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Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: White Fusion - Lian Li PC-05S Watercooled HTPC build

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Did not drill it measly clamped it down double sided "permenant" sticky pads. Separately the hardline tubing is all cut and tight enough that it also acts to push the pump on to the base of the case.

What parts have you brought, budget and stuff like that

Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: White Fusion - Lian Li PC-05S Watercooled HTPC build

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not mounted directly to the case. The lightbox I made on the bottom is firmly stuck down to the base of the case. In turn the Pump/Res has been secured into the lightbox. Works well as its secure and can be moved no issue, but if needed I can remove it from the system with no issue either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this work? How do I get g -sync and without losing true surround sound?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I expected it any ways as I have ran single card when testing the PC, but for confirmation done same tests and no difference in fps using same method for single card solution. Looks something like so in Nvidia CP: http://postimg.org/image/k4isu5t9n/

I will double check on the second part tomorrow. Currently on my main PC which is X99 therefore does not have integrated GPU / HDMI to test the second method. I expect however your set up will be identical to mine and can't see any reason why it would not work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Handling an AIO liquid cooler and two system fans with a mITX motherboard with two fan headers?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

What liquid cooler are you looking at? Normally the Fan on the liquid cooler is connected to a central hub, normally on the CPU block which in turn plugs into the CPU motherboard header. So the single CPU fan header manages pump and Fans.

The second system out header, just grab a Y splitter for the two fans in the GPU chamber.

Comment reply on tiny_voices's Completed Build: Tiny Voices' PC

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice looking and clean build tiny. Also curious as to the move from 3570k to G3258

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this work? How do I get g -sync and without losing true surround sound?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay I thought I would try this out for you and my own curiosity. For reference I use a 3 Way SLI config with the top GPU connected to the display via DP 1.2 as the monitor is 3440 x 1440 as HDMI would limit me to 50hz at this resolution. The same GPU is connected to my AV receiver via HDMI which is a 5.1 system and from which Audio is produced.

By default I use Extend display with display 1 being the main panel and the second panel being the phantom panel for the AV receiver. I benchmarked 3 games with two methods. 1 being the setup above, Audio via HDMI to the AV receiver and DP to the panel and a the second method with just DP to the monitor and sound being put out from the screen, with the second screen totally removed and basically stopped being detected.

I found no difference in FPS in the games benchmark tested either way which leads me to believe there is no impact of using extend desktop for phantom monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Part list for custom loop?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess do you want to go down the route of hardline or soft tubing?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could you please add LIAN LI PC-61 case into your database?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep there is a section in which you can request parts be added

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/19-part-additions/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentines Day is for women"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate that they do. Then you have to try and think of something. Sad times

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Valentines Day is for women"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

:0

Sounds opposite of what happens to me. Few last gf's I had always seem to buy me so many presents and I turn up with something so basic I feel guilty as hell. Remember one brought so much stuff for me. I just kept her present hidden and said I forgot it at my place and proceeded to go buy something next day. Awks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Semi-pro photography and artist challenge / BUDGET £1500 or $2100"

  • 50 months ago
  • 3 points

I think it will help if you list the cost of the software you plan to use for your artwork or ring fence it from the total budget so people can understand the actual money available.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on mobo, need wifi with cpu either 6600k or 5820k"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

For the 6600k a Z170 board would be needed. Most of the following are popular and pretty good options so am sure you will not go wrong with any of them, here is the full list: https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#xcx=0&c=110&sort=d8&page=1

Here are some examples that get solid reviews:

Comment reply on Calm8809's Completed Build: Ronda

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, now this is seriously cool. Was going to comment on the wires but sounds like you already have a plan in place for that. Ronda gets a easy +1. Nice stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on mobo, need wifi with cpu either 6600k or 5820k"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

In regards to the 6600k and 5820k it depends on what the use will be. The reason is they are really two different classes of CPU's and this can be easily seen in the 6600k, having four cores, while the 5820k has 6 cores with hyper threading so essentially 12 threads, so basically in tasks where the extra threads can be utilised such as rendering and what not, the 5820k would simply put crush the 6600k and we are talking a big delta here.

