such as this one
A bit off topic, but I could not resist to say it.
Back on topic though, I'm becoming more and more of a fan of these solid m-itx builds. If I ever did go that route, which wouldn't be for some time, I'd probably end up giving up my own sound card for a DAC solution.
i5-3570k @ 4.6Ghz | Phanteks TC14PE | Asus Sabertooth Z77 | EVGA GTX 670 FTW | 16GB Corsair Vengeance
Asus Xonar Essence STX | Crucial M4 256MB | Seasonic X760 Gold | Silverstone FT02
Dell U2711 27" | Das Keyboard 4 Pro | Zowie FK1 | Audiotechnica ATH-AD900X | Blue Yeti
I do have half a mind to return the TASCAM to get something a bit cheaper, as I can tell its SNR is not up to snuff compared to the Xonar DX, it gets the job done, but I feel like it could be better.
Obviously I could still try the isolator.
Update to my build that I posted a few pages back. Tonight I got tired of the coil whine from my PSU, and was planning to change it out with a NoiseBlocker that I had extra from earlier. That got thwarted thanks to odd wiring for the PSU fan. So, after everything was torn apart, I decided to add in some cable extensions to clean everything up a bit.
Once that was situated, I re-did the T.I.M n the CPU, ad did a full cable management rework. Heres some pix of the process--- > http://imgur.com/a/tW7pD#0
System now is as follows:
AMD A-10 6800K @4.0Ghz
Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz DDR3 16Gig
Gigabyte F2A88X-D3H MoBo
PNY NVidia GTX 560Ti OC 1Gig
Intel 520 Series "Cherryville" SSD 120Gig
4x Noise Blocker XK-1, 2x Intake @ 800RPM, 2x Exhaust @ 400RPM
Corsair H60 in Pull as Exhaust
Corsair GS600 600w PSU (Non-Modular /sadface)
Fractal Designs Define R4 "Silent"
| i7 4790K @ 4.5Ghz | Asus Z97 Pro Gamer | 32Gigs Kingston FuryX 1866 RAM | Kingston Predator M.2 240Gig SSD | 4x Intel 320 Series SATA II RAID 0 | Samsung 850 Pro OS X Drive | WD Red 1TB Media Drive | NVidia GTX 960 | Noctua NH-D15 | Dell S2340 IPS | Fractal Design Define R4 |
Zangu... What the heck is that glass table of yours? Looks like 2 desks combined but with a corner piece?
I want it.
4670k @ 4.5 - Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x 4096MB @ 1333mhz) - Zotac GTX 680
h20 620 V4 push/pull - Fractal Design Pearl R4 - Samsung 850 EVO 256GB - 2560x1600 -
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41
CPU: Intell i5 4570 3.2GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz
GPU: Radeon 7850 2GB
Case: Apevia X-DREAMER
Monitor- BenQ 27 Inch (GW2750HM)
Last edited by Nhs; 2014-01-28 at 05:49 PM.
"done" with the build I did for a friend, didn't go as smooth as I planned. Ordered a NH-D14 LGA2011 instead of the LGA1150 version (I'm and idiot...), so this will be added soon, and the right memory DIMM is faulty. The define R4 is a very nice case, excellent build quality, so quiet when you have all fans @5V on the fan controller. My only issue with it was the zip tie holes in the back, there are some in the middle, but behind the actual motherboard, there are none...
Cable management isn't perfect, but it'll do in a windowless case :-). Routed the PCI-E cables upwards because the GPU was sagging so hard. This reduced it quite a bit. Shame on you Asus for still not fixing your GPU sagging...
Gigabyte Z87-X OC
Corsair vengeance LP 16gb 1600Mhz
Asus GTX 770 DCII OC
Noctua NH-D14 (to be added soon)
WD Red 3Tb
Samsung 840 EVO 250gb x2 in raid 0
Fractal design define R4
CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX
With this design now being at least 15y old I have my doubts you'd still find the necessary components to build it like I did.
~5y ago, when I decided to run more than one screen, I wasn't even able to find the monitor stand you can see under the center one.
Doing some internet search I was able to find some similar designs, might have to look for office related products.
I like that very much.
What is inside your 540 though?
Skylake & Pascal gaming build 2016
6700K | Noctua NH-D15 | Asus Z170 Pro Gaming | Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV | Corsair LPX 16GB | GTX 1080 Gaming X |
S850 EVO 500GB | Corsair RM750x | Razer BW Chroma - Razer Deathadder Chroma | Asus Rog 1440p 165Hz IPS |
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45
GPU: MSI GTX 760
Ram: 8GB Corsair Vengeance
1 TB WD HDD
120GB Samsung SSD
I also added in some purple LED's for the inside of the case, seeing inside the window all lit up is lovely!
Steelseries Siberia V2 headset
Cm storm quickfire rapid TK mechanical keyboard with brown switches
Razer naga mouse
I have a new benQ 144hz monitor on its way soon
Also it's risky to keep a glass of full water like that on the desk, I would probably end up knocking it over in the first 5 seconds haha. Bottles > glasses!
But make sure the bottle is from a good brand, preferably using high-quality materials to ensure best performance.
After some work I finally managed to do this cool thingy: Link for my PC.
For those of you too scared to click to see coolest thning ever:
CPU: [email protected]/3.9GHz
CPU Cooling: 212 EVO Heatsink + push&pull Enermax Magma
Motherboard: Asus H87-Pro
RAM: Corsair Vengeance @1600MHz 9-9-9-24
GPU: Sapphire Dual-X R9 270x (212 EVO fan blows air through this baby) currently [email protected] [email protected]
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3k 120GB
HDD: WD VelociRaptor 1TB
PSU: Cooler Master ATX 2.3 (damn you PSU availability)
Case: Nexus Version1 (inverted design)