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  • malmon 08-19-2020, 01:37 PM
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?
  • Backlash 08-28-2020, 12:21 PM
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'
  • malmon 08-28-2020, 02:18 PM
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.
  • Backlash 08-29-2020, 10:01 AM
    (08-28-2020, 02:18 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.

    Right, though? I mean, I get needing more pins to deliver data or whatever, but could ya at least design a more robust connector? I'm really, really happy I went full ATX, otherwise I'd literally have to RMA a $200 motherboard for a component I got for twenty bucks as an expansion card. >_<'


    As for the GPU... I ran a benchmark and got around a 500 point gain on Firestrike Extreme. That might have to do with the card being able to pull more air into its cooling fans, but it's still appreciated. ^~^

    On another note... One thing that's surprised me is the difference in ambient temperature over time if I have all my RGB accessories turned on. LED lights might be a lot cooler than an incandescent bulb, but they still put out a tonna heat. Even without my receiver [which woulda turned this place into a veritable sauna], it still gets upwards of 81F/27C in here, a wee bit toasty for my liking.
  • malmon 08-30-2020, 07:31 AM
    (08-29-2020, 10:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 02:18 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.

    Right, though? I mean, I get needing more pins to deliver data or whatever, but could ya at least design a more robust connector? I'm really, really happy I went full ATX, otherwise I'd literally have to RMA a $200 motherboard for a component I got for twenty bucks as an expansion card. >_<'


    As for the GPU... I ran a benchmark and got around a 500 point gain on Firestrike Extreme. That might have to do with the card being able to pull more air into its cooling fans, but it's still appreciated. ^~^

    On another note... One thing that's surprised me is the difference in ambient temperature over time if I have all my RGB accessories turned on. LED lights might be a lot cooler than an incandescent bulb, but they still put out a tonna heat. Even without my receiver [which woulda turned this place into a veritable sauna], it still gets upwards of 81F/27C in here, a wee bit toasty for my liking.


    Have you seen the USB Type-C header? Far superior.

    I'm not really sure how much better 500 is, but it seems like a pretty big number~ But it is surprising how cooling can affect modern GPU performance. My 290X felt like a new card when I water cooled it.

    LEDs can get a bit hot, but... a significant rise in ambient temps would surprise me a bit. It's not like they're putting out 1000 lumens of light. What is the ambient temperature delta?

    Also, have you seen this? Looks like it might be worth trying out when it comes out!

  • Loko 08-30-2020, 08:51 PM
    (08-30-2020, 07:31 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-29-2020, 10:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 02:18 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.

    Right, though? I mean, I get needing more pins to deliver data or whatever, but could ya at least design a more robust connector? I'm really, really happy I went full ATX, otherwise I'd literally have to RMA a $200 motherboard for a component I got for twenty bucks as an expansion card. >_<'


    As for the GPU... I ran a benchmark and got around a 500 point gain on Firestrike Extreme. That might have to do with the card being able to pull more air into its cooling fans, but it's still appreciated. ^~^

    On another note... One thing that's surprised me is the difference in ambient temperature over time if I have all my RGB accessories turned on. LED lights might be a lot cooler than an incandescent bulb, but they still put out a tonna heat. Even without my receiver [which woulda turned this place into a veritable sauna], it still gets upwards of 81F/27C in here, a wee bit toasty for my liking.


    Have you seen the USB Type-C header? Far superior.

    I'm not really sure how much better 500 is, but it seems like a pretty big number~ But it is surprising how cooling can affect modern GPU performance. My 290X felt like a new card when I water cooled it.

    LEDs can get a bit hot, but... a significant rise in ambient temps would surprise me a bit. It's not like they're putting out 1000 lumens of light. What is the ambient temperature delta?

    Also, have you seen this? Looks like it might be worth trying out when it comes out!


    Ah thanks for the reminder! I updated my BIOS after seeing this but I forgot to actually get the tool
  • Backlash 09-01-2020, 10:47 PM
    (08-30-2020, 07:31 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-29-2020, 10:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 02:18 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.

    Right, though? I mean, I get needing more pins to deliver data or whatever, but could ya at least design a more robust connector? I'm really, really happy I went full ATX, otherwise I'd literally have to RMA a $200 motherboard for a component I got for twenty bucks as an expansion card. >_<'


    As for the GPU... I ran a benchmark and got around a 500 point gain on Firestrike Extreme. That might have to do with the card being able to pull more air into its cooling fans, but it's still appreciated. ^~^

    On another note... One thing that's surprised me is the difference in ambient temperature over time if I have all my RGB accessories turned on. LED lights might be a lot cooler than an incandescent bulb, but they still put out a tonna heat. Even without my receiver [which woulda turned this place into a veritable sauna], it still gets upwards of 81F/27C in here, a wee bit toasty for my liking.


