I'm looking to do a 202 build, so thanks for sharing yours. What is the width of the 580? I don't see it on Newegg's site so I wanted to know yours' exact measurements so I can plan my GPU around those!
Looking into a 1660 or something used for under $200, but am (understandably) concerned with clearances.
Also would love a tad bit of elaboration on the CPU cooler, I have a c7 already and wondered how well it would perform...
Thanks! I put 6 in an Inwin 101 and they look great
No idea how old this is, but would you add a hoto of those DR12 fans from the rear of the case looking towards the front? I would like to see what the back looks like, they would be on the bottom as intakes on an In-Win 101 case....
Late to the party but thank you for helping me decide on the LL120 fans... Just moved my build to the 101, and am VERY skeptical about putting these expensive LED fans on the bottom where the ring isn't showing. I guess I'll have to get dual ring ones from a random brand like aigo instead because that may be too much of a highlight on the backside frame of the fans for me :(
+1 tho XD gg
*Edit: Just realized that your bottom fans may not be LL120's, since it shows you purchased only 3... oops
I got so many of these comments doing my build 2 years ago, and I shrugged them off because I would rather have 120GB for games than 10 seconds faster boot time. Two years later I can confirm I was wrong as the OS has gotten much more slow over time. Just got a 970 evo NVMe and it is blazing fast now!
Which RGB fans did you get exactly?
Wondering the same thing, they look like aigo c3/c5 off Amazon but if the bottom are intake (I assume) then the ring would be facing down... I just moved my build from an air 240 to the 101, and am stumped on what LED fans to get because even the LL120's would look weird with the frame in between the viewer and LED ring...
Also, one question: Do you still plug the C7 into the "CPU fan" slot on the MOBO? I recall seeing something about possibly putting it in a different, maybe "PWM fan" slot but I can't say for sure.
But who wants a used water cooler of all things.... That just sounds like an awful idea XD
Looked it up, and its 60+ bucks everywhere, I assume the C7 replaced it because all of its reviews are a couple years old idk
I'm leaning towards getting the C7, 3-4 days ago it was unavailable on amazon but now its available - albeit without prime :(
What's wrong with doing a 120mm aio? I thought about water cooling the CPU just because its the best actual cooling way (that I know of) to keep the CPU as cold as possible.
Haha I just happen to check PCpartpicker a few months later and see multiple people using the 6700 and no-one cared that they didn't use an aftermarket cooler so I was like what??? XD
+1 man nice build!
Thanks! Im looking into the C7, admittedly because of 3DMark tests showing the CPU being way under par with 1070 in tests. (obviously that was expected)
I often look at my CAM overlay and notice in these tests that the CPU is only running at about 55-60%, and my only excuse for that has to be because the temperature is nearing 60C and it's stopping itself so it doesn't overheat. This is just a guess... but being on a tight budget I debated whether or not I'd be upset in the future that I didn't just spend the 65$ for a h60i watercooler...
Wanted to add and admit that I only went with Red because the z170m manuals/websites/amazon page etc don't tell that there are two models of the z170m, which is only differentiated by a decimal in the product number. When I got the Gigabyte app, I was excited to see the option to change the one or two MOBO lights to different colors (and change the 1070 to match) but realized the colors were all greyed out and I had been sent the "older" (I guess) version of the z170 despite it having been out for quite some time. Therefore, I was stuck with either Red or Off lol fantastic right? The only way I even found an answer for this was to submit a request to support, who then even took a while to respond...
Not sure that breaks my chances of going GB in the future, but I didn't enjoy spending hours combing forums and then waiting on an answer from support when their website page for the z170 specifically said they "could have the light color changed"...
Okay sweet! My only question, and you may glance at my MOBO to be sure, but I have seen on some coolers that people say not to use the "CPU fan" plug in but rather use one of your PWM slots for the CPU cooler.
Im not sure I currently have any PWM ones left, but is that a necessary thing to do for the C7?
I used the 240 and a 6700 as well, even the same MOBO. I was (and still am) on a tight budget and didn't get an aftermarket cooler, but now I am looking into upgrading after doing 3DMark tests and discovering how poorly my CPU is handling. How would you say the Cyrorig works? Im worried about clearance in any cooler, but considered the 212 and even going water cooled with an h60I. Any thoughts?
Was the 1060 really too big? I used a 1070 FTW in my 240....
Looking through Air 240 builds so that I might upgrade my CPU cooler, and I'm honestly slightly offended that I seem to be the only one who got railed in the comments for using the stock CPU cooler on a locked CPU! Lol sweet build though!
It ended up not working, turns out the powerlink is pretty thick and would bulge the glass out an additional 3/4 of an inch! So all in all getting it was basically a waste for me.
It went well, the 1070 was a tight fit. On my bulge issue though I have the EVGA power link coming in today actually which should make a flush fit against the glass. I'll also be adding red LED fans under the 1070 and another exhaust 80mm up top here in a couple days!
Upvote for Ye!
It fits fine there, I saw no reason to throw it somewhere else when I have 3-4 slots there... Where would ya have me put it? I'm legitimately curious...
This isn't even a complete thought, what is your question?
Every MOBO I could find under $120 had sorry story comments about it shorting out their whole PC. So this one was in my price range and I found it used in a ton of Air 240 builds on here so I knew it would fit and I would have support if I had questions.
