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    givegomezthegun got a reaction from The Afro Samurai in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    i5 6600k@4.5ghz
    GTX 980@1538mhz
    16gb g.skill ddr4 3000mhz
    evga supernova 750 p2
    fractal design define S
     
    EK coolstream pe 360
    EK coolstream se 360
    EK supremacy mx cpu block
    evga hydro copper water gpu block
    d5 vario with ek-xtop revo d5
     
    Temps for both cpu and gpu under full load are between 45 and 50 depending on how warm or cool it is in my room at that moment.  At stock clock speeds they rarely break 30.
     
    Future plans include adding a couple more LED strips to better illuminate the darker areas, and I may use a piece of real glass for the window, I've babied this thing and its still got micro scratches and not so clear areas.  Also if I ever find another good deal on a 980 hydro copper I might go for it.
  2. Funny
    givegomezthegun reacted to CtrlAltELITE in How Do you afford games/computer hardware?   
    Have you considered crippling debt?
  3. Agree
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from loony979 in 970s or 1070?   
    Forget future games, a 970 isn't cutting it to max current games in 1080 all the time.  If max settings are a big thing for you, you will be supremely disappointed with a 970, and the 1070 might be a better solution for you.
     
    If however, you don't mind running high or medium high.. a 970 is just fine.
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    givegomezthegun got a reaction from handymanshandle in What controller(s) do you use on your PC?   
    I use a wired 360 controller.  I bought a steam controller and gave it a fair shot, but I wound up going back to the 360 controller.  I'm ok with wired, as I have no plans to ever try to sit across the room or anything, and it's nice not having to worry about batteries.
  5. Like
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from IAmAndre in What controller(s) do you use on your PC?   
    I use a wired 360 controller.  I bought a steam controller and gave it a fair shot, but I wound up going back to the 360 controller.  I'm ok with wired, as I have no plans to ever try to sit across the room or anything, and it's nice not having to worry about batteries.
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    givegomezthegun reacted to Bouzoo in Programmer fired after 6 years after forgetting how to code due to automation   
    Let's not kid ourselves, this is the kind of person most of us strive to become. 
  7. Like
    givegomezthegun reacted to Hans Christian | Teri in Does Your Machine Make Sense?   
    I have an mITX board in a Silverstone TJ-07... Only temporarily of course... For 2 years so far...
  8. Agree
    givegomezthegun reacted to Pineapple Wolf in Does Your Machine Make Sense?   
    Full custom watercooling loop with a 360 monsta rad, 3 noctua industrial fans along with it yada yada
     
    Still rocking a 750ti..
    I made the right choice with my money
  9. Informative
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from Ian Meesters in Intel i5 6500 VS 6600k   
    You would need to buy a cooler period with the 6600k, not just a better one, as it doesn't come with a stock cooler.
  10. Like
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from iiNNeX in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    i5 6600k@4.5ghz
    GTX 980@1538mhz
    16gb g.skill ddr4 3000mhz
    evga supernova 750 p2
    fractal design define S
     
    EK coolstream pe 360
    EK coolstream se 360
    EK supremacy mx cpu block
    evga hydro copper water gpu block
    d5 vario with ek-xtop revo d5
     
    Temps for both cpu and gpu under full load are between 45 and 50 depending on how warm or cool it is in my room at that moment.  At stock clock speeds they rarely break 30.
     
    Future plans include adding a couple more LED strips to better illuminate the darker areas, and I may use a piece of real glass for the window, I've babied this thing and its still got micro scratches and not so clear areas.  Also if I ever find another good deal on a 980 hydro copper I might go for it.
  11. Agree
    givegomezthegun reacted to GauntletV2 in 60,000 Foxconn Jobs on the line for robots   
    Here is the problem with that, no one is investing in education in mass enough to make sure millions within the coming decades will have the education to fill every little niche in the jobs market. You have to remember, (and im speaking as an American so theres my bias out there) the government doesn't give 2 shits about your well being. I believe it was Stanford that did a study that since 1960, 1% of legislation has come from the needs of the people, guess who got the other 99%, lobbyists. So with no education to fill jobs niches, coupled with the boom of graduates coming out of china, i believe 60-80 million, countries like the USA and those in Europe will have millions of "bums" on the street.
  12. Agree
    givegomezthegun reacted to aisle9 in good cpu cooler for skylake 6700k overclocked   
    Nothing's going to beat the NH-D15. If your case, motherboard and wallet are big enough for it, it's second to none. If you can't quite afford it, the NH-D14 isn't far behind.
     
