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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Z370 Mobos for Virtual Machines?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I know, VM support is mainly software inside of windows so any board should support VMs fine I think. Also, I would recommend not getting a z-based board with the locked cpu, unless you plan to upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU for an xBox 360 PC build?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually attempted this a couple years ago, but I didn't have the budget or time to make it work well. I used the PSU externally but only because I was using what I had (ATX PSU and mATX mobo). I had a 3770 and it got a bit toasty inside sadly. You could externally mount the PSU, or you could use something like this if it were to be able to squeezed into the system. I really want to do this again one day and try make it work myself so I am curious as to what you will do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Oil catch as custom loop resrvoir"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about doing it for a watercooled build I wanted to do and I saw no reason why it couldn't work here! I will be interested to see if you pursue this. I did some looking and EK's smallest res here just fits but it would need an exit port facing directly down, not exiting on the sides. The top port would work fine. If you could find one that terminates at both top and bottom of the res then this idea would work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Oil catch as custom loop resrvoir"

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

I like the idea of incorporating car parts into a build and I wish to do so myself some day. What if you were to put a reservoir inside the catch can and connect it up so that it looks like you are using the catch can to store liquid whilst not risking a metal reaction within the loop?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kraken x62 with 3 fans!"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans on the front of the case pull air in, and the top and rear of the case will be exhausting. This is the general convention. For knowing direction of the fan, if you can see either the fans specification sticker and/or the stem that the cable runs to the motor of the fan, and this stem is on the top of the fan, you are looking at the back of the fan which air is being exhausted from. The front of the fan has the blades looking smooth and convex (rounded and pushed out), and usually a company's logo sticker on the middle of the fan. This is where air is getting pulled in from. Check this link here for an image which will help with the explanation of airflow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kraken x62 with 3 fans!"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

By the looks of it, the 3 front fans will be screwed in as they come from the factory pre installed in the case, with the Kraken mounted using the 140mm fan hole mounts and some correctly threaded and sized length of metal or a screw. It is a custom install as the Kraken does not support 120mm fans natively. If you look closely at some pictures in the first link, you can see the black screw or whatever the builder used at where the 140mm fans would mount. The Kraken fans will most likely be mounted with screws that came with the case, or with the Kraken CLC kit. Any standard screw to mount fans to the case will do, I can't quite remember the size.

Comment reply on Cerval88's Completed Build: My Current Rig

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, it sounds like the motherboard. I had a Gigabyte Z87-UD5H, which had many many issues. It had issues with an EVGA 780 FTW or something, where it would just crash when I was benchmarking it. A friend that ended up buying it off of me did not have any issues with it at all. I also had memory issues with the board, and USB device connectivity was a nightmare, I could never connect my phone to my PC, and trying to get my headset to connected was a task sometimes. I ended up getting a z97 Krait last christmas, and the experience that a stable motherboard can bring you when coming from an unstable one is just amazing. I would imagine you could pick up a cheap z97 board that is working correctly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best way to connect H80i V2 to Asus Z270e?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Run the pump off CPU OPT and set it at max speed in the bios. Split the fans off of another CPU header. From what I can recall about CPU pumps you should be running them at 100% all the time. Shouldn't be loud unless there is a problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Coloring MSI Gaming X GPU"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they did, just some thin green paint over a white LED. Think Linus or JayzTwoCents did a video on it with a titan a while back. The LEDs will most likely be on a different circuit, well I know with the titan in the video, and my windforce 970 that there is a seperate plug for the LEDs on the GPU pcb.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How should I set up triple monitors?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It really all depends on what you wish to actually do with your monitors as to how you should set them up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wait until after the wedding she says..."

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

In all fairness, it isn't April yet. Careful giving a woman some wiggle room in an argument! Haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a good cool chip, an unlocked board and an aftermarket cooler so you are all good to go. Search up an OC guide for your chip and see what you can do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair 400C ; places to ground myself?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The frame of the case is as good as any place to ground yourself as the case should have a metal frame with plastic or metal bits screwed or riveted on. With the glass, just move it way and lean it against a wall or something and (if possible) put it on when you are done building and have moved it into position. Shouldn't get scratched doing it like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DREAM SETUP!!!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would you want a radiator on the side of the case? That would be horrible to get into to do work on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming + Recording w/ Ryzen V streaming w/i7?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure. Would pay to google around to see what others have found.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4 Monitor PC"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

USB to hdmi adapters or some sort of hub? Alternatively, you could get a low profile, low power gpu and add it in.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 6700k on a B150 board?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't cheap out on the backbone of your rig. I would get a somewhat decent board with that processor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming + Recording w/ Ryzen V streaming w/i7?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you will be all good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming + Recording w/ Ryzen V streaming w/i7?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I recently got really fast internet, and decided to try my hand at streaming. I have a 4770k at 4.1Ghz and a 970, and I can stream in 60fps at 1080p no problem. Both stream and game are running at 60fps, only slow downs that I have is with the games I may play themselves (Arma 2 DayZ). I tried LoL and I was still getting around 200 Fps. I do think that waiting to see how Ryzen streams is a good idea.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Last checkup before i buy!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Last checkup before i buy!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend getting an SSD, something around the 250GB range would be suitable. Other than that, it looks good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Screws not working for motherboard"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have 3 or 4 screws in my ATX motherboard, so long as there is nothing touching the back of the board that could short it out and your board is held in via decent connection points (i.e spreading the load of your board around as best as possible) you should be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My watercooling makes noises, help! "Deepcool Maelstrom 120T 83.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler""

