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So I use my PC for everything, gaming, Photo editing and everything else I can think of. I live on it and it's made the TV a redundant item for me. It's taken about a year from my initial build (with no GPU, to a 980ti via 2x660's in SLI) to get to where i am but i'm really happy with it.

It does run warm: 35°C on CPU and GPU at Idle but it's overclocked to 4.7GHZ and the Strix 980ti doesn't turn on it's fans until 60°C so perhaps that's not unexpected. It runs very stable though and the temps don't scare me when running heaven and Prime 95 together.

I have the SP120 quiet edition fans on the H80i in push/pull intaking from the top ( controlled by the CPU header) as well as the two Phanteks 140mm fans and the 200mm Phanteks fans that came with the case (All running from the CPU OPT header via the Phanteks Hub in the case) and i run them all quite slowly, they ramp up with temperature but I did want a quiet build.

It definitely does the job for me, but i welcome your opinions

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

I have the SP120 quiet edition fans on the H80i in push/pull

Bad idea.... the quiet edition have absolutely no static pressure compare to decent fans. I would get better static pressure optimized fans or just use the stock ones which are wayyyyy better even being loud..

This is a nice build but you should definitely consider getting a better PSU. The CX is not ideal for overclocking and of all the CX its probably the worst one (750 watts)...

Is there sagging on the gpu? or is it visual.

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

The SP120 fans are static pressure fans, albeit weaker compared to the stock. Unless he's running an OC, these should be ok for him.

But he may want to flip the fans over either way.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed - Top fans shouldn't even be in-taking air - I would be running top rad fans as exhaust and using front case fans as intake.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

He has got his fan as push/pull, flipping them will create negative pressure (not ideal as that increases the rate of dust build up) plus there's guaranteed to be cooler air running through the rad in that orientation.

I'd have it in the same orientation myself, there's a dust filter at the top... I use the same case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, those fans are fine.

He should definitely flip the fans over though, the hot air is just being exhausted inside the case.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that the SP = static pressure but if you check the specs on the quiet edition you will see that it has very poor static pressure (just 1.29). If you could justify that for silence but they produce poor static pressure at 23 db. Now the stock fans that come with the H80i produce 3.99 of static pressure which in my book is a big difference and the H80i has a thick radiator. Now the noctua Nf-F12 produce 2.61 mm/H2O of static pressure at only 22.4 db of noise (this serves as comparison). Conclusion is that corsair quiet edition fans are not good and not meant for rads......

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing I saw was the potential GPU sag. Very disconcerting.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Same. You would think someone would have come up with a little doohicky by now, to be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If GPU coolers continue to get bigger and heavier, GPU manufacturers will likely begin to bundle GPU supports with the cards. I think we will continue to push the cooler functionality despite the decreased thermals from smaller transistor topologies.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not sagging as much as it looks, the card is curved on the sides inward. it looks like it but at a straight angle its way less

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah well That makes sense. Could be the picture...

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a Visual thing, the card is curved down on the sides for effect. (Have the Strix390X)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard the Strix has trouble with the higher TDP of the 390x. I have a Gigabyte Windforce 390x and I was really disappointed with my temps and had to repaste the cooler. How are your temps?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry for late reply, Spring break took me away. My temps sit at about 47c with fans off/10% at idle and under load w/ fans at around 60% i hit about 76C while gaming normally (Mixture compiled of random temps taken from Minecraftw/shaders, RocketLeague, GTA V, Darksiders, DarkSouls 2, And skyrim w/mods. Rocket league and MC are always running when im watching a stream at full HD or a BLuRay Movie.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. Odd. My Gigabyte 390x sits at 60 degrees idle and about 78 under full load.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Thanks for the comment, the GPU isn't sagging at all, it really is an illusion. I thought the same thing when it went in. Can't understand why Asus designed in a side that looks so saggy.

The CX isn't a great PSU, but it's doing well enough for me, running a power meter shows that at full whack it hits the wall with less than 500W so it'll do for now. It was never going to be a gaming rig at the initial time of building so i never expected to need much power.

The fans don't seem to be having much trouble either in all honesty. I will bear your comment in mind and during the next update i'll consider replacing them.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build man! Great selection of parts. More pics!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks for the comment, i'll get on that for you

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Straighten and tighten the thumb screws with a screw driver whilst holding the GPU..should help take the weight off the mobo...that sag is worrying.

As for connecting your hub to the CPU_OPT header, you may not be able to control the PWM hub, switch to another available SYS_FAN (CHA_FAN) header, works in the same way...i use that same hub as well but with full control to the PWM duty cycle on the hub.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, Thanks for the comment, the GPU isn't sagging at all, it really is an illusion. I thought the same thing when it went in. I will certainly take on board your comments about the hub. I'll give that a go when i go in for cleaning in a few weeks to check on the difference.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

People don't read anymore , I feel bad that you and every other person has to explain it lol. Looking at it closely the design of the shroud slopes but looking at the back plate its completely straight. My wife also gave me the green light to rebuild my PC even though she doesn't understand my desire to do so +1 for understanding spouses

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU_OPT header on the gaming mx boards are intended for water cooler pumps.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessarily.. its just another PWM fan header.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

As someone who owns one of the StrixDCUIII cards... they look like they are sagging but its very minimal. There is an illusion caused by the slanted edges going inward.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Feel so much better now :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, what a crazy design, As soon as i stood the tower up after the initial install I took it apart again because it looked saggy, but it was rock solid. Dear dear Asus.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Dat Strix 980 Ti tho

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

it looks good.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Might want to switch some fan directional pull up a bit though. +1

It's funny I heard something very similar from my wife just last week.....Let's just say Hardwareswap/Newegg/Amazon saw a nice chunk of money from me this past week.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, thank you, the two 140mm do exhaust and with a smoke test it definitely does okay. I was going to exhaust the H80i as well, but it runs nicely this way. May consider further adjustment in the future.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

noice i love it but more pics would be nice too

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get on that for you, Thank you for the comment

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice case choice! However, That sweet sweet 980 ti sagging is getting to me lol, the PC gods do not approve.

Might wanna put a book or a piece of wood under that sucker, I've been trying to find an action figure the right size to hold up my card, it doesn't sag, but just thought it would look cool lol

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment, the GPU isn't sagging, it really is an illusion. I thought the same thing when it went in.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I am wondering if this PC will be able to run games like the Witcher 3, GTA 5 or Fallout 4. I am looking for a PC that will be able to play all of the new games, not necessarily on Ultra but maybe on high with a good frame rate. Thanks.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I haven't played the Witcher 3, but GTA V and Fallout 4 (as well as the Division, Elite Dangerous, Project Cars and Just Cause 3) run really well. Bear in mind i use my PC mainly for photo editing so I play in 1920x1200 at 60Hz only, as i use a monitor more designed for colour than fast G2G and high refresh rates. But it runs happily at very high settings for everything I throw at it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I just recently bought this board and cpu. I haven't built my PC yet but Im just wondering what bios version did your board ship with? And did you have to update to version F5 to use your cpu? If so how did you update?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm 90% certain mine shipped with F5. It's on F7 now but my CPU worked flawlessly OOTB.

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