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Comment reply on dKenGuru's Completed Build: SFF Workstation

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

wow.. clean AF! well done sir

Comment reply on strawhatpcx's Completed Build: Ncase M1 SFF PC for Wife

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, clean build! congrats on the feature~

Q, are those Modmesh or Modflex cables.. thanks in advance!

Comment reply on modsbybenq's Completed Build: Asus ROG Z490 Maximus XII

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

hmm, awesome photos.. but questionable on the part list. ..

you have it marked as a 10900X in the part list, but in the comments you said its a 10900K... but you have the water block also listed as the one needed for LGA 2066.. not the new socket that the 10900K will be running on, the 12xx socket. BTW the motherboard/ CPU have not been released yet? nicely done otherwise~

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X29900D-WC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

=] shortly after I 'finished' the build EK finally released the long-awaited Magnitude water block. .. and with my motherboard upgrade supporting m.2 drives, I ordered a WD SN750 1TB for more dedicated game storage.

Now I just need Ampere to confirm release dates or I'm grabbing an EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA HYDRO COPPER!

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X29900D-WC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks.
more changes coming, soon!

Comment reply on Hawkjoss's Completed Build: Vivid Violet

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, and lack or there of.. no difference, soft or hard both look good!! and until your done swapping out parts, soft tubing ftw~

btw look into the EVGA Hydro Coppers.. I started out buying Asus and installing EK waterblocks (but there goes the warranty on the card if anything goes wrong down the road), the HC already come ready to go for watercooling and the FTW editions overclock great while remaining cooool!!

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Chīsai - Compact, Small Form Factor Workstation /s

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

and here I thought I spent a fair amount, this thing is beast! excellent photos as well, nice work!

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X29900D-WC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

:D thanks. the build has evolved for sure! x79 to x99 and now x299~

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X29900D-WC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! :)

Comment reply on drworsley's Completed Build: Simple Chrome Web Browser

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

5 grams.. at the usual rate of 12$ a gram. .. he saved some money getting the larger tube!

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

updated, still need to do benchmarks..

Comment reply on greebuh's Completed Build: 7700k EVOti

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

aware of that :P

that's why he said push/pull config on your AIO. and as long as you like it then i guess who cares right...

but your watercooling, so the point is to keep the air that is traveling through the radiators.. outside of the case. right now with your current setup your pulling all the used (hot) air right back into the case for the other components to breathe.

with laying your case on the side, and it appears you have nothing obstructing around it, there is better alternatives for the fan setup.

EX... and if this was my PC its exactly how I and I'm sure others would do as well.

  • front fans (intake)
  • rotate PSU around so fan is facing the bottom of the case.. (intake cold air from the outside, and exhaust right out the back of the case).
  • do a push/pull config on your AIO (exhausting the air out the top of the case).
  • rotate rear fan (intake, with a fan filter on backside of case).

with doing it this way, you have 3 fans in the front intaking air into the case (storage drives, gpu). rotate the rear fan to intake to help feed air over the memory which also will help force more air to the AIO unit. doing a push.pull (pushing air up through the radiator out the top of the case) your using the colder air being pulled in from the front of the case to cool your CPU, which in turn will be exhausting the warm air out of the case.

again its your build so do it how you want, but there are better ways :)

Comment reply on greebuh's Completed Build: 7700k EVOti

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build.. Q. can't see how the fan setup is on your Enermax CPU cooler.. but the bottom side fans are pulling air into the case.
wouldn't it be better to have those set to push air up through the radiator and out the top of the case so your not pulling the air that is passing through the radiator right back into your system on your other components.

cable management is spot on tho!! :)

Comment reply on csi_morris's Completed Build: Modest Rig - Clean AF

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! I just might end up grabbing one for my 360 elite! :)

Comment reply on csi_morris's Completed Build: Modest Rig - Clean AF

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not that much storage really :)

I imagine he is using the 120 as OS, the 480 for gaming, and the HDDs for secondary drives (storage). can never have too much storage :))

+1 btw, what is the charging dock your using for the 360 elite? thanks!

Comment reply on EmperorLandonian's Completed Build: Korriban's Nova

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

its funny when people think you need the newest tech and if not, your components are useless. there is nothing wrong with his selected components, January or October. Figure out how much money you have and want to spend, and build accordingly..

I recently upgraded my 4930k to a 6850k.. If you even consider calling it upgrading. Both being near similar in specs.. but my 4930k @ 4.4GHz .vs. the 6850k @ 4.4GHz manages to out perform via benchmarks (Unigine, 3DMark).. but in all seriousness, if your upgrading now it would only make sense to invest in a hexacore over quad.. but again there are so many things to factor into what you need for your build and I am sure the OP did just that so purchasing a 7700k is justified!?

