add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Comments

Comments

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not flown with it yet but its all very stable. That riser system is well built for the video card. I had an old ATX i just put in check in. That worked as soon as i got to my destination 7 hours away in asia.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that part pre-built. It looks tidy but it was a pain in the *** when I dropped a screw in there or tried to find the sata port for an extra hdd.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I wanted the best card at the time without paying to much. I guess it fit in my budget. Temps are good though but it does get noisy sometimes.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

No issues at all. When I first started i monitored the temps all the time. Yes it got hot but nothing to worry about.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha good old jet engine laptops.

I have the regular cables that the PSU comes with and they don't bother me one bit. It was just trying to plug in a sata cable into sata 1 or 2 that was impossible. If I had done it first, then there would have been no problems. I originally tried to order the short cable kit cause I am a bit ocd like that, but I would say that you don't need it at all. plenty of space behind psu to tuck in all the cables. The only thing that annoyed me was the sata power cable which had 4 or 5 sata power connectors on it, and all I wanted to do was use it for 1 drive.

I can't wait to get rid of my 7200 rpm drive because i can hear it now that the whole build is silent. Maybe also cause I have it mounted vertically.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Why not the ASUS motherboard? It has a nice tucked away M.2 drive which removes some cable clutter.

Make sure you plug in your SATA 1 and 2 ports onto the mobo first because once you connect the power to the mobo and the PSU its hard to get in there again. I tried to force it a bit using a wooden chopstick and it wouldn't budge. Couldn't squeeze a Sata cable in there so had to settle for Sata 3 and 4 ports.

Imagining your case is horizontal, if you mount a vertical SSD adjacent to the PSU, you could have a few issues later on in the build with plugging in the power cord for the video card and peripherals. Such as if you were to place a drive like he has here with his WD.

If you don't have a drive mounted there and you don't have a 3.5 inch drive over the PSU like I have then you should be fine plugging in the power cable later. I only had to plug in sata and GPU after the build was complete. If you do plan on buying another drive to mount onto the PSU, then please make sure you use up that top PSU slot first. Its a real pain in the *** to try and mount a drive on there after the case has been installed. I wish I had thumbscrews for it because its practically impossible unless you use pliers to tighten the screw.

1) I would plug in the power on the 980 first, paying very close attention to the plugs and their orientation. I tried to rush it and it then my PC wouldn't boot. Turns out I put one of the the 2 pin plugs upside down which didn't damage the card thank god.

2) After that mount the card to the bracket, then put it all back in the case.

3) Plug the GPU power cord into the PSU.

I must warn you that the 980 under load can be loud. Especially when you first plug it in and you don't have the drivers installed. Wowee. Maybe its cause I went from a fanless 9600gt. I don't mind it under load though and my motherboard tools let me run the computer on very silent with a few clicks of the mouse. When I game though I can hear the thing but I feel that its worth it for the amazing graphics. Plus if you don't spend time trying to hear the card, you wont hear it.

Let me know if you have any more questions. Sorry if it isn't structured.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate. I've still only had an hour on the thing and I've had it for a week now.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate. Yeah come back in 2018 and we shall see.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha I knew the Civic was the wrong option but damn Honda and their car sale figures. Yeah there are a few good delidding videos on YouTube but atm it just freaks me out. Imagine telling the wife that I broke a $300 dollar CPU instead of telling her I went to the local shop and bought a $100 CPU cooler.

I think I would try and do what this guy did with a dremel before I mess with the chip. I can do all the DIY stuff around the house and rewire lights, but there is no way I am trying to slice into a $300 chip. This would let me rotate the cooler 90 degrees and get cooler temps due to better pipe/cpu contact as shown in this article.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know its nuttier every time I think about it. Thankfully the new Maxwell chips operate at a lower temp, otherwise I don't see how this would be possible. Also having 2 Noctua fans blow directly onto the Windforce which has 3 fans, makes everything nice and cool. I actually have to think of the noise in order to hear fans in the system. Not sure if its the 980 or the case fans. Either way, I don't hear anything when I don't forcibly think of the noise and certainly not when I put the volume up to a level where 2 rooms away in our house you couldn't hear me gaming.

I was thinking of using the spare 120mm NF-F12 that came with the cpu cooler but based on the 54°C I get under load and this diagram, I think I'll stick with the NF-S12's I've got in there.

Comment reply on sjt47y's Completed Build: top frag, penta kill, over killed

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude it looks awesome. I totally hear you on the "I do not stream, do not post videos, so no intensive work required. I just want to enjoy a game or 2 after a days work, without lag, without screen tearing, without tearing my hair out". I am the same way with the i7 4790 I got when everyone told me to go i5 because I didn't the extra clock speed for intensive gaming.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah and I shouldn't write at night cause I see usernames and I get hungry. To go from 9600GT to this beast is a step up. Its like driving around in a Honda Civic that stalls on hills to driving a Pagani Zonda. Its incredible. Now I just need to keep the CPU temps down in such a small case. Considering a small raid pump actually. We shall see as the system stabilizes.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Initially the thing was loud. Like when you're in a plane about to take off and its waiting for its turn to turn onto the runway. Then the pilot revs the engines to get the plane moving again and it there is low hum and the plane moves. That is what the sound of the card reminded me of when I first plugged it in. Not a plane, but just that hum. Not annoying, but definitely a difference to how the card is now.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate. Yeah the card is massive. Like a little baby. And it feels like it weighs as much as a liter of water. After I built finished the build I thought to myself, is this the right thing to do in such a small case. But just played 45 minutes of Grid Autosport on Ultra resolution and the GPU temps are very stable. I think they were in the low-mid 50's when I ran Speccy first thing. Its amazing going from a 9600GT and a Dual Core processor to this machine. It feels great.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

Technicalities are the driving force behind this website.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha cheers.

Comment reply on whosemaxwell's Completed Build: The Chopstick Master

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally and I nearly went 4790k but the thing is I don't overclock and I am going from an E5200 Dual Core, so the 4790 is already a big jump. Plus I had exceeded my budget by $100 bucks then, and that increased when I had to buy a Prolimatech slim case fan. The main reason was that my wife and I completed a project for $1,600 bucks and she kindly gave me her half. So I wanted to get the fastest CPU out there that would be good for 5 years, and not need overclocking.

Comment reply on JuniperMonkeys's Completed Build: Little Toaster

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the Prolimatech USV fans? I am thinking of grabbing one today for my case.

Comment reply on Blacksunner's Completed Build: Blue Pearl... Midrange Gaming Rig v2

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you need some dust filters.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case/Chassis Search Function"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha cheers mate but I'm going with the (4.13") ML07b. Just explaining my thought process on some search tweaks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case/Chassis Search Function"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and sorry but do you think year of manufacture would work. I'd say there has been a huge shift in the last few years in terms of case design which can be compared to cars in the 80's to today. I've been clicking on lots of cases and hot damn some of remind me of old compaq presarios from 1998.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case/Chassis Search Function"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool man thank you. Actually I just tried the dimensions thing cause I had never seen it. I guess my feedback would be that a slider system would work better. I've now sorted cases by width and I can see the ones that are approx 6-7" wide but can't filter out cases that are 12'" deep and preferably 14" tall. So I have to go through 40 cases to find the ones that meet my other criteria.

Thanks for responding to my initial question. Keep up the good work.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Welcome Aboard Phil Coffman!"

  • 59 months ago
  • 11 points

You're third job should you choose to accept it is to make sure you enjoy yourself and always feel free to pop onto forums to bounce ideas off people.

Comment reply on Aergan's Completed Build: Megatron 9.0

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great.

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube