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Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I did a 24pin and then the two 6+2 for the GPU. Check out the shop for pricing yourself, but they are great quality and would be awesome with any build. The link is for their custom made page, but they also have premade cables to fit build themes too. Icemodz Customized Store Page

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been checking on my temps every few days and they are still within the posted ranges that I was getting when I first started recording. Something I'll keep in mind for sure, but as of you my temps are still great and without issue. With winter and cooler temps around the corner, I don't expect anything to get worse. (did pretty well this summer as well!)

Comment reply on maxhinator123's Completed Build: Gerald the Wooden Computing Box

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

My only demand is that you set this little guy on top, Downgraded Wooden Bender

Comment reply on maxhinator123's Completed Build: Gerald the Wooden Computing Box

  • 54 months ago
  • 5 points

Master Splinter would approve... and so do I. +1

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler I knew 100% would fit in the case as the case and cooler are made to go together. On top of that, I liked the programmable LEDs in it. I can choose the color, set it to display certain colors at certain temps, and even have it pulse/change color every few seconds. That's cosmetic, but really it's the only one I'm aware of that does it.

That said, I was also interested in possibly modifying the pump. It IS possible to remove the top of the housing on the cooler, though I haven't done this myself. My thought was to somehow replace the NZXT logo with a custom design that would fit the Star Wars theme. It would take a lot of time for me to do something like that and while it sounds awesome, it's not something I have the time to do myself right now. I may revisit the idea down the road, or with another build, but it was an idea in my head when I was looking at coolers.

The mobo was a splurge for similar reasons. I enjoyed the look of the board and I was confident in the features that came with it. I talked about it with a number of friends, most of them thought that I should go with a cheaper board. Normally that would have been fine but I really did want there to be a theme to this build and the Krait was a tad over done. The Sabertooth boards are pretty nice, and the other few friends spoke highly of it (especially compared to the Krait) so I decided to go for it.

I didn't have to splurge in order to have a working and functional machine, but because I did want it to have a certain look and still function well, I picked them.

Comment reply on bond22's Completed Build: The Craptop Replacement

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not going to try and do the math while sitting here at work trying to figure out why an application keeps locking up on someone, but wouldn't some 1600@CAS9 be better than 2133@CAS11? The prices are probably about the same, and I don't think it's enough difference for him to notice really, but as you said it's a hobby of yours and I imagine you might have some light to shine on this.

Past that, nice work.

Comment reply on mr_leyva's Completed Build: White/Red/Black Build - Red Wedding

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I think you start to get more into neon colors when you get your own liquid cooling going and can get a few neon colors going that way. Sadly, there STILL isn't a lot of variety to motherboard colors, and that helps dictate that 75% of builds be black and red.

Comment reply on mr_leyva's Completed Build: White/Red/Black Build - Red Wedding

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

crunches loudly and speaks with a Homer Simpson voice

MMMMMM, Memory Chips....

Comment reply on mr_leyva's Completed Build: White/Red/Black Build - Red Wedding

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

I know, I was kidding... but empty slots provide no memory =p

Comment reply on mr_leyva's Completed Build: White/Red/Black Build - Red Wedding

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Not big on red, simply because it's in 85% of the builds... but this is clean and well done. Love the H440 too. If you're hiding your SSD in the drive bays, you should paint the ssd tray screws white too.

Comment reply on mr_leyva's Completed Build: White/Red/Black Build - Red Wedding

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

You heard the man, slap more RAM in there, NAO!

Comment reply on JHoff744's Completed Build: Mid-Ranged Gaming Computer

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Throw in a raised eyebrow and it's a deal.

Comment reply on drizzy_jake's Completed Build: Ballin' On A Budget

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

laughs as jipster throws up a little in his mouth from the wording

For the money it's not bad, especially for what sounds like a first time build with guidance.

Comment reply on NAES27's Completed Build: NZXT S340 Black and Yellow

  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Never stolen, just echoed before the storm...

Comment reply on dwilson27's Completed Build: I Do Play Games With This

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that 120 will go quickly. Looks great, but I would suggest another SSD down the road... that steam library gets pretty big pretty quick!

Nice work on the build too!

Comment reply on NAES27's Completed Build: NZXT S340 Black and Yellow

  • 55 months ago
  • 17 points

Throwing jipster a bone to work with:

"Yeah, uh huh, you know what it is..." or "So this is what Bumblebee must look like on the inside!"

