PC Gaming Hardware discussion. Rigs, Upgrades, pics, and news.

eVo7

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
3,541
635
2,230
Watercooling really ain't all that expensive, you can cool your cpu and gpu with quality parts for about 450 bucks or a little less. The kits they have out now a days are really good. My setup cost probably about 600 or so however.
 

VaLLiancE

No company is safe.
Sep 11, 2013
23,839
2,615
4,031
The Delaware Valley
You know actually I might get both. Never played Dark Souls 1....will I need to in order to play part 2?




Damn! That sucks. I would get the green one like you have, but with the blue LED fans on my rig my setup will look like a multi-colored UFO taking off. LOL.
You don't need to play 1 or Demons Souls although both are highly recommended by me :)
 

Adam

The Shape
Sep 11, 2013
927
169
530
You know I wanted to ask you what your average GPU temps are under load? Your case is sweet but it looks like a REALLY tight fight.

GPU Temp at idle bounces between 27- 28.0 C

Under load. (Played Batman Arkham City for roughly 20 minutes, 1920x1200, everything cranked to the max) Between 62-67 C
And in the amount of time it took to type this is cooled back down to 40 C
 

eVo7

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
3,541
635
2,230
I see. So you just can't use water from the tap? Does it have to be distilled water?
Yea it has to be distilled water or you can buy "coolant" which is basically just distilled water with some additives in it but distilled water is much cheaper than the coolant these companies sell.
 

The Living Tribunal

Omnipotent
Super Mod
Forum Mod
Sep 14, 2013
4,673
1,841
3,430
33
The spaces between realities!
GPU Temp at idle bounces between 27- 28.0 C

Under load. (Played Batman Arkham City for roughly 20 minutes, 1920x1200, everything cranked to the max) Between 62-67 C
And in the amount of time it took to type this is cooled back down to 40 C
Wow! Those are way lower than I was expecting.
My 780 under load gets to like 76 C while playing Metro Last Light everything maxed. While fine I know it could be lower. My case has good airflow too.

Damn you Arizona!!!
 

The Living Tribunal

Omnipotent
Super Mod
Forum Mod
Sep 14, 2013
4,673
1,841
3,430
33
The spaces between realities!
Yea it has to be distilled water or you can buy "coolant" which is basically just distilled water with some additives in it but distilled water is much cheaper than the coolant these companies sell.
By coolant are you referring to the liquid that makes your reservoir and pipes glow? I've seen that on some water cooled builds.
 

Adam

The Shape
Sep 11, 2013
927
169
530
Ill have to install one of the more demanding games in my collection to give it a full work out.

I have both Metro games, havent played either. Maybe Ill install one of those tonight.
 

IdleHands

My Fans Are Better Than Yours
Cornerstone Member
Sep 11, 2013
1,612
270
11,380
586
Yup!

The config of the video card is different with this case/mobo, the fans on the GPU face the vents on the side that the monitor is on.

And I cant recommend this keyboard enough. I was hesitant due to the price, but I was looking for a mechanical and the lights matching the case is what sold me the most. Best keyboard I have ever used. Razer Black Widow 2013. So clicky and majestic.

How long have you had that KB? I went through FOUR of them inside of a month. Razer KBs SUCK. Their mice might be decent but their mechanical KB's are pure rubbish. I went through 4 black widow KB's before I finally gave up and just took store credit. I ended up using it to buy a logitech wireless set (I only paid $80 for the razer) and never used the last few bucks as I moved away from frys.

So now I use a corsair vengeance K70 and it's been solid as hell, responsive, not too loud and I'm seriously considering giving it to my nephew so I can get one of the new corsair RGB KB's.

Damn! That sucks. I would get the green one like you have, but with the blue LED fans on my rig my setup will look like a multi-colored UFO taking off. LOL.

Trust me when I say this:

Get the corsair RGB mechanical keyboard (I THINK It's the K90) you'll be much, much happier. They're far more responsive, and waaaaaaaaay more reliable.


Get the RGB model and from here until it dies you can change the color to match anything you might change (new case has diff color lights? No problem, just change them on the KB as well. This is also one of the minor reasons I bought a Steel Series Rival mouse. Other than the fact that it's the best mouse I've EVER used it also has LEDs you can change whenever you want.


P.S. Anyone who wants is free to add me on steam, evilidlehands.

I have a ton of games including Borderlands 2 (which I never got to finish because I had one friend who is TERRIBLE at FPS so we didn't get very far. I'd LOVE to clear everything including all the DLC I paid for before BL3 is released.
 

Adam

The Shape
Sep 11, 2013
927
169
530
Ive had it for.....2-3 months now. Not a single problem with it.

Needless to say, if it does break, they wont get a second chance. The Corsair MX RGB would be my next one.
 
Last edited:

IdleHands

My Fans Are Better Than Yours
Cornerstone Member
Sep 11, 2013
1,612
270
11,380
586
Lucky you. Those razer KB's pissed me off so bad, you don't even know.

Nice rig tho, razer KB aside :D

I'll try to post some of my rig soon. It's just that my PC area is a goddamn pig sty (spent most of last week in the hospital and I'm weak as hell ATM) so I need to clean it up first.
 

DarkPassenger

Certified Witcher
Forum Mod
Cornerstone Member
Sep 11, 2013
1,419
490
11,570
Rivia
I'll post mine in a bit after my brother picks up my nephew. The little guy is on my machine playing Minecraft, while I am over here on the recliner using my iPad.
 

The Living Tribunal

Omnipotent
Super Mod
Forum Mod
Sep 14, 2013
4,673
1,841
3,430
33
The spaces between realities!
I'm actually surprised nobody has posted any laptop pics.
I know there are some pretty decent laptops out there.

I was on steam the other day and some guy had a laptop that had 780m's in SLI. Talk about roasting your knees.
 

The Living Tribunal

Omnipotent
Super Mod
Forum Mod
Sep 14, 2013
4,673
1,841
3,430
33
The spaces between realities!
Nice! You have a Cooler Master as well! I swear they make some of the best and most affordable cases.
Anyway what model is that? Looks nice and big on the inside. Loving that 200mm fan on the side and the megaflow on the front. Good airflow.
 

DarkPassenger

Certified Witcher
Forum Mod
Cornerstone Member
Sep 11, 2013
1,419
490
11,570
Rivia
Nice! You have a Cooler Master as well! I swear they make some of the best and most affordable cases.
Anyway what model is that? Looks nice and big on the inside. Loving that 200mm fan on the side and the megaflow on the front. Good airflow.
There is also a fan on top blowing outwards. It's a HAF 932. I love this case. It's also designed for water cooling, if I should ever decide to go that route in the future.
 

eVo7

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2013
3,541
635
2,230
By coolant are you referring to the liquid that makes your reservoir and pipes glow? I've seen that on some water cooled builds.
Na, as far as I know there is no coolant that glows per se, you can dye your fluid and color you want though. There are lights in my reservior and my tubing is colored which may look like it's glowing from all the other red lights in the case. You can get UV coolant which reacts to UV lights if you get them in your PC.
 
Last edited: