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First build for my son, who wanted a pc instead of a ps4 for xmas. I decided I could do better than that, as PC familiarity is a skill worth building, ps4 gaming not so much. Cable management could be better, could be worse, but a 5 year old isn't likely to call me out on it.

case: http://www.sliger.com/products/cases/sm570/

monitor: his little tv he used for nintendo switch, until he gets a monitor this year for his birthday https://www.vizio.com/tvs/d24ff1.html

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

same aio as me its really nice

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it's totally awesome you got him a this card, but wondering if when he grows up he'll be too PC elitist and scoff at old classics like the original fallout games or FPS classics like doom or golden eye. I'm not saying confine him for life, but at least maybe ease him into. Either way solid system!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Classic sidescrollers are just as captivating to him as modern games. Kids are amazing like that, they find joy in almost everything so I doubt it'll be a concern.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why noctua industrial ppc

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point
  • Noctua produce the only fans I haven't been dissatisfied with over time, and as the case is relying on natural heat convection coupled with only two intake fans on the bottom, alot of static pressure had to be overcome.

  • There's the static drag of the surface under the case, as well as an incredible amount of surface area obstructing flow within the case.

  • I suppose you could argue that the radiator fans on top are supplementing, but I believe they only slightly overcome the resistance added by the radiator itself.

  • Fans fail silently, and will appear to be working long past their capability to overcome static pressure has failed. Having said that, quality wasn't something I felt like compromising on.

  • Given the riser style pcie bracket, airflow is split between two primary channels, and I wanted the ability to throttle it up and keep temps in check, especially with a case/volume footprint I didn't have much prior experience with.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why not normal noctua fans instead of the high rpm ones?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Unlike other people on here who seem to prioritize flexing bang for buck, I value redundancy and failsafes, I viewed the fan choice as such.

Price difference was around $6 per fan, and the 3k rpm ippc's can handle almost triple the static pressure of the regular f12

In the past I've had numerous fans (coolermaster/corsair/etc) fail silently, and by that I mean continue spinning but fail to pull their fair share of the load.

I don't know how much I trust the EVGA fans on the 240CLC so I opted for fans I trust to pick up the burden and warn me acoustically(loudness) that the other fans have croaked.

At 3,000rpm's they're loud but I don't intend to have them operate there unless needed. If I hear the uptick in noise, it's my canary in the coal mine.

Given that I'm only running 2 of the fans on the bottom of the case for intake, a total of $12 upcharge seemed like cheap thermal insurance should anything happen.

Pressure resistance was a big concern of mine, and I wanted the fans to be able to handle it if needed.

Given the amount of resistance these poor little fans are facing, it's like sucking a golf ball through a garden hose.

My curves are set in bios appropriately so that if temps aren't being handled at the stock rpm's, up-throttling can happen as needed to keep everything kosher.

fan comparison: https://imgur.com/yLD7B8i

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

Why a lot of things with this build. Like, why does a 5 year old need a 1TB 970 Evo Plus?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of overkill. If you're looking for something to compete with a console you don't need to spend $1650 regardless. This 5 year old just upsold his PC enthusiast dad in a massive way.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone chill he just needed a reason for his wife to build a awesome PC. +1 btw

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I could have done a lot better to convey my tone; there's nothing wrong with overkill. Was just commenting on the situation the OP described in the first line of his description.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for being the only non a-hole here! She already has her own i7/2060Super build, maybe someday I'll get to juice hers up too =)

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wasn't trying to tit-for-tat compete with a console, and I left room for growth with the build.
Price you see wasn't what was spent. Unlike the morons criticizing the bang for buck, I know how to shop on sale, and have patience.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

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  • 1 point

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