I post this on au.pcpartpicker.com as I thought the audience was limited to Australian members. Did not realise that it was a global forum despite me using my country’s domain.
I post this on au.pcpartpicker.com
Are you aware I am citing Australian prices from Australian retailers/vendors? They are $700 brand new here.
Are you aware that I am citing Australian prices?
No, vendors have a 5 business day no return/change of mind policy.
I have sold a 9700k for $550. This is my second one I am selling. I don’t know where you get your figures from.
I used Q (bios) mode for a bit and the GPU temps rose to 34-39 degrees celcius with no fans spinning. I thought I'd rather keep the fans at 880 RPM's and have it sit at 21-26 degrees celcius. It's not even noisy so... it's okay for me. Just the thought it'd be cooler with minimal fan spin.
Thanks for the in-depth guide! I will let you know how everything goes.
Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.
What's an AVX workload?
So I put the two radiator fans on the daisy chain power cable supplied by the Kraken and managed to drop the Fan speeds from 2000 rpms down to 490~ rpms which is good.
According to CAM however, the pump speed is ridiculous at 2100+ rpms while the liquid temp. is 24 degrees celcius and the cpu itself is only on 1% load.
I've got the 3 pin kraken header connected to the CPU_Fan header. Should I change this back to the AIO_Pump header and just set CPU_Fan to Disabled/Ignore within my bios?
I've been reading through forums and in my situation the pump speed should only be around 1600-1700 rpms. I also read that moving it back to the AIO_Pump header will make it spin at 100%.
I've read my motherboard manual which says to connect it to the AIO_Pump header but the Kraken manual says to keep it on the CPU_Fan header which is so annoying because they conflict with each other.
What did you do in your experience with the x72?
Not yet, I will have to update the driver on my rtx 2080ti but I am not sure on how to do this.
Might be the DP cable as HDMI works perfectly.
I might try a different DP cable in the future.
Screen is currently working on 165hz but I turned it down to 144hz.
Still need to update my mobo bios and gpu driver but i'm not sure on how to go about doing this at the moment (this is the first time I've built a PC).
I went on my mobo's manufacturers website and downloaded the new BIOS update. How do I go about updating this?
I have found the switch and switched it off performance mode. I manage to drop the fan speeds from 917-920 rpms down to 880 rpms but then I went into CAM software, toggled with a few things and brought it back up to 900~ rpms.
I thought the GPU fans were not suppose to start spinning on idle load. Temperature wise the GPU sits at 25-27 degrees Celsius.
I do not know anything about the performance BIOS Switch toggle. I will research it now. Where would I find that in my BIOS settings (I am using a ASUS Z390-E mobo).
I will change it around and update you on what happens
I am on Device Manager. Where can I see the motherboard BIOS version?
So are you suggesting to move the 3 pin connector from the AIO_Pump connector to the CPU_Fan connector on my mobo and to move the two radiator fans from the mobo back to the daisy chain supplied by the kraken itself? I am worried about fans speeds but so far so good. I haven't put a lot of stress on my new PC yet as it is fresh.
Ah damn. I took the Radiator fan headers off the daisy chain and connected them to CPU_Fan and CPU_Fan Opt. The fans spun at 100% speed until I changed the settings in the bios to PWM.
All good, issue is now fixed.
Is there a way to tell the current versions of drivers installed on all components viewable on windows 10?
I've managed to set the fan speeds to PWM in the BIOS with the minimum RPM set to 300.
All good it is fixed.
I was getting a CPU_Fan error! message and rerouted some 4 pin fan headers to the appropriate fan connectors.
Now it boots straight to windows.
Hey mate, did what you said and switched the fan connectors over.
I killed two birds with one stone. The CPU_Fan error message has disappeared and now my PC boots straight up to windows instead of the BIOS.
Only thing now is that my radiator fans spin at max speed and is so noisy. Do I have to download Kraken software to tune the fan speeds?
I read the motherboard manual and it said to connect the 2 4 pin connectors from the radiator fans to CPU_Fan and CPU_Opt.
However, the Kraken manual says to connect the 2 radiator fans to the power cable splitter with 4x 4 pin connectors which is what I currently have set up.
I will let you know what happens when I connect the fans to the CPU_Fan connectors.
Thanks for the reply.
I've connected the fans into the power cable (splitter with 4 ports) which is attached to the pump.
The Mini USB cabe is connected to a USB 2.0 header.
There is a 3 pin on the power cable set and I've connected this to an AIO pump connector on the motherboard. Do I need to move this to a CPU_Fan connector instead?
Hey guys, quick update!
I switched to HDMI instead of DisplayPort and I was able to access the BIOS. The VGA light is turned off now.
I think I have to update the driver to use DisplayPort or I think I used the wrong ends with the DP cable, I'm not really sure have to do more research as my monitor runs on higher refresh rates if I use DisplayPort :(.
Boot light is still on but I think it's because I haven't selected a boot device to boot from yet.
All hardware is being recognised (keyboard and mouse) and all 3 of my storage devices as well as my CPU and all 4 dimms of ram and the GPU.
Thanks for the info!
I'm heavily considering an Ultrawide as the difference between a 27 inch IPS and a Ultraide IPS is $200-$300.
Any 27inch monitors you would recommend?
What monitor is this?
Prices are because of where I live. A 1080 is $800 here.
Whoops forgot the psu. Thank you!
Keyboard, just a simple mechanical keyboard, don't care about rgb. I like the look of the logitech g610 cherry mx red and it's $124.
Also don't really care about a fancy mouse, wouldn't spend anything over $60 on a mouse I'm not a hardcore gamer anymore.
As for the monitor, if i'm paying a lot of money for one, I want to be able to enjoy my experience and not have to worry about screen tearing so I much as I don't like the price premium I think I want to go with a g sync monitor.
If i'm going to get a 1080p monitor definitely 144hz. 1440p is crazy expensive right now like $799-$1000.
Nvidia's g sync really bothers me because of the price premium.
Your monitor doesn't have display port?
FTW cards as of Nov 2016 ship with thermal pads and software to fix the fan speed in regards to the overheating issue on the PCB.
Z370 motherboards won't support future generations of cpu's.
Currently as of now, Coffeelake is 14nm. Future generations of CPU from Intel's side is going to be 10nm which won't be compatible with the Z370 motherboard.
Cannonlake and Icelake will be 10nm.
That's why people are going with Ryzen still because they claim to support the AM4 socket type until 2020.
The mesh front I assume really helps it with air flow. But it's just skimming the under side of the gpu from what it looks.
I'm deciding on the meshify or nzxt s340 elite for a case. I like the meshify because of the no wasted space and improved air flