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Technoowb's Completed Build: MY FIRST EVER BUILD

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

No worries and no rush. :)

Seboo's Completed Build: Nissan Skyline GT-R

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Congrats for feature!

TheSachsquatch's Completed Build: Seaweed

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Gnarly gaming machine, been slowly upgrading parts one at a time, starting with an i7 2600k and GTX 970. Probably explains why it's a little imbalanced.

I think it turned out swell as I can relate a slow upgrading process. Great job finding a i7-8700K and a GTX 1070 below MSRP. You have a great build and my plus one.

Technoowb's Completed Build: MY FIRST EVER BUILD

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Mainly this pc will be for regular browsing etc etc(maybe games in the future), although this build is extremely overkill for what it'll be used for, for now,I do like that I CAN play some games with friends(I hope lol) if I choose.

Trust me, you are able to play the latest 2017 games with ease. (Killer 1080p/Easy 1440p/acceptable 2160p though varies per game's optimization).

It would be lovely to see a clear internal photo of your rig if that would be possible? Pretty please?

Good work on this first build and enjoy it for a long time. +1

Permanent_Sweater's Completed Build: 2017 First PC Build!

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 2 days ago

I went with the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Duke 8GB as my GPU. I didn't want to spend a whole lot on the video card because I'm not a very serious gamer, but I did want something that could handle newer games with higher FPS.

* is very confused with these statements combined *

At least you won't need to worry about the graphics card anytime soon for new games. You are set to go!

Edit: My CPU idle temps range from 30-40 degrees C. My GPU idle temps are low 30's. Whenever I am gaming on Battlefront II, however, the GPU temp gets as high as 75-80 degrees C. I am running the Wraith Spire cooler that comes with the Ryzen 1700, but may upgrade that in the future.

Do you have your GPU's fans turned ON early? Sometimes adjusting the fan's RPM to be ON ahead of time to maintain cooler temps for the GPU versus it being silent until it reaches 70° C (or a certain temp) to trigger the fans to turn ON. MSI afterburner should help you out when you Enable automatic fan control from its Settings. Being able to adjust the graph to a certain fan speed % per temperature range. Otherwise good job with your first build, enjoy it and thanks for sharing. +1

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Awesome! It's nice to know that there are others who have or had a mini laptop too. I can see Ubuntu as a good replacement over the Windows 7 Starter, since Linux isn't too demanding on the hardware for basic uses. It's great you were able to give it to a friend in need of a laptop, it was very kind of you. And lastly, I appreciate your support!

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 2 points 3 days ago

Aw... I'm so glad to know. Thank you for your support!

CactusKiller696's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 Build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

No problem!

CactusKiller696's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 Build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

OP got the backplate from V1Tech: Ryzen Design Backplates.

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

lol I don't think I would dare try to be honest with you. I already cringe enough as it is when the processor and RAM fluctuates 80% to the max when surfing the internet alone.

Eltech's Completed Build: HP Mini 110-4250NR

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 2 points 3 days ago

Nice. That's a whole lot o' pictures of that SSD upgrade, but I like it. A little more life to that little mini laptop.

Thanks! I truly tried to see if I had any other photographs about the laptop. I remember the process, but I can't find any photographs when I installed the RAM. I still have the original 1x1GB RAM in my desk. I had a fun time wrestling ― I mean to gently pry open that little laptop.

Too bad a CPU upgrade isn't possible, I have a history of buying cheap Pentium laptops secondhand and putting (sometimes $20) i5 chips in them for huge performance gains.

Right, the laptop was at its end for upgrade paths so I only did a of couple things and cleaned it up. It's going to be used a little while longer until something gives in. And that is awesome to know! That is the best way to upgrade laptops without breaking fifty piggy banks.

Seboo's Completed Build: Nissan Skyline GT-R

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Actually, this build is a refresh of my other build, the Polar Panda.

What a change. Amazing and well done because it looks beautiful! I certainly appreciate the effort and mods you made into this revised build. Thanks for sharing this. Feature this, pretty please. (Plus one.)

Eltech's Completed Build: Roseate Ruby

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Ok. I was curious, after seeing your build, and wanted to know your reasoning. The Y splitters are cheaper, and a fan controller is not necessary really unless you want more control over sound and temps.

No worries. Yes, it's easier and convenient to manually control case fans with a fan controller. And if the motherboard doesn't have supportive features that adjusts the RPM of 3-pin and 4-pin case fans. So far my experiences with Gigabyte and ASUS motherboards have been able to control the speeds of 3-pin & 4-pin fans (starting 25% - 0%) from the BIOS between a downloaded application from their manufacturer's websites.

