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Admiral_Sn4ckbar's Completed Build: Steel blue

ajmalik 1 point 5 hours ago

here's my comment to that -- GTX 1080ti can't really do great at 4K gaming. Sure, 60fps may be do-able, i'll admit that, but just my opinion that 1440p @ 144fps is a much better experience than 4k 60fps.

Thelongcheng's Completed Build: Sonico

ajmalik 4 points 2 days ago

i'd game on a 144hz < 32'' anyday compared to a 60hz 32 inch, to me, 60hz feels like a damn slide show after going 144

Admiral_Sn4ckbar's Completed Build: Steel blue

ajmalik 0 points 2 days ago

I love the blue. I find it really unfortunate you spent almost $400 on a monitor that is 60hz and not 144+.

Thelongcheng's Completed Build: Sonico

ajmalik 1 point 2 days ago

$4k on a pc build. fuuuuuuuuuuuuck....

ghufranzain4's Completed Build: First Time Build.

ajmalik -1 points 2 days ago

How do you spend $2k on a build and need a case and GPU upgrade still?

That case looks good to me. And if you wanted to spend more on a graphics card, you might as well have bought a 1080ti.

Ferretpaint's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 1600 / GTX 1080 /w monitor and Win 10

ajmalik 2 points 15 months ago

Great build. You're gonna be really happy with it.

Zeraphil's Completed Build: "Yes we can"

ajmalik 0 points 15 months ago

Alrighty. My brain is a bit blown. No 144hz monitor? No fps games?

gianggiang2806's Completed Build: Build for Gaming All game at the times

ajmalik 1 point 15 months ago

In gta5 or pubg? Sure. Even 1080ti performs like ****. But i play BF4 just fine on 1440p 144hz with a 1070 fyi.

gianggiang2806's Completed Build: Build for Gaming All game at the times

ajmalik 1 point 16 months ago

Gaming on 144hz even on a TN is so freaking amazing relative to 60hz, that i dont even care about the difference between IPS and TN. I understand your point now though, just stating my opinion on the matter.

Rtrain25's Completed Build: 1st Custom Build

ajmalik 1 point 16 months ago

Great build. I have that case and love it.

gianggiang2806's Completed Build: Build for Gaming All game at the times

ajmalik 2 points 16 months ago

Im so confused. You spent more on a 27 inch 1440p 60hz than what a Dell 27 inch 1440p with 144hz and gysnc costs! And you call yourself a gamer?

shkleinik's Completed Build: There is a story behind every PC

ajmalik 0 points 17 months ago

I’m not trying to be negative, but I would’ve downgraded CPU in favor of a better GPU if my budget was limited

The only 8700k builds I’ve seen on here are paired with a 1080ti.

In other words, you went as premium as possible on CPU but got an average GPU. I would have reversed the equation personally.

xrollitupx's Completed Build: My First Gaming Pc

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

$3k and no 8700k, and a small ssd

DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: Got me an 8700K

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Why Microatx?

Camaxide's Completed Build: 4K Home Theatre Gaming Setup

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

$30,000 setup. Are you single? :P

SquelchMuffins's Completed Build: Silent But Deadly

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

$3,200. wow.

Forum Topic "$2000 Build"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

I don't agree with your analysis if the gaming resolution is 1440p, but I do agree if you're talking about 1080p. I game on r5 1600 (stock) and 1070 (stock) on 1440p and 144hz. Ryzen and 1070 does 144fps with ease on medium settings with BF4. I suppose Intel could probably pull the same 144 on high settings, but im not that picky. I can run on high settings but I dont like the load and temp to be so high on the 1070.

Dan-Adelman's Completed Build: The Clark Kent build

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Wow. This thing is a damn beast. How far are you sitting from that 4k 40 inch? I found 27 inch was even too big when sitting 1 arm length away.

Forum Topic "Thoughts on my First PC?"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Hi, any reason you have two 1TB drives instead of one larger one? Do you want to clone one to the other through RAID for example, so you have a backup? Also, get 7,200 RPM, not 5,400.

Forum Topic "Do CPU/GPU bottlenecks really exist?"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Why are you asking questions if you're going to answer them, @Ironstone1?

Forum Topic "1440p Coffeelake Build"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Perfect monitor, good choice. I just bought it.

2ReLapse's Completed Build: 1st PC Build

ajmalik 9 points 17 months ago

You spent $800 on a 1080ti and $400 on 7700k with a cooler and arent pairing it with a 144hz monitor? Wow.

Its like buying a ferrari but always being stuck in a 20mph school zone.

RJGotSoles's Completed Build: First PC Build. Code Name : Unicorn Shit ^__^

ajmalik 2 points 17 months ago

You dont have a 4k monitor, but doing dual 1080s? Why?

1080 can basically destroy 1440p resolution with 1 of them.

Also i think the Dell S2716DG is a much better monitor choice for 27 inch 1440p with gsync.

SalamiWhip's Completed Build: Moulin Rouge

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build. I have the same graphics card, same mouse/keyboard, but most importantly, the same monitor!!! how dope is this dell monitor? i can't be happier with it, it's freaking amazing.

Forum Topic "Ultimate Workstation Build For my Dad"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

Have you considered trying a single 1080ti or titan xp instead of crossfire setup?

Forum Topic "Ultimate Workstation Build For my Dad"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

That PSU looks like it has some really bad reviews on Amazon. Maybe consider an EVGA Supernova.

Forum Topic "Ultimate Workstation Build For my Dad"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

the hell does your dad do? 32GB of GDDR5, did I read that correctly for the GPU?

