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    Help with radiator fans.

    Yeah that's the problem. Whenever I look up hubs or splitters they only accomdate that many fans. I need it to house 9. 6 at the very least. But yeah they are PWM.
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    Help with radiator fans.

    I have a custom loop that has 9 vardar fans. I've been running them with molex power connector's but now I'm ready to switch to a controller. Does anyone know of a fan hub controller that can handle 9-10 fans and that connects to the motherboard via one cable to the cpu fan header?
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    Does anyone make an aluminum-comaptible 2080 Ti block?

    I'd expect that theyd have one. But this is a big reason why I avoided aluminum kits. They no doubt work, but if you want to just add something off the shelf you can't. Not worth the few bucks saved imo.
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    CSGO Minimal framerates

    Just checked and it put me on US East when I'm in Cali. Is that the problem? Ill look into forcing it to US West
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    First Watercooling Build

    Corsair Carbide 540 AF
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    First Watercooling Build

    And there you go... Backplate installed. Sleeved the pump cables. Tidied up power cables with combs. 140mm exhaust fan added. Added two RGB strips. Res almost completely cleared of bubbles. Very pleased with the GPU temps. Was able to overclock it. Tons of headroom left. Very proud of this...
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    First Watercooling Build

    Manual says it only goes in one way and I'm okay with how it is. Bubbles seem to be disappearing. No leaks as far as I can tell. Temps are actually great and benefitted the 1080 ti more than anything. 10c decrease on idle. Can now overclock the thing without artifacts showing up. I don't think...
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    Battlefield 1 & Metro Redux worth buying?

    They arent the stalker games but they are good sinle player games nonetheless. Well worth the sale price.
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    CSGO Minimal framerates

    Don't run in windowed or borderless fullscreen. Make sure you have disabled fullscreen optimizations if you're on Windows 10. Make sure V-Sync is set to off in the NVIDIA control panel. Make sure you have increased the FPS cap in the game's console. If you have a 4core CPU with SMT disable...
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    CSGO Minimal framerates

    Yes, an intel X700k beats out the 2700x. But by a Small margin, not by HUNDREDS of frames. In game I am dipping into the 70-80's. There is definitely something going on. I'd GLADLY take 300FPS. Every benchmark Ive looked at has the 2700x paired with 1080ti with avg framerates of up to 500. This...
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    First Watercooling Build

    GPU block came in today. Unfortunately I got the wrong backplate. Old pump was leaking so I had to change that out as well. 360 slim rad barely fits, not cause of the radiator itself but access to the ports is limited. Had to remove the RGB fans. Atleast the temps are nice.
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    CSGO Minimal framerates

    Done the steps above. The only thing that has had any effect is removing the fps cap. The thing is it only works in the menu. My fps does go up to 500+ but only in the menu. When getting in game it goes back down to the 100's or lower.
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    CSGO Minimal framerates

    I am using the first rig in my sig. As far as I can tell there are no issues with any other game. When playing CSGO I get around 100-150 fps with everything on low settings. Im only gaming on 1080p. Other benchmarks state that I should be getting around 500fps Average in this game. Is there...
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    First Watercooling Build

    I redid the loop and put the pump/res in the front of the case. Will finalize it once my gpu block is done. Not a fan of how the lines have to cross because the inlets and outlets on the block and pump are the opposite of where I would like them to be. I really want the drives to stay where...
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    First Watercooling Build

    This is kind of a continued thread from here: https://hardforum.com/threads/noob-watercooling-kit-with-thick-rad.1973515/ This is what I have so far: Had a hard time fitting my D5 140 pump and res but looked up a few builds in this case and the best place seems to be right against the...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    So... I splurged and got a block for my 1080 ti. I figured since I was redoing the loop anyways I might as well get the thing over with. I got a slim 360 to mount to the front of the case. The idea of bleeding outside of the case would have been a good idea before but now that Im adding the gpu...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    As you can tell I kind of want to keep the look how it is. 3 rgb fans in the front and I actually like the 2 HDDs in the front. My idea is to actually mount it on the two bottom holes of the highest fan on the front. That way it clears the GPU while not reaching the top rad at all. Also, do...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    https://imgur.com/a/uVSIQEW As requested. Also I would like to get some advice on the loop. I really want the res/pump to fit in the main chamber. I went ahead and get this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015ONK00W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Should fit since the res is not...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    I went with EK because of the configurator. Now that I know what I'm doing (somewhat) Ill try other brands in the future :)
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    Where are my steam saves?

    Yeah having to not reinstall games is a huge time saver. Now I have to replay 6 hours of MGS Revengeance...
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    Where are my steam saves?

    Yeah, some newer games get saved on the cloud but I lost a ton of time on older titles. Guess Ill just have to scour and backup everything.
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    Where are my steam saves?

