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Upgrading to a 6700K system after 6 years of using a AMD Phenom II 1090T. I'm planning to transfer over my older graphics card and storage drives over to this new build after I finish putting it together. I'll be adding a new photo to each new progress update.

Progress Update #1 - Inserted the 850 pro and moved all the cables to one side of the case. Doing this now to determine how I'll cable manage after the motherboard is placed inside. Currently undecided about the case fans. Do I connect them to the motherboard or use the 3 speed fan controller that comes with the case?

Progress Update #2 - I flipped the case fans upside down to better disguise the wires coming from them. The benefit of doing this is it provides more cable length to help with cable management. There is also room on the sides of the fans if I need to hide any wire.

Progress Update #3 - Z170A Motherboard is now in the case and the Cryorig H7 installed on top of the 6700K. I used Arctic Cooling MX-4 with the H7. Next I'll add in the EVGA power supply and get all the cables connected.

Progress Update #4 - Purchased and installed the Zotac 1060 mini which finally completes this build. Added two photos showing the new video card and my cable management.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

you have a lot of ram +1 Try enabling Rapid using the samsung magician. The performance of my Samsung 850 Evo out performed 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. Your ssd is the Pro version so it will be at bit faster than my samsung 850 evo

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very interesting. I will have to check this out as well.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/sQkTwP - last 2 pictures of my build has benchmarks of my samsung 850 evo on rapid, you can check it out

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I will definitely have to check this out. Thank you for posting this.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I will definitely try this!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Suppose I get a 950 Pro M.2 card for this board. Should I enable this Rapid mode to get better performance? Also would Rapid work if I paired two 850 Pro's in Raid 0? Thanks!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

personally after seeing the performance of samsung 850 evo 250gb on rapid at aud $129 compared to Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD at aud $279. I would personnally buy the 500gb version of samsung 850 Evo(500gb-aud$229) rather this Pro with minimal gain(512gb-aud$329) since at rapid mode it wins over the Samsung 950 Pro (256gb-aud$279) (512gb-aud$461) M.2 NVMe SSD. Not sure if this is correct(haven't benched this) but 1 samsung ssd in rapid mode would perform better than 2 samsung ssd in raid o(as far as what i see in the benches in the internet). So bottom line is i would rather buy the samsung 850 evo(500gb) rather than the Pro(512gb) version since it has a minimal gain and cost heaps higher. I would rather have 1 samsung ssd in rapid mode over 2 samsung ssd in raid o.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I am confused by your comment. I was under the impression that Samsun 850 was SATA based and that the Samsun 950 were PCIE 3.0 based M.2. Here are the benchmarks from tom's hardware that compares the 850 and the 950. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-950-pro-ssd,4313.html

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

More picks please!!

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Questions:

  1. Did you go with the default case fans in the Carbide Quite 600Q? If not (especially interested in the rear case fan), what did you use?

  2. How do you feel about the noise level of your rig? Did you do anything additional to it to lower the noise level?

Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on how you wanna control the fans. Connecting the fans to the fan controller from the case will make you manually control the fans physically while using the motherboard will be done through the BIOS - by setting a fan curve it's all about preferences

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll need to decide depending on what gives me better aesthetics inside the case. With the fan controller I do have plenty of space to route it all on one side of the case.