Thanks for the response!

Of course, no problem. Thank you for the question and comments. It's been a while since I had someone asked something about my build. It's appreciated.

Eltech's Completed Build: Roseate Ruby

Eltech submitter 17 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

Yes I did considered a fan controller from 2014, but I wasn't quite able to decide which fan controller to chose upon. If I recall at the time, the fan controllers that I was looking for were around $40 at the time. The build itself changed quite a lot from my original plan.

Was there room for improvement? Sure; however, in 2014-2015 I was surprised with some of the fan controller prices to fit my color scheme which were slightly pricey at the time. Yes, I sadly was a bit picky there.

It wasn't an issue for me when I used fan splitters, and by January 2015 I wasn't planning to add "two" more fans to my CPU cooler until I was concern seeing 72 Celsius and higher when I used to play SWTOR. (Even when the vCore was lowered to 1.2v~) This was a "quick" cheap solution at the time as the additional (unexpected) case fans alone were already pricey and I wanted to make sure they were connected with a 4-pin splitter for full RPM control.

Having work, college, helping my grandma's recovery with her hip, and was her transportation for her appointments seem to side track my mind. Plus I also couldn't afford another $40~ either. It was just not my original plan, but I understand what you are saying.

I did "intentionally" y-spiltter the two top case fans to be in sync with speed which my motherboard had no problems handling these fans. Hmm... if I recall this too I had an extra fan connector left on my MOBO. I was OK and known someday this was going to change in the future.

From this year I no longer use this case (including new fans). I use the Cooler Master, MasterCase Maker 5t which does have a fan hub controller which is extremely nice to have.

manirelli's Build Guide: Modest Gaming Build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

This Ryzen 5 build is more than enough for Overwatch and will Twitch stream just fine. Technically this Ryzen 5 build meets the Twitch Streaming requirements.

hoplayarak's Completed Build: LightSaber Mod

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

Awesome, thank you! I can certainly see the loop better so thanks a ton. It looks great. Also love the food in there because it made me giggle. :)

TheNamesJack's Completed Build: SUMMER 2017 BUILD: EVGA GTX 1080 SC, i5-4690k 4.4ghz OC, Corsair Spec-01

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

You are most welcome. Hey it's all good about the cables in bottom hard drive bay, it looks good regardless. I had to use mine too, but it was an odd angle. You did good. :)

I'm greatly looking forward to the upgrade, it should make quite the difference.

Oh I'm certain and will be a difference.

ApocPony's Completed Build: Atari Meets Shift

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

No problem, just happy for you. :) And I suppose it's offically 16 builds, just two on here are "upgrade versions". I haven't had the time to post my two other computers quite yet. Not amazing as yours, mine are pretty basic or common by now.

Enjoy your lovely computer and the well deserved spotlight!

ApocPony's Completed Build: Atari Meets Shift

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

Wooo! Congrats for feature! I'm so glad you got the spotlight!

Evilucian's Completed Build: Low Budget Build for Son

Eltech 17 Builds 4 points 14 days ago

Oh my, yes this a great starter build for a young one who plays PC games (with parent's approval of course). Well done with this tight budget build and you certainly have my support. An awesome job from an awesome parent. May your son enjoy their first computer! +1

ApocPony's Completed Build: Atari Meets Shift

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

It shows how far gaming systems have come, I love the addition of the wood grain laminate in combination with the black body and violet hue it really captures that 70’s vibe with some modern fusion.

I can tell. Absolutely a stunning build you created here. I never owned an Atari console, since mine was a Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt) when I was a little girl at age 4. Technically my parents spoiled me there. I certainly didn't pay for it.

This case is a nightmare to build in but I love it all the same. It turned out how I envisioned so now I will just enjoy my creation.

That can be understandable, but I think you handled it well.

Any questions and or constructive criticism welcome.

And thanks for taking the time to read.

Thank you for sharing this amazing build. I enjoyed the photos and your description. Plus one all the way.

TheNamesJack's Completed Build: SUMMER 2017 BUILD: EVGA GTX 1080 SC, i5-4690k 4.4ghz OC, Corsair Spec-01

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 15 days ago

...Skylake i7...

Correction: Kaby Lake i7. Goodness, I cannot keep them straight sometimes.

hoplayarak's Completed Build: LightSaber Mod

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

Me neither, but since I have an aluminium heatsink and I like electrical sparkles starting a fire, I just wanted to give it a try.. Joking...

Goodness, let those sparkles show off its beauty. ;)

...apart as you most probably know , as long as you apply sufficient but a really thin layer( which looks more like butter rather than a shiny flat surface if you didnt apply it too much) except to an aliminium surface you will most likely be fine.

