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About HotDiggityDaffodil

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  • CPU
    i7 8700k @ 4.8Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    TridentZ RGB 16gb @ 3600mhz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid SLI
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    2x Transcend 480gb SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA BQ 850W
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i

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  1. This little guy made a single thread from the top of my tower, across my chair, to the couch behind it. It's about 5 feet long. I woke up early to edit some videos but spent almost an hour taking pictures of the spider instead. (Corsair waterblock and TridentZ RGB RAM out of focus in the background) Sorry for the clickbait title
  2. I left the RAM with the rainbow setting that comes out of the box, so the colors keep cycling through the whole color spectrum. The photos don't do it justice. In person it looks a lot nicer. Edit: added a video. 20180526_160951.mp4
  3. Amazing build! If you don't mind me asking, what cost more, the computer parts or the machinery to do the wood and metal work?
  4. They have their own controller, and it's not a very good one. You can control brightness, a few effects and choose from about 12 static colors, but there's no way to sync them with anything else. Personally, I was looking specifically for fans with RGB visible from both sides, (which are surpringly rare) because I wanted the option to use them either as intake or exhaust and still have everything match in the build. These fit what I want to do perfectly since they have a ring on each side. The cherry on top was the price, which is a third of the top brands.
  5. First of all, thank you for your service. (Second, former veteran? I thought veterans were veterans for life) The name came to me as I was writing the post, so I didn't really put any thought into it.
  6. Thanks! The second I clicked to buy the fans I was worried they would overwhelm the build, but they turned out very nicely. The controller has a brightness button, which I used to lower it to the minimum.
  7. Parts: Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Motherboard: Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 CPU: i7 8700K RAM: TridentZ RGB 3600Mhz (15-15-15-36) GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid SLI Cooling: Corsair H115i Push-Pull Storage: 2x Transcend 480Gb SSD & 1TB WB Blue PSU: EVGA 850BQ Accessories: CableMod Black Extensions, Cheapo Asiahorse RBG Case Fans, Fake Ikea Plant, Cheapo RGB Strip Comments: Cable and hose management were a bit of a pain in this case. By now it is well known that the PC-O11 Dynamic has some GPU clearance issues for tall cards with waterblocks. The FTW Hybrids were no different. At first, the hoses were pressing heavily against the glass and the panel ended up partially dettaching from the metal frame it's glued to. I removed the panel and the frame fell back into place, and since the glue was still sticky it held on pretty well. After a few hours worth of planning I was able to route the hoses in a way to minimize contact with the panel.
  8. I have the lastest bios. Asus boards are just better overall, and have better power delivery.
  9. Believe me, I deeply regret getting this Gigabyte board. I had a Strix Z270E before this, but I figure I'd give Gigabyte a try. Big mistake. Oh well.
  10. Yes! I thought either the chip was a dud or the motherboard was faulty, and I almost RMA'd both. Turns out that there is a lot of voltage and power options in the new Gigabyte motherboards, and the factory settings are not optimal.
  11. So I got an 8700K and a Z370 Gaming 5 mobo and all of a sudden my games started to stutter, even without any overclocking. Long story short, after a LOT of testing, I found out that the mobo was not supplying enough voltage to the chip when running factory settings. By default, the board varies the voltage a lot based on usage, and for some reason that affects games. SOLUTION: Disable every possible setting in the BIOS that involves CPU enhancement, like enery efficient turbo, voltage optimization, Intel Speed Shift, etc. An even better solution is to disable the settings above AND set a fixed voltage. Regardless of clock speed, having steady and consistent power delivery is crucial to avoid stuttering in games. This worked for me even without any overclocking. After doing this, gaming is back to normal. I hope this other people having the same issues.
  12. I've tested 5 different 1080ti's, and a 2025mhz overclock is pretty common.
  13. A 120mm AIO is not enough to cool a 7700k. And on top of that I'm running a very high overclock, so I need the extra cooling of a 280mm. I agree that the fan on top doesn't look pretty, so I added an Ikea plant to draw attention from it and rerouted some of the wires.