*** Finally tore my loop apart since that particle settling out in my res didnt go away, switched to distilled water and noticed a ~5c from drop from 39c to ~35c using the primo chill. when i took the pump res combo apart to clean it the residue was a slimy gel, I dont have any particle build up in the CPU block, and didnt take my GPU block apart to look. running it on a cleaner right now ill give the Vue one more chance to see if it does it again***
Built it as an all around from VR to 3D design. Designed a cover to fill the cable pass thru from the power supply below is the think for those with a 3D printer. (looks great in protopastas carbon fiber.) https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2787723/#files
All temps were taken with ambient room temp of 24c on custom fan curve. The only cables actually plugged into the mother board are the power, front panel, RGB extension(for the led strips around the window), and 2 USB 3.1, everything temp and fan speed is being ran thru corsair link software. for the rad being right up against the shroud (the hard drive cage is about 5 mm back from the rad and my hard drive sits a little above the ambient case temp) I didn't see any difference in temps with or without it my huge temp jump was after de-lidding the CPU, my water temps went up from ~30 c to ~35 c, while my CPU temps dropped about 20-30c under load. My GPU temp was a slight increase of about 1-2 degrees. The temp sensors were sleeved by me and I re-sleeved the pump cables with para-cord instead of the plastic mesh it came with, on the back side I left the heat shrink but on the front its removed. all the temp sensors are tucked away where they cant be seen but still give accurate readings. I also tied a water temp sensor into the corsair commander and use that temp to set my fan curve off of. Cable management on this case is a nightmare especially with all the sensors I have (I'm paranoid about the temps getting to high, 6 total split between the software and the LED screens 2 water, 4 air) and the two LED readouts. I cut those out using a dremel and some light sanding to get rid of the burs. next time I tear it down I will probably take the shroud out and give it a "brushed" sanding since the file slipped a couple times when I wasn't paying attention. But I was able to take the bottom hard drive tray out and push all the excess cables in there. The last group of pics are my 3d mark scores and the specs including idle temps and load temps. I ran 3dmark for about 10-15 minutes (doesn't take long for my loop to stabilize its less than .5 liters of fluid total) then ran prime95 until my core temps stabilized.
OC to 5.0-5.1GHZ, Intel should have used solder not thermal paste.
dropped temps by ~5c compared to artic silver
DROPPED ~25c under load after de-lidding CPU. Less is more if you don't know how to use this just watch YouTube videos on it take your time and be patient. Don't try to squeeze it out directly over your processor it will probably end up everywhere i did it over a piece of plastic in case it gushed out, with the rest of my computer on the other side of the room. it is EXTREMELY CONDUCTIVE! don't use on aluminium
BIOS is a little sluggish, overall a nice looking board its kind of silver in pics but more of a gunmetal in person.
great looking ram OC to 3066.
Very fast boot times only have the OS on it right now takes about 7 seconds to boot.
within a month of having it started to get smart errors preventing full boot, after a few days of running the tests and trying to figure out how to clear the S.M.A.R.T results it started working on its own again. should have gone with the western digital black.
gorgeous card with the stock cooler, takes up about 2.5 slots with it RGB isnt over kill. currently have it overclocked stable at 2000-2100 on water. on air got about 1900-2000 depending on temps using MSI afterburner. power limit 120, temp 90, core clock +151, mem clock +700. I sit stable at +160 on all benchmarks except FURmark.
great case very small form factor which is why i went with it. Trying to fit everything inside was tedious, need about half an inch more in the back for cables, I probably could have gone with the 570X for that little bit of extra room. Very easy to cut and bend parts inside. airflow doesn't seem to be an issue with or without the front panel. I actually get a greater temp difference by removing the top mesh of about 2-5c
havent had any issues with this power supply, runs the 8700K and 1080TI in OC without hitting power limits.
constant updates, i personally dont like the GUI but I haven't liked them since win7 side note be careful about buying on amazon purchased a sealed USB version and the seller was stealing activation codes and reselling them.
great looking fans, extremely quiet unil about 60+% fan speed. then its a dull hum to about 70%. one of the LED's have already died. Need to contact corsair for a replacement.