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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby X_Factor » September 23rd, 2019, 12:30 pm

How good is the Lenovo yoga 730?

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby casper » September 24th, 2019, 12:22 pm

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Phone Surgeon wrote:Someone here on tuner had build this system for.me. cant remember who.


If is this that was me

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby dean_spleen09 » September 26th, 2019, 6:11 pm

get some parts today for a small upgrade , where can i get them assembled for "cheap" in the north ?
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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby kamakazi » September 26th, 2019, 8:45 pm

That is an entire platform upgrade

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 26th, 2019, 10:43 pm

dean_spleen09 wrote:get some parts today for a small upgrade , where can i get them assembled for "cheap" in the north ?


You could boot up YouTube and build that yourself

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby casper » September 27th, 2019, 7:44 am

src1983 wrote:
dean_spleen09 wrote:get some parts today for a small upgrade , where can i get them assembled for "cheap" in the north ?


You could boot up YouTube and build that yourself



did this same thing for myself as well

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby maj. tom » September 27th, 2019, 8:06 am

Yeah boy OP check this video and learn! 10/10 thermal paste application. :lol: :lol: :lol:









ok, ok i just joking. everything in that video is what NOT to do. It was a huge joke on the internet when The Verge published it and then later had to retract it.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 27th, 2019, 4:39 pm

maj. tom wrote:Yeah boy OP check this video and learn! 10/10 thermal paste application. :lol: :lol: :lol:









ok, ok i just joking. everything in that video is what NOT to do. It was a huge joke on the internet when The Verge published it and then later had to retract it.


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#swissarmyknife

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby zorced » September 28th, 2019, 10:36 am

Hey guys.
Where local sells fan controllers or adapters to PSU? Need at least one extra fan connection here for now.

Edit: got through with the last one Toxic had in stock.
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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby kamakazi » September 28th, 2019, 1:55 pm

dean_spleen09 wrote:get some parts today for a small upgrade , where can i get them assembled for "cheap" in the north ?
Recently put together a similar system.
Same CPU
8gb crucial DDR4
Mushkin source 2 sata SSD
ASRock b450m-hdv

Works well for now.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » September 29th, 2019, 2:59 am

stev wrote:about to embark on building a wall mounted workstation at home....any advice?

flat wood, plexiglass cover and fans to the sides (in / out),

not too '2019' high end:

i7 6600K
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2
2 x 2TB 3.5"
GTX 2060 (PCEe Extender to keep it flat)
(not sure of power supply) need a slim 750W
not looking to make an RGB lighthouse :/
not looking to go full water cooling..just processor probably

any guidance will be highly appreciated...



well this build is turning out to be a lot bigger than expected :| 30 x 30 x 8 inches

...i'm probably spacing it out too much but i dont want it to be cluttered.

IMG_20190928_170909.jpg


IMG_20190928_151527.jpg


IMG_20190928_151515.jpg


1/2 inch ply for making it solid and floor boards for the look...I still have to sand and paint the outside

thanks to my bro and fellow tuner Timelapse for the free, fireproof floor boards 8-)


Final specs:

i7 6600K + Corsair H115 cooler
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2 (OS and apps only)
1 x 250GB SSD (current games probably?)
1 X 4TB HDD (i eh know, it was cheap)
16TB NAS (another build)
GTX 1660 TI OC Edition
700W Thermaltake Smart series PS
Cheap 5M LED strip (white) cuz it will be too dark after i enclose it with plexiglas
10 x 60mm fans (6 in and 4 out)


...will post more pics as the build progresses...

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 29th, 2019, 1:40 pm

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Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 29th, 2019, 1:40 pm

stev wrote:
stev wrote:about to embark on building a wall mounted workstation at home....any advice?

flat wood, plexiglass cover and fans to the sides (in / out),

not too '2019' high end:

i7 6600K
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2
2 x 2TB 3.5"
GTX 2060 (PCEe Extender to keep it flat)
(not sure of power supply) need a slim 750W
not looking to make an RGB lighthouse :/
not looking to go full water cooling..just processor probably

any guidance will be highly appreciated...



well this build is turning out to be a lot bigger than expected :| 30 x 30 x 8 inches

...i'm probably spacing it out too much but i dont want it to be cluttered.

IMG_20190928_170909.jpg


IMG_20190928_151527.jpg


IMG_20190928_151515.jpg


1/2 inch ply for making it solid and floor boards for the look...I still have to sand and paint the outside

thanks to my bro and fellow tuner Timelapse for the free, fireproof floor boards 8-)


Final specs:

i7 6600K + Corsair H115 cooler
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2 (OS and apps only)
1 x 250GB SSD (current games probably?)
1 X 4TB HDD (i eh know, it was cheap)
16TB NAS (another build)
GTX 1660 TI OC Edition
700W Thermaltake Smart series PS
Cheap 5M LED strip (white) cuz it will be too dark after i enclose it with plexiglas
10 x 60mm fans (6 in and 4 out)


...will post more pics as the build progresses...


