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Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my fans setup a little bit faster on the intake; pressure isn't a big worry for me as the temps are good and system is virtually inaudible.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah, I've seen those - they are great for cost savings and look great.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the F12's for a while now, but I've been eyeballing the AX12X25's lately. :)

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

? What do you mean?

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That probably would've looked way better! :)

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder about that myself but I'm hoping it is going to last a bit. :)

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kinda funny you say that - I had a 2017 Nissan Maxima SE with "camel" two-tone interior and I thought it was gonna be ugly, but when I got the car, the diamond stitched leather and suede (alcantara) had a sweet look to it. It's too bad it was only a short term lease.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

MMMMMME too! :D

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Baby Widow 1.0 - Room Changer

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I've always been a big fan (no pun intended) of the Noctuas - their quality and performance is the best I've ever had and only really used these since my first major build 10 years ago (back then they were non-pwm). To me when I see the fans on someone else's build, I don't really think of "hey those are ugly", I see "that person must also appreciate quietness and quality". :)

Comment reply on Gonzo8927's Completed Build: Aura Sync'd

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice!

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.3 - Giant Poop!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

super turd it is :D

Comment reply on MAC_Addy's Completed Build: First build in 11 years!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a huge stickler for balanced builds... and you sir...

hit the nail on the head. Love the build~ needs a little love for cable management tho (not like you can really see it anyways though) :)

Comment reply on Fastnbulbous's Completed Build: Dr. Fester's DOOMbox Critical Listening/Curating Music Station

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

8700k for Lightroom and Photoshop is right on the money if you ask me.

Comment reply on Krossrunner's Completed Build: My First Time....(my first build!)

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Grats on the build - I love it!

You won't need to upgrade your GPU unless you are running something at 2k resolution or 144hz refresh rate. Remember, the 1060 is on par with the 980, awesome cards.

The only thing I would add is an AIO cooler for the CPU - not sure if it'll even give a big performance boost but if you plan to overclock or get some more shiny stuff in there, it will allow you to get the most out of your processor.

Have you seen the NZXT Kraken? I would've totally gone with that if I didn't go with a full loop. :)

Congrats on your first build, welcome to the burn-your-wallet club.

Comment reply on Gonzo8927's Completed Build: Aura Sync'd

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No EK Supremacy? :)

Wait how are you gonna build it if you're in the "doghouse"? I guess you won't need electricity when you're just putting the actual kit together LOL (I kid I kid)~

Oh man, I can't wait to see it~

On a side note though, did you run any benchmarks with the drives? I would check to make sure they are running at least x4 speeds or they will be bottlenecked pretty badly.

Have you thought about going to a single Poseidon configuration? It would erase all your pci-e lane troubles and you could probably make a really good return on your card, I think it's going on eBay for "I don't even want to know"; Strix 1080Ti's are like $1300 @_@

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.3 - Giant Poop!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same cpu before this upgrade too! I really loved the 6850k but with the adoption of 16 cores I had to upgrade as I render video for my youtube channel! :)

The 6850k's temps were like in the 24-26C range but this one is around 27-30C; this thing cooks under load though. Like thank-goodness-I-have-a-big-water-loop temperatures.

Honestly though, unless you're rendering video or doing a lot of computing in general you probably won't have to upgrade (unless you want to of course :D) for a while. I used my i7-970 for a looooooooong time; like 7 years long and it's still running like a champ!

If you do upgrade be sure to let me know - I want to see it! :)

Comment reply on Arden_Computers's Completed Build: Pink Vader - Mini-ITX

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build - love the balance!

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.3 - Giant Poop!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt it. Nothing can run Crysis.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.3 - Giant Poop!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :D

Comment reply on Gonzo8927's Completed Build: Aura Sync'd

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... Destiny 2 definitely supports SLI out of the box - it could seriously be that you might just have too many PCI-e devices. Even though you get a "total" of 40 pci-e lanes, it is split 16 on the cpu and 24 on the chipset, and I am unclear as to which lanes the nvm-e drives take up, for example:

So when you have 2x GPU's in the pci-e x16 slots, your processor will split the lanes x8/x8 between the two slots from what I understand.

However, your dual nvm-e drives also use pci-e lanes and not clear on whether it uses lanes from the CPU or chipset. If it is the chipset, theoretically you should not have any issues as your nvm-e's would pull 4 lanes each, but if the nvm-e pulls from the cpu, you'd be having some serious bandwidth issues.

But a lot of this information is not exactly easy to search for;

The most important part of any PC build (my opinion) is a good balance for it to do everything well. To me your GPU's are awesome but extremely overkill in comparison to the rest of your build~ :)

To be completely honest I think you'd benefit a TON more if you had a single 1080ti. You'd have the money to get an entire watercooled kit (look at EKWB P240 or P360 kits they are great, also I have it in my build if you wanted to see), and wouldn't have to worry about SLI performance issues. I think a single 1080Ti will be able to handle pretty much any resolution at very high settings.

...plus you wouldn't have to worry about discussing it with your wife!

Comment reply on angustodd's Completed Build: First Build

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely balanced - I like.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.3 - Giant Poop!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

It weighs just as much too.

I thought I was gonna pop something picking this beast up. lol

Comment reply on Gonzo8927's Completed Build: Aura Sync'd

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build - how do you like the Poseidon cards?

Did you plan out the build or did the parts get more crazy as the purchasing started?

