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so to start things off, noctua makes some really quality stuff and these fans at 50% (which is basically completely silent) without the low noise adapters cools this thing to the max. i even did a noctua baby fan for the sabertooth as the stock fans were a bit loud (removed the one on top as noctua doesn't make a 35mm fan) the side fan is 35/40mm compatable.

h110 was modded into this case. could have easily done radiator inside the case w/o having to cut but i wanted it on the outside for a cleaner look inside with the fans :) the original thermal paste was getting meh temps. replaced it with some arctic silver 5 and temps went down about 5* C. i'll take that. i might delid someday but not yet.

NZXT g10 bracket and corsair h90 have been fitted with a 92mm noctua fan (of course) and do a great job cooling the gpu. only thing i wish is i had gotten the classy as i'm getting max mhz with temps around 55* but voltage locked at 1.212 (sad face) this thing definitely needs more voltage and could do even more. live and learn.

cable management is **** right now. i may think about sleeving it and doing some leds in the future. but considering i went noctua, this build is more about function than looks. also thinking about doing some sound deadening to quiet it up to the max. i could have gone a different case that already had some but i really liked this 500R.

update: added a 2tb wd black games drive to hold all the bloatware.

update: did some cable managing and mounted the gpu AIO to the side panel in the upper fan location. this way the air that goes through the radiator doesn't go straight into the graphics card, and into the cpu area which has the 2 top fans and rear fan to exhaust the heated air. cpu is on an AIO so it won't really affect those temps much.

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  • 74 months ago
  • 2 points

Almost $200 on fans, wow. They seem worth it though.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its a decent bit of $ on fans but with the money i spent on the rest of the parts, i wanted this thing to not only perform cool but quiet. and that's exactly what you get with noctua!

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice rig. You going to try and OC that processor? Also, you are only running the one 780 Ti? A few more interior pics so we can see your cable management would be nice.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

just did some more updates on the info. cable management is **** right now been busy with work right now mainly just getting everything running. current OC is a basic auto overclock. i'll see what it can really do this weekend. and yeah just a single 780 ti right now

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Photos with the kraken g10 please :) nice build +1

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

hopefully i'll get the shipment email in the next week or two! supposed to ship second half of January since its a pre-order. a little nervous about voiding warranty on a $700+ gpu but i heard evga still warranties their cards even with aftermarket cooling if the aftermarket cooling wasn't the cause of failure.

depending on how well it works out i'll more than likely get another 780 ti and g10 for some sli goodness on 3 1440p monitors

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  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, you went with the EVGA version of the 780 ti. I was thinking of going with either the EVGA version or the MSI Gaming edition 780 ti. The MSI version is cheaper. Is there anything special about this card that warrants it's higher price?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

not really other than the acx fans are decent with cooling. and most guys who have overclocked this version of the 780 ti i've heard have had good success with getting higher overclocks.

still waiting on the g10 to do an all in one cooler on it. really the more expensive versions your paying for the extra cooling. if your into overclocking, its really all down to the silicon lottery

i've also heard that evga has a great warranty program and customer service. luckily i've never had to even use it.

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

the evga percision software is second to none,nice build

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Great build! +1 The first picture, did you actually manage to OC that monitor to 120hz?

  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

i was, but i get some green lines every now and then. i dropped it down to 96 and all is good but i can still go 120Hz if needed. its really like an occasional super small green line every once in a while. there's a great thread over on overclock.net about the korean 1440p monitors. most are able to get theirs to 120hz easy

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

excellent build, but if they corsair air series the case will be more beautiful. +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah i really like that case. highly considering it for my late 2014/2015 build. we'll see what other cases come around. my old 2013 rig i think i'm going to the newer corsair 250d micro atx case. i really like it

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Really impressed with build. Can you tell in detail how you housed Radiator outside the case?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remove that big fan on the side? or leave it on? also how many fans can you connect to the motherboard?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

big fan on side was removed for two 140mm noctua fans

the sabertooth z87 has four 4 pin fan headers, one 4 pin cpu fan header, one 4 pin cpu opt fan header, and two assist fan headers.

two radiator fans up top use one 4 pin cpu header h110 pump uses cpu opt header the top rear exhaust fan uses one 4 pin fan header two side intake fans use one 4 pin fan header two front intake fans use one 4 pin fan header one bottom intake fan uses one 4 pin fan header

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

you should rotate your cpu cooler block so that the intake and exit hoses are on the side, not the bottom or top. so the pump can have better flow