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Comment reply on SyperJT's Completed Build: Rathalos

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll see if I can run it over the weekend, and keep an eye on my CPU usage. I would think a 4-core 4.5ghz, i7-6700k would be able to handle it fine.

Comment reply on SyperJT's Completed Build: Rathalos

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I have two 1080 ti's in SLI and struggle to maintain 110fps in GTA, running 2560x1440, if grass is set to anything above 'normal'.

Comment reply on john82wa's Completed Build: 570X Custom Water Loop

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

'Oof' is like a mini-smurf. It can mean something is awe inspiring, or it can mean that you flinched in pain when watching something. Internet culture is weird.

Comment reply on ASUSTECHMKTJJ's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 2700X OCed & X470 RGB Clean Gaming Build - ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO & ROG STRIX GTX 1080

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really exited to see the updated vendor list. I'm planning on building a new system in a couple of years, around the release of the GTX 12__ line. I was planning building a custom loop, and using an external controller mounted in the disk-drive bay to control fan speeds; but the capabilities of the newer Asus MBs might be able to do everything I wanted to do.

I might still have to get an external controller if I decide on a separate GPU and CPU loop; but it's incredible that there's finally a motherboard that allows that level of control over a custom loop.

Outside of building a new system, I might have to swap out the MB on my current one if EVGA is supported. It would be fantastic to finally set curves for the radiator fans, and wouldn't hurt to get a new CPU while I'm at it.

Thanks for the information!

Comment reply on ASUSTECHMKTJJ's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 2700X OCed & X470 RGB Clean Gaming Build - ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO & ROG STRIX GTX 1080

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I am actually very surprised by how similar the AMD and Nvidia Strix cards look. I first assumed it was a 1070 ti, or similar. I guess if you already have a really good system, there's not much reason to change it.

I had no idea whatsoever that Asus's newer motherboards could detect GPU temperatures. Do you know if the feature only works with Asus cards, or requires certain software, etc? I was aware that Asus's GPUs had their own fan headers (Sadly I sold my last Strix card to a friend before I was able to use it with fans), but I very much like the idea of Motherboards having the ability as well. I think it will help make builds look a lot cleaner, as well as extending the option to other cards (I currently use AIO cooled GPUs, and leave the radiator fans at 100%. It would be really cool to be able to set a curve for the radiator's fan according to temperature of its corresponding GPU).

Comment reply on ASUSTECHMKTJJ's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 2700X OCed & X470 RGB Clean Gaming Build - ASUS ROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO & ROG STRIX GTX 1080

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Those fans are actually amazing. I can't believe I've never heard of Akasa until now. I had to look up a video to see if they look as good in real-time as they do in photos. It's always hard to judge a fan online, because of frame-rates; but they looked incredible in everything except bright lights, where they still looked good.

  2. I could have sworn that the Asus gtx 1080 Strix had a 6+8 power supply, but I only see space for a single 8-pin, with a cable to match. Did something change, or am I just going crazy?

  3. I didn't even know that there was a MB that let you map fan speeds to GPU temps. That's actually really good to know for the future.

Comment reply on StrainedCMOS's Completed Build: Smoke and Light

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

In my limited experience, I've kind of liked ASUS's rgb. EVGA's is slightly worse than corsair's. Haven't used gigabyte or MSI's rgb software as of yet.

Comment reply on TarikAKAY's Completed Build: Sexy build, bad temps

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You can still build your system in a mini itx case; you just have to find a case with good airflow to the card, if you plan on running a air-cooled 1080 ti. From the looks of it, the case is made for a low-power gpu, or a liquid cooled one with the radiator mounted to the back of the case. As it is right now, it doesn't look like your GPU gets much circulation, so I have to assume that's the part that was having cooling issues.

Comment reply on WaydeG's Completed Build: Deep Learning Server

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool rig; just one question. Why did you go for the 1900x TR instead of waiting for the gen 2 threadrippers, or over the gen 2 ryzen 7?

Comment reply on Pete721's Completed Build: Birthday build.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

'horrible' is a little overkill; but I agree. 16gb is currently mildly overkill for gaming (8gb is just starting to become dated), and cheap power supplies can really come back to bite you in the ***. A better CPU wouldn't hurt, either.

Comment reply on Khaibit's Completed Build: Compact and efficient builds are awesome. This is not one of them.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Really imaginative idea! The only downside I can predict is that it's relatively hard to find where the leak is located (assuming there is one), so you would have to re-seal most if not all of your fittings and try again until the leak is gone. That's the one advantage of running water to leak test. The problem is wherever the part that almost died is located.

