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austinphilpott's Completed Build: (first build) winter soldier

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

Build looks good and I like your setup, dude! I need a chair like that.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

That's the Alienware 34" GSync Ultrawide. These have been going on sale for $750 recently so I wouldn't pay more than that if you go for it. I'm very happy with it.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

Yeah, I did. In the Meshify C it actually increased overall temps because less air (and warmer air) coming through the rad to the GPU made the GPU temps rise 5-8C. I ended up putting it back on top. And “quiet” is not the term I would use to describe this cooler... especially when OC’d to higher than 4.7 ghz. Maybe Noctua fans would help noise levels but I haven’t tried that yet...

FRGresidentDK's Completed Build: Redneck Engineering

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

No doubt you get results your happy with. All I’m saying is that you’re leaving some performance in the table. Similar to my phenom II build with an r9 card. Works way better than my old hd 6800 card but still below potential. When you upgrade platforms to ryzen you’ll realize it. Nonetheless, it’s good to see old parts still kicking and I’m glad it’s doing what you need/want. Cheers!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yep, and cases! See? I’m not a total fanboy haha, but I am extremely happy with EVGA products and customer service so far.

FRGresidentDK's Completed Build: Redneck Engineering

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

While I applaud the build, there's no way you aren't losing between 10-50 fps depending on game. You are bottlenecking the card.

Nuka_Cow's Completed Build: Current Setup Start of 2019 - Renegade PC

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Based on what I see in your list I’d upgrade the two monitors to one 34” ultra-wide. Newegg has the Alienware on sale for $750 today. If that’s a bit much then maybe get a 27” 4K w/gsync or approved adaptive sync or at least get a match to your better one. Otherwise looks like everything in your system is already well matched. Not much room for improvement other than going to a 1080ti or new RTX card or nvme boot drive (which will be minimal gain, tbh). Let us know what you do!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks man! I’ve done some upgrades since I posted this like a new case, m2 nvme boot drive, and rgb stuff... after all, when is a build truly ever done

thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hey dude, thanks for the comment. Just saw it now... sorry for the late reply! Yes, the 212 is doing it’s job perfectly. Good luck in your search for the cpu!

wlewis16's Completed Build: A little RGB

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build. Curious what your NAS setup is to play games off of it? All ethernet or is there wireless involved?

p4htrav's Completed Build: Cheshire Hackintosh

thedude4bides 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Have my 8600k to 4.9ghz on all cores with a 212 EVO and temps stay in 60's while gaming so I'd say it's not all that dangerous.

CaptainEnderguy's Completed Build: The Nightingale (Gaming Build)

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build. Saw that EVGA combo deal and was tempted to get it even though I just did a build at the end of April.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Some cards have RGB underneath (like FTW2)where the fans are... this one does not. I use the Precision XOC software from EVGA to set the colors in the logo.

bmcmillian62's Completed Build: $1,500 Intel BEAST - First Build

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'll have to check what I did with voltage... might have left it in auto or did a small bump... but I've been at 4.8ghz on all cores for the past month and it's been staying around 55-65C after 2+ hours of gaming. My case has a mesh front, top, side, and bottom so heat dissipation and airflow are not an issue.

bmcmillian62's Completed Build: $1,500 Intel BEAST - First Build

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Build looks good, dude. I, too, just did my first build with a lot of the same parts you chose (cpu, cooler, cpu, ssd). I struggled first time I installed the Hyper 212. Was much easier second time around. Surprised about the CPU not being stable at 4.8ghz. Bummer. Wonder if you could get there in a case with more airflow or if it is a mobo issue or if you just got unlucky in the lottery.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

If I were to start over that is the exact case I would have went with. That'll be great for airflow. And, yes, the monitor is sweet. It literally is the centerpiece of any build and often times serves more than one build so I do recommend getting as good of a monitor as you can get. Look forward to seeing your build!

bctrent's Completed Build: Medium-High end budget gaming build V3

thedude4bides 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

A few weeks after my first build in May I added a 1Tb NVMe M.2 drive and it is noticeable faster in booting and, in some instances, loading games. It was pricey but I had rewards to spend so I did it even though I really didn't need to. A side bonus is that the m.2 doesn't need sata power or sata cables so it's cleaner in the case.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I'm impressed with it! At idle it's between 30-40C. While gaming it tends to stay around 60C and I've overclocked all cores to 4.8ghz and it's very stable. Could probably go higher but no need at the moment.

