The particular fans used in this build are 5v addressable RGB, so they can do multiple colors at a time. 12V RGB fans are the kind that only do one color at a time.
For basic streaming 1080p it should be fine at the fast preset. If wanting to stream more intensive titles, though, I might suggest the 2700x (or 2700 with an overclock) or 3700x due to the additional cores.
Thanks! And yes, both fan controllers (with 12 fans, I had to daisy chain two fan controllers) are actually mounted to the inside of the cable management bar in the back.
Looks great, man!
On the top intake thing: A friend and I did a build over the summer with pretty much the same setup, for the same reason (Hardware Canucks missing it). You can find the build under my completed builds. We actually tried and tested it with the top as exhaust and side intake (ugly), top exhaust and side AIO/top AIO and side exhaust (negative pressure, which we didn't want) and then the top intake with side AIO exhaust. We did temp testing each way and what we found out was that the GPU and CPU temps were essentially unaffected, but the VRM temps were actually 2 degrees lower with the top intake blowing fresh air across the motherboard.
His GPU wasn't vertically mounted, so that may be where you turbulence is coming from, oddly enough. When I did some airflow testing (nicotine free vape), we saw the top intake briefly swirling against his backplate before being sucked to the side or pushed out the rear. The bottom intake was essentially fed directly to the GPU and AIO.
As for the AIO, we saw negligible (as in margin-of-error) difference in CPU temps between top intake and side exhaust. We think this is mainly due to the rightmost intake fans feeding essentially untouched cool air to the AIO when it's in side exhaust position. We debated going top intake with the AIO, but we decided that since we wanted to go push-pull for the rad, the side position made more sense from a space efficiency standpoint as well as aesthetics (the light shining through the rear and top looks so good!)
Also, I really wish Azza still sold those fans in white like you have. Now all they have is the RGB frame with black blades, which doesn't look nearly as nice. We wound up going with upHere fans for my friend's build.
Well funny story there, I recently got a GTX 1080 in exchange for doing some work on a friend's car, so the 5700XT isn't going to be happening, lol. I'll be saving that money towards upgrading other components or getting the next top-end GPU that AMD releases. As for your question, from what I can tell, my 1600 doesn't seem to be bottlenecking at 1440p. The GPU maintains 95-100% during gaming, whereas my 1600 will hover around 93% on a couple of cores, with the rest of the cores not pushing very hard. It's a pretty good matchup for 1440p, though I have a feeling a CPU bottleneck would definitely be present at 1080p.
Actually that's the hard drive cage. I slid it back juuust far enough for the fan to clear. The PSU panel was left off.
Hey, sorry for the late reply. I went with the Dell S2719DGF for $300. It's a fantastic value, but it uses Freesync as opposed to g-sync. However, I tested it out with a friend's 1080ti and g-sync worked fine for it on most games I tested (except Wolfenstein: New Colossus for some reason). The only difference I saw was the max refresh rate- 144hz for g-sync, vs 155hz for Freesync over Displayport. Colors are really, really good for a TN panel, too.
I'm actually getting ready to upgrade the GPU to a 5700XT. I recently upgraded to a 1400p 144hz monitor and my RX 570 has been struggling with that resolution. But for 1080p? It was great. :-)
Hey there, sorry! I just saw this, so that's why I'm replying so late.
Don't worry about using the Coolermaster fan hub; it isnt' necessary and you can just leave it in the box. The way I did it was hook the AIO pump into the motherboard, then I hooked one of the upHere hubs to the motherboard as well. I then connected the second hub to the first hub, just like it was an RGB fan. Then I just connected all of the fans to the remaining ports on the hub- there should be exactly enough ports for what you need. I made sure to keep the fans segmented by location. All of the radiator fans when on the first hub, all of the top and bottom intake fans went on the second hub.
Sorry, I just saw this!
This fan orientation made very little difference in CPU/GPU temp over side-intake/top-exhaust (the most popular other orientation) but it DID give about a 4 degree drop in VRM temps and it also looks better, in my opinion. Hardware Canucks on YouTube did a 9-fan configuration video that we referenced. The only configuration they didn't test was the one we used for this build, which was why we originally tried it. We were curious what the results would be and they were good enough that we decided to keep it this way.
Same fans listed in the build list. upHere T7SYC7.
Hi, sorry, just saw this. The fans don't care what kind not motherboard you have as long as you have a 3-pin 5v RGB header. If you don't have an appropriate header, the included controller comes with an extended button that lets you cycle through a large selection of presets. Your Aorus Mobo should have a 5v header, though.
Thanks! I'm honestly quite content with my Fractal Design Meshify C for my own personal system ('Geothermal' under my completed builds) but if I ever decide to upgrade to a slightly larger and roomier case, the PC O-11 Dynamic is definitely at the top of my shortlist.
Hey, thanks! I'm honestly really impressed with the airflow potential of this case. The only hiccups I ran into it is the USB 3.0 front panel cable is SUPER stiff and bulky, so it didn't leave room for the bottom middle intake fan, so I had to get a low-profile extension to make it work. There was also an issue with the CoolerMaster fans that came with the AIO making contact with the bracket at high fan speeds when on the back side of the radiator, but we'd planned on replacing them with matching upHere's anyway, so it wasn't a major thing. More an issue with the build quality of the MF120R's, to be honest.
The upHere fans actually come with their own controller hub. It has 7 PWM 4-pin ports and 7 5v aRGB ports. You plug the hub into your motherboard PWM and 5V aRGB headers and a Molex (yes, Molex) power cable and then plug your fan cables into the hub. There's a reset button that comes with the hub for cycling through lighting presets, but if you hold that reset button for 3 seconds, it switches to motherboard lighting control. The hubs can also be daisy-chained, which is what I did. We had 2 hubs- the first one was patched into the motherboard headers, and the second hub was patched into the first hub as though it was just another fan. Worked flawlessly. The hubs comes included with both the 3-pack and the 6-pack of the fans.
As for the cable extensions, they're upHere brand as well and I got them off Amazon, just like the fans. I'm assuming that's what you're asking?
Honestly as far as I know, Intel is far less picky with RAM than Ryzen, so I imagine it would work just fine. X.M.P. was originally an Intel-specific technology anyway. If it makes you feel better, the RAM is listed as Intel compatible as well.
They seem to be, as they have their own rainbow color cycle mode when no software settings are applied to them.
Thanks. I'm really happy with the end result. Here's where I got the wallpaper: https://www.geckoandfly.com/12174/creative-amazing-dual-screen-monitor-hd-wallpaper/
Thanks! Maybe after I get used to the controls and get my characters leveled up. I'm jumping over from XBox and it's taking some time to get used to keyboard and mouse controls.