Description

This and CPU cooler upgrade and monitor form my second upgrade

Next Upgrades may be getting a M.2 Drive like a 250GB Samsung EVO, and 2TB segate Firecuda. and 16 more GB or ram (no like I need more ram now but I want the white DDR4 that Hyper X finally release of the Fury line up) For that I wont post it here.

If I post again it may be if I do a third Build and hope to do in the future. (It is fun)

I choose the Captain 240EX white to mach my color scheme, and replace the Cryorig H5 universal no because it wasn't good, but fans were making clicking noises, so I send it back, pay $10 more and got the Captain.

Also cooling got better. Since I OC the 6700k to 4.6Ghz at 1.330V, and keep it with +90 offset to no maintain 1.330V all time. On Cryorig Max Temps were around 6hrs Prime95 V26.6 around 80~84C and Same with Realbench Stress/benchmark.

With the Deepcool I got around 7~10C less. So it was cooling it better

Seems to be stable when stress testing. I manage to stick the stock fan of the case at the bottom to get a 360 intake to have a bit more of air on (fresh as for the rad will pull the hot for the CPU. so the fresh one keep the GPU not that hot). It also allow me to put the 140 fans that I had on the top for exhaust, with that I got a really quite PC as all fans are running like a 10%~15% at Idle.

EVGA GTX 1070 has been OC with Core clock +215Mhz, and Memory clock +550Mhz, with max temps on 75C

4/21/17 I reapply my thermal paste on the GPU because temps were rising to much 77C max didn't like that. So I use the paste that came with the thermal pads for the VRM that EVGA added. make sure I applied correctly after cleaning it carefully. Now temps are giving max of 68C which I feel happy since that was the initial max temps I used to get before I opened the first time.

I was able to achieve +235 and even +255, with +260 it crash the bench marks and Core clock go to approximately ~2120, but come back to ~2050, 2080 so I lower it to +215 on Core. Memory haven't try getting it higher but that was pretty good where I got it on.

Also replace the 24" 1080p monitor for 29" ultrawide 2560x1080p monitor. Since even when googling I multitask a lot I decide to go for a larger one. So far I really like it as I can get more things on screen without sacrificing size that much. As for 16:9 videos or game that dont support 21:9 I wont mind. Height of this is like the 24'' 16.9 so I can ignore the vertical black bars and think of it as a 24" monitor. But, when game or movies support it looks really good.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Really nice Cooler, good looking and keep temps better than Hyper 212 and Cryorig H5

Monitor

No many review about the monitor on PCPP, but overall really nice 29" monitor 21:9. Not everything is scale for that aspect ratio, but for multitasking, and games that support it is really nice IPS monitor.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

1+! amazing build! wow! love it! cool idea with those fans pushing air to the gpu

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the idea was to push the hot air of the GPU to the top faster to be exhaust, as well of the Rad heat.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

nice!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

1+ FANS! FANS EVERYWHERE! You got a really nice build going right there, mate! :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

It would had more if I could push pull on rad but GPU didn't leave much more space for that, as well of top fans that barely touch the tubes. (gladly is not giving them pressure) (If I took the hard drives cage out I could had another 120mm fan to pull air from bottom to.) :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build bro, really awesome job.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Nice build bro with that dual radiator. Do you think that the DEEPCOOL CAPTAIN120 will give better temps than the Cryorig H5?. (https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-CAPTAIN120-EX-Radiator-Available/dp/B01GX5YW9U/ref=sr_1_28?ie=UTF8&qid=1492182657&sr=8-28&keywords=120mm%20cpu%20cooler) The thing is that I have the Cryorig H7 right now and I friend wants to buy it, I'm looking at others coolers or AIOs of 120mm for the back of the case. But, everytime I see a review, the temperature difference is small, for example, between the H5 and H7 is just 3-4C. I want something to keep the CPU below 60C without noise.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

for the single 120 rad I'm not sure how would it keep temps. something for sure is that the non K CPU will remain below 60 with either the Captain 120 or the H5. I had the H5 before OC temps below 60 with a custom fan curve. if CPU got to 60C fans would be on 50% still pretty nice. Noise on the H5 wasn't bad pretty reasonable (returned cause my fans were making clicking noises, you may have more luck) With my CPU OC temps are about between 5~10C difference between the H5 push pull and the Captain 240EX. So temps my be between 2~6C with the 120 rad assuming here. Also push pull can be an option with Captain, but that cannot tested because the 140s I have on top, plus dont have enough space with the GPU. It also depend on your case, if it small with tight space, airflow stuff like that. (you are familiar with that by your builds, Nice Build BTW) This is my first AIO so probable temps base on reviews are different that the ones I have (most of them keep fans at 100% underload, I have my in costume profile so Things are different) AT this point I'm not much of a help. But. if this help you well glad it did.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro, it helps. I have a Define C right now with the stock fans of the case. I'm thinking on selling my H7 or, attach a second fan on it or, buying the H5 Universal with another fan too, I don't know, I just want better temps but, H5 vs H7, is just 3-4C, according to reviews.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

