shopping_cart
Showing 1 of 33 conversations about:
rebdax
7
Jun 6, 2018
bookmark_border
Here's my co-main PC on which I'm currently mid-upgrade:
Intel Core i7 6850K overclocked to 4.2 GHz Corsair H115i AIO cooler Asus X99 Deluxe II mobo 32GB Corsair LPX RAM rated for 3200Hz Dual Gigabyte 980Ti Gaming G1 graphics cards (stock speeds for the time being) Samsung 500GB NVMe system drive Samsung 500 GB SATA SSD Dual WD Black 2TB HDDs EVGA 1000 P2 PSU Dell 34" WQHD curved IPS panel, 3440x1440 overclocked to 75Hz Corsair Air 540 case Corsair K70 RGB keyboard with Cherry MX browns Logitech G502 Spectrum mouse
This thing plays the snot out of my preferred game, FFXIV, at max settings, But as you might imagine, under game load I get high graphics cards temps (upper 82C, lower 75C) that can be controlled only by ramping up both the GPU and case fans to "ready for take-off" speed and noise levels.
The upgrade is purely designed for better cooling and noise control. It's a mostly EKWB water cooling loop with a 360 front rad, 120 top rad (a 240 technically fits but creates a hassle in terms of clearances), Thermosphere GPU blocks, Supremacy EVO CPU block, Vardar 500-2200 RPM SP fans, and an integrated D5 pump/reservoir. I'm using soft tubing throughout.
Everything is in place but the tubing, and it will be done this weekend barring any unforeseen obstacles (such as occurred the last two weekends). Temps under load should max at the low 40s per EK's configurator estimates, with dB levels at barely above room ambient. I can hardly wait to get it finished, leak tested, and running.
Meantime I'm slumming on my other main PC, a Ryzen 7 1700 / X370 / 1080Ti system that almost matches the 980Ti SLI system in game FPS and is much quieter. This one was meant for production work and originally had a third 980Ti. The only reason I have a 1080Ti installed is the deal I got on the card (Gigabyte Aorus Extreme) on Massdrop a while back, before GPU prices got stupid.
For sound I use the HDMI output of a 980Ti to feed a 5x60 watt AV receiver driving B&W 705 fronts and center and B&W 601 rears mated to an SVS 12" sealed subwoofer. Sound matters.
My desk is a motorized sit-stand, and my chair is an 8-hour rated full-mesh office chair.
Jun 6, 2018
Stoolroyale
14
Jun 10, 2018
bookmark_border
Spcr have a lot of good info on quieter case fans
Jun 10, 2018
JonasO
197
Jun 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Love SPCR, sad to see the lack of updates, but as an archive for building silent PC's it is a goldmine.
Jun 13, 2018
Stoolroyale
14
Jun 13, 2018
bookmark_border
yeah that site has a touch of genius. the forums are still active!
Jun 13, 2018
Joppie
8
Jun 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Well if I was you I would get a monitor woth that resolution and 144hz
Jun 13, 2018
rebdax
7
Jun 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Good point. I do have a fast monitor that I sometimes use (a Dell 24" 2560x1440 with G-Synch that I run at 120Hz), but I generally prefer the 21:9 aspect ratio and IPS viewing quality. The current very fast WQHD monitors are either non-IPS or are too pricey for me to consider them a worthwhile upgrade. Maybe soon that will change.
Jun 13, 2018
Joppie
8
Jun 13, 2018
bookmark_border
Well if that is your opinion than you should totally stick to that And i do understand your point here
Jun 13, 2018
View Full Discussion
Related Posts
BillA2021
Buy replacement quartz movement
Is an original quartz movement or a suitable substitution available for my Wenger 7900X watch at a reasonable cost, or is this not feasible I’m new at this. Thanks.
Mar 18, 2021
reswright
Basic Flip Smoothing
So you picked up a budget bearing knife as a ‘project’ knife to putter around with and you’re looking for ideas? One thing you can do is polish the bearing works, smoothing both the flip and the close action until you've got some semblance of a noiseless flick open and a smooth, gravity drop shut. This can be done many, many different ways, as many ways as there are to smooth and then polish metal; your humble narrator prefers to use a Dremel, using the following steps. I should probably make some kind of disclaimer statement here - this guide is for people already handy with a Dremel. If you’re not already handy with one it’s best not to learn how to use one while handling pocket knives or other sharp and pointy things. Hand held high RPM rotary grinding tools can be surprisingly violent if they get out of your firm grasp, they can impart an astonishing amount of kinetic energy to small sharp things you're trying to polish, sending them flying further and faster than...
Feb 6, 2021
Prewarp
Is there a chance to stop RayF nagging me?
he is terrible!
Feb 5, 2021
jena123
I want a keyboard
I wanted a keyboard where can I find it?
Dec 21, 2020
RayF
RayF's Guide to Thanksgiving Day Watches
Please do enjoy your Thanksgiving (for those of you in countries where that means something), but please, please, please--whatever you do--don't wear either of these tacky watches while you're doing it!
Nov 26, 2020
signet
hey how do I get to the main panel to control??
I am new to this plesae help
Sep 1, 2020
Trending Posts in More Community Picks
Graham88
Completely surprised by the lack of blade diversity here on Drop...
I’ve been a collector of Blades since before my teens, and a retailer coming up on 15… or maybe 20 years. Drop has really been kind of an interesting experience for me, because I do occasionally get to see some unusual tech and sometimes EDC items that otherwise I might not have been aware of. And maybe it’s because I have a deep love of cutlery and bladed weapons, but I find myself trolling through the site looking at it what’s available; and it’s just it’s pretty much the same. And the bladed community here is just always confused me.. every single knife is about the same, they’re almost all drop points and although the handle materials change and brands change.. it’s really just the same knife over and over and over again... occasionally you’ll see a tanto or a slight variant; but rarely… and almost never a serrated blade. And I’m just deeply amazed at this diversion of serrated blades. And I’m just surprised there isn’t more of a request for diversity here.... and I...
Mar 12, 2020
JellyDPhoto
Can we get Sony E-Mount or other mirrorless camera options please..
Would be nice to see some Sony E mount full frame cameras on here. I currently shoot with a A99 and they killed the lense path for better or more option lenses and now is all E-Mount. 🤔
Jan 13, 2020
RayF
There Are Pandas, and Then There Are Pandas.
And this isn't either of them! The Pandas we're talking about here, are watches, not bears. And what got me thinking about them (again) was a link posted this morning by @cm.rook who pointed a few of us to the very attractive (and not terribly priced) Yema "Rallygraph" Panda which, in it's most traditional arrangement, looks like the one on the left, but can also be had in the version on the right: The model on the left is a true Panda, while the model on the right is called a reverse Panda. The reason for that distinction is clear--Panda bears, only come in the first arrangement. Now, at this point, everyone should be thinking about the most well-know Panda, The Rolex Panda, which is actually a Daytona, and among Rolex Daytonas, the most famous of which is the Paul Newman Daytona, which was famous first, because it was Paul's, and second because it sold at auction for $17.8 million (US Dollars). The story of that auction is well-known so I'll only...
Nov 8, 2019