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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from TVwazhere in Downgrading my Case?   
    Sold/traded the i7-8700k w/ motherboard +cash to the person who bought my i5-7500 mATX system a few years back. Put the i5 into one of my SFF PC's and called up my trusty i7-6700k back up to the big leagues! 
     
    Parts list HERE.
     
    Rocking it with some new hardware, got an Asus RX 5700 OC, some new fans, and a new Corsair TXm with some white sleeved cable extension. I'v been daily driving this thing for the past month as I am working from my dining room table with a broken leg. So as it turns out having an 4th PC has been useful, who would have thought? Anyways, I may sell this in the coming months because keeping this around is hard to justify. Plus may need Keeb or Nvidia Ampere money haha.
     
    I am actually very impressed with the RX 5700, no issues whatsoever, and in almost all titles it beats out my GTX 1080. I really only got it because I got a PCPartPicker notification that it dropped in price, making it (at the time of purchase) the cheapest a RX 5700 has ever been (cad). Running buttery smooth on my new ViewSonic Elite XG240R 1ms 144Hz FreeSync Monitor!
     
    Some pics:

     
    IDK why a monitor needs RGB, I mean sure looks "cool", to bad I never see it. 

     
    Butter 😋

     
    At night.

     
    Apologies for the bad quality photos.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to Mateyyy in PSU good enough   
    I wouldn't pair a 780Ti with a PSU which is supposedly a 750W, when it's in fact a glorified 450W.
     
    Get a new power supply, something like a CX450, CV650, Pure Power 10/11 500W, System Power 9 500W or MWE Bronze v2 450W, just to name a few - saying that I'd trust either of these a lot more than the PSU you're currently using would be an understatement.
    I'm not sure whether they all have dual 8-pins though, so you'll have to check that for yourself. Molex/SATA to PCIe power are a big no-no, especially with that power hungry of a GPU.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Mad153 in Help i wanna setup more wifi range in my house   
    In my experience nothing works better than a mesh network, I've tried better wireless routers but if you cannot move a router into a more central location it does little difference.
    Wi-Fi extenders are garbage, hard-line adapters can work for wired connections, but depending on the wiring in your home this can provide less than ideal results. A mesh network is easily the best solution I have used. 
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from NotABigGamer in Downgrading my Case?   
    Sold/traded the i7-8700k w/ motherboard +cash to the person who bought my i5-7500 mATX system a few years back. Put the i5 into one of my SFF PC's and called up my trusty i7-6700k back up to the big leagues! 
     
    Parts list HERE.
     
    Rocking it with some new hardware, got an Asus RX 5700 OC, some new fans, and a new Corsair TXm with some white sleeved cable extension. I'v been daily driving this thing for the past month as I am working from my dining room table with a broken leg. So as it turns out having an 4th PC has been useful, who would have thought? Anyways, I may sell this in the coming months because keeping this around is hard to justify. Plus may need Keeb or Nvidia Ampere money haha.
     
    I am actually very impressed with the RX 5700, no issues whatsoever, and in almost all titles it beats out my GTX 1080. I really only got it because I got a PCPartPicker notification that it dropped in price, making it (at the time of purchase) the cheapest a RX 5700 has ever been (cad). Running buttery smooth on my new ViewSonic Elite XG240R 1ms 144Hz FreeSync Monitor!
     
    Some pics:

     
    IDK why a monitor needs RGB, I mean sure looks "cool", to bad I never see it. 

     
    Butter 😋

     
    At night.

     
    Apologies for the bad quality photos.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from TechTippee in Downgrading my Case?   
    Sold/traded the i7-8700k w/ motherboard +cash to the person who bought my i5-7500 mATX system a few years back. Put the i5 into one of my SFF PC's and called up my trusty i7-6700k back up to the big leagues! 
     
    Parts list HERE.
     
    Rocking it with some new hardware, got an Asus RX 5700 OC, some new fans, and a new Corsair TXm with some white sleeved cable extension. I'v been daily driving this thing for the past month as I am working from my dining room table with a broken leg. So as it turns out having an 4th PC has been useful, who would have thought? Anyways, I may sell this in the coming months because keeping this around is hard to justify. Plus may need Keeb or Nvidia Ampere money haha.
     
    I am actually very impressed with the RX 5700, no issues whatsoever, and in almost all titles it beats out my GTX 1080. I really only got it because I got a PCPartPicker notification that it dropped in price, making it (at the time of purchase) the cheapest a RX 5700 has ever been (cad). Running buttery smooth on my new ViewSonic Elite XG240R 1ms 144Hz FreeSync Monitor!
     
