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TulsaGeoff

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#789713 My name is RAGE

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 11 December 2017 - 03:55 PM

Hey and welcome. I've seen you on Silent or HC. Good to see you on the forums.




#789066 Convert

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 06 December 2017 - 06:03 PM

Nice, I'm a environmental engineer and something like this may come in handy from time to time. Typically I use https://www.aqua-calc.com/ but this will be a nice little addition to my toolkit. Thanks!




#789061 WATCH NOW: CHEEP HEEP GETTING RACKED VIDEO COMPALITION

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 06 December 2017 - 05:26 PM

Nice video, a soon to be ET classic film 10/10!




#788947 Finally Back - TulsaGeoff's New Rig

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 06 December 2017 - 04:30 AM

Looks good! We are almost system-twins lol. I'm a fan of the RGB just because I can set it to a color I want and not have to buy new crap to match when I upgrade :lol:

 

AIO isn't so bad these days, It helps when the case is designed for dual rads though. The self-assembled watercooling really shines on the graphics cards more nowadays anyway, and in regards to looks, but the AIOs have come a long way IMO.

 

I like the tempered glass side-panel trend, less scratch-prone. A lot of people don't like venting the rad exhaust into the case, but its only a few degrees above ambient, you won't notice any performance issues I bet. I have had to do that on a few builds and it was negligible at best.

 

You need a new monitor lol, that poor 1080ti wants to flex its muscles.

 

Oh for et if you haven't got it up and running yet, if it acts up there are a few settings you might need to tweak that weren't around back in the day, or I don't recall needing... I will try to remember what they were but these guys would be more useful than I :lol:

 

I'm finally on my new monitor! It's a ASUS P279Q. The change from 60hz to 165hz (or 144hz) is quite something on ET. THe old monitor had to be close to 10 years old. ET was producing a an intermittent half second lag/tick every few seconds. Compatibility mode nor anything else would seem to fix it. I resolved the issue by installing the native 2.6b ET from https://fearless-ass...26b-full-setup/ and not dragging in all of my old ETmain files.

 

I actually haven't installed the side yet as I was waiting for 2 more 140's for the back of the radiator and now it actually moves a lot of air thus creating a positive pressure environment. Its been running NiceHash so I didn't want to subject it to excess heat. The new fans dropped the GPU temps by about 5 degrees without changing the GPU fan setting. There was also a 2TB WD Black HD deal on Black Friday on Amazon for $80 so I have a storage drive in it now. I have a 500gb 840 Samsung SSD in a cheap laptop that I'm wanting to pull and stick it on the visible SSD mount :) We will see...

 

Everything runs fairly cool and has been extremely stable. No issues getting my non-samsung memory running on its XMP profile. I opted for this ram since it was 3200 (F4-3200C16D-16GTZR) for $160 and didn't want to pay an extra $100 for the Samsung modules.  

 


#787786 2017 - Donations - Post in this topic once you donate

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 27 November 2017 - 10:38 AM

Donated $50. Thanks!   Transaction ID: 95J37553FJ945342M


#787654 Finally Back - TulsaGeoff's New Rig

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 25 November 2017 - 08:10 PM

holy shit, now my gtx 970 and i7-6700k look sad compared to this

 

I hope you intend to play more games than just ET with this lol

 

Ha, yours is still a beast. ET had to be the first game since I know the buttons already :lol: .

 

Good time to get some new games, there are good deals all over gaming platforms: Ubisoft has "Black Friday" sale going on with additional discount with Uplay points, Steam runs its annual Autumn Sale.

If you had a copy of Crysis (the first one) you could see if your new PC can manage this relic;) (hint Toms Hardware already tested it).

 

About the rig too, it looks cool, does it run too?

I know exactly how little installation jobs could take half a day, my Corsair H100 had 1 screw hole misplaced with my Corsair r500 case, it was about 0,5mm misplacement between 2 holes but took half a day to get it working finally. Not to mention the installation process of the 12cm AIO of the Fury X. Should take 15 min but in reality takes at least 10x more.

 

Maybe try to take a short movie clip(even with your mobile phone) from the light work of the LEDs, should be easier to capture than with photo camera.

 

Hmmm. I'll have to look for some (especially the FA hosted games). I had to hop on to some ET for my first en-devour. Had a chance to get owned by raider and all the other people that were good years ago. I have Fortnite downloaded, but Pug G has been keeping my busy.

 

That's funny about Cysis. I'd like to try that. Pub G seems to be the modern day optimized equivalent.  I'm currently using streamer Shroud's settings which of course are comp based rather than full detail. It runs 130-140 FPS with AA and textures on high and everything else on very low/low. Fedex tried to deliver the new Asus ROG 27" 144/165hz G-sync IPS panel monitor but I missed this watching football... We shall see soon if 1440p flexes it.

 

I'll try and get a RGB video for you tomorrow homey. I wasn't going to keep flooding my own post unless someone asked.

 

Welcome back.

Thanks man. Glad to see so many people like yourself still around!

 

Dat beautiful RGB and Strix. Been watching Linus Tech Tips?

Next step is to ditch the AIO and get an EK waterblock and some hard line, maybe with some pastel or UV fluid. 

 

Been curious about that Enthoo Pro for awhile, but I wasn't sure about the grill on the front panel. Your picture puts it in a different perspective than the stock images. (I always thought it was convex rather than concave)
Might have to pick one of those up for my next build. Was going to go with Inwin or Lian Li and take the dremel to it for watercooling, but this looks much easier and cheaper.

