you know the aer fans are not static pressure fans right? They don't belong on a radiator. Are those the default fans shipped with X62? I very much doubt it.
And you got corsair memory sticks in red? why red? lol. Anyway looks nice but yeah I'm curious about those fans.
I actually switched from 2 850 Evos after using them for about 2 years to this 960 evo. I have mixed feelings about boot times, like the time from power on to windows desktop doesn't seem shorter to me but as soon as it starts loading the 10+ apps I have starting with windows it loads them much much faster.
The game load times seem faster. Its funny when you're the first one joining a map and you can't play the game cuz everybody else is still loading the map. It used to be that I was in the middle of the pack with map load times. So overall worth it. this thing is super tiny its crazy.
You mean no idle noise right? Those beasts are gonna sound like a vac cleaner once you fire up a game . Anyway awesome build and I dig the color. +1
My favorite motherboard. +1 from me
oh the fans will be coming.. soon :) . Not sure what to do with the space above PSU. We are never "done" building u know
haha had i paid 4.5k on this i would have been divorced by now. It was much less but it mostly upgrading and selling the "older" stuff i had.
Haha one word for you PCMR :)
Ah guilty as charged I love corsair ! Was thinking about the mp500 m.2 but they don't have a 1TB like wtf corsair ! Anyway the drive should be solid I'm sure . As far as temps dude they're excellent but I had to really think about it and did a few combinations and this one worked the best : cool air comin g in, CPU exhausting hot air in the case but Idont care cuz the gpu is liquid cooled then all the REALLY hot air from gpu goes out the top: results are 4.7ghz on CPU at 1.33v at 45-50c tested prime95 for 24/7 use. Gpu averages 50s in games . The mobo gets to about high 40s. Anyway I was going for the "full" look for that tough balance between thermals and fullness. Solid stuff but it's also winter so we shall see come spring/summer haha.
I love the corsair case. They've done an amazing job utilizing every inch of it and most of all the motherboard cutout is big enough to install m.2 without removing the board which was a huge plus for me. I dunno how the 804 is as far as space utilization but the corsair is damn near perfect.i mean even fit a gpu radiator in the second chamber in my previous build. Fractal makes some solid cases so I'm sure you can't go wrong either way.
they are very well made. The black frame is made of some sort of composite instead of just plastic and feels very high quality and sturdy. The whole fan feels a lot heavier than a regular case fan. The LEDs are not too bright or too dim. The PWM cable is long enough to reach across any motherboard.
They can be set to move a lot of air or be dead silent (at about 500 rpm). Overall I really like them, its just too bad they are not RGB but other than that I think they're among the best you can get
As far as GPU temps, I get about mid 30s on idle and high 50s after a couple hours of gaming. Its not too bad but I know the rad is not getting as much air as it should. The push/pull setup should easily keep the card in the high 40s low 50s under load based on what i've read online so I am approximating about 10 degrees or so increase . Its no big deal as the card can still sustain a 2113mhz overclock constant no matter the game but definitely something to consider.
The other issue that I didn't even think about is the fact that the heat from the radiator warms up the closest SSD drive which is right above the radiator. I was getting about 52C on my 2nd Samsung ssd which is a bit high, so I've been using speedfan to control the fan speed and Ive noticed that my SSD is now running at 45C or so during gaming , not ideal but not bad either.
Depends on the game Some games I max out (like killing floor 2, dark souls 3 etc) but others not so much (med/high settings on Rise of tomb raider). I am though prioritizing frames over settings and I'm shooting for 75+ at the cost of lowering detail.
One thing though is that the gpu liquid cooler gives out much more stable overclocks even on a reference board.
Nice build! Man I wish they would come out with the micro atx version of it , like a redesigned air 240. I'd be all over that one
no. I only removed the water block plastic cap to be able to fit. The cap snaps on and off without the need for any tools
yes u can and you can also do a push/pull if you route the rest of the cables around the radiator
Thanks yea I love the small form factor
Haha yeah it's to match the hue+ light show :)
The gpu is correct. I replaced the cooler with the evga hybrid cooler
I inserted the gpu block through the bottom grommet hole into the first chamber
nice clean setup , good job. Great choice with the case. I built my gaming setup with the white version of air 240 and i absolutely love it.
took your advice and fixed it (posted pics). Thanks man. yeah I've used a couple aio coolers before and I'm used to seeing rubber tubes that bend easily. this cooler through me off I guess. Anyway I'm getting really good temps and so far so good. Thanks again
those tubes are pretty think to bend and route the way you want them to. I didnt want to force them too much but i may give it another try
yeah i liked the way you routed those tubes....might circle back on that but oh man those tube were so thick and hard to bend :)))
oops thats a mistake :))