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This is a gaming/programming/work rig designed for all my current needs. Everything went together quite well, assembly and out of box testing took 4 hours for two of us, and just the h100i installation took another hour. Case has amazing cable management, although a little tight behind the right cover, with a little bit of intelligence you can make it fit nicely. GPU idles and extremely high temp but doesn't get much hotter under load, using MSI afterburner to control fan speeds for that. Have 2 rad fans and 2 top fans plugged into the h100i for link control. all other case fans except bottom plugged into motherboard. I tried fan xpert 2 to control chassis fans but the software terribly undervolted my 200mm to the point they wouldn't start spinning, and was a ***** to remove fan xpert settings again to result back to bios control. May buy a corsair link cooling kit in the future since I'm liking link so far but still undecided.

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  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

We share the same GPU :P and PSU to an extent.

How quiet are your case fans?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Sorry for such a late reply I haven't checked this website in a little while. My case fans while doing low powered tasks are virtually silent. Even while gaming most the time they are very quite. The only loud thing I found so far is when I play Sleeping Dogs on Ultra graphics with High Res texture pack then it becomes quite loud but still stays acceptable. I run all my fans on stock settings with no custom fan curves or power modes. I just let my BIOS take control of my motherboard fans (3) and the Corsair Link take control of my top CPU fans (4). I tried using the ASUS utility to custom control the fans but after the fan benchmark the software kept undervolting my fans so they wouldn't spin. Hope this helps you

-Oliver

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries and thanks for replying. That helps a lot as these fans aren't PWM, or silent for that matter. My only choice is to have them adjusted through the bios, but that still means they are running at a constant speed :(

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, By letting the BIOS take control of your fans doesn't mean they will run one speed. Depending on the motherboard most will have their own speed control for all the fans through PWM or voltage. For example my motherboard does control my fans through voltage. The only problem that just arised in the last 2 days is that my stock SP fan on my h100i has started to rattle after a while and I would have to open the case and knock the fan to make it be quite again. First thing on my list to replace those 2 stock fans. I think I may also play around with attaching fans to the PSU because none of the fans are really noisy. Hope this helps. Oliver

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that's what i meant, these fans aren't PWM, they are only 3 pins but yeah. Does your PSU get hot or even make any noises?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope PSU is working absolutely fine but has lost contact with corsair link on the latest software update. It did get wrecked by a powersurge however and has been replaced but where I live a powersurge means things exploding not just a little fluctuation.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

nice rig man +1. I love the blue. you should check mine out

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks man. The blue is pretty awesome but I do feel stupid for buying red RAM when the red from the ROG motherboard is virtually invisible with the fan lighting. It would look a lot more awesome with blue RAM because you can see the colour of it but oh well learn from your mistakes. Nice rig btw, I guess most of the lighting in there comes from your custom light rod?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

hey men how did you put the radiator men?