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Comment reply on LevshainPC's Completed Build: Naked Wood from Russia

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely stunning work! Well done!

Comment reply on tails-92's Completed Build: Meshify C - First build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

True, mine is shorter although you should still have some clearance (granted it's about 5mm). Another possibility would be mounting a 240mm AIO up top. That's one thing I went into my build knowing, that I would pass on any triple fan GPUs for the sake of clearance.

Comment reply on tails-92's Completed Build: Meshify C - First build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have an EVGA CLC280 in mine which does cut it close with the graphics card but still allows room for fans up top. The biggest difference between AIOs will probably be the included fans as most AIOs of the same size use the same pump and radiator. EVGA has a reputation for being loud because their fans spin at higher RPM but I swapped them out for Noctuas in my build.

Comment reply on HeaDec01's Completed Build: Enyo

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Speechless. That is a work of art right there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips and opinions needed for my first build. Any chance I can make it cost less?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I was able to get it down to. I opted to keep your GPU around the same price point, but improve the card. You could, as an alternative, keep it at a 2060 but find a cheaper card. This is all without knowing exactly what you intend to do with this PC, looking only at price.

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $352.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.18 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $87.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define C TG ATX Mid Tower Case $99.62 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA BQ 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1409.74
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1389.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-24 22:34 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips and opinions needed for my first build. Any chance I can make it cost less?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List First of all, this is how you want to put together your post. Second of all, yes you can save a LOT here. Your case and motherboard are on the expensive side, and there are cheaper options for a 2060 (or for the same money, get a 2060 Super).

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $389.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $148.38 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $307.36 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.62 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $87.99 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE ATX Mid Tower Case $275.57 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $84.77 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1783.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-24 22:24 EST-0500

Comment reply on Aes.Cyprium's Completed Build: Aes Cyprium

  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

For as much of it as there is, the copper really doesn't look overdone. And the matching mice and keyboards are a great touch! How are thermals given the size constraint?

Comment reply on JINJUU's Completed Build: ''HEAVY METAL BEAST'' GAMING

  • 5 months ago
  • 6 points

They say money can't buy happiness, but I would think it's difficult not to smile with a build like that. Fantastic work with the tubing!

Comment reply on ericswaggy13's Completed Build: Clean First Build w/ RGB

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Me when someone labels their own build clean: "We'll just see about THAT!"

Also me: "Hey, that's a nice clean build."

Comment reply on Zarrex's Completed Build: Faith 2019

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply and clean. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC, €2000,- or $2200,- What is your opinion?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The Dark Rock 4 cooler should be adequate and knocks some cost off. I also switched the power supply and case for cheaper (but good) alternatives. In the event that you can't get the sale price on the 9700K, I would recommend the 9700KF (no integrated graphics) as you will have a dedicated graphics card and should be able to save some coin over the 9700K.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $317.98 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler $74.90 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.00 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $158.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $189.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card $389.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $104.37 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $85.48 @ Walmart
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $144.99 @ B&H
Monitor Iiyama G-MASTER GOLD PHOENIX 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $572.93 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2225.61
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2205.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-30 23:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Ezmoney2000's Completed Build: NZXT Dual AIO 9 gen i7k Vert GPU

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

OCD on the logos kicking in in 3, 2, 1... Interesting build. I especially like the last pic.

Comment reply on Build Guide: Magnificent Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup. Something like a 660p would keep the cost relatively the same. Not the fastest m.2 but hard to argue with the low cost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build. Seeking opinions and suggestions."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Small adjustments

Better to use 2 x 8 GB memory as opposed to 1 x 16 GB. It also lowered your cost a little. The Seasonic power supply is for the same reason - saving cost and still a good power supply.

Food for thought: you could get similar or better performance, especially with streaming, by going with a 3700X. It costs about the same as the 9700K but has 16 threads instead of 8 with the 9700K. The main difference is the 9700K boosts to 4.9GHz compared to the 3700X at 4.4GHz. Either one would be a good option though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first pc build please help"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you intend to use it for?

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: McLaren Senna Themed PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The soft tubing looks too busy for my liking - would have been interesting to see with hard tubing. Just personal preference though... Nice system and congrats on the feature!

Comment reply on caument's Completed Build: RGB-Gone

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard and cooler have been great! Yes, this is used on a daily basis as a general purpose/gaming/photo editing pc.

Comment reply on thebradyappel's Completed Build: GAMING & EDITING MONSTER

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! Nice pictures as well.

Comment reply on DGON-MKII's Completed Build: Z390 Torque

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I like what I have seen from Bykski since I came across their distro plates - something I would definitely consider for a future build. How was it to work with? End result looks fantastic!

Comment reply on Build Guide: Glorious Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The building process is generally the same regardless of components, with some nuances for whatever specific case you choose. Those tutorials can still be very useful.

