If you get the H100i RGB Platinum (I own one), the RGB fans connect directly into the AIO unit itself. If you've already installed iCUE, you'll be ready to sync everything right out of the box. I have the Corsair 500D RGB SE case which comes with a Commander Pro unit, so I can tell you from experience that you don't really need it unless you buy extra RGB fans.
I own the H100i RGB Platinum which have the same fans as your H100i, just with RGB LEDs on them. I also own the 500D RGB SE case which come with a full set of LL120 fans. Yes, the LL120 fans are quiet, but as mentioned by another user, they don't push as much air through the radiator fins due to the lower static pressure.
The main question is if you are overclocking. If so, I would recommend against the LL120 fans. If you're running your system at stock speed, then most likely it will be fine but they should be running at 100% under load (which is still pretty quiet). I'm currently running the 9900k at stock with the ML120 RGB fans running at 50% for the max speed and temps rarely go above 65C (liquid temp never exceeds 42C - you don't want this to reach 60C as permeation can occur). OC'ed, I have to run the fans at 65-70% which is too loud (game time at night while wife sleeps).
It automatically logs you back in. I was sitting at my desk when this happened. If you don't believe me, why keep asking? Something must be wrong with your hardware right?
Technically they actually take $30 off the price of the motherboard. Just went there a couple days ago to pick up my brother's Ryzen 7 1700X and MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC. $130 for the 1700X and $110 for the motherboard. Pretty sweet deal.
They were $60 on Amazon during a sale a couple of months ago. I really like these for the price.
Don't use the link software. It's old and unnecessary. Download iCUE. As long as you have the USB connector from your H150i Pro pump connected to a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard, it will be recognized and you can set the RGB as well as fan/pump speeds (can set custom curves, etc.).
The AIO is powered by a SATA power cable. The USB cable does affect the lighting controls as well as the fan/pump speeds in iCUE.
This happened to me recently and I had to replace my board to fix the issue. I dunno how you could have bent a pin on the socket without touching it, but bent pins pretty much kill your board. I tried many different ways to fix the pin, but in the end, it was just not possible and I bought a new board. I hope that for you it might be something simpler, but at least to me, it sounds like that is your problem.
Put the radiator on the front as intake, put two fans on top as exhaust, and have your PWM fan in the rear as exhaust. You'll probably end up with negative pressure but I'm betting you'll get better thermals. Setting all fans to intake seems like a pretty bad idea as the heat from the video card isn't venting quickly in a single direction. If you're worried about dust from negative pressure, your case looks like it has dust filters all around, and at least for me, cleaning the filter every week takes like 5 minutes. Not so much of a price to pay.
As others have already said, ask her again. Be direct, make eye contact, smile, and be confident. If it helps with confidence, maybe going in with a "nothing to lose" attitude will help alleviate any nervousness. I would advise against any wishy washy language like "If you're busy, it's not a big deal" or "If you're not interested, that's cool". Just be direct and get an answer. If she says no again with no follow up on her part, respect her choice and move on.
I lived with such heartache over a girl I knew for most of my childhood. I finally went to prom with her and then nothing after that (she was apparently in a long distance relationship but still went to prom with me). After 8 years, I met her again here in Los Angeles, asked her out, and went on a date. It was short and sweet, but I missed out on her hints (I later realized this much too late) and blew the relationship. It hurt, badly. But a couple years later, I moved on and met the woman who would become my wife and the mother of my two sons. I learned a lot from heartache. Without it, I wouldn't be a husband and a father. So just go, put yourself out there, and fail as many times as need be. You only need to succeed once. Good luck.
It doesn't matter what your origin status was. I was online when the update was happening and there were pop ups warning users that being online (away or not) would kick you and auto update. You could only avoid this by exiting all origin apps and logging back in with the offline mode. Don't worry about it, your hardware is perfectly fine. As you said, there was no error message, only exit to desktop, and I told you about the forced update. Don't worry ;)
Picked up that 850 G3 for my brother. Crazy deal.
