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Supreme_Duck's Completed Build: 2 Yrs of hard work finnaly pays off!!

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

probably budget after getting the core components or want to max out 144hz because it's easier on 1080p vs 1440p. 1080P 144hz monitors are cheaper than 1440P 144hz monitors (which are usually GSYNC). you get get a decent one for $200 or so. 1440P runs over $400. Mine cost $469 before discounts.

however, once you go 1440P 144hz you cannot go back ;)

Sovereignty's Completed Build: White Out SnowBlind Mod/Build

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 10 days ago

holy pureness.... when I saw the first picture, i didn't even realize there was a motherboard, I thought you connected the CPU directly to the case lol.

+1! congrats on featured!

crepppy's Completed Build: Purple Dragon - My First Gaming Rig (and first build)

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

looks great! I don't see any issues with cable mgmt. looks clean and tidy.

I'd definitely add more SSD storage in the future though. Especially with SSDs coming down in price. Not sure how much it is in Britain but here in the US you can find 1TB SSDs for just over $100, that's cheap considering a year or so ago $100 net you 256GB. pairing one small boot SSD with a HDD just feels so high school now HAHA. That's my recommendation, not so much criticism ;)

+1

thomas.lay1's Completed Build: Mom's Birthday Build

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks great and I hate to nitpick but I think you listed the wrong case part, that is a H17, not H18 because the H18 has a different front and is tempered glass.

ChosenWon's Completed Build: New Build, 08/25/18

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 6 months ago

NIce build. I would try to see about maybe changing the AIO fan profiles or putting some better thermal paste in because 90C with a 360mm AIO is not normal at all, even with Intel.

I have a 8700K OC at 5 ghz, which the 8086K is just a higher binned chip, and I only have a 280mm AIO and my temps never hit over 78C, they usually range between hover in the low to mid 70s while stressed with XTU.

NineBallSeraph9's Completed Build: Custom Mid-High

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

yeah since 4.5ghz is only 100mhz over stock turbo. My old 4790K was doing 4.7ghz on a 280mm AIO and it was just hitting low 70s under stress. the 4790K is the refresh of 4770K whose TIMs were not good, so it's surprising the builder is saying the TIM is still not good, must of just not been lucky with the "silicon lottery"

dixonerfais's Completed Build: Patience.

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Those lights..... stares at it like a zombie Lights....Lights...

Great build! even better description! I'm still trying to figure out what HD 700s you are referencing haha.

I too was originally planning on the RTX but I saw a review from Dave2D and he said the RTX is basically a "pointless" series to upgrade to since no games take advantage of Ray-tracing, the power requirement is high and that for the price wise, you won't see a huge difference based on what he can put together. For example he took teraflop power and said the 2080 is only about a couple hundred better than the 1080. Basically it's really hard to tell if the RTX is going to be any significant improve over the 10 series in gaming....right after all that blabble, I got a 1080 Ti as well, heck with it HAHA

Your build gets a +1!!

TheAlex95's Completed Build: VR and 4K Gaming Rig

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Oh ok. Just curious. Recently got 2K so exploring good options for 4K :) ty!

+1

MurderInc's Completed Build: My first custom

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

looks great for a first time. just want to check, do you have the correct GPU listed? That looks to be a founder's ed and not a EVGA.

the only other recommendation is, personally, to flip your PSU around so that it's taking in fresh air from the vent at the bottom.

TheAlex95's Completed Build: VR and 4K Gaming Rig

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

What's your monitor for 4K?

Alikeogh's Completed Build: My First Build

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Happy to see another X62 user on their 8700k!

How's yours running? having issues with the pump as folks have been reporting? I have no issues so far knock on wood

+1

iSynic's Completed Build: My Big Rig

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Is that a vertical case? That's slick! How does your liquid cooler fight gravity?

+1

wormbread's Completed Build: Lenny

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Same here, work T470, which is now sad it wants an upgrade

guitpicker007's Completed Build: Guinevere

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

Ah-ha, that is a very likely possibility as well. If you are curious you can install GPU-Z to see the details and it should provide you with the manufacturer. Otherwise, if it runs fine and the drivers install ok, I wouldn't worry ;) +1

guitpicker007's Completed Build: Guinevere

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

I'm confused about your 1060. According to your Uniengine benchmark it says it's a Sapphire GTX 1060 3GB. I know for a fact Sapphire does not make Nvidia video cards, they are an exclusive AMD partner. That's probably why you can't find the card online, it could be a knockoff, not to say it is.

