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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intake/Exhaust."

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Intake=Brings air from outside case in. Exhaust=Pushes air from in the case out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "audio technica ath-m40x?"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 50X with a SMSL Mini5 amp and love them. They put my ASUS ROG set to shame.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Audio-Technica ATH-AD500X or AD700X?"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the ATH-M50X and they are the shiz. They go on special on Adorama often

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build, dumb question about case fans and controller"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd just buy the Y splitter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Speaker Setup Under $200 dollars?"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

SMSL Mini5 amp (can be switched from speakers to headphones) or the SMSL SA50 and a good set of bookshelf speakers. The Micca 42X and Micca Club 3 are the best speakers I have ever purchased at a reasonable price. Whatever you go with I would just go with a mini amp and speakers.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First mini atx

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used that same psu (or above) on every pc i've built with zero issues. The reviews will also show the same. I've never really built a "budget build". Fronting over saving 30 bucks makes no sense to me in regards to any part. I look for the sales (just bought that same psu today for 40 bucks as a shocker deal) but for quality overall. I'd rather have too much than not enough for upgrades.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First mini atx

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

I really thinks it's hard to beat for the money

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First mini atx

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just testing you guys to see if someone would notice.. Or in my I head I actually thought it was called a micro atx. Yeah, def the second one

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First mini atx

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

20 bucks for a cheap case fan, 40 bucks for a good one or 50 bucks for water cooled. Choice was easy

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First mini atx

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could give you a solid answer man and I'm no pro but.. yeah I think it can handle it. It breathes a lot better then you would think. I just did the 10 min prime95 test and my cpu only hit 40. MB temp at idle is 23.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First ever gaming build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it did.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First ever gaming build

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep lol. He's a good kid and luckily his dad has a good career.

Comment reply on dc's Completed Build: Magnus

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Up vote for taking pride in your work and actually posting pics. I don't see how so many people post their builds on here with crappy cable management and two pics, one of the boxes and one of the sloppy mess.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First ever gaming build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No... 2K because I'm OCD. I could have easily stopped at 600 bucks but with the release of Final Fantasy 14 and my inability to just stop at good enough, we ended up with a 2000 dollar computer. I don't have a budget and could have easily spent 5K if I wanted to but the difference between what I built and what I could build to play a few games wasn't worth it. It was a challenge, I was curious if I could do it, so I did it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know the real scoop on why one core runs hotter then rest? 3570k"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Its at idle and stress. Core two is consistently 6 or so degrees hotter then 3 and 4 and about 4 degrees hotter then core 1. I will post some test pics later so you guys can see it in detail. Should have done that in the first place.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know the real scoop on why one core runs hotter then rest? 3570k"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Screw it. I will just leave it alone. My other cores only hit high 60's on real temp. Its just core 2 that hits 76 or so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know the real scoop on why one core runs hotter then rest? 3570k"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

That is extremely tempting.. Is artic 5 good enough or should I order a different thermal paste? That one core running 8 degrees hotter is annoying and I think it might be worth the risk of screwing up a 200 dollar processor... Hmmmm

Comment reply on opov2.0's Completed Build: Pocket PC

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No such thing as overkill bro. Your money, do what you want with it. I think the case is super sweet and the looks alone are worth the few hundred bucks.

Comment reply on extramayo's Completed Build: Dodge & Burn

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig! Don't you hate the h100i wires? I was lucky since I did push pull I could hide behind the fans. Looks great, nice build!

Comment reply on RageMonkey's Completed Build: MSI Gaming Rig First Time Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case. You outta take that middle rack out. Will your 8 pin reach around the back without and extension?

Comment reply on brett2276's Completed Build: first build gaming pc

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better on the cable management now!

Comment reply on BobbyEcon's Completed Build: First gaming setup

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not a bad brand. Just look at it statistically. 70% of people on Newegg had a good experience with that PSU. Most seasonics are 90+. Hopefully your psu will fall in that 70 range and not the 30. You have to accommodate for the jack holes who are just never happy or don't know what they are talking about. I reference newegg, amazon and some independent reviews (people who weren't paid to say its awesome) and everyone seems to think I picked out great components (I have never touched an inside of a computer until this build). I spent at least 20 solid hours just reviewing parts before I pulled the trigger.

Comment reply on Halfdanr's Completed Build: Another first build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with being thrifty but some things are just worth the extra 20 or 30 bucks (ram). Don't feel bad on the wire management. I practically did the same thing until people told me to clean it up on here. After seeing some of these other builds I had to clean it up lol. It was driving me nuts! I even went as far as to spend hours putting in that window. It was worth it though. Get extensions for your power cables. 30 bucks is well worth it.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Ask and you shall receive lol. Thanks for the compliments:)

Comment reply on Gauntlet's Completed Build: 2013 Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the part selection. How about some pics of your actual work though? If you are going to put the effort into taking pics of your boxes you might as well take a pic of what everyone cares about (aesthetics).

