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Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a server, no need for much in the way of a GPU. And it was a cheap card. Dirt cheap.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Despite Ryzen supporting ECC ram, this motherboard doesn't support ECC in ECC mode, only running ECC RAM in none ECC mode.

Most Ryzen boards don't actually support ECC, despite it being in the spec for the chipset.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I've never been let down by SuperMicro.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't get a good white out of it, or a good dark blue. I can get a good light blue or teal. There seem to be limits to the RGB cooler.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Possibly. I wasn't expecting it to turn out to sexy. I'm going to have to try it.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: ZenePlex - Creating a future proof Plex server.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Go ahead - it's a great computer. Not a graphics powerhouse, obviously, but with a mild overclock I can easily hit a 15,000 passmark score - which would allow for 7 concurrent 1080P transcodes (streams), or a 4k stream and a couple 1080P streams.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Galax makes some very nice looking cards.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

No and yes - the lighting is separate for the case, but built into the GPU.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to make sure you have the 140mm kraken plugged into the 1st and 2nd fan headers coming off the main kraken pump, and the internal USB plug into one of the USB headers on the motherboard.

The Kraken fans are software control, not bio controlled, because they are plugged into the kraken, which communicates via the internal USB port I previously mentioned.

Make sure you have the latest NZXT CAM software loaded on your PC and when you boot to the desktop and launch CAM, give it a minute to recognize the Kraken and then you can control the fans speed from there.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes - it's rather close, but it fits.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I have honestly not read your build guide...

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been great. Seems to supply a nice, sends a steady stream of power to my motherboard, especially as I'm overclocking. I actually had to check to see if the fan was working, it's just that quiet.

Only complaint is the motherboard 24-pin connector, which is the only non-modular cable on the supply, is a little thick for cable routing purposes.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm probably just going with extensions anyway, since the S340 hides most of the cables anyhow.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gone with an R9 380x for sure, but I wanted to fit the style of the build, and my wife primarily only plays MMO's, so absolute power wasn't needed. The Galax GTX 970 HOF would have been my choice had I had a little more money.

Buying an R9 380 to fit my build would have required painting both the shroud and the backplate, which I'm not comfortable doing, as it voids the warranty.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Me neither buddy, my wife has a better looking PC than me!

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't name it, she did!

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

These look very nice - I'll probably end up buying end some.

Thank you!

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted the R9 390 for this build, but I couldn't find anything to match.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

To clarify: I bought the card directly from them: galaxstore.net.

It ships out of Chicago if you are shipping to anywhere in NA.

They charge around $13 for shipping, and it was here in about 2.5 days, nicely wrapped and packaged.

They aren't popular because they don't go through traditional marketing channels (at least for sales in the US and Canada), but instead sell direct.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 5 points

Funny man. She wanted a white themed build after using my black and yellow themed computer for awhile.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I think they showed up on newegg out of nowhere a couple weeks ago. They were also on like the third page when searching asus + z170. I thought they would drop with a little more fanfare than that.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a nice keyboard. I'll look into it.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

What case would you use?

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Their relative obscurity is because they only sell direct. I suppose this keeps the supply chain pretty tight. From everything I've read, they're only warehouse North America is in the outskirts of Chicago (where this card shipped). Shipping was $13, and it was here in 3 days. Not to bad.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

Having the table top itself strapped to the top of my car in a cold rain storm, wrapped in a tarp was certainly the highlight of getting this all together.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking at that next - how well are Cablemod's sleeved cables? Do you have any recommendations?

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: "Snow White" - building a computer for my wife.

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

That's the next step!

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been more than good enough for everything I've thrown at it. I have it slightly more overclocked than the standard overclock as well. I can run BF4 on ultra everything and keep a nice frame rate, for instance.

Also, that money accounted for everything - Keyboard, mouse, and monitors. The price includes everything except the desks.

The 4790K was not really needed for a pure gaming build, but I also use this computer as a Plex media server, so I wanted some extra power to game while someone streams a movie off of one of the connected hard drives. In that regard, it works great! I can stream a movie to the living in at 1080P 10 MB/s with 5.1 surround sound while my wife plays an online MMORPG on ultra settings and neither of us experience an issue.

Comment reply on glich610's Completed Build: Shiroyasha

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for showing what that Geil ram looks like in a white Z170 build - it looks great. Looking forward to buying some fore a new build I'm working on.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

It was a price adjustment that was made on the wrong part by MicroPCCenter after I returned a product. The manager of the store actually did the adjustment, while the clerk watched, and was even smiling at me while he did it- I'm not sure if he did it on purpose or what. I probably just got lucky.

I asked the clerk if the pricing was right, she double checked and said yes, and I made my purchase and left.

I felt like I had spent a lot of karma that day.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I read the backblaze reports where hard drive manufactures are compared (in various sizes) in a data center environment and the western digital 1TB models are not bad, but they aren't the best either. HGST really does seem to have the best drives.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a price adjustment that was made on the wrong part by MicroPCCenter after I returned a product. The manager of the store actually did the adjustment, while the clerk watched, and was even smiling at me while he did it- I'm not sure if he did it on purpose or what. I probably just got lucky.

I asked the clerk if the pricing was right, she double checked and said yes, and I made my purchase and left.

I felt like I had spent a lot of karma that day.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

ASrock - almost all modern Motherboards have some sort of bios control for fans based on either chipset or CPU heat.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't appear as yellow as you think - with the orange LED's it's more of a gold / orange color.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps Nvidia's marketing machine is just better - I kept seeing everywhere that the 200 series from AMD was being outpaced by Nvidia's offering at the time.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Two reasons:

A: I got an incredibly insane deal on the Core i7 due to a mistake in price listing - sub $200.

B: I didn't have a lot of money left, wanted something to match my color scheme. I do a lot of work from home, so I wanted dual monitors. So the extra $170 went into another monitor instead of the GPU - I can still game extremely good on this rig though - most AAA games run great!

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I don't have the case fans hooked up to the Kraken, just the fans on the radiator. The front intake case fans I have a custom curve setup in the bios based on the CPU temp.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but I've never needed them at max. With a normal work load, like gaming in BF4 on Ultra, converting videos or music, and using my computer as a plex server (including transcoding), I've never had the CPU go over 60 degrees Celsius. Sometimes after long gaming sessions I will run them at full to drop the CPU temp down in to the mid 20's .

I use CAM to control the Noctua fans - all the industrial Noctua's are PWM, and the X61 has all the necessary hardware to control them built in - it can handle control of 4 PWM fans in a push/pull configuration. the Y splitter for the power cables is built in.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think the 300 series cards are a worth-while upgrade from the 200 series? The cheapest one that would match is north of $400.

Also, I'm currently in the process of another build for my wife, so Hyperion will have to wait on any upgrades for awhile.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctua's are amazing, highly recommended - they are certainly quieter than the stock FX140 V2 fans but push a hell of a lot more air, and they work nicely with the CAM software.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll have to check it out.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

At that point I'd just buy the new NZXT Hue+ and be done with it.

Comment reply on Creibold's Completed Build: Hyperion

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It works OK - just don't expect anything fancy. The color transitions are harsh if you try using the "effects" buttons on the remote. If you go outside of red, green, or blue, the colors get pretty off, which light blue being purple and yellow being rather green. In the pictures I have the orange color selected.

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