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Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a fan splitter for each of the fan connectors. Luckily, the Noctua fans include one each.

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The desk is from Ikea. They have a lot of different table tops and legs for you to choose from.

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

It was and still is a pretty decent GPU. A good friend of mine uses my Lightning Edition 580 mostly for Counter-Strike and it is working great. It always amazes me how potent these cards can be even after all these years.

I thought about posting my second PC but at the moment it is just a big mess. I have to clean it up but first, it desperately needs an SSD as it is currently running on a very slow HDD I had laying around. I would not recommend doing that at all if you can avoid it. :D

The fan splitter in question was from Noctua so quality wise they were great but I had to bend them at an unfortunate angle and the pins got loose and as I am not currently in the possession of crimping tools I couldn't repair them. Fortunately, every single fan comes with its own splitter cable so I can just swap them out real quick. So not an issue at all. :)

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry to disappoint you but I am still using it :D Still, I remember the times when I wanted to play Crysis but had only a very poor performing workstation from my parents. Those were the times!

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I got used to the Noctua design pretty quickly and now I think it looks better than ever. Furthermore, the performance is exceptional but it came at a steep price but the warranty alone is worth what they are asking if you ask me.

I am so looking forward to using my old system at LAN parties! Initially, I was planning on using a GTX 580 I had laying around but as you said, the GTX 970 will do such a phenomenal job for the type of games I tend to play at LANs.

Oh I love this case so much, NZXT really put thought into the design. I was worried about cable management at first but I did not have any issues whatsoever. The only gripe I am having with it is the placement of the top fan in combination with the x470-I motherboard. The fan connectors are at the very top of it and the fan almost leaves no room for them. I already damaged one fan splitter by bending it too much so I'll just hide the cables behind the GPU radiator going forward.

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure, if I weren't using it as a secondary and LAN party machine :)

Comment reply on GCOrigin's Completed Build: Well, that escalated quickly... (Hybrid Cooled ITX System)

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you! My liquids are always within reach :D

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