Of course that's only if you can use the extra cores / threads and the reason most people will say there is a minor improvement is because they are talking about gaming or tasks which do not really utilise those extra cores. Infact unless you overclock the 5820k the 6600k for most games will perform slightly better.

So if you are simply going to be mainly gaming, the 6600k is a good choice or 6700k I guess if you plan to do a lot of gaming but some multitasking stuff here and there. If you plan to do gaming in addition to working on multi-threaded tasks such as Video Editing, Rendering etc then the 5820k will come in to its own.

For motherboards you will often see horror stories reported as you can imagine with positive or working motherboards rarely reported. Normally its the people with issues who will complain the most :) With that said both boards would be fine for thier respective platforms. But you do not need to go to such high end boards for just the wi-fi. You can grab pretty much any other board without the feature and put on a wireless adaptor in the form of a USB or PCI-E based one. Usually this route will work out cheaper as the boards with Wi-Fi tend to be the highest price ones in general being the flagship models that bring other features to the table also. Link to wireless adaptors: https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/wireless-network-card/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So.............going to sleep"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Am sure FH100 can tell you exact, but yeah plenty of those types exist in areas such as locomotives, ships and even as stationary engines.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5820k still worth it?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

The 5820k is older but its positioned differently then the Skylake chip. The 5820k is part of the Haswell-E lineup which is part of the Extreme series of CPU's while Skylake is effectively the mainstream lineup. The 5820k and family in general is aimed at those who carry out highly threaded applications and as a result they start off with 6 cores / 12 threads while the mainstream family tops out at 4 cores / 8 threads in the form of 6700k.

Skylake on the other hand offers slightly better performance on each core as it has a stronger IPC, one of the reasons why Skylake CPU's in most gaming situations do very well. However the Haswell-E chips are very good overclockers and can massively close the gap thanks to a soldered interface and essentially close the delta in gaming scenarios.

So in a nutshell if you can use the cores effectively, which it possibly sounds like you can then the 5820k is a very good pick. Even for gaming you will be a few % within range of skylake chips if you give it a decent over clock and perform comparably to the 4790k which basically means it will be pretty amazing for gaming aswell.

Comment reply on RaspberryPiFan's Completed Build: 007th Build

  • 50 months ago
  • 6 points

Wtf. This is awsome as.i hope it does get featured , love these unique builds.

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

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Very awesome work. Really inspiring seeing these sort of things.

Always puts thing into perspective these projects and initiatives.

Great stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual GPU"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does. However note it will not sli the gpus' some. The second gpu will only be useful in a handful of title for which you could use it for Phsyx. Or other things which just require pure gpu horsepower such as folding @ home or rendering.

Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: White Fusion - Lian Li PC-05S Watercooled HTPC build

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks buddy, appreciated :)

As commented on yours, really love yours!

Comment reply on Purd95's Completed Build: Red Headed Stepchild (First Build)

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid part choice clean looking build. In all very sweet work for a first build and great write up. Easy +1

Was going to comment on your first pic of how the cards are sandwiched together. But seems your already solved that by moving it to next slot down as per your description.nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case, case fans."

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Where will you be placing the fans and what will be their use, radiator or as case fans?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best z170 itx mobo?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not due to lower bandwidth. PCI-E lane wise has the 16 PCI-E lanes on CPU then the additional PCI-E lanes on the PCH as all other Mini ITX boards have some of which do have M.2 ports. Just ASUS rather went with U.2 support which is not really supported as much.

