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    mapegl got a reaction from Drcyberjr in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    I guess you could go for DTX. Basically you could probably go for a short GPU that is thicker than two slots. Not entirely shure what you are looking for though. 
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    mapegl got a reaction from Warin in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    UPDATE: 
    I finally made it work. My system has changed quite a bit since the initial build:
    Ryzen 5 1600 @ stock
    ASROCK B350 Fatality ITX/AC
    16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 3200 @ 2933Mhz
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB @ Stock
    Samsung 850 EVO m.2 1TB
    Silverstone SST-ST55F-PT
    Noctua NF-A15 as intake
    Noctua NH-L12 with bottom fan only (92mm Noctua NF-A9 PWM)
    Noctua NF-F12 as exhaust ghetto mounted to the top
     
    I never thought upgrading to a six-core would bring temps down, but it did ;-). The CPU runs in the low 50s when gaming, so that is pretty much perfect. I decided to let the fan blow upwards into my PSU, which lets my PSU fan spin most of the time, but it really helps with exhausting that hot air.
    However, the biggest change was probably the switch from my RX480 to the EVGA 1060 SC 6GB. That thing is very efficient. I adjusted the fan curve to quiet mode and now it sits at just under 80°C when gaming, which is perfectly acceptable, especially at the noise levels it produces. I can hear it a bit, but it is very quiet. Fine for gaming without headphones. That is where that ghetto-mounted fan at the top comes in. Temps and noise were ok before, but it reached more like 83°C and was more noticable. So that was quite the improvement and was only possible because of the m.2 drive that freed up the top (I had a small 2.5 SSD and 3.5 HDD there before).
    One thing I worried about a little bit was the new m.2 drive and overheating, but it stays under 60°C. Obviously it could do better, but there is virtually no airflow where it is mounted and the max temp before it throttles is 70°C, so I am perfectly fine with that. 

    I will add two or three pics here later and if there are any questions, feel free to ask. 
    I finally got my itx system to work. I just love that little Elite 110. Oh and I am even using the Demci-Flex dust-filters, so the temps are even more impressive imho.  
     
    Overall the build was fairly easy to do. Especially due to the lack of 2.5" and 3.5" drives it is much easier to cable manage. I also used the short cable kit from Silverstone, which is a blessing. I wishe I could have done an even better job with cable management, because I love when it looks good, but my main priority was to get the cables out of the way of the airflow path and that worked......also there are like zero tie-downs for cables....well there are a few, but still.
     




  3. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    UPDATE: 
    I finally made it work. My system has changed quite a bit since the initial build:
    Ryzen 5 1600 @ stock
    ASROCK B350 Fatality ITX/AC
    16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 3200 @ 2933Mhz
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB @ Stock
    Samsung 850 EVO m.2 1TB
    Silverstone SST-ST55F-PT
    Noctua NF-A15 as intake
    Noctua NH-L12 with bottom fan only (92mm Noctua NF-A9 PWM)
    Noctua NF-F12 as exhaust ghetto mounted to the top
     
    I never thought upgrading to a six-core would bring temps down, but it did ;-). The CPU runs in the low 50s when gaming, so that is pretty much perfect. I decided to let the fan blow upwards into my PSU, which lets my PSU fan spin most of the time, but it really helps with exhausting that hot air.
    However, the biggest change was probably the switch from my RX480 to the EVGA 1060 SC 6GB. That thing is very efficient. I adjusted the fan curve to quiet mode and now it sits at just under 80°C when gaming, which is perfectly acceptable, especially at the noise levels it produces. I can hear it a bit, but it is very quiet. Fine for gaming without headphones. That is where that ghetto-mounted fan at the top comes in. Temps and noise were ok before, but it reached more like 83°C and was more noticable. So that was quite the improvement and was only possible because of the m.2 drive that freed up the top (I had a small 2.5 SSD and 3.5 HDD there before).
    One thing I worried about a little bit was the new m.2 drive and overheating, but it stays under 60°C. Obviously it could do better, but there is virtually no airflow where it is mounted and the max temp before it throttles is 70°C, so I am perfectly fine with that. 

