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About Alcam

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  • CPU
    i7 4770k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus Ranger
  • RAM
  • GPU
    GTX 960
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    120GB HyperX SSD // 1TB Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 750W G2
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator XB240HB
  • Cooling
    Corsair H75
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 (MX Reds)
  • Mouse
    Final Mouse Ultralight Pro
  • Sound
    Samson SR850
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  • Interests
    Music, Movies, VW's, Computers.
  • Biography
    Anything with moving parts, I'm all over it.
  • Occupation
    Network Engineer

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  1. [Build Log] Time For A Daily Driver Update

    Yes, that's the link to my current build which has a 960. The 2nd link is the link to the system I'm upgrading to with a 1060.
  2. [Build Log] Time For A Daily Driver Update

    There's no need for me to get anything better than a 1060, I don't game above 1080p. The performance at 1080p with a GTX 1070 doesnt really justify the cost. If at whatever point in the future I get a 1440p monitor I will upgrade GPU, but I'd imagine I'll be waiting a couple of years for that. No rush. As for my old system I would be looking around £400-500. It will more than likely be passed down to a younger cousin or family friend at around £400, that way I know it goes to a good home
  3. [Build Log] Time For A Daily Driver Update

    Yes, forgot to mention I'll be de-liding an OC-ing and undervolting. Gonna get my baby tuned up to perfection. My target is 5ghz all cores, after doing some research it seems like a reasonable target.
  4. The time has finally come to replace my 4th gen daily use system. This build is planned to take around 3 months to complete as I will be buying parts in groups every month as I get paid monthly. I work as a network technician apprentice so I don't really earn much; so it could take longer depending on how much of my salary I spend on other things such as my car and general living. Just to let you all know these parts are final and I'm not intending on changing any of them whatsoever, so unless I have missed something that would be imperative for this build to function correctly, please do not recommend any alternative components. Anyway, here's my current system: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3pDWYr I'm starting over again for these reasons: I can still make a few hundred quid from selling my current machine to go towards the new build. I haven't bought any new components for over 2 years and I'm itching for retail therapy. I absolutely love building PC's. I want a completely new look for my setup. Finally, the current technology available has significantly increased in performance to justify an upgrade. (IMO) New system: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/FBRTJ8 + de-lid tool off ebay. CPU - Intel i7 8700k Cooler - Noctua NH-U12S Thermal Compound - Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut (For IHS | De-lid) Motherboard - Asus ROG STRIX Z370-G Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000mhz Storage - Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD GPU - ASUS STRIX GTX 1060 6GB Case - Fractal Design Meshify C Mini PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA G3 650W Fans - Noctua NF-S12A Chromax (x1) | Noctua NF-F12 Chromax (x1) | Noctua NF-A14 Chromax (x2) Other - Noctua NA-HC2 Chromax Heatsink Cover | De-lid tool I have created this thread today because I have just purchased the case and the fans; thus beginning the build log. When they arrive I will assemble them and take pictures to be added to this thread. Be aware this will be a slow process and I'll only be posting updates every month because as I said I'm buying the parts monthly. I'm not even sure if anyone will be interested in this build but I just thought I'd share it because I'm passionate about it. Cheers .
  5. Dark Base Pro 900 Fan Controller Issue

    Try some basic hardware troubleshooting. Have you tried eliminating the fan hub from your config and just plugging in the fans directly to the mobo? If from there you are able to control the speeds of the fans it would point towards a problem with the hub. Also, have you tried removing the case's fan controller and trying the same thing? Best to find the route of the issue and repair / return. **this reply was sent before i noticed there was a second page. My bad.**
  6. It's not a negative thing, its just that it never really seems to have any real impact on temps, so going out of your way to buy an extra fan to put at the top of your case is almost definitely a waste of money. But of course this depends on your config, in a traditional ATX setup the results are negligible.
  7. 1g gelid GC extreme paste

    Edit: I read the post wrong. I bought the 10 gram gelic cg extreme.. I've also used the one gram. It's my favoritest paste ever
  8. Yeah 3x 120mm at the front as intake, and 1x 120mm exhaust at the back. Very rarely do you see any any significantly positive result from putting an extra exhaust at the top; not worth when there's room for it as intake at the front.
  9. Is it bad if my CPU cooler rattles?

    The only thing I can suggest is to find out why it's making the rattling noise when mounted in your default config. There has to be a margin for error in how close the fan is sitting flush with the heat-sink for it to be making a 'rattling' noise, try find some compatible anti-vibration mounts on ebay or maybe even some foam material lying around in your home that you could put between the fan and the heatsink to try and find the source of the noise. Personally I don't think its a cause for concern unless it gets louder and temps start to rise, but I can appreciate that this constant noise is super annoying. I would say if all else fails buy another fan but its clearly not the fan causing the issue if it doesn't make a noise when mounted alternatively.
  10. Dual pack of corsair af120's here, they're good performers at a very reasonable price point. Blue LED's as you would like and they operate fairly quietly at sensible speeds. Check this out: https://amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CO-9050031-WW-SP120-120mm-Pressure/dp/B00L64NYH0/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1524307006&sr=1-2&keywords=Corsair+AF120+blue+led Why would you like an 80mm? What case do you have? If you're looking to replace all your case fans remember it is best to have more fans intaking and the front than fans exhausting out the back. To maintain positive airflow.
  11. Liquid metal cooling MSI GS 65 8RF

    It is possible to apply liquid metal to the chips in this machine, however, if your temps aren't an issue there's no reason to bother. Keep an eye on them.
  12. Need help fast!

    This is just crazy that this is taking place to a company right on my doorstep. What are the chances lol. I went to school with a lad who works there I'm letting him know right now that his amazon shop has been hijacked. Mad world.
  13. Need help fast!

    After doing a bit more research I think that the naturesupplies company is legit and they do sell their own goods fairly, but it appears someone has accessed their amazon seller account and put up electronics items such as monitors and cameras for ridiculously low prices. This is fake unfortunately.
  14. Need help fast!

    It's extremely fake. The company nature supplies has a business address that is literally within 5 minutes from where I live. It's a house behind my local pub, no joke. What are the chances. I'm thinking of going to see him/her today to look at this little scam they have going.
  15. CPU cooler on GPU?

    It's easy to do with the right tools and execution, there's a lot of things you'll have to measure up and figure out but it most certainly can be done with nuts and washers, plastic or wood brackets. For the hassle and maybe even the cost it might make more sense just to buy an aftermarket GPU cooler like @WoodenMarker suggested. From experience I once tried to attach a CPU heatsink to a stock Nvidia 210 a fair few years ago when I was a kid. It didn't go well, but then again I was just a kid looking for an excuse to dissect a GPU. That's the only experience I have in this matter