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Comment reply on kyehle's Completed Build: SPARTAN'S Sister

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Clean build, nice cable management! Nice to see these older parts get put to good use.

Comment reply on Topherwv's Completed Build: AMD Fractal Meshify C Mini Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

But why would you have changed the motherboard? What is it you don't like about this one?

Comment reply on Topherwv's Completed Build: AMD Fractal Meshify C Mini Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build!

Why were you worried about the motherboard?

Comment reply on wtfbbqsauce's Completed Build: A Modest Build

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

The cable management looks so clean. Nice build!

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The 550W should fit just fine. It's the bigger 1000W and up units that are too long.

Comment reply on pcpowerup's Completed Build: Challenger Deep - i5-7500 + GTX 1070

  • 31 months ago
  • 5 points

Wow that build is CLEAN. Nice job.

Comment reply on joan.gog's Completed Build: Rogue (First Build)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the motherboard come with that World of Tanks branding on the chipset? On all the websites it shows pictures of it branded with G1 Gaming. Really nice motherboard, but if it comes branded with World of Tanks on it, that's a big turn off.

Comment reply on texasmayne's Completed Build: 1st Gen Gaming Rig FTW (For The Wife)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That poor Patriot memory stick! It's obviously taken some abuse, but if it's still working that's a testament to it's toughness.

Comment reply on rafdesign's Completed Build: post-Mac era

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks like you've got your PSU fan facing up. That case has an air intake from the bottom, so you should flip the PSU so the fan faces down. With the fan facing down the PSU will draw cool air in from underneath the case, with the fan facing up you're drawing in warmer air from inside the case. This probably isn't as much of an issue without a video card, but definitely something to think about when you add one.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Will do! He's done lots of gaming on it but only at 1080p so far so the video cards haven't been stressed at all. He's hooking it up to a 4k next week so we'll find out temps soon.

Comment reply on Carthax's Completed Build: My first build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job on the cable management! Why the Z97 motherboard for the locked CPU though?

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That temp sounds much more reasonable.

Non-reference cards release their hot air into the case, which warms all of your components (included the other video card) whereas reference cards are designed to blow the hot air out the back of the case, which helps keep all the other components cooler. The current AMD reference cooler is pretty bad though, and is known to be LOUD. The NVidia one is definitely louder/not as efficient as non-reference coolers but it's pretty good. Hopefully AMDs next generation of video cards has a much better reference cooler.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's hot! There's very little space between the two cards, as you can see in picture 21/25. The owner hasn't checked his temps yet as he hasn't had anything put a real load on them yet.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll check with the owner of the build. Usually the top card gets warmer than the bottom one in SLI or Crossfire builds, that's mainly why we went with reference coolers instead of aftermarket. What kind of temps do you get on your top card?

Comment reply on gooman's Completed Build: KerbalCraft

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job with the cable management! Clean build! +1

Comment reply on Remotemissle's Completed Build: Journey - sub 400$ build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job on the cable management! I used to have a Silverstone PS08B which has the exact same internal layout as your PS09B. Your cable management looks way better than mine was, and I even had a semi-modular power supply! +1

Comment reply on rad-away's Completed Build: Work PC: Small Form, Big Processing

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Great job on the cable management! That's the first time I've seen the PNY Anarchy RAM, it looks awesome!

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The Skylake performs beautifully so far. I would recommend it unless Haswell Refresh is significantly less expensive at the time, then I'd probably recommend you go that route if you're looking for value per dollar.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it totally was. After that we did the OS and driver install, and made sure everything worked. Then Jon went in and cable managed everything, but I forgot to get a picture.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Reference coolers blow hot air out the back of the case, non-reference (open air) coolers dump the hot air into your case. This case is tiny, so we wanted as much heat to be pushed out as possible.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

He definitely does not!

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

He did cable manage, it looks great. I just forgot to get a picture after that.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

We wanted reference models because of the SLI in a mATX case.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

But they skipped 850 Pro m.2 right?

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Right! 950! My bad. It feels weird to me that they just skipped the 850 Pro in their naming scheme. That keeps messing me up.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm most likely going Pascal as well, but I am curious to see what AMD comes out with.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, they like to mess with us sometimes, don't they?

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'll be very curious to see what he comes up with for it.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it felt pretty cool! Since then I desperately feel the itch to upgrade something! Holding out for the new video cards in 2016.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it was his workstation for 3D modelling.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah 1080p is nothing for this computer. It'll be fun to get a 4k screen and then get into overclocking.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't say he's rich, but he saved up and felt confident about spending his money this way. I'm rocking a i5-4440 and a GTX 760, so getting in there with all of his high end hardware was pretty fun!

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, we built this a couple weeks ago, and started purchasing parts a week or two before that. We honestly just couldn't find a Pro m.2 yet.

Comment reply on Beesem's Completed Build: Jon's 4K PC

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the 850 Pro would have been a nice step up from the EVO. We built this a couple weeks ago, and started purchasing parts a week or two before that. We honestly just couldn't find a 850 Pro m.2 yet.

Comment reply on a.sutherland's Completed Build: Clean Quiet Cube

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for picture #8! I was starting at #6 going "Where does the M.2 go?"

Comment reply on DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: The Sleeper

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a Silverstone PS08, which has an almost identical interior layout to the PS09. My cable management looks like utter garbage compared to yours. Well done!

Comment reply on 9manny99's Completed Build: The Black Box for Uni.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't look too bad in picture 8, considering the case being used.

Comment reply on AR1's Completed Build: Albatross

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Intel makes such ugly motherboards compared to their board partners. Other than that, that's a nice little build! I've got an i5-4440 and TX3 as well. It's interesting to see the differences and similarities that people choose for their builds.

Comment reply on BlairA's Completed Build: Svelte little HTPC

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice part selection. So many "HTPC" builds on this site with overkill part selection. I commend you on your choices, and the final build looks great.

Comment reply on AkimboGogurts's Completed Build: Newest Performance Gaming Build, Style and Performance.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build! +1 for the build, and your username.

Comment reply on skemble's Completed Build: A Dynamic Anomaly

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Really clean build, sensible part selection, and nice photography! +1 for sure!

Comment reply on MEC-777's Completed Build: Project Stalker

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely the coolest HP ever. Nice mods! I really like how you got rid of the ugly exposed metal on the inside. +1!

Comment reply on JPDG's Completed Build: The Shadow Rig

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, I had only seen it in gold so far. I like the black better, thanks for the link!

Comment reply on cdawg92's Completed Build: SharpShooter Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course it would, but why compare an almost $200 CPU to a $75 CPU?

Comment reply on cdawg92's Completed Build: SharpShooter Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I said...

Comment reply on JPDG's Completed Build: The Shadow Rig

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird, I thought the Gigabyte Z97-HD3 came with gold heat sinks. That's what it shows in pictures on all major sites.

Comment reply on cdawg92's Completed Build: SharpShooter Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

malymilo already mentioned that i3s aren't quad core, they're dual core with hyper threading. Also, there isn't a current generation i3 that can be overclocked.

Comment reply on Stupidmouth's Completed Build: The pretty standard but some may call it "beast" build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done! Almost every build I see with the Corsair AIR series just looks so clean. That LEPA cooler isn't very common, but I really like the look of it. Good choices all around in my opinion. +1

Comment reply on EpicBuhNana's Completed Build: RED DREAM - Second Build

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

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