Yes, very comfortable. But you have to be a fan of microfibre ear pads.
in combination with a decent soundcard/amp the x2's are doing very well. they sound very detailed, have a bit more bass than typical studio headphones and are less exhausting to hear with. I think they are a good choice for gaming and other multimedia stuff. If you want a more neutral, analytical studio sound they are maybe not the way to go with.
changed to nzxt x52 in 01/17
My oc'd aircooled 1080's (2000 MHz) went from 83°under load to around 75°C with a more silent fan profile.
No problem at all to attach them to the kraken and the inwins shouldn't be either. All in all I got 9 corsair 120hd's controlled by two hubs in groups of six (inside) and three (front-intake). I placed the remotes directly between front cover and dustfilter to have quick access to it. I would definitely check out the auroras for being daisychainable and software controllable. But I really like the overall look (brightess, color saturation) of my hd's and I am OK with far less color options.
with oc not as loud as a standard ps4 :D
the stock screws of the hd's have a tight fit, but no problem at all. maybe the af's come with even thicker screws, so the collide with the sliding grid? ^ the only thing I don't get is how to mount the bottom fan(3rd) in the front (radiator sandwich) without disassembling the whole case. I used 3M tape for it :D. I think Phanteks does not have the best, most versatile fan mounting solutions..
Hey, thanks for your feedback. I can only return the compliment to you and your gorgeous build =).
Maybe Asus X99 has a bit more space around the cpu socket. No issues at all. I think even dominator Ram would be no problem on my board.
hey, can't see any difference between the first stick of ram and the others.
Changed to x52 recently :D
Changed to Kraken x52 in 01/17
Changed the monitor to Asus PG348Q in 01/17
Hey, thank you =)
I got them from modsticker.com
It is a shelf with some Ikea Capita feet and a Philips Hue strip attached to the back.
No problem, thank you :D
There are two setups with one tv in the center. I am using an ultrawide now, instead of the 24" LG.
I am not at home right now and cant check, but taskmanager says like 20 seconds.
Hey, OC'ed to 4.2.. For higher OC's I would definitely go with a custom loop (or the h100i will sound like a jet engine). With this OC and a custom silent fan curve, I have idle temps (CPU) around 30-35°C and the gpu@2GHz idles around 35°C. Maximum temps at full load are under 50°C (cpu) and under 70°C (gpu)..
thx mate =)
Oh :( sorry to hear that. Mine is performing well and running stable. I am on bios Beta Version 0903 and testing BIOS 1003 soon.
You are right, but when I was buying the parts the 2400 version was a bit cheaper than 2133. The board runs the 2400 dimms but you get no advantage over the 2133's.
At the moment I would recommend the ASUS X99-Deluxe II. The MSI is also a nice board but very expensive..
I think so.. or really metallic looking plastic
Now, I installed my nvme drive correctly and tested another ethernet cable ( :D ) and most of my issues gone away. Booting with ram training ~18 seconds and no connection problems on startup.
It is a 240mm rad, so there is a maximum of 4 fans. With only 2 fans attached I get 5-10 °C hotter temps. It is not essential, but nice to have if you have the space for it. ^
Thank you :)
It is the standard length of the ekwb predator 240 set: 400mm
I wrapped the components with carbon style vinyl.
The stickers came with a special layer paper and were very easy to attach to the vinyl.
I think it is okay, I can only complain about the booting time of 30 secs to windows (maybe general x99 issue) and it often takes some time to establish an internet connection via lan cable (maybe I need to check some windows network options/ -services). At this time I would not buy it, because of the high RMA rate. If you find a working one, it is a fine mobo :D.
Definitely without the sound card. But I think, it will fit with soundcard too. 2 of these massive Zotac Amp Extreme are maybe a problem..^
I took it out. I do not think, it would fit. Maybe you attach it to the top or buy a 240mm aio instead. Personally, I prefer the style in the front.
Thank you! =)
It is a combination of Philips Hue Lamps (+3sided Philips 4K TV Ambilight) and a lightstrip from the Motherboards' Aura-Header.
I think there are ips+gsync displays available
I think I had some problems with the drill holes for the kraken 280mm rad in the front. But I can't remember.. It is working fine now.
I had push/pull in the front, it definitely worked. But it was alot louder, because I don't have any super silent fans. Now the cpu gets like 4 °C hotter, but stays silent. I recommend a 240mm push configuration in the front. If u want to tweak around a bit for aesthetics, u can go with 280mm.
Gsync, I would choose "smoothness" over natural colors^
I opted some things in the Bios and now it's booting in 20 secs. Not perfect, but okay for me. :>
Thank you! :)
I think the system has to last like 10 years (:D), so I tried to get the most powerful and quality hardware for under 500 bucks. She is no power user, so I have good feelings the ssd will also last decades..
It is usefull if you have a game with sort of low framerates or framedrops. In 1440p, for example, you won't be able to hit constant 144fps with a gtx1080 in ultra (like witcher 3) details. There you profit from gsync, because it syncs the framerate to your displays' refreshrate (and produces smoother gameplay). The lower the framerate (-drops), the higher the advantage of gsync.
If you check out pic 3, u maybe see that I screwed the radiator chamber cover under the gap and not on top of it. I added some black iso tape to cover the slits. So, I created a sort of custom cover for a 280 rad. But it is much easier to install a 240mm radiator there. I ordered the kraken to pIace the rad to the top, but I did not like the style and so I had to improvise. It was no option for me to send the kraken back and ordering a 240 corsair for example.
When I bought it 2 years ago, gsync and ips 144hz weren't available. I don't care. With the gtx 1080 I would not profit from gsync because every game has stable 144fps in fhd :D
Good to know, thx. It's not that annoying for me.. I am just very happy with it, too. I have a stable and silent oc @ 4.2 and the gpu @ 2050.. So nothing really to complain about. =)
:D thank you
Ikea diy, alex, linnmon and so on. I will post pictures of the whole setup later.