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Comment reply on Duncan034's Completed Build: Orion

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, sir. Have you tried overclocking that Zotac 1070 much?

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

Hey, better late than never ;) Thanks!

Comment reply on ElkinRusinque's Completed Build: 2K16 Phantom Evolv (My first gaming build)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Your OCD is commendable, that is about the cleanest looking build I've ever seen. +1

Comment reply on xlegendof's Completed Build: RGB ALL THE THINGS!!! The Hyperlight Build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this. Would highly recommend some Thermaltake Riing fans to go along with it and that new Corsair Vengeance LED RAM.

Also, what mods did you make to the Enthoo Pro M to allow for the vertical GPU mount, did you cut a vertical slot in the back of the case for the GPU I/O or something?

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, if you insist :)

Comment reply on Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I covet your PC so hard right now. Well done, good sir.

+1

Comment reply on Caples's Completed Build: get - Reasonable no-budget build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha, I see something awesome and want to completely rebuild my rig probably about once a week. If it weren't for the wifey I'd be in the exact same boat as you, methinks.

Comment reply on drnickmd's Completed Build: Slim PS3 Build

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yesssssssssssssss.

+1

Comment reply on Benipoo's Completed Build: Windforce v2.0

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for zip tie SSD mount. Slash I actually kinda like the orange SLI bridge, nice contrast.

Comment reply on Bexy's Completed Build: Bexy's Ladies Lair (Womens Cave) Media / Gaming System

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Killed it. My +1 is yours, do with it as you will.

Comment reply on syntaxerrur's Completed Build: Seven of Nine

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

So fresh and so clean, clean.

+1

Comment reply on kittyhawksurf's Completed Build: Nothing Smoked, Nothing Caught Fire. Awesome.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously though, that Dark Rock 3 Pro is a thing of beauty. I wonder if it would fit in my Enthoo Evolv mATX...

Comment reply on kittyhawksurf's Completed Build: Nothing Smoked, Nothing Caught Fire. Awesome.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

RealTemp is indeed free, it's a very useful utility and I would highly recommend it.

And you're right, I definitely wouldn't count on an AIO liquid cooler lasting 7 years without any problems, but at the same time the components in my PC rarely last more than 2 years before being swapped out for new tech anyways :) If you're looking for long term reliability and minimal maintenance I wholeheartedly agree, go with an air cooler! Some of them actually compete pretty well with AIO liquid coolers in terms of cooling performance, as long as your case can handle the size and you've got some good low profile RAM.

Comment reply on kittyhawksurf's Completed Build: Nothing Smoked, Nothing Caught Fire. Awesome.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure your first build looks 100x better than my first build did, nice work! Although I have to offer a counterpoint to your family's opinion on the H105. I've had mine for almost two years now and it's been rock solid, strapped it to my GTX 970 for awhile and now it's on my 5820k. The only air cooler I'd consider swapping it out for is probably the Dark Rock 3, but that's just me.

Also on the cooler orientation, try using a program like RealTemp to monitor your CPU temps at idle and under load and see if you're comfortable with the results (if you haven't already). If temps seem like they're in control then don't worry about it, but if they get scary high (i.e. pushing 90 C) then consider orienting from front to back maybe with another fan in push/pull and see if that helps, or check your TIM application and re-apply.

Comment reply on Svvamprat's Completed Build: Murder, Death, Kill and DESTROY!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

mmmm dat monitor doe.

Comment reply on GusStreet's Completed Build: My pc D-Wave Street

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

So much win in this build, I just can't even right now.

+1

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

1 MILLION dollars...

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

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

A work of art, very nicely done. +1 for sure.

Comment reply on TJAZZZ's Completed Build: - All Black Tuxedo -

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That is beyond clean, love it. Where did you get the sleeved cables?

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, sir!

Comment reply on SHADOW54312's Completed Build: Sup

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

+7 for awesome.

Comment reply on AlreadyTurk's Completed Build: Green and Black Custom painted Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this, don't see enough green builds and I'm sick of red. Also, moar pictorals. +1

Comment reply on OccamAsylum's Completed Build: Blue Ice 2.0 - The Reimagining

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

THIS! YES! SO MUCH YES! LOVE! YES!

+1...00!

Comment reply on snapsnapturtle's Completed Build: return to the master race

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

She's a beaut. At the risk of sounding like a copy cat I'll second what everyone else said about sleeved cables: do it. That's the only thing missing from an otherwise flawless build. Also, all hail the glorious PC master race.

Comment reply on ArtyHarvy's Completed Build: Classified Design

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually not a card, that's the fin array for the heatsink mounted on the mobo's Northbridge.

Comment reply on ArtyHarvy's Completed Build: Classified Design

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for perfection.

Comment reply on DoomMuscle's Completed Build: Fast Build for Mad Spreadsheets and Some Light Gaming

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I will punch every spreadsheet in the face.

Also, sweet build +1

Comment reply on Ronamo77's Completed Build: Big Dreams Empty Wallet

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Very nicely done and super clean, looks like money well spent to me :) Enjoy your rig, looks like it should serve you well for years to come.

Comment reply on andofrjando's Completed Build: PC Console replacement

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for awesome.

