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Got me some new hardware
« on: February 10, 2016, 09:47:27 AM »
Finally entered the realms of real PC gaming, no more of this gaming laptop nonsense. Hadn't build a gaming machine in about 15 years; graphics cards got really fucking big!




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Re: Got me some new hardware
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 10:30:12 AM »
Looks funky!
It's always fun to build a new computer (if you have the time).

What's the display at the top, if I may ask?

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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 10:55:56 AM »
What's the display at the top, if I may ask?

It's a fan controller, will speed up or slow down the fans based on the temperature, or you can manually override it. Seems to work okay, when I was running some GPU benchmarks last night I noticed it speeding the fans up as the temp went up then slowing them down again after.

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2016, 11:07:33 AM »
Excellent stuff Joe, the joy of building a new rig!! Love it  :P

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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016, 11:27:42 AM »
Excellent stuff Joe, the joy of building a new rig!! Love it  :P

Now I just need some time for the joy of Assetto Corsa! I booted it up yesterday and fully maxed out the graphics settings to give it a go. Was getting fps dips into the mid 50's at spa which surprised me as I get a pretty constant 70fps on witcher 3 which is known for being GPU intensive.

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Re: Got me some new hardware
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016, 03:15:09 PM »
I see the "the little hand of a helper" too, should be easy to do one day before his nap!
Looks like a winner kit.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2016, 04:51:02 PM »
Don't forget your CPU thermal paste is all I'll say.  Oh, and also makes sure you don't have all the fans blowing into the case - you need some blowing and some sucking, just like.....

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 06:39:54 PM »
Excellent stuff Joe, the joy of building a new rig!! Love it  :P

Now I just need some time for the joy of Assetto Corsa! I booted it up yesterday and fully maxed out the graphics settings to give it a go. Was getting fps dips into the mid 50's at spa which surprised me as I get a pretty constant 70fps on witcher 3 which is known for being GPU intensive.
Looking good! It's probably still worth tweaking reflections, which give a FPS hit.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2016, 11:50:58 PM »
Don't forget your CPU thermal paste is all I'll say.  Oh, and also makes sure you don't have all the fans blowing into the case - you need some blowing and some sucking, just like.....

The missing word is Marty, right?

Front and side fans are sucking, rear fan blowing. The heatsink had thermal paste pre-applied so just using that for now and temps seems pretty good. I made a layout for my keyboard LCD to give me temp data on CPU and GPU as well as FPS and a few other things.

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Re: Got me some new hardware
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2016, 11:52:27 PM »
Excellent stuff Joe, the joy of building a new rig!! Love it  :P

Now I just need some time for the joy of Assetto Corsa! I booted it up yesterday and fully maxed out the graphics settings to give it a go. Was getting fps dips into the mid 50's at spa which surprised me as I get a pretty constant 70fps on witcher 3 which is known for being GPU intensive.
Looking good! It's probably still worth tweaking reflections, which give a FPS hit.

Cheers Wally, I'll tweak a few things once I get a chance to set my wheel up. The other night I gave it a try with the xbox controller and stopped playing pretty quickly as it sucks.

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2016, 11:54:42 PM »
I see the "the little hand of a helper" too, should be easy to do one day before his nap!
Looks like a winner kit.

The tiny hand was my three year old, she was pretty interested in it all. I started the build when she was still up but didn't get very far as she kept trying to touch everything!

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 06:58:18 AM »
I just thought that Joe had unusually small hands.  Good for laptop gaming.

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2016, 08:28:48 AM »
I see the "the little hand of a helper" too, should be easy to do one day before his nap!
Looks like a winner kit.

The tiny hand was my three year old, she was pretty interested in it all. I started the build when she was still up but didn't get very far as she kept trying to touch everything!

It is fun, I know have 4 sets of those little hands to help! (To be truthfull, I enjoying showing them as much as I can, as long as it safe and their mums approve :) )   I said "him" as i didn't want to use "it", can't help me, I'm a boy!
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Re: Got me some new hardware
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2016, 09:39:36 AM »
I just thought that Joe had unusually small hands.  Good for laptop gaming.

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Re: Got me some new hardware
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2016, 10:10:09 AM »
All I can say is that I have long arms!