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turned out great thumb.gif that h90 sure did cut it close. let me know how that psu works out. it seems to really help out with space.
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Originally Posted by TheHarvman313 View Post

Looks pretty cool. I like the black theme! thumb.gif

Thanks! I really like how the black theme turned out. I just need to figure out a way to fit a 3.5" HDD in there without it ruining everything...

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Originally Posted by toyz72 View Post

turned out great thumb.gif that h90 sure did cut it close. let me know how that psu works out. it seems to really help out with space.

Thanks!

Yeah, there is lliterally 0 clearance between the H90 and the GPU.

So far, the PSU is working great. No complaints other than the included ATX-to-SFX bracket being grey.
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Can you use a 2.5" HDD in there?
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Can you use a 2.5" HDD in there?

I'm considering it. I'd really like to find a hard drive that doesn't look awful.

Many builds mount their SSDs prominently to show them off, since some SSD's actually look nice (like the Samsung 850s and the Intel SSDs). HDD's are almost universally bare PCB on one side, with a plain grey metal plate and atrocious sticker on the other.

The best looking HDD I've found is the Western Digital Blue Slim HDD, which has a nice, simple white sticker covering most of the front. It's almost 50$CAD more expensive than equivalent 2.5" 1TB drives though...

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I'm considering it. I'd really like to find a hard drive that doesn't look awful.

Many builds mount their SSDs prominently to show them off, since some SSD's actually look nice (like the Samsung 850s and the Intel SSDs). HDD's are almost universally bare PCB on one side, with a plain grey metal plate and atrocious sticker on the other.

The best looking HDD I've found is the Western Digital Blue Slim HDD, which has a nice, simple white sticker covering most of the front. It's almost 50$CAD more expensive than equivalent 2.5" 1TB drives though...
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I said it might fit. I never said it would be cheap!!! biggrin.gif
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I said it might fit. I never said it would be cheap!!! biggrin.gif

I haven't been here that long, but Overclock.net and "cheap" don't seem to mix too well. tongue.gif
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post #17 of 27
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GPU overclocking results!

I ended up using MSI Afterburner for setting my overclock, with Unigine Heaven looping in the background to check for stability.

My final settings were:
  • Core Voltage: +0mV (the Gigabyte R9 390 is voltage locked)
  • Power Limit: +50%
  • Core Clock: 1,100 MHz (up from a stock clock of 1025MHz)
  • Memory Clock: 1,600MHz (up from a stock clock of 1500MHz)

Pushing the Core Clock to 1,110 MHz was almost stable, but a few artifacts appeared near the end of the benchmark so I dialed it back to 1,100 MHz. Same for the Memory Clock, pushing it to 1,650 causes major glitches.


This gave me the following results in Unigine Heaven (1080p, 8xAA, Windowed, Ultra Quality, Extreme Tesselation):
  • Stock: 1405 (25.9min, 55.8avg, 111.8max FPS) Screenshot
  • OC: 1480 (30.7min, 58.7avg, 117.9max FPS) Screenshot

And the following scores in 3DMark Fire Strike (comparison here):
  • Stock: 10499
  • OC: 11107

I think I'm satisfied with these results. It seems like I was able to squeeze out a 5-7% performance increase!
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Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
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Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
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post #18 of 27
Build log is super tidy and clean! Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Originally Posted by WeiZhong View Post

Build log is super tidy and clean! Cant wait to see the finished product.

Thanks!



Custom acrylic bracket planning - with a 3D model!!

Here's what I have in mind at the moment for my acrylic bracket / PSU shroud. The idea is to mount the acrylic bracket to the Node's PSU bracket - there's room since the PSU I'm using is a SFX model!


The bracket is the bright green part, with 2 dark green drives mounted on it:

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Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
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Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
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Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
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Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
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post #20 of 27
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After much back and forth with Gigabyte's eSupport, they have not found an explanation or a solution to my throttling problem.

I just ordered an ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming mITX, which will hopefully perform better. I should have it in hand in a couple days, and will be sending the Gigabyte board back to NewEgg.

I'll need to add a "paint motherboard heatsinks" step to my build I guess rolleyes.gif
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Intel Celeron G530 Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2H mATX Mushkin Silverline 4GB DDR3 Corsair Nova Series 2 30GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
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Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
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Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
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Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
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Western Digital Green 750GB Western Digital Green 2TB Windows 7 Logitech K400 Wireless Slim Keyboard w/Touchpad 
PowerCase
Cooler Master Elite Power 460W ATX Power Supply Silverstone ML03B HTPC Case 
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Intel i7 6700k GIGABYTE G​A-Z170N-Wi​fi Gigabyte R9 390 Kingston HyperX Fury 2x8gb DDR4 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850-EVO 500gb SSD Corsair H90 Windows 10 BenQ GW2765HT 27in IPS 1440p 
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