I was going to get the I5 5600k (I think thats the newest model or newest at the time) but I play a lot of strategy games with units on screen so I wanted to invest in the hyper threading technology only available in the I7 (I thought it was in that I5 as well). I know I won't need hyper threading for the above applications for a couple of years, but as I said in the goal I wanted to future proof it. At the time the the I7 6700 was 300 (50 more than the i5 5600k) and the I7 6700K was another 50 so I met in the middle. (I don't plan on overclocking due to risk anyways-and by the time I need to I'll be ready to upgrade to the latest.)
For case fans I don't think I'm picky enough to want the Noctuna's. FE. my stock fans put 40DB and to me aren't terribly loud. I feel like I can spend far less money and get decent looking Corsair or Thermaltake LED's that make around 28-30DB's and be great. For the cooler however, I think I agree that noctuna would be the best option. Is there a model that you'd suggest for the cooler? I'm not super crazy over cosmetics but the gross pale yellow/brown colored stuff I'm used to being Noctuna doesn't sound too appealing...
Okay so it looks like under extreme conditions, 3-5% of the FTW cards have an issue where they can jump to temps of ~107C. Something about a lack of paste and the thermal pads they're giving out will solve it. They fixed the issue for all the cards after 9/1, so it shouldn't deter anyone in the present from getting a 1070. I'm glad you brought it up since I hadn't heard of the issue, I'm only using 1080p currently so hopefully as I push the card into the 2k realm I don't see issues!
I should clarify that a cooler is not out of the question. However, I am in college and over a grand was a huge undertaking so dealing with stock fans in the case and stock cooler was necessary-especially for how well it preforms for what it is. I definitely plan on adding a cooler and fans-although admittedly I'm doing case fans first.
I haven't heard about any issues, would you elaborate for me?
I got the I7-6700, not the 6700K. Therefore it is locked and I won't be overclocking the CPU. So I decided to just use the stock cooler and it has been more than enough. BF1 and other AAA titles don't get the CPU over 40C... Please tell me why I should spend an extra 80 bucks on a water cooler?
When I was doing all of my research the FTW had just released and everyone was saying they wished they had gotten it over any of the other models. I recommend going to EVGA's site and comparing specs side by side. The value for the FTW was way better IMO and I believe it is now only $409 vs the $455 I gave for it! Also you should know that only the FTW edition has the RGB lights you can change-so if you move it to different cases or change other parts you can match color. I would definitely consider it if you're going to get any 1070 at all since it's the best I've seen yet.
Hey I just did an almost identical build, What wiring did you use for the GPU? I have the 'up against the glass' issue and you seem to have fixed it...
I have some photos on my new post. S/O to OP for being 1 of now 3 of us with this 1070FTW/240 combo lol
I had the same issue, just pulled on the rear of the case and actually may have bent it a smidge but it fit lol
I have a couple on my build if you're in a hurry.
Great build, I have almost an identical one! I didn't do the K version of the I7 and didn't use a watercooler all to save money. S/O to us for being 2/3 of the 1070 FTW in air240's on the site XD
Just published a build of my own and I have the power cable issue. I havent gotten around to registering yet. Any idea if it helps the issue for sure??
If you're curious what the bulge in the window looks like from the cable, I have close-up photos: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XY6XsY
Hello, I just built an Air 240 with a 1070 FTW and I'm looking at upgrading stock fans. I didn't get the I7 I could overclock so I went with stock cooler (no watercooler). So I want to get 2 120mm LED fans to replace the front 2. I would LIKE to move the front 2 fans to the bottom beneath the 1070 (still intake) to bring in more air from the bottom into the GPU. Can you specify which fans you have under your 1070? I'm worried about fit.
Give me a few minutes and I'll have my build posted! I'll have photos of the bulge. It's not awful-I would HIGHLY recommend FTW
I built mine and definitely have a buldge from the cables. I couldn't get it to go away either. Mine was more tight length wise which could be from me getting the FTW edition.
Sorry for the late reply. It fits, but is tight. Tight enough for some pulling on the rear of the case to squeeze it in haha. I think the FTW edition is slightly bigger than the other, which would explain that.
Hey therstyle, just did a similar build (240, i7-6700, and even the Ga-Z170) and only have the stock fan setup at the moment. I am curious as to if you attempted to place any fans underneath the GPU to pull air into the GPU... I would like to have fans on the rear of the case as you do, the front of the case, and also one or two underneath the GTX 1070 but I fear they cannot fit. Any tips?
I ran into the issue, my window has a slight bulge in it lol. Now I'm just wondering where to put and what fans to get...?
I was planning on moving a fan from the front to the bottom underneath my 1070 FTW and getting a colored fan for the front. Are you saying you can't fit a fan in between the GPU and the case wall? like is there a size that WOULD fit?
I used the MA170 i believe, its what many used in this case so i knew it would fit. it was 145 bucks and i have no complaints!
I just built a 240 with an i7 6700, so I won't be overclocking. went with the stock cooler and I haven't been able to push it over 40 degrees yet. If i were overclocking I would get an aftermarket cooler, i believe I read that there is only like "1.5 inches" of space for one or something but don't quote me on that! def do research as OP said!
I'm doing a first time build to join the master race, and decided on 1070 instead of a 970 because of the longevity factor. I got the Evga FTW edition for 459.99, I wanted to make sure it would fit in the case and you seem to be one of few who has done a 240 with a 1070 and posted it so far. The numbers for what the case says it can use and how large the card is have it fitting just fine, but I see you say its a tight fit-if you could give additional detail/tips I'd appreciate it!
I essentially have the same build just with a 89.99 gold rated PSU, I7 6700 (not the K), 16GB RAM, and the Gigabyte MB that everyone puts in the air 240 that is $140 (I was scared to spend less than 100 on a MOBO lol).