OK no problem, Before you buy it or else. Take on count that the H5 either ultimate or universal only comes with brackets for the slim and thick fan, but no for 2 slims or 2 thick. The reason I had the second slim is because a friend had the ultimate and he didn't use the slim brackets so he gave them to me. So you'll need to get somehow another bracket if you plan to use push pull for 2 slim fans or 2 thick ones. but if you don't like it and decide to go for the Captain 120 EX, you can try the H5 and later return it if got it on amazon 30 day return warranty, only pay like $3~5$ (that's what I did because the fans were clicking, tho didn't like them charging for it but well)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it. I saw more reviews and the difference in temps is always 3-4c so, not worth it to me. What if I try to add a second fan to my H7?, I'm getting crazy about what to buy, f* all others good coolers are too tall for my case. I wanted the R1 but, the R1 is 0.8mm taller for my case. I don't want to buy an expensive dual radiator because my CPU is a non-K processor so, not worth it either. Maybe Corsair H60 or H75 that has dual fans?, I don't know.... f*...... My brain is doing circles..

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I got the same problem when choosing a cooler

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw a review about the H5 Universal and it comes with an additional bracket to install another fan, link: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CRYORIG/H5_Universal/2.html

Will be better to buy a second fan for my H7 or the H5 with 2 fans?. The cost of the H5 + another fan is the same price as the Corsair H75....

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it comes with 2 brackets one for the XT140 fan (slim) and the other bracket is for XF140 fan (the thick one) so if you want to add another it would have to be XF140 for the universal or XT140 for the ultimate since extra brackets are not mean for the same fan that comes with but the other one.

(I can confirm it since my friend has the ultimate H5 that bought that comes with slim and thick fan brackets. From that he gave me the slim fan bracket for my dual slim fans (the bracket It came with and the bracket I had), I gave him the brackets for the thick fan if he ever use it)

Regarding with just adding a second fan to the H7 I don't much about that, some pages say that adding a second fan improve as much as 1C as other says up to 3~5C at the most, but not sure about that.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy CRAP! Amazing. Love the white led and rgb background theme! Haven't seen many build with this cpu cooler. It's underrated so I'm glad you used it. Perfect build and setup overall. +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Yeah this CPU cooler is really nice. Keeps my 6700k at around 70~75C with a 4.6OC. Thou there is a lot of good reviews about this cooler, there are some that are bad, so after getting it I did and outside like test (first AIO) just to make sure. Others AIO may be better but this for about 80 dollars is pretty good.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. This was instantly my first choice. Building my pc in the summer and using this cooler.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. I would only wish there was a 360 model on white. only the Red 360 EX is out. And black 360 only comes with Deepcool White case. Besides that is a Good AIO for the money.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, how much space is it between the lowest stock fan on the front intake and the bottom/base of the case? Would you be able to use a bigger fan than 120mm?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

If you plan to use 3x 140 they dont fit, or 2x120 and 1x140 I think? wouldn't fit. I actually have the lower stock fan hold up with only 2 screws at the bottom so I can have the 360 intake. (since the 2x120 of the rad are for the CPU. I wanted a fresh air intake so go to the GPU so no all is warm under load also some air for the HDD) I havent try with a 140 but there is a little more space is you let the fan hit the bottom of the case. so maybe the top of the fan can be screw and still able to use the 240 rad. Another option would be to to just push the Hardrive cage a bit put the fan inside and the push push the cage to hold the fan if it fits the way you want it.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I'm planning to go with a 280mm rad, and thought that I wanted to try to put a smaller (80/120mm) fan below!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah that probably will work. but I guess it will only have screws on the sides to hold and you can use the hardrive cage to keep it on place.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

If I think it about it if you put the fans as a push you may have a chance to put a 140 at the bottom (but only with 2 screws for sure or none) In my case since rad take more than 240mm high and I have 2 top exhaust fans there is no space for this to do.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely love the chess pieces on the Power Supply Cover, The metal reflects the light and it looks cool.... also great looking build man, sweet spot for power (Performance) in a pc.

+111111

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

This is such a nice looking build. +100 points for the chess pieces. I got to see the upgrades to your build and it looks soooo much better after you've put time and money into the new parts. Powerful machine with great lighting and a sexy cpu aio cooler.