    I will add two or three pics here later and if there are any questions, feel free to ask. 
    I finally got my itx system to work. I just love that little Elite 110. Oh and I am even using the Demci-Flex dust-filters, so the temps are even more impressive imho.  
     
    Overall the build was fairly easy to do. Especially due to the lack of 2.5" and 3.5" drives it is much easier to cable manage. I also used the short cable kit from Silverstone, which is a blessing. I wishe I could have done an even better job with cable management, because I love when it looks good, but my main priority was to get the cables out of the way of the airflow path and that worked......also there are like zero tie-downs for cables....well there are a few, but still.
     




  4. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    So I finally got my stuff. Not everything went as smooth as I hoped but I will share that along the way:
     
    First my GPU. I needed it to be shorter and wanted to increase cooling due to the confined space I was going to put it in. Thus I purchased an Arctic Accelero Mono Plus.

     
    This was pretty straight forward and just as I expected it to be, although it was a little longer than I had hoped. Not a problem though.
     
    The motherboard an CPU combo was also nothing exceptional and I am sure all of you have seen millions of those pics, so I will jump straight to the CPU cooler and how it didn't work:
     

     
    Now this would have been great, but due to the heatsinks shape when a 120mm fan is attached is can sink into the heatsink.....don't know how to explain this any better, but a 140 thus sits a little higher and therefore it did not work.....bummer.
     
    So this is how it came together:

     
    I just realized I do not yet have a pic with my GPU and I should definitely add that later tonight, because I also modded that stupid Arctic cooler. The fan was ticking and instead of sending it back, I decided to use an "old" NF-F12 from Noctua and strap it on there with zap-straps. Great choice. It runs cooler and quieter.
     
    So if you have any questions, I would be happy answer them. Overall the PC runs pretty quiet for its size.
     
    CPU is now not overclocked but tops out at about 55°C which is great. GPU runs up to 80°C, but you have to consider that with the reference cooler it would reach 84°C in a more open case with better airflow.
     
    All the other components are ok and do not go above 60°C which is also ok for such a small case. The NF-A15 in the front sure does a good job of showing cool fresh air into the chassis.
     
    Oh and btw, it is pretty hot here right now, so these temps are even better than they might first appear. We had almost 30°C outside...which was also almost the temp in my room.
     
    Very happy with the project....very
     
     
    Update 1:
     
    I reworked some of the cable management and undervolted my CPU and GPU with very good results. The CPU now runs at 3.9Ghz on all cores with only 1.05Volts, and there might still be more room for improvements here. I am tinkering.
     
    However I decided to show the cable management and how I modded the Arctic cooler on my GPU as well.
    Here you go:

     
    As you can see, I cleaned up the cables right in the airflow path of the NF-A15 so more fresh air can reach the system. The 24-pin is now routed somewhat through the space in the very front of the case and out of the airflow-path.
     
     

     
     

     
    Above you can see what I am particularly proud of: The Arctic Accelero Mono Noctua Edition. ;-)
    The Arctic fan was ticking and I decided to just take one of my beloved NF-F12s that I have from my previous build and strap it on. That is one of the reasons I chose the Elite 110, because it has so much space next to the GPU that you can do some modding on the GPU cooling. Most ITX cases have no space next to a double-slot card, this is probably more than three slots already.
     
     

     
    Just another shot above to show the clear path for the incoming air.
     
    And the finished product. Of course with the cables for the SSDs it does not look as clean anymore, but there is no real room for cable management here and I would say it is decent. I still kept everything out of the way of the incoming air and that's the most important part.
     
    Now some of you might wonder when this jet engine might take off, because it obviously must be very loud. I decided to add two videos of the machine on idle and under load in DOOM.
    Enjoy the silence and decent quietness of those two. ;-)
    ....oh and the ticking noise is from my camera. It is the auto-focus that has suffered on my last vacation that was two weeks ago. I took it to the beach and there must have gotten some sand into the system.....sad.
    There is absolutely no ticking from the PC, just the wooshing noise of fans moving air:
     
    Idle noise
    Load noise
  5. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from TVwazhere in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Two U2419Hs. 
     
    I wanted a two screen setup, mostly for productivity purposes and I love it. 

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    mapegl got a reaction from MEC-777 in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Two U2419Hs. 
     
