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Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best air cooler to deal with overclocking"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to let us know case, motherboard and memory. These things will tell us why kind of air cooler will fit with your equipment. In a vacuum this is what I would get a Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT. Cheaper than Noctua without the ugly colors.

https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Macho-fan-TY-147B/dp/B01BCLXO7Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472864022&sr=8-1&keywords=le+grand+macho+rt

Review at stock speeds wait for their overclock tests. But it performs with top AIOs and is quieter them all of them. http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Thermalright-Le-Grand-Macho-RT-Air-CPU-Cooler-Review/Performance-and-Concl

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Silent Fan for Corsair H45 Cooler"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

These fans all have 120mm mounting holes but are 140mm+. All are considered silent and used on each companies high end low sound air coolers. I am using the Phanteks on a Hyper 212 Evo with 10 degree improvement and way lower sound. I have a Noctua on a Hyper 212+ with similar results. thermalright's are also well known for their quiet air coolers and they use TY-147As.

Phanteks PH-F140HP2 White/black or all white. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fHhj4D/phanteks-case-fan-phf140hpbk2

On sale at Amazon for $13.59.

Thermalright 147A $17.99 https://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-TY-147A-140-noise-emission/dp/B00S84ACJO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472863343&sr=8-1&keywords=ty-147a

Noctua NF-A15 $23.94 https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Quality-Cooling-NF-A15-PWM/dp/B00AED7XFI

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Yours cost as much as the one i picked. I just liked RAID 0 950 Pros but still couldnt fit two 1080s even if I didn't get them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $84.78 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $199.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $315.62 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Video Card $749.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $105.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2486.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-02 19:57 EDT-0400

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

So why did you report me?

Comment reply on ftwinnick's Completed Build: First build is done! Mini ITX with Fractal Design Nano S Case.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Cryorig H7 matches your case and is best bang for buck. Low fan speed means low noise.

Comment reply on InfernoTacticsHD's Completed Build: 1st Gaming PC Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar case for my son's PC. You do get what you pay for (I paid ~$20). I tucked all of the wires behind the upper drive cage. Use straight lines and right angles and zip contiguous wires together. Also if you can rotate the cpu fan so that the lead is closer to the fan header on the motherboard you can use the pen/pencil trick of wrapping the wire around it tightly and densely then plug it in and slip off the pen/pencil/screwdriver. This will neatly eat the slack.

Here is a pick of the back of the case and it's wires. http://cdn.pcpartpicker.com/static/forever/images/userbuild/176788.885b94095f06ebe62b0831c2f9007174.1600.jpg

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I got one so I can see if a fan died. Never even used the temp probes.

Best way is PWM control. I got PWM controlled case fans on CPU and GPU splitters. Now if one or both are cooking the case fans provide more air as needed. That lowered overall noise by a lot. Automagic is so much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new motherboard, would like to know opinions"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No, my point is that it would be worth more to replace the motherboard and a new video card then to replace the cpu, motherboard and memory. ~$100 for new Z87/Z97 motherboard vs $500 for i7 Skylake. Gives you about $300 to use for a new video card. Your setup is fine based on your use. No need to waste money.

If you willing to drive to St Louis, Dallas, or Cincinnati Microcenter's have Z97 motherboards. Here are some used and new options on amazon.com

Asus Z97-A is one of the better boards. Has the latest features m.2 and usb-c https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00TXBP1NS/ref=sr_1_4_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1472843669&sr=8-4&keywords=intel+z97&condition=used

Under $100 new and has dual bios so you won't have this problem again: https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-Z97X-SLI-2-Way-DualBIOS-Motherboard/dp/B00K2RQAQY/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1472843669&sr=8-16&keywords=intel+z97

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest mobo that can overclock?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Probably 4 layer PCB with 4+1 VRM cheap mosfets. Don't ask for too much and it will work. At least it has a heatsink on the left bank. No information from Giga on them so it isn't much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need motherboard recommendations"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a nice one from microcenter:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/460956/GA-H170-Gaming_3_LGA_1151_ATX_Intel_Motherboard $99.99-$30=$69.99xsalestax-10rebate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new motherboard, would like to know opinions"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Z97s are still available. Your CPU and Memory are still viable vs replacing all three in my opinion. You could just get a board and a new video card and still come out better in the end.

