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Comment reply on Mnpctech's Completed Build: Star Trek Beyond, Phanteks LUXE

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is #Beyond# many expectations, I wish my computer could look this pretty, great job with the theme. It's epic I love it. +1

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Adorable.

My question is mostly why not the ITX version?

Comment reply on Chino1's Completed Build: Ultimate Gaming PC

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

So simple, yet so pleasing. +1

Q: Why not the 512 GB 950 Pro? Brand Loyalty?

Either way, very nice build.

Comment reply on Darren3076's Completed Build: ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean the 360 predator runs on the same thing, and some people use them for full custom loops, but I think it may really just boil down to preference and overhead and all that jazz.

Comment reply on Darren3076's Completed Build: ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Alpha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

The Predator pump is a DDC pump, so I don't see why it wouldn't be strong enough for the whole loop.

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: White Widower

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This, this is my dream.

Beautiful build sir, well done. +1

Questions:

  1. How is the flow through the top exhaust does it suffer too much from the mod?

  2. How did that top mod for the fans happen, like how does it work?

Comment reply on kwwu1's Completed Build: CustoMac Mini w/ Custom wires.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the detailed reply :D

Comment reply on seanevan's Completed Build: G3258 Budget Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build! +1

Comment reply on kwwu1's Completed Build: CustoMac Mini w/ Custom wires.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I do appreciate a tiny computer with no cable clutter. Looks great!

Questions:

1) Where did you go to find hardware compatibility for OSX?

2) Why did you go with a full ATX PSU? Corsair's new SFX offering could square off the rear nicely if you decide to upgrade.

3) What do you find most difficult about building a Hackintosh?

+1

Comment reply on yungsters's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Build v2.1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I can identify with that.

Comment reply on yungsters's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Build v2.1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps some specialty modding. My current thoughts are that the pump and the res would need to be creatively mounted, or as in this build pump on the socket, and maybe just play it really risky and don't run a res.

Comment reply on yungsters's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Build v2.1

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a challenge? raises eyebrows :D

Comment reply on yungsters's Completed Build: Mini-ITX Build v2.1

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Now I want to see a custom loop in a Fractal Node 202. But Also Nice job on the build! +1

Comment reply on bruhle's Completed Build: Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

So glad that this gives a cable routing picture, I was beginning to question their existence :D. Great build you got there, you thinking perhaps someday getting another 1080 to fill up the case a little more? Also maybe Nuka-Cola on a shelf in the future? :D Also I like your thoughts on the hybrid, Kyle from Awesomesauce did a video on all the EVGA cards and the 1080 hybrid looks siiiiiiick, that will eventually be my next upgrade :D Once again, beautiful build I imagine the cable routing was a pain, but man the outcome is be-a-utiful.

Comment reply on GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - GG Terrarium

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :D Best of luck!

Comment reply on GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - GG Terrarium

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming it runs, does it function well? How are the temps? I only ask because I'm a little worried about buildup in the loop because it's open, but if you've got a filter in there I feel a little better about it. Otherwise it looks phenomenal! +1 I smell a feature

Comment reply on martinleveille's Completed Build: The Cool Block

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

That's unfortunate :-/ But it's still a beautiful build! :D

Comment reply on Moneyd623's Completed Build: Nano S Custom Loop

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Motherboard? I've seen mixed reviews on it and wonder as to its performance. +1 for SFF LC

Comment reply on martinleveille's Completed Build: The Cool Block

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments: Jaw Drops It's... It's... It's... so... beautiful... The next fresh build I do I have a very similar hope for. This does not look like a first time custom loop build, but I suppose the claim is made sturdier by all the bends shown in the pictures above, which appear to be practice. :) Props man, "So fresh, so clean." +1

Question: Why not go with the monoblock for the Mobo? Overclocking in the future I assume?

Comment reply on waleh's Completed Build: First Build: ITX Edition

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm quite impressed with the thermal performance, I imagine having the PSU exhausting helps quite a bit.

Comment reply on rwoody81's Completed Build: White Party

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

I sense a feature, I also would like to point out that your case badge trophy case is really great :D

Definitely a wonderful mod.

10/10 would upvote +1

Comment reply on chochristian97's Completed Build: The Fett *Repost

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, I've been looking around to find a nice keyboard, as I'm in college my desk doesn't particularly lend itself to being spacey. It appears that Vortex should be releasing an RGB version this summer, which I'm debating buying. From the reviews it sounds like it's a great keyboard, and although I do appreciate a number pad it just seems to get in the way of my mouse during gaming.

On the Overclocking front I too have a K SKU processor, a 4690K in fact. I have yet to overclock it, but have been told by a few of my fellow college students, who happen to be computer science and computer engineers, that OC'ing is just upping the multiplier until you get a blue screen, dial it back and retry for a different frequency or voltage, repeat until stable. This struck me as rather umm shall we say ragtag for now (I can't think of a good word) and since my processor (which has a base clock of 3.5 GHz) hits a turbo of 3.8-3.9 GHz almost continually, I've decided to hold off for now. (Plus I'm not sure if I would be able to see a performance increase from my seat as a consumer.)