Also the location is somewhat different as on the M.2 connector on the Impact vii it was on the Wireless daughter board which had good clearence behind it. On the viii they moved it in-line with the CPU socket so a M.2 SSD for example protruding out the rear of the connector would end up smacking into any CPU heat sink.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 780 Ti price question"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The 780Ti and 970 trade blows and the 970 gets the nod in newer titles, some good videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imhpe5KNIW0 (Witcher 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAc7phqSdms (Just Cause 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qHnfj1rjh0 (GTA 5)

Review on loads of games with the GTX 970 and 780Ti in the mix: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_970_Gaming/6.html bear in mind this was end of 2014, since then the delta has widened as drivers in favour of the GTX 970 as they have been more optimised for the Maxwell cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 780 Ti price question"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the GTX 970 outperforms the 780Ti very slightly, more so in newer titles which have a lot of tessellation which the newer cards do better in. Add to that GTX 970's can overclock pretty nicely and you can get brand new GTX 970's for $290 and ones with great after market coolers that will run cooler and quieter such as the ACX 2.0 for $310 https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42974kr which will also give you the full warranty, that would be my choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got A First Time Gaming/Editing Build"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

In that case yep. Looks like a solid build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best z170 itx mobo?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the asrock is actually a good one. Has some nice features which the asus maximus impact is missing such as usb 2.0 header which is nice for things like nzxt hue + units and what not. M.2 ssd support if you want to add that and some extra sata headers. The impact does of corurse have some additional daughter boards for additional fan headers, seperate PCB for the audio solution and a very good power delivery system.

Comment reply on BinaryLife's Completed Build: Gaming PC / Media PC / Table Lamp

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

For 1080p a gtx 960 is fine in most cases. As the op pointed out its ample for his choice. Will always be better cards or config available.

Comment reply on BinaryLife's Completed Build: Gaming PC / Media PC / Table Lamp

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Lian li case: check, massive air tower check: check, nice componant choice: check, thermal take fans that work without looking garish: check, Radox's +1 check.

Love it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI GTX 970 Twin FROZR Temperatures"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That's normal temps. Been a while since I had mine but afaik thoses seem in the ballpark. You have to remember the fans also turn off at low to mid loads which explains the high idle temps. 60 degrees as the highest is very good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP ! GTX 960 EVGA SSC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 0 points

What are the rest of your specs. When nothing shows, do you get to the BIOS with the GPU at all or not even that far?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP ! GTX 960 EVGA SSC"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You are aware by plugging the output into your motherboard, your basically not using your GPU at all and only whatever on-board solution you have.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card VS EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID Video Card"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the luck of the chip really. Either is a decent option and at low loads the MSI model running completely silent while the Hybrid will still have the pump noise (all of course assuming the rest of your PC is quiet) while under load the Hybrid should run quiet and have a fairly cooler running core while the MSI while still fairly quiet will make abit more noise and obviously have the card reach a higher temp.

Performance wise both will of course boost higher then on the box and what it boosts to is down to the luck of the chip. In general you can't really go wrong with either.

Comment reply on bazerka's Completed Build: Old Nas, New Case

  • 50 months ago
  • 4 points

You had a PC06X laying around :O

Awesome stuff either way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quick, what's your desktop wallpaper?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Wit is dat is gears of war :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Percentage of receiving defective parts?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I would avoid buying parts here and there unless you can buy key parts to performs some basic confirmation tests. ie. CPU, Ram, motherboard and PSU (cooler also, but the 4690k comes with one) Otherwise you may find parts you buy at the start, by the time you come to putting it together will put you outside the RMA window for parts with problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So what do you guys do when you cant sleep"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL. Same to be honest. However I dated a optometrist for a bit who always used to be displeased with those sort of devices at night so sacrifices had to be made :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So what do you guys do when you cant sleep"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Read or study a text book on paper form or one without backlight. I try to avoid most screens as they often pump out a lot of light in the short wave blue spectrum. Can mess up your sleep pattern more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions to fix/improve fan hookups to my ASUS Z170-Pro?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That indeed can happen. on my Z97 board I always used to connect my D5 pump in my custom loop into the CPU header as for myself ensuing there was a constant waterflow was the most important part. Moved to X99 and got a similar error to what you described on a 50 / 50 basis and asking around elsewhere, was determined it was down to the impeller in the pump starting later then when the CPU header took a reading. So basically what you are seeing I expect.

