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Forum Topic "Mugen 5 rev. B replacement ideas?"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 2 months ago

ahh crud i didnt even think to get pliers to fix it. crud. well dangit, i could have been rocking my new rig these past 3 weeks..... blehhhhhh. i took a picture of it and i probably could have tried to fix it 11 of the corner tips of the heat sinks were bent on mine. i guess i could have tried to straighten it out myself.

my first thoughts when i saw it were, ok im not an engineer so im going to return this.

Forum Topic "Mugen 5 rev. B replacement ideas?"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 2 months ago

yeah funny story i had the cryorig h5 recommended to me originally on this site, but then loads of ppl said go with the mugen. but yeah im gonna order the macho rev b now from amazon. thanks buddy

Forum Topic "Mugen 5 rev. B replacement ideas?"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 2 months ago

i know right. they are brown......bleh. also,thanks for the macho rev b recommendation. im gonna order it now.

Forum Topic "Mugen 5 rev. B replacement ideas?"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Just saw pics of both, im scared . but looking further it seems like the mainstream air coolers have tiny heat sinks half the size of this thing and the mugen 5. Guess its all about marketing. A lot of the top air cooler lists im reading are all noctua and cooler master etc but their are tiny and the 2 fans make em look bigger than they actually are

Forum Topic "Is RGB ram worth it?"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

ok check out this deal, its better than the one above; its 32 inches 144hz 1440p 299$

https://www.microcenter.com/product/510553/32gk650f-b-32-wqhd-144hz-dp-hdmi-freesync-gaming-led-monitor

its 50$ more than ur build choice BUT 32 inches > 24 inches, 1440p > 1080p

Forum Topic "Is RGB ram worth it?"

Forum Topic "Is RGB ram worth it?"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

thats a great build buddy. though i think with the 1070TI you may be able to get 1440p (i.e. 2K) resolution, so you may want to get a 2K monitor. if you really want more than 60hz, the 2K monitors can, while on sale hit 299$ for 75+hz at 1440p. since u have the power for it, i'd say just save a bit more cash and get a 2k high refresh rate monitor since they are getting cheaper and cheaper these days.

this is my build below:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $254.39
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $52.99
Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Purchased For $218.99
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory Purchased For $137.99
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive Purchased For $208.99
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB DUKE OC Video Card Purchased For $705.00
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $55.37
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $79.99
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $30.00
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.75 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $13.90
Monitor Dell - AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor $899.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2657.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 15:34 EST-0500

Forum Topic "Is RGB ram worth it?"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

well you can always buy some rgb strips off of amazon and put then in DIY. you can also get some RGB fans later down the road, like for a rear exhaust or sth.

yeah tokyo or osaka would be great to visit. or seoul. seoul has the same thing going with all its neon lights, and its cheaper and in my opinion more fun than tokyo.

Forum Topic "Is RGB ram worth it?"

Timetrapper 2 points 3 months ago

to me its kinda like:

  1. do you have friends over that you want to impress with your PC? (or more importantly would they be impressed/happy/excited to see the PC Ram lit up in lights?) I mean if so, you could also get a lava lamp too. that helps with company etc
  2. does it make you happy to look at your rig while you are playing games or just in general and see the RGB lights on your PC?

If your answer is yes, then yeah i'd spend the extra money on RGB, if you have it within your budget. But if you have to decide between performance or RGB, even wanting to impress ppl or be happy with the looks, i'd go with performance.

in foreign countries like japan and china that i visited, they have sooooo many neon lights. it makes them happy and excited to walk around the city, buy stuff etc. so besides residential areas, lots and lots of places, basically wall to wall could be lit up in lights. so i understand the desire for rgb, so if it makes you happy or excited while you play or surf, then yes go for it.

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

i went with it because when i bought it as of 2 weeks ago, there were benchmarks and reviews available for it, and the vrm heatsinks had been tested. the other board i was comparing it against, the phantom gaming line, i had read from multiple sources that its heatsinks had no improvement over the z370. many of the z390 boards have not been properly benchmarked or had their temps tested. but the pro carbon has gotten tested and reviewed enough for me.

i was also considering the taichi, but i read user reviews and they weren't as positive as the pro carbons were.

i also considered the aorus master or gaming i can't remember. the one that was 190$ish at the time. the user had said he tested the heatsinks but he was the only one i had seen who had tested it, so i didnt have any second source as a review on the temps.

