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Comment reply on ebrainer1's Completed Build: The Device

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, don't really get how mentioning the 1000-series is relevant to what went on during a 2 year old build. Thanks for the modding love, though.

I've only added in another SSD and 8 gigs of RAM since building. Everything else has held up extremely well. My next upgrade if I do decide to stick with this build will probably a 1080 Ti. That is one insane piece of tech.

Comment reply on ebrainer1's Completed Build: The Device

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really working great, both of them. I would try to go for the FTW+ though, since it seems to be an improvement in every way and has a backplate included.

Comment reply on Sarcastic_Kiwi's Completed Build: The Prodegy

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you cheap out on the power supply? I consider myself a bargain hunter, but the part that funnels more than half a kilowatt through parts costing a thousand dollars is just plain off limits for extra savings. Seriously, is 50 bucks worth the risk that your parts could all get nuked?

Comment reply on avvike's Completed Build: Rejoining the glorious PC gaming master race.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, you got a real scorcher of a video card! May your framerates be high and your temperatures low, brother!

Comment reply on craftyknave's Completed Build: Not the best, but good for now.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

"Not the best".... what.

Comment reply on collegekid2k's Completed Build: Fallen Angel Ultimate Build 980 SLI - Everything from scratch!!!!! Goliath Beast!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason you had the CPU cooler fans in that particular position? It seems to me like shifting both fans one step frontward would have a smoother pull of air. As it is, you have a CPU cooler fan right next to a case fan, which is a no-no.

Comment reply on Antonis117's Completed Build: Storm Fortress

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Two words: Cable combs. Those cables look fantastic color-wise. They would look even better if they were all neat and tidy.

Comment reply on Huge's Completed Build: The fanboy is real. This is why you listen to people that know what they are doing.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You couldn't persuade him to get a 760i for a 100+ bucks less?

Comment reply on kosanovskiy's Completed Build: I present to you the Silent Warrior build with lots of patience, care and sales.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is even more insane than my build that took advantage of several hundred dollars of black friday sales and craigslisting discounts. You deserve commendation for your thrift.

Comment reply on sayis's Completed Build: First Build, Last Build (WIP)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

God diggity-damn! This is like the Batman version of the build I just got done with! Dark, sleek, and kitted out with more gadgetry than you can shake a utility belt at.

Comment reply on ebrainer1's Completed Build: The Device

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the praise. I really don't deserve it after I unfairly criticized your build, but I appreciate the kindness. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come: http://imgur.com/a/9ejPu

Regarding the plane model, I dunno. It belonged to my grandfather, and he had a half dozen grandkids besides me, hence the engines being MIA. Fortunately, you don't need engines when imaginaaaaaaaation is involved!

Comment reply on jipster69's Completed Build: Project Boreas – Editing / Lite Gaming / HTPC ($650 Budget + Extras & Corsair 500R Window Mod)

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

You're correct, actually. I humbly apologize for the harshness of my review. On reflection, I should be one to talk really, since cosmetic additions to my own build total a teeny bit more than 10% of its parts price. In short, I was wrong, you were in the right.

Comment reply on jipster69's Completed Build: Project Boreas – Editing / Lite Gaming / HTPC ($650 Budget + Extras & Corsair 500R Window Mod)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I can't comprehend why you spent so much on dressing up older, less capable parts. I mean, yes it's upgradeable, but again why compromise on performance now and spend ridiculous amounts on spangly accessories you could have added in later when you had the bigger budget?

Don't get me wrong, I purchased some custom sleeved cables for my build too, but I didn't consider them vital parts. At least visual accessories never get any less efficient for the price you paid for them. Parts, on the other hand, drop in resale value and capability as time goes on. I seriously can't understand this. Why did you purchase an ornament if you needed a functional machine?

Comment reply on ebrainer1's Completed Build: The Device

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Heaven knows I spent enough time agonizing over things being perfect.

Comment reply on ebrainer1's Completed Build: The Device

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

2 970s =~ +50% performance for +20% price from a 980. All research pointed towards 970s in SLI being the most efficient for 1080p gaming, and let’s be honest the 980 has awful price/performance.

Comment reply on batpimp's Completed Build: BATPIMP's Mean Lean PIMP Machine!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Oooooooooo-wee! That's some nice cable management.

Comment reply on xsater's Completed Build: Space Glace build

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

A build this beautiful deserves more than 3 pictures.

Comment reply on ahmedkm_2003's Completed Build: MST 1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Could do some better cable management. Just open the back panel, grab the cables which are lying all over the place like a bird's nest, tug so they tighten a good bit, and zip tie it all together (but not too tight, you're not welding them together, just lightly arranging them).

Comment reply on praetoriansentry's Completed Build: 2015 Gaming Rig

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management area behind the motherboard is there for a reason!

