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Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheers! Here is some related trivia and the secret to a better day and a better build: I actually started with the build description and worked backwards from there. That way I could follow my own advice on what pieces to buy and issues to pre-emptively solve, leaving time free to really nail that confident screwdriver-in-hand pose-and-poise that Insta selfies demand, which of course was the primary motivator for this entire endeavour. I don't know why everyone doesn't build this way it's so much simpler.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! And... no idea. Believe it or not, since I completed this build all I've used it for is to host my Plex Server. I'm yet to even trigger the fans on the GPU (so I don't even get to properly bask in the full frontal, vertical RGB sexuality of it). #MoneyWellSpent

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I take it you mean size. Desk is this one: https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/S49282593/

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, but I'm just not a PC gamer - I put this build together about 2 months ago and I've yet to even load a single game. Heresy, I know. If I do find time to game it's typically on my PS4 Pro... (because it's connected to a 75" 4K Surround setup with a super comfy lounge).

The Stream Deck I use purely to control my Hue lights, Spotify and AHK and system macros.

The G.Skill Neo RAM is linked in the parts list. Much more than that I can't tell you.

Small lamp is an Anko Perforated Blue Lamp (to which I added a Philips Hue Bulb). It's only about $6 or $7 AUD from K-Mart but they don't list it on their online site for some odd reason, so if you can't physically get to a store the only place I've seen it of late is eBay, where it is usually overpriced and out of stock.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Scroll up a bit mate, I answered this previously for someone else. Cheers.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Love my stream deck and use it daily. However, I am not nor have I ever been a streamer - I use it principally to change my hue lights and run a bunch of AHK macros (the button I use the most is actually the one that brings up the desktop to leave the PC idling in its Wallpaper Fusion goodness). Used to use it a lot for system volume and Spotify but since I got the G915 KB that's in the past. I'm in Sydney so not sure the supplier is of much use to you, but it was PC Case Gear in Melb so it arrived in about 2-3 days.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Commander Pro Link in tandem with two RGB Fan LED Controllers (which come with the 3 pack of the LL120s). These two Controllers (each can support up to 6x RGB fans) plug into the Commander Pro Link (which can power 6x fans - the other 3 are powered via the H150i). Essentially only the Commander Pro thus needs to connect to the mobo.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ta man - that's very kind. These were the exact CableMod extensions I bought here in Australia.

As stated love the cables but was not satisfied with the combs - more precisely I love the way the combs FUNCTION, in that they are not bulky and slot between the individual cables (and thus made for neat side-by-side routing), it's just that in my case having them be "clear" in tandem with the dark cable colour resulted in a cheap looking combo imo.

Have since bought some black combs off ebay (of a similar design) so happy endings all round. [leans back on patio lounge and raises a glass at the setting Sun]

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, cheers! If I keep this up "ridiculous in all the best ways" is about the best I could hope for as my epitaph. Also, would an RGB tombstone be in poor taste somehow? [gets lost in a dreary daydream]

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

[aerial hi-five] Thanks, bud!

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For optimal effect (heck, for any wallpaper) be sure to pair it with the lightweight "TransluscentTB" to make that pesky windows taskbar transparent.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet. I got mine off ebay for a few bucks. The only thing I would caution is to make sure you buy one that angles the way you desire. They list as "up-angled" or "down-angled" but not all listings will specify, in which case you have to hope the pics are correct (well, assuming you don't want to get into a potentially drawn out discourse while you try to get them to clarify). Mine is down-angled. I bought a bunch from different vendors just in case so I'm set for 3 lifetimes on these things (sure enough a few arrived counter to what was pictured).

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate that, thank you. As to the speakers - in truth I am not the man to ask in the audiophile stakes as these are my first "PC Speakers" (I had an oldschool Receiver attached to my previous setup). To my own experience, I have had the G560s a few months now and they are blaring virtually every moment I am home (Spotify) and I couldn't be more satisfied; I keep the drivers up to date and not personally suffered issues of any kind. And while I am not the biggest fan of the intuitive side of the software it gets the job done. To that end, childish as it may seem, I love the audio responsive RGB (and being able to configure even that so it's softer or more muted, with optional front or back lighting) and having it automatically shift to screen sampling in any given game - which works really well spread against my plain white wall (and is another reason why I don't feel inclined to throw any art up there).

End of the day all I can really say is I love how they sound but its conducive to my use-habits and environment, whereupon the space the sound envelops is well suited to its range. Also I am far from a competitive gamer and don't ever use headsets (the pictured Bose QC35's I use either on the go or for my 75" 4K setup when the hour is late and I need to be courteous with the surround system) so I couldn't hope to compare it to that. This is also why I haven't bothered investing in a DAC.

