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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2014, 07:03:35 AM »
xD Me too! The dark blue is my favorite.

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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2014, 12:35:10 AM »
Okay, so I fucked up and accidentally closed my YouTube tab while trying to upload the unboxing video. In the meantime, while I start my upload all over, here's some pictures.

http://imgur.com/a/j3727

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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2014, 12:49:58 AM »
It looks awesome, G_G. :D Congratulations on the new PC.

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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2014, 01:59:34 AM »
Thanks! :3

Here's the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr0S-8M76nk&list=UU7Dd59_sRtcerWm7Jq5V-Zg

Just a heads up. I'm out of shape and I started recording right after I carried the crate into my room, combined with my over excitement, you'll hear some heavy breathing. And the camera work is really horrible. So sorry about that. I'm not very good at filming.

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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2014, 02:21:09 AM »
Nice, should be great for programming/gaming.  How does your liquid cooling work?  Being a mechanical engineer, I'm familiar with heat exchangers, but I'm wondering if there is a supply or if it's a closed system, is there a phase change, what's the interface between the CPU/GPU and the fluid, etc.  Obviously I don't expect you to know everything about it though, especially since you just got the computer.

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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2014, 03:15:44 AM »
I have no idea how liquid cooling works but I only have it on the CPU. GPU is just the stock fan. As far as I can tell, it's a closed system. The tubes are connected directly to the fan which I assume also acts as the reservoir. I've never looked into liquid cooling a whole lot and I never personally wanted to set it up myself. But it came as a default option with the PC builds.

Running the computer for average use for the first couple of hours, computer kept at 23C (~73F) and after some benchmarking and running some games, it went up to 28C (~82F). Sorry I can't explain more but like I said, I'm new to liquid cooling. I did get a note saying the reservoir shouldn't have to be filled ever, but to check it every 6 months or so and top it off if needed.

EDIT: Here's some video footage of Bioshock Infinite on max settings. This is using nVidia's ShadowPlay instead of a conventional video recording tool.
http://jugglingcode.com/claud/

I uploaded the same test to Youtube but the quality was degraded a bit. Not to mention, Youtube doesn't do 60 FPS videos yet.
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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2014, 06:39:41 AM »
Awesome PC G_G, I'm in love with that case.

Dam it, now I feel like I need to show off my computer. I'm getting an H100i in a day or two (was supposed to arrive today but the truck broke down or something, least I assume thats what "A mechanical failure has delayed the delivery of your packages" in the ups tracking data means.) perhaps after I install it and clean up the cable management of all the fans I'll do a quick tour video.
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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2014, 06:40:58 AM »
My goodness the power.... THE POWER...

max settings, 60 FPS, what's not to love?

as for liquid cooling, yeah I've yet to experiment with it, but seeing how liquids never get that good with electronics
I'd say, watch out for leaks?
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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2014, 06:56:26 AM »
in truth the closed system liquid coolers on the market dont beat out the best air coolers, especially on a noise level. but they sure do put a lot of weight on your motherboard. as for leaks. you'd have to be pretty unlucky. it's really doesn't happen that often, infact corsair at least offers a warranty where they will pay you for parts broken by a leak resulting from a manufacturing defect.
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Re: New PC Build
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2014, 08:56:05 AM »
So I've been trying out the DPS function with my GPU. Basically, it allows you to render the game in 4K resolution, then downscales it to your monitor's native resolution. The results are pretty nice.

1080p
http://puu.sh/cooQb/cf3c5faae1.png

4K
http://puu.sh/cooOI/4e79bdf680.png

4K Downscaled, this is what I see.
http://puu.sh/cooMh/790b3d0fd9.png

As you can see, running Crysis 2, max settings in a 4K resolution significantly dropped the framerate. Looking to get a 2nd GTX 980 eventually to help combat this. But running Borderlands Pre-Sequel (which is basically Borderlands 2 and doesn't push GPUs very hard), it did keep a solid 60FPS in 4K mode and still improved the quality a bit. You'll notice in the screens above the improvements it does to the trees and smoke. Compare 1080p and the downscaled to see the differences a bit easier.

EDIT: Here's some LED tests on the build.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HCJM7nDanY&feature=youtu.be
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