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    stealth80 reacted to xriqn in Will this build work alright thermally?   
    Wouldn't recommend air cooling in this case. Get a good AIO instead.
  2. Funny
    stealth80 reacted to App4that in Is this forum as pro-intel anti-AMD as tom's hardware ?   
    Happens now, go in the graphics card sub forum lol
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    stealth80 got a reaction from XenosTech in Is this forum as pro-intel anti-AMD as tom's hardware ?   
    Any real PC enthusiast will provide an honest answer to VS thread, pointing out the strong and weak points of all camps. They should also (depending on age) of had gpu/cpus from all camps getting the best bang for buck that they can. For example, my first PC (i had a laptop previous) was an Intel Pentium with an Nvidia 5200 Ultra, really slow but cheap. Over the years I sort of went
     
    Athlon 64 + ATI 9800 pro (flashed to XT)
    Athlon 64 X2 +Nvidia 6800 (flashed to GT)
    Pentium Dual Core + ATI X1900XT (wouldn't flash to XTX)
     
    Then I got more serious around 2009, id bought a lot of used part up til this point
     
    Intel i7 860 + AMD 5870
    Intel 3770K + Nvidia 670 GTX (killed a memory channel delidding)
    Intel 4790k + AMD 280X Vapor X > Nvidia 970 > 970 SLI > Nvidia 1080
    Ryzen 7 1700 + Nvidia 1080
     
    Sort of locked into Nvidia now due to Gsync - but that's fine right now as since that 280X they have offered the best performance at my purchase point/price
     
    I have never got Fan Boys  its not like the brand is loyal to you ...  I feel I always give an honest view point, right now gaming + high refresh 8700k, if streaming or any editing go with Ryzen if viewer side stream FPS is important. People will add other things such as software compatibility etc which is fair enough, but there has been those in the past that just won't accept a camp is better than the other camp for certain scenarios 
     
     
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    stealth80 got a reaction from wojtepanik in Need memory channel mythbuster !   
    Just buy 2x8gb 3000mhz ram sticks if you have the funds. You don't get quad channel on Z370, and theres very few scenarios where you need more than 16gb outside editing/programming 
     
     
  5. Agree
    stealth80 reacted to App4that in A GTX 1080 now or wait for new cards ?   
    I didn't say anything about the 1080ti being a percentage over the 1080 lol.
     
    The problem with WCCF is a lack of accountability. They can say anything they want and nothing is said when it doesn't happen. Remember the 960ti?
  6. Funny
    stealth80 got a reaction from i_build_nanosuits in A GTX 1080 now or wait for new cards ?   
    1080ti is 30% over a 1080, a 1180 will increase that again, going by pattern a 1080 was equal to 980 sli with good scaling, aka 60%
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    stealth80 got a reaction from airdeano in Xtreme water cooling   
    Ok so Friday you wanted to overclock a 980ti to get more out of it and today you're building an 18k rig?
     
    What was wrong with the answers here?
     
    https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/924695-18000-dollar-personal-setup/?tab=comments#comment-11320753
     
    In all seriousness, buy a 5k rig, get 1080ti's with a nice 8700k and a good HDR Gsync monitor (inc 2 weeks) and put 13k in an account towards a house, otherwise you are literally this guy
     
     

     
  8. Agree
    stealth80 reacted to TrueMegaManiac in which graphics card for streaming?   
    Get the best GPU you can afford and then buy a CPU that's an overall good match but a Ryzen series(for h.264 encoding) will yield better results over intel per dollar with streaming due to higher core/thread counts. If you want, you can use intel's quick-sync, or nvidia's Nvec, as built in hardware encoders and stream that way for less CPU load but less quality per KBp/s upload.
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    stealth80 got a reaction from skeeler88 in which graphics card for streaming?   
    If you have the budget take the 1080, the headroom will help, also the 2700x offers better viewer side fps than the 8700k especially if the quality is turned up
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    stealth80 got a reaction from skeeler88 in which graphics card for streaming?   
    Yup, I never said it didn't 
     
