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Comment reply on rsvanarnam's Completed Build: Skylake Upgrade

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Lovely build, please excuse my ignorance/confusion but what is in the top PCI slot? Thinking maybe sound card, couldn't see a reference on description or list...

Comment reply on Bananabank's Completed Build: High Octane Workstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice, cheers for the info :)

Comment reply on Bananabank's Completed Build: High Octane Workstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you do!

Out of interest are the front fan filters removable via only magnets or do you have to use screws also?

Comment reply on Bananabank's Completed Build: High Octane Workstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, purely workstation but without the need for multiple GPU's, fair amounts of storage yes, think mATX could pull it off... Thing is I've always built full ATX for myself and feel cautious about having a reduced number of PCIe slots, they often seem to find themselves filled with various add on cards over the life of the rig if you get what I mean :)

Comment reply on Bananabank's Completed Build: High Octane Workstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Stunning and powerful workhorse, loving it +1 all damn day.

In fact you've thrown a spanner the works, just started putting together a parts list for a micro atx box, maybe it will be another full size after all hmm....

Comment reply on Foxshire5's Completed Build: "Rossweisse"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not true ;)

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Inaudible X99 Workstation

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep on any 2011 square socket it certainly can, not 100% on narrow but no X99 boards use that as far as I'm aware... Great cooler, basically a U12S with a lovely 2011 specific mount, highly recommended :)

Comment reply on CMHolthof's Completed Build: Virtually Silent VR

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish more people started build with goals 1 and 2 in mind, or maybe I'm just showing my age! Lovely job +1

Comment reply on Drakohen's Completed Build: PC Master Case

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd suspect idle temp also!

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Inaudible X99 Workstation (Revised)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, have been away.

I can honestly say. and this is with a most fussy ear and many 'quiet' home builds I am very happy with the noise levels. The only part I would consider audible is the WD Red, this was pretty much unavoidable due to storage requirements but I'd do away with it if SSD's could meet my needs within a reasonable cost.

Not anything I'd specifically do differently, other than 32GB ram kit at least at the time that was one step over the budget as the same kit in 4x8 was £410, DDR4 prices are looking good right now though :)

Achieving the low noise level was actually easier than anticipated, although tweaking to achieve the most minimal airflow whilst maintaining good temps took quite some time. My theory was in a home environment you will always have a certain amount of dust, and by keeping fan speeds to an absolute minimum dust build up will be lesser...

Comment reply on Setec's Completed Build: "Rig for silent running"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha that one tickled me.

Nice build and looks fittingly peaceful on the ear :)

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice box and lovely calculator! Standard issue with integrated or discrete cards not allowing 3 HDMI/DVI outputs, your not the only one who's wasted money on a DP cable (and maybe an adapter too) :)

Comment reply on fenucci's Completed Build: Haswell-E Client Build *GAMING*

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Rapid mode (think that is what it's called) is an option in Samsung Magician, seems strange you'd have that result without it enabled as the drive is rated for 500 MB/s write?

Comment reply on fenucci's Completed Build: Haswell-E Client Build *GAMING*

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Must have rapid mode enabled, the 850 Evo M.2 is not a fast PCIe 3.0 x4 drive...

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Or some kind of pole star...

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

All joking aside I found the video rather interesting, no more stressing about the 24 pin cable in my personal build!

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you have this prophesy!?

Gonna stuff the case with all the junk on my desk now, and sleep in happy tidiness :)

Comment reply on bigdaddy5414's Completed Build: Dual Xeon Build 2016

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair, thought I was spinning out! Or maybe just incredibly sad for noticing haha...

Comment reply on bigdaddy5414's Completed Build: Dual Xeon Build 2016

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Serious unit, very tasty workstation indeed sir :)

The cooler mountings look like regular U12S's not the DXi4 variants in the part list, or are they narrow 2011 sockets?

Comment reply on BrawndoQC's Completed Build: Skylake Enthusiast Build 2016 (Project Brawndo)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Your storage selection is magnificent, you've achieved the dream of eliminating platter based HDD's but maintained reasonable space, never skimp on storage :)

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a bad suggestion, forst time with a windows but I was hesitant to bunch any cabling on the other side and restrict airflow across the DIMMS...

Comment reply on dgoudie's Completed Build: Purple Lian-Li Workstation ^_^

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Really doesn't, only thing I can fault about it... Prevented me from using it for a Micro X99 :(

Comment reply on dgoudie's Completed Build: Purple Lian-Li Workstation ^_^

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning box, love a good Lian Li :)

Sorry to say this board doesn't have a full speed x4 M.2 slot...

Comment reply on om1kron's Completed Build: MSi X99 Godlike Gaming / aka Swan Song

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

I like you storage selection very much :)

Comment reply on dak000's Completed Build: Cheap A$$ Workstation in a box

  • 50 months ago
  • 7 points

Not usually a fan of windowed side panels, this one on the other hand :)

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, more a Rosewood or Mahogany man myself ;)

Comment reply on Deezus's Completed Build: I can't believe it turned on! First build 6600k R9 380 :D

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, no disrespect of course but it is middle of the road at best...

