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10 hours ago, BlackAdder said:

2 all with transparent neon cases, how old are you? :doge:

 

Its not yours so who cares :)

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On 3/13/2017 at 4:04 PM, BlackAdder said:

2 all with transparent neon cases, how old are you? :doge:

 

I'm gonna be 40 in about a month. The case with the best airflow where i got mine has a glass side. I accidentally grabbed the cooling fan with red led's so I just made my Asus ROG mobo and gpu red to match the fan since I couldn't turn it off. Not really what I planned on when I bought it, but it does look pretty nice lit up with all my wires ran nicely and mostly hidden. I'm not gonna go buy lighting for inside my case, but when stuff comes with it, why not use it? Only thing I wish I could change on mine is for the front fan lights to be turned off.

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54 minutes ago, Driftin said:

I'm gonna be 40 in about a month. The case with the best airflow where i got mine has a glass side. I accidentally grabbed the cooling fan with red led's so I just made my Asus ROG mobo and gpu red to match the fan since I couldn't turn it off. Not really what I planned on when I bought it, but it does look pretty nice lit up with all my wires ran nicely and mostly hidden. I'm not gonna go buy lighting for inside my case, but when stuff comes with it, why not use it? Only thing I wish I could change on mine is for the front fan lights to be turned off.

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Dunno, but I don't see a point. If a case is near monitor (it's a distraction) if is stuffed under the table than is pointless.

 

But whatever floats your boat. 

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On 3/15/2017 at 2:42 PM, BlackAdder said:

Dunno, but I don't see a point. If a case is near monitor (it's a distraction) if is stuffed under the table than is pointless.

 

But whatever floats your boat. 

If I had my case by my monitor, the fan noise would be more annoying than the lights while gaming. 

Most of the little things in life that make people happy don't have a point and are completely subjective. I'm going to make an assumption here and may be totally off base, but based on your profile pic and sig, I'd guess you were into fitness. For me, I see no point in people being ripped with arms bigger than their heads and will never understand why they do that, but some people enjoy it. I see no point is some art that just looks like someone threw up, or the canvas was on the floor during a murder, but some people enjoy it. I think anime is the stupidest most pointless thing I have seen, yet some people like it so I don't troll them or judge. To each their own. Guess my point is, why comment negatively on stuff that is completely subjective. 

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13 hours ago, Driftin said:

If I had my case by my monitor, the fan noise would be more annoying than the lights while gaming. 

Most of the little things in life that make people happy don't have a point and are completely subjective. I'm going to make an assumption here and may be totally off base, but based on your profile pic and sig, I'd guess you were into fitness. For me, I see no point in people being ripped with arms bigger than their heads and will never understand why they do that, but some people enjoy it. I see no point is some art that just looks like someone threw up, or the canvas was on the floor during a murder, but some people enjoy it. I think anime is the stupidest most pointless thing I have seen, yet some people like it so I don't troll them or judge. To each their own. Guess my point is, why comment negatively on stuff that is completely subjective. 

Its the internet remember :/

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On 16/03/2017 at 6:46 AM, Driftin said:

I'm gonna be 40 in about a month. The case with the best airflow where i got mine has a glass side. I accidentally grabbed the cooling fan with red led's so I just made my Asus ROG mobo and gpu red to match the fan since I couldn't turn it off. Not really what I planned on when I bought it, but it does look pretty nice lit up with all my wires ran nicely and mostly hidden. I'm not gonna go buy lighting for inside my case, but when stuff comes with it, why not use it? Only thing I wish I could change on mine is for the front fan lights to be turned off.

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You know, I just bought an ASUS ROG 1070, so seeing your and seeing which parts of it actually light up is a nice heads up :P

I mean, I knew the ROG logo lit up, and I knew the bits underneath by the fans did as well, but I didn't know the Logo on the Side did. so woo. 

