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  1. I got an email saying to just simply refuse the parcel and it will be sent back and I'll receive my refund. Not too worried when the refund comes, so long as it does actually happen.
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  2. Lets get this topic back on track, received that last night when I got back home from work.






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  3. Teeeeel meeee. Hows the AF120 ? are they loud, good ? Are red leds bright enough to show off your motherboard ? :D
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  4. Pulssqt said:
    Teeeeel meeee. Hows the AF120 ? are they loud, good ? Are red leds bright enough to show off your motherboard ? :D

    Corsair AF120 fans have terrible performance while they are fairly quiet.
    specs: http://www.corsair.com/en-eu/air-series-af120-led-red-quiet-edition-high-airflow-120mm-fan

    As far as LEDs go, they shine brighter the faster the fan is spinning. At some point, i had AF140L red LED fans as my top exhaust in my Skylake build. Here are few pics to show off the LEDs at 100% of power,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3272328/show-newest-system-upgrade-components.html#19158458
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  5. Pulssqt said:
    Teeeeel meeee. Hows the AF120 ? are they loud, good ? Are red leds bright enough to show off your motherboard ? :D


    They're good enough for the moment its not too bright like aerocools led fans are.
    Looking at hwmonitor just now it runs at 1500rpm to 1600rpm at best.
    Corsair didn't lie when they said silent edition, like a small office fan on very low.
    My only problem now is finding a 4pin connector to 4pin molex connector.
    I hope someone on ebay has one for a good price, I don't feel like buying from amazon to be charged taxes and shipping costs.
    Edit: I lied amazon had exactly what I needed right after I typed this message.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ONN4VU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  6. I just bought a complete new system with peripherals and stuff, until now just received the gpu, hdd, ssd and mouse, still waiting for the rest, but here's the list of everything:
    PC SPECS:

    CASE: THERMALTAKE CORE P3
    CPU: INTEL I5 7600K
    MOB: ASUS H110M-A 1151 LGA (i will have to update bios)
    GPU: ASUS dual GTX 1060 3G
    RAM: DDR4 CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 1X8 2400MHZ
    PSU: EVGA 650W GQ GOLD PLUS
    CPU COOLER: COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO
    HDD: 2TB WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLUE
    SSD: CORSAIR FORCE LE 240GB


    PERIPHERALS:

    MOUSE: LOGITECH G502 PROTEUS SPECTRUM
    KEYBOARD: KINGSTON HYPER ALLOY CHERRY MX RED*
    HEADSETS: KINGSTON HYPERX CLOUD REVOLVER
    MONITOR: SAMSUNG T24C550 2MS FHD
    SPEAKERS: EDIFIER C2XD 76W RMS OPTICAL*
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  7. Pics would help to show off your new parts.
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  8. Just put together my Ryzen 1700X build.



    Tests done so far:

    Cinebench 11.5 - 16.78 score on all cores. 1.54 single core performance.

    From that, it would seem as if I have a pretty good cpu as the single core performance is comparable to the higher clocked 1800X (Going by a fair few reviews I've seen).
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  9. Give us some game benchmark results.
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  10. MaDDD said:
    Just put together my Ryzen 1700X build.



    Tests done so far:

    Cinebench 11.5 - 16.78 score on all cores. 1.54 single core performance.

    From that, it would seem as if I have a pretty good cpu as the single core performance is comparable to the higher clocked 1800X (Going by a fair few reviews I've seen).


    Whats the model name of your case again, looks nice indeed, but must it be all white ? oO
    I hate to be the one trying to dust that off every week. :P
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  11. Its NZXT H440.
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  12. So these are the 1080p medium to high parts I used to build a gaming rig for a buddy of mine.

    http://i.imgur.com/2RvKlL0.jpg" class="img lazy">
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  13. g-unit1111 said:
    lakimens said:
    It seems like AMD is off to a good start, it's not the best for gamers, but the CPU really does enjoy munching on multithreaded work.


    I'll really be interested to see Ryzen benchmarks a couple of months out when the dust settles. That is usually what makes or breaks a platform from my experience.

    On the other hand I am getting very close to buying my laptop. I'm pretty much down to these two:

    - MSI GS73 Stealth: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16...
    - Sager NP6870: https://www.sagernotebook.com/cart_customize.php?produc...

