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Update Aug 4th 2015:

Turns out that the Liquid Cooler is leaking and I have to get it replaced, using stock cooler ATM. Noisy as hell.

I achieved better temperature at idle by applying Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound.

Temps recorded for CPU at load was when I run Prime 95.


My first PC build for myself. I have been configuring and building PC for my friends before. I mainly use it for video editing and I find it way more powerful and quieter than my MSI GE40 laptop while at load.

I move quite often because I'm a student and beefy looking cases are not easy to move around, so I went for the 250D for compact and elegant desktop look.

One thing to note here is that the H100i GTX WILL NOT FIT inside the case if you mount it conventionally. If you're thinking of using this cooler with this case, make sure to unscrew the lower mounting bracket for the radiator or else the motherboard and the radiator with fans on won't fit. you can opt for slimmer fans but I want to stick to Noctua NF-F12 so I had to hack a little bit.

I noticed that the CPU temp is higher than usual and I'm not getting the OC clock speed that I can get from a 4790k. I might need to replace the thermal compound for the H100i GTX.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed that the CPU temp is higher than usual and I'm not getting the OC clock speed that I can get from a 4790k. I might need to replace the thermal compound for the H100i GTX.

are you running the pump at 100%?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running Windows 10 x64 on this machine. I think Corsair Link is not supported yet. Any idea how to control the pump speed?

  • 58 months ago
  • 3 points

first did you connect the pump to CPU FAN header? page 5

http://www.corsair.com/~/media/Corsair/download-files/manuals/cooling/Hydro_Series_H100i_GTX_QSG.pdf

Eventhough the pump has a 3 pin, you have to connect it to the 4 pin cpu fan header (so if it stops working your motherboard will know and protect your CPU). By default that fan header is set to auto, so you need to get into bios and disable any auto settings so it runs at full speed. The pump needs to be running at full speed at all times controlled by the motherboard.

Also download latest version of corsair link for windows 10 support

http://downloads.corsair.com/download?item=Files/Corsair-Link/CorsairLink_Installer_RC_v3.2.5676.zip

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on featured build and it's a lovely computer! And hopefully you will be able to solve the temperature issue soon. I know I went through that with my mom's build until it was obvious that a heatsink wasn't making full contact onto the i3's center. Enjoy your traveling ITX PC! +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see how people that make coolers do that bad at THE ONLY thing they do... Some leak, lots don't fully make contact, I don't get it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish I knew a better answer as to why the leaks occur but I never played with liquid coolers to process nor fully experience it yet. The full contact issue seems to be because of the height with the heatsink, and also how it connects with the MOBO between the processor. Yes can be odd how one MOBO and the following heatsink worked like a charm and then you make a similar build but maybe the MOBO and CPU is different but same heatsink and it makes no full contact. So I'm not sure if it's always the people but mishaps still happen. Yes it can be frustrating when it becomes you (like myself have already) who has the problem of a cooler that isn't doing its job. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

They had ONE job

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

One job? OK.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a meme lol

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice clean build, you did a nice job.
You better fix that 90C or 194F. Surprised your CPU didn't shut down. Do you smell the plastic or metal from your build? :)

Seriously, the heat will destroy you box quickly

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Great window shot! (#3)

It really shows off how elegant this chassis can be without seeing the photographers reflection. Good job on the PC. I hope you enjoy it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Few thoughts about the CPU... 1. Did you remove the plastic? I'm always surprised... 2. I see you're using Prime 95, so do not use the most recent release. V26.6 is the most recent version that should be used with Haswell/Devil's Canyon. Google haswell and prime95, there is a bunch out there about it.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What plastic? You mean the cover included in the motherboard?

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

nope, meant the little film on the heatsink. I'm sure you didn't, but every so often you'll find someone who forgot it. p95 though... use v26.6 and you'll see a significantly reduced (and more accurate) load temp

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the 250D ? It is such a neat case... The possibilities are awesome ! Those guys that put custom loops in there are so cool !

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

250D is pretty nice! Yeah I saw the blue dragon build and it's really neat!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hate when it is time to Move our Corsair 760T Rigs.. But I love having the space during the Build !!

Nice Build !!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm always impressed with high end itx builds.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Aftermarket thermal compound should definitely help, but considering this is an itx build and this case has a closed front airflow into the case is gonna be limited as it is. I'm assuming your rad is set up for intake (not enough photos), so that in itself will give you the best possible CPU temps, at the expanse of hotter case temps overall.