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are really unsure about it, keep an eye on temps of your cpu over the next wee while. They will be extremely hot if the pump dies and you will get crashing and blue screens if you try put any load on a cpu that is already running over 100 degrees. My friend recently had this happen to him, his pump died and idle he was at 104 degrees. If you wish to get rid of the cooler and swap it out, just grab a tower cooler, like the hyper 212 from cooler master, or whatever others are recommending these days. I don't really keep up with cooler price v performance these days so I am not a lot of help in that regard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Core I5 2500k upgrade (I7 7700k vs I5 7600k)"

  • 37 months ago
  • 8 points

Wait for Ryzen to drop. It should help lower prices / give you an alternate route to go as hopefully they will be bringing decent performance at a solid price point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My watercooling makes noises, help! "Deepcool Maelstrom 120T 83.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler""

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah odds are is that it is just your pump. My last water cooler sounded like a loud hard drive / was making a grinding sound before I sent it back and got a replacement.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "x62 load temps?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought pumps were meant to run at 100%?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build rendering and gaming system or wait for ryzen."

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Ryzen is looking promising just off of what small information is out there so far. Wait until after release and see how all cpus involved stack up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I stick with Air, or go with AIO"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

No lie, within the past month I have seen an AIO die and a air cooler "die". The pump on the AIO died and was idling in desktop at 103 degrees. The fan on the heatsink died and it was idling at 55 degrees. This is without any overclocks at all and both around the 3.5ghz mark. Handy to have air when the fan fails. Anyways, Big Air competes with the big AIO coolers quite well these days. I had a hyper 212, and then decided that I should pick up a Nepton 280L on a really good sale and ran that for a couple of years. The pump started to make a grinding noise so I got it replaced with a whole new unit, and I didn't even send both fans back. I am currently running an Nh-D15 and am loving it, except for the fact my ram is too tall for the stock fans so my fan setup is a fan in between heatsinks and a fan on the rear heatsink. I will be getting a 120mm Noctua fan for the front of it as I want it for the looks as I know it will not improve performance. I reckon both Big Air and AIO setups look awesome, but I feel that my next cooler will be a custom water loop, but that is a while down the track.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Secondary Hard Drives Not Found"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you checked in the manual to see if the NVMe drives disable some sata ports? If so, you could have your other drives plugged into them. My motherboard disables some sata ports for the M.2 slot, so I won't sacrifice the sata ports for the M.2.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So i need a cheap LOL build for my little sister"

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

You bought 100 copies of windows 10.. from where and what was the cost?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "z170 mobo and i5 6600k deal seems to be wrong"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this. Went to check it because why not and I saw the price went from 390 up to 480, although it said -90 dollars.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you install a OS without a optical drive?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, go onto the product page and get the most up to date drivers for everything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you install a OS without a optical drive?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Use a USB drive to install windows.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many miles are on your car?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep it serviced and don't push it stupidly hard and it will do you well for a long time, and is a good base for mods, if and when you decide to, as far as I know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many miles are on your car?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dear lord you are one lucky teenager haha. Not the biggest fan of how they look but damn, a free 370z? I'd take that. Enjoy it, not many teenagers get a car like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many miles are on your car?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask how you came to afford a 370z? Quite the weapon for a 17 year old haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 690 mod"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Think LTT did this and it can result in some uneven light but overall it looks pretty cool. Just go for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I replace the NZXT Kraken x52 120 fans for Corsair HD rgb 120 fans?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I thought so. I was actually going to price up a set for myself to be quite honest haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I replace the NZXT Kraken x52 120 fans for Corsair HD rgb 120 fans?"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I have seen on there it doesn't look like ensourced is taking orders.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "55 incher"

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gentleman is talking about VRAM, video card ram, not system ram. Size of the screen wont matter, its all down to resolution. Play in full screen if you wish to alt tab and have your game disappear so you can see your desktop, or windowed borderless to get full screen immersion and to be able to have programs pop up ontop of your games when you tab to them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to watercooling. Help!"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you trying to lower your room temperature or your hardware temperature?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet fast enough"

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

My mother pays for it..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "custom xbox"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Try and build a console? You can not do that. You should just buy one. Go with whatever system has your favorite friends on it or offers you the best experience overall.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Internet fast enough"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

My friends and I have hosted Minecraft servers on this kind of net, and all play on any Oceania server for any game at sub 100 ping. IMO downloading things can be a bit tedious but other than that its fine. Why are you paying for the internet may I ask?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 vs NVIDIDA GeForce GTX 1050ti"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with the best that you can afford, without compromising budget for other parts. I'd get the 1050ti.

Comment reply on Alan177's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't appear to have an SSD, any particular reason why you don't have one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HP OMEN X Chassis"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes this seem like a viable choice for a case in comparison if you want the whole tilted thing going on! I myself would love the deepcool case but I don't need a new build plus the price in my country is astronomical.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Poor performance from new 1080"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What games are you playing?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Two Builds different Video Cards don't know what to choose/Need Opinions"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the 1070. It is newer tech and the ti and 1070 trade blows, but the 1070 will be better in the long run.

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