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Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Rainbow Frost

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always done it like that, I've got 4 intake fans pulling in cool air and 4 exhaust fans pushing out the hot radiated air from the case. I thought everybody did it like this hahaha >_<

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Rainbow Frost

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Using an NZXT Hue+ LED Lighting Controller

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Rainbow Frost

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope so :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Watercooling help."

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate all the replies everybody, TechBent was spot on. I troubleshooted my issue with my PWM D5 and turned out that the pump was only operating at 60% instead of it's 100%. Needed to plug both into my fan extension that came with the motherboard.

Thanks once again everyone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Watercooling help."

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the replies guys. But I am bleeding it except the res is full, and that still happens. I've watched and read all of the tuts and stuff which is why i got no idea what's going on.

Res is at 100% and those things sit there. No matter how i move the case they won't fill with water

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1 v ASUS X99-PRO"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Much thanks, FH100. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible CPU failure?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I've always kept the BIOS updated like everything else in the system.

The CMOS was removed over night just to make sure there was no issue with it.

Yeah, it was happening when I was using my GTX-580's, but only started occurring more recently within the past 3-4 months. Unfortunately I can't test the issue with another build, however is it possible that the Fury could be causing this? When the system does eventually decide to work, the GPU works perfectly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible CPU failure?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I did but doesn't help in my situation seeing as I can't do anything it suggests. I guess it's time to look for a professional. Thanks for your help. This'll be expensive either way :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible CPU failure?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Now it doesn't even get to the BIOS screen. Crashes before that. Sigh...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Possible CPU failure?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, however it doesn't allow me to access the BIOS page. It loads the image on screen then 5 seconds in it restarts itself. All keyboard buttons are unresponsive throughout the entire process. It would be much more helpful if I could actually get into it.

My BIOS is up to date, I always check every 6 months.

Would I need to be in Windows to use that program?

Cheers

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI 980, Titan X, or 390X?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait out till all cards are actually out on the market then decide. I'm personally going straight for the R9-390x knowing that Vulkan and DX12 are around the corner and AMD's Asynch is supposed to big massive boosts to AMD cards.

But yeah, just hold off a little longer. My poor twin 580's are struggling but they'll have a fitting retirement soon.

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Just Buildin' For A Mate

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahaha, indeed it is :D

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Just Buildin' For A Mate

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, using my very very worn out one as an example. If not that then enough to pay for my build sitting next to it haha

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Just Buildin' For A Mate

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nah mate, black and red

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Just Buildin' For A Mate

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Damnit lol >_<

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Lightning R9 290X VS Sapphire R9 290X"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

The Sapphire Vapor-X is the coolest card as it features a vapor chamber within the heatsink.

The MSI Lightning is the best chip. The lightning range is MSI's best binned chips that they've collected over a while and will OC harder.

I'd personally go for the Lightning edition seeing as it's also very good as dissipating heat and it's a higher spec. (Most of the time) chip

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Ancient 'Z68' Powerhouse

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I know! I'm not too sure how it works. It's running 2k textures, a ridiculous amount of lighting and environmental mods, etc. and it just cruises through.

When I look in MSI AfterBurner, it's smashing the limiter on a constant 1.5GB haha so they're going good somehow

Comment reply on DelQz's Completed Build: Ancient 'Z68' Powerhouse

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The green LED's on the MoBo heatsink really mess it up but hopefully the next series aren't too far away

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD R9 290X 8GB Edition or GTX 970?"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If I remember correctly, every card MSI gets is tested and the best of the best are put through the Lightning initiation so you're dead right. They're the best 290X PCB's available

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 980Ti and 390X"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Only a personal opinion here.

Assuming both will be a dual-GPU on a single PCB that is.

I'd go with Team Red if you're looking between these two. Both will most likely be on a 28nm process and will more or less be equal within performance terms unless AMD pulls a successor to the R9 295x2.

Apart from that, AMD has the new 'HBMemory' which won't be universe shattering fast but it'll be a nice boost over the GDDR5 memory NVIDIA's stuck with for one more year

Comment reply on Sicero12's Completed Build: W.D.G

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still running twin GB-GTX-580's in SLI and there is not 1 game I have played to date I can't run on Ultra settings with at least 8x-AA including a massively modded up Skyrim and ARMA 3

So the GTX-680's would last him a couple more years :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3 Monitor Setup GPU spec help"

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciated. Thanks

Comment reply on Mikehandsdown's Completed Build: Small, Clean, Quiet and Quick

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

Great little powerhouse. I personally own a mammoth of a tower but will soon be building a small mini/micro-atx build. They look fantastic!

Another +1 for the gorgeous puppy!

Comment reply on JediPacman's Completed Build: Rexxar ($1000 Budget, First PC Build)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I must admit I giggled seeing you place your hand across the parts :)

Reminded me of those old game shows where they show off the appliances you can win hahaha

Good work +1 :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help on which graphics card I should get?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX-970/GTX-980 has a custom PCB, the lowest RMA rate in VGA's and is my personal favourite brand which is why it has my vote. Gigabyte is a stand-out in NVIDIA non-reference! inserts thumbs up here

Plus I love the LED Windforce logo

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Bang For Your Buck GPU?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is that? Gigabyte has the lowest RMA percentage of all VGA manufacturers. Not too sure why you're against them.

In 4 years, my 2 Gigabyte GTX-580's have been overclocked since day one and I've never had a single issue. I've also used MSI and it's performed equally as well. I'm only talking from personal experience here but there's nothing in my mind to say Gigabyte is bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Bang For Your Buck GPU?"

