Description

From my previous build I've changed three things; GPU upgrade, downgraded my CPU cooler, upgraded my GPU's cooling, and swapped out my NZXT's X61 stock fans for Corsair's Mag Lev 140's. My system's now quieter and cooler since the GPU (the main source of heat) isn't dumping hot air straight into the case anymore.

I'm glad I moved the AIO from my CPU to my GPU. My CPU's only rated at 65W (stock) and wasn't putting out much heat even when OC'd. Anytime I ran benchmarks or played VR games, my CPU would be in the high 40's/low 50's yet my case would be HOT to the touch as my GPU was in the high 70's. It was within operating temps but personally, I'm not okay with any of my hardware running above 60C during general use (Yes, I'm a picky SOB). After installing the AIO, my GPU now maintains a 2.1GHz OC on the Core without any drops due to spikes in the temp limit and no longer heats up my room like my old FX 8350 once did. The only "issue" I have with the OC now is hitting the power limit but that's fine. Just be wary that NZXT's CAM software is far from reliable. For me, it never automatically launches when my PC starts so I have to manually start it every single time. Otherwise, my GPU will be back in the 70's approaching the 80's in seconds if I were to launch a game as the fans and pump will be idling.

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I have always liked the striped aesthetic of the Krait motherboards...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, something different. It'll be cool to see what other manufacturers do with future boards apart from adding more LEDs.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Question how did you get a 1080ti for $350?!? That's wonderful!!! And is it hard to get the card changed over to an AiO??

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Bought it on Ebay. And no, took less than 20min to remove the stock cooler and install the AIO w/the GPU Bracket.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you buy it on eBay been looking at the used market for awhile

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

August 25th of last year.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m looking to do the same setup for my 1080ti and my x61 may I ask what the height measurement is from the pump to the gpu pcb? Planning on doing an itx build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Eh....it's no thicker than the default cooler if that's what you're asking. The measure app from my iPhone said 2 inches thick and 11 1/2 inches long.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I explained my reasoning in the description. But the pictures are ordered from current to older and where I started.