Thank you for the information! And again, great build!
Nice build. I'm impressed with your overclock results. I recently began overclocking my 8700k and am sitting at 4.7GHz on all 6 cores with vcore = 1.270v. Anything greater than 4.7GHz did not pass my stability tests and required much greater vcore. Based on some research, I used Cinebench, Prime95 (26.6) small FFTs for 15 minutes and then RealBench for 8 hours to establish stability.
What was your method of showing stability? I'm sure you had much better luck in the silicone lottery than I did.
Plant is super unique! I like it but I gotta ask, what's the plan for watering it? Going to remove the window just to add water?
Thank you for the compliment AmbassadorWalnut! The front of the case has a nice mounting bracket which allows for multiple radiator sizes. I decided to set the fans on the inner side to pull air through the radiator as it will makes for easier cleaning when dust builds up. There are 8 screws that fit through the case bracket slots and into the radiator. When I built, I removed the front panel of the case, but you can easily access the radiator screws to by opening the front door and removing the dust filter. This would allow you to adjust the height if you wanted.
I have a setup very similar to yours. I am using the Corsair H100i v2 cooler. I control the fans and the pump through Corsair Link. I'm not sure if the H115i wiring is the same but I'd assume so. I plugged the pump power into the CPU_fan header as the cooler manual suggested. Then I plugged the fans into the fan cables coming off the pump. My motherboard also has an AIO_pump header and I keep it empty. It's working great for me.
I had no problems with it and it was my first time building. I did spent a fair amount of time researching beforehand so I had a good idea going in. All in all, it went smoothly and I have faith that you could do it too.
I wanted to go front. My thought was to get fresh, cool air through my radiator. I think I want to try top eventually to see the difference in temps, but for now the CPU never gets over 55 and GPU never goes above 69.
That's my plan!
I really wanted to use the R6 for the possibility of an optical drive and storage expansion in the future. The Define C was my next choice though.