I don't know what made me come here. I just had this feeling to go look at my build page and clicked your link I had in my description lol. Good timing. Glad I did, too. Love the change. Very clean. Great job again!
Thank you! All fans up front are intake, and both the rear and top are exhaust. These fans are fantastic, and they way to tell is the red (or whatever color you choose, can be white or blue too) is the pull side, and the side with no red band is the push side.
Not a problem!
There are plenty to choose from really. Im using an old Razer Goliathus, really you are just paying for the name. But Zowie is a common professional choice for FPS. Steelseries Qck is a nice one, and it's cheap.
It will but barely. Example. Go there and see. I would still recommend using the H100i v2. It fits much cleaner and will do exactly the same for cooling.
I actually keep a can next to me for my keyboard (they like to step all over it and one them sheds horribly). But I tried it on the window and was a no go. I need to use a swiffer wipe or something. Maybe find something to coat it that reduces the friction.
Those M.2 covers were pretty much the first thing I went for. I seen them in a white build somewhere and it just completed it so well. Just seeing it was a satisfying feeling lol.
Noise? What noise? ha. Actually, when I got the 140mm fans a few days after I built it, they were giving off some insanely annoying vibrating sounds. But 2-3 days later it was gone. Otherwise I don't hear anything with headphones on, and barely hear it with out. It's surprisingly quiet with 10 actual fans running. And the fans dont even need to speed up, everything stays sooo cool how it is.
This monitor..... wow. My eyes are going bad to start, having a super clear monitor is outstanding. And the gysnc with a high frame rate makes games look so beautiful. I've been playing Tomb Raider and it's one of the best games I've seen visually. But the 165hz makes playing Rainbow Six Siege a real treat.
Overclocking though. I turned on the EZ OC in bios for 4.8g boost on the i7. And Didn't really see any difference anywhere. Same with the GPU. I think I am at like +105 in Precision XOC, any higher and the GPU fails. Didnt mess with the memory much. I'm OK with the current speeds for now. Maybe Ill just get another 1080 Ti and and stack the radiator on top of the fan/rad for the other GPU lol. Not really, but it's an interesting thought. And thanks! I really am enjoying it. Every time I sit down I end up staring into the case for a good 5 minutes. Also, I didn't find it that hard to build in this case really. The cable management was a whole lot easier than most cases I have dealt with, even though its a small tight fit. The fan hub realllyyyy helped a lot with management.
My only suggestion would be to get a new mouse pad! That thing looks old and wrinkly haha! If you play any kind of shooter or quick reaction games, a good mouse pad is something worth investing in. The full sized ones like you have are good, just a new one :P. Otherwise, you don't need much help. You seem to have a good grasp on it.
OK. As I said before, I was stealing your build lol. I have finally done so. First thing was first though, I had to mention your build as I completely ripped it off. If you feel like checking out what your build inspired, feel free. Thanks again for your detailed and well documented upload, it helped a lot with my decision on the new build. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/builds/edit/?userbuild=cshypg
What a cool build! Great job! I definitely love the use of the original power button. That is a huge highlight. So incredibly huge. Ask anyone, they'll you I know it. I'm incredibly smart, many many words. It's an incredibly really really YUGE highlight..... Oh wait, sorry about that. I was recently reading the news. My mind is still scrambled.
But yea... The fact that it's not overheating either GPU or CPU also amazes me. That and the light make me happy....... But I'm a PlayStation fanboy. When you fit an entire PC in a PS1, let me know. :P haha. Really do love the build though man. Keep having these ideas and people will pay you for these type of builds.
YAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!! And you upgraded to the H100i V2 cooler. I LOVE the red corsair on the side of the radiator. It's gonna look so great.
Thank you about the fans. All to hub, all full power. As long as they are as quite as you say, I'm good with that! And why YES, I DID mean that card! The EVGA 1080 Ti FTW Hybrid. Im so Jelly now. lol But yes, exactly how you have it in that picture is how I was planning. Wasn't sure what to do with the hoses though, elegantly that is.
You know, I've had this build in my head for a month now. I plan to basically steal your vision haha with a few upgrades, 7700k, Z270, and 1080 Ti Hybrid(with the radiator on the back exhaust) in particular. However, what I can't understand is the fans. I've never used custom fans nor any water cooling of any kind. I've had 2 custom builds and they were very simple stock case fans, with Hyper 212 cooling. It never occurred to me to do custom fans or anything. My question is this are the 2 AF120s for the CPU Fans on front of the Radiator (plugged into the 2 available ports direct from CPU Cooler), and the 4 SP120s/2 SP140s for rear radiator and front and rear exhaust and all 6 into the Fan hub? It's all confusing me because of the different fans and them all being 3 pin, so they have no RPM control, right? They always stay the same speed. Or I am missing something. Even having built my own PCs I am still completely illiterate on most of it. Also, is the Corsair Link cable optional? I don't see it attached and the logo is still red. I just want to make sure I get it all right before I get something wrong and overheat my PC.
I think I am making this harder on myself than need be lmao. I think maybe I'm just needing to know where all the fans are connected. That would clarify much of my confusion.
I love your build. It's changed my mind completely on AIO cooling. I've been wanting to start a new build from scratch and go with a custom water cooling setup. But it's just too much cost for me to justify it. I don't plan to super OC anything, so the AIO will be fine. Also, I'm so glad you have the white LED on top of the red scheme. I hate how so often people get a red case, with red parts, with red cooling liquid, with red fans, with red LED, with red cables, with a red tinted window, with red ceiling fan lights, with red carpet, with a red chair, and so on. lol It's nice to see builds with elegance. Not too much, not to little. Beautiful cable management. It's an inspiring build.
However, in the end, the best part about this build is your son's (?) tool bench next to your desk. Good dad!