Tell us what country you are in and maybe we can help you locate one. We still have z97 motherboards in our local Microcenter for under $100. Check with MSI and see what their costs are to fix it. I know Asrock in the states charge $50.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. You did it right though! Now you reminded me I have a front panel fan monitor with temp sensors still in my old Antec SX1000 case. Thanks!

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want it to get back to the top you would delete and repost. It would be starting over. I don't think you care about the points anyway. You can then at least preempt the questions already asked and have the answers in the description so that you won't have to answer them again.

Use HWINFO to record the temps during a gaming session or "mechanic OBD troubleshooting" session ;). Then after you fab the new mod do it again and see if it changed anything. Who knows it might make it worse. Take screenshots of both and include them in pics [ALT-PRTSCN]. It will show the value of testing and making changes to people and maybe get them to think more about their builds and further optimize it. I believe tuning what you got to be as efficient as possible is just as important as making everything look nice.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the internet. People think their opinion is worth it's weight in gold. I find setting the objective of your build up front keeps the haters at bay and you have only conversations with the truly curious or the ones that love the build. I also use this site to record what I paid and inventory my parts since I reuse so many of them. All of my crap is old. Last new build was an 8350 that started because I bought a $30 AIO water cooler.

I rummage here looking for new ideas especially in cable management and case mods or additions. Go to overclock.net and check the AMD forums especially the Vishera thread.

http://www.overclock.net/f/10/amd-cpus

http://www.overclock.net/t/1318995/official-fx-8320-fx-8350-vishera-owners-club/61970

And this final thread on all things case cooling: http://www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Damn hexacore and two 1080s! Where did I go wrong! I totally screwed the pooch.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Pick Your Favorite MSI Components Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 5 points

It would be funny if you actually won and they sent you those parts.

Comment reply on nyboe's Completed Build: Infinity

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Your wire management skills in an open case without hiding or sleeved cables are great! Using straight lines of cables make them look so neat and tight. It's art even without the cases crazy infinity.

Comment reply on Mxermadman's Completed Build: NOT-A-DELL

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The beauty of the PC.

Comment reply on Chiuy's Completed Build: My Baby Red Dragon

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice update. Clean and tight. Still way viable especially adding the 1060.

Comment reply on Ginkosu's Completed Build: Intel, FINALLY!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Maximizing what you got is the name of the game not how much you spend. Clean and tight and so is your desk.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Ironic isn't it? I got reported but he got deleted.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You should include these anecdotes in your description. I think these make the most interesting builds when the stories go with it. Helps quell the mob.

On another note, one thing though is your AIO cooler is blowing all that exhaust onto your GPUs making the ambient cooling potential for your GPU coolers a lot less. Since you have that side fan consider crafting a ramp behind the AIO cooler that would guide the exhaust air up and over your GPUs to limit the amount of hot mixing with cold air from the side. You could use cardboard but I am sure you could probably fab something better. Also consider removing the slot covers which will help the GPU exhaust to blow out the back.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Even better story. Taking skills and passing them on while using them on another craft. That just plain awesome. This is why I peruse this place to catch gems like these.

Comment reply on DawnoftheDave's Completed Build: My Smallest Gaming Build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice mods especially the fans. Can't believe a 120mm tower cooler fits in there.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Need more pics. The Monster theme in a restomod throwback case is awesome.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

No 6500 can hit 5GHZ stock! Get that stank out of here. Show me what DDR4 does for you on a B150 with one GPU. I get that for my mom. Tuning this beast is a labor of love. He obviously didn't want a Mustang with turbo 4 he went for the Viper V10.