    If you want something smaller and/or cheaper, check out the Cryorig H5 series and H7, the Thermalright True Spirit, anything by beQuiet or the Phanteks TC-12DX.
     
    I wouldn't do anything smaller than a 120mm tower cooler for a 6700K unless it was an ITX build, so the L9i is more or less out.
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    givegomezthegun got a reaction from SQZY98 in Project "My Computer"   
    Updated already....
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    I've never named a pc before, and I'm not going to start now.  
     
    Anyway- I've always had complete budget builds.  For the last 20 years, every PC I have built has been with one goal in mind, the best price to performance ratio for the money I had to spend at the time.  It's always resulted in various combinations of hardware that I wasn't really happy with.  My last PC was actually not a very bad rig at all, sporting an i7 3770, 16gb ram, and a GTX 970... but it looked horrendous.  I want something that will handle AAA titles in 1080 at nice settings and frame rates, AND look good on my desk, damnit!
     
    So I sold that piece of junk and started ordering again.  This time with a slightly bigger budget than I'm used to working with - and while not with a specific plan, at least some sort of foundation in mind.  I wanted a black and white themed build, and I wanted it to be cooled with a custom rigid loop.
     
    I started this build in early March, and I had one setback.. I wanted it to have a GTX 1080.  So I ordered most of my parts, and a GTX 960 as a place holder until the 1080 launched.  I could have just gotten by with anything really, but my wife's computer could use an improvement from the Radeon 6790 she's been using for a long time.
    So, in order to have a functioning system in the mean time I decide to order an EK full kit.  I figure it's a decent investment because I can add to it later on.
     
    I'm browsing Kijiji(Canada's version of Craigslist?) a couple weeks ago, and I come across a brand new EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper GPU for $500 CAD.  The deal is too good for me to pass up.  The 1080 would be nice, but realistically it's overkill for me, I have one 1080p 60hz display, and this is probably less than half of what I'd pay for the GTX 1080 and waterblock/backplate.
     
    So my build as it stands right now, consists of;
     
    System Components:
    Case: Fractal Design Define S
    CPU: Intel i5 6600k
    Motherboard: MSI Z170a Krait Gaming R6 Siege
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16gb DDR4-3000
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb
    PSU: EVGA Supernova p2 750w
    GPU: EVGA GTX 980
    Misc/Cosmetic:
    Corsair MM300 KB/Mouse mat
    Cablemod White Cables
    Cablemod Magnetic White LED strip
    Peripherals:
    Keyboard: Corsair K65 RGB
    Mouse: Roccat Kone Optical
    Speakers: Logitech Z323
    Cooling Components:
    EK Coolstream PE 360 Radiator
    EK Coolstream SE 360 Radiator
    EK Supremacy MX Waterblock
    EK EVGA Hydro Copper Water Block for the GTX 980
    EK XRES DDC w/ 204MM Reservior
    Darkside D5 Vario w/ EK-XTOP Revo
    3x EK Vardar F3-120 1850rpm Fans
    4x Corsair Air SP120 Quiet Edition Fans
    Bitspower 10mm ID/12mm OD PETG Tube
    Fittings are a mix of Darkside and Bitspower, I got what was available and in the colour I wanted
    Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant
     
    So, I will apologize now for the crappy pictures.  My super awesome camera is just my Nexus 6 phone, and the lighting in my room is less than ideal.
     
    Why go from an i7 to an i5?  To be honest, the K.  And the price.  But this was still an upgrade, it overclocked nicely and is much faster than the 3770 in every way I need it to be.

     
    Things coming together in the early stages... Funny story about the motherboard, I chose the "R6 Siege" edition strictly because the SATA ports were at a 90, opposed to the normal edition of the motherboard where they are straight.  I didn't even realize that the R6 stood for rainbow six, and that it came with a copy of the game, so that was a bonus.

     
    Beginning final assembly...

     
    Tubes bent, loop filled, nerves wrecked.  Leak testing.

     
    Leak test was a success, so here it is all assembled and closed up.. in the dark.

     
    And, the entire desk setup

     
     
    This is probably far from done.  I still have to dial in overclocks, and frankly I like tinkering with it more than I like using it.  In the future I would like to move to a D5 pump, maybe add another video card if I can ever find the same one again.  I will probably redo the tubes quite a few times, this was my first time working with rigid tubing and some of these are in here purely because I ran out of tubing on mistakes and practice bends.  
     