How you plan on doing the NAS??

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby iM@st@1 » September 29th, 2019, 8:39 pm

src1983 wrote:Image

Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass


Nice loop, really been liking the look of matte black tubes so might go that route instead of hard tubing whenever I redo my loop.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby jm3 » September 29th, 2019, 11:41 pm

src1983 wrote:Image

Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass


Running everything in series like that is good temps?
Always thought the cpu and gpu would effectively heat each other up.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » September 30th, 2019, 2:39 am

src1983 wrote:How you plan on doing the NAS??


good question...i have no idea. lol

i'm open to suggestions

i got a great deal on some 4TB WD Blue hard drives when I was in Toronto last week...paid around $200 TT for one so I bought 10 :lol: PCV Online had a clearance sale when I was there.

i'll put 1 in the wall PC and 8 in the NAS (RAID 1)....i'll keep 1 as a spare.

I picked up another Raspberry Pi 4 as well so I'll use that for the NAS...it's got GB Ethernet which is more than enough for now.

i'm thinking about building a small box but i want the drives to be cooled as well....they will be constantly in use cuz of video storage from my security cams...i might just mount all of them to 2 floor boards and bolt it to the wall along with some cheap HDD coolers from Amazon....not sure

I picked these 2.5 to 3.5 case mounts so attaching them to a flat surface is easy:

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got them for around $20 TT each

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 30th, 2019, 1:13 pm

jm3 wrote:
src1983 wrote:Image

Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass


Running everything in series like that is good temps?
Always thought the cpu and gpu would effectively heat each other up.


Before it was

Res > pump > GPU > rad 1 > CPU > rad 2

The config now shows the same temps

But initially I had both rads pulling air in and the 140 fan pushing air out.

Now I have the front pulling in, the top pushing out with no exhaust fan

This config had the temps higher due to the case design (evolv atx)

As soon as I placed the exhaust fan back, temps went to normal

2 hrs on valley bench mark overclocked GPU 55 degrees

On cinebench overclocked cpu reaches 88 degrees

Still need to run intel burn test

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby iM@st@1 » September 30th, 2019, 1:47 pm

src1983 wrote:
jm3 wrote:
src1983 wrote:Image

Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass


Running everything in series like that is good temps?
Always thought the cpu and gpu would effectively heat each other up.


Before it was

Res > pump > GPU > rad 1 > CPU > rad 2

The config now shows the same temps

But initially I had both rads pulling air in and the 140 fan pushing air out.

Now I have the front pulling in, the top pushing out with no exhaust fan

This config had the temps higher due to the case design (evolv atx)

As soon as I placed the exhaust fan back, temps went to normal

2 hrs on valley bench mark overclocked GPU 55 degrees

On cinebench overclocked cpu reaches 88 degrees

Still need to run intel burn test


Find 88° real high for a watercooled chip, sound like the gpu getting all the cooling.

Had the same config but I took out the 240 rad to get in some more airflow, the 360 alone worked great for both cpu/gpu.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » September 30th, 2019, 3:55 pm

iM@st@1 wrote:
src1983 wrote:
jm3 wrote:
src1983 wrote:Image

Cleaned out the PC and replaced the tubes as white residue was building up.

Next change may try hard tubing or glass


Running everything in series like that is good temps?
Always thought the cpu and gpu would effectively heat each other up.


Before it was

Res > pump > GPU > rad 1 > CPU > rad 2

The config now shows the same temps

But initially I had both rads pulling air in and the 140 fan pushing air out.

Now I have the front pulling in, the top pushing out with no exhaust fan

This config had the temps higher due to the case design (evolv atx)

As soon as I placed the exhaust fan back, temps went to normal

2 hrs on valley bench mark overclocked GPU 55 degrees

On cinebench overclocked cpu reaches 88 degrees

Still need to run intel burn test


Find 88° real high for a watercooled chip, sound like the gpu getting all the cooling.

Had the same config but I took out the 240 rad to get in some more airflow, the 360 alone worked great for both cpu/gpu.

Image


That’s on load, during gaming and work load barley hitting 45

Plus it over clocked to 4.8 on all cores

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby Coppershot » October 1st, 2019, 8:56 pm

Breaking news..
Intel starts the price war!. They can`t compete with the AMD which still have the new threadripper on the way.



https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-cascade-lake-x-pricing-availability-launch-specifications-10th-generation,40526.html

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » October 1st, 2019, 9:48 pm

Coppershot wrote:Breaking news..
Intel starts the price war!. They can`t compete with the AMD which still have the new threadripper on the way.



https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-cascade-lake-x-pricing-availability-launch-specifications-10th-generation,40526.html


Intel was too complacent

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby kamakazi » October 2nd, 2019, 8:41 am

I honestly thought AMD started it with the release of the first gen ryzen. Intel seems to finally be responding because AMD's IPC has now surpassed them

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » October 3rd, 2019, 3:22 pm

stev wrote:
stev wrote:about to embark on building a wall mounted workstation at home....any advice?

flat wood, plexiglass cover and fans to the sides (in / out),

not too '2019' high end:

i7 6600K
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2
2 x 2TB 3.5"
GTX 2060 (PCEe Extender to keep it flat)
(not sure of power supply) need a slim 750W
not looking to make an RGB lighthouse :/
not looking to go full water cooling..just processor probably

any guidance will be highly appreciated...



well this build is turning out to be a lot bigger than expected :| 30 x 30 x 8 inches

...i'm probably spacing it out too much but i dont want it to be cluttered.

