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Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

potentially faulty, yeah

it's also got an atrocious cooler. single-fan is not sufficient

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon clumps similar item reviews together, don't trust it

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

the BIOS/UEFI is archaic, if a bit more advanced than most

and also Gigabyte's software doesn't work anymore

in addition to the fact that the first was DoA.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

Bruh Chill

most of the problems I've listed here, I've found not worth bothering with, or were easily fixed. The card cools just fine, and in fact, I've rarely seen it spike over 50% fan speed unless trying to run say...War Thunder at movie-quality settings. The lack of cable management, literally has no effect and I can list at least 3 video experiments with worse setups than mine that cool just as well. And the paste I got wasn't actually pre applied, weirdly enough. I don't bother with overclocks. I'm not looking to break records and I couldn't care less if I see >60FPS :/ 1440p also works 100% fine, even in harder-to-run titles. I do art and I run memory-hog games sometimes. 32Gb was nowhere near overkill. I will agree on the motherboard bit. Never buying Gigascam again.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

because I couldn't afford the next step up and I'm very much against going for a "similar" GPU from Nvidia. Y'know...with half the VRAM and 60% of the power.

I regret it more due to the fact that it's a single-fan card It's loud, and hot, at all times. This is not normal for AMD anymore, it's just a quirk of this card

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've...I dunno...asked if maybe it was in fact bottlenecking? Because shocker: it's not.

that said, the GPU really is awful and I regret buying it.

Comment reply on Lohk22's Completed Build: My AMD Rebuild into The Tower 900

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Do I spy Vue?

If so...keep a careful eye on it.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

So it may have just been a bad board after all, but basically, 3/4 DRAM slots were 50% dead, only detecting in the BIOS before being Hardware Reserved in windows (thus not working period.)

its BIOS may need to be flashed (via the @BIOS utility by Gigabyte) to version F3. I had to replace mine due to some...internal damage caused by physical trauma that broke the PCI-E slots' connections to the BIOS ^; It IS an okay board, but you are getting what you pay for....plus RGB I saw mentioned nowhere, but hey, it works and can be set to the colors I like :P

Oh, you may want to order a backup CMOS battery, the first board I had reset the CMOS each boot because it wouldn't charge and was 100% dead. Swapped with one from an old board and it stopped doing that. not sure if you'll need it, but I'd keep it in mind.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly no a 15mm is too large :c

the gap it'd have to fit in is too small for any fan that is physically possible to make without running on magic; and it'd have AWFUL airflow if it worked anyway

I wanted a Vega because I'm avoiding nVidia entirely. This is not being a fangirl or anything, just branching out (as I've only ever HAD nVidia cards/chips) I don't need the horsepower of a 10## Ti either, just lower temps and a little more umpth where the 580 couldn't make the cut (Battletech maxed settings)

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not reference! I did actually order one but instead received THAT piece of trash. I'm feeling up with it so I'm returning it and I'll be getting a Vega 56 with a proper cooler. There really isn't any room for a fan there unfortunately. Cable city.

I did get temps to freeze at 70C by making the fan curves even more aggressive.. but holy **** is it loud now

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually got both ppc',s set as intakes. At around 60% speed the one fan can push air clear through the opposite side of the case...but it can't help because the dinky 80mm fan on the GPU can't keep up with the heat even at 80%.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Both PPCs are next to the CPU; I wanted the third where you'd expect it to be but as I mentioned, it conflicts with the PSU due to length (blocks the 24pin) And the RX 580 actually does heat up a ton....the overheat shutdown I experienced last night was proof of this. Also, installing the thermistor cable that my motherboard came with, popping the probe INSIDE the GPU heatsink, and tying the front-most PPC to it has brought temps down a loooot....at the sacrifice of noise generation (50% speed minimum for that one fan, plus a super aggressive GPU fan curve)

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to point out that it does make a huge difference. Where the GPU is, it dumps all its hot air into the spot in front of it (the fan is...weird), and that is usually a deadzone. If I don't provide airflow, the GPU's single fan pulls that hot air (as well as the heated air off the back of the PSU) back into the heatsink.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

because of how powerful they can get. I have them tied to the GPU temp. If it goes above 60C they're supposed to ramp up to provide more airflow. unfortunately, #5 and the PSU are in conflict as mentioned in the post, reducing possible airflow for that end of the case.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and I should mention it handles 1440p60FPS in a lot of games just not the ones I have or run. :/

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ayyyy I was wondering about that actually, good to know it's Windex safe!

And yeah, spaghetti is my life for now.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly it runs cool enough for me. I'm not overclocking this thing, and the fans basically never get loud with my fan curve :P

And a D9L will NOT fit inside this case. It's very space limited (something the photos may not show off the best)

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • -3 points

It's okay. My main issue is that it is pinned at 100% utilization, on a lot of games that it should honestly handle without a sweat. Guess that's the ancient architecture it runs showing it's age.

Do yourself a favor...save longer, buy a Vega.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Measure! Don't be me!

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry, really. I'd've done something about it if I could.

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

oddly it's the best SFF cooler for it's size and cost!

