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    Power Supply Repair

    yea, i may pop it open and have a look with my multimeter. There probably isn't any local shops that could handle it. Maybe I will throw it up for cheap in the FS section and indicate its dead.
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    Power Supply Repair

    Just had my Seasonic X1050 crap out. Verified it was the power supply by jumping it without anything connected and it would not turn on. Beyond that, I don't have any experience with PSUs. I bought it in June 2012 so it's out of warranty. Is it worth messing with or should I just chuck it? Got a...
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    Modding Material Suppliers

    I believe you might be right. Mesh looks like a close match. Thank you!
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    Anybody else disappointed in their Be Quiet case's quality?

    Admittedly I don't have a ton of experience with all the brands. My current case is a Corsair 600T. I picked up the silent base 801 for an upcoming build based on ryzen 4000 and Nvidia 3xxx. I think the quality on the silent base is really good. I love the way the sides attach, and the metal...
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    Modding Material Suppliers

    Hey all, was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on where to buy modding supplies. In particular, I'm looking to get a very specific style of mesh or grill material. I have a be quiet silent base 801 that I'm going to cut the top on and add in an exhaust vent (140mmx3). I found some...
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    How limiting is my CPU on a planned GPU upgrade

    I'll likely wait for the next batch of cards from both teams and see who is faster. Thanks for the input everyone.
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    Build: 3970x, dual 2080ti, 8TB m.2 RAID = Render Monster

    Could you share where you got this filter? Thanks.
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    How limiting is my CPU on a planned GPU upgrade

    10-4, good thinking. I do like to make my systems last as long as possible. Prior to the 2700K I was on an Athlon system, haha. Buy once, cry once I suppose. Should heed my own advice. Thanks.
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    How limiting is my CPU on a planned GPU upgrade

    Ok, thanks for the responses. Figured I'm in order for a whole new system, was going to see if I could get away with just a gpu upgrade again. Thanks for the info.
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    How limiting is my CPU on a planned GPU upgrade

    So.. I've been wanting to upgrade my current GPU (970 GTX) to a 2080 Super or 2080 Ti or whatever is released this summer. But the rest of my system really doesn't "need" to be upgraded in my opinion. How many frames, or what kind of percentage in performance do you guys/girls think I stand to...
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    Upgrade Path Opinions

    Thanks for all the responses. It's definitely a lot to consider. As far as water cooling, I'd rather use all new components. Been rocking my existing setup and had zero issues for six years except needing to change the radiator due to a slight leak. I'll take a closer look at the 5700, but is...
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    Upgrade Path Opinions

    I won't be doing any large file transfers per se, but wouldn't the increased sequential read/writes allow faster loading in games?
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    Upgrade Path Opinions

    I thought about going this route too, but I like the PCIe 4.0 storage solutions/speeds. So that is part of the reason I wanted to go back to AMD. Also, I think AMD made a great effort in regaining some enthusiast market share with the Ryzen 3000 parts and so I wanted to vote with my wallet. I...
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    Upgrade Path Opinions

    My good people, don't really post much, have been out of the game for awhile so to speak, but will be coming back soon. I have purchased a case and have most of my parts picked out (yet to purchase). I will be returning to an AMD system most likely but I am unsure what to do for a GPU. My gut...
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    Custom Paint

    I'll likely have to do it myself. I really like the silent base 801, so I was ok modding it after the fact if need be. Plastidip is a good idea. Ill give that a try. I figured professional paint services would be around the $200 mark.
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    Custom Paint

    Was curious if anyone out there has any recommendations on where I could ship a case to have it professionally painted. Can't go powdercoat cause I want plastic painted as well. I have a bequiet silent base 801 that I want in white. Looking for somewhere close to Florida if possible. I contacted...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    debating between the 3600X and 3700X myself, but I can't seem to understand why the 3700X, with a higher core count and only 200 MHz lower base clock, is a 65W TDP part vs the 95W TDP on the 3600X. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
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    eVGA E-Leet Tuning Utility

    hey guys, thanks for the replies. Here is the link for the download, you have to be registered with eVGA though. I have had PrecisionX installed too, but it just seemed like their Eleet software would be an all in one. http://www.evga.com/eleet/
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    eVGA E-Leet Tuning Utility

    Anyone use this yet? I like the idea of having an all in one utility for tuning, except on the graphics tab, the only available option to tune is voltage (using v1.10.4). I find that odd considering I have an EVGA 680 GTX, if it was another brand maybe. Not sure why all the other options would...
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    680 FTW Waterblock options?

