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Comment reply on ESSE_ELLE's Completed Build: D10S - DAN A4 SFX

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

AMAZING SFF build! The second picture says it all. I didn't even realize that the Flex PSU is right next to the 1080Ti. They need to make a vented, acrylic side panel for all of these SFF cases. I saw that your idle temps are around 22C and that it maintains 50/60C, which is excellent. How are the GPUs temps when gaming, or under heavy load?

Regarding the T12, is the only original part from the AIO the pump-block? Did you simply remove the tubing and replace it with fittings? It almost fits perfectly.

Comment reply on guricchio's Completed Build: Greyscale mini-ITX triple wide wall mounted 1440p floating desk build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely understandable. Personally, I don't want to use any strips / controllers to illuminate the inside of the case. Do the fans, RGB on the mobo, AIO pump, and GPU's LED light up the inside of your case enough to not need any strips?

I'm planning to add some lighting to my case by changing the stock fans on the case and the 2 push-pull on my Hyper 212 Black. There would be two 2-140s in the front, 2-120s on the CPU's 212 for push-pull, and a single 140mm on the back for exhaust. Do you think white-LED ML120/ML140 fans alone would be enough to light up the case to show off the components?

Comment reply on guricchio's Completed Build: Greyscale mini-ITX triple wide wall mounted 1440p floating desk build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful rig, boss! Perfect space for a 3-monitor setup, an enormous amount of desk real-estate available, window for natural light. I love rigs where the main parts of the build illuminates the inside, without any need for lighting strips.

Would you happen to have a shot of the case turned on, with the side panel on&off, so it would show the lighting?

Comment reply on Jaustinpage's Completed Build: Mini ITX Solidworks machine for robotics

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, sir! Loving the clean layout in a case this portable. The TU-100A is my dream case; I told "Simmons572" that his custom "Chiaki" was my ideal gaming rig. You have noctuas for solid airflow, great FSP flex PSU, and that NH-U9S fits perfectly for exhaust out the back.

Curiosity: 1) How much does it weigh? have you found a proper backpack / duffle / shoulder-bag that supports the case or do you simply use the handle? 2) How are your temps now? You posted CPU-load around 77*C.

Comment reply on kevdinsation's Completed Build: Qakuqtuq - First Gaming PC Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do keep us updated! It's a well-executed build. When I've researched on M.2 heatsinks, most of the times they're reviewed as a hit or miss. I feel like one is needed for the drive slot on the backside of the mobo, especially in smaller enclosures.

Have you thought about switching the fan to the other side so the rad would be attached to the front fan & be in a push-pull config?

Comment reply on pokysamba's Completed Build: First Build | Synthwave

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cotton Candy Cabling. As far as colorways go, this just fell into my top-5. The cable routing is beautiful, specifically the execution of the colorway. In the second pic, I can feel a wave riding throughout the mobo and GPU cables.

Each H400 build I pass by, the more I'm inclined to purchase cablemods and combs. Would you happen to have a picture minus the window in the dark?

Comment reply on kevdinsation's Completed Build: Qakuqtuq - First Gaming PC Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful B&W build. I feel that a hybrid GPU is the perfect card for an ITX-tower rig. The dual M.2 setup is the way to go, especially since it deletes cables. The wires could be straightened out a bit, but other than that, what a lovely setup.

  • Regarding the load temps you posted, were they achieved during gaming, benchmarking, stressing?
  • How well does the SS M.2 heatsink perform?
  • What's with the fan inbetween the front intake and GPU radiator?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler needed for my AMD Ryzen 5 2600 build."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget (want & max)?

Comment reply on CornishPasty79's Completed Build: Good Things Come in Small Packages

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I love execution inside of the H200. The red+black scheme, the Chromax covers and red on the GPU are perfect; the exhaust fan perfectly-positioned with the D15S. However, the only eyesore is that empty SSD-mount. Have you thought about using a Pi-display to show temps & usage?

Comment reply on SkyJohnson's Completed Build: I Sold My Soul To Corsair (First Build Revision)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the SSD before the M.2, so I had to do a "complete copy". Now, my MX500 has about 100GB left, so I'd like to use it for "immediate" storage like you said. I resorted to using an old 256GB samsung SSD for games, but after Hitman 2 and NBA 2K19, it has around 60 gigs left. My 500GB WD blue is still alive from my previous 2 builds, but I'm spoiled by the loading times; I can't go back to a traditional HD. Hence, why I'm looking at hybrid drives at the least.

At this exact moment, I'm looking at the prices for 1TB+ SSDs, M.2s, and hybrid drives. If I were to put Hitman and NBA on a traditional HD, would the load times be at HD-speeds?

Comment reply on sourcekappie's Completed Build: i3 8100 E-Sports PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was in his situation, I would've aimed at a 1-2TB M.2.

Aside from the PSU, it's a great build for eSports titles.