    Some pics:

     
    IDK why a monitor needs RGB, I mean sure looks "cool", to bad I never see it. 

     
    Butter 😋

     
    At night.

     
    Apologies for the bad quality photos.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from TechTippee in Downgrading my Case?   
    Now with my push-pull fan config on my radiator my CPU temps are a lot lower, so I have pushed my OC to a 5.1GHz all-core overclock and I still have lower temps than in my previous setup.
     
    Also I got side tracked and forgot to upload some better pics, here are some proper photos.
     
    Enjoy!
     


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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from TechTippee in Downgrading my Case?   
    First post! RGB in all its glory!
     

     

     

     

     
    Looks good in white, maybe I need RGB ram? This is first gen LED RAM, I can set it on/off, and control the 'breathing' effect, but only to blue, after all this kit was originally from my Blueberry Pi Build.
     
    All around I am happy with this build, the @CableMod cables look great! And I actually think the Corsair RGB strips do a lot to brighten up the case. For $55 this Thermaltake H18 is a great deal in my opinion, it has a TG panel and a PSU shroud, with a decent amount of options for hardware despite being a Mini mATX Tower. There's not many other cases out there than can provide this for the same price. The lack of cable management ties and rubber grommets for the cutouts is the biggest negative, but I knew this going into the build. If the FD Meshify C TG is the benchmark at a 5/5 I would give the H18 a 3.5/5 for features and 5/5 for value.
     
    Later tonight I will take some proper photos with my camera!
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Pascal... in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I support you, and your decision making.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Sprawlie in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I support you, and your decision making.
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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to Sprawlie in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    I got bored. I spent more on lights and cooling than I did my GPU
     
    I regret nothing.
     
    R5-3600x
    32gb DDR4
    2070 Super
     

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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to LauriHimself in [FROSTBITE] - the system formerly known as snowflake   
    Hello once again dear community 😃
     
    for all of you who did not notice how i started out with my build, let me leave the link to my OG buildlog:  SNOWFLAKE
     
    as many of you might know: once you start building, its hard to stop...
    while building this time i hit a little roadblock as i had random restarts caused by a faulty stick of ram that memtest veryfied to be good.
    but finally, after a long time, i present to you my upgraded rig:
    swapped my H110 GTX for a 115i Platinum
    my 2070 for a 2080super waterforce
    built a custom shroud for my gpu with added display tor temp readout
     
    NVM the cpu & gpu temps ^^ its 33°C-ish here atm
    idle temps are 10-12 °C above ambient with silent fan setup
     
     
    if you have any questions, feel free to ask 
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

     
     
     

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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to The117thCon in Dante's Inferno 3950X Build   
    Alright so I decided even if it's a bit late to do a bit of a build log on my main rig and the rig which preceeded it now I just got my 3950X, which getting actual hands on with, it is an absolutely insane chip without a doubt, the just sheer processing power and capability for muloti tasking at full load is blowing me away but what started it off?

    Jumping to July of last year I was upgrading my other rig (see my profile/on the forum somewhere here for details) where the PC died, the GTX 1080 + i7 4790K I upgraded to overloaded the 350W PSU and killed the board and the PSU, meaning I was left with a very expensive paperweight with a lot of proprietry hardware that I didn't have the capability to modify back then, I was just gearing up to move onto maybe starting a youtube Channel and hell already had a 10TB NAS drive for mass storage mid shipping at the time and well....

    In dire circumstances things happen rapidly.

    I decided to get a very very very cheap Z97 ATX motherboard as it was compatible with everything I had and make a move to ATX meaning a new PSU, Case, etc....
     
    For a while it sat as a frankenstein monster on my desk (pic 1) whilst I waited for other parts but she was modestly powerful 20GB of DDR3, 4790K, GTX 1080 plus a dedicated secondary card as a multi screen display adapter, but eventually my case arrived and well thats when stuff got crazy in the space between August (pic 2) on recieving the case to December (pic 3) it went through a TOTAL overhaul of its cooling from a hyper 212 and the included fans to Noctua IPPC 3000RPM fans across the case, a NH-D15 Chromx LTT edition kitted out with the faceplates and Red Accents.
    It got new RAM now sporting 32GB of Hyper X Savage 1866MHz RAM manually OC'd to 2133MHz, which took a lot of trial and error but was perfect once I got the timings honed in plus the red matches the accents.
    The dedicated secondary card got swapped from a GT 740 MSI OEM to a GT 1030 MSI Aero ITX and so far things were brilliant.