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Funnily enough the Horus case I used to have has better cable management, just took up more vertical space and was prone to being knocked over...

Comment reply on Galacticruler's Completed Build: Furry Trashcan Mk1

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

So I thought this case would be slightly smaller. There is also NO room under the motherboard for my particular cables, the ones that came with the PSU. They're stiff and super-thick sleeved. It also lacks a side panel window of any kind so if the top is closed, I don't see the cables. It makes no difference for airflow, that's been proven, so I won't fuss around with it, mostly because I really can't.

Comment reply on Shumey's Completed Build: RASPUTIN

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing you could also try to keep that bend from happening is adding short popsicle stick spacers to the screw standoffs for the side panel. Someone else did this and once finished adjusting it they achieved a small gap that let them fit a larger fan without warping the case, and the sticks were hard to see.

Comment reply on Shumey's Completed Build: RASPUTIN

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Only if you can fit it into the case. If not, I wouldn't. Could try making a 25mm tall aluminium foil size tester maybe?

Comment reply on Shumey's Completed Build: RASPUTIN

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, thank you! I was wondering if I could fit it so I could put a LEPA BOL 120x25mm fan on it. Not quite noctua performance but it puts out >80CFM and at max RPM it has a bass-tone sound which is easy to tune out. If its not possible without modding, then I'll stick with a Cooler Master XtraFlow Slim

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not allowing access to mobile version of the site"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobile site here for me on IE11m So, may be your end.

Comment reply on Shumey's Completed Build: RASPUTIN

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

With the IS-60, in the Node 202, can you squeeze a 25mm (standard) tall fan in? Or is it just too much?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thermaltake Riing 200mm fan Noise Level typo"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome, and again, sorry for not using the format

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case search filters?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If you add one to your build before searching for a case, I think it compatibility-filters out cases that don't support it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tiny Form Factor gaming rig; Thoughts?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you but I was asking about liquid coolers specifically ^^; I know some few AIOs have half-thickness radiators.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Super Flower - Leadex 2000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply -- Retailer located"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I get it mixed up sometimes...

And I see. Sad that no one seems to sell this in the US, or at least SHIP to us.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sort Motherboards by SAS connectors?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Well first would be simply making it easier to take the load of hunting SAS compatible boards down off the user, second would be better continuity...why have SAS drive but be unable to find SAS mobos?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sort Motherboards by SAS connectors?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Recently yes, but as far as compatibility m.2 is relatively new and sparse, SAS filter would be helpful for a number of reasons.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sort Motherboards by SAS connectors?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Under optical drives

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sort Motherboards by SAS connectors?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 isnt either...nor is Pata(anymore)...so why can we filter by those?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 490X?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

AMD sure does take it's time catching up in a sinking boat :/

Comment reply on Octothorpe's Completed Build: First PC V2: Modded, Painted, Prettier, Quieter

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that it can ruin a CPU if you try to remove it...something about abrasions caused by the diamond particles?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The newer lines of their cards are really strong, more than enough for Minecraft.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $171.95 @ shopRBC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.62 @ DirectCanada
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $58.00 @ shopRBC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB SOC Video Card $284.99 @ NCIX
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ NCIX
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $199.98 @ DirectCanada
Mouse Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse $126.98 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones Astro A50 - Black 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For $0.00
Headphones Audio-Technica M50x Headphones Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1605.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 17:44 EST-0500

The dual core should be plenty, and the 380 should blow through minecraft and most modern titles.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the new Nano, it outperforms a 980Ti while using about 100w less power. Albeit it costs $550 USD...olD AMD cards are hungry...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Cyber Monday may be a better bet. May I ask why you're against AMD's GPUs?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Only options: Drop a monitor Back up to a 950 Back up to a 750Ti Save $55 extra

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at that budget unfortunately. The 750Ti is still a valid card though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, closest I could get in CAD...you may have to lose a monitor and buy it later. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $189.98 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $37.05 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $64.13 @ DirectCanada
Memory Mushkin Essentials 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.05 @ Vuugo
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $174.98 @ DirectCanada
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $53.00 @ shopRBC
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $75.98 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $129.94 @ shopRBC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $159.88 @ Canada Computers
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $199.98 @ DirectCanada
Mouse Razer Mamba Tournament Edition Wired Laser Mouse $126.98 @ Amazon Canada
Headphones Astro A50 - Black 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For $0.00
Headphones Audio-Technica M50x Headphones Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1710.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-05 22:41 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$8600 Gaming Rig?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I've only ever had Nvidia, and they're never good for me. Besides, the 980Ti is being quickly outclassed by AMD's cards.

Edit: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Galacticruler/saved/p7nxFT Updated list

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To Go With These Peripherals"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I made the list on the canadian site....it said $1663 there

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$8600 Gaming Rig?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm quite against funding NVIDIA at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$8600 Gaming Rig?"

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably multitasking as well as recording and streaming all at once, not to mention I'd be running everything at maximum resolution with maximum graphics settings.

Nanos are low power but high strength cards making them a logical yet expensive option for intense gaming.

I could do 2 Nanos and less RAM but if I'm spending even close to that much I may as well future-proof it.

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