Description

Corsair claimed that you can only fit a 290 mm gpu in the air 240 but a 312 mm gtx 980 g1 gaming easily fit with room to spare between it and the front mounted h100i radiator. Wanted to play around with the G3258 while I wait and see if I want a broadwell chip.

White Lightnin was actually struck by lightning so time for an upgrade.

Sticking with the corsair air 240 for now.

CPU: since we are upgrading decided to just kick it up and go with a intel i7 5820k. Stable 4.6 ghz @ 1.2 V without any trouble(45˚C gaming load, 60˚C under stress test), haven't really tried to push the gpu at all yet. May try for somewhere between 4.7-4.9ghz as a christmas gift to myself

Mobo: EVGA micro fits the black color scheme I wanted and there aren't a lot of choices in mATX in X99

Ram: Originally purchased a 16gb 3000 set from Kingston but one of the dimms wasn't functional so sent it back and went with 16gb 2400 corsair lpx

GPU: Went with a gigabyte gtx 980ti G1 gaming(parts say regular windforce, couldn't find the G1), was tempted by the Galax 980ti HOF but wouldn't fit in my current case set up

SSD: Using combination of drives. 120gb as a boot: 240 for fallout, skyrim, battlefield, arma, and mods; 500 for all other games. Was leaning towards an intel 750 for everything, holding off for now as Samsung announced a 1 tb 950 pro nvme is coming the beginning of 2016

Monitor: Recently added Dell 34" ultrawide to my VG248Q, got it for way under cost and couldn't say no. It has been amazing so far, possibly still switch to the acer x34 for the better refresh rate

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I trust that you updated the BIOS on the MOBO and overclocked the crap outta that chip? Using the H100i should get you somewhere close to the 4.7Ghz or higher range. Gives you a little bit of boost before you decide to switch it out for something beefier.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the air flowing through the radiator to the gpu cause it to run hotter? Or is it a negligible difference?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It has little effect, max gpu temp is around 71˚C

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues fitting that gpu in the case? Been having second thoughts about the air 240 but your build is giving me some new ideas

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

facepalm look up more info on that pentium g3258 before you ask why. that cpu is awesome for that price point

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't you read the description?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to play around with it, see how it performs and I want to see how the new broadwell chips perform, then either go with that or haswell refresh i7.