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Comment reply on Wolvebain's Completed Build: Compute node

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good to know. :) The 80 watt limit was a concern, so I was looking at mini-box pico PSUs with a different case as well.

Comment reply on Wolvebain's Completed Build: Compute node

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure the integrated graphics in the chip is powerful enough for his needs; especially if gaming isn't needed. And yes, that is the entire computer.

Comment reply on Wolvebain's Completed Build: Compute node

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the wattage draw on the system? I had looked at this case before for a 2400g for a htpc/steam/emulation setup, but didn't think it'd be powerful enough run higher wattage processors.

Comment reply on luakri's Completed Build: Silverstone FTZ01 - HTPC - Hackintosh

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. Glad to see another Launchbox user. :)

As with the dual boot, you should be able to set the bios up to select which drive to boot from so that you don't need to worry about breaking clover; or having to physically disconnect the drive. It's what I'm doing with a Gigabyte motherboard and Windows/Linux. They both use their own boot loader on for their own drives.

I'm hoping to set up a 3rd boot someday with a hackintosh since my hardware is compatible according to tonymac, but needless to say any attempt I've tried has never gone well. I fully understand why you don't want to risk any changes once you get everything up and running on Clover/OSX.

Comment reply on amb9800's Completed Build: Mini Beast: 9.3L VR PC | 240 mm AIO

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost $300 for the case? Yikes, I'd be upset as well for the delay and poor quality. Good thing you got a partial refund and was able to make the most of it. :)

Comment reply on potatoman19's Completed Build: Runs like a champ

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I believe it's his failed attempt at trolling

Comment reply on Andergran's Completed Build: Intel + Nvidia Pro Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Not all programs have optimized Ryzen support to where an Intel beats it in performance. It all depends on what he is running. In the business environment, you go with the standard if you're not sure the alternative will work fine in every case you work with.

Comment reply on scatterfelt's Completed Build: My IKEA-inspired living room PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at that case at one point for the same aesthetic reasons as well, but the sticker shock was high at the time. It is a really beautiful setup though that even Linus Tech Tips had built for one of their interns.

I do have a question regarding your current setup with the AIO and so forth. How many, and what size, hard drives can be fit in there for expansion since this case is ideal for HTPC setups?

Comment reply on m3d4rk's Completed Build: Living Room Gaming Console

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Raven RVZ-01 myself. I definitely feel your pain regarding the heat issues.

The biggest complaint with these lines of cases by Silverstone is that the cooling for the CPU and the GPU are on opposite sides of the case. I ended up getting a short length video card (was a 7770, now a 1060) so that I could put my CPU radiator/fan from my AIO on the same side of the GPU fans. My case is currently laying upside down as a result.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: Shrinkage - The Culmination of Poor Self Control

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Mustard makes great thermal paste :) But yeah, I definitely love these micro builds; even though they can be a pain to setup

Comment reply on Leroy90's Completed Build: Dan Case A4 V3 Ryzen7 1080ti

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

That cat looks like Godzilla in size compared to that computer case. :)

Comment reply on mokong's Completed Build: Shoebox SG13 Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Asahi= good beer :)

Comment reply on itx99k's Completed Build: "RED Flow" - 9900K ITX Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Image and video editing. Plus it's much easier to replace/upgrade a GPU later on than it is a CPU.

Comment reply on old_raven's Completed Build: Recycled Raven

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to suggest the same thing; assume he has some Linux knowledge and doesn't mind having to configure stuff. Personally, I use Anarchy Linux; just to make the install easier since it's basically pure Arch.

Comment reply on gnoxrumer's Completed Build: Mini ITX RGB Thor Gaming Build

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If anyone is wondering where he got the hammer decal, it's a 3D Deco Light from 3DLightFX:

http://www.3dlightfx.com/shop/3d-deco-lights/marvel/thor-hammer-light/

BTW, very creative use. I definitely like it! :)

I am also surprised no one has mentioned anything about the Funko Pop! baby Groot inside the case as well.

Comment reply on KyleTehWhale's Completed Build: Mobile Ryzen

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

He overdid the paste though

Comment reply on KyleTehWhale's Completed Build: Mobile Ryzen

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Waaay overkill on the thermal paste. Using too much will actually cause CPU temps to rise. However, since you have a high end cooling unit on a lower power CPU, you probably won't notice much.

