I had a good amount of inspiration, maybe you can take some from mine and upgrade yours!
it was pretty nice for the price but ended up having a stutter after a while so ended up upgrading to the g502 hero which I love!
They seem to be doing the trick for me! Yes they are, and thanks!
Thanks! So far tried out 2 gpus and no problems with clearance of the heatsink, I would think you would be fine with most gpus. The heatsink doesn't come out further that the port for the gpu I believe. When you post your completed build I believe there is an option to upload photos.
No it does not
case was super easy to build with! good luck! (:
thanks man, yeah that's why I ended up going with it, I believe asrock is supposed to be the more budget friendly out of the group but all is working well here.
I haven't used any of the other rgb software but polychrome just seems kind of sluggish and could be a little more user friendly. One thing I couldn't stand about it is that the water pump and memory led's would not shut off in sleep mode and the water pump's wouldn't shut off until I would manually flip the switch on the power supply. This was quite annoying and the best I could do after reaching out was set the computer to go into deep sleep from the bios and that would turn off the wp if I shut down the computer. There was no solution for the ram because in sleep the ram is still working. I like my room dark during the night so I can sleep, so if I really wanted all the lights off I would need to shut down all the time. This bothered me so much so that I just ended up turning off the led's on the ram completely and purchase a new water cooler. Ended up switching to the CAPTAIN 240EX since I was seeing higher temps than I would have liked anyways. Should be updating the pics soon when I get some down time. Pretty satisfied with where it's at right now but maybe Asus Aura could help me solve some of the problems of the led's staying on all the time if it ends up being compatible so I'll keep that in mind for future ref thanks!
the wide shot? I feel like you can barely see the mobo lights in that shot lol but yeah was definitely impressed with this mobo at this price point. wish the whites were a little more white but overall def worth the money!
Thanks bro! It's a budget mechanical keyboard I found on Amazon:
You don't worry that it will get too hot in there and melt him? I've seen other people do it with pops so idk how they manage. I also have a smaller case and would probably have to put him on the gpu so kinda scared.
I agree with these suggestions, also noticed the gpu he has selected only has 4gb, I would assume he would be better off choosing an 8gb card right?
I would look at what has good reviews and either try to go with a higher refresh rate around 144hz or upgrading resolution to something around 2k, which ever you feel suits you more and will make the quality of use better. Otherwise I feel like you wouldn't be getting your money worth! Maybe even ultra wide such as I ended up getting.
No way that's sick! I was actually thinking about putting Majin vegeta in my case at the beginning too! Lol he's the ****! I was actually going to try and have him pointing his palm at the water cooler led ringw to make it look like he was shooting it out of his hand. Might still do it now that I have the longer graphics card just not sure if it'll look weird with him being turned around. How's he holding up in there?
Right! Lol Yeah I like the way it looked and it had good reviews so I just bought it. I think it feels kinda cheap but does it's job well I think. Will have to compare once I get the razer!
thanks for the heads up, wasnt aware!
I wanna say thats the case that my cousin has and he loves it. It is kind of expensive, mine was as well, when theres cheaper options with good reviews and that money can be used towards hardware but its more up to your liking if you really like the case I say go for it. that's how I was with my case in the end I really loved the way it looked and its smaller form factor so I just went for it. best of luck with your build bud!
edit: mine is a corsair as well and it was damn easy to work with if that helps at all.
its actually this cheap guy:
originally bought it to go try hard for fortnite on ps4 lol, will probably be taking a razr deathadder off my cousin soon though!
dang yeah my s9 usually takes beautiful pictures but my room lighting has never helped any camera lol
woops sorry wasn't aware! removed link! thanks for the heads up!
thanks! nice job on yours as well! really like the single color uniform light up. and damn you got some quality photos! thumbs up from me! need to get some decent lighting in my room so I can upload some higher quality photos. my plan was to originally just have everything lit a static white as I think the rgb can be kinda corny sometimes but the mobo heatsink white has a reddish tint to it and every time I reset my pc the ram sticks go back to they're default setting of running through the colors. plus the gpu only lights up red so that would kill the all white theme anyway. however, the rgb kinda grew on me for the moment (I'll probably get tired of it), the saturation of color on the ram sticks is quite amazing!
I found that the "Enable compatibility filter" option on the left when you are searching for parts is pretty well optimized and saves you the mistake of purchasing parts that otherwise would't fit. I don't know if you can trust it for 100% but worked for me, even when information on my mobo was pretty limited due to it being relatively new to the market. as stated in my description would have ended up purchasing a cpu cooler that would have not fit if it wasn't for that filter. Looks like your good to go though with the "No issues/incompatibilities found" above your build.
otherwise I agree with gabe, I believe having dual channel memory is the better choice so instead of going to the 1x16 go for the 2x8 if 16gb of ram is what you desire, and since your motherboard supports it the same as mine did I would recommend utilizing the max speed of 3200 to get the most out of your memory which I hear helps ryzen.
the cheapest option I found for you:
I'm not sure on your attentions or your budget are with your pc but you could also power a nicer monitor with that hardware I'm sure.
edit: and good luck with your build! remember to take your time and enjoy the process! (:
thank you sir! I did a ton of research finding the most recommended budget friendly parts before diving into it and I think that really ended up paying off!
thanks a lot friend! feeling pretty good about it! (:
thanks bud! would consider overclocking if I wasn't already able to max out my monitor, very happy with the card so far!
thanks fellas! (: as you can see if you look under the price break down the build is worth a bit more than 1k maybe around 1.6k but was able to save some money from the parts I already had and from the psu provided by my friend, plus all the disounted parts I searched for was able to save a good amount of money!
so that's your only exhaust fan? with 2 intake fans I'm assuming?
going into my first build so I'm still learning a lot but it would seem like a good idea to put another exhaust fan along the top, would it not?
I feel like the radiator kind of blocks the mated fan and is only really useful to cool down the radiator so you would want another exhaust fan to cool down any excess heat from inside the case?
could be wrong but if you have reason for your air flow I'm all in for some tips.
what made you decide on the radiator placement? do you an exhaust fan behind it?
node and hub are being used as interchangeable terminology correct?
I believe asrock has compatible cpu coolers as well as well as an led frame for the fan if I choose to use a non led fan. so that would put me down to 2 applications I believe. only non compatible component is the gpu but I would probably just leave that a static color then.
only thing I don'd understand is how I would connect two asrock compatible led fans plus the cpu cooler led fan (or frame) with only one rgb header? can I buy a hub/node to connect them all to a usb header?
was deciding if I should go 280x rgb or non.
going to be using the same mobo so I think I'm going to try getting everything compatible with the "polychrome rgb sync" so I can control it all through the one program.
so I'll just save the money, go with the non rgb case and get some "polychrome rgb sync" led fans to mount on the case instead.
the mobo only has one addressable rgb connector correct? so the hub gets connected to that? and then the fans obviously plug into the hub but does the cpu cooler plug into that as well or how does that work?
are all the led's controlled through asrocks program? is a module included for all the fans with the case? does the stock cooler fan get connected to that module?