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  1. Nice setup.
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  2. No pics, but I just went with a pure eye-candy upgrade . . . a GTX 1080 FTW with three Samsung 32" monitors in a 5760x1080 panoramic setup. I now feel blind when looking at a single monitor setup.
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  3. i was thinking of getting an m5 z270 msi motherboard although i'm not sure if you can overclock your cpu with it or just the RAM



    also one of these , a deepcool 360 liquid cooler , closed loop




    all because i don't have enough money to upgrade to kaby lake , of course my other option is to buy a kaby lake i7 instead of those two and use it on my z170 mainboard ..
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  4. jimmyEatWord said:
    i was thinking of getting an m5 z270 msi motherboard although i'm not sure if you can overclock your cpu with it or just the RAM

    all because i don't have enough money to upgrade to kaby lake , of course my other option is to buy a kaby lake i7 instead of those two and use it on my z170 mainboard ..

    Every Z-series MoBo offers CPU OC.

    With Z170 chipset, you may need to update your BIOS prior to upgrading CPU to Kaby Lake family.
    Just check the BIOS version you have and confirm from MoBo manufacturers site if your version of the BIOS supports 7th gen CPUs or not. If it doesn't, update your BIOS to the version that supports 7th gen CPUs.
    Note: If BIOS update process gets interrupted, you can brick your MoBo.
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  5. Aeacus said:
    jimmyEatWord said:
    i was thinking of getting an m5 z270 msi motherboard although i'm not sure if you can overclock your cpu with it or just the RAM

    all because i don't have enough money to upgrade to kaby lake , of course my other option is to buy a kaby lake i7 instead of those two and use it on my z170 mainboard ..

    Every Z-series MoBo offers CPU OC.

    With Z170 chipset, you may need to update your BIOS prior to upgrading CPU to Kaby Lake family.
    Just check the BIOS version you have and confirm from MoBo manufacturers site if your version of the BIOS supports 7th gen CPUs or not. If it doesn't, update your BIOS to the version that supports 7th gen CPUs.
    Note: If BIOS update process gets interrupted, you can brick your MoBo.



    Thanks for your reply ,

    what is the difference then between z270 and z270-x , a , k , i and etc. ?! i ask cause when i googled about msi 's gaming m5 it didn't mention much cpu overclocking and for some reason it was all about the RAM ..

    i have an updated z170 motherboard and i can use kaby lake but i actually purchased the z270 mb and i'm planning to use my old skylake on it ! cause for now i don't really have the money to buy the kaby lake cpu too ..


    I actually completed my purchase , with a 240 gb plextor ssd too , this is all i bought :










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  6. Radeon R9 390X 8GB (Gigabyte G1 Gaming). Hot bugger but got it for $249 AUD (~$195 USD) on clearance at a local store brand new. Don't know if there is a Price/Performance calculator but if there is then this is off the radar :D smashes everything at 1080p 60 FPS High/Ultra and much better suit to my 6700K then my old GTX 760. Using VSR i upscale most my games to 1440p/4K since it can usually handle it really well. If i had a bigger/better PSU at the time i probably would have grabbed 2 of em and be laughing right now but either way very happy with this card. Got a nice 1125 Core / 1700 Memory OC on it too with temps usually hovering around 75-80 under full load.
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  7. jimmyEatWord said:
    Thanks for your reply ,

    what is the difference then between z270 and z270-x , a , k , i and etc. ?! i ask cause when i googled about msi 's gaming m5 it didn't mention much cpu overclocking and for some reason it was all about the RAM ..

    i have an updated z170 motherboard and i can use kaby lake but i actually purchased the z270 mb and i'm planning to use my old skylake on it ! cause for now i don't really have the money to buy the kaby lake cpu too ..

    Those suffixes behind Z270 are added by MoBo manufacturers to distinguish different MoBos in their lineup. The difference will vary depending on the spec of the actual MoBo by manufacturer.

    Here's the comparison of Intel 200 series chipset,
    link: https://ark.intel.com/compare/98089,98088,98090,98084,98086
    and 100 series as well,
    link: https://ark.intel.com/compare/90591,90595,90592,90590
    Check the "highlight differences" box for better understanding.
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  8. I'll let Blackbird do what he wants with this thread and this is a place to show off your system not to ask basic knowledge questions but why in the world would you 'upgrade' from Z170 and Skylake to Z270 and Kaby Lake? There's literally no IPC difference.
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  9. Please use this thread as a highlight for your new components or other system upgrades , not to discuss others selections or choices. Everyone has different needs and budgets and should be proud to showcase their new hardware.

