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3D Mark Scores: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11168258 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11168348

*Note The Phanteks Hub. This is not a true PWM hub as stated in the part description. It is a controlled hub for variable voltage fans. I did a lot of reading on the various hubs out there and the motherboard needs. You need to read you user manual and understand the pinouts of your cpu_fan, sys_fan, cpu_opt etc. With my motherboard, and the hub connected to the sys_fan pin, I am able to setup a nice curve based off temperature but adjusted by voltage. If you do not set this up properly you WILL have your fans running full speed.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 5 points

Now we're talking!!! +1!

That's a great v2 mate! Great job!!
Also kudos for the magnetic LED strip and for the quality of the photos! :-)

And it's great to see a rear fan! ;-)
  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! The exhaust fan and other cooling "upgrades" dropped idle temps by ~5 to the mid 20's and under load temps by ~15s to the high 40's to mid 50's.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow nice!! That was worth the upgrade then! :-)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Your problem is mine. I would have built a system ages ago if not for trying to aim for something higher. Question I find asking myself is what I really need vs want. Specifically CPUs originally bought an fx-8350, I bought an i7-4790k during Black Friday in November, now I'm looking at that i7-6700k you got.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

It's a great processor. I am happy at 4.5ghz but many have gone much higher than that while maintaining adequate stability.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy **** that is a lot of ram +1 Try enabling Rapid using the samsung magician. The performance of the Samsung 850 Evo will out perform the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD. Samsung 850 in rapid = READ: 2868.59 MB/s WRITE: 2343.71 MB/s compared to Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 = READ 2168.43 MB/s WRITE: 1449.98 MB/s and so on. This is due to the use of ram as cache for your ssd. In default once you activate it, it will take at a maximum of 1 gb ram

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Already done good Sir!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

pretty good performance boost aye? haha :D I think they are still developing Rapid on Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD. Imagine that beast running as fast as the Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-Express SSD SSDPEDMW400G4R5

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow it looks great! I'm doing a build in this case next week.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn that's a powerful ITX system! Nice job. My next build will be ITX as well - mid towers are just too big for my liking. Sexy build. Enjoy!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Was just looking at your original build then found this one and I've got to say, love pretty much all the upgrades you've made. Couple of questions though:

Are the radiator fans just normal SP120s? When you say you settled the LED strip to the after of the radiator, do you mean you stuck it to the radiator so it was facing the Mobo?

I was thinking about doing the same thing but I'm not sure how it'll turn out. Hoping your experience will help me here! :) Check out my build man!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

The fans that come with the radiator are SP120L's , they're quite loud. The high static pressure 120's I replaced them with have a higher rating and are nearly silent in comparison. I went with 4 of those, 2 on the bottom pushing air through the rad and 2 on the top pulling.

I placed the led strip directly behind the radiator, as there is still room on the radiator tray itself. From there they just illuminate directly down - i'll take some more photos later on. I've actually done more cable tidying as I wasn't too happy with the exposed cables at the bottom of the mobo.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a sleek looking build, hats off to you. I love your choice of case.

Could I ask, do you think you could fit in a small radiator on the rear exhaust if you wished? Is there enough space if you budge the CPU cooler's radiator to the right and/or you remove some parts of the case? I'll be getting Samsung's 950 so will remove all drive cages and extras for the sake of airflow.

I am referring to radiators like that of the Gigabyte 980 Ti Waterforce or, God forbid, AMD's Fury X - they have small AIO radiator loops.

Thanks in advance.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I will check this weekend if I remember to. I have a H80i GT sitting around from the first version of this build that I can mockup.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried mocking up the H80i radiator, if there were no fan (even a slim fan) it would fit. The case is quite configurable and I think there are many options to liquid cool the GPU and CPU, but not having the material I or at least a block to place in the case I can't really do much more mock up.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did u plug the mini usb for the corsair link?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

On a USB header, I can't recall where exactly right now but the location of it is close to the heat sink.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there - awesome build. I'm working on something very similar. Quick question for you - it looks like you've got the h100i v2 doing exhaust instead of intake. Is this working out?

I tried intake as suggested by corsair, but my 1070 is getting WAY too hot. I fear I'm not only blowing hot air down on it, but trapping it's own airflow.

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