Hi, so far the Motherboard has done everything I need it to. I don't have any experience with other boards as this is my only PC build. I don't know what your planning to do in the bios, but the bios has every option that I needed including custom fan speeds for individual fans (except for CPU fans which can only spin at the same speed). One thing worth mentioning is that I accidentally bent one of the USB 3.0 header pins, so they are not the strongest, however I think every modern board has fairly weak pins.
I hope this answer helps.
Do you mean an 'air CPU cooler'? If so the CM 212 EVO is always a good cheap option. Or a Be Quiet CPU cooleler, as long as it will not cover any RAM slots.
The h105 is my first liquid cpu cooler so I don't know how it compares to others, I can say that the pump is a bit loud and definitely audible. The main advantage to having one is aesthetics I think. As for leaking it really shouldn't, it has a 5 year warranty and I have seen no complaints of leaks. Hope this helped.
HDDs are old technology, this was built to last several years.
I rated three stars because of coil whine. For the price I feel it should not have any problems.
Thank you very much.
I thought about that but I quite like the look of the silver.
Thanks, pleased that you like it.
I got the i5 from Centrecom a few months back. Its been replaced with the i5 4690k since then.
I don't know if that's true but with the case I have, it will take some effort to replace it (not that I have a spare PSU).
My desk is actually only 120x60cm. If you have the room I would get a larger desk.
Thanks, I don't know exactly what desk it is, just something I got from a local office furniture place. The monitors are ASUS vx239h.
I have all fans running on a low rpm so it is quite noticeable when under heavy load. Here is a video I found with many GTX 970 cards to explain the problem.
(It's a buzzing/ticking noise not a high pitched noise)
I was thinking about wrapping both side panels + top and front panels, but now I don't know how hard it will be to make cuts for the mesh and buttons. Maybe I will just do the sides although that might look a little bit weird. (I have to cover the side panel because I messed up the finish when i was cutting a larger window, its a long story)
OMG, I did the same thing with my case, however I plan to wrap it in carbon fibre vinyl.
Yes, they are :)
I would definitely get a z97 motherboard and a newer case (unless your completely certain you want that case). I think the Corsair 450d is worth looking at.
That CPU cooler is also a bit old, a newer one is the Corsair H75.
This is just my advice, hope it helps.
Looks quite good but I would suggest getting a more powerful GPU instead of two 'average' ones. I wouldn't worry about the case, It looks like it has decent ventilation.
Do you really need a sound card or will on-board audio be ok?
Also that monitor is fairly old, I would get a newer model if possible.
Hope this helps a bit.
What configuration do you have for the front fans. Push or pull?
I love how you changed the color on the PSU, great idea for making it blend in.
This is my reaction as well when I see a build like this.
That's a shame, I thought I had a really good card.
I have v sync on but still makes noise
Looks like you need a new desk.
I want to know how much this build costs. It's mad insane
Is that a Ka-bar you used to open all the boxes? haha
This is the best black/blue themed build I've seen so far. I love it.
No, you don't have to, unless you want to be able to connect to the internet wirelessly.
You must be wanting to add a lot of upgrades by buying a 1000W PSU.
I envy your photography skills, very clean build as well.
You have a very powerful and attractive PC there, just need to take the time and fix up the cables.
+1 for the v-moda headphones :)
Very striking build, but why no SSD?
Hardly a 'beast' but ok.
Congratulations, good part selection.
May I ask reason behind the name? Just curious.
Yeah, I don't like Windows 8 either. I can't run important programs on it.
I love the blue colour.
Every good build needs a cat. +1
I'm only new to the PC world so I can't recommend anything specific but ASUS, Gigabyte are good brands.
If your talking about overclocking an i5-4440, you can't, only 'k' series cpu's allow that. Also you do need an over clocking capable motherboard. :)
Solid build, I like it a lot. +1
Your monitor on top of your sub. lol
I always love it when people post pics of their cats.
Good build, I was worried for a second when I saw there was no CPU cooler in the first few photos.
Very nice build, any specific reason for choosing Windows 7 over 8.1?
So a Gigabyte R9 290 will run about as cool as a Gigabyte GTX770 or 780?