No problem :) If you can't return the fans, it's always nice to have them on hand for a future build. Or if you purchase an AIO, you could always use those to replace the stock fans. Really, it's never bad to purchase noctuas :)
Origin had a critical update around that time where it was kicking you out if you were in game. Don't worry about it. You're fine.
Gigabyte Aorus comes with the extra sticks. That's all I know. Corsair sells their RGB only kits separately for $40, though I believe the Aorus memory costs more to account for those extra sticks.
If you have more exhaust fans than intake fans, you will create negative air pressure. This means that air from outside of the case will enter any way it can to balance out the air pressure. If you have more intake fans than exhaust, you create positive air pressure. This will force air out of every crack in your system to balance out the air pressure.
For the NZXT H500, the two fans that come with the case are set to exhaust. This means that you will have negative air pressure right out of the box unless you add fans to the case. This was tested and found to be of benefit to the video card as cool air from behind the PCIe slots will enter to help cool the card. Adding fans to the front of the H500 didn't really help much as the side vent holes are too small for extra fans to push more air through the case. The stock negative pressure of the case already draws as much air as those side vent holes allow.
The only reason to add fans to the front of the H500 are if they are with an AIO to help dissipate heat from the radiator. Adding fans just for the purpose of air flow were found to have negligible effects on thermals for the case. There are more than a few videos on tests done up on youtube that you can check out if you want.
The fans are supposed to speed up based on the liquid temp of your AIO (don't worry about CPU load or CPU temp as that's not how the AIO works). Under the H80i performance tab, you should see the liquid temp on the very right side of the pump head picture in iCUE. For the quiet setting, the fan should never go above 50% RPM.
Have you tried manually raising the fan RPM in iCUE just to check if the PWM control works properly? You can just click the + sign under the performance tab to add another setting. Just make a fixed RPM setting and try 25, 50, 75, and 100%. Make sure you select the fan when you click on the custom setting that you add. Let us know if that works, then maybe we can try to get to the bottom of this.
The cooler fans are connected directly to the AIO unit itself. You want to do this because this will allow the unit to control the fans automatically based on the liquid temp, or allow you to control the fans through iCUE. If you don't plug them into the AIO and just directly into the motherboard, you'll lose those nice features.
I have that case as well. First, there are a ton of wires, so you need to make sure everything is connected properly. Your fans should be connected to the Commander Pro directly for the PWM control. For the RGB, there is also an RGB fan hub that comes with the case. Your fan RGB cable should go into the RGB fan hub, and the hub itself should be connected to the Commander Pro LED port (it has two of these). Now, all of these connections should be right out of the box (the pre-installed fans should be all connected, that's how mine came), so hopefully you're good there.
The only thing you need to do is connect the Commander Pro to a USB 2.0 header on your motherboard, and connect the SATA power for the Commander Pro and the SATA power for the RGB fan hub to your PSU. After that, download iCUE and everything should automatically appear. Under the Commander Pro in iCUE, you have the Performance tab to set fan speeds and Lighting Channel to set the fan RGB. You have to manually set the Lighting Channel to how many fans you have connected. They will only show up sequentially, so if you select the option for 3 fans, the fans must be plugged into 1, 2, and 3 on the hub.
Hope that helps.
Yeah, this sounds reasonable. Make sure it is screwed in tight if it's a constant vibrating noise, especially if it happens only when it spins up faster.
From what I can tell, the fans will hook up to your motherboard or some other fan hub if you purchase one separately. That's how you control the fan speed (BIOS or fan hub software). For the RGB, it comes with an RGB hub that can either be controlled by you physically (has buttons you push to change the lighting) or through software such as ASUS Aura Sync or MSI Mystic Light Sync or a couple of others (Amazon has a picture with all of the compatible software logos). All you need to control with that software is to plug the hub into your motherboard provided it has a 12v RGB 4 pin port.
I love this case. Just got mine last week and spent around 90 minutes on cable management, and it's also against the wall where nobody can see it :)
Just bought custom cables from CableMod, so waiting a couple weeks for them to arrive and redo everything again :) Wow, I'm a sucker. Not even kidding.
