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LAN Wrecker

by makosblade

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4 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 8, 2016

Date Built

Sept. 8, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.1 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.8 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

Gaming, software dev and Folding@Home (http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&username=makosblade).

Silverstone's slim raven 02 is awesome. It ended up being way easier to work in the case than I expected.

Hardware Challenges:

  • Unfortunately the CPU fan is about 5mm too tall for the case so I'm running it open at the moment. PCPartPicker didn't report a compatibility error because the height listing posted is for the heatsink alone. I should have double-checked this but c'est la vie. I was thinking of doing an AIO water cooler for the CPU anyway if there's something small enough.

  • There was some insane coil whine with my GTX1080 so I RMA'd it and it's better with this replacement card. There's still some present so I/an electronics friend think it could be silverstone's riser card causing some of it.

Software Challenges:

  • Main problems were around figuring out how to get the Fatal1ty mouse port to poll at 1000hz. Turns out you don't actually use their Fatal1ty tuning software, as they recommend EVERYWHERE. You have to download their app shop program and then use that to download their Mouse port program which does indeed work. Kudos to this comment for finally bringing my 4 hours of misery to an end https://hardforum.com/threads/asrock-fatal1ty-z170-gaming-itx-ac.1884138/#post-1042031756

Part Reviews

CPU

4.2ghz powerhouse. This thing is awesome and runs pretty cool too.

CPU Cooler

The colossal fan keeps the noise down making my current build almost silent even under heavy load. Installation can be a bit tricky and installing the fan to the heatsink is actually quite a pain.

Motherboard

Pretty solid hardware so far though rumors abound about their quality control so maybe I just got lucky. Their software isn't polished at all but does seem to work pretty well.

Memory

XMP 2.0 profile didn't work out of the box so I clocked it to DDR4-2633 15-15-15-36 stable (instead of DDR4-2133 13-15-15-28). Haven't tried getting any of those latencies down yet.

Storage

Definitely the fastest windows installation I've ever experienced. Boot up times skyrocketed when I started using this as my OS drive.

Video Card

Just an amazing card. I think the only limitation I've found so far is running Dark Souls 3 at 6k resolution can only run in 30fps. The game is perfectly playable. Memory easily clocks up to 5400 MHz.

Case

Way easier to work in than you think! It's nice and slim but I do wish it had at least one place to mount an internal fan (wanted to do some AIO water cooling if possible). Some more cuts in the top cover would also be preferred to give the graphics card more surface area to push heat out of.

Power Supply

Modular, smaller than a regular ATX, and fanless operation until it's under load: how could I go wrong? I don't think I've ever heard the fan turn on, though I doubt that I would since 700W is a pretty high ceiling.

Comments Sorted by:

Eren662 2 points 29 months ago

Check the big scythe shuriken rev2 cooler. It is 2mm more than the case specifies, but I have seen builds here with no issues. Also do you think I should get the 6700k instead of the 6700 in this case with an h110 motherboard (only itx mobo my store has). The price difference between the cpus are $16, but I'm worried about heat because I live in a hot country.

makosblade submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I'm thinking of going for the scythe big shuriken so I can finally close it up.

I think the decision for 6700K vs 6700 is really whether you want to overclock rather than whether you can cool it adequately in general since the 6700K comes unlocked (see http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2829999/6700-6700k.html for more details). If you're not overclocking though and you don't mind paying the difference, just go for the 6700K since you'll get that extra few megahertz out of it.

If you're packing the same hardware I have into a super small case and you're in a hot country, you might have more trouble cooling than I do. With the case on over the graphics card side, the graphics card gets up to 81 C running max intensity but it's pretty cool here right now in the pacific northwest USA.

Eren662 1 point 29 months ago

Well it is a hot country like 35 Celsius most of the time, but we have air conditioners in every room of the house, so my room does get cold.

The_Revanchist 1 point 27 months ago

Nice build! For the cooler, I can highly recommend the Cryorig C7. It's 47mm and cools my 6700K well, and, for 30$, you really can't go wrong here.