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gboticus

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Your computer looks like hentai tentacle porn.
I was going for the Diva from Fifth Element but hey that's also not far off!
 

gboticus

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gboticus

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Mine idles at 15c, which I thought was kind of high. I guess most of it has to do with your ambient though.
Yeah your room must be pretty chilly then :) My room is 21-22C ambient.
 

9uns

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So I'm rocking a poverty gtx970 since 2015 and I'm pretty sure it had been out for a while when I purchased it. Anyone looking to sell their GPU? Looking for an AMD card that can support 1440p would be ideal.
 

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micro-itx gang
 

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avenali312

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Forgot about this thread. Recently (not really, sometime last year haha) updated my hardware to offset some taxes from freelance income. I updated most of the workstation early in the year and then added the GPU and monitors later on.

Parts list
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2x Nvidia GTX Titan X (Pascal version)
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Titan X versus 4080 size comparison
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Glad everything fit in my Fractal Design R4 case because I love its simplicity. I did order the special cable from Corsair to have a single cable direct from the PSU to the GPU with no adapters and to help save on overall GPU width.
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Passmark score
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More importantly for my work, V-Ray rendering benchmark scores from various setups I've run. My render times have been cut in half in most cases, and depending on the project, sometimes up to 75%.
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I have Cyberpunk 2077 installed, but just haven't had time to play it yet :ROFLMAO:
 

Nineeightyone

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Not sure why it took me forever to post in here, but I'm a bit of a nerd and just got some new goodies so I thought I'd share. Ignore the mess(es) and some stuff hidden because reasons. My old setup was 6 displays + the TV for couch gaming, but now I've admitted I have a problem and so I've downsized quite a bit. Just got the 34" ultrawide 1440p165hz monitor as a main/for games, I really like it so far aside from having to reduce my settings in some games -- 1080p was great in that regard. The photo is partially complete, now I'm using two 22" 1080p60hz monitors in portrait on either side of the 34", and a 29" 1080p75hz UW above because the mount was already screwed to the wall.

PC specs:
some Thermaltake case
cheap RGB fans eeeeeeeverywhere (my first RGB build, don't judge me)
AMD 3700X (stock clocks), Hyper 212 Black
XFX 5700XT Thicc III (bought purely for the name, it's hilarious)
32gb 3000mhz RAM
1TB NVMe SSD for OS/Applications
2TB NVMe SSD for Games
2x500gb SATA SSDs for Games/Temporary storage
4TB HDD for Games/VM testing
8TB HDD for OneDrive/Large file storage
750w 80+ Gold PSU (I forget the model/brand, IIRC it's an EVGA but I could be wrong)

Keyboard and mouse are both new, keyboard is some sub-$30 Inland mechanical keyboard with MX Red clones and Hyper-X Pudding PBT keycaps, currently feeling it out but may take it to work and get something else with N-key rollover. Mouse is a Glorious Model D- Wireless, coming from a G305 it's a nice upgrade, and a bit more comfortable than my G502/G604/G203 were. I have a couple mechanical keyboards but use different ones for different things, and haven't found my gaming endgame yet.

I play a lot of CSGO and shooters in general, racing games are fun as well and I will from time to time play adventure games and action RPGs like Horizon Zero Dawn. Coming from my old VG248QE the new UW 165hz display is nuts, the curved thing took a bit to get used to but I've definitely noticed an improvement in my competitive play.

Not pictured but we have a couple more technically interesting things going on at home, notably an R410 on ESXi 7 that hosts a couple Server 2019 VMs, particularly our AD DC/DHCP/DNS and a couple test environments, as well as a Minecraft server. Adblocking is provided via a Pi2 after our Pi Zero W bit the dust. Then another T130 runs more infrastructure including our Plex server, while media is hosted on yet another PC running OpenMediaVault with a 32TB RAID5 array that backs up key files to a PC in our living room that doubles as couch gaming upstairs, albeit in dire need of upgrades because IIRC it's a GTX 960 and Skylake i5. Great for emulation of older games though, and simple games.
 
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sterkrazzy

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I started looking at some cases last night. I know I want to go smaller, but I haven't figured out how small yet. I haven't found a compact ATX case I like anywhere as much as the Phanteks Evolv Shift XT.
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I'd have to get a new mobo, cpu, cpu cooler, and ram to go with it. Might even need a new power supply. I'd probably pair it with a I7-13700k, and I've already got a 7900XT that I'm confident will fit.

I really love the design of this case, except for the lack of airflow. There's no way to install any intake fans. It'd be all exhaust fans. 3 fans on the gpu blowing out of one side and 2 fans underneath the radiator blowing up on the top of it.



