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  1. Thanks guys for another great contest. For as long as I can remember, OCC has always had some pretty epic contests and giveaways. This one is by far the best!
  2. Poor Bosco. I'll draw the names for him! (Please send bribes in the form of unmarked $100 bills)
  3. Had the same thing happen to me when I swapped my new Asus Z170i into the new case. Went through all the usual troubleshooting. Pulled video card. No dice. Pulled all ram. It boots. Plugged ram back in 1 stick at a time... No dice. Ended up taking the processor out, blowing compressed air across the socket, and giving the pads a quick whipe down. Rebuilt everything and it worked. Seems like the new sockets are a little finicky to physical movement?
  4. Instead of being vague, Just come out with what rule you thought I broke. The only one remotely on the list is the time/posts, which should be a non issue. My username, for whatever reason, was not recoverable. Even asking for Boscos help months ago. Ended up having to re-register. There was a point in time where mods would send the person a PM, and give them a heads up.... Is that not the OCC way anymore?
  5. Didn't see where it said I couldn't do this... but... Looking to move my Walther PK380 on to a new home. $325, and done through FFL/Dealer
  6. Have an extra optical drive kicking around? Fan controller? (Is that even a thing anymore? Lol) Throw random ideas at me. I'd rather trade/barter...
  7. Let m figure out what it will cost to ship.. I need some 120mm fans. Trade ya?
  8. Just ordered a new case.... This Core V1 is way too small, and the advertised dimensions do not match what the cases specifications are in the manual that comes with it. Couldn't install the 980. Just didn't fit Anyone want a cheap mITX case? My wife is going to fucking kill me. Ordered a Corsair Carbide Series 88R to try. It's a tower style case, but it should fit where I need it to go inside a cabinet. I'm going to end up ducting the fans into to the outside of the cabinet...
  9. Fire_Medic

    The Onion

    Curious to see what you get out of that i7 for an overclock. I just barely started messing with my i5 6600k and it seems to do quite well...
  10. Sorry bud, but if you go up a couple posts you can see exactly what I ordered... Upgraded to an i5 6600k, and avoided the Gigabyte board when I first started looking. Gigabyte was shit when I first started building computers, MSI wasn't far behind. Asus and DFI were the kings of the market, and I stuck with a name I knew. My choice of retailers was limited (Prime Rewards CC, for example through Amazon). Having the ability to gain rewards, and getting two day shipping was incentive enough. The only bits I'm waiting for are the second SSD and the video card which are expected later in the week.
  11. What are y'all using for monitoring your builds as your establishing your OC? Just coming back into it... Starting from basically zero knowledge again.
  12. Is anyone else using the OCC twitch? There's a group of is that play together, and once my new build is complete I'll be streaming again
  13. I'm just here like... Will you be my valentine, Mrs. Titan GPU?
  14. Feel free to have it forwarded to me. I'll take good care of it while you're away
  15. Getting closer and I can't wait. Parts should be arriving starting tomorrow. I paid a little extra (a few dollars) for some of the parts via Amazon, but with the upgraded two day shipping for free as a Prime member it saved me some money on shipping costs. Also having an Amazon Rewards Credit Card with a 6% rewards rate helps (nearly $42 back in rewards!). Many thanks to ccokeman for the GPU and SSD. Now the scary part... Went completely and totally over budget. Big time. If I wouldn't have set the budget at $800, I would have spent $2000 if I could find the parts (hmmm, dual Titans anyone?). I knew $800 was doable if I kept it at a moderate build, but buying a 2nd hand GTX980, upgrading to the i5-6600K, and staying in the mITX form factor was going to mean performance was going to be a premium. I could have found a comparable Z170 motherboard for 1/2 the cost if I was in some ATX form factor. All in all for $1197, I think I'm getting a pretty kickin' system that's going to keep me happy for a few years.
  16. Haven't even given it thought yet... I'm thinking of overspending the budget completely and going with an all in one water cooler for the GPU and CPU
  17. Well the build is finalized, with the exception of a CPU cooler and that I went with the 980 instead of the 970.... Starting to order parts tonight so hopefully can start the build by next weekend.