    Thank you.

    Blackbird
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  10. Hi , sorry if i went offtopic Blackbird , i have to admit i'm a noob , i had to ask a few questions to get sure , anyway i'll post pictures of the actual hardware when they get here to show off even more .
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  11. anort3 said:
    I'll let Blackbird do what he wants with this thread and this is a place to show off your system not to ask basic knowledge questions but why in the world would you 'upgrade' from Z170 and Skylake to Z270 and Kaby Lake? There's literally no IPC difference.


    i guess i would call myself a PC enthusiast , or something similar , anyway my gigabyte motherboard is pretty crappy and i was always looking for a replacement , so is my liquid cooler this is what i have :



    i thought with my cosmos II case i could mount something better like that cooler above




    i just don't know if with three fans there are enough fan pins on the mainboard and whether the cords can reach down to the pins or if i have to look somewhere for extension cords
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  12. CRO5513Y said:


    Radeon R9 390X 8GB (Gigabyte G1 Gaming). Hot bugger but got it for $249 AUD (~$195 USD) on clearance at a local store brand new. Don't know if there is a Price/Performance calculator but if there is then this is off the radar *wrecks* everything at 1080p 60 FPS High/Ultra.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-390X-vs-GeForce-GTX-980
    Least your new video card beats most of the gtx 900 series but why didn't you aim for radeon 480x

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-480-vs-Radeon-R9-390
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  13. maikutech said:
    CRO5513Y said:


    Radeon R9 390X 8GB (Gigabyte G1 Gaming). Hot bugger but got it for $249 AUD (~$195 USD) on clearance at a local store brand new. Don't know if there is a Price/Performance calculator but if there is then this is off the radar *wrecks* everything at 1080p 60 FPS High/Ultra.

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-390X-vs-GeForce-GTX-980
    Least your new video card beats most of the gtx 900 series but why didn't you aim for radeon 480x

    http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-RX-480-vs-Radeon-R9-390



    The price haha. I was going to upgrade my CPU/Motherboard/RAM first from my FX 6300, ASRock 970 Extreme4 and 8GB DDR3 1600 which went to a i7-6700K, ASRock Fatality Z170 and 16GB DRR4 3200 and do the GPU later in the year was looking at the RX 480 after what reviews have been saying about the excellent price for 1080p but i saw the 390X on clearance for so low as i stated, a RX 480 is just over $100 more here and the 390X outperforms it slightly, it beats the GTX 980 too in most games now since the good patching and updates lately. I wouldn't use GPUBoss it's a bias and unreliable site. HWBench is a better version of it and UserBenchmark is best for comparing relative performance in my opinion. http://hwbench.com/vgas/geforce-gtx-980-vs-radeon-r9-390x
    http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/AMD-RX-480-vs-AMD-R9-390X/3634vs3497

    Overall it came down to the insane price on clearance and it is more than enough for my 1080p High/Ultra. :D
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  14. The 290X/390X ( same card just rebranded ) never competed with a GTX 980 anywhere except in synthetics and a few AMD titles.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1746?vs=1716

    The 290X/390X was more of a GTX 970 competitor offering slightly better performance at the expense of double the power draw and more heat.

    Also especially with AMD, newer isn't necessarily better.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1746?vs=1748

    The RX 480 is more efficient. Not faster.

    None of those sites that use synthetics are worth using.
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  15. anort3 said:
    The 290X/390X ( same card just rebranded ) never competed with a GTX 980 anywhere except in synthetics and a few AMD titles.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1746?vs=1716

    The 290X/390X was more of a GTX 970 competitor offering slightly better performance at the expense of double the power draw and more heat.

    Also especially with AMD, newer isn't necessarily better.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1746?vs=1748

    The RX 480 is more efficient. Not faster.

    None of those sites that use synthetics are worth using
    .



    I wouldn't be to quick to shut down other sites as non valid, I don't think a robot did those tests and people actually do test them enough.
    Companys do send out products for testing and free to keep before releasing to the public.