Oh, and +1 :D

Comment reply on chochristian97's Completed Build: The Fett *Repost

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

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Pretty Swaggin' setup. I'm diggin' it. Great job on the part painting, it looks great!

Questions

  1. So I see you have a Poker keyboard, is it a Poker 3? If so what are your impressions, does it work really well, is it useful to have all the macro functionality and layers, etc. ?
  2. As you've got an AIO there, are you looking to do some OC'ing in the future?

Comment reply on electron_'s Completed Build: Pho3nix - A 13 Year Old's First Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Some pretty high aspirations there for the future. Great build! Cryorig makes some pretty neat coolers so +1 for thinking about them, as well as the case choice! EVOLV chassis are always cool looking :D

Comment reply on AX22's Completed Build: Decepticon Computer Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty nifty build there, have you named it yet? Since you do music production with it, my suggestion is "Soundwave" :D

Also,

Im a big transformers fan in case you didn't notice:)

+1 for the pun

Comment reply on kanhoyinwin's Completed Build: First Build - MSI Theme (Black/Red)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, Evolv looks nice with any setup :D love that case :)

Comment reply on GoodGamingPC's Completed Build: GGPC - Xtreme Phoenix Mini Gaming PC

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

MMHMM that's what I like in my builds nice aesthetics! That's a great color scheme you got going there, props on organization as well as the Mobo rebadge. That's a pretty slick build. +1

Comment reply on someaznbeenlazy's Completed Build: Project: Green Machine Mach Z-97

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for similar setup! i5's fo lyfe, or until I can afford an X99 platform :/

Comment reply on swans_to_be_kind's Completed Build: Pentium Devastator

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

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Upgrade path is there. It's a nice little build that would be good for an HTPC which appears to be what you're using it for, quite a bargain too all in all.

For Upgrades, RAM I would upgrade to a single 8 GB stick and after that I would go for a modular power supply.

Then I would go for some custom cables and making them the perfect length for the case layout that you want, it would declutter and add a little bit of flair.

Also seeing as you managed to scrounge the parts listed for such a low price you could probably spare some cash on a nice card like a Fury Nano or GTX 970 if you want to make it a gaming computer.

Comment reply on WildWolf's Completed Build: Nameless Build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that UV Blue coolant? Do you run UV lights? If so "Cherenkov" may be in the running, or if that's too main stream "Cherry" (derivation of Cherenkov and would make people wonder as they usually associate n) or perhaps "Ride the Lightning"

Comment reply on izaydi's Completed Build: Itx?nano?all in one.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

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I love this build, aesthetically it's clean with cables, and the hardware is so tiny! If looking at water cooling in the future, I know that EK makes a monoblock for the Impact, as well as a block for the Fury Nano. I bet you could fit a fair size radiator in there alongside a nice reservoir as well.

Questions

Possible upgrade to custom loop in the future?

Comment reply on oneruler4's Completed Build: You stepped in what?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you ever given any thought to a mineral oil rig? With all your acrylic manipulation experience I daresay you could probably fabricate a pretty decent enclosure for said mineral oil rig.

Comment reply on Nuxsor's Completed Build: Mini ITX For Life

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

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D'aww, is so cute! I love it, cable management looks like it was a little difficult but it still looks clean. Solid parts selection for sure, I myself also have the 4690K haven't gotten around to overclocking it, but I may try at the end of the school year to reach a solid 4.0 GHz, if my temperatures don't get too high that is.

Questions

Speaking of temperatures, I'm curious as those which you achieve in this build. Most of the interest stems from the internal exhaust cooler (assuming it is).

When you upgrade (assuming you do) would you be jumping to a Fury Nano? It seems like the enclosure would be a bit small for a GTX 980 Ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Planck Mechanical Keyboard, "What I know and what I would like to know""

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The price tag on that one, woof. It does have features that I would appreciate though, perhaps I'll have to scrounge the interwebz for some bargains.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Planck Mechanical Keyboard, "What I know and what I would like to know""

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Also thanks for the suggestions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Planck Mechanical Keyboard, "What I know and what I would like to know""

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I shall look into it.

Comment reply on london_se23's Completed Build: Team Green Compact ITX Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful Build, what kind of temps are you getting on the GPU? +1 for the Phanteks EVOLV and for going with Mini-ITX

Comment reply on kuro_kami's Completed Build: War Machine Project

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad to see someone using Aqua Computer radiators, I love their looks. I only wish I had enough money, and a system worthy of, a custom water cooling loop. Concerning the case, I love the EVOLV series from Phanteks; do you think that you would be able to fit a 360 in the front and the top or would it be too cramped? I've a tendency to create dream parts lists which end up being almost exclusively water cooled setups (of course until I get out of College I don't think any of them will become reality...) and I'd like to know how much radiator you could cram into the EVOLV ATX case. I really like that Copper radiator, looks pretty nice all shiny and such.

