Recent content by rapidshrub

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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Doesn't fit. I have a post with pictures several pages back. I've tried several coolers in this case, look through my posts. I have a Thermalright Silver Arrow 130 installed right now, I've been waiting to post about it until I get my case fans straightened out. In short, its marginally better...
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    Off Topic Show your new toys Topic

    My new cans came in today, Sennheiser HD 58X's. The second picture is my collection. From right to left: Sennheiser HD 58X, Audioquest Nighthawk, AKG K371 I nerd out to any gear so once I discovered HiFi I naturally went overboard. I'm not articulate enough to express my opinions on the...
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    Off Topic Show your new toys Topic

    Your partner picked you up a solid set of headphones. The HD 598/599 (basically the same thing) are great entry level "audiophile" headphones. They're better suited to all types of media than some headphones that cost twice as much. They were my first set of open backs too and boy did I fall...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Thanks for the suggestion and not to derail the thread but my issues run deeper than thermal paste application. I should've also mentioned that I have PBO enabled and my chip just runs hot. I still need to try a updating my BIOS and changing some settings. From my understanding of Ryzen CPU's...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Here they are, NH-U9S in the first picture and the Scythe Choten in the second. I caved and bought a Silver Arrow 130 from FrozenCPU... They don't stock any so I'm expecting a long wait time. I'm seeing temps around 80C with my 3600 and U9S so I'm hoping the larger cooler new cooler will improve...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Update on my CPU cooler woes... The Scythe Choten fits however it blocks the 120/140mm fan slot with my Aorus B450 I, I didn't check clearances with my MSI B450I. Right now I'm eyeing the Thermalright Silver Arrow 130 because I really don't want to use the U9S since it's so commonly used in the...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    Got mine today. As @Reldey said, the shipping from Overclockers to the US is extremely fast. I placed my order Sunday and received it on Wednesday. The Noctua NH-C14S contacts the PSU (sfx) with both my MSI B450I and Aorus B450 I, rotated 180 degrees it hits the rear panel. This cooler might...
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    Closed [US] Velka 5 - Gray

    My desk setup is changing and my computer's going to be visible from all sides now so I'm in need of something a bit tidier. The Velka 5 is in good condition with minimal cosmetic wear. This is from the first batch and has a few build issues that don't affect the outward appearance or use of...
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    Production Lazer3D - LZ XTD - Alternative Designs

    I just pulled the trigger on an all black model with walnut stand and a NH-C14S. Hopefully the C14S doesn't have any compatibility issue with motherboard overhang. My next option will be the Shadow Rock TF2 and then the U9S if I can't find any other viable top-down coolers.
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    What cooler are you using on the 3600? My temps have not been so great with 3600 and Black Ridge set up to exhaust. I'm about to switch the fan to intake to see how that helps my temps. I'm getting temps in the mid 80's in the VK-5 with my setup current setup. I know it isn't the case because...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Don't want to repeat too much information, read back a few pages and look at my posts. The SF600 Platinum comes with individually sleeved cables while the others don't
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    The VK-5 is cramped... After spending some time with mine I recommend individually sleeved cables. So unless you plan on getting custom cables you should really consider spending a little extra cash and getting the SF600 Platinum. I also recommend avoiding 2.5" drives altogether so that you...
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    Off Topic Show your new toys Topic

    Barbell rack installed at the expense of my VK-5 build. Hopefully I'll get to finish my build tomorrow. The gym is still a work in progress but I had to do something about the barbells laying everywhere.
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Got a little time to play with the case before heading out. The Black Ridge and the Wraith Stealth (shroud removed) both fit the VK-5. On another note. I bought MX-4 (what I'm currently blaming) to save some money and after 2-3 weeks of light use the CPU was welded to the heatsink and they...
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    Production Velka series cases for ultra compact and portable desktops

    Gigabyte Aorus B450i. I briefly commented on the fitment in the HSLP-48 thread. The heatpipes just touch the backplate on the EVGA 2080 which has a lower profile backplate. With my Gigabyte Vega 64 the heatpipes actually push against the backplate so much so that it takes a little force to line...