    I'm leaning more toward the Sager. Because I do a lot of traveling, I want a thin laptop with at least a 15.6" screen, and 17.3" is preferable. The MSI for sure meets that requirement. But do I go 6700HQ with a 1060 or 7700HQ with a 1050? :??:


    Definitely the 6700HQ, it's maybe 10% worse than the 7700HQ, the 1060 might be twice as fast as the 1050.
    Search for some benchmarks.
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  14. jimmysmitty said:
    My GTX 1080 Strix I got as a warranty replacement from Asus for my GTX 980Ti Strix with a failing fan. It was new in the box too:





    Installed. Will soon be replacing the case with, probably, a Corsair 570x



    You Lucky so and so, well done
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  15. Bringing my loaner i7 960 Alienware Aurora back to life, first order of business was getting Windows 7 64bit installed on a new Sandisk 120GB SSD (yay SATA II speed!), then adding a 1TB 7200 RPM WD Blue HDD, and finally 12GB of triple channel DDR3 RAM. I put in my spare 390X, but story was the same as with my 3930K Alienware Aurora ALX; the 875W PSU can't handle the draw (outside of Total War: Warhammer, Unigine, Tomb Raider, and The Division result in insta-shutoff); GTX 780 seems to have been the maximum that PSU can take, must have some pretty crappy rail system going on. Anyway, hopefully the RX 470 in the mail will fit the bill here.

    http://i.imgur.com/vqBpY4m.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/lcDwVEh.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/3gwTEM6.jpg
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  16. Finally got my RX 470 in to flank the power issues with the Dell 875W PSU on my 2009 Alienware Aurora (i7 960/12GB RAM), as that PSU proved to be unable to cut it for my 390X STRIX.

    http://i.imgur.com/tgMxYU5.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/AqfdqUM.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/FiwSugb.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/tbPtcRO.jpg
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  17. so I decided to upgrade the system I run with a nice I7 upgrade since they are worth 259 now.
    with a save 30$ when buying a matching board at microcenter grabbed a MSI H81m Board to slip the 4570 I was running on my system and build another "office" system, slapped a 750ti bough off ebay for 65$ and I was set with 2 systems now.
    cheers.



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  18. lakimens said:
    Definitely the 6700HQ, it's maybe 10% worse than the 7700HQ, the 1060 might be twice as fast as the 1050.
    Search for some benchmarks.


    Yeah that is a pretty nice looking CPU, but I was browsing around and I saw that EVGA was selling previous generation SC17s for a crazy discount: http://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=758-21-2633-T1

    I don't really game on my laptops (that's what my desktop is for) so gaming performance isn't really that important but I'll take a 4K screen over a 1080P for the same price any day of the week.
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  19. MaDDD said:
    The current FX8350 AMD build, with new RGB LEDs in. The wait for Ryzen is so boring. Please excuse the poor cable routing :D



    damn you making me get computer case envy.... DOH !
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  20. The Paladin said:
    MaDDD said:
    The current FX8350 AMD build, with new RGB LEDs in. The wait for Ryzen is so boring. Please excuse the poor cable routing :D



    damn you making me get computer case envy.... DOH !


    Haha, it looks somewhat better now with my new RAM, CPU, motherboard and cooler. No more red RAM and blue heatsinks which stand out... Not sure if people would prefer such a large air cooler though. I do love my H440 case though, had it a few years and still not even considering upgrading to a different case.
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  21. loki1944 said:
    So these are the 1080p medium to high parts I used to build a gaming rig for a buddy of mine.

    http://i.imgur.com/2RvKlL0.jpg" class="img lazy">


    Nice. I built a similar system out of a Raven and used my old 3570K and a GTX 960 on a Zotac motherboard, and it's pretty awesome for an HTPC setup.
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  22. Very nice additions , thanks for posting.
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  23. g-unit1111 said:
    loki1944 said:
    So these are the 1080p medium to high parts I used to build a gaming rig for a buddy of mine.

    http://i.imgur.com/2RvKlL0.jpg" class="img lazy">


    Nice. I built a similar system out of a Raven and used my old 3570K and a GTX 960 on a Zotac motherboard, and it's pretty awesome for an HTPC setup.


    Nice Setup! I went with the ML08. Here's my group photo.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0iYg7-7skvbYWluakFoVDlpNUE
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  24. Nice setup.
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  25. The Paladin said:
    so I decided to upgrade the system I run with a nice I7 upgrade since they are worth 259 now.
    with a save 30$ when buying a matching board at microcenter grabbed a MSI H81m Board to slip the 4570 I was running on my system and build another "office" system, slapped a 750ti bough off ebay for 65$ and I was set with 2 systems now.
    cheers.




    .................
    Lets trade cpu for the next 6 months ? [:maikutech]
    Nice purchases though, good luck with building process, I may need a bigger board because that gigabyte barely fits right on my mounting pegs. -_-
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  26. Quote:
    Lets trade cpu for the next 6 months ? Nice purchases though, good luck with building process, I may need a bigger board because that gigabyte barely fits right on my mounting pegs.


    I don't get the reference of trading...
    I bought the I7-4790K because I did not want to spend 600$ on a I7770k/Mobo/32GB RAM when all I need is this I7.

