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My new streaming machine, I built this wanting to make a heavy hitting build in a small and stylish chassis.

I'll be the first to say that the entire assembly gets very toasty mostly thanks to the GTX 980 ti, in fact the aluminum shell itself gets rather toasty to the touch after an hour long gaming session. With luck the Noiseblocker B12-PS fans I have coming in the mail will help remedy a few degrees off of that while staying quieter than the Corsair fans that are in there right now.

I was able to get the 5820K stable at 4.4 Ghz using 1.33V VCore Still working on the 980 Ti's overclock, so far when at full utilization I'm able to get 1490 Mhz out of it, still haven't touched the memory although it's a Hynix memory model so I probably won't.

Criticisms and advice are very welcome!

EDIT MAY 23, 2016: Two new pictures.

I've switched out the stock Corsair fans with PWM NB-Eloop fans.

Also, I have replaced the stock square Wifi antenna thing that came with the motherboard with a couple actual antennas that had to be moved to an external position for full Gigabit connection.

Future plan:

Create custom mounting bracket to mount the Graphics Card vertically to give the fans more breathing room. (Not to mention aesthetic)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

The most likely cause of excessive heat in the system is the 980 Ti because it's the only piece of the system that exhausts into the case (since the rad is outside). Theoretically a blower style cooler should bring temps down by exhausting to the outside of the case (this moves the exhaust away from the available surface area for heat transfer inside the case). With the rear panel design of this case, there's still liable to be some heat transfer from the exhausted air to the aluminum but not quite as much as with the internal exhaust cooler design. I think that a hybrid cooled unit from EVGA would present a decent solution, however routing would be a nightmare and radiator placement is virtually nonexistent with the Corsair CPU AIO in place.

I think the easiest option for cutting temps would be a rear exhaust blower style cooler. It won't exactly lend itself to overclocking but it would move heat out of the main compartment.

What it really boils down to is the million dollar question, "Do you want to continue cooking with the glass oven?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hottest I've seen the graphics card go to is 76C under forceful stress testing, so it's not bad. Under normal gaming it likes to hover around 64 to 68.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

So much POWAAAAH! And who cares if it runs hot, the most important thing is it looks good, right?

Inwin 901, so hot right now. Inwin 901.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sick

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a beauty... Your temps are safe, overclocking that is such overkill I love it XD +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I play at 1440p and I haven't seen anything that I play go under 60 FPS at max settings. It's kind of ridiculous.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Inwin cases run super hot and lack ventilation. But it's hard to find cases as beautiful as they make. So maybe it is a tradeoff. Obviously there are other things that could contribute to the heat. But a lot of the reviews on Inwin say they are hot cases which don't have a lot of ventilation.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, i must say I'm really impressed. Great build ! NICE OC'ING.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

gorgeous build, always love it when people pack X99 paltforms into small enclosures. and enjoy your noiseblocker fans, i have 6 of them in my H440 and i couldn't be happier, fantastic fans

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as I saw the Mini-ITX X99 Motherboard I knew what I had to do. Pack the most powerful hardware I could afford into the case of my dreams, and these NoiseBlocker fans are really darn quiet and push about as much air as the old Corsair ones, I love them.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

i hate how corsair makes such great and pretty fans and still includes such lousy jet engine ones in their aio coolers, it's a shame. the noiseblockers are great, i have two on my h100i and hey always stay under 18dB and my 4790K is maxed at 62*C

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I really like that case. And nice component choice too!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any problems connecting the H80i to the X99 ITX? would I need to buy that mounting kit?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, but yes you would have to buy that mounting kit for this particular motherboard, it has an LGA 2011-V3 NARROW mount which the H80i GT and H100i GTX don't come with. They sell it on Asetek's Ebay though for $5. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272061616457?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

NOTE: This specific solution only works for the H###i GT/X series of liquid coolers. Because those ones are just rebranded Asetek kits.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

901s unite. Came sooo close to attempting the same X99 board in my build. Glad someone had the guts to do it. Do you notice any thermal throttling on the 950 PRO? Planning to pick one up.

Looks awesome!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't really put the 950 pro through it's paces just yet. I did do a file transfer and got 2.2 GB/s out of it on the read and about half that on Write.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you like the 980ti, ive been thinking about it for my first build, I mean, performance wise.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, it's stupidly powerful. I've been playing basically everything I own game-wise at near max settings at 1440p with high and stable framerates. If you have some patience however I believe that they're going to be releasing a new line of GPU's here in the next quarter that are SUPPOSEDLY going to be near twice as powerful.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

and twice the $$$! I doubt ill be able to afford a pascal unless a christmas miracle occurs.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, well in that case you could go for a more expensive 900 series because they'll drop in price!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the H80i GT perform for you? I have it as well on ym 5820k and it is overclocked to 4.3 Ghz and I am getting low 40's just on idle alone. What temps are you running at?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

About the same at 4.4 and 4.5

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Recently got the Thermaltake 3.0 ultimate triple radiator setup and my temps are much quieter now. Check out my build if you would like to find out more.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

As nice as the temps might be, there's no physical way to mount anything larger into this case without heavy modification. Looks nice though.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I am also doing a build right now using the inwin901 and the H80i GT.

I ordered both the parts as pcpartpicker said they were compatible, but I'm having trouble getting the pump through the hole in the rear chassis, and even then it seems like the tubes are way too long. How were you able to install that thing without forcing it? And is it worth it, or should I exchange it?

Solid build btw. That things a beast.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately you do have to force it a bit, but it's not fragile and can take a bit of punishment on the tubes. Hardest part is mounting that metal plate back on the case after you attach the h80 to it. I removed the mounting bracket on the pump portion and removed the rear exhaust plate of the case when routing everything, even with the mounting bracket off it just barely scraped through. Sorry for the super late reply, you've probably already solved this.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you mind telling me how it was mountain that cooler? I'm greatly interested in the same motherboard, however I am trying to figure out how people are mounting it. Are you using the AMD bracket?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272061616457?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I am using this bracket. It will replace the bracket on the HXXXi GT/GTX coolers.

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