It requires a GPU, there is no onboard graphics on the 860k
I did not when I built that system.
No, i did not have any issues. If you are looking at older reviews that state that, the Manufactures have all resolved that issue in the newer stock refresh, as far as i am aware. I have done a couple more Kaveri builds since, and have had no issues with a multitude of boards.
He seems to like it, haven't heard any complaints about it yet
I have 2 140's at the front and 1 120 on the bottom as intake. I recommend you use PWM fans on you h100, because on most motherboards the CPU fan header, which you would use for your rad fans, is PWM controlled.
Actually, all my fans are the Noctua NF-P14s, both front intake and the rads. the only 900 i have is for rear exhaust.
If you have it enabled, try turning off the cool and quiet on the BIOS. I had issues with voltage when it was enabled while overclocking. If your going to run around stock speeds tho, it shouldn't bother anything.
+1 that's awesome man, i just saw that vid, and was wanting to do that, lol
Ive been thinking about it, but i have positive airflow in my case, so in theory it should not collect too much dust.
I have a H110, 280mm Rad. And no, it does not take up the whole top, it is offset. Which if you are OCD like me, it kinda bugs me that it is not centered, but its nice to give you plenty of room to fun cables behind it, unlike the H440 i previously had. I had to basically smash the 8pin power with the H440 to fit the H110 on there, no problems with the R5.
+1 Nice build man. I like the pig tail wraps for the PSU cables, that's a awesome idea, i will be doing that from now on.
And... They are posted. Sorry i didn't have time when i did the update post the other day to post new pics. As far as the H110 goes, it was a easy fit. Way easier than the H440 because of the offset mounting.
And good cable management. Im kinda OCD about cable management if you cant tell, lol.
I don't honestly remember, lol. I did this build for a friend a while ago, but i just fiddled it for about a day off and on, and that was the farthest i could push it without getting too close to my 70C limit. I was kinda surprised too that i could push it that far, but i guess i won the silicon lottery on this one.
One reason for the cool temps tho, there is not much heat generation in there, 730 does not put out much heat at all, so it has a constant supply of fresh air.
I've had mine for about a year now, and its always made the noises your speaking of. Mostly just when it boots up tho. Thats pretty cool you went with the Xeon, I would have never thought of that, and your right, basically a i7 for $50 less.
The EVGA's are good, im impressed with the MSI's, ive been seeing some crazy overclocks on those. The only issue i have with the G1, is how long it is. Super long card. They are all good, honestly, so just check the sales and get what you can for the best price.
Yeah the WD blacks are loud, but they are good. Did you use the rubber dampeners in the HDD caddy for that case? It helps a little. Also, Xeon, interesting... How is it working for you?
Nice build tho, +1
Were you wanting to stick with water cooled or go to air? Also, my buddy just bought 2 970 G1's, and they are awesome. Huge bang for your buck.
Also, if you want to save some cash, i recommend using the same cooler you have now and just swap out the fans for some NFF-12's. They have very high static pressure (what you want on a radiator) and they are pretty quiet.
If you care about the color, try these: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-case-fan-nff12industrialppc2000pwm
They are a little louder at full speed, but how often are they honestly going to run at 100%, lol.
4.3, not too shabby at all fr your first time OC'ing. That Motherboard is only a 4 + 1 Power Phase Design, so i wouldn't honestly expect too much more out of it. What kind of temps are you getting at 4.3 with that H60? Just curious. Also, whats the deal with that random fan? Were the VRM's getting hot?
Yup, agreed. I've got a couple builds coming up and they are going to run a little high. Kinda sucks.
Nice setup +1
860k are a huge bang for the buck. Highly recommend. Other than that, not a bad little starter setup, however the cable management is a little rough. I did a build in that same case, just ran the 4 pin CPU power behind the MB and tucked all the PSU cables underneath that bottom HDD caddy.
I have to agree with jaredt here, that does not really make any sense to me. Are you honestly going to benefit by putting a H100 on a 6300?
I've got a push pull on the front intake of my case, to increase my static pressure. I've run it both ways, on top and front, and front works the best for me. Although, my graphics card is crazy hot, so that's why i put it in front. All the hot air in my case was rising and going right to the radiator, so it wasn't getting any cool air. Also, it might not help that my CPU is currently clocked at 4.8, lol.