BloodDrunkJay's Completed Build: 7700k

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

when you edit your parts list, you can click the cogwheel for settings and check "manually enter price". Just a thought, otherwise if someone goes searching by part or price, they might get the wrong impression that a new founders 1080 Ti costs $1300 when an edition from MSI or EVGA costs about half that currently

bman098's Completed Build: My First Build in over 10 years

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

gently asks Could you provide some thoughts on the decision to go with the 7700K instead of the 8700K for a little more? MC has the 8700K at $299 and Newegg at only $40 more than the paid price of the 7700K.

Solewaif's Completed Build: Fire Flash

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

that's good to hear! wanted to make sure your storage was secure ;)

Solewaif's Completed Build: Fire Flash

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

is that your SSD just hanging there at the top? Probably best not to bump it or it might slide off and hit the CPU fan...

vekspec's Completed Build: The Eagle Has Landed

vekspec submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

ah that would make sense. Do you have any recommendations? maybe keep my system on sleep or hibernate? Or kinda just deal with it being a nvme? xD

vekspec's Completed Build: The Eagle Has Landed

vekspec submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Hi! Thanks for the feedback! I do like Asus products as well. I haven't tried their MBs yet but I've used their monitors, GPUs and routers. I decided to stick with Gigabyte for this build as the Z97 Gigabyte I had was very solid and allowed me, in part, to have a great OC on the 4790K.

Forum Topic "Thoughts on the new i7-8086K"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

depends on where you get it from. My opinion is NO.

It's a binned 8700K just like the 8370, 9370 and 9590 was for AMD. You are basically paying for the fancy limited edition name. The 8700K can easily hit 5Ghz. I hardly had to change any settings other than LLC and turning off the turbos and mine hit 5ghz easy. Temps are in the low 70s under stress.

Micro Center is selling the 8700K for $299. They are then selling the 8086K for $399, so for $100 more, not worth it IMHO. Save the $100 and put it towards other parts.

Open_Doors's Completed Build: Sheila

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Sheila is best computer.

i9 Custom begs to differ ;)

This is a very clean looking system, but imho I don't think an AIO is necessary for a locked cpu. I would get a 8600K or 8700K if you wish to go all custom liquid. the H5 is more the sufficient for a 8400, unless ofc you just wish to spend money to improve the aesthetics.

16GB is more than sufficient for gaming. 32GB is only really required if you plan on productivity tasks like rendering, content creation, etc. At this rate, your RAM will cost more than your actual CPU, and yet not return much value or performance.

opinions aside, you get a +1 for the cleanness and current parts.

Gavin227's Completed Build: Quiescence

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

looking great! i'm glad to see another user of MSI monitors. I originally had the bigger brother to your G24C, the G27C.

I just recently upgraded to the MAG27CQ which is MSI's 1440p/144hz option. So if you are looking to game at 1440p, I highly recommend it. I get about 144 FPS on WoW and about 80 FPS on The Division, both maxed out (8700K also at 5ghz but with a GTX 1080). Sadly I don't think they have any 24in ones yet.

Teve's Completed Build: Long overdue upgrades - stepping up to 8th gen!

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I agree the pins are the worst lol. You'll be fine for the non K cpu. I just wished they would at least stick some RGB or update the design to match the new style that every other component is following haha and not keep the same design from 2002 lol

Teve's Completed Build: Long overdue upgrades - stepping up to 8th gen!

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Oh for a non K CPU it works fine. But with everything going Transformer style RGB like MB, GPU, PSU, even the RAM lol, you'd think Intel would update it. Just looks out of place now with the new stuff, no fault on builder's part lol

Teve's Completed Build: Long overdue upgrades - stepping up to 8th gen!

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Wow! I'm shocked that after all these years, with such a huge leap in terms of technology offering a 6-core consumer level cpu, that Intel still provides that blue....stock cooler. You'd think that with AMD providing a new gen Wraith Spire coolers, Intel would also update theirs...but no....still the same blue I used on my Pentium D :/

Anyways on to your system, good part selections and the overall system looks clean. Going along with Timon, just some cable tidying and it would look great!! +1 for you :)

KusHusky's Completed Build: RGB Factory

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGBs! though not sure if you can see those either if it's at the bottom lol

vonmockkhory's Completed Build: DragonFlight

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Candy cane!!!

Sure you hope your LLC is set to turbo or more lol, that was the deal breaker for my 5ghz OC. without it, it would crash randomly, with it, purring like a kitten since :)

+1

sirpannekake's Completed Build: Random gaming build

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Looking great so far! The 8700k is super easy to OC to 5GHZ if you're interested. I OC-ed mine to 5GHZ with hardly any vcore increase required. temps stayed perfectly cool under my X62. Your H150i should be more than sufficient to OC the beast :)

The only thing I would point out as a reminder is that if you do OC, don't forget to set the LLC to turbo, if you don't, your CPU won't be stable.

