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Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Thats a Razer Vespula.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi. The radiator on the 1080 is 120mm. I have a link in my parts list. There are two 140mm Noctura fans on the top of the case.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, Yep those are LED strips. Pretty cheap too.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I made the bottles myself a few years ago but you can buy them on Etsy too. As for my prior builds, they're basically worthless after about 5 years and I dont imagine anyone would pay more than a few hundred dollars for them. I paid roughly $2500 for my last one and its just been collecting dust for nearly a year. Sadly any gaming PC's best days are always behind them...including this one.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

There are multiple ways to load an OS but heres how I did it.

1: Buy Windows OS and download it on another computer. 2: After the OS is downloaded just load it onto a USB drive and make sure its bootable. I believe Windows has a wizard of sorts to help you set up the USB stick the right way. 3: On your new computer, go into the BIOS and set it to boot on a USB stick. 4: Insert the bootable USB stick into you new computer and it should boot to a Windows setup screen. 5: Configure your Windows settings and let it install. 6: Restart and enjoy.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

USB stick will do it. Download the OS from another computer, load it up on a bootable USB stick and you're good to go. Once the PC is up and running you can then use it to download whatever else you need.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. I didnt have to do an update when I got it, but this motherboard BIOS has presets that should allow you to tweak the RAM the way you like it. If you dont like the presets they already have loaded on there you might be able to tweak the settings yourself. Good luck! :)

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. You'd have to check with your case manufacturer but unless your case is on the smaller side I imagine it should allow you to fit a 280mm radiator somewhere. The stock fans really aren't too bad but I'm anal about the little sound they produce so I swapped them out for something quieter anyways. Corsair makes good stuff and I think most people will be happy with the stock fans on the H115i.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you sir. No optical drive this time. They really aren't needed much anymore but I do have an external drive that I could use in a pinch.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually switched the GPU to the first slot after getting a hybrid cooler. The M.2 SSD is hidden under a panel on the bottom right of the motherboard itself so its a cleaner look.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you kind sir! An upvote for you as well! Awesome build! :)

Comment reply on compworks's Completed Build: Sabertooth Skylake Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome and I love the "stealth" concept since my setup was centered around a military/stealth theme as well. +1

Comment reply on scohen158's Completed Build: Dream PC Summer 2016

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Looks like it will be an awesome build! Although it would be a crime not to upload some photos of the finished product.

Comment reply on Mittens73's Completed Build: White Lightning 2.0

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome dude. Great setup!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair h115i pre applied thermal paste or aftermarket?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt it made much of a difference at all but I removed the pre applied paste and put my own on. I wasn't sure if the pre applied paste was any good so I did it just in case. I think you'll be fine either way.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, it does have two USB 3.0 ports on the front of it.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, the desktop material is called "Melamine" and you can get it in giant 8ft sheets at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $30. You should have THEM cut it to the length and depth that you want it before you leave the store. They do it for free and it will save you a lot of time. You dont need to sand or paint white Melamine.

The sheet lays on top of three 2x4 runners all along the walls. Bolt the beams in very tight where you want them and build a frame as well for stability. After you do that you can lay the melamine sheet down on top and install shims to level it out as needed. Put in a lot of metal brackets and screws so that everything is really solid. You can also screw in a trim board on the front of the melamine panel so that the desk appears thicker than 3/4 inches. After that, you're pretty much done!

Comment reply on angerthosenear's Completed Build: D.Va Nerf This!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really cool when people take the time to customize their PCs to this extent. You did a great job! +1

Perhaps you could put in an RBG LED light strip for a matching color scheme?

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The OS is loaded on the M.2 drive. I haven't timed it with a stopwatch or anything but I'd guesstimate that it boots to the desktop somewhere around 8-10 seconds. Less if you configure the BIOS to skip a few unimportant tests and the 2-3 second POST logo/image.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, nothing special at this point in time. My old build costed about $2k back in 2009 so while it was pretty decent back then its collecting dust now.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not 100% certain but I believe those will work just fine. You may or may not have an issue with getting your mic to work.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, you can mount the radiator there but just know that the holes dont all line up perfectly. I think I only have 3 or 4 screws holding it on. See below my response to another question about mounting the radiator to the front.

