Use the aorus rgb software to set the rgb strip when it's plugged into the motherboard. Works just the same as the motherboard rgb, no issues. You should be able to use any rgb strip
Correct apart from the rear top fan is intake to feed the gpu rad fan with air as it was being starved when the top fan was also exhaust.
The gpu rad pumps out so much hot air. The cpu rad doesn't even get slightly warm but the heat that the gpu pushes out is unreal. If it was intake it would just make everything so much hotter inside the case.
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They work just fine. Plus it into the motherboard rgb header and use the gigabyte software to choose colours/effects and brightness
It's been spot on. The only negatives I have are that the bios can be a little confusing at first. Annoyingly some options have a drop down menu when clicked and others require keyboard input and it's not clear at first. Left me wondering why I couldn't change some settings until I realised I had to type them in or use the + - keys to change the values. Other than that I can't think of any thing. Would be nice to have a few more rgb options in the future and more control of synchronisation but the software is still beta so I'm sure that will come with time.
Everything is great, decided to keep the Aorus board in the end. The maximus x code looks great but offers nothing that isn't on the G7 other than the armour. Actually really happy with how it's turned out. Noise levels, performance and aesthetics are spot on. There's nothing I would personally change.
Now just to wait for the next nvidia gpu series.
I would get the 8600k which can overclock higher to around 5.2ghz and use the money saved to put towards a 1080 ti. Its a bad time to be buying a graphics card at the minute though due to inflated prices and with volta due to be released it could be worth waiting a couple of months and saving hundreds on either choice.
Model choice is up to you. As long as it fits in the case any model will be fine. There is not much difference in performance with any choice this generation.
Yes the stock fans are not bad. It's all personal preference tbh. A normal gpu with 2 fans intake and 2 top exhaust is well balanced and a rear fan may not do much more than increase noise levels.
It's all about experimenting with the setup you have as they are all different. Even ambient temperatures play a role.
Think I would have to have both top mounted. They push out a LOT of air though and with the gpu blower also exhausting air the case will end up heavily negative pressure and draw in air through any and all gaps in the case so regular dusting will be required. I'd even try rear mounting a dust filtered fan for intake and setting the kraken cpu fans to gpu temp controlled and also intake.
That or a bigger case with more fan options.
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As it is a 1080 ti and heavily overclocked it gets very hot and the radiator kicks out a LOT of heat when gaming so I don't want that amount of heat inside the case even if it is then exhausted. The top rear fan is intake and the front top fan is exhaust and it works well. Some air will of course be recycled due to the proximity but most is expelled from the rear. It makes the wall behind it warm.
The cables are Phanteks ph-cb-cmbo _ BK - available on amazon. Been a great choice and no issues apart from being rather long for cable management in a small case.
Cpu rad fans are intake, also the top rear fan to feed the gpu exhaust radiator. Giving me the best temps with that setup.
I connect to a motherboard fan header. On my old pc I used speed fan to control the speed by using the gpu temp, which I preferred. On this build speed fan is not supported so I have had to use a temperature sensor cable (included with the gaming 7) and place the sensor behind the gpu radiator and then create a custom profile using that in the bios fan settings. I used hwinfo to show me my max gpu fan rpm once it had reached its peak temperature and adjusted from there.
After a long gaming session my max gpu temp is around 55-58 depending on the game and the fan rpm goes up to 1300 max. This is as quiet as I can get it whilst still keeping nice low temps.
The gpu blower fan is set to go up to 40% under load.
As long as the rad is above the pump and allowing any trapped air to rise into the radiator and not get caught inside the pump it will be fine any way you mount it. It's when the pump starts trying to push air around the loop you get noise, performance and longevity issues.
Thanks for the +1 appreciate it. Never expected to get this much appreciation at all. :)
Thank you. :)
Love the case. Very compact with full atx and water cooling support. Nice discreet black finish with tinted black side panel as well. I just think it's a very sophisticated looking case.
It's tight but not an issue. I also have cable extensions which means more cables to have to hide, and there is still room.
Actually hits a max of 57c now I've altered the top fans to intake. Below 65 is excellent temps. I've had no issues with my hybrid mod at all. Pump is nice and quiet and the fan I replaced with an nzxt aer p just to match my front fans but again no issues other than figuring out the best way to set fan profile.
That ram looks great, nice low latency and will overclock nicely to 3600mhz I'm sure, with a little extra voltage. I'd stick with 16gb and pocket the extra money but it's your choice.
Can confirm around 20mm of space between gpu and radiator. My card is reference card length as it is the hybrid mod.
It's in push. I found it a little quieter that way.
Only about 20mm to the lip of the rad bud.
You'll have to check how long that gpu is, as with a front mount rad it may be too long to fit in that case. Front mount would be fine for an air cooled gpu. My issue is I need all the air to blow out through my gpu rad to keep it cool, so top exhausts as well mean negative pressure and starves the gpu fan of its air supply with the cpu fans only on a low rpm intake. I have since changed the top two fans to intake which has helped temps a lot but it's not my preferred setup. A mid tower should be fine with your parts but the meshify is as small as you can get for a mid size tower and like I said earlier may be too short to have a front rad and long gpu.
