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Comment reply on toxicrambo's Completed Build: Ultimate PC Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

That PSU could OC Threadripper and not break a sweat... But hey, you gotta start somewhere. ;)

Comment reply on Snitte77's Completed Build: Caselabs Mercury S5 Build _ revision 2

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That monitor reflection almost fooled me into thinking this was a X99 system. Great temps with your delid!

Comment reply on Achronal's Completed Build: Pint-Sized Powerhouse (NCASE M1)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe Silicon Lottery's CPUs have been pre-delidded. Any +5Ghz 7700K you get from them has had a delid already done on them.

Comment reply on jely2002's Completed Build: Sir. Squidwards

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

The green and blue remind me of Crabsquid from Subnautica. https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/subnautica/images/6/65/Crabsquid1.jpeg

I agree with the used 1070 market for founder's edition cards only. FE cards on the used market should go for less than a custom PCB one new.

Comment reply on OhMaiPC's Completed Build: how to throw away $2500+ (with pictures)

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

First off, where/when did you get the Swiftech cause it's banned for sale in the US.

Comment reply on zambreezee's Completed Build: Hydra- AMD Ryzen 7 1800x

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You're lucky you got one of the last Antec High Current Pro Platinum PSUs. Antec stopped making these PSUs and the only stock right now is surplus, so once it's sold out, it's gone forever. Save that PSU for your future builds, it's a solid one that will last that 7 year warranty period.

Comment reply on Camogt00's Completed Build: My first ever build! Budget Ryzen 3 1200 gaming PC.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Download Linux, install Steam, try on a Linux native game and use the built in FPS counter in the Steam Overlay to tell us performance numbers. Make sure you get a distribution of Linux with the 4.11 Kernel and without broken AMD GPIO drivers. Fedora 26 is the only one that fits that criteria. Install it in basic graphics mode, then proceed to installing the Nvidia drivers.

While you're at it, download the latest BIOS for your mobo in Linux, put it on a flash drive and flash it using the BIOS flashing utility built into the UEFI BIOS.

When your friend shows up with your OS, wipe the drive and install that OS. (I'm assuming Windows)

Comment reply on SkyBlade2's Completed Build: Awesome build for a good friend! Singapore Vii PC (currency converted to usd rate 1.46)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclocking is a must for gaming on a 1200. Stock clocks don't do the chip justice, especially with the lack of XFR.

Comment reply on exii's Completed Build: Venom the green beast

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you added Conductonaut. You planning a Delid?

Comment reply on neo239's Completed Build: The i9 Video Editing Monster

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

My only criticism is if you want to render ProRes, you're better off with X99 cause it's Hackintosh compatible and it means you can natively render ProRes using Apple's libraries from Premiere CC. Discovery is treating "FFmpeg ProRes" like HDV back in the day. You're much better off running OSX to please & pass QC tests. There is no way to render "Apple ProRes" on Windows right now.

High Sierra might support X299, and that's the hope, so hopefully X299 Hackintoshes can be supported when High Sierra is launched.

BTW, fellow live event filmer here. I did fan conventions. I've been using a NanoFlash to ensure cross-platform compatibility but ProRes threw a wrench in that plan until I built a X79 Hackintosh.

Comment reply on zaplongaming's Completed Build: $$$$$ MONEY MONEY MONEY ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the 900D was from the days when PSU shrouds weren't a big thing. Corsair's modern offerings like the 460X RGB has that. (Don't get the 570X, it has no cable cutouts in the shroud.)

Comment reply on bmguyii's Completed Build: Vegas Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You can swap the EVGA PSU for a Corsair SF600 and regain space for airflow to the STRIX 1070. Just be sure to pick up a Silverstone ATX to SFX bracket.

Comment reply on JustinDulay's Completed Build: Not So Nano After All

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Get rid of that Molex to SATA power adapter. ALWAYS use native SATA power cables, cause the number one reason for computer electrical fires is those Molex to SATA adapters going wrong.

I'm serious.

Comment reply on rcgaiarsa's Completed Build: CustoMac Pro Hackintosh Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to hear. I know the USB 3.0 version of the Intensity Shuttle was plagued with bugs, so the Thunderbolt version is a wise purchase decision.

Comment reply on expremist's Completed Build: Another Ryzen Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Fractal Design only just announced the Tempered Glass version of the Define Mini C. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kRDzK8/fractal-design-define-mini-c-tg-microatx-mid-tower-case-fd-ca-def-mini-c-bk-tg

It's not cross compatible cause the frames are different for the panels. I'm sure though the Define Mini C non-TG would sell well on the 2nd hand market though.

