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nice build looks yummy


one thing though is that it feels off with all that water cooling just for the GPU while the CPU is on air, what is the reason behind it?

Thank you, ultimately the decision on that came down to aesthetics. I love the look of the heatsink and fan dominating the motherboard, after all the build is pretty centered around the Noctua iPPC theme. Adding a CPU block would of made the loop appear far more complex and perhaps made it feel slightly emptier. Naturally it would of also added significant heat load to the loop which was only ever going to be big enough for a single 120mm radiator. What more can I say, I like big heatsinks and blocked cards!

So far the cooling performance observed has validated my original thinking. This was rather crude testing and I will endeavor to provide some more controlled and accurate results over the coming weeks but the highest temps i've seen on the GPU so far are 52°C and similarly 51°C on the CPU and that was running passively without a fan on the CPU heatsink after 8 hours of gaming.

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I should say as well this really isn't an overclocking or benchmarking rig, it's running a locked multiplier i5. I've got other toys for that kinda fun, this one just had to be pretty and hold it's own while gaming.

JR
post #82 of 134
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Just arrived today, a giant mousemat and monitor for Chocolate Box. It's a 25" 1440p IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2515H.











Everythings looking good together so far, I can't wait to see my custom brown keycaps at the weekend and start wrapping this up.

JR
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Just arrived today, a giant mousemat and monitor for Chocolate Box. It's a 25" 1440p IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2515H.
JR

Have been eying that monitor for a while, considering it's dirt cheap overe here in Europe. First impressions?
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Just arrived today, a giant mousemat and monitor for Chocolate Box. It's a 25" 1440p IPS Dell Ultrasharp U2515H.

I am also interested in hearing your thoughts about the monitor.

That keyboard looks beautiful as well. smile.gif
Edited by CasP3r - 2/11/15 at 12:06pm
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Have been eying that monitor for a while, considering it's dirt cheap overe here in Europe. First impressions?

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I am also interested in hearing your thoughts about the monitor.

That keyboard looks beautiful as well. smile.gif

Well by all accounts i'm not the fussiest person in the world when it comes to monitors and probably not the best at articulating what I feel about them. I've sat it at the side of my ROG Swift and had a gander at both with a few video's, pics and web pages. There's no doubt that the added density makes text look a little crisper and overall it looks a little cleaner. Immediately you notice ones IPS and the other TN, the whites look great on the Dell, the blacks look great on the Asus. Looking at a black screen on them both I would definitely say the backlights are less visible on the swift. Weirdly they both seem to suffer in the bottom left where the dell fades gently but not extremely across a large portion of the screen the Swift looks dark then a bright streak and then a much shorter fade. Neither have noticeable bleed when not on a black screen however. Colors are just as vibrant on each of them the Dell just looks a little more vivid. I suppose this comparison really doesn't mean a lot but the Dell is very pleasurable to look at, i'm really not disappointed.

I don't think it's something that should be disregarded for being 'too cheap' or anything like that, it certainly doesn't feel like it's built down to a price or anything. Compared with my old U2713HM infact it's a big leap forwards in terms of appearance and feel. I suppose viewing wise it's on par but it's been 6+ months so. One further thing i'd like to add of all the recent thin bezel stuff i've looked at this has by far the sharpest and cleanest edges, unlike the swift which is double framed and my TV which looks all 3 dimensional at it's extremes this just appears really simple and flush when it's on.

I think running out and buying one may be the appropriate course of action biggrin.gif

JR
post #86 of 134
That's a lovely end result, great pictures making it an overall great log!
Look forward to seeing more from you smile.gif
post #87 of 134
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XVII - Chocolate Board II


So I heard you like Chocolate...













...and 60% Keyboards thumb.gif













Monumental thanks to Signature Plastics for doing a small run of 100 brown caps just for me, they are beautiful.

JR
post #88 of 134
Ah it all looks so good together!! You should get some brown vinyl wrap or something on the mouse too!
post #89 of 134
Wow that's looks amazing! I'm not a chocolate man but that block of keycaps might convert me tongue.gif
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Aw man that keyboard is epic! well done! keeping everything themed!
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