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Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I have about 18-20mm between the end of my GPU and the rad. At the moment, I have no intentions of putting fans in the top. I'm happy with the thermals/noise (borderline silent). And there are some benchmarks and stuff in a previous comment from when I was playing PUBG. If there is something else you're looking for, please let me know.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your hard drive situation. If you use a shorter psu like the evga g3 series or SFX, you can fit the hard drive cage in the bottom, too. If you use a standard length, it's a bit of a squish. If you're SSD only, then no worries. Install and whatnot was a breeze. I'm super happy with it. Temps are great and the fans are quiet.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmark on Sanhok at 1440p with most settings on Ultra https://drive.google.com/file/d/1doTbKRNMPsVYhfUuHAncFCCBaTUx-hao/view?usp=sharing 120-130FPS CPU 40-45C GPU 70-72C

As far as noise. No motor or pump noise, just wooshing of air. GPU fans are around 1850 rpm. It's surprisingly quiet. Hopefully this gets what you were looking for. I won that match BTW.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z8BeyN0g4ArQrNucouuxp0dSPY6dNEgG/view?usp=sharing

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

My justification was I wanted quiet. I built in the Meshify C so it had to be a shorter card. I wanted the best cooler which meant thicker from EVGA. More surface area meant more cooling at less effort. This thing is quiet. As for PUBG temps, I'm gonna play a game and I'll add that in a little bit. I'll post a little benchmark.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

For cable management, start with hooking the cables you're going to need to the PSU and route them loosely to the components. Then once everything is in place, you can tighten down your twist ties or velcro straps.

As for liquid cooling, it is better than air cooling, but usually at a price. You can get a good air cooler for about $30-60 where as a AIO cooler is usually $100+ If you only plan on running the i5-8400 (lower TDP and not overclockable), you can go with a 280mm AIO that would fit nicely and be plenty. A 240mm rad would be fine, but leave gaps in the case. But that's all aesthetics. It's really based on your budget and how you want it to look. Only reason I got the 360mm version was for overkill.

You should never have to refill a AIO. They are sealed. If you did a custom loop, then that is just a periodic maintenance every six or so months due to evaporation. Most AIO coolers have a 3-5 year warranty.

Hopefully I answered all your questions. If you have any others, PM me or hit me here.

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Noc Noc, Who's There?! F@H Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an insanely clean build. Props

Comment reply on Phildilf's Completed Build: Phildilf's RTX 2080 Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty build. This is one that had me almost convinced to go with white ram on that motherboard.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Nope. I've had the 27" one as well. No issues with that one either. That's weird. Find anything about it in forums?

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. That means a lot. As far as the Arctis 7. I got my wife the new version. I think the older one is more comfy, but still a solid headset. Really good battery life.

Comment reply on mewthree1's Completed Build: College Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. For your sag, try this. I just ordered one and hopefully it fixes mine, too. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076GYL25H/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Orange. Really, its whatever. RGB FTW!

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel you. I'm super blind if I don't have mine. :)

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 Pro

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it. I'm not having any issues with it. And it's quiet. It's 3 slots, but wow. It does the job. Stamp of Approval

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't hear that back fan as it is honestly. I haven't decided what I'm going to replace it with. Debating on LL120s. I know I'm gonna get a 3-kit for the front. Question is whether or not to get one for the back, too. I'm worried it'll be too much . I really like the light profile it as at the moment. The pictures just don't do it justice.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. My wife is using the old H100i. The difference is insane.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: Silence is Golden

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. Sorry.

Comment reply on p0Pe's Completed Build: Benchy McBenchface

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

This has got to be the most legit pc i've seen so far

Comment reply on nitrodragon's Completed Build: The beast

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty!!!

Comment reply on philphaser's Completed Build: Coconut Lime 4.1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this color scheme!!

Comment reply on the_gaw's Completed Build: Oxidized blood

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Super pretty. That sag though... If you stick something between the card and the bottom bracket it'll help level that out.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: My HTPC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. I replaced them with the stock fans.

Comment reply on rckola86's Completed Build: Personal Supercomputer v2.0

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. But if you're not using the cover above the GPU, why not remove it?

Comment reply on GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - The G1 Loop!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

That's super legit.

Comment reply on GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - The G1 Loop!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build. I'm digging the fact you flipped the Gigabyte logo on the GPU. How did you do that??

Comment reply on shane75776's Completed Build: 4K Skylake Dominator

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is on point. Could you add a pic of the back to show cable management? That is the one place I'm having a rough time with the sound dampening killing wire space with extensions and what-not.

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks so much cleaner than the stock case. Nice job.

Comment reply on madpossum's Completed Build: The Street Fighter - One upgrade turns into overhaul and "where did all my $ go??"!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the theme. Suggestion for the HDD and your monitor though. Plastidip. It's removable so no worries there. I would make sure any plugs on the back and the bottom was taped of and paint the top and sides of the HDDs. It'd be considerably smoother than the vinyl. Same thoughts for the monitor. You've got a sic white/black theme and then there is random red on the monitor feet. Tape it off and spray em. Icing on the cake.

Comment reply on martinleveille's Completed Build: The Cool Block

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build. I've never seen those SATA cables before. Those are perfect for ITX builds.

Comment reply on NooboFortune's Completed Build: Project Green

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

But it looks pretty so.... that wins.

Comment reply on NooboFortune's Completed Build: Project Green

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love your build. I wish that motherboard was a z170. Gigabyte did itself a diservice not making it readily available. Black and green has always had a special place with me. Mad props.

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: the computer box

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. No choking...

Comment reply on powellbm86's Completed Build: the computer box

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

Comment reply on bagirard's Completed Build: Operation Revival

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

This is my new favorite build on here.

Comment reply on Dubesta11's Completed Build: CardBoard Box 2.0

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

A) LOL B) I'm diggin it!

Comment reply on Vx_BlazZe_xV's Completed Build: AMD Fx6300 + GTX 960 Black And White Build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean and solid choice in parts. Beautiful tuxedo build.

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Rainbow Frost

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Question though: Why do you have your bottom rad fighting convection?

Comment reply on evilboxy's Completed Build: Red Beast

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is gorgeous. How are you running a GPU and sound card with that motherboard? Did they provide multiple riser cards or something?

Comment reply on duffmcgruff's Completed Build: Being bad never looked so good.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You theme is sic. I really like the touch to the motherboard.

Comment reply on madkatomega's Completed Build: Razer Triskelion Green/Black Gamer System

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build. Yay for black & green. My first build was the scheme and it holds a special place. Black and red is overrated. So pretty...

Comment reply on madkatomega's Completed Build: Razer Triskelion Green/Black Gamer System

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Heard anything about when they are going to release it because I haven't seen it for sale yet?

Comment reply on Bpanda25's Completed Build: My Current Gaming build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I love black & green themes. Well done.

Comment reply on Techgamer1440's Completed Build: My $1000 gaming pc build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build and nice color coordination. One thing I noticed though: are all your fans exhausts?

Comment reply on spenser's Completed Build: Great Big Wumbo

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks amazing

Comment reply on yungsters's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Build v1.1

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I think that's the most efficient use of space of I've seen. Nice clean, small build. How are those industrial fans?

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