    Ive had to reinstall windows a couple of times this month. Ive made several attempts to keep my saves on a hard drive but it never works. I have steam on an ssd and install all the games on a seperate mechanical hard drive. Upon a fresh install, windows can locate all my old games but not the...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    Got the parts today and quickly installed... Took me a whopping 10+ hours... Spent a few hours just trying to locate a place to put the pump and res. Even with a Carbide 540 I had a ton of problems trying to fit in. I ended up putting it in the rear chamber. Might actually just get the smaller...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    So got an update and my package will arrive (hopefully) on Thursday. Still kind of want a thicker rad. I will eventually include my 1080ti in the loop and I don't like the idea of having a rad in the front of my case as well.
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    So I decided to not go with the aluminum kit because I likely cannot expand it later on. For now I want to stick with cooling my cpu but will include my 1080ti later on. I went on ekwb's website and used their configurator to set up a simple custom loop with copper parts. Will start watching a...
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    Noob watercooling kit with thick rad

    Hey. Want to try my hand at water cooling and looking for advice on a kit or set for a simple loop for a cpu. I would get one of those kits like the ek one but they only come with slim rads. I would like a thicker 240 rad. As for the cpu block pump and tubing i wouldnt want anything fancy. The...
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    Sleeved PSU

    Finally got my PC the way I wanted it after a year or so. The only thing missing is a fully modular PSU with sleeved cables. Right now I have a non modular corsair whose stiff cables take up all of the space inside the case's shroud and is a hassle to deal with especially when trying to manage...
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    9700k Holday Build

    Want to build a gaming rig during the holiday season. I will be salvaging parts from my old build that I will be handing over to family. Parts that I will keep will be: 1080ti 2 SSD 1 HDD Possibly ram Parts that I will need: 9700k Mobo Modular PSU Air cooler Case Right now I am thinking...
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    FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit

    Ive gone through dozens of stickers just by normal wear and tear. Never actually opened up any of the devices.
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    Re dellidded and used the super glue method When I opened it up the rtv had spread itself almost to the cores. I did a thorough cleaning job this time and I wasn't as fearful about the contact points. I reapplied the liquid metal and I still did a thin layer on the underside, a preference at...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    Yeah, I did use RTV so that would account for mm of space that I had to compensate for. How is using super glue? I've seen someone superglue just the corners but I was scared that the liquid metal would just drip through the cracks. I'm actually quite done with RTV if there is a better...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    My initial thought that one layer on the cores was enough. A ton of follow along videos did not show them putting anything on the IHS. I shot a message to James at Rockit and one of his recommendations was to put a layer on the IHS. That was my first time hearing it. Then after doing the whole...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    For anyone interested I delidded for the first time yesterday. Here's some personal tips. I would always opt for the nail polish. Gives you that peace of mind for 5ish bucks. Sure you might have the hands of a surgeon, but there's always a chance of drip or the liquid metal spreading out to...
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    1st Watercooling build EKWB

    Also I'm finding out I wasn't so lucky with this chip. It takes 1.4v just to make 4.8 completely stable. Gonna consider this chip my delid/watercooling test chip and just oc the hell out of it.
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    1st Watercooling build EKWB

    So the rest of my rockit orders came in. I ordered the full delid relid kit, then got the liquid pro tim with the copper IHS. The whole process was quicker than I thought, but it was more difficult than I thought. 1. When I used the delid tool, instead of just nudging the intel IHS off like...
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    Looking for High end fully modular psu

    Planning to redo my build with a new case and psu with braided cables. Currently have a non modular corsair with thick braided cables that are just a headache to work with. I guess my budget would be 150 or lower. I'm leaning towards corsairs, I've never had them die on me. My build includes a...
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    1st Watercooling build EKWB

    Yeah I bought a few plastic razors for delidding purposes. So my orders from Rockit are about to come in. Still nervous but more confident than I was a few weeks ago. Main concern are still those contact points, but I've decided to use nail polisher. On the case, I'm beginning to change my...
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    Rockit Cool Rockit 88 Delid and Relid Tool @ [H]

    I ordered a kit along with the copper IHS and the Liquid tim they sell. Plan on delidding my 7700k and the conductive nature of the tim also concerns me. Most of the vids I've seen, including Kyle's, used nail polish (not sure what kind exactly and im not sure if some of them are conductive...
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    1st Watercooling build EKWB

    Yeah but thinking about it, if Im going through all of this I might as well go for it. At the end of the day I'm still risking breaking a cpu. So I went ahead and ordered a delid kit that includes the relid. Figured I'd get one just in case they sold out. Ive watched a lot of vids including...
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    1st Watercooling build EKWB

    Oh the chip can. I just wont leave it at that OC. Yeah ive seen some vids on the Rocket. I think what scared me the most was actually when he was putting the thermal grease and putting it back together. Ive looked up thermal grizzeley and it seems to be awesome stuff but also very dangerous...
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