So I decided to a custom loop using EK parts on my first build. This is my first ever loop.I have the parts to do a PETG loop, but I decided to use the flex tubes. When I go to switch out the fluid in 6 months or so, I will swap it out. Until then, I will practice doing some bends on incorrect tubing I bought.
On air, the top GPU would max out at 84C and the bottom one would get to 78C under load. After I changed the build to liquid cool all my parts, the top GPU gets to 37C and the bottom stays at 35. Not bad if I do say so myself.
The CPU temp seems a little high with the loop. but it could be because 1) I am using a 7700K and we all know they are like frying pans and 2) the liquid gets to my GPUs first which means the heat has not had a chance to cool through a rad before getting to the CPU. I will take this into account when I do the PETG loop.
The reservoir in the back side of the case. Not really much room to put it in front. I am going to work on the cable management today and will upload a pic of it later. I just wish Corsair would make a clear view side for the case.
Overall, I am very pleased with this system. Thanks for taking the time to look at my build!
So I decided to go in and do the cable management in the back area. While organizing my cables, I noticed the longest run (1st pic for reference) was kinked in the back. Got it fixed and by doing so, it made the build look cleaner and more tidy (IMO). I am glad I did noticed it and fixed it. I would have cried.
For some reason, my build says 45Ghz as my CPU speed. I typed in 5Ghz. Not sure how that happened, but it makes me laugh that some people really think I got it that high haha!
Today after work I plan on taking photos with my good camera. I just used my phone to upload the pictures, but I do not think it does my PC justice. I may even have to pull out the strobes :)
So my EK GPU blocks came with a plastic cover that says what card is in the system. I painted it silver to try and match my system. I only have one on for now because of the way my loop is routed on the serial block for my GPUs. I will try to upload a pic later.
So someone brought up to me that I basically skimped out on the audio for my build. You know what? He was right! I ordered myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 700s, a ModMic 5, a Schiit Bifrost Multibit DAC, and a Schiit Valhalla 2 amplifier. I really do miss having good audio equipment.
Wow! My build got featured today! There are so many great build out there. I am humbled.
So the BX (Military Store on base) has been getting a lot of new peripherals lately. I am surprised that they have been getting nice prebuilt towers tbh. The part I was excited about was the Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and Corsair M65 RGB mouse. Annnnnnnnnd bought!
When I decided to start my build I picked the Formula IX first before any other part and built around that. I love the factory EK Crosschill vram block. Be cautious about using flex tubes if you plan on doing what I did with my build. I honestly cannot believe it did not kink going from my CPU to the vram.
Beautiful and performs very well. As far as the RGB feature, you will not find anything better. The colors are bright and very fluid. Knocked a star off only because of the price. If you do not care about the RGB aspect of RAM, you can get some very affordable high performance RAM for much cheaper.
BLAZING FAST! My PC boots up in 3 seconds. It is insane. If you are able to take advantage of the NVME feature, you will enjoy it. It is very small and looks like a stick of gum. If you want to save yourself a hundred bucks, go with the EVO. The warranty is not as long, but most performs just as well.
I do not really need to say much. It's a FE reference card. Most people buy these because they want the newest tech the moment it releases or because you plan on watercooling. I run a couple in SLI with EK blocks and I could not be more happy.
I love this case! Lots of room for GPUs, Fans (I have seven 120mm on rads and one 140mm as exhaust), radiators, and can accommodate an EATX board. I currently have my reservoir w/built in pump in the back of the case.
The only things wrong with the case IMO would be that while the front of the case and PSU exhaust have mesh air filters, the top and bottom do not get one. If you want, put some pantyhose in their places and you should be gtg.
It's a PSU. It powers my stuff with no issues.
These Static Pressure fans do a great job cooling my rads. The Magnetic Levitation (hence ML) feature is amazing. I hear nothing at low speeds. I literally hear nothing but my pump going and even that is really quiet. Having the LEDs come from the center of the fan gives it a more balanced look.
Be wary. I received the kit and one of the four RGB strips did not work. It ook NZXT a month to get me a replacement. When it works, it works great! The RGB spectrum wave is my favorite.
The only issue I have with it is that you are required to have this in order to use the NZXT AER fans.
Good sound and fits my needs when I am not using my headphones. It would have been nice to have all the speaker light up white like the subwoofer does.
The only gripe I have are the volume buttons. They can be very finicky.
You need on to connect more than one card. It works great and the switch at the bottom lets you change the color. You can have the EVGA logo in White, Red, Blue, or Green.
Mobos these days are limiting the amount of USB 2.0 headers. My specific board only has one. I needed to connect an NZXT Hue+, but needed another USB 2.0 header. Here is the fix!