Cool. I got a strix 11g and this block after your comments... will make a facelift for my Dracarys build involving gold fittings and tubes. Pretty much burning some additional cash but bahhh I've been wanting to build a gold and black pc.
Really cool! I like how the color scheme matches my own featured build from almost 2 years ago. Thinking of replacing my 1080 ti Poseidon with a Strix and this block. How do you find the Bykski blocks in terms of installation and quality?
please check the final build here
hmm it's in there somewhere ;)
You have to leave out the final column of screws, or at least not tighten them fully :) twas a temporary build tho. :) my final iteration is on my page!
Pretty hot! Like any dual fan on load, a bit lower than FE, but still hot. :)
supposedly not, but it fits, just be careful not to over tighten the screws nearest to the grommet.
X52 on a 7700k? Not sure that’s overkill. The p400 is rgb, yup
Wheres the backplate from btw?
Hehe, seen my build, Dracarys?? GoT builds unite!! +1
hahaha thank you pare! :D
thank you thanks you! means a lot!! :D
hmm, just used to 3200mhz setting on the BIOS. seems to be working smoothly. :)
Brass pipes are unbendable. Chrome pipes that are bent are usually painted copper. If you try bending these pipes the chrome plating will chip off.
Hi kababayan. This is a really really sick build. T_T
The Nighthawk has a really wide heatsink. Other than that, the XMP profile works just fine. The RGB effects works as well as any other, so for me, it's more an aesthetic and size compatibility question. For my needs and my theme, this RAM was perfect. I used to own the TridentZ's and would go with them if the theme and build was more fit for it, but in this case, the Nighthawk was the clear winner.
Me too, knew that I had to do it as soon as I saw a brass build!
LOL I knew it! =))
Lian Li includes it with the PC-O11WGX and sells them separately with the PC-O11WX and WW versions.
Thanks for the praise, means a lot! :D
Right?? Love the Ice build on Viserion though. That was one of the possible themes when I was planning this build. That and Nymeria-wolf-ish theme. Ended up with the fire and blood one though.
YUUUUUP!!!! I think PCHub shared it.
I know man! I saw your feature and I was like... WOAH! And I was in the process of waiting for all my stuff at the time too!
yup! Had no way of getting the case here. I actually waited 30 days to get the case as it was ordered by a local retailed from Lian Li themselves. The folks at Lian Li said it would've taken til Oct 31 (this was back in mid-August) to manufacture the case and get it here. I guess they shipped all their stock out back to retailers elsewhere. Couldn't wait the full 75 days so I opted for the WX
I guess I should've cut myself in making this build and wiped the blood on the case. LOL!
Great. Jealous you could still get your hands on one. I can't find it here anymore and I need a reference PCB 1080 ti for an upcoming build.
Sold it to a friend, put it on a hybrid cooler. Still runs great for him today.
My current setup is my latest completed build. Check it out!
hmm I'm not sure. I think it's pretty fine since I'm using a single 360 to cool 2 components, while on an overclock. Haven't had the chance to test it out on its own. Pretty far, still, from the 80's on air at least!
Thanks, they're pretty cool reservoirs with LED slots on them.
nope, won't fit on top coz of my RAM. They're one of the widest in the market, but they do look cool. A 30mm rad and fan would probably fit with TridentZ's. Don't take my word for it tho!
And yes, HD120's pushing into the rad.
It's good, stock clocks won't give you a problem. Staytined for my updated build, transferred everything to a new case with brass tubing that I did myself!
hey, the fit won't be perfect. You'll have to screw just 6 instead of all 9 holes in the mobo, with the row nearest to the grommets having no screws.
Pretty good! I think they've finally released the software to control em recently, however I've been able to control em for a while with Aura sync. Does well as advertised, running at 3200mhz xmp.
It's good! Nothing bad to say about it really.
Heya! No mods to the case. Just didnt screw the last row. Since then, have moved to a bigger case, the Lian Li PC-O11wx. Currently building the full custom loop system. Temps were fine before moving the system. Didnt try OC's with the Threadripper on the X52 though.
