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Comment reply on Kabammm13's Completed Build: Father/Son Build

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice well balanced build, but you need to flip the fans direction on the heatsync if you want to have it that side! Currently from what I can see is its pushing air towards the front of the case, where as the rear fans are trying to pull air out the back of the case. The best airflow is air in the bottom front and out the back top in a case.

Comment reply on kha1989led's Completed Build: BWR - 1st Build

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Ahh! Thats much better, glad I caught that one, that seems like a nice value, just make sure its stable ;)

Comment reply on kha1989led's Completed Build: BWR - 1st Build

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, nice and clean But I can't help but notice the voltage is rather high on the v-core, 1.33v seems really high to me for only a 4.2GHz overclock. See if you can get that down a bit, otherwise you may have landed yourself with a bit of a dud chip :/

Comment reply on DJILLY's Completed Build: Unnamed 650D?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm he said he sees 36GB. Also I believe a split like that would actually end up as 40GB but I can't be certain, this is going off knowledge of RAM from 10 or so years ago (DDR where there was 4 single channel dimms) and using the same logic to get 36GB he would need to have the dimms in the format 8,8,4,8,4,8,4,4 but thats only assuming my logic is correct :D

Comment reply on DJILLY's Completed Build: Unnamed 650D?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Okay, The RAM problem.. first check you have them all in the right channels, the board you have alternates the channels the RAM sits in, so you should actually have a system of 8,4,8,4,8,4,8,4 not 8,8,8,8,4,4,4,4. Just make sure that you have all the 8GB dimms in channel 1 and all the 4GB dimms in channel 2

Comment reply on Blitzkrieg397's Completed Build: Bitfenix rendering and video editing machine

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at them and for and extra $20 its 9TB.. talk about a waste of money.

Comment reply on Blitzkrieg397's Completed Build: Bitfenix rendering and video editing machine

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Seagate barracuda 2TB drives are $85 each, thats twice the storage capacity than the singe drive you have.

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Minecraft Server Rig

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Vanilla doesn't need much, this is a heavily modded server, the amount of processing some mods do in the game is as much as 90% more than vanilla itself. I'm also an admin for Marc Watson of mojangs server, again modded. The popularity of it means we are about to move it to a server costing >$10,000

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Minecraft Server Rig

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Vanilla doesn't need much, this is a heavily modded server, the amount of processing some mods do in the game is as much as 90% more than vanilla itself. I'm also an admin for Marc Watson of mojangs server, again modded. The popularity of it means we are about to move it to a server costing >$10,000

Comment reply on RedPhoneBooth's Saved Part List: Gaming PC option 2

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I've not heard of the OEM of the PSU, and I really wouldn't trust them without knowing the parts inside it are a good quality and nothing is missing (yes some crappy PSUs come with some parts missing to make things cheaper)

Edit didn't notice you changed it, thats better

Comment reply on RedPhoneBooth's Saved Part List: Gaming PC option 2

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought I should check to see if this existed, looks great, but change the PSU, I can't find any in depth reviews about it so there's no 3rd party quality check done on it, go for a more well known brand.

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: "Beast" Cydonia Minecraft Server

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, thats the one.

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: "Beast" Cydonia Minecraft Server

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Overclockers UK, the red trim comes separately, same with the red badge.

Comment reply on moosington's Completed Build: First build in 5 years

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I checked the manual on the MSI site, it clearly stated under the installing graphics card section advising to use PCI-e slot 2 (the top 16x slot) There may be 3 16x slots but not all are wired for 16x speeds and the other two only run at 8x where as the top runs at 16x while only 1 graphics card is plugged in.

Comment reply on moosington's Completed Build: First build in 5 years

  • 74 months ago
  • 8 points

Great build, the only thing I advise you to do is move the Graphics card to the top PCI-e 16x slot as per the instruction manual advises.

Comment reply on Saginata's Completed Build: A PC

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the license on the upstream versions of all linux distributions dictates that any modified versions of the OS must also be opensource and freeware. However this is circumvented carefully by the enterprise editions by the fact that no support is provided unless you pay for it. And the freeware DL locations are pretty difficult to find, but if you look hard enough you can find the RHEL distros from the RH website, its just rather difficult.

