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Post your guts, rate guts, discuss guts and aesthetics.
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>>51458839
Always loved your build. What's the blue green rear fan? I like the look and color of it on its own, but I feel like it kinda detracts to from your overall look.
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early for once

our PCs could be cousins OP
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>>51459167
>Always loved your build.
Aww, that's so nice. The rear fan is actually green, it's one of the case fans, Nanoxia deep silence. It's just there because I was too lazy to buy proper fans for the case, 7 expensive fans on the rads are enough, I just re-used what I had here for the rest.
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>>51459174
Just that mine is probably twice or 3x the volume, lol. How are alphacool rads? I heard some stuff about them being dirty when you buy them, the EK rads barely had any loose solder or dirt in them. I'm actually a complete WCing newb, the pic in the OP is my very first watercooled build.
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>>51459167
>LilBuddy
That name alone is adorable. I don't get the craze when it comes to small cases, but well executed I suppose.
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Added the blu-ray burner and rearranged some cables
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>>51458839
8.5/10, nice and clean, that one weird fan though and that drain(?) tube.
>>51459167
7.5/10, overall pretty nice but AIO cooler.
>>51459174
Nice and clean, 9/10. Meme-fans but they are pretty good, so whatever.
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>>51459881
I bet it's perfect for you, but compared to the effort some other people put into their build it's probably a 6.5/10. I don't want to sound like an asshole here, your build is perfectly fine and, as I said, probably 100% perfect for you, but there are some people who just go the extra mile or two to make it phantastic, and the higher ratings are basically reserved for them at this point.
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>>51459199
Ahh, I see. Thanks for the info!

>>51459730
Thank you, thank you. I thought it was pretty fitting as well haha.

>>51459907
>7.5/10, overall pretty nice but AIO cooler.
Thanks. Yea, the AIO is pretty lackluster for guts I know. But, Corsair basically designed the 250d to fit like a glove with the H100i, and it works pretty wonderfully with the way the case airflow is. I have no complaints with it at all.

>>51459881
Good build man. You should get a different cpu cooler and some black ram though. Would make a positive aesthetic difference in your build.
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Deciding between a 512gb 950 pro m.2 ssd or an 1TB 850 EVO. Theyre the same price at microcenter. As a game drive, will I see any real world difference in load times?

>inb4 someone pokes fun at my RAID card

It does it's job well and has shown no signs of failing.

Also anyone get the new jurassic park yet? Gonna go buy it on bluray right now actually.
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>>51460552
If you buy the 950 pro, definitely get a small heatsink for it. Those drives get hot as fuck. Samsung doesn't give a shit about temps for some reason for their m.2 SSDs.
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>>51460552
New jurassic Park is good. Not as good as the originals, but still damn good. Good special effects.

I seriously doubt you'd see any noticeable difference in game loading times between the two drives. I'd get the 1TB 850.
>>51460612
Also what this anon said.
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>>51460482
I'll have to think about the RAM. I didn't really aim for the colors working like that, but it really is the odd piece out. The CPU cooler was primarily a price aim. I would have gone stock for the time being except the processor didn't come with one. I'll probably find something in a few months when money starts building back up. Also thinking about getting sleeved cables for the PSU. Can't decide on black or white
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hi
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>>51460701
>2 AIOs
>A
>I
>O
>s
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>>51460727
only 1 AIO. the gpu is a ghetto custom loop.
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>>51460727
Not him, but the GPU is on a real loop.
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>>51460737
>>51460741
......
>1 AIO
>A
>I
>O
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what's up my noctua nigs?
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>>51460950
stop posting this shit faggot
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>>51460612
>>51460653
With so little real world difference in load times and such, I'll probably go for the 850 evo 1TB. More space, same price, same experience.

>also just got back from FYE. Got not inly Jurassic World on bluray, but they also had Full Metal Alchemist entire series on bluray for $30 so I bought that too.

Now I have 2 anime series to watch. Ergo Proxy and FMA. If only I didn't work so damned much.
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>>51460984

why are you mad?

are you jelly?
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>>51461062
>32gb corsair vengeance pro memory
>1333mhz

You need to go into bios and set your timings and speed, buddy.
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One day i'll finish my rig and be able to post here.
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>>51461576
What an aspiration.
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>>51461576
Post what you have now.
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>>51461576

just post your stuff

we wont bully you
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>>51461655
If I wanted to get burned i'd put my dick in the oven.
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>>51461694

dude I post my shit colored fans >>51460950 in every thread and I don't give a shit what people

it's just for fun, post your guts and don't worry about it
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>>51461694
We like all guts. Some people are douchecocks, but they're also the ones that scream "meme this meme that omg >AIO >POOFANS" so you can discredit their opinions.
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>>51461768
>We like all guts.
No, but we all like guts. That's the important part here.
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>>51462078
>not appreciating the inherent irony of shitty guts
wow baka desu senpai
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>>51462111
You're forgetting incredibly mediocre guts, you can't make fun of them but they're also not good. They're not worth appreciating, baka ahou desu ne.
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will clean up the cables at some point.
Had to ghettomount the HDD cage to manage push-pull but it worked out ok
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>>51458839
sup /guts/
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>>51460552
You're motherboard doesn't natively support the 950 PRO out of the box. You need to update your BIOS to the latest version (should be after October 2015) and buy a PCIe 3.0 4x M.2 adapter card. You can only fully utilize the 950 PRO using that adapter, not the M.2 slot built into your motherboard (yours is PCIe 2.0 2x M.2). It will still work in that slot, but at less than half of the 950's total bandwidth.