Comment reply on Clintt's Completed Build: Ivy Bridge Refurbishment

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I love me some refurb/rebuilds!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BUYING TODAY - any usb wi-fi solution?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

We have these refurbished here in the states for $10.

https://www.amazon.com/NetGear-A6200-Wi-Fi-USB-Adapter/dp/B00F0SRR1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472763662&sr=8-1&keywords=netgear+a6200

Otherwise usually Tenda is a cheap brand. I just spent $45 putting together a mPCIe Intel 7260AC wifi card, wires and Asus 2x2TR antenna on a Z87 based desktop to get best wireless performance.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Overkill

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Big block lumpy V8 with twin turbos. Ain't going to win efficiency contests but brings flat out brutal to the tea sipping crowd with their pinkys up in the air. This ain't about value it's about putting a bull in a china shop and laughing at the mess it causes. I totally get this build and builder. This is sport and hobby not utility. Hobbies aren't done on value it's all done on "because I want to and I can". Not everything has to be rationalized.

I love how this build is putting everyone's panties in a bunch. That's exactly what I would expect.

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Sublime

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Obviously, he knows what he is doing. He is one of the few that actually tested and played with different configs. He actually tested his cooling instead of relying on a linustechtips video to tell him what to do. He modified his own case to maximize what he already had. This is true building a PC and not slapping together some Lego parts like every other person. It's because he CAN and has the means to do so.

This is great! 1 millions builds here but his stands out...

Comment reply on oneflygtiguy's Completed Build: Overkill

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicest FX build I have seen! I have a 8350 acting as a poor man's 9590 (4.6Ghz/4.9GHz Turbo). Ran past the limits of my cooler but sure don't have a 950 PRO or twin 980 Ti's.

That being said, overclocking the 9590 really scales well with high powered GPU scenarios. IPC is AMD's weakness so getting every MHz brings improvements to frame rates especially minimum frame rates which is where you truly need it. Even turbo mode overclocking is good since most games won't use more than 4 cores anyway. I hoped to get 5.1Ghz on turbo but it didn't work out.

Comment reply on caffinatedsloth's Completed Build: Chroma

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job. Phantoms even though have been around always gets my attention for some reason even though I always get Fractal cases.

In terms of your boot here are some things to make sure so you can do UEFI fast boot.

Assuming Win 7 and up build Most boards have a CSM that provides compatibility for non UEFI hardware such as drive controllers, GPU, and LAN Disable any onboard legacy boot roms on PCIe card controller if any, hopefully it has a UEFI one. Disable any onboard legacy boot roms like AHCI/SATA and LAN Make sure to use UEFI BIOS for video card if available or do like me and mod it yourself especially if you have dual bios switch: http://www.win-raid.com/t892f16-AMD-and-Nvidia-GOP-update-No-requests-DIY.html Enable Secure boot Also Windows should have been formatted with GPT parition and not MBR.

To clean up your build consider: 1. remove unused drive cage in the middle to provide direct air path for front fan to GPU and to help push the air front to back. The cages block almost all of the air and starve your GPU for fresh cool air. 2. rotate bottom front fan so that power lead is facing the motherboard side of the case, then you can route the cable through the back and not in view. 3. consider routing the molex cable straight back above the GPU and through the side grommets on right of motherboard back down to PSU through grommet cutouts there. You can also remove the extra leads that are unused and just use the first one. It is very easy to remove the molex pins and detach auxiliary leads.

Then your system would look even cleaner and get more airflow.

