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DoHbOyBlAzEd's Completed Build: So it was cold out...

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

-35!!! that is mental. It was about -19 here (Bavaria) one winter and that was horrendous. Nice little build - very tidy.

SaltyJayhawk's Completed Build: Glowing One

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

I would be - but I'm in Munich and think the postage might cost more than me buying one here - but thanks anyway.

SaltyJayhawk's Completed Build: Glowing One

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

I love this case - seriously thinking of slinging my Colossus Mini and replacing it with that. Any problems with it?

Lowkeynb's Completed Build: Unexpected Build

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

The turquoise (of your deck furniture) in the first photograph is inspired. Beautiful build and wonderfully arty photography.

Baalinooo's Completed Build: Red 2.0

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 0 points 31 months ago

I like those red cables - but how did you justify them?

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Thanks buddy.

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

It's too late!!!

I've ignored the very kind advice (I'm always doing this) and ordered a Seasonic G series 550w '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply. If it turns out to be terrible I've only got myself to blame - but thanks for the advice all the same.

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I've got a problem with my case and the G2 - slightly larger than the GS - and not compatible (I think). But the G2 was my first consideration.

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Thanks.

Forum Topic "Upgrading PSU"

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Thanks.

orbitalwalsh's Completed Build: White Shadow

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

My next build will be peach.

orbitalwalsh's Completed Build: White Shadow

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

What about pink?

orbitalwalsh's Completed Build: White Shadow

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 10 points 32 months ago

Colour scheme is superb - hope it sets a trend as I'm totally fed up of seeing red and black.

LuckYstrYke's Completed Build: COldWinter

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

When I first saw the case I thought it was a new Bitfenix - but you've taken the top and bottom things off, right? It looks great - I got a Colossus Mini, which is ok, but I wish I'd got a Prodigy now, and done the same as you. Nice build, btw.

robohipster's Completed Build: Lil' Guy for the Parents

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build. I'm impressed that your parents requested "a beefy motherboard". My mother wouldn't know a beefy motherboard from a T-bone surfboard (whatever one of those is).

Danrobbank's Completed Build: Aquila Spec

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

I like your build - the case is very stylish. I'm in Munich, so I see a lot of BeQuiet! components - they make some nice cases too.

Lankyhunjofjunk's Completed Build: My Daughters first PC

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build and I love the colour scheme - makes a change from the ubiquitous black and red.

jaeshim2000's Completed Build: My First Entry Level Gaming Computer

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I'm confused. I commented because I agreed with you, in that it comes down to personal preference. But now you seem to be siding with the commenter who said it was "weird" because all GPU's are the same regardless of the manufacturer.

jaeshim2000's Completed Build: My First Entry Level Gaming Computer

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I'm surprised you're agreeing. It's like saying a tin of Heinz Beans is exactly the same as bargain value brand - it's just not true.

jaeshim2000's Completed Build: My First Entry Level Gaming Computer

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Are you seriously saying all GPUs are the same, regardless of the company that makes them?

Old.But.Still.Love.To.Game's Completed Build: Happy Birthday

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Like it. Very nice build with quality components.

sq01's Completed Build: My first rig

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

That M.2 SSD seems a very good price - Amazon UK prices it £30 dearer.

Lovely build - nice components. I'd like a more detailed write-up though.

semitia's Completed Build: Annoncer Build

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I don't normally comment on the pimped-up to the hilt PCs, but this is exceptional - and also beautiful. You've put in a hell of a lot of effort and created something wondrous. Seriously, well done.

giocarlo's Completed Build: G1

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

This is a really nice build - great photos and write-up too. I'm pleased to tell you, you've passed with flying colours.

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks very much - I'll check those out.

btw - I've just checked out some of the bad reviews on Amazon re. CX500M - where 87 people have given it a really good kicking (1 star). If I'd read those first, I definitely wouldn't be making a purchase!!!

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

No, but my wife will probably insist it counts as a Christmas present.