I would rethink 2080 SLI. More than a few users here have expressed regret with 2 2080's instead of getting a single 2080 Ti. If you have to wait 6 months for the money, I would just wait. Black Friday is less than 6 months away and you'll definitely score some deals which will make it even more worthwhile.
That sucks, I don't know why it wouldn't work. I guess it only works on new products? Sorry :(
Look for site/store reviews to see if it's a scam. As for the monitor, it says that it's refurbished. Still seems like a good price, but I couldn't bring myself to purchase a refurbished screen.
If you plan on overclocking, you'll get better CPU temps mounting the radiator on the side intake. If you want to see the fans, you can mount them as pull. Mounting the radiator on top with a 2080 Ti underneath is going to add a lot of hot air to those fins. I've tried it before and have since never top mounted the CPU radiator. You do have the white LL120s though which spin faster and have a higher static pressure, so maybe you can get by leaving it up there.
No problem, totally understand. Yes, that cable should be fine and you will definitely be able to take full advantage of your monitor. Things like HDMI 2.0 or Display Port only become necessary when pushing something like 4k at 60+ fps or maybe 1440p at 165+ fps. For that amount of data, you would need a cable with higher throughput like Display Port (and an RTX 2080 Ti).
Well, the monitor you have only has VGA or HDMI and the RX 580 has Display Port, HDMI, and DVI outputs. If you don't already have a VGA to DVI adapter, just use an HDMI cable. Those things are pretty cheap and maybe you have a spare one lying around? Don't bother looking for the adapter as it's cleaner and better to have a single cable, and again, HDMI cables are cheap (plus VGA and DVI are outdated interfaces).
Thanks so much for all the answers. Ok, so I did notice all of those cables with the Commander Pro box packaged with the 500D RGB SE. I will probably use them since I'm running the 9900k @ 5GHz. It usually peaks around 65C with push/pull (balanced fan profile based on H150i liquid temp), and with summer coming, I should probably keep them on. As for the USB connectors, that makes sense, thanks.
Just ordered my cables from cablemod, so whenever they arrive, I'll post my pics. Thanks so much for all your help and congrats with your build!
Have you tried putting the old graphics card back? It could be the new one then.
Not at all, I was also curious to see them. Thanks for sharing. Looking at those fans though, the back is still pretty much the same as all of the other RGB fans. It's not to say that you can't see the lighting, it's just that part of it is obscured by the frame. They are very well performing fans though, much better for cooling than the LL120.
Damn, that is perfect. What are the length of your PCIe cables? ATX and EPS are just standard 60cm and 70cm? Also, how did you get the stock ML120 fans to connect to your H150i? I mean where did you route the cables for it? I managed to connect them all, but I just routed through the center grommet (not ideal I know but the cables are so short). I also had some trouble with the front USB 3.0 and type C connectors (too much slack). Did you just pull them back into the cable bar?
Thanks, I heard that a heat gun is necessary to move the Commander Pro. I'll definitely try that. Also, did you notice much better temps with the push/pull config? I was considering removing the ML120s if the temperature difference is less than 10C. And yeah, I used maybe 30 or so cable ties (about of third of the 100 count bag I have). Spent about an hour and a half, but since I didn't move my Commander Pro, I'm not too happy with it. Anyway, sorry for all the questions but it's so nice to hear from someone who also has the case and the same setup that I want (I also want to order from cablemod).
Oh, well yeah, if you are using them as intake fans and don't have a tempered glass front panel, they are probably wasted. As far as performance, they are pretty quiet fans, even at max RPM. I have had both Silent Wings fans and Noctuas, so with regards to noise, they are quite good. As for air flow and static pressure, they are passable (contrary to what Corsair's own specs sheet state - which makes them look awful), but not worth the cost if you aren't going to see the RGB. I hated on these fans for the performance based on the spec sheet, but after personally using them along with fans from be quiet! and Noctua, honestly they seem comparable as far as noise to performance (for the Noctuas, I'm only talking about the Chromax fans). But again, they are way too expensive if you don't notice the RGB.
