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About GingerSoulThief

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  • CPU
    intel Core i7-8700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Strix Z-370 E
  • RAM
    32Gb G-Skill Trident z
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1080
  • Case
    Fractal Designs Meshify C Dark TB
  • Storage
    1x ADATA SX6000 512Gb Nvme, 1x 1TB WD Blue HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 750W G2
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator X34
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Keyboard
    Ducky One - Cherry mx Black
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit
  1. Or Even just a world map with pins for us to put in to let you know how far we come for the event?
  2. I disagree still...........if you aren't going extreme, an AIO or good Tower cooler are comparable performance wise, but a Tower cooler is cheaper so........
  3. thanks for the replies guys, it seems that its just aesthetics -which are completely subjective - I think AIO's are ugly, but I do definitely admit that the sexy tower coolers, do hide all the pretty of RAM and Mobo, so a trade off....... other reasons I thought of for pro AIO * ease of install - water cooling for a rookie builder. * status symbol - being able to say you have a water cooled system, without the headaches of custom loop. * tech reviewers like linus are often using aio's in their test benches, and also features like the lan-center.
  4. yeah, but that dual 360mm rad system is now also cooling a 2080Ti whereas the Dark Rock was obviously just doing CPU, but that tower is a 250W TDP cooler, its stupidly good, and absolutely silent........check out Jayz recent review of the Dark Rock........
  5. what average user pushes their hardware to those extremes?
  6. you're right, a 280/360mm AIO does perform extremely similar- but you pay more for that performance....... but I can accept the blocking the view of mobo, and ram, thats a good point. I'll add your points to the "Aesthetics on a budget tally"
  7. PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/GRnsRJ CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor (£383.16 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X72 Liquid CPU Cooler (£158.40 @ Alza) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (£214.99 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£73.98 @ Aria PC) Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£64.17 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£36.78 @ Aria PC) Case: NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case (£158.99 @ AWD-IT) Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Gold S 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£85.47 @ Scan.co.uk) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£89.97 @ Laptops Direct) Monitor: Samsung LC27JG50QQNZA 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor (£286.78 @ Amazon UK) Total: £1552.69 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-11 08:50 BST+0100
  8. So essentially, its - want the aesthetic of a custom loop, but on a budget?
  9. I've been noticing a trend of home PC builders to use AIO coolers over Air Cooling. I've come to the conclusion that (imho) AIO's are stupid. (emotive language for extra effect?) As far as Aesthetic's go, they're no prettier than most tower coolers (what with there gangly tubing that rarely sits anywhere nice and clean looking etc.) , and their cooling capacity/$ is worse (gross generalisation yes...), longevity is worse too as all AIO's unfortunately have a half life........ I'm not comparing to custom loops, as custom loops are expensive, require maintenance, but they have a definite aesthetic advantage, so depending on how much you care about a sweet looking PC......you get my point...... The only reason I can come up with, is that with all the good Tower coolers (Noctua DH15, Dark Rock Pro4 etc.) clearance of RAM modules can be problematic, and extensive research required to ensure you can fit it all in, and of course the case too.......but, is this the only reason a lot of people choose AIO coolers over tower coolers? Just avoiding an hours worth of internet googling? I'm really interested to hear why you prefer AIO to Tower cooling? or your take on this whole topic. For reference - I have just finished building a custom loop(running a EK SE 360mm Rad and an EK XE 360mm Rad) -because sweet looking PC bro - after having a fully air cooled system with a Dark Rock Pro 4 Tower cooler, and being able to compare like to like, The custom loop, does not perform any better than the dark rock pro 4
  10. this may, or may not be the reason, I ordered everything for an 8700k z370 build.....it may be cutting off my nose to spite my face.....but fair suck of the sauce bottle, I wanna be able to scan!!! mac to PC ENGAGE!!!!
  11. Ipv4 and ipv6 explained, and also WHY THE HECK I can't use my wireless MFD with my mac to Scan, can use it to Print, but not scan. My research show its to do with ipv4 vs ipv 6 stuffs........
  12. also, the seller is open and willing to do some custom stuff, simply contact him with ideas, he is really open to advise. (prior to today he was unaware about the header option and only offered it in controller + molex connectors)
  13. Yeah, that was essentially my logic also, just stating a minor disclaimer ;-)
  14. Guys, I found this on ebay. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/153116943295?ul_noapp=true RGB GPU support brackets, I contacted the seller, and you can address it to 4-pin headers, ( he has only tested it with a MSI board), but they're cheap and look pretty good IMO. just a heads up for anyone that wants to have a stylish and cheap GPU bracket if you suffer sag. this is an Australian seller so....... Peace 74. *Edit* Image added for the ADHD types out there (myself included - oooh something shiney :D)
  15. good questions, I haven't really thought too much about content creation, but I'd like to have the ability in the future. As for the change from Mac to PC, I currently console game, I want to make switch to PC gaming, and I'm a little tired of mac.......I get it, kind of arbitrary reasons. I'm not anti-mac, I still run an iphone X, apple watch, macbook air for university.