Description

My first build after 5 years of laptop only. This build is programming and high end gaming while being quiet enough.

I currently do not have silent fans cross board but the fans that came with the CPU are silent. Unfortunately the 2 fans connected to the GPU and 1 for the front panel are a bit noisy.

Update: 12/03/2015 Bought 2 Noctua NF-F12PWM Case Fan 120 mm - 1 intake to GPU and 1 front outflow to the CPU Bought 3 Noctua NF-S12A PWM Case Fan 120 mm - 1 intake bottom and 1 back outflow to the CPU and 1 outflow side panel. The side panel fan was meant for the GPU but it does not cool the GPU fast enough. Although very silent the GPU and CPU temperature goes to max 70C.

Final on load temperature is: 55C Max on GPU and CPU Temperature and Fan configured to: 40C - Fan 50% - When not under load very quiet 45C - Fan 100% - A little noisy but I rather the temperature to be below 55 - 60C 50C - Fan 100% 65C - Fan 100% 80C - Fan 100% The GPU fans are controlled by the GPU and the Fan is the loudest part.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Same core parts as my build! Any chance you can make the Cooler Master logo horizontal?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You could, but I just did not want the tube pushing outwards. This is my first build going anywhere near liquid.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the simplicity. How does the AIO liquid cooler on your 980 Ti perform? Always thought that was an interesting design! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very well and very cool, I dont think I have seen the temp pass 50C.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If you find motherboard temps bit high during gaming, you might want to switch the CPU rad/fans with the GPU's

+1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh I thought about doing that but I am too afraid of the cpu cooler tube kinking. In addition it is a serious pain to attach a radiator to the from panel. I actually wanted to put the gpu cooler facing down but not enough space psu too long.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't seem it would if the outlet and inlet ports are closer to the HDD cages. But I guess you are better at telling if it will.

Enough clearance most likely an issue.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this. Lots of power in a small package. Other than gaming, what do you use this for?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Programming (CUDA and Concurrency)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Doing a very similar build air cooled. Same case, and MB. 5820k processor. Using a Noctua U-12 cooler. Hoping for some quiet as well!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

You might have to change all the fans to a NF-F12 noctua especially the fans that comes with the chassis. I will post more pictures as soon as I get my fan deliveries.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Define Mini but I had to take few parts out to fit everything in. Shame the PSU is covering the second fan intake space.