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Comment reply on Tattedblue's Completed Build: Antec Striker / Cyberpunk 2077

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Something this beautiful should win a design award.

Comment reply on 80ishplus's Completed Build: Rust

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Looks amazing and very stylish, but watch for liquid spills.

Comment reply on jimmy9800's Completed Build: Threadripper 3990x build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

10 grand for a pc? How are you this rich?

Comment reply on Chris1302's Completed Build: Jonsbo U3 Silent Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Very interesting case, looks super compact. I would have preferred if they put the power supply on the bottom, they way it is held by those metal clips at the top makes me nervous. In fact I would just flip the case upside down for peace of mind :) USB at the top and power button at the bottom.

Comment reply on gsuberland's Completed Build: Tyrael

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing and absolute overkill. Do upload more pictures of the build if you can that shows the whole thing in normal lighting. Curious to see how it all looks.

Comment reply on Gooberdad's Completed Build: 1979 Apple II plus

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought you're gonna gut it and build an overkill pc in it.

Comment reply on barbecueoven's Completed Build: Minecraft server pc (first build)

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice selection, both hardware and OS. Well optimized use of money.

Comment reply on DarthDevioratoris's Completed Build: RAIJINTEK OPHION

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

uh okay, it says 599 for gtx 1070 in your part list. nice build tho

Comment reply on DarthDevioratoris's Completed Build: RAIJINTEK OPHION

  • 7 months ago
  • 0 points

Did you really spend $600 for a gtx 1070?

Comment reply on imps959's Completed Build: My Daughter's PC (My 2nd Build)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think that will work. For single GPU, it should typically be in the first slot closest to the CPU. You'll have to read your motherboard's manual for this type of thing.

Comment reply on hasruwn_9's Completed Build: Chay ITX

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This computer looks like it’s been pressed from the sides.

Comment reply on dokyasde's Completed Build: i5 7600k GTX 1060 Custom Water cooled

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you buy this used? 7600k is an old one.

Comment reply on imps959's Completed Build: My Daughter's PC (My 2nd Build)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, with your current CPU, you do. Integrated graphics in a processor is essentially another mini graphics card. So right now you basically have two graphic cards in your system, one that comes with the CPU and one that you bought. And if you look around in BIOS you’ll probably find something that allows you to switch which graphics unit should be used to drive the displays.

Comment reply on vfridman's Completed Build: 32 TB All Flash UnRAID Server

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it looks great. You've done a good job. It's interesting that unraid is allowing you to create virtual machines. I knew it was a NAS os, but apparently it's also a type 1 hypervisor. Looking at the docs, it looks like it's being shipped with standard KVM you'd find in most linux distributions. This alone makes it more useful than FreeNas imo.

Comment reply on vfridman's Completed Build: 32 TB All Flash UnRAID Server

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. I'm not sure why a NAS server needs a beefy GPU, a fancy case, and a light show with water pipes. Normally they run in a rack tower in some basement. But I guess it can serve as a decorative piece.

Also at this price point, it may have been worth it to consider enterprise SSDs and a proper server platform with a UPC battery and all the extra jazz for reliability. But hey, if desktop platform comes out cheaper, maybe it makes more sense.

Comment reply on nairdaysg's Completed Build: Workstation for Unreal Development and 3D rendering

  • 8 months ago
  • 0 points

905P would’ve been way faster at random access than any 970 pro raid array will ever be.

Comment reply on schwartzinator's Completed Build: Project: Atlas

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

At this budget, if you waited a little more, you could have went with 10980xe that just got released, 18 core for 1000 bucks.

Comment reply on mimmus's Completed Build: [draft] firts build - er niño

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

68 for cooling and 85 for motherboard doesn't make sense. I would have gone with stock cooler and 150 for the motherboard. Something like Asus Prime X470-Pro is right now only 140 USD which is approx 127 euros. And it's significantly better VRM, better USB, better PCIe, better audio, it's a class above what you've selected.

