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Comment reply on quitaqlip's Completed Build: Stealth Gaming Rig - My First Build

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Kudos to you for sticking with the build to the end. Sliger will release a console style case called the Conswole which is set to release in December. Have a look at it here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/console-and-conswole-entry-level-2-slot-and-3-slot-console-cases.11539/post-171709 (second from the right). The thread for it is here: https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/console-and-conswole-entry-level-2-slot-and-3-slot-console-cases.11539/ Hope to see you around the forums regardless.

Comment reply on l3eans's Completed Build: Porta ITX

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

The SGPC K77. It can be found on TaoBao and AliEpxress

Comment reply on spawn01's Completed Build: "Some Assembly Required"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see Geeek get some more love. This build came together really well. A+

Comment reply on LouisC96's Completed Build: To Kill a PS4

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done OP and thank you for bringing that wonderful hack/mod to my attention for the SFF build that I'm planning. How are you finding the Magicforce 68?

Comment reply on LouisC96's Completed Build: To Kill a PS4

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done OP and thank you for bringing that wonderful hack/mod to my attention for the SFF build that I'm planning.

Comment reply on spitofland's Completed Build: Portable Mid-Level Gamer - Mark 2

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you considered trying, Solus, Arch, or Ubuntu as well?

Comment reply on naushad786's Completed Build: Habib Albi (Love Of My Heart)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

OP == Over Powered

Comment reply on ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your choice and reasoning!

Comment reply on ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Used hardware is like that unfortunately. Going with an ITX 1050Ti for the build in the Skyreach 4 Mini?

Comment reply on ryo4ever's Completed Build: Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Back to back featured SFF builds?! Well done on this excellent build ryo4ever. Looking forward to your NFC S4 Mini (you ordered from NFC Systems directly or via SFFLAB?) build next year.

Comment reply on NilsN's Completed Build: Aesthetic (Scratch Build)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah understood.

Comment reply on NilsN's Completed Build: Aesthetic (Scratch Build)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work. I really enjoyed the balance of form and functionality in the case's design. There are various ways that you can add to the design. For example:
1 Use a SFX power supply which allow for a smaller case and less material used
2 Use two 80mm fans instead of one 120mm fan at the rear
3 Use a top-down cooler which will cool the chipset and VRMs as well Aside from that, bravo!

Comment reply on stevoisboss's Completed Build: My Linux HTPC Form Factor Build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see people expanding their horizons and repurposing older hardware. Solus Project is a refreshing take on the idea of a desktop Linux distro. For learning server side, your best operating systems will be Debian, CentOS, and FreeBSD. Void Linux and Arch Linux are good for learning about the newest versions of the various software for servers.

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this. On a forum that I frequent, we make fun of the NZXT Manta for how ridiculous it is. Meanwhile, there are actual SFF cases such as the NFC Systems S4 Mini and Kimera Industries Cerberus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gnu+Linux CVE-2016-10156 vulnerability looks terrible."

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That is with systemd, not Linux. systemd is an init system, not the kernel. Two different things entirely. systemd can be replaced, with OpenRC, nosh, runit, etc. if you so please. Distros such as Void Linux make use of such alternatives.

Comment reply on tomotron89's Completed Build: 3D Designer/Animator Workstation

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe what @RXWX is alluding to is, "How much VRAM is used when rendering your average scene?".

Comment reply on brainstormplatform's Completed Build: 2016 Skylake Build for Schoolwork, Programming, & Media Editing

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is excellently suited for your tasks. To push that i5 even further (my jaw dropped at reading about that 5.0 GHz overclock), you could go for either the H7 or H5. I also agree with Bartendalot's recommendation of a SSD IF your tasks will not require higher read/write speeds than SATA 6Gb/s will give you.

Thank you for sharing this build and for introducing us to Logisim. (you can find the 7400 series library here if you need it) I took a look around and found a few alternatives:

There are also two successors:

Your ThinkPad T410 should not have been doing that. Have you opened it up and cleaned it out thoroughly and applied new thermal paste? The Hardware Maintenance Manual for your T410 will help immensely with the task. I have a ThinkPad X200s and even pushing the system to its absolute limits with Opera (over two dozen tabs), SoundNode, FreeCAD, and mpv (streaming a source quality stream from Twitch), it never exhibited those symptoms.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Changes to the build guides index"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The Build Guide solution, while heavy-handed, was needed. I believe bringing further attention to the forums and the ability to save partslists instead of the small link in the mainbar, will solve much of the issue going forward. Perhaps an "Ask for help" button on the partslist page that brings you to the "New Topic" page (under Part List Opinions Wanted) with the partslist already inserted into the message box? Along with the partslist, why not add a set of questions for the user to answer about their build which will help others help them?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Moved: Please add Linux and BSD."

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree on this. I believe the best thing would be to have a master list and break it down into, Desktop, Server, and CLI categories. Under BSD, DragonflyBSD, NetBSD, PC-BSD, and GhostBSD should be added.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which linux distros"

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes they would. You are better off with either Ubuntu or better yet, Xubuntu (lighter on resources).

Comment reply on jvb93's Completed Build: The Toaster

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't you mean the Modi 2?

Comment reply on jvb93's Completed Build: The Toaster

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for that Schiit Audio Magni.

