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About Whaler_99

  • Title
    A folding we shall go...
  • Birthday August 19

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  • Location
    Playing with the beavers....
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Computer Engineer


  • CPU
    Core i7 4770k, XS-PC waterblock
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5
  • RAM
    16GB (4GBx4) Corsair Dominator Platinum
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1080, XS-PC Full Cover waterblock
  • Case
    Hexgear R40
  • Storage
    2 x Kingston HyperX 480GB SSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic Snow Silent 750, custom cable kit
  • Display(s)
    1 x 24" HP IPS, 2 x 22" HP LED
  • Cooling
    Custom Watercooled Loop
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Trigger, BLUE
  • Mouse
    Razor Diamonback
  • Sound
    Creative Recon 3D
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Nice to see this going on and the community pulling together. I've been reading up and looks the folks are working on bringing more WU's into the system as well as more back end architecture to support the surge! Congrats and thanks to all for working and donating! Cheers and love to all! Whaler
  2. That mobo only supports 8th Gen CPU's, 8xxx - a 5700 would not be it... plus, i5-5700?
  3. I'm sad you left, but at least stay as a user? :)


  4. :( Sad you are gone as a mod but hopefully you will stick around as a user? You are easily one of the better mods i've seen on a forum in recent years, and I hope that you continue to be that way even as not a mod :) Happy retirement I  guess would be what to say :P 

    1. BuckGup


      Awwww man I enjoyed you here. Well happy folding 

  5. It's been a great five years with this team and this community but the time has come to hang up my hat as an Admin/Mod of the forum. As always, if you need help please create a report and one of the mods will be happy to help! Take care everyone!

  6. I typically use Noctua NF-F12's, they are about the best in terms of SP and noise. There is Noiseblocker ELoop fans which are really good, the corsair SP lines are pretty good as well. Looks at their stats and compare it to the new Corsair ones. I'm not sure if the new RGB ones are more focused on pressure or air flow...
  7. The question is what solution is this? A cheap AIO? Then even with the best SP based fans you might notice maybe a 1 degree difference? Those rad's aren't every optimized. Or is this a custom water cooling loop with a decent 360 rad? In that case swapping out some cheap fans for some nice SP based ones could get you a few extra degrees. Now, that said, in the long run will that make a huge difference? What are your current temps? If after an hour of heavy gaming your only at say 65 or 70 C, then new fans might get you down to, at most, 60 to 65 C? Worth it? I don't know. But, good SP based fa
  8. If you can do a concise and generic setup doc, create a new post with it and let me know, I can review it and possibly pin it for other members.
  9. Let me just throw in my two cents on all this since I got tagged. First off, as some have mentioned "compute" cards, that brings to mind things like the Intel Phy, the NVidia P100 and others. They cannot be used for F@H or mining. Those are specifically designed cards for running custom software, usually a cluster based solution, used for rendering and massive compute solutions. Not something you can run Windows on nor do they even make a F@H client that will recognize those cards. Now, you have to look at the F@H client itself before going nuts on video cards. The fold
  10. The funny thing is I have two Antec 1200 cases and neither of them even have a GPU in them. They are both unRaid servers.:)
  11. Really looking forward to trying these out. Awesome solution. I saw someone actually ordered the Mastercase GPU vertical mount for a case, that wasn't a mastercase, and they had to do a lot of cutting and moding to get it all to fit and work. These will allow for minimal cutting to get a GPU mounted however the heck you want it!
  12. First off, pick a case, that will determine your form factor to some extent. You will sacrifice some features as you go smaller as there is less real estate on the board itself to build on required components. Different board manufacturers will sacrifice different options on smaller boards depending on who the board is marketed towards. So yes, pay careful attention when looking at ITX and mATX as they "may" not have a specific feature you might be looking for.