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Thanks, Ari.

I will check that one out.

I've been considering the 'EK-Kit X360' (60mm thick radiator, 3x120 fans, D5 pump, reservoir, tubing) to cool the 9900K. But, I've heard different opinions at various sites whether that cpu water loop kit would fit on the top of the new version of the Phanteks Evolv X case. So, not sure what I want to do there. I don't want to have to return that to EK if it doesn't fit. There's another EK kit (think it's the P360) w/ a not so thick radiator, but the components are not at the level of the X360.

I'm wondering if just a plain, old AIO cpu cooler could handle a @ 5.0 Ghz OC of the 9900K. And so I'll now be reading reviews of the AIO's... Would be on a Z390 Asus Maximus 'Formula XI' MB, and an EVGA 2080ti (don't know which one to get... not available in quantity yet).

Peripherals (Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, Printers, etc.) / Blue light....
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:18:34 AM »
Over the last 4 months, I have been gaming online a great deal and watching lots of streaming tennis tournaments on my desktop (I have Tennis Channel+ and ESPN3). Within the last month I started getting eye strain with pain and headaches. (In my life I've prob only had 1 or 2 headaches before this)

I began doing some research. That's exactly what the issue was. Excessive exposure to blue light with resulting eye strain and headaches. About a week ago I bought the Blue Light Protect Filter (BLP 45) from 'Eyes PC' (in CA). For the 27" monitor model I think I paid @ $65. It's a high-quality clear acrylic panel that installs easily over my Acer (the top of the filter has a lip that holds it in place on the monitor).

I've had it for about 5-7 days now..... no more headaches nor eye strain....  AWESOME! And I do not work for that company nor do any of my friends or relatives... :)

CPUs, Motherboards, and Overclocking / new Intel CPU's...
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:02:27 AM »

Are you hearing anything about when? 9700K / 9900K or any other very high performers? ...We know the 8700K and the 8086 at this point.

Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling / Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« on: September 15, 2018, 06:55:00 AM »
Would love to see a review comparison of the Reeven Naia 240, Alpha Cool Eisbaer 240, and the EK-MLC Phoenix (much more $)... more web wandering coming up... and if I'm going to hard-OC the new CPU (maybe yes), then a 360 AIO is better?

Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling / Re: water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« on: September 14, 2018, 02:31:47 PM »
Another site felt the EVGA CLC280 cooling is as good for @ $110. Checking other websites...

HardOp review of the Reeven Naia 240... very favorable.

Cases, Power Supplies, and Cooling / water cooling the cpu in new rig...
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:43:49 AM »
EK cpu cooling has what seems to be a quality liquid cpu cooling kit called the EK-MLC-Phoenix. Anyone have knowledge of their products?

Video Cards / Re: Nvidia Announced its Turing-based GPUs
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:04:23 AM »
New article at Anand on the new nVidia video card lineup...

I've promised myself not to buy anything until early Spring/2019... so @ 5-6  months. I'm trying to keep myself calm. No promises.

Rave reviews all over on that Phanteks, including you.... I'm all in.

Still waiting for Intel new cpu's.... and Z390 MB's from Asus ROG...

Oh, I just bought/installed a blue light filter on my monitor... awesome... no more headaches....

I have been checking out the Phanteks cases.

On several sites, there have been quite a few comments about borderline or poor cooling of comments section below video.  (90c on the GPU)... at 9:37 into the review he talks about temps.(Hardware Canucks- Dmitri)

What do you think?

Thanks, Ari.

That Evolv case looks funky and great build options inside there. Plus, it's plain/classic but with understated style...awesome! What I also came across is the Thermaltake Core G21 ATX case...quite nice as well. I remember back in the day I had a Lian Li case, very nice but loads of parts!

Starting my thought process over air versus AIO cooling for CPU... If I went air w/ that Phanteks case, at this point I'd get the Noctua NH-D15, but dang that thing is big/heavy.(needs low profile RAM I think). In AIO liquid coolers, looking at Alpha Cool Eisbaer 240 (no software, runs from bios, and no rgb lights...great), Thermaltake Water 3.0, Arctic Liquid Freezer 240, and a few others...

CPU's not all announced yet, so lacking few months will be interesting w/ details on cpu's and new line of Z390 MB's from Asus...somewhere I saw the listed names: ROG Maximus X1 > Apex/Code/Extreme/Formula/Hero/and Hero WiFi  .....with no details yet on features, etc (that was a few weeks ago). There will be others as well.

Getting ready for the first Patriots game and the USOpen men's singles tennis final as well on later today... can't wait...  :)

I'm just starting to think about a completely new rig and case. As I think I told you, I want to go mid-size on the case if possible, as my Mini-ITX build was too tough and took too long for me to build.

With the components I'm considering, I think 3-6 months out would be when I can do this.

From what I have read up to now......(may or may not be accurate).....By then, the Z390 boards will be available along with the i9-9900K and other cpu's. I've been partial to Asus MB's and will stick to them I believe. The several listed/leaked on various sites such as the ROG MB's (XI) are all ATX form factor at this point I think. Though a bios update can make some of the Z370 boards handle the new cpu's, the Z390 chipset gives more 3.1 usb ports, integrated WiFi/MAC, RST w/Intel PCIe based NVMe SSD's, and a few other features as well. The GPU would be the nVidia 2080-Ti.

Again, it's to be a beast gaming PC, with strong OC'ing potential, very fast storage, and a mid size case (easy to work in but not huge/heavy). I'm VERY happy with my below listed monitor, headset, and speakers. (not going to a 4K monitor...too expensive...have to control myself a bit). I will be getting everything else new, my wife gets the existing machine, and my son gets her's.

I know I'm not well... PC gamer since @1992.... addicted and I know it...

Video Cards / Re: Nvidia Announced its Turing-based GPUs
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:19:11 PM »
Thanks, Ari...

I just found this online also:

" the same time, its possible windows 10 will inactivate your install due to the motherboard being different. On current PC, have a look in settings/update & security/activation
If next to activation it says Windows is activated with a digital license then your licence is currently tied to the motherboard, you can create a MIcrosoft account if you don't have one now by clicking this link - - and then clicking add an account on activation page. If it says Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account, then your account is already linked to licence.

This page shows what you need to do to link old PC to a email address, and what to do on new PC to complete move - troubleshooter may fix it or you may need to contact Microsoft support to move the activation across. If you find you get errors and stuff, making sure your licence is linked to your account now will make it easier when you go to install win 10 again."

Yes, I would be interested in other cases...thanks.

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