Dang. First of all, wow. What a build. What a beast of a machine. And it looks slick AF too! So my only question was about that case. The case on it's own, did it come with any 120mm fans at all? From what I can tell, it looks like you would have to supply the fans on your own, or at least it might come with 1x120mm fan in the rear. I've looked everywhere and cannot find the exact information on the fans. Do you remember what the case came with?
Well actually I guess I have two questions lol. Does that 650W power supply really cover your entire build? With the GTX 1080, the over-clockable Core i7 and it's water cooler, and that beefy Asus motherboard, do you have any wattage to spare?!?! That seems like it would be cutting it close. Just curious.
Dang now that I think about it, I have a third question (sorry). Which of your fans do you have setup for intake and which fans are setup for exhaust? And do you have your cpu cooler as intake or exhaust?
(sidenote: your cable management is amazing. it's makes the entire build look suuuuper clean. kudos.)
Hey that's a pretty slick setup you got, man! But how in the heck did you score a Samsung 850 Evo 1TB ssd for only $215 bucks!??? You gotta spill the beans, man! I thought that I got a pretty decent deal on mine for $280, but now I'm starting to doubt that.
Hey syntaxerrur. Thanks for replying so quickly.
So yeah, I think you're right, I'm probably way over-thinking it (as I do most things lol). All I would have to do is keep an eye on the temps of the CPU and GPU, and adjust the air flow accordingly. It does seem pretty simple after all.
Oh and your suggestions on the different fan setups were awesome, man. That will definitely come in handy.
Thanks again for taking the time to post your build with all those awesome pictures, and for helping me out. Much appreciated!
Great job on the build. All that power in that little box is most impressive indeed.
But I have a question about the air flow.
So currently in planning my build for a mini-ITX, I'm finding that air flow is a very important component not to be missed. Specifically when it comes to having a positive air pressure within the case (meaning more air being pumped in, than being pumped out).
But I'm concerned with the setup I have planned, and worry I might have an issue. I nearly have the same build as yours, except I chose to go with the Corsair 380T case (although was close to choosing the BitFenix Prodigy).
So currently, the case would only have one 200mm intake fan on the front, but one 120mm exhaust fan on the back, and the two 120mm exhaust fans from running the Corsair H100i GTX cpu cooler. This setup seems like it would create a negative air pressure within the case. I've been trying to do the math with how much airflow (CFM) the 200mm fan would move based on the 3 different speeds from the fan-controller built into the case. And then subtracting the average airflow (CFM) from the 3 exhaust fans. But I still cannot seem to get a definitive answer based on the outcome.
Now I know I could just swap the fans in the cpu cooler to make them intake, just to be safe, but I would rather keep them set up as exhaust.
As you have the same number of fans within a nearly identical case, do you happen to know what kind of air pressure you have within the case? And/or if you have any issues with airflow based on just the basic/normal fan speeds?
If you have any info you could provide me with, it would be most helpful. Thank you in advance!