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Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, no changes made to the fan on heatsink, will post a clearer picture to show clearance.

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. I would only suggest checking out the define r5 case. Silent and a pleasure to build in post a build and pics when done. Would love to check it out.

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. I did not choose water cooling as I was concerned about some of the failures I had read about casing mass failures due to water in the machine!

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I am proud of the way it turned out :)

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's working very well. I get max speeds of 85/85 on FIOS. The router is in the same room, clearly makes a difference but didn't want to cable ethernet. I highly recommend it

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I had not heard bad things about the Corsair in the research I did. So far I am happy, all humming along nicely. For gaming I am doing 1440. It's incredible. Gives the Xbox One a good run for its money. Just about everything looks good on this thing so far.

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, right within the green zone, so to speak ;)

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! The fan is very quiet too. Color is the only thing I would change on the fan

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks man! I am very proud of my beast!

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yes, very happy with the GPU so far. It's still new so haven't had the luxury of time - but so far it's handled every task without issue. Video and Image editing / rendering / 3D modelling to gaming - newest game is Mad Max, set all on Maximum and the card hasn't broken a sweat (81 degrees under heavy gaming load)

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you. It was inspired from the builds i studied on this site. The number one thing that folks took to town was the cable management :)

Comment reply on jon.flynn's Completed Build: The silent beast (a.k.a I finally built a PC!)

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

I didn't - note the lack of Capitalization. Thanks for the feedback though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you both - the dual monitors are for the boring part / general purpose part of the usage. Meaning work related stuff, dual screens allow for far greater productivity. I get the point about not having to have the 1440s for both - No, i likely won't be gaming across the two - be weird with a line down the middle... No factor other than, monitor = 2 here.

Those are interesting changes Allan_M_Systems. If I may ask, why the i5 over the i7 and change on the GPU. I will admit that I had to look up just what a MST Hub was!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you! Changing to 2x8 for this setup. It is amazing the amount of contradictory info out there!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, good point. Not sure why either. I had read that this current config of 4x4 yielded better performance that the 2x8... Though about the 2.8 for upgrade purposes, leaving 2 slots free, but then went for performance.

Maybe i should bite bullet of pro now - better to avoid an OS upgrade in the future, although MSFT seems to have done away with that now with Win 10

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thank you for the suggestions - will go and check it out and do a little digging around...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you - would you be able to suggest a better kyb/mouse? Don't have any experience with picking them out.

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks - like the sound of that :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you for the feedback!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You nailed it - coming from a Mac to an abacus would likely blow me away :) Not looking at doing any overclocking - maybe when i get more comfortable with the PC, and understand the how, what, when, and why of it - but that will be a while. Thank you for the feedback on the air cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final planned build (Final-ish...) for $3K budget gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. THe water cooling has me a little worried. I have read up a lot on water coolers, and they do not have a very long lifespan, or a great track record of uptime...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, this site and you guys are helping this newbie clear up a lot of confusion!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha, you haven't met me! That YouTube is great, I have watched that more than a dozen times now! Now down to finalizing the parts list and orderin'

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome - thank you Caples. Interesting approach to the monitors. Am i able to set which monitors always get which window?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

WoW! This is an incredibly detailed and well articulated build. Thank you so much!!! I may also add:

H. USER ERROR

First, build, shaky hands - watch out ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Your system looks amazing - what would be the major difference between the processor you have and the skylake ones? Besides the insane number of cores!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thank you! Quick question around why using two different monitors?

Thanks for this - awesome system!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$3K budget for a gaming and general purpose machine"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks fellway! Appreciate you taking the time to get this together. A few questions - the GPU, would that be able to handle the Asus monitors 27" Swift? Plus handle all the fancy graphics and whatnot on the new games? (Forgive my newbieness!). Would a M.2 drive be better load times for OS?

Thanks again! This is awesome :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion - it certainly looks good for DX12, does that mean the DX11 will look sub-par though?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it worth doing water cooler then with the added risk of potential,leaks?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Understood - thanks for the help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks! This is a huge help - appreciate you taking the time!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't the m.2 provide better performance for OS drive than the ssd?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for checking this out, not sure on over clocking. I would like the ability to, once I learn how - and then not damage the system when I do due to overheating!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Great system. I want the two monitors for productivity - I.e. Having email / browser one screen and editing, or game I guess on other.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time gaming / future proof pc build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to mention what i am going to use it for: - Gaming: Not heavily, but like to run on the highest settings when playing if possible - Photo editing: Fair amount of work on RAW images - Video editing: Small amount of non-professional family vacation type stuff - Office work: Dual monitor setup for productivity mostly (How does dual monitors work in gaming? Newbie alert!!!)

Thanks again! Jon

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