My first water cooled system. System location - Bangkok, Thailand. Idle temps - CPU 28c, GPU 31c
3D Mark Benchmark Result http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8873679
My goal for this system was for the looks, the VR hype, with minimal maintenance and to be as quiet as possible when running at full tilt. I am not a fan of OC the cpu so I didnt chose a K cpu. And keeping in mind I want a quiet system so a K cpu may give too much heat. TDP on i7 6700 - 91W for K cpu, 65W for non K.. so the non K is cooler.
Noise wise, 500w fanless psu is perfect for this setup; now with only two low speed fans and D5 pump running.
D5 is pretty much silent when running at low to medium speed, and the noiseblockers are also near silent at low to medium speed. All you could hear is slight tone at full tilt when you put your ears next to the system, mostly from the GPU card making hisses and hums.
Stress Test Result (Tests were run one after the other, not at the same time; case glass cover closed)
Both fans connected - Fans maxed 1000 rpm and Pumps maxed 2200 rpm = running at approx. 50% PWM (can still be tuned to go lower)
CPU - Prime95 30mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 58c, Max 67c
GPU - Furmark 30mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. 50c
Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD 30mins - CPU sustained 40c, GPU sustained 42c
One fan connected - Fan maxed 1400rpm, seems to make more sound than when two fans running lower rpm.
CPU - Prime95 30mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 70c, Max 73c
GPU - Furmark 30mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. 59c
Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD 30mins - CPU sustained c, GPU sustained c
No fans connected - Although completely silent, the test ended prematurely due to high water temp, fittings were getting too hot to hold, pump reached 4000rpm.
CPU - Prime95 22mins - Intel i7 6700 = Temp. Sustained 80c, Max 85c
GPU - Furmark N/A mins - GTX 1080 @ 2Ghz/5300Mhz/120% = Temp. N/A
Battlefield 4 in Ultra HD N/A mins - CPU sustained N/A, GPU sustained N/A
Looking for black rubber feet for the D-Frame Mini to replace my red ones. Anyone know where I can get a set please let me know!
Note Compatibility problem with EKWB Supreme EVO water block and Asus Z170i Pro Gaming Motherboard. Modification on waterblock copper plate needed to clear the capacitors on next to CPU socket, solid spacer (not the included rubber) needed at the backplate to clear mosfets behind the motherboard.
Please note Asus Z170i Pro Gaming is not certified in EKWB compatibility chart.
Check out my Build #002 http://pcpartpicker.com/b/wQTH99