Comment reply on PatriotXT1992's Completed Build: Patriot's X99 Watercooling Refresh

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build/ upgrade! glad to see you went with an Asus board over MSI before doing your custom loop o_O

Nice color too. .. Mayhem's got some cool coolants for sure!

+1

Comment reply on Digital_Ronin's Completed Build: Red and Black - My First Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

pretty sure there was a video done on this, but, with this there is no real big difference to the GPU.. to where as you put the AIO at the top, then it is using the exhausted GPU air to intake through the radiator which results in higher FULL load temps on the CPU.

went back through my history and found the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves&t=

Comment reply on Victastacks's Completed Build: My first build ever

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for your first build.. you always remember your first! o_O

good cable management! how is the back side for cable routing? btw welcome to the Glorious PC Master Race~

Comment reply on BeefandRice's Completed Build: My Gaming/Editing Build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 is geared more for strong single core usage.. like Gaming. if your wanting to stream and render game clips.. might look into an i7.. as for the Mic it looks like an Audio Technica 2020.. or 2020+ I can't tell since I can't see the bottom connection of it.. but probably the 2020+ since it's USB.

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

http://techreport.com/review/31986/intel-core-x-series-cpus-and-x299-platform-revealed

x299 is a rushed release due to AMD's drop of Ryzen and Threadripper.. making it an absolute joke!

BTW I stated I don't need the 8-core (6900k) or 10-core (6950x).. I surely don't need 12, 14, 16 or 18 cores that x299 offers.. not to mention I tend to stay away from buying up new PC tech... now a year or two after release, that is a different story~

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

and hopefully soon too!! :)

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a 32GB kit of 2400MHz with the tightest timings possible in DDR4 (10-12-12-28).. and I got them 40$ cheaper than they sell from the manufacturer so I think I did alright ;)

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! :) SLI coming as soon as they come back in stock... been waiting for over 2 months now so hopefully B&H or EVGA come through soon!!

Comment reply on andlaw's Completed Build: X9900D-WC

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

find me a link to this kit for cheaper :)

Comment reply on nijunhiju's Completed Build: Osiris (The Sky Dragon)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

download GPU-Z by TechPowerUp and look at the bus interface.. ( PCIe x16 3.0 @ x16 3.0 )

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle continues

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

it definitely meets all my requirements, sadly it wont be till the end of the year tho but good things take time :)

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle continues

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

from the looks of it,, there are fans below the GPU so prying a stick or something under is out of the question, but if you look at picture #4 you can see he is using a Noctua chromax anti-vibration pad to prop it up.. ... could be wrong tho*

Comment reply on MXuster's Completed Build: EK-Kit Custom ITX Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, looks like it all fits nicely in that Define Nano S Mini! Question, any particular reason for choosing an AMD gpu over Nvidia?

and recommendation If I might... have you thought about rotating the radiator around so the inlet and outlet are at the top. then you can have shorter runs, possibly shave a few more degrees off your idle/full load temps., already looking pretty clean as is but just a thought~

+1 for the build

Comment reply on Ayrus's Completed Build: The Fade to Black

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe pretty sure we all had shipping costs to get our PCs built.

BTW, fan PWM extensions would be something to look into.. Silverstone make them among other brands, which will allow you to hide that hub.. just a thought. pretty cheap too~

Comment reply on Baconlol's Completed Build: Most Expensive Setup On PCPP

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL

and you sir also not only win the Most expensive setup award.. but the best at trolling award. congrats~

Comment reply on Ayrus's Completed Build: The Fade to Black

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

after the 30k room feature we have another adding tax & shipping into the parts list? smh...

who selects these?? on a positive note.. +1 for the cable management, question tho.. why mount the fan hub in the front instead of the back if a clean minimal look was the goal~

Comment reply on cegonc's Completed Build: Carbide Air 240 + 295x2

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what's up! that will be aesthetically pleasing as well as helpful to the Temp's!