Comment reply on joeydong's Completed Build: Dan Case

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

From what everything I've read, the i9-9900k requires water cooling to prevent throttling (100C). The Noctua more than likely will not be able to handle it either.

Comment reply on Peat's Completed Build: AMD Microwave (itx build)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

great... now I'm hungry for pizza rolls..... lol

Comment reply on hybridtracer's Completed Build: Couch Gaming HTPC

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd suggest either Launchbox or Playnite for the front end:

https://www.launchbox-app.com/

https://playnite.link/

There's also Ice for the Steam client, but personally I think it makes a mess:

https://scottrice.github.io/Ice/

Comment reply on SteamEngineBuilder's Completed Build: BtFenix Portal - RTX 2070 - Ryzen 2700x

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what you mean. At first I thought it was a picture of a trash bin until I opened it full screen and noticed it was the computer. As the author said, it's probably the angle of the camera.

Comment reply on hotrod777's Completed Build: Baby Shark

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

You just need to add this on top and it'd be perfect :)

https://www.amazon.com/Factory-Entertainment-Attack-Premium-Motion/dp/B00EWNJJHQ/

Very clean build.

Comment reply on pammon's Completed Build: i7 Is Hot, Let's Go Chopin!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The other option is to go with a motherboard that has USB-C/thunderbolt and use an external GPU enclosure like the Razer Core X.

Comment reply on sycdan's Completed Build: Monitor-mounted Leftover Amalgamation

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

"CPU CLOCK RATE 2147483.65GHz"

Wow! That's one fast computer!

BTW, I love the case/power supply setup. I've considered doing the same thing before in a mini build. :)

Comment reply on L1qu1dBlue's Completed Build: Tiny Titan

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, makes sense. :)

Comment reply on L1qu1dBlue's Completed Build: Tiny Titan

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for the location and theme of where it is put. It fits absolutely perfectly in there. :)

I see over on the right side of the first picture, you have another device the laptop is sitting on. I assume it is a NAS of some form since it looks very similar to the Buffalo one that I have.

Comment reply on banaynayy's Completed Build: BOOSTER GOLD

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

DC fan I assume? :) Where's the future tech in it? lol

BTW, very nicely done paint job. As for the spiking, that I'm not sure on. Redoing the paste 'might' help, depending on how much was used the first time. If too much is used, it can actually insulate the contact point. Too little leaves hot spots. The other thing to consider is if the newer cooler is overall lower in temp compared to the wraith, it could be normal.

Comment reply on DiamondCubeMiner's Completed Build: Box full o' HDD

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you running Raid 0 on the system since you said 3TB storage or JBOD? Personally, I would setup some form of RAID (other than 0) for redundancy in case of a drive failure.

Comment reply on gingepeedle's Completed Build: Back to the Future Themed Gaming PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it play Commodore 64 and Apple II games as well since it'd fit with the movies release years? :)

Nice clean build. +1

Comment reply on Lmaonade0's Completed Build: Going Full Micro

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The first thing your title made me think of was "You never go full micro" (Tropic Thunder reference; replacing one word)

However, this build definitely prove them wrong. :) +1

Comment reply on Rotag's Completed Build: 2400G

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What are your temperatures/noise levels at? Are there any 3rd party heat-sinks you can recommend to improve heat/noise? What kind of uses have you been doing with the machine? I assume the power supply is more than adequate for the system.

I am looking at doing something very similar myself for a HTPC/Emulation/Plex Server/Steam machine that is small enough to not look out of place by my TV.

Comment reply on SuperSarah's Completed Build: In Win A1 Mini-ITX

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at that first picture on the pcpartpicker list screen, I first thought you built the computer into a microwave... lol

Nice, very clean build. :)

Comment reply on morgand148's Completed Build: RETIRED CONSOLE GAMER

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh gee, that one isn't bad at all; especially compared to the one I mentioned or the DOA Oppai mouse pads... lol

Comment reply on morgand148's Completed Build: RETIRED CONSOLE GAMER

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I assume it's the D.VA one with the 'ergonomic wrist support'? lol

Comment reply on NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Custom Built Wooden NAS Case

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build. I love seeing these custom cases. :) What software are you using for the NAS?

Comment reply on ApocPony's Completed Build: AMD Console Fusion

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

That's the same thing I was thinking with the top plate since I'm currently looking at a 2400g. I'm figuring the 200w DC-DC PSUs should be sufficient.