    Then.....then January happened, from either delidding, overclocking or pure age the CPU began to die multiple BSODs regardless of settings, overclock, lack of overclock, it didn't matter the machine became unusable and soon enough would be dead in it's entirety in short February and March saw me working myself into the ground trying to get as many videos up on my own channel before the machine gave up and a race against the clock to secure funds for my planned upgrade in September of this year, in 2 months.

    But it worked out through a lot of pain, working into the ground, selling my Xbox One X, doing work wherever I could and a very very generous loan from a very supportive friend I did it and on April 2nd, the last piece arrived, MY 3950X. (pic 4)

    And that brings us up to now, where I am sitting on my fully revamped system, still got some stuff left to do, more parts to add, more stuff to overclock to the ragged edge and of course many memories to make on this chassis, but for now I bid Farewell and Present Dante's Inferno, for this story has often been a Divine Comedy.

    Final Picture is as she sits currently

    Current Specifications

    Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 Chromax
    RAM: 64GB DDR4 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
    Boot SSD: 1TB Sabrent Rocket PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
    GPU 1: MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G (OC and on LM)
    GPU 2: MSI GT 1030 Aero ITX
    Game Storage: 2TB Western Digital Blue 2.5" 5400 RPM HDD
    Mass Storage: 10 TB Western Digital Red 3.5" 5400 RPM HDD
    PSU: Thermaltake Smart DPS G 700W Bronze
    Case: NZXT H500
    Fans: 3 * Noctua NF-A14 3000 RPM IPPC + 1 * Noctua NF-F12 3000 RPM IPPC





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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Nicholas Jones in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    I feel ya

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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to The117thCon in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    My Current setup with both My Primary Tower and my ITX Travel Rig along with my lil Studio Setup.

    Audio
    Microphones - Shure SM7B + TritonAudio Fethead, Audio Technica AT2020
    Headphones - Sennheiser HD 280 Pro MK2, Skullcandy Hesh 2

    Main Rig (Dante's Inferno)
    CPU - AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4-3200MHz Running @3200MHz CL18
    GPU - MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 Ti 11GB, MSI Aero ITX GT 1030 as additional display adapter
    Motherboard - ASRock X570 Taichi
    PC Case - NZXT H500 White
    PSU - Corsair HX1200i 1200W 80+ Platinum
    SSD - Sabrent Rocket NVMe Gen 4 1TB
    HDD - 10TB WD Red 3.5" HDD, 2TB WD Blue 2.5" HDD
    CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black LTT Edition
    CPU Cooler Fans - 2x Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap 140mm
    Case Fans - 3x Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM, 1x Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC 3000 PWM
    Add In Cards - Gigabyte GC-Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 Card
    Externals - Caldigit TS3+ Desktop Dock, Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen, Sabrent TB3 10G Adapter

    Travel Rig (Big Sky)
    CPU- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    RAM- Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3200MHz Running @3200MHz CL16
    GPU- MSI Gaming X GTX 1080 8GB
    Motherboard- ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3
    PC Case- Custom Modified MSI Nightblade MIB
    Optical Drive- TCCTcorp DVD R/W
    PSU - FSP Group 700W 80+ Bronze 700-801UK
    SSD- Sabrent Rocket NVMe Gen 4 1TB
    HDD - 8TB WD Red
    CPU Cooler- Corsair Hydro H55 120mm AIO
    CPU Cooler Fans- Noctua NF-F12 PWM Chromax 120mm
    Externals - Sabrent 10G Adapter
     





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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to videodj in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Here's my current setup



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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to BerlinT in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Found this old Aopen Aeolus GeForce 6800 GT 256MB gathering dust the other day. Was running this around 2005.
     
    Also the old Athlon 64 cpu used with it .
     
     
       

     
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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to Tahsin8080 in Show off your old and retro computer parts   
    Oh found them sorry its a 512 mb not 128


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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from NotABigGamer in Torrent - NZXT H210 ITX Build   
    Meet Torrent, named after Torrent Company, one of the first special divisions of the 501st legion, composed of 144 Clones and led by Captain Rex (I won’t nerd out any further).
     
    Right now this build is in its early stages. Made up from parts from my previous mATX gaming build, and the CPU out of my main system. With a few new parts (case, mobo, storage, ram). 
     
    Current full parts list is HERE.
     
    CPU -          R7 3800x
    GPU -         EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 iCX
    Mobo -        Asus Strix ROG B550-I
    RAM -         Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (white) 2x8GB 3200MH CL16
    Storage -    WD Black SN750 500GB NVME, Seagate Firecuda 2.5” Hybrid HDD
    Cooler -      Corsair H100i (push pull fans)
    Fans -         Corsair ML120 Pro RGB’s
    PSU -          EVGA 750W P2 w/ Cablemod Black/White sleeved cables
    Case -         NZXT H210
     
    This is an all gaming build and I will use this to game on my LG 75UM8070PUA 4K UHD IPS HDR TV (120Hz at 1440p). The CPU was a hand-me-down from my main system so I know it is not an ideal gaming CPU but this may change. If 4th gen Ryzen has a more compelling gaming CPU, I would look towards an R5 option for this rig. That or go all in and get an i5-10600k and OC the snot out of it if that still makes sense.
     
