I sat in several “gaming” chairs with the added padding. They were not very comfortable. All because they provide extra padding, that does not translate to more comfort. I am just trying to provide as much data as I can so you can get the best chair for your use. BTW - the pneumatic cylinder on the chair I recommend seems very strong.
I’m 6’3” and 300 lbs. This chair is great for me. I sat in about 30 different big man chairs at a variety of stores. Some ranging to $500. The wife said I could buy this one. Permission granted and struck while iron was hot. This was as good, if not better, than the more expensive chairs.
It does take some time assembling, however, it was not difficult. I am happy with my purchase. If you buy, chime back in, and let me know your thoughts. Btw - rated to 500lbs.
I would add a second storage drive.
Nice clean build. Nice pictures too. Well done.
Be yourself. You will make friends, likely of higher quality than the extroverted socialites. Quality >>> Quantity.
Finish strong. If you are looking to continue your education at University, your 3rd and 4th years (1st semester) are important.
This is what I bought - and am quite happy with:
Both of those boards reviewed well on Hardware Unboxed. You probably could not go wrong with either. I personally went with the TUF, because Buildzoid really liked this board when he reviewed it through photos of the board (Actually Hardcore Overclocking - YouTube).
4 years of education is only "really expensive " when you get a degree that is not employable or does not pay well. Do your homework and research career paths, in demand skills, and starting salaries. If you pick the right major, the cost of your education will be an investment in your future😉
From a workforce warrior ;-)
Don't be to eager to finish your education. A life of 8:00-5:00 awaits you (for the following 40-45 years), as well as all the new adventures that come with growing up (marriage, kids, elderly parents, etc.) :-D
Nice job - way to take care of a friend!
I'm thinking feature too😉
ASUS TUF. Hardware Unboxed did a review. Take a look.
As far as cooler, I strongly suggest the Scythe Mugen 5 rev b. It is keeping my 3600 and 2x2700X's very cool and very quiet). I have added an additional(kaze flex) fan for push/pull. You could also always get the PCGH edition (dual fan).
Hardware Unboxed did a review on 4 $200ish Mobos. The ASUS Tuf X570 came out on top. I think that the MSI board tanked - temps way high. I think the Gigabyte board was a reasonable second.
As for storage, any thoughts of getting Inland Performance NVME 4.0 at 1 Tb for ~$179? I have this drive and so far so good. If you buy an X570 board, why not take advantage of PCIE 4.0?
I am sorry for your mental health issues. When they hit, they hit hard, and very often people do not understand what the hell is going on at the time (especially if it is the first time that they have experienced things, such as panic attacks).
You did the right thing seeking medical help. I want to share two things that you may or may not know when dealing with mental health. One - it takes time to get back to what you feel is your normal. Please be patient with yourself. Sometimes it is two steps forward, one (or two) steps back. Know and purpose for yourself, that you will get back to normal. Do the things you used to do for enjoyment and comfort. It may take a while to truly enjoy again, however, you will get there.
Thing 2 ;-) Medicine can help, but it is not the cure-all. There were underlying reasons for your breakdown. You have to deal with those. You may be able to untie the knots by yourself or you might want to consider a counselor.
I'm not a medical professional by any means, however, I am a logical individual who has had some issues in the past I had have to overcome. I certainly wish you the best in your situation.
Parts list is private.
I am on my 3rd build this year. I have ordered the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B for all 3. I buy the same fan (kaze flex) and use it in push/pull. I love this cooler. Does a great job. FWIW - I set my fans to max speed on the cooler and it is inaudible to me. Never used a Noctua, however, I would be surprised if I could tell the difference. Also - let me caveat - I have no hearing loss ;-)
I second the Mugen.
Yes - tight fit - but it fits. There is no negative affect, as my PC runs cool. The heat fins are top/bottom facing. Also - because it is so quiet, you can run the fan(s) (I bought a second for push/pull) at full speed and are effectively inaudible.
Nice choice. You won’t be disappointed.