The adapter card is the only way to add heatsinks to the NAND >>51460612
There are no places to permanently and safely secure the heatsink onto the M.2 drive itself. Trust me, I've tried on my SM951.
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>>51462583
And the 950 PRO will eat into the same PCIe 3.0 lanes that your graphics card runs on, so it will reduce your card's bandwidth to 8x and prevent you from doing SLI (minimum PCIe lanes is 8x, but you'll only have 4x left over after installing the PCIe M.2 adapter).

With that in mind, do you still think the 950 PRO is worth the money?
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>>51462642
>prevent you from doing SLI (minimum PCIe lanes is 8x, but you'll only have 4x
Is that some sort of software limitation? Because 3.0 4x (2.0 8x) is fast enough for basically any graphics card.
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>>51462696
Nvidia doesn't allow it, it works just fine for AMD cards.
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Now with 50% more poo fans. Installed theml fan and the USB PCIe card today. Still waiting on the light bars to arrive. I'll take better pics once they're installed.
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>>51462696
No it's hardware limitation. Your CPU can only handle so many pcie lanes. That's why those high end processors that support like 40 lanes are so expensive.
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>>51462732
>didn't read the question
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>>51462725

that's really nice build

but what do you all those usb ports for?
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>>51462583
According to ASUS's site, my motherboard is an M-key.

1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode)

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97AR/specifications/

>A "B key" can utilize up to two PCI-E lanes while a "M key" can use up to four PCI-E lanes

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Overview-of-M-2-SSDs-586/

I may still require a BIOS flash, but I can get the full bandwidth without the adapter thing. ASUS also mentioned that all of their Z97 and X99 chipset boards are good to go for nvme.

http://rog.asus.com/418662015/labels/product-news/asus-announces-all-x99-and-z97-motherboards-support-nvm-express-devices/
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>>51462779
I mainly got it for the internal connection. Both onboard USB2.0 headers are occupied; one is by the H100i, the other by the ROG OC Panel I have in the top optical bay. Consequently, I couldn't hook up the USB2.0 ports on my case. Sometimes I need them, so I decided to pick up a cheap $10 USB3.0 card and $5 adapter cable so I could hook them up.
It's also nice to have more USB3.0 ports at the back since all of the ports on the back of my motherboard are full.
At this point I'm wondering if the light bars will fuck up the look.
Here's a bonus pic of the cabling at the back. I didn't bother to clean it up today, maybe I will at some point though.
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>>51462642
oh and if a device is plugged into the pcie 2.0 x 16 slot or any type of m.2 device, it is automatically made to take from the 2nd pool of pcie lanes. The pcie 2.0 lanes from the PCH chip on the motherboard, not the pcie 3.0 lanes from the CPU.

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1283367

Just one of the first results from google i pulled. Sure there are better sources.
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>>51462696
Oh shit, I didn't realize that he had a PowerColor card.
In that case, he can still Crossfire, but only add one more card (4x lanes minimum).

It's not a software limitation, but a limitation imposed by Nvidia themselves. SLI can only function if it detects 8x available lanes for an additional card, or else it will not detect the additional card at all.
All Z97 chipset boards have 16x PCIe 3.0 lanes that connect right to the CPU rather than passing through the southbridge. Most standard Z97 boards do not have additional PCIe 3.0 lanes, but PCIe 2.0 8x lanes. High-end Z97 boards that are 3-way SLI compatible have an additional controller that adds more PCIe 3.0 lanes, but through the southbridge rather than adding more going to the CPU. It's not perfect, but it works.
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>>51463060
yes but as I said in >>51462942, The Z97 chipset is usually set by default to make m.2 ssds use the pcie 2.0 lanes from the motherboard. Unless I have a pcie ssd that looks like a GPU plugged into a pcie 3.0 slot, the pcie 3.0 x16 lanes from the CPU aren't touched.
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>>51462787
>M-key
That would still be PCIe 2.0 4x, which is almost exactly half the bandwidth of what that 950 PRO can use. There is only one Z97 board that I know of that can use the 950 PRO to its full bandwidth, and that's the ASRock Z97 Extreme6. They have an ASMedia chip that allows additional PCIe 3.0 lanes to connect to the chipset. All other Z97 boards are still using the PCIe 2.0 lanes allocated natively on the chipset.