Comment reply on DTF1129's Completed Build: Fun Little Project

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Jumping Jehosaphat, that sounds like a deal and a half!

Comment reply on DTF1129's Completed Build: Fun Little Project

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Why on earth would you go that far overboard on the power supply wattage?

Comment reply on Aleneahx's Completed Build: THE BEST THING EVER (kinda)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, for the same price (or maybe even a little lower) you could have got a 750W platinum-rated one from the same maker.

Comment reply on TheWilliamJacob's Completed Build: Mother Teresa

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build, just don't quit your dayjob to become a freelance photographer.

Comment reply on SgtBFGunner's Completed Build: MEGALODON

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The way I see it, pre-900 series cards may still be good, but they're the best they're ever going to get simply because the driver updates and optimizations have run their course. The power gap may be sort of small now, but the 900s will evolve and be optimized enough to make them worth the extra coin.

Comment reply on sleepytom420's Completed Build: First Build

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

A superb and respectable first build. I can honestly offer no criticism since there are no part imbalances, you didn't cheap out on the power supply or the case, and the whole thing looks fantastic. +1!

Comment reply on Nav1tech's Completed Build: Budget build

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

I pity you, man.

Comment reply on BRawn767's Completed Build: Red John

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Bloody brilliant, it was.

Comment reply on jbsedlock's Completed Build: The Blue Duchess **Update**

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If there were some cable combs on those PCIE and motherboard connectors, it would look even more magnificent.

Comment reply on kolo7127's Completed Build: Barbanera

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

That and keep it away from windows, both open and closed, since exposure to other elements in addition to sunlight is also what tends to degrade plastics.

Comment reply on kolo7127's Completed Build: Barbanera

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

So much power in such a small package, you should call this "The Suitcase Nuke"!

Comment reply on GeekYoshi's Completed Build: Black Beauty

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Rather (click) noice.

Comment reply on henpcpart's Completed Build: My first build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Rebates move at turtle speed. Don't sweat it.

Comment reply on GeekYoshi's Completed Build: Black Beauty

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Your avatar.... I've never seen anything quite so horrible in all my life.

Comment reply on Chat_Ghosty's Completed Build: Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now, corsair has an absolutely fantastic deal on the AX860, like $30+ off, making it just $133. So for just 60 bucks more than what you spent here, you get greater part quality, way better efficiency, and more room for future upgrades.

Comment reply on Chat_Ghosty's Completed Build: Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not talking about wattage, I'm talking about quality and efficiency. Gold efficiency should be everyone's baseline, platinum if you can go for it, and corsair makes some fantastic full-modular platinum power supplies. The power supply is really something you don't want to skimp on since if it goes, it can blow your rig to hell and back.

Comment reply on Chat_Ghosty's Completed Build: Monster

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That power supply on such a powerful rig is depressing. Surely you can afford something gold-rated after spending 900 on monitors alone?

Comment reply on mortoon's Completed Build: First Build, 'The big white box'

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably should have traded up on the power supply. It's really the component you don't want to cheap out on since its failure could mean your entire machine goes kaputsky. Aside from that, it seems you made some good choices, especially on the case.

Comment reply on benjamin.chism's Completed Build: entertainment build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Shoulda caught it at the black friday sale for 125.

Comment reply on kmapoy's Completed Build: Not a fake 5960x Build

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Listen, man, you need to bolt that thing to the frickin' floor otherwise it'll take off!

Comment reply on dukeofthedurty's Completed Build: Phantek Enthoo Pro White/Blue i5 + 970 FTW build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

C’mon, man, let’s see some closeups!

Comment reply on JaredRoss's Completed Build: UV Razer Build.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, simultaneously smoking hot and minty fresh!

Comment reply on TimmyJim's Completed Build: Christopher

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

On top of that... it's a 35 dollar cooler on an almost 3000 dollar build. 1000 on the processor and motherboard alone, I think he could have afforded at least something in Noctua's mid range.

Comment reply on runnermatt22's Completed Build: Long Lasting Build

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah... unless he wants to triple-SLI some 780's in the future... but even still. Planning for an upgrade like that is ridiculous.

Comment reply on Wbjohnso's Completed Build: i7 Gaming - Build Day 2

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet googly moogly, do you think you have enough Noctua fans?

Comment reply on gyolasan's Completed Build: Red and Blue Beast

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management.... hurp!....

Comment reply on SuntannedBeast's Completed Build: 13 Year Old First Gaming Build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

He could have just as easily gone with the quiet editions. Either have a couple extra with the quiet editions, or go with a small number of high power ones, those are the sensible options for a regular-use computer.

Comment reply on techtroid's Completed Build: The White Knight (LOL)

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

There's also a handle on the back-top perpendicular to the main handle, just above the tab for the top air filter. Really gives you that extra stabilization.

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