 

as for your second post below this one, I also don't see the point in the case being on the floor where no one can see it if its got a glass side panel. thats why Im putting mine on the desk when its done. (see build log) but to add to that, I like anime because the style and content is so different to western shows that its like a whole new interesting world with some really great concepts, stories, and like whole ideas that you wouldn't see in western films/animation (Girls und Panzer is a good example) however, on the flip side. I hate cooking shows. I see absolutely zero point in watching a bunch of people sweat for hours to make absolutely perfect 5 star food, for a bunch of judges to then gorge themselves with it, only to say "actually that was only *sliiiiightly* undercooked to the point where no one would really notice or care but it is so im only going to give you a 7 and not a 10 because stuff"

I also fail to see the appeal in giant big american trucks. (which look stupid) But yeah, thats my opinion. soo back to the topic I guess

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This isn't a "rig" in the traditional sense, but the culmination of my life's work in the realm of neckbeardery and years of off and on experimentation finally coming to fruition.

Man has always dreamed of being able to use his computer the way he does a console, from the comfort of his couch or recliner. Yet consoles are for peasants and PCs are the master race. This was always a passing fantasy, to be able to maximize PC comfort, one which could not be realized until technology caught up with the demands of the task in the form of modern, reasonably prices LED TVs which are large enough, have the needed resolution, and don't glare at closer ranges as TVs traditionally have.

Secondary major issue has always been the problem of needing to be able to use the PC for both work and recreation, as many tasks demand a desk. Putting a PC in a permanent comfortable spot limits the ability to do srs business. So I have successfully integrated essentially a home office and recreational PC into ONE GLORIOUS MASTER PC SETUP.

Kidding aside, I have a back injury that gives me real problems at times, and gives me a pretty constant bit of pain. So I got serious with this setup to alleviate some of the issue by not having to sit in a desk chair so much between work/school/recreation. Once the TVs got reasonable I decided to act on it since I'd thought about for years. (Ironically, my back went out badly while working on it back in the summer.)

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School work storage bins separating class materials...

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Desk 1 of 3, with storage bins to hold parts, cables, peripherals, as well as countless items I commonly use at my desk. Scanner/printer on top, and the router is hidden in there too.

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Pan over some more, desk 2 for school work as such. Sound system is underneath with 2.0 sound at this desk. Primary and secondary monitors. Microsoft mouse for boring office sort of tasks. Bad shot, but there's a standing lamp overhead to light what I'm working on.

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Desks 2 and 3. Desk 3 has a 48" LED TV in a protective, tilting custom frame I built to house it so it doesn't get damaged and has a better viewing angle. Also built a custom lapdesk on carpet sliders which slides underneath when not in use. A USB extension cable runs between the two desks so I can plug in a controller or headset as needed.

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Tilts at about a 15 degree angle to aim down at the recliner. I left enough room underneath the protective frame for wires so the front of the TV also serves as a charging station for phones and such.

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I built this to fit under the desk and have a platform where the lapdesk sort of locks in and makes a reasonably sturdy desk so you don't have to worry about knocking things off. I got a wireless keyboard to move between the desks which has a volume control usable with my left hand so I can control the volume easily at any time.

Why a wired mouse? Because I tried 3 wireless mice and they all sucked, and this is a very good mouse with WoT graphics that gets me good MM because that's how MM works. I eventually gave up on wireless and wired two mice at the same time and did some cable management. You want a really good wireless mouse expect to drop over $100. And apparently yes, you can have two mice plugged in at the same time without issue other than the cat sometimes shoving it around.

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This is FULL RECLINE MODE. There's a lip underneath the edge of the desk so it locks against the support beams and holds it in place. Then you can adjust the entire thing as you see fit until comfortable.

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The sound system is all one 5.1 system divided up. So the work PC has stereo, the gaming PC has 2.1, and they both run off the same sub. This is just every day ordinary wood construction with padding inside to protect the TV. The angle was a bitch to get and not overlapping the screen on the edges required some precise measurement. Turned out very good overall.

