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Have been messing with my build for a while, but i think it is finaly finished and will probably leave it as is (for hardware) still have some parts I will 3d print up to help it out such as ducting etc but otherwise its done. photos are from a few stages in its life, i added a 40mm fan at the top to suck air in and try and get airflow over the nvme on the back of the motherboard, helps a tiny bit, but not much if i am honest, and added a 92mm slim noctua intake under the PSU. . tbh this did nothing for my temps either :S

Originally had a Galax 1080 EXOC int his one, but wanted to go for a blower card, and now that RTX cards are out 1080ti prices have dropped significantly, so was able to pickup a used asus turbo 1080ti cheap. the turbo 1080ti is a tiny card compared to my 1080, photo of both for comparison.

i have some strange issues where my peripherals and monitor go black and stop working and i have to pull the power cord for 5-10 seconds. not sure whats going on there though. . happens sometimes at idle, other times mid gaming sessions.

I really love the small size of this one, but the amount of money i had to invest ontop of my previous build (check my other builds) to convert over to this I don't think was worth it, I could have build a whole other decent pc for the money, but I guess I am happy all the same.

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the cat

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

That cat looks like Godzilla in size compared to that computer case. :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, that he does!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

small form factor builds are so cool... +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What thenrmal paste did you choose?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Nthus, I used the Noctua Paste that came with the cooler.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey another Dan! Welcome to the club :D how are you finding your CPU temps with the L9a?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU temps are pretty decent, I monitored them int he beginning, but they never went above 70c even in 36deg heat where I live so stopped even checking, the only head issues I really had was the NVME on the backside of the motherboard.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one!

I had such issues too. For me it was the too much oced ram and after that some audio drivers. Check your event log viewer for registered errors and if there is a bluescreen event file(minidump). There is an online viewer for this file. :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I dropped my ram OC from 3600mhz, back to 3466, and back to 3200, all seemed to do the same thing, i stuck with 3200 in the end as its the xmp fro my kit, and i wasn't seeing any real world benefit from the faster speeds anyway, at least not that I could notice without benchmark tools.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude. I am in the same situation aswell. I oc‘ed it to 3600 but didn‘t fet any real benefits. Its nice on paper, but in action no too much. So am I not alone with these results :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the 1080 Ti blower? I have a 1080 blower card that can get on my nerves at times but generally can do what I want it to do @ 1440P. There are games where I could see a 1080Ti being preferred, just perhaps not from a noise and temperature standpoint. I definitely know what you mean about the money slowly (and quickly) slipping away...

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I am in love with the card, I do need to use MSI afterburner to modify the fan curves though as the out of the box curves are terrible, with custom curves the card is silent most of the time, but does have to ramp up in heavier titles, overall case temps have reduces a fair amount though which is what I was after.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cracking build geeza ! Like the nano tank next to it too ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers :) helps keep my office calm for my work from home days.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Measured the difference with and without bottom fan?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I only compared the CPU temps before and after and there was as i said no change, case temps overall may have gone down, but given the airflow from under the PSU to the cpu area is restricted by the cables and ram, Id say it makes more difference tot he gpu temps than cpu temps, but i didn't measure these before and after.