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Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 14 hours ago
  • 1 point

No problem and good luck.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 15 hours ago
  • 1 point

No problem. If your looking at setting up a hard drive monitoring setup with email notifications like mine, I use HD Sentinel. It has a lot of functionality for hard drives.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

;) Yeah the front 3 fans are temperature controlled so as the air between the drives warms up where the sensors are, the fans speed up to compensate. Works fantastically well actually for the summer months as it can get pretty hot here.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

No difference in temps when transferring large files parity checks/sync jobs. I have notifications setup to email if temps hit 40C or above and have never had them hit that high.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. Drive temps are in the low to mid 30's. 30C to 37C depending on the drive. Image of temps here https://imgur.com/NdVnZts

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No complaints. I mostly play at 1080p (65" TV that I sit 10 feet away from) but play some games at 1440p and I have not had any framerate issues on highest settings for any games yet. Their may be some titles out there that this card won't do 60+ FPS @ 1440p but everything I've thrown at it has been fine.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty simple to overclock these days. Tons of guides out there.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah hard drives are still king for mass storage and probably will be for awhile. The CPU overclock can help with some games that need the processing power. Games such as Planet Coaster, Cities Skylines, Assassin's Creed, GTA, etc. Games that track a lot of entities on the screen can be tough on the CPU so every little bit helps. If you don't play those kinds of games though, I wouldn't worry about it.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. Sounds like it went together smoothly. Mine is near silent at idle as well but my Plex Server machine, which sits beside it, makes a slight fan sound (9 hard drives to keep cool). Your temps sound good and you should have a little room for overclocking if you desire to do so.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Just did a quick test with the other stock fan in the upper rear. Max temp was 2 C cooler on the CPU running Realbench for 15 mins. So that fan definitely helps. Gaming wise it's about the same but I run Asus's Fan Xpert so the fans don't run at full tilt while gaming unless it gets really warm.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Np. I'll post back here when I get the results and I'm interested in hearing yours as well. Good luck with the build!

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You will definitely still have positive pressure with that setup. Two 140s upfront is definitely the best choice for this case. I may throw my other 120 in the top rear and do some testing in the next few days and see if I can actually see any difference. I just worry it will try to rob some air from the D15 and decrease it's effectiveness.

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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I've done some research as to whether or not adding top fans would help but it's inconclusive. I do have a Fractal 120 that came with the case that might help if put in the top rear but to be honest, the temps are pretty good as it is. Low 60's on the CPU while gaming and low to mid 80's stress testing with Prime95 and Realbench.

The NH-U12A is a good alternative if the D15 is to big for your liking. It's a little more expensive, a few degrees warmer (D15 is still the king of air coolers), but around 3/4 the size.

Comment reply on DougS2K's Completed Build: Plex server

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

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

  • 7 months 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

  • 7 months 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

  • 7 months 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"

  • 7 months 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)

  • 9 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)

  • 10 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!

  • 10 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

  • 10 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 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

  • 11 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

  • 11 months ago
  • 13 points

The dream machine and no RGB. A+

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

  • 11 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

  • 11 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.

  • 41 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

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

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

Comment reply on mrluckypants96's Completed Build: Hybridization Alpha

  • 57 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

  • 57 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

  • 57 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

  • 57 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

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

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

  • 57 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.

  • 57 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.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on CYONG1023's Completed Build: First Build

  • 57 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

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

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

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

  • 57 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

  • 57 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

  • 57 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.

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