i dont think you can get them anymore.
highly binned dies that could take more power and have an agressive bios then the rest, was about £320 here in the UK at launch
white LED is okay if using standard RGB lighting, if you manage to find RGBW cables, the white light in them is day and night! crisp and sharp and more clean light
hey, dont have a picture im afraid and its bene passed onto a friend, shield its self is just standard and nothing special, as for IO Ports
nice, cheap, and does the job. couldn't push higher then 3600hz with the ram with the i5 8400 which is a shame, 8700k handled 4200hz just fine on it
type- CAN daisy chain as many as you like
do add something different to a build
yeah, GPU didnt help this time haha - just got lucky , with both of the 70Tis :D
no worries , jut needs phanteks adapter cable to work with any mobo that has an RGB header- cant daisy chain as many as you like
Hate RGB lighting strips and most RGB fans are you can see bare naked LEDs but in love with these Halo covers :D
Bequiet Pure Wings- Phanteks Halo RGB fan covers fit nicely over them and the blades ridges really pick out the RGB glow :D
thanks, with the Silent loop, Gigabyte gtx 1070ti and Aorus K3 along with halo covers take it to about £/$ 1800- luckily heavily sponsored by Gigabyte + Bequiet :D
yep :D built for a friend so I know what will happen if i removed it - my toddler would of hidden it somewhere
I just enabled XMP and loaded 2933hz as default :D
If you are overclocking - worth increasing the SoC voltage to 1.1 to get ram-cpu link a bit more stable
at the time I used Ryzen Master for overclocking as the chip had just came out and on the first BIOS at the time
should of improved a lot. should hit 3.8/9 Ghz easily with 1.35v - but i believe Gigabyte use offset so bit of maths to work out how much offset to enter in
yes, in bios you can turn them all off or with the software can change colour or turn off :D
thanks, although i have no gaming time now haha
AMD is making a killing! seen in Germany they out sold Intel!
and most builds i've done or recommend are B350 boards running 1700 chips, killer savings!
:) thanks. Just goes to should you can do a budget build and have water and lights
The bequiet was Budget cooler and then was Given Gigabyte one for free for testing :) , naturally was better performer and matched the theme.
The aorus cooler is 100% identical to this one but has been updated with the new logo
and its still in its Testing phase :D
Softtubing will all come out and replaced with Frosted Acrylic tubing and Glass tubing ! although it might attend a show next month with extra 360 rad with soft tubing redone to be nice :)
yeah, still need to figure out the cables- again not allowed to re-braid any as its actually a Point of Sale build so - seen as sold!
doesn't help its 60% transparent haha
Because this is a sponsored build, I have to leave them in- take them out and you have a perfect gasket design and zero deadspots ! will perform to 60mm thickness standards! although it does have an overall thickness of 54mm with 45mm rad inside
hardly anything, maybe when your pushing 3 in x4 mode . You can even run Gen 2 PCIe x16 and still be fine but will notice a slight hit when 2 cards run at x4
might lose 5 FPS as max due to it , cards cant really hit the max bandwidth of Gen 3 x16 at the moment and Nvidia is just being picky when it demands 2x x8 lanes for its cards, even with older Gen 1 or 2
had mine on top for looks as well as supplying two RX 580s with the coolest air possible . rather have higher temps in the watercooled ryzen 5 then the air cooled 580s :)
Push only. Was tight, you need low memory profile for z270/170/97 or amd x370 to fit it. The cooler mount stops push pull as mounts on am4 are to near to the rad, Intel might work though.
X99 has its ram slots slightly lower
Cables hole bit different from c400 to 460x :( only way is to cut a hole or use cabling holes to the right :(
And thanks :)
To be honest temp is at 36c when running benchmarks.
M.2s can throttle but you need to be doing some heavy loads !
Your average game or downloading games isn't going to stress it to much .
When GPU fans do turn on they will blow air onto it, hot air but still airflow . better then MSI heat shield trap
Just depends on the cards you've got and the case. I always stick AIO or water cooling on exit fans so cool air enters , also worth using quality thermal paste on the GPUs .