I would attach the H115i directly into the CPU Pump and move the fan header to CPU_FAN. Chassis fan 1, 2 and 3 according to the manual seem to be all PWM so you would have no issue as such routing the PWM hub to one of these fan headers and managing them via AI Suit 3 or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who is waiting for the 6950x"

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty certain it will be at least 128Gb as some of the newer certified bios' along with the16Gb modules can have you running at 128GB. When Intel released Haswell-E afaik the memory modules did not have such a high densitys openly available so we're not even certified.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it a good idea? (Corsair 900D question)"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do whatever you want really, personal choice.

However the case is very big is geared towards watercooled builds with multiple GPU's configurations. For your normal or more mainstream build and one in particular which you will keep air-cooled with say 2 way GPU's a few HDD's / SSD's you would be better poised to grab a smaller / newer case. The 750D is a good case. Other nice cases available are the Enthoo luxe / Pro. (though the luxe is very well placed for W/C builds)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got A First Time Gaming/Editing Build"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a solid build. I imagine you will go SLI which is why the PSU is much larger then it needs to be?

In regards to your question, the NZXT Krakan X61 will perform better thanks to being 280mm radiator vs the 240mm radiator on the corsair model.

Comment reply on UsedTaco's Completed Build: UsedTaco's first build

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the first build and great build log. Great information and detail with pictures to wrap it all up.

spend $100 more for a far superior CPU. I then realized I needed a more expensive motherboard for a Skylake processor than what I'd need for the AMD processor I'd chosen. That added another ~$50 to my build. Then I realized that for another $60 I could get an I5-6600k and be able to overclock it! But wait, I'd need to buy a CPU cooler; there goes another $30..

Scope creep, happens to everyone. Welcome to the long and expensive hobby of PC building :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT Kraken x61 and Asus Maximus VIII Impact"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the viii (Skylake / Z170 varient) the prior gens do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I increase voltage from 1.5 V to 1.6 V?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Aware of what Ram he has. As I noted normal OC will go to 1.35 volts. But 1.5 volts can be used as the very top end. Quote from Intel themselves when contacted: http://www.legitreviews.com/what-is-the-safe-voltage-range-for-ddr4-memory-overclocking_150115

“1.5v is the absolute max we allow for XMP certifications. However, good DDR4 memory will run at 1.35v up to 3200. Technically, no “safe” (guaranteed) OC over-voltage but 1.35v or lower is best.” – Intel

Separate from that as I noted I expect the post he saw was referring to DDR3 which has entire different voltage range.

Comment reply on Growliff1234's Completed Build: It's been three long years...

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Just gotta +1 this again buddy. I know my vote and comment was deleted when my old account was removed hehehe :)

Comment reply on dax_olesa's Completed Build: Elly 2.0

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually did not work out too bad! My first build I posted has been fully upgraded so going through a taking new pics of that soon and had my other HTPC already :D no big loss

Comment reply on dax_olesa's Completed Build: Elly 2.0

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Lool thanks for keeping a lookout. Hahaha indeed was hit by the ban hammer :O lol. All good though, trying to get my old account rebuilt from the sever side was not easy so rather then add more work load just went and remade this one :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I increase voltage from 1.5 V to 1.6 V?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I think there is some confusion here. You have DDR4 which runs at a lower voltage 1.2v as standard. 1.35 Volts is the typical level over clocked kits and XMP to and 1.5 as the absolute max for XMP profiles and the Max suggested voltage.

DDR3 which used to run at 1.5 volts as standard may have been the ram suggested in the post to be pushed to 1.6 volts to stabilise things.

With that out the way I would try to put your memory alone through a series of test with MemTest86: http://www.memtest86.com/ you can check to see if the issue is actually with the memory.

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