i finally bought all the stuff for my new PC

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Agrul, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    yeah im not gonna touch it. everything seems fine anyway

    also im a liar i found an extra sata cable & power connector so i hooked up the ssd and cloned my hdd windows install over to it. seems to have worked
     
  2. Utumno

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    Nice u just levelled up a nerd point for that.
     
  3. Agrul

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    do u think i need to put the lil metal/plastic shield thing back into my chassis? it sits on top of the psu and hides it from the rest of the build because ... reasons?

    & there's also one that covers the hdd/ssd bay

    u can see them in this img, forming a kind of tunnel at the bottom of the build:

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    near as i can tell there's not much non-aesthetic purpose to them. maybe one more barrier separating psu heat from the gpu/mobo, i guess? but seems like it also will trap heat near the psu (altho there's a fan vent below the psu so maybe it would serve as a heat sink & help direct heat down or something)
     
  4. Utumno

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    stuff like that is almost always due to airflow considerations. i usually opt to keep such things as-is as cases are designed w/airflow in mind (fans directing air over cpu or cards in some fashion).

    that said, if it's a royal PITA, and you're not overclocking your shit and you already have aftermarket coolers or whatever, i doubt it'll hurt anything to leave it out.
     
  5. Utumno

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    Actually, nm - just saw on their site that those are really more just for looks/organization.

     
  6. Agrul

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    huh, interesting. they're actually not at all hard to put back in, but i kind of like having immediate access to all my PC's components. putting 1 more thing in the way just seems obnoxious if it's not gonna benefit the build's cooling
     
  7. Agrul

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    got my 3 monitor setup rolling

    50" for watching netflix/movies, also works pretty well for blender art, gimp, unity, and coding. whether it works for games seems hit or miss; it's OK for playing terraria, but response time is super sluggish on it when playing stepmania, and im guessing the same will be true for FPS's like overwatch n shit. and maybe league? league has shit graphics (which i think helps the response time) but response time is also sorta important in it so i dunno

    & then a 27" as my main gaming monitor/overflow space & a 23"? inch'r as pure overflow space for storing windows that i need to see but not use a lot in unity/blender

    was a PITA getting the 3rd monitor to turn on, went through 40 minutes of debugging with an NVidia live chat rep until i figured out the 27" monitor wasnt getting enough juice from my surge protector (too much shit plugged in alrdy, i guess) & needed to be plugged in separately. weird tho cuz it wasn't behaving like it wasn't getting power; its lil blue "im alive" light was on & it displayed "check signal cable" when i flicked its power switch off and on, you'd think it would say "check power supply" or something if power's the problem but i guess monitors are bad people

    TLDR nerdsurdity levels are now at 95%
     
  8. Agrul

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    also scoped out a bigger case to buy for when i eventually add more gfx cards to this thing:

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7TPYDM/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    think they'll breathe a lot more nicely in a larger chassis
     
  9. Agrul

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    also^2

    was looking at >= 144hz refrehs rate monitors out've curiosity

    holy shit they're expensive wtf. they're all like the same price as this hdtv or way more
     
  10. Sear

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    u prob already know this but make sure to set the TV to Game mode + turn off the smooth motion & noise reduction shit in advanced picture settings

    I'm disappointed that you got your frankenPC running instead of purchasing an Apple product, but wish you the best. We'll be here when you're ready to take it to the next level.

    Love,
    Steve Jobs
     
  11. Agrul

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    i've read i should do that stuff sear but i havent tried doing so yet. online i was reading you could maybe get the response lag from 60 ms down to 30 ms which would make the difference for some games but not others

    incidentally it turns out there's no noticeable response lag in league because reasons ???. i have no idea what determines response lag at this point; it's horrendous with stepmania (open source ddr) but not there at all with league, even tho league is more graphically demanding than stepmania (altho both arent rlly graphically demanding ofc). both require fast reactions so i dunno

    also i cannot for the life of me figure out how to tell league to switch from playing on my main monitor. windowed mode doesnt let me drag it around like a window, it just pops an annoiying menu border around the game

    halp
     
  12. Utumno

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    huehuehue
     
  13. Agrul

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    playing LoL on the 4K monitor is rlly different, took a lot of getting used to but it's good now. feels like im playing lol in an arcade or something. also my FPS jumped from 5-30 pre-new-PC to 350-450 now :grin: the major downside is now i cant take a shit while i load into game

    unfortunately i keep looking at my case and i dont think there's any way to fit the GPU cooler into it unless i like literally dont use one of the sides, but that doesnt seem like a good solution (would accelerate dust buildup i assume). think i need a bigger case to add the GPU cooler in. there's actually just barely enough room on the back of my case for it and the tubing would fit through the PCI slot bays but the cooler is all one piece and neither end will fit thorugh them, and none of the remaining panels on the chassis seem to come off. all looks like one continuous piece of metal
     
  14. Utumno

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    do you really plan on overclocking gpu? i've never had to use a gpu cooler.
     
  15. Agrul

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    i havent decided tbh

    regardless i think the GPU cooler will matter quite a bit when i eventually get a 2nd gtx 1080 (i want a 2nd one available to do my own compute on while the primary one drives actual graphics). even without overclocking two of them touching penises seem liable to generate a lot of heat, especially since there's no way to do that without one gpu's fans blowing onto the other gpu

    i wonder how long this gpu cooler will be good if i just leave it in the packaging. like could i wait 6 months til i buy a 2nd gpu, 2nd gpu cooler, and new case & still have this one work?
     
  16. Sear

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    Is there an actual reason that anyone would need to overclock a Geforce GTX 1080?

    I'm not familiar with the ways of your people, so help me understand.
     
  17. Agrul

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    i think the gtx 1080 has pretty readily reachable gaming limitations if you go crazy enough, especially in 4K. just randomly googling about, this thread is all about a guy finding his gtx 1080 cant run gta v at max settings on a 4K monitor. blender also has gpu compute as a rendering option, and i'm bound to fuck up and make needlessly complex models as i practice. it's nice to have them runnable for as long as possible. the same is true for unity, especially when playing w/ procedural stuff

    using a gpu for non-graphical computing also makes it really easy to run up against its limitations. this is a consideration for unity (which exposes the gpu for non-shader stuff via the DirectCompute API - could use this model realistic fluids in motion or the procedural motion of large armies or whatever) & maybe blender (not sure if blender's physics module can use the gpu, but if so then super relevant), & certainly for pet research projects; taking a hack at writing a branch and bound optimizer that primarily uses the cpu would be a project where gpu speed'd be an extremely scarce resource even, and a 1080'd be on the low end for that kinda testing (a research-grade card would be more appropriate)

    also maybe bitcoin mining? i dont plan to do that, but that were the use case i guess you'd have to compare the electrical cost of the overclock (altho my utilities are included in my rent so i could dodge that) vs the increased rate of revenue

    none of that's essential tho. i am mostly interested in liquid cooling the gpu for the reason i mentioned above to ut - because when i get a 2nd gpu i expect that sitting right on top of one another they will be much harder to keep happy
     
  18. Agrul

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    plus i alrdy have the damn gpu liquid cooler

    ill be fuckin fucked if i ant gonna use it
     
  19. Utumno

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    ways of your people lmao
     
  20. Agrul

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    evga salesperson hath sleepily confirmed dat my unopened gpu cooler will outlast the subterranean humanoid cockroaches that control trump's tweets

    nerdcore infinity plan delta is a go