    :/

    @CRO5513Y
    The link you showed me seems like both cards neck and neck but long as your happy with your card have fun with it.
    I just don't like ATI's control panel software they have been unable to keep stable and having constant problems even after amd bought them out.
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  16. I have no idea what you're trying to say. I'm telling you to use real benchmarks not synthetics like gpuboss and cpuboss ( useless ) and sites like HWbench ( better than useless but still lacking ) that just strings numbers together. Where is the methodology? Base systems are identical? Testing conditions and game patches the same? You never know.

    I'm well aware of how parts are tested, hence my recommendation to use quality reviews.

    The AMD driver thing is a myth. Nvidia has just as many if not more bad drivers in the last 10 years. I can remember 3 specifically that had the potential to damage cards.
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  17. Just stop I'm not in the mood for another debate or argument.
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  18. maikutech said:
    Just stop I'm not in the mood for another debate or argument.


    Yeah..... :sarcastic:
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  19. This thread needs more Ryzen





    The build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/34q48d


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($496.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($123.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($248.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($133.99 @ Jet)
    Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Black Edition Video Card ($299.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Inwin 509 ROG ATX Full Tower Case ($176.67 @ Jet)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($127.99 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard
    Speakers: M-Audio Studiophile AV40 40W 2ch Speakers
    UPS: CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD UPS ($149.95 @ Adorama)
    Other: Logitech Trackman ($21.00)
    Total: $2443.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-21 14:13 EDT-0400

    Time Spy: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1390316
    Fire Strike: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12023187
    Userbenchmark: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3130916

    Scores are a little low due to Reference RX 480, but the physics scores are great. Thanks to XFR with water cooling and the VRM cooling fan and the VRMs set to extreme in the BIOS, system OCs itself to 4.1ghz no problem.
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  20. Very nice, didn't know the AF's LED fans were so bright.
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  21. MaDDD said:
    Very nice, didn't know the AF's LED fans were so bright.


    It helps having the lights off and using a slow shutter speed on my Canon Rebel T1i
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  22. anort3 said:
    maikutech said:
    Just stop I'm not in the mood for another debate or argument.


    Yeah..... :sarcastic:


    @1440p even the 390 (non-X) is closer to the GTX 980 than the GTX 970; Jarred Walton included it in his 15 game average comparison during his GTX 1070 review http://www.pcgamer.com/the-geforce-gtx-1070-review/ and 16 game average in his GTX 1060 review http://www.pcgamer.com/geforce-gtx-1060-review/. Over at hardware canucks @1440p the lowest performing 390X in their 390X STRIX OC review is actually a hair ahead of the stock GTX 980 in the overall average; 50.53 FPS to 50.26 FPS http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/71044-asus-r9-390x-strix-oc-review-4.html.
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  23. Rogue Leader said:
    This thread needs more Ryzen





    The build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/34q48d


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($496.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($123.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus CROSSHAIR VI HERO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($248.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($133.99 @ Jet)
    Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB Black Edition Video Card ($299.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Inwin 509 ROG ATX Full Tower Case ($176.67 @ Jet)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME 650W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.98 @ PCM)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair ML140 Pro LED 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($127.99 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard
    Speakers: M-Audio Studiophile AV40 40W 2ch Speakers
    UPS: CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD UPS ($149.95 @ Adorama)
    Other: Logitech Trackman ($21.00)
    Total: $2443.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-21 14:13 EDT-0400

    Time Spy: http://www.3dmark.com/spy/1390316
    Fire Strike: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/12023187
    Userbenchmark: http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3130916

    Scores are a little low due to Reference RX 480, but the physics scores are great. Thanks to XFR with water cooling and the VRM cooling fan and the VRMs set to extreme in the BIOS, system OCs itself to 4.1ghz no problem.


    Very nice!
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  24. loki1944 said:
    anort3 said:
    maikutech said:
    Just stop I'm not in the mood for another debate or argument.


    Yeah..... :sarcastic:


    @1440p even the 390 (non-X) is closer to the GTX 980 than the GTX 970; Jarred Walton included it in his 15 game average comparison during his GTX 1070 review http://www.pcgamer.com/the-geforce-gtx-1070-review/ and 16 game average in his GTX 1060 review http://www.pcgamer.com/geforce-gtx-1060-review/. Over at hardware canucks @1440p the lowest performing 390X in their 390X STRIX OC review is actually a hair ahead of the stock GTX 980 in the overall average; 50.53 FPS to 50.26 FPS http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/71044-asus-r9-390x-strix-oc-review-4.html.


