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Comment reply on AION-MC's Completed Build: AION POSEIDON- ALASKAN ARCTIC

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Creative build, hence 100th vote.

I hope you live in almost a dust proof place to save yourself from maintence pains in order to keep those whites shining...enjoy the new build.

Comment reply on skiskate10's Completed Build: /\LEX - X99 Gaming/Editing PC (First time build)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done. I hope you didn't get offended by my post. My best wishes.

Comment reply on Matakor's Completed Build: Blood Machine

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The moment I saw that CM case, this build deserves my vote. You got it. Good choice and nice work. Do you ever wonder about RoI?

Comment reply on kryp7os's Completed Build: Black & Bloody Winter 2015

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and fun pictures. It deserves 30th vote and more. Well done.

Comment reply on PhillyAnt's Completed Build: My Gaming Rig

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job, well done. I'm happy for not keeping that PC on the floor, hence my vote.

Comment reply on upintheair's Completed Build: REGULATOR, Gaming PC

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

'After 10 months of being in Afghanistan on deployment, I came home to find a cheating girlfriend. Dumped her, kicked her out and rebounded by spending 4K on a PC.'

I will not comment on your personal side, but I'd commend you for turning your anger and heartburn in a positive manner. For that I gave you vote, 71st. Please keep it going, try your best to be a sane/good person.

My best wishes.

Comment reply on villageidiot182's Completed Build: Boiler Power

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, not bad for a village idiot though...my vote :)

I've a Q in my mind: why did you spend so much? I mean, you have any plan for RoI? Please don't mind for asking.

Comment reply on skiskate10's Completed Build: /\LEX - X99 Gaming/Editing PC (First time build)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good work, for that I appreciate your passion and dedication.

However, I've a question: Being a 17-yr old, why did you spent so much money? I don't know if you earned it by working hard or your parents dough. Nevertheless, you should've seriously thought about hitting that high. That's all I wish to add.

Lastly, don't go blindly by what most Tech. review channels suggest.

Comment reply on Typhus_sw's Completed Build: Water Urban T81

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting build, my vote.

Well, what's the full system TDP?

Comment reply on Lavins's Completed Build: Corsair 780T: Shiro

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite a good work, hence my vote.

Now, what's your plan to keep that machine as White as possible? I had a tough time in CA handling one such build even under controlled environment.

Comment reply on Pahjay's Completed Build: My take on the stormtrooper look

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Good work, hence my vote. Yet CM Storm Trooper looks different.

Comment reply on MichaelCS's Completed Build: Project Ti Fighter

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

5930k plus a pair of 980Ti is sound choice, hence the 100th vote :)

Comment reply on marksman's Completed Build: Megatron

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

CM cases rock, use many of them in my Workstation builds.

I always wanted to buy transparent side window for that case. But in the last minute I didn't go for it. How much did it cost you?

Greatly done, keep it up. Steve's picture is priceless.

Comment reply on blahhumbug's Completed Build: Haswell-E silent gaming machine

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Good work. How is that Logitech speaker set compared to Z506 (using two)? Does it worth the steep price?

I intend to buy Z906 for a new home build once the latest Intel CPU (low power) hits the market.

Comment reply on DAMIT's Completed Build: X99 WS-OctopusBlack

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm wondering how come SSI-CEB form factor fit into this case? Did you do anything?

Comment reply on theS1nt's Completed Build: X99 RAIDEN

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find Memory QVL pdf at Asus website for that particular board. Be careful with memory choice, good luck!

Comment reply on kreeper24's Completed Build: The Turbine

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't you think going for full blown white will be PITA in terms of looking after it? I've some experience by going with whites.

I hope your place is almost dust free.

Comment reply on erickuebler's Completed Build: GREY BEARD (silver & black theme, first pc build ever)

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

I usually don't go gaga over many builds on this site. But this one looks class with quality. I appreciate your thinking, work and energy.

I've only one suggestion, if I may? Whenever you've a bit more money, go for these to replace those Samsung 840 EVO SSDs:

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB/240GB

or

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB/256GB

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need more Part categories - Professional/Enterprise usage"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

One more important thing I forget -- add more Intel CPU available choices. E.g,

S - Performance optimized CPU - e.g., i5-4690S

T - Power optimized CPU (for NAS etc) - e.g., i3-4360T

Thank you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need more Part categories - Professional/Enterprise usage"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Please also add

Storage lot more PCI-E SSD choice e.g., Intel DC P3700 800GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)

Storage M.2 2280 Enterprise models e.g, SanDisk X300 SSD 512GB

Storage Thunderbolt cards e.g., Asrock Thunderbolt 2 AIC, Asus, MSI et al

Memory card category for boot or install e.g., SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB USB Flash Drive

Thank you very much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3TB drives reliable"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. Well, I made that suggestion based on at least 1500 HDD experience which support over 300 machines :)

Hitachi drives have the lowest failure rate compared to Seagate or WD in the consumer HD segment. Good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the best ssd for max 200$"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I use dozens of SanDisk Extreme Pro and Samsung 850 Pro SSDs. I'd recommend SanDisk model because of close performance and money saved. E.g.,

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB - $260

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB - $338

It's a considerable difference, hence why pay more?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3TB drives reliable"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither, if your data quite valuable and looking for low failure rate.