Comment reply on iflyhigh's Completed Build: Hackintosh Monster

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a side note, you can use the Q-Flash function instead of a Windows BIOS flasher to upgrade BIOSes using a simple flash drive formatted FAT32. (so 32GB and under) Most Gigabyte mobos have that feature. My X79 system even has it.

Comment reply on Quickshooter's Completed Build: Clean Mean Hackintoshing Machine

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Just FYI, Sierra 10.12.6 now has native Kaby Lake support, so you no longer have to fake the CPUID to get Kaby Lake to work.

Comment reply on d3viantSi's Completed Build: Ole Faithful+

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very interesting way to add a fan to the 5.25'' slots. Never heard of the Evercool bay adapter with a fan slot.

Comment reply on kapella's Completed Build: 4K Ultra Eater

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

And Ryzen is only dual channel memory, while X99 is quad channel. Quad channel helps for Adobe stuff like Premiere and Photoshop.

Comment reply on ImRyzen's Completed Build: VR Ryzen ITX build feat. Biostar XT370GTN

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to see the Node 304 in a Ryzen ITX build. I wish more people take advantage of this case for Ryzen!

Comment reply on fragment's Completed Build: ORION - Ryzen Gaming Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I go one step further. eSATAp with 12V support. Getting an eSATAp cable from Monoprice and a eSATAp bracket from Lindy UK (Only available in the UK, BTW) allows you to externally run bare drives with 12V power just by turning on your system. For all your system knows, it will still think the eSATAp drive is internal, because it's literally SATA protocol going over the cable along with 5V and 12V power straight to the ports of the drive.

If you can get someone to ship Lindy UK stuff to your country, it's well worth a shot. Startech unfortunately doesn't offer this, and I really wish they did.

Comment reply on jotux's Completed Build: Lopan

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally would have gone with the Define C with it's PSU shroud (it also supports 360mm radiators in the front) but great build nonetheless.

Comment reply on zaplongaming's Completed Build: $$$$$ MONEY MONEY MONEY ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

...In a rich man's world.

Seriously though, I came here for the 360 (noscope) radiator.

8/8 m8.

Throw in an Elgato and a GoPro and you have a legit facecam.

Comment reply on rhino5ice's Completed Build: R & R - Ryzen for Renders (First PC Build)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI, there's cutouts in the PSU shroud specifically to route cables in the bottom IO portion through the back. Overall makes the build much cleaner. I just built in a Define Mini C and just found this out. Your Audio I/O, Bluetooth USB, and a fan cable can be routed using one of the PSU shroud cutouts. Understandably, the RGB header needs to remain on the visible side of the case so that can be left alone.

Comment reply on owoodyo's Completed Build: So much for a laptop cooling stand..

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving the sleeved cables, but REALLY not liking the lack of cutouts on the PSU shroud. Having cables on top of the shroud just isn't clean IMHO. This is the 570X's biggest weakness. The 460X had cutouts, but this one doesn't.

Comment reply on fenichelar's Completed Build: Proxmox (Plex) Server

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, if you got 4 single slot R9 Nanos or Vega Nanos with a closed loop... you could do 4 Gamers, 2 CPUs with a better PSU.

1080p capable LAN Party in a single box!

Comment reply on akumazedex's Completed Build: Orange Creamcicle

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Dust filters help a ton. Me (and Dimitry from HardwareCanucks) personally wish more cases came with them included, and that they were fine mesh.

Comment reply on boomography's Completed Build: Waiting for the i9-7980XE

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

This comment is related to the case:

Be careful with the plastic drive sleds in the main chamber. They are VERY fragile. I come from experience. I've already broken the 2 that came with my Air 540. Had to order extras direct from Corsair.

Comment reply on Lynxphp's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Living room ECC NAS

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel ARK can sometimes be wrong. My E5-1660 Xeon says it supports PCI-E 3.0, when in reality it doesn't.

Comment reply on bpwyant's Completed Build: The Mining Craze Made Me Do This!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Another set of identical RAM can get you quad channel capability in the 2 remaining slots. X99 likes quad channel configs.

Comment reply on Gdubz's Completed Build: Silent Dedicated Stream Box

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're planning to use NVENC, the GTX 1050 (non Ti) would really help, and is compatible with OBS, Wirecast, Xsplit and etc.

The EVGA option seems to be the cheapest option right now. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sc4NnQ

Comment reply on akumazedex's Completed Build: Orange Creamcicle

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Am a tiny bit concerned with no dust filtration on the intake. Any reason for that?