Comment reply on Build Guide: Glorious Intel Gaming/Streaming Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Youtube, youtube, youtube. Plenty of build guides out there to walk you through the process. Specific components might be different but the steps will be largely the same.

Comment reply on modsbybenq's Completed Build: Asus ROG Strix x570-E Gaming Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting take on the tubing. Would love to see a frontal shot. Nicely done and congrats on the feature!

Comment reply on T_The_Tman_T's Completed Build: My First Custom Water Cool Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks completely horrible. Kidding! Nicely done! How much of a PITA was it to work with hard tubing?

Comment reply on ColeTheNovice's Completed Build: First timer build, 1st PC

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good overall. Just a minor suggestion to clean it up a bit - you could probably hide the cables on the right side of the motherboard (and the GPU cable) and bring them out through the cable cutouts. Not a major gripe but offering it as an option.

Comment reply on dcrddck's Completed Build: REACH

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, I can believe it. I wouldn't consider that a major concern by any means, but they do look nice.

Comment reply on whisternefet's Completed Build: Core I7 Full RGB ASUS Aura Controlled

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry typed faster than my brain could keep up. Almost $300 motherboard....

Comment reply on whisternefet's Completed Build: Core I7 Full RGB ASUS Aura Controlled

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Throwing this out there as a question for OP or anyone wanting to respond - this isn't meant as a knock on your choice at all: as a non-overclocker to this point, what makes an almost $300 worth the extra expense?

Comment reply on dcrddck's Completed Build: REACH

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable combs perhaps, but really that's just being overly picky. White/black looks super clean!

Comment reply on glerox's Completed Build: This is OLYMPIAN, my CRAZIEST (yet) hardline build! Only for 18+ years old ;)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Being picky, but as nice as the hardline looks, it would have been nice to see that used everywhere instead of the soft tube. That being said, it looks like that would be quite difficult with everything going on in the bottom of the case. Looks great regardless! +1

Comment reply on cneira32's Completed Build: My first water build ever

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ditto! But I'm really tempted to try on my next one.

Comment reply on Mnpctech's Completed Build: Metro Exodus Gaming PC

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I did see that! Very cool!

Comment reply on Mnpctech's Completed Build: Metro Exodus Gaming PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible work to say the least. Takes quite a bit to make me read a full description of that length, but Metro... Metro will do it. I can't imagine the amount of time invested. Stunning.

Comment reply on Stalebrehd's Completed Build: Metal Gear Ryzen

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean, clean, clean. Even the cable management in the back. I like. +1

Comment reply on therywats's Completed Build: ROG Meshify

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Just enough RGB to add some nice accents. Talk about a close fit with the Vega and AIO. I thought mine was bad! Haha!

Comment reply on caument's Completed Build: RGB-Gone

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had no issues with mine thankfully. It's a night and day difference from my previous monitor. I suppose the market for g-sync monitors has changed now that some freesync monitors are g-sync compatible, but I'm happy with it regardless.

Comment reply on Rob_CL's Completed Build: ROB INTEL 2019

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the lighting alone. I like the blue. Nice build - still ceases to amaze me how expensive the RTX cards are.

Comment reply on Ruck121's Completed Build: His PC

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Well at that price, I can understand! I was looking at the price on your part list. Kudos for picking one up that cheap.

Comment reply on Ruck121's Completed Build: His PC

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Small form factor has its challenges. Why such a monster of a power supply?

Comment reply on SkirMernet's Completed Build: A Teen's build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean and simple. +1

Comment reply on Pator32's Completed Build: Ryzen5 Tomahawk GTX970

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Tough call on graphics cards. I was lucky to get a 1080 before they stopped production but at this point I think your best option if you DO upgrade is to wait for some sales to hopefully grab something at a better price. That being said, it looks like you have a solid build and it would be awesome to see some other pics of it.

Comment reply on ice212121's Completed Build: Compact i7 Monster

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! I can attest to the tight GPU clearance as well, but it is a great case to build in.

Comment reply on ice212121's Completed Build: Compact i7 Monster

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Try a pic without the side panel on. The glass is giving reflections galore on that last shot.

Comment reply on ThriftStoreRaider's Completed Build: BPBB (SG13 with i5-2500 and GTX 950)

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know that I would personally have the patience for a small form factor build, but I find them intriguing. Nicely done and just goes to show there's nothing wrong with reusing older generation parts.

Comment reply on Peepyopi's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice, especially as a first build! Nothing I would change from your list.

Comment reply on eric2h0t's Completed Build: First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

A heck of a first build, congrats!

Comment reply on Starwarssky's Completed Build: First Ever Build.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I basically did the same with mine except used the 280 instead of 240. Maybe overkill, but there's the benefit of being able to lower fan speeds as well. One thing's for sure - OP won't have to worry about CPU temps!

Comment reply on number1daw's Completed Build: Silent Sleeper

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice all around. The Meshify is easily my favorite mid-tower case, but I agree on the limited GPU space - it was a tight fit for my 1080 as well.

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