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Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you mean a better monitor? There's nothing wrong with the Viewsonic, it's treated me very well and performs very well.

The cooler is a custom water loop.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I find the blocks to absolutely stunning. Their quality is top notch and their performance doest trail very far from that of block like EK or Phantechs.

I was a little surprised to see the fins within the block to be slightly thicker than I'd expected and though that it'd be an impact on performance but they perform very well.

They're packaged with some thermal paste, some thermal pads, an RGB controller, the hardware, and a few ROG fan grills.

The blocks installed perfectly, I'd sacraficed an application of thermal paste to see how well the contact was on the die and it was all around covered with a pea sized amount. All of the hardware holes line up perfectly and the spacers for the raised areas were the perfect thickness.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I needed the room above the block for the Wi-Fi fan controllers. If I opt for the non wifi fans in the future, I may reorder and buy the P5 block.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I certainly can. I'm away on vacation right now but when I get home I'll tune everything up and run some benches on everything I can and post up the results.

With no tuneup I had a 37,200 Firestrike and a 22,500 in Timespy.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

They ran well abover 70° C so much so that it was borderline unusable and threatened damage to the cards.

When I had the air coolers on them with 3 slot spacing I couldn't keep my primary card cool enough to game steady, it would overheat after about an hour of gameplay with an extremely aggressive fan curve. It was then that I decided to liquid cool them both. The strix cards are also said to be one of the cooler running cards on the market.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I can hit a solid 120 FPS with raytracing in every game at 1440p. My 4K performance is also very good.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be a snob, but I do top of the line only. I couldn't live with myself buying an i7 when I know the i9 is there. If I were to do it, it'd be ab i9 9980, 9940 at the least and a Rampage VI Extreme Omega.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

There are two different models of the fans. One is the standard MF120 with WiFi controllers, the others are MF120S that are PWM and Aura controllable.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

$2,600 vs. $700 for 8 extra real world FPS, no thank you. Also, not to mention the additional $500 for a decent motherboard.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, they're terrible fans for a radiator application. They're mostly there for the appearance. The air isn't really directed in any one direction, it kind of just blows all over the place. Without the Arctic pullers on the back of the radiator l had fairly poor temperatures when it was a Ryzen system.

The fans come in a package of 3 with the controller. There are currently two fans unused as I had to buy two packages for one extra fan lol.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the way their parts look lol.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Hard work my dude... Well, not really. Just work.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! A lot of thought was put into thewayi wanted everything to look. I must've torn it apart six or seven times just to put it together the way I wanted it. The case looks like Swiss cheese with all the extra holes.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price it's an excellent monitor. It doesn't have anything like HDR but it still puts out a nice image. The ghosting is very, very minimal and the build quality is quite nice.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add more soon, I'm just away on vacation for the week.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I hadnt seen one like it either, so I figured I'd try something new.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll add more pictures soon.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

It took a lot of work to get it like this. I had to relocate a lot of components and brackets. The GPUs are 3" lower than they're supposed to be and the PSU bracket was rotated 90° from its original fan out configuration. I also had to drill a lot of holes to mount the fan receivers and the waterway.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I built an FX 8320 for about two weeks which doesn't really count, I didn't put much meaningful use into it.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

I'll be going with AMD for my girlfriends PC soo, so hopefully everything g goes smoothly.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the fans while they were on sale lol.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

I have to build my girlfriend a PC soon and will be using a 2700X and a micro ATX a P1 so hopefully everything goes smoothly. I'm sure it will though as it'll be with 2x8GB of RAM and a single RX580.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 9 points

That's what I love about RGB, I can make it whatever color I want

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I surprised myself with how well it turned out.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 6 points

It's like going from a Geo Metro to a Pagani Zonda R. It's an absolute dream.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite is clear, just something about the way the light shines through it.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I put it down to very bad luck, I used to be an AMD diehard, but have now been opened up to the other side.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Just the son of a common folk.

Comment reply on McBoost's Completed Build: The Game Station

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It does lol. I'd saved up for a very long time to get this this done.

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