    Recycling my old I5, and putting it together on an H81M, 60$ 750ti from eBay, and finally put into a box, will end up to a child in need without a computer to do homework for schooling and some gaming (computer for literacy org) it being a I5-4570/H81M/8GB/750Ti/1TB. after I run tests on if for a few weeks.

    When your a father to a 24 year old quadriplegic daughter on a life sustaining ventilator, perspective on importance of latest hardware is very different than most :)

    The Last donation was a Q8300 DuoCore2 Quad with 4GB/GT730 1TB, the center is used to seeing me showing up with used computers, I get sometime a letter from previous child's parents thanking me or a picture of them on their computer, the center keeps pictures, it stays on the wall at the center to show where their efforts hit home.

    Now to go get the VFD computers they called me to recycle some more. :) Donations are word to mouth...
    Old hardware to some, is new life chances to other :)
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  27. It was only a joke, I have 4570 i just got last month.
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  28. Here's some of my new stuff
    i5 7600K cooled by a Maelstrom 240t w/red fans
    Asus Z270 Tuf Mark 2
    GTX 1060 Asus Dual -> going to upgrade for a 1070 in a month
    The case is the Thermaltake Core P3
    still waiting for my Gskill Trident Z rgb's (im really happy for getting those fancy rams)
    PSU 750w GQ EVGA




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  29. Nice setup in the works , Congrats.
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  30. Ed Vest said:
    Here's some of my new stuff
    i5 7600K cooled by a Maelstrom 240t w/red fans
    Asus Z270 Tuf Mark 2
    GTX 1060 Asus Dual -> going to upgrade for a 1070 in a month
    The case is the Thermaltake Core P3
    still waiting for my Gskill Trident Z rgb's (im really happy for getting those fancy rams)
    PSU 750w GQ EVGA






    Nice build ,Quality ,and very minimalist ,I think the ram will just set it off nicely ,Post when fitted
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  31. very cool looking indeed, Is that a wall mounted pc case... ?
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  32. The Paladin said:
    very cool looking indeed, Is that a wall mounted pc case... ?


    No it isn't he has case feet at the bottom of the plexi glass case, look more closely at the screenshot.
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  33. maikutech said:
    The Paladin said:
    very cool looking indeed, Is that a wall mounted pc case... ?

    No it isn't he has case feet at the bottom of the plexi glass case, look more closely at the screenshot.

    Actually, it is the wall mountable PC case,
    specs: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002908

    Like any proper hardware, it comes with bottom feet for free standing and also with mounting brackets for a wall installation.
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  34. Aeacus said:
    maikutech said:
    The Paladin said:
    very cool looking indeed, Is that a wall mounted pc case... ?

    No it isn't he has case feet at the bottom of the plexi glass case, look more closely at the screenshot.

    Actually, it is the wall mountable PC case,
    specs: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002908

    Like any proper hardware, it comes with bottom feet for free standing and also with mounting brackets for a wall installation.


    ...........

    You must be completely blind or you just don't read properly do you, look at image you linked to.
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  35. Aeacus thank you for the link, that is a cool design with lots of options (standing, laying flat or optional wall mounted). too bad with my cat I would have to beat them away from the moving fans all the time lol (would be perfect it is was completely close .. but neat man !
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  36. The Paladin said:

    Aeacus thank you for the link, that is a cool design with lots of options (standing, laying flat or optional wall mounted). too bad with my cat I would have to beat them away from the moving fans all the time lol (would be perfect it is was completely close .. but neat man !

    You can go for Lian-Li O series PC cases if you need enclosure for your wall mounted PC,
    link: http://www.lian-li.com/en/lian-li-launches-o-series-wall-mountable-chassis/
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  37. maikutech said:
    Aeacus said:
    maikutech said:
    The Paladin said:
    very cool looking indeed, Is that a wall mounted pc case... ?

    No it isn't he has case feet at the bottom of the plexi glass case, look more closely at the screenshot.

    Actually, it is the wall mountable PC case,
    specs: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002908

    Like any proper hardware, it comes with bottom feet for free standing and also with mounting brackets for a wall installation.


    ...........

    You must be completely blind or you just don't read properly do you, look at image you linked to.