And as a former SM951 and current 950 PRO user, let me just say that you probably will never need an SSD like this. I'm having trouble pushing these things to their full potential editing compressed videos at 1440p and 4K. Even using the 950 PRO as a compressed 4K video preview disk doesn't cause the thing to break a sweat. They are insanely fast, but only when the applications can use those speeds accordingly.

Playing games or loading programs from it is a huge waste, since the difference in seconds is not offset by the doubled cost per GB. You will, at best, shave off three seconds over a 850 EVO when starting up and executing Adobe Premier Pro. Games? Negligible. Faster read speeds are not proportional to the reduction in loading times, as the faster you go, the less of a difference you'll notice.

You are better off with a 1TB 950 EVO.
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r8/h8
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>>51463138
If you use the PCIe 2.0 slots or the native M.2 slot, then the drive will throttle itself to half speed. You'll still get a fast SSD, but at a significant cost over a normal SATA SSD with little benefit. I'd say its a waste.
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>>51463160
that was what I was going to go for. The 850 EVO 1TB. It is $10 cheaper than the 512gb 950 pro m.2.

And hurrr I forgot pcie 2.0/3.0 differences. 2.0 is roughly half the bandwidth of 3.0 at the same level. pcie 2.0x4 = pcie 3.0x2.
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>>51463169

that white rad pops out too much desu but overall it's pretty good
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>>51463259

It's less gaudy in person/without a flash
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>>51460950
What case is that? Do the HDD's naturally fit in the bay? How well does it muffle noise?
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>>51463705

>What case is that?

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2

>Do the HDD's naturally fit in the bay?

No, they're 5.35" bays, I use an adapter.

>How well does it muffle noise?

Pretty good, even with the stock fans it was reasonably silent.
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Everything was picked for price and function rather than aesthetics.

msi motherboard because bored to tears of asus.
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>>51464145
chinesegirlpic pls
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>>51464169
http://konachan.com/post/show/179192/black_hair-brown_eyes-chinese_clothes-food-k-on-na
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>>51464487

dat sag doe
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>>51463169
What cooler is that? Looks like a AIO with the option to run custom.
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>>51464543
Not him but Something from EKWB I think. Raptor? Or something. Too lazy too Google.
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>>51459253

The alphacool rads are pretty dirty but not as bad as people make them out to be. Few flushes of hot water and vinegar and it was all good.
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>>51464518
Yeah I'm not sure why that second card sags so much. It's gonna suck when I get my 980ti lightnings in 2 weeks. Those are even heavier. How do I fix it?
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>>51464567
ninja wire. Fishing line. Foam blocks. Pretty much anything non conductive senpai
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>>51464558
Thanks!
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>>51464487
3.5
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>>51464923

actually since he's got two it's 6gb :))))
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>>51465290
I think you mean 7...
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>>51465293

the human eye can only see up to 6gb vram :))))))))
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>>51465309
http://niceme.me
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>>51465314

thanks friend

:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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>>51460156
Thanks for telling us all why you aren't giving his station a higher rating, a bunch of us were really wanting to know
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>>51459881
The white case looks lovely anon, I didn't have the balls to go with the white and got the black R5. I would have definitely got the white if not for seeing things about the white color of the plastic and metal parts not matching exactly. Is yours that way also?
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>>51462560
Super nice anon
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so /guts/

what's gonna be your next upgrade?
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r8/h8 :D
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>>51465526
Nothing is planned until Zen and/or the second wave of HBM2 GPUs.
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>>51465563
Old reliable/10

Sandy bridge cpus were something else man. And thise 770s are no slouch either. Sucks you didn't buy the 4gb models. 2gb is like a huge limiting factor now a days even at 1080p
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>>51465526
Cpu, motherboard, ddr4. Fastest ddr4 I can get my hands on.

All this is hinging on AMD launching ZEN. I refuse to upgrade to skylake or X99 if AMD still has yet to launch their hail mary.

I was team red before I bought my i5 and yearn to go back. Buying intel felt dirty.
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>>51461576
It can't be worse than the people posting 970 SLIs
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R8/H8
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>>51467045
It's pretty blue
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Yeloow scotch tape edition
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>>51463169 Here

32GB of faster RAM, 2 more 850 Evos, another 980 ti, and a fully modular PSU

>>51464543

EKWB Predator 240, it's not bad other than the pump begin rad mounted and making it vibrate, so I need to pick up some rubber to put between it and the frame.
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Alright fine, r8. Nothing too exiting.
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>>51467770

Good morning comrade
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Hi
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>>51468624
I like it. Very no nonsense "I play games, and I want the best fucking performance possible, but I'll be damned if I don't look good while I do goddammit mother fuckers."
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some of mine
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#2
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>>51469026
>best performance possible
>on a mainstream platform
choose one.
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>>51469194
Love that RAM
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>>51469206
I obviously meant gaming performance you insufferable idiot. Please into context next time.
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>>51469402
>best gaming performance possible
>16 puny PCI-E lanes
choose one.
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>>51469433
>thinking that 16x vs 8x actually makes a difference
I'd like to see any nvidia card fully saturate 8 pci lanes yea right faggot. Go crawl back in your hole.
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