    I wanted a two screen setup, mostly for productivity purposes and I love it. 

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    mapegl got a reaction from Xiauj in Show off your latest purchase!   
    Two U2419Hs. 
     
    I wanted a two screen setup, mostly for productivity purposes and I love it. 

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    mapegl reacted to Den-Fi in Show off your latest purchase!   
    I bought a thing.
     
     
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    mapegl reacted to Achillias in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Console and pc-gamer.
     

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    mapegl got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    So I redid my setup a bit. First I painted my desk white. I could also have just bought a white desk for cheap from ikea, but I wanted to keep the quality solid wooden table. The second desk on the right is not redone yet, but you can see what the first one looked like before. Also the TV up top is just the old one from my living room. It got replaced by a (amazing) Sony 4k 55". This is just an old 42" 1080p with major input lag. Enough for some netflix on my couch or a place for my daughter to watch something else when mommy and I occupy the living room TV.  
    The PC specs are in my description.  Just a regular setup with a decent ultrawide. Love the monitor.
    Also a new mouse. Thank you LTT for reviewing the g403. It is amazing. 
    As you can see: I already did a decent job on cable management, but because the second desk is not done yet I won't use it for cable management and power as well as Ethernet just are on the floor for now. Soon to be changed.  


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    mapegl got a reaction from Froody129 in Canon SL2 (200D) or T6i (750D) or Nikon D3400?   
    I have the sl1. Bought it used as my first camera last year, although the sl2 was already out. I only paid about 280 with the kit lense vs. about 600 for the 200D. Yes the 200d is a bit better, but not double better. ;-)
    Personally that is the route ( SL2 or sl1) I would go. Yes the bigger cameras are sometimes better, but the best camera is the one you will take with you and the sl1 and 2 are small enough for me to mostly do that. 
    If you don't care about size at all, by all means get a 750d or so. 
    Also consider used. I saved about 300 and bought a nice sigma 17-50/2.8 lense for that money. Then I sold the kit lense and with a little extra I got the 24mm pancake. The pancake with the SL1 or 2 is an amazing setup. So small. 
  12. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from Xiauj in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    UPDATE: 
    I finally made it work. My system has changed quite a bit since the initial build:
    Ryzen 5 1600 @ stock
    ASROCK B350 Fatality ITX/AC
    16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 3200 @ 2933Mhz
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB @ Stock
    Samsung 850 EVO m.2 1TB
    Silverstone SST-ST55F-PT
    Noctua NF-A15 as intake
    Noctua NH-L12 with bottom fan only (92mm Noctua NF-A9 PWM)
    Noctua NF-F12 as exhaust ghetto mounted to the top
     
    I never thought upgrading to a six-core would bring temps down, but it did ;-). The CPU runs in the low 50s when gaming, so that is pretty much perfect. I decided to let the fan blow upwards into my PSU, which lets my PSU fan spin most of the time, but it really helps with exhausting that hot air.
    However, the biggest change was probably the switch from my RX480 to the EVGA 1060 SC 6GB. That thing is very efficient. I adjusted the fan curve to quiet mode and now it sits at just under 80°C when gaming, which is perfectly acceptable, especially at the noise levels it produces. I can hear it a bit, but it is very quiet. Fine for gaming without headphones. That is where that ghetto-mounted fan at the top comes in. Temps and noise were ok before, but it reached more like 83°C and was more noticable. So that was quite the improvement and was only possible because of the m.2 drive that freed up the top (I had a small 2.5 SSD and 3.5 HDD there before).
    One thing I worried about a little bit was the new m.2 drive and overheating, but it stays under 60°C. Obviously it could do better, but there is virtually no airflow where it is mounted and the max temp before it throttles is 70°C, so I am perfectly fine with that. 

    I will add two or three pics here later and if there are any questions, feel free to ask. 
    I finally got my itx system to work. I just love that little Elite 110. Oh and I am even using the Demci-Flex dust-filters, so the temps are even more impressive imho.  
     
    Overall the build was fairly easy to do. Especially due to the lack of 2.5" and 3.5" drives it is much easier to cable manage. I also used the short cable kit from Silverstone, which is a blessing. I wishe I could have done an even better job with cable management, because I love when it looks good, but my main priority was to get the cables out of the way of the airflow path and that worked......also there are like zero tie-downs for cables....well there are a few, but still.
     




  13. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from mikeeginger in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    So I finally got my stuff. Not everything went as smooth as I hoped but I will share that along the way:
     
    First my GPU. I needed it to be shorter and wanted to increase cooling due to the confined space I was going to put it in. Thus I purchased an Arctic Accelero Mono Plus.

     
    This was pretty straight forward and just as I expected it to be, although it was a little longer than I had hoped. Not a problem though.
     
    The motherboard an CPU combo was also nothing exceptional and I am sure all of you have seen millions of those pics, so I will jump straight to the CPU cooler and how it didn't work:
     

     
    Now this would have been great, but due to the heatsinks shape when a 120mm fan is attached is can sink into the heatsink.....don't know how to explain this any better, but a 140 thus sits a little higher and therefore it did not work.....bummer.
     
    So this is how it came together:

     
    I just realized I do not yet have a pic with my GPU and I should definitely add that later tonight, because I also modded that stupid Arctic cooler. The fan was ticking and instead of sending it back, I decided to use an "old" NF-F12 from Noctua and strap it on there with zap-straps. Great choice. It runs cooler and quieter.
     
    So if you have any questions, I would be happy answer them. Overall the PC runs pretty quiet for its size.
     
    CPU is now not overclocked but tops out at about 55°C which is great. GPU runs up to 80°C, but you have to consider that with the reference cooler it would reach 84°C in a more open case with better airflow.
     
    All the other components are ok and do not go above 60°C which is also ok for such a small case. The NF-A15 in the front sure does a good job of showing cool fresh air into the chassis.
     
    Oh and btw, it is pretty hot here right now, so these temps are even better than they might first appear. We had almost 30°C outside...which was also almost the temp in my room.
     
    Very happy with the project....very
     
     
    Update 1:
     
    I reworked some of the cable management and undervolted my CPU and GPU with very good results. The CPU now runs at 3.9Ghz on all cores with only 1.05Volts, and there might still be more room for improvements here. I am tinkering.
     
    However I decided to show the cable management and how I modded the Arctic cooler on my GPU as well.
    Here you go:

     
    As you can see, I cleaned up the cables right in the airflow path of the NF-A15 so more fresh air can reach the system. The 24-pin is now routed somewhat through the space in the very front of the case and out of the airflow-path.
     
     

     
     

     
    Above you can see what I am particularly proud of: The Arctic Accelero Mono Noctua Edition. ;-)
    The Arctic fan was ticking and I decided to just take one of my beloved NF-F12s that I have from my previous build and strap it on. That is one of the reasons I chose the Elite 110, because it has so much space next to the GPU that you can do some modding on the GPU cooling. Most ITX cases have no space next to a double-slot card, this is probably more than three slots already.
     
     

     
    Just another shot above to show the clear path for the incoming air.
     
    And the finished product. Of course with the cables for the SSDs it does not look as clean anymore, but there is no real room for cable management here and I would say it is decent. I still kept everything out of the way of the incoming air and that's the most important part.
     
    Now some of you might wonder when this jet engine might take off, because it obviously must be very loud. I decided to add two videos of the machine on idle and under load in DOOM.
    Enjoy the silence and decent quietness of those two. ;-)
    ....oh and the ticking noise is from my camera. It is the auto-focus that has suffered on my last vacation that was two weeks ago. I took it to the beach and there must have gotten some sand into the system.....sad.
    There is absolutely no ticking from the PC, just the wooshing noise of fans moving air:
     
    Idle noise
    Load noise
  14. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from Sir Asvald in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    UPDATE: 
    I finally made it work. My system has changed quite a bit since the initial build:
    Ryzen 5 1600 @ stock
    ASROCK B350 Fatality ITX/AC
    16GB Corsair LPX DDR4 3200 @ 2933Mhz
    EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB @ Stock
    Samsung 850 EVO m.2 1TB
    Silverstone SST-ST55F-PT
    Noctua NF-A15 as intake
    Noctua NH-L12 with bottom fan only (92mm Noctua NF-A9 PWM)
    Noctua NF-F12 as exhaust ghetto mounted to the top
     