 

Very nice rig! Good to have you back as well

 

I may when the AIO inevitably dies. This thing runs surprising cool through (see pic below). The processor is not delidded and just took a pic of the OC at the voltage and it will run at this temperature. It's running NiceHash at full load. The mining on only running on the 6 physical cores (not the virtual HT threads) and with some room for the GPU to run at full potential so its showing than 50% at pretty much a "full" load. The computer can help for some of itself...

 

I still cut off some of the removable radiator bracket on the top so that I could run the water lines up through the top rather than across the memory. I only went with the AIO because I didn't want a massive heatsink blocking the ram and everything else. My old PC had a custom loop. I posted a video of it here awhile back. This was before people were hard-lining the lines. ;)  https://fearless-ass...uilt-the-i7-pc/

 

My previous build that was about 10 years ago was a modified Lian Li case. They are definitely quality. This cheap case was so much easier to work with. Given a has changed in the market.  NZXT or Corsair would have been my next choices. I was about to go with the new NZXT H700i but read the horror stories online about the CAM software with the "smart" functionality. So far, the CAM software works fine for the AIO control without interfering with the ASUS software. The case is definitely cheaper feeling as it does have some plastic unlike a Lian Li, but I really like the case and its not noticeable looking at it. I also thought it was much better looking than what I saw online.

 

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#787070 Finally Back - TulsaGeoff's New Rig

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 19 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Here's a couple of build pictures. I'm on it right now. Still haven't gamed but find all my old ET profile and key. Even though it was fairly straight forward it took forever to build since it and get it running. Supid things like figuring out the AIO cooler connections. A custom loop would have much better but I didn't want to wait any longer and research and pay for all that stuff in addition. Not to mention the significant increase in cost. This thing is kinda rinky dink but in reality it should work fine...

 

The NVMe M.2 install was a pain... The first time my computer started it did boot and I went into the bios to check everything, but then upon reboot, nothing. No CMOS resets or anything seemed to clear it. Then figured out I had to hold the CMOS clear and finally got back to square one. Then had to boot in a special mode etc... After that everything installed as expected.

 

1080TI compared to the old 570GTX :) Its ridiculous how large this card is.

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140mm fans as the air intake pushing through the  radiator. I wanted to put this up top as an exhaust but no matter how I configured it, it was going to look like shit with not being able to cut the hoses. Spent a couple hours looking at ways to accomplish this including dremel hack work, but it ended up in front for cosmetic reasons.

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Here's a picture after wire management.

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The backside isn't so pretty. =/

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Side angle with the front plate on.

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This light pic doesn't come close to do doing the lights justice. This is with a flash in a well lit room... It's all syncronized to fade through colors and has some other cool effects thanks to ASUS's Aura software. I'll take some picture and or videos later. I really thought it may be kinda fruity in concept but it turned out to be awesome. The RGB ram is beautiful.

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#786990 Finally Back - TulsaGeoff's New Rig

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 18 November 2017 - 05:28 PM

I finally had a chance to box up the old Xbox and get back to the PC master race after what has had to be 5-6 years. I saw that Xfire was no longer around and no one uses Ventrillo any more haha... =/

 

Well here's a picture of what came today (and over the past month and a half). Assuming all go well, I'll see you all in ET and several of the other servers soon.

 

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#785652 Black Friday Prices on Logitec at Best Buy Now: G403 Prodigy Mouse $40,...

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 08 November 2017 - 04:31 AM

I just bought an extra G502 for $30 and thought others may be interested.

 

Best Buy.com has select Logitech Gaming Accessories on sale listed below. Shipping is free, otherwise, select free in-store pickup as an alternative option. Thanks Slickdeals.net

Note, availability for in-store pickup may vary depending on location.




#784956 New mouse - I can't decide

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 03 November 2017 - 02:07 AM

Yes i have thé same g502. , Really good Mouse.

 Same here as well. I like it a lot and was an easy move from a g5/g500's. I seem to have to replace them every 2 years or so. I bring mine to work when I'm in my busiest time of the year. Macros and key binding comes in handy.




#781241 Who joined us @2008 and is still active?

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 06 October 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm still around, but have been without a gaming PC for the past several. I should be building something soon and replacing this nearly decade old i7 920 rig that has seen better days :unsure:

 

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Makes me happy that you all have kept this clan alive and well. Can't wait to see you all on the battlefield.




#775163 What do you think about e-cigarrets

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 23 August 2017 - 02:27 AM

Been vaping several years now after smoking for almost ten years. It was an instant transition and I never looked back to smokes. It's expensive but I buy coils in bulk from http://vape.deals/

 

Nicotine isn't good for you, nor is anything other than clean air in your lungs, but I feel its the lesser of the evils. Not to mention the lack of smoke smell. I vape 6mg currently and its plenty strong.




#772101 New PC who dis?

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 30 July 2017 - 04:28 PM

Looks good. Nice work.




#766773 Cappy's Intro

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 17 June 2017 - 05:50 AM

Hey long time bro =)




#719330 Return to Castle Wolfenstein $2.50 via Amazon.com

Posted by TulsaGeoff on 29 August 2016 - 03:08 PM

Hey guys, I saw this on www.slickdeals.net and I thought I'd share in case anyone wanted to get RTCW for cheap. Still waiting to get a gaming PC...

 

Amazon.com has various PC Digital Downloads on sale for $2.50 each.
 

Note, games will require a free Steam account to play/activate