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Comment reply on iProtocol's Completed Build: Enthoo Evolv ATX gaming rig

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thoughts on your next GPU?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overlock isn't sticking"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using Win8, and it does show the OC if it's working :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I run a 280x?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks, bud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I run a 280x?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that generalization is a bit broad... Also I don't need a new PSU, especially not that one. I just need to know if my current one can run this card.

Comment reply on nervozer4's Completed Build: childhood nostalgia.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah.. I was gonna say French because of the "had 8 or 9 years". Oops..

Comment reply on My_Ops's Completed Build: First Timer - AMD Build

  • 63 months ago
  • 3 points

The loudness of the fans may be due to the quality of the fans, but it might also be caused by those back fans. The rushing of air against the top fan from the two below it will cause a considerable amount of noise. You might want to consider just moving it to the front of the case to act as another intake. You currently just have the one intake, and the positive pressure will help to reduce dust buildup.

+1, very nice work on your cables as well :)

Comment reply on Moonshadow360's Completed Build: Blue Blanchard

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Your fans in the top, rear, and on the CPU are strange. To be safe make sure that the CPU fan is pulling air through the heatsink and maybe you should move that top fan to the top mount closer to the front of the case so it doesn't just exhaust air that is already going to exhaust out of the rear. Either way, that top fan is either going to steal air or just do unnecessary work.

+1 Anyways, this build is really nice! Fantastic colors, and clean work.

Comment reply on mikeaaron's Completed Build: My first Gaming PC build since the 90's

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at the case. It isn't very radiator friendly. He'd have to stick to air probably.

Comment reply on mikeaaron's Completed Build: My first Gaming PC build since the 90's

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I mean... I see your point but there are $1100 worth of peripherals listed. It's not a $3000 PC.

Comment reply on GonomeGoneWrong's Completed Build: £400-ish Gaming PC

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice job on a budget. Planning on getting a new monitor so that graphics card can flex its muscles? :D

Comment reply on seant123's Completed Build: Orange/Black 2.0

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Just, beautiful.

Comment reply on ixRAZORxi's Completed Build: Inception

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Tell him he built a really nice PC for me :)

Comment reply on philip's Completed Build: NZXT H630 Build / i7-3960X / 3-way GTX Titan

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks to be either the Gigabyte Z87-OC or Gigabyte Z87-OC Force

Comment reply on Kjyo's Completed Build: Custom PC NZXT M59

  • 66 months ago
  • 0 points

But yours costs near $1150 whereas his budget for the actual PC (not including the two extra HDDs that you didn't include) was right around $980.

I agree that his money probably could have been spent a little bit more wisely, but he did a damn good job considering what is in the actual build. The only real downside is the CPU, but this is a gaming PC. The CPU will not affect the performance in games except for maybe 5 FPS at maximum.

Comment reply on Cale's Completed Build: SteamMachine | Beta Box #128

  • 66 months ago
  • 3 points

Why do people downvote comments like this...

Comment reply on Kjyo's Completed Build: Custom PC NZXT M59

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Price has only some influence over what brand of CPU you should use. You also have to take into account uses of the computer. For instance, this guy wanted a high-end gaming build, so he got a fantastic graphics card, and spent less money on the actual CPU. I'm also intrigued as to what Intel CPU you would have had him use, because the 4350 is one of the best CPUs at the $120 price point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "wireless connection bottleneck"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Try this little guy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004UGPCMQ/

I gave one to my father and it works on his laptop, as long as you set it up correctly it should work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 660 Temps"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Check to make sure that the fan on the card is fully functional (check the RPM). Other than that, I can't see many other reasons for overheating unless you have boosted the clock speed or voltage.

Comment reply on Kjyo's Completed Build: Custom PC NZXT M59

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

A lot of the total price came from the peripherals and the $300 error on how much he paid for the graphics card. He paid something more like $1125. Not to mention that almost $300 more is from the storage alone.

Comment reply on Kjyo's Completed Build: Custom PC NZXT M59

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, but did you say that you start your PC with.. A KEY? Fantastic, +1. My only suggestion is that you should probably flip that PSU.

Comment reply on omni72's Completed Build: H45W311 - A sub-$200 current gen Intel build

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I've spent more than this on damn toothbrushes... Fantastic - +1

Comment reply on Bronchosaurus's Completed Build: The Hornet 3D

  • 68 months ago
  • 5 points

It's not overkill if you wanted it to be that good. +1. I'd like to see some benchmarks.

Comment reply on Litesung's Completed Build: Wrecker

  • 68 months ago
  • 12 points

Your potato takes very good pictures of a good build. +1

Comment reply on scottfinger's Completed Build: Computer II

  • 68 months ago
  • 3 points

Another extremely accurate name. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p on two GTX 560Ti boost EVGA planet side two?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice catch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p on two GTX 560Ti boost EVGA planet side two?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Two 650 Ti's should be able to max out most games, and I'd be surprised if they didn't.