I can't help with other motherboard configurations as I've only use the z97x gaming 7 and the aorus gaming 7 in this case which neither allow for a top 280mm rad.
280mm won't fit due to heatsinks and io shield on the motherboard. I've seen builds using a 240mm rad up top without any issues, but each build will have different tolerances.
Strange. Never had an asrock board so sorry i can't help more.
Can you type in auto to set it to that? That should default as 0 offset. May need to tweak voltage after that as it will be running at the full 5ghz.
I think it's called the x52 for the 240mm version. If I had the choice I would probably go with that and a couple of front fans as intake to increase airflow. I have my kraken fans set to quiet profile and they don't really pull much air into the case because the cpu never gets hot enough whilst gaming. Would help to lower temp on the gpu with front intake. Not that it's an issue with the hybrid mod.
Nice. I'm not a fan of avx offset. Would rather have a higher voltage and stable clock speed or just stick with the lower clock. The temps are not that bad even on my fairly high 1.35v. Stable on everything I've tested. Cinebench and real bench are the reason I had to up the volts as they cause bsod. Prime95 and aida64 other than being very hot it could easily handle. I did try avx offset but it just annoyed me that it's always flickering around even on non avx loads. Looks like you got a good chip with those voltages though.
Hell no haha cost me about £13 so less than $20 ish. It's a big tube as well as I used it on my gpu, my old build and will be using it twice on this build after I've delidded it.
Just the standard fractal case fans. They don't really serve much purpose as i leave them on a very low rpm as they can choke the GPU radiator fan and actually increase the temps when they go higher. I would have preferred to have the kraken as a top exhaust and have 2/3 fans intake on the front but the io shield stops you mounting a 280mm rad up top. I think a 240mm would just about fit.
The kraken in CAM is 00FFA9 the rest are visual match to that.
Ive not really noticed any difference. I think it is slightly higher and doesn't dip as low but it's hard to tell. In tomb raider I got 123fps in the benchmark 1440p and get the same with the 8700k and faster ram. Pubg still drops to mid 60s around yasnaya which I thought was a cpu bottleneck area but obviously not. I think at 1080p it will make more of a difference due to less gpu bottleneck. 4790k is still a beast for gaming.
Just use gskill software. Fusion can change the colour and add some effects the same as the motherboard but tbh the gskill app is better as you can program individual leds for some effects.
Had no issues with the ram but the bios is a not very good. Some things have drop down menus and some need manual enter digits or use the + - keys to change the value. Llc is one of those that I couldn't work out how to change it from auto. + key on keyboard did the trick.
Works fine for me, no problems. Even overclocked the frequency to 3400 with cas 16. RGB fusion can set the ram colour as well but the app with crash if you try to change the brightness.
I bought the founders edition as soon as it came out so aftermarket boards had not been released yet. I would go with the aorus just to match it with the motherboard. With pascal and gpu boost 3.0 the vendor doesn't make any difference to performance only aesthetics and noise.
For gaming 16gb is plenty but 32gb may make rendering videos faster. Faster ram is usually king compared to latency but its a fine line sometimes even for experts to confirm. Certainly not something I am able to confirm.
An 8700k with a 1080 ti will be massive overkill for csgo even at 4k.
Just a single 30cm phanteks rgb strip. Any rgb strip will work as it connects directly to the motherboard.
WiFi adapter and motherboard aerial jacks are not included on the aurus board. personally I will only ever use a wired connection as it is far superior. Even power-line adapters are better than WiFi for gaming and lose less connection speed.
Nope, not this one haha
It's very hard for them to confirm I had intentionally or unintentionally overclocked the cpu to do any damage. Delid is undeniable. Intel are not as strict on their rma as they claim. Which is mainly there to discourage any amateur overclockers IMO. But good point none the less.
I've not seen any benefit over the 840 I had as I only use my pc for gaming. Apart from not needing any cables to go to it and better benchmark results.
Think I'll have to sell it to recoup the cost haha
I'll be honest, the 4790k is still a very capable CPU by todays standards. Gaming wise I've barely noticed any extra frames. I think my 0.1% low fps is higher but for the most part it's not really increased. My 4790k was clocked at 4.6ghz with 2200mhz ram.
I just love the look of the ROG armor. Other than that there is no reason to change. Thank you :)
Thank you :) I bought the delid kit before i even bought the CPU as i knew it would be hot. Just need to make sure there are no issues with it before i void the warranty that's all.
I can't even hear my pump. I think a replacement will be fine. The loudest component in my rig is the psu which has a slight hum at idle.
My advice with the mod is to also get an aer p fan (same design as the kraken) and plug it into your motherboard and use speedfan to set a fan curve. Leave the hybrid mod cable inside the gpu case as that only has a fixed rpm.