Forum Topic "Buying the Build later Today Opinions Needed"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

forget wifi, you need to find an AM4 motherboard if you are going to listen to him and go the Ryzen route. Besides, who doesn't game on LAN?

Forum Topic "Done with my build. Check it out, Opinions welcome."

ajmalik submitter 1 point 17 months ago

I knew that'd come up. This was lying around the house never used, and wasn't a new purchase. Only reason a 3TB 7200 isn't in there :)

Forum Topic "Purple Ryzen Build / / Thoughts?"

ajmalik 1 point 17 months ago

The 1600 comes with a cooler. Did you give him the Kraken so he can overclock it? I see people OC'ing the 1600 and sticking with the stock cooler.

hotdogg's Completed Build: First gaming pc!

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

whats your monitor size?

Devansmain's Completed Build: Surround 7680x1440p - The Beast!

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

Hey. I was wondering about that too. So all the PCIe x16's are not made equal?

I'm in the middle of a build myself and put my GTX 1060 here -- https://i.imgur.com/XeLqOqY.jpg

Devansmain's Completed Build: Surround 7680x1440p - The Beast!

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

For $4k... it better be a damn beast.

Forum Topic "Noctua's or NZXT?"

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you. That helps me a ton as I'm currently designing my intake/exhaust for my fans. The marketing is a bit deceiving to a brand new builder like me.., check out this picture, it clearly says 6x 4-pin PWM :/

https://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/item/13/132/13-132-988/8.jpg

Forum Topic "Noctua's or NZXT?"

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

What do you mean all case fans are 3pin? Clearly, dozens of options on the market are 4 pin 120mm or 140mm fans with PWM. Am i confused, or are you trying to say something else?

I'm not sure if $85 is'very expensive'. My Asus B350-F has all PWM fan headers according to Asus.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132988

Forum Topic "Noctua's or NZXT?"

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

oh ok. well, the NZXT's that came with my S340 elite (120mm) are not even PWM so that's my knock against them. I don't understand why manufacturers even make 3-pin fans at this point.

Forum Topic "Noctua's or NZXT?"

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

The noctua NF-A14 and the NF-P14 are designed for both good airflow and static pressure according to the manufacturer, see below:

http://noctua.at/en/which-noctua-140mm-fans-are-optimised-for-airflow-which-are-optimised-for-static-pressure

I would trust them more than NZXT based on the reputation of Noctua.

warvet's Completed Build: The Film Editor

ajmalik 5 points 18 months ago

Im not an AMD fan boy by any means, but when Ryzen 5 1600 is the same price but with 2 additional cores and has the Intel multithreading equivalent... Why go Intel? The video editing could benefit from the 6 core 12 thread Ryzen...

mbwiebe's Completed Build: RGB Much?

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

Agreed. I'm asking what tasks the dual 1080 TI is needed for.

mbwiebe's Completed Build: RGB Much?

ajmalik 0 points 18 months ago

Ok, let's say 1080 TI in SLI mode is what he needed. For what? lol. Unless content creation or editing etc, then I get it. But for gaming? I think it's overkill. I'm pretty sure 1080 TI can even blow away 2K or 4K gaming at good framerates.

Edit: At least, 2K gaming. 4K gaming will be hard obviously even with a 1080 TI or Titan.

mbwiebe's Completed Build: RGB Much?

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

Can you give me one useful use case you will use the SLI for? I.e any reason a Titan XP wouldn't have worked for your needs?

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 1 point 18 months ago

In that case, then yup -- that would DEFINITELY be a lot more intake for me than exhaust, lol.

Ok I'll probably try it, I hope its not too loud. and if i ever watercool, then hey-- i already have the fan setup for it :)

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 2 points 18 months ago

I don't have an AIO, only air cooling. So correct me if I'm wrong, your setup is 120MM X2 in the front, and then in the back, 120MM and then top 140MM?

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 2 points 18 months ago

i'm thinking so far, 140 top, 120 rear, and then two 120's front. i hope its sufficient/positive but only nervous because i read online you need more intake than exhaust for positive.

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 1 point 18 months ago

btw, i also found a great link

asus link to what's compatible with aura -- https://www.asus.com/campaign/aura/us/Sync.html

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 1 point 18 months ago

yeah i don't mind.

actually, sorry - ignore my link, that isn't even an s340 elite, no ssd mount in the lower right that i can see.

here's a better pic:

https://linustechtips.com/main/uploads/monthly_2017_04/58ed551d19c83_Fanintakeandexhaust.PNG.2f449ae6bf18bae4d0519a48c625fa17.PNG

decisions decisions...

so 2 intake fans and 2 exhaust, so is my only option to install two 140mm for intake and two 120mm for exhaust in order to create positive pressure, or can all four of them be 120MM but i choose "slower" exhaust fans in order to create the positive pressure? Sorry, I'm too OCD and it always kills me.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/d6pCTH

Forum Topic "NZXT - S340 Elite - Need case fan reccomendations"

ajmalik submitter 1 point 18 months ago

SinclairFighter's Completed Build: Blue Bandit

ajmalik 2 points 18 months ago

At that PSU price, you coulda got a 80+ gold...

EK_Derick's Completed Build: Verktøy Cu

ajmalik 1 point 18 months ago

The hell is the point of this? lol

Forum Topic "First build. Please overview part list and also quick RAM question."

ajmalik submitter 1 point 18 months ago

ok cool. Any last thoughts on my build? You've been through it with me the whole time basically. Is the cooling that comes with NZXT going to be sufficient? Also, do you know which RGP strips I can get for that Mobo?

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