The screw holes dont exactly match up. As you probably discovered earlier some of the airflow on the radiator is blocked because of the small opening if you try to mount it there. Even so, it doesn't make much of a real difference in terms of how well it can cool the CPU. If you still like the look of mounting it like I did, you can do so even though the holes dont line up exactly and even if the airflow is blocked around some of the edges around the radiator.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, those are Turtle Beach Elite 800X's.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I made them myself but you can also check out etsy.com. I use disk LED lights underneath each of them I cant really remember the brand or model #.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, CableMods magnetic LEDs. Two of the 60cm RBG strips.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

My desk is about 24 inches deep and the screen usually sits around 18 inches from the edge. Plus sitting in the chair is about another 12 inches so Im guessing its somewhere around 30 inches. I do however have a wall mounted arm that can allow me to move the monitor around so I would definitely suggest you do the same if you're concerned with the distance. A good monitor arm is well worth the cost.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! The holes dont exactly match up for me either. As you probably discovered earlier some of the airflow on the radiator is blocked because of the small opening if you try to mount it there. Even so, it doesn't make much of a real difference in terms of how well it can cool the CPU. If you still like the look of mounting it like I did, you can do so even though the holes dont line up exactly and even if the airflow is blocked around some of the edges around the radiator.

Good luck! :)

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. The 1080 will max out nearly everything and still push at least 60 FPS. The only games that dont run as fast are poorly optimized. (XCOM 2) All other games usually it runs somewhere in the 80+ range so the 1080 seems to be a perfect fit for an X34.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad so far. If you manually jack the speed up it does get pretty loud, but under normal circumstances it isnt too bad at all.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Run the cables through the wall and down underneath the desk. Then run it along underneath the case and snake it through. Its not too difficult, but it is very time consuming to get it just right. Good luck!

Comment reply on asthmaticatom's Completed Build: Snow Rift

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome setup! Looks pretty sharp.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hybrids are liquid cooled which allows for more headroom when overclocking. Also I personally like the look of them as well.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The more expensive set of RAM is because it came with an air cooler as well. (Which I ended up taking out anyways)

I moved the card up to the first slot more for aesthetic appeal than anything. Depending on the board you can get higher performance by putting the GPU in the first slot. I can do either slot without any real world/ measurable difference in performance. Check your motherboard manufacturer to verify which approach you should take.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends whats running but I can typically get somewhere around 70-100 FPS. It almost never dips below 60.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The air is being pushed through the rad from the front of the case.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure yet. I'll try several different spots before settling on one. I'm tempted to remove the rear case fan and place it there. I would have to install two fans on the top of the case to exhaust air out though.

If that won't work, I might try placing the radiator on the front/top of the case above the CPU radiator...

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

AKA the "impatience tax" I'll swap it out for a Hybrid once EVGA releases it.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Let me know if you need any additional help. Would love to see how it turns out. :)

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I made those myself and there are tutorials on Youtube that will walk you through how to make them. I've also seen them for sale on Etsy as well.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, the desktop material is called "Melamine" and you can get it in giant 8ft sheets at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $30. You should have THEM cut it to the length and depth that you want it before you leave the store. They do it for free and it will save you a lot of time. You dont need to sand or paint white Melamine.

The sheet lays on top of three 2x4 runners all along the walls. Bolt the beams in very tight where you want them and build a frame as well for stability. After you do that you can lay the melamine sheet down on top and install shims to level it out as needed. Put in a lot of metal brackets and screws so that everything is really solid. You can also screw in a trim board on the front of the melamine panel so that the desk appears thicker than 3/4 inches. After that, you're pretty much done!

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir, I'll take some more pictures underneath and upload them.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! At this point, one 1080 runs everything at max a pretty good frame rates so I cant really justify getting another one right now. I do have a Nuka Cola bottle in the far left corner of the desk though! :) I've heard great things about the Hybrid 980ti so I do plan to sell this founders edition and upgrade to the EVGA Hybrid once it comes out.

Thanks again!

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Check Amazon for "Arrowmounts AM-FM2342SB Counterbalance Full Motion TV Wall Mount 23-42 Inches"

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'm using "Cablemod RGB LEDs." They work pretty well with all black components however the black tends to absorb color, and white components "reflect" it for lack of a better word. So when a red light is shining the white fan becomes very red as a result, and the black fan pretty much stays black.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Yep, it's Sam from Chaos Theory. I drew it in my high school art class about 10 years ago. Gotta love the old classics. :)

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you sir! I just posted a photo showing underneath the desk so you can get an idea of how it works.

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just posted another photo! You were correct!

Comment reply on aero29's Completed Build: Project : Warmachine

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

You sir, have good taste! Love the motherboard and case combo!

Comment reply on ultimatester's Completed Build: Updated (Black&White?) Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Let us know how it goes. I'd be tempted to try it as well.

Comment reply on ultimatester's Completed Build: Updated (Black&White?) Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I want your 3DMark scores!

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