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Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Fans are all 120mm from Phanteks.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore--Watercooled and Modified Enthoo Pro M

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

And you said this was your FIRST build?? You're such a perfectionist, and obviously quite resourceful. What is your line of work? I'm curious what you're putting your skills to.

I spent a lot of time planning this build and researching. Yep, this was the 1st full build and I loved it. Sadly, my line of work is not in computers, but in horticulture IPM. It takes up most of my time throughout the year, yet leaves me with a couple winter months to do what I truly enjoy, which is building things.

There is a bit of OCDness, yet for me, the build is artistic, as well as, functional:)

Currently, Nevermore is now Nevermore MkII. The plan is to re-do it again when I have time in winter. Until then, I will use my little free moments to do some planning with the now empty Enthoo Case (still love it).

Thanks for having a look and hope you get some good ideas.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Original plan was to use it short-term, while I re-worked the Phanteks. But, I am happy with how it turned out and will keep it this way for the near future. Gives me plenty of time to come up with ideas on the next revision.

+1 :)

Thank you:)

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much:)

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, but not this time. There were a lot of good builds for the staff to choose from these past few days, and hanzala29 did an excellent job with Masterbeast.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LED Strips as Backlight"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

lol...don't we all?

BTW, I wondered the same thing about this, at first, too. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LED Strips as Backlight"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LED Strips as Backlight"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

No link shorteners!

Doing this is not what they mean, and is fine. You can hover over it and still see the link.

What they do not allow are the ones that hide the destination. There is a thread here that explains it from the staff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build, no POST, no beeps, just fans and lights"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

We all make mistakes and, sometimes it costs us. Then we learn from it for next time...usually..lol. At any rate, you can sell it online or save it for another build.

When you do update the BIOS, I would use the Instant Flash version and not through windows; less of a risk of bricking the motherboard. I think this is still the general guide.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA Powerlink is pretty slick...I think it does a wonderful job of keeping a clean build and giving options for cable management.

How was the custom looping? I'm always a little frightened to begin.

Having done it before, it was easy this time as I knew what to expect and what to look for. I was a bit scared too, yet I took the plunge and am happy with it. When you do it, you just have to take your time and if you get stuck...stop...then look online for an answer.

It really is not that difficult. The main things are to: make sure you chamfer the tube edges so they do not tear the inner o-rings, push the tube all the way into the fitting, and make sure your fittings are tight.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much:)

Props for the cable management behind the motherboard, it now needs a window cutout for the other side

LOL...someone else in the work log said the same thing. That may be an idea for a future revision or build and I appreciate the idea. This is why I love these communities, I get ideas from others as I hope some people garner ideas from me.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your compliment!

Too bad you didn't put the gpu also under liquid :) At first I thought the top cover was for another radiator

This build was also to test new ideas and you are dead on with the top cover. The design and size of it was to allow for another radiator on top, which may happen later on this to add space if I want to put the GPU block back on. Yet, I may take the ideas from this build and apply them to a future one, either another revision or a fresh build.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I looovvee modding...learn more with each new build. Thank you.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate that, thank you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LED Strips as Backlight"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

There are lots of options out there. This is one long strip, this one can be plugged into a USB port, and here is one that has three 1-ft strips for versatility. Those are just some examples, take some time and browse around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build, no POST, no beeps, just fans and lights"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

You are using a Kaby Lake CPU in an H170 (Skylake) motherboard. It is doubtful that the MOBO was shipped with the latest BIOS to allow you to use the new Intel CPU's in it. Newest BIOS is Version 7.1. It will not work until the BIOS is updated, and for that, you would need to either: buy an inexpensive Skylake CPU (or borrow one from someone you know), or return the MOBO and get an H270, such as the AsRock H270M Pro4 which supports Kaby Lake straight out of the box.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC boot device LED solid red"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

When you are in BIOS, make sure that it is in AHCI mode and not SATA. Also, make sure that SSD/HDD is first in boot priority. If it still is not working, try a different SATA cable and/or resetting BIOS to its defaults.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for having a look and compliment:)

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

With it in the first slot, the build looked "top-heavy," in addition to, the access issues. Second slot helped balance the look out...aesthetic. Happy to answer and appreciate the comments.

Comment reply on Ravenwolf's Completed Build: Nevermore MkII --2017 Revision DIYPC Silence-BK-Window

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

On this motherboard, the slots are all PCIe 3.0 x16, so it does not matter which one I use. I chose to put it in the second slot for a couple of reasons. First, I liked the way it looked better than in the first slot. Secondly, when it is in the first slot, the CMOS battery and RAM are more difficult to access. If there is an issue where I need to re-seat and/or change them, having the card in the second slot makes it easier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats coming down the PCPP pipe? Rumors anyone..."

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

YES!!!...that makes me so happy. You are awesome, this site is awesome.

I am just gonna go have this song in my head all day long now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats coming down the PCPP pipe? Rumors anyone..."

