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    dO_ob reacted to saywhut in Thermaltake Urban S31 Snow Edition - New build   
    Built my machine not too long ago.
    Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97
    Intel Core i7-4790K
    AMD Radeon R9 290
    32GB DDR3 1600 Kingston HyperX
    256GB Crucial SSD 2TB Western Digital drive Thermaltake Urban S31 Snow Edition Case
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W PSU
    Thermaltake NIC C5
    Thermaltake Commander FX fan hub
    Thermaltake Lumia Fans:
    - 3 120mm blue fans (front and rear)
    - 2 120mm red fans on the NIC C5
    - 2 140mm blue fans on top
    What y'all think?  Need more lights? 

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    dO_ob got a reaction from DJMACRAE in Core V21 Build 2015   
    Looks like a nice AMD system! cant wait to see some pics
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    dO_ob reacted to Tt Andy in insane cases and a great CES 2015   
    Welcome to the forums DJMACRAE,
    Thanks for your support, recently we've been heading in a different direction and wanted to eliminate various restrictions for our users when building
    We are glad that you liked what we came up with! 
    BTW that's a great idea with the Core V21, ill pass it to our team
    P.S if you have time feel free to post up your build, i know the community would love to see it
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    dO_ob reacted to DJMACRAE in insane cases and a great CES 2015   
    After checking out all the CES 2015 vids on youtube, I got excited when the new CORE series was debuted, I was blown away, here at long last was a producer taking what we all want to the extreme, I was that impressed I ordered a V21 after looking at thermaltakes webiste, I had been looking at HTPC's but for the money they were bad value, and very few features, for the money I paid ( just £50 ) the core V21 just about has it all, the only thing I would like is a front bay so i can fit a fan controller and a card reader expansion, I did think about the X2 which has that very feature, but it was just a bit too big, and isnt available in the UK yet, so thermaltake, if your reading, make a kit so we can fit a bay to our V21's please, thanks, or im gonna get my dremel out and mod one, lol, but the main reason I ordered the V21 was the very fact you have the case any way you want, ALL 4 panels can be changed, and thats a world first, for my knowledge.
    Anyway, I wish to congatulate the team behind CES 2015, it just showed what great products this company has, as I said, the cases were insane, and the possibilites almost endless,  and the main reason is this certification, again, blowing away what we have expected from the market...
    Another great vid showing off the cases and most of the other product line ups,
    Great show Thermaltake, heres to a great 2015.
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    dO_ob got a reaction from ThermalMike in Toughpower Grand Platinum 850W, 1050W and 1200W   
    Nice review ! i actually prefer the black grill compared to the gold
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    dO_ob got a reaction from HappyBuddhaman in Merry Christmas / Happy New Year.   
    Happy Christmas!! 
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    dO_ob reacted to CareFactorOver9000 in What PC parts did Santa bring your this Christmas?   
    If by Santa u mean myself then he brought me GTX 980.
    I guess he knows I've been good.
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    dO_ob got a reaction from generic cialis in 3dMark is 50% off on steam!!   
    3dmark is 50% off on steam!! time to bench our rigs!!
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    dO_ob got a reaction from Tte Martin in Chassi recommendation   
    I do love the Strom Scout 2 adv's appearance apart from the internal chassis being quite old and only 7 expansion slots, and if you are going to put a radiator in it you can only choose 120mm which is quite a shame, i would suggest the Core V51 or Core V41 its packed with so much radiator mounting variations and you can take all the drive bays out which will help with dual + card setups
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    dO_ob reacted to Renegade in Thermaltake V71 Fire Honeycomb mod   
    I've re-modified this post to be more official. We are away! 
    I've kept this under wraps for a little while, but now is a better time as any to get this going. It'll help me kick myself into gear to get it across the finish.          Meet my mascot - Tina the stuffed Alpaca. Tina approves of the V71.     Worklog   First off - I stripped the case. Top panel. Front Panel. Side panels. I stripped it down 'till it was #### naked. This is an easy process with the V71.   And now, the hard work begins.    I grabbed the case front panel and very patiently (which may or may not have had excessive amounts of cursing) began prying the front mesh away from the front plastic.                  I am by no means a handyman. But I love to learn, and I love to do things as best as I can.    I reached a point where I had no choice but to dremel two of the centre mesh metal clips. Several thousand more curse-words later - I did succeed in separating the two.     If you're wanting to do this at home, I recommend a pair of long nosed pliers, a thin towel/fabric and patience. Don't resort to the dremel like I did. I felt like Jeremy Clarkson after with a chainsaw.      I decided that because the colour of choice was necessary to be bright as possible, I had this notion in my head that a white primer was best.    After a lot of cleaning, de-dusting, de-oiling with some light metho - the primer was applied.    I've been told there are grey primers that may have been better than what I had chosen - nonetheless I went ahead and primed:                 (I note that the above images is over two days. We had some nice hot days in Sydney, Australia during this process which really helped.    I also had some modder's mesh lying around for a different case mod and I decided to test the bonding between the paint and the primer.      This turned out to me mostly good, however I noticed that the paint did take a lot longer to dry.  I've been told that primers and paints can have different chemical mixtures and can sometimes have issues sticking to each other. Anyone else have this experience?   Unfortunately, Sydney Australia was hit with a huge number of storms and this delayed more painting greatly. There were a couple of great sunny weekends to do more painting, but we were either reluctant for fear of more whacky weather, but also the fear that the paint wouldn't correctly stick and we monitored the modder's mesh test closely.    I've managed to get the first coat of red onto the front. It will DEFINITELY need some sanding to get the coats right, but it's a labour of love as I'm sure many of you know.    But the red was a good choice.       The reason for such a bright red is because I want the end result to have two very different looks.  By day - it will have layers of red and black all compiled together. The mesh will be staying unpainted and as-is. The red honeycomb will peek through the mesh exactly like this:     And by night? -Well - that's something I'll have to show when I have the parts. (Still on the hunt for CPU cooling, GPU, SSD, Fans, 3mm LED's and many other little items to add - Saving in November with Xmas around the corner is just - INSANE!)   Just in case I drop the ball on the painting, I'm ordering a second front and top panel (with thanks to this forum for directing me there. Thank you guys).   I'm also calling up some friends who are handy with a soldering iron to help me out further. As soon as my funds come through, I'll be investing in some more paint and some tools to commence dismantling my PSU.   
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    dO_ob reacted to Tt Andy in Build Themes   
    never done a theme before but will maybe in the future, actually OK here is my alien mod since its impossible to fix the tubes and looks quite ugly

