Well the thing I am worried about is that the Ronin has a bottom fan that is within 1 inch of the PSU. It requires me to take out the fan to get to the PSU if that puts it into perspective, it 120mm. So I was just weary of a longer PSu because then I would not be able to fit my lovely fan that blows air directly onto my Gpu.
Thank you! This gives me a little peace of mind. If my computer is unharmed I will be sure to order one of those EVGA G2s. They are actually exactly what I need, full modular and 80+ gold!
My CPU is stock and my GPU is factory superclocked, haven't OC'd either of em myself.
Oops I wasn't clear in my post haha! I meant did I draw too much power from the PSU as in hitting the 650W mark and going above it.
Sorry for the late reply! I have rarely been on, been making a build for a friend.
The case is ok by me, the only issues i have had with it are:
The top/front panels are extremely hard to get off, i mean really hard, so cleaning is an issue.
The panels have this rubber on them that shows dust if you have a dusty room, a can of compressed air easily gets rid of it.
The trim in the panels, while looking really cool, tends to come up, I would recommend not picking at it at ALL, and be extremely careful when taking off the top and front panels.
So far the airflow hasn't been an issue though, my temps are relatively cool, on some games I have no idea why they are so high, but the exhaust flows easily enough. I have the front panel with two intake fans, as well as a bottom intake fan. I have two exhaust fans, one on the back of the top panel and one on the very back. If you get this case I really recommend that you install the top fans before hooking ANYTHING up. Because once you plug the power button/usb ports/etc there is no access to the top front fan (top panel).
The pros of this case
It looks REALLY good in person, if you like something simple, with a huge window, this is your case.
It has a huge space behind the motherboard for all your cords, really cuts down on clutter.
It has a total of 6 fan slots, not counting the power supply.
The bottom hard drive bays come all the way out for increased airflow.
Comes with dust filters for the front and bottom fans.
The top panel is radiator friendly, and supports 240mm fans on the radiators, and I think the front can have 240mm fans as well, but i haven't tried them.
Overall I like it, but cleaning the front fans are a little hard, i just shoot air from inside the case, out through the filter.
I hope this helped you!
Don't use AVG, the loggingserver.exe hogs ALL of your bandwidth for a good hour and a half as it checks for updates every 24 hours. Then when you uninstall AVG, a ton of junk is left behind, including the loggingserver.exe. My computer still isn't clean after having that monster on it.
My res is 1920x1080. I mostly play nvidia games I think. Can't list the ones nvidia has off the top of my head though. Watch dogs, assassins creed, far cry series, max payne soon, payday, grade theft auto 4/5 soon.Tbh both are over kill arent they? I'm not gaming on ultra 24/7 I just go with the defaults mostly, don't overclock anything either.
Hmm.. I have always used laptop mice because they fit my hands. I got a test mouse that is about the same size for $10, these desktop mice are huge, thinking I might stick with my old microsoft mouse.
Will do, emailed sapphire about it and will await results tomorrow.
How hard is it to replace? Is it usually a huge hassle?
Gah I hope not.
Hmm, will do. I think this warrents at least an email to AMD or saphire eh? I don't think it is a game issue because it happens on the desktop sometimes after I close out of a game.
Update: Looked around on the internet. Turns out the pixels not updating are artifacts from the card being OC, only I haven't touched it and it is 100% stock settings.
Well at the moment my internet is very bad. So I only have those two games on it. But it seems that it won't just glitch white pixels, it seems like it is keeping small sections from updating, and thus makes a block effect that appears to stand still.
Update: I updated, did all the things here, and I got the white pixel problem at only 61C. No idea why it is doing this, I have an air conditioner on in my room and everything.
Ah, maybe I should update that then. I'm off to download.
I have 14.4 at the moment. I will try lowering the ssao and hdao and update when I do.
UPDATE: Vsync helped a ton with temperatures, although the pixel walls with watch dogs still persist at a mere 57C. The random white/red is no longer a problem :D
I only play on High settings though, but I will turn on vsync to see what happens though. HWcuid(forgot the name) says my gpu is only at about 70C right after I close out after 2-3 hours.