Right, a thin layer is fine. I have a bad habit correlating computers with food at times since it can be yummy or a curse. Sometimes both.

This is a lovely comment as well..So thank you for becoming positive .-)

I had no ill say nor qualm about your build. I like computers, but I appreciate them even more when I read about people's experiences and stories. Like I said before, enjoy your build and thanks for sharing.

TheNamesJack's Completed Build: SUMMER 2017 BUILD: EVGA GTX 1080 SC, i5-4690k 4.4ghz OC, Corsair Spec-01

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

Wow-wee. You are speaking my computer colors here and I love seeing Haswell processors when I do see them. I hope its served you for sometime and I'm certain your Skylake i7 is an amazing experience and a pleasing upgrade. Thanks for sharing this before you depart with some of the parts. I also think your cables look well more managed in the SPEC-01 than how my Corsair SPEC-02 was.

Your setup looks great and I'll have to keep a lookout for your upgrade version. You have my one and my support.

hoplayarak's Completed Build: LightSaber Mod

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 15 days ago

Yeah you got me .. I have no HWMonitor here.. So my apologies

No need for an apology, it's OK. I technical didn't suggest it since I goofed on my typing. I was only curious about the build's temp situation since what I saw here was vauge and was curious on your results as I normally don't spread thermal compound on processors.

But if you insist we may arrange something and if you ask politely I can get some more orders from you sir/lady and I may place the sun in my case..

I see. There's no need for the sun to be inside your case. I was thinking more lighting for an internal photo to see the lovely custom loop as well, not only in the dark too which was good by the way.

For this moment I would like to dedicate picture number 1-2-3 to unclear minded adolescents..

Interesting... OK.

hoplayarak's Completed Build: LightSaber Mod

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 15 days ago

True, and yes that is what I would like to see from too (HWMonitor). I should have clarify a bit better so my bad, but I can only guess what the person might be doing to their computer. I would like a little more info than myself assuming of what I have in mind. It would be nice to know it's idle between underload temps while in use.

hoplayarak's Completed Build: LightSaber Mod

Eltech 17 Builds 5 points 15 days ago

Description: "."

That certainly explains a lot about your build. Hopefully a paragraph or so will be updated here.

In a more serious note and curiosity, how are you temperatures? I am aware of your custom liquid cooling along with your delid and your compound is spread like butter. Photo #6 looks cool though I am also curious how it looks like with more lighting too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy it.

SACKBOYHARRY01's Completed Build: My brother’s computer build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

No problem.

Forum Topic "Tom clancy rainbow six siege need more fps"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

For Rainbow Six Siege paired with the GTX 750, you should be satisfied with Medium graphics. I too have tested this already with my grandma's PC for Rainbow Six Siege and it works good enough. If you can find a great deal for a used GTX 750. Make sure it's not beyond £100 as it's not worth that much as used, something close to £50 is OK.

Another option is you could buy a GT 1030 which is about similar to the GTX 750 (but a GT 1030 only has two video output ports so make sure you check which port you need ahead of time. Make sure you know if you use a Displayport, DVI-D (or DVI-I which is 24-pins versus 20-pins; however, not common to use), HDMI, or a VGA). The GTX 750 will have three video output ports though so make sure it has the correct video port for your monitor or TV.

awdj's Completed Build: Mini Beast

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

I believe you. I have this case too and it's better to have the case fans as intake to help cool the graphics card versus exhaust.

SACKBOYHARRY01's Completed Build: My brother’s computer build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

The Cryorig M9i is better in price and installation over the Cooler Master 212 EVO in my opinion. And just as effective in air cooling. Yes, I have installed and do own both.

u8mypizza's Completed Build: Build of the North!

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 20 days ago

Uh oh, then have a waterbottle and a carrot instead.

u8mypizza's Completed Build: Build of the North!

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

Phew! Have a cookie.

u8mypizza's Completed Build: Build of the North!

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

This build is a beauty and awesome results for the delid on your processor. I too have the Rockit, but I will do a delid at the end of the year for my i7-4790K. Basically when I am less busy with having work + fall semester.

Also interesting about the Kraken X62 installation issue that you had and was able to resolve with some old fashion drilling. I could be mistaken as to how you proceed to resolve it.