    As it stands the build is not modded or customized in any way. But my first mod is going to be the front panel, to accommodate better airflow for my push pull fans. 
     
    Shown here is a modded panel on an Evolv, I am going for a similar effect but with a few changes. I am currently in the process completing my own CAD design. 

     
    The front panel of my H210 has been taken apart and is going to be professionally cut out at a local CNC shop as I want a quality finish, so this is going out of my hands.
     
    The entire front panel is mounted with this plastic frame that will need to be cutout (in red), then the front steel panel can be cut to my design.

     
    As I have to sacrifice the front dust filter included with the H210 I found this 280mm DEMCiflex fine mesh dust filter that will mount right to the front panel on the inside to deal with this issue.

     
    I am also planning to have the glass laser etched, still working on/ deciding on a few designs. 
     
    In the future my GTX 1080Ti will move into this system from my main system, as I will upgrade to a new Nvidia Ampere GPU for that system. Once the CPU decision is made for the long term I will be doing my first hardline custom loop. Hence my decision on the H210, I wanted ITX because anything bigger is unnecessary but I will use it as a showpiece so the slightly larger ITX footprint is okay and allows for enough room for a custom loop. This will likely happen in the new year though as I am waiting for new Nvidia and AMD hardware to release to make my final decision. 
     
    Feel free to follow this thread for updates! 
     

    Here are some photos of the build process, cable management is pretty good in the H210 but I have a TON of cables so even this still took a few hours to put together. The RGB hub connectors are stuffed underneath the PSU shroud for now, in the future I will 2-way tape them into place but only after I complete the custom loop. 






     
     
    Better photos to come after the front panel mod is completed!
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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to kelvinhall05 in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    mmmm what a nice wang

    The blue sublegends and amber lock lights add a nice touch.

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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    Yeah my travel funds have found a new home lol
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Eschew in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    Yeah my travel funds have found a new home lol
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    TheDailyProcrastinator reacted to kelvinhall05 in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    @TheDailyProcrastinator welcome to this bottomless pit of a hobby lmao
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    GMMK keeeb came in today!
     

     
    I'm hooked, can't wait for my other orders to come in so I can build my own!
     

     
    Trying the Gat Blacks for the next week or two, so far they seem good. Missing the tactility of my MX browns but I like that they have a heavier feel, a lot better than MX Reds IMO.

     
    Plugged my sample pack into the numpad, just so I can try them out from time to time, get a feel for other switches I may want to order (did NOT use the included o-rings).

     
    Actually impressed overall, case construction is really good considering the price. Stabs are not screw in so they have some play and in particular my 'backspace' key is scratchy, I will lube all the stabs in the near future.
     
    If RGB is the name of the game then this will satisfy those cravings.
     
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from seon123 in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    GMMK keeeb came in today!
     

     
    I'm hooked, can't wait for my other orders to come in so I can build my own!
     

     
    Trying the Gat Blacks for the next week or two, so far they seem good. Missing the tactility of my MX browns but I like that they have a heavier feel, a lot better than MX Reds IMO.

     
    Plugged my sample pack into the numpad, just so I can try them out from time to time, get a feel for other switches I may want to order (did NOT use the included o-rings).

     
    Actually impressed overall, case construction is really good considering the price. Stabs are not screw in so they have some play and in particular my 'backspace' key is scratchy, I will lube all the stabs in the near future.
     
    If RGB is the name of the game then this will satisfy those cravings.
     
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    TheDailyProcrastinator got a reaction from Mateyyy in Mechanical Keyboard Club!   
    GMMK keeeb came in today!
     

     
    I'm hooked, can't wait for my other orders to come in so I can build my own!
     

     
    Trying the Gat Blacks for the next week or two, so far they seem good. Missing the tactility of my MX browns but I like that they have a heavier feel, a lot better than MX Reds IMO.

     
    Plugged my sample pack into the numpad, just so I can try them out from time to time, get a feel for other switches I may want to order (did NOT use the included o-rings).

     
    Actually impressed overall, case construction is really good considering the price. Stabs are not screw in so they have some play and in particular my 'backspace' key is scratchy, I will lube all the stabs in the near future.
     
    If RGB is the name of the game then this will satisfy those cravings.
     
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