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Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I am pretty sure it only came with one. However, as I said in another comment, if you are looking for high cooling potential, don't buy this case.. Anything with more heat output than this build will be pushing it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 9 3900x Cooler"

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

+1

I would recommend looking into the Fuma over the Mugen 5 for the 3900X though. It will stay cooler and quieter on a 105W CPU.

The one advantage the Mugen 5 will have over the Fuma is that it will fit 99% of motherboards without any clearance issues at all. The Fuma will probably interfere with your memory modules, so you will have to place the front fan up a bit (or put it on the back if you're only going 2 fans). Even with the potential clearance issue, I would recommend the Fuma over the Mugen 5 for 90% of scenarios involving 105W TDP. At 105W, you're looking at a 1-2 degree difference, but once PPT is considered, you're looking at around 5-6 degrees lower on the Fuma as the Mugen starts having dissipation issues that more/stronger fans can't really fix. The heat soak difference between the two is made even more apparent after hours of high usage, something that reviewers don't talk about since they simply don't have the time to test multiple coolers for hours on end.

Either way, you can't go wrong with either of them.

PS: I have a Mugen 5 on my 2600X and I love it. I use Scythe on many of my customer builds, the Mugen 5 probably being my overall favorite.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Next Intel?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Expect a Gamescom announcement (20-24 August).

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

My only complaints are that it's small, even for a micro ATX case, so don't plan on stuffing a bunch of stuff inside it like I did. Also, the airflow is mediocre, so if you are looking for silence or need max airflow, look elsewhere.

All in all, it's a good case and I am happy with it, but it's probably better suited towards a low-medium build. If I were to build this same computer and keep it microATX, I would have forgone the neat LED angular front panel in lieu of a full mesh design like a Fractal Meshify, Thermaltake V21/H15/H18, Corsair 240, etc..

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Fumei - Customer Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to disagree or agree with that statement because it was purchased with the intent to support a mid-tier non-K CPU build, so most of the features that are expected of a 'Z' board are not, and probably won't be used unless the client decides to go for a 9700/9900K this summer (which he may). So until then, all I can say is that it's an excellent board for a 9400F, but much more than that, I don't have an answer for you. Sorry :(

Comment reply on alpem_warrior's Completed Build: 650 € AMD budget build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredibly tidy and excellent performance for the price.

Very well done.

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could this be profitable?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I cut my half acre lot with a push mower in 40 minutes and the local neighborhood kid charges $35 (25 for front, 10 for back) and I gladly pay him when I am out of town because he does a damn good job. The local professional lawn cutting services charge $50 and of course they do a better job, but it's not $15 of a better job.

Basically what I am saying is, $10 an hour is too low for a service like lawn mowing. Get yourself a good push mower and keep the blade sharp and you can clear $500 a week if you cut straight lines and clean up after yourself.

Best of luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headphones"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't beat these for the money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC flexes"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it me or...."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Coincidence.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it me or...."

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently refurb'd an i5-750/GTX 750Ti. Is that what you mean by having similar numbers?

Comment reply on NateGZ's Completed Build: PC Flipping - i5 3570k/GTX 980ti 6GB

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Not everyone knows how or is willing to learn how to build their own PC. Same with fixing cars or really anything for that matter.. I sell similarly spec'd PCs as this for $7-750 regularly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any songs you've been groovin' to lately?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 6 points

Darude - Sandstorm

Comment reply on Rytech's Completed Build: My First PC Build With my Dad

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Peel that Intel sticker off the white background and then put it on the case.

+1

Comment reply on mshagg's Completed Build: Taichi-themed Tower 900

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, this is simply incredible.

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "would like some recommendations for a new cooler"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler FSP Group - Windale 6 60 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $51.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - Ninja 5 43.03 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $257.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-25 14:01 EDT-0400

There are many more that would do the job, but these are my overall favorites based on personal experience.

Comment reply on ChaosBlade's Completed Build: 7740X Overclocking test Bench

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

VRMs and RAM are getting hot

Pulls out box of random fans

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What keeps you coming to this site?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

I often get into debates/discussions/arguments (about PC tech) and it keeps me sharp. By doing this, I often learn new perspectives or viewpoints that I hadn't considered before.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu for for 3d animation and rendering?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 0 points

Cool story bro. A $250 GPU would outperform the $1800 CPU you suggested in Blender.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What does your build look like?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cpu for for 3d animation and rendering?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird that people are giving you recommendations without asking what application you intend to use.

Anyways... What application(s) are you wanting to use for your rendering? What type of budget do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "680x Question"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So as I understand it (hopefully someone will verify), the Lighting node has two channels, so you will be able to hook up two Commanders to it and then 6 fans to each Commander. Since that case only comes with one Commander, and you will have a total of 8 fans, you would need another Commander Pro which would allow you a total of 12 fans.

