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Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it and it cools decently but find it gets loud when clocked over 4.8ghz. So unless I'm running benchmarks I keep it at 4.8ghz for quieter operation. I'm thinking of putting noctua fans on there to make it better.

Comment reply on austinphilpott's Completed Build: (first build) winter soldier

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks good and I like your setup, dude! I need a chair like that.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the Alienware 34" GSync Ultrawide. These have been going on sale for $750 recently so I wouldn't pay more than that if you go for it. I'm very happy with it.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I did. In the Meshify C it actually increased overall temps because less air (and warmer air) coming through the rad to the GPU made the GPU temps rise 5-8C. I ended up putting it back on top. And “quiet” is not the term I would use to describe this cooler... especially when OC’d to higher than 4.7 ghz. Maybe Noctua fans would help noise levels but I haven’t tried that yet...

Comment reply on FRGresidentDK's Completed Build: Redneck Engineering

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No doubt you get results your happy with. All I’m saying is that you’re leaving some performance in the table. Similar to my phenom II build with an r9 card. Works way better than my old hd 6800 card but still below potential. When you upgrade platforms to ryzen you’ll realize it. Nonetheless, it’s good to see old parts still kicking and I’m glad it’s doing what you need/want. Cheers!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: EVGA Meshify Build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, and cases! See? I’m not a total fanboy haha, but I am extremely happy with EVGA products and customer service so far.

Comment reply on FRGresidentDK's Completed Build: Redneck Engineering

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

While I applaud the build, there's no way you aren't losing between 10-50 fps depending on game. You are bottlenecking the card.

Comment reply on Nuka_Cow's Completed Build: Current Setup Start of 2019 - Renegade PC

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on what I see in your list I’d upgrade the two monitors to one 34” ultra-wide. Newegg has the Alienware on sale for $750 today. If that’s a bit much then maybe get a 27” 4K w/gsync or approved adaptive sync or at least get a match to your better one. Otherwise looks like everything in your system is already well matched. Not much room for improvement other than going to a 1080ti or new RTX card or nvme boot drive (which will be minimal gain, tbh). Let us know what you do!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! I’ve done some upgrades since I posted this like a new case, m2 nvme boot drive, and rgb stuff... after all, when is a build truly ever done

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, thanks for the comment. Just saw it now... sorry for the late reply! Yes, the 212 is doing it’s job perfectly. Good luck in your search for the cpu!

Comment reply on wlewis16's Completed Build: A little RGB

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Curious what your NAS setup is to play games off of it? All ethernet or is there wireless involved?

Comment reply on p4htrav's Completed Build: Cheshire Hackintosh

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Have my 8600k to 4.9ghz on all cores with a 212 EVO and temps stay in 60's while gaming so I'd say it's not all that dangerous.

Comment reply on CaptainEnderguy's Completed Build: The Nightingale (Gaming Build)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Saw that EVGA combo deal and was tempted to get it even though I just did a build at the end of April.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Some cards have RGB underneath (like FTW2)where the fans are... this one does not. I use the Precision XOC software from EVGA to set the colors in the logo.

Comment reply on bmcmillian62's Completed Build: $1,500 Intel BEAST - First Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to check what I did with voltage... might have left it in auto or did a small bump... but I've been at 4.8ghz on all cores for the past month and it's been staying around 55-65C after 2+ hours of gaming. My case has a mesh front, top, side, and bottom so heat dissipation and airflow are not an issue.

Comment reply on bmcmillian62's Completed Build: $1,500 Intel BEAST - First Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Build looks good, dude. I, too, just did my first build with a lot of the same parts you chose (cpu, cooler, cpu, ssd). I struggled first time I installed the Hyper 212. Was much easier second time around. Surprised about the CPU not being stable at 4.8ghz. Bummer. Wonder if you could get there in a case with more airflow or if it is a mobo issue or if you just got unlucky in the lottery.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

If I were to start over that is the exact case I would have went with. That'll be great for airflow. And, yes, the monitor is sweet. It literally is the centerpiece of any build and often times serves more than one build so I do recommend getting as good of a monitor as you can get. Look forward to seeing your build!

