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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard lights on, but no boot"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I jumped the PSU with Molex attached and everything attached to that worked. I'm assuming that if that one cable works, the rest of them should be fine too since they were custom sleeved by the same person.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard lights on, but no boot"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Just tested the power supply, PSU works. Tried bridging the power pins on the mobo, nothing happens, leading me to think the motherboard got fried somehow.

Comment reply on ZCLUTCH's Completed Build: Project Exiym

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

After these changes- my ambient temps alone dropped nearly 20C.

How did your ambient temps drop from a few fan changes?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Enthoo Pro question"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Short and simple

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Enthoo Pro question"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler Master Seidon 120M Help?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you want your pump to run at 100% all the time, Molex would be fine. Otherwise, plug the pump into the CPU header. I know the H100i plugs into the CPU header then you plug the fans into the actual block, but I don't know how the CM Seidon works

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the Sapphire r9 290 Vapor X capable of 144hz"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Whether it's enough or not is based on opinion and different people have different views. It is very different though. It's a lot smoother compared to 60, if you have the horsepower to drive it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the Sapphire r9 290 Vapor X capable of 144hz"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

but what I'm saying is 60 FPS

You never mentioned 60 fps in your earlier comment...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the Sapphire r9 290 Vapor X capable of 144hz"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual link DVI and Displayport will both work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best GPU for 300$ price range"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Either the 770 or the 280x, which are about equal. You might be able to find a 290 for cheap though

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the Sapphire r9 290 Vapor X capable of 144hz"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Soo you're telling me that even dual 295x2's in crossfire can't achieve 144 fps? Even at 1080p?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780 FTW vs EVGA 780 Ti"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on how much you can sell it for. If you have the extra money, go for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory vs. Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with whatever's cheaper unless you need the bling of the vengeance

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler Master Seidon 120M Help?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

It'd still be both.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Stock?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not going to do something with the extra $30 (like upgrade the GPU), and you're planning on overclocking down the road, definitely go for the 212 Evo. It'll get you lower temps which translate to higher lifespan, along with less noise.

If you really needed the $30, I'd drop the Caviar Black and switch it for a Blue

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case air flow issue"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't replace the CM with the stock cooler... Pretty much anything is better than that. Also, the stock cooler blows air down towards the motherboard, not away.

How do you know that it's the temps that cause a shutdown?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE or 290 Vapor x?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

If a 290x is cheaper than a 290, definitely go for it. Gigabyte's cooler is pretty good too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Installing An Aftermarket Cooler Inside Or Outside The Case"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you should install the RAM before the CPU cooler no matter what. Anything else is pretty much up to you. If you're going to assemble everything outside your case, go ahead and put the cooler on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4790K vs i5 4690K - Is it worth it?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll obviously help with video rendering and photo editing, but you said you don't care about the extra time. If the time isn't worth $110 to you, then don't get the i7

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how much to water cool system"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

A lot, especially for a Xfire/SLI setup. It'll be more expensive if you want it to look nice too.

Let's say ~$70 for the CPU block, and GPU blocks are ~$110 each. A D5 Vario is ~$90 and a reservoir is ~$50 although this can vary depending on which one you get. Radiators are ~$70, and you'd need multiple for dual 290s. You'd then need tubing, ~$10, and fittings, which can go from cheap barbs (~$4 ea) to compression fittings (~$10 ea). I'm assuming distilled water as a liquid so add another few bucks for that. If you don't have fans, you'd need those too, and maybe a Xfire bridge.

Easily more than $700

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you change the tubing on the NZXT Kraken X61 CPU Cooler?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

No you can't change the tubing. They're called all in one coolers or closed loop coolers for a reason. The tubing and parts come factory sealed unless you get an expandable unit like the H220

If you're considering tubing size for a custom loop, the most popular IDs are probably 3/8 or 1/2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte GTX 760 2GB in 2 Way SLI or Gigabyte GTX 780 3GB single card?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Although a dual 760s would outperform a single 780, it's still better to go with a single card setup at first. I'd go with the 780

Also, typo

2 GTX 780 2GB in SLI

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8 GB single stick water-cooled ram"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Most people go 4...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire, MSI, or XFX"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They're not too different. Pick one with a nice price and the aesthetics you want

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A budget question"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I'd save some money on the PSU and pick up a 780

Comment reply on Forum Topic "780Ti Classified won't fit PCI port!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What doesn't fit exactly? Can you post a pic?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8 GB single stick water-cooled ram"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Water cooling RAM is completely pointless other than aesthetics and you wouldn't be looking for aesthetics with only 1 stick...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water-cooled mobo"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

There's always the 5 formula

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Water-cooled mobo"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus Maximus VI Formula

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Three Monitor Display"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah sure. Make sure you reply to people so they get notified though.

Here's a benchmark of BF4 at 5760x1080. You'd be looking at around 30 fps with a 290

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780 FTW Running at 80c with 80F Ambient??"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'd set a fan profile or something since the default isn't too good

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 780 FTW Running at 80c with 80F Ambient??"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

26C isn't that high of an ambient at all... Other than that, I agree

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best case for water-cooling"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not too firm as in flimsy? The build quality isn't too great but it's one of the few cases that can fit all those rads. You don't really have too many options for dual 480mm rads of any thickness

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best case for water-cooling"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

So you want something that'll fit dual 480mm monsta rads? 900D or something by caselabs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What card for my 1440p build?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A 780 is roughly the same performance as a 290 for ~$150 more. You could easily get a 290x for that price

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Three Monitor Display"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

A 770 won't really give you decent frame rates on a triple surround setup. I'd be looking at dual 770s at least

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many watts would I need to comfortably overclock this build?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like a 600W unit would be fine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 290X OPINIONS WANTED"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep that's fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What card for my 1440p build?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For 1440p? Not quite unless you turn some settings down, but it'll be reasonably close

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worth selling GTX 760s in SLI to get a 780?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not much of an upgrade... It all depends on how much money you get for those 760s

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Guaranteed Way to avoid getting 290 with Black Screen Issue?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

A 290 is a whole lot better than a 770, and a 4 gig 770 is pretty much a waste of money. Even with the sub par memory chips, I'd still get a 290.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 290X OPINIONS WANTED"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It does output more heat, but as long as you get an aftermarket cooler like Sapphire's or Asus' etc and not the reference cooler, you'll be fine heat and sound wise.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quick question about these two GPU models"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte's Windforce cooler and Sapphire's Tri-x are both pretty good and you can't really go wrong with either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX 8350 vs I5 4440?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

CPUBoss is honestly a pretty bad benchmarking site and shouldn't be used as a decision maker...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Drivers?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks enthoo Luxe release date?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it was released already?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What card for my 1440p build?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

A single 290 or 290x will definitely not push 120fps at 1440p at High/Ultra. Look into dual 290s at the minimum I'd say

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a good mobo for gaming and planning to use a gtx 780 and intel cpu"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For any external Thunderbolt devices you might have. You've probably seen/heard of it on Macs before

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a good mobo for gaming and planning to use a gtx 780 and intel cpu"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

They're both really nice boards, it just comes down to which features you need and maybe the color

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