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  1. I am finally getting the final pieces for my new build (Ryzen motherboards were backordered forever), and I realize that my brand new Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero only has one usb 2.0 connection on the motherboard itself (along with one 3.0 and one 3.1). Both the Riing Plus Premium fans AND the toughpower DPS G series that I've purchased from Thermaltake require a usb 2.0 connection. Is it abnormal that a high end motherboard only have one of these? Are there any "splitters" or anything that would allow me to plug both into this one port? I know I could get a usb 3.0--->2.0 adaptor but then that means I will not be able to plug in any of my front facing case usb ports. Not the end of the world but not ideal....
  2. I'm making a new WC build and trying to have everything ready to go by the time ryzen launches later this month/early next month. I was planning on using soft tubes (V-tubler 4T) because it seemed easier for a first time and I didn't want to buy all the additional kits and etc needed for hard tubes (though I could be swayed). I notice the fittings that thermaltake sells with soft tube kits are different than the G1/4 fittings sold with all the hard tubes. These come in different shapes as well. Are these https://ttstoreusa.com/product/pacific-12-id-x-34-od-compression-chrome/the only ones I can use with the soft tubes or will the G1/4 work as well? Additionally is there any issue with these fittings on newer waterblocks or are they designed purely for hard tube kits?
  3. Sorry one more question! Does anyone know if any of the brackets that come with thermaltake cpu waterblocks will work on upcoming A4 ryzen chips? If not is the solution as simple as just gitting a different bracket to fit it to the motherboard?
  4. Hey all, I'm wanting to build my first custom WC loop and this seems like a great time to buy since the sale is going on. I have a few questions questions however as I look at what I want to get..... I'm thinking of going soft tubes since it seems a little easier and cheaper for beginners. I really want the new RGB waterblock thermaltake sells but its not included in any of the kits so if I were to buy all the pieces separately I'm looking at: P22-D5 Reservoir/Pump RGB Waterblock Pacific RL240 radiator (I felt like I don't "really" need a 360) Riing Fan 3 pack (I like the newest ones but they're not available right "now" in the store) Coolant V-tubler 4T Fittings This comes out to about $470 in Thermaltake's store, where as their Pacific RL360 kit (which is all the same things except an RL360 and a non rgb waterblock) is $409. I'd obviously save a good bit of money by going with the kit, but lose the ability to customize a few parts. Am I missing something or is there a discount built in for buying the kit? Another question I had is the pumps/reservoirs. What does the "-D5" pump do that the others do not? There is about a $60 premium on those. Also how big of a reservoir do I really need? Really appreciate any advice here, thank you so much!
  5. [Germany] Stefan Ulrich's is one of the most beautiful and clever things I've ever seen. ALL HAIL THE DALEKS
  6. I have been planning my new build for a while, and was going to go with a Core P3 + ATX mobo+ Single GPU + 280 Radiator AIO cooler, etc. It will all fit in the P3 very easily and will be a very nicely laid out and (hopefully clean) build. With the announcement of the new Core P1 though, I realize that I could get a mATX version of the mobo I was considering (Asus Strix z270G) which is essentially identical to the ATX version just ....smaller. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MTXYAB8?ref=emc_b_5_i&th=1 Is there any downside to going with a mATX board? Does the build feel more cramped? Is cable management harder? Heat dissipation worse? The P1 has really thrown me for a loop, I can't decide if I like the idea of a smaller case now or not. Would love any opinions or thoughts, thank you!
  7. Also sorry to hijack this thread, just curious in case anyone who happens to know jumps in here....... There's a P3 tempered glass upgrade kit on the site too, but no link to actually buy it. Anyone know what the situation with this is? If I could get a P3 with tempered glass then I'd be sold. http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002988
  8. EDIT: Sorry I just realized you posted this months ago, my bad! There's a P5 upgrade kit on their site: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002977 and even a video on youtube of how to install it
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