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

"The power supply is the most overlooked, yet the most important part of a PC"

Yes, this is an excellent point - and I'm guilty of cheaping out myself in this regard. Just out of interest, what is your recommended PSU for an i5 4460 / GTX 960 combo?

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Fair enough ;) but is the Corsair CX500M really such a bad PSU? Sure there are better ones on the market, but there must reach a point where the PSU is too OTT for the system?

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

http://www.eteknix.com/corsair-cx500m-semi-modular-power-supply/

But please don't misunderstand my point - I'm not saying this is a good product or a bad product - I'm saying there is a lot of evidence to suggest it's not as terrible as some people want to make out - and I could easily make a purchase based on the reviews (both professional and "dumb") that I've read.

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

True - but if you read this professional review, where the product was tested (the first one I found on Google) you might have a similar opinion to the "dumb" people on Amazon:-

"“It is easy to see why Corsair’s CX series has become so popular. At an affordable price you get a well build power supply, backed by a 3 year warranty and capable of delivery clean stable power suitable for any demanding single GPU gaming system. The Corsair CX500M is an ideal choice for any system builder creating a mid range system and the semi-modular design with black cables is a luxury you don’t normally find on such affordable units. The Corsair CX500M comes highly recommended for eTeknix as a great high quality power supply if you’re on a tight budget. ”

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

I'd generally agree with that - but when you get a significant (over a 1000?) amount of satisfied customers then, for me, it carries at least as much weight as a poor review from one professional. That said, if it's a professional who I respect, due to previous reviews, I would probably be influenced by their opinion.

Zeytahh's Completed Build: The White Pearl

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build.

I know some people can get quite passionate about PSUs (and I understand this - particularly if they've had a bad, personal experience). However, the PSU in your system gets over 1100 five star reviews on Amazon (UK) and that, to me, means a lot (satisfied customers) and, I think, is better than you think. I wouldn't be in any hurry to change it.

zarralax's Completed Build: Tiny Power

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice build and nice write up. I wish more "builders" would provide a bit more detail, like you have.

MrGentleman's Completed Build: Entry Level Gaming PC

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 6 points 33 months ago

Entry level stairs.

TangyLimeO's Completed Build: The Shitpost Station

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 3 points 33 months ago

"It's easier than you think, with just the right amount of strategy and stress to make it fun"

I think this is a great sentence and describes the building of a PC, in this day and age, perfectly. I've heard it described as akin to Lego building - albeit with very expensive pieces of Lego.

Very nice build.

eupeeupe's Completed Build: Ala Node v2.0

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

Yeah - I agree that it's not essential, and if you're happy with your system then, like you say, you can wait.

eupeeupe's Completed Build: Ala Node v2.0

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Very nice indeed - not that dissimilar to the build I've just done, although you've put in a better PSU (which I will do soon). I also put in a cheapish, small SSD for the OS - which seems to work very well.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I've been told it's capable of playing most games at 1080p on high settings - but, I'm not a gamer, so can't tell you much more than that.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Very nice of you to say so.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks!!!

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I'm a bit busy tonight - I'll try and do all your recommended changes over the weekend.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Yeah, a bit weird, I suppose, but you soon get used to it.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thanks - yeah, I might regret "cheaping out" on a few things but time will tell.

Fomrbyman's Completed Build: Red Stripe (First Build)

Fomrbyman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Thanks!

jarc357's Completed Build: My First Rig

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 3 points 34 months ago

FAN - TASTIC!!!

(I can't believe nobody else has said it)

thrax_of_order's Completed Build: Mini Colossus meets Mega Cooler

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I have this case too, and I'm guessing if you can't get the LEDs going then you've got a faulty case (because you wouldn't have forgotten to connect it to the PSU, would you?).

MrMoose88's Completed Build: Cybran Brain V2

Fomrbyman 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Not sure whether to congratulate you on your cable management (it's beautiful, btw) or suggest you seek immediate help for your OCD ;-)

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