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Comment reply on vegaspimp22's Completed Build: Handbuilt NVC Battletainment Center

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

So cutting aluminum or stainless plate might have actually been faster? I guess it all depends on the tools you have. Excellent work!

Comment reply on vegaspimp22's Completed Build: Handbuilt NVC Battletainment Center

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive. That's a lot of time you spent cutting and bending stainless plate to hide those cables.

Comment reply on xplos's Completed Build: First Customer PC Build Done By a 15 Year Old. (Ryzen 3 2200g, RX 570)

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work. I hope you get more customers in the future.

Comment reply on gzNate's Completed Build: PC Flipping - i5 7500/GTX 960

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice price hunting. You intend to sell this off? Let me know what you get for it when you sell.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: A Tale of Two Bookkeepers.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Availability.

Comment reply on bmccarthy8989's Completed Build: Project Breadbox

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Judging by the beer and in home tap, you must live in Asheville. Beautiful build, neighbor.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

There is only one complication. If you run three of them, you'll need a video card, not integrated graphics. On integrated graphics, one monitor gets dim and flickers. I think integrated graphics shows it limitation when driving three monitors. This is not the fault of the monitors, just a side note.

Other than that, I am happy with the monitors. The value is incredible for what are the largest monitors in the office, color and resolution is great for office applications. The screens are big anough to clearly see the conent from anywhere in the room. The Boss even uses this setup to run conferences instead of using the projector and screen.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, but there comes a point where the screens will overbalance, and tip forward. This can also occur backward if the screens are set back too far. This wouldn't be a concern if the mount was bolted to the table (and it includes hardware to do so), but I've learned long ago that in that office, nothing is constant except change.

I think the mount would be acceptable for gaming, if you are looking for an immersive environment where the side screens give you peripheral vision, if thats the reason behind the question.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help! Happy Building!

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Although I never got this particular MB to work, I believe it will default to 2133. I've had higher clock memory work on 1150 Motherboards in the past without problems, I assume it should work on this 1151 as well.

Comment reply on richardjr77's Completed Build: Node 202 - Portable Gaming and Productivity PC

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm disappointed you didn't get featured. This is a really good build with a lot of attention to detail. The photos should even satisfy Phillip. I guess it was bad luck that the D.Va build went up the same day yours did.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I've noticed when searching for motherboards with certain features, Gigabyte tends to be the cheapest alternative. I now think I understand more of the why.

Since most of my builds are rushed, I have banned Gigabyte from being in my parts list again. Its not worth to save maybe $10-30. I blew my deadline and grew grey hairs trying to get this build to work.

I haven't tried anything from MSI or AsRock yet, but I'm keeping an open mind about them, and would be willing to try them as options.

Comment reply on nickalen's Completed Build: Wife is Going to Kill Me

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The title says it all. Good luck on your stealth build one part at a time.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I never tried using an Asus installer on the Gigabyte board. Asus tends to have much better support than Gigabyte, next time I run into something like this, I'll keep that in mind.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry you had to go through what I did. Smoothbit volunteered this info to get around that. I gave up, but if you are still fighting it, this adapter might work to get it running.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad I saved you some trouble. If you do it via an optical drive, make sure is direct connect, and not an external one attached to a USB 3.0 slot.

I've heard that you can install windows 10 directly off a USB with a Win 7 key code. I have no interest in Windows 10, so I can't verify this.

Comment reply on MEC-777's Completed Build: Stalker v2.0

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep it as a hobby. Unless you are swimming in free time, you'll never get an acceptable pay per hour spent.

Comment reply on MEC-777's Completed Build: Stalker v2.0

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the only way to get an HP Pavillion featured on PCPP. Nice work, both on the modding job, and on keeping the budget so low. It's nice to see a ~$300 build get featured, and even better when there is so much ingenuity in the build.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the place! Sorry, I didn't pick up the camera until the motherboard was already mounted.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind getting the SFX PSU from [Silverstone check out pic 73,] (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/RbYrxr) you will buy yourself a lot more breathing room, especially for horizontal ports like the SATA express ones you're thinking about. Otherwise, it will depend on the connectors, and the stiffness of the wire. I think even with the ATX PSU it could work if you put the SATA connectors three across on the top, and mount the PSU a little loose. With this PSU, I had about 1-2mm of wiggle room to angle the PSU slightly.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I will keep that in mind. There might still be a Skylake build in the future...since I have this CPU that I couldn't return.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It was on by default, but no difference.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

There are no USB 2.0 ports on this Gigabyte motherboard, all are USB 3.0. Did you use the Gigabyte Micro-ATX MB? It looks like every other maker got rid of USB 2.0 for Skylake.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I did find another slightly annoying issue. When using the monitor stand with cable management, really long cables are needed. Routing everything through the stand eats up 5-6 feet of cable length. I was prepared with 15' HDMI cables, but caught off guard with the power cables and VGA connection.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliments!

