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Comment reply on enkoopa's Completed Build: 8700k ITX

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

in the 6th image it looks like your 2 4x4 atx power cables are misaligned. probably won't cause issues, just looks a little off. nice build overall

Comment reply on cmadi's Completed Build: Simply Powerful

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running a similar setup off a 650w psu. I think 1200 is way overkill (unless you plan on picking up another two titans and running them in an unsupported 3-way sli which you should do and post updates later)

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Reporting back. Haven't run into any thermal issues or anything really. Things are good

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You should only have one pcie socket. The second opening is for dual slot pgus (pretty standard these days)

This is how most itx cases work. Can't say much else with out pics.

As long as the rear is is lined up and the motherboard is screwed down correctly you shouldn't have an issue

Post pics

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it possible that you're using up all your pcie lanes? 8 for each of your graphics cards and 4 for one ssd makes 20. Might be able to change that in your bios but it may affect gpu performance. Really not sure but it's something. You might have already maxed out

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Z170-H170-H110-B170-Q150-Q170---What-is-the-Difference-635/

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

that actually makes sense. cant you just use your other free pcie slot?

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

just to confirm your issue, your bios only sees one drive, either the 750 or 960, but not both?

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

just checked out your build. seems pretty sweet (once you get this drive working of course).

when was the last time you updated your bios?

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?86439-Maximus-VIII-Hero-does-not-recognize-Samsung-950-PRO-M-2-NVME

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the same motherboard as me? The bios recognizes each drive individually but not both at the same time?

When i installed my 960 it wasnt initially listed in the bios but it was after i formatted it and mounted it as a drive.

with both drives plugged in only one is recognized? this sounds really strange

Comment reply on Hxx's Completed Build: PCMR -Christmas build for Battlefield

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

screw it. my 960 Evo will be here in 1-3 business days. The steam sale did me wrong and i have ~80 GB left on my new 500 850 evo. my m.2 slot Isn't as accessible as yours, I'm gonna need to do a total rebuild to get to it.

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really not worried about air flow. I don't think its a problem and (overwatch is thermal throttling at 85c on epic settings at 4k@80-90fps). I think fans would only add more noise at this point.

let me know how your build goes. there's only a few out there that weren't "professionally built" super water cooled and hard line tubes.

I have off work till Jan 2nd, and the steam sale did bad things to my already empty wallet.

I'll report back

Comment reply on Hxx's Completed Build: PCMR -Christmas build for Battlefield

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

We have a very similar build https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Vybj4D

hows the 960 evo? I preorderd one but when they became available amazon was out of stock so I picked up a 850 evo to hold me over.

how are loading times? boot times?

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you mean this www.instagram.com/p/BOGVyNADS1w

Which is a pre-built here https://www.caseking.de/der8auer-single-fire-system-6950x-4-4-ghz-titan-x-wakue-sipc-106.html

That's a waterblock on the graphicscard. They may have modded the case because it looks like the fans are below the bottom section. It's cool but expensive. The pre-built is more than twice what I paid. Water cooling gets expensive. I'm not planning on overclocking my titan (at least for now) and thermals are within limits.

Air in from the top and bottom and out the back is sort of what I have going on, even without fans at the bottom. With those two exhaust fans and a blower style cooler on the titan, air needs to come from somewhere, so it pulls a little from the bottom. I'm sure more fans won't hurt, I might get that corsair commander mini controller for led lights and it should let me add additional fans. I really dont want to cut my case though.

Different Motherboards will have different layouts sometimes. Atx power connectors, ram, Sata, etc, can all be in different places. That board has ram at the top.

There was another image with blue fans, that minimal build, https://www.instagram.com/p/BOETiZGDpzZ/

Not sure what card they have in there but its smaller than a reference 1070.

Sorry if this was long-winded, I'm on my phone!

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

the 6700k has a higher clock speed and was only $300 compared to the $1050 9600k and $1650 9650x. I was considering the ASRock X99E-ITX/ac but the 6700k is a better chip for gaming.

I'm not doing anything that would warrant those types of processors anyway. I might use it for work in the future but the 6700k should be more than enough for the vms i'd need

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I try!

Hopefully this helps out other people. When I started this build the only info I had was from a few videos on youtube, a single post on reddit, and a bunch of tech review sites that just echoed lian-lis' press release.

It was double boxed with foam inserts in both the internal box, and (if i remember correctly,) the outer box. They're manufactured in Taiwan and it made it to me in one piece. I was worried about the glass too.