Forum Topic ""Best" Z390 Motherboard"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

This one seems to have had solid reviews from all around the 'net. so i bought it for my build. haven't booted up yet tho.

MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Forum Topic "Focus G Fans: 1 rear fan exhaust or 2 fans at the top? or 3 exhausts?"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

well i went with the 750w cuz i hope someday to do further upgrades and maybe those will require 750W hehehe. ok ill stick with just the 1 rear exhaust fan. thanks!

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

thanks for the info! I ended up going with the MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, but let me ask you, since you really know your stuff, in regards to thermal paste application do you just put a pea-sized amount? 75% of the videos i saw said to do that, other ones said put more so it will cover the entire area.

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

just wondering though, does it come with thermal paste?

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

ugh yeah so this is the last part of my build, besides the monitor i need. mannnnnn the taichi went up in price 40 bucks hahah. i read the AORUS has 12 phases so thats a plus. i may end up going with that... not sure. i mean the taichi is now like 238 so not sure if its worth the 40 extra bucks...bleh i wish i knew when these will be tested.

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

ok i went with the mugen thanks for the tip man! its bought and paid for and on the way!

Forum Topic "GPU for 1440p"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

try for the 2070s.

Forum Topic "CRYORIG H7 vs. Scythe Mugen 5"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

ok i took out the cryo h7 and replaced it with the mugen 5. feeling good now!

Forum Topic "CRYORIG H7 vs. Scythe Mugen 5"

Timetrapper submitter 2 points 3 months ago

ok noted, i've replaced it in my build with the mugen 5 hehehehe

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

thanks for the replies. this is good info. for now I have slotted the taichi board in there but will wait on those 3 reviews before i pull the trigger. awesome

Forum Topic "Z390 VRM heatsinks $150-$200"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

so you aren't a fan of the cryorig H7? it was a suggestion from another user here. hmmmm what would be the major pluses of the mugen vs the cryorig one i have listed? I'm open to swapping out.

Forum Topic "RTX 2070 vs GTX 1080 TI - 1440p 144hz gaming for the next 2 years"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

i agree here with the reply mentioned here, that if you compromise graphics settings, (which I do not want to do) you can get 144FPS with the 2070. So I think the answer to your overall question is yes, the 2070 will be able to provide 144FPS at 1440p for the next 2 years if you dont mind turning down graphics settings.

but my follow up question is, how low are you willing to go settings wise? High? Medium? Low? I think if you want a clearer answer you should wait for a ton of benchmarks to come out for the 2070 and see what people are getting on youtube with high or custom settings as opposed to everything being full ultra.

honestly man, just look at the 1080's benchmarks, the 2070 should be pretty close performance wise to the 1080. so that would actually provide you with proof.

Side Note: the crystal ball question for myself is can you keep it on ultra while getting 75+FPS on most games in 2 years with either card? (I can tell u the 2070 won't be able to) Cuz the 1080TI can keep avg on 90-100FPS for alot of recent games but that may dip a ton in the next 2 years.

Forum Topic "Need help!"

Timetrapper 1 point 3 months ago

you doing this build for just one pc and plan to sell the rest yourself or buying in bulk for a business or mining?

Forum Topic "GIGABYTE P650B thoughts? EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W worth replacement"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 3 months ago

ahh ok. thanks for your input. im going to stick with the g2 then, since its not worth the dip in quality just to potentially* save 40 bucks haha.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

put something in manual then, cuz it makes people think like the build is an uber bargain beyond what it already is imho haha. jk, up to you :)

Forum Topic "ASRock Z390 Taichi or ASUS Rog Strix Z390-e"

Forum Topic "ASRock Z390 Taichi or ASUS Rog Strix Z390-e"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

The asrock extreme Z370 is around 150$ and is viewed as all around great value. Im planning to get that one for my new build

Forum Topic "ASRock Z390 Taichi or ASUS Rog Strix Z390-e"

Timetrapper 2 points 4 months ago

ok just saw some new videos. they aren't being tested on the new chips yet cuz they arent out yet. so wait for the CPU that you bought to be tested i guess with those boards in question. i even saw one vid where the new mobo performed worse than its Z370 version. pasted it here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_vKN14OScE

Forum Topic "ASRock Z390 Taichi or ASUS Rog Strix Z390-e"

