I've had the same issue when building my brothers build using the Asus Z170-A and it turned out to be a motherboard issue as the default voltages for the audio aoundcard were to low so I had to adjust it higher to remove the buzzing sounds, note that the audio was fine when I wasn't overclocking but when I overclocked the buzzing sounds would come back.
This is very aesthetically pleasing, I like the use of black and white for contrast between the RGB. I really liked your build, but whenever the Skyline title is brought up it always reminds me of this build right here!
Here is what I would price this at going off reddit hardwareswap prices and ebay prices. I would price the system at around $850 if you wanted to sell it altogether. Also wanted to say that if you built it in 2016 and it's 2018 now it's not barely used, it's just used.
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This is what I would value all the parts individually at, but if you wanted to sell it all together you'd probably have to sell it for about $750-$850.
I would suggest checking out /r/hardwareswap on reddit, you probably can get some good spec and priced used laptops there.
I thought they were because of how they just have a vibrant looking glow in the pictures.
Do you happen to have a link for where I can get those UV Reactive Cable Combs?
Is the cable comb that's on the 24 pin mobo cables UV Reactive?
I don't know if it's just the case lighting or your camera but in the first picture it looks like it's UV Reactive, which imo looks amazing. If it is, then I'd suggest you get one more for the 24 pin and 2 per each of the gpu cables because they just look so nice and would compliment the rest of your phenomenally exquisite build.
If I had to take guess then they probably sold the 1080ti for a profit or broke even because are going to use that money towards a next gen. high end nvidia gpu instead.
Nice black & white build it fits in well with the rest of your setup.
Any particular reason you that you went with the S340 instead of the new H500?
I've tried that but for some reason it did not solve the issue for me like it did for others, I'll have to look more into as it's not really a big issue just a minor annoyance to me.
Do you know Thermaltake TT Sync hub allows you to sync the more rgb basic TT riing fans as well or only for the more premium type that come with your aio?
I'd recommend adding some cable combs to give those sleeved cables some justice and would love to see some more pictures of your build.
I built a similar pc to yours about a month ago and I was wondering if you experienced any issues with the thermaltake software? In my case every time I would restart or shutdown and turned the pc back on I would get a warning issue like this in picture on the thermaltake forums.
Congrats both on the fiancee and the feature!
You made an incredibly beautiful PC without going all RGB, which is quite rare these days. I definitely dig the silver-grey and purple theme, those colors compliment each other perfectly and you've done amazing work with the cable management and sleeving.
I also wanted to know if it was it hard to sleeve your own cables or is it just more time consuming?
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I am not sure if that alienware/dell motherboard is capable of overclocking, but if it is you can probably overclock that i7 920 to 4Ghz with that liquid cooler. I've reached 4.1Ghz on my i7 920 with a 212 evo on X58 Asus Sabertooth motherboard.
If you wanted to upgrade the CPU then I would suggest a X5670 (6 Cores 12 threads). An X5670 would do wonders for you and they go for about 40 to 50 dollars. They also overclock quite easily to 4Ghz+.
You just combined two of my favorite things into one. I don't think any amount of words can define how incredible this is. I salute you! +∞
It's not in my hands anymore this was a build for my brother's friend. I had it running for a week to make sure everything was stable, and I did not experience any fan noise from the PSU in that time.
Build looks pretty good, and that is one beefy graphics card!
I hope you didn't spend $130 on 8Gbs of ram that pretty much the cost for 16Gbs these days.
/r/Buildapcsales and /r/Hardwareswap are great tools to get deals on parts both new and used.
Just some friendly advice if you do plan on upgrading your ram I would just sell your 8gb stick and purchase higher speed ram as Ryzen tends to benefit quite a bit from it and make sure to check the QVL on your motherboard for RAM Compatibility, Ryzen tends to favor and work well with 14 CAS RAM, which is often Samsung B Die.
I thought you got it for the $1100 which is what boggled my mind, but you definetly got a great price on it for $400.
I am not too sure if it will hold you back much or at all with a GTX 1080 at 3440x1440p because the cpu becomes less of a variable at higher resolutions and more gpu reliant, but if you want to find out techtuber Steve known as Hardware Unboxed does great benchmarking videos.
Out of curiosity how much did the pawn sell your the monitor for?
