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Forum Topic "Opinions on this build?"

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Most builds can go without a sound card unless you're big on audio. Mostly a preference in my opinion.

Forum Topic "Opinions on this build?"

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

If you don't mind sacrificing screen size I would recommend the Asus VG248QE monitor. Its 24" but has a 144hz refresh rate and is about 150 bucks cheaper than what you'd pay for the Samsung. Even better if you have the desk space and run dual monitors. That 980ti can certainly handle it.

I second aldzilla's SSD suggestion. Are you only putting the OS on it? A 250GB SSD will be enough and can be cheaper certainly if you use that 2TB for games and media.

Any specific reason for choosing a sound card?

Forum Topic "First watercooling build"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Okay so i'm back with a slightly revised and slightly cheaper list. I ditched the Corsair PSU, the Asus motherboard, and the Asus monitor (I will just use the second monitor from my dual setup I have now) . I also switched out the K70 RGB keyboard for the Strafe which saves me about $30 (lol saving where I can). I also added my tubing to the list.

Guyssssss......I really want to keep the Dominator Platinums simply because of aesthetics. Especially if I get the light bar. I know, I know. Shame.

Oh and also forgot to update the GPU water block on the list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $108.95 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $279.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $638.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core P5 ATX Mid Tower Case $135.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $85.49 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F042-PL12SW-A 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $24.69 @ Amazon
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F042-PL12SW-B 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $57.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $59.99 @ B&H
Other EK-CoolStream XE 480 (Quad) Radiator $122.99
Other EK-RES X3 400 Reservoir $69.99
Other EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi (incl. pump) $119.99
Other EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm FAN) Vertical $13.49
Other EK-FC980 GTX TF5 - Nickel GPU Water Block $128.99
Other EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel CPU Water Block $77.99
Other PrimoChill 1/2in. Rigid PETG Tube 12 x 36in. – Clear $29.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2693.31
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2663.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-21 12:56 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "First watercooling build"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Definitely going with the power supply suggestion you guys made. I've made myself so afraid of cheaping out on the PSU that I pretty much spend what I don't have to I guess. XD Chose the TF5 980 because I have the 970 TF and its a nice card so I stuck with what I know, but man is that G1 MASSIVE. Love it.

For the motherboard I forgot to mention I planned to get the green Core p5 case which limits my selections if I want to keep a nice color scheme. Most parts seem to have that same old black/red thing going on. To counter this, I'm just going to get the black case and change my planned colors. The Asus Hero Alpha was actually my second choice so it's good to have a suggestion on that.

Forum Topic "Retrieving old hard drive contents"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Yup sure enough IDE. Thanks for the links!

Forum Topic "First PC Build - Need Feedback/Peripheral Advice"

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Monitor suggestion, also 1ms resp time and 144Hz: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe

Forum Topic "Okay I don't know anymore Help please..."

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

It looks like you can get a 750W psu for nearly the same price as the 650W. That should be an easy choice. I see someone already recommended the 750W on your last thread.

Another 16GB of RAM? So a total of 32GB? It really depends on your primary use for this build. I don't see gaming (if that's your aim) needing that much RAM.

Forum Topic "Is the corsair K70 usb 2.0 or 3.0?"

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Can confirm, the RGB K70 does not have the passthrough.

Forum Topic "Noob question about using 2 cards at once."

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

You can use 2 cards, but they have to be the same series and model. GTX960+GTX960 or GTX970+GTX970

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

Save, save, save! Or plan a budget build. :)

Swatop113's Completed Build: Ripley

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

Great build. I'm jealous of that deal you got on the Dominators haha.

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Thanks!

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Are you guys talking about the psu fan? Or the led? I wasn't sure about the led because it didn't have the arrows like the other fans indicating whether it was intake or not.

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Gal. No prob, it's a really nice wallpaper.

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I was worried about my gpu because I was getting 58c idle. But changing the fan speeds pretty much fixed that and I'm getting similar temps (2 or 3 degrees higher) than yours. I haven't overclocked yet.

HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Thanks! Couldn't find the exact place I downloaded it so I uploaded it for you. http://imageshack.com/a/img901/4228/61rYu1.jpg

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Sounds like a headache lol but I am completely out of ideas at this point. Thank you for your help!

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I think you're right about it possibly being the cooling system on the card itself. From my understanding the fans on the Twin Frozr cards are supposed to spin when needed, but sometimes mine start for about 5 seconds then stop. It's doing it right now and i'm only streaming music and typing this. I'm new to the RMA process, is it as simple as sending the card back and getting a replacement?

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. I hope you can still help me. Thermostat is set at 75F. There's 6 fans total. 2 front, 1 rear 140mm fans that came with the case. I also installed a 120mm fan at the bottom of the case next to the power supply. And the CPU cooler mounted to the top of the case has 2 120mm fans.

The pc is on top of a glass desk and in the corner but there's a good amount of space between the desk and wall.

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Update: Flipped the psu. So this is right after start up: https://imageshack.us/i/iprsnUgij Then I opened my browser and watched the temperatures for a few minutes. Now its between 56C-57C.

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

The room temperature may be around that. I have no way to check. Haven't started up any games yet or anything except the browser. I took the screenshot before even opening that. Going to flip the psu and come back with an update.

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

PSU fan is facing up. I thought it would pull heat away from the gpu. I'll flip it over and check any changes >.< Thanks for the links.

Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I thought so :( I'm not sure what to do about it? I turned off 1 monitor and i'm still getting the same temps.

Forum Topic "HDD Help :("

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

Found the answer. Had to partition and format the drive.

Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 2 points 50 months ago

Great! Thanks a lot guys. I'll be back for sure if I have anymore questions.

Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

How do I proceed with out windows?

Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

I believe it does. i5 4690k.

Forum Topic "G.Skill Ripjaws X or Sniper Series?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Thanks a lot! I've decided to order the Kingston Fury. +1

Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Thank you for explaining. Based on this I did change the monitor again to the Acer GN246HL which has 1ms response time and 144hz refresh rate. It's also cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01

Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Just from seeing what people were saying on these forums :/

Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

This is a good question that didn't really cross my mind because I'm new to this. But I am considering the AOC q2963pm now which is a 21:9 wide monitor. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-q2963pm

Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

Thank you, after reading around I learned IPS is recommended for gaming anyway.

CuPoS4's Completed Build: Newbie's First Gaming Build

HashSlingingSlasher 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

Looks awesome. I actually just added that led controller to my build list thanks to you. :)

Forum Topic "Is this build complete? Help"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

Thanks. I see there were a few things I didn't really need (i7, fan controller) to cut back on price.

Forum Topic "Is this build complete? Help"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

What could be switched out to make it better?

Forum Topic "First time build opinions"

HashSlingingSlasher submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

No one? I don't bite xD

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