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NeXTechNews's Completed Build: DIY Portable PC Kaby Lake Edition in Silverstone Milo SFF Build

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Cool, I used the NH-L9i on my portable rig (using a tu-100), and it worked well enough, just not enough thermal overhead for any overclock. I was just wondering how they compared.

NeXTechNews's Completed Build: DIY Portable PC Kaby Lake Edition in Silverstone Milo SFF Build

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Hows the CPU cooler working out?

Blog Post "ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX Live Stream Build"

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

TU200b....

your just cheating. USE THE 100!!

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

It was on this site before, though i don't know if they still make it

Simmons572's Completed Build: Chiaki - Heavily Modified uSFF Gaming Rig - Lian Li PC-TU 100

SilkyZ 1 Build 3 points 27 months ago

Tu-100 is the best ITX case. I have one that i want to mod out at some point, this is just giving me ideas!

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

no, but it works better then stock

SilkyZ's Build Guide: [~$700] Mid-Ranged Monster

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I went with the FX-8320 as more and more games and apps are using multi-threading, I figured for future use it would be the better option. If you were looking for a i5-k build, I can certainly make another list. Memory for 8GB is spot on as I was trying to allow for system growth; and Price/GB, this kit was the best option. I never saw any bad reviews of the PSU, so I put it in there.

You can swap parts as you see fit, I never intend for my builds to be the end-all-be-all master list; just a guide for users to work off of.

SilkyZ's Build Guide: [~$400] Low Budget Buster

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

For the cost, the FX-6300 is IMO better then a Pentium/i3. I can make a version with one if you want. Memory for 8GB is spot on as I was trying to allow for system growth; and Price/GB, this kit was the best option. I was tossing the idea of using a 750ti, but the MoBo only supports crossfire, so I put the AMD card in for growth options. I never saw any bad reviews of the PSU, so I put it in there.

You can swap parts as you see fit, I never intend for my builds to be the end-all-be-all master list; just a guide for users to work off of.

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 42 months ago

I saw other builds with larger then recommended cards in that case, so I figured it would have fit. the main reason the card is that big is the shroud that hangs over the edge of the cooler.

I didn't have to modify anything, but the front panel cables are right there so they had to be pushed back and up to get the card in, and removing it is a pain. Their are now better cards then the Zotac 970, so I would suggest them then the card I used (either an ITX 970 or a R9 Nano).

Thecautiousone's Completed Build: The Division (Complete)

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

That is just awesome.... wow

Thecautiousone's Completed Build: The Division (Complete)

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

only question, why a 240rad for the GPUs and a 480rad for the cpu? what kind of overclocking are you doing on this thing?

TORTheokoles's Completed Build: I shall call him Squishy

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

You are the real MPV

mstromquist's Completed Build: Work and Play Powerhouse

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 47 months ago

Yeah, I figured it was somewhere between the two. Its just upsetting that their is a lack of 21:9 1440p benchmarks

iiphongs2's Completed Build: The Predator

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Ahh, great! That helps me get an idea of what to expect.

TORTheokoles's Completed Build: I shall call him Squishy

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

mstromquist's Completed Build: Work and Play Powerhouse

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

Negativeroot's Completed Build: What do you mean imaginary?!? ...I'm just bad luck...

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

Fish217's Completed Build: Silent 4k Gaming and Game Development

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

jimlamb's Completed Build: Home Office Rig

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

analogue's Completed Build: Wanted a mATX but could not fit a SLI

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

Hey, nice build.

I'm looking at something similar and wondering what frame-rates you are getting on that monitor?

iiphongs2's Completed Build: The Predator

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

What frame-rates are you getting on the 3440x1440? I'm serious looking at a build with similar specs and want to know what I'm getting into

jipster69's Completed Build: Project Boreas – Editing / Lite Gaming / HTPC ($650 Budget + Extras & Corsair 500R Window Mod)

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 48 months ago

I was wondering if i was the only one that was equally impressed with the Rubiks cubes

greendouglash's Completed Build: Killakrates

SilkyZ 1 Build 3 points 48 months ago

wasn't it for all of us tu-100 owners?

philip's Completed Build: BitFenix Pandora / i7-5960X / 2-way GTX 980

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Mmmmm.... this looks nice. I like the smallness of it.

I plan on doing a 2xSLI (970) build in it myself. I was planning on air cooling it, so my question is how are the temps with the 2 cards in there? Also, do you think the cable management would be easier without the rad up front?

warmon6's Completed Build: traveling raven

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

ahh, i used a Lian Li tu100b for my case since it has a carry handle. working pretty well

Forum Topic "UltraWide or PLP (1440p or 1600p)"

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

That's interesting. I am guessing that its because of the 3.5GB thing with the 970's? I have been trying to look-up benchmarks for ultrawides, but their are surprisingly few.

warmon6's Completed Build: traveling raven

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Nice build. You say you travel with the rig, have you flown with it? Is the watercooler cool with TSA?

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 49 months ago

I am using MSI Afterburner. I then lowered the power limit to 98% and it has been working just fine.

cbuchhauser's Completed Build: Mini Beast - The Smallest Current Gaming Build ($1500)

SilkyZ 1 Build 2 points 51 months ago

This is true.