No fans on the bottom but I like to think the rear exhaust fans create enough negative pressure to pull air in from the bottom. I was going to replace the stock fans with either silent wings 3 or corsairs new ML Pro but the stock ones are fine for now.

The graphics card gets loud when I push it (4k, settings maxed, only getting 90 fps, thermal throttled at 85c). Setting custom fan curves is what you want. even when pushing its limits I can't hear it through headphones. I don't currently have it hooked up to any speakers. work in progress.

I think id rather do led strips than led fans, the only issue is that theres not really a bezel to hide them behind and it would expose some cable management sins.

So theres an open "window" in the back right under the harddrive cage but that back section only gets air flow if the psu's fans kick in so not much at all. From what I've read samsung has fixed some thermal issues with the 960 line but they're super hard to get a hold of and I'm not buying one off a scalper.

Temps are fine. My apartment is cold, cpu idles around 22c, playing vr games for 2 hours bumped it up to 55-65. I've never used octane but photoshop should run fine. I recommend getting a 1070 with a blower style cooler, that way it acts as an exhaust. shouldn't have any thermal issues.

No issue fitting the ram in with the gpu. watercooler blocks fit fine but i can imagine some low profile air coolers might be too wide and touch the ram. I think any air coolers that would be a problem with the ram would be too tall for the case anyway. the h100iv2 fit fine but it is a really small confined space so getting the tubes to play nice and install the block was a little tedious.

corsair vengence should fit just fine but it really depends on the cpu cooler.

Keep the questions coming, i'll answer when I can.

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi alfabruce,

a) My board has three 4 pin pmw fan sockets, one for the cpu, two for the case. the case fans are controlled by the motherboard and the two one the radiator are controlled by the h100iv2, which i have plugged into a usb2 header on the motherboard, and thats controlled by corsairs software. I could configure the rear fans with the software too, but i have that set in the bios

b, d) I have enough control over the fans. the corsair software allows you to pick default profiles and create your own with fan curves. I made a custom "quiet" mode and i usually switch to their stock balanced mode when gaming. no fan controller needed.

c) not much is going to fit on the bottom with a graphics card installed, maybe a slim fan but thats about it. i think it would be a very tight fit to have two 120mm rads at the top, theres some wiggle room with the slotted mounting holes but not a lot.

e) I actually has a preorder for a 960 pro, which i canceled for a 960 evo preorder, which i canceled because I didn't have the patience to wait. The only reason I went with this motherboard is because of its m.2 socket, and its located on the back so when I do end up upgrading to one its going to be an inconvenience to uninstall everything just to get to the back.

hope this helps

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing that really stands out is that you're getting an overclockable i7 but your motherboard uses a B150 chipset. Good asus alternatives at that price point would probably be their z170-a or z170 pro

https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=UFSQOGcy8qMx1Uw9,rNcl9BhUV4NzvQIk,WljMlCHYYVrETxeq&b=0

(hope that link works)

I've never heard of Mushkin but the reviews seem alright. WD Blues are a little more expensive but $240 for a 1TB isnt bad at all.

also, theres a newer version of that water cooler https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded a few more pics. glass off, the back section with the best cable management. xbox one controller for scale.

There's better pictures here http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q37/

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can do, I'll update tomorrow. The glass is tinted so it took some time getting the lighting right without getting reflections. And even with super clean hands, keeping the inside of those glass panels clean was probably the hardest part of the build.

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

http://imgur.com/HEsr03F

@Corsair please sponsor me!!

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What would make more sense? I was considering going x99 but the 6700k will be fine for my needs for years to come (hopefully).

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Part Picker says it should be between 123W - 435W, and I ran the numbers and they came up similarly. Case fits SFX power supplies so selection is limited. SilverStone has a 700W, lian-li has a 750W, but there isn't much else out there.

Living on the edge, but I think I'm safe. at least for now.

Comment reply on MisterEW's Completed Build: My build

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm also interested in your 960 evo. I had preordered one but canceled because I'm impatient and just wanted to build my stack of parts

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

When I light it up I'll need to get sleeved power cables. stock cables don't look that bad in the dark!

Comment reply on scottweiss's Completed Build: Console "Killer"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I was considering getting a Corsair Commander Mini so it would play nice with the h100i and replace the fans with SP120 RGB to have everything in the same control panel/keep everything in sync. why not overclock the ram a little further and get that ram LED Fan?!? I'm going to wait a little before I go making upgrades. not going down that rabbit hole, not yet.

I also looked at asus' aura line but they only have one itx motherboard and it had a b150 chipset, and while that would have been pretty neat but I didn't see any compatable fans

hue+ looks sweet though

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