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Comment reply on Arkun84's Completed Build: Chimera - Low Budget dual socket rendering Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good point. I should have known better as the prices for my completed builds never reflect what I actually paid either.

Comment reply on Arkun84's Completed Build: Chimera - Low Budget dual socket rendering Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I like how the title says low budget and the price says $2785.55+. haha Nice build though. Beastly workstation.

Comment reply on DavidMark46's Completed Build: Xeon Plex Server

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice setup. I'm currently in the process of redoing my Plex server with a 2650 v2 which would be about half the processing power of your dual CPU setup. haha Gotta say though, I think your pretty much picked the best of everything and this is a beastly Plex server.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Photos not uploading"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Same issue here. Went to update a build and no photos will upload.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The Multitasker (Plex Server/NAS/Torrent machine)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's running Windows 10 since that's what I'm most familiar with and I can easily use remote desktop to control it from another PC.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The Multitasker (Plex Server/NAS/Torrent machine)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 315 movies and 141 TV series stored. :D Worst part is I'm running out of space and will need some more in the near future I think.

Comment reply on TonsofPuppies's Completed Build: My Very First PC Build!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate RGB but that's the only negative I can say about this build. This machine is a beast and for a first build, stellar job. Also, welcome to PC gaming on a TV. I've been gaming on a 65" LED for the past few years and love it!

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: 9700K Gaming Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend every part of this build as I have no regrets with any of them. The GPU is the weakest link, but I wasn't will to spend an additional $150 CAD plus tax to step up to a 2070 or 1080 Ti.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: 9700K Gaming Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

haha I could care less the colour since the PC sits beside my entertainment center and the inside is never seen. I do believe black fans would allow them to sell more since a lot of people do care about the colour. I will admit, the brown/beige is ugly.

Comment reply on obviousthrowaway398's Completed Build: 4k 120hz Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

I don't get it either. I find most of the time it looks tacky and the rest of the time the inside of their PC is brighter then the monitor it's sitting beside. haha

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: 9700K Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to set the fan a little higher on the heat sink compared to the middle fan due to the ram height. The fan still sits low enough to provide good cooling though and you can place the fan at any height so no issues there. To be honest, the fan over the ram just barely lets me put the glass side of the case on all the way. It is a very tight fit, so if you use this case your fine but I'm not sure how well it will fit in other cases.

Comment reply on obviousthrowaway398's Completed Build: 4k 120hz Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 11 points

The dream machine and no RGB. A+

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: 9700K Gaming Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's quite an upgrade from my 3570K machine.

Comment reply on kilumnati@gmail.com's Completed Build: I7-9700K + ASUS Z390-E Build Overclocked at 5GHZ @ 1.300 Voltage

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What settings did you change in the BIOS to get the overclock? I have the same setup coming and looking into the same overclock. I know you changed the ratio to 50 and vcore to 1.3, but did you change any other settings?

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The lowish powered server.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know the exact figure but I built it around the cheapest per power consumption cpu at the time.

Comment reply on zachfb's Completed Build: NAS4Free

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. That should be plenty fast for a NAS.

Comment reply on mrluckypants96's Completed Build: Hybridization Alpha

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up going with the NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) do to it not looking to bad on its side, 8 internal drive bays, and most of all, cheap cost.

Comment reply on mrluckypants96's Completed Build: Hybridization Alpha

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I was looking for a case like that for my server build so I could lay it on its side but they all have barely any internal bays. Works great for your application.

Comment reply on Charbaci's Completed Build: FreeNas Server

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! The PSU is a little overkill but other then that its perfect. And damn I want that storage space. hehe

Comment reply on ghostmech007's Completed Build: Low Budget HTPC

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build. Nice to see parts get reused and put into something like this. Just goes to show ya that you don't need new fancy parts to run a HTPC.

Comment reply on SFX_MODz's Completed Build: PLEX BOX / STEAM STREAMER

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool build! I was looking at putting one of these CPU's in my server but could't find a MOBO with the amount of SATA ports I wanted to go with it. Like seeing builds like this.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The lowish powered server.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a follow up on the G1840. Watched a 1080 remux with no issues. The G1840 is more then capable in this regard. Task manager reported 30-35% usage on the CPU when playing the movie.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The lowish powered server.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. Its only been up and running a few days and I'm still setting things up but I think it will do everything I want easily. It's running Windows 8.1 Pro for the OS. It runs Utorrent (seeding around 500 files currently) and FileZilla 24/7. Also have some other management tools running like an auto defrag, disk monitor, etc. I haven't tested it at playing 1080p since it won't really be doing such but I can do so shortly and let you know my results. Im pretty sure it will do so with ease though.

