I have not. I am currently running a g-sync display so I can't test that but I am hoping to get a USB C monitor soon. The only thing I don't like about this board is that it only has a single USB 2 header, not cool
Overall the noise is not bad. During normal use it is fairly quiet with the GPU being the loudest component. At load the AIO gets a little loud. The PSU is great, can't hear it and no coil whine on my unit. If I was using this just for gaming it would be well within acceptable noise levels for me but when I am doing any video converting (handbrake which uses 100% cpu) its gets loud and hot
absolutely! Probably one of the easiest cases to build in ever. There is a ton of room to work in so really no matter what order you install your components in you can't go wrong. This case can fit almost any CPU cooler also making it easy to build in. With the built in cable management it's hard to go wrong. The more "budget" sibling of this case (the P400A) is also a great choice and is a great value with the included fans but the P600S has outstanding build quality, very solid.
I tried using the G.Skill software but it is not great so I uninstalled it and it seems to be matching the Gigabyte RGB software with the rainbow; good enough for now. I really wanted to go with Corsair RGB memory so all things RGB (except motherboard) would be controlled by iCue
would love to see how yours turns out. The only issues I ran into were with RAM spacing but other than that it was a fairly easy build
right?! I was putting together a Ryzen build when I came across the 9900K for that price and I could not pass it up.
shoot, would have saved almost $100 on PSU and moved up on either motherboard or CPU
any issues fitting the D15? I see that you are only using one of the fans. is that because of ram clearance issues?
how are the gpu temps? are there any openings directly under it or is it closed off?
none whatsoever, loving the FE card. The build quality is outstanding and it looks great!
looks absolutely amazing and it's making me rethink my current build! so small yet so complete
I used the Phanteks PH-CBRS_PR22 – 220mm Premium Shielded High-Speed Technology PCI-E 3.0 x16 Riser Cable. Part of the mounting kit was actually included with the case
honestly probably not unless you are going to go with a 9900K
so far I am really liking it, no issues at all
not yet. I am thinking about switching to a Noctua D15 because I am running into some strange issues with my AIO. Usually my load temps are just under 70 but the last few days I have been seeing spikes up to 92 when rendering videos. The EVGA FlowControl software is not great and half the time it does not show fan speeds. I have adjust settings in the bios but can't seem to get it to work consistently. I am also eyeing the new Meshify C S2; would pair very well with a Noctua D15!
black, but in the right light the front does look almost like the gunmetal color
fair enough but the cost of one of those 500GB SSD would have been enough to upgrade you from an i3 to a much more capable i5
Looks great! but I agree with Dylan2749, for this price point you could easily be running atleast an i5 with a GTX 1080. To each his/her own but for me I would have gone with a cheaper case, fans, and SSDs and put the money saved into the CPU and GPU where you will really feel it. For the money it's hard to beat the Fractal Meshify C (often on sale for $80) and then you can go with an excellent air cooler like the Dark ROck Pro 4 for $80.
ahh yes. When I added my build the dark rock pro 4 was not in the cpu cooler database on here yet so I had to add as a custom part. I almost went with the non-tinted glass version of the meshify c but decided to go stay with the dark; loving the build so far
thanks! I decided to go with something a little less flashy. RGB is cool but overdone.
