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6 minutes ago, woe2you said:

Ah. The bane of neat builds. Been meaning to tame mine.

Was my mistake 2 years ago when I got that PSU for not spending the extra $30 on a fully modular, so the giant bundle of ATX connectors is constantly in the way. Plus, due to some dumb decisions on the design of the front of the case, you can't mount a rad in the front, which leaves top, rear, and bottom, and I didn't want to deal with trying to bleed a 240mm rad that was above the res.

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2 minutes ago, Shade421 said:

Was my mistake 2 years ago when I got that PSU for not spending the extra $30 on a fully modular, so the giant bundle of ATX connectors is constantly in the way. Plus, due to some dumb decisions on the design of the front of the case, you can't mount a rad in the front, which leaves top, rear, and bottom, and I didn't want to deal with trying to bleed a 240mm rad that was above the res.

I keep promising myself I'll go full WC one day, but I REALLY want to do it in a TJ07, and shit's expensive. I went for a Seasonic X-850 PSU, love that thing. Highly recommend.

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Lol, I'm almost at the limit for the 1k watt I have now. Next one will have to be 1200+

10 hours ago, woe2you said:

I keep promising myself I'll go full WC one day, but I REALLY want to do it in a TJ07, and shit's expensive. I went for a Seasonic X-850 PSU, love that thing. Highly recommend.

So I got to thinking and while for an air cooled build the Storm Trooper is great and looks sweet and has awesome airflow...it's kinda shit for a custom loop, so I ordered a Define S, since they're only $90 now and I've done a few builds in R4's and it's pretty much the best designed and made case on the planet.

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18 hours ago, Shade421 said:

Lol, I'm almost at the limit for the 1k watt I have now. Next one will have to be 1200+

So I got to thinking and while for an air cooled build the Storm Trooper is great and looks sweet and has awesome airflow...it's kinda shit for a custom loop, so I ordered a Define S, since they're only $90 now and I've done a few builds in R4's and it's pretty much the best designed and made case on the planet.

Oops. Feel free to blame me.

Agree with you on the R4 though, I love mine. So quiet and well organized.

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Bought a PC off a shop.

https://www.pccasegear.com/

System Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5 6400
Motherboard: MSI B150M Bazooka Motherboard
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 960 OC 2GB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2A2400C14 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 Black
Solid State Drive: Samsung 650 Series 120GB SSD
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST2000DM003
Case: Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 Claw Black/Red
Power Supply: Corsair VS450 ATX Power Supply

 

Works really well, but am looking at running double the ram and get a bigger or a second SSD. Had the PC about a year. Been great apart from having to send it back for a faulty card (they entire stock was faulty but they replaced it with a newly ordered one and has had no issues since)

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My system specs:

CPU: Intel i5-4460 (Boxed, LGA 1150 Hashwell Refresh)
Motherboard: AsRock B85M Pro4 (mATX, LGA 1150)
Graphics: MSI Radeon R9 380 GAMING 4GB Twin Frozer V 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 2x8GB (DDR3, 1600 MHz, CL10)
Solid State Drive: Crucial BX 100 250GB SSD
Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB
Case: Silentium Brutus M25 Pure Black BT-M25
Power Supply: Seasonic S12II-520 (80Plus Bronze)
Cooler: SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE1224 v2

Anyone has idea how much this can be safely overclocked, if and when the need arises? And what is the best way to do it?

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45 minutes ago, Taze said:

My system specs:

CPU: Intel i5-4460 (Boxed, LGA 1150 Hashwell Refresh)
Motherboard: AsRock B85M Pro4 (mATX, LGA 1150)
Graphics: MSI Radeon R9 380 GAMING 4GB Twin Frozer V 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 2x8GB (DDR3, 1600 MHz, CL10)
Solid State Drive: Crucial BX 100 250GB SSD
Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB
Case: Silentium Brutus M25 Pure Black BT-M25
Power Supply: Seasonic S12II-520 (80Plus Bronze)
Cooler: SilentiumPC Fera 2 HE1224 v2

Anyone has idea how much this can be safely overclocked, if and when the need arises? And what is the best way to do it?

With a B-Chipset mainboard and a locked (non k sku) cpu you won't be able to oc your cpu, as intel negated that since second generation intel core-i processors.

Only thing you can OC would be your graphics card via MSI Afterburner or similar software. How much, depends on cooling and the graphics chip itself. Some oc better, some worse. For further questions and maybe help regarding that matter i would like to summon @Folterknecht, he should know best around here. :)

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^^

That CPU could be overclocked around 150 MHz in theory, but only on a Z87/97 motherboard afaik. But only if you make a data backup before, as playing around with the BCLK can have all kinds of suprising side effects on these boards. Overall its not worth it.

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On a Z-Chipset mainboard you could oc it slightly yes, even though fiddling around with the BCLK is something i wouldn't necessarily recommend...