Comment reply on gateboy0295's Completed Build: First time custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

215 watts is the power this card draws from the wall under load, not the power it dissipates as heat. Given it is an efficient card, a small percentage of that energy gets wasted as heat. Either way, I can’t imagine why a stock fan on heatsink and heat pipes would be inadequate to deal with that. If you had a dual 2080 Ti in a tight case, maybe, but all this cooling set up looks insane to me. It’s a lot more decorative than functional.

Comment reply on gateboy0295's Completed Build: First time custom loop

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice component selection, but 800 dollars for cooling a single, low power gpu??

Comment reply on DragonJ's Completed Build: Utopia

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I just looked at this online review of the WA7 fireflies https://kenrockwell.com/audio/woo/wa7.htm. It's distortion ratings are terrible. At low output impedance which is supposed to drive a headphone, the total harmonic distortion is rising to over 3% and up to 10% which is garbage by any audiophile standards. They must have messed something up in their analog circuit. Any THD+N rating above 0.001% over the entire 20-20kHz is exiting the audiophile realm and entering mass market products, and anything above 1% is already audible coloration of the sound. Just your ALC1220 on your motherboard is capable of 0.00115% THD, and that's the DAC on your mainstream motherboard. I bet your Focal cans will sound better on your motherboard if you follow the line level output with a properly designed analog buffer. If you want to see what the specs for a real HiFi headphone amplifier looks like see Neurochrome HP-1 (https://www.neurochrome.com/hp-1-ultra-high-end-headphone-amp/) for example. As mentioned by xujan, Chord Hugo is another excellent DAC with ultra-low distortion and 127dBA dynamic range. Compare that to WA7 Fireflies that gets 91-97 dBA dynamic range. At $1000, you might have gotten ripped off buying your headphone amp.

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

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait what? i7-9800X is $600, 8 core, 16 threads, 44 lanes, 4 memory channels, and EVGA x299 FTWK is $200, so with $600 + $200 = $800 you could get it done, which is about $100 cheaper than your current set up. The only downside is lower clock rate.

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

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

dual 2080ti but only 16 lanes of pcie? You're going to bottleneck that very fast. I would have gone with a processor that supports 32lanes+.

Comment reply on SumtinWong88's Completed Build: Walnut Wall-E

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Cute build. Thumbs up from me.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

$15-30 bucks gets you a very decent heatsink and fan combo that does more than adequately at stock speeds. 9900k + heatsink = 525 + 25 = $550. 9700k + watercooling/radiator/fancy setup: $410 + $130 = $540.

The cooling solution is simply over-emphasized and is a big source of waste for money. As long as you are within the designed thermal window, it makes no difference 48 degrees vs 52.

The only time you might needs extra fancy cooling is when overclocking, and that's wasting away electricity, converting it into useless heat that needs to be removed.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The difference between 9900k and 9700k is $100.

Comment reply on selwynsimsek's Completed Build: VR and ray tracing developer's PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It's times like this when you gotta buy a window-less pc case to hide it all away.

Comment reply on ThoughtA's Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

It's totally insane to spend 100+ dollars on a cooling fan for CPU, yet have a weaker CPU. All that water cooling fad can be replaced by a simple heatsink+fan combo for so much cheaper, and put the extra money towards a better processor like 9900k for double the threads. If you aren't overclocking the CPU, it's more efficient and you get less waste heat/energy. DDR4-2800 is complete waste of money also, you can buy DDR4 2666 without overclocking the ram and get a very attractive discount.

Comment reply on pammon's Completed Build: i7 Is Hot, Let's Go Chopin!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You build C++ code on your TV? That’s an odd entertainment.

Comment reply on Snackyllama's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 2600 X470 Battlefield Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

was thinking the same thing. It doesn't make a lot of sense to spend more money on RAM than on the processor. Maybe he has a specific memory-intensive task?

Comment reply on Dugn8r's Completed Build: DeClassified Systems' X299 + X399 BadVolf Volchara Desk Build - "Erebus"

  • 29 months ago
  • 34 points

There is a 10 dollar mail-in rebate hahahahahaha

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