Corsair fan headers went into a fan hub. Either with the Kraken fan splitter or my pwm fan hub. I didnt use a hue+ for this though. Only a single internal usb 2.0 from the Kraken.
kababayan, featured as well! nice one! +1
yeah, just not tightly :) no issues whatsoever, except on 1st boot, it wouldnt post with 4 RAM sticks. It worked with 2 sticks and I flashed the BIOS. Worked afterwards. The most common issue with TR is getting the screws to lock in when seating the processor. I found that the included torx screwdriver makes it hard to have the screw latch on since the force you apply can be all over the place due to its "brass knucle" design. I used an i-Fixit screw driver and getting the screws to lock only took me 3-5 mins. Other than that, no issues with the board whatsoever! Good luck!
It's actually blue and white right now :) I changed the OLED graphics as well and it says "Winter Is Coming" :D
I put in the motherboard after coming in from a night out of drinking. shhh! HAHA!!
I did, for the moment, especially after the season finale of Game of Thrones. I even made a gif for the OLED feature that says "Winter is Coming!"
I owned the 570x prior to acquiring this board, had an Z270x Aorus Gaming 7. I didn't screw all of the screws on the final row. This is as EATX as EATX can get, and it still fit. You won't have problems with other EATX boards for sure. :)
Check out some vids by GamersNexus about the thermal paste application on the chip for a better visual representation. Temps aren't bad actually, but I'm getting my EK waterblock pretty soon!
3 intake from the front and 2 exhaust on top. I used to have 3 exhaust but with this board I removed the 3rd so I could see the OLED a d the I/o area. Oh, and my case is modded a bit. I had a hole made for the pcie power extension and holes in the bottom portion of the mobo to accomodate hd audio and usb 2.0 internal headers. Also, it's powder coated white on the inside
They're pretty good! If you own an Aura mobo go for it!
Tantric! He's in the Casemod invitational of Thermaltake right now.
I chose to build with a TR4 because it's a new socket and I'm really riding on the AMD wave right now because Intel keeps changing sockets like socks on a rainy day. Also, really just wanted to tick off the High end desktop off my bucket list. I have a friend who does Architectural renders and I usually lend him my main rig whenever he needs to render something big. This will help him much more. I also make videos and edit photos, trade stocks and game a lot. These things, a lower spec'd PC can do, but why not right?
165w power draw, and low 30's Celsius at idle.
325-330w running Cinebench and CPU temps peak at around 70 degrees. I'm running everything at stock at the moment. I'm really just waiting for the custom loop with a proper sized headspreader before I start overclocking. As of now Vcore goes to about 1.25
Playing PUBG, my system draws about 370w
The Team RAM sticks are indeed running at 3200mhz quad channel, according to CPU-Z. I'm running the latest BIOS, perhaps that may be why it works? Never really noticed a problem there.
As for the board itself, no complaints at all. It is huge, but everything about it I like. The m.2 runs relatively cool on the Dimm, and the lighting and brushed aluminum look is really nice.
As for the installation of the CPU, I found that using the included screw driver was difficult. Luckily I have an iFixit kit and having a linear screwdriver allowed me to exert downward force more accurately. The orange brass knuckle type screw driver kinda sucked.
Holy cow, I just saw the feature. Awesome! Anyway, I'll get to your questions as soon as I can. So far I've run the RAM on 3200mhz in BIOS but havent confirmed with CPU-Z. I'll check the rest later.
Yeah, the specs sheet would lead you to believe so. I pretty much had no choice since I owned the 570x already from a previous build. I was a bit worried because the 570x curves inward at the grommets but luckily it ended up fitting anyway.
Yup! Cant wait to have a loop done so I can start playing with the clocks with more freedom!
Lian Li PC-O11, lotsa space for my loop!
I just didnt force the last row of screws to come in. The mobo's seated pretty well in there regardless. :)