I'm undecided on a cooler too. I like the corsair H150i pro, but I started looking into custom water cooling last night...I've never done that before, but I really like the look of the clear pipes and the big reservoirs.
I'll make the liquid cooling call after I have everything built. I don't plan on overclocking much or all the time, so I think I may get away with just a big 'ol 80CFM cooler. But my buddy just finished his rig and the coolant lines look pretty cool.
I'm going for a small mATX build because I don't want tons of free space haha.Yea...I certainly don't need custom cooling, but god damn does it look good. I also have the perfect spot to mount the pump and reservoir. Since there's so much extra room in my case it would make it look not so empty and add a ton of cool aesthetics.
My mechanic buddy is the same way. He buys cheap project cars somewhat frequently, but never wants to work on them due to being exhausted from work.I work in IT, so this has always been a bit of a lingering “hobby” or chore depending on the day. Haven’t built a new box in a while...last one was a mid-range hackintosh that still runs great.
I've built 5-6 computers within last 5 years.
Im waiting for market to stabilize again until my next upgrade.
Too many advancements now, it was a relatively stabile increase 4 years back.
Especially on the processor side.
I make itx builds more often then not.
Currently running a GTX 1070 with i7 in an alienware x51 R2 case.
External power supply allows it to be very small.
Also made a custom itx case before but it was out of sheet metal and was too heavy aha.
That's rad!! Any photos of that custom case? This is my first build, so I'm going with the smallest full featured mATX mid-tower I can find. Just looked up that X51, and damn is it slim.
My mechanic buddy is the same way. He buys cheap project cars somewhat frequently, but never wants to work on them due to being exhausted from work.
As soon as I leave the office, I turn the switch off. Don’t want to be bothered. Which is why I browse the web from my phone and use a surface pro tablet for everything else. My tower just collects dust.