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neuronalbit's Completed Build: Behemoth

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 6 hours ago

I don't think I've every seen anyone go full liquid metal on a threadripper cpu before. +1 for your commitment. Also the build on itself is awesome.

TasyWheat's Completed Build: TastyWheat's Iron Patriot

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 25 days ago

Did someone say "Freedom!?"

StriggityStrack's Completed Build: First PC Build (2017) My Study

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

I don't know which I love more, the desk or how you play zelda.

MO4SVu7zYU4ybWNmMr's Completed Build: M4 Sherman

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

I had no idea what you were talking about until I went through each picture. As Lemmingslayer said; "No"

GambitTech's Completed Build: Best Friend Build Evolution

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Amazing how much cable extensions can clean up a build. Nice job!

captainbiglegs's Completed Build: Gaming Rig 2019

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Old school looking, and I love it!

jrns17's Completed Build: Upgrade to #BlueBeast [i9 9900K]

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Going from a dual core to a 9900k. That's not a leap, that's like a four hour flight!

dextar20's Completed Build: Project SnowStorm

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Good looking, build! The cable management is really clean. How long exactly did that take you?

Alpha41190's Completed Build: High end build

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, I'm late to post this, but how would your rate this case as "easy to build." I'm thinking about getting this case.

halloween119's Completed Build: ARMY of RGBNESS

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Groovy

dannywa212's Completed Build: Dream Machine

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I'm a little lost for words, so I'm going to sum my feelings up into two words; God Damn!

Out of curiosity, is there anything that you wish you could change if you could do it all over again?

ismxeel_1151's Completed Build: Built My First Gaming Rig

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Based on the 'recommended requirements' for Black Ops 4 and and Battlefield 5, a gtx 970 should be good enough. So long you aren't looking to play 60+ fps on max settings. A gtx 1060 6gb is recommended, but a 970 should be fine for those games.

ismxeel_1151's Completed Build: Built My First Gaming Rig

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Good to hear that you already have a GPU in mind to upgrade to. What games do you usually play/plan on playing?

ismxeel_1151's Completed Build: Built My First Gaming Rig

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Bottlenecking your hardware doesn't cause any physical harm to your hardware. In this case, your 750 ti is holding back the frequency of your display output (frames per second). Pretty much your CPU (congrats on your upgrade by the way) is going to be able to issuing out many commands in-game, but your GPU will be falling behind in rendering the display. At idle (not playing games) this would not occur because there is hardly anything happen so your GPU can keep up (or not have to do anything). When playing games or other GPU intensive programs your 750 ti will show signs of bottlenecking though.

ismxeel_1151's Completed Build: Built My First Gaming Rig

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Looks good to me.

Personally though,I would say put more money to performance than aesthetics (but that would be the pot calling the kettle black). More modern components can really help you in performance, but if they are able to get the job done then its really no issue. On my first build, I went with the i7 4790k for the same price as the 6700k processor, all because the z97 motherboard was $10 cheaper than the z170 motherboards. The down side to going with older components is that they won't last as long as the more current ones in temrs of "future proofing." Although, all I did was play older games, so there would have been no gain in performance either way.

nakaman's Completed Build: Big Chonker back from the dead

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Oh Lawd, He comin'!

Good job, by the way

Sjtaylor56's Completed Build: The Green Goblin

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Ha! Nice

Sjtaylor56's Completed Build: The Green Goblin

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Willem Dafoe, is that you?

Nice job by the way. Very clean

Harkonblood's Completed Build: Niece and Nephew's Christmas presents

drferrell 2 Builds 4 points 1 month ago

That is one (two) generous gift you just gave. Also, nice job!

I would have been the evil uncle and said something like "one of them doesn't perform as well as the other, so decide who gets what." Then leave them to figure out which one was better.

spacemad's Completed Build: Quieter than usual DAW + gaming build

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

This build is made up of a lot of my desired parts for my dream build. I demand more pictures (if its not a hassle). Over all, I'm envious.

aznsniper911's Completed Build: My Last Build As A Single Man V2

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

What did you tell her? "I only spent $1,000." Or that you got a this system for cheap?

aznsniper911's Completed Build: My Last Build As A Single Man V2

drferrell 2 Builds 12 points 2 months ago

You spent more on fans than a majority of people on this site spent on their builds. That alone is an accomplishment.

and a damn good looking accomplishment it is.

Varatras's Completed Build: $8500 Mass Effect Themed PC

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Nice build!

Could you some more....... calibrating

ImXulian's Completed Build: MY PC

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I wish you luck in finding a 1080 ti, they're just about gone. I think newegg still has some of the evga ftw3 gtx 1080 ti. I have the evga sc gtx 1080 ti and I think it works great.

ImXulian's Completed Build: MY PC

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Love the aesthetics. What GPU are you planning on getting?

bsmods's Completed Build: BSMods - Spitfire

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

As far as custom PC goes, this has to be the most unique (and awesome) build I have ever seen. Well done!

ssjhr's Completed Build: First Gaming Build

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Nice looking build! What games do you plan on playing?

bacon_ultimatum's Completed Build: Basic X470 ITX Build

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Cool build! Very neat and small. How are the thermals for your GPU? I've heard that the MSI Armor 1080 ti is infamous for getting too hot because it's literally the same cooler from the 1070/1080 model.