Apparently every driver execpt one has had this problem, and that driver isn't even available for download anymore. I bought a cheapi pci-e sound card for $40, that should solve it eh? Shame about the driver though. Should have done my research.
I have had that since I was in the 7th grade :P Was my great grandmothers, and believe it or not I've had a lot worse, like no desk!
Update on a few things:
Case: Very easy to get dirty so beware. Also the mesh strips on the side come off very easily.
Mobo: Msi live updater is useless, and downloads the drivers to god knows where. They don't show up or work. Also the mic jack driver is impossible to get. Unless you want to download a previous sound card driver from a sketchy download site. Plan to buy a sound card with this mobo. The sound driver/mic driver is a known issue, why msi doesn't fix it confounds me, and with the z97 coming out I seriously doubt they will. Pics coming soon, I can't load them right now for some reason, but I can over a cell tower at work!
I went with professional because it had a lot more features I might use in the future :P I wanted this computer to be able to do anything, and that took windows 7 pro. So I have more doors open!
Thank you so much! It doesn't look like 2 months wort of work does it?! I will be sure to add more pictures once I get home.
Are they level with eachother? My wireless mouse has the same issue, the signal has to go through a woord table and it does this. I managed to prop up the computer and it woorks like magic now.
Update: Those processes were all linked to windows update, and seemed to have turned off for the time being, CPU is at about 1-7% now since I am downloading things via ninite, and the internet not working was caused by malwarebytes being crazy and blocking literally everything with the firewall. Thank you all for the help you have no idea how much I appreciate it! I was very worried that the cpu was bad for a bit.
Alright, I updated windows, and these processes are making my cpu throw itself off the walls:
I am not good at the processes, but I know the trustedinstaller is for windows update, but these guzzle processing power like no tomorrow, I also can't get on the internet anymore from that computer.
Will do! Updating as I type.
Bump for the sake of helping!
Vanilla copy as in version 1.0 no updates, or at least I didn't install any updates yet. And I think the cursor lag is caused by a bad wireless mouse signal. A different mouse has no lag (wired). Although the cpu still spikes to almost 20% without moving the mouse or anything.
Yes, I have no Ethernet cable hooked up to it so it is a vanilla copy.
Also, I can't find the reset button.
It pretty much is default. I enabled so Sata hotports and that is all I changed, and the boot order to load the windows disk, which isn't in anymore.
Also CPU is only at 45C, if that helps. Using the motherboard thermometer.
Thank you so much!
Ah thank you! Should I use 2 seperate 6+2 cables, or use the same cable with the plugs on the same cable, since there are 2 plugs on the same cable?
"Smashed my mom's favorite cat"
Lost it all.
Yeah I didn't know why he thought that, he must have done something wrong on his intel/amd build and decided to simply blame the companies.
Like, add onto it? Was telling a friend my build and he said that I had screwed up because I bought an i5 with intel chipset and a 280x. So I looked on the internet, and some people believe that configuration would cause glitches, lockups, general slowness, and the other half said that it was 100% fine, and would function just as wellas an intel/nvidia combo.
Edit: Oops read your post wrong I am a moron.
Bump. Wondering if this will affect my cpu in any way and if I need to get a replacement.
Thank you all so much! I have been sweating this for a while and it was keeping me from buying the components. Expect to see some pictures in the next few weeks!
well i was wondering if a graphics card would fit int he chassis I chose, and I /think/ it will but I want to be sure, and the graphic card doesn't have the dimensions on it.
Thank you all so much!
Thanks! I really hate Windows 8 though, a tablet OS for a desktop? Eww.
The wire management alone was enough to make me +1 it. Fabulous job, remarkable machine.
I wasn't actually planning to overclock, although I do like the i5, and the 280x. The PCU looks good, but the bronze part scares me, would that be enough to insure that it doesn't overload/blow itself and take the entire system with it? Thank you for your help! I actually might end up going with that build, regardless of the PCU.