    However when the quality is increased the 8700k lost over 60% of its outgoing frames vs around 7% of those from the 2700X. it doesn't perform 20% better at 1080P never mind 53% to make that up (in my mind anyway) - I'm not disputing in anyway, that as a gaming chip, its the best
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    stealth80 got a reaction from General Winter in Will Triple 1440p on a GTX 1080 run Fortnite on Max Settings?   
    3x 1440P might be a stretch, that's a lot of pixels
     
    Might be a struggle, 1080 drops below 50 FPS at 4k
     
    https://www.techspot.com/article/1557-fortnite-benchmarks/
  12. Funny
    stealth80 got a reaction from TheGlenlivet in Xtreme water cooling   
    In
    I added more to that response, it posted whilst i was still typing 
     
     
  13. Funny
    stealth80 reacted to TheGlenlivet in Xtreme water cooling   
    Lockdown in 3....2.....1....
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    stealth80 got a reaction from SubLethal in i7 4790K is its still good?   
    Productivity at that price point no, Ryzen 2700 all day. High Refresh 1080P gaming - 8700k all day long
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    stealth80 got a reaction from AskTJ in i7 4790K is its still good?   
    Productivity at that price point no, Ryzen 2700 all day. High Refresh 1080P gaming - 8700k all day long
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    stealth80 got a reaction from aezakmi in GT 1030 compatibility   
    Not everyone is this guy 
     

  17. Funny
    stealth80 got a reaction from HayHay in GT 1030 compatibility   
    Not everyone is this guy 
     

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    stealth80 reacted to WoodWorkLIFE in The Ultimate Live Edge Desk PC Build Log   
    I know there have been a lot of Desk PCs built on this forum and around the internet, but I have one complaint, the PCs are always awesome but the desks are often...meh.  With this build I am building a live edge walnut slab desk then cutting it to shreds and putting in a way over the top water cooled PC.  I have built the desk already and I made a video about it on my YouTube channel, but I won't link that here unless someone requests it (I don't want to break the self promotion rules)
     
    The system that is going into it features:
     
    Threadripper 1950x
    64 GB of Corsair Dominator RGB
    2x400 GP Corsair NVME SSD
    2x1080TI Gigabyte Waterforce WB edition
    Gigabyte X399 Gaming 7 
    1200 Watt PSU from Corsair
    Full Hardline Acrylic water cooling loop for ModMyMods.com (mostly Alphacool components)
     

     
    Now let's chop this mother up!
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    stealth80 got a reaction from Limecat86 in Looking for help picking out water cooling components for a custom loop   
    No problem, it’s only a few years since I took my first step and still clearly remember who daunting the sheer amount of options can be, even the fittings boggled my mind at first 
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    stealth80 reacted to PPCs-Matt in Looking for help picking out water cooling components for a custom loop   
    Stealth80 has already given a great run down of what you'll need, but I'd also like to mention that PPCs offers a wide variety of custom watercooling kits that makes your first custom loop quite a bit easier to plan out. You can find them here. 

    Also feel free to hmu if you need any further assistance with parting out your loop, I'm always happy to help! 
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    stealth80 reacted to ashonk33 in Looking for help picking out water cooling components for a custom loop   
    Thank you so much this is crazy helpful, I think I'll be ordering components in June to start the build! Thank you for all the help!
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    stealth80 got a reaction from AMDNeko in Looking for help picking out water cooling components for a custom loop   
    Its a good site, I just feel that if you're going custom you may aswell get the best of everything, and no one company offers the best products across an entire range imo:
     
