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lolpwnd31

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    lolpwnd31 reacted to Moress in h110i gt, a bit confused??   
    This depends on whom you ask. A lot of directions say to plug them into the motherboard since the pump will request the max power anyway, others say its best to plug it into the molex and make sure.

    I say plug it into the board and if your temps are too high then get a molex adapter, since a slow pump won't fry your chip, it'll simply not cool it as effectively.
  2. Agree
    lolpwnd31 reacted to DrMikeNZ in h110i gt, a bit confused??   
    It depends on your motherboard. Some motherboards have a dedicated pump header for these.
     
    If you use a fan header on the motherboard you want to ensure that your motherboard isn't trying to lower voltages to control fan speeds for that header.
  3. Funny
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from STRMfrmXMN in Best build for under $1300   
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    lolpwnd31 reacted to HKZeroFive in Best build for under $1300   
    Assuming no peripherals and OS are needed:
     
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($233.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.50 @ Newegg) 
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($104.59 @ Newegg) 
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($74.99 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($86.88 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.77 @ OutletPC) 
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($577.50 @ Newegg) 
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.99 @ NCIX US) 
    Total: $1296.20

    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-17 23:48 EDT-0400
  5. Agree
    lolpwnd31 reacted to quan289 in Bad PSU   
    Like most brands, EVGA has multiple of lineups with a wide range of quality to match the segment that it is catered to. They have some mediocre units (W1) and they have some excellent units (G2).
  6. Agree
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from STRMfrmXMN in Bad PSU   
    Not much. Just do some research for the PSU you want to pick. Seasonic, XFX, and EVGA is good from what I've heard
  7. Informative
    lolpwnd31 reacted to Noyu in Cherry MX equivalent to Romer G?   
    I don't have experience with Cherry MX. But people say they feel like browns with a higher actuation point.
     
    For me they just feel like easier-to-actuate rubber domes.
     
    G910 Owner here.
  8. Informative
    lolpwnd31 reacted to JabroniBaloney in G710+?   
    I have one and love it. 
  9. Like
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from huilun02 in G710+?   
    I'm coming from a really bad membrane keyboard still using ps/2, and I feel like MX blue might be too hard. That's why I went for MX Brown. But I might try it before buying, I probably won't order online
  10. Informative
    lolpwnd31 reacted to Aytex in Cherry MX equivalent to Romer G?   
    Its like browns except with more oomph on the tactile bump than travel
  11. Informative
    lolpwnd31 reacted to ANewFace in Cherry MX equivalent to Romer G?   
    Eh, it would say like a MX brown with the actuation force of a MX Red, there really isn't any strait comparison.
  12. Funny
    lolpwnd31 reacted to Bigheart in What do Cherry MX red/all mechanical keyboards feel like compared to membrane keyboards?   
    do you know that feeling when you take a poop and the water splashes on you butt? that is how a membrane keyboard feels. 
    do you know that feeling when you are removing the plastic wrap on a sweet new graphics card? that is what a cherry mx red feels like. 
  13. Agree
    lolpwnd31 reacted to HKZeroFive in $2,000AUD budget first pc build.   
    Right off the bat, you have a 280mm AIO for a non-K series CPU, meaning it's pointless to have $200 cooler for a CPU you cannot overclock.
     
    Get rid of the Hybrid SSHD and stick with a normal HDD and SSD combo instead.
     
    Sounds like you're spending not enough on the GPU. A $2200 AUD build with a GTX 960 tells me that you're putting money in the wrong places.
     
    Let me conjure up a build.
     
    Voila:
     
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
     
    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($495.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($309.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($108.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($225.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($509.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Total: $2178.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-06 00:55 AEST+1000
     
  14. Agree
    lolpwnd31 reacted to UnlimitedTMD in New Computer   
    looks pretty decent, but if you`re not going to render you`ll get around with an i5. 
    Would be better to go with a better PSU, like XFX, Seasonic or EVGA G/P2. 
     
  15. Agree
    lolpwnd31 reacted to HPWebcamAble in Help me build my rig   
    No room in this budget for SSD, unfortunately.
     
    Reworked that a bit: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QnJpdC
    8 cores (4 + hyper threading) but less ram
  16. Agree
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from HPWebcamAble in Help me build my rig   
    oh shoot, two monitors too?
    for $950 I don't think you'll fare well for graphic design and video editing
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    lolpwnd31 reacted to KRC1023 in Best Build for Learning to build?   
    Oh god. No one ever buy that power supply. It's a fire hazard and there's a good possibility it will fail to protect your system. Get a Corsair CX-series even, would be better than that. Also, there's no reason at all to get the G3258 and put it in that mobo, you can't overclock in that board. Get the G3250. It's the same but not unlocked.
    Edit: Also nuke that motherboard. There's a gigabyte one that price too that won't be crappy.
    Edit again: In this day and age there's no excuse for not running an SSD either. They are cheap and will massively improve your speed. Get whatever 120GB one you can find for cheapest. Sandisk has one for $45.
  18. Agree
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from WARCorporation in Is this Desktop good under 2000$?   
    $2k screams an i7 and a gtx 980ti, even with a monitor and keyboard
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    lolpwnd31 reacted to Starelementpoke in Budget System   
    Here:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/mYvzzy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/mYvzzy/by_merchant/
    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£259.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£86.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (£59.14 @ More Computers) 
    Storage: Crucial BX100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£49.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£37.98 @ Novatech) 
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card  (£249.98 @ Novatech) 
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£70.97 @ Amazon UK) 
    Total: £845.03
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-12 00:17 GMT+0000
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    lolpwnd31 reacted to byalexandr in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    Current Stage:
     



