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Comment reply on majestic_mackerel's Completed Build: 1st Build, Budget Gaming

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno, I probably came off as an *** or something. The more I learn the less I comment on things on the site. Comment karma didn't really matter that much to me anyway

Comment reply on Felicetti's Completed Build: The Silent One

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I used three vardars on on a 360 rad. I really thought they were quieter from everything i had heard. Switched to noiseblockers and couldn't be happier with their performance at 700rpm

Comment reply on Felicetti's Completed Build: The Silent One

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason for the white vardar? They're not terribly quiet from my own experiences

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom water cooling // Reservoir in powersuply cover"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just use a tube res? There's plenty of room in the case. I"m sure it will work, as long as you find some way to mount it so that it i stable.

Comment reply on pikakunz's Completed Build: i7 6700k/GTX1070 Silver/Black/White Build!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Some good/quieter fans would be EK vardar, noiseblocker eloop b12, noctua nf-f12, silverstone fq121/122, corsair ml120

just to name a few

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Watercooling Build"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a pretty solid list for a loop. There isn't much to improve. Good luck

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I think I've put together a good build... Help a first timer!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

basically, you're paying $80 extra for a longer warranty of 10 years, by that point you will either have replaced the drive or should replace it. The performance increase is negligible, since both are fast.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I think I've put together a good build... Help a first timer!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

switch the wd black with a seagate 2TB, change the psu to this for the same cost http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0650v1

And I would recommend holding off on getting a graphics card for a few weeks. Next gen nvidia gpu's will be coming out very soon with some nice improvements.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "corsair carbide c400"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Just look at the product info, it will tell you all the fan slots and how many stock fans are included. If you intend on replacing the stock fans, then you have one in the back, and I believe up to three 120mm ion the front, or two 140mm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 1070/GTX 1080 - Will you buy it?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm most likely upgrading to a 1070 as soon it's released and getting a matching waterblock to add to my loop. I've gone almost 3 years without a new gpu and I'm itching for performance

Comment reply on Forum Topic "That pricing bug"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this explain the huge pricing error with things from DirectCanada and CanadaComputers? i.e products from CanadaComputers priced 50% or more below their usual prices, with links that direct to pages that don't exist. And pricing for DirectCanada that shows incorrect prices?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PPDHE vs DHE"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard those terms before. The terms commonly used are blower and open-air.

A blower style cooler has usually one small fan that intakes air, and exhausts heat out the back of the card and out of the case.

Open-air coolers have larger fans that also intake, but the heat is dissipated into the case.

Blower coolers are a good idea if you have a compact system or restricted airflow. But it usually doesn't matter what you buy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best 140mm Static Pressure Fan"

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

In no particular order:

Corsair SP140

Bitfenix spectre pro

noctua nf-p14s

Phanteks PH-F140-hp

Phanteks PH-F140-mp

silverstone fq141

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro CPU Coolers"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, cooling is a super saturated market so it's increasingly difficult to improve upon, but CM has been trying to reinvent the wheel which is really nice to see.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Cooler Master MasterLiquid Pro CPU Coolers"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't read too much of that, but I really don't like this statement:

The company claims that moving the critical components of the pump into a separate upper chamber lengthens the life of the system by only exposing them to cool liquid.

While kind of true, the coolant in any loop doesn't have a large variance in temperature around the loop, usually 1 or 2 degrees, everyone who builds custom loops know this. Not a big deal overall but it just kinda annoyed me.

The rad design is interesting, they mentioned better thermals but I'm more interested to see if it helps with reduced air turbulence, or more manageable noise.

The spray-down design for the cpu is pretty unique too, but I doubt it will be that much of a game changer; the performance is still going to be kind of dictated by the radiator and fans. That also being said, the stock fans better be good. IIRC the last time CM put out a clc the fans were like jet engines, a good balance of noise and performance is important.

Comment reply on pyrolo's Completed Build: The "I saved 400 Dollars by looking for deals" Mini ITX Ghost Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Most XFX power supplies are pretty good so I wouldn't worry too much about that one.

Comment reply on jeffreymays44's Completed Build: Custom NZXT Source 220

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Your secret is safe :p

Comment reply on jeffreymays44's Completed Build: Custom NZXT Source 220

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Build looked familiar so I did some searching, looks way better with rigid tubes. Also nice to see that the Bykski cpu block held up over time, I wasn't willing to try them before but if I ever need a cheap block I know what to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future-proofing/competitive PC life expectancy. Which is a better option?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Every new line of cpus is better than their predecessors, 5-10% per clock. Also, as far as ram goes, DDR4 hasn't really shown a significant performance increase. DDR3 performance-wise still have at least a few more years before being obsolete.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future-proofing/competitive PC life expectancy. Which is a better option?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

The skylake is barely future proof. The only thing it has going for it over the haswell would be the small ipc improvement. No one can really say what will happen in the future regarding hardware requirements, but if the next 6 years is anything like the past 6 then either build is relevant from a performance standpoint. Get the cheaper build, and upgrade your gpu as you feel necessary, if a new technology comes out that requires a new chipset and you really want it, then maybe upgrading your cpu is a good choice. When it comes to cpu's I upgrade as soon as my cpu cannot do things as fast as I need them done, this is another way to decide.

Comment reply on Albilosha's Completed Build: First time build from a 7 year old blind kid

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

That was a pretty good troll man, I was actually fooled until I saw the JK part. I agree with you man, sympathy posters should just post it on facebook instead.

Comment reply on l13199l's Completed Build: Client gaming build - Jan 2016

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

download being throttled to around 50KB/s

Comment reply on l13199l's Completed Build: Client gaming build - Jan 2016

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you asked! I ignored it because of the premium that a lot of people talk about. a 6600k+ Z170A board would have ended up being around $100 more, but ONLY because we got this mobo for a nice deal. Skylake would have been perfectly viable for this build.