I am in the US. It was barely promoted at all. I had been watching for it for a long time and then it suddenly popped up. The product page on newegg didn't even have any pictures until a few days ago. Also, it shows as sold out now. Mounting it was a breeze! Still not quite as easy as a Noctua but I had no trouble with it at all. They include a nice screwdriver to make things even easier. I am very happy with it. I used the Noctua D15 in my last built and it was great but by the time you spend $$ to get the chromax fans and covers (to make it look so much better) you almost double the cost. I will post temps soon but after 2 weeks of use I am sitting around 23 degrees at idle and maxing out at 56 degrees at full load (while running handbrake); very impressed with it
nope, I ended up selling the RX 480 and getting a GTX 1070 (before the prices blew up). Performance wise I have not been happy with AMD cards
I am still looking for the video/article from gamers nexus. higher temps and lower core clock are the exact things I ran into. using the extension cable alone can cause the lower clock speed issues; so yes looks great but not worth trading off temps/performance
vertical mounts look great but they are overall a bad idea; mainly for temps. Gamer's Nexus covered this in length. I would never recommend it and would only consider it with a reference style card
500GB is my hard drive not my RAM but when I completed this build RAM prices were way lower than they are now. I was able to get 16GB of used DDR4 memory for $89.99 at that time but now that same memory goes for close to $200. Unfortunately right now is a TERRIBLE time to build a gaming pc as memory and GPU prices are at an all time high because of shortages and mining :-(
yes but you can also find a 1080 for less than a 1070 Ti
to be honest I no longer have this exact build; I have moved into a Corsair 570X and I am using a Dark Rock Pro 3 air cooler that has been out-performing my AIO cooler and is MUCH quieter
hmm not sure, I don't remember seeing that option
plug the pump into the CPU fan header and the other fans directly into the H100i via the supplied cable. Go into bios and make sure that the CPU fan header is set to full speed
I use a small OC with my 7700K and if you plan to OC I would recommend deliding. It drops temps considerably. I was not super comfortable doing it myself so I had a friend (who had done it several times) help me with it and the results have been great. It can be nerve wrecking for sure though! I hear the 8700K runs a little cooler than the 7700K so you might want to consider that (if you can find one). From what I have read the 8700K does not really need to be delided like the 7700K does
are you talking case or all components? The S340 Elite and non-Elite are both good cases but have some downfalls (main one being airflow). If you are looking for a good case with better airflow and outstanding build quality I would recommend something from Fractal Design; great cases with lots of options for cooling. I am moving this build to a Corsair 570x right now. It is not a perfect case but has way better airflow and cooling capabilities (but is more expensive for sure) Fractal has some nice options around $100 with better cooling and sound dampening
thanks! yeah, I have built in the S340 Elite before and a Kraken X62 works perfectly but then GPU temps tend to be higher. I had not done a black/blue build for awhile so I went with it. I like this built except for the corsair ML fans; they move a ton of air but are super loud
love that you stayed true to your color theme for EVERYTHING! very nice!
looks very nice but a few things. If you are going all out with the 1080ti you should seriously consider a monitor with g-sync (makes a big difference) or at the very least something better than 60hz. 4K @ 60Hz is nice but 2K @ 120hz+ is way nicer. Also, no i7 with that 1080ti? For both productivity and gaming an Acer Predator X34 (34in ultrawide with 3440 x 1440 resolution, gsync, and 100hz) is great. For me I can say that 100hz+ is much better than 4K @60hz. All that horse power with your 1080ti is almost wasted when you are stuck at 60fps on your display... just my 2 cents
hmm, interesting choice. I am confident that you would get better temps using the front as intake and the top/back as exhaust. hot air rises...
no worries! and actually this is far from my first build; I have done probably 25 this year alone. It's a hobby for me and I love helping friends put systems together (it's addicting)
sure, with the right components you can pull off a red/black/white build. my motherboard actually has a red led on it but since I was going for just black and white I disabled it
thanks! I will try to add pics with the system on, the fans look great
thanks! I have had to contact Phanteks support before too and they are very quick/easy to work with!
thanks! yeah it's very fast; loving it so far
very nice! I am very interested in the Cooler Master H500P (can't wait for it to come out at the end of September)
end up switching cases? I am in the processing of moving to the new Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE. Great airflow, tempered glass, rgb rans, and white interior. It seems solid so far
i love how clean it looks. At first I was going to disable the red leds on the motherboard but it actually makes for a nice patriotic theme with the white case and blue lights on the Kraken and GTX 1080
good deal; I rushed on the pictures but overall I am very happy with this build!
yes, I actually did end up doing just that; helps a bit
very very cool; turned out great!!
not bad but they were around 72 degrees. I actually ended up adding a 120mm fan on the bottom as intake and it seems to help keep the GPU under 70 now
no problem! I am glad it was helpful to you. When installing the X62 you need to kinda turn it into place but it fits without any issues; amazing temps too!
I bought it used from a friend; I know it was a great deal!!