     
     
     
    Here's an edit :
    If you're new to this build log, I've made a quite few changes from the original design, and the information below is somewhat irrelevant to the current stage of the build. However, I spent a lot of time typing it up so I'd like to keep it there just for some context on how this build developed as time went on. Feel free to read, or not. Anyway, this build is based in a super tiny 6.2L chassis, that partly originates from my old Silverstone SG05. If you're a car guy at all and know what a certain (quite popular) 6.2L V8 engine is, then you'll know why I named this PC after it (and if you still can't tell, it's named after the LS3 6.2L V8 engine). And another note, some progress updates may say 5.5L instead of 6.2L, and that is due partly to my laziness to change it and due to it originally being 5.5L in size. Besides that, there's not much else. I hope you enjoy the build log as much as I do, thanks for taking a look.
     
    Slightly outdated information, but read if you want to:
    Hello everyone and welcome!
     
    I've been teasing for a while now that I will be building a 5.5L, completely hand made, mini ITX chassis that still packs a punch in terms of hardware, and the time has finally come.
     
    You may be asking yourself, "What's the big deal? People build their own chassis all the time!" Well I'm here to tell you, as the SFF guy here on LTT, that not only am I scratch building my own case (and doing it without the aid of machinery) but I am also setting, what I believe, is a new standard in Small Form Factor computing. Your average 'SFF' case on the market comes to a total internal volume of anywhere from 9-16L, while some go even as far to be 7.25L like the Dan Case A4, but this custom chassis allows for a total internal volume of just under 5.5L, 5.48L to be exact. To accomplish this feat, I had to use a very specific set of hardware, and the case will only accept a slightly broader range of components that are similar, which can be considered a downside if not for cards like the R9 Nano and boards like the X99E-ITX from AsRock.
     
    Anyway, onto the build. First the first update or two I won't actually begin construction of the case just yet, as I am missing a print out of the template (that's also a single sheet as to make the cutting process clean and simple) and I cannot begin cutting the sheet metal without it. In the mean time, I will discuss my design philosophy, component choice and future plans.
     
    Design:
    The overall idea of this chassis was not only to use small components that take advantage of the space saving measures that component manufacturers have put in place, but also to make these components as space efficient and as compact as possible, without wasting any space. In fact, any space left is very much needed for cable management, making use of every cubic centimeter.
     
    To achieve this, I kept the components in the best place, based on their size and shape. Things like the PSU sit above the GPU to take up otherwise empty space, and things like necessary additional length for the PCI-E power connector allow for things like a 120mm fan, and so on. I kept a basic idea of what I wanted in my head, and slowly revised it and refined it until it becomes a workable project.
     
    Starting out with the frame, I decided to keep it simple, and make the entire frame (or at least most of it) from a single sheet of zinc-plated 22 gauge steel. After careful measurements and painstakingly slow trial and error, I came up with what appears to be a working chassis layout, so I can simply lay it on the steel and cut away, then bend it up into it's shape. Here is a screenshot of the work I've done on the frame:
     

     
    And once folded up it should come out looking similar to this, with the rest of the sides being held in place by extruded aluminum cross members (keep in mind that this drawing is an early revision of the chassis and it may be a bit different than the template I showed above):
     

     
    And although I do not yet have a finalized version of the exterior panels, I have this concept in mind (which you are more than welcome to improve upon if you have an idea that looks good). It uses thick anodized aluminum panels and a nice high quality gloss black wire mesh to give it an industrial but classy look:
     

     
    And that's about it for design right now, I will of course be improving things as the build moves forward, but other than that, I think it's time for component choice.
     
    Components:
     
    This rig will actually be using all of the parts (plus a couple of new ones) from my current build, which is in a Silverstone SG13B-Q. That includes the following:
     
    Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual Core Processor
    AsRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX Motherboard
    AData Premier 16GB DDR3-1600MHz (2x8GB) Memory
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive
    Sapphire Radeon R9 380 2GB ITX Compact Graphics Card
    Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX 80+ Bronze Power Supply
    Cooler Master Blade Master 120mm PWM Fan
     
    For a detailed list as well as places to purchase these, you can take a look at my PCPartPicker list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nr2C3C
     
    Future upgrades are as following:
     
    Xeon E3-1231v3
    Noctua NH-L9i -or- Silverstone AR06
    Custom RAM Heatsinks
    Sapphire Radeon R9 Nano -or- AMD's Upcoming Flagship Polaris Card
    Scythe Gentle Typhoon
     
    And what's a component list without some sexy photos?
     




     
    Alright! Well that's it for now, the build process of the chassis should be starting within a few days as I finalize any templates and get everything printed and ready to go. I hope you all enjoy the build log as much as I am going to, and please feel free to follow this build log if you'd like updates on the progress of this insane chassis. More updates to come!
     
    Thanks, @byalexandr
     
     
     
  21. Funny
    lolpwnd31 got a reaction from byalexandr in LS3 - The 6.2L Mini ITX Gaming Machine   
    My teachers have REALLY SLOW but REALLY tiny PCs that look like they're 10 in tall and 2 in wide. o_O
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