    That's three posts on this page alone that look to me like you going out of your way to be rude. Tone it down please.
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  38. Aeacus said:
    You can go for Lian-Li O series PC cases if you need enclosure for your wall mounted PC,link: http://www.lian-li.com/en/lian-li-launches-o-series-wall-mountable-chassis/


    those are nice too, but the Thermaltake ones are temping, I am looking at my living room (where our computers are in, and wondering if I could mount them on the wall and find right size painting to slip on the front of them :) to hide them completely.. hehe
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  39. The Paladin said:
    Aeacus said:
    You can go for Lian-Li O series PC cases if you need enclosure for your wall mounted PC,link: http://www.lian-li.com/en/lian-li-launches-o-series-wall-mountable-chassis/


    those are nice too, but the Thermaltake ones are temping, I am looking at my living room (where our computers are in, and wondering if I could mount them on the wall and find right size painting to slip on the front of them :) to hide them completely.. hehe



    I'm always skeptical of open air cases, I feel like I could drop or spill something on them. They do look nice though and I've seen some cool looking builds in them.
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  40. yeah but mounted on the wall would make it a difficult thing to accidently spill anything.. unlike all the times I spill coffee on my table and scramble to catch it before it run off edge of desktop into my waiting top fans of my pc :P
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  41. The Paladin said:
    yeah but mounted on the wall would make it a difficult thing to accidently spill anything.. unlike all the times I spill coffee on my table and scramble to catch it before it run off edge of desktop into my waiting top fans of my pc :P


    That's why I don't keep liquids near my PC. :lol:
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  42. but .. I... Must.... Have.... Coffee....
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  43. Thanks for your replies guys, i had doubts between getting the Core P3 or an In Win 805 case, ended up going for the p3 and i dont regret it, very very nice build quality, all the materials are pretty solid and make it feel like you have a high quality case (had bad experiences with NZXT before) so im very happy with that. Also already ordered the GTX 1070 Strix cause i sold the 1060, so my next update on this build will be with all the final parts installed.

    Oh and im not putting this case on the wall, i have it with the feet and standing on top of my desk.
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  44. Ed Vest said:
    Thanks for your replies guys, i had doubts between getting the Core P3 or an In Win 805 case, ended up going for the p3 and i dont regret it, very very nice build quality, all the materials are pretty solid and make it feel like you have a high quality case (had bad experiences with NZXT before) so im very happy with that. Also already ordered the GTX 1070 Strix cause i sold the 1060, so my next update on this build will be with all the final parts installed.

    Oh and im not putting this case on the wall, i have it with the feet and standing on top of my desk.



    I bought a ASUS 1070 strix last week you won't be disappointed and mine is slightly bottle necked and it still rips ,Reminds me of the day ,

    I bought my first,really fast graphics card an MSI NX7800 GTX ,And The time I reluctantly left Radeon for good.
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  45. March
    Bought Corsair STRAFE RGB with Cherry MX Silent switches for my Skylake build.
    (Click on image for full size.)
    https://s30.postimg.org/ly3s4x4y9/IMG_5340.jpg
    With the new KB, my longest in service PC component got switched out.
    My old PS/2 KB was in daily use since beginning of November 2005. You can even tell the age of my old KB by looking the worn out lettering.
    https://s30.postimg.org/mc9pi9efl/IMG_5342.jpg
    Night shot.
    https://s30.postimg.org/o5cm6kzm9/IMG_5351.jpg
    In daily use, i prefer to keep my RGB components shining in red to match my black & red theme.
    Besides red backlight, i also have RGB typing ripple effect in use for some nice eyecandy.
    https://s30.postimg.org/iig993x3l/IMG_5355.jpg
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  46. Nice setup.
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  47. Aeacus said:

    In daily use, i prefer to keep my RGB components shining in red to match my black & red theme.
    Besides red backlight, i also have RGB typing ripple effect in use for some nice eyecandy.


    Nice, I want to get some RGB fans for my Dark Knight rig, I'm having a hard time deciding what to get.
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  48. g-unit1111 said:
    Nice, I want to get some RGB fans for my Dark Knight rig, I'm having a hard time deciding what to get.

    For proper RGB fan, you have a choice between 3 makers:
    1. Corsair SP120 RGB or Corsair HD120 RGB
    2. Thermaltake Riing RGB 120/140
    3. NZXT AER RGB120/140

    Video reviews too;
    Corsair RGB fans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ayn9MIs4k
    Thermaltake Riing RGB fans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lv_qZOy2QA
    NZXT AER RGB fans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGtO2-V3VIU

    And here, in this topic, i covered Corsair HD120 vs AER RGB120, including the control method,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-3336487/nzxt-corsair-fans.html#19322518

    pcpp of 120mm RGB fans: http://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/7JnG3C,GwCrxr,w7RFf7,69Gj4D/
    pcpp of 140mm RGB fans: http://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/DJyxFT,8htWGX/

    I'm happy with my AER RGB140 fans. Mostly because controlling the LEDs is via CAM software and not by pressing buttons on a controller like it's with Corsair and Thermaltake fans. NZXT is also the only one on the market (that i know of) who enables to control each LED inside the fan independently. (There's 8 LEDs per 1 fan.)
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  49. I love the RIINGS.
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  50. So, after using some noisy 120 mm fans. I decided to get these as they were cheap...

    In the case...

    Running this...

    4.00 Ghz, may be able to go higher, haven't tried... yet. :D
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