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GalaxyOne

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About GalaxyOne

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  • Birthday 07/05/1962

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  • Computer Specs
    NZXT Switch 810 Case
    Intel Core i5 3570K
    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB
    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB
    Gigabyte GTX1660 Ti
  1. GalaxyOne

    new upgrade-edits?

    Hi guys, I'm looking to upgrade my gaming PC that is now 10 years old. I came here all that time ago and got recommendations for my build back then. Just goes to show how good that advice was, that it's lasted so well. Now it's time to up grade. Looking at changing MB, CPU, and RAM. Just recently bought a GTX 1660Ti so have everything i need. Here goes. Intel Core i7 9700K Processor Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Motherboard Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 - 3000MHz , 15-17-17-35, 1.35v, XMP 2.0 My main concern is pairing the right RAM with it. From what i've been reading CAS Latency around 15 is best? So the Corsair looked good to me. I'm going to add in a Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA SSD 500GB to replace my 120GB SSD This is my current build NZXT Switch 810 CaseIntel Core i5 3570KSanDisk Extreme SSD 120GBGigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3HCorsair Vengeance 8GBStrider Plus 750W Any thoughts, comments welcome. Cheers
  2. GalaxyOne

    first foray in water cooling

    When i was putting my build together, someone here suggested that i use the second rad, and me not knowing any better went ahead and bought it. Oh well, I have it now, might as well enjoy it ! Cheers
  3. GalaxyOne

    first foray in water cooling

    too late for that, I alredy have them.....just have to install them. Will be doing some serious cleaning on the rads/block in next few days, before install tho.
  4. Hi All, Just noticed that this XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 Water Cooling Kit has 1/4" to 7/16" fittings and came with 7/16" tubing. Question is, should i be updating to 1/4" to 1/2" fittings and tubing? I mean at the end of the day you still have a 1/4" restriction at the rad, so water flow will slow as it meets the 1/2" but then increase again at next 1/4" barb? I planned on doing this sort of loop. pump/res -> 360 -> cpu -> 240 -> gpu -> pump/res I see a few people saying that the 1/2" is better (for water flow) but it's still gotta come from a 1/4" fitting. will it really matter? Any advice appreciated. Cheers
  5. GalaxyOne

    Fan controllers

    Hi Guys, Had a question about fan controllers and multiple fan set ups, especially with rads. Can you link, for example, 3 fans that are running on 1 rad to your fan controller so that when you adjust that speed, you adjust all 3 simultaniously? My thinking is that with so many fans, if you are running 2 rads , 120.3 and 120.2, thats 5 fans that need individual control (or 10 if in a push/pull setup)? then there may be other inlet/exhast fans that need controlling as well? Joining 2 or 3 together to a single channel would seem like the ideal way to do it. Thanks for your help.
  6. GalaxyOne

    information overload!

    Appreciate the info, cheers
  7. GalaxyOne

    information overload!

    Yeah, getting the NZXT Switch 810, want to go for a mild overclock. (Around 4.5Ghz) The XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 Water Cooling Kit is actually one you recommended for me, lol. Getting stuff from PC Case Gear, in about a week. (with any luck) Edit: You can see my wishlist on PC Case Gear, in the public section under Galaxyone
  8. Hi Guys, Been doing a lot of research but not finding a lot of answers. I am getting an i5 3750K and Nvidia GTX670 2GB OC and want to go the water cooling route on both. I want to use these components.....XSPC RayStorm D5 EX360 Water Cooling Kit + EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC680 GTX Plexi. So the question is, will the EX360 with push/pull be enough to cool both or should I add into the loop an XSPC EX240 Radiator as well? Been trying to do thermal calculations, looking at FPI info, fan pressures/speeds, Delta T values....arggh! My thoughts at this time, from what little info i have gathered is that the 360 rad should be enough. If I dont neeed the extra rad, it will help shave some money of my budget. Please help Cheers
  9. GalaxyOne

    Will this suit?

    Ive been trying to find out if this cooling block "EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC680 GTX Plexi" will suit this graphics card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 OC 2GB \ but cant find anything, can you guys help?
  10. GalaxyOne

    new build update

    from Stonerboy......I would say take a look at the asrock extreme 4 z77 board too because that way in a whole system you could fit in something like an SSD which is more benificial than a more expensive mobo that is still going to be throttled by CPU overclocking potential not the mobo overclocking potential on the asrock or the gigabyte board. Im a little confused by your last comment.. still going to be throttled by CPU overclocking potential not the mobo overclocking potential on the asrock or the gigabyte board. Are you able to expand further? I see Asrock board also cheaper than the Gigabyte board
  11. GalaxyOne

    Ivy Bridge build M/B

    Hi, Iv'e started a new thread here that way should be able to put all together.
  12. GalaxyOne

    new build update

    Hi Guys I previously had a suggested build see here but have held off and been waiting for Ivy bridge and Z77 MB to be released. Im now looking at this setup. Mainly a gaming rig, looking to do mild overclock once WC is running, really looking for feedback on M/B suitability / suggestions To summarize: Intel Core i5 3570K - $245.00 Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard - $185 Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) - $69.00 (What Stonerboy has picked) Silverstone Strider Plus 750W - $135.00 (Again Stonerboy's picked) NZXT Switch 810 White - $215.00 EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW - $529 SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB - $129 Total: $1507 Cooler - Stock until i get something like this XSPC Rasa RS240 Kit - $139.00 (or RX360 - $179) XSPC EX240 Radiator - $50.00 EK Full Cover VGA Block EK-FC680 GTX Plexi - $119 (not sure if they suit GTX 670 yet) Cheers
  13. GalaxyOne

    Ivy Bridge build M/B

    The SB is $225, The IB is $245 (from PC Case Gear). Have been waiting for the Z77 and Ivy's to come out for this build.
  14. GalaxyOne

    Strider ST1500 1500W

    didn't think of that....." keeping it always at very inefficient levels.I'm not sure it's bad for the power supply, but it is definitely not great for your electric bill." glad i came here first to ask....!
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    Ivy Bridge build M/B

    would prefer not to go over $200 AU, could maybe go little higher if needed, the Gigabyte board seemed to be just in the sweet spot, with enough potential to do whats needed.
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