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StrifeWolfe

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About StrifeWolfe

  • Title
    Junior Member
  • Birthday 1994-07-20

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  • Steam
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  • Origin
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  • Twitch.tv
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  • Twitter
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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Oklahoma
  • Interests
    Immersion gaming, live streaming, video games.
  • Occupation
    Student

System

  • CPU
    Intel I7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-I
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 16Gb (2x8Gb) 1866MHz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 980 Gaming Edition
  • Case
    Bitfenix Prodigy (White)
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 Pro SSD 128Gb + WD 4Tb Black HDD
  • PSU
    Bitfenix Fury 550w
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i + Noiseblocker Eloop PWM Fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Mad Catz R.A.T. TE
  • Sound
    Razer Kraken Forged + Razer Leviathan
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • PCPartPicker URL
  1. Vessel Username: StrifeWolfe Thrustmaster Warthog A10C - The best H.O.T.A.S. out there? https://www.vessel.com/videos/Yj4PbcgKj 5K Nvidia GeForce Titan X SLI Performance Benchmarks https://www.vessel.com/videos/JemZ8O7Hy
  2. Thank you both for the quick responses and useful advice. I am currently reading the thread that @soaringchicken linked. I didn't want to cheap out with components because I expect this to last me a while. I don't have unlimited funds, so building a new gaming rig every year or two hasn't been a very good economical choice. And I have other projects that I want to work on. The only thing I have to worry about now, is how I will route the tubing. I'm already set in terms of res above the pump, it's just a matter of how that's going to go from the top of the 2 bay drive cage, to CPU and then up to rad and back down to res. Also, should I use just the Primochill Bomb bottle, or should I add a kill coil as well. The aforementioned thread doesn't specify if one or the other, or both should be used. I'll be reading up a little bit more, but I'm going to start sketching out the loop and seeing how I want to do this.
  3. So I'm relatively new to water cooling. My only knowledge of the subject is limited to my H100i, which I outright hate. Was it good when I got it about a year or two ago, yes. It has since been a pain. The stock fans were junked immediately because of coil whine, Corsair Link is just plain stupid and under-supported, it now sounds like there's air in the supposedly closed loop, and the idle temps are about 35C at stock clock with a 4790k and 45C idle at 4.6GHz @ 1.3V. But that's besides the point, long story short, I want to get rid of it for something that performs better. Long story, not so short. I recently emailed a guy over at FrozenCPU because I ordered my two NB Eloop fans and from there. I told him what I'm looking for, what my restraints are, and he sent me over a list of suggested parts. Now I want someone(s) else to weigh in on this. My completed build can be seen here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/zw6XsY And here's the list of suggested parts for my setup: Rad: XSPC AX240 Dual 120mm Radiator w/ Aluminum Enclosure - White Res/Pump: EK DDC X-RES Top 100 w/ 3.2 PWM Pump (EK-XRES 100 DDC 3.2 PWM (incl. pump)) Tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8"ID x 5/8" OD - 10ft Retail Pack - Bloodshed Red (PFLEXA10-58-R) w/ Free Sys Prep Fittings: Bitspower G1/4 Thread 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD Compression Fitting - Carbon Black (BP-CBCPF-CC3) CPU WB: Swiftech Apogee XL Extreme Performance Universal CPU Waterblock - Acetal (Intel / AMD) Water: Alphacool Ultra Pure Water - 1000mL I'd also need a fan controller to run the pump, and rad fans from one PWM header. Because right now, I have the H100i connected to the CPU header and both E-Loops connected to the controller built into the block. I don't know if I should get rid of the rear exhaust fan and put a Y splitter in its place, or if I should run something like the NZXT Grid+ and connect all my fans to it. Keep in mind, this is a Mini-ITX Bitfenix Prodigy, so space is limited. I plan on completely disassembling it to do this upgrade, so I'll be able to do some better cable management when reassemabling, but space is limited. I don't want to add another radiator to the front. I don't want to take out the bottom drive cage because it keeps both the SSD and HDD secure. I don't want any fluids with dies or such because I don't want to have to worry about stuff like algae and the like. And the reason I chose the white rad is to tie it together with the rest of the build. I'm asking for advice because this would be my first foray into custom loop liquid cooling and it's on my personal machine that I use daily. So I don't want to end up with a brick, and I don't want to go wild with it. It's either I do this, or I just get a new AIO like the CM Glacer 240L.
  4. I already have a sweet Mini Itx Pc, but I've been wanting to build a computer for my girl friend, because her laptop is melting when we play Minecraft together. I do really like the look of that PSU, it looks awesome with those red vibration grommets.
  5. I'm can't decide between hyperventilating or shrieking like a school girl...
  6. Hey Linus and the gang! First, Linus, I've been watching your videos since I was a wee lad starting to stretch my nerd legs and I was first getting into computers. I've used your videos since then as a guide, like a teacher, to influence my part choices and buying decisions. As of right now, I'm sitting at my third custom built personal computer and for when I'm on the go I use a Razer Blade 14, because of your recommendation as the best gaming laptop, and I can do nothing but agree with you there. As for the rest of the guys, I've loved the content you put out, the ridiculous antics on Channel Super Fun make my day whenever I watch them and TechQuickie is fun to watch when I'm on the go. So, keep on keeping on. Love the videos, keep up the great work, here's a toast for another 1 million and plenty more years.
  7. I used the Corsair 1500v2 right now and I have no major complaints, they do what they need to do for their price.
  8. So I am in the process of updating my PC. Slowly but surely. Mainly waiting on things like Z97 and possibly if Nvidia is going to make any big releases in Q2. But as I go along, the one thing that I have to stare at almost every day, is my damn speakers. I use them a lot when I'm gaming on my own, which is mostly games like Skyrim, Metro, etc. I currently have Logitech LS21s, and I'm starting to notice all the bad things about them. I'm looking for something compact ( I have a big desk, but I like to keep it clean and I have plans on putting a ASUS ROG SWIFT on it) but with decent performance. I used to be a Bose guy, but I've moved on after experiencing a few other brands. And my budget for these isn't massive, because I'm going to be using them mainly for solo gameplay and music everything else I do with headphones. I like the Corsair SP2500s, the Audio Engine A5+ is out of my range, and I don't want wireless. So at this point I'm at Creative Labs, Logitech and those goofy looking Harmon Kardon Soundsticks. I'm open to all suggestions.
  9. I just built an I5 gaming rig, but oh, that extreme edition does sound tasty, MOAR POWER!!!
  10. I just built a new system, but, oh what the hell... MOAR POWER!!!
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