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Profile: Mark Bischetsrieder
Name: Mark Bischetsrieder Offline
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Topic: The Funnies   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:17:12 PM(UTC)
Saw this and that it was funny...


Topic: This weeks rig!   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:45:37 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Manduh Go to Quoted Post
It's​ jaw dropping beautiful!


Hopefully soon i can do a full on build video! And even a "mock"umentary of my craigslist escapades. i do meet alot of interesting people when buying and selling computer components

Topic: This weeks rig!   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:43:34 PM(UTC)
Tech Tuesday!

Introducing this weeks rig...The Crouton PC! (you know....cause its small)





  • CPU: Intel G4560 $65 (I think @ microcenter)

  • Mobo: AsRock H110m-iTX/AC $48 (open box)

  • Ram: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (4 x 2GB) $65 2400mhz

  • GFX: eVGA GTX 1050ti SC $150

  • PSU: Rosewill Green Series 630W 80+ Bronze $40 (cragslist, could probly find cheaper, really dont need anywhere near 630w)

  • SSHD: Seagate 500GB $37 (referb @ Microcenter)

  • Case: Raijintek Metis $20 (cragslist)

  • OS: Windows 10 Pro $$$varies$$$ (could stick with W10 home)

This was an excellent budget built. Big thanks to Microcenter for supplying the Mobo, CPU, Ram, and sshd. Total cost (without OS) was $425 before tax! (root beer not included)

Not bad for a solid 1080p gamer! Im definitely in love with the size and performance of this guy. I will say though a fully modular PSU would have been very helpful when stuffing

those cables in there. I had to trim some of the cables and de-solder many of the peripheral cables to fit them all cleanly. While i had the psu open i flipped the fan direction

so the intake is on the front bottom (through psu) and exhaust shoots out the back. I hope to build another one very soon since i bought two of these cases :)

Topic: This weeks rig!   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 12:14:17 PM(UTC)
And this week on this weeks rig...








I really loved working with the Manta from NZXT. Sure its big for an itx case but it made navigating the cables through the chassis a breeze. Not to mention the fact that it comes with a fan controller that controls non-pwm fans based on output from the cpu fan header. And the light on the rear IO panel can be a real life saver!! Specs are below

  • CPU: Intel core i5 6500 3.2Ghz

  • GPU: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1060 6GB XTREME GAMING edition.

    With this massive cooler built into it the card doesnt see much above 65c

  • Motherboard: AsRock H170m-itx motherboard

  • RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 2133 16gb (2 x 8gb)

  • OS SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250gb

  • SPACE HDD: WD blue 1.0 TB

  • PSU: Corsair CX600M semi-modular 80+ Bronze PSU

  • CPU COOLER: Zalman CNPS5X performa cpu cooler.

    The cpu barely hit 60c with this haha

Fun fact! I did have to "modify" the case to house this gargantuan graphics card by removing some material from the psu shroud. With the card in there you cant really tell so it works out. Plus the shroud acts as somewhat of a support now.

Topic: This weeks rig!   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 12:36:48 PM(UTC)
So I like building computers. But hey, who doesnt? Well thats why im starting this thread. My goal is to put up at least one new rig i built personally each week. Each one was lots of fun. Hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

This weeks rig...









  • CPU: Intel i5 4670k.


  • RAM: EVGA 16gb CL9 DDR3-1600.

  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 superclocked.

  • PSU: bequiet! 80 plus platinum certified 550w power supply with custom white and black sleeved cables and 3D printed (by yours truly) lime green cable combs.

  • OS SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB.

  • Space HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1tb.

  • CPU cooler: LEPA Aquachanger 240 AIO liquid cooler. Cpu doesn't see anything above 62c.

  • Operating system: Windows 10 Professional.
Topic: Please help me understand the benefits and drawbacks of liquid cooling vs air fans   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 5:43:13 PM(UTC)
Of course. All i can say is keep your receipts haha. Had to get ahold of microcenter to dig mine up for the cooler to RMA it. Other than that i love the performance of my h110i. Never goes above 65 under hard use on my 6700k. then again im only clocked at 4.2
Topic: Questions about comparator LM393   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 5:30:33 PM(UTC)
Based on a few of the schematics i looked at they use regular leds in this instance and resistor values are chosen based on the requirements of the led. if you are looking to toggle a 12v light you already have you may need some additional components such as a mosfet to allow the light to be switched on or off. a few of the resources i used were for making charging circuits (ex. light goes on when charging off when charged) take a look at these and see if they might apply to your project.



they have much to do with the voltage falling and causing the light to function.

from what i understand you may need a constant +12v and the adjusted voltage from gas sending unit on the inputs of the comparator to give you the needed output

i also looked here to get a better idea of what this IC does.


worse comes to worse you can always get a arduino nano to do what you want!

Topic: Please help me understand the benefits and drawbacks of liquid cooling vs air fans   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:34:17 PM(UTC)
Basically boils down to this:

Air cooling is the cheapest alternative and is safe so even if a fan fails (which definitely doesn't happen to often) heat will dissipate naturally from the heat sink. It will also be easier to catch these failures before it causes system damage. The main drawback is lack of thermal performance compared to the liquid cooling counterparts. More performance = more heat = need for more cooling capacity.

Liquid cooling cant really be beat as far as thermal performance but costs quite a bit more. If you need excellent cooling or live in constantly hot areas then liquid cooling may be a bit more appealing. Or if you are crazy about overclocking then liquid cooling is basically a requirement. Main drawbacks would be initial setup as these systems are larger and contain more components (except all-in-ones) and have higher margin for failure. Funny/sad story my corsair h110i GT pump failed literally two days ago and caused my temps to hit 92c!!! Thankfully i was able to shutdown before there was any real damage.

In conclusion:

Cant really go wrong with good old fashioned air cooling. There are some very competitive solutions out there starting with the ever so popular Hyper 212 EVO from coolermaster. But of course with the need for performance liquid cooling will always sit at the throne. If looking into getting a liquid cooled setup start with a solid AIO setup and go from there. Frostytech.com is one of the best places for cooling component reviews and have an awesome test setup. AIO's can deliver good performance for the price. When going from there custom loops get much more expensive and harder to setup but have the best thermal performance. However not always recommended for people who havent set one up before. But hey, thats what youtube is for right? Hope this helps anybody.

Topic: HotHardware Spring Giveaway With Razer And Killer Networking: Win A Razer Blade Laptop!   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:48:20 AM(UTC)
Would be just the thing to retire my poor old lenovo T420 grin