    I never thought upgrading to a six-core would bring temps down, but it did ;-). The CPU runs in the low 50s when gaming, so that is pretty much perfect. I decided to let the fan blow upwards into my PSU, which lets my PSU fan spin most of the time, but it really helps with exhausting that hot air.
    However, the biggest change was probably the switch from my RX480 to the EVGA 1060 SC 6GB. That thing is very efficient. I adjusted the fan curve to quiet mode and now it sits at just under 80°C when gaming, which is perfectly acceptable, especially at the noise levels it produces. I can hear it a bit, but it is very quiet. Fine for gaming without headphones. That is where that ghetto-mounted fan at the top comes in. Temps and noise were ok before, but it reached more like 83°C and was more noticable. So that was quite the improvement and was only possible because of the m.2 drive that freed up the top (I had a small 2.5 SSD and 3.5 HDD there before).
    One thing I worried about a little bit was the new m.2 drive and overheating, but it stays under 60°C. Obviously it could do better, but there is virtually no airflow where it is mounted and the max temp before it throttles is 70°C, so I am perfectly fine with that. 

    I will add two or three pics here later and if there are any questions, feel free to ask. 
    I finally got my itx system to work. I just love that little Elite 110. Oh and I am even using the Demci-Flex dust-filters, so the temps are even more impressive imho.  
     
    Overall the build was fairly easy to do. Especially due to the lack of 2.5" and 3.5" drives it is much easier to cable manage. I also used the short cable kit from Silverstone, which is a blessing. I wishe I could have done an even better job with cable management, because I love when it looks good, but my main priority was to get the cables out of the way of the airflow path and that worked......also there are like zero tie-downs for cables....well there are a few, but still.
     




  15. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from DJ46 in Elite 110: ITX CUBE   
    So I finally got my stuff. Not everything went as smooth as I hoped but I will share that along the way:
     
    First my GPU. I needed it to be shorter and wanted to increase cooling due to the confined space I was going to put it in. Thus I purchased an Arctic Accelero Mono Plus.

     
    This was pretty straight forward and just as I expected it to be, although it was a little longer than I had hoped. Not a problem though.
     
    The motherboard an CPU combo was also nothing exceptional and I am sure all of you have seen millions of those pics, so I will jump straight to the CPU cooler and how it didn't work:
     

     
    Now this would have been great, but due to the heatsinks shape when a 120mm fan is attached is can sink into the heatsink.....don't know how to explain this any better, but a 140 thus sits a little higher and therefore it did not work.....bummer.
     
    So this is how it came together:

     
    I just realized I do not yet have a pic with my GPU and I should definitely add that later tonight, because I also modded that stupid Arctic cooler. The fan was ticking and instead of sending it back, I decided to use an "old" NF-F12 from Noctua and strap it on there with zap-straps. Great choice. It runs cooler and quieter.
     
    So if you have any questions, I would be happy answer them. Overall the PC runs pretty quiet for its size.
     
    CPU is now not overclocked but tops out at about 55°C which is great. GPU runs up to 80°C, but you have to consider that with the reference cooler it would reach 84°C in a more open case with better airflow.
     
    All the other components are ok and do not go above 60°C which is also ok for such a small case. The NF-A15 in the front sure does a good job of showing cool fresh air into the chassis.
     
    Oh and btw, it is pretty hot here right now, so these temps are even better than they might first appear. We had almost 30°C outside...which was also almost the temp in my room.
     
    Very happy with the project....very
     
     
    Update 1:
     
    I reworked some of the cable management and undervolted my CPU and GPU with very good results. The CPU now runs at 3.9Ghz on all cores with only 1.05Volts, and there might still be more room for improvements here. I am tinkering.
     
    However I decided to show the cable management and how I modded the Arctic cooler on my GPU as well.
    Here you go:

     
    As you can see, I cleaned up the cables right in the airflow path of the NF-A15 so more fresh air can reach the system. The 24-pin is now routed somewhat through the space in the very front of the case and out of the airflow-path.
     
