1. #13361
    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Nevermind that people overrate the importance of 'normal' size cases. You don't need much room to really ventilate your components to begin with.
    This is especially true when most of the mITX cases incorperate some sort of direct fresh air intake for the GPU (like propping it up against a vented side panel) and the option to use low profile 120mm liquid coolers. There shouldn't be much of a temperature difference between a well planned mITX build and a standard ATX build these days.

    Ease of access, ease of building and cable management are a completely different monster, however. :P
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    Here's my previous set-up (before I moved into the Phenom I posted earlier):



    Max Temps on my OC'd 2500k stayed in the mid-60s. GPU temps stayed in the mid-70s.

    That case (Cubitek Minicube) was about the size of a shoe box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillermg View Post
    Wasn't that on TheChive yesterday...? lmao
    Yes, it was, hence my want for it, lol
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    Figured I would post an update. My Corsair headset was crapping out, so I splurged and got a pair of Senn. HD598s. Looking into getting DAC/Amp now...

    http://imgur.com/a/0r2YL

    Also one of my 45-degree XSPC rotaries on my CPU waterblock decided to crap out a few weeks back and leak on my GTX 780, I was very lucky it didn't damage the card! I contacted XSPC and they never got back with me after sending in proof. I documented this over at overclock.net if you want to check it out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1476597/water-corrison

    I will not be buying XSPC products anymore!

    I decided to drain the loop and clean everything and get a pump top for my D5 and Bitspower res.

    http://imgur.com/a/mCeAg
    Last edited by mercs213; 2014-04-19 at 12:02 AM.

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    It's so nice having decent speakers finally. I can actually hear the notes of the music now distinct or that could just be me having crap speakers to begin with and anything is an upgrade lol.

    Here's the little amp powering them.


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    Are you planning to get some decent headphones to really put that amp to the test?

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    that amp has no headphone jack, its purely for bookshelf speakers, only has speaker terminals for outputs.

    - - - Updated - - -

    p.s are those the cables i linked on your thread a few days ago ?

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    I honestly don't remember Thorianrage.

    And the amp does have a 3.5mm jack on the back. Just not using it atm. And the speakers are PolkAudio T15s, not the greatest but they'll do for the time being.

    I did swap out the power brick it came with and am using an old netbook power brick for it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    that amp has no headphone jack, its purely for bookshelf speakers, only has speaker terminals for outputs.

    - - - Updated - - -

    p.s are those the cables i linked on your thread a few days ago ?
    Oh... interesting. So for unpowered speakers eh? Weird...

    I'd rather just have powered monitors. =S

  10. #13370
    Quote Originally Posted by mercs213 View Post
    one of my 45-degree XSPC rotaries on my CPU waterblock decided to crap out a few weeks back and leak on my GTX 780, I was very lucky it didn't damage the card! I contacted XSPC and they never got back with me after sending in proof. I documented this over at overclock.net if you want to check it out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1476597/water-corrison

    I will not be buying XSPC products anymore!

    I decided to drain the loop and clean everything and get a pump top for my D5 and Bitspower res.

    http://imgur.com/a/mCeAg
    did you decide to get new compression fittings or are you gonna replace the cpu waterblock? just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDrawingMil View Post
    did you decide to get new compression fittings or are you gonna replace the cpu waterblock? just curious.
    going to keep the cpu waterblock, no issues with it. i may replace my XSPC rotaries in the near future though, but i may have just got a defective one.

    what ticks me off is they ignored my email even with proof clearly depicting the issue. their regular compression fittings are great and priced good. i would not recommend any of their rotaries.

  12. #13372
    All the new goodies got delivered during the weekend. Wife wanted a better pc, made a home server and treated myself with a new rig.
    So i gave my wife my current pc with new ssd, hdd (i5 [email protected], CM Evo, 8GB Kingston Ram, Gigabyte 560ti, Intel 120Gb ssd, WD Caviar blue 1tb)

    So the home server:


    -Bitfenix Phenom M
    -Intel Celeron G1830
    -CM Xdream cpu cooler
    -Gigabyte B85M-HD3
    -2x4GB DDR3 Crucial balistic Sport @ 1600
    -2xWD red's + Intel ssd
    -Be Quiet pure power 400W
    Side panels swapped around simply cause everytime you need to open it up you half to unplug side buttons from mobo...


