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What parts was a bad choice? except for the Matrix which is pretty obvious.

The Sabertooth motherboard, the 850W PSU, the HyperX SSD (sequential speed ratings don't mean much and are calculated differently across different controllers, SandForce are clearly not the best performers out there through you'll arguably not see any difference here ~ talking about price/performance the Plextor M5S is a better choice for example and performs better despite it's sequential ratings), and maybe something else.

What Noctua fans are those? If they're A14-FLX they're very nice, on the other hand P12's are just average fans, if that's what you have I'd keep the stock Phanteks fans.
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post #42 of 49
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Wasnt snippy, i expressed my feelings about LEDs. You dont see many 15 year olds who dont want LEDs in their gaming computers.

You are extremely defensive on the critics for someone who wanted advice and honesty.

LED's are not only for kids. I think its safe to say that when someone spend over $2000 on his PC, he has the right to put lights in it to show people what it looks like. I've seen nice builds that were worth over $5000 with LED's and they all looked pretty sick. It gives character to your PC.
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

The Sabertooth motherboard, the 850W PSU, the HyperX SSD (sequential speed ratings don't mean much and are calculated differently across different controllers, SandForce are clearly not the best performers out there through you'll arguably not see any difference here ~ talking about price/performance too), and maybe something else.

What Noctua fans are those? If they're A14-FLX they're very nice, on the other hand P12's are just average fans, if that's what you have I'd keep the stock Phanteks fans.

Phanteks fan are low quality and very brittle. I bumped the case and both fans had fins broken off (had to get a replacement right?). Noctuas are the best quality fans i have ever bought. 850 PSU can be used if i ever want more harddrives, or another GPU. I dont see your problem with kingston SSDs. And my Sabertooth... Idk about you but i dont like baby blue ASUS motherboards, and it was worth every cent. Sabertooths indestructible VRMs! thumb.gif
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You are extremely defensive on the critics for someone who wanted advice and honesty.

LED's are not only for kids. I think its safe to say that when someone spend over $2000 on his PC, he has the right to put lights in it to show people what it looks like. I've seen nice builds that were worth over $5000 with LED's and they all looked pretty sick. It gives character to your PC.

Never said it was only for kids. Dont get all wound up about that comment.

Sorry about that guys.
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What Noctua fans are those? If they're A14-FLX they're very nice, on the other hand P12's are just average fans, if that's what you have I'd keep the stock Phanteks fans.

They are Noctua NF-P12s and 1 Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm.

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post #44 of 49
8/10 because it looks beast
but to big for my liking
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post #45 of 49
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8/10 because it looks beast
but to big for my liking

Thanks but what is too big? haha.
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post #46 of 49
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Thanks but what is too big? haha.

I think he is referring to the brick hanging off your motherboard. Your pc is very good and the cpu cooler is one of the best if not already the best. For air cooling, if you want the best, then you will have to sacrifice some space. smile.gif
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post #47 of 49
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Put my TY-141 fans on the heatsink and the rest of my Noctua fans for ventilation. Now im able to put he CPU to 4.8GHz, 57C @100% load on cores.

CBA to fix fan wires, too tired to fix them. YET.
 
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post #48 of 49
Pretty good, your pc looks better now from a "fan" point of view. The only other thing that you can possibly change that comes to my mind is the color of those fans with some black paint.
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Pretty good, your pc looks better now from a "fan" point of view. The only other thing that you can possibly change that comes to my mind is the color of those fans with some black paint.

Yea painting them is an option. Might do that in the future!
 
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