Corsair SF600 initially then switched to Corsair RM850x.
I actually haven't looked closely but that seems about right.
Vengeance LPX is as low profile as it gets. 31mm tall. Noctua lists 32mm of clearance but there is some wiggle room in the "depth" you mount the fan since it's attached with clips.
Gamer's Nexus tests showed the vertical GPU mount actually performed better than standard installation. Granted, they only had 3 fans in the side.
I'm not running a dual monitor setup so not concerned about that.
Thanks for the heads up on cooler clearance. I have a spare D15S so it wouldn't have cost me anything to try it. I ordered a C14S anyway.
80+C on air and high 50s or low 60s on AIO.
I just bought the white version of this case with a bunch of Noctua Chromax fans. Going with vertical GPU mount. I know they advertise 155mm for CPU/GPU clearance but I am dying to see if a Noctua D15S will fit as it is 160mm.
The H series cases from NZXT feature a "smart hub" that has 3 PWM fan connectors. The included fans have enough cabling to reach without any issue. Since I'm using Noctua fans with short pigtails I had to use extenders which I had from another build.
2x Chromax Noctua A14s were in the front until I added the hybrid GPU cooler. Then I replaced the top with a Chromax Noctua F12.
Yes to the fans being hooked up and off to the side. Wasn't too difficult because the case was lying flat with the fans/cable up and over the top of the case (the Noctua Y cable is pretty long).
I'm 99% sure. I can look through my front fan and see the top of the RAM. Looks like 1+" between the Vengeance LPX (34mm?) and the bottom of the fin stack.
Yeah I had to use a long flat bladed screwdriver to push the clips over the heatsink.
Did you remove the top fan?
Though I have thought about modifying the covers with a hack saw (removing the top and bottom). The magnets which provide most of the fastening power attach to the user-facing end of the heatsink.
Worst case scenario it's a $30 mistake. I've made worse!
Not with the D15S. Possible with the D15 but if you run the Chromax covers they wrap around the top and bottom of the heat sink. As such, looking from the top, you would see fan, cover, fan, cover, fan.
Seems like 325mm could fit if you use the front NZXT fans. The rubber mounts probably add 1mm on either side. I haven't compared the thickness of the fans themselves (NZXT vs Noctua) but I assume they're the same.
I only have 19mm free (for a total of 318mm) but I am running the Noctua rubber pads on both sides of the fan. NZXT's website lists 325mm as max GPU length. Perhaps some slim fans?
You can remove the bar, though. Just know that there is very little clearance between the perforated shroud and an ATX power supply. With a 2 1/2 slot card you wouldn't get any air there unless you ran an SFX power supply.
Maybe? I wouldn't recommend. The white cable management bar would run right up against the front-most fan - choking airflow.
Actually I don't think that is possible in this build as the height of the radiator would prevent me from running a 140mm bottom fan.
Correct only one CPU_FAN header. I'm running a Y splitter which I already had (from an NF-12X15 PWM).
Okay. Any particular reason why?
I used to run 2 x 140mm fans in front until I got the hybrid GPU kit. I even tried the Bgears 140 to 120 fan adapter but the supplied screws don't work for this application. The F12 edges out the A14 in static pressure so I went that route.
His parts list is wrong. You can clearly see the difference between my Noctua and his.
D15S is a high-compatibility version of the D15. It is offset away from the GPU PCI-E slot. The cooling capacity is identical.
I chose this because I was worried about the backplate thickness of the FTW3.
Vincanti is using the regular D15 on his build HERE and it's really tight.
Not really hard - just required some planning:
I noticed that too in their marketing photos.
No rush on the photos :)
Yeah you can get a rough idea with pictures 7 and 8. One is dark and the other has a bit of DOF, though.
I know with EVGA Hybrid AIOs they suggest having the hoses on the bottom of the rad. Does NZXT recommend anything with regard to placement? I suppose it wouldn't be possible in this setup anyway.
Nice! Can you take a photo of the X42 radiator? I'm curious how it fits with regard to the graphics card.
Well it's not really a "custom" water block - the kit is made by EVGA.
I originally purchased the standard FTW3 because it was the only 1080 Ti I could get my hands on in January. At that point in time I did not intend to go the hybrid route.
Have you seen the prices of graphics cards lately? If a hybrid 1080 Ti were available at a reasonable price I would gladly sell my regular card and purchase the hybrid.
Nicely done, +1
I see you crossed the EVGA CLC off your build list. Did it not fit? I am contemplating a hybrid GPU and CLC build mounted in the rear/top respectively.
Nice build! I have the H200i and really like it.
You might try flipping your EVGA hybrid so the tubing barbs are on the bottom of the radiator. This is the preferred mounting orientation according to EVGA. It should result in quieter operation.
Good luck! You may be able to run a 120mm intake fan mounted as low as possible - depending on the thickness of your card.
9.5mm from the end of the FTW to the fan. You're out of luck unless you run a 15mm slim fan.
The NZXT hub consolidates the fans into a single USB 2.0 connector on the motherboard. It does not utilize the motherboard's case fan header - which is normally how you control fans via the UEFI BIOS. This means you need the CAM software to do so.
There are no PWM connections to the motherboard with the Smart Device - only the USB 2.0 header. The fans are controlled through CAM. If you want BIOS control of your fans your best bet is to take the 3-way splitter off the Smart Device and use it on your CHA header.
I will see if I can get to this tonight.
Thanks! The Smart Device has 3 fan channels controlled via a USB 2.0 header. The first channel is supplied with a 3-way connector - so you can run a total of 5 fans from the Smart Device. I chose to remove the 3-way connector in order to set individual fan curves for my 3 case fans.
Just know that you are mostly tied to CAM if you choose to utilize the fan channels on the Smart Device. They do turn on without CAM installed but I do not know their default configuration (silent? fixed?)
If you want a close up photo of the Smart Device I can take one for you.
Awesome - good luck! I can't wait to see it.
That's a good question! I would email NZXT and ask them.
Sorry I haven't gotten around to this - been sick the last few days.
Related: Subnautica doesn't have an FPS cap and absolutely pummels my GPU even worse than the LuxMark bench. It tries to run, in this case, 3440x1440 @ 144 FPS on max settings. I'm seeing temps peaking at 80C with 100% utilization.
Luckily I found a console command work-around to cap the FPS at 60 which has me hanging around 68C.
The D15S is offset away from the first PCI Express slot compared to the regular D15. This isn't anything that is adjustable. I opted for this version because I have seen other photos of the D15 heat sink resting on or near the backplate of GPUs. With the size of the FTW3 card and its backplate I decided to play it safe.
With the D15S it is definitely not possible to run a top fan at the same time. With the regular D15 it might be possible if you run a slim fan like the Noctua A12x15.
The front fan is slightly shifted upward for no good reason at all. The metal fan clips can be bent a bit. It is likely The middle fan's clips are bent because I took the fan on and off several times for fitment. It does bother me somewhat, but due to the large pain in the *** of removing and reinstalling the fan with a screwdriver (due to my inability to get my fingers above the heatsink) I am unlikely to fiddle with it any longer. With the regular D15 this shouldn't be an issue.
Ram clearance is not a problem as the 2 DIMM slots on this motherboard are directly below the front heatsink. The height limiter in this case is actually the 24 pin connector. I had to press the cables down and toward the front.
Let me know if you would like any close up photos.
That cable management.
Also +1 to that kitchen.