So the claim for the Archer T8E is that it supports Windows 10 with a new driver update. This is a half truth. I can confirm what other reviewers have stated, that the 5GHz wifi signal isn't recognized immediately in Windows 10. I installed the Archer T8E and the latest driver from TP-Link's website (http://www.tp-link.com.au/download/Archer-T8E.html#Driver) which I had downloaded to a USB drive. Once the T8E was installed, only the 2.4GHz band would connect to my TP-Link Archer C9 router. In my research to figure out why the 5GHz band wouldn't connect or why Windows 10 wouldn't even pickup the signal, I discovered the following:
TLDR; so I made the Channel change manually to my router and now my desktop gaming PC is using the T8E on Windows 10 (post Anniversary update) on the 5GHz band.
So glad someone finally posted a Cougar QBX build. I was very interested to see how practical it was to build in because I really like the simple aesthetics. Looks don't always translate to being a good case.
Sucks about the intake filters. They look very much like the basic mesh filters on my Cooler Master Storm Enforcer. Not the best and you definitely have to clean them.
Thanks for sharing.
Jealous of that PC-O series case. Been wanting one since its announcement for a display case build. Just so expensive and not readily available in the US.
This Silverstone power supply comes with an ATX PSU mounting adapter. That's the only "incompatibility" that PCPartpicker doesn't catch automatically.
The H75 PC cooler is a slim radiator that fit the tower. Even in push-pull configurations. You can actually fit a fat H80i as well.
Yea I can see that. However, doesn't the Other title just kind of make it a catch-all for a bunch of random posts versus a section dedicated to maintenance of hardware, software, firmware?
Thanks for the feedback. Good to know how quiet they can be.
Nice upgrades and color scheme. How are those Aerocool DS fans? With so many in the rig, do they perform and operate as silently as they are marketed to be? I was looking at upgrading my Aerocool Shark fans to the new DS models.
I feel like this rig should be racing in a Fast and Furious movie. Very nice.
Nice. Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking of building an HTPC/gaming rig for the living room on the cheap. The z97 version of this same mobo is $20 more.
The Asrock H97m-itx/ac supports overclocking for the G3258? Was that feature added in a recent BIOS update?
Not so much a big new company - Klevv is just the internal brand for SK Hynix. Who is very popular and reputable for their high quality dram chips in graphics cards. They just needed a new brand to compete with Samsung RAM and Micron's Crucial brand RAM.
Oh my. Little machine packs quite the punch. Don't forget to upgrade to the latest firmware for the Samsung 850 EVO SSD. It fixes some serious performance issues and brings it up to its rated speeds.
Out of curiosity, why not max out the board with 16GB of RAM considering the budget you put into it? 8GB is still great for now though.
Great build! Amazing you could get JJ Abrams to take photos of it for that sweet, sweet lens flare action.
Any particular reason you have the front intake fan on the drive cage? You can mount your HDDs in the upper cage and install the intake fan against the front for better draw through the front intake. Alternatively, the modular cages can be moved right next to the PSU and free up the entire front for more fan mounting positions.
Conventional wisdom is to have air flow coming in from the front of the case and exhausted out the back for two reasons. 1) Typically, you'll have dust filters on the front intake and not on the exhaust. 2) Natural convention of air as it warms up will rise from the front bottom intake to cool off the GPU and CPU. The warm air from these components will then rise to the top and rear exhausts naturally.
Personally, I would flip your exhaust fan back around for these two reasons.
Why do you need the molex splitters for your 270X? The card requires two 6-pin PCIe connectors and your CX500M PSU has two 6+2pin connectors. Just unsnap the +2pins and use each of the remaining 6-pin connectors.
For such a beatiful, simple, classy build please don't use LED strips. LEDs don't really keep things subtle with their uneven lighting and sometimes overly brightness. If you need some accent lighting then I'd recommend a cold cathode light for a softer, more even glow.
What's the reason for having the case rest on its side?
The crashing could be CPU temperature related. The FX-9590 has a TDP of 220W. The cooler you have is marketed with a cooling capacity of 200W. The 9590 is better served with a liquid cooling solution.
Is it really such a bother? I think you are making yourself bothered. I did not ask you read my posting...
Can I kindly ask that you no longer take over my classified post and leave it to others that would have interest in purchasing this SSD at this price or some other mutually agreed upon price?
Getting it for free really has no bearing in how this item is priced. Its the exact same product that you can find anywhere off the shelf.
I'm just asking $350 and offering free shipping. If it moves then it moves. I never said I had a problem with customers. I'm certainly not hurting if I don't sell it. Why can't I just post a proposed price? If someone were to instead ask if I would price match Amazon's price, I'd certainly be open to it.
