try using something as a wrist wrest or buy an actual wrist wrest for jeyboards
well it doesn't really matter anymore because my friend agreed to buy my RAM but thx for the help and i hope other people can learn more from this
Well hooray for me i just happened to get one of those RAM where the 4gb DIMMs in my kit have 2 ranks each (checked using HWinfo). So what kind of effects would that have on my system if I were to have 8 ranks total (with a 4x4gb kit) rather than 4 ranks total (in a 2x8gb kit)? Also what are interleave capabilities?
Thanks! but for the ranks/info in the example is that per DIMM or is that for all the RAM in you system?
i believe my friend and I have the same RAM kit, G.Skill Sniper 8gb, and I would be selling it to him if he does choose to buy it, but if I were to buy another kit of my current RAM instead of getting a new 2x8gb kit would there be the problem of each 4gb DIMM having 2 ranks, and is there a way for me to check my current ram to see if it is dual ranked?
well i knew that last part (and i will be buying the same RAM kit if i do go with the 4x4g option), also the only overclocking i did on my RAM was from 1866 CAS 9 to 2133 CAS 9. So basically going with 4x4gb or 2x8gb is a matter of personal choice, asthetics, and room available (also it would cost the same for me going with either option)
i have a 4790k and a 2x4gb kit right now, also just wondering if you stick in a another kit would they both be running at dual channel? (i know it doesnt work like this but its my analogy, 1 2x4gb kit runs in dual channel and is recognized kinda like a single entity and the other kit is recognized the same)
Can I get a link to them? Because I might want to buy one. Also nice build!
Well thanks for the opinion and advice i will not go higher than this for now but maybe in the future I will. Also i know i forgot to include this information when i made the post, but i noticed today that my idle temp was about 20 degrees and i then i remembered that its because of the ambient and so i measured , (and not surprisingly) my ambient was 20 degrees. Sorry for forgetting to include that info if you were looking for it. But again like i said thanks for the opinions and advice.
Nah I don't think so, because I have to spend at least $12 to get the fan and then find out what kind of screws I need to mount it, all for lowering my Temps by probably 1 degree (which really isn't that much work, but I just wanted an excuse for not doing it)
I can only add 1 fan on the tubing side of the radiator, because the hard drive cage blocks the lower half.
That was about 2600 rpm on both fans, so I probably don't have that much room left.
And the reason why I still have the internal GPU still on is that I don't have a graphics card yet. I was planning on getting a 970 later this month but I wanted to be able to play some games until then.
It was AIDA 64 for about 30 minutes that got me those temps.
Thanks for the opinions I will post the completed build probably on Saturday so look for it then.
My cable management is pretty good in my opinion, though cant say the same for what it looks like in the back (but that doesn't matter as much because it doeskin affect airflow).
I saw the new site and I was like this isn't part picker why did you do to the real one!? I kind of like the new look but I wish you had just re-skinned the old one and updated it instead of completely changing it.
You didnt have to downclock your RAM because as long as your mobo supports that speed all you have to do is enable Intel XMP. Nice build though.
Nice cable management, I can only see the mobo, the vga power connectors, and the cords coming out of the psu.
Okay thanks for your help!
But I thought it was just 8 screwso that were included so I would have to just use 2 in oposit corners. Also I found these Masscool fans that are $5. Are they any good? https://pcpartpicker.com/part/masscool-case-fan-fd12025b1h34
will i need any additional screws for mounting them to the h100i? if so what kind?
i think i will go with the spectre pro and put them at 865rpm how does that sound?
Sound doesn't really matter because like I said I am turning down the rpm on them. But I do care about money and the industrials do seem pretty good but like you I don't want to spend $30 on them so any alternatives?
Aren't the stock fans on the h100i the same as the sp120? So would it work because if they are different then it would affect the temps
I anyone hasn't bought it yet I'll take the gpu for $450.
Most CPU run in dual channel mode so it would be better to get 2 sticks of the same memory, but it should work and the only thing that should happen is the timings downclocks to those of the slowest stick.
It goes $30 over (w/o MIR) but it has an intel, a graphics card, an ssd, and hdd. Also you could get 8gb of RAM and it would even out to about $400 with the MIR.
