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Ya take back your snow, I don't want it here yet xD
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So yeah, what I said about painting the heat spreaders on your RAM, it was pretty easy for me;

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I used Krylon Fusion, and it only took two light coats. It looks great, I really think yours would look fantastic if you painted your spreaders yellow, or painted two yellow and kept two black. That would also look really cool.
 
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post #173 of 248
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrGrievous View Post

Ya take back your snow, I don't want it here yet xD

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Originally Posted by Lazy Bear View Post

So yeah, what I said about painting the heat spreaders on your RAM, it was pretty easy for me;
IMG_1820.jpg
I used Krylon Fusion, and it only took two light coats. It looks great, I really think yours would look fantastic if you painted your spreaders yellow, or painted two yellow and kept two black. That would also look really cool.

Hey that looks great Lazy Bear! Can I see some shots of it inside your PC? I am still so up in the air about what I want to do with mine at this point!
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Hey that looks great Lazy Bear! Can I see some shots of it inside your PC? I am still so up in the air about what I want to do with mine at this point!

leave em be ph34r-smiley.gif
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I think I will leave them be. Maybe pain the little green arrow in the mushkin logo yellow.

So I have a 100 dollar credit at NCIX and I'm not sure what to do with it for this build. There is nothing I really NEED so I'm thinking a) physX card, b) 2nd ssd and raid?, c) mechanical keyboard

As for PhysX I don't know if it's worth it. Will it make much of a difference in gaming? benchmarks? I don't benchmark a ton but I like to overclock and measure my epeen every once in a while. Will I see much benefit? I would then want to water cool it which would cost prob around an extra hundred eventually with waterblock and fittings.

2nd ssd. I don't know anything about raid arrays but I am sure I can easily learn. Is it worth it? Will I notice a difference in speed? I mean does it really get any faster then a single ssd? I don't care for the extra storage but speed is good. Do I have to get 2 identical SSD's?

Mechanical keyboard. I have never used one in my life. I don't know of the glory. I've done a bit of reading and watching videos and I think I would like the brown switches. No clue though. Should I get one? Recommendations? I would like to say under $150 for this preferably under or close to $100 though. To add I have a decent non mechanical keyboard that still works fine and has lasted around 7000 ladder matches of sc2.

So any input would be greatly appreciated guys. I don't want to burn this 100 bucks.
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post #176 of 248
I would add a second identical ssd for raid 0 you will notice the difference
and double the capacity

physx=blahhhh

Mechanical keyboards are nice but the clicking might drive ya crazy

just my 2 cents nice build thumb.gif
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post #177 of 248
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Thanks for the speedy reply Father Fuzzy! I am looking into the different raid setups right now. Not much of a storage user so raid 0 is the way to go for me! Thanks for the suggestion.

The mechanical keyboard wouldn't bother me but maybe I should spare my wife since my PC is in the common area of the house. biggrin.gif
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post #178 of 248
i know it's not on your list but if I were you I'd add either a 240mm rad (in the bottom where it's pretty empty right now) and obviously get the matching Vipers. That would fix the weird looks under the reservoir. Or get an ambient and reservoir temp probe (+screens) and a 90° angle for the Reservoir to 120/140mm rad (can't remember which it is) and lower the reservoir a bit.

I don't think any of the choice on your list would be that much of an upgrade.
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post #179 of 248
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Well I have a full bottom PSU cover on the way which will house my SSD(s) and hide my PSU so I won't be putting anything down there. Hanover is convincing me to go for the mechanical keyboard tongue.gif.
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post #180 of 248
Mech Keyboard for sure. More happy in the Short term.. my second choice is ssd for Raid 0.. When i moved on to the Blackwidow Ultimate DragonAge 2 from my Logitech G15, I said to myself, I will never buy another Standard Keyboard Again. thumb.gif

Good Luck on your Decision tongue.gif
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