Get these SATA III 7200 RPM drives:

Hitachi Ultrastar - 3TB - 64MB cache

If you wish to spend a bit more for higher reliability:

Hitachi Ultrastar 7K6000 series - 5TB - 128MB cache (Enterprise drive)

Note: both come with 5-yr warranty + 2 million hours MTBF.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reseting ASUS MOBO drivers please help!!"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. First, I don't know what you did (updates) with that MB.

1) did you flash the BIOS? If not, please post the BIOS version you see it in that MB.

2) did you check after uninstalling ALL drivers? Do mention the exact error message.

I suspect you installed driver(s) or tried to with an old BIOS?

Please make a copy of the existing BIOS (if not updated) using the Asus BIOS tool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help picking a X99 Motherboard"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Bookmark and go through this site thoroughly:

RampageDev ~ http://rampagedev.wordpress.com

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard Opinions?"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

For that budget and especially with that board, G3258 fits the best. It saves some money and you can play with OCing a lot. If you're not into colors then go for Asus 970 STRIX GPU. Consider other PSU alternatives (brands); 550W should be enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please help cant decide between these two....thanks!"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't you know about you, but I mostly go for which have the better design, functionality, usability and value.

I can't answer about brand just based on two board models. If you're seeking which is better board in those two? I don't have a definite answer either because I don't use both models :)

However, I'd put Asus above only because of its WS and ROG series. Also because of cool products such as ROG Front base etc. Yes, I love Asus RAMDisk in ROG boards.

Z97-A is part of Asus' entry level Z97 ATX boards, isn't it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reseting ASUS MOBO drivers please help!!"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get into unnecessary confusion. As the first step:

  1. check for the BIOS updates at Asus website.
  2. proceed to update the BIOS (read process twice/thrice to comprehend)
  3. download all the updated drivers from the website

This should complete the job

ps: retire that MB CD somewhere; save downloaded drivers (USB drive etc).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air Cooling + Water cooling"

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

One should be more than enough. And, the new Cooler Master Nepton 240M thrashes H100i or anyone in its class (240mm) except Swiftech.

Comment reply on lehighsucks2's Completed Build: Southern Bloodbath

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds good, appreciate your response.

Comment reply on ArchiMarK's Completed Build: First Build: Project Icebreaker - Stryker, 4790K, GTX 970, H100i

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess you're at 2K budget. Never mind. +1 for Stryker based build.

Do make sure to update Samsung 840 EVO firmware to resolve a well known issue.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8617/samsung-releases-firmware-update-to-fix-the-ssd-840-evo-read-performance-bug

Comment reply on lehighsucks2's Completed Build: Southern Bloodbath

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

How is H240-X performing? Is there any loud noise at good loads? I'm pondering to use this model or the latest CM Nepton 240M cooler in the upcoming X99 builds. I'm not satisfied with CM Neptons (140XL and 280L) as they make noise at good loads which is distracting in the lab environment.

Comment reply on Meithen's Completed Build: The Spectre Project (First Build)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

If you've time and patience, it would be a good idea sell similar builds. You could make some extra dough (other than Navy pay). I'm sure folks (on this site and elsewhere) will definitely buy because of the excellent build quality displayed in good detail. I'd have brought one, but I game very little on weekends. Great job, once again.

Comment reply on Meithen's Completed Build: The Spectre Project (First Build)

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

10,000 cable ties that heroically gave their life for this build, you will not be forgotten.

:))

This is called Craftsmanship. An incredible work and result, Meithen.

Comment reply on endean82's Completed Build: Cooler Master HAF EB EVO

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

I know.

Many consumers buy it without knowing enough (design/purpose). Lot of unnecessary flaming/hate by comparing it with 980/780. I hope you can understand my point.

Comment reply on endean82's Completed Build: Cooler Master HAF EB EVO

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

In Gaming, true.

But not in specific applications, which I use many cards of this model along with Quadro and Tesla cards. GTX 980/780 are crippled cards in computational performance vs Titan Black. Example: molecular dynamics.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air cooler for i7 4790k?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Forgot to add:

Check availability of Thermalright Macho Zero air cooler, which is a fanless design. I used many Thermalright Air coolers (MUX-120) a few years ago, but not this one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air cooler for i7 4790k?"

