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Comment reply on Aristo-Paw's Completed Build: "Petite Substance" Look at that sexy ass plexiglass!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not a good idea on this CPU. The i7-58xx, 59xx, 68xx and 69xx CPUs still use Solder TIM. Only the new Skylake-X i7-7740, 78xx, i9-79xx need a delid, cause they use the same crap TIM that's in the i7-77xx CPUs.

If you REALLY wanted to, use a portable burner to melt the solder before attempting any delid on a solder TIM CPU and use a helper tool from someone like der8auer.

Comment reply on daandris's Completed Build: Oompah Loop -pa : Upgrading an old build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW, change out the Arctic Cooling 80mm fans for Noctuas. Any positive pressure is helpful in a crammed space like that.

Comment reply on robcandraw's Completed Build: Back In Black

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Is a HB (High Bandwidth) SLI bridge in your future?

Comment reply on EdwardRevil's Completed Build: Beast Rig

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE don't leave the 3.5'' hard drive like that loose in the case, especially when the 5.25'' bays are free. A simple 5.25'' to 3.5'' bay adapter (metal brackets) would secure the drive in place and still give you room for your top radiator.

Comment reply on Devils41's Completed Build: EVO

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just curious about your decision regarding the PSU shroud for the case. It helps to hide the PSU cables for a cleaner build IMO.

Comment reply on Mezzeric's Completed Build: Hermos

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking a Delid + Thermal Grizzly is in order. ;)

Comment reply on SirM2X's Completed Build: MicroBeast

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

It's quite a shame, really. I'm sure though if you found one and stripped it down to it's PCB, it might JUST fit. Otherwise, custom deform the acrylic side panel to make it fit I guess...

Comment reply on thatguymoon's Completed Build: Customac Genesis for 4k Editing

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried a Blackmagic Thunderbolt box on this rig yet?

Comment reply on Dugga411@hotmail.com's Completed Build: FTTN1 ($600 dollar budget)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Noticed you were trying to run Windows 7. Yeah, M$ screwed the pooch on that one, not providing ANY support for Win7 for Kaby Lake and up. Linux with a hardware virtualized Windows 10 is your best bet. You have enough RAM to do hardware passthrough.

Comment reply on iflyhigh's Completed Build: Hackintosh Monster

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just curious, did you get the onboard Thunderbolt working?

Running Sierra 10.12.5 in that exact same case with a X79 build, BTW.

Comment reply on rahulrajeev1990's Completed Build: Great White Viking: First Custom PC Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Your Cinebench R15 is 1337... Damn son. :P

Comment reply on matify's Completed Build: Noctode (hackintosh)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

*poke*

Nvidia released Pascal drivers for macOS 10.12.4 and up in April. You can upgrade to Pascal now and still dual boot with full graphics support for both OSes. Hardware monitoring is the only caveat. There hasn't been an update to HWSensors to do proper clock speed readings from Pascal yet.

Comment reply on mdulle's Completed Build: RAD-Z X99 UV Gaming Rig - 2017 update

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for 21:9 Guilin wallpaper.

I've been there IRL, and it's very nice. Just watch out for pickpockets.

Comment reply on DarkGuiltyCrow's Completed Build: Xeon E5 2670 Build - X79 - Single CPU - 8 Core/16 Threads - My first own Scrapyard fun and silent build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a similar build with a E5-1660 and a Gigabyte X79S-UP5. TBH, the locked multiplier of the E5-2xxx series was what made me go with a 6 core with high overclockability. Paired with a Cryorig A80, my rig hits 4.5Ghz with all slots filled with 32GB total of RAM.

Comment reply on guru_meditation's Completed Build: My little monster

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I really wished Noctua straight up offered a NH-L9a-AM4 option for those of us that wants to buy an out of the box solution. I was thinking about getting a L9a for a Node 202 build but when I saw that they still had to ship the kit to you rather than sell it directly like with all the other AM4 kits they've been offering, it's just inconvenient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is EVGA the only card manufacturer with constant boost clock modes? (K-boost)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW, it was that case with Fermi. I also disabled HDMI audio out of habit cause that was also a source of black screen crashes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is EVGA the only card manufacturer with constant boost clock modes? (K-boost)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

So if I get an ASUS STRIX, it's fine to just not use Afterburner other than for fan speed curves?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is EVGA the only card manufacturer with constant boost clock modes? (K-boost)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh, I mean zero downclocking from boost clock, which is what the card defaults to in K-boost mode on EVGA cards. It stays at the highest boost clock until power or temperature limits kick in.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCSX2 guide for playing ps2 disks with optical drive?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Use a Linux Live USB, pop the disk in the drive, use the "Disks" utility and save the disk image to a .img file.

Trust me, I tried this and cdvd plugin read it no problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowest latency 39''-42'' UHD TV for use as monitor?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

There we go, that Viewsonic looks incredibly enticing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is EVGA the only card manufacturer with constant boost clock modes? (K-boost)"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean more for clock stability. I'm a person that believes switching clock speeds too often can cause black screen issues and crashes. K-boost allows the card to remain at boost clock so that it doesn't change clocks too much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowest latency 39''-42'' UHD TV for use as monitor?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