    Oh, temperatures.  Stress testing the CPU alone the temp seemed to peak at 30 degrees C.  An hour of playing DOOM and having the GPU throwing heat into the loop brought the cpu to 41 and the GPU to 44.  I can live with that
     
    This is the first 'build log' I've ever posted anywhere so I apologize for the crappy format, anyway, thanks for looking.  
     
    Cheers
  14. Like
    givegomezthegun reacted to Telebubbies in thermal paste on back of cpu   
    I answered my own question - I was too worried about the CPU and I never thought of the other components. I forgot to put the RAM back in!
  15. Like
    givegomezthegun reacted to Tim85404 in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Specs:
    MSI X99 Godlike Motherboard
    Intel i7 5960X 8 Core CPU @ 4.8 Ghz
    Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB 2666Mhz DDR4
    2 - Strix 980ti's SLI'd @ 1450Mhz GDDR5 @ 7900Mhz
    1 - M.2 Samsung 950 Pro 512GB SSD
    2 - Crucial MX200 500GB SSDs in Raid 0
    1 - Crucial M500 256GB SSD
    EKWB Water Cooling Loop
    Corsair AX1200i PSU
    Corsair 750D Case

     
     

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    givegomezthegun reacted to Ugra in Black & White build   
    Hi everyone, 
     
    Here is my custom build pc. First this is an old pc and in near future i plan to upgrade CPU, Motherboard and probably RAM to DDR4. But in the mean time I decided to make some modifications to my pc case they are not big but I this when the mobo upgrade comes it will all fit together nicely. My current specs: 

    Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83GHz 
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P41T-D3P (Socket 775)
    RAM: Kingston 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (2x4GB)
    GPU:  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 2GB
    Storage:  Western Digital 500GB
    SSD: 120GB Patriot Blast
     
     
    My future upgrade plan: 
    Cpu: 6600k
    Motherboard: Asus z170-a
    RAM: 1 x Hyper X DDR4 8GB (for the start)
     
    So with no further delay here is my process so far: 
     
     

  17. Like
    givegomezthegun reacted to bdub109 in First build amd in an air 240-updated 5/22/2016   
    Thanks for the positivity tho! I'm pretty satisfied with it being my first build and mostly bought from micro center so I got several combo deals and rebates
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    givegomezthegun got a reaction from shadowbyte in Project "My Computer"   
    Updated already....
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    I've never named a pc before, and I'm not going to start now.  
     
    Anyway- I've always had complete budget builds.  For the last 20 years, every PC I have built has been with one goal in mind, the best price to performance ratio for the money I had to spend at the time.  It's always resulted in various combinations of hardware that I wasn't really happy with.  My last PC was actually not a very bad rig at all, sporting an i7 3770, 16gb ram, and a GTX 970... but it looked horrendous.  I want something that will handle AAA titles in 1080 at nice settings and frame rates, AND look good on my desk, damnit!
     
    So I sold that piece of junk and started ordering again.  This time with a slightly bigger budget than I'm used to working with - and while not with a specific plan, at least some sort of foundation in mind.  I wanted a black and white themed build, and I wanted it to be cooled with a custom rigid loop.
     
    I started this build in early March, and I had one setback.. I wanted it to have a GTX 1080.  So I ordered most of my parts, and a GTX 960 as a place holder until the 1080 launched.  I could have just gotten by with anything really, but my wife's computer could use an improvement from the Radeon 6790 she's been using for a long time.
    So, in order to have a functioning system in the mean time I decide to order an EK full kit.  I figure it's a decent investment because I can add to it later on.
     
    I'm browsing Kijiji(Canada's version of Craigslist?) a couple weeks ago, and I come across a brand new EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper GPU for $500 CAD.  The deal is too good for me to pass up.  The 1080 would be nice, but realistically it's overkill for me, I have one 1080p 60hz display, and this is probably less than half of what I'd pay for the GTX 1080 and waterblock/backplate.
     
    So my build as it stands right now, consists of;
     
    System Components:
    Case: Fractal Design Define S
    CPU: Intel i5 6600k
    Motherboard: MSI Z170a Krait Gaming R6 Siege
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16gb DDR4-3000
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb
    PSU: EVGA Supernova p2 750w
    GPU: EVGA GTX 980
    Misc/Cosmetic:
    Corsair MM300 KB/Mouse mat
    Cablemod White Cables
    Cablemod Magnetic White LED strip
    Peripherals:
    Keyboard: Corsair K65 RGB
    Mouse: Roccat Kone Optical
    Speakers: Logitech Z323
    Cooling Components:
    EK Coolstream PE 360 Radiator
    EK Coolstream SE 360 Radiator
    EK Supremacy MX Waterblock
    EK EVGA Hydro Copper Water Block for the GTX 980
    EK XRES DDC w/ 204MM Reservior
    Darkside D5 Vario w/ EK-XTOP Revo
    3x EK Vardar F3-120 1850rpm Fans
    4x Corsair Air SP120 Quiet Edition Fans
    Bitspower 10mm ID/12mm OD PETG Tube
    Fittings are a mix of Darkside and Bitspower, I got what was available and in the colour I wanted
    Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant
     
    So, I will apologize now for the crappy pictures.  My super awesome camera is just my Nexus 6 phone, and the lighting in my room is less than ideal.
     