    Fittings - Bitspower (Barrow slightly cheaper)
    Block - EK/Heat Killer
    Reservoirs - Alphacool
    Pumps - D5 made by who ever
    Fans - Thermaltake Riing RGB (aesthetic),  Noctua Nf-12/ NF-P12 
  23. Agree
    stealth80 got a reaction from AMDNeko in Looking for help picking out water cooling components for a custom loop   
    Firstly go rigid from the off set. Honestly. If you are even considering it now, then once you have finished your loop you will wish you went rigid, problem is you cant use fittings from soft for rigid so then you need new fittings. I made these mistakes but was lucky enough to be sponsored by Primochill when I switched to rigid. As a side note to this, I have tried EK, Alphacool and Primochill PETG tubing and without a doubt Primochill's was the easiest to work with. So what do you need?
     
    Radiators
     
    Go with 120mm per component in your loop + 120mm - this is the minimum. More rad space = better cooling/lower fan speeds, that doesn't mean go with 8 480mm radiators for a cpu loop . Something sensible for a CPU + say a 1080ti and VRMs would be a 360 + 240mm, this is a nice compromise. I have 120 + 240 + 360 for vrms, CPU and a 1080, the 120mm was added purely for aesthetics. People tend to prefer Hardware Lab radiators and I agree with that. (consider material type, aka aluminium/copper/nickel - ill explain at the end)
     
    Pump / Reservoir 
     
    Go with PWM and if you can (again from experience) go with a D5 as they tend to be quieter than DDC. As for brand, it doesn't really matter, go with what you think looks good, I honestly think the light tower from Alphacool is the best looking pump/res combo but I prefer the look of a separate pump and reservoir - so a D5 + pump top to suit your look and then a separate reservoir (remember this will require an extra 2x fittings)
     
    Fans
     
    Go with High Static, Noctua are about the best, Noiseblocker are up there also - Thermaltake have the best looking with their Riing series imo. Remember if you with 140/240/420mm radiators to get 140mm fans.
     
    Blocks 
     
    Ive always gone EK, no real reason why, Heatkiller looks amazing and bitspower are also nice, Thermaltake have also started to release a range of blocks. I guess I go with EK as they tend to have a wider range of available blocks for boards, GPU and CPU's. (consider material type, aka aluminium/copper/nickel - ill explain at the end)
     
    Fittings
     
    People will say go with the same manufacturer for tubing and fittings - sound advice. You can mix and match, just make sure the internal fittings are the same, aka 12/10 tubing will need 12mm fittings, 13/10 will need 13mm fittings - compression is the easiest to work with and of course as i said, rigid and flex use different fittings. As for the amount, its 2 fittings per component +2 and a DRAIN VALVE (don't forget this or you will have problems come maintenance) - More important for rigid, but still useful for flex - 45/90 degree fittings - some bends are just too tight, even for flex so plan your loop and think about how many you will need. If you go rigid tubing you will need a heat gun and a silicone insert for your tubing (same manufacturer as the tubing as they all use ever so slightly difference internal dimensions).
     
    That's about it - as for material type - don't buy aluminium blocks and mix with copper/nickel blocks or vice versa as this leads to bi-metallic corrosion in your loop - stick to the same material type. Lastly do research on the coolant you want to use, different ones react differently, I had issues with Red Pastel in two loops (separate builds) - blue has been solid. Other people have had issues with Vue whilst others haven't - basically plan your loop, identify your components then see if there are any known issues on other forums for that coolant and your parts. Safest bet is distilled water with biocides and a coil, but I've always gone pastel.
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    stealth80 got a reaction from ThatsADoozy in Harvest - Bitspower purist Threadripper build   
    So much attention to detail, congrats looks great, PLEASE REDO THAT LEFT SIDE TUBE ITS DRIVING MY BEND OCD CRAZY! 
     
     
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    stealth80 got a reaction from jrobi in Planning a Build and need some advice   
    wait for Z390 and Core Coffee Lake/Insert new lake name. Will have higher overclock and IPC for gaming than the 7820X, will probably cost less two vs the HEDT set up
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