Comment reply on Swaaha's Completed Build: Singularity Core

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

An SSD, or three will benefit everyone :)

Comment reply on Ruzeki's Completed Build: A VR Machine - NCASE M1 v5 - mini ITX

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply stunning, how are your temps? Strongly considering the M1 for my next build, especially after seeing this :)

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not built in a solid Oak case for a while :)

My personal build has Noctua's and white :(

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The build is for a friend, but I'd hasten a guess it will begin with P...

Comment reply on DS4130's Completed Build: Just Add GPU...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Also agree in regard to the undeniable reliability of air cooling. Personally I really like the distinctive Noctua colour scheme, but can totally see why it isn't for everyone...

Comment reply on Wafer67's Completed Build: Friend of Friend - Components/No Case - $950

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Assuming you have a rear exhaust fan I'd strongly recommend switching the CPU cooler fan to the other side in a push configuration... Otherwise solid build for the budget :)

Comment reply on mttkzk's Completed Build: Sabranco

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Must say I agree with this, although what is the front intake fan situation like on this case?

Comment reply on KB_Evolved's Completed Build: my 'old' system I sold.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that is a big jump forward in platforms! $700 that is insane by the way I don't blame you... They do say patience is a virtue though ;) Absolutely agree with you on the Skylake, to be honest I'm kinda holding out in hope of a desktop SKU with Iris Pro graphics, the lounge machine I'll be replacing is generally used for media consumption and would like to go small form factor without a dedicated GPU for the first time... What are the odds of that arriving before the August deadline for free upgrade of my second retail copy of Win 10 Pro is the real question!?

Comment reply on Charlielavoy's Completed Build: Valentina

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly! Only getting 16 was my biggest mistake, but that was early when DDR4 prices were really high, and also moving from an older much less powerful platform the workflow was far more limited and it seemed at the time you would struggle to utilize as much... Bring out a 6 core CPU and fast storage these things change!

Comment reply on KB_Evolved's Completed Build: my 'old' system I sold.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha fair play, more productivity and general system feel in day to day use I'm curious about, still interesting to hear some feedback, cheers!

Have a 5820K workstation (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/yG4CmG) which I'm certainly pretty happy with, no gaming here tho.. Just built my housemate a Z170 system but on i5, seems pretty decent, a very different animal but great temps and low power consumption, feel pretty inclined to replace my lounge box but leaning toward the i7 variant, just seems wrong going back to 4 threads you know ;)

Comment reply on tortiemvh's Completed Build: It don't matter if you're black or white Build

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nothing not to like here, seriously amazing job. Massive fan of air cooling and this shows how it can perform well and look stunning, no risk of pump failures or horrible pump noise :)

Comment reply on Ampdesign's Completed Build: Asus X99-E-WS Workstation

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah I'd say with those front intakes best to keep as is, pull some heat from the VRM out the back :)

Comment reply on Ampdesign's Completed Build: Asus X99-E-WS Workstation

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Serous workhorse right there, liking it a lot!

Hear you on the Noctua's, having tried a few other brands (not NZXT, so good to know cheers) I really can't bring myself to go with anything but nowadays...

Looks like you could really load this unit with some well cooled storage too :)

Comment reply on KB_Evolved's Completed Build: my 'old' system I sold.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it mainly gaming you do or other tasks? Interested to know from some first hand experience how the two different platforms perform under Windows 10...

Comment reply on Gooberdad's Completed Build: 1983 Apple IIe

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed! Much appreciation for posting this Sir.

Comment reply on sky19900702's Completed Build: Kai's 4k gaming desktop

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to know that did it, yeah 2400 is the sweet spot for me too :)

Comment reply on JunkaDK's Completed Build: First build v.2.0 / i7-5930K / R9 Fury STRIX

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

Really damn tidy, sweet job :)

Comment reply on KingInTheNorth's Completed Build: The Weirwood

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Real tidy and great choice of storage +1

Comment reply on uncommonvortex's Completed Build: Red Menace

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree about your PSU relative to overall build, but the incorrectly listed 92mm Noctua does not scream any overclock, it runs pretty cool on my old 65W Phenom though :)

Comment reply on reveille45's Completed Build: New Gaming PC (After 5-6 years of console gaming)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

That explains your RAM OC problems, never mix kits as they are binned to work together as a set... Also 32GB on 3000 is quite a lot for an IMC that's technically rated for 2133, certainly possible but will depend on your CPU and say need a little tweaking :)

Comment reply on teeseeuu's Completed Build: Herlaklion

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I hear you. Yeah think it is gonna be a pretty interesting year for GPU's, guess only time will tell though...

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