    Yep, an overclocked 390X is very competitive with a stock 980. It uses almost 150 watts more power and runs 20c hotter too. The problem is the 980 also overclocks ( 25% or better ). ;) The superior memory bandwidth made the GCN AMD cards better at higher resolutions. At 1080p the 390X loses handily.

    I should also say I'm not being critical of the above user getting a 390X for less than $200, on the contrary that's a great deal. I'm only criticizing the use of purely synthetic 'comparison' sites that so may throw around on here.
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  25. Got the 1070 Strix, now my rig is looking badass.



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  26. Very nice!
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  27. Daniel_473 said:
    I logged into my router settings by entering the IP address into the search bar and I enable mac filtering or something like that and it booted me off and now I can't get back on:(


    Not exactly an upgrade component.

    Anyway, Friday comes my new monitor, 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz with Freesync and 1ms GTG response time.



    I'll post some pics of it setup with the rest of my setup when it arrives.
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  28. Core i7 6800k
    Corsair h105 extreme water cooling loop
    Gigabyte x99 Ultra gaming mobo
    G.Skill 32 gigs 3000mhz quad channel memory
    Corsair Obsidian 750D Case
    EVGA 850 Watt Platinum power supply
    Samsung 256gb ssd
    2TB HD




    still using gtx 770 superclocked 2 way SLI
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  29. 4K monitor all set up with my 1080p 144 Hz LG monitor.



    PC at night.

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  30. Nice additions!
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  31. https://s29.postimg.org/owrfbh4cn/IMG_0081.jpg

    this is my ssd , 240 gb , pioneer , in raid mode with my old ssd's


    https://s16.postimg.org/64cto00v9/IMG_0082.jpg

    this is my new z270 motherboard , my old motherboard was a faulty gigabyte g3

    this is my new cooler :

    https://s29.postimg.org/8tajqi8qv/IMG_0083.jpg

    with the fans :

    https://s12.postimg.org/3up13sjct/IMG_0084.jpg

    and this is all of those stuff together in my case

    https://s18.postimg.org/ig8vakg7t/IMG_0088.jpg

    these I got free for buying all those :

    https://s7.postimg.org/ko6v4l6wb/IMG_0086.jpg
    ---------

    recap

    https://s21.postimg.org/bdatfhjd3/IMG_0077.jpgBilder hochladen
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  32. jimmyEatWord said:
    the only thing I didn't manage to put together was the tiny speaker on my motherboard , It simply doesn't beep at the boot no matter which way I put it

    The thing with newer systems and internal speakers is that when they beep, there's something wrong with the system. As long as it's quiet, there's nothing to worry. (At least that applies to MSI MoBos, not so sure about other MoBo manufacturers.)

    My Skylake build also has MoBo internal speaker connected and it doesn't beep either when i start my system. Same goes for my Haswell build.
    But my old AMD build (from 2011) does beep 3 times at every startup, despite system running just fine. Same goes for my ancient Pentium II (from 1998) that also beeps several times at boot up.

    Btw, you should do proper cable management inside your case. The rats nest you currently have is ugly to look at, it's a great dust magnet and also disrupts internal airflow.
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  33. Aeacus said:
    jimmyEatWord said:
    the only thing I didn't manage to put together was the tiny speaker on my motherboard , It simply doesn't beep at the boot no matter which way I put it

    The thing with newer systems and internal speakers is that when they beep, there's something wrong with the system. As long as it's quiet, there's nothing to worry. (At least that applies to MSI MoBos, not so sure about other MoBo manufacturers.)

    My Skylake build also has MoBo internal speaker connected and it doesn't beep either when i start my system. Same goes for my Haswell build.
    But my old AMD build (from 2011) does beep 3 times at every startup, despite system running just fine. Same goes for my ancient Pentium II (from 1998) that also beeps several times at boot up.

    Btw, you should do proper cable management inside your case. The rats nest you currently have is ugly to look at, it's a great dust magnet and also disrupts internal airflow.