They just don't offer "computer monitors" in that size that are UHD. And worse yet, I deal with Amazon Canada and their availability is crap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowest latency 39''-42'' UHD TV for use as monitor?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, I'm going to have to settle for a G-sync 32'' 4K monitor then, and there's only one from Acer in the Predator series.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have a E5-1660 at 4.5Ghz. Is 4960X worth it?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I'm going to save up for the STRIX 11Gbps GTX 1080 then.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowest latency 39''-42'' UHD TV for use as monitor?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Um... They do display 60 if you enable gaming mode and turn off all the interpolation BS. (I know about "the soap opera effect", I'm just looking for a TV with both low latency mode and ability to turn off "true motion" or whatever buzzword they used for interpolation.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lowest latency 39''-42'' UHD TV for use as monitor?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, some TVs have a game mode that puts less post-processing enhancing response to input lag. What I'm looking for is a UHD TV that supports 4K 60hz HDMI 2.0b with a game mode and the least measured input latency.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have a E5-1660 at 4.5Ghz. Is 4960X worth it?"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

My issue isn't compatibility, it's bandwidth. You still lose a little performance at PCI-E 2.0 according to this article: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_1080_PCI_Express_Scaling/

The board I run, the X79S-UP5-WIFI, can use PCI-E 3.0 with a supporting CPU.

Comment reply on 12th_Hawk's Completed Build: Home Theater 4K & Video Editing

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

If only there was a bump in the side panel for overheight graphics cards. I'm seeing this is a common issue with this case.

Comment reply on jizzajam's Completed Build: 4K Gaming HTPC

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you considered a EVGA Powerlink to help with the dual 8-pin connectors? https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/qx2rxr/evga-powerlink-revolutionized-cable-management-600-pl-2816-lr

Comment reply on spencrU's Completed Build: First PC - Overkill

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Phanteks offers a dual system case, so you can use a ITX system + FreeNAS for your NAS and a mATX system in the same case: http://www.phanteks.com/Enthoo-MiniXL-DS.html

Comment reply on mjohnson24's Completed Build: The Red Beast

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Liking the EVGA Powerlinks. It might be a minor aesthetic thing but it really does make all the difference in making the PCI-E power area of the 1080s look clean.

Comment reply on mjohnson24's Completed Build: The Red Beast

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking forward to more pictures! Looking good so far.

Comment reply on LethalEnchilada's Completed Build: Version 2.0

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

"I had maxed out 16Gb using Photoshop, but 64Gb is entirely unnecessary for me. So why do I have it? Because filled slots look nicer than empty slots."

Trust me, when you start to run several VMs on the same machine, the 64GB helps a lot. This would be a amazing VMware or unRAID machine.

Comment reply on mysticial's Completed Build: Kotori - Form over Function, RGB Coding Rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

With the thermal paste based TIM material between the heatspreader and the die, I wouldn't expect a high OC without doing a delid + liquid metal TIM replacement.

Comment reply on mysticial's Completed Build: Kotori - Form over Function, RGB Coding Rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Is CPU-Z misreporting the Vcore on Skylake-X?

Comment reply on NoLogik's Completed Build: Node 202 Hackintosh

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Bumpity bump... Pascal is now supported on the Nvidia Web Drivers.

A Zotac 1080 Mini is screaming to replace the 950 in this...

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/CdTrxr/zotac-geforce-gtx-1080-8gb-mini-video-card-zt-p10800h-10p

Comment reply on hcts's Completed Build: DAN A4-SFX AIO Build v 0.2

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Can we get an official listing for the Ncase M1 as well?

Comment reply on Ziffel's Completed Build: Home hackintosh

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The Nvidia Web Drivers now support up to Pascal, albeit at PCI-E 1.1. You still need to flash a card to reach PCI-E 2.0 or 3.0 officially I believe.

Comment reply on overnight's Completed Build: Big computer — small motherboard

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a fan of the Firecuda series, personally would have gone with a WD Red Pro, but the drive cage fitting in without removing anything is quite impressive.

Comment reply on pikakunz's Completed Build: i7 6700k/GTX1070 Silver/Black/White Build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm noticing in the pictures all your fans are exhausting. IMO, taking that rear exhaust fan not attached to any radiator and flipping it to become a intake fan might yield you lower temperatures due to positive pressure. Just my 2 cents.

Comment reply on rcgaiarsa's Completed Build: CustoMac Pro Hackintosh Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried any Thunderbolt peripherals yet?

Comment reply on byke's Completed Build: Hackintosh with a silly case

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You can upgrade to a 1070 now that Nvidia has FINALLY released Mac Web Drivers for Pascal.

Comment reply on Spiralz's Completed Build: Fractal design Nano S with x99 - 5820k, 16gb DDR 3200 & Pascal Titan X, 1TB M2 nVME and 4TB WD Black - Fully Watercooled

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having trouble finding the EKWB Predator for sale anywhere. Have they been discontinued?

Comment reply on mikemeagher's Completed Build: Davinci Resolve Color Grading and Editing Workstation

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried something like a Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4K Thunderbolt HDMI/SDI Video I/O box yet on the system?

Comment reply on kieranmc's Completed Build: Deep Learning Build - Xeon E5 1620v4 + 1080 Ti

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the V4 multiplier locked? I know my E5-1660 isn't multiplier locked, but I've heard reports starting from V3 that they've started locking the multiplier again.

Comment reply on Gabiche's Completed Build: Le petit monstre

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Any plans for a Blackmagic card?

Comment reply on mogs's Completed Build: 1080p Gaming Beast (144hz)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for proving the Dark Rock Pro 3 can fit in the 200R! Was a little concerned it wouldn't fit.

Comment reply on jbertera's Completed Build: The Peacemaker - unRAID Media Server

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You can also get the E5-1660, an unlocked Xeon equivalent of the 3960X, for $150USD. That's what I run in my X79 system. The E5-2xxx series is multiplier locked so if you're OCing, it's not the best. If you choose to run it at stock clocks though, it's a good processor for a massive 16 threads available for use after turning on hyperthreading.

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