    Why go from an i7 to an i5?  To be honest, the K.  And the price.  But this was still an upgrade, it overclocked nicely and is much faster than the 3770 in every way I need it to be.

     
    Things coming together in the early stages... Funny story about the motherboard, I chose the "R6 Siege" edition strictly because the SATA ports were at a 90, opposed to the normal edition of the motherboard where they are straight.  I didn't even realize that the R6 stood for rainbow six, and that it came with a copy of the game, so that was a bonus.

     
    Beginning final assembly...

     
    Tubes bent, loop filled, nerves wrecked.  Leak testing.

     
    Leak test was a success, so here it is all assembled and closed up.. in the dark.

     
    And, the entire desk setup

     
     
    This is probably far from done.  I still have to dial in overclocks, and frankly I like tinkering with it more than I like using it.  In the future I would like to move to a D5 pump, maybe add another video card if I can ever find the same one again.  I will probably redo the tubes quite a few times, this was my first time working with rigid tubing and some of these are in here purely because I ran out of tubing on mistakes and practice bends.  
     
    Oh, temperatures.  Stress testing the CPU alone the temp seemed to peak at 30 degrees C.  An hour of playing DOOM and having the GPU throwing heat into the loop brought the cpu to 41 and the GPU to 44.  I can live with that
     
    This is the first 'build log' I've ever posted anywhere so I apologize for the crappy format, anyway, thanks for looking.  
     
    Cheers
  19. Agree
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from don_svetlio in EVGA 1080 models are now up. Sorta....   
    thats 980ti...
  20. Like
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from Anthony_95 in Project "My Computer"   
    Updated already....
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    I've never named a pc before, and I'm not going to start now.  
     
    Anyway- I've always had complete budget builds.  For the last 20 years, every PC I have built has been with one goal in mind, the best price to performance ratio for the money I had to spend at the time.  It's always resulted in various combinations of hardware that I wasn't really happy with.  My last PC was actually not a very bad rig at all, sporting an i7 3770, 16gb ram, and a GTX 970... but it looked horrendous.  I want something that will handle AAA titles in 1080 at nice settings and frame rates, AND look good on my desk, damnit!
     
    So I sold that piece of junk and started ordering again.  This time with a slightly bigger budget than I'm used to working with - and while not with a specific plan, at least some sort of foundation in mind.  I wanted a black and white themed build, and I wanted it to be cooled with a custom rigid loop.
     
    I started this build in early March, and I had one setback.. I wanted it to have a GTX 1080.  So I ordered most of my parts, and a GTX 960 as a place holder until the 1080 launched.  I could have just gotten by with anything really, but my wife's computer could use an improvement from the Radeon 6790 she's been using for a long time.
    So, in order to have a functioning system in the mean time I decide to order an EK full kit.  I figure it's a decent investment because I can add to it later on.
     
    I'm browsing Kijiji(Canada's version of Craigslist?) a couple weeks ago, and I come across a brand new EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper GPU for $500 CAD.  The deal is too good for me to pass up.  The 1080 would be nice, but realistically it's overkill for me, I have one 1080p 60hz display, and this is probably less than half of what I'd pay for the GTX 1080 and waterblock/backplate.
     
