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philip April 27, 2016

The stream is over - thanks everyone for joining us!

Join us Thursday, April 28th at 2pm CDT on Twitch for a live stream with myself (philip) and Ryan (manirelli), discussing how to go about picking parts for your next build.

It'll be a live Q&A session, as well as an opportunity to plan my build for the upcoming Dreamhack event in Austin. I'll be taking suggestions from the community on what to include in the build, and then we'll be building it on the stream next week (so that I can take it to the BYOC at Dreamhack the next day).

We'll be talking about how to go about planning your build, how to pick parts, and what things to take into consideration. Hope you can join us!

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will0956 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

When will it be uploaded to Youtube?

Decf1 1 point 14 months ago

nice start on twitch

mohnoo97 1 point 14 months ago

Please upload this to Youtube.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

Very soon. I'm trimming out the lead-in and end, rerendering, then will upload. It should be up on Youtube tomorrow at the latest. (My upload speed here at home is awful.)

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

You're definitely not the only one. I am barely getting .10mbps upload speeds. Sad life :(

Enrico411 1 point 13 months ago

Hope you guys get all the parts in time for the live build ;)

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

We should be good - I think everything except the SSD just arrived.

Crowbr44 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Did you build it yet? I'm at the beginning of this video so idk if you mention a specific day.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

We did - you can find that stream here: http://pcpartpicker.com/blog/98/dreamhack-live-build

pianoplayer88key 1 point 13 months ago

I'm watching the replay right now (wish I'd been around to watch the stream, maybe I can watch the build on Thursday?) ... and while you're in the CPU coolers segment, I was reminded of a type of filter I'd like to see.

I noticed you've added radiator mm size to the water coolers, but for air...

I'd like to filter based on included fan size, as well as...

heatsink type:

"stock" style - no heatpipes - like the boxed Intel coolers tha come with some of their CPUs, or the Rosewill RCX-Z775-LP, Thermaltake CL-P008-AL09WT-A, or Silverstone NT07-115X

(The ID-Cooling IS-25i, similar price range and low profile, does have heatpipes, so filtering on height alone isn't good enough.)

low-profile with heatpipes - like the Noctua NH-L9x65 (not sure if the L9i has heatpipes or not), or the Cryorig C7

single tower - like the 212 Evo

dual tower - like the Noctua NH-D15

Any chance something like this could be implemented? I think the ability to filter out the "stock" style heatsinks would quickly filter out a lot of the dirt-cheap $10 or so coolers, as most in that price range (maybe up to like $15 or $20 or so) seem to be that style. There are exceptions, like the ID-Cooling sink I mentioned above, although that's not a brand I particularly think of first when looking for CPU coolers. Also the Cryorig M9i seems to be around $20, and it's a smaller tower heatsink.


Also... "We're in Austin ... Newegg's west coast ... takes a couple days for things to get here..."

I happen to be somewhat east of San Diego, CA, only about an hour and 45-50 minute drive from Newegg's Hybrid Center. Too bad they're not open on Sundays, because once a month I drive almost RIGHT by there (on the 60) on the way to a church Bible study meeting a few miles away. :)

Even when having them ship things, though, I usually get them the very next day, even without bumping up to expedited shipping.

WEEEEE 1 point 13 months ago

I usually use the cooler height parameter, though I would appreciate a dedicated checkbox.

Hackwood 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Late, but what about coolers like the C1? You know, the massive semi-low profile top down coolers that have pretty decent performance.

Craig_Hubley 1 point 13 months ago

OK there is a serious flaw in PartPicker which is the inability to add parts not in the lists.

For instance I want to do a NAS box build using the Corsair 380T case (t's there) and the Gigabyte 9SiSL mainboard (it's not there but here it is http://b2b.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4988#ov

Please do not hand-wave this away as a "server" board since 4x gigabit LAN ports has every use under the sun, and the PCIe x16 slot can handle whatever graphics you need, and 4x DIMM slots lets you re-use old RAM you'd not be able to use in a 2x DIMM mini-ITX build or SODIMM mini-ITX build, so there is lots of reason to get the server board. Also the Corsair case can hold 2x 3.5" drives so you can RAIDO your storage if you want to go cowboy, or RAID1 it if you want safety, or just put old drives in it counting on one not to fail, or an old and a new drive. Hauling this thing around to hook up to other people's 4K screens with a killer video card in it seems like a pretty good plan, smarter than "gaming laptops" which, face it, are just a joke. If they were any good, none of us would be here, right?

At least a few such "server" boards are great general purpose build. Here's one with two 10GbE ports and two 1GbE ports, and Xeon D-1521 that takes 2133MHz DDR4 http://b2b.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5761#ov plus there's a PCIe slot... and who really needs more than one for the graphics these days? No one... a single board does 3 screens now and face it, you are going to use 3x1080p screens not one 4K, right?

You want a zombie party, get a few of these, hook up the 10GbE ports all to each other in a ring, then the other 10GbE port to the host game server, into which you toss this http://b2b.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5251#ov then sell all your external hard drives, QNAP, Seagate Centrals, Thunderbolt nonstandard crap... because you're going to boot FreeNAS on it when you're not gaming http://freenas.org http://grid.referata.com/wiki/NAS#open_but_dedicated_NAS_options

All that oughta shave off a few ms of pingtime...

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 7 points 14 months ago

Whoah, where'd the frosty beard avatar go?

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

The question would be where is manirelli's beard?

:)

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Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

wat

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Matthewtina2015 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

tongue twister lol

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