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the_antsy_honda

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wait, i don't want RGB fans....



it has a RGB controller, can i just not use that or set it to one color and shut off if i don't want it...?

presuambly you can just turn the function off. or just don't plug the RGB connectors. most RGB fans also have a 3 or 4 pin RGB cable to plug into motherboards or controllers, independent from the fan control.
 
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@the_antsy_honda

you are still in the i7 camp and not the i9 camp, correct?



that's the last thing i'm deciding on before i pull the trigger.
 

the_antsy_honda

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@the_antsy_honda

you are still in the i7 camp and not the i9 camp, correct?



that's the last thing i'm deciding on before i pull the trigger.
13700k is objectively btter than the 12900k in every way unless its cheaper
 

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I had been thinking of doing the same since I built mine in 2014 but decided to just upgrade the ram since I had only built it with 8gb back then.

It's an i5 4670k oc'd to 4.5, ssd, 1060gtx, etc.. the 16gb upgrade made a decent enough difference that i don't even care to upgrade for a while. and it was only $40. i don't even game anymore.

no idea why i waited so long :rofl: :o
 
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ok this is what i'm doing....am i missing anything?

https://www.microcenter.com/product...ga-1700-boxed-processor-heatsink-not-included


https://www.microcenter.com/product...-memory-kit-cmk32gx5m2b5600-black?storeid=025

https://www.microcenter.com/product...h-v-nand-3-bit-mlc-technology-(mz-v8p2t0b-am)



i already have the motherboard.

i need a power supply recommendation from www.microcenter.com @the_antsy_honda

i can add a GPU later on, i'm not going to start with one. and later on could mean next month, who knows.
 

the_antsy_honda

This is the story of a little ship...
Dec 17, 2001
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updated

ok this is what i'm doing....am i missing anything?

https://www.microcenter.com/product...ga-1700-boxed-processor-heatsink-not-included


https://www.microcenter.com/product...-memory-kit-cmk32gx5m2b5600-black?storeid=025

https://www.microcenter.com/product...h-v-nand-3-bit-mlc-technology-(mz-v8p2t0b-am)



i already have the motherboard.

i need a power supply recommendation from www.microcenter.com @the_antsy_honda

i can add a GPU later on, i'm not going to start with one. and later on could mean next month, who knows.

it should fit. I can't speak specifically about the VRM heatsink vs AIO pump, but sometimes they have clearance issues.
 
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Refer to my picture
I have the arctic liquid freezer on that exact same mobo

it fits, which is good, but he lost me at AIO pump and VRM heat sink, why wouldn't it fit, isn't it the same piece?

just when i thought i understood, it is getting gray.

@the_antsy_honda don't you see all the hand holding you've had to do? provide some more detail for this newb (me).
 
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it fits, which is good, but he lost me at AIO pump and VRM heat sink, why wouldn't it fit, isn't it the same piece?

just when i thought i understood, it is getting gray.

@the_antsy_honda don't you see all the hand holding you've had to do? provide some more detail for this newb (me).
The vrm heatsinks on the mother oard sometimes are real chunky and can interfere with the pump on the cooler
 

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I had to setup a shopping bot monitoring Newegg. It came in stock for only about 5 min new years night at 3am EST and only black mesh version. Hasn’t been in stock since then.

i set up an alert on bhphoto for the motherboard, as soon as i got the email i bought it (minutes). i checked later that day and it was sold out again.

i like the case you linked, i'd probably get that one if it were in stock.
 
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I'm still rocking two optical drives. One is blu ray :bowdown:. I still buy audio CDs and rip them. idgaf
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