    So my build as it stands right now, consists of;
     
    System Components:
    Case: Fractal Design Define S
    CPU: Intel i5 6600k
    Motherboard: MSI Z170a Krait Gaming R6 Siege
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16gb DDR4-3000
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb
    PSU: EVGA Supernova p2 750w
    GPU: EVGA GTX 980
    Misc/Cosmetic:
    Corsair MM300 KB/Mouse mat
    Cablemod White Cables
    Cablemod Magnetic White LED strip
    Peripherals:
    Keyboard: Corsair K65 RGB
    Mouse: Roccat Kone Optical
    Speakers: Logitech Z323
    Cooling Components:
    EK Coolstream PE 360 Radiator
    EK Coolstream SE 360 Radiator
    EK Supremacy MX Waterblock
    EK EVGA Hydro Copper Water Block for the GTX 980
    EK XRES DDC w/ 204MM Reservior
    Darkside D5 Vario w/ EK-XTOP Revo
    3x EK Vardar F3-120 1850rpm Fans
    4x Corsair Air SP120 Quiet Edition Fans
    Bitspower 10mm ID/12mm OD PETG Tube
    Fittings are a mix of Darkside and Bitspower, I got what was available and in the colour I wanted
    Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant
     
    So, I will apologize now for the crappy pictures.  My super awesome camera is just my Nexus 6 phone, and the lighting in my room is less than ideal.
     
    Why go from an i7 to an i5?  To be honest, the K.  And the price.  But this was still an upgrade, it overclocked nicely and is much faster than the 3770 in every way I need it to be.

     
    Things coming together in the early stages... Funny story about the motherboard, I chose the "R6 Siege" edition strictly because the SATA ports were at a 90, opposed to the normal edition of the motherboard where they are straight.  I didn't even realize that the R6 stood for rainbow six, and that it came with a copy of the game, so that was a bonus.

     
    Beginning final assembly...

     
    Tubes bent, loop filled, nerves wrecked.  Leak testing.

     
    Leak test was a success, so here it is all assembled and closed up.. in the dark.

     
    And, the entire desk setup

     
     
    This is probably far from done.  I still have to dial in overclocks, and frankly I like tinkering with it more than I like using it.  In the future I would like to move to a D5 pump, maybe add another video card if I can ever find the same one again.  I will probably redo the tubes quite a few times, this was my first time working with rigid tubing and some of these are in here purely because I ran out of tubing on mistakes and practice bends.  
     
    Oh, temperatures.  Stress testing the CPU alone the temp seemed to peak at 30 degrees C.  An hour of playing DOOM and having the GPU throwing heat into the loop brought the cpu to 41 and the GPU to 44.  I can live with that
     
    This is the first 'build log' I've ever posted anywhere so I apologize for the crappy format, anyway, thanks for looking.  
     
    Cheers
  21. Like
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from Blackoutjazz in 2 Titan X or 1080?   
    I've seen some go used for a reasonable(for a titan) price.. If you really can't be satisfied with 'just' a titan x
     
    My personal opinion is it's not worth the upgrade.. But worth is relative.
     
    If you won't benefit from some of the newer features with the 1080 I wouldn't bother.  If VR and multi display gaming or taking purdy screen shots in games is your thing, then it could be worth looking into.
  22. Agree
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from crysilis in 2 Titan X or 1080?   
    I've seen some go used for a reasonable(for a titan) price.. If you really can't be satisfied with 'just' a titan x
     
    My personal opinion is it's not worth the upgrade.. But worth is relative.
     
    If you won't benefit from some of the newer features with the 1080 I wouldn't bother.  If VR and multi display gaming or taking purdy screen shots in games is your thing, then it could be worth looking into.
  23. Agree
    givegomezthegun got a reaction from HPWebcamAble in they nerfed the 1070?   
    Good way to get youtube views.. but.. it's probably smarter to see what the actual performance comparison is like.  Cuda cores aren't everything.  I'm sure nvidia was very careful about exactly how fast it made the 1070 to coincide with current hardware and the price they want to launch it at.  The 970 was a huge success, I would assume they would want to recreate that again this time around too.
  24. Like
    givegomezthegun reacted to BumbleBort in SpokeDesk V1   
    Hi chaps!
    Being a long time watcher of LMG content I finally decided it was time to sign up to the forums to see what it's all about. I've just completed my first watercooling build, incorporated into a desk case I designed myself. I've finally given it a name I'm not too happy with but here it is all the same, SpokeDesk V1.
     
    The desk is purely made from 1.6mm mild steel. I work for a sheetmetal engineering company and so I did most of the manufacture and fabrication myself on CNC machines. 
    Initial design render.
    The desktop and a few other parts freshly punched on a CNC punch press.
    Test fitting before welding and paint
    Parts hanging on the powder coat line.

    First components going in. Used 780ti with waterblock from eBay and my trusty MSI GD53 with a 2500k from my first PC build.
    A view of the back panel and custom power switch

    Loop complete, mayhems laser green UV dye.

    Trying to bleed air from the system.

    Testing the UV.

    Complete!
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    givegomezthegun got a reaction from AluminiumTech in Why would they say this???   
    The claim is as old as the cpu.
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