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xenkw0n

Member Since 01 Aug 2016
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2017 06:42 AM
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In Topic: Thoughts on the AMD Threadripper?

02 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

AMD likes to stretch the truth on their TDP numbers so be careful.


In Topic: No signal to monitor

30 May 2017 - 01:54 PM

I had an issue using a GTX 960 in an MSI sandybridge board and needed to update it to the latest bios for it to work.

In Topic: No room for heatsink backplate

30 May 2017 - 03:50 AM

I used this kind for my case mod. I kind of preferred it to be non-adhesive but that other stuff looks pretty good too. Either way, if you're going to make some cuts, Braegnok's idea is a good one and hides any uneven / jagged cuts.

These are both non-adhesive. It forms a tight enough grip that it doesn't move and if I ever need to take it off for some reason it's really easy. Figure if it starts to look bad from dust or something.

http://www.ebay.com/...3sAAOSwEK9T9eZf


There's also this type that looks very similar to the kind Braegnok referenced earlier;

http://www.ebay.com/...DsAAOSwDk5T6jCk

In Topic: New...err...rebuilt system.

26 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

You can buy sleeved extensions so that they'll work with any future system/power supply you buy.  Thermaltake has some decent ones for ~$50 with a red and black theme on Amazon (other sellers).  This will come with your 24pin CPU, 8pin CPU, 2x 6pin GPU and 2x8pin GPU extensions.  Corsair also makes full kits for their power supplies and you can find the specific model for your PSU if you want it official.  There are other websites out there like Ensourced that will allow you to custom order specific extensions with specific patterns, but they obviously cost more.  The quality on the custom ones are top notch, though - So if you want the best of the best without worrying about cost, that's your best bet.  I think there's a massive thread on another forum that lists a bunch of sites to order sleeved cables from but idk what the rules are here about linking to other communities so I'll let you google that one.

 

Best practice I've realized is to just make sure you have EVERYTHING routed behind the motherboard tray before you try plugging anything in and that way you can easily figure out where everything should be placed behind the tray so that you don't have too much in one spot and can't put on your side-panel.

 

Also, there are really only 3 big players when it comes to memory, Samsung, Hynix and Micron - Whether or not MSI 'makes' any memory is irrelevant, just get some that fit your theme.  There may be 30+ different 'brands' of memory but they're ALL from one of those 3 manufacturers.


In Topic: Build anew or upgrade?

26 May 2017 - 05:38 AM

Aaaaaaand it looks like Newegg has a 5% off sitewide coupon going if you use mobile checkout this weekend!