Also, not that you asked, but I noticed you have a 9400F in an otherwise potentially powerful and expensive build. I would highly recommend springing for a minimum of a 9600K or depending on your cash flow, a 9700K/9900K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "680x Question"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I built in a 680X about a month ago and if my memory serves me correctly, it comes with a Node Pro with 6 total connections, so you will be able to add 3 more RGB fans without buying another node.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So...how real is this?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 6 points

Let me answer your question with a question.

Do you think businesses advertise to make money or to give money away?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which CPU should I get along with a 1080 TI?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there any underrated CPU I may not be aware of that compliments the 1080 TI?

Yea, the 9400F.

Unless you plan on overclocking and/or doing heavy CPU workloads, keep the 9400F for a while longer.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank Man. The intention with the lighting was modesty, but also, dynamic. I wanted to have full control of the lighting without paying an arm and a leg.

And yes, the way the lighting catches the heat tubes was completely incidental but it's honestly one of my favorite parts of the build.. The pictures/video can't capture just how neat it really looks.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I am glad you like the build. The monochrome theme was definitely what I was going for as it would look good with any color I threw at it.

As for your questions

  • Download "Thaiphoon Burner". It will tell you everything there is to know about your memory.
  • Cable management is all about patience, planning, and practice.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine ran at the rated speeds out of the box. Ever since Agesa 1.0.0.6 came out a few months ago, most memory issues should be sorted out.

You can use a program called "Thaiphoon Burner" to discover what die your memory uses. If you get lucky like my friend, you can find a set that was made before the B-die craze (his were manufactured last summer). He bought them from a local PC store that probably had them on the shelf for 6 months which is why they had B-die.. Buying from a store like Newegg or another store that has fast turnover on parts, you will probably won't find B-die as Team is mostly likely using them in their faster kits.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

From what people have found so far, yea. Although, it wouldn't surprise me if there were a dozen more people with 20+ builds and they just aren't active on the forums anymore. If this site existed 10 years ago and I wasn't lazy, I would have close to 1000, lol.

Phillip could probably look in the DB and find this answer out for us in 10 seconds.

Comment reply on Khaosix's Completed Build: Phantasma! - Personal Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks buddy. I'll be looking for your build soon. Good luck on your finals!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

22 ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sanity Check - Build for Friend"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

With a 2600 mildly OC'd and an RX 580, you are looking at closer to 350-360W while full load gaming which would be about 80% of the PSU rated wattage. This would be perfectly fine IMO if it were a better quality PSU, but 80% load for 6-8 hour sessions will degrade the PSU faster. Am I being overly cautions? Yes. Would it probably be fine? Also yes..

Dollar for Dollar performance (@1080p) assuming the RX 580 is $170 and the GTX 1660 is $220, the 1660 actually has better price to performance ratio.. So since your RX 580 is $180, the 1660 is even more of a winner. Source.

EDIT: The power consumption I was looking at was misconstrued using old data. With the current PSU, you are looking at 70% load. While that is still fine, I would still recommend going up to a 550 which will put the load closer to 50% which will give it peak efficiency and longevity.. But as I said above, it will probably be fine anyways, I am just overly cautious, especially when we are talking about $10.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sanity Check - Build for Friend"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not going to post a parts list like most people will but I will say this.

  • Ditch the RGB Memory and get 3200MHz while saving $20
  • Ditch the RX 580 and use the $20 from memory to buy a GTX 1660
  • You can save some money on the case if there is something cheaper that he still likes the looks of
  • 450W is cutting it super slim with an RX 580/R5 2600. If you do go with a 1660 like I mentioned, 450 would be ok.
  • Is BluRay burner necessary? If so, that's fine, just re-evaluate that.. $50 is a lot for an optical on a budget build (maybe something to be added later)

If you want, I would be more than happy to put a build together for you for <$1000, but I think your build already looks good, just needs some tweaks.

PS: Are you near a Microcenter?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELPPPP GTX1080 R5-2600 16GBram @3200mhz. LOW FPS"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

R6 on Ultra with a 2160x1080 monitor at 100+ FPS on a GTX 1060 is actually very good.

That monitor is pushing about 11% more pixels than a standard 1080p monitor and running at 1080p on Ultra, a nicely clocked GTX 1060 will get 120+ (example from TPU). So with that being said, since you are pushing 11% more pixels than standard 1080p and you are still getting 100-110 means that you are very much where you should be.