Well, the fans that come with the H110 suck, i mean just terrible. Also, now that i have a H110, i recommend you get a H100. The Nff12's from Noctua have better static pressure, and to be honest, in the real world, there is not a huge performance gain to be had going from the 100 to the 110. Just saying. As far as the fans go, they are fine, not ideal, i with they made there normal fans in a color besides poop brown, but such is life.
At the time, the case was only $20, so it was about the cheapest thing i could find. I missed out on all the 280x sales, which sucks, because the way yours is, i believe, is the perfect budget gaming rig right now. 860k + 280X = FTW, lol.
I picked up those monitors for only $110 a piece at the time of purchasing, i honestly would have preferred a ASUS, but cost. Customer had a budget.
The system is stable as a rock and H97 does OC. Not the best, but it does.
The picture quality is great, i have no complaints about the quality for the price, i just don't like the stand, too flimsy. I'm going to throw these on a vesa mount, so that will be kinda irrelevant. Or go 2k, haven't decided yet.
It is, however don't expect anything crazy, lol. That motherboard only has 4 power phase for one thing. Just check some overclocking guides that people have done on the H81 boards and go from their. Idk how much your going to be able to get out of it with a stock cooler either, but hey, its worth a shot.
I agree, but on a budget, you can easily overclock that 860k to 4.5ghz, I have done it, and a i5 will add significant cost. He steams 1080p Starcraft 2 on it, and he only has a 270x, and is able to play maxed out. That being said, you do have to deal with some extra heat tho, good ol AMD, lol. If you have the cash, definitely roll with the i5 tho, im not bashing it at all, hell I run a 4790k.
I'm with awepicness here, i would hold out.
+1 for team red
9590 is a interesting choice, I ran a 8350 for quite some time before I just recently broke down and got a 4790k. Well played with the MB choice BTW, that board is rock solid and you SHOULD be able to get some pretty decent overclocks, but just a bit of advice, watch your V-Core temps.
Your issue with "high Voltage", are you seeing random voltage spikes or what? Because that's not good at all, and could most likely be a faulty PSU if so.
Not bad at all for being 14 and this is your first build. H81 board not the best for overclocking, IF you were wanting to overclock that CPU, BUT for $50, cant argue with that. All said, not a bad setup, you got plenty of options to expand this in the future if need be. +1
I just did a build a few weeks ago for a friend of mine wanting to do the same. Give or take, here is what that build looked like.
Yeah i want to run a three monitor setup, just gotta find some extra cash laying around, lol.
To be honest, i have no idea the total cost, lol. This is my personal rig, so most the parts have been collected over the past cople of builds and been recycled quite a few times. This the the 4th revision of my personal rig, and i think the only 2 original parts left are the PSU and my memory, lol.
it was on sale, lol. only reason
Thanks i appreciate it.
You did sir. That is sick.
Same. Thats your FIRST build. Holy crap.
Static of carpet
Put a piece of wood down or something at the very least
You got to remember tho, that A10 has the onboard GPU enabled, which it sucking more power, thus taking away from how far you can push the CPU. IMO, this is a far better chip for your money, even tho its basically the same thing, lol.
Indeed. You can leave all the timings and voltages on auto, and should scale to 1866 no problem.
Lol, my bad. Jumped right into fan-boy mode. I thought you were saying that MB would not clock the memory higher than 1866. In order to successfully overclock you memory on this motherboard, you need to scale the hyper transport with it. At least, that is what I have found to be most successful. Once again, my bad.
Thanks, first of all.
I put serious consideration into a AIO, but the budget was too tight, and i didn't want to compromise in some other areas.
And your right, the one area i wish i had done better is the Case. That case was no fun to work in at all.
As far as voltages and such, i believe i had the CPU at 1.35v. Cust has build now, so i cant check. I left it on a loop load test before i gave it to him and nothing got over 60 degrees in the whole case.
I would not lie to you.
That motherboard says it only supports 1866, but with the latest bios update and a lil overclock, im running mine at around 2310mhz easy. Same motherboard and processor. Dont let people fool you, that Sabertooth MB, IMO, is the best AM3+ MB you can buy.
I did under the 14.9 drivers, but i went the the beta 14.9.1, and it smoothed right out
He is only playing LOL at 1080p? Why would he send more money on the graphics card? Already mentioned that he was doing more video editing and rendering, hints the i7 and not a i5. Compromises have to be made somewhere, and i dont think that was a bad choice at all for his situation.