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Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best spec game this build could run?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say closer to 40-50fps in most cases at those settings. Crisis 3 would probably be in the 20-35fps range at max settings. Possibly lower.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Private Messages not showing as New Messages in Inbox"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

"Thanks for responding to this, because I just realized that you PM'd me XD"

my intent exactly ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Private Messages not showing as New Messages in Inbox"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

lol same problem on the pms but i do get most comment notifications. its defiantly a website issue.

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! and not entirely. I did manage to get it down about 10-15 degrees by applying better thermal compound. Before i was using the stock stuff that comes on the cooler. So defiantly invest in better compound. But in the 80s is still high for my liking. Not sure why. Corsair link tells me my rad temps are in the low 30s so i don't think its an actual rad cooling problem. My temps only get that high when i benchmark/stress test, so i think there might be a software bug thats ramping the cpu to hard or reading me the wrong temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP Please!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't quit tell from your case but if here are any bottom fan mounts, I would defiantly put fans down there as intakes (make sure the case is off the ground as to not suck in air; or if it has a dust filter that comes with the case, a few inches off the ground should be fine). Since heat rises, if you have any top mounted fans, I would put them as exhausts to help suck the hot air away from your CPU. That way your airflow is diagonal from the bottom front across your motherboard and CPU, and out the top.

Edit: if you can mount both fans and a rad on top, I would do a push pull configuration as an exhaust. If you push air in (intake) the hot air will rose back up to the rad and be forced back inside the case creating a lot more heat around the CPU and motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP Please!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a 1000w psu if you would like, but you can save money and get a 850w and I don't see any problems power wise. 2 140mm intake fans is defiantly not enough. Give me a few minutes too look at your case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP Please!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably get away with an 850w psu. That's what I got in mine. Plenty of power, I have my CPU slightly overclocked, I have crossfired 280x's that are overclocked, all of my fans are LED, and I have lots of LED lighting in my case that's all powered by my 850w PSU. And I still have room for upgrades. Silent fans are fans that run at lower rpm's since that's what makes them loud. A 120mm fan running at low rpm's is going to have a pretty low CFM meaning it won't have as good of airflow. If the case supports it, 140mm fans at the same rpm's will be quit and push more air. In my case I have 4 200mm fans pushing 100+CFM running at 700rpm. They push lots of air and are very quit. So if you can put bigger fans in there, it's a huge benefit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st time build list final list done."

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

In all honesty you don't really need an aftermarket cooler with an i3. Provided your case has decent airflow and the room the computer is going to be in isn't a sauna.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i have not changed any of my hardware...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i see what you mean, thats good. The only problem now is the 90 degree adapters since the ones linked are out of stock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

hey sorry for the late response, i noticed the pump/reservoir you put is a single pump meaning i would have to do one loop and not two...i think i'm going to go for the original dual pump reservoir. Also the 90degree adapters you have listed are out of stock...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st time build list final list done."

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

For a motherboard, i defiantly would recommend a more "well known" company such as asus, asrock, etc. i would defiantly look at either a 270 or a 270x for GPU. and again i would get more of a "name brand" on the memory such as corsair, g.skill, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for your opinions!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

id look towards corsair for a PSU and i would probably recommend a 270x GPU as well. Corsair also makes some good cases that look fairly similar. If not, NZXT makes some good mid towers too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

looks pretty good to me. The only thing i can think of is you may find times where you Graphics card becomes limited, but for the majority, you should be able to run at high/max settings with no lag. I used that CPU cooler prior to the one i have now, its good, a little loud though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP Please!"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

1000w power supply is a little much for what you have...the only other thing i can think of is the case fans you got are going to be pretty loud, but they move a good amount of air.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the better build? (660e Budget Gaming PC)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i defiantly would do better than an intel pentium dual core processor. 4gb of ram is low, i would at least do 8gb. And i believe you PSU was 430w or close? i would get upwards of 550w at least.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP ME I have no idea were to start and I have a budget of 800 for a gaming pc"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 on the Cooler and the Video Card. I ran a Hyper 212 evo before upgrading to an h100i. Currently still use two of those graphics cards. Run great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i currently have mine overclocked to 3.6 non boosted and 4.33 with boost. The only way i would sell the motherboard was if i had another to replace it...I'd probably want one with 3 pcie x16 slots and fit the color scheme. If i can find a good one for the price of my current motherboard or very close to it, i may consider selling it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

nice, and probably red since thats my build color. And i changed my case and color design after i replaced my case. When i first built the rig it was in a corsair 230t. I wasn't really going for looks, just building it to make sure it worked. I decided i needed more room so i rebuilt most of it and went for the red lighting/design in the Phantom. I reused the same mobo since there wasn't anything wrong with it and to save money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

no its ok, its hard helping someone when you don't have the computer right in front of you. Frankly, before, i would of been lost picking a GPU water block. Now i know what kind of terminal i need.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks. But for the terminal, this is what i mean (check picture).

