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xenkw0n

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In Topic: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 / Pro Custom PC Build

25 April 2017 - 05:46 PM

It seems the BILLET combs are just too small for some of the thicker cable this corsair PSU uses like the main power cables for the 24-pin CPU connector and the PCIe power cables.  After sleeving they're just too thick to fit.  Are your Ensourced cable combs any bigger, what makes them different than your normal BILLET combs?

 

Do you think it would be alright If I made my own 24-pin extension and used 18-gauge wire instead of 16?  Shouldn't 18-gauge wire technically be perfectly acceptable for ALL PSU cables?


In Topic: Build anew or upgrade?

23 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

The only thing that really matters is the PSU. He could still run the 290 with his current setup.

In Topic: The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

22 April 2017 - 07:28 PM

Just found this thread.  Very dangerous!  Currently waiting on a Refurbished Corsair K70 RGB Cherry MX Brown keyboard and Molex fan hub / BitFenix sleeved SATA Cables that I found on sale.  In all I paid ~$100.  Ooo pretty lights!

 

K70 RGB - https://www.newegg.c...4222017&Index=3

 

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BitFenix Sata - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16812493068

 

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Molex Fan Hub - https://www.amazon.c...duct/B01MZ880T3

 

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Also recently purchased 3 ACER R240HY monitors for work;

 

https://www.amazon.c...n/dp/B0148NNKTC

 

+ this 32" monitor I plan on using for an arcade cabinet;

 

https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B01IA9FXAO


In Topic: Build anew or upgrade?

22 April 2017 - 07:18 PM

 

I saw $900 before CAD and thought that seems a bit high for a Pentium rig.  Honestly if you were to rebuild I would look more towards Ryzen since some of their 4 core variants are dirt cheap for the amount of performance they offer.  You're kind of limited with the 1st gen 1156 socket and like you already pointed out, it also only has USB 2.0, Sata II and PCIe 2.0, no M.2 for NVMe drives, no Sata III, USB 3.0 let alone 3.1... You're at a point where I would either stretch it out until Intel's response to Ryzen or just go with Ryzen for the price/performance.

Or what he could do is add more memory, and buy my video card.

 

Your card would destroy his GTX 460.  It is an option depending on his power supply.


In Topic: Build anew or upgrade?

22 April 2017 - 10:09 AM

I saw $900 before CAD and thought that seems a bit high for a Pentium rig.  Honestly if you were to rebuild I would look more towards Ryzen since some of their 4 core variants are dirt cheap for the amount of performance they offer.  You're kind of limited with the 1st gen 1156 socket and like you already pointed out, it also only has USB 2.0, Sata II and PCIe 2.0, no M.2 for NVMe drives, no Sata III, USB 3.0 let alone 3.1... You're at a point where I would either stretch it out until Intel's response to Ryzen or just go with Ryzen for the price/performance.