May you enjoy your build for a long time and you have my one.

asone_'s Completed Build: Fusion II - NCASE M1 / 8600K / 1080 Ti

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

No worries.

asone_'s Completed Build: Fusion II - NCASE M1 / 8600K / 1080 Ti

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 22 days ago

Yes, most retail i5-8600K processors will not have the same overclock results as asone/Optimum.

asone_'s Completed Build: Fusion II - NCASE M1 / 8600K / 1080 Ti

Eltech 17 Builds 4 points 22 days ago

He was given a i5-8600K to review the processor. It wasn't purchased, hence why he mentions "review sample" on the description.

tbjprojects's Completed Build: First Ryzen Build

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 23 days ago

Congrats for a well deserved feature spotlight. May your next project be a pleasant experience again!

tbjprojects's Completed Build: First Ryzen Build

Eltech 17 Builds 5 points 25 days ago

Now that's very cool to see a computer implanted into an entertainment furniture. You've blown me away. And there goes my one...

Forum Topic "This is how much everyone is angry at EA for sw battlefront two"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

That is hilarious. Nice find and whoever made it was brilliant. :)

Forum Topic "Remastered Titles You Wish Would Happen"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Likewise, and KOTOR III was something I would have prefer more over The Old Republic. Though I don't regret meeting gamers on SWTOR or I wouldn't be gaming with some of them to this day.

Forum Topic "Remastered Titles You Wish Would Happen"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 26 days ago

Oh yes, I already knew this. I'm just not sure what the dramatic changes will be until it's official. If so, I am hoping they stay close to the orginal as well too. Thanks.

Forum Topic "Remastered Titles You Wish Would Happen"

Eltech 17 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

No worries, it's all good. Hm... I also wish KOTOR and KOTOR II had a remaster as well, but that's wishful thinking. I used to play those a lot on Xbox and also have them on PC, even though the keyboard is klunky since the last time I poked on KOTOR.

Forum Topic "Remastered Titles You Wish Would Happen"

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Do you guys have any games that you would like to see revisited for newer platforms? It seems a lot of the games being released nowadays have a fair amount of problems (be it gameplay, loot boxes/point systems (cough, SWBF2), DLCs, etc.), and sometimes I think it would be nice to get back to how games have been before. The titles don't have to be big names or anything like that, but what's some you guys would like to see if you had a remaster wishlist?

I would like a remaster of Resident Evil 2. I still continue to enjoy Resident Evil " HD remastered". I never played the PlayStation version (even the first one) as I wasn't allowed to purchase because I was 10 at the time. Though that's just one game I would like to see remastered. No hurry though and I don't have much expectations either. I'll continue grinding my teeth with The Evil Within 2 as I am sad to see my GPU not be fully utilized until I hope the next patch occurs (pass patch 1.03). I do enjoy the story of course, but the point is I would like to see a RE2 remastered someday.

Xadses's Completed Build: TroubleBox - Simple Workstation - 1st ever build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Awesome! I'm glad to know you found its dimensions statisfactory and you're most welcome davy. I'm happy to help in anyway that I can.

Xadses's Completed Build: TroubleBox - Simple Workstation - 1st ever build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Aha, gotcha. Thanks for the clarifications and no worries.

jamez74's Completed Build: 8700k @ 5ghz With Delid, Aorus Gaming 7, Aorus 1080 ti Xtreme, Samsung Pro M.2, H500P

Eltech 17 Builds 3 points 28 days ago

This is a lovely build with great parts. Also interesting about your temps when comparing yours and Gamer Nexus' experiences. Usually why I take reviews with a grain of salt since some people may have different results and depending on the environment between choice of parts.

Again, well done with this build! It's a beauty. +1

Xadses's Completed Build: TroubleBox - Simple Workstation - 1st ever build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 29 days ago

Sorry, I forgot to mention this too.. You could also purchase Corsair's CX450w (2017) a no-modular which is also small and something more recently made. Keep in mind it only has one 6+2 PCIE connector. While their CX550 (2017) has two 6+2 PCIE connectors.

Either one is an option unless you don't want no-modulars then one of Corsair's CX450M or CX550M semi-modular should work too. Unless they don't meet the dimensions.

Xadses's Completed Build: TroubleBox - Simple Workstation - 1st ever build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Could you clarify on what dimensions you need the power supply to be? The closest few that I know are also small in size would be Corsair's CXM 450w 80+ Bronze, EVGA's 430w 80+, or Seasonic's S12II 430W 80+ Bronze. The CXM 450w is a semi-modular, but EVGA's 430w 80+ and Seasonic's S12II 430w are no-modular. Though keep in mind Seasonic's S12II has only one bulky cable which is the 24-pin and the rest of the cables are flat (including the ATX 8-pin is flat as well).

Those are some of my suggestions for small size and good PSUs to purchase with a tight budget.

Ghram's Completed Build: G4600 Budget Build

Eltech 17 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

No worries and sounds good. :)

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