Comment reply on fred.david4263's Completed Build: My First Build!!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving the setup of the entire room. A small and clean rig. TV accessible from the bed and workstation, even simultaneously if you had guests. I'd personally have the chassis on the right side to enjoy the internals, but its yo' life :) Excellent use of the spacing.

The only issue I'd have is how exposed the back of your workstation is relative to your bed. Have you thought about making a custom divider of some sort, or have you had no problems or scares whatsoever?

Comment reply on Larswick's Completed Build: Sweet 16 gaming build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice 1080p build; he is one lucky kid. Great choices on the hardware, especially with the M.2 WD Black. Hopefully, he'll venture out into the newer, more demanding titles so he can enjoy the true power of the system.

Comment reply on SkyJohnson's Completed Build: I Sold My Soul To Corsair (First Build Revision)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice simplistic setup. I'm loving the real estate on that desk; what's the setup/brand?

Also, I use my M.2 for OS/priority and the SSD's for mass storage. I'm looking for a 2-4TB drive for storage but I've been spoiled by decreased loading times, so I'm curious about your experience so far with an HD in the mix. How's the 2TB-Cuda working out?

Comment reply on SkyJohnson's Completed Build: Hot Or Knot? (Slipknot-Themed Budget Console Killer Attempt)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job with the choices for the budget. For the sake of longevity, I'd urge him to change the case to one with better airflow.

Comment reply on SpotYS's Completed Build: Stealth Nano Evo

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build. This is the first rig I've seen with the new EK-Fluid kit and it looks sublime. Also loving the dual m.2 drives for less cables.

Super clean and flawlessly executed, my good sir.

Comment reply on sahl's Completed Build: Blacked Out PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm biased towards all black builds. Nonetheless, this is still super clean.

I think in-case lighting from an AIO/Air Cooler (RGB), RAM sticks, and video card are all that's needed for someone who wants an understated rig and illumination to show off the beautiful hardware. In my opinion, don't use any strips, and if you want lighting from your fans, you could use those Phanteks Halo covers with fans that perform way better than the stock Aer Fs.

Well done, sir!

Comment reply on TowerOfCheesah's Completed Build: 2080ti build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. It's been a while since I've seen a 540 with pure air cooling. However, I'm really loving the amount of real-estate on that desk, especially with the stand for the monitor and speakers.

Comment reply on DTheut4's Completed Build: The God of Content Creation.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid build! Take pride in having a job at 14 to pay for your rig, but more importantly, enjoy the rig of your labors. I suggest a fan towards the bottom of the front panel to provide cool air towards your GPU. I have the H400, so if the H500's layout is anything like it, you could add a static-optimized fan for a push-pull config on your M22.

P.S. - Keep that g-bar in your savings. You've got your whole life ahead of you to blow money.

Comment reply on Simmons572's Completed Build: Chiaki - Heavily Modified uSFF Gaming Rig - Lian Li PC-TU 100

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The pleasure is all mine, sir. Seriously, I love how you customized that case so much. It's exactly how I imagine the perfect LAN rig - side panel showing off basically all of your components, proper intake fans for GPU cooling and one to push cool air through the system, and awesome exhaust fans.

With regards to the Flex PSU, is it performing well? Have you checked if the proper voltage/amps are being sent to your parts (via HWMonitor or HWInfo)? Also, your CPU temps say 90*C under load, but your GPU is under 60. Are your temps still the same?

Comment reply on Simmons572's Completed Build: Chiaki - Heavily Modified uSFF Gaming Rig - Lian Li PC-TU 100

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This is exactly what I would want in a case. A handle, small form factor (imo), and great airflow. Brilliantly executed, sir!

Just curious, how much does the rig weigh?

Comment reply on Roenshinigami's Completed Build: The Man in Black

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice setup! It's almost as if the 212 Black was build for the Define Mini C...

I'm using the H400, though I just built my setup with the same CPU, cooler, and Mobo. Have you tried OC'ing it yet?

Comment reply on Melonjo's Completed Build: Gaming PC built for my Best Mate (2018 Build)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very smooth setup, Melonjo! Simplicity at its finest.

Thanks for posting the desk, I was stuck on the Linnmon's dimensions, but I didn't wanna pull the trigger until I saw a setup with it.

Comment reply on JukeFactory's Completed Build: "RTIC XTAL" (aka Arctic Crystal)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This is in my top 5 favorite builds to date. Excellent job, sir. From the ROG plate under the GPU, to the Mortar-Pestle, it's so damn beautiful. No more consoles; you're now a PC addict... and I see where you get your fix. BRAVO!

The only thing that would make this an 11/10 is if the Rx was lit-up like a neon sign outside of Mom-Pop pharmacies.

PS - Best of luck with your pharm. career! I'm also going into medicine - aiming for Physician's Assistant.

Comment reply on Jhoangvan's Completed Build: InWin A1 - ROG

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in love; perfectly executed in an ITX case. Who knew they allowed p*rn on PCPartPicker?!

JW, how's the 1080Ti doing on temps?

