Apologies for the late response. I haven't been in here in some time. But to answer your question, the mobo has 4 fan headers. I used a fan hub to accommodate all the fans in the system.
The 212 fit with enough clearance. I only had it mounted about a week. But I believe there was about an inch between the top of the cooling pipes and tempered glass panel.
The AMD mount for the Hyper 212 mounts the cooler in that orientation.
It's not bad. It took some getting used to and experimenting which key sets worked best. Usually the first hour of a new game is seeing what the default keybindings are and changing the most usable (to me) over.
I should have updated the list. I went over to the Asus Strix-B350F when my old psu kicked the bucket (it took the mobo with it). It wasn't much different in price at the time.
I also haven't kept up with the new/er X470 boards so I'm not sure how much better they are suited to run the 2xxx cpus vs the 1xxx cpus.
I actually follow Savant and keep up with their offerings. But this was a quick build for a friend of mine.
When they first announced it, it drew me in for being quirky, for sure. What sold me was the easy to remove glass.
A bit of an odd question. But does that GPU fit on the top PCIe slot with the vertical mount bracket in front of it?
Agreeable points. But the case didn't have rear mounting for the drives. And the container I used as a psu shroud wasn't long enough to reach the front.
I put this pc together for a colleague of mine. As far as peripherals goes, he's got the Corsair Strafe and M65. For audio and video, the Logitech C920 sits on one of two BenQ 144hz monitors with a Blue Yeti for the mic.
Love the profile. Great movie.
The shroud is actually from an old abs plastic container. Randomly found it in the garage and then used plastidip paint. Doesn't quite fully cover the full length, but it works.
The PSU stemmed from my older system that had 2x R9 280X Trixx GPUs. The RX 480 has since moved to my s/o's PC, and mine now house 2 EVGA GTX 1070 SCs (I know, it's a B350 mobo). I always knew I wasn't going to keep the RX card in here. The target was always the 1070 before the build gets a bit "madder."
I need to do an updated photo shoot for sure.
proud to show the world how it works XD
The storage drives are from builds over 2 years ago (the ssds don't have accurate pricing anymore I believe). The PSU was from a trade. And the RX 480 was purchased on release day, also from a build I completed 2 years ago.
Greatly appreciate the compliments!
At the moment, I'm custom sleeving my cables. Don't have much time between work and kids. Once that's finished, I'm going to tear it down again. I'm going back and forth on whether I want the white interior. Slowly but surely, it'll get there.
The cooler was about $25 usd at the time.
With this particular motherboard, it sits directly between the two left fans. There was enough room to run the cable between the corners of the fans. It's hard to describe. But I also twisted the flat cable 90° to run against the fans to leave room for the other cables.
I got the 212 Evo at time of release because Microcenter was giving the AM4 adapter for free with purchase. I'm currently waiting on both a Corsair and Cryorig bracket though.
I believe there are still some discrepancies when it comes to CPU-Z reporting. My results will show over 2 vcore when I validate. But it will show VID if I haven't opened the HWInfo app beforehand. So it hasn't been consistent for me. Talk about early adopter circumstances.
The short of it, from what I managed to find online, VID is a min/max range the cpu has from the factory that's used with factory settings. Seems as though once you oc over turbo boost speed, it just reports the max (1.55) but doesn't actually take in that voltage. I'm definitely not an expert in the matter, but that's what I've gathered and for the most part users have said to disregard it.
Yes, I believe 0513 was the 4th bios for the motherboard. I would have to fact check, but I believe most B350 boards at the moment only do offset mode for vcore? Future updates may add the ability, but I guess that's what they want to do so it differentiates the different mobo teirs.
I settled on 3.8ghz with a +0.125 offset for the time being. I haven't tried a max oc yet as time hasn't been on my side. The cpu was stable at 3.9ghz on the 0503 bios with a +0.1500 offset.
It'll all depend on how far you want to push your overclock. Boards will have more/better power delivery components. You'll hear review videos actually breaking down the VRMs and how many phases it has and where it was made. But I guess that will also depend on the silicon lottery as well.
Thanks! Montréal was a great experience. That was the time I first got into photography. We have plans on Austin this year as Montréal conflicts with a few things this year.
Both the Gaming 5 Auros and Taichi were on the top of my list. But I may move to an ITX board in this case. It's a waiting game for sure.
I plan on moving over to an X370 once they're more readily available for sure.
Not too bad overall. But other B boards definitely have more options for fine tuning.
That's actually pretty awesome. Planning on putting the build on PCPP?
...that's what she said?
But in all seriousness, the RX480 was another release day impulse buy. Matched to my 144hz monitor, temperatures climbed higher and it sounded like I had a Concorde supersonic jet in my computer. Somehow stumbled upon the VF3000N VGA cooler mod, and couldn't be happier... for now.
Aw don't cry. Going by your words, you built yours. And that's where the accomplishment really lies.
Unfortunately, there was a shortage of components available during the Ryzen release. And I'll be pushing extra shifts and running on ramen to get the pieces I had planned for. Hence the WIP part. That's where it'll get truely "Mad."
So lucky! I think my favorite overall feature is the glass panel. So easy to remove for minor adjustments.
Yes, the feet have to be removed to access those fan holes. The feet have a rubber insert you remove to get to the philips head screw.
I got to see that 301 at Pax recently. I might consider it for a travel rig. The chassis on these cases are pretty beefy.
For all the brand new pieces, it was actually a lot less than the parts list reflect. Microcenter usually drops the motherboard price by $30 when you buy a cpu with it.
Everything else was taken from those older builds. If I had to take their retail price at the time of purchase, it would probably be another $350-400 for the GPU, 2x SSDs, and 1x HDD. The PSU was from a trade.
The unconventional chamber design/s were what drew me in. It took a few weeks to really decide. But after seeing a few builds on here, I had to have it.
There was a booth at Pax East recently that had a wall of these fans. I'm sure it would have triggered someone with trypophobia. And that's when I knew these were the fans to get. My original plan was to get the Riing Light2 from Thermaltake.
Thank you for the kind words.
What's your favorite, non-traditional donut?
Thank you =)
Thank you. Greatly appreciated!
The secondary purpose is keeping people off my computer. haha
The build idea is The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). It will get there eventually.
Thanks! From all the input I've gotten, these fans really bring you in. To be honest, they actually were not my first choice. But I'm definitely glad I picked them in the end.
That orange helmet.
Sitting anywhere by the hairpin was music to your ears. You got the whole spectrum of those engines. Haven't been back since the new Turbo V6s
Our living area is right behind the desk behind mine. The photos were taken right after assembly. There's a TV there that I used for post. The last two pictures are with it on my desk.
To each his own. It won't be the last time I spend money on it. It will continually change. There's an overall theme somewhere there. But at the end of the day, I get to call it mine.
I received a few references to Majora's Mask. So I tried it out.
Your results may vary. But after a 30 minute stability test, a round of 10 minute video renders, and an hour of gaming, I got an overall lower max temp. out of the Evo in its current configuration.
Thanks! Definitely caught me by surprise XD
Puns are the key to my <3
This was the only cooler mod that didn't require grinding the base plate above one of the ram chips while still able to keep the back plate. The only thing that needed to be cut was the metal frame around the 6 pin and create a notch for a heat pipe on a corner of the base plate.
The nVidia version of the cooler fits evenly on all sides with the RX480. The ATI version sticks out about 2cm past the blower fan side of the gpu.
Soon, I will rebuild Alice and they can play nice together.