I only mentioned why not the 8600k because the total price of the build didn't seem like you were on any sort of budget.
It's unfortunate that only z370 boards were the only chipset boards released supporting the 8th gen. Intel CPUs.
Any particular reason why you didn't go with the Asus ROG PG348Q which has G Sync and is 100Hz instead of the LG? I'm assuming you went with the 8400 because the 8600k wasn't available yet.
Yeah i agree and in hindsight I should have gone with the Thermaltake RGB Fans for better CFM and static pressure as well as better quality and brand unity.
I just really liked the halo led look much more so I admit it was a choice based more on aesthetic reasons than functionality.
This is so awesome I really love themed builds. +1
Is there are reason why you didn't want to go with the same blue & white color scheme extensions for the 24 pin?
I think a custom IO shield in the same color scheme would be a great finishing touch. Here's a video on how to make custom IO shield if you'd like to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lo8ZjtlciM someone recommended him to me PCPP and I thought I'd do the same because his videos have been very helpful for me in my pc modding projects.
Nice looking build!
How did you end up getting that 7700k for $173?
I love the S340 but I believe if it had some slight revision with the Elite such as enough room for push pull config without having to mod or remove the Cable Management Reservoir Bar and the addition of a dust filter for the top fan, then it would be the perfect case imo. I wanted to switch to the Elite but I can't justify spending $80 for aesthetic purposes maybe later though. I do have a sheet of acrylic cut out to shape right now to make NZXT Elite clone look though, that's going to be my next change on the build.
I had to remove the Cable Management Reservoir Bar to get the NZXT X62 in there with push pull config. I really like the unique look that bar give the case, but I think it was worth it for what I have going on now. Here's the build if you want to take look.
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I would actually hold off if I were you Nvidia is planning to release the 1070Ti before the end of the year and my best guess is that would have to drive the prices of the GTX 1070 to at least $300-350 in order for the 1070ti to fit in price wise below the GTX 1080.
I think that will also have to drive the GTX 1060 prices back to what they use to be before the cryptocurrency epidemic caused inflation in the gpu market in order for the GTX 1070 to go back to the $300-350 price point.
and here's a GTX 980Ti that was posted in my area last night for $300 on Craigslist : https://sacramento.craigslist.org/sop/d/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-980ti/6333339615.html
No problem and good luck with selling it because the price isn't bad at all for $800 shipped, even if it lacks a great gpu.
At I thought you were overpricing, but I did the research myself for all the parts and a new build with the same components like yours would cost around $1000 if not more with taxes.
Have you tried selling it on /r/hardwareswap? I think it will have much better luck there.
There was a brand new 1060 3GB on Newegg a few days ago for $189.99 I suggest using /r/buildapcsales and /r/hardwareswap for look for new and used deals for computer parts as well to broaden your horizon or cast a larger net as they say.
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Thanks for the information! I was just looking at this same ram for this same exact motherboard.
Most sales that happen during black Friday are computer specific are typically for hard drives ssds to be specific and monitors, as well as prebuilt computers from iBuypower, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Asus, and other big brand name companies.
As far as the rest of the components you might see a 10% to 25% discount just don't expect to build a whole computer at heavily discounted prices. Online retailers such as Newegg and Amazon are the ones you should be looking at for specific component sales but as we get closer to that date there will be ads up and several threads posting just about every deal there is out there with the exception of a few surprise deals from these and other retailers.
If you have a stable job and can afford to make steady payments you can always buy stuff on credit and pay it off in a promotional no interest rate period of whatever your credit card offers if you have one. This can be a good alternative to those wanting something immediately but not wanting to dump a large amount of cash into all at once as well as build credit history assuming you're making all your payments on time and doing more than just the minimum payment each month.
This is just food for thought I am not a financial advisor just someone who has gone this route a couple of times and it works for me.
I found these Be Quiet fans and I am sorta leaning towards them because they have more static pressure than the Fractal Design Venturi HP's that I linked and are also quieter by 3.1 dB(A) when at their max 2200 RPM while the Fractal Design Venturi's Max RPM is only 1800.