    Hi

    thanks for the informative post , my previous MoBo , a gigabyte used to beep on every boot and reboot

    and yes , i'm a bit lazy when it comes to cable management (i've actually never done it ) and cleaning my case too , where i live it gets dusty pretty soon , so it's pointless
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  34. jimmyEatWord said:

    Hi

    thanks for the informative post , my previous MoBo , a gigabyte used to beep on every boot and reboot

    and yes , i'm a bit lazy when it comes to cable management (i've actually never done it ) and cleaning my case too , where i live it gets dusty pretty soon , so it's pointless


    I'm not sure how your fans are oriented but if you have a lot of dust you're a good candidate for a positive pressure setup, having more intake than exhaust fans helps keep air pressure in and keeps the dust from seeping in through the other parts of the case where it tends to come though. Couple dust filters you can make yourself if your case doesn't have them and it can make a huge difference.
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  35. jimmyEatWord said:
    Hi

    thanks for the informative post , my previous MoBo , a gigabyte used to beep on every boot and reboot

    and yes , i'm a bit lazy when it comes to cable management (i've actually never done it ) and cleaning my case too , where i live it gets dusty pretty soon , so it's pointless

    Proper cable management does take several hours to complete (took me 3 hours for my Skylake build) but the end result is pleasing to the eye and also good for PC's health.

    Under the spoiler is one of my many build pics to show the cable management inside my Skylake build.
    (Click on image for full size.)
    https://s16.postimg.org/82ymowhxx/IMG_5182.jpg

    Am i seeing right that your PC sits on the floor and on the carpet? :ouch:
    If so then there's no question in my mind why your PC gets so dusty so quickly.

    Did you know that when you elevate your PC only 6 inches from the floor then you can reduce dust intake up to 80%?
    If not then here's further reading about it: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-1858957/airflow-101-setting-fans-keeping-computer-cool.html

    My PC sits on my table and it's 29 inches off from the floor. Few pics of my Skylake too if you're interested,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3272328/show-newest-system-upgrade-components/page-3.html#19439439
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  36. My computer sits on the floor, on carpet and has for years. I've never had any dust problems. Having a clean house helps :)

    You don't have to have perfect cable management but if you care enough to do your own build and to show that build off in a thread like this then you should at least try. It's really not hard and it makes a big difference in not only looks but airflow.
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  37. All my recent real upgrades have been infrastructure, rather than flash.

    A new UPS, and this:
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  38. Rogue Leader said:
    jimmyEatWord said:

    Hi

    thanks for the informative post , my previous MoBo , a gigabyte used to beep on every boot and reboot

    and yes , i'm a bit lazy when it comes to cable management (i've actually never done it ) and cleaning my case too , where i live it gets dusty pretty soon , so it's pointless


    I'm not sure how your fans are oriented but if you have a lot of dust you're a good candidate for a positive pressure setup, having more intake than exhaust fans helps keep air pressure in and keeps the dust from seeping in through the other parts of the case where it tends to come though. Couple dust filters you can make yourself if your case doesn't have them and it can make a huge difference.


    No , I don't have a lot of dust inside my case really , this cosmos II case is a pretty good one when it comes to dust filtering , I 've been having this case for over two years now and the amount of dust piled up is really negligible , and I think I've already done a little bit of cable management for the airflow , I've duct taped a bunch of cables that came with the case in front of the 200 mm intake fan and that's the biggest airflow for my case .

    https://s7.postimg.org/z781bq57f/IMG_0103_1.jpgsube imagenes

    there are just too many wires that come with this case , the only way to take care of them is to cut off all the unnecessary ones ..

    here at the top is the 200 mm fan at the bottom is the new 120 mm LED fan I newly received

    https://s17.postimg.org/g5sq02ga7/IMG_0106_1.jpgsube imagenes

    and at the rear is another 120 m fan

    https://s21.postimg.org/76fojk3d3/IMG_0104_1.jpgsube imagenes

    https://s1.postimg.org/qrjjk26bz/IMG_0105_1.jpgimag


    ..My Question is , I couldn't install one of the 120 m fans for the 360 radiator because of the plastic parts on my motherboard and my radiator is actually working with two fans only .. is there a way to take care of this ? the motherboard is a z270 msi gaming m5 ... thanks for your help in advance
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  39. Aeacus said:
    jimmyEatWord said:
    Hi

    thanks for the informative post , my previous MoBo , a gigabyte used to beep on every boot and reboot

    and yes , i'm a bit lazy when it comes to cable management (i've actually never done it ) and cleaning my case too , where i live it gets dusty pretty soon , so it's pointless

    Proper cable management does take several hours to complete (took me 3 hours for my Skylake build) but the end result is pleasing to the eye and also good for PC's health.

