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Finally completed first gaming PC with son after slowly acquiring all parts over 2 months. Build went fairly well.

One thing we learned -- do not split fans off of the commander pro. We had a total of 8 rgb fans. 6 are being running off the commander pro and 2 off of the motherboard, after trial and error. Trying to run all 8 off the commander pro would lead one of the fans off the splitter to randomly stop spinning. Other than that everything is great.

Temps in the mid 60s -- maxing out at 70 at highest settings.

Ikea Gerton desk with 2 alex drawers.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Random, non-build related question, but what speakers are those on your desk? I'm intrigued!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-520-10990-AY410-Lautsprechersystem-F%C3%BCr/product-reviews/B00403X79Y

http://www.notebookparts.com/dell-2-1-multimedia-speaker-system-ay410-r773p-313-7966-u464n/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0ZHwBRCRARIsAK0Tr-p16FzewrSEvNh5hqN2irOQGp7DuTqfwwvLmOJL4M52JUmwkoGnhXYaAtPkEALw_wcB

They are an old pair of Dell 2.1 speakers that I had with another system. Great speakers. Gave them to my son as they really went well with his white case.

I think you can only get them used now.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is the 860 EVO a good boot drive?

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build but was there not room to put the gpu in the first gpu slot

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not perform extensive testing under load -- only 1 fan stopped spinning. But, it cut out at idle and under some load -- the other fans revved up normally.

Honestly, everything is fine. I connected the bottom 2 fans to the MBO and control them along with the CPU fan in bios.

The splitters were from noctua and seemed to be a good quality.