Only asking because the while the 8700k is an AMAZING processor, it seriously lacks the pci-e lanes (16) - with 2 m.2 drives, what are your pci-e lanes operating at?

Comment reply on PileOfWeed's Completed Build: Greatest Build Of My Life/ Only Build Of MY Life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed - it's really only that CPU cooler that has those thick tubes that makes it look like there isn't much cable management.

My first build in 2001 was a travesty of cables - ribbon cables.

Comment reply on PileOfWeed's Completed Build: Greatest Build Of My Life/ Only Build Of MY Life!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I would agree with you on the custom sleeved cables for cleanliness

Comment reply on GilParnon's Completed Build: Athena

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh - clogging is no good! :|

Get that stuff changed out quickly :)

Comment reply on GHOSTHOUND's Completed Build: Berserk 2.0

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same issue myself but I couldn't get myself to put all the modules on one side :)

Another 32gb of Dom-Plats gonna cost another $300+

Comment reply on brosmobile's Completed Build: First Build: NYT-VZN

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Too good to be a first build :) :) :)

Comment reply on GilParnon's Completed Build: Athena

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

It's fully dependent on the configuration of the motherboard - though I believe most quad-channel memory are alternating on both sides of the CPU.

However, upon review of the Taichi user's manual, you are correct - on a quad channel setup the memory should be assigned to A1, B1, C1, D1 which are (counting from left to right) slots 1, 3, 6, 8.

Comment reply on GilParnon's Completed Build: Athena

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting color choice! How do you like the pastel color? I'm more of a transparent color-guy myself, but the pastel is unique!

Great prices on the parts!

Comment reply on blaine244's Completed Build: A build for my best friend

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it. Just a solid all-around PC! Awesome job on the build.

I love how you picked out the parts - every part is a "yeah that's solid" :) I bet it can handle pretty much whatever you throw at it!

Comment reply on CRS10114's Completed Build: Ttammy, the power box.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm jelly. I thought my black/red was bad *** until I saw what black/white looks like. :D

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's running at 8x 8x because the NVM SSD is taking up a pci-e 3.0 slot. I haven't noticed any difference though; runs games great! :)

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

1 and 3 I believe~

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI is good; unfortunately it's running at 8x 8x because I'm using an NVMe in a PCI-e slot. Performance is still top notch.

Comment reply on anasmy's Completed Build: reaperRed v2 (Revival of my previous PC Build)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah~ I did mine black/red as well :)

Comment reply on anasmy's Completed Build: reaperRed v2 (Revival of my previous PC Build)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Black and red is my fav; nice build :D

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Tested it with Overwatch on max settings:

CPU: max temp 50c avg 42c GPU: max temp 72c avg 70c

Comment reply on Evil_Hannibal's Completed Build: LIGHTBOX watercoooled Evolv ATX Glass First build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Freaking awesome build. Hard work really shows!!!

Comment reply on MrPeppermint's Completed Build: Peppermint Filling (First Build)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build!

Planning on upgrading the monitor?

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they are definitely on and off, my $400 Rampage III Extreme was not really that great either; but then again, it was way overkill for my usage. I should've went with a Formula.

Good luck with the water cooling, don't back out like I did after buying the stuff hahahaha~ :)

Comment reply on TheMagickConch's Completed Build: My Rig

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Those psu cable combs oh man look so good

Comment reply on CazCraftOwner's Completed Build: Chikin Destroyer IV

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe for CS:GO I would think you probably don't need much more than a couple of gigs but yeah, for anything newer I would highly suggest at least a 16gb setup.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So the kit comes with all of the EKWB pump, reservoir, 360mm radiator, and all of the parts to make a full CPU loop. I figured if I should do the water loop I should do the entire PC including the video cards.

Still debating if I want to mess with it any longer or just sell the kit.

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it's been about a month since I bought it, hopefully it'll keep on trucking. :)

The ROG front base is a pretty good looking part; the MSI Carbon was an excellent choice as well.

What case did you end up going with?

Comment reply on Rainbow6Sheep's Completed Build: Vanilla

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Good clean setup~ very nice

Comment reply on ProxyTani's Completed Build: Black Widow 2.1 (Might as well)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a soft spot for Noctua fans and have grown to love the color lol~ I used only Noctua fans back in 2009 when I built my i7-970 rig and just absolutely loved them (they are still going strong today);

I saw that they have new colors now but the poop-brown and nap-tan are the original colors for me. :)

Comment reply on felipemignone's Completed Build: Asus ROG Rig

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB action~ :D

Comment reply on Andromendous's Completed Build: The Blue Krait

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, cheers to getting it started!

For your memory, have you checked to see if the modules have XMP? Believe some motherboards allow for you to automatically run at the "advertised" speeds just with a simple change in the BIOS.

As for the monitor, if you wait for the MG279Q to go on sale, I think it'd be an excellent purchase. I have the GSYNC version PG279Q but a buddy of mine got his FreeSync version for $399. IPS panel, 144hz, great looking beast. Makes me sorta jelly since I paid like more than double that lol

Would suggest a Samsung EVO 850 500GB for $150; love those so much I have 3 of them in my main pc, and another 2 in my secondary pc.

The GTX cards are great now, but if you want to save money you might be better off waiting for the next AMD card (supposedly a beast) and you can save big bucks on not getting an overpriced GSYNC monitor; especially if you want a nice 27" 2k 144hz panel.

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