    Have you seen the USB Type-C header? Far superior.

    I'm not really sure how much better 500 is, but it seems like a pretty big number~ But it is surprising how cooling can affect modern GPU performance. My 290X felt like a new card when I water cooled it.

    LEDs can get a bit hot, but... a significant rise in ambient temps would surprise me a bit. It's not like they're putting out 1000 lumens of light. What is the ambient temperature delta?

    Also, have you seen this? Looks like it might be worth trying out when it comes out!

    I have~! The Luxe 2 has one, though sadly my motherboard doesn't have any headers. Although, four front USB A's are plenty enough I'd reckon.

    One thing I don't like about my case, though, is the placement of the Reset button. Instead of being next to the flush power button on the top, it's a teeny-tiny little button in the front panel, right next to the audio jacks and integrated RGB controls. I actually disconnected it from the motherboard, precisely because the last thing I wanted was to fat-finger something in the middle of a crucial task. >_<'

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f7777772e6861726477617265...372e6a7067]


    As for temperatures from LEDs... I feel that comes down to a lot of different factors, on second thought. For example, I've felt quite hot today and been sweating a lot, but that's because I had a close brush with a migraine. My trusty alarm clock says it's 75F in here, and that's in spite of the GPU running rather warm, so I'll go by that...


    I did~, actually! It's pretty amazing, I'll deffos check it out... ^~^

    On another note [So much new hardware stuff to talk about!], did anyone see the reveal and demo of Nvidia's new Ampere GPUs? And more importantly, the price? If the benchmarks are even half of what the marketing charts say they are, AMD is gonna have to play some serious catch-up with RDNA2... ^^'

  • Loko 09-03-2020, 10:24 AM
    Oh yeah, I'm super stoked to see how it performs out in the wild. I'm not sure I'll be picking it up at launch, but it is on my radar.
  • malmon 09-04-2020, 01:52 PM (Edited 09-04-2020, 01:53 PM)
    (09-01-2020, 10:47 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-30-2020, 07:31 AM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-29-2020, 10:01 AM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 02:18 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-28-2020, 12:21 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (08-19-2020, 01:37 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (08-17-2020, 11:21 PM)Backlash Wrote: -snip-


    Hehe, well, you already know what my opinion on RGB is, buuuuut, I must say, your build is really pretty! Pretty and pink ^_^
    I also like the braiding on the coolant lines~

    The only niggles I have are that you used a single 6+2-pin PCIe power cable to power a 2x(6+2)-pin card (probably not a problem unless you're OCing loads), and that the GPU is plugged into the third PCIe slot, which on your motherboard is connected to the chipset, and is only a x4 interface, whereas the top one is x16 directly to the CPU.

    If I may suggest a reason for a dual system build... one of them could be a FreeNAS system?

    Thankya for the feedback, mal-kun. It means a lot, you know. ^~^


    Good catch regarding the PCIe slot. I'd placed it down there ages ago to give the best platform for photographing Nendoroids, buut, given I've taken out the white fans I used to project lighting into the rest of the case, I'd reckon it's a moot point. I've also been having black-screen issues after trying to run triple monitors recently, so I wonder if that's related to the lower bandwidth of that final slot.

    I'll also be adding a small expansion card to one of those x1 slots pretty soon. I'm not quite sure how, but the pins on one of my motherboard's two USB 3 headers got bent, and despite working with pliers, I can't quite get it right again. >~<'


    No problem ^~^

    I've heard about others having black screen issues with newer AMD cards as well, so it may well be a driver issue! Hopefully moving it to the top slot will fix it though. It's not unheard of for PCIe cards to run more reliably on a direct interface to the CPU.

    Eugh, I have no idea how I haven't broken a USB 3.0 header yet. Those things are just terrible.

    Right, though? I mean, I get needing more pins to deliver data or whatever, but could ya at least design a more robust connector? I'm really, really happy I went full ATX, otherwise I'd literally have to RMA a $200 motherboard for a component I got for twenty bucks as an expansion card. >_<'


    As for the GPU... I ran a benchmark and got around a 500 point gain on Firestrike Extreme. That might have to do with the card being able to pull more air into its cooling fans, but it's still appreciated. ^~^

    On another note... One thing that's surprised me is the difference in ambient temperature over time if I have all my RGB accessories turned on. LED lights might be a lot cooler than an incandescent bulb, but they still put out a tonna heat. Even without my receiver [which woulda turned this place into a veritable sauna], it still gets upwards of 81F/27C in here, a wee bit toasty for my liking.


    Have you seen the USB Type-C header? Far superior.

