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Replaced seven year old Intel i7 3770K PC (which was destroyed when pipe in ceiling burst and asbestos contaminated my home office at the beginning of this year). New build is for VR / gaming. The ML120 fans for the Corsair H150i Pro are set up in Push Pull with the radiator in the front of the case. Eventually will try to overclock. Happy with the performance in the stock configuration, so far. Very quiet. Still figuring out how to make cabling look clean. Consists mostly of fan wires hanging loosely on the front and behind the motherboard.

(Light sabers are from Savi's Workshop in Disneyland , Star Wars Galaxy's Edge).

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  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hows the 3700X going? Blue is pretty cool, will you be overclocking with the Corsair H150i PRO? Good build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Really liking the 3700X. I didn't think I was going to do an AMD build at first. I was debating between a 8700K and 9900K till I saw the Ryzen 3000 announcement a few months back. I went with the 3700X for price and performance. It's been a couple of days now but eventually I will try overclocking it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have a problem getting the mp600 under the motherboard heatsink cause I really like this drive, but I'm looking at the x570 taichi and worried about clearance due to mp 600's heatsink being so tall

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

So Corsair claims you have to use their heatsink in order for the MP600 to work properly. I went back and forth with their support saying it won't fit because there is a plastic fan cover which partially goes over the M.2 slots. Sent them pictures of how it won't fit in either slot unless you leave the fan cover off. But Asus support told me if I take the cover off then the M.2 slots won't be cooled properly. Apparently a lot of people were complaining it is not possible to use their heat sink so they started to return them. I was trying to fill out an RMA myself with Corsair. Finally someone from support said I could take the heatsink off, but to keep it in case of warranty return. They won't accept it back unless you return it with their heatsink intact.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Shame about your old pc, hopefully you could salvage/recover your files. I can tell you like star wars Nice build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Server with two Thunder Bay RAIDs (1+0) connected to it. One is for home security and the other is used as a back up for our other home computers. Was lucky enough to back up prior to the ceiling caving in. The abatement company only let us take a couple of things out of the room because they were made of metal and the asbestos could be wiped down. Unfortunately, they said since the asbestos was airborne it permeated the inside of anything which couldn't be cleaned or would cost too much where it would be a hassle. So aside from the computer, monitors, printer, we lost a treadmill, luggage, clothes - thing which could be replaced with the insurance money. But we couldn't save other stuff like high school year books, memorabilia from our wedding, our kids favorite plush animals. Took four months for the room to be restored - insurance took a while to settle as well as dealing with vendors to reconstruct the room, permits, city inspectors.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Geeze, that sounds like a nightmare. I'm sorry that happened to you. The only way to go now is forward though. Hopefully the new build will help even in the slightest.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build I almost like it better without the lighting either way it looks inter/stellar. Is it worth the trip from Europe for Galaxy's edge. I would love to make my own light saber. Bummer about the asbestos currently dealing with it in my renovation, though from something bad comes something totally awesome +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Galaxy's Edge was a great experience for our family. We're Disneyland Annual Pass holders so we go to Disneyland and California Adventure often. We were lucky enough to go on Preview Day where they allowed groups of people to make reservations for 4-hour time slots to check out the new land prior to opening to the public so it wasn't as crowded. When you enter the Galaxy's Edge, almost everyone in there is role-playing. All the staff are in character and welcome you to the world of Batuu. When they greet you they say, "Bright Suns" which means "Hello"; "Till the Spire" means "Good Bye". My kids were saying "Bright Suns" to everyone. And with your phone you can interact with many of the props throughout through Disney's Datapad app. While it was a good time, it really expensive. Two light sabers, a droid, a visit to the Cantina and some special coke and sprite bottles will set you back. For us, it cost about 1/4 of what my build costs. And right now, there's only one ride, Smuggler's Run. It's interactive - 6 riders (2 pilots, 2 gunners, 2 engineers). Fun but I don't know if I'd be willing to stand in line for 30+ minutes again. A second ride is supposed to open in January 2020. We're going to visit next weekend but we might stay clear of Galaxy's Edge until the second ride opens up.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna know the cpu temps under load cause i have the same CPU Cooler and planning to buy Ryzen 7 3700x

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried CPUID ROG CPU-Z to do a stress test. 100% load multicore test on my 3700X:

  • CPU: 62C
  • Motherboard: 41C
  • CPU Package: 73C
  • CPU Core Voltage: 1.328V
  • CPU Freq Core 0: 4075.0 MHz
  • CPU Power: 66.4W
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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to push your ram with the default XMP profile? I can’t get my system to boot at all when trying to run it at 3600...

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi nice build. I am using the same motherboard. Where is the thermistor included in the box supposed to be put. I know where to connect on the motherboard but have no idea where to put the sensor end.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Your mobo and other main components (RAM, GPU) have multiple built in thermostats already. It's really just an option so place it wherever you're concerned about heat the most, or eliminate it altogether. I use mine to monitor my HDDs (but even those have built in heat sensors). I've seen other people use it to measure exhaust air temperature and since it's unseen behind the tower it isn't necessary to try to hide it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. I finished my build a few days ago and put it on top of the exhaust fan and have used it as the sensor for the exhaust on the fan app of Asus AI Suite.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! sorry about your asbestos issue. Can you tell me what VR headset that is? Pros and Cons? Recommendations? I'm currently sifting through a mountain of online information but I've narrowed things to Rift S vs. Valve Index vs. Pimax 5K. Not enough hard data yet for the Index though..

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an Oculus Rift S. I used to have the original Oculus CV1 but it was damaged so I bought the Rift S. The Rift S seems to fit more comfortably than the original. And you don’t need to attach sensors to the wall like the CV1. But a drawback is that it doesn’t come with headphones like the original. The speakers are built into the sides. My kid doesn’t mind the quality of the sound but if you want it to be more immersive I suggest purchasing some Koss PortaPro headphones. It’s the closest to the stock headphones that came with the original Oculus Rift. And it only costs around $30.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thanks for your insight! I'm not at all concerned about the lack of headphones as I own a banging Bluetooth set already :) Last year I tried VR while wearing my headphones and there's no problem with comfort or fit.