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I remain hopeful for a Work Log section in the forums with in-thread pictures. 13 months later and still "shivering with anticipation".

This is the essentially the only tech site I frequent...in my opinion, one of the most welcoming and helpful communities, especially to those new to building. It will be a great day when it happens. I know I learned a boatload reading through work logs, as well as, garnered ideas and inspiration. Be awesome to see that on PCPP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC not booting?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy to hear you finally got it back up and running. May all the problems now be behind you:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can not enter BIOS"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can get into windows, you can download MSI Fast Boot from here. It has a button on it called GOTOBIOS and does exactly that...will reboot your system straight into BIOS without having to press DEL or anything else. I use it since had a similar issue where screen would just go black when hitting DEL.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tet from Oblivion Eye as External Case light!?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

You're Welcome and Best Wishes in your customization:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "native log"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Minecraft? Take a look here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my PC parts compatible with each other?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Newer z270 build including a case with excellent fans so no need to buy others. If you already have a case, then subtract the cost of the Phanteks from this list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $91.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $93.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.66 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $389.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.50 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I REV 4.2 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $233.99 @ Jet
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $33.75 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1590.17
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1580.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-14 19:07 EST-0500

I am new to this, and I would really appreciate any help :) I can't offer much, but I can offer CSGO skins and 5$ paypal money for your help.

Not necessary here...most people just like to help out:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my PC parts compatible with each other?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You are at $1573.66 with your Skylake build, not including a case. For that money, you may as well move into Kaby Lake and the z270 platform. You are also using a 1080p monitor when you could go 1440 with a GTX1070. Additionally, unless you get a really high-end sound card, you will not see a huge difference over the on-board Audio, which has vastly improved. Your Build in thread:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.88 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $2.85 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $148.49 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.66 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.70 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $28.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Case Fan Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $16.09 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 23.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $167.95 @ Jet
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $33.75 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1573.66
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1528.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-14 19:05 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3,000 Computer keeps crashing."

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

. . .The processor was pointed in the right direction and was ALMOST aligned correctly, but about a millimeter off. The top corners of the processor had been bent about 35%. Embarrassed I manually bent the processor back into shaped (still about 10% bent) and put it back in. The computer booted no problem. . .

There is still a possibility that the CPU was damaged (ie: the PCB substrate connections). Also, it may not be making proper contact at the corners with it still being 10% bent. The Skylake CPU's did also have some issues, at first, with cooler being applied too tightly, but this was an alignment issue. I am not going to recommend it, yet there was a guy here who seems to have managed to properly align it back to normal shape.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help please! Monitor keep on saying "No input signal""

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU: i7-7700k (Kaby Lake CPU) MOBO: Asus Z170-A (Skylake)

While the z170 Asus Motherboards do support the new Kaby Lake CPU's, they will not work correctly unless your BIOS is, at least, version 2202. It does not look like the z170-A has the flashback feature, so you would need a Skylake CPU installed to update the BIOS.

Otherwise, if you can, return the z170 and get a new z270 motherboard that supports Kaby Lake out of the box.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tet from Oblivion Eye as External Case light!?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

but I'm not exactly great with this stuff...

We learn by doing and trying new things, so don't sell yourself short:)

For a sunken look, think about repurposing stuff, such as stacking small lenses/lens housings for a smartphone and using an LED that plugs straight into the PSU. Or play around with small funnels; maybe even a collapsible funnel.

You will have your "Eureka!" moment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tet from Oblivion Eye as External Case light!?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

That eye looks similar to the HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. People have built mock-ups of that, so maybe this will give you some ideas or a starting point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "fix the H60 one this site"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It should still work as the 1151 socket is the same size as 1150/1155/1156. You just use the 1155/1156 standoff screws and 1155/1156 Backplate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan Hub Help"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You can plug them into a fan hub then plug the hub into your MOBO header and PSU to control through BIOS/Desktop software. Or, you can buy a fan controller and adjust them with the knobs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI B150M Bazooka onboard DRAM led red"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Can we then 100% confirm that the problem is the Kaby CPU's compatibility with my MOBO?

Unless your motherboard was built after 10-25-16, when the I.C update came out, then it will have an older BIOS version and will not POST with Kaby Lake. Even if it was built after, it is likely to still ship out with older BIOS version. A computer repair shop may be able to update it for you, otherwise you will need a Kaby Lake motherboard. The other option is to buy a cheap Pentium or i3-6100, update the BIOS, then sell the Skylake CPU...or keep it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fans"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan are rated in PCPP description at: Current (Ampere): 0.35A ± 10% , so you cannot run all 3 off of a single mobo header. Use a fan controller or hub if want to control the speed.

If you want to hook them all up to the PSU directly and just let them run at full speed all the time, you can use a 3-pin to 4-pin Molex adapter cable, if the fans do not come with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fans"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans you can put on a single header depends on the AMP rating of the fan. Most SYS_FAN headers have a 1 AMP rating, which is enough for a couple of fans (again, depending on fan AMPs). You use a Y-splitter like this for PWM fans, or this for 3-pin fans.