I guess my other option would be something like the Fractal Design Torrent Compact. With this one I'd only have to replace the cpu cooler for now, and I could continue using my existing parts for a while longer.
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The fractal might not be small enough for me though. I have a fractal define r6 right now and it's a fricken monster of a case.

All I know is I need a new cpu cooler and I also want a case substantially smaller than what I've got.

I know @Acadia18 has a small package. What you think?
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
I started looking at some cases last night. I know I want to go smaller, but I haven't figured out how small yet. I haven't found a compact ATX case I like anywhere as much as the Phanteks Evolv Shift XT.
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I'd have to get a new mobo, cpu, cpu cooler, and ram to go with it. Might even need a new power supply. I'd probably pair it with a I7-13700k, and I've already got a 7900XT that I'm confident will fit.

I really love the design of this case, except for the lack of airflow. There's no way to install any intake fans. It'd be all exhaust fans. 3 fans on the gpu blowing out of one side and 2 fans underneath the radiator blowing up on the top of it.



I guess my other option would be something like the Fractal Design Torrent Compact. With this one I'd only have to replace the cpu cooler for now, and I could continue using my existing parts for a while longer.
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The fractal might not be small enough for me though. I have a fractal define r6 right now and it's a fricken monster of a case.

All I know is I need a new cpu cooler and I also want a case substantially smaller than what I've got.

I know @Acadia18 has a small package. What you think?

ITX & small form factor is the way to go. I don't understand how ATX became the dominant form factor. Unless you have a specific need for it, ITX motherboards are fine for 96% of people. The limiting factor of an ITX board are usually it just having 1x PCIE slot, and 2x RAM slots. Which again, is fine for the abundance of people. Sound cards, capture cards, dual GPU setups... They're not as prevalent as they used to be. For a regular old daily use\gaming PC, one GPU and two sticks of RAM is all you need.

Now, that FD Torrent Compact is fucking massive. 46.6L. It's 'compact', but it's barely any smaller than your Define R6.

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Most SFF cases don't focus on looking 'flashy'. Usually they're just a plain box lol. There are always exceptions of course. The Phanteks Evolv Shift XT looks interesting, design wise. I'm not a fan of the 'sandwich style' layouts like that (motherboard & GPU back to back, connected with a riser cable). They can get tiny, but anybody who says you can put high end components in them and keep them cool is delusional. I've had a few, and they're just not for me.

I'm a big fan of the Cooler Master NR200. It's a pretty decent size at 18.2L. It's not to the point where it's super tiny that you have to make a ton of compromises, but it's also not so big it's exorbitant.

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You can fit a 240mm or 280mm AIO cooler in it. They offer a file to 3D print a bracket (or you can buy one) to run a regular ATX PSU. Good GPU clearance. Good fan mounting positions.

The only thing I don't like about it, is the build quality. It's not bad, but it's just steel and plastic. I'm spoiled and like premium aluminum cases

Some other popular options are the Lian Li A4-H20 or Q58. Both sandwich style though. The Fractal Design Terra has gained a lot of popularity, and looks great. But again, super small. I just don't think the trade-offs are worth going that far down in size. It's only a little bit smaller than something like the NR200.

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No matter what, drop down to ITX. It's far better than ATX monsters...
 

Acadia18

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Go browse /r/sffpc. You'll get some ideas.
 

sterkrazzy

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Now, that FD Torrent Compact is fucking massive. 46.6L. It's 'compact', but it's barely any smaller than your Define R6.
I noticed that. I just really liked the design of it. lol

I'm gonna have to do some research. I've heard of that cooler master before and it sounds like it has the best airflow of all SFF cases. It's just soo plain.

Jay has a bunch of videos on the Evolve Shift that I've watched like 2-3 times each now. I know my GPU would be a tight fit, and it gets hot even in my R6 with a bunch of intake and exhaust fans. I can imagine it getting a lot hotter being shoved into that tiny space. I was looking at this case a bunch earlier this year, and it's the one I keep coming back to...I just wish it had a way to set up some intake fans.


I'll have to do some more browsing, see what I can find, and how they perform. Will def sub to the sub.
 

Acadia18

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I'm gonna have to do some research. I've heard of that cooler master before and it sounds like it has the best airflow of all SFF cases. It's just soo plain.

Yeah, it definitely is. A large chunk of the SFF community has that "I'm more sophisticated than you because my case is just a plain box with no RBG!" mentality, and case manufacturers have leaned into that.

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They're all just plain black boxes of various sizes lol.
 
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