Shouldn’t be an issue at all
The fan hub is just a splitter. It connects multiple fans to one output on the fan controller or the motherboard. Just have to make sure that you don’t overload it. If I recall properly the mobo headers are rated for 1Amp? It works great in my opinion, I mean I have 12 fans going
I drilled holes through the mid plate, and then installed the pass through fittings to allow for the connection of the PETG.
yes. you can control rpm using the Silverstone fan hub. I have it plugged into a fan controller, and I'm able to change the rpm's. I was also able to change the rpms when I had it plugged into my mobo.
Lol. You are first person to pick up on that and make a comment. Yes I have a shelf in my gaming room that acts as our pantry / overstocked household items
I stand corrected, you are right. With this being the older model of the ROG swift, it is a TN panel. If you choose to go with the newer model of the swift. You get all the same specs, but you gain the IPS feature and lose the 1ms response time and end up with a 4ms response time.
Thank you. I didn't realize at the time how common red and black builds are. If I had known that I would have gone with a different colour scheme. Yes, the loops are overkill, but I never have to worry about the components getting hot. And yes, the whole system is super quiet with these noctuas
Ha, I couldn't think of what to write at first, then all of a sudden my hands took over and that's what I ended up writing. Thanks for the comment
it sure would be nice to get a featured spot. Hopefully the moderators feel that this deserves a feature. Jipster is always hilarious
Lol, I bought this desk specifically for this build. Fits in the room perfectly. plus it was a steal of a deal. Regular $1,400 brand new, picked it up used for $200. Thanks!! :)
The liquid is in the parts list, its the EKWB pastel Red concentrate
Monitors are amazing. Very clear and vivid picture on these monitors. And as far as I know, these ones are IPS as well. These are the older ROG Swift monitors. New ones are 165HZ.
Well in the instance of having a silver case, I'm assuming both inside and out are silver??? If that's the case, no pun intended. I would go with the black backplate as contrast to the silver
Actually the triple monitors is for widescreen gaming, like on project cars. The dual 980Ti actually still pushes the 120HZ setting when used in widescreen. On a single screen they push well over 144hz on most games
Lol. The drips on the paper towel is just from me filling the reservoirs. Had zero leaks. Ran a 48 hr test on it.
It used more space in the case. And it's overkill. CPU doesn't saturate GPU and vice versa
The EKWB parts I ordered straight from EKWB. other various parts were ordered from NCIX, Performance PCs, Canada computers, CableMod, and Dazmode.com. Yes I'm from Canada. All the parts apart from the regular parts have the site in the link as to where I ordered them from.
The Nickel backplate was a nice contrast to my build. Its totally personal preference.
Thanks, and I have to say... I should have down that particular bend last.. that was actually my first bend that I tried. and I only screwed up on that one once. it was the only mistake while bending.
Thanks a lot :) spent a lot of time and money on it. appreciate that comment
I did not mean to offend you.
I didn't disagree with your reasoning once everything was explained. I changed some of the items based on the costs.
The Case. you're right, I did not mention that, my apologies. I made the change to your recommendation, I am hoping he will also like the case. that case is also $20 cheaper than the S340 elite that I was looking at.
Ram I will step it down to 16GB based on your comments.
I changed the video card based on the doubling of Vram, that made sense.
The Mobo, I understand your point on being stuck with skylake processors if I make the choice that I have listed. But at the same time, if this build is being used for rendering I don't see the mobo I chose being an issue until possibly several generations of CPU's down the road, if ever. The Z270 board was a $50 increase in costs.
lastly. I specifically mentioned in my original post, do not forget to add the 13% increase in cost to accommodate the tax rate. With that being said, your build is marginally cheaper than the orginal post that I made. so this is the build that I came up with. what are your comments on it?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
this is my final iteration, unless people can convince me to change a piece of hardware with sound reasoning behind it.
my apologies, the reply I just sent was without seeing the explanation
Why would I get a 270 mobo, with a skylake processor? The case is not changeable. Friend really wants the s340 elite. You dropped the ram in half. Ive already cut it in half from the 64GB that he has on his Mac now. The 1050Ti is not worth the added cost for minimal increase in performance. No need to upgrade the SSD - 250gb will work fine for OS and most programs, the hard drive I can drop in size, but the minimal increase in cost I just upped the size.
Thank you for the detailed response. That clarifies everything. The friend uses Sketchup for the majority of renderings but also uses Revit and AutoCAD. With that being said. The list that I posted will work fine?
I'm currently in class, so researching isn't an option. But what's live rendering. My personal desktop has 980Ti SLI so I'm not worried about rendering. But this is for a friend with a tight budget
The big question I have is... does the graphics card have a big impact on the rendering? Or is it all CPU based?
are there any peripherals required on this build? KB, Mouse, Monitor, Headphones?
I can personally vouch that cable management in that case is atrocious. other than that, looks good
don't get me wrong - I am happy that you are taking your time to put together and modify the parts list. but the top end budget for this build is between $1650 and $1900. The person I am building this for would obviously prefer the most bang for his buck - and hopefully at the lower end of that price range.
your build is that cheap because there is no tax on the cost that you provided. you are opting for "better performing for minimal increase" when I take your $1572 build and add the 13% tax to it that I will end up paying... it will come to $1776
big differences in cost. your prices on this list do not include 13% tax rate. so although some of your costs look not much more expensive. add 13% to the total at the end
thanks for the input, I would keep the fully modular, I've built 4 computers now, and learned my lesson with semi-modular vs fully modular. for the extra $30 or so, I'd rather use the fully modular. Here is the list of parts now. If you would like to review and make some more suggestions, I would appreciate it.
16GB of ram is the minimum recommended spec for Revit. Thanks for the reply
Are you not able to unscrew the fans from the radiator and turn the fans around?