Comment reply on bctrent's Completed Build: Medium-High end budget gaming build V3

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

A few weeks after my first build in May I added a 1Tb NVMe M.2 drive and it is noticeable faster in booting and, in some instances, loading games. It was pricey but I had rewards to spend so I did it even though I really didn't need to. A side bonus is that the m.2 doesn't need sata power or sata cables so it's cleaner in the case.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm impressed with it! At idle it's between 30-40C. While gaming it tends to stay around 60C and I've overclocked all cores to 4.8ghz and it's very stable. Could probably go higher but no need at the moment.

Caution though...this may not hold true in other cases with little airflow... I have a mesh front with 2 fans, mesh top with room for 2 more fans (but don't have any there at the moment), rear fan, and the side of the case is mesh with room for more fans... anyway the point is that airflow in your case will probably impact how well this cooler performs. Might not do so well in a case with closed front and glass side panel.

Comment reply on trobnation's Completed Build: My Encouragement: Be Patient!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah dude, I never thought of that for getting deals.... nice! Thanks. Also, I do believe you got the best 1080 deal in like a looooooooong time. I was tempted to do that deal even though I already had a 1070ti.

Comment reply on Dlou24's Completed Build: Alexandrite

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Do most people overclock because it's needed? Or is it more because it is human nature to expand boundaries and limits?

Comment reply on bctrent's Completed Build: Medium-High end budget gaming build V3

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice balance of budget and capability. I want a pic of the full battle station:)

Comment reply on misterwrong's Completed Build: i7 8700K - Meshify C - Auros Gaming 5

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, no that's cool man. Just wondered what crazy deal I may have missed!

Comment reply on misterwrong's Completed Build: i7 8700K - Meshify C - Auros Gaming 5

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Curious how you got that price on the 8700k?

Comment reply on QuinnBukouricz's Completed Build: Lifelong Friend and Brother Build

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and for a good price! Looks fantastic. What all is RGB... looks like 2 strips and maybe case fans? This is very close to the build I would have done having the advantage of hindsight now. By that I mean I would have went with SLI plus mobo and a better case.

Comment reply on Disturbancez's Completed Build: Lumos Maxima

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I have the Orion g810 and g403 mouse and am wondering how you got to sync them with the other lights.

Comment reply on jlcordrey's Completed Build: Family room media PC for streaming etc...

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Were you able to get away with using 1 sata power cable or did you need two?

Comment reply on 1337Pilot's Completed Build: £1200 Clean Build i5 8600K GTX 1080

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build! How are air cooled temps in that case?

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! And you have succeeded in making me want to open up the Bible for the first time in years to remind myself about the verses you dropped on me.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for the reply! What case are you going with?

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: New Lease on Life

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I really appreciate having an outlet like this to share with you. This site is awesome.

Comment reply on gordonmoll's Completed Build: Breathing new life into an old Lian Li

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. It's the Alienware 34 Gsync 3440x1440 ultra wide. Got a good deal on it months back and it didn't take long to realize I needed a more capable machine to take advantage of it in gaming.

Comment reply on gordonmoll's Completed Build: Breathing new life into an old Lian Li

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 on seeing the final product. Loved reading about the whole process. Nicely done!

Comment reply on willfarmer's Completed Build: My First Build (RGBeast)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the same anxiety going into my first build as well but it all worked out in the end. Nicely done.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually just checked... most setting are Very High. Object quality, Shadow quality, and Volumetric effects are the only ones set to High. I think the reason I'm getting the frame rates I am (100 with mins around 70/80) is because it NOT a 4k monitor... it's basically 2k ultrawide (1440p).

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tested all games yet but the ones I have tested run smooth on high or better settings

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it's been perfect. Only had it a week though.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Edited my post to clarify I'm getting those frame rates on high settings in crysis, not ultra.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, you timed it right for both the memory and the card!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks amigo. LeMMingSlayeR has it correct. I should point out that is not in the cost of the build because I already had it.

Comment reply on akio4800's Completed Build: Wokstation and Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The FTW Ultra Silent 1070 ti is now back up to $569.99

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nuts. I almost went prebuilt. What saved me was the GPU dropping from $729 to $510.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

It's funny because there is a number of hoops you have to jump through to get it to play Crysis at ultra-wide at 3440x1440 but once you do it's well worth it.

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

This joke never gets old, I see!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm stoked that it could!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on thedude4bides's Completed Build: Dude's First Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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