this drive goes in the m.2 slot but uses sata instead of pci-e: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G9rmP6/samsung-860-evo-250gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-mz-n6e250bw
no. there are workarounds, but none are worth it. you're limited to pci-e 2.0 and you should just buy a sata SSD.
the MSI X570 Unify is a good board. no rgb though. on another note, I'd get a different case, my brother just swapped to the Lian Li Lancool 2 from the H510 Elite due to size and temp issues. not a great case if you want a functional, roomy mid tower and your gpu there is huge and hot. it's more of a "show" case that's basically an updated S340. same size, thin and has only a single top fan mount. something like the P400A digital is a better compact case option than the H510 Elite.
you can't satisfy your goal with $300. newer i7/i9 range all cost more than that. then of course they can't go in your motherboard so you'd need a new one. and the 1070ti isn't gonna cut it if you wanna bump graphics settings.
the difference is nill. unnoticeable across the board. .not worth it tbh. you'd get more for that $15 buying a better motherboard, better variant of the gpu you want,ram with better timings or higher speed, a better chassis for the build, a better made psu, etc. that money would go further literally any and everywhere else in a pc than an identical cpu with 100mhz factory oc.
the stock cooler is known to be garbage. always take that into consideration buying a budget intel cpu.
if you're thinking of upgrading from a 2700x the only worthwhile choices are i9 9900k or one of the Ryzeb 9 39xx.
no, the 3950X is an AM4 cpu.
not worth it. I'm in the same boat with a 3600 in my rig. have a 3900x system in the same house and I'm just waiting for the 4000 series.
aside from the 3800X being less expensive somehow, there's never gonna be a good reason to buy it unless you cannot buy (as in sold out, out of stock, discontinued) a 3700X.
the 3950X is gonna be the best of both worlds.
absolutely not. unfortunately it's from an era where 8 cores was niche and a halo product. it's a 6 core that loses in every single benchmark to a $200 cpu that consumes less than half the power. you might as well hang onto it in my opinion. the resale for it is abysmal and not worth it unless you're in a serious pinch for some fast bill money.
absolutely not, no consideration necessary. in a full system literally everything else beside the cpu (in this case) could see actual gains spending $35 more. bigger psu of the same quality, higher tier motherboard (or one with better vrm components/thermals or more features), better aftermarket gpu, faster ram with better timings, case fans, better case, better cpu cooler, etc. the 3800X is flat out a waste of money unless it's the same price as the 3700X or the 3700X is out of stock.
I think the Strix Gaming E should break that tie, but i haven't sen extensive testing on it.
hi. the B450 Tomohawk is perfect for this build and it comes with BIOS flashback feature, so no worries about compatibility. a few other points on this build list:
although the pure wings 2 are fine case fans for open designs, they will do almost nothing in that restrictive front intake. kind of flushing $22 extra imo. I'd go with the P400 digital instead.
you can and should do better than a CX psu if it's gonna be a non office build or something reasonably requiring >450 watts
this list is about $50 cheaper and a few things like power delivery and the case airflow are improved.
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even the Enthoo Pro is a nicer choice. bit shorter, but fits all the hardware with room to spare.
eh... very dated case with alot of small details overlooked by Corsair, even in revisions. I have one sitting behind me with most of a system in it since I've taken the 1080ti back and built a tiny router sized pc in the InWin chopin. it's fine I guess, though I do find it hard to recommend in 2018 with so many more user friendly cases that can do the same tings or more available. nothing about your build suggests the need for such a large tower.
just ditch 200 mm fan. poor static pressure, high power use. a pair of 140's is better in every single way.
very nice to here. it seems the front to back airflow and the top exhaust are much better in this updated evolv. although I'm noticing it comes with higher noise levels. the front panel being so spaced out is a trade off. but in my opinion worthwhile.
nice aesthetic, lot of LED but still looks classy. 85c max and 77c under 3d load for an hour on the gpu isn't too bad considering the vertical mount.
the v1tech psu shroud should work.
hmm... the phanteks pro/luxe are basically it. even those are a bit dated now. any specific reason you want the full tower?