Be Quiet SILENTWINGS 3 PWM 120mm HIGH SPEED
Fan speed (rpm) @ 100% PWM: 2,200
Noise level (dB(A)) @ 100% PWM: 28.6
Airflow @ 12V (cfm / m3/h): 73.33 / 124.58
Air pressure (mm / H2O): 3.37
Lifetime @ 25°C (h): up to 300,000
Fractal Design Venturi HP Series High Pressure PWM 120mm
Rotational speed [RPM]: 1800
Acoustical noise [dB (A)]: 31.7
Maximum air flow [CFM]: 61.4
Maximum air flow [m 3 /h]: 104.3
Maximum pressure [mm H 2 O]: 2.3
MTBF [hours]: 150,000
It seems as if I answered my own question, but I hope this information helps anyone else in the same predicament that I faced in making a choice between these two fans.
I never said the mixing metals was wrong. I said that he said mixing metals was bad, but sent me a video where Linus mixes aluminum and copper parts which contradicted his initial statement.
I am not worried about frying the i7 930 because I have a i7 920 and 3 more x58 boards along with plenty of spare DDR3 ram.
I am confident enough in myself and my ability to build computers and I am by no means a professional, but I have yet to fry a computer. I am not scared of liquid cooling and but I am fully aware of the possibility of frying the computer if done wrong and that is why I am doing my due diligence by researching thoroughly. Please don't make the assumption that you think you know me I will apologize when I am wrong but not in this case I don't think I have done anything or said anything wrong.
Please elaborate where I feel that I am right. I asked people for their advice and recommendations I had someone tell me one thing but post a video contradicting their own response, so I responded asking if they even watched the video they linked me.
Thanks man I've just started using the forums there as well!
I've always been interested about diving into custom liquid cooling with loops and all, so this will be the perfect opportunity to learn about it and have a hands on experience with it.
Rest assured I am fully aware people have lives. I can be impatient and I think this may be one of times that I am.
I do also believe I should be looking at other website forums that are dedicated to liquid cooling as the users there will be more informed and have a better understanding of the subject then a typical pcpartpicker user like myself.
Thank you I really appreciate that!
I just want to do something that is custom by buying piece by piece to keep the price down and have it full aluminium to keep the price down as I believe that should be cheaper than doing full copper. I know there are kits and they are easy to assemble but that's not the point of the project the project is to kind of more hands on and DIY but not like DIY entirely where you would be using like CNC machine and fabricating cpu blocks, fittings, and all the essentials for a custom loop if that makes any sense. This whole project will be a learning process experience to present to the school faculty and talk about water cooling and computers in general and I think the corrosion with the mix metals will be a interesting topic to discuss in his paper along with the different types of corrosion as stated on in the EKWB Blog which Shakaron linked in his comment.
The radiator linus has in his parts list is also Aluminum and the cpu block with no bracket is copper. I don't mean to be rude, but did you even watch the video yourself?
The point is to buy each part separate and assemble to make your own custom loop not buy all in one kit that's expandable.
You do know that the EK FLuid Gaming A240 is aluminum right?
I think pcpartpicker forums are pretty dead, I guess I'll try my luck on reddit.
Also we would be using the custom loop for an older system on 1366 with either an i7 930 or a Xeon 5650 so nothing really expensive build costed under $150 in the first place, so the goal is to try and do a custom loop under $100 the less the better.
I've seen that linus video before.
I see you have trained your cables before putting them into battle like a good general!
This looks very elegant. I like the nice compact size and the monochromatic color scheme, also great cable management.
I think Fractal makes some of the best quality cases that are available out there, so I think you made a great choice on the case and the entire parts list is well choosen, well maybe asides from the overpriced G2. You probably could have gotten a 750W G2 for that much, well I know that's how much I spent for my 750w G2 at least.
+1 from me
Thanks I appreciate That! I never really listened to Nujabes all that much before, but if I were wanting to get into his music where should I start?
I am purchasing a legitimate product key this week anyways. I never even pirated any software or used any unauthorized methods, I've even asked Microsoft via Microsoft Chat if this was okay they said that it was fine and I would not be able to use certain setting such as change background and some other settings with UnActivated Windows. I never promoted any illegal means of obtaining windows sorry if you misunderstood my intentions of writing that.
There's vomit on his sweater already.
I've seen it.
Oh I am completely fine with open box I'm no noob when it comes to these terms I use to work at Fry's Electronics for a while so I know pretty much all the reasons for returns. I've also thought about maybe picking up a in house prebuilt at the Microcenter if they have any with a 1070 for $850 to $900 like open box.