Comment reply on cbenson63's Completed Build: My first gaming computer build!

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Completely agree, the OEM for logisys is unknown, I'm reading through in depth looks at some of their products, a lot of insight all of them are only capable of drawing at max 65% of their quoted power before burning out. I Highly suggest, as everyone else is here, that you dump this PSU, its worth more in scrap metal than it is as a PSU.

Comment reply on soluthedan's Completed Build: 3 years overdue

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I've just moved away from this board, its a good little board, just the overclocking potential is pretty poor. The voltage control is minimal, resulting in high voltage overclocks. But for the price there's nothing wrong with it. A nice build, though I kind of agree the case needs updating. USB 3.0 would be nice ;)

Comment reply on awilzman's Completed Build: Hades, god of the underworld

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

He said he can't fit it, and indeed I just received my Z77A-GD65 and the connector falls between 2 of the grommets in my case. Fortunately I could also run it round the entire motherboard plate, though I doubt its possible on this case, making it difficult to fit. But i agree, work on the cable management some more.

Comment reply on jackowfish's Completed Build: The Jester :P (first build)

  • 75 months ago
  • 4 points

Any surface can gather dust, not just carpets..

Comment reply on jackowfish's Completed Build: The Jester :P (first build)

  • 75 months ago
  • 3 points

I shouldn't expect the prodigy to be that much of a problem, it should have plenty of clearance under it..

Comment reply on vlad007's Completed Build: Haswell Mini-ITX Build

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

With my own build I've found there's some space above where the graphics card would sit, beside the PSU for unused cables, depending on how high the graphics card you are getting is going to be. Also the cables tie well to the bottom of the case and also there's space to get ties around the bars at the top between the cover. Mine has plenty of air flow through the case to the back.

Comment reply on newbie_no1's Completed Build: My First Build...

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait the CPU+Mobo was a combo? I'm thinking maybe you got a K version by accident? Either that or the people at MC aren't that smart..

Comment reply on argentum47's Completed Build: Kvasir

  • 75 months ago
  • 0 points

He also has a Das listed in it, I assume he is planning on purchasing that in the future, so at least he knows his current keyboard is bad. The same with the monitor, I can't see that thing being "3D ready". In fact half the listed parts are missing. There's not even the graphics card in it yet from what I can see in the photos

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: "Beast" Cydonia Minecraft Server

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point we are not taking applications, we want to make sure everything is fine and running efficiently before anything goes public, also some of us are busy till mid june.

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

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely understandable, good luck, later 3570ks are much better overclockers than the earlier ones

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

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

He only has it on the turbo clock, no further overclocking, the stock cooler is fine for that for now.

Comment reply on carlope's Completed Build: My first ever build, YAY ! :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats how I do it with mine, I don't really see a problem tbh (The R3 came with a poor back panel IO controller)

Comment reply on carlope's Completed Build: My first ever build, YAY ! :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Just also noticed your comment about the voltage switch, that's a basic form of a Fan speed controller, hook your fans up to that and you can change the voltage fed to the case fans, so you can make them nice and quiet when idling etc (In fact I have mine turned down all the time) hope this helps

Comment reply on carlope's Completed Build: My first ever build, YAY ! :)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually like this, I often see people who are using large TVs with poor quality panels and massive bezels. Though obviously I can't see what exact TV this is, it does look like a really nice screen. I also use a TV as part of my build (Though not as the main screen) Its still a nice panel, sony smart TV 1080P @ 24 inches, there aren't many TVs with that resolution at that size (In fact the model, below AND above mine only have 720p TN panels where as mine is a 1080p VA)

Comment reply on nokturnal-beast's Completed Build: My Custom Gaming Build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The OS isn't really that strange, its just the retail version of windows, will mean its not locked to the components.

Comment reply on Lostingermany's Completed Build: Video editing and Gaming machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen them, though they still use the 120mm fans, still need to make sure of space inside the case, for now the stock cooler is fine.

