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Comment reply on cmdr_flint's Completed Build: Cat Proof Build!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wives;

The main hurdle of PC Builders since day 1.

R.I.P. Open Case, but beautiful move, very nice. +1

Comment reply on marktongarcia's Completed Build: Esxi Plex server - 2015

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably a switch or something along those lines so he can transfer the data over Wire vs Wireless

Comment reply on Autorun's Completed Build: Historia 1.0

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 4/8 DIMMS... just can't upvote ;)

Comment reply on zagi1990's Completed Build: Orange MicroATX

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

LTT finds this, guaranteed upvote lol

Comment reply on Whyme29's Completed Build: AMX25t

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Too bad I only like Otemu and Cherry Blue's :P Or Blacks for coding, need to mentally register them codes

Comment reply on Whyme29's Completed Build: AMX25t

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the M65 Pro White RGB for work... so maybe :P No Mech keyboard though, would drive colleagues insane lmao

Comment reply on KillaCam86's Completed Build: MSI Juggernaut

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Sag makes Ziggy Saaaadddd... very nice theme though

Comment reply on disco-cowboy's Completed Build: Coffee Lake Beasty Boys

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Love how you used the EPS to hide the Kraken cables, wonderful idea. One day my kids will hopefully bask in new builds like this, but life first... Plus I have enough into their cars already lol, and they can barely ride bikes :) +1

Comment reply on ken2esq's Completed Build: Silverstone Compact VR build

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Try adding dampers (rubber or wedges or something) between the fan and drive cage to make the hum go away. Probably flat out vibration. Or Silverstone's on fan cover are a tad notorious for contacting the fan blades ever so slightly.

Comment reply on ken2esq's Completed Build: White Phoenix - BitFenix Neo (white) build

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Agreed, either the 760 was damaged or flawed. the 760 is still a viable 1080p card.

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

3 cores, no threads, old as dirt. :) well, for the new generation anyways. I still remember sub 500 Mhz single core CPU's being all the rage

Comment reply on LeFunny's Completed Build: RGB Skin Insanity

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

On the upside, there is so much RGB the sheer awesomeness blinds the cable managment Nazi's. Bravo and wonderful description and build. +1

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

At 10 years old that is still an amazing accomplishment. Great job :) Enjoy it as well

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :) He is very proud.

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It would scare anyone, I was amazed the thing booted tbh

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

When he gets older, he will have more than this. This was literally tossed together from scraps I had around. Thanks for the concern :)

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Goober! Same as you, just wanna keep the kids happy :)

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Still two to go here, now my 2 girls want to do theirs. only $400 more in parts to go!

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It will. I'm glad. I shall. He most definitely is ;)

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: 6 Year Old's First Build, Scraps from Daddy's Cave

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you Eltech. I have been building/customizing computers since I was 12-13 (Pentium II/III Era) so to see my son surpass me, and of course have a MUCH more powerful first computer than myself (P III 450Mhz, 256MB RAM, 20GB HDD, Savage4 16MB AGP GPU) and not prebuilt to boot... well I am just a Happy Pappy :)

Comment reply on paul.lore's Completed Build: Brain

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful Build, plus +1 for an X99 Canuck Brother! Agreed, the X99 platform is so overlooked as an optional high IPC and core count option while not having the new premium cost associations while having more feature availability. Just FYI, I played around with my 6850K and was able to bench a stable 4.7~ GHz while maintaining thermals on my H100i V2. The NH-U14S should be able to hold comparable... or at least 4.5 without Thermal constriction but you have better airflow than my P400S. Again, beauty build.

Comment reply on Eltech's Completed Build: Okurimono (???)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

If this question comes to mind, “Why in the world would you spend this much on such a motherboard for such simple uses?” I would respond back, “Why not?”

Good gracious do I agree with this. I hate systems built with high end CPU's, GPU's, etc and they skimp on motherboards. It's literally the backbone of the whole build and just because that $100 Z Motherboard supports overclocking, doesn't mean it will do it well. And may not have support for things like X-Fire or SLI, M.2 NVME (more common than you think) etc.