Also the thermal threshold for Intel CPUs should be about 85-90 degrees. If you are getting these temps during stress testing (Prime95/ Intel Burn Test) I wouldn't be too worried. If these are your gaming temps then something is wrong.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

85-90 degrees under IBT is something you'd expect from a Hyper 212, which is still normal, but not a 240mm radiator, that should get you in the 70s. IBT running under a H105 for my 4790k runs in the 70s at 4.6ghz.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Temperature issues aside, this is a beautiful build. You executed this quite well, but the others are right. You need to do something quickly or those temps will do damage you can't undo. I hope you find a solution soon.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus one for Photoship (Get it?, Instead of Craftsmanship, I put the two.... )

TCO

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah those temps are horrific, a stock cooler could do better under idle

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

In one picture the tubes to and from the cpu block/pump look flattened (as in closing off flow). However in the other similar picture the tubing looks to be fine. I mention this due to the temperature issues. Since the tubes appear to look different in the two shots, I don't know what your final adjustments may have been; therefore thought this worth mentioning just in case (as it were). No pun intended :P

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

90C on a 4790K is almost lethal lol. It definitely shouldn't be that high considering the cooler you are using. I really like how you fit everything into that case, but I hope your i7 temps do go down.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 1 for glamour shorts, but i would have used a different PSU :)
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

All kinds of power in that ITX tower. Nice! Also, would agree with jipster69, 90 C is pretty hot, like muy caliente.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hot little case but darn those feet leave'n black marks everywhere!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning to cook "sliders" on a 4790k!?!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build. The only things I would change is the case and gpu brand. For the case I must go with less pricey builds so mini atx cases don't work for me. Second I like to overclock my gpu so I chose the MSI Twin because I found it the easiest software to use. Anything other than that this build is perfect! Have the exact same build with different case and brand of gpu.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to update the BIOS on this board before you could use the 4690K? I'm about to put together a similar build, but I'm between the ASUS and a ASrock mobo

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't need to do any bios update for me to use the 4790k. I heard from my friends that asrock mobo is not reliable when attempting to over clock

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I was so excited until I saw "my liquid cooler is leaking".

Same thing happened to me on the H55. I thought that was limited to the cheaper-end of the corsair spectrum but if the 100i is even experiencing common leaks, I might heavily reconsider AIO watercooling now...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The leaking was mostly my fault, I tried to bend the tude too much to make the build look cleaner. End up making the fitting came loose...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you provide any instructions or pics of how to remove the lover mounting bracket on the H100i GTX radiator?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The lower mounting bracket is held by some screws on the case. They are facing out of the case, choosing which ones to unscrew should be self explanatory if you're confident enough to deal with AIO liquid coolers

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

It is critical to component life that you lower this temperature. Does it feel like the fans on the radiator are exhausting a lot of heat? Any 240mm radiator should be able to keep that CPU well under 70C at stock settings and low fan speeds UNLESS your ambient temperatures are very high like 30-35C

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

90C is still quite hot even for a burn test. my 4790K under a H105 gets about 61C under burn (prog dependant) running at 4600mhz. low-mid 20s at idle.

I'm glad you noticed the cooler was defective. Also I used to use AS5, but I hear that isn't the best anymore as it takes a long time to settle. Using Arctic Cooling MX4, supposed to be better than AS5.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

you comment on every build..... awesome

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a scare with my 4690k, hitting 95 under some suboptimal thermal conditions... Thought I might have fried it but it "got better" thankfully.

(details: 4.6ghz oc, can't remember core voltage, running prime 95 small fft's, corsair h100igtx cooler in pull configuration with a partially obscured flow path through the radiator... yeah that was a brainfart day.)

Really though, prime 95 is such an unrealistic usage scenario its practically useless for most users. Just load up your pc with your standard workload and log temps for a few hours.

GPU idle temp looks a little high too, probably due to limited case airflow. Won't really do any damage as far as I can tell, but just pointing it out as an indicator of other issues. For example, I've got dual 980s in my case and idle temps are sub 40. Its to be expected with the smaller form factor though.

oh and in case I forgot, sweet build! Total bummer about the leaky cooler. I couldn't quite determine from the write up, but were you recording those cpu temps with the AIO cooler or is that with stock? Those are pretty unreasonable temps for such a modest OC with that cooler, I think its likely the thing was busted from the outset if you were seeing those temps.

Might I ask what core voltage you're running at? There's no guarantees with the silicon lottery, but judging by what I've seen you should be able to push 4.6ghz easy through that cpu, with 4.7 almost as likely.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU idle temp is high because it's Asus strix, the fan won't turn until it hits certain threshold. I think I was running at 1.26V before.

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