These aorus XTR are just beastly
This kit had the default amd stock clip system so just fitted first time. Other models do need brackets though
Cheers and its awesome ! How the G1 480 should if been ! Can run Firestrike Extreme without fans turning on even with two of then, when fan is on normally at 40% and is quite quiet. Max temp I've seen is 52c
That is indeed correct . need low profile ram with z170/270/x370/b350 boards , x99 you can get away with a thicker 37mm rad due to ram slots being located lower .
Doesn't make to much difference having it on top but doesn't make a slight difference to XFire getting plenty of clean air easily so fans hardly have to turn on
Yeah buy the 460x RGB version , who h has 3 at the front and the controller and I/o control the front to. Buy free fans and they will plug into the hub nicely
I help them out on UK forums so was doing testing on the K5 board before it came to UK along with XTR cards
Yep, without GPU support its pretty much 3 slot solution
Haven't had much change to test many games. Performed well in Prey but was more bug hunting with Windows creators edition / GPU benchmarks and aorus engine.
Does score 11200 in Firestrike Extreme 2440p :) can't can't get it validated :(
Haha, trade discount helps, makes Aorus brands same price as Gigabyte branding hah
Thanks and haha
Bit Ott, actually could of easily been 2.5 slots and not the 2 3/4 it actually is. Aorus 580 2 slot version would do just as good in my own opinion :)
Silicone lotto but recommend some top quality thermal paste, using Thermal Grizzlie and dropped 7-10c at load ! H100 came with pre applied aweful pasts
Hey, windows 10 creators update was a nightmare but finally got a patch out along with AMD radeon updates and Xfire was working for benchmarks and Xfire support games.
Surprisingly both cards hit max 52c at Firestrike 4k!!! Fans at front help @800rpm and heatsink is much much better from 400 series
Hi, no they are corsair SP 120 RGB fans :)
And time , Ti for 1440p ultra wide, 1080 for 1080p ultra wide :)
Morning (UK) ,
If your able to overclock the 970 heavily it gives you the same performance of a 980 which is just on par with a gtx 1060.
Unfortunately the boards layout has VRM on the left of the chip because its a small board, most have it on the right side and would allow you to use NZXT G10 GPU AIO mounting kit and a cheap Asetek (corsair etc etc) Round AIO. you still could use it but would need heatsinks on the VRM.
1080 Ti is a mass load of more power! but 1070 might serve you better- all depend on your screen res and refresh rate. if your not running 1400p or 1440p wide screen and 120hz plus, a Ti would be over kill!!!!
1080 might be a better middle ground , and has had money off unlike 1070. EVGA do a Hybrid in that version aswell .
cost of getting a water block to cool the 970 would be £70, then a radiator and pump with basic fittings is pushing £100 here. Alphacool unfortunately dont make a GPU AIO kit for this card, they do for the gtx 1000 series though!
Its NZXT Hue+ kit :)
its alphacools modular system, all plug and go really. Wanted to experiment with expandable AIOs for resale. Half the price of custom loops, doesn't look as pretty but does the same job with better performance then air
Covers? You mean the Backplates ? Both have backplates on, black as i was to lazy to spray white
They are from alphacool GPU waterblocks and attach directly to the waterblock and card.
they do Backplates for the card but are EU based.
thank you :)
Nah, different OEM, asetec make their stuff. alphacool makes bequiets . its because the inlet is the top port, and just above it is the fill port so allows air bubblesnto get trapped
Will involve ekwb mono block and phanteks GPU block
Thanks, ram is stunning piece of kit. EK mono block and phanteks GPU block should match nicely
Should see the x299 :) non of the past mistakes of x99 and slow launch speeds of AM4
UK , getting spanked by the dollar, was before AMD launch and also get via trade prices so was a lot cheaper :)
Savings used elsewhere like the phanteks water block
Didn't have 3866 version on the selection here. Was to lazy hah
Doesn't help with strictly come dancing on TV ...haha
Yeah, silent loop works better upside down haha, bit of a design flaw