Kaim4869_K_1's Completed Build: Gaming PC made after making burgers for the past year

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Nice build! Good to see that flipping burgers can yield awesome results. I had to work with thousands of gallons of cow manure to afford my build.

ashcullen1989's Completed Build: FIRST BUILD- NZXT mini ITX- Little Blue!

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I like it, very clean

ohyesdanny's Completed Build: FIRST PC BUILD, WORTH IT

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Nice build, man. The best part of a first build is looking at it and knowing that you did it yourself (only to look at it a couple weeks later and think "Why did I do that and not this?!" At least that was my experience).

poc88's Completed Build: HP (Hidden Power)

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Even the power supply is overkill, I love it!

Uchenskoya's Completed Build: Toxic

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I knew about it, but only assumed that people who used their ssd's to the fullest or idiots who would go out of their way to purchase something they don't need (me) would go for.

Vairfoley's Completed Build: The Beloved Source 210

drferrell 2 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Nothing fancy, pure performance without murdering the wallet. I love it!

Uchenskoya's Completed Build: Toxic

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

"Then for some reason I bought-" I could sum up almost all of my PC building experience with that phrase. Just recently I bought an m.2 heatsink from EKWB for $17 US just because my msi z270 motherboard was reviewed as crap when the only thing my m.2 ssd does is operate as my boot drive.

bagwsp's Completed Build: C70 MkI SRK (formerly C70 MkV)

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Words fail me to describe how much I love this build. So, I'm just going to settle with freakin' awesome!

TextualPack2882's Completed Build: The SPOOKY PC

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Dear God, Man! Are you trying to give me a heart attack?!

Still a good PC though

Xsi's Completed Build: Frag machine

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Great build, and I love the PSU even more!

BuilderSTP's Completed Build: Black & White Compact OC

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Nice build! I got the same gpu for roughly the same price on Amazon. I would have preferred one from MSI, but it was too good to pass up.

Also, did your desk come with that mount for your PC? Cause that looks so much better than just having my pc two feet from my face.

Forum Topic "Windows 10 activation"

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

By "locks up," I mean that it a window will pop-up demanding that you 'activate windows' with your product key. This thing will keep you from using windows until you input your product key.

Again, this will not happen until a month has past after you have installed windows 10. In between that time span, you can use windows 10 as your OS like normal.

Forum Topic "Windows 10 activation"

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yes, it is possible. Once you've installed windows 10 you have a one month period to 'activate' it, or else it locks up. Until then however, you can use the OS as you like.

Forum Topic "Will a Dark rock 4 keep a 8700k cool?"

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Unless you plan on doing some over the top overclocking on your CPU, you've got nothing to worry about. I've got the older Dark Rock 3 for my 7700k, and it works like a dream.

YungKai21's Completed Build: My First Build!

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I don't do any streaming, nor watch people do streams (I don't have much free time), but from what I heard is that it really takes alot. Some people either go ball-to-the-wall with their PC (8+ cores, dual high-end GPU) to stream and play on the same PC. Or they build two PCs, one to play the game, the other to stream.

This might not be able to stream, but I think this is a great first-time build!

jacogoodman's Completed Build: First PC Build - "Quicksilver"

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I love the gtx 1070ti Titanium card. I actually have (no longer in my current build) the gtx 1070 quicksilver card and I freakin' loved it! The only problem I had with it was that the backplate had the red-dragon logo on it that completely ruined the black on silver appearance of the gpu. When the Titanium card came out, I was actually envious of the card because they got red of the red logo.

Nice build too, by the way.

Dero7258's Completed Build: First Time for everything lol

drferrell 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I like it! Hope you get a good CPU and motherboard in the future (if you still wanna upgrade, I think the 8350 is still a good cpu for gaming and stuff).

FruitCakeUnicorn's Completed Build: First PC Build! - Galileo

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

That is an impressive build for such a budget! Also looks good too.

I wouldn't worry too much about the GPU being red though. The blue LEDs easily hides the red.

gingepeedle's Completed Build: Daredevil Themed Gaming PC

drferrell 2 Builds 23 points 5 months ago

Love your build! But how about you take the daredevil theme one-step farther? (Don't plug in a monitor)

MEC-777's Completed Build: Rustic Rat Rod PC

drferrell 2 Builds 9 points 5 months ago

The PC of the future post-apocalyptic wonderland!

mrivnak's Completed Build: 2018 Build - Max Performance

drferrell 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

That has to be one of the best build I've seen, using nothing by Noctua fans. That feat in itself, is impressive!

Also, I just got the exact same GPU that used. I'm hyped for my 1080 ti!

jdavid.net's Completed Build: AMD Threadripper 2 2950x - 2x SLI 2080 TI- Define C SFF Mid ATX ( Fall 2018 )

drferrell 2 Builds 6 points 5 months ago

You trying to render the entire world there, buddy?

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