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I wanted to build a future proof PC that would perform well at any task thrown at it. The original build was to be water cooled with intricate tube design but it ended up breaking the bank. The large empty space on the right was where the pump and reservoir would have gone but I like the empty space and there is fantastic air flow. I originally wanted the radiator on the top but it obstructed the mobo so it was moved to the front and vent fans took their place.

The BeCool case was extremely easy to work with and i didn't feel i was fighting the case at all. The only speed bump I hit was removing the power supply shroud but that was only because I overlooked a screw that needed removed.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious why Optane over other more affordable NAND NVMes? Any in particular workstation use or just, because of 3D XPoint benefits?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It is speeding up my most used files that i store on the 4TB. I partitioned off 1TB as basically VRAM and have had no bottlenecks or slow downs.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how well does that cool that? i had that on my 9900k and i couldn't even all-core 5 GHz. but your build looks great almost identical to mine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I have had NO cooling issues. I let the fans run on auto during the benchmarks and they didn't top out their RPMs. I leave the Corsair H150i PRO on extreme but probably don't need to. CPU sits at ~31 degrees Celsius. I haven't pushed it to the max yet but all indications are that it'll handle anything i throw at it. I put the radiator in front to add airflow to the PS bay as well as cross wind for air pressure on the other fans. most of my heat exits through the top. my rear fan rarely turns on and not for long when it does. I also got a bigger case than I needed so air could move more freely and possibly upgrade to water cooling in the future.

I'm guessing your fans are either pointed the wrong direction or you have a bottle neck of airflow somewhere. This cooler has exceeded my expectations.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I may have gotten a bad 9900k because my fans are in there correctly. I upgraded from an 8700k with no cooling issues but had many with the 9900k

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good you didn't mount the rad up top, cause there's virtually no ventilation.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I did initially but it was interfering with the head spreaders on the top of the mobo where the power circuitry is. there are actually more air holes and slots on top but i didn't want to "pull" hot air from the heat spreaders across my radiator. I wanted fresh air to cool the CPU and i didn't want to fight the rising heat by blowing into the case from the top. I think if i would have left the front two fans and the radiator fans to "pull" air in and used the rear for exhaust i would have similar results but my rear fan would have to work harder to shed the heat. As it is now it rarely even comes on. I've just always thought it smarter to work with the natural flow of heat rising by venting from the top.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to take your word for it, because looking at the case it does not look like there is much of any room for airflow at the top. If there is though, I would've kept the rad up top simply because you could avoid filling your case with hot air and pull fresh air in from the front anyway.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll have to take your word for it, because looking at the case it does not look like there is much of any room for airflow at the top. If there is though, I would've kept the rad up top simply because you could avoid filling your case with hot air from the rad and pull fresh air in from the front anyway.

But as you said you don't have cooling issues, so I'm glad it works for you.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

you should have got quad channel memory for an x299 cpu

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes I do. however the budget didn't support any more RAM sticks. and because i want to expand this build I went with 2 16GB sticks instead of 8x4GB or 4x8GB sticks. I read that there is little difference in dual channel or quad channel with the same size of ram until you saturate the sticks. This way I can add 16GB sticks until I top out at 128GB. I didn't want to try and sell smaller sticks in the future to replace them with bigger ones.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 8? WOT

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10... ?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't remember why I said that since it was literally over 15 days ago. But you probably changed it in the build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

9920x maybe !? Your cooler will handle that also. Yes -quad channel= boost in everything 30% promise!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I won't be buying another processor for awhile. This cooler would handle a lot. The 9820X was the perfect mix of cores, threads, Ghz, and price for me and it is killing benchmarks so i am happy. Is there things i could do to make it better/faster?... yes. but until i have the cash to drop on another 2 sticks of 16GB corsair vengeance pro i'll be running in duel channel.