$60.00 AUD (Purchased)
5820k is love, 5820k is life
Yes it is.
x99 for a first build, mad
Haha yes! Go big or go home!!
Nice! I'm going to build something similar but with broadwell-E and pascal.
Where did the red cables come from???
They came from the PSU, very nice
Oh.. I'm pretty sure mine didn't come with any. (I also have the G2)
hmmm...did you get this one?
Oh are the red cables only in that model??
Very nice, very good
Do you plan on adding more? that psu is a bit overkill
The plan is to get a 1440p monitor and go for another 970, but in general yeah I could've done with a 750w really!
came here for the 5820k in a first build, stayed for the flame war
Awesome. Great choice of CPU cooler too. How'd that MSI mobo work for you? Any problems? Cheers. :-)
Yeah the CPU cooler is amazing!! The motherboard is insanely good, it was easy to install and if you want to get it i would recommend Jayztwocents video on overclocking in this mobo
Thanks for replying! And I've watched that video, it seems like this board is very, very easy to OC, and it does seem similar to my current MSI board (P45 Platinum) which I've been running without problems for nearly 7 years now. I am going to build an X99 gaming system soon and I'll have this board as one of my main options. :D
No worries, yeah I found it very easy to use the BIOS. I would definitely recommend this board :)
Looks a lot like my machine, good choices all around!
Yeah it definitely does look like yours! Nice build BTW
His Noctua NH-D15 will perform far better than a H55 would.
Because H55 is crap.
NH-D15 performs amazingly well in a good airlfow case like the FD R5. And it's dead silent compare to a crappy H55 with it's tiny rad and loud pump/fan
EDIT: rule of thumb for AiO coolers: it's 240/280 high end or nothing and it will mostly be for the look since high end air cooler, while cheaper, will perform almost the same. (NH-D14/15, Pure rock 3, R1 ultimate etc)
The True Spirit 140 POWER/BW outperforms the Dark Rock 3 and the R1U.
Did not know about this one ! Gona educate myself a bit
Water coolers aren't always better than air coolers. In fact, higher end air coolers are usually better than most water coolers in their price range.
Here, you are comparing an entry level water cooler to one of the best air cooler there is. They're just not in the same category. Even with a single fan, the D15 would still be significantly better.
And as twiz1337 said, it's also quiet.
The H55 is ok, but the NH-D15 does blow it out of the water.
Sorry to burst your bubble but H55 is an entry level water cooler.
There are plenty of benchmark comparing AiO water to air coolers and AiO solution only start to perform as much as high end air coolers in the NZXT x61 and H110 range.
And even there, a DH-15 will be quieter and very reliable. While in a AiO you have to take into account the pump noise, the 2 low quality fans, and the fact your pump will probably die in the two next years.
The H55 is an entry level cooler. It doesn't mean it's bad. It's just not as good as high end models, including air coolers. Whether you own it or not doesn't change anything.
It's seems like you're trying to justify a purchase. You don't have to do that. If you prefer water coolers, who cares if there are air coolers that are better out there anyway? Just be happy with what you have :)
The 212 EVO is better than the H55.
You don't know what you're talking about
They are both coolers. Water vs air is not a apple to orange comparison.
Theoretically that is the case however in practice it varies significantly. Simply "Its water and mine is better" is not a supportable argument in this case. I have used both. The biggest reason why the NHD15 is significantly better is because of the fin density in terms of foils that the heat-pipes touch. THe single radiator and thinner H55 does not have the same amount of surface area as the H55. The larger area of the NDd15 allows for more air to pass over, in effect, causing a better heat distribution throughout the unit and allowing the airflow in the case to remove the air in a more effective manner. As for why the H55 is better, it is not. Looks might give it a boost but that is all it has. The H55 is competing in a lower bracket than the Higher end NHd15 is. If you look at benchmarks is outperforms the Lepa Aquachanger 240 and most other 240mm Rad based AIO units and trades blows with the Kraken X61 and corsair Gtx H100i. The H55 would compete against other single 120 rad units and offerings from the mid-range like the H5 from CRYORIG.
And here is the benchmark from TechPowerUp.
The TRUE Spirit 140 POWER/BW is better than the R1U, and it's the same price as the H5.
Ehh, havent used it so cant say much but its possible. THough i like the look of the H55 better since it reveals the component choices better