and layout overall is way too large for desktop use. It may be good for mobile (haven't checked), but I am definitely not a fan of this change. This isn't one of those nostalgia 'I hate change' kind of things either. Just about every major forum and 'site in recent years has made a push to these more mobile friendly, social media-like layouts. I'm getting tired of it. Very few times, if any, can I say these sort of changes have been objectively better.
This is a forum. Keep it like a forum. That's my take on the subject.
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.