To connect multiple fans, you use a fan hub. You can hook up to 8 fans into the hub, plug the 4-pin connector into the SYS_FAN header on the motherboard and the SATA power connector to your Power Supply (PSU). Alternatively, you can just use a fan controller, such as this or this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI B150M Bazooka onboard DRAM led red"

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

RAM should be in the 2nd and 4th slot on the motherboard. To test with only a single stick, it should be inserted in 2nd slot. However, while MSI does offer support for the new Kaby Lake CPU's, it will not work unless the BIOS is, at least, version I.C. You would need a Skylake CPU to boot it up into BIOS, check the version, and update it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WTS: Custom CPU water loop - Everything you need"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You're Welcome.

Prices are still all over the place, depending on what one wants or needs (ie: hardline vs. soft tubing), yet nowadays a simple soft-line CPU loop cost much less than used to for the initial outlay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WTS: Custom CPU water loop - Everything you need"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

If you did not sell the stuff already, you may want to drop your prices (and no, I do not need any watercooling parts now). At the time, it may have cost you $600, but could buy all new stuff for less than $400.00:

  1. Six x 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fitting at $4.75 each = $28.50.

  2. Over 6ft of Mayhems Clear Tubing at $1.29/ft. 8 ft = $$10.32

  3. Antec 3-speed 120mm fan = $8.99

  4. Looks like two Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000 rpm 120mm fan at $10.99 each = $21.98.

  5. Phobya Balancer - 150mm - Black Nickel = $31.95.

  6. A new V3 XSPC RX360 Triple-Fan Radiator = $84.95.

  7. Swiftech MCP655-B = $69.75.

  8. Second non-working pump = $0.00

  9. EK Waterblock EK-Supreme HF - Acetal / Copper = $69.95 discontinued

  10. Mayhems Biocide Extreme = $8.95

Total for all brand new stuff = $335.35

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooling DDC pumps"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The combos are simpler and the pump is attached directly to the res, making it one unit. Otherwise, you can buy any reservoir and any pump, but you will need to run tubing to each...they do not screw into each other directly, unless the reservoir specifically states it is for whichever pump you buy. For example, this is just a reservoir and you cannot screw a pump into it, while this looks the same, but you can attach a D5 pump right into it on the bottom, and this is the one for a DDC pump. Stipulation being, you cannot use the D5 res with a DDC and vice versa.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to pick custom water cooling parts"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are new to watercooling, the following are some resources you might find useful:

  1. Beginner Water cooling Guide.

  2. Some more information.

  3. Good Video showing you different parts and explanations.

  4. Video with tips for beginners.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooling DDC pumps"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I would not mount it on the radiator; they get warm and could add heat to a pump that already runs hot. With a DDC, I would definitely get a heatsink. If you need the high pressure due to restrictions in your loop, then consider the Swiftech MCP50X, which is technically not a DDC and supposedly runs cooler and no heatsink is needed. You can read a review of it here. There is also the Topsflo TDC, which is a good pump, but is not for a loop with a lot of radiators, waterblocks, and long runs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC not booting?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome and I do hope you get it rectified as fast as possible. May not be a bad idea to contact both...maybe call ASRock first and see if they have any ideas, then call the retailer and see what they can do.

If they do need to replace it, you will need to re-install everything as the OS and programs are all tied to the Motherboard. Also, if that is the case, you will need to contact Microsoft because OEM versions of Windows are tied to the first mobo you install it on...they will need to change it.

Lastly, since the motherboard is not too too expensive, and if it comes to having to pay more for shipping the item back than just getting a new motherboard, think about buying a new one if within budget, since may have to re-install everything anyhow. Microsoft should allow you to transfer the OEM Win10 to new one due to old being defective.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Test Your Processor Against AMD Ryzen (Comment your time)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing a quick search, I found a video with 6800k overclocked to 4.0Ghz and result was 46.29 using the latest demo file at 150 size. Definitely in that range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC not booting?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you will be pulling it apart, it would not be a bad idea to do a POST test just as a final check. Then, when you call AsRock, you can tell them everything you tried and how narrowed it down. Of course, if you do a POST test and it works, then that means you may have a short somewhere (ie: a rogue motherboard standoff touching the back of the mobo where no attachment hole is located).

It should still be under warranty and it is possible they may have another idea for you too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Test Your Processor Against AMD Ryzen (Comment your time)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

00:47.68 with 5930k at stock 3.5Ghz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Time Builder- any tips or advice?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You will get more for your dollar by building it yourself, not to mention better components in many cases. The build you have will do fine and last you quite awhile. As far as 3D goes, the 6700 will do well, yet is not x-99 platform, which will bump your costs. Made some little changes to your build to move you to the 8GB GPU, yet yours is good also:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR ARCTIC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ B&H
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $93.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1081.29
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1051.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-06 01:21 EST-0500

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