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I really considered plugging in the vintage Radeon 7500 that I recovered from on of my old computers. On paper, it is slightly less powerful then integrated graphics, but it will give me the additional DVI port that I need. If the VGA monitor starts looking bad, I'll do it.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! You're right, I think I now have every adapter available.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The Bookkeepers Boss

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll admit I was too lazy to move the calculator out of the shots. The thing weighs more than the computer I built...really! Thanks!

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you install from a USB, or a DVD-ROM? My Disc Writer is an external one attached to the USB ports. That may be why I had an issue with both the disc and the USB install. It's possible that an internal DVD reader install would have went cleanly, but I did not have one when this was built.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll post the new build and pics, but its not going to happen on Superbowl Sunday. I'll get it written up next weekend. Go Panthers!

Oh well, at least North Carolina made it to the Superbowl.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The replacement MB will be Asus and I5-4690

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Although Gigabyte happened to be the brand I tried, when I read further about the problems, this issue crosses all the brands. Perhaps other companies wrote utilities that have successfully solved it, but there are enough posts indicating that they also have issues.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it had it licked when I installed on a spare hard drive on a different computer and transferred it over, but it still wasn't stable. I had assumed that once windows and drivers were installed I'd be safe. That didn't appear to be the case.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The next MB is the Asus H97 Mini-itx. I'm going back to the proven formula.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, I was happy with not going windows 10. I have 10 installed on one of the non-critical computers, but it has issues with the work programs. The business uses web applications, and Microsoft Edge doesn't support any of them. Chrome only works correctly sometimes. That makes WIN10 a no-go for the business.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: Skylake Failure!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all of the sympathy. The motherboard, RAM, and CPU was changed out, and is now running great.

I'll post the new build and pics, but its not going to happen on Superbowl Sunday. I'll get it written up next weekend. Go Panthers!

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I never intended the PSU to be the highlight of the build....

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Already planned. I actually got one of my rebates back from my other build. I'm going to put $30 of a rebate towards a nice seasonic unit.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Its on the list.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It did fell good to get this thing running again.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but the goal for this build was to reuse parts and get something running. I actually have 3 or 4 more PSU's sitting in a closet (none of them good brands). The only reasons I chose this one over others was; it was installed, and it was proven.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats the rear case exhaust fan. It didn't have the correct pins to attach to the mother board, but plugs directly into the PSU. That means its single speed and on all the time - one of my gripes about this case is that its negative pressure and will accumulate dust.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! The voltages were fairly stable when I ran some tests on it. It's going to be replaced within the next month.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU is on the list, but as odd as it sounds, I'm a little nostalgic about the case. I couldn't even bring my self to peel off the old AMD sticker.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not feeling it right with the psu. If it's 15 years old, remember that the ATX standard has changed A LOT and maybe it's not a super good idea to use it with recent hardware.

You're telling me! The case fan is two wire, and won't hook up the the MB. The PSU replacement is on the list.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 1TB WD Blue for storage. Even holding the backups for 6 different computers, its still only half used.

I originally planned have the operating system to the 40GB drive, but I the WD one seems faster.

Comment reply on Scrounger's Completed Build: The $300 Dust Dragon - Warning! Bad pictures!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for all the comments. I was actually more concerned with the amount of voltage and temperature spikes than the PSU, since the voltages were stable during testing. To put this into perspective, now that it's built, the computer is used for maybe 3-4 hours a week. I do have an upgrade list, and a PSU is on it.

*PSU - Seasonic S12GII http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii430b

*Case Fans - Arctic Cooling 140mm intake http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-case-fan-afaco14000gba01

*Case Fans - Arctic Cooling 120mm 1xintake 1x exhaust http://pcpartpicker.com/part/arctic-cooling-case-fan-af12pwm

*CPU Cooler - Something besides the 212 EVO that's less than $35

*thermal paste

As you can see, it quickly adds $100+ to the build. It will get done, but it will happen all at once probably next month.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stock cooler good enough for 4.2ghz on pentium g3258?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got my G3258 at 4.5GHz. If I benchmark it for hours it will throttle at 80°C, but for normal use, it stays below 70°C. I am considering delidding, polishing, and better thermal paste to see if I can get better temps. If that doesn't work, I'll give up and get a $25 CM 212 EVO.

Comment reply on jeffreymays44's Completed Build: White and Black NZXT Source 220 windowed

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work! Its good to see enthusiasm extends to reasonable budget builds as well.

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