  18. With the size of drives that are on the market now, it's really a non-issue. I don't store tons of music, movies, or any other stuff on my machines. I have a hardwired NAS that sits in a closet with ample storage, in addition to the HP DL360 server that holds all our DVD/BluRay images. With the width and depth of the cabinet, I'm trying to recess it behind the trim to act as a view-block as much as possible. From the angle that you can see the area on top of the cabinet it will be well hidden. Going with a full size case means it would have to be on top/above the trim, and be more visible from all angles. The end goal by going mini is to keep it inconspicuous when not in use - to include remoting the power button to a convenient location outside of the case for easy access.
  19. I think we're getting closer! I really need to look at cases. I'm not sure the Thermaltake is going to have the room for a double-width full length card. Looking at this as my alternative (which drives cost up a little bit, but we haven't strayed from the $800 budget badly...): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156320
  20. Did you end up selling the other card yet? I'd like to find a used 970.....
  21. The budget doesn't include keyboard, mouse, or monitor. I'm going to utilize our 4K HD TV as the monitor for gaming. I work third shift, and sleep mostly in the afternoon while my wife is working and the kids are at school. This leaves it open for me during the morning/day. That's the majority of my time gaming anyways. I play a lot of DayZ, Rust, Minecraft, CS:GO, and Rocket League. I'm currently gaming on a laptop, and would really like to enjoy not having to turn down settings constantly to achieve decent frame rates and gameplay on things like Rust and CS:Go. I will be searching for a decent low-latency keyboard/mouse that is wireless, or hard-wiring a pair of USB extensions into the wall for when it's in use. This is where I'm torn. Because I could spend the extra money for a higher-end board, and upgrade to an i7 and try to go the onboard route, or stay with an i5 and source a decent used 970. i3 seems out of the question with only 2 cores. Most builds seem to be utilizing a minimum of 4 core processors now for future growth as developers start to utilize them... Yah? While staying within the budget, I'd really like to be able to have future upgrades open. Going with the i5-4460, it seems like I'm locked in with DDR3 at lower speeds. Leads me to believe there will be bottlenecking issues in the future if I upgrade graphics cards, etc. That's why I really was looking at going with something LGA1151, and with the newer 14mm architecture.
  22. Now that things have settled a bit, I'm ready to build the new rig. Set budget is $800. Form factor has to be mini ITX. This build is going to be sitting on the top of a cabinet in the kitchen, and must be concealed. Going to figure out peripherals later, but will likely result in a wireless keyboard/mouse, or hard wiring a USB port into the wall. CPU: I5-6500 ~$195 -- Seems like a decent middle of the road processor at a decent price point. Reviews seem decent. Newest architecture, future upgrades are wide open if I wanted to go i7, etc. MOBO: Asus Z170I Mini ITX - LGA1151 ~$150 - Mainly because I recognize the name. Seems like most of the other Mini-ITx names are companies that (10 years ago..) had bad names - Gigabyte etc. Recommendations? RAM? I know "more is better" and "faster and most is best". From reading up - 8 GB seems to be the standard, with having to go with a smaller form factor graphics card for heat purposes, should I be looking to add additional ram? Brand? Budget ~$100.00 or so. Kind of torn between staying at the DDR4 2400 level and 16GB, or going up to DDR4 3200 at 8 gigs. It really seems like going for the 2400/16gig is a better option. Graphics Card? I've been out of the game for years - I haven't kept up. I'd really like to stay under $800 - but not sure that's possible. $1000 is max budget. Not against used parts... Looking at the Thermaltake CoreV1 case. Seems to be mostly open for airflow, and not be filled with thrills that I don't need on a box that won't be visible.~$35.00 Power supply? Modular seems like a necessity - only use the cables I need. Don't want to waste a bunch of excess power turning to heat for no reason, so this is kind of in the air until Advice?
  23. One of the other things I was considering was purchasing a PGA988B motherboard - but it seems like Supermicro is the only one who makes anything for the 2nd gen i7 mobile sockets in a desktop form factor motherboard. My issues don't lie with the performance of the laptop hardware, but the overheating, inability to charge the battery any more, and the fact that it's a laptop. Is the i7 3610QM a contender in the market, if I could find a decent desktop board for it?
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