Timetrapper 0 points 4 months ago

man i dunno, you might wanna wait until there are more youtube reviews.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Entry Level Intel Gaming Build

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

ahh man you need to include the CPU price, even if you own it already

Forum Topic "depressed about RTX? Me too"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

I agree completely. But since im doing a new build that thankfully has 100to200 bucks left in the budget im gonna pay the extra 100 bucks and get a rtx2080 instead of the gti 1080ti

Forum Topic "Am I being to cheap with the case? (a 55$ dollar case for $1650 worth of parts)"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 4 months ago

ok cool! i haven't done a build in 5 years and my last one my friend recommended the parts, and it was a form factor, so i can't re-use the case cuz its too tiny.

Forum Topic "Am I being to cheap with the case? (a 55$ dollar case for $1650 worth of parts)"

Timetrapper submitter 2 points 4 months ago

ok awesome man, i added in those fans into my build now. thanks for the confirmation and fan recommendation!

Forum Topic "Yes, the eternal question: 1080p 144Hz vs 1440p 60Hz"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

try this one:

its ips, free sync, 2K (2560 x 1440), 144hz just at 350 euros. it may not be available at that price outside the u.s. but just an idea that stuff exists at that range.

http://www.microcenter.com/product/478859/xf270hu-27-wqhd-144hz-dvi-hdmi-dp-freesync-gaming-led-monitor

this 2nd one is cheaper, but is 75hz

http://www.microcenter.com/product/482600/l24q-20-238-wqhd-75hz-hdmi-dp-led-monitor

Forum Topic "Yes, the eternal question: 1080p 144Hz vs 1440p 60Hz"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

yeah IPS is the future as well. i've been holding out for a long time, but i've seen a ton of sales. if its in your budget, there are widescreen curved 33+ inch monitors, 120hz, 1440p, IPS, g-sync for around 900$. But if you don't want widescreen curved, you can get that setup for sub-500$ if you want for the right sale if you are ok with freesync.

what was your budget?

(but definitely don't look at 2K as being 60hz only hehe. 4K yes, because over 60hz is too expensive, but 2K over 75hz nowadays is reasonable, like around 200$)

Forum Topic "Why the price difference...they seem the same."

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

Yeah i read online NVME is a new technology that is much faster than Sata BUT i also read the NVME needs a compatible motherboard in order to access that tech fully. though that was just what i read in an article. so make sure your mobo can take full advantage of the nvme technology.

Forum Topic "Suspiciously cheap graphics cards"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

it might be used or open box haha

Forum Topic "Yes, the eternal question: 1080p 144Hz vs 1440p 60Hz"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

Get a 1440p with 75hz or 120hz. that is the sweet spot. 1080 is a thing of the past, well its on the way out at least.

Forum Topic "1080TI Help Please for my 1440p 100+FPS MMO Gaming ULTRA Settings Build"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 4 months ago

Is that ram higher performance or just less expensive than the one i picked?

Forum Topic "1080TI Help Please for my 1440p 100+FPS MMO Gaming ULTRA Settings Build"

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks man, i made a few updates based on ur recommendations. One big difference is the i5 8600k is onsale nearby me so im gonna get that instead of an i7 and i switched to the z370 mobo since it allowed for overclocking. I did follow ur recommendations and changed the power supply, case, and dropped the optical.

And upped to 1tb, good idea hehehe. I revised my OP to reflect that. Sorry for typos on my phone

Forum Topic "Finalizing Ryzen/Vega Build, Would Appreciate Opinions"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

check out my build, it is waaaayyy faster and is below 1500$ if you take out the $960 monitor i want.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $144.99
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Video Card $669.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $54.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $53.98 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell - AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120Hz Monitor $949.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2491.68
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $2431.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-03 01:00 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Finalizing Ryzen/Vega Build, Would Appreciate Opinions"

Timetrapper 1 point 4 months ago

Well. I had a big debate about this. freesync monitors are cheaper, but I think the Nvidia GTX cards offer more bang for your buck than the AMD GPUs. and i think there was a rumor that some guys got nvidia cards to work with freesync.....i honestly wouldnt hamstring the build for freesync hehehe.

Forum Topic "Black Friday Deals?!"

Timetrapper 2 points 4 months ago

not sure man. i dont see many parts I wanted on sale that day. there were alot of TVs, and general purpose PC stuff.

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