+1

vekspec's Completed Build: The Six Dragons

vekspec submitter 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Cool! The 8600k would be a better p2p cpu. Yeah it does feel like it haha. Hope your build is complete soon!

vekspec's Completed Build: The Six Dragons

vekspec submitter 3 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Thx! I do agree it's too much for 1080p. Though for now it's great for the 144hz on the monitor. I'm looking at a 1440p 144hz soon :)

Forum Topic "CPU survey"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Main PC: i7-4790k OC to 4.7ghz. owned since 2014.

2nd PC: i5-6600k OC to 4.5ghz. owned for about year now

Does my Predator 17 count? If so, then i7-6700hq (undervolted). Owned since March.

Forum Topic "I9-7900X review"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hmm might have to check this out instead of waiting on cannon/tiger-lake. From some of the benches I've seen you only loose a couple-few fps compared to the 7700k. Could be due to it being locked at 2400mhz?

Forum Topic "4790K or Skylake/Kaby Lake for LAN PC Build?"

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

That's all synthetic benchmarks. In terms of gaming there is barely any difference. You might get a few fps more due to DDR4 but won't see that 15% in gaming which is what the OP wants.

https://youtu.be/tbGT-u4i3EY

Forum Topic "Is the i7-7700K THE most powerful processor for gaming performance?"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I still think my 4790k @ 4.7 is haha...still hasn't aged at all ;)

Forum Topic "I9-7900X review"

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

I'm still trying to figure out the point of this series. So this is essentially the Extreme line-up correct? Since it's x299 like the x99...and they put some cheaper i7 and i5 models on it that perform slightly worse then the consumer 7700k... So if you want to upg later on you can?

Forum Topic "Favourite Cpu."

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Another vote for the G3258. it's like Scrappy Doo going against a big monster and able to come out on top despite being half the size

Forum Topic "GTX 1080ti revealed"

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

when the 1080 Ti is 35% better than your 1080 at a cheaper price...ouch

honestly both are overkill for me but this would definitely be the better deal

kfeldspar's Completed Build: Red Menace

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Looks good, tidy and neat but definitely jumping for more description, like why did you pick a B150 board with a K CPU? what will you be using for? How was the build? Ty ty

vekspec's Completed Build: Draco Imperator

vekspec submitter 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Red and black is probably the easiest. But I'd do black and white if I could redo it. It's brighter and cleaner looking.

leooooo's Completed Build: Sena's Overwatch Upgrade

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Neat! Your wife's prior computer has the same cpu and almost the same gpu (mine was a 9800 gtX) as my first ever computer XD

Oh btw GJ on the build. See you on Overwatch hehe +1

Zezainster's Completed Build: RGB Synergy Update

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Very colorful build! Well done!

Only suggestion is that if you are going to leave it on the carpet, put something like a wood board or something underneath it otherwise the PSU is going to suck in all the carpet hairs.

+1

Forum Topic "Am I the only one to hit 4.7 stable on the 6600K at this low of a voltage?!"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Same here 4.5ghz stable at 1.25v with a MSI Z170 Gaming M5.

Forum Topic "Core i3-7350K -- The so called "budget" overclocking chip."

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I just saw these at Micro Center for $180. I'm sorry but why would I buy this over a similarly priced 6600k that has 4 real cores? Just doesn't make sense Intel...

Forum Topic "Should the next Intel CPU architecture be "Sunflower?""

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

It might be the end of the I-series! They could probably totally change names! O.o

Forum Topic "To go Kabylake or stick with haswell?"

vekspec 3 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Man don't upgrade to Kaby. Just get a 4690k or 4790k and oc it or if you are not on z97 board get a xeon 1231v3 (same as a 4770) or a 4690. That willalleviate bottlenecks. I ran Gears of War 4s benchmark and with a gtx 1080 and a 4790k it was like 93% gpu bound. You'll be fine sticking with haswell and getting a better cpu. Don't spend $600+ for a few more fps

Forum Topic "Should the next Intel CPU architecture be "Sunflower?""

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

I would totally get a cpu called Tiger-lake! Rawr! So what happens when intel hits that magical 10k like Nvidia? I mean we are already on 7000...would it be called i7-10700k?

Forum Topic "Kaby Lake is disappointing"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

wow it's more hot? I was so tempted to upgrade from my 4790K but if it's not that much more in performance and a lot hotter than the prior gen, then i'm gonna skip out on it. $600+ from Micro Center to get meh perf with more heat isn't worth it looks like it :P

Forum Topic "Best bang for your buck gpu?"

vekspec 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

R9 Fury - Sapphire Nitro lol. I got one off Newegg for $244 + $20 rebate. Best bang for buck imo atm. Easily beats a 470, 1060, 480 etc.

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