You can have 4 sticks. They might push slightly on the side of the first stick of ram depending how thick the heat spreader is. But it fits.
Hey I just wanted to say I love your gpu support. I'm just seeing it for the first time today and this is by accident. A few months ago I was looking hard for a decent quality gpu support and didnt happen to stumble across your product. Just a tip, maybe spend some more on marketing because this thing is an ingenious way to support the gpu. Thanks!
I went with the 6600k because I got it on sale at MicroCenter for $160. And as for the cooler It's a recent upgrade from my old Cooler Master Evo 212! I'm running at high enough clock speed i shouldn't have any issue with CPU bottleneck for a few years no matter the card I decide to get. If I do run into that situation I will upgrade to the 7700k or better, whenever that might be.
Nice and clean for your first PC, you're a natural!
Sorry for the late reply I thought no one was interested anymore! Absolutely! For example I'm currently playing battlefield 1 everything maxed on ultra AND 130% resolution scaling to make the textures a bit more crisp and I'm getting 70-100 FPS depending what's going on. Let me know how your build turns out!
Because of the dual 140mm fan intake on the front, air flow is optimal. You have to remember that heat rises. So no matter what way the CPU fan is oriented heat is going to rise and effect the CPU from the graphics card. Knowing this the best thing to do next is make sure that rising heat is exhausted as quickly as possibly. When I tested in this case, the CPU fan exhausting from bottom to the top, I achieve 5-8 degrees C cooler temps than when I tested it exhausting horizontally. Basically what it all boils down to is lots of testing and seeing what works best for your hardware and the case you have. This exact setup in a different case could be the hottest configuration. But with this hardware, case and airflow setup, I'm achieving the lowest possible temperatures possible.
Pretty good for your first one! Great components and good cable management.
PSU cover is not removable. what looked like screws are actually rivets.
Let me double check on the power supply cover. but 100% yes on the blue bracket.
Yes to both. Although they don't just pop out. But both are screwed in but are very much removable.
these guys pretty much hit the mark. the frame rate is so high its irrelevant.
I tried really hard to think of one!
Well during the beta i was getting about 75-100 fps on direct x 11 everything on ultra other that AA. but thats the beta so i expect a bit of a performance boost after launch.
And it does! for this case it it apparently optimal. this configuration has allowed me to achieve 5-8c lower temps under load and idle. It shoudnt make sense with the gpu giving off heat but this is the best way. i had the fan pointing out of the back and i was getting 35c or so idle. Exhaust out the top gives me about 25c idle. same temperature difference under load as well.
believe it or not, i get 5-8c lower temperatures under load and idle having the fan exhaust out of the top. It seems illogical but hey, you cant argue with results.
its actually up, i just put the heatsink upside down so it looks like its blowing towards the gpu. having it exhaust out the top i get about 5-8c lower temperatures than when i tried it exhausting out the back.
thats what youd think. but i tried it the other way and i get 5-8c lower temps, idle and under load than if i have it exhaust out the rear!
Not sure its cool! but the writing is right side up if you do so, dont mind me accidently putting it in upside down, and i get about 5-8 degrees difference in temperatures when i point the fan exhausting up.