I'll shoot you a private message.
No. Everything is in its original packaging. I'll even throw in the little congratulatory letter SamsungSSD sent with the prize. Just has my name on it is all. :)
That's kinda like saying I'd have better luck just giving it away for free. This is the premier line of SSDs available on the market and command more than $300.
Unfortunately, my pockets aren't as deep as Amazon's so free shipping with this unit would net a similar price to Amazon without them offering free shipping. A 1TB SSD for that price is a great deal, no doubt. Tough to beat except for Samsung's industry leading SSD performance and reliability. Though if you need capacity over performance then different strokes for different folks.
These power supplies might have saved you some trouble with the space and cable management.
Its so neat, clean, and polished...I just want to smudge it with a fingerprint because its so perfect in appearance ;).
Looks like my Samsung 850 EVO pricing prediction is initially off by $20. Though we'll see in 6 months how far down the introductory price of $139.99 goes.
Samsung 850 EVO
The rebate is through EVGA, not TigerDirect. I have not had any problems receiving a rebate from a purchase through TD and paid out by the OEM.
Get a 970. A single GPU setup is a more preferred option than a multi-card setup. The reason being, adding additional cards doesn't equate to 2x or 3x performance increases. Also, some games and apps don't play well with multicard setups.
I would personally recommend a SLI or Crossfire setup on the tightest of budgets when you only need to eke out a few more fps.
Check out this list. Note some are Multicolor LED fans, and of these some you can switch to a specific color and others you are stuck with all the colors on at the same time. So double check the specs.
Unless the final build will sit on carpet, I recommend flipping that PSU over so the fan draws in cool air through the bottom of the case.
Check out Bitfenix Alchemy Connect strips, NZXT, or Logisys. All offer green LEDs at varying lengths or as part of a RGB system.
I personally have the TL-WDN4800 in my PC. The main difference between the WDN4800 and the WN881ND is that the WDN4800 comes with 3 antennae, can operate on either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz wavelength, and up to speeds of 450Mbps.
So if you have a wireless router that offers dual-band wifi and speeds of at least 450Mbps, then go with the WDN4800. If you have a router that only operates at the 2.4GHz and 300Mbps, then you're missing half the benefits of the WDN4800 and would be better off with the WN881ND to save some money unless you upgrade your router.
Now that your build has had a taste of blood, it will be expecting a regular sacrifice to keep operating.
Pricing is starting to get more competitive with SSDs, even amongst the premier brands.
Samsung 840 EVO, Crucial M500 / M550 / MX100, and Sandisk Extreme II are some of the best to check out.
Nice deal stacking!
If you are buying the i7-4790K then you're best and only pairing in question is the Z97 motherboard. X99 chipset is only compatible with socket 2011-3 CPUs.
That Cryorg cooler sure is pretty.
i7-4790K is an unlocked CPU meaning you can overclock it. In order to do so, you will need a motherboard with a Z87 or Z97 chipset to make the most of that CPU. Asus, Asrock, MSI, Gigabyte are few reputable motherboard makers.
Here's a filtered list of compatible Z-chipset motherboards for the CPU.
The biggest differences are going to be the GPU and memory factory clock speeds of each card.
The other big difference is the physical aspects, two are blower style coolers (best for large cases) and one is the Nvidia reference design radial cooler (best for smaller cases to push heat out through the rear of the case). Along with the physical aspects, consider the length of each card to make sure it fits within your case.
Here's some options of simple clean looking ATX builds that I personally like the aesthetics of.
The Seidon 120V is noted to have a noisy "clicky" pump. The Seidon 120M is the quieter variant.
The 120V is under warranty for 2 years. You will not be able to replace the liquid in it as it a designed as a closed loop system.
Given the two options, I would go with the Hyper 212 EVO. Add a second fan for push-pull configuration for even better cooling.
Yes. See these images.
A wired network adapter is a device that allows you to connect the internet or other device via a hardwired cable connection (such as Cat6e ethernet cable).
A wireless network adapter is a device that connections to the internet or other device via a wifi connection. Common wifi protocols are 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Yes you are correct. A pea sized amount on the center of the CPU will suffice. The pressure of the cooler plus the heat of the CPU will spread the paste between the surfaces of the CPU and cooler base plate.
Check out this awesome updated thread on best low-profile cards:
It's even broken down to best available single-slot cards.
It will not be a bottleneck; however, when talking about such high-end graphics cards then you'd be better off pairing them with at least a Core i5.