OCed an i7-3770 on a Z77 mainboard myself some time ago, as i was a shitty scrub who bought a OC-Board with a locked CPU back then :nmad:

Managed to hit 4,3Ghz stable though :awyeah:

 

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On 3/26/2016 at 9:47 AM, woe2you said:

Oops. Feel free to blame me.

Agree with you on the R4 though, I love mine. So quiet and well organized.

Define S is get, and after a weekend of not being able to stress the GPU's because not enough cooling, installed a 3rd rad and all is now well. Running cooler than it was in the Storm Trooper with a much cleaner look.

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Cooling setup is now:

140MM rad rear

240MM rad top

360MM rad front

Corsair SP Quiet Edition fans on all 3

Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 res and pump combo.

Took a couple days to bleed completely because literally all of the rads are above the res. One of these days I'll top it off when I'm thinking about it, but for now it's working perfectly.

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Just finished my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bNyMGX

Gigabyte Z170 Gaming G1 Motherboard

Intel i7-6700k CPU

Corsair H110i CPU Cooler

G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

(2) Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive in RAID-0

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (Re-used from previous build)

Cooler Master HAF-X Case (Re-used from previous build)

Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Logitech G110 keyboard (Re-used from previous build)

Razor Naga Epic (Re-used from previous build)

Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor (Re-used from previous build)

DELL 2405FPW 24" Monitor (Re-used from previous builds -- it's ancient)

APC Back-UPS XS1500 UPS (Re-used from previous builds)

 

So far I'm loving it, but planning on replacing the GPU soon, and installing a real watercooling system.  3500MB/s reads, and 3200MB/s writes is very awesome.

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On 5/1/2016 at 2:51 AM, Motley said:

 

(2) Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive in RAID-0

So far I'm loving it, but planning on replacing the GPU soon, and installing a real watercooling system.  3500MB/s reads, and 3200MB/s writes is very awesome.

Insane reads and writes, and I like your style, but make sure you have everything important backed up >.>

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@BlackAdder

My home network setup

LINKBASIC 12U Cabinet
TP-LINK Archer AC2600
TP-Link TL-ER-5120 Load balanacing router
TP-Link SG1024D 24 port switch
HP MICROSERVER-Running Unraid with 4 X 4TB WD RED 
QNAP TS212-RUNNING 2 X 3 TB RANDOM HDDs
MAC MINI mid 2011 2.5ghz-Boot camp windows 10-Plex server
ELGATO EYETV – Network tv tuner
Dual Fibre 100/40 plans.

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Gaming PC

4770k

GTX980

Ram and hard rives and SSDs and stuff. 

27inch QNIX 2560x1440 + 2 ACER 1080p monitors

Blueyeti +Audiotechnica ATH-M50X

 

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Pics later:

I5 6600K @ 4.4 Ghz OC

Corsair H75 (cheap as it is hottest it's run is 63 @ 4.8 OC)

MSI Z170A M5 

MSI R9 390X

Samsung 850 PRO 512gb SSD

Antec GX 505 Mid tower w/ window

Antec EarthWatts 650W PSU

Windows 10 Pro

Patriot Viper 16gb DDR4 3000 mhz RAM

Some shitty optical drive

(Future 2 R3 960gb SSDs)

(R9 490X/R9 Nano replacement) 

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Holy crap this Zalman Heat Sink was a pain in the ass to install !!!

I had to remove the video card and the ram to even try and get it installed.  Then there is a screw in the bottom left corner that is nearly impossible to see/touch/turn.

The heat sink it literally touching the ram module and it covers up one of the four slots (no 32 GB of ram with this heat sink).

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On 7/27/2016 at 6:07 PM, NightmareMk9 said:

Holy crap this Zalman Heat Sink was a pain in the ass to install !!!

I had to remove the video card and the ram to even try and get it installed.  Then there is a screw in the bottom left corner that is nearly impossible to see/touch/turn.

The heat sink it literally touching the ram module and it covers up one of the four slots (no 32 GB of ram with this heat sink).

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That horrendous heat sink :eww:

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Pics to come

CPU: Intel i5 4690k (Overclocked to 4.2GHZ, stock is 3.2)
CPU Cooling: Similar to Noctua NH-D14 140mm Heatsink
PSU: EVGA 750w Bronze Semi Modular
GPU: EVGA GTX 980ti KINGPIN
RAM: 16GB GSkill DDR3
MOBO: Asus Z97A Gaming
Tower: Corsair 200R Mid (but VERY spacious)
OS: Windows 10 Pro
C:\: Samsung 830 SSD (128GB)
Storage: Various old SATA drives (1.5TB total, plus a 4 TB external backup)

Corsair Razor Gaming Mouse (Won from WG)
Microsoft Egonomic Keyboard (cause carpel tunnel sucks)
AOC Dual 24in 1080p Monitors (3ms response)

Temps: GPU has gotten to between 55c and 65c while playing Witcher 3 and WOT on Max/Ultra, and with OC the CPU is about 58c

 

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Air is blown from front to back. The 980ti vents out the side panel (has holes to vent out of) and the PSU vents out the bottom.

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