the $99.99 H500 variant should fit your needs perfectly.
no. the location is too tailor made for 120mm width. I don't think a 140mm fan, let alone radiator which will be a bit wider, will even fit flush against the side mounts.
thanks. iirc from an old thread on OCN the two pumps are physically identical with a minor difference on the pcb.
brilliant job. first I've seen in the Evolv X on here. which pump did you use? I wonder if my MCP35x is identical to standard DDC minus the housing. wanna get one of those R220 res.
you're welcome. the airflow is so limited in this case, and in a $2600 build you shouldn't be concerned over getting a cheap case. get something that is best for the actual performance and life of the system. like something with proper ventilation.
don't like it with that gpu. 1080ti can dump alot of heat into a case, and something small and mostly closed off like the 275R wouldn't be my rec. meshify c, maybe the EVGA SC version of the card and for sure a 650 w psu.
kind of a super general question. I'm sure there are a bunch of use cases it could be good or bad in. in general it's nothing special in it's segment.
the Phanteks P350x or NZXT H550 are pretty good under that price range. for a bit more oepn intake the Fractal Focus G. get this psu: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KmgzK8/seasonic-focus-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-550fm
the case comes with a 3-pin to pwm controlled fan hub for 6-9 fans. there are 2x 120/140mm fan mount on the case floor and yes, the psu cover is removable.
should make no difference. sometimes a full is better due to having more air volume inside the case so less heat cooped up near components.
750D airflow is larger, but has less finishing touches, lots of dead, empty space, less neat cable management and doesn't have a glass window. it's an acrylic that gets scratched easy. the Pro TG has much better cable management, better included fans, neater fit and finish, more flexible fan mounting, the case doesn't look horrible when the optical bays are populated like the 750D and actually has a glass panel. I own a Enthoo Luxe and original 750D so basically I have both cases. the Enthoo Pro TG is the better choice for your needs.
imo you can't go wrong with the R6. the Evolv X looks very promising too. it's not listed on their site or youtube channel, but they have the pages up:
either way, the meshify c is the best option listed here.
supposedly in 3 days or so. I'd expect it in a month.
what exactly do you mean by "water cooling"?
huh? what would be the point of having ONLY 120mm fan mounts? mostly cheap cases in the $20-$40 range fit that description.
no, he said in the video a 140mm fan won;t fit there on top of bottom. hence the use of a 120mm fan.
the Asrock X470 Master SLI/AC seems to be the best user reviewed X470 motherboard out. $149.99. of course it isn't perfect. lacks dual BIOS, no debug LED on board and has ALC 892 audio chipset. but it tends to work and seems to have excellent ram compatibility. it's only available on newegg though.
something like the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic?
some friendly advice from a guy who can spot somebody new to DIY. do more learning and less advising. each part of this post is demonstrably incorrect there is no possible way you could have much experience in this realm and hold such misinformed beliefs.
and for any other new people reading, X470 chipset is identical to X370, yes it's just renamed. the difference on the motherboards is that they trade one pci-e x4 slot for an second on board M.2 slot. also, X370/X470 are only superior in that they offer SLI support and more expensive boards in the $200+ range have top tier power delivery hardware. that's it. B350 and the upcoming B450 are perfect for 98% of users and the board used in this build is perfectly adequate for the 2600X. there are no chipset limits on overclocking with B350, not the cpu or the memory,
now, typically having a case that has good airflow, tempered glass and is particularly good at noise isolation are conflicting attributes. quiet cases sacrifice cooling, open airflow panels sacrifice noise isolation. ultimately the components in the build will determine the noise level.
looks good. I have a few suggestions.
for sure change the ram kit. you could either get a kit with identical spec for $40 less or a B-die kit with much tighter timings
if you want a bit more room to grow, get a 2TB hard drive and the Seasonic Focus 650 watt psu
if you don't mind getting an older audio chipset and losing some finer options in the BIOS, the Asrock Master SLI/AC is probably the best user reviewed X470 motherboard with more than 5 user reviews.
here's a list with a bigger HDD and PSU ~$50 lower: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9MFyFt