Comment reply on Lostingermany's Completed Build: Video editing and Gaming machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is very small, there isn't much more space for a tower cooler, and I think you can only just fit a H80 in here

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't, maybe I should clarify, I've worked shortly in a large business under the team who runs quality checks. The list of checks companies run on their products is amazing and detailed, I expect a reputable PSU brand to be no less strict with quality testing. These are only assumptions, I would have quoted a source if I had one (in harvard referencing if you so wish (A dig at my university, sorry :P ))

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh god an essay D: Though this discussion is good, I wasn't intending to make XFX look bad or anything. Its good that they get failed parts back so they know where to improve.

Oh hey, vertex 4! I have one of those! I do believe that OCZ are picking up from the criticism. Anyway as for XFX all the store said is that they return more. There are many other factors, eg they also sell more, and the actual ratio to other brands is the same.

Also the lower binned thing I don't mean oh god these are sub par and shouldn't be used, I mean these don't meet seasonics "super strict" quality testing. I may hasten to add I've not actually experienced any PSU failures myself, and I have seen a lot of PCs.

Also being in the UK, our power is often a lot cleaner than over in the US. I find it quite odd when it comes to it, the last time we had a power surge (one of the main reasons I can assume that PSUs fail is the wrong power input), it tripped out main RCD before it even got to the main breakers. Didn't even blow and of the high power halogen bulbs that we have in the kitchen that are prone to blowing when power fluctuates.

I've heard nasty stories of homes in the US receiving power greater than the 110V that is meant to be delivered. Yet here we get a constant 230V supply, and not heard about any dodgy power readings from it.

(I said also too much..) Additional the PSU i have is manufactured by HEC, http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-manufacturer,2913.html seems to be great for finding the OEM. I see HEC pop up a in a lot of brands, including thermaltake, be quiet. Until this one actually shows problems I will mark it as "fine for normal PC use" though would not recommend it for any constant gaming application. If it completely fries this system, then I get to complain to eclipse and i've also activated the 3 year warranty on it..

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Theory why would seasonic give better parts to its competitors?

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

Okay look. The same goes for Samsung and SSDs Samsung makes the flash, they take the best flash for their own SSDs then sell on the not so good flash to other companies for their SSDs, though the flash is fine its not as good as that in the samsung SSDs. Same goes for the PSUs the XFX PSUs parts are made by seasonic, but wont be as great as the Seasonic PSUs. Also bear in mind that this store sells to gamers, the majority of the people who purchase from there know what they want. They will sell more higher tier PSUs than lower, and the lower tier if they break i'd be trashing rather than returning to the store. But if my reputable XFX power supply failed, I'd want to know why. I would still buy XFX in the future, just saying what the store told me.

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Links fixed now

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

I never said Seasonic, only XFX, my thoughts on it? the XFX PSUs are too lower binned for seasonic to use therefore are lower quality

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I trust them, I've never had and problems in the last 7 years. And I wont be pushing the PSU at all. If it fails thats my call, but I doubt it.

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: Discovery - mITX Gaming/Media PC

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I trust them, seriously this isn't your average consumer PC store, its ran by gamers. They tell the truth, not what makes money, if they wanted money they would have pointed me at corsair or some other more expensive brand.

Comment reply on dhamurad1's Completed Build: HTPC for Parents

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Sigh.. the CPUs TDP is 17W, the two drives would cover 10W each(i'm leaving room here too..), the motherboard would take 20W and fans combined 5W, This would be happy under an 80W PSU without any worries.

Comment reply on dhamurad1's Completed Build: HTPC for Parents

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a Kingston SSDNow series

Comment reply on Adding Custom Part Prices And Marking Parts As Purchased

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks amazing, I should finally be able to add the custom pricing from Eclipse and repost my build once I get my new motherboard (Z77A-GD65 Gaming (; )

Comment reply on davidleiva's Completed Build: Render machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

No, its the H80, but i shall assume that the sites scanned have no price data for the H80 and hides its listing unless you tick the box to show the items with no price data. So OP added the next closest thing

Comment reply on davidleiva's Completed Build: Render machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

A nice system, but what mae you go for the Hitachi drives? I can't see the value for the price paid, you would have been much better with a stack of barracudas and much much cheaper ($125ec for 3TBs)

Comment reply on davidleiva's Completed Build: Render machine

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I'll think you'll find that is actually an office..

Comment reply on lutzee's Completed Build: "Beast" Cydonia Minecraft Server

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Skype is terrible, and teamspeak.com

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