1. #13841
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    no, i'd say still superior
    Oh? Now I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Oh? Now I'm curious.
    brand new board with plenty of added dev time and experience that the original never had, the only thing better is the looks, still doesn't out perform the original or add any real features

    if they both were released at the same time, i would say they are equals, but since the black was released a couple years later and was unable to really out perform the RIVE, or even have any enticing features other than the color scheme, i think that makes the RIVE the superior board, since its older and can still stand up to it's supposed replacement

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  3. #13843
    Well, I just see them as equals still. I'm not trying to call the RIVE BE superior, just that we're not talking about RIVE being "the" handsdown board. It shares the spotlight. :P

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    It's hilarious how cute the eVGA board makes the ASUS look...
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    Why in the world couldn't I find the RIVE anywhere on PcPartPicker? D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0cha View Post
    Why in the world couldn't I find the RIVE anywhere on PcPartPicker? D:
    I checked now on your behalf, but it does in fact not appear on pcpartpicker. That's weird. Still, you should google these things before calling bs, seeing as Asus has a pretty nice product page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    I checked now on your behalf, but it does in fact not appear on pcpartpicker. That's weird. Still, you should google these things before calling bs, seeing as Asus has a pretty nice product page.
    I still don't believe him. That's a $5000 rig, regardless the motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M0cha View Post
    I still don't believe him. That's a $5000 rig, regardless the motherboard.
    Some people have money to burn.

    To the topic at hand! I am actually planning on building a semi-portable rig (no laptops here). I will post both rigs and pics when I get that going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kostattoo View Post
    Is that a Parvum Systems s2 micro case?
    Yes it is. Although I believe they're just called Parvum Systems S2.0, no "micro". The build quality is incredible. Right up there with Caselabs.

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    Absolutely beautiful, Krulani.
    Thank you very much Static
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    My computer right now is just set up on a test bench(it's been like that for almost a year). I really want to put everything into a case but I'll wait a couple of months to do so. I'm thinking of getting a 750D. Anyways, the test bench does the job and even with only 1 radiator my 7950 and i5 2500k (both overclocked) are getting good temps. I have another 240mm radiator which is thinner that I'll add when I get a case

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    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.

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    It's not always about what job you have, or how much money you earn..
    It's about how much money are you willing to spend on your computer.

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    First start to my next build. I'm so impressed with this case I don't care it was above budget now. Can't wait to see what sort of loop/s I can get going.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.
    the answer is
    It's not always about what job you have, or how much money you earn..
    It's about how much money are you willing to spend on your computer.

    as solvexx says, but also, some people dont buy everything in one go, take for example, if you just want a decent gaming rig, who says you need to drop £1000/$1650 on a build in one go, you can buy a part month by month.

    Save a bit, buy a cpu and motherboard.
    next month, buy some ram
    next month, get a PSU
    next month or 2, get a decent GPU

    as an example that is.

    Im not a high earner at the moment, but I built my rig like this, already had a mid end pc, but was patient to do this, also I dont drive to work, I walk 30 min each way XD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.
    A lot of people use credit cards as well. For me i paid off my car so i used a credit card with zero interest to do my build. Made it a LOT more manageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mementomori1993 View Post
    I must ask, what in the hell are you people doing for work that enables some of these jaw dropping builds? I want in haha.
    <firewall engineer,

    but for most of us it is a hobby, and compared to a $60K car engine, or a $10k stamp or coin, or a boat, or RV or what not, its actually a pretty cheap high end hobby


    the biggest problem is most people think computers should only cost $300-600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    the answer is
    It's not always about what job you have, or how much money you earn..
    It's about how much money are you willing to spend on your computer.

    as solvexx says, but also, some people dont buy everything in one go, take for example, if you just want a decent gaming rig, who says you need to drop £1000/$1650 on a build in one go, you can buy a part month by month.

    Save a bit, buy a cpu and motherboard.
    next month, buy some ram
    next month, get a PSU
    next month or 2, get a decent GPU

    as an example that is.

    Im not a high earner at the moment, but I built my rig like this, already had a mid end pc, but was patient to do this, also I dont drive to work, I walk 30 min each way XD.
    I suppose this works if you lack the self discipline but it's not the smartest idea. I mean you buy a mobo and cpu first and use them for what, as a paper weight? They are just gonna sit on your table to collect dust until you have enought money to get the last piece. You'll be better off saving some money each month and buying it all together so you get the most up to date technology at the best price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    I suppose this works if you lack the self discipline but it's not the smartest idea. I mean you buy a mobo and cpu first and use them for what, as a paper weight? They are just gonna sit on your table to collect dust until you have enought money to get the last piece. You'll be better off saving some money each month and buying it all together so you get the most up to date technology at the best price.
    cpus dont refresh that often though.

    ivybridge, haswell and devils canyon, thats not a large step in recent developments in the time frame theyve been out and there prices havent actually changed sadly, and motherboards dont change in performance unless people will use the features.

    RAM hasnt changed price, if not has gone up lol, but again, no development here except for the really pricey DDR4 ram thats on preorder on a UK etailer thats just WTF on prices.
    for those wondering how much they are, well here
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/sho...php?t=18614906

    PSU, well such a decent range these days, its good prices all around.

    GPUs, the most expensive singular part, these only go down in price once a new line comes out, though we are getting new stuff towards the end of year, though my statement was more for a general sense.

    HDDs pretty much stayed largely stable, SSDs on another hand do continue to go down in price, but the performance for most users is kinda moot with the current drives.

    Cases is always subjective mind you, but these prices vary massively and really, a line of cases dont change much on prices, my silverstone raven 3 hasnt shifted prices in a long time for example.

    There are always buying methods to do things, this is a open option and opens up peoples mind.

    If we keep telling people to wait until the new thing comes out, thats not that much different then committing to the build mind you. The time is the same till its up and running, peoples price range wont change and they will most likely end up with the same performance build.
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    Well, finally went through and airdusted my case and holy hell those meshes work good. Nice coating of dust&hair(we have cats so there is ALWAYS hair floating around) and only small dust particles managed to get into the actual case and a quick spritz got rid of them easy enough.

    Now my only problem is getting enough molex adapters or a fan controller to get all those fans hooked up and find some black pantyhose to dust-proof this sucker completely. Still got 3 emtpy spots for fans in it but thinking i'll just throw a filter over them instead of trying to have 7 fans running in this thing(4 is plenty) :\

    Damn summer time and cats shedding and dust everywhere. I miss winter
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    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

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