Comment reply on exisspl's Completed Build: A very space limited battle station (first build)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So on a scale of 1 to the best, how would you rate that Dell P2415Q? Seems like a pretty compelling deal for a 4K monitor, I'm intrigued.

Comment reply on Konsi's Completed Build: HueHueHue - Black & White first time gaming rig (Oculus incoming)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

She's a beaut, fantastic job! Is the Hue+ worth the $60 in your opinion? I'm really tempted to pick one up, but that price tag has me second guessing.

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks. I've built 3 different ATX systems in mid-tower cases before this one (Zalman MS1000, Corsair 500R, and Corsair C70). The biggest challenges for me moving to mATX with the Evolv were airflow management and space for extra storage. The Evolv doesn't exhaust hot air very well through the slits in the top of the case, and that's the only place I can put the H105 now that I've swapped the EVGA GTX 970 out for an Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix (which is a freaking massive card, holy cow). The 980 Ti barely fits lengthwise, and it's so wide that I can't put my HDD on the vertical mount at the front behind the intake fans. The only other place available for additional storage is under the shroud in front of the PSU, but fitting the HDD caddy in there is pretty difficult with all of the cables coming out of the front of the PSU. I got sleeved cables and they're a bit more flexible so it wasn't too bad, but you might have a hard time fitting extra HDDs down there with the standard issue cables that come with most PSUs. So overall, I love the compact size of mATX and being able to put my PC on top of my desk without wondering if my desk is sturdy enough to support it, but it comes at the expense of less flexibility in terms of additional storage and sub-optimal airflow at times.

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, highly recommend the case, it's a pleasure to work in and the build quality is top notch. Going on two years with the M550s and they've been doing great for me, so I'll offer up my own anecdotal evidence as a counterpoint to yours :) I'll keep riding them out until NVMe V-NAND products become more mainstream and drop in price or the M550s crap out on me, whichever comes first.

Comment reply on Deezus's Completed Build: I can't believe it turned on! First build 6600k R9 380 :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, looks like it came together nicely. I'm loving the white camo Ballistix in particular, it looks awesome (and you can't go wrong with Crucial RAM, that's good stuff). +1

Comment reply on Lowkeynb's Completed Build: Unexpected Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build is a work of art, beautiful photography.

+1 fo sho

Comment reply on vamaresboy's Completed Build: ROG M1 (Jan/2016 Update)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

YES. That UV lighting is sick dope awesome, you nailed it. NAILED IT. Bravo.

Comment reply on optimusgaming's Completed Build: Hezues- The Meme Machine

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

such computer, very +1

wow

many graphics, so amaze

Comment reply on xAzelf's Completed Build: White and Black 1440p/144hz upgrade

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this build is so clean. In fact it's so clean I imagine if Mr. Clean built a computer it would look just like this one.... Wait a second, Mr. Clean's first name is Jack?!

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

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

So much POWAAAAH! And who cares if it runs hot, the most important thing is it looks good, right?

Inwin 901, so hot right now. Inwin 901.

Comment reply on 31337x's Completed Build: Ultimate-FX

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It would seem we have similar tastes, I like your style :)

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought it off Amazon. MetroRestyling is also a good source. Make sure to avoid the 3M series 1080 CF vinyl, that stuff looks like crap. The good stuff is the 3M DI-NOC, part number 3M-CA421.

Comment reply on Edison528's Completed Build: My 1st Build (Operation Carbon)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Mmmmm I love me some carbon fiber, did the same thing on my last build. Fantastic job for your first build, the interior lighting looks sick with those LEDs. +1 for sure.

Comment reply on ironcerealbox's Completed Build: Consolidation Build 11_08_2015

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Such computer, very amaze. Wow!

Comment reply on PDT54's Completed Build: Tesseract Phase 1.5

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I kinda like that you have all the cables bundled up front and center, it still looks clean. Sweet build!

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Good catch, I didn't notice that when I was putting the parts list together. Fixed.

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I used two different sets (both bought off Amazon): BitFenix BFA-ACL-30WK15-RP and NZXT CB-LED20-WT. The BitFenix LEDs are a 30cm long strip with an adhesive back, they're extremely bright and look great. The NZXT LEDs are more of a rope (a couple of feet long) and take up a mobo slot because there's a small PCB to enable adjustable brightness and a power switch.

Comment reply on s.a.wood15's Completed Build: Carbon Fiber is the New Black

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's carbon fiber fiber vinyl, looks just as good and doesn't cost a fortune :)

Comment reply on HippieKid's Completed Build: Amd Hellspawn (First Build)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm with tiny_voices on this one, that PSU is crap and you're taking a huge risk by using it in your system. I know you don't want to hear it, but we're just trying to help you out. Just check out the reviews on Amazon from people that bought it (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AGFJZ6E/?tag=pcpapi-20) - 6 reviews, all one star because the PSU is a disaster waiting to happen. Just because nothing has happened yet doesn't mean nothing can, and based on reviews online the probability of something bad happening seems rather high.

-1 because you posted a build on a website where the express purpose of doing so is to receive feedback from others and then you turn around and attack people for giving you feedback you don't like. Check yourself and recognize the collective wisdom of everyone on this website that is trying to help you.

Also, cable management. Please.

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