Comment reply on CavemanOne33's Completed Build: My First Gaming PC Build!!!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your voltage set at? You can start with 1.2v. The temps are normal for Haswell. I just got my nephews to 1.2v then made all cores 46x for 4.6 Ghz. It booted fine. This will tell you if your Haswell is in the good half of overclockers or the bad half. Here is the guide I used: http://www.overclockers.com/3step-guide-to-overclock-intel-haswell/

So on my nephew's 1.215v @ 4.5 Ghz is what I settled on using a Hyper 212 Evo. Temps max out in the lower 90s using OCCT. I have since changed it to adaptive voltage at 0.9 Base with adaptive of +0.08 which maxes out the voltage around the high 1.29-low 1.30. Passes 1 hour OCCT test and now I am playing Battlefield 1 Beta for real world testing. Temps stay low during gameplay so there is nothing to worry about and it doesn't crash!

Comment reply on creedman7's Completed Build: Winter in August

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

All he needs is a new GPU. i7 Ivy Bridge is more than enough. Especially with these lower TDP high powered video cards.

Comment reply on alnakib80's Completed Build: Z87 MPOWER II

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Man the photog skills of so many of you guys are so darn good!

Comment reply on jegebigin's Completed Build: Black and White on a Nano S

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

These clean builds are so nice. Love it. Would add another fan to the front though one for CPU and one for GPU.

Comment reply on golden.glove's Completed Build: My Custom Build - A $1000 Mess

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No probs, if that fan was a totally behind the cpu cooler it would work but in your case the fan extends just past the front of the cpu cooler. Like anything record the temps after using hwinfo and pick the game or application you are going to use the most. Record the temps then move the fan and try again. Compare. This will give you the results that work for your parts and load. Totally custom and you will know for sure what works instead of taking someone's word for it.

Comment reply on Portnoy18666's Completed Build: Black Mamba

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job. One comment though, is the AIO cooler setup to intake or exhaust? If it is setup to exhaust then your two top fans are fighting with the cooler for air. Furthermore the two top fans are going to draw up hot air from the GPU for the cooler to suck in when the GPU gets loaded. I have a similar case with a similar cooler and found that by putting the top front fan as intake it supplied cooler air to the cooler and dramatically lowered CPU temps and cooler fan RPMs. I removed the top rear fan altogether and put a fan blowing in on the bottom to supply extra air to the GPU especially since you have a drive cage blocking the lower fan.

Comment reply on EmRe-55's Completed Build: Corsair 400C MSI Build (2014-2016)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Build is really nice and the pictures match. The photography on some of these nice builds really makes it that much nicer. Well done.

Comment reply on jemel36's Completed Build: Skylake Build I5-6600K

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and clean. Well coordinated. Good part selection all around. Very nice cable management.

Comment reply on Jo3jo3520's Completed Build: Bargin Hunter Core P3 Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice finds. So pretty.

Comment reply on roddsteel's Completed Build: A Father and Son's 1st Build "Bumblebee"

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

This is a build! Literally. Hacking and modding, hustling for parts, recycling, and son sacrificing? My kind of build.

Comment reply on Trinergy's Completed Build: Reconditioning Series #1: A Forgotten Hero

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

It was like finding an old car in the barn. This one was under a pile of crap.

Comment reply on Trinergy's Completed Build: Reconditioning Series #1: A Forgotten Hero

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The case was alright. Lot of 140mm fan cutouts. No filters though. Just like my Thermaltake V3.

Comment reply on Trinergy's Completed Build: Reconditioning Series #1: A Forgotten Hero

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Me neither till I checked the sticker to input into pcpartpicker, lol.

Comment reply on maclamby's Completed Build: Dorito - Fractal Design Node 804 Gaming PC

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

So what are the GPU temps and fan speed during the benchmarking runs? Are the GPU fans wailing? With the AIO dumping heat on the GPU it would be interesting to know it's affects.

Comment reply on Trinergy's Completed Build: Reconditioning Series #1: A Forgotten Hero

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I was cursing. I thought I brought back new critters. First time I actually had to take apart a PSU to vacuum the guts.

Comment reply on dvolkens's Completed Build: The Phantom Pane X99

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That was clutch otherwise you wouldn't have any fresh air for your GPU as the AIO is blowing hot air in.

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