I used a 1 to 6 fan splitter and use the CPU fan on the CPU pin header by itself. The splitter is on a second fan header next to the CPU pin header. However, I just noticed that on the manual it points out the third fan header next to the USB 3.1 header. I simply never noticed it, thanks for pointing that out!
After adding two intake fans in front of the GPU, I get 60-70 degrees Celsius in overwatch at Ultra, if that tells you anything.
havent checked, not really that curious. and thanks
pretty well, does the job
na, i threw it out a while ago
not terribly, i wouldnt recommend copying the build
Thanks for the help
Sweet, since it doesn't look like I'll be overclocking anymore, I'll get the NH-D9L.
Also, I'm planning on cutting my PSU cables out of their netting and spray painting them black. I've got spray painting experience and I've seen people do it before. Should I be good to give the NH-D9L a coat of matte black grill paint? It'll have no issues with staying applied when it gets hot but I'm kinda worried if that will make the cooler any less effective.
Thanks for the points, pretty convincing. I did some research on the Seidon on various sites and found some unfavorable reviews of the pump being a bit loud and people tossing out the stock fan pretty fast.
Since the CPU socket/CPU heatsink will be right next a case fan, do you think I could just toss the Brown and Beige Noctua fan out and set a case fan right next to the heatsink?
Yea, I agree with tower coolers being better, however the massive hunk of aluminum fins in the middle of my window is gonna be annoying, since I don't plan on doing anything intensive beyond rendering animation/recordings, do you think the NH-D9L is good enough?
What about the NH-D9L versus the NH-U9S?
Also, not sure if I mentioned it yet but, the reason I was considering the Silverstone NT01-PRO was because I could mount it up against a 120mm case fan.
Thanks for your extensive research and I stand corrected on the point of the cooler height since the official corsair site is obviously wrong... Makes it hard to trust any other specs they post, grain of salt I guess.
Regarding the Noctua NH-U9S versus the Cooler Master Seidon 120, here are my points:
Seidon has larger surface area
Seidon has cool air from directly outside the case versus counting on case fans to push air through half the case to get to it, encouraging dust to build up
Seidon is cheaper
Seidon looks better (not exactly relevant seeing as it's a budget build but the case has a window, mine-as-well make it worth looking into if it's saving me money at the same time)
Without trying to sound sarcastic, let me know of any more reasons why the Seidon would be a bad decision in comparison to the Noctua. I wanna make an informed decision, however I feel pretty solid on the Seidon.
The noctua cooler in that build is different than the one I mentioned, I'll check the Corsair site again, however I checked it earlier and it said 120mm. Not sure which site you're looking at...
EDIT: Either way, the Cooler Master Seidon 120 is a cheap AIO with a very good rep that I've opted for. If the price changes on that, I plan on getting the Silverstone NT01-PRO and mounting it closely up against a 120mm case fan since there is a spot for one directly above the CPU socket.
The official corsair site states 120mm is the max mounting height.
The case of my choice has a max mounting room is 120mm
If I was to get the Noctua NH-D9L over the Cryorig C7, do you think that might be better for airflow, keeping it all going in one direction?
Thanks for the advice.
I'm aware of the 6500 and 6500k buisness, but I do plan on overclocking and I planned on getting a 120mm AIO because the case is small and putting a air cooler in there will cause dust issues and my roof for overclocking lower.
Yea, missing wireless might be an issue. Mostly, because I don't know if my college I'm moving to will have ethernet cables coming out of the walls on top of the campus wifi. I'll just find a wireless card.
Reason I'm opting for the 240mm h100i is because I'm buying it used from a friend and the case is so small that there isn't much airflow to go around in such a small form factor case. And it looks good.
All good, I'll keep tryin
I've already got an awesome ram kit planned for my new computer, so not really looking for 1 stick of 8gb. Thanks for the offer though.
It's still in pristine shape and I have all the spare parts that came with it. 60 is kinda low for what I was looking for.
However, if you're looking for a good 60$ case I'd recommend the NZXT S340 Black Steel. If you're fast you can snag it from Newegg for a little cheaper than $75.
Couple years old, bought it 2 years ago brand new.
I'd really like to get around 80-90 for it
Well I'm not really in a rush to sell it seeing I have all of the upcoming summer to look around for buyers and I haven't listed this anywhere else. I'll keep you in mind though...
Mk, also I think it would be a fairer range if I make it 200 to 270.
Na, that won't fly pal. (Can't tell if you're serious or not) xp
I'd say somewhere in the $225 to $260 range, the CPU cooler too? I don't have the stock anymore.
Depends on the gum, I'm strictly a Big Chew kind of guy. But at that point it's more like a pack-age of gum than a pack.
I'll stick with the 750Ti since cable management is an issue I see myself sweating bullets over and less heat is ideal.
BTW, I've got 2x4BG Kingston sticks in my full tower gaming computer at the moment, so ram might be the last thing I buy since I could just snag those sticks since my full tower will be staying at home while I'm away.
Sounds good. Also, do you think it would be worth opting for a card like this (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7370gaming4g) with the additional 2 gigs of vram if I plan on doing lots of video editing and rendering?
The main reason I want to invest in a non-stock cooler is because I haven't had good temp performance in the past with stock ones and since this is a smaller case with less air flow, I got a little worried. Do you think I should bother with the extra bit and spend it on a new mouse or something?
forgot that, thanks :p
I am aware this was quite some time ago, but I have the case and I need some advice on how to pop out one of the FRONT panels so that the optical drive can fit through.
What did you do?
Hey, I know it's been a while, but I'm realizing that I need to shrink my budget down to the $500-$600 mark. I hear there are perfectly good computer around that price range, and I don't think I am going to be getting anywhere with telling my parents they need to help me spend $700 to $900 on a computer that will most likely eat u my life. Here is a link to some modifications I made to the original build: pcpartpicker.com/p/1EFQy
That was a perfectly fine explanation. And yeah, it sucks...
Also, I would like 2 have a 2 channel RAM kit (2x4GB). Can you give me a list with that in it?
My dad doesn't believe me that AMD is just as good as Intel gpu's, convince him. Also, what does it mean when it says a "6-core" or "quad core"?
lol ok thx
Is that a good thing?
Yup :) Do you think we should be doing this through email? Just a thought...
That's fine, im in no rush. :)
The price is fine, it's just that I would like to have a complete build plan instead of having to stitch two together. :)
I don't mind at all man, were all in the same boat here. :)
Thanks! Your awesome.
Just one more thing, Do you think you could put together a build for me in the budget I suggested and the parts that I have already purchased and a case that's maybe not as flashy? I would really appreciate it. :)
PS, Why should I stay away from ADATA parts?