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

While it is true for the reference edition of the GTX-970/GTX-980, the aftermarket non-reference ones close the gap. Eg, the Gigabyte GTX-970 G1 Gaming can swallow up to 320W. I'm on my mobile otherwise I'd link it.

Comment reply on gurdonbob's Completed Build: My very first build, long time coming. I dub thee, Deep Thought

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

With aftermarket coolers, you won't notice the difference with Radeon/GTX. They're identical so just pick what would suit you.

Also, nice work +1 :D

Comment reply on Ryoma's Completed Build: First Enthusiast Build

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it in 2011, might keep it till like.. 2016-2017 maybe 2018 haha. OverClock it 200Mhz/year and away I go :D

Comment reply on GraphicFeedback's Completed Build: Blue

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey mate,

Gorgeous build here, I've got a soft spot for softer rig colors like blue, green, purple, etc. (Clearly purple is manly as ****)!

Question: Will you get upgrading the CPU cooler? The CPU mighttttt get a little toasty. Could help with the longevity and life of the chip.

+9001

Comment reply on Ryoma's Completed Build: First Enthusiast Build

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice little upgrade. I LOVE seeing people still using these little chips.. they're still extremely impressive :D

I'm personally still going to use my i7-2600k for another few more years to pair with my next SLI config.

Comment reply on OneAndOnly's Completed Build: My First Build!...(kinda).

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

Hello to you too on behalf the PCPP community!

First of all, this is an excellent build. +10! You could not have chosen a better CPU/Cooler/MoBo/RAM/SSD in my mind (edit: Without spending a small fortune). That's exactly what you want to chow through them FPS. Very, very nice.

I've only got a hint of concern about whether the RM750W PSU will be able to comfortably fuel the rig. It seems fine but I'd be worried when the system comes under BenchMarking/OverClocking.

Also too, the cable management is nice and tidy. It's not like a game of snakes and ladders :P

Once again, very nice :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another 8350 vs IX thread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the shipping that's the killer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD/Intel CPU hardware vs. software query"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhhh, now I'm beginning to see it's more of a hardware barrier (32nm). Thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD/Intel CPU hardware vs. software query"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

So if they were to release new chips for the AM3/AM3+ boards, throw away PD/BD and only for example implement Kaveri's CPU architecture.. could they compete? Or would the hardware become a barrier?

I'm keeping my i7-2600k for a few more years but i'd be curious if it is more of a architectural or manufacturing barrier that stops it from competing with Intel right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another 8350 vs IX thread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Try Australian prices in your PCPP option bar at the top. Our ****** currency doesn't help us

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another 8350 vs IX thread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I really do hope that AMD does pull something nifty out of their pocket with Zen.. Intel has too much market share and we're paying 300-400 for just a quad-core CPU, That's $100 more than it needs to be if Intel gets some good comp.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Skylake"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

"Skylake" is a long way away, same with codename "Zen". Just stick with the 4770k. You won't need to upgrade for quite a while, Haswell is a more than capable CPU to last 3-4 years at minimum. If you do eventually get minor bottlenecking a good few years down the track, give it a solid overclock and off you go.

I mean hey, I got an i7-2600k back in 2011. It's sitting on 4Ghz currently and set as high as 4.8GHz for when I need some extra power. I'm planning on replacing it roughly around 2017-2018 if it's any help for ya.

Comment reply on ScottWilliams's Completed Build: Gaming PC Build Australia

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh, there's a few of us :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "r9 280 or r9 285"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! That's even better! Enjoy :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another 8350 vs IX thread"

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Not to mention the AM3+ socket was released in October, 2011. It's already more than 3 years old with the 1150 socket just under 1.5 years old. You can tweak the architecture as much as you can but there's only so much you can do.

While we sit here and twiddle our thumbs for 2016's "Zen", AMD's FX-6300 is the only real option for it's price IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Cheapest 16gig Kit!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure it gets more expensive if you get 2x8GB kit than a 16GB kit but it's entirely up to you. The G.Skill is best bang for buck like you said in your question. You wouldn't see any difference between the two whatsoever but if you like the Corsair then get it lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate this card"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Cheapest 16gig Kit!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's a good quality RAM.

The thing is, do you actually need 1866Mhz of RAM? Are you actually going to utilize the performance for the premium you're paying over the memory I mentioned?

I edit videos, render using CAD software, game, etc. and use the 4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X's and have never even fathomed anything else. They're exceptional! (and more than capable of handling a good overclock)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Cheapest 16gig Kit!"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Many options but the two most popular would be G.Skill RipJaws X 4x4GB for under USD$160 or Corsair Vengance 4x4GB for USD$166

Comment reply on Forum Topic "r9 280 or r9 285"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd personally go with the R9-280.

They perform within 1-2% of each other, one better in a specific title and the other better in another. However the memory bandwidth and extra VRAM let's you pump up the Anti-Aliasing for a more smoother and beautiful game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ENOUGH POWER?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it should be

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MOBO/CPU COMBO"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, go for it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would a GTX 970 SLI be overkill for a single 1080p 60hz monitor?"

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it would be.

BUT

I thought the very same thing when I bought my 2 GTX-580's. And I've still got them ~4 years later so it does help to future-proof your system for a while. Add a little overclock to the both of them and you'll get 4-5 years out of them too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD FX 8350 or i5 4670? (Not for gaming)"

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Definitely the FX-8350. Either/or is good but 8-core shines for what you'll be using it for.

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