Comment reply on RhinoNigel's Completed Build: Sandybridge first build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

While every part bottlenecks, you should really aim for the GPU bottle-necking.

Too little ram, and programs become choppy and laggy, and the fix is under a hundred dollars. Too slow of a drive, and programs take forever to load anything, and again the fix is a ~$100, depending on drive size and hdd/ssd. Too weak of a CPU, and physics in games can have issues, and the fix is to upgrade your CPU. Depending on what you get for the old CPU, and if you need a new motherboard, this cost will vary.

The reason you want your bottleneck to be your graphics card, is because the only problem is a low framerate, and a gpu costs about twice as much as a cpu. To go up a single gpu level costs from $70 to $130, and you only see a 20%-50% improvement in fps.

Comment reply on RhinoNigel's Completed Build: Sandybridge first build

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

While I would ignore most of the people declaring that your build sucks because of a bottleneck; I would keep my eye on the CPU performance, and would probably think about upgrading MB/CPU in a couple of years. The ram and cpu are already on the low end, and you're clearly aiming for performance with a liquid cooled 1080.

For the price though, really solid build! Should last you a couple of years, minimum.

Comment reply on Marc_N's Completed Build: Watercooled Build Pc 2018

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, it literally is cooled by water; but I know what you mean. 'Watercooled PC' implies a custom loop.

Comment reply on iowin's Completed Build: Machine Learning Rig

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not worried about it. I'm pretty good at keeping things under wraps.

It sure is good thing I don't have confidant issues.

<insert Seinfeld theme>

Comment reply on iowin's Completed Build: Machine Learning Rig

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Great. I edited in a quote and source, but didn't fix "I'm no confident".

Now i'm gonna have confident issues all day.

Comment reply on iowin's Completed Build: Machine Learning Rig

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I don't think so, but I'm no confident. I think the Titan V's significantly better than the 1080ti; but it's teslor cores are hard to take advantage of (even outside of gaming), and 3 1080ti's probably have it beat for deep learning.

Edit: Quick google search says about what I thought; but it's still not a reliable answer. https://medium.com/@u39kun/titan-v-vs-1080-ti-head-to-head-battle-of-the-best-desktop-gpus-on-cnns-d55a19866b7c

Time will tell how much improvements we will see at the framework/CUDA/CuDNN level to exploit the Volta GPU capabilities as much as they can, but the initial numbers that I have observed on popular CNN’s... don’t seem to justify getting a Titan V...

Comment reply on Aquilian's Completed Build: M. Mk IV - Meshify C Mini, Custom Loop

  • 14 months ago
  • 0 points

+1 for the GPU bends alone. They look so good, especially for your first time laying out a custom loop.

Comment reply on djunqueiro's Completed Build: Meanit:5PM 1600x/1070

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

That RGB strip comes through the tempered glass amazingly in photos. I hope it looks just as good IRL. The only thing I slightly dislike is how the ram is the only visible component through the tempered glass. If you ever upgrade CPU in the future, I'd really suggest looking at AIO liquid coolers; more for the RGB CPU block than the extra cooling. Maybe also a graphics card that has some RGB lights on the side.

Other than that, really nice build. The case looks really unique.

Comment reply on italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hesitant to downvote, in-case he actually had a reasonable explanation; but seeing as it's been two days and he hasn't explained himself, I feel morally justified. :P

Comment reply on erick1375's Completed Build: Valkyrie

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that pretty much answers all my questions. Thanks for taking the time; and good luck with getting your build to a level you can call 'complete'.

Comment reply on erick1375's Completed Build: Valkyrie

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a quick glaze through the comments, and missed where you explained the 1070/1080; but you clearly did. Sorry about that.

The screen makes sense; I just just hope it doesn't take too long to raise the funds. a really solid GPU with a non-demanding screen is really off-putting to me, for some reason.

Fair enough. Out of curiosity, why did you prefer the formula to the code? Do you plan on making a custom loop, or is there actually some feature that's not present on the code that you make use of?

Edit; also while reading through, found the part where you explained that the RAM cooler was removed because it actually hurt temps. I can't fathom how it disrupted airflow enough to make a negative difference, but it's too bad it did. It looked pretty cool.

Comment reply on morgand148's Completed Build: RETIRED CONSOLE GAMER

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm still not used to a working gaming PC having all open PCIe lanes, even though it's a really good idea with GPU prices. Upgrades look reasonable and straightforward; overall, nice build.