Caution though...this may not hold true in other cases with little airflow... I have a mesh front with 2 fans, mesh top with room for 2 more fans (but don't have any there at the moment), rear fan, and the side of the case is mesh with room for more fans... anyway the point is that airflow in your case will probably impact how well this cooler performs. Might not do so well in a case with closed front and glass side panel.

trobnation's Completed Build: My Encouragement: Be Patient!

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Ah dude, I never thought of that for getting deals.... nice! Thanks. Also, I do believe you got the best 1080 deal in like a looooooooong time. I was tempted to do that deal even though I already had a 1070ti.

Dlou24's Completed Build: Alexandrite

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Do most people overclock because it's needed? Or is it more because it is human nature to expand boundaries and limits?

bctrent's Completed Build: Medium-High end budget gaming build V3

thedude4bides 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice balance of budget and capability. I want a pic of the full battle station:)

misterwrong's Completed Build: i7 8700K - Meshify C - Auros Gaming 5

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Ah, no that's cool man. Just wondered what crazy deal I may have missed!

misterwrong's Completed Build: i7 8700K - Meshify C - Auros Gaming 5

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nice build! Curious how you got that price on the 8700k?

QuinnBukouricz's Completed Build: Lifelong Friend and Brother Build

thedude4bides 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nice build and for a good price! Looks fantastic. What all is RGB... looks like 2 strips and maybe case fans? This is very close to the build I would have done having the advantage of hindsight now. By that I mean I would have went with SLI plus mobo and a better case.

Disturbancez's Completed Build: Lumos Maxima

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nice build. I have the Orion g810 and g403 mouse and am wondering how you got to sync them with the other lights.

jlcordrey's Completed Build: Family room media PC for streaming etc...

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Were you able to get away with using 1 sata power cable or did you need two?

1337Pilot's Completed Build: £1200 Clean Build i5 8600K GTX 1080

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Solid build! How are air cooled temps in that case?

thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Nice! And you have succeeded in making me want to open up the Bible for the first time in years to remind myself about the verses you dropped on me.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, thanks for the reply! What case are you going with?

thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks, I really appreciate having an outlet like this to share with you. This site is awesome.

gordonmoll's Completed Build: Breathing new life into an old Lian Li

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man. It's the Alienware 34 Gsync 3440x1440 ultra wide. Got a good deal on it months back and it didn't take long to realize I needed a more capable machine to take advantage of it in gaming.

gordonmoll's Completed Build: Breathing new life into an old Lian Li

thedude4bides 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

+1 on seeing the final product. Loved reading about the whole process. Nicely done!

willfarmer's Completed Build: My First Build (RGBeast)

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I had the same anxiety going into my first build as well but it all worked out in the end. Nicely done.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Actually just checked... most setting are Very High. Object quality, Shadow quality, and Volumetric effects are the only ones set to High. I think the reason I'm getting the frame rates I am (100 with mins around 70/80) is because it NOT a 4k monitor... it's basically 2k ultrawide (1440p).

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I haven't tested all games yet but the ones I have tested run smooth on high or better settings

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

So far it's been perfect. Only had it a week though.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Edited my post to clarify I'm getting those frame rates on high settings in crysis, not ultra.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Wow, you timed it right for both the memory and the card!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks amigo. LeMMingSlayeR has it correct. I should point out that is not in the cost of the build because I already had it.

akio4800's Completed Build: Wokstation and Gaming PC

thedude4bides 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Impressive!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The FTW Ultra Silent 1070 ti is now back up to $569.99

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's nuts. I almost went prebuilt. What saved me was the GPU dropping from $729 to $510.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 6 points 9 months ago

It's funny because there is a number of hoops you have to jump through to get it to play Crysis at ultra-wide at 3440x1440 but once you do it's well worth it.

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

This joke never gets old, I see!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I'm stoked that it could!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

thedude4bides submitter 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

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