     

     
     

     
    Above you can see what I am particularly proud of: The Arctic Accelero Mono Noctua Edition. ;-)
    The Arctic fan was ticking and I decided to just take one of my beloved NF-F12s that I have from my previous build and strap it on. That is one of the reasons I chose the Elite 110, because it has so much space next to the GPU that you can do some modding on the GPU cooling. Most ITX cases have no space next to a double-slot card, this is probably more than three slots already.
     
     

     
    Just another shot above to show the clear path for the incoming air.
     
    And the finished product. Of course with the cables for the SSDs it does not look as clean anymore, but there is no real room for cable management here and I would say it is decent. I still kept everything out of the way of the incoming air and that's the most important part.
     
    Now some of you might wonder when this jet engine might take off, because it obviously must be very loud. I decided to add two videos of the machine on idle and under load in DOOM.
    Enjoy the silence and decent quietness of those two. ;-)
    ....oh and the ticking noise is from my camera. It is the auto-focus that has suffered on my last vacation that was two weeks ago. I took it to the beach and there must have gotten some sand into the system.....sad.
    There is absolutely no ticking from the PC, just the wooshing noise of fans moving air:
     
    Idle noise
    Load noise
  16. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from soldier_ph in Post Your Cable Management?   
    What are the specs of this beauty? Do you have more pictures somewhere? 
    Man I love small builds. Nice work.
  17. Like
    mapegl got a reaction from mech in How old are you?   
    30....feeling kinda old. 
     
    I have a young pc though.... ;-)
  18. Informative
    mapegl got a reaction from Z_Dawgz in Good Cube Chassis   
    I used to have the Cooler Master HAF-XB, and my brother still has his.  We both very much enjoyed building in these cases and cooling is very good.  Only reason I sold mine is that I wanted something smaller.  
     
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    mapegl got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    That must be the sickest build i have seen here so far. 
    Awesome. How did you do it? Is there a build lot?
  20. Like
    mapegl reacted to mitzaotomitza in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    This is what I do with the old computers. Media centers , PC sculptures and other weird things.
     
     
     
     
     
     

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    mapegl got a reaction from [REDACTED] in Do you have a printer in your setup?   
    I am a University Student and have already worked as/ will be working as teacher. I NEED a printer like all the time. 
    Both for my job and for studies. 
     
    However, right now I use a very basic laser printer that can only do black and white and has no duplex or any of that fancy stuff. It was just 80€ and I only pay about 8€ for a toner cartridge that lasts about 2500 pages. Nothing special, but very cheap to use.
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    mapegl reacted to ar1 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    asus z270i
    i5 6400
    16g ddr4 tridentz rgb
    gtx 1060
    1t ssd m.2
    evga 550
     



  23. Agree
    mapegl got a reaction from Versti in I think I might have broken my motherboard or PSU   
    I would try if you can jump-start just the PSU. You will have to research a bit, and it is not the same pins for every PSU, but you can short two of teh pins on your PSU and it should spin up.
     
    You can also try shorting the corresponding pins of the fron-panel header to start your PC. Maybe the button of your case is just defective. 
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    mapegl reacted to Sanctorum in $500 PC build suggestions   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($104.99 @ Newegg) 
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M PRO-VDH Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ Amazon) 
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($65.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Crucial - BX300 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
    Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card  ($144.99 @ B&H) 
    Case: Deepcool - D-Shield ATX Mid Tower Case  ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Total: $517.93
     
    If you need it cheaper, swap the R3 1200 for an Athlon X4 950. Older, shittier architecture and the G4560 IS better than the X4 950, however, I'd rather be on the AM4 platform and have a true quad core than go with the G4560. You can get the fully modular version of the PSU for like $15 more, which would be within budget if you went with the Athlon instead of R3.
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    mapegl reacted to cc143 in EOS 100D. Good for a beginner? What did you start with?   
    I personally own the 50 1.4 but have used the 1.8 on some occasionsand have to say the new version is amazing value for money. Personally, I prefer the 35mm equivalent focal length, but those are way to expensive usually. 
     
    Basically, 50 is the focal length to go for on Canon cameras especially since they provide such a cheap option. Also, using a prime will probably help you learn more in my opinion, you can really understand DoF etc when learning while using I prime much easier than with most kit lenses. 
     
    In short, yes definitely get a 50mm 1.8
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