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    Quote Originally Posted by Sýf View Post
    You've placed your RAM sticks in the wrong slots; They should match their colours for performance. I'm a bit unsure how this applies to lga2011, but I think it's still true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    My current setup, updated from my 990x:

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    Cooling:
    CPU block: Koolance CPU-370
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    Reservoir: Koolance RP-402x2
    Pumps: Dual Koolance PMP-400
    Radiators: 360MM Koolance and 240MM Coolermaster radiators
    Fan Control; Corsair Link for the radiators, built in case controller for everything else

    the GPUs are cooled through the 360MM rad, and the CPU through the 240MM rad, im using CM Blademaster PWM fans on the radiators, and they are controlled via the Link Commander, which automatically sets speeds based on the internal hardware temperature sensors

    Monitor: Dell 27" Ultrasharp 2711 2560x1440 IPS panel

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    Speakers: KRK Rokit 8 G2 Studio Monitors (XLR)
    Sub: KRK 10s (XLR)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    You've placed your RAM sticks in the wrong slots; They should match their colours for performance. I'm a bit unsure how this applies to lga2011, but I think it's still true.
    Yeah, I've done so. Before this build the last time I built a computer was about 3 years ago, so I easily forgot. So thanks to Cyanotical for the tip, and yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
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    That's just awesome Looks like a lot of work was put in to little details, love it!

    Did that radiator come with a fan shroud by the way or what's that? And aren't you getting your neck hurt with a big screen like that at that position?

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    Rigs like Cyanotical's make mine, and my whole setup look cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prixie View Post
    Rigs like Cyanotical's make mine, and my whole setup look cheap.
    Well finally he posted some good pictures, got the One, the Rokits, ahhh too gorgeous!

    I'll be with you Prixie on having cheap-looking setups! :P

    I'll be honest though - I'm thinking about perhaps getting some KRK Rokit 5 monitors to put on either side of my drumset, since they would be enough... just $300 is a lot to part with right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asera View Post
    Now all you need is a UPS to protect all that from power fluctuation!
    not sure on that one, our electricity is rather good, and i don't really think i need one

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghâzh View Post
    That's just awesome Looks like a lot of work was put in to little details, love it!

    Did that radiator come with a fan shroud by the way or what's that? And aren't you getting your neck hurt with a big screen like that at that position?
    my desk is not that tall actually, the center of my monitor is about -4 inches from my eye level when sitting up straight, and centered when reclining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    not sure on that one, our electricity is rather good, and i don't really think i need one
    Afaik the good ones will protect you from lightning aswell, fe. if lightning would strike on your powerline anything connected to it will be destroyed, i'm no electricity expert, but afaik they should do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachie View Post
    Afaik the good ones will protect you from lightning aswell, fe. if lightning would strike on your powerline anything connected to it will be destroyed, i'm no electricity expert, but afaik they should do that.
    Yup most decent PSU's have a damn good circuit breaker. But since peripherals tend to need seperate power, it's good to have them on a decent power board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachie View Post
    Afaik the good ones will protect you from lightning aswell, fe. if lightning would strike on your powerline anything connected to it will be destroyed, i'm no electricity expert, but afaik they should do that.
    nothing protects from a direct lightning strike, (like a strike on the power line outside your house) but where i live all power, cable, and phone lines are underground, only high power transmission lines from power plants are open, but they are not grounded so lighting will strike the tower, but not the line itself, and if it does strike the line, a transformer would blow first, long before it ever reaches a house, if you are really worried about your computer, get some form of insurance

    also, from what i've read, an UPS causes a good amount of interference on powered studio monitors like the RP8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtaraxyDarkmoonFaire View Post
    What fans are those? Do they come with the case or did you buy them separately?
    I'm still looking for 200mm fans with blue LED's
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Well finally he posted some good pictures, got the One, the Rokits, ahhh too gorgeous!

    I'll be with you Prixie on having cheap-looking setups! :P

    I'll be honest though - I'm thinking about perhaps getting some KRK Rokit 5 monitors to put on either side of my drumset, since they would be enough... just $300 is a lot to part with right now.
    if you are willing to part with $300, why not save up for a bit longer and get the Rokit8s, because eventually you are gonna want to get them or something similar anyway

    also, i forgot a pic :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickz View Post
    What fans are those? Do they come with the case or did you buy them separately?
    I'm still looking for 200mm fans with blue LED's
    Cooler Master MegaFlows it looks like (which are awesome fans)... but I did notice that Newegg didn't have any last time I checked.

    BitFenix also makes some 200mm with LED's but will cost you a good bit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyanotical View Post
    nothing protects from a direct lightning strike, (like a strike on the power line outside your house) but where i live all power, cable, and phone lines are underground, only high power transmission lines from power plants are open, but they are not grounded so lighting will strike the tower, but not the line itself, and if it does strike the line, a transformer would blow first, long before it ever reaches a house, if you are really worried about your computer, get some form of insurance

    also, from what i've read, an UPS causes a good amount of interference on powered studio monitors like the RP8s
    We got round this by installing a copper grounding strip on the roof. Granted it still doesn't protect you from strikes at the transformer box (beyond your control) but it sure does help reduce the risk that the power line directly connected to the building will be hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinni View Post
    We got round this by installing a copper grounding strip on the roof. Granted it still doesn't protect you from strikes at the transformer box (beyond your control) but it sure does help reduce the risk that the power line directly connected to the building will be hit.
    We have a lightning conductor that runs from the chimney pots to the ground down the outside wall of the house. We actually got a hit on it a couple of years ago when lightning struck nearby. While we heard a massive crack when it hit (like somebody cracked a whip next to your ear but many times louder), it had absolutely no effect on the computers and TVs that were switched on at the time.


    Quote Originally Posted by googz View Post
    Cooler Master MegaFlows it looks like (which are awesome fans)... but I did notice that Newegg didn't have any last time I checked.

    BitFenix also makes some 200mm with LED's but will cost you a good bit more.
    I found these NZXT ones on newegg, the user reviews look quite good. At $28 a pop (+$4 shipping) they aren't cheap though.
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    from what i remember from my A+ class, an UPS can function as a line conditioner buffering electricity both surges and dips, and also has a battery so you can save work and safely shutdown, UPS are used on servers to keep the server up long enough for a generator to start in a power loss, however, they cant stop lightning, the only way to prevent lightning damage is to unplug your computer from an outlet, and in some cases that doesn't even work, a non diffused strike withing 30-50 feet can still fry your CPU, which is why servers are not placed near an outside wall

    this is why a good place to put your computer is in the basement, it's safer from lightning and often the cooler part of a house

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