Edit: Thanks to Zerk, I see now that you have a 1080 and I read your post wrong. With that being said, go into the graphics settings of R6 and set them to the "ultra" preset (don't change anything else), apply, and then run the benchmark and let me know the results.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been meaning to ask you.. What fans are on the front/back of that D14? Also, do you see an improvement in temperature? I'd imagine the cooler design becomes the bottleneck long before airflow..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I keep this build or sell it?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Your current build is significantly better.

If I were you, I would sell the first build and upgrade your primary build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

A lot of people boost their build number by doing "upgrades". I remember one kid (banned now), but he had like 40 builds and half of them were prebuilts that he added a stick of memory or an SSD to and the other half were his of his computer that he made a new build for every time he added as little as a fan to it.

PS: I am not talking about Vairfoley when I say "a lot of people". Each on of his revisions of "Remachine" are very much different.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I have pictures/invoices for probably 100 more, but most of them are boring and I don't want to do the write ups.

With that being said,

PS: I am about to upload another one when I get home.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Notre Dame on fire"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Not confirmed yet, but they think it was a torch/welder/etc being used during restoration/construction.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Notre Dame on fire"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

In America, I would honestly say the only comparable thing would be if the White House or Capital Building caught on fire..

Comment reply on PrezCarter's Completed Build: (Updated!) 13 Year Old's 2nd Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely incredible build and nice choice in wallpaper! This is my setup at work, lol.

+1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to the forum and to PCs. Need some help figuring out my build."

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

For this build you will need to plug in the following

  • MB (24 pins)
  • CPU (8 pins)
  • SATA2 (6 pins) - Cable with flat plugs with (not hexagon shaped ones)
  • VGA3 (8 pins)

If you're still struggling with this around 8PM CST time, PM me and I will give you my Discord and me and me and my friends will help you out with video/audio/text chat. Whatever you're comfortable with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to the forum and to PCs. Need some help figuring out my build."

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

First off, yes, clean the thermal paste off. Get the excess off with a cloth and then use a tiny bit of alcohol on a qtip/cotton ball to clean the cooler and top of the CPU (make sure you're not slopping alcohol all over the place)

This is how I would build your system

  1. Install CPU/RAM in Motherboard - follow motherboard guide to get RAM in correct slots
  2. Install Motherboard into case - don't forget to install the IO shield first
  3. Install the PSU and plug cables you will use into the PSU - not into the devices yet
  4. Install the water cooling - fresh pea sized paste in the center of CPU
  5. Install SSD
  6. Install front headers - USB, Power Switch, etc
  7. Install any chassis fans that you wan't on motherboard headers
  8. Install GPU
  9. Plug power cables into devices
  10. Power on test
  11. Cable management
  12. Close case up forever - hopefully

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Changing from Intel to AMD (specifications inside)"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing a major platform change like that will absolutely kill your license IF it's an OEM key. However, if you have a Retail key, it should work on the new system.

Also, as pcbldragain said, you can get a key reader like Magical Jelly Bean and pull the key (assuming it was legit in the first place) and try it on the new install. Best case scenario, it works perfectly. Worst case scenario, you will still have a working Windows 10 but with a watermark and a few reduced functions until you purchase a new key.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Off topic about IT Certification"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Asking what cert you should get because you want to get into IT would be like saying "I want to do stuff, how should I proceed?"

Well, what are you interested in doing? Where do you work? What do they do there? What would you be doing there if you got hired?

It all depends on what you want to do in IT and where you want to do it that will determine your Certification path.

PS: I am going to be "that guy" and tell you that Comptia A+ is a waste of time. Every "PC enthusiast" thinks A+ is the holy grail but any employer looking for IT tech support outside of a local family run PC repair shop is going to want you to have a minimum of Security+ instead/addition to A+.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Ryzen 2600X best CPU Cooler?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Over the last few years of building/research, these are my favorite air coolers. They all perform very similarly so it really comes down to what you're looking for in terms of aesthetics.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $79.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler FSP Group - Windale 6 60 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - FUMA Rev.B 79 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $51.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe - Ninja 5 43.03 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $377.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-11 10:28 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Ryzen 2600X best CPU Cooler?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't compare those two.. One is $60 and one is $100+

What sort of budget are you looking at? What's the rest of your build look like? Are you wanting to OC? Or are you just looking for something to keep it cool using XFR/PBO?

Comment reply on thorkon77's Completed Build: 8-Bit Black Mage (A build from 11 years ago!)

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

As soon as I saw this, I knew it was you. I started following you on YT shortly after you posted the video on how you made this guy.. I felt like I woke up in 2008 when I got on PCPP and saw this was the featured build, lol.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opposition You Respect"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Here is the picture of me and several other people re-enlisting (with my name blotted out of course). It's not a great shot, but it's the only decent picture I have. My friend had to sneak the picture because we weren't allowed have cameras without prior approval, lol.

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