Comment reply on thebrave's Completed Build: Capable Office build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Why use such a large case to house so few components? Going down to a Mini-ITX motherboard and Mini-ITX Desktop case would have saved space and energy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newish Linux User"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help and if you need any more, don't hesitate to PM me. Be sure to read up on here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners%27_guide and here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide first though. Here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_page has a good list of other topics to look into.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Linux User"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Linux Mint

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Linux distribution guide"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would also add that Arch and Gentoo are good if you are willing to learn how to get the most performance and/or battery life out of your machines. Do not forget to add Window Managers as listed here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/window_manager

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newish Linux User"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Office suite: LibreOffice Video editing: Blender or OpenShot Games: Xonotic, Urban Terror, Super Tux Kart, ToRcS, etc.

As for distros, that is the wide open question. I personally use Arch Linux because in using it, I learned a lot above my machines and how to get the most out of them. Feliz Linux (Arch Linux with a custom installer) is a good one along with Chakra. Linux Mint (based off of Ubuntu) is another good choice and one that I normally use unless I know that the person can handle maintaining an Arch Linux setup. Unless you give us an idea of which distros you tried and what you liked or disliked about, we cannot help you much there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Third Monitor Question"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you use them for. At one time, I used four monitors: One for communication; One for viewing; One for creating; and One for overflow form the previous three (which happened a lot).

Comment reply on unicykle's Completed Build: The Sneaky Lounge Lizard?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

You're exactly right, I wanted it to be a home theater first, everything else was second or third tier - in reality, the sound card got picked first and the rest followed.

Excellent philosophy. :)

I'd have to spend a fair whack more to be happy I think.

I agree.

Comment reply on unicykle's Completed Build: The Sneaky Lounge Lizard?

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

This is an beautiful and refreshing build that had me go off on a research binge on that sound card.

Friend: "You were supposed to see how the ML08 fits you build, not go off looking at audio hardware." Me: "This build is different. It speaks to me in a way that others have not." Friend: "It speaks to you." Me: "Yes." Friend: "What is it saying now?" Me: "That you think I'm crazy." Friend: "Darn right I do." Me: "So you agree that I can converse with pictures of machines?" Friend: "Shut up."

Anyways, I do find this build refreshing in that it focuses more on the Home Theatre aspect of a HTPC: media playback. When I looked at the pictures, I first thought we all were being trolled. I then thought it looked similar to set-top box with those RCA output. Very unique.

As for the DAC, you could have gone for either an ODAC by JDS Labs or a Schiit Audio Modi 2 Uber. But then you would not have such a unique build.

Bravo on this build and being true to yourself!

Comment reply on unicykle's Completed Build: The Sneaky Lounge Lizard?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It depends on the quality of the music that you are playing (the mastering and file quality matter here) as well as the output components (headphones and speakers/subwoofers).

There is no one guide to computer audio. These four may help:

http://www.audiostream.com/content/getting-started-computer-audio-part-1-hardware

http://www.audiostream.com/content/getting-started-computer-audio-part-2-software

http://www.audiostream.com/comment/502598#comment-502598

http://www.audiostream.com/content/getting-started-computer-audio-part-3-music

With that said, without knowing if you want to go with headphones, speakers, or both; are on Linux, OS X, or Windows; know what quality your music files are (MP3 or FLAC for example); or want to use the audio output from the motherboard or go with a DAC and an AMP; neither unicykle, myself, or others can help you make the right decisions for you.

Comment reply on DexterW's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide "Dellroy" READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the spirit! Keep on building!

Comment reply on DexterW's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide "Dellroy" READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The site uses Github flavored markdown.

Comment reply on phdpepper's Completed Build: Whats this, a gaming PC for ants?!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw this over on the OCN forums. Looks great and the ingenuity in your build belies your creativity.

Comment reply on DexterW's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide "Dellroy" READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Do not give up hope. There is still the random draw. Even if you do not win, you still have that dream build to inspire and motivate you.

Comment reply on DexterW's Build Guide: MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide "Dellroy" READ FOR IMPORTANT INFO!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

According to the contest page, you need to have a Z170A GAMING motherboard in your parts list. https://www.facebook.com/MSI.ComputerUS/app/228910107186452/

Comment reply on ActuallyImJerome's Build Guide: The Cheapest Usable FULL-SETUP Windows-Based PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies. I missed that when I first read the title.

Comment reply on TheBuildersGuide's Build Guide: 4K Skylake PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on theblondemonkey's Build Guide: £900/$1300 Full Gaming Setup

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on PC_GUY1's Build Guide: My First Build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on yahia.shkokany's Build Guide: Red in Black Bulldozer

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is a completed build, please post it along with pictures of it in the Completed Builds section

Comment reply on Oppaii's Build Guide: Custom build

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on iBeyondAverage's Build Guide: $525 Gaming/School Work PC Build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on Begerown's Build Guide: First Build, Need Help and Recommendations

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

Comment reply on UnbiasedConsumer's Build Guide: Xbox sized console killer

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You cannot swap out the 860K for a FX-6300 as no AM3+ socket motherboard will fit the case.

Comment reply on Adin4's Build Guide: MY First Build - Need Opinions

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

When asking for help or opinions on a part list, please create a thread in the Part List Opinions Wanted forum and post it there.

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