I was thinking of getting the i7 and using the onboard graphics on that until i could get the Gtx 970 in April but monitor now and graphics later seems better. Though a possibility is asking my parents to buy the monitor since there would be mutual benefits and place my computer by the family one.
It's a 240mm radiator so I don't think you can do that without buying some kind of extension to make the 120mm mount into a 140mm mount for the radiator.
like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995076&Tpk=N82E16811995076
why not h100i in the front?
here is what im about to build:
(just saying some of those parts were cheaper around black friday when i bought them so it was below $1200 but with rebates it just a little bit over that)
it doesnt block air from exhausting but it does reduce airflow (not by much) and i have seen builds with the h100i in the front of that case and it looks much nicer in my opinion, because the tubing isnt bunched up by the cpu
I think it would be even quieter to put the h100i in the front and put exhaust fans on the top with the moduvent foam. But I love how it looks!
There are cheaper motherboards than the one i chose, and i would have found a cheaper one if i spent more time on making the list.
You can probably switch some things to get it to be cheaper.
You should get an after market cooler.
I didnt spend much time on the case.
Well I just thought that it was a lot because Google says that it is $1,490 usd compared to mine which like I said before is $1234. And I know what it's like seeing stuff on sale it's like a Steam sale.
Here is what my first build is going to be if you want to build something like it, though its about $1220. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TVbcmG
I could do that, but i don't want to take off the cooler because this is going to be my first build, I'm not experienced enough, and I am afraid of messing it up and ending up with a broken cooler. I would be more comfortable just doing something where i just put the parts together instead taking it apart, messing around with it, and probably breaking it (which i know I probably will while painting it).
well good thing i didnt get that, but people say that first time users of Tx-4 will probably get only 2 uses out the whole tube because of how thick it is and them misapplying it.
A review buy someone else who bought it: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2Z6J8C02FRUX2/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00405DHG0&nodeID=541966&store=pc
yeah but like i said in the other reply I want the MSI version of graphics cards because it goes with my aesthetic.
I was looking at this when i bought the Tx-4. http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/geek_tested_17_thermal_pastes_face?page=0,1
And i think i have seen the Tom's Hardware article because I remember the Coolaboratory liquid pro and I looked into it and i think its galium based (i dont remember this that well) so i didnt want to risk it because of what it does to some metals.
Thanks! I will go look at some reviews and maybe ill buy some in the future if there isn't anything new and better by then.
Well which one was the best out of them?
well i still want to know how well the h100i performs with those pastes anyway.
Unless your parents like to play games, so i dont see the reason why you would get them an r9 270.
what are the temps like with it?
The cheapest 760 is 199.99 compared to the cheapest 770 which is 249.99 and the Gtx 770 only gives about 10-20 frames more than the Gtx 760, so make your decision off of that.
Does it really come with shin-etsu? Because if so I just wasted $10 on buying Tx-4 because I heard that Tx-4 and shin-etsu were the best thermal pastes and I am planning on getting the h100i. But i dont want to return the Tx-4 because i got it from third party through amazon and i will probably have to pay for shipping myself, which isn't worth it.
You could get a cheaper motherboard. Also if you want more SSD storage get the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB it is 99.99. Get the WD1003FZEX instead of what you have currently chosen because it is newer, slightly faster, and costs 69.99 right now. There are cheaper power supplies than that Corsair such as the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W.
I made a modified list of this with an Intel processor (that you cant overclock with it as it is the i7 4790) that costs about $1 more. And you could make it cheaper by using a different motherboard than the one i selected for this build. (I just like the Msi Gamaing series of motherboards and its the cheapest one right now.)
Also I don't want to spark any argument, because I am not a fanboy of either Intel or AMD because I recognize that Intel is more powerful than AMD but AMD is cheaper and has a few advantages and I am going with an FX-8350 myself. (Oh God what am I doing, this is probably going to cause an argument anyway.)
edit there is currently a combo deal on newegg for the i7 4790k and the MSI z97-GD65 Gaming motherboard that makes it $35 less so that makes this list about $2 more than your original list so you can overclock new list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2qkzWZ