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On the back I took plastic containers off the wall, built backing for them, and made a place to store controllers, joystick, and headset when not in use.

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The tilt angle really mattered. I used it for months before I built the frame and the difference was very noticeable when I finally finished it.

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And of course, when using the game monitor I slide the work monitor over and bam, there's your TV while you play arty. (Not sure why the screen looks all wavy there, resizing the picture must have messed with it)

Nice little bonus, when a friend comes over with his PC he can simply bring his tower, plug in a few wires, and he's got monitor, 2.0 sound with sub, and the 3rd screen allows him to see what's on my screen when we're playing coop.

The main purpose is a success: after a few months my back pain went from a constant annoyance to basically zero. I'm cautiously optimistic the reduction in pain translates into less incident of re-injury as well. Had I known it would do this much good I would have done it sooner. Also, not even joking: comfy as FUCK. It's like there's a party in my butt and every one's invited.

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Rig Update

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ITS. SO. PRETTY.

Update to hardware:
My brother had purchased a z170, 6600k, 1050ti and 16GB DDR4 but was never able to get it working (because he didnt listen to me nor the videos I sent him on how to). Well, I was looking to upgrade my system to similar but didnt have the cash on hand... So, swapped him my rig. He's getting a z97A, i5 4690k, 16GB DDR3 and a 980ti. The cost difference between our systems is what I was looking to spend anyway on a new MoBo, RAM, and CPU. I get upward mobility that I didnt have before plus a better CPU, he gets a massive GPU upgrade. Tonight Im rebuilding my old system and cleaning it out for him

Update:
I now have
Ryzen 7 1700X
Noctua DH15
 

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Decided to go with a baby/light blue theme. Will soon be getting cablemod cables of the same color, plus some more RGB strips to light up the case a bit better

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On 04/10/2017 at 1:39 AM, TheMarine0341 said:

PURE PC PORN

How do you find running that cooler in pull config? Presumably it doesn't fit over the RAM in push?

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1 hour ago, woe2you said:

How do you find running that cooler in pull config? Presumably it doesn't fit over the RAM in push?

Correct. Even with lower profile RAM, The fan would have been up against the glass. And, I'd be missing out on the RAM RGB! I could put a 120mm Noctua fan there, but see previous statement.

As far as cooling: Ive noticed absolutely 0 difference at 3.8GHz. I could push to 3.9 or 4.0 and try, but voltages get higher than Id like

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On 12/9/2013 at 9:54 PM, Proxus said:

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Still working on this beast.

Case: Corsair 900D

MB: ASUS Z87 Sabertooth

CPU: Core i7 - 4770K (Delided + lapped)

Mem: 16GB Corsaid Dominator Platinum DDR3 1866

GPU(s): EVGA 780 Hydro Copper x2

PSU: Corsair AX 1200i

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB(OS) + 512GB(Games)

On 2/11/2014 at 1:36 AM, Proxus said:

~3700 in pc parts

~1200 in liquid cooling parts

Prices on most of the components have since dropped nicely though so it could be done for less (pc side, not on cooling)

 

I dont think Proxus visit this forum anymore. I wanted to ask him about liquid cooling.

I calculated my build will cost ~$3500 in PC parts and ~$1500 for liquid cooling. I want to do a build like this, I am in between this or a desk PC

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So I build my new PC a week ago, and I ended up with this:

 

Intel Core i7-8700K 6 core 3,7/4,7 GHz 

 MSI LGA1151 Z370-A PRO

 Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz 16GB

MSI GFX 1080 TI Gaming X Trio

Corsair CX750M 750Watt 80 PLUS Bronze

Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400C White

Corsair K70 LUX RGB Gaming

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5'' HDD

Noctua Nh-D15s

Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 PCIe SSD

 

Replaced the chasis fans with Noctua fans, going with 2*intakes (1*140mm, 1*120mm), 1*120mm Exhaust and 1*120Exhaust (top)

In retrospect, I would probably had gone for a AIO, the CPU + Mobo + Ram came with a Corsair H60 AIO, but I found it to ineffective and noisy, but would probably had bought a bigger AIO over the Noctua, not that the Noctua is bad, hell no, but its big and my cabinet is a midi, so space is tight.