Comment reply on ApocPony's Completed Build: AMD Console Fusion

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking at wanting to do a similar build, but for htpc/emulation/plex server uses on my TV.

That case is so tempting for my next build. It is a shame that the DC-DC board is only 120w though. I had been eyeing an mini-box m350 case, but this one is sharper looking. The cost is higher though.

I'll take that back on cost. Aliexpress has the case for cheap without a DC-DC board of any kind. Where did you end up purchasing your case at?

Comment reply on Xerokine's Completed Build: Front Room PC and Laptop Replacement.

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the last picture with the case in the laptop bag. :)

Comment reply on SirisLeOsiris's Completed Build: ITX box

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. :)

Comment reply on SirisLeOsiris's Completed Build: ITX box

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Biggest thing I'm curious about is the Sennheiser GSX 1000 along with the Xonar U7 MKII. Why two different sound systems? Also, how is the performance of the Sennheiser GSX 1000 unit?

Comment reply on Ytsejam777's Completed Build: Battlefield 1 Gaming Rig 2016

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. :) Any other prog bands worth recommending? I know I've been really into Symphony X, Orphaned Land and Devin Townsend lately.

Comment reply on SHSCYMBAL1's Completed Build: Lindsey Lohan

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

As "Achmed the Dead Terrorist" would say...

"Helloooo... I am Lindsay Lohan!" :)

Comment reply on Ytsejam777's Completed Build: Battlefield 1 Gaming Rig 2016

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice username. :) Dream Theater fan I'm guessing?

Comment reply on motonack's Completed Build: Mom's Overkill Email Machine

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. As you said, overkill for you mom.

The only thing I would have done differently is used a smaller case (as you suggested). I know most are expensive, but there are options such as the Antec ISK-300-150 and the In Win BP655. The nice thing though is that you have room for expansion; such as a dedicated video card or extra hard drives. :)

+1 overall for a very solid build

Comment reply on bferra's Completed Build: Passive Cooled Office PC

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

That feeling when over half the inside of your case is the CPU cooler. :O

It really is an awesome build for its intended use. I'm surprised OEMS don't try using NoFan coolers with their office PCs they sell.

The best part about it all is that you can play basketball with paperballs, while the computer is even running, since there's no fans to catch them on. :)

Comment reply on motomitch's Completed Build: HTPC Plex center and blu-ray player

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using a similar controller for Kodi on a RPI3:

https://www.amazon.com/iPazzPort-Wireless-Keyboard-Raspberry-KP-810-21SL/dp/B014F30WYQ

It is definitely more feature filled than just a remote, but is confusing for my parents to use when they come visit. I've considered a Logitech Harmony remote and flirc.

I ended up getting a lifetime subscription as well for Plex since I also have a HD Homerun and a Roku in the house and wanted live local TV through the Roku. Plex recently added the feature.

I currently have a messy HPTC setup running right now with a PC running a Plex server (and is used for everything else, video, games,etc), a Raspberry Pi 3 running Kodi, and a Roku. I'm hoping someday to consolidate all the htpc related hardware into one device. I'm thinking either another PC or a Shield. Neither solution seems perfect though.

Comment reply on motomitch's Completed Build: HTPC Plex center and blu-ray player

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you just running the Plex server and a blu-ray drive? I am curious about your front end software; whether it be Kodi, Plex Win10 app, Plex Home Theater, etc. The biggest issue I've ran into so far with my HTPC setup is trying to make everything non keyboard or mouse dependent so that only a remote is needed. Win10 apps like Netflix and Sling are the biggest culprits.

Comment reply on contacted's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen 3 1200 Mini ITX Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

That motherboard is the cheapest AM4 board you can get in the mini-itx form factor. As for the Ryzen 3, it really doesn't become a bottleneck until you get into the 1070 or higher class of GPUs.

Granted, he probably should have gone with a Ryzen 5 or 7, but it may not have been in his budget at the time and he can upgrade later; possibly to the Zen 2 series.

Comment reply on contacted's Completed Build: Budget Ryzen 3 1200 Mini ITX Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing as well:

http://www.duckychannel.com.tw/en/ducky-legend/

The biggest giveaway is the Ducky logo and the word Legend on the space bar.

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