As for hard drives, I've actually never had a drive failure in my 20 yrs of PC usage. Lucky I guess. lol In fact, the Seagate 2TB hard drive in this machine has been powered on for 60,997 hours according to Crystal Disk Info and still runs perfectly! I have seen the data before though that you mentioned. Eventually I will be adding some more drives and doing a RAID setup to prevent loss in case of a failure. Not that I'm all that concerned with it but it would be nice.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: The lowish powered server.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Windows 8.1 Pro with shared folders like you said. Works for my needs and I'm one of the few that likes Windows 8.1. lol Plus this allows me to use UTorrent easily with this machine and run a FTP. I just use remote desktop from my gaming rig to control it so I don't need a second keyboard or anything.

Still lovin the nine hundred myself. The case has seen a few setups in it now and I don't know if I'll ever part with it. lol

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought I had an original one as well but I guess not. Bought it like 7 years ago but it must be a second version or something looking at pics online. It has the cut outs but no USB 3.0. They really are great cases. Incredibly heavy is right! This case ways like 5 times as much, or more, then my server case. lol

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ive had this case for like 7 years now and its still a great case, has great cooling and is rugged. I couldn't justify upgrading the motherboard and CPU for the money considering I wouldn't really get any gain FPS wise in gaming. This machine is strictly for gaming and as a HTPC. It did serve double duty as my server until I recently upgraded it with the video card and built a new dedicated server PC.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! My only advice would be patience and really thinking it through. That being said, it wasn't fun trying to get things to go and sit where I actually wanted them to. lol

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a Core2Duo in this case aswell. That Duo is now powering my HTPC upstairs. Thanks for the complement on cable management. Ill tell ya it is a big PITA on these cases as im sure your brother can attest to. lol

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Still kickin.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on CYONG1023's Completed Build: First Build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive run my 212 Evo for the last 2.5 years on a i5 3570K @ 4.7GHZ and its been up to the task.

Comment reply on numberCubed's Completed Build: Aeris540

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Go big or go home as they say. Nice build.

Comment reply on hiro1079's Completed Build: My first build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Your welcome. Im doing a server build with the elite version of that case. My pics wont look nearly as good though. lol

Comment reply on hiro1079's Completed Build: My first build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Pictures look very professional. You sure do have some skill with a camera.

Comment reply on Nathat23's Completed Build: Main Rig

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Now thats some abstract wiring. Props for even getting it to run while trying to properly hook things up. LOL Seriously though, you really should tidy that up some. Not only will it look better but it will increase airflow.

Comment reply on abes's Completed Build: Black & White Theme Crossfire Rig

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice setup. Dont think I would change a thing other then hook this up to my 60" plasma. My XFX 290X kills every game I throw it at. Couldnt imagine the framerates your getting with two. lol

Comment reply on LuckYstrYke's Completed Build: Recycle = STEAM BOX!!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ill have to check them out. It definitely makes the case look better when its laying on its side with feet.

Comment reply on LuckYstrYke's Completed Build: Recycle = STEAM BOX!!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this idea too. So much I think ill copy the idea for my upcoming server build. What did you use for the feet?

Comment reply on nabpwner's Completed Build: The Gaming, Editing, Home Theater POWERHOUSE

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I ordered a bunch of parts for a new build a couple days ago and we got pummeled by snow today. Hoping it doesnt slow things up. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig - 1,5k$"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont think you can go wrong with any 980. They are sweet cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Rig - 1,5k$"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice selection of internals. That PC will serve you well for many years to come.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to purchase list so would love some advice before I go spend all my money!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The R9 290 on average gets 35-40% more frames per second in the real world. If you game higher resolutions then 1080p, you definately want the 290. Passmark is a bit misleading since their scores are hard to relate to in terms of gaming. Better comparison would be Toms. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2015-vga-charts/compare,3665.html?prod%5B7201%5D=on&prod%5B7378%5D=on

Comment reply on Forum Topic "About to purchase list so would love some advice before I go spend all my money!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Id stick with the OPs original build and just add a r9 290 for like the extra $25 over the GTX 960. The 960 is kind of a joke. And no im not an AMD fanboy. In fact I rocked a GTX 660 for the last couple years and would have bought the 960 if it was on par price and performance wise as the AMD cards. I ended up getting an R9 290 that I unlocked to a R9 290X for $40 more then it would have cost me for a GTX 960. If anyone is looking to do the same, XFX 290 cards have had good unlocking success.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NAS/Seedbox parts list. Hows it look?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated original post with changes. Still wondering if I should get this CPU or go with the g3220. Note motherboard will be swapped if needed to cheapest 6 port SATA at time of ordering since different boards go on sale almost daily.

Comment reply on newbee15's Completed Build: First Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Gaming build - ALL opinions wanted!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 Gaming build - ALL opinions wanted!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I would say yes you need a different PSU. 650W is the bare minimum id go with. Ive heard some people use a quality 650W without issue but to be on the safe side, id definately go for the 750W. The 500W just isnt enough. The 290 is a power hungry card and can suck up to ~300W of power on its own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NAS/Seedbox parts list. Hows it look?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This AMD A8-5600K has double the TDP at max for pretty much same performance. That kinda kills that as an option aswell.

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