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Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

The table top is actually a kitchen countertop from ikea (I think it’s called the karlby). And the end units are also from ikea, Alex drawer units.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

They are CableMod AIO sleeves. I was an idiot and waited till the end to put them on since I was so overwhelmed with everything, being my first build, but I'd 100% recommend installing the sleeves first/when the AIO is outside of the case since the end caps are a huge pain to put on.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya the k95 wired, as well as the wires for the 2 Astro baseststions and my mouse charging stands have dedicated holes drilled for them in the desk.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the mouse. I like how you can add or take off the weight. It feels great and I think the Logitech software is awesome. It’s super easy and convenient to check battery life, change rgb colors, dpi, poll rate, etc...

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that would be awesome, they're some decent vinyl wraps you can get though (such as SlickWraps). I thought about getting the Xbox One X for the Samsung TV in my room (65" Curved 4k HDR), but I just don't like to game on it because of poor response time and refresh rates. Although I'm sure campaign mode for a lot of games would be awesome on it.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! XboxMount But I used nuts & bolts to attach it to the ikea drawer instead of the drywall screws that came with it.

The chair is the Herman Miller Embody. It starts at around $1k but this one came out to be a little over $1,500 once I spec'd it out.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Ya this is my first build, and I've never owned a windows computer/laptop prior, and I didn't know anyone personally who could help me with this, but between youtube and posting a couple of questions on forums ahead of time I was able to get it done. I'm ocd about everything so if I couldn't build a high end pc with near perfect cable management then I wouldn't do the build at all.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

haha ya the struggle is real. This thing can probably run Complete Anatomy at 1,000 fps >.<

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it’s my first time ever owning or building a PC. But anything I do has to be near perfect for me, or else I won’t do it at all. So I put in hours of research figuring out what components I wanted, and how to build it. And obviously cable management had to be clean as I have always made sure the cables at my desk were hidden. The setup itself I did 2 years ago, but the monitors were connected to my MacBook Pro.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Na I haven't gotten into mining and don't really plan too tbh. Would rather not put more use and stress on all my pc components if I dont need too.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thank you!!!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, between the delidding and a 360 mm rad for the cpu, the fans rpm are all always so low that noise isn’t an issue at all. Only fan that will make any noise is the gpu rad fan under full load and even that isn’t too loud.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn’t buy it for game performance, I just got it because it was new and was somehow $50 cheaper than the previous generation 960 evo m.2 (1 Tb). I don’t need anything crazy, but I did want an m.2 because of the small form factor and I didn’t want to deal with an ssd or mechanical drive (even though I know they’re not a big deal to install, m.2’s are more compact and no wires)

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s a good point I didn’t think about. The 6 fan speeds are matched though, all with the same fan curve. And my cpu, gpu and case remos have been so low that I don’t think it’s a problem.

Comment reply on smoked54's Completed Build: ****WHITE SHADOW**** My First build Intel I7-8700k, 32 GB ram, GeForce 1080Ti 11GB

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! This is almost identical to the one that I just did last week (first one ever!). Check it out

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Fast af for sure haha

Comment reply on drworsley's Completed Build: Bedroom Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. What are the temps like? It seems kind of crammed

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Touché lol. Apple products are overpriced for sure, but they have their marketing down so I guess it still works out for them. All I know is, this PC is 10x more powerful than my $3.1k macbook pro.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya since I bought the parts over the course of a couple of months I was able to get some of the items while on sale. I actually had a 1Tb 960 evo M.2 originally, which was $450. But then they released the 970 evo for $400...luckily I was within the 30 day return.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya I think they start around that. Mine ended up being $1,600 after choosing my options. It's only worth it though due to my back issues. Hands down the best investment out of anything in the entire setup.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I meaannnnn..... All I use them for is school, so I don't need tons of power, yet some of the 3D anatomy apps still cause my full loaded macbook pro to overheat. Convenience/Simplicity = Apple , Complete control over customization & Power = Windows

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much, I am definitely enjoying it!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't "help" my back necessarily, but when I'm at school or sitting in other chairs for extended periods my back pain flares up almost every time and I'll be in some sort of pain for the rest of the day. Whereas in the Embody I can sit in it all day and I will have zero back pain. People think it's crazy to spend so much on a chair, but if you have back issues I definitely think it's worth it, even if you have to finance it over 12 months or something. I think it comes with a 12 year warranty too.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 8 points

Go big or go home lol. Thank you!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice eye on the ends of the sleeves! I put the sleeves on last (which was a mistake), so I couldn't get the clips on the ends the first try around. But they're on now =)

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone happened to make a 3D printing plan for the G900, which is the same body/dimensions as the G903. Then I paid ~$20 US to have someone print the stand for me. I used double sided tape to mount the stand to the desk, and the cable to the stand. And the cable is magnetic so it fits perfectly.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do, thank you!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Tbh I have no idea how the case is with dust issues since this is my first build/PC.

I went with it the 570x because of its looks and also because it's semi open so I thought airflow would be better than with a completely closed case.

The dust filters are easily removable though (magnetic), so cleaning the filters as well as the inside with small amounts of compressed air should be a breeze!

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks. I broke my back a few years ago and get periodic back pain, so that chair was a great investment for me.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I can assure you it's my first. My very first computer I ever got in high school was even a iMac. Tbh I hate Windows, but I was sick of not being able to play some games on my MacBook Pro. And keep in mind that this was planned from over a 4 month time frame while I was in school. I posted multiple questions on forums to get help (especially regarding fan connections to the MoBo).

When building this, absolutely nothing went according to plan or smooth, and when it came time to turn it on I thought there was no way it was going to work (and it didn't, because I didn't have the memory in properly and the power button hooked up wrong), but eventually I figured it out. I'm sure an experienced builder could've done this in a few hours, whereas this literally took me two days. I hope to do another some day in the future, maybe a custom loop.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazon They come in a bunch of different heights

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Tabletop is actually a countertop from Ikea. I think i's called the 'Karlby'

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya mine did not come with the shroud cover. I had to pay $20 US for it to be shipped to me from Portugal, however I believe Corsair sells the white shroud cover on their website now for super cheap.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What 3 extra white fans? Top 2 ML140's are exhaust, Rear ML120 is exhaust/GPU radiator fan

Front is a 360mm radiator with (3) LL-series in push and (3) ML120's in pull. I replaced the 3 stock SP-series RGB fans that came with the case with the LL-series because I think they look nicer. As far as why the 3 exhaust fans aren't LL/RGB, I didn't want RGB overkill.

Comment reply on tdwyer9's Completed Build: Mac User Attempts First PC Build (5 Ghz OC'd & Delidded)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I know I definitely thought about how I mixed multiple brands when coming up with this build, but I just love the way the Kraken pump looks over the H-series, and the g.skill tridentz RGB ram is my favorite.

Comment reply on jordan.perry's Completed Build: Jordan's Black & White Custom Water Loop Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Throughout March & April. Didn't buy everything all at once because I was trying to wait for items to go on sale. But ya to answer your original question, I went coffee lake, 8700k

Comment reply on jordan.perry's Completed Build: Jordan's Black & White Custom Water Loop Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya all of my parts have been purchased. Just waiting to take my last final exam (school) this week then I'll be building next week. I'm not sure if my saved parts list shows yet since I haven't posted it.

Comment reply on jordan.perry's Completed Build: Jordan's Black & White Custom Water Loop Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 6 points

Looks great! I'm doing my first build next week and it's almost identical to this except I'm not doing a custom loop since it's my first time around.

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