Comment reply on cegonc's Completed Build: Carbide Air 240 + 295x2

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ahh yeah I see now picture #15... your outlet is going from behind the GPU and connecting to the top rad. nice! very tight fit in there makes it harder to determine lol...

as for the right side of the case.. you should use a dremmel and drill a vented pattern where the PSU sits, as well as the single rad.. not sure how much corsair charges for a back vented side cover.. but doing it yourself would surely save some $$ and you can customize it to exactly how your needing it~
I built in this 900D which was a breeze to build in, but after seeing this it just makes me want to downsize the case and try this out just for the challenge in itself*

Comment reply on cegonc's Completed Build: Carbide Air 240 + 295x2

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

its pretty easily seen in the pictures on how and where the radiators are mounted.. however the routing of the water lines is a bit harder to make out.... all but that back single rad, I get lost from that.. so its either, pump/res > single rad in the back, to the front rad > GPU > CPU > top rad > back to the pump/res.

or

pump/res > front rad > GPU > CPU > top rad > to the back single rad and back into the pump/res.. too many cables going on in the pictures to clearly see whats going on, but impressive it is! hopefully if/when you upgrade to that 1080Ti you post up some new pictures~

+1

Comment reply on cegonc's Completed Build: Carbide Air 240 + 295x2

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressively done! +1

Comment reply on Camaxide's Completed Build: 4K Home Theatre Gaming Setup

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

lol.... we get the point!

but is it seriously that big of a deal?

Comment reply on aphotics's Completed Build: Polar Carbide - My First Build Ever

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know having 'no difference' would make any change in fps.. lol.

as for the source, well I'm glad Linus did the testing, but again real world numbers don't lie. Could care less about debating anything further as I made this mistake in the past while running SLI and I noticed a difference in not only temperatures but FPS as well, and even if its a minimal 2-3fps.. it is a difference~

Comment reply on aphotics's Completed Build: Polar Carbide - My First Build Ever

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode) 1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot* (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1, x2 and x4 devices) * The PCIe x16_3 slot shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. The PCIe x16_3 is default set at x2 mode.

He is correct in a sense... open GPU-z and check what the Bus Interface is operating at. If it is running: PCIe x16 3.0 @ x16 3.0, then your GPU can remain where it is, but if not, it would only make sense to move it up into the first slot so it operates at full capability.

Comment reply on PTjutsu's Completed Build: Release the Kraken!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

fair enough~

& and I totally agree, the Formula is one bad mobo and if they had one for it in X79 I would have chosen that as well even if I wasn't going full custom loop.. its just something about the aesthetics of a custom loop that puts it in another tier, and with hardware like this it fully deserves a beautiful PETG custom loop :) still a solid build, you have my +1

Comment reply on PTjutsu's Completed Build: Release the Kraken!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

truth hurt.. down vote baby

Comment reply on PTjutsu's Completed Build: Release the Kraken!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 digging the dark color scheme, all on point and great usage of the acrylic!

but, :D

did you seriously put an AIO unit on a Formula motherboard.... you say it gives you the flexibility of swapping out parts but why on earth would you be needing to switch out any hardware? love the build, but can't wrap my head around not going full custom water loop on hardware like this~

Comment reply on djhoulihan's Completed Build: Deep Learning Dream Machine (July 2016)

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

any new photos and benchmarks!?!?

Comment reply on known's Completed Build: New sim rig/stream pc

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

it's the internet... some people just don't realize or care that this can be a hobby for someone and spending 5 or 10k is minimal through all the years acquiring and the time spent on the things.

+1 for the build tho. I only hope to have a good wheel some day but for now my PC is mostly used for FPS games, rendering captured game clips, and of course streaming... and now thinking back on it all I wish I had purchased the black box for my build.. but that's a discussion in its own~

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nice! +1

"AT2020 USB - I dig this mic. Sounds good and all that. It had some god awful blue led on it though. I disassembled the mic and cut the wire to the LED. Haha screw you blue lights!". .. ... seriously though lol, so uhh, how'd you do that and how long do you think it took you to do so? I am also thinking of doing that same idea, this little Widtech popgard covers it up a bit but it still shines right on through.... I know you know what I'm talking about~ ;)

Comment reply on WorkofHart's Completed Build: Atlas Evolv'd

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice! +1

Always great to see other water cooled builds here on pcpp! I have been waiting to see what a 2-way SLI setup with the Hydro Coppers looked like since I haven't had the funds to complete my build yet (also using the HC's), but I must say now that I am seeing it. .. its making me want another even more now so thank you good sir lol. again, nice build.. thanks for the share and congrats on the featured build spot -_-

Comment reply on SeeandBelieve's Completed Build: ByeBye Refund

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

Nice build, I noticed you started out with the power supply fan facing up and you switched it around which is good.. but the fans on the front radiator, wouldn't it be better (temperatures) to have the fans on the other side of the radiator pulling fresh air in front the front of the case and through the rad... right now it appears as if your pushing air from within the case > through the rad > and then out the front of the case, but with the side panel on there isn't much airflow in there? so its pulling warm air from the GPU and now pushing the radiator... just a thought, other than that you got yourself a solid build~ Welcome to the Glorious PC Master Race!

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