Looks great, very clean. I'm not usually a fan of the vertical monitor, but having two on the outside is actually pretty nice.

Comment reply on nichetcher's Completed Build: Future-Proof Bright White Knight Gaming PC

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I have to agree with Snow... I don't know that I would call it future proof as much as I would say over kill. In 5 years I don't think LoL will need two 980s and one is plenty. If you plan to do more with the build, then I'm sure we'd love to heat about it. Any additional information would be great since you spent so much on it.

What about your case? Why did you choose it? I have to say it's one of my least favorites, but it has some uses I hear (never any description, just, it's big and useful).

Comment reply on nchu1688's Completed Build: The Red and Black Beast

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't forget the LEDs and vinyl flames to help it go faster

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds awesome!

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I couldn't be happier, and a few other places I looked for custom cables had a month wait or longer. Again, I received noticed about 2 days after my order was placed that the cables were being shipped.

Comment reply on Typhus_sw's Completed Build: Just another 600T

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This was something I had overlooked at first glance but my sysadmin asked as well. The radiator is at the bottom, and we can only imagine it's blowing the air out. Does it move enough that the hot air isn't just rising right back in if that's the case? If that isn't the case and it's sucking cool air in, does it get enough air flow being at the bottom of the case and wouldn't the warm exhaust from the radiator then just blow up into the case as well?

Again, I think it looks great, but the question is now stuck in my head, what's the radiator doing down there? I never cared for the idea of a front mounted radiator simply because the hot air is still in the case, but I do understand pulling cool air in over it before it enters the case may cool more than taking case air and blowing that over a radiator and expecting it to cool too.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I've thought about that, but the hard part would be coming up with a design I really liked. I've thought about trying to add some 3d something to the outside of the case, but I like the clean look of the flat surface too much. That said, I may still try to pain it in time to give it a slightly worn out look, like armor that's seen a few battles. But I don't think that's a project for this year =p

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a crazy idea but his bobble head pushed down to his shoulders and ta-da, he fit! I'm glad his helmet is fairly flat as well so it works even better.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

For my build, I used cable extensions. Same concept as an extension cord, you plug one end in with the end of your power cable, and the other to part. The PSU that I have is modular, so I could use a replacement full size cable that was redone, it would have just cost me more than I really needed to spend. That make sense? More than happy to help when I can =)

Comment reply on Typhus_sw's Completed Build: Just another 600T

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to agree (though half the pictures aren't showing up for me).

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking right off the site (I'm at work and don't have the receipt in front of me) the 24 pin was about $29usd and the two 6+2 were $15 each.

Compared to wanting to do them on my own: Cables- Assume you already have prebuilt cables... Paracord- $6-$10 depending on color and length Extractors- $20-$30 depending on where you get your tools (as long as you get the right ones) Heatshrink- $15-$30 (and assuming you use a lighter or have a heat gun already)

Already the materials I need to buy is more than the custom cables, but the kicker is the time needed. It would take me hours to make them myself, but I was okay waiting for them to be shipped to me rather than spend my nights after work slowly trying to extract the wires and run paracord over the jagged ends.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

There are plenty of tools and guides for sleeving your own cables, but it really is a LOT of time, effort and money. In the end I gave up for this built and ordered some custom cables from IceModz.eu. Free worldwide shipping and from the date that I put my order in, I had them within two weeks (made and shipped in that time is amazing!). There are prices posted on the site and there are some prebuilt cables as well as you can personalize your own request. They are INCREDIBLY well made, and honestly better than I would have done. I wanted the thrill of doing it myself, but this was best in the end.

The USB 3.1 is more of a frill. You would have to have a device that is 3.1 to get those sort of speeds otherwise it'll go as fast as the slowest part ie. a 2.0 stick will only read/write at that speed even if it's in a 3.1 slot, and a 3.1 stick will only read/write at the speed of a 2.0 that it's plugged in to. I can't say there is a huge demand for something like this, but it was a gift so I wasn't about to turn it down, or leave it out!