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    dO_ob reacted to CyberDustin777 in Build Themes   
    My current rig is going to be a Thermaltake / AMD build if I can get more money saved up for it.  
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    dO_ob reacted to Technical in Case Fans   
    Thanks Tt Andy and thank you d0_ob as well, you guys are awesome!
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    dO_ob got a reaction from Technical in Case Fans   
    Depending if you want ones with LED or non LED but i would strongly suggest Luna fans, they come with Anti vibration mounting and have awesome airflow
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    dO_ob reacted to Technical in Case Fans   
    Yea I defientely want ones with LED. Those fans look really nice and those would be perfect for the bottom. Thanks a lot for the help!
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    dO_ob reacted to Tt Vincent in Toughpower Owners Club   
    Thermaltake offers a complete line of 80Plus Gold power supply — Toughpower DPS G, Toughpower Grand, and Toughpower series.

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    dO_ob reacted to Tt-Van in How do you clean your PC?   
    Thank you for reminding me that i need more lemon Pledge,  it does work on everything.
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    dO_ob got a reaction from Tt-Van in How do you keep you cables organized?   
    i shove it behind the motherboard also, as long as i cant see it through the window its fine
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    dO_ob got a reaction from Tt-Van in How do you clean your PC?   
    pledge !!!
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    dO_ob got a reaction from Tt Andy in How do you keep you cables organized?   
    i shove it behind the motherboard also, as long as i cant see it through the window its fine
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    dO_ob reacted to McBludgin in Do you think efficiency is important for a power supply?   
    Does that mean you can buy a bronze 750w which performs close to a platinum 600w?
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    dO_ob reacted to LetsGetIt1220 in Do you think efficiency is important for a power supply?   
    PSU is very important, but efficiency is not the only fact, I have seen PSUs with an 80 PLUS rating but have horrible wattage control, so while the 80 PLUS efficiency is definitely something to get, it is not the only thing to consider. 

    With that being said I currently own 3x PSUs :

    Thermaltake DPS G 650W - 80 PLUS Gold
    Corsair AX 760 - 80 PLUs Platinum
    SuperFlower 450W - 80 PLUs Gold

    The other thing is people also need to be better informed about the wattage their system uses, a lot of people go way overkill when it comes to PSU. My 450W can run an overclocked 4770K on a Z97 board with a GTX 770 alongside it and while it is pushing it to its very boundaries, I have ran it as such for weeks straight with no worries! 
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    dO_ob reacted to ThermalMike in Do you think efficiency is important for a power supply?   
    I see a lot of Platinum in my future
    Currently running Gold atm
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    dO_ob reacted to HappyBuddhaman in Do you think efficiency is important for a power supply?   
    Not really, if you have a PC that is pulling, say 300 watts at full load, your platinum 600w PSU will pull say 320 watts from your wall, where at your bronze 750w will most likely pull 360, doesn't really matter what your max wattage is when it comes to pulling what it needs in terms of power.  Plus, the extra wattage the bronze is pulling equals extra heat being generated in your PC, heat that is being generated by waste and can be avoided.

    There is also a quality difference, the bronze will most likely cost less, but at what expense? Cheaper capacitors, lower life expectancy, modular cabling, warranty, etc.  You also have to think how good the ripple suppression  is, voltage regulation, and heat generation.
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    dO_ob reacted to LetsGetIt1220 in LUMI Color LED Strip Owner's Club   
    oooo I may have to look into getting this to replace those of competitors I am currently using in my core v51
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