Comment reply on TioJorge's Completed Build: Armament Wraith

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Just be warned Subnautica is a little unoptimized right now. With the same card in a X79 system, I'm getting 50-60fps average. This is normal right now.

Comment reply on ASUSTECHMKTJJ's Completed Build: X299 & Skylake X 7900X RGB Build - Jonsbo MOD1 - STRIX X299-E GAMING & STRIX GTX 1080Ti

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

High clocks and component longevity together by keeping temperatures down is another really good reason to go water. Plus, same clocks with less noise is also a really good reason.

Comment reply on TekJunkies's Completed Build: Phanteks Blanc

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO, they're balanced fans between static pressure and airflow. The latest Rev. 2 fans do deliver around 70+CFM but I wouldn't use them on thick radiators as you need dedicated static pressure fans to push air through those. As always, if you have dust filters before these fans as intake, I recommend fine intake mesh or they'll be choked for air.

Comment reply on ASUSTECHMKTJJ's Completed Build: X299 & Skylake X 7900X RGB Build - Jonsbo MOD1 - STRIX X299-E GAMING & STRIX GTX 1080Ti

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The Apex mobo underwater with a VRM Fan (and I'm being serious here) would really push the Ghz. I'm genuinely curious how that would turn out.

Psst... Ask Der8auer for a pre-delidded + liquid metal TIM CPU for that build ;)

Comment reply on Aristo-Paw's Completed Build: "Petite Substance" Look at that sexy ass plexiglass!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's not a good idea on this CPU. The i7-58xx, 59xx, 68xx and 69xx CPUs still use Solder TIM. Only the new Skylake-X i7-7740, 78xx, i9-79xx need a delid, cause they use the same crap TIM that's in the i7-77xx CPUs.

If you REALLY wanted to, use a portable burner to melt the solder before attempting any delid on a solder TIM CPU and use a helper tool from someone like der8auer.

Comment reply on daandris's Completed Build: Oompah Loop -pa : Upgrading an old build

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW, change out the Arctic Cooling 80mm fans for Noctuas. Any positive pressure is helpful in a crammed space like that.

Comment reply on robcandraw's Completed Build: Back In Black

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Is a HB (High Bandwidth) SLI bridge in your future?

Comment reply on EdwardRevil's Completed Build: Beast Rig

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

PLEASE don't leave the 3.5'' hard drive like that loose in the case, especially when the 5.25'' bays are free. A simple 5.25'' to 3.5'' bay adapter (metal brackets) would secure the drive in place and still give you room for your top radiator.

Comment reply on Devils41's Completed Build: EVO

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just curious about your decision regarding the PSU shroud for the case. It helps to hide the PSU cables for a cleaner build IMO.

Comment reply on Mezzeric's Completed Build: Hermos

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking a Delid + Thermal Grizzly is in order. ;)

Comment reply on SirM2X's Completed Build: MicroBeast

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

It's quite a shame, really. I'm sure though if you found one and stripped it down to it's PCB, it might JUST fit. Otherwise, custom deform the acrylic side panel to make it fit I guess...

Comment reply on thatguymoon's Completed Build: Customac Genesis for 4k Editing

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried a Blackmagic Thunderbolt box on this rig yet?

Comment reply on Dugga411@hotmail.com's Completed Build: FTTN1 ($600 dollar budget)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Noticed you were trying to run Windows 7. Yeah, M$ screwed the pooch on that one, not providing ANY support for Win7 for Kaby Lake and up. Linux with a hardware virtualized Windows 10 is your best bet. You have enough RAM to do hardware passthrough.

Comment reply on iflyhigh's Completed Build: Hackintosh Monster

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just curious, did you get the onboard Thunderbolt working?

Running Sierra 10.12.5 in that exact same case with a X79 build, BTW.

Comment reply on rahulrajeev1990's Completed Build: Great White Viking: First Custom PC Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Your Cinebench R15 is 1337... Damn son. :P

Comment reply on matify's Completed Build: Noctode (hackintosh)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

*poke*

Nvidia released Pascal drivers for macOS 10.12.4 and up in April. You can upgrade to Pascal now and still dual boot with full graphics support for both OSes. Hardware monitoring is the only caveat. There hasn't been an update to HWSensors to do proper clock speed readings from Pascal yet.

Comment reply on mdulle's Completed Build: RAD-Z X99 UV Gaming Rig - 2017 update

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for 21:9 Guilin wallpaper.

I've been there IRL, and it's very nice. Just watch out for pickpockets.

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