Here's a review from TechPowerUp with some performance numbers.

Wait, is it 650Ti Boost or 560Ti boost? The build has 650's but the title says 560.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Turbo mode"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using to check the clock speed?

And check your processes when the CPU is maxed out and all the way turbo'd. There might me a process that's just pulling resources for no reason, making it a software issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for xbox streaming?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Chances are if he's going to be streaming games, he'll eventually want to record and render on his PC (most people do at least), so I'd probably explain that to him and go for an AMD eight-core.

Then again, if he absolutely no thought of that in his mind, a good i3 should get it done, but if he can he should get an i5.

Comment reply on BoyScout's Completed Build: CarPC (2011 Build)

  • 68 months ago
  • 14 points

Customer: "Hello? Yes I'm having trouble submitting my build, can you show me how to use the website a bit more?"

Operator: "If you can't figure out how to use this website, no one wants to see your computer, as it's likely terrible." Hangs up

Comment reply on scottfinger's Completed Build: Computer

  • 68 months ago
  • 8 points

Well the name is accurate...

Comment reply on Blog Post "High-End Build - Intel Core i7-4770K / 2-Way SLI GTX Titan / NZXT Source 530"

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Philip does not meddle with inferior budgets.

Comment reply on CarterBond's Completed Build: First Build-Gaming AMD FX 8350 GTX 660 NZXT Switch 810

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 660.... we meet again.

Edit: Okay, how did you manage to take a picture from inside the case like that...

Comment reply on shQQtandrun's Completed Build: Big Bertha is OP!

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

The Switch 810 doesn't actually put the PSU on the carpet. It's a little bit higher than the carpet and you might be able to see that there are also some intake mesh areas. It should be relatively fine.

Comment reply on Xiocious's Completed Build: | .-~White Mist~-. | Gaming Machine | My First PC Build |

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

When the budget is almost $2000, i7's and 16GB of RAM is fine. It isn't as if he skimped on any components.

Comment reply on Mincading's Completed Build: WhiteEggTV

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful photos.... +1

Comment reply on papen's Completed Build: Ready for Battlefield 4!! :D

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Waiting for BF4 - Doing it right. +1

Comment reply on issac94's Completed Build: My First 8350 / 7970

  • 69 months ago
  • 10 points

That won't happen seeing as the graphics card will be pulling air in, not blowing it down. Basically right now you have air being pulled in through the front of the case, but being stolen by that bottom fan before it even reaches the graphics card. Turn it over for the sake of the graphics card. That way it feeds cool air directly into the graphics card's zone.

Comment reply on katinacooker's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Better than good, they have some of the best cooling solutions at times, but the cards end up being huge.

Comment reply on Binary00's Completed Build: Analytics Machine

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you build this?

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the Seasonic G and M12II series. This one is pretty good, but this one is better, and it's the PSU I have. All Japanese Caps, 80 Plus Gold, and no audible coil whine.

If you ever want to do some research on your own, here are a couple sources I use to critique PSU's if I can't get my hands on one:

EggXpert Tiered PSU List

RealHardTech

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Similar, no doubt.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

People tend to get 600+ watts for builds like this because the TDP counter in this site means Thermal Design Power, not power needed. So while the counter says TDP: 350, this means that 350 or so watts of energy need to be dissipated by the cooling systems. TDP does not equate to watts needed, and watts needed to power the system will often be higher than the TDP. While TDP is accurate to some degree, the tests companies use to calculate TDP involve running realistic uses of applications, not high intensity gaming like we often do on this site. Most people on this site will buy a 600W power supply for a build like this (and they should), but they don't know why they should.

In case what I said didn't make sense, Wikipedia Article.

TL;DR: The reason we buy 600+ watt PSU's for builds like this is to be safe.

Comment reply on ewood420's Completed Build: First Time Build With Nephew

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I noticed that too... they're definitely not the best, but they're very acceptable for builds like this.

Comment reply on qcb5007's Completed Build: Classy, first build

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't blaming you when I said there was a loose connection, I was saying that in the wires and soldering there was probably something loose. I only say that because LEDs have really long lifespans.

I've had a NZXT Hue running in my system for 8 hours a day for the past year and nothing has stopped working... You just had one of the inconsistencies.

Comment reply on qcb5007's Completed Build: Classy, first build

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I doubt the actual LEDs burnt out. There was probably a loose connection.

Comment reply on Reflect's Completed Build: The Cutest Gaming Machine! Mini-ITX budget gaming build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Smart move going with the 3350p to save money. +1

Comment reply on Mishiy's Completed Build: Lain, The first child

  • 69 months ago
  • 4 points

You had better call this Buzz Lightyear. +1

Comment reply on tenken08's Completed Build: Looks great just terrible cable management

  • 70 months ago
  • 3 points

The cable management could easily become great. Your case is extremely good for cable management, so put a little bit of time into it :D

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