Comment reply on gazereths's Completed Build: Rehousing project

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree the cable management looks great! +1

Comment reply on rck1984's Completed Build: Titanium Red 2.0

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I do agree the out of sight res does add to the build by keeping the CPU and GPU as the main focal points. Interesting viewpoints, thank you for the thorough response. +1

Comment reply on rck1984's Completed Build: Titanium Red 2.0

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Questions:

  1. Why did you choose the socket you did?
  2. Why did you decide to go with a Full ATX Motherboard?
  3. Any pictures with the GPU support?
  4. How is the ZMT tubing?
  5. Where's the reservoir/pump?

Comments:

  1. I really like the minimalist look.
  2. The amount of red is just perfect, subtle enough to be appealing and yet avoid a gaudy appearance.
  3. I really like the mid-plate and back-plate that you made, they look great, production grade!
  4. Great hardware, and great aesthetics!

Comment reply on henrychan's Completed Build: 15 year old first build

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious, how long should a PSU last?

Comment reply on JettaGetUpandGo's Completed Build: Box (Skylake build, super creative name)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build and I enjoyed reading through it. I agree wholeheartedly on the aesthetics of the Phanteks Evolv, and I would very much like to build in one as it is a magnificent case. Great job breaking from the normal Black/Red, the blue/gray-scale looks great and I can imagine that powered on it looks pretty awesome. +1

Comment reply on JamesCoil's Completed Build: Red & Black Phanteks Evolv Skylake build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This build makes me happy, it pops out at you from the get go. The photos are absolutely beautiful and they really show off the case extremely well. An aside, the Phanteks Evolve is one of my favorite enclosures from the aesthetics standpoint, and I love how this build goes so well with it.

Comment reply on gilmour509's Completed Build: My 1995 IBM Aptiva has gone from a 66mhz 486dx2 slug, to a 4.3ghz i7 6700k beast with a 3.5" Floppy SD card reader. SUPER PROUD of this build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

After watching your build recap I'm even more impressed. Would you be willing to reveal how the floppy drive works?

My current speculation is that you had two USB 3.0 from a single internal header and put one in the CD drive and then used the other one to connect something like the little card reader you showed in your video and surgically implanted it into the floppy drive. That's my best guess anyways.

You think you might get a CRT monitor and replace the guts with a higher resolution panel?

Comment reply on gilmour509's Completed Build: My 1995 IBM Aptiva has gone from a 66mhz 486dx2 slug, to a 4.3ghz i7 6700k beast with a 3.5" Floppy SD card reader. SUPER PROUD of this build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

Off hand I was a bit confused as I was looking through the pictures. I thought that there was no way that this could've been the same way that it used to be set up. Then I got to the last pictures and read the description.

Your fabrication skills are amazing. It definitely looks, like Phillip said, like it is a manufactured product. I love the retro sleeper theme of this build, it looks amazing, and the hardware is there to back it up.

Questions:

  1. Are you looking to upgrade to M.2 in the future?
  2. Is the Floppy Drive actually functional?
  3. Are you going to, or have you already, paint(ed) the rest of the exposed metal of the chassis as you have done with the fabricated pieces?

Overall I love the build; it's definitely a computer worthy of a classic double take!

+1

Comment reply on KeeweeComp's Build Guide: "The Burninator" A.K.A. FX-9590 & 2x R9 Fury X

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock Claims that it is compatible with AMD's 220 watt TDP, as well as up to 4-way crossfire at their manufacturer page here (http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20970%20Performance/).

Looking at AMD's chipset page here (http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/chipsets/9-series#) they note that the 970 chipset can support one radeon HD graphics board, I am unsure as to the definition of "graphics board." If this chipset can only support one Radeon graphics card I would be confused as to why ASRock claims up to 4-way crossfire compatibility.

I do understand your concern and I will indeed make a note under the motherboard section.

Comment reply on smoothbit's Completed Build: RedToast

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I enjoy the beautifully photographed assembly process. In my mind the photo documentation of the build adds a lot to the quality and aesthetic of this build and really made it stand out. As such I am eager to read the description, once released. You definitely have a great eye for photography, great job on a great looking build!

Comment reply on MiB119's Completed Build: X99 - The Glass Oven

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

The most likely cause of excessive heat in the system is the 980 Ti because it's the only piece of the system that exhausts into the case (since the rad is outside). Theoretically a blower style cooler should bring temps down by exhausting to the outside of the case (this moves the exhaust away from the available surface area for heat transfer inside the case). With the rear panel design of this case, there's still liable to be some heat transfer from the exhausted air to the aluminum but not quite as much as with the internal exhaust cooler design. I think that a hybrid cooled unit from EVGA would present a decent solution, however routing would be a nightmare and radiator placement is virtually nonexistent with the Corsair CPU AIO in place.

I think the easiest option for cutting temps would be a rear exhaust blower style cooler. It won't exactly lend itself to overclocking but it would move heat out of the main compartment.

What it really boils down to is the million dollar question, "Do you want to continue cooking with the glass oven?"

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