To be honest - I have no issues. That being said - I also run 9 fans ;-)
I originally had Corsair ML120's for all of my fans. Because I had the RGB bug, and caught a special, I am using Corsair LL120's on the front and on the top. I am still having to issues cooling. My thoughts on cooling (without aerodynamic studies to back it up), is to create a wind tunnel without a **** ton of turbulence ;-)
I also do suggest the Corsair Air 540. I have built my daughter's PC in this case and really liked it.
I have bought the Lian Li PC 011 air and Corsair 540. Like them both.
If I were you, and I had the $20 to spare, I would get the 2600X.
That being said, unless things are tight for you, I would step up to the 3600X ;-)
Razer Tartarus, Razer Orbweaver, Logitech G13 (if you can find at reasonable cost) to name a few.
7 to 9 hours sleep regardless. In the winter, when not much to do, may sleep a bit more and probably a 2-3 hour nap on weekends.
Got a CPAP about 2 years ago. Has changed my life. Since the CPAP, I have not even had a head cold. I no longer snore and now I think my wife might get better sleep too.
Have family over. Have a bbq. Swim. Set off fireworks. Have a few beers with the neighbor. Hopefully relaxing day ;-)
Yes - Columbus, Ohio
Just out of curiosity - how is the noise? I am going to guess pretty damn quiet.
Very nice job. Kudos to your creativity and craftsmanship!
Another case I’d look at is the Corsair Air 540. I built my daughter’s pc in that case. If I had to do it over, I’d probably go Corsair Air 540. I like the aesthetic a bit more.
One more - I did look up aftermarket filters. They were in the ballpark of $100 and another $30ish for shipping (from South Africa). Hard pass.
Stock filters. I do have 9 fans though;-)
48 - Detroit Suburbs - Technical Sales Automotive Test Equipment. Ready to retire, except for the financial part of that equation ;-)
The shoes - if they come with a supermodel.
If this is your first time watercooling, then I would love to see what your second build yields ;-) Nice job - Well Done!
Absolutely beautful build! I am smelling a feature!
Hi Charlie. If I were you, and I had another month or so to hold off, I would wait for Ryzen 3K to launch and see what the benchmarks indicate.
Looking at your list and what I would do (not saying that it is the absolute best path):
1) I would go with a larger AIO - probably at least a 240mm radiator. Personally - I like bigger is better so I would likely go with a 280mm or 360mm radiator.
2) I believe the Dynamic case does not come with any fans. I would add additional case fans for the build. That case allows for 9 x 120mm fans. After you have installed your AIO (I am assuming you will mount it to the top of the case), I would add 3x120mm to the intake (side) and probably at least one on the bottom (probably two is better) for intake. These will blow cold air on your GPU.
3) I would also go with (add) a M.2 (or normal SSD) for at least your operating system. Will speed things up a ton.
Also - as I added in another post - if you go Ryzen 3K - you will want to get fast RAM (once again subject to benchmarks). I have read that the max utilizable speed will be <= 3733Mhz. You will not want to go higher, as this will actually slow down performance.
Just my 2 pennies.
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My thoughts are you will just need a new mobo to mate with your new CPU. I would wait a few weeks till Ryzen 3000 launches and benchmarks are conducted. At that point, you should have all the data to pick your desired AMD cpu and mobo combo.
You should be able to use your RAM. That being said, I do belive that the sweet spot for RAM for Ryzen 3k is in the 3600Mhz to 3733Mhz range. If you want to maximize performance, you might want to get new RAM (though this is not imperative to do so).
Very very purdy ;-) I smell a feature...
Well - what's stopping you
Bojangles biscuits are extremely tasty. I miss the south
Chipotle / Qdoba / Moe's SW Grill - ask for added Cilantro ;-)
Are you not able to put that part pack in? I pulled a stupid when I removed my GPU one time and popped that part. It was able to put it back in and secure the card.
Can you refuse delivery?
Just be polite. Also - before addressing someone you might ask nicely if they speak English (unless you speak their native tongue).
In addition, the food overseas (at least for me), tends to be "richer" than in the US. If you have any gastrointestinal issues, you may want to take precautions ;-)
Enjoy your trip!