Comment reply on tnewcomb's Completed Build: First build in 15 years

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed. You can get by pretty well with the GPU. Your PSU might be a different story though.. From all the info I gathered the PSU is the last thing you want to crap out.

Comment reply on snafubar's Completed Build: The PoopChute 9000

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know what's cooler, your rig or your profile name. Up vote either way lol.

Comment reply on brett2276's Completed Build: first build gaming pc

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I'm on board with these guys. You just dropped 1700 hundred big ones on a PC. Make it look like 1700 bucks.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I could but that seems like a lot of effort lol. This wasn't a budget build and if I could do it over I prob would have spent even more. I just wanted feedback on part selection and aesthetics.

Comment reply on xelyu's Completed Build: Dream Machine 3.0

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

You got any pics of the back side wiring? Im curious how it compared to my 500r. It was a pain in the ... for me. Nice looking rig!

Comment reply on strattonj2014's Completed Build: My first build: i5-4670k and gtx770

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work man:)10 bucks on some cheap black sleeving and you would be looking pretty BA. If you look at my build I pretty much did the same thing. After seeing other builds I had to clean up my wires more. Now we just need some numbers bro!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know the real scoop on why one core runs hotter then rest? 3570k"

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep I have been through two set ups and a couple re-sets of the heatsink. Its just that one stupid core. The other 3 are within 1-2 of each other. Its really screwing my stats up and makes OC'ing a pain.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No no lol. I couldn't figure out how to change the store I bought them from at first. I think the only core component I couldn't get on sale was the GPU. I actually paid a little extra on some things if I could get from Amazon (within 5 bucks of Newegg). Sometimes there shipping really blows.

Comment reply on Coltoh's Completed Build: 2013 Gaming Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

No lol. You can find bench tests for my SSD all over the internet. I couldn't find one for yours. You go through the trouble of benching yours and I'll download the software to bench mine.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

What about it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "At 80 Plus Platinum/Gold does brand really matter anymore?"

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

Just look at the ratings. I use primarily Newegg and Amazon. The numbers show for themselves. On just about every product Seasonic had a good 20 percent better ratings vs Corsair. Those are the only two brands I evened considered. Some people have great luck with Corsair but a larger amount do not compared to seasonic. I am new to this and built two identical builds with one 620 Bronze SS and one 850. Both are working beautifully so far but we will see what happens in a year from now.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First ever gaming build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right? I remember setting up my super nes in the garage or a tent to be creative lol.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

I added pics to the original build link http://pcpartpicker.com/b/DsM

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Its listed on my custom parts. It worked perfect. Just make sure you hit a stud with both screws.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. Hopefully it does happen though.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going to copy and paste one of last replies. Ill post a couple pics too. Its really not necessary but it does slightly help. I was more obsessed with the idea of making it work properly.

Yep. I originally looked at using a 4" blower for marine bilge pumps to push cold air in. The thought of moisture building was too scary. The room runs cold already. The vent tubing does not connect to the back of the PC. It has about an inch of space in between. THat way it still mixes with the room temp slightly. With the turbo fan in back set to intake, it really sucks that cold air in quite well and the push pull sucks it right up so it doesn't spread through the inside of the case. Pretty much straight in and straight out while cooler the radiator. The tubing hasnt even shown the slightest bit of moisture build up. Its hard to say exactly how much its cooled my stuff but it dropped my MB temp by 1-2 degrees and my cpu by a solid 3 degrees.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Its an intake hose. You could use it as exhaust and simply use sheet metal cutters to make your own tabs. The tabs could screw in with the fan or attach to the screen. I made multiple trips to Home Depot picking out connectors. The good thing is that it was cheap so no big deal.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. I originally looked at using a 4" blower for marine bilge pumps to push cold air in. The thought of moisture building was too scary. The room runs cold already. The vent tubing does not connect to the back of the PC. It has about an inch of space in between. THat way it still mixes with the room temp slightly. With the turbo fan in back set to intake, it really sucks that cold air in quite well and the push pull sucks it right up so it doesn't spread through the inside of the case. Pretty much straight in and straight out while cooler the radiator. The tubing hasnt even shown the slightest bit of moisture build up. Its hard to say exactly how much its cooled my stuff but it dropped my MB temp by 1-2 degrees and my cpu by a solid 3 degrees.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I'm hoping that sli improves over the next couple years so I can add another 770 when the price drops.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

After finally completed it the only thing I would change is the MB. That cooler fit by only a couple of millimeters. I like the design of the ones that had more room for ram and pci slots.

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: Updated First Build

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on bkherring's Completed Build: First ever gaming build

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Revised. New parts will be here Wed. Pics to follow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling"

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Xspc

Comment reply on Coltoh's Completed Build: 2013 Gaming Build

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd have to agree with some of these guys. Lack of pics is def a deal breaker. People wanna see your work and hear about why you chose these particular parts. It doesn't look like you shopped around very well (no offense). Few more bucks would have got a better SSD. Could have got better quality RAM and cut to 8MB for same price. GTX 760 is going for the same as that 660. Just my opinion.. No description means we don't know what its for and why you went with what.

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