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post #8026 of 9269
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Originally Posted by tool462 View Post

 

Mmmm water.

 

Please don't use a Corsair H50 and tell me your computer is "water cooled" though ;)

It's still water cooling! The H100 series competes very well with custom water cooling, so I don't see the need to belittle commercial offerings like that :p

post #8027 of 9269
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Originally Posted by Nebby View Post

It's still water cooling! The H100 series competes very well with custom water cooling, so I don't see the need to belittle commercial offerings like that :p

You sir, are very funny. All-in-one cooling cannot compete with a good custom built loop.

 

I do agree it's still water cooling, but one is just all-in-one water cooling while the other is custom. :D


Edited by HybridCore - 3/11/13 at 12:28pm
post #8028 of 9269
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Originally Posted by Nebby View Post

It's still water cooling! The H100 series competes very well with custom water cooling, so I don't see the need to belittle commercial offerings like that :p

The H100, et al don't cool your GPU, etc. They also don't look nearly as cool.

post #8029 of 9269
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

You sir, are very funny. All-in-one cooling cannot compete with a good custom built loop.

 

I do agree it's still water cooling, but one is just all-in-one water cooling while the other is custom. :D

Sure, in absolute terms a custom loop will perform better but the H100 compares well especially for the price.

 

 

 
Tangster: you're right, I totally missed the fact he was talking about cooling his gfx card.
 
As for looks yeah, a custom setup looks much nicer but maybe it's just me but I've moved on to a simple setup that is powerful and quiet. I treat my desktop much more like a workstation than a gaming pc now... tongue_smile.gif

Edited by Nebby - 3/11/13 at 1:11pm
post #8030 of 9269
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Originally Posted by Nebby View Post

It's still water cooling! The H100 series competes very well with custom water cooling, so I don't see the need to belittle commercial offerings like that :p

 

Competes very well with high end air for twice the price ;)

 

 

I come from the "good old days" of watercooling, which is not very long ago.  We used to use pond pumps and Bonneville heater cores and you used to NEED water to reach a good 24/7 stable overclock.  

 

Biggest thing that gets me is when I used to sell a lot of "custom watercooled rigs" on CraigsList and then those AIO's started being popular and people that didn't know what they were actually getting (90%) didn't want my well built and high quality stuff anymore :p

post #8031 of 9269

Yeah, I remember building my first watercooling system with a swiftech block and a heater core. Those were fun times with the 300A.

 

For what it's worth, the folks that don't know the difference between a custom wc rig and an all in one probably wouldn't benefit all that much from the improved cooling in the custom unit.


Edited by Nebby - 3/12/13 at 2:47pm
post #8032 of 9269

My desktop setup...

 

 

 

 

Antec 900 Case

Intel 3770k CPU overclocked to 4.4GHz

16 GB RAM

ASRock Extreme 6 motherboard

AMD Firepro v4900 workstation video card

2 x 128 GB Crucial M4 SSD drives

2 x 1 TB Western Digital Caviar Black drives

1 x 2 TB Western Digital Caviar Black drive

Dell U2711 27" Monitor

Dell 2408WFP 24" Monitor

Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet

 

Audio:

iTunes/Foobar ALAC files via USB to

Wadia 151 PowerDAC mini  DAC/Amp combo

Dynaudio Excite x12 monitors

Blue Jeans speaker cable

post #8033 of 9269
Shelden N, what do you think of that Wadia 151? I was thinking of pairing that with a pair of KEF Q300s for a PC sound system like yours.

EDIT: And now I've researched your speakers a bit and I'd love to hear impressions on those as well! (Ahh budget inflation)
Edited by Uberbob102000 - 3/12/13 at 6:32pm
post #8034 of 9269

I really, really like both items. I'm upgrading from a Beresford/Virtue Audio/Usher S-520 setup that I really liked and used for several years for desktop music.  The Wadia 151 was a nice improvement, the Ushers really sang with it. The Dyn's throw up an amazing soundstage though, and really have a great vocal clarity and sense of space. They're probably not 3x better than the Ushers (price comparison) but they are definitely a great set of speakers. I had a severe case of upgrade-itis and some spending money, and so far I've been really pleased with the sound. :)
 

post #8035 of 9269
I have the same desk, but with a second section leading from the left to a rounded storage area. I like the left section to hold my headphone gear and assorted other stuff. Lemme see if I can dig up an old pic.

Here it is.. from about 4 years ago.

headphonerig.jpg
post #8036 of 9269

Nice, cool setup!

post #8037 of 9269
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

I have the same desk, but with a second section leading from the left to a rounded storage area. I like the left section to hold my headphone gear and assorted other stuff. Lemme see if I can dig up an old pic.

Here it is.. from about 4 years ago.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

headphonerig.jpg

 

 

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I really want that desk now. Its so hard for me to find a desk with a keyboard tray that can hold both my mouse and keyboard for resonably priced since I like massive micepads. Mind letting me know if that particular one is still in production?

post #8038 of 9269
It is not, as far as I'm aware. I got it about... 10-11 years ago from OfficeMax, I think. Would be surprised if it's still made.
post #8039 of 9269

Yes, mine was an OfficeMax purchase about 8 years ago as well. It's really nice and functional, but not exactly the best build quality.

post #8040 of 9269

Something more recent.....

 

Whats new since my last post?

The Playbook, New Massage/Computer chair in Ferrari Red, Beyer Hybrids, PB2, Viao Pocket, AT-HA20 & Trackpad.

 

 

 

 

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