    I'm not really sure how much better 500 is, but it seems like a pretty big number~ But it is surprising how cooling can affect modern GPU performance. My 290X felt like a new card when I water cooled it.

    LEDs can get a bit hot, but... a significant rise in ambient temps would surprise me a bit. It's not like they're putting out 1000 lumens of light. What is the ambient temperature delta?

    Also, have you seen this? Looks like it might be worth trying out when it comes out!

    I have~! The Luxe 2 has one, though sadly my motherboard doesn't have any headers. Although, four front USB A's are plenty enough I'd reckon.

    One thing I don't like about my case, though, is the placement of the Reset button. Instead of being next to the flush power button on the top, it's a teeny-tiny little button in the front panel, right next to the audio jacks and integrated RGB controls. I actually disconnected it from the motherboard, precisely because the last thing I wanted was to fat-finger something in the middle of a crucial task. >_<'

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f7777772e6861726477617265...372e6a7067]


    As for temperatures from LEDs... I feel that comes down to a lot of different factors, on second thought. For example, I've felt quite hot today and been sweating a lot, but that's because I had a close brush with a migraine. My trusty alarm clock says it's 75F in here, and that's in spite of the GPU running rather warm, so I'll go by that...


    I did~, actually! It's pretty amazing, I'll deffos check it out... ^~^

    On another note [So much new hardware stuff to talk about!], did anyone see the reveal and demo of Nvidia's new Ampere GPUs? And more importantly, the price? If the benchmarks are even half of what the marketing charts say they are, AMD is gonna have to play some serious catch-up with RDNA2... ^^'

    -snip-


    Hmm, AMD's GPU department has really been falling behind lately, but they actually support Linux. So no nVidia for me! I'm hoping they manage to make a Ryzen-like comeback, but I imagine that'll take at least another 2 or 3 years, if it ever happens. I think they got rather lucky given how Intel have been stuck at the same CPU process since what, Skylake?
  • Backlash 09-17-2020, 09:45 AM
    I decided I'd finally settle on a color scheme for my case lighting... I must say, I'm rather chuffed with the results. ^~^

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...562e6a7067]
  • malmon 09-17-2020, 02:52 PM
    (09-17-2020, 09:45 AM)Backlash Wrote: I decided I'd finally settle on a color scheme for my case lighting... I must say, I'm rather chuffed with the results. ^~^

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...562e6a7067]


    I laugh at your pitiful two hard drives! Even though they may provide more combined storage than my five!
  • Loko 09-26-2020, 08:19 PM
    Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.
  • Backlash 09-26-2020, 09:00 PM
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.

    It really is a marvel how slapdash everything's turned out, especially given the length of time they put off the reveals and releases. ^^"7


    What card are you running right now, hun, and what're you hoping to use it for? I'm on a triple-fan 5700 XT, and it does great if you're targeting 1080p at 144Hz.
  • Loko 09-26-2020, 11:12 PM
    (09-26-2020, 09:00 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.

    It really is a marvel how slapdash everything's turned out, especially given the length of time they put off the reveals and releases. ^^"7


    What card are you running right now, hun, and what're you hoping to use it for? I'm on a triple-fan 5700 XT, and it does great if you're targeting 1080p at 144Hz.


    580, and I'm basically switching off indie/low-spec games and moving up to triple A titles. I'm also planning to move up to 1440p, but I am running 1080 @ 144Hz so that's good to know
  • malmon 09-27-2020, 01:23 PM
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.
  • Loko 09-27-2020, 07:40 PM
    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    Congrats! It's probably best. IKEA's shipping fees still tank the total price over here. Luckily our store is really close by.
  • malmon 09-28-2020, 04:16 PM
    (09-27-2020, 07:40 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    Congrats! It's probably best. IKEA's shipping fees still tank the total price over here. Luckily our store is really close by.


    Eugh, looks like we'll have to go ahead with the delivery after all. They did have stock in the store, but the box physically wouldn't fit in my car without removing a door >.<
  • Loko 09-28-2020, 04:20 PM
    (09-28-2020, 04:16 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 07:40 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    Congrats! It's probably best. IKEA's shipping fees still tank the total price over here. Luckily our store is really close by.


    Eugh, looks like we'll have to go ahead with the delivery after all. They did have stock in the store, but the box physically wouldn't fit in my car without removing a door >.<

    Agh that's a shame. I hope your wallet is spared!
  • malmon 09-28-2020, 09:05 PM (Edited 09-28-2020, 09:05 PM)
    (09-28-2020, 04:20 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-28-2020, 04:16 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 07:40 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    Congrats! It's probably best. IKEA's shipping fees still tank the total price over here. Luckily our store is really close by.