IMG_20190928_170909.jpg

IMG_20190928_151527.jpg

IMG_20190928_151515.jpg

1/2 inch ply for making it solid and floor boards for the look...I still have to sand and paint the outside

thanks to my bro and fellow tuner Timelapse for the free, fireproof floor boards 8-)


Final specs:

i7 6600K + Corsair H115 cooler
Asus z170-a
250GB M.2 (OS and apps only)
1 x 250GB SSD (current games probably?)
1 X 4TB HDD (i eh know, it was cheap)
16TB NAS (another build)
GTX 1660 TI OC Edition
700W Thermaltake Smart series PS
Cheap 5M LED strip (white) cuz it will be too dark after i enclose it with plexiglas
10 x 60mm fans (6 in and 4 out)


...will post more pics as the build progresses...



So i made some progress today:

Cut out holes for wires, fans etc and slapped on some red:

1.jpg


2.jpg


I ketch my ass to make those holes neat with the jigsaw and dremel cuz the ply + floorboard rel thick:

3.jpg


So i ended up using Gorilla tape and Xacto knives to kinda block it off (i'll cut a slit in the tape to pass the wires). I need to find a better solution (suggestions are welcomed)....i attempted to use wood filler but it started to look messy :|

4.jpg


Didnt get long enough PCB standoffs so I had to double up:

5.jpg


drilled the holes the height of a single standoff and screwed / super glued the bastards to the board. :lol:

6.jpg



Question for you guys.....the motherboard will be attached to those standoffs which are fixed to the wood background....do you think I should run a separate ground wire for the board? Or is the grounding from the PS enough?

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby kamakazi » October 3rd, 2019, 8:27 pm

I actually never gave this any thought until reading this... Not exactly sure if it is necessary. Motherboards appear to have very small contacts around the mounting screw area... At the same time some cases have painted internal surfaces which insulate. We don't generally have the problem of static, unless your AC dries the air... It's a toss up.

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » October 4th, 2019, 12:10 am

i'll probably run a small ground wire from one of the standoffs to one of the metal brackets somewhere outside the case....just to be safe.

...now have to figure out how the hell to mount the PSU and GPU :lol:

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » October 6th, 2019, 12:25 am

Build Update - Some good progress

2 / 10 fans not working so I have to replace them....installed 8.

Please ignore the temporary fire hazard in the background :lol:

I think the gold makes it look a bit tacky / scrappy :roll: ....might rip it off and use black instead with a pattern. the purpose is to hide my scrappy cutting and cover the fan wires. :lol:

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2.jpg


3.jpg


Cheap 10 x fan controller from Amazon...PWM functionality (9 fans copy the action of fan 1)

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added my cheap LED strip but geez it's way too bright....gonna need to add an on / off switch for sure

IMG_20191005_181151.jpg


Power Supply Brackets

IMG_20191005_231134.jpg


The CPU coller actually mounted better than I thought...gonna have to cover up those metal brackets somehow...

IMG_20191005_231139.jpg


IMG_20191005_233331.jpg


still bussing my brains over mounting the GPU :|

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » October 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm

I somewhat finished the build but it looks like my CPU cooler has a bad pump :|

been troubleshooting for a couple hours....

anyone have a LGA1151 compatible cooler for sale?

need something temporary until I can RMA the Corsair Hydro

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby src1983 » October 7th, 2019, 5:34 pm

stev wrote:I somewhat finished the build but it looks like my CPU cooler has a bad pump :|

been troubleshooting for a couple hours....

anyone have a LGA1151 compatible cooler for sale?

need something temporary until I can RMA the Corsair Hydro


I would just take back my money yes. I had 2 and both pumps fail less than a year

Since that custom loop

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby stev » October 7th, 2019, 6:56 pm

looks like the next step is gonna be custom loop cuz i got a lot of space in this enclosure

I got it working by smacking the pump area :lol:

stable for now...

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Re: PC Tech/Gaming Info Thread

Postby jm3 » October 9th, 2019, 11:00 pm

stev wrote:I somewhat finished the build but it looks like my CPU cooler has a bad pump :|

been troubleshooting for a couple hours....

anyone have a LGA1151 compatible cooler for sale?

need something temporary until I can RMA the Corsair Hydro


aio's are a set of nonsense lol a custom loop is only scary the first time you do it. you can do it pretty cheap with chinese pumps (they work just fine).

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