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About MagickalMan

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  • Gender
  • Location
    East Coast, USA
  • Interests
    PCs & OCing, gaming, cars & driving, reading, writing (I'm a published author), playing guitar, and avoiding manual labor
  • Occupation
    Retired / bum


  • CPU
    i7 5930K @ 4.6GHz (1.345v)
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99-A
  • RAM
    32GB G.Skill 2400MHz DDR4 (4x8GB)
  • GPU
    SLI (2x) MSI Gaming G6 980Ti
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition
  • Storage
    3x 512GB Samsung EVO 850 SSDs in RAID 0
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860
  • Display(s)
    3x Asus PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master Storm QuickFire TK (brown sw)
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    Creative Sound Blaster ZX
  • Operating System
    Win10 Pro
  1. Internals. My red sleeved cables will be in soon. It's a little dusty in there, but I'll give it a good cleaning when I swap the PSU cables. The speaker shown in the pics is the original from my 1985 IBM PC AT (286), making it over 30 years old! It's been in every PC I've ever built for myself.
  2. Thanks. It was a bear to get it evenly faded, given how hot it was (the plasti dip tried to dry while doing it). Probably should have done that at night. lol
  3. My Targaryen-themed Corsair 750D build: CPU: 5930K @4.5GHz cooled with an Swiftech H240 X2 Mobo: Asus X99-A RAM: 32GB of GSkill DDR4 SSDs: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO (OS and apps) and 3x 300GB Intel 320s in RAID-0 (game drive) HDD: 4TB WD Red (behind mobo tray) Video cards: SLI MSI 980TIs: the top is a Gaming G6 with Corsair H90 liquid cooler and the bottom is a Lightning (obviously) PSU: Corsair AX1200i The front is a fade, painted with red plasti dip. I have some more touches to add to the outside, and then the interior is next, cables and such.
  4. This or the Acer XB270HU (which I can get for a $170 discount off retail). I don't mind the glossy Acer bezel, I don't have greasy hands, and I'm not sure the ROG is worth the $170 price premium. Ermm... Thoughts?
  5. I love that battery life, and the IPS display isn't too shabby either.
  6. I once had to wear an eye patch for a month due to cornea surgery. Does that count?
  7. Nope, most of the time it's tough to tell the difference between 4k and 1440p, especially if you run at least 4x AA. I just isn't an important gaming res and won't be for many years.
  8. It's the same as the H60, but with a quieter fan.
  9. You can take them back off if you go sparingly with the cement, just takes a quick twisting motion.
  10. I really like the speaker setup and IPS display.
  11. Installed this in my backup rig tonight, replaced the cooler on a reference 290. It works very well, temps are 20C lower under load using an old Corsair H55 I had laying around. After 4 hours of Heaven loops VRM temps are sitting at 75C w/ ambient of 23C, with just the fan blowing on them. Since they can easily handle 100C+ I'm not going to worry about them. However, it was a big pain in the ass to install, that pump mounting system needs to be simplified.
  12. Cheapest I see is $450. If OP wants to go used, 290s are selling on fleabay for $250.
  13. Off topic but, HOLY F***, that's a lot of thermal compound. It's a GPU, not a sammich! You might need some thermal cement for the small heatsinks.