How's the cpu temp with the Hyper 212? I have a Hyper 212 and want to get a new cpu and gpu, might need to get a new mobo also.
yes, I needed a quick reply so I can go ahead and order to be here before Christmas
I have a MSI motherboard but looks your motherboard layout looks similar. I have a m.2 with the OS and am thinking of buying a 2nd m.2. Doesnt using the 2nd m.2 slot shares bandwidth with sata (assuming only two m.2 slots on mobo) and does the GPU cover up the 2nd m.2 slot? If the GPU covers the 2nd m.2 slot will a 2280 m.2 still fit and wont be overheated by the GPU?
Thanks; I like yours, especially the mobo.
Also, I don't have enough to invest in a dac now, but I usually only listen with my Audio Technica M40x (want to get M50X) and use a cheap external usb headphone adapter and gets nice, loud sound
I have the MSI z170a m7 an think the onboard audio is not too great; it is pretty quiet even at 100% volume. How does the Pro Carbon compare? Is the audio chip, voltage and audio software any different?
My build consists of a MSI Z170-A, MSI 980, and a single Samsung 950 256GB (should have gone for 512 b/c heard is faster). I assume the Asus Z170 Deluxe also has two m.2 slots and that you used them both. When taking up both the m.2 slots is your graphics card limited to x8 speed instead of x16, is that why you didn't put it on the top slot?
Yes, with my MSI Z170-a motherboard, the red would match. I currently have one of the NZXT's as intake behind the door, one NZXT as intake on the bottom of the case, and both the stock fans as exhaust (1 top and 1 rear). I don't have anything overclocked now, so am not getting high temps. I don't know if I want to add more fans as it is pretty quiet now, but I could always replace the stock fan(s).
I have a single MSI 980 and did not come with a backplate. Did you purchase them separately, would you recommend one and if so, from where?
Sorry for the late reply. I never really timed the boot or found much difference, but there is a chart online that states the Samsung 850 vs 950 boot times using Bootracer. The 950 Pro 512GB has average boot 23.56sec, 850 Pro 512GB 23.78sec, 950 Pro 256 GB 24.87sec, and 850 Pro 256GB 24.47sec.
I should have gotten 850 Pro 512GB or more expensive 950 512GB.
In your picture the case is different than my R4. Is that an R5 or did you mod the case for a bigger window, and if so how?
Thanks for the suggestion; I like the name. Might add a blue led strip in the future.
I recently got to boot and installed Windows; I haven't messed with bios much yet, but will let you know what happens.
Yes, I didn't finish installing everything before I took the photo but when finished will post pic(s) with plastic removed
It's my first build and I have this case. I bought 2 NZXT blue 140mm fans. How do you recommend setting up the fans?
Yes, I recently realized that. I just bought an MSI 980 since I don't have enough in my budget for a 780 or 2x970/980(TI).
I can't find information on the native ram for this motherboard. Does ddr4 2400 need overclocking?
How is the case? I like it and might get it. I understand the front door panel hides the optical drive and fans. Do you keep the door open during use and does closing it decrease airflow?
I plan on getting the Asus ROG SWIFT, either PG278Q or new PG279Q. Is a single GTX 970 good enough or should I get a 980?
I plan on getting the same monitor. Is a single GTX 970 good enough or should I get a 980?
What fps do you get on the monitor with a single 970 while gaming?
Thanks, I plan to build my first pc later this month. So I should use a display port for the fastest frames?
Read that the 970 100ME has max refresh rate of 60Hz. Is that true? I plan to get a 144 Hz monitor and game at 2560x1440. Would the card be able to reach 120- fps?
I'm getting the same CPU fan and CPU. Is the fan enough to overclock?
Was the 2400 DDR4 native or overclock?
Was the DDR4 2400 native or overclock?
I want this case and will add at least 2 blue led fans. I heard there's 4 included but should I buy 2x 120mm or 2x 140mm?
I'm getting the Samsung 950 Pro for my first build but I don't know what motherboards are compatible. Will the 95o Pro fit on this board?
I'm getting the 950 Pro for my first build but I don't know what motherboards are compatible. I was thing of getting an ASrock Extreme6+ because I am almost positive it is compatible. I really like the Asus boards; will they work?