The system is totally soundless when none gaming, but gets a bit noisy when hitting above 65 degrees. But I prefer low temps over silence, so i try to keep a good balance.

All in all a great system, a bit hot when pushed but i like it.

Next thing i will be looking into is to get a second 27" screen with G-SYNC.

Have a good day.

 

 

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On 3/13/2018 at 2:52 AM, Clogman said:

So I build my new PC a week ago, and I ended up with this:

 

Intel Core i7-8700K 6 core 3,7/4,7 GHz 

 MSI LGA1151 Z370-A PRO

 Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz 16GB

MSI GFX 1080 TI Gaming X Trio

Corsair CX750M 750Watt 80 PLUS Bronze

Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400C White

Corsair K70 LUX RGB Gaming

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5'' HDD

Noctua Nh-D15s

Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 PCIe SSD

 

Replaced the chasis fans with Noctua fans, going with 2*intakes (1*140mm, 1*120mm), 1*120mm Exhaust and 1*120Exhaust (top)

In retrospect, I would probably had gone for a AIO, the CPU + Mobo + Ram came with a Corsair H60 AIO, but I found it to ineffective and noisy, but would probably had bought a bigger AIO over the Noctua, not that the Noctua is bad, hell no, but its big and my cabinet is a midi, so space is tight.

The system is totally soundless when none gaming, but gets a bit noisy when hitting above 65 degrees. But I prefer low temps over silence, so i try to keep a good balance.

All in all a great system, a bit hot when pushed but i like it.

Next thing i will be looking into is to get a second 27" screen with G-SYNC.

Have a good day.

 

 

I'd say you cheaped out a bit on the motherboard. Why go for a budget motherboard when you're going super high end with the CPU and GPU? I would have gone with the Gaming Pro Carbon instead but if you're happy, more power to you. I would have gone with higher speed RAM too. I'm doing an 8700K build myself soon and bought 3200 Trident Z.

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Thanks for the reply.

The mobo and ram was part of a bundle, and I guess I thought it could be as good as any other mobo, so call it lack of investigation on my part.

Good luck on your build.

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Pulled the trigger, updating my case to a Fractal R6 black TG. Was tempted to wait for the White TG, but I couldnt help it. I'll be updating my motherboard in the next couple of months to a X470, more so to be ready for Ryzen 2, and for better stability with my current Ryzen 1700x: Takes 2-3 starts before it gets going when cold.

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The last two parts I ordered should arrive this week and I took a vacation day Monday so I should be all set to build this weekend.

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On 4/25/2018 at 10:46 AM, TheMarine0341 said:

Pulled the trigger, updating my case to a Fractal R6 black TG. Was tempted to wait for the White TG, but I couldnt help it. I'll be updating my motherboard in the next couple of months to a X470, more so to be ready for Ryzen 2, and for better stability with my current Ryzen 1700x: Takes 2-3 starts before it gets going when cold.

I was in the same situation.  I was waiting for the white TG R6 or the white PC-011 Dynamic.  I thought both would look good with my Asus motherboard which is white and grey digi camo.  Then Newegg put the black TG R6 on sale for $119.99 with free shipping.

The glass is so dark on my R6 that having a white case wouldn't matter unless I added a more lights than what comes with the AIO cooler and graphics card.

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7 hours ago, Bavor said:

The glass is so dark on my R6 that having a white case wouldn't matter unless I added a more lights than what comes with the AIO cooler and graphics card. 

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Finished this build last week :megadoge:

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I used ASUS preset OC profile.

OC Threadripper 1950X to 4.0 GHZ, some how the temperature drop from 30-40C to 18-25C in idle.

 

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