As for your question, I don't know of any RGB fans that display the RGB facing the exhaust. Since exhaust fans are facing in and intake are facing out to what is usually a tempered glass front panel, there is no reason for anyone to make a flipped fan. If you manage to find one, I'd be curious to see myself.
Thanks, but I already found out the hard way. How did you move your Commander Pro? Mine was stuck on so tight that I had to leave it in the same position (attached to where the left SSD tray would be with USB and SATA sticking up). It wasn't the worst position, but I would like it to be more like yours. That really looks to be the ideal setup for cable management.
Because I had to route so many fan and rgb cables through the center cable bar, there was no way I could fit the 8 pin PCIe cables through the rubber grommet (I like to use the middle cutout to connect from above the card rather than below - I have an EVGA card with lighting that the cables hide slightly). Had to route the 8 pin cables through the PSU basement cutout.
Well, I had this problem once, but it was due to a bent pin on the CPU socket. If you haven't opened up your system or messed with anything physically, then I guess you could rule that one out.
Not at all.
iCUE > CAM
CAM is the devil.
Wow, that does sound like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing! Someday, I definitely want to try doing something like that.
Ahh damn. Well, I figured that they were still a ways off. So I guess as far as I know, only 2/5 of my list might release this year.
Definitely looking forward to Cyberpunk. I don't really bother with all of the random weekly news (or at least all of the crap you see weekly on youtube regarding the game), but they generally show something significant at E3.
I haven't really looked at what everyone is expected to show at E3, but the few games that I am looking forward to:
Vampire Bloodlines 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Mechwarrior 5, The Outer Worlds, Wasteland 3
With no OC, it doesn't really matter. But if you want to set it up optimally in case you do decide to OC, mount the AIO on the side as pull intake. You could set it up as push exhaust but you might get some heat from the 2080 Ti. Definitely don't mount it on top as the heat from the 2080 Ti will increase your CPU temp.
Can you describe the noise in more detail? Is it constant or intermittent? How loud is it? Are you certain it is coming from the fan? Do you have an AIO installed? Need more details before we can help you.
I don't mind, but just to let you know, in the 2-3 weeks I've posted my code, nobody has used it yet!
No, it's a code that you can get from either being really helpful on the EVGA forums or buying and registering multiple EVGA products. The code lets you earn rewards by referring people to EVGA's store, but the catch is that you can never use the code yourself to get that 5-10% off. Only people who use your code can get the discount.
No, I was not aware. You didn't make it clear at all.
Here's where I get the figures from:
Here's another one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1435918-REG/intel_bx80684i79700k_core_i7_9700k_3_6_ghz.html
I'm a bit underwhelmed. They added a front glass panel, a front USB type C connector, and tossed in a couple of 140mm RGB fans. While I did appreciate what the H500 brought to the case market, I'm more like you in what I would like to see from them: a compact 500 series case with a mesh front panel and 360mm front, 280/240mm top, 120mm rear fan/rad support. Also, not sure why that front TG panel is removable. Does it help with fan installation or something? Ok, remove it if you want better airflow, but then there are no dust filter for the front. And they are charging more than double for the standard H510.
I really wish they would have done more than a simple refresh of the H700. It was my previous case, and while I appreciated the support for cooling, a few things bothered me: the four thumb screws for the TG panel (thankfully addressed in this refresh), no removable fan tray for the front panel, and the stupid oppressive cable management bar. If they could take the best of both the H700 and H500, they would have exactly what I'm looking for.
The Corsair 280x has room in the front for the 2080 Ti radiator and the H115i fits on the top. Seems like there is enough room. As for the memory, as already mentioned, mini ITX only has two DIMM slots. If you want four, you need to go ATX (Micro ATX also comes with four slots).
A new 9900k is under $500. A new 9700k is currently $399. Nobody is going to pay you $600 for that, sealed or not. You have the receipt and it's unopened. Can't you just return it?