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the backplate here, but when I had my case open a few days ago, I didn't want to take the extra time to pull the card out and work on it, seems like it's an annoying way to spend 40 minutes fighting with small nuts and screws, and I just wasn't feeling it the other day. I was, however, debating if I wanted to keep the card black, or paint it... and if I paint it, solid white or somehow keep with the theme and add some blue in there as well.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was happy with it when I first had it running, but the cables really just made it. I honestly couldn't be happier. I thought about full cables but the price difference between the extensions and full length would have been about 50$ I think, or more. The money saved will go towards some much needed pizza, I can guarantee you that!

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, get a friend to throw an upvote in then ;-)

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I kind of wished the fan LEDs provided a little more light... but at the same time I'm glad the blue ones aren't super overpowering.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I emailed POP! to ask them about sizes and if they knew about heat limits or anything like would it start to lose shape if left on the dash of my car in 100*F heat. Sadly I've never heard back from them and it's been about a month now, so I guess they won't be much help. This one was a bobble head and with his head compressed to his shoulders, he fits perfectly under there, supporting the card without having to lift it up to fit him under there.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I had thought about the black RAM as well but thought that it would be too much black on the board and pull away from everything else.

Comment reply on vordar's Completed Build: ~Rex~

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the i7 was I think $20 more at the time and the 980 would have been another $200.

Comment reply on purpleponyspank's Completed Build: Open Loop White/Black Demon

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Black and white is always amazing, great job. I'd love to see some other boards offer black and white though, Krait is starting to get dull to look at =/

Comment reply on michaelbuie's Completed Build: Mordecai

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Spaceballs... HA!

Comment reply on nickabong122's Completed Build: that bright ass thing

  • 55 months ago
  • 9 points

When the lights are out, and all you see is green... does it give you the feeling you have night vision?

Comment reply on nickabong122's Completed Build: that bright ass thing

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Curious too, but in that same part he mentioned "sweet spot for gaming" so, maybe gaming... under the "why not?" clause.

Comment reply on pinstripe31's Completed Build: First Gaming PC

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

They're getting cheaper every month. Samsung 500 Gb are down to about 170$ now. still pricey compared to HDDs, but the fact that it takes me 12 seconds to reboot back in to what programs I already had open... it's fantastic to say the least!

Comment reply on schroldgames's Completed Build: 15 year old's second build! 2015 Gaming Rig!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I did that for 3 summers, and started my first time at the age of 12. Season lasted about 2.5 weeks, roughly 6 hours a day and made $6.69 an hour my first year (+.30 each year after roughly). It wasn't much but it bought me Starcraft and a few other things back in the day.

Comment reply on pinstripe31's Completed Build: First Gaming PC

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Orange does stand out and is different, that's for sure. Congrats on the build! Any thoughts to adding a solid state at any point? Just based off your list that, that would be the next thing to give your build a noticeable boost. You know, for down the road a little or something =p

Comment reply on schroldgames's Completed Build: 15 year old's second build! 2015 Gaming Rig!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done sir, well done.

Comment reply on schroldgames's Completed Build: 15 year old's second build! 2015 Gaming Rig!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, black and white is about as clean as you can get. Any chance for a shot of the insides?

Comment reply on schroldgames's Completed Build: 15 year old's second build! 2015 Gaming Rig!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Corn Detasseling isn't easy but under 16 years of age, its a decent way to make ~$500 in 2 weeks over the summer. Man, if only computers were that big a deal when I was younger...

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

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, everything sags in time, right? If only there was a way to prop up the cards without restricting the airflow or the fans... hum... ;-)

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

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It does look great, but that sag... man it makes me cry.

Comment reply on SpeshBun's Completed Build: Black Beauty

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably has to do with the lack of bending in the tubes to the radiator.

Comment reply on lambo75's Completed Build: My First Gaming Build (Air240/i5/GTX980)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

All of a sudden I picture you as Dr. Krieger, the way you talk about your van... and the creepy feeling I get from it...

Comment reply on kosanovskiy's Completed Build: Work-A-Holic on a Budget

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

100$ a card... I'm calling in sick and I'll be there in 2 hours!

Comment reply on kosanovskiy's Completed Build: Work-A-Holic on a Budget

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I already get calls well after I'm gone for the day ~_~ If I wasn't trying to save my PTO, I'm sure I could take time off, but again, all things seriously considered, I'm well off with my current parts that I don't need to fret too much ;-) There's always next year! ...or blackfriday...

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