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Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Replied you in my other build regarding length :)

Modmesh. They're pretty stiff. Not sure how they compare to others.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That was copy-pasted from the order text. Pay no attention to it.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sorry for missing your earlier comment!

My order details below. I found that it's a tad too tight. You might want to have some measuring tape around your components (or have a piece of measured string, or something). Definitely be conservative, the bends took more length than I thought!

Configuration Details Model: Corsair® - AX760i Cable Sleeve: ModMesh (Nylon) Kit-Type: custom

Your Cables 24 Pin ATX 300 mm 4+4 Pin EPS 300 mm 8 Pin PCI-E 250 mm Quad SATA Power 300mm 150mm 150mm 150mm SATA Power 250 mm

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I do.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It's quite popular now. Ikea Karlby Kitchen Worktop (in Walnut) + 2 Alex Drawer Units of your choice.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, yup. Check out my other build on a black Manta for more details on that. I wrote about it in the second paragraph there!

Thank you! We get about 72c on load when the ambient temp is about 27-29c. It's a little better once the air-conditioning is switched on. Singapore is a hot little country :)

Seriously consider a watercooled/hybrid card! The temps for those are amazing!

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

For the display, it depends on what you're upgrading from. My wife came from a laptop's 15" screen and hence she found a world of difference whether she's watching shows or gaming. I, however, come from a Dell U3415w, and when I game on her rig, I can feel the difference. Not by much though.

This display is considered an entry point to ultrawide monitors, and is known for good value. If you really do wanna venture into UW, get it! The alternatives are the AOC and LG entry-level ones, but IIRC, their monitor stands are not as good.

It's 60Hz btw. If you come from the 100+ territory, you might feel that it's not sufficient!

Don't forget that there's a new one out: Dell u2917w http://www.dell.com/ed/business/p/dell-u2917w-monitor/pd

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks, and yes I'd be glad to help out! Okay let me try to break it down:

1) In the S340 Elite you will probably want to put the single 120mm rad from the Sea Hawk to the rear (so as to avoid having the tubes obscuring the visible space on your window if you put it at the top). I experimented a little with placing the GPU rad in the rear: do take note that you'll have one tube tauter than the other due to the way the 2 positions are relative to each other, so if you don't like that (I didn't) then you'll have to think twice about getting both the h115 and the Sea Hawk.

With ATX, I don't think you need to be concerned about whether the rad (in the rear or the top) will cover too much of your mobo in an ugly way, but this is just from me visualising it off-hand.

2) https://cablemod.com/ has international shipping! Most people either go for an extension kit (especially for semi-modular PSUs) or get specific cables with customised length to reduce clutter. The former would make for a really neat view from the window, but you'll have to work extra hard in hiding the cables if you want your back view to be neat as well.

Do take note that if you're going for the latter option, always plan for more length than you think you need! I forgot to take into account the rigidness of the cables around the connectors and that really screwed up my first order. For reference, in my ITX scenario, my cable lengths are: 24-pin ATX: 500mm (just nice with just a little bit of trouble plugging in to the PSU after everything's in place) 4+4pin EPS: 600mm (just nice to route along the sides of the case)

Also, you should take advantage of any promotions they might be having now 'cos of CES2017. Maybe some YouTubers have discount codes for Cablemod. Oh, and get more cable combs if you think you'll need them, it's easier to do everything at once when setting up rather than opening it up after realising you need to go get some more.

3) Feel free to approach me directly via PM if you wanna ask about anything regarding your first build. If you haven't done so already, go and watch to death all the popular YouTube videos on s340 elite builds and reviews, it'll help greatly.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! Sorry it took me this long. I am experiencing 36c idle temps and about 58-62c on load (ambient is between 20-28c), so I think it's doing quite good! I'm too lazy to experiment with the different positions lol. I've had enough of chaffed knuckles from picking up tiny screws that've dropped!

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh thanks for this! Never knew.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey. Yeah, I would recommend a 240mm radiator over a 280mm one. The corsair 240 one should be good. If you get a 140mm one, take note that you are limited from putting the radiator in this position: OUTSIDE the frame ON TOP TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE CASE. The front I/O will block the radiator from being installed. It will probably block your EPS pin also if you put the radiator INSIDE the frame ON TOP TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE CASE. I highly recommend 120 and 240 variants because of these reasons, if you want to mount the rad in any of the top positions. You can still mount a 280 rad, but take note it is probably gonna be blocked by the front IO if you mount the rad outside and the fans inside, and in either case your EPS pin will be flexed (like mine is).

Check out my other build on feedback for the Gigabyte Z170N. The board's great but the internal USB3.0 header is in a stupid position.

Hope this helps!

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew the Razer thing would come up! I've come to realise it isn't that good after all. If there's ever a refresh, I'm jumping ship.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL. Relax lah. And thanks! :)

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I love it too. It's a blast to be at my desk without worrying about neglecting her. Lol.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That's reassuring to hear.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

HAHA yes I added those in myself.

I don't think the Manta got refreshed only so recently though. I got my two chassis very close to launch in Singapore. Something must've changed very early on during the manufacturing process by the time it became Asia's turn.

Thank you.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy :)

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, it is. I'd use it to put my work laptop if there was a need for it, too.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Husband's Black Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 5 points

Hehehe. Good eye there.

Comment reply on SirMints's Completed Build: Athene Noctua - Little Owl

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You make even us Noctua anti-fans jealous. This is a real beaut!

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! That other build will have to wait for my maglev fans to arrive (from Amazon, coincidentally).

Where are you at? I'll PM you regarding where to get parts.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh, yeah a little overkill. A: I already own it, so no damage done, and B: 1440p can be quite demanding.

Comment reply on Lathrael's Completed Build: Avernus - 1440p&4k Gaming

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Loving the way you've made an overdone color theme tasteful, everything's really neat. Are you driving any speakers with the xonar? It looks all decked out to blast some tunes while gaming:)

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you kidding me? Have you seen your own build?!

That's a lot coming from you, thanks :)

Comment reply on Vreaker12's Completed Build: (Ignorance Is) Bliss

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap sick build! I love how clean you've made it.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, Wife's Dank Frost Build is a missed opportunity.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. Yes, mainly FPS, but she's been out of touch ever since the kid. I'm trying to get her back with Overwatch.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Edited, thanks a lot! :)

And yeah tell me about it! I got lucky with the keyboard. Not THAT lucky though, the keyboard went on a 50% clearance sale at local stores here after I bought it. Sigh.

Comment reply on Mattyap's Completed Build: Wife's White Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

I did, but err... It... It's on my own build. Lol. The 980ti was a hand-me-down from my previous builld. Also, I wanted to test the temp differences between the H7 that's used here and a Corsair H115i in my own build, so I decided to pay a little more for a 6700K instead of the 6600K (which would've been more than enough for the wife).

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