    Under the spoiler is one of my many build pics to show the cable management inside my Skylake build.
    (Click on image for full size.)
    https://s16.postimg.org/82ymowhxx/IMG_5182.jpg

    Am i seeing right that your PC sits on the floor and on the carpet? :ouch:
    If so then there's no question in my mind why your PC gets so dusty so quickly.

    Did you know that when you elevate your PC only 6 inches from the floor then you can reduce dust intake up to 80%?
    If not then here's further reading about it: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-1858957/airflow-101-setting-fans-keeping-computer-cool.html

    My PC sits on my table and it's 29 inches off from the floor. Few pics of my Skylake too if you're interested,
    link: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-3272328/show-newest-system-upgrade-components/page-3.html#19439439


    Hi , thanks for answering

    my case is too heavy to elevate it from the ground and put it anywhere for the moment ; but like I said in the previous post cable management is pretty impossible with cooler master cosmos 2 case , cause it has too many cables that come with it , disregarding the extra cables that you put in

    but can you answer my last question regarding the radiator ? thanks
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  40. jimmyEatWord said:
    ..My Question is , I couldn't install one of the 120 m fans for the 360 radiator because of the plastic parts on my motherboard and my radiator is actually working with two fans only .. is there a way to take care of this ? the motherboard is a z270 msi gaming m5 ... thanks for your help in advance

    If you refer to the plastic rear I/O cover then it's there only for smoother looks and not for anything else.

    To remove the rear I/O cover, you have to take your MoBo out of your case and look under the MoBo how that plastic I/O cover is attached to the MoBo.

    But if you refer to the plastic on the left from CPU 8-pin power connector on this image:

    Then that is part of Northbridge heatsink and i'm not sure if you can remove it.

    Personally, i don't like the plastic cover over the rear I/O since it makes MoBo feel cheap. I prefer the old looks where there was no plastic cover.

    Oh, do mount your rad fans in pull and not in push.
    Here's reason why: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyC3lZ5WFMk#t=3m45s
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  41. USAFRet said:
    All my recent real upgrades have been infrastructure, rather than flash.

    A new UPS, and this:


    Not gonna lie to you but it looks like that thing came from the 80's, must they design it to look that bland ?
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  42. maikutech said:


    Not gonna lie to you but it looks like that thing came from the 80's, must they design it to look that bland ?


    Seeing as it is 7" tall, and lives behind a closed cabinet door...looks don't really matter.
    Easy hotswap access to the 4 drive bays is the key here.
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  43. USAFRet said:
    maikutech said:


    Not gonna lie to you but it looks like that thing came from the 80's, must they design it to look that bland ?


    Seeing as it is 7" tall, and lives behind a closed cabinet door...looks don't really matter.
    Easy hotswap access to the 4 drive bays is the key here.


    But why must you select a celeron processor installed in it ? o_O
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  44. Reply to anort3
  45. maikutech said:


    But why must you select a celeron processor installed in it ? o_O


    Because that's all it needs.

    Plex server, whole other OS in a VM, on the fly video transcoding, web server....
    All handled easily.

    A bigger processor would simply be a waste of money, heat, power.
    Not everything needs a big i7.
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  46. anort3 said:


    Are you being blind again, I know what it is and I was only joking with usafret.
    Why do you persist on starting up with me in here ?

    @usafret good luck with it. :P
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  47. Great thread, I always need ideas on how to spend more money. :lol:

    No recent desktop upgrades here, been working too much. Did buy a Dell M6800 factory outlet refurb that looks new then upgrade its CPU to an i7, GPU, memory, 2 SSDs and end up at less than half the price of the new machine with warrantee if I swap everything back. :heink:
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  48. katov123 said:
    ive got the razer blackwidow rbg is the v2 worth the upgrade?


    Thanks for the compliment also read this from pc magazine to get a better idea between the original and updated version of it.
    http://www.pcmag.com/review/351239/razer-blackwidow-chroma-v2
    Reply to maikutech
  49. Out with the GTX 970 JetStream and in with the GTX 1080 JetStream...

    Reply to MaDDD
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