    Eugh, looks like we'll have to go ahead with the delivery after all. They did have stock in the store, but the box physically wouldn't fit in my car without removing a door >.<

    Agh that's a shame. I hope your wallet is spared!


    Well not really, because it just means we need to spend the extra £39 to have it delivered! But my mum's the one paying for it anyway ^_^''
  • mnl 09-29-2020, 08:13 AM
    (09-17-2020, 09:45 AM)Backlash Wrote: I decided I'd finally settle on a color scheme for my case lighting... I must say, I'm rather chuffed with the results. ^~^

    -snip-

    Not gonna lie, that looks pretty dope! Very nice ^_^
  • Loko 09-29-2020, 06:01 PM
    (09-28-2020, 09:05 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-28-2020, 04:20 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-28-2020, 04:16 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 07:40 PM)Loko Wrote:
    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    Congrats! It's probably best. IKEA's shipping fees still tank the total price over here. Luckily our store is really close by.


    Eugh, looks like we'll have to go ahead with the delivery after all. They did have stock in the store, but the box physically wouldn't fit in my car without removing a door >.<

    Agh that's a shame. I hope your wallet is spared!


    Well not really, because it just means we need to spend the extra £39 to have it delivered! But my mum's the one paying for it anyway ^_^''

    Only 39? Hm, that's actually not bad.
  • Backlash 09-29-2020, 10:57 PM
    (09-29-2020, 08:13 AM)mnl Wrote:
    (09-17-2020, 09:45 AM)Backlash Wrote: I decided I'd finally settle on a color scheme for my case lighting... I must say, I'm rather chuffed with the results. ^~^

    -snip-

    Not gonna lie, that looks pretty dope! Very nice ^_^

    D'awwwh, thankya love! I appreciate it. That's the culmination of over a year's worth of aesthetic experimentation. :3c

    To be honest, part of me is disappointed that there's nothing I can really do to expand this particular build. Sure I could maybe install custom watercooling, or maybe transfer my stuff to the be quiet! Dark Base 900 Pro in an inverted layout - my desk is oriented such that my door is on the right, so this would allow my PC to be on my left. But the case is expensive for one, and lacks airflow compared to my current case.

    I have seen some rather nice mods for the case, though. Given how the entire thing is built to be taken apart rebuilt on the opposite side if you see fit, it lends itself surprisingly well to mesh mods as seen here. ^_^

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...622e6a7067]


    (09-27-2020, 01:23 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (09-26-2020, 08:19 PM)Loko Wrote: Seeing how scuffed Nvidia's 3000-series launch is so far, I'm hoping grabbing Big Navi won't be too difficult, but I'm probably being overly optimistic here. I might just settle for a 5700 XT at the end of the day.


    I'm interested to find out what Big Navi will bring to the table. Though given AMD's recent track record with GPUs, I'm not holding my breath. Though given my gaming days are mostly behind me, I'd probably be perfectly happy with a 5000 series.

    I should finally be getting a desk soon! Though IKEA was a bit annoying... One part we had to order online, and the other we had to buy in-store. The online one is arriving on the 11th, and the store ran out of stock by the time we got there :|

    I'll probably go to a store further away tomorrow where I can just buy both parts, and save the £39 delivery.

    I know we talked earlier, but I'm still so, so happy for ya, mal-kun. It was a huge QoL improvement when I got my first decent-sized desk. I reckon it'll be the same for you. <3

    [Image: 68747470733a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f...362e676966]
  • Loko 10-01-2020, 09:33 PM
    I saw a good deal on a 5700 XT and I went for it. Currently awaiting the buyer to ship it off first thing tomorrow morning. :D
  • Backlash 10-01-2020, 10:38 PM
    (10-01-2020, 09:33 PM)Loko Wrote: I saw a good deal on a 5700 XT and I went for it. Currently awaiting the buyer to ship it off first thing tomorrow morning. :D


    Ooooh~, nice hun! What variant of the card? They all perform the same mostly, but it'll be nice if ya got one with a quiet cooler! Alternatively, I've heard the reference design is great if you ever wanna watercool it. ^~^
  • Loko 10-02-2020, 01:16 PM
    (10-01-2020, 10:38 PM)Backlash Wrote:
    (10-01-2020, 09:33 PM)Loko Wrote: I saw a good deal on a 5700 XT and I went for it. Currently awaiting the buyer to ship it off first thing tomorrow morning. :D


    Ooooh~, nice hun! What variant of the card? They all perform the same mostly, but it'll be nice if ya got one with a quiet cooler! Alternatively, I've heard the reference design is great if you ever wanna watercool it. ^~^

    I got the THICC III. what a name lmao


    I dunno if I'll ever get into watercooling, at least not yet. It still seems too daunting for me.

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