As per the norm, beautiful build Eltech. Well done and documented. +1

Comment reply on TheotherguyYT's Completed Build: The Rusty PC

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

If it is active, then your SSD is slowing down. And that is probably because that is a TLC on a Marvel controller, slightly dated memory controller for SSD's. If it isn't active, activate then after a few reboots speed should improve. This will help you find if you have it enabled or not. Lower end SSD's may not have it active out of the box.

Comment reply on TheotherguyYT's Completed Build: The Rusty PC

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Is TRIM active on the SSD? That could be the culprit if it's off, as it clears no longer in use sectors. Other than that thanks for sharing your build :)

Comment reply on ModMyMods's Completed Build: Project Lake Effect

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

Looks like its going to an M.2 to PCI-E x4 adapter with a block... that's actually pretty sick

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

With the air cooler. And I realized I used the Ryzen Master software, RealTemp reported 26 idle, 22 (ambient) with the Deepcool

Comment reply on Cruznik80's Completed Build: 1st AMD Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be THAT guy, but I really hope you didn't pay $500 US for a 4 Generation old Mid tier card :/ Don't get me wrong, nice little build, but that would be just heart wrenching to hear someone got you that good

Comment reply on Lager11B's Completed Build: Batgirl - Daddy-Daughter Build

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for great build, +1 for wonderful paintwork, +10000000 for the daddy daughter experience. Doing the same thing right now for all three of my kids, they need actual machines not scrap tanks :P awesome job and fantastic fatherly bonding and love

Comment reply on Netbak's Completed Build: Powerful Gaming Build inside Node 202 mITX

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny enough, 2D Surround isn't yet (fully) supported with the 1080ti. It is with the 1080 though. As for the Taskbar, it happens because when you revert from the forced upscaled resolution (Tricks Windows into thinking it is one monitor) back to the per monitor recognition, it will try to re-allocate everything and after a reboot the display settings are defaulted causing it to repick primary monitor, confusing the taskbar if not set to show desktop on a single monitor only instead of extended displays. Can cause it to not function properly. Hope this helps, had this issue on a client running surround for 3D modelling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Freelance Editor Looking for Appropriate Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally if majority is video editing then I would recommend Quad channel Memory support, Native T-bolt, High PCI-e lanes and no HDD if moving 4k or better footage around. Granted I know I am on your upper budget end, but You did give a max ;)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7800X 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $361.79 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI - X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC ATX LGA2066 Motherboard $273.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $157.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $157.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $220.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Blue 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $289.00 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card Purchased For $150.00
Case NZXT - S340 (Matte White/Purple) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $85.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.69 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1886.41
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1876.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-15 18:45 EDT-0400

Comment reply on LoadedSandwich's Completed Build: first custom pc/ silver beast

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

That's the beauty of it. Just because it's not some X299 $5000 system doesn't mean it can't be in a beautiful enclosure :) I am a big believer that you get the case/look you want because the inside can be replaced/changed. More often than not people that upgrade only upgrade cases when it's a whole new system unless they are forced to due to form factor (mini to ATX etc.) that's why I as a custom builder almost cringe every time I hear the case isn't important, because 5 months down the line they see something they could have got before and become unhappy with the build they have due purely to look. Good on you for going hard on the case and sensible for first build components with a good quality backbone (motherboard, AIO, midrange GPU)

Tirade over lmao

Comment reply on LoadedSandwich's Completed Build: first custom pc/ silver beast

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh all good lol, just such a rare and beautiful case be nice to see it :)

Comment reply on LoadedSandwich's Completed Build: first custom pc/ silver beast

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

A DG-87 with only 2 Photo's!!!!???? Talk about a teaser lol.

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Then for now (unless wanting to save space) get the 2.5" drive, not the M.2. Best of luck bud and if anything else let me know! Love helping other's build

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

that specific M.2 while nice for saving space will not give you any further benefits over a SATA SSD in terms of speed. The 960 Evo M.2 for example uses x4 PCI-e lanes, whereas the WD Blue only uses x1. The WD Black like what I used is a faster SSD, hence the use of it over a traditional SSD. Also, research San Disk SSD's Thoroughly and the Benchmarks IOPS and 4K Read/Write matter a little more in real world than raw speeds. Explained here

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

RAM will get by but, just for sake of ease, I would go SSD first then go HDD after for extra storage if budget allows. Easier to pick up a TB or two later than reformat and transfer OS in my opinion.