Comment reply on l13199l's Completed Build: Client gaming build - Jan 2016

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Firestrike had errors. Couldn't get it to install, I wonder if heaven would have throttled..

Comment reply on Blog Post "Charity:Water Completion Report #4"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This one beats the previous three by a pretty hefty margin in terms of people. That is INSANE, true dedication right here.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I remember discovering this site as a pc noob :) now I'm trying to become more active again

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd like to point out that Jipster doesn't once mention that 4k gaming is a part of his dream build. 4k might be your dream, and your dream build may reflect that, but it doesn't mean that everyone wants to game at 4k.

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide Contest"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Raidmax psu = dead pc. Also, the contest is a "dream build" not "most powerful" so it's all about justifying your choices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Here's where I believe the giveaway went wrong (and how to fix it for the future)"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I ended up using as much black only parts as possible and making the red more of an accent. With my build it is possible to make it black/blue but I'm only now realising :P

Comment reply on mikkoc's Completed Build: Expanded Ek Predator 240 in bitfenix shinobi

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That psu is really cutting it close

Comment reply on gpanozzo's Completed Build: BF4 Computer - Upgrades

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Featured very quickly, congratulations! Looks really nice too

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Music you listen to all the time."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Lately, a lot of Allegaeon and Revocation. Always some Rings of Saturn, The Black Dahlia Murder, Beyond Creation and Angelmaker. Marasmus and Chthonic have also gone through shuffle quite a bit lately.

Comment reply on origlehe's Completed Build: (Mostly) White first time build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

have no ideas on safest way to transport

If you kept the box your case came with and the styrofoam then you have something to put it in. Take out the gpu, last thing you want is for that to break, could also rip off a pci slot. I would go as far as taking out the HDD as well, the ssd has no moving parts so it would be ok, but if my mass storage was to be damaged during transport I know i'd be in trouble

Comment reply on Dynas13's Completed Build: Meet Sully, My Blue Monster.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, most people went for the red and the white ones. The blue is my favorite by far

Comment reply on Dynas13's Completed Build: Meet Sully, My Blue Monster.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

A while ago this case was easily in 50% of builds and we all got bored of it. Super nice to actually see it again

Comment reply on Russkie69's Completed Build: A Build 4 My Dear Friend Sergey Happy Birthday! ! !

  • 46 months ago
  • 0 points

First time I've ever actually seen that AIO used before. Also, your fans on it appear to be set up for intake, you might want to swap them to exhaust. Your overall air pressure is mad positive though and I love seeing that.

Comment reply on Dragonacc's Completed Build: AMD FX-8350 / EVGA 980 TI Hybrid Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure, I really want to see AMD become competitive in the cpu game again

Comment reply on cisico's Completed Build: My first build:)let me know how you guys feel

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Seagate and WD drives have nearly identical failure rates.

Comment reply on haglar's Completed Build: A First Build (I Don't Really Know What I'm Doing)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the build. If you want to fix the noise problem, pick up a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for better temperatures and lower noise. Also, since I have experience using that case I will also recommend that you get a couple extra fans. The intake in that case is pretty weak so I had to settle for more dust buildup and ran two more exhaust fans which helped out temps tremendously. This fan is pretty good and quiet so I would definitely recommend

Comment reply on RepitlianLover's Completed Build: I call her Gloss [ First Build ]

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Consider moving the h100i to the top of the case and leave the 3 front intakes to do their job. The H440 doesn't have amazing airflow to begin with and you're basically starving the gpu.

Comment reply on legitimate33's Completed Build: Budget First Build <$600

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would he change his psu? He got it for $40 and it's a fantastic unit, zero reason to change unless he makes a hefty upgrade and needs a wattage increase

Comment reply on Designsbyninja's Completed Build: Stark - Josh's PC Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

A build like this deserves a better psu. Still gets a +1 from me though, it looks really nice

Comment reply on AION-MC's Completed Build: AION-MARS CPU MAG BUILD

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Fantastic build as usual.

Comment reply on synn21588's Completed Build: I've always wanted a gaming rig.........

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

lower clocked ram won't do anything to your performance. RAM speeds do not impact performance meaningfully, maybe 1 or 2 average fps.

Comment reply on synn21588's Completed Build: I've always wanted a gaming rig.........

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll tell you that 16GB of ram is not a bottleneck in a gaming machine. Your bottleneck is your cpu.

Comment reply on br0fessional's Completed Build: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Skylake Gaming Monochrome Monstrosity

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Overclocking isn't limited by the number of cables connected to your graphics card. If you look at his setup, the gpu requires two 8 pin connectors. That single cable has both 8 pin connectors. A single 8 pin connector is rated for 150w IIRC, therefore that single cable can provide 300w if both 8 pins are connected. Add the 75w from the motherboard and this gpu has 125w of headroom if we look at it from your perspective.

Comment reply on br0fessional's Completed Build: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Skylake Gaming Monochrome Monstrosity

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

MY GPU only pulls 170w but because it is overclocked I put two cables to it.

that's not how it works ._.

Comment reply on allisonhouse's Completed Build: Iggy Pop

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

All you can do is adjust the BCLK which won't let you go past turbo speeds. If you want overclocking further than that you need a K series cpu with z97 or a g3258 which is the only chip that doesn't need z97 for a true overclock.

Comment reply on Unstupid's Completed Build: Unstupid's Station

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

there isn't a difference between 16x and 8x so it's not a big deal.

Comment reply on FunnyRock's Completed Build: SNOWSTORM - 4 Years of Craigslist

  • 49 months ago
  • 13 points

1 upvote no comments and featured? We have a true legend here

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