Comment reply on r1ddl3's Completed Build: Ncase M1: Full Hardline Water Loop

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful, so sublime. One of the best hardlines I've seen - KUDOS!

I love those skinny fans at the bottom.

Comment reply on chefboryahomboi's Completed Build: My first build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations & keep up the hard work! The build is understated, yet elegant.

I currently have Edifier R1280T speakers; I sure love them. Depending on your budget, I would look at Yamaha's HS5s, Audioengine's A2+ & A5+. If you're going to work hard, make sure that hard earned money is well-spent.

*The silver lining of being raised poor: nowhere to go but up. Hell, I didn't have DVR until last year...

Comment reply on b44lu's Completed Build: Node 804 Watercooled 7700k + 1080ti Gaming Rig

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautifully executed, sir. The loop is immaculate. I'm actually jealous of how clean both the system and the setup are. That desk is the perfect size for the MM300 and Node 804, with enough space for low sensitivity for competitive gaming.

Simply curious, what are your reasons for picking the Node 804? I just built a new rig but I stuck it inside of my huge Corsair 500R because I wanted to be sure of the right case. I'm torn between the Node 804, Define Mini C, Phanteks' mATX Evolv, and Corsair's 280x.

Comment reply on turtsis's Completed Build: 1500$ great gaming build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I was curious about the $1500 build title until I saw the 2070.

I’m sure the 4K @ 250fps ability was the primary factor, resulting in being future proof, but the lack of an SSD is my major concern. Even a 128GB for ~$30 would show amazing result for booting and your favorite games.

Comment reply on ath1337's Completed Build: Portable 4K mATX Build - Hybrid Cooled Titan Xp

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful portable build!

I spot one intake at the bottom, and 3 exhausts total. With that negative pressure, do the openings (and little nooks and crannies) build up with dust?

How are your temps currently? During idle & demanding games...

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Noc Noc, Who's There?! F@H Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

TR4 Monochromatic Beauty. Perfectly executed! Props

It's so beautiful, my browser refuses to close the tab.

Comment reply on mountainLobster's Completed Build: Bronze Bomber

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I have the B450 version of that mobo; what voltage are you using for the CPU right now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd want to get 4.0-4.2Ghz with the 2600, yet you've convinced me to do with air-cooling regardless.

Nevertheless, I'd stick with the stock Wraith until I can think of the best setup for my needs, considering I'd want to put the build in a smaller space than my current Corsair 500R gigantico-case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan on using just the CPU. That's why I'm debating on the 1660Ti to hold me until Zen 2, or the 2200G+1660Ti combo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Supposedly, they're going to release them and the x570 socket around June or July.

Comment reply on Fluffy110's Completed Build: My gaming pc

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. You have a decent 1080p platform to build upon. Also, Ryzen takes a performance boost using higher ram speed, and since you have a 2100mhz-kit, I'd suggest against it. IMO, the best "upgrade" is trying to sell that 1060-3GB PNY, and use that money on upgrading your GPU, like an RX 580 - 8GB model.

You never said how much $$ you were willing to spend on the upgrade. What kind of monitor are you using (size, refresh rate, etc...)? What kind of games are you planning on playing, specifically if possible. Once you provide context, it'll help people with recommendations.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The ASRock X370M Pro4 should suffice, right?

(The 2200G is $2 more and newer than the 1200) Choices are 2200G+1660Ti, then upgrade the CPU when the time is right. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/McBMNQ OR https://pcpartpicker.com/list/C92XQZ Go with the 2600+RX580-8GB, then upgrade the GPU when possible.

I'll see if I can find benchmarks with these exact combinations. If you have any other ideas, please let me know. I appreciate the input, good sir. Thank you once again!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always looked at the 2600 as the main CPU for my next build, but I always thought I could just upgrade to a Ryzen 5/7 model when the money is right.

Regarding the "max 1080p", I won't have that unless I decided to go with the likes of the 1660Ti or 1070. Another equally important issue is that I mainly play CS:GO, which isn't nearly as demanding as the other games. It's the challenge of playing the other titles: e.g. Battlefield, Far Cry 5, Fortnite, GTA:V, PUBG, etc... with great framerates that bothers me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading current PC for budget gaming PC! Opinions Welcomed!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually surprised you fit a 2600 with only a small bump in total cost. I should have led out with this: I have an H100i (the older model but not the one with the fan control on the block), and I didn't want to look for the AM4 bracket, or wait for Corsair to send me one. Should I buy a two fans for my H100i cooler? Or go with an air-cooler solution?

The case I have right now is a modified Corsair 500R, but it's just too damn big for my liking. It's heavy, takes up a considerate amount of desk space, and I've always wanted a smaller footprint. Also, I wanted a case that's easy to bring to my friend's pad, occasionally.

As far as the MSI B450M PRO-VDH, I can see the heatsink for the vram/mosfet, but how is it regarding overclocking? Of Course I'll look at reviews on it right now, but any input would help.

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