Comment reply on italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Second picture and description give me an interesting idea. Gyroscopes aren't expensive in the slightest today, and they're small enough to fit in cell phones; could you build a screen with an embedded gyroscope, and set up windows to rotate the screen's image with physical screen rotation?

Nothing revolutionary, just an interesting idea for a feature that would be helpful if you work with swivel-mounted screens.

Comment reply on italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

What the heck does a storage device being "20 seconds faster" even mean? Response time is in MS, so it's not that. I doubt it's 20 seconds shorter to boot, because any SSD will boot windows 10 in 18-25 seconds.

Is it for loading programs? Because '20 seconds' means nothing without some context.

Comment reply on erick1375's Completed Build: Valkyrie

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a number of things I don't understand with this build.

  1. Parts list has 1070 FTW, but pictures show a 1080 model.
  2. Assuming the part's actually is a 1080, a 1080p 60hz screen is incredibly underwhelming. A 1080p 120hz, or 1440p 60hz screen suites the 1080 much better.
  3. The motherboard choice just seems really off. The formula's VRM is set up to be cooled by a waterblock, presumably by the same custom loop cooling the CPU. While VRM doesn't really get that hot, and even an empty waterblock is likely still good enough to cool it with adequate airflow; the CPU is watercooled, so the VRM doesn't benefit from the residual airflow from an air CPU cooler. It's probably not an issue, but there really are other options that would both perform better, and be cheaper.

Besides the issues I have; the build does look really nice. The ram cooler is probably one of the best looking pieces of the interior. It works really well with the exposed side of the heatsink fins on the GPU, IMO.

Comment reply on RIsaac's Completed Build: How Not to build a gaming PC "Hyper Potato"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

As some others have pointed out, 1080p 75hz is a little underwhelming for a GTX 1080. I would push to either consider 1080p 120hz, or 1440p at 60hz. I also think 32gb of ram is pretty overkill in today's gaming; I probably would have gotten 16 gigs, but went for 3200 as opposed to the relatively low 2400.

Other than that though, nice build! Sorry to hear about the case not working with your GPU; I know firsthand how massive the asus 1080 is. It prompted a friend to finally upgrade his case when he bought my old 1080 strix, he didn't realize the 1080 was easily an inch too large.

Comment reply on KaitoInouye's Completed Build: Arctic Upgrade

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, you said you're moving to a new room soon, right? Maybe you can find a desk with a wider display stand. Not sure if you're taking the desk with you on the move or not.

Comment reply on m0user's Completed Build: High End Intel 8700k Couch Based PC Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't the GTX 1080 have like, nearly double the performance of an one X?

Not to mention access to steam games. The One X is really good value for its cost; but there are definitely advantages of a $2,400 PC beyond a mouse and keyboard.

Comment reply on m0user's Completed Build: High End Intel 8700k Couch Based PC Gaming Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering how OP messed up so bad that he got 28 comments with only 6 up votes.

Then I saw the chain of people playing with formatting.

Never ChangePCPP.

Comment reply on Droms's Completed Build: Dell Optiplex 790 Upgraded.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably either split the CPU and ram cost and mark it as $52.50 each, or leave the CPU and set the ram to 'free'. Probably also add the $40 original dell as a 'custom part'.

Just makes it easier for people to look over and understand how little you paid for a functioning gaming computer. Nice job squeezing it all in there!

Comment reply on KaitoInouye's Completed Build: Arctic Upgrade

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm with you on the dual screen; but I really don't recommend getting two of the same monitor. Personally, I use a 27" 1440p as my primary, and a little 17"-19" 4:5 from 10+ years ago as my secondary 'heads-up' screen.

I recommend getting a cheap small screen for under $75 for your side display, and a decent IPS display (preferably with Gsync) as your main.

Comment reply on GBarffgb's Completed Build: It should last.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessarily. The 2700x actually edges out even the best TR in single and quad core performance; which most games bother to utilize.

If he wants a workstation, and not a gaming machine; then I agree, Threadripper all the way!

Comment reply on KaitoInouye's Completed Build: Arctic Upgrade

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

21:9 144hz IPS display. Really good fit for a GTX 1070.

Comment reply on Troeltoll's Completed Build: Vapelord Virgin

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds like more than enough to keep it air cooled. I need to keep my eyes on this case, then.

Cool.

Comment reply on Troeltoll's Completed Build: Vapelord Virgin

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Never seen a case that has a vertical GPU with that much clearance. How much space is there between the front of the 1080ti and the glass, about?

Comment reply on ExsiliumTrinity's Completed Build: My New Years Resolution Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I really do like having a 'heads-up' screen alongside my primary one. I literally use my second screen how you just described; steam friends list, taskmanager's performance tab, and discord; occasionally pulling up a map guide over the screen. Maybe youtube if it's a slower game.