I appreciate the fact that you took the time to clearly explain all of your points. I will respond to your points :)
I have the computer up and running now.
using corsair link software I tested the wattage being pulled by my setup. while running firestrike extreme gpu test, all the fans on full and both pumps on full. my rig is only making my PSU output 627 watts. While it is rated for 850 watts. What ruins the wattage estimate on this site - it adds 5w usage for each fan, when in fact my fans only use 0.6W at full speed (big difference)
yes, I know I have much more space than needed. its a case of aesthetics and overkill design.
I boiled water in a kettle and cleaned the radiators out exactly the way you said. Boiling the water creates the distilled water.
I just have to switch my one pump to the CPU_OPT header. The other pump was already on the CPU header, otherwise my rig refused to boot up.
And this was the most confusing part for me. I haven't been able to get my fans to run off of the fan controller properly. I will try using the Y-cables that came with the fans and see if that does the trick. I would like for my fans to be controllable - I was aiming for a near dead silent build. with my fans running at their full speed of 1500 RPM I am not happy with it. My plan was to control the rads as groups. I wanted to control the quad in the top as one group, the quad in the bottom as one group, the dual in the bottom and single at the back as one group, and the three fans on the front as one group.
Again, thank you so much for taking the time to read my thread and clearly answer my concerns.
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that is what I was assuming based on the way the cables had been connected. I just wanted to get advice from people on this site, before I go screwing up something on this build, I'm too financially invested in this PC to have it screw up now.
That has got to be one of the longest posts I have ever read about someone build and the history behind it. Congrats on the build - I cant wait to have a similar build posted soon - just as soon as I finish the custom loop on it. I built it last year and its already outdated - technology; forever moving forward.
Thanks for the insight, with a little bit of research I found a module that allows up to 1200Mbps. really appreciate the answer
very nice build :) I am jealous of the performance gains you will have over my build. I have the same SLI set-up as you, but in a 900D. you had asked before about space in the 900D I can say that it has lots of cable management options on the back, plenty of space if you route the cables properly.
I Actually just had all the remaining parts come in for my build. I've been running it on air for the last year. hopefully I'll have some time within the next month, and I can switch it all over to PETG loop.
yeah I noticed the midplate in your build, definitely hides the mess in the basement. Did you do soft tubing in the basement? I just mentioned the other plates because I bought them and they really clean up the look - I realize they don't affect the performance in any way. but looks a lot nicer imo. I bought the plate to cover the side of 5.25" bay as well as the plate to cover the back of the case where the HDD cages were removed. I also bought the motherboard tray cover - bought that one because I really don't like the look of the rubber grommets on the 900D
this is a very nice build. I love the watercooling, really gives me a good idea of what my loop will end up looking like in a few weeks - I have the same case and also SLI - but 980Ti's not 1080's :( anyways super clean build. the only thing that could make it look cleaner imo are some plates from coldzero for your motherboard tray and a coverplate to hide where you removed the HDD cages. :) Happy Building
Im sure you've changed it by now. But you have DDR4 2400 listed. The picture shows that its running at 2133 - make sure you have XMP enabled to get the full potential of your RAM. otherwise. Great build :)
So the Swiftech MCP655 with a top upgrade would be fine then...?
Maybe I'll take a pic and on you the pic. Or something along that line, I've had the rads and fans installed for almost 11 months now. **** keeps popping up and I can't afford to buy the last pieces to finish the loop.... Fittings, coolant, pump top, and the PETG if I go that route
well looks like I know which direction im headed in now, I may look into having a flow meter fitting added into the loop in the basement. and then I just have to figure out my route . im really hoping to come out with a super clean PC.
I'm a hobbyist woodworker, so perfect tubes are what I will end up with even if it means I end up wasting half of my purchased tubes. I've been stoked for this build for a while, pieces slowly keep getting added. That 4bay hot swappable Sata backplane module really made this possible now, was looking at mounting my reservoir externally due to the HDD cages being installed.
Also, I was thinking of doing hardline above my midplate and soft tubing in the basement, but now I'm not too sure. I think I may be leaning more towards the hard tubing. I don't want to have to deal with leaching and plasticizer issues associated with soft tubing. All of the money I wasted on the stuff for soft tubing - I guess I'm just going to chalk that up to being ambitious and not doing enough research in that area prior to purchasing the parts.
If you or anyone has any information - whether it be personal knowledge or research, pertaining to issues associated with soft tubing or mixing hard and soft tubing in runs. I would appreciate the knowledge and or links to point me to the sites with the information.
I realize that soft tubing would be much easier to work with, which is why I had already purchased the tubing to do it. But after looking at countless builds that have used PETG tubing I am pretty stoked to have something that looks that clean and professional.
I don't mind the amount of time that it would take to get the PETG tubing perfect. after all - the amount of money that I have spent on this computer and where I am in my life, I probably wont upgrade this computer for 5+ years if ever. so I want to be proud of what I built and enjoy looking at it all of the time. even if that means that I have to order a substantial amount of PETG to compensate for the countless mistakes that I know I will make during my learning curve of the bending process.
and I know I mentioned many 90's in the design. I was referring to the 90's in the tubing itself - I realize that its not as much restriction as a fitting itself. but the same mechanics as HVAC ducting would apply. with HVAC every 90 is like adding 10 feet of straight pipe to the run - due to the restriction caused by the 90. which is the entire reason I started this thread. with the amount of bends in the tubing I know that there will be a lot of restriction. as well as the three blocks in the loop.
If I remember correctly from my research, it sounds like I'm aiming for a minimum of 1GPM of flow in my loop. If you have experience or anyone else does , and could correct me on the "ideal flow" for a loop. that would be greatly appreciated.