    Hi, I went with the Heatkiller 680 LT Copper. It works very well and the quality is amazing. I bought an EK full coverage block at first and the machine work on it was hideous. See my build thread here. Performance-PC gave me a full refund and I was able to exchange it for the Heatkiller...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Yea, good call on the RAM. I am definitely doing that for sure. I just wanted to make sure they work before I modified them. I bought some semi gloss black engine block paint that is safe for high temps. Same thing with the power supply. I don't have any good pictures of it, but I painted the...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    So I have quite an update. My new power supply arrived, so I was able to move forward with the build. The Heatkiller Water block was infinitely better than the EK block and I am quite pleased with the out come of the build. However, I am a little concerned about the load on the graphics card PCB...
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    Additives for cleaning/flushing a loop?

    Anyone one have suggestions on what to put in a loop just temporarily to clean/flush it. I just put together my first build and everything is ready to go, just waiting on a new PSU because my Seasonic came DOA from newegg. I was able to hook up a second computer just to run the pump, get the...
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    Did I fry my Seasonic X1050?

    Well, there not compatible out of the box, but switching out the end pieces makes them compatible. It is way easier than sleeving an entire set of cables.
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    Did I fry my Seasonic X1050?

    Meant to say can't switch them back. Those little bastards are a pain to take out of the plugs. I spoke with Newegg and they are going to RMA it for me though. So I guess I have to wait two weeks now before I can play with my new toys, sigh... Oh and for anyone else wanting to try the corsair...
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    Did I fry my Seasonic X1050?

    So I've built a new rig after five or six years and I decided to go water cooling. I bought a jumper so I could purge the air and leak test before firing everything up. Well, I had some issues at first and I thought it was just cabling. But I eventually got the pump running by itself with just...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. I'm just glad Performance-PCs took care of me. With all the quality control issues from EK lately, I switched to a Heat Killer unit instead of a replacement EK.
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    Few questions from a 1st time w/c'er

    Not sure how you plan on mounting it, but you should check out my build thread in the worklog section. The EX360 was a pretty tight squeeze and I had to cut out the spring latch for the top mesh cover. The RX is longer and will require some heavy modding.
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    I have to say that I was less than impressed with the EK waterblock for the 680 GTX. I'm not sure if I got a defective one or if that is the way they all are, but the machine work was pretty bad. There was literally ridges on the memory and VRM plates and, although not as bad, there were also...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Double Post...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    I have made some progress. The radiator is an extremely tight fit, but not so much that it stresses anything. I decided to just cut out the top mesh instead of trying to reshape it. I think it would have ruined the mesh and would have impeded air flow, even if only a little. I got the Shin Etsu...
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    Project: 600t Graphite ......

    Wow, and I thought I was fancy by painting my Tough Armor all white. Great work, this looks outstanding!! I like the full panel acrylic window. Is that custom, or is that something regularly stocked? Josh
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Hmmm. There is a recessed portion that says thermal armor, that might be kinda cool in UV. Good ideas, thanks for the thoughts.
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Thanks for the input. I agree that the "army" colors don't work well with the white, but I may do something with those too ;) The idea on the thermal armor is that the white will breakup all the black on the inside of the case. Another problem is the memory; it has red heat spreaders. My end...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Took the "Thermal Armor" off my Asus Sabertooth motherboard for a little change of color....
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    So I got the last bit of dremeling done on the plastic top. The radiator is a tight fit, but it does seat correctly and will work like a charm. The only problem is that the radiator sits too high at the rear of the case (see pictures). I knew this, however, going into the build from measurements...
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    Corsair 600T Custom Water Cooling Build

    Hello All, Been on the forums for quite some time and have built numerous computers over the years, but nothing beyond plug and play. I fell in love with the Corsair 600T white case, but also wanted to go with water cooling for my next build. This left me with no choice but to attempt my first...
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    GPU blocks stock vs aftermarket

    Thanks for the replies. I will check out those reviews.
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    GPU blocks stock vs aftermarket

    Ladies and Gents, I'm building a new rig soon, first time water cooling, etc. You've read that a million times, lol. Anyways, my question has to do with full cover blocks. I think I'm going with the eVGA 680 and I was wondering if the stock full cover water cooling solution provides any...
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    240 enough for...

    Well gents, thanks for the replies. I ended up going with a 360 radiator. I want to get "good" temps under full load. I am going to have to mod the crap out of my 600T to get it to fit though, lol. Josh
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