If you just plan on using any additional screens as 'heads-up' though, I really suggest you get them at 60hz, as anything above that is kinda overkill. I would still suggest you replace your main screen with something that suites the 1080ti a little better. Definitely keep Gsync, and I'd say either 1080p-2k at +200hz, 1440p at 144hz (This is what I use. I quite enjoy it), or 2160p-4k at 60hz.

And if you install a waterblock on your GPU; then I highly doubt you'd ever have cooling issues with it. With the side panel off, and running at ~65% (about what 2k 60hz will push it to), then you should have 0 problems with cooling.

Comment reply on arvinoz's Completed Build: i9 GTX1080 Machine Learning Rig

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. I just brought up how SLI and different cards work with crypto-mining, because it utilizes cards in similar ways to machine learning.

I'm just worried about the heat from running 4 1080's. The reference already has some trouble with cooling, and I feel that the 1cm intake size with all 4 might induce throttling in a couple.

Comment reply on ExsiliumTrinity's Completed Build: My New Years Resolution Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Two 2k monitors will definitely make use of the 1080ti; I just hope you don't plan on playing any FPS games with that bezel in the middle. :P

I used to run my 1080 strix in vertical, and that thing got up to 70+ degrees easily; I can't even imagine how hot the 1080ti gets. Hope it doesn't create much of a problem for you!

Comment reply on arvinoz's Completed Build: i9 GTX1080 Machine Learning Rig

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

OP said this build was for machine learning. I'm fairly certain that the programs he uses don't require SLI/CorssFire, or even matching cards for that matter.

To mine concurrency, you can use different cards, and it just balances the tasks accordingly. I mined overnight on my old 1080 and my newer 1080ti until I found a friend to sell the 1080 to.

Comment reply on Ryyod's Completed Build: Wood trunk pc

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The price of the GPU in this build is $150 for me. That seems more than reasonable with a quick Ebay search.

I'm also finding a lot of 4k IPS screens on newegg for under $500.

Sounds to me like you paid $400+ just for an OS and tech support; but it's your decision to make. Not sure why people are downvoting you just for owning an iMac; as long as you aren't saying it's more cost efficient, or cheaper, I don't mind.

Comment reply on Ryyod's Completed Build: Wood trunk pc

  • 15 months ago
  • 5 points

What's the price difference between the two?

Comment reply on arvinoz's Completed Build: i9 GTX1080 Machine Learning Rig

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah, you're fine. the "/s" is supposed to represent sarcasm in writing.

Comment reply on TonyTheLion's Completed Build: Lightning McQueen PC

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning on installing a turbo? I heard that helps you get more horsePowerSupplyUnits at higher clock rpms. Although a supercharger helps more with latency, if that's a problem.

Comment reply on elementsaside's Completed Build: Rainbow Road (RGB)

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean, you can put your hand over one of the fans, so clearly you're the best one here to judge which way they blow; but I would like to add that if air goes in the side with the motor brace, then NZXT fans are dumb. Really cool looking, though.

Comment reply on arvinoz's Completed Build: i9 GTX1080 Machine Learning Rig

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The ram makes it look like an oven in there. Odd thing is, with the radiator for the CPU, and the 1080ti's fan (when you get it) pushing the hot air out the PCIe slot; theoretically the ambient temperatures in the case are actually pretty cool.

Always fun to see a build with $1,000+ in ram. Good luck with Nvidia's shipping times.

Comment reply on arvinoz's Completed Build: i9 GTX1080 Machine Learning Rig

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

So no...it isn't at all...

I think your link is broken. /s

Comment reply on cordawg92's Completed Build: White on Black Enthusiast i7 8700K Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, it doesn't really matter whether the fans are pushing or pulling air through a radiator. I think pushing air can get you like, 1° cooler temps.

If you really care about temps, you can put fans on both sides of the radiator. That actually makes a bit of difference. But it's not recommended to use different fans on the two sides of the radiator, so you'd want to get four new fans.

Honestly, I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it; but if you really want visible fans instead of the radiator, you always have the option.

Comment reply on Karma_K's Completed Build: Cheap out

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

One man's trash is another's resealable trash.

Really good build for the price tag, though.

Comment reply on AhodShralpy's Completed Build: Lisa's Overwatch Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, I wish I had friends who finished a computer just to gift it to me.

90% of us would have just gifted them the half-built PC, and suggested parts to complete it. While that's still a really nice thing; finishing the PC for them is above and beyond.

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