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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Building A New Computer (or just finding the right stuff)
Case:  Fractal Design Define R5 Gaming Case

Bruh, you're going to be in love with that case. I got that one for a recent upgrade, its big, but the cable organization is so worth it. The only thing to watch out is the smaller CPU power cable from the power supply was just barely long enough to go around the back for me.

Also does that motherboard support M.2? Looking at Gigabyte's page it appears to... I'd recommend upgrading from a SATA3 SSD to a M.2 SSD. The price difference might just be $20 or so, but you'll make up for it in speed. (SATA 3 is 6Gb/s, while M.2 can be up to 32Gb/s)

I love my Fractal Design (Define S w/window) -- I agree, great cases!  (Although, mine has the hard disks mounted behind the motherboard instead of in front, which I prefer - much neater & better airflow IMHO).  Give it a look if you think you might be interested in that idea.
I have the Define R5 and I also love it. Apart from the design decision of placing the power button on the top of the case instead of the front. Having a cat in the household forced me to do some trickery to ensure the computer turns on (or off) only when I want it to.
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23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
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01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

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14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
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Offline jr2

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Re: Building A New Computer (or just finding the right stuff)
Should be able to set Windows Power Options to Power Button = no response.  Unless your cat's in a habit of holding it down... :rolleyes:  I swear, they know what they're doing.

 

Offline StarSlayer

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Re: Building A New Computer (or just finding the right stuff)
Pulled the trigger on the parts order.  Components should be trickling in over the course of the next few days.  Hopefully this all goes well.
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Offline StarSlayer

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Re: Building A New Computer (or just finding the right stuff)




Yep the Fractal Design case is pretty dope.  Was a little tough figuring out how to cram the CPU hydro radiator in though :P  Tried it in the roof at first but it blocked the DDR4 slots, couldn't fit it into the floor because of the power supply cables before finally removing the bays and attaching to the front.  Otherwise installing the rest went together pretty smoothly.  Booted it up to the Bios and everything looked pretty good, listening to the CPU cooler gurgling to itself was pretty funny.  Next week I will add the extra vent fans, clean up the cables, and install the OS.
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Offline MP-Ryan

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Re: Building A New Computer (or just finding the right stuff)
Can I just say that water cooling a few hundred to few thousand dollars of electronics freaks me the hell out, especially when it's not the lowest thing in the case *shudder*
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