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest you to go for CM Nepton 140XL if that case supports it. Its cooling performance thrashes most AIO coolers, including H100i. 140XL performs excellent even with Haswell-E CPUs, so 4790K isn't a big deal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "You're Gonna be OK"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

No single solution to this one other than going with best practices. I'd never allow any workstations to run at 80% loads on PSU, let alone 90% (3-4 yrs of hardware life).

My method: calculate entire PC Wattage and look for Gold/Platinum PSU. Load? 50-60% considering better power delivery and noise. E.g.,:

Heavy Z97 workstation build with 550W full system load: 1000W platinum/gold PSU max.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing 2 hard drives or one?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considering these solutions with 5960Xs and Xeon E5 v3s (zero gaming):

a) Intel DC P3700 SSD 1.2TB (NVMe solution)

b) Mushkin 960GB Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD (not much price diff vs Samsung 850 1TB Pro, and far better performance)

c) when needed: RAMDisk (5960X builds will have 64GB min).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Bang For The Buck x99 Motherboard"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it 5820K? How many GPUs?

How many SSD/HDDs? Or, only PCIe express card like Plextor or Mushkin?

What else hardware (PCIe lane sharing) do you intend use?

Based on that you can deduce a good board. If only one GPU and PCIe card, go for any entry-level good board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MOBO for non OC"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus H97-PRO Gamer (ROG-like quality).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Budget Mobo for G3258"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using these boards with G3258 (non-gaming):

Asrock Z97 Anniversary ATX (first choice) MSI Z97 Guard-Pro (with DisplayPort, if you like) MSI Z97 PC Mate (executive PCs)

daily work frequency: ~4.3 GHz (I don't allow beyond that)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4770k or 4790k"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Buying 4790K with a board (combo) saves a bit more at Micro Center

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4790K vs Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3?"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

How about E3-1271 v3:

a) similar price vs. 4790K b) slightly better Turbo range vs E3-1231 v3 (3.6 to 4GHz) c) both Xeons same TDP (80W)

both Xeons got no HD Graphics 4600 (not needed when you go for GPU)

Yes, very much noticeable. But if you choose ECC RAM there is a slight performance trade off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trouble choosing a 1440p monitor need input !!!"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I get your dilemma. I'm not an avid gamer at all. I only play in my little free time, and only two games as on date. Perhaps I'd love to buy a few more in the Age of Empires genre (strategy). But I see a lot many are about violence and too much killing games so I don't prefer them.

My experience? If you've enough dough, go for ROG Swift because it can give you at least 3 years of peace of mind. TN panel on this make is excellent to play at 1440p (sweet spot) and 144Hz.

If you think a bit different, at 1080 that Asus 24" is great if not the best. Note that it supports G-Sync too (check website). If you're an avid gamer then go for triple display to get proper Nvidia Surround feel. (3 x LCDs < ROG Swift!).

Yes, do get a solid GPU. If you're an SLI fan then go for 2 x 970 if you wish to save money. Else dual 980 is great. It all depends on what you do, play and vitamin M :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "EVGA 750W ATX vs Corsair CX 750W"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out for Cooler Master and XFX in 750W; they're quite good too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trouble choosing a 1440p monitor need input !!!"

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't opt for IPS in two gaming builds. Monitors (both 1ms) I chose:

Asus VG248QE (triple display setup): 1080, G-Sync and 144Hz

Asus PG278Q ROG Swift: 1440, G-Sync and 144Hz

I connect with DisplayPort (F1/MotoGP games only).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pentium G3258 or Core i3-4150"

  • 68 months ago
  • -1 points

If no OCing, go for Asus H97 PRO-GAMER board which got ROG-like quality.

On CPU front, I'd strongly recommend i5-4560 over i3-4150. I think $100 price difference is not a lot considering:

a) better clock (Turbo), double cache and more cores/threads.

b) slightly better on board HD graphics 4600

c) life of the build say 3-4 yrs (guess)

Cons: a bit high TDP, 84W for i5. No Hyper Threading.

Comment reply on bmanZZZ11's Completed Build: Yin and Yang (LG 34" Ultrawide Curved Monitor Build)

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a cool build to match the interiors. How do you manage to work given that Monitor screen size and LED light? It seems bright enough to distract? Never mind. I hope your family appreciated it, good job.

I know this it's your choice. I wonder why didn't you opt for Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB considering tremendous performance it offers? Yes, with a bit more price tag...

Whenever you upgrade in future, buy more RAM to use RAMdisk feature to literally get 'extreme' performance when compared to SSDs. Check out MSI Command Center to learn more.

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