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Offline therevills

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New Build!
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:57:19 AM »
Not a problem (feel free to more this I didnt know which other section to post in), but built this yesterday:

CPU:   Intel Core i7 7700K
CPU Cooler:   Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler
MB:   ASUS Prime Z270-AR
RAM:   Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4
GPU:   MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
SSD:   Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
HDD:   Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB 7200RPM
PSU:   Fractal Edison M Gold 650W Power Supply
Case:   Fractal Design Define R5 Mid Tower Black
OS:   Microsoft Windows 10 64bit
Optical:   ASUS DRW-24D5MT 24x DVD Writer

Here are some pics:

The boxes:
RAM:
CPU Cooler:
M/B and GPU installed:
The mess:
Its alive!
Cool BIOS:
Windows 10 installed:

Notes:

I would prefer the CPU directly into the M/B instead of ASUS's "easy" clip thing...

I wish I had installed the CPU cooler after I installed the motherboard in the case and plugged in the cables, it made it was difficult to plug them in!

It killed my bad back doing the install... but that was yesterday :)

Overall looking good!

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 06:04:36 AM »
You doing negative or positive air flow? I'm curious as 20C is pretty representative of negative air flow (although you did have the case open).

I'm also surprised that you didn't go for AMD's new Ryzen stuff. It's actually pretty killer, despite needing to update the microcode every month until it's out of the "buyers" beta phase that AMD decided to go with instead of more in-house testing.

Also, props for Corsair Vengeance LPX RAM. It's the only type I use anymore, along with Corsair's PSUs.
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Re: New Build!
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 06:20:27 AM »
You doing negative or positive air flow? I'm curious as 20C is pretty representative of negative air flow (although you did have the case open).

With the case all closed up the BIOS reports 23C on the CPU and 21C on the MB. I've just left the case fans as default hoping for a balanced air flow.

I'm also surprised that you didn't go for AMD's new Ryzen stuff. It's actually pretty killer, despite needing to update the microcode every month until it's out of the "buyers" beta phase that AMD decided to go with instead of more in-house testing.

I nearly did, but wanted more Ghz!  8)

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 06:30:12 AM »
But, but, IPS (instructions per second) is what they use to measure CPUs nowadays, not hertz. Ryzen 1800x at 4.0GHz was scoring on par with that Intel model at 5.0GHz if I recall correctly. Even worse, the AMD CPU was not running correctly yet. Only with the most recent microcode update does memory timing appear to be fixed for most cases.

Well, it doesn't matter, you got a new machine to enjoy, cuddle, and replace parts of when one part inevitably gives out in 2 years. Enjoy it and most of all, don't let the dust build. Had to repair way too many client computers that had literal rabbit sized balls of dust in them and the people didn't know why their computers weren't working.
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Re: New Build!
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 06:47:01 AM »
That cpu cooler. :o

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 06:58:47 AM »
But, but, IPS (instructions per second) is what they use to measure CPUs nowadays, not hertz.

I know, I know... but I'm old school and I've grown up with more hertz the better  ;D

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Thanks! :)

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Had to repair way too many client computers that had literal rabbit sized balls of dust in them and the people didn't know why their computers weren't working.

The case has decent filters... the last PC I built (and typing on right now as the new one isnt fully setup yet!) was in 2009, the only things I've upgrade was the GPU and added an SSD a few years ago!

That cpu cooler. :o

Its not a CPU cooler, its a high rise apartment block  :P

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 07:02:29 AM »
Its not a CPU cooler, its a high rise apartment block  :P
For those big dust bunnys?  :P

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 07:12:40 AM »
Its not a CPU cooler, its a high rise apartment block  :P
For those big dust bunnys?  :P

I'm not sure if I can joke about this one. I want to, but I've actually had to clean out a CPU Cooler of that same size that had thick dust between every blade. I've never had that hard of a time cleaning a CPU Cooler since.

I live in the most polluted country in the USA right now. It's known for the high amount of dust that builds up and whatnot, so it's not fair to compare most places to this place. If I can resurface a particular photo from a friend of mine, I have to show you. It was the most dust we ever saw in a computer ever. Cellphone picture quality is that of an old flip-phone since that's when the picture was taken, but it's still pretty clear. By the way, the diagnosis was overheating due to extreme dust content that was preventing air flow and locking up the fans.  :'(
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Re: New Build!
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 07:25:48 AM »
I'm not sure if I can joke about this one. I want to, but I've actually had to clean out a CPU Cooler of that same size that had thick dust between every blade. I've never had that hard of a time cleaning a CPU Cooler since.
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I think you may have cured me of my jealousy.

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 07:31:24 AM »
The main issue I had was the that fans were mounted between the groups of metal blades and couldn't be removed easily. So I decided to just use my compressed air cans to blow it out, but the groups of dust were like snakes coiled in one side, out the other, and then in the next one again. Like they had been woven onto the blades. I eventually got some tiny plastic tools and managed to collect multiple segments of the dust by hand, which then allowed me to use the compressed air cans correctly.
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Re: New Build!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »
Damn I envy you. Nice setup.

As you develop commercially, its such a high end system not bad regarding trying to find out if your games run on low end systems?

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 10:06:46 AM »
As you develop commercially, its such a high end system not bad regarding trying to find out if your games run on low end systems?

We've currently got the following machines setup to test multiple configs:

* Windows 10: The new build (i7 7700K)
* Windows 7 & 8.1 (dual boot): Old dev box (i7 920 - over 8 years old)
* Windows 10: 2 year old laptop
* Windows 7: 5 year old laptop
* Windows XP: Very old celeron box
* 2 x Mac Minis (current gen and the previous)

So we've got it covered :)

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 10:29:45 AM »
Ok, you have done your housework. :D

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2017, 05:26:56 AM »
That is one hell of a beast of a CPU cooler. Things have certainly moved on since I last built a PC ( 15+ years ago in the glory days of Pentium 4 and AMD Athlon ) where CPU coolers were at the most no more than 3 inches. When the CPU cooler is bigger than the PSU I would kinda worry a little.

P.S. Please dust the bottom of your Samsung monitor.
Until the next time...

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Re: New Build!
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2017, 06:22:11 AM »
That is one hell of a beast of a CPU cooler.

I was going to go with the "slim" design one but it was more expensive!

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Done ;) That one in the photo is a spare I had stored at the bottom of the walk in robe!

Still transferring files... this is what I was dreading, 8 years worth of stuff to go thru! Then setting up all the software and dev tools!