I am going to also cut the hole at the bottom for airflow like you did. I really like the SSD mount on the panel there, really slick idea.

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

The CPU cooler handles it like a champ. That temp was from a CPU benchmark i ran and was the highest temp recorded, the average temp was about 70.

I have tweaked the fan settings to be always on to get better airflow, and now hovers in the high-60's while gaming. The GPU is a different story.

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

yeah, i would suggest getting the asus 970 as it has a blower fan, which should get better temps

SilkyZ's Completed Build: Paladin - Have LAN, Will Travel

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

That was the plan.

It is a tight fit for most of it, but it wasn't too bad. If you are doing a SFF build like this one, you are going to have to keep a plan of attack in mind when you start building. You won't be able to access some pins on the MoBo with the PSU in, so you have to think it through.

Blog Post "Black Friday Build Guides"

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

I love the HTPC build

cbuchhauser's Completed Build: Mini Beast - The Smallest Current Gaming Build ($1500)

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

Just built a rig like this with the Zotac. I regret not having the flat cables

whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

I've been flip-flopping on the Asus MoBo and M.2 drive, plus better audio chipset I believe. I think I just settled on a 2x ssd raid 0 setup as a default for now.

I will take your word on the cable management. From everything I've seen, its going to be tight. That's why I'm going to grab a set of short cables, should help some.

I don't mind it being loud, I'm coming from using a laptop that sounds like a jet every-time it boots. Also, its going to be used as a HTPC some of the time, and should be distant enough to dull the sound

whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

I am looking to do a similar build soon. Link

Any helpful tips on fitting the GPU into the case?

xiZark's Completed Build: Lunchbox Hero - A Big PC Upgrade

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

no no, that really helps! I've been debating over what case to use and was just wondering how it was building in it.

Thank you!

xiZark's Completed Build: Lunchbox Hero - A Big PC Upgrade

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

love the build. was looking at this case for my next build.

Is it really big or is it just the right size

manirelli's Build Guide: $1200 Gaming Build

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

But 290x vs 780 price wise is nearly the same. Other then the Asus you have listed, the cards are pretty much the same cost

Forum Topic "Pretty much solid, but would like to get some feedback"

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Yeah, I was debating that. I was thinking of grabbing a e3-1240v3 for the multithreading. The case is pretty small and the PSU is a little weak for OC'ing anyway.

Forum Topic "Pretty much solid, but would like to get some feedback"

SilkyZ submitter 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

system isn't just for gaming, its for VMs and server work as well. That's why I went with the larger capacity and faster ram over the 1600 8gb standard.

The MSI 770 4gb is the best GPU you can fit in that case without cutting a hole in the frame

Forum Topic "Infinite Budget - Show Off Your Best Build Ever!"

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

Not really an ultimate build, but my current dream build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler $49.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $229.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $152.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $152.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $132.25 @ NCIX US
Storage A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $132.25 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $102.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $102.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $609.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $609.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec Lanboy air Yellow ATX Mid Tower Case $194.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $209.97 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $10.56 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry LX Fan Controller $50.98 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Razer Nostromo Wired Gaming Keyboard $63.98 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse $64.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers $229.99 @ Amazon
Other Dell 30-inch UltraSharp Widescreen (2560x1600) 60Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N 3007WFP $994.00
Other Dell 20-inch (1600x1200) 60 Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N 320-4687 $170.00
Other Dell 20-inch (1600x1200) 60 Hz Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Refurbished) Mfr P/N 320-4687 $170.00
Other Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick $30.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $5176.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-28 14:45 EDT-0400

my's Completed Build: Mini ITX Haswell Firebreather

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 56 months ago

yes it can. I was going through the Overclock.net SG05/06 page and there are a few builds with ATX PSUs, but you have to forgo using a optical drive and probably have to watercool the cpu.

joby419's Completed Build: mini itx steambox build

SilkyZ 1 Build 0 points 56 months ago

excellent points, you win this time Joby419!

joby419's Completed Build: mini itx steambox build

SilkyZ 1 Build -3 points 56 months ago

Would still not go with a water-loop though on a non-OC chip. Aftermarket air-cooler would have been just fine

nRRe's Completed Build: MITX Full Tower Shenanigans

cdubbs's Completed Build: Deployable ITX

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Hey, just wondering how well does your GPU fit in the case?

I was thinking of using a MSI 280x and I think its just shorter then yours.

cdubbs's Completed Build: Deployable ITX

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

I would like to see how this comes out. I'm looking at this case for my build as well and having a good screen to go with it would be awesome.

mfcdvm's Completed Build: Raven/Asrock SFF msata build

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 58 months ago

Wait, where did you put the mSATA drive? I thought the WiFi card took up the mSATA port on that board...

If not, the I am going to switch the mobo on my build!

Blog Post "NZXT Compatibility Checker"

SilkyZ 1 Build 1 point 62 months ago

Sorry, You are right, the Titan's are grayed out.

Though i think their are some slight database errors as I saw some 770's and 780's that popped up still

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