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  1. battlefield_gir

    Build/Guidance: Project Shoebox. Mini/Micro ITX

    Thanks the suggestion saved a bunch of money going for the evo. The last bit of the buzzle is a 650+ watt psu with modular/flat cables possibly available with a short length variant available. I'm a stickler for clutter free internals and its going to be a challenge in this one. Any suggestions ​​settled on the CPU cooler albeit now im back to debating my self on the 5820k, 6700k and the 6600k..... Does hyperthreading really help that much...
  2. battlefield_gir

    Build/Guidance: Project Shoebox. Mini/Micro ITX

    This is how it is shaping up. quick question about the 5820k, is the memory controller able to manage 4+ sticks of ddr4 3200 ram as well as the newer processers just trying to sus out cheaper prices and refine part list. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor (€397.68 @ Mindfactory) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€79.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Motherboard: Asus X99-M WS Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard (€288.00) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (€137.84 @ Mindfactory) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€232.85 @ Mindfactory) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (€362.57 @ Mindfactory) Case: Silverstone SG10B MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€116.43 @ Amazon Deutschland) Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€109.90 @ Caseking) Case Fan: Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (€13.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (€264.71 @ Mindfactory) Total: €2003.78 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 19:23 CET+0100
  3. battlefield_gir

    Build/Guidance: Project Shoebox. Mini/Micro ITX

    Thanks for all the input. ​Still agonising over cases. My needs are.... specific... I like simple airflow, in a tight space, I believe the best way to do this is with a big 150-180mm on the front, lots of exhaust vents on the sides and top and a 120mm rear exhaust, decent positive airflow with air filters as cleaning out the fins is a total hassle. I am indifferent on space for a second graphics card but it would be nice. can accommodate a full length graphics card, CPU cooler and psu. I have no need for dvd drive bays as I have a usb external for my lappy (no optical drive). additionally I really like shuttle formfactor but these are seemingly now all for mini itx... http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=345&area=en Also giving serious thought to the linked case above, pretty and functional. ​ ​this looks promising. can probably figure out how to make the front panel a little more attractive.
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    Build/Guidance: Project Shoebox. Mini/Micro ITX

    excellent reply thank you, any benefit for going wit the skylake processors or nah? I know future proofing is silly but is it going to be like a socket 478 or 775 that is supported for a while or not really. Got no problems using second hand hardware just a matter of sourcing it. Thoughts on this case... its ugly as sin but its small and has what appears to be excellent airflow just unsure if it will fit full length graphics cards in it. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/carbide-series-air-240-high-airflow-micro-atx-and-mini-itx-pc-case And when did people start using m.2 for desktop hard drives... does the sata ssd give a noticeable dip in gaming performance or just when you are doing bulkh file copy. additionally i really like mushkin ram... but its hard to find
  5. Build Help/Ready: Not built a pc in the last 8 years and my god so much has changed when you don't have any exposure to desktop gaming over that period. Consequently I am a little out of my depth on trends and tech so I decided to come to reddit for help. Looking to build a pocket rocket... a nice small form factor that packs a wicked punch. Intend to game and crunch some graphics ( big panoramas consisting of 40+ shots and HDR) as well as of course large CAD assemblies. If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, FPS, game settings) Planning to run a 4k screen and TV ( when I move in to a new place). The photography and graphic work is important to me and I have been spoiled with an exceptionally high ppi from my work laptop and hoping for a similar experience on desktop. was thinking one of the 4k dell offerings. Budget... not really limited but I of course want to get the best bargain in Europe/UK This is what I have drafted up so far. I am a keen over clocker so leaning towards componets with good overclocking headroom. still deciding between mini and micro ITX and still searching for a smaller case. I am unsure on what video card to go for and of course if you think of a better and cheaper build please don't hold back. I plan on keeping this pc for a very long time just like the last one. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor (€617.84 @ Mindfactory) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (€102.12 @ Mindfactory) Motherboard: Asus X99-M WS Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard (€288.00) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€167.84 @ Mindfactory) Case: Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV MicroATX Mini Tower Case (€119.65 @ Mindfactory) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Total: €1295.45 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 21:35 CET+0100
  6. battlefield_gir

    So what did I miss?

    What happened to atomic or did the forums die a bit when the magazine got swallowed up? truth betold i couldnt remember the password so I just reset it as I have access to the origional email still. Ill bei sing you guys at syd meets when I get back.
  7. battlefield_gir

    What's on your mind?

    This thread is still going.... cool!
  8. battlefield_gir

    So what did I miss?

    I know I have been gone a long time, but got linked to the forums looking for some technical support advice about my laptop and got hit by a massive wave of nostalgia seeing posts of users i remember over 10 years ago. ​What can I tell you? My spelling is still shit. I have been busy ( academically) and now that I am set to graduate again and intend to move back to Aus when circumstances allow. ​Are atomic meets still a thing? ​What major events have I missed in Atomic history etc?
  9. battlefield_gir

    Engineering Porn

    slow clap
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    Engineering Porn

    This video chronicles the dis-assembly, re-engineering and modernization of Alcoa's largest forging press in North America. the 50,000-ton die-forging press in the video is among the largest fabrication tools in the world. It was designed and built for the U.S. Air Force by the Mesta Machine Company, after the yanks discovered a 30,000-ton press used by the Germans in World War II as part of the manufacturing backbone of the war effort (later acquired by the Soviet Union). By 1950, the Americans Heavy Press Program was mature enough to establish a self-sustaining industrial base. capable of producing massively large forgings and extrusions for the United States advancing thier production ability furrhting the development of civil and military engineering capability's. The 50,000-ton Mesta press was one of the first built under this program between 1952 and 1955. It has been dominant in commercial aircraft development as well as advanced military aircraft and aerospace programs.
  11. I feel like all the good chemistry jokes nowadays argon.
  12. i was in the library trying to write my dissertation today found my self procrastinationg, I had a constructive thought. Documentary or dramatization of science is something not really covered in film. But if one were to pursue such a project what would it be. I got the idea during a viewing of Donnie darko where Gretchin tells of her assigned work "Greatest invention ever to benefit mankind.". One of the books i hold dearest is Microbe Hunters, by Paul de Kruif which tells the the stories of the heroes of microbiology their personalities, eccentricities, and life stories of these hero including Leeuwenhoek, Pasteur, Koch, Metchnikoff, Bruce, Reed, and Erlich and others. Microbe Hunters for me ( aged 10 or 12 upon first read ) provided a way to experience the amazement and revere of an earlier age, when discoveries were rare, cures and scientific accomplishment still marvelous, and what hope there was for the future, something sadly absent amongst much to today younger generations. Do you think that this would be a worth while story to tell or do you think that i make more of a connection with it given my family small and contribution to Australian and international medical and biological research What I would like to know is what story would you like to see and how it would be interpreted and told though film in the way you think would do it justice.
  13. battlefield_gir

    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    Niceness dude. Tempted to get set up for street, but only just got myself all setup for offroad skateboarding If you want to sell the leftover deck, make a thread in Trademart and let me know - Currently sourcing one for a 2-stroke engine project I got going Dont't think you want to pay the shipping from the uk :P
  14. battlefield_gir

    how much would you spend on a sound system?

    Savin for some of these! £600 :/
  15. battlefield_gir

    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    the deck at the bottom