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Improve my PC thread!

Creator: IPodPulse May 19, 2015 9:31pm
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Well, since you guys took off the serious gloves after being presented with fact after fact. I have no reason to keep mine on anymore.
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... that's not even funny.
Do you even understand why PC-master race is funny in the first place?
Man you're bad at dissing stuff.
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What fact?
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Aren't Ones suppose to be using AMD chips? I think even Microsoft realizes nVidia is better.

http://i.imgur.com/l2GN75p.jpg
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You're still completely evading my questions.
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Actually, both Sony and Microsoft thought nVidia was better which was why they went to them first to try and get a modified Titan chip. But, nVidia wasn't willing to do it at the budget the two companies wanted because it was have ruined chip itself.
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Vynertje wrote:
You want details? This is my system: a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe

I'm really not a fan of that case.
The off-sectioning of the PSU is pointless since the PSU is mounted to take air from the outside and push it right back out. It's already cut-off from the rest of the case, why cut it off further? That only serves to drive air into a dead-end since the PSU is occupying the only exhaust in that area.
And while the 200mm front fan is nice, it would have been even nicer if they stuck two in there and sacrificed a few of the 5.25 slots instead. They're pointless.
My current case has two 5.25 inch slots and that's acceptable. But my next case will have zero.
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my CPU fan is an aftermarket Corsair fan which I run at 80% but is practially quiet with its low noise adapter.

You mean the 7V adapter? (probably 7V, might be 5 tho)
That reduced the speed further. You're probably closer to 50% than 80, compared to the standard for the fan.
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You can see the temperatures (after 3 hours of playing Witcher 3 and League of Legends) here:

*bragging mode, activate*
I used to have ridiculously good temps with my previous setup. They're still good, but since my old tower cooler didn't fit the new mounting holes I had to stick with the stock intel cooler (I'm gonna try to find some adapter so I can use my old cooler again when I go for overclocking), which messes up the airflow in the case since it pushes air to the side rather than backwards toward the exhaust.
With an overclock of 3.8GHz (from 3.0) my CPU ran at about 30C in idle and 40C under load. Even the toughest stress-tests only got it up to 45.
Harddrives were at about 25C (just a few degrees above room temperature).
GPU was at 30 idle, 50 load.
All this while staying whisper-quiet in idle and very quiet under load. My harddrives were (and still are) actually the loudest parts of my PC.

I ran my two front 140mm 1000RPM fans at 5V, meaning ~400RPM and my back 140mm 1200RPM fan at 7V, meaning ~700RPM. (you should have about equal intake to your exhaust). I also had the CPU cooler push air at the exhaust fan.
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when overclocking I'd recommend using CPU-Z to verify that your overclock is in place, and HWMonitor to check your temperatures. The overclocking itself only happens in your bios/uefi indeed.

I'd actually recommend OCCT over those two.
It does all you need. Including stress-testing, proper journal keeping and such.
http://www.ocbase.com/
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I got the case because I wanted future watercooling support (not because I need it but because I see it as a hobby. An expensive hobby...) and I really love the way they implemented LED lighting to it. Besides that it has a lot of practical features like the PWM fan hub: I think it's one of the best implementations I've ever seen in a case and I can literally just turn off all the fans in idle so that I can listen to my music undisturbed.

The cutoff isn't practical, it's merely to make it look nice. As I use sleeved cable extensions for a more visually pleasing look, it's great because it allows me to tuck the cables back where one cannot see it.

I also use the 5.25" drive part because I have a pretty big CD collection and I don't want to rely on having to buy everything digitally (lower quality and such). I also still have a lot of old games lying around on CD.

I think it looks great. Only thing I dislike is the CPU heatsink and fan but that's bound to change soon ;-)
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Vynertje wrote:
The cutoff isn't practical, it's merely to make it look nice. As I use sleeved cable extensions for a more visually pleasing look, it's great because it allows me to tuck the cables back where one cannot see it.

I'd take practicality over looks any day of the week. But even then I don't think that section looks especially good. Just tuck all your extra cables away on the backside of the motherboard plate. I don't even have a modular PSU and I can fit all mine.
I'm sitting on an 8 years old PSU that I plan on keeping at least another couple of years.
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I also use the 5.25" drive part because I have a pretty big CD collection and I don't want to rely on having to buy everything digitally (lower quality and such). I also still have a lot of old games lying around on CD.

But you'd still only need one, right? 4 is obviously too much.

Properly mastered digital copies are higher quality than the CD counterparts.
For games there's GOG and ripping. Optical media has no use in our current society.

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@Expansion bays: It's only 3 expansion bays, not 4 - the most upper slot is for the front IO ^^ For a watercooling case it isn't bad at all because people often use bay reservoirs (I'm planning to use a tube res, but still good to keep that option open). I think it's good that they at least offer the option to have them, but the best thing would be to have removable ODD bays (like the Define R5 has iirc).

Optical drives are redundant, but I'm not going to throw away my disks.


@PSU cover: Well the practical arguments against it are so minor that they don't really hold up to the aesthetic uses for me. Cable extensions are hard to all rout behind the motherboard because of the bulky connectors itself, and since I use 3 storage drives and one optical drive there wasn't all that much space (considering some space is also being used by the PWM hub and bulky LED headers). As long as the temperatures stay healthy, I don't mind sacrificing a few degrees for things like that.

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