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randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Made a few changes. Switched out the Strix 1070 with a EVGA FTW Hybrid 1080 for the cooling and the 580.00 price tag on Jet. I also want to the option to go Sli and stay cool on the top card.

Picked up 3 monitors to test out: :AOC U3477PQU 34-Inch ($430.00) :Microboard m340clz ($699.00) :Acer Predator x34 ) ($1100.00)

So far the microboard is winning me over in price slash performance. The AOC would be the hands down winner except it has pretty bad input lag. Only down side for me.

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Looked at your build and I must say I like the color scheme. +1

I'm still using the 1070 I pulled from my rig in one of my sons rig. The change was purely for aesthetics.

The Hue+ comes with 4 led strips so there are strips on all 4 sides of the case. It's just hard to get a good photo. I'm not a good photographer obviously :)

added 2 more photos with LED strips fully off and fully on in red.

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I like them both in aesthetic and function. I haven't tried the Maglevs yet. I cap the Riings rpms on my radiator at 1k and I can't hear them so not very audible. I can keep my 7600k at 5.1ghz and under 69c in every day tasks and gaming. Bench hits 71c max. 15$ each is a decent price also.

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

yes, 960 evo 500gb

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Installed the Strix 1070 and updated the photos. Much prettier card.

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Ordered a 960 evo 500.

Almost pulled the trigger on the 960 pro 512... but 350$... I just couldn't justify it.

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

if i have enough store credit left over at frys ill pick up another m.2 for the second m.2 slot on the board. What is the best price/performance for 500gb?

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I changed my mine, ill throw the PNY 1070 into my youngest sons build and i will go pick up the Strix 1070 from Fry's with my store credit. the 1050 in my sons PC chugs at max settings in bf1 anyway....

Thanks Lyrix. :)

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

30 dollar rebate for PNY and I like the bright red LEDS that are all over the PNY card. Mostly the price though. Even now I can return the card, but I'm too cheap and aesthetically the PNY LEDs look good with the build. Both on Amazon, I only order from Amazon for the no hassle returns.

PNY: 389.00 - 30.00 = 359.00

ASUS Strix: 419.99 - 20.00 -399.99

randpost's Completed Build: Another One

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I actually bought carbon fiber vinyl wrap for the SSD's, but ultimately went with the plasti dip. I was actually in my garage using plasti dip it to paint some car parts when my SSD's were delivered. It was fate. I may try the vinyl wrap next time.

I did not paint the case. The newest version of the black/red S340 Elite comes stock like that. I wasn't expecting the PSU shroud to come red as it was advertised as black, but I'm not complaining.

randpost's Completed Build: Core v21 B1

randpost submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes the standard fans are all removed. I used a 6 fan hub I purchased on ebay for a few dollars. You can also daisy chain although a hub is cleaner and less wiring. I don't really need all the cooling, but the fans are so silent and I like the look.

xXrelichXx's Completed Build: Frostbyte 2.0

randpost 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I like the build!

randpost's Completed Build: Core v21 B1

randpost submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks!

I pulled the PSU from my previous SLI build. That PC was only pulling 600w so it was still overkill. Live and learn :)

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