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/23384/ex-blc-1685/EK_Terminal_Block_-_Dual_Serial_3-Slot_-_Black_Acetal_EK-FC_Terminal_DUAL_Serial_3-Slot.html

There are two pci slots between the pcie x16 slots.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

ok i really appreciate the help. I will look into some 90 degree adapters. It looks like the Motherboard waterblock that fits behind the GPU is actually designed to fit around a GPU from what i can tell. If you can find a dual 5.25" dual pump especially for less money that would be great. Its not like i have anything else to put in those slots anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

So there basically the same exact thing the only difference parts wise is the reservoir/pump. The dual pump reservoir allows for two seperate loops running off of one reservoir where as the other is a single loop correct? The only other things i would change are the tube color as well as the liquid color. Also the GPU terminal block would need to be a three slot (2.4") block not a two slot. But those are small things i can look into. And just to make sure, all the fittings, tubes, etc should fit together? That part list is everything i would need to make this work?

Edit: and a single 5.25" reservoir should hold plenty of liquid in it correct? or would two 5.25" single pump reservoirs be a better investment?

2nd edit: i don't think i can fit tubing behind the graphics cards to cool the motherboard. The GPU practically touches the top of it. I guess after opening the case and looking, once the current heatsink on the GPU is gone, there might be enough room. But its very tight.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure take your time. Everything on that original parts list looks good. Only things i would change are the tubing/liquid color and maybe the ram cooling blocks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like it would work. The only things i either don't get or want to comment on would be:

1- Does that loop include the ram or am i looking at it wrong? My RAM is G.Skill RipJaw so it already has huge heat sinks on it.

2- it looks like the top radiator output goes between the optical drive spot and the front of the case? I don't know if that would work. If it does maybe i just don't understand the graphic.

3- i don't quit get the tubing around the interior 140mm fan. From the graphic is looks a little messy. Again i most likely just don't understand it.

4- lastly as long as the temps of the liquid leaving the GPUs is cool enough to cool the CPU that should work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I see what your saying. As long as it performs as close to what a full coverage block would do and keep my temps low under full load i don't mind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't think the kraken g10 is compatible with the r9 280x. I'm sure someone has dealt with this before and knows a solution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid Cooling Parts List (First time Custom Loop)"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

alright thanks, any help is appreciated.

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

Just did a little digging on the h100i and this is what I found. My h100i is functioning presumably as it should. I check corsair link, pump is at 2000rpm and fans are around 1400rpm with an average temp for the cooler around 30 degrees Celsius. My CPU at idle is upper 30s to low 40s such as 37-42 ish. However as soon as I benchmark or stress test it, my temps however just under 100c. I checked corsair link while I was stress testing and the cooler temp only raised to around 32c (it did raise so it was doing something) but my CPU was as said almost 100. My pump was running at max on a six way rpm divider at 726 rpm and my fans maxed out at 1355. As I currently stare and curse at it to work, my h100i temp is 27.5c and my CPU temp is 39c. Is there a setting I'm missing or something? Any help is appreciated.

Comment reply on jmej75's Completed Build: Rookie's 1st time

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason you chose the corsair air series sp120 fans? They only have 37.9 CFM which is very little airflow. I assume it may be because of sound, but it's still relatively low air flow. Otherwise nice build +1

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought a samsung 840 evo 250gb and a samsung 840 pro series 128gb SSDs. Thanks for the suggestion. Looking for great things out of these drives.

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. Thinking about airflow, I defiantly want an exhaust near the top somewhere so I'm thinking of a 280mm on top and a 280mm on the bottom. If I do 280mm on top, it leaves a large gap for airflow exhaust on top as well as out the back through the 140mm.

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not really hot where I live. Around 70-80 degrees ferenheit. I'm assuming it has partly to do with the heat being generated by the GPUs and it rising up through the radiator. However I do agree there is something not quit right about 98 degrees Celsius at load. It possible that it may be a software related issue so I'm going to try and fix that. If not thanks for however have the suggestion of remounting the CPU block. If I can't figure it out software side I will defiantly try that.

Comment reply on mattias1172's Completed Build: The Project

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Mostly just cheaper.

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