    My new rig:


    -Aerocool dead silence windowed
    -I5 4670k
    -Corsair H100i
    -Asus maximus VI Gene C2
    -2x4GB DDR3 Corsair vengeance pro @ 1866
    -Gigabyte GTX770 OC 4GB
    -Corsair neutron GTX 240gb
    -WD Caviar black 1tb
    -Be Quiet pure power L8 530W
    -140mm Noctua NF-A14 case fan
    -Bitfenix alchemy aqua blue
    Cable management still needs work but need sleeves extensions and that will be done after i am done with overclocking.

    The pc room:

  13. #13373
    Any word on GTX800 series (for desktop)? Have a moderate 2011 setup that needs updating soon.

  14. #13374
    Quote Originally Posted by theger View Post
    Any word on GTX800 series (for desktop)? Have a moderate 2011 setup that needs updating soon.
    Heard they got delayed until 2015 or something.

  15. #13375
    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Heard they got delayed until 2015 or something.
    half correct. This also applies to the Nvidia 800 series delay AND the AMD delay. Sources:
    this link and this video below:
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    FYI guys, this is a post your gaming setup thread... not an ask random questions thread. Yes, it may be about GPUs, but that still is technically against the rules.

    For the future, theger, either make your own thread in the computer forums, or use the computer forum chat thread. We all hang out there and talk random stuff, with little to no rules on topic.

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...um-Chat-Thread

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    rearranging my server setup:

    these are mostly made out of old parts lying around



    on the left:
    CPU: i7-4930K
    MB: Asus P9X79 WS
    RAM: 32GB DDR3-1600
    Storage:
    OSDrive: Crucial M4 60GB
    4x WD CBlack 1TB
    2x SG Barracuda 1TB
    1x SG Barracuda 2TB

    This box will have 2K8R2 on it and will host most of my storage and media functions like plex, subsonic at least until i order a new system for ESXi and a NAS
    it will also host my bitcoin asics


    on the right:
    CPU: i7-990X
    MB: Rampage 3 formula
    RAM: 6GB DDR3-1600
    SSD: 60GB kingston SSDNow
    2nd intel Ethernet GbE NIC
    Custom wifi adapter
    Dial up modem

    this box will have Kali Linux and serve as a lab hacking box while i work on getting my OSCP cert, it will also be a socks proxy as reddit blocks access from my work

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    @Cyan Aren't those a little overdimensioned for those rather simple tasks? +)

    Anyway, made a mod to my bitfenix phenom. Sidepanel was too close to the GPU, causing temps to rise to 82-83 on my asus gtx670 (dcII).
    Cut a hole in the sidepanel and installed a filter. Demciflex ftw, awesome filters.

    Pop Up Image Pop Up Image Pop Up Image

    Now it's 72deg : )
    Last edited by Majesticii; 2014-04-28 at 11:51 AM.

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    So, finally joined the Fractal Design R4 club, great case by the way so easy to work with.

    Swapped out the 7870 for a 610 (Guy I bought the 7870 gave me the 610 because the 7870 wasn't working properly, so got a little project there to take apart the 7870 and see if I can get it working again.)


    Cable management is on getting better, I tidied up the top after I took the picture and removed the akasa labels from the SATA3 cables. Having a little fun with nVidia GeForce picking up the 610 as my primary as my 560Ti as my secondary, but its not causing any problems and I think the AirFlow will be better this way as I have the Serial card under where the 610 is now.

    Now I just need to tidy up the cables under the desk!
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    great looking mod. I always wondered how the bitfenix systems do on thermals with their odd format.... with cards pulling air from the botton they really didnt give that thing much room to breathe.
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