Comment reply on kt007's Completed Build: Deep Learning Build

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Dragon glows stock. Have same Mobo in mine

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: Snow Strider, a PUBG Special

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Never attempted streaming this game, so can't verify. Terms of temps, this case has very little airflow from the front so the CPU is probably a bit starved, and this 1600 didn't OC well, so the voltage is a bit higher than I would like for this OC. The liquid cooler should solve that issue though.

Comment reply on Jdax57's Completed Build: Retirement Gift for Myself

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

Call me crazy, but I kind of love how TT made that PSU a whole new definition of Ketchup and Mustard cables. It totally works lol. Congrats on retirement and enjoy!

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: The Little Builder. Home Office With A Kick

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Only if the threads are utilized. Many office level tasks don't have multi threading capability. If the end user were video/photo editing or using DX12 based graphical software or multithreaded workloads outside of office/cloud tasks, then I would have opted for the i7. Just because the bullets are in the gun doesn't mean they all can fire at once

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: The Little Builder. Home Office With A Kick

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Bingo and thanks for looking :)

Comment reply on ziggurat666's Completed Build: The Little Builder. Home Office With A Kick

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The extra unneeded threads and poorer iGPU were the major reasons against the i7. Most business grade systems I build have no more than i3's, but customer requested an i5 so went best (locked) i5 for the $

Comment reply on shupedude's Completed Build: My First PC

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want the fan to fit better you can mount the 3.5" drive up in the 5.25 bay and the SSD on the floor near the front. Then that whole side assembly comes out and you have a really open airflow path. Like this but great job and price to performance! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "budget 4000 or what i really need"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Experience wise, won't get much better than this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $419.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - CROSSHAIR VI HERO (WI-FI AC) ATX AM4 Motherboard $269.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $160.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $160.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $234.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $784.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - Snow Silent 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $127.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans $79.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - ROG SWIFT PG278QR 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor $649.89 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Logitech - G933 Artemis Spectrum 7.1 Channel Headset $134.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3406.47
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $3386.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-05 15:39 EDT-0400

In reality, all you would need is this,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $59.95 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.00 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $160.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Black PCIe 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $784.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - HD120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans $79.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus - PB258Q 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $314.49 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2379.84
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2359.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-05 15:38 EDT-0400

It's all a matter of gaming or going all the way so no issues later. Nice to have the higher core counts for games starting to take advantage and the m.2 speeds make things just all the more happy. Case is subjective, but makes for an easy first time build with some silence options. Air cooled for easier long term maintenance. Water is really more for those willing to be diligent in maintenance. RGB for the ability to change the mood if so desired, all of which has easy to use control software.

Best of luck!

Comment reply on bradgnoyes's Completed Build: Ouroboros (1st Regurgitation)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, The little screw on the top of the Standoff/Thumbscrew comes off, not the whole Thumbscrew. That is going to damage that M.2 drive from heat bend eventually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX Build advice"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed with below, but if wanting small and quiet, could go this route

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $283.17 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $81.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270I GAMING PRO CARBON AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $163.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8GB NITRO+ Video Card $249.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 500 Mini ITX Desktop Case $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular Fanless ATX Power Supply $117.89 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1085.90
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1065.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-25 15:03 EDT-0400

MSI board has a built in amplifier and Nahimic 2 with a proper Audio chipset. Not "Super" Audiophile, but if not gaming can swap the GPU for an ASUS Xonar AV100 or similar card. Went with the 6700K due to better thermals, but 7700K is also an option. Best of luck!

Comment reply on Zosto's Completed Build: Ceramic Disco Tank

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

INNO in Europe/Asia is equal to guys like GALAX in North America, highly customized premium cards. But INNO definitely has its own flare. I have drooled over a few of their cards through the years. Really neat company

Comment reply on joeyg5639's Completed Build: Wife Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe have her play emulators to get her feet wet. A little reminisce never hurts. At the very least has one good little personal photo editor :)

Comment reply on GamersCreations's Completed Build: Ethereum Mining Rig

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

biggest challenge is keeping all GPU's as independent crunch centers rather than trying to almagamate the data. Causes packet loss when being passed along channels if working together. Best of luck!

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