Sorry bud, that's a lot of gabbing for not much active assistance I fear.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, touche! I actually really wanted the Aorus Master. Still do. It's perfect for my needs. I only went with the Pro Wifi because the former was out of stock at my local (the Pro Wifi was "the best of what was left") and I had a small window of time to piece it all together (plus, it being my first build endeavor I was a little concerned I'd muck something up).

I thought about including this info in the description but I droned on enough there as is. As it stands I figure I'll see how I feel about it as I better acclimatise to the rig and simply upgrade the mobo when the 3950X drops and throw that in with it (with a little more confidence this time). Because it's always good to prep excuses for more stuff you don't really need! [spits into hand and shakes on it]

Besides, my daughter needs a system upgrade and she can profit from the hand-me-downs. (See? I'm doing it again.)

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Wayyyyy too kind. Thank you. [blokey hand clasp]

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, exactly. Have a peek - the 6th photo I uploaded (horizontal photo where the build is naked) is only there to specifically highlight that item. The angled adapter has a partway shade of blue. Downside is it would not look crash hot without a vertically mounted GPU to hide it.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ta! The wallpaper is "Colourfull Space Walk" found in the Wallpaper Engine workshop on steam.

Link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1562402183

It is both lightly animated and audio responsive - see those elements in action on the YT link found somewhere in my ponderous build description if you so desire.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. And hey, I was a little harsh on the old lamp but I do own the thing so you know I dig it. Buuuuut, it's one of those things where time has stomped on and everything around it has evolved... and it finds itself as last man standing, heavily tattered and peeling on the back end and basically at last grasp. You know the moment where Doctor Strange raises a meaningful finger at Stark at the end of Endgame? Imagine instead it's me pointing at my lamp. [dramatic nod of foreboding]

Its existence is a reminder of one task left undone. And it is therefore in its autumn moments...

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. I'm not savvy on how this site works its conversion, but the itemised pricing you see listed in AUD for closer to 9K were the literal fixed amounts paid.

In any event that’s all more or less moot as the title is meant extremely tongue in cheek - I mean for one I’ve certainly never married. Divorce Maker is more a generalised designation derived to simply and succinctly summarise the “tone” of external reactions from the “normal folks” who scratch their heads at our “little hobby."

And PCPartpicker is where my fight for change and understanding begins! [grabs RGB megaphone, climbs up on nearest balcony and fires up a National Anthem playlist on Spotify] You know the movie Selma? It’s going to go down just like that. Except our marches will not just illuminate minds, but their literal faces with the glory of our RGB artifice! We will sway opinion with wireless attractions, overclocked scooters and an uncanny ability to cable-manage shoelaces and hoodie drawstrings into nigh invisibility.

In related news, RGB megaphones are great at getting on a first name basis with every single person in your neighbourhood and/or you have always wondered what handcuffs feel like... see you all in 5-10.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers... and nailed it, yes - I have a strip across the rear of the Predator (have added a pic). I considered some kind of art but ultimately I didn't want my RGB to be more or less subservient to it. Or have to worry about changing one up relative to the other.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch for all the kind words, gang! Most appreciated.

Comment reply on DrLitch's Completed Build: Lounging Around: A Liquid Cooled Ncase M1 V5 Build with Z390 Mini ITX, i7 8080K, Titan XP.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

This was great. Really entertaining read. [rises from the rabbit hole]

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Much appreciated. And yes the orgy of fans are well in hand. In fact the thing is so surprisingly quiet it helps remind me how loud my NAS is by comparison. Will need to remedy that. [cracks open to-do list]

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you kindly.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

And another 4K ish for all the pictured but unlisted peripherals, gear and lights. Who on earth would be crazy enough to... to... [cue snap zoom into damning realisation and a catatonic state]

The name of the build was indeed not difficult to come by.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The Cooler Master Vertical Holder fits stock (cleanly and easily I might add). The Lian Li variant will not fit (if you put case fans on the bottom). Obviously this doesn't apply to the Lian Li XL that just dropped...

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

VHS! I remember those... [swirls a brandy, stokes fire, and leans back in distant memory] Actually that's the Spielberg Jaws Special Edition Blu-ray in some over-sized case. I like to go over-sized on everything I can... [pause for a beat]

That white unit is top-to-bottom Blu-ray, save for a row of cased Incredibles Disney Infinity figures (I assure you it looks cooler than it sounds - my 12 year old says so and her authority is absolute!). And one day I may actually find the time to start The Wire; it's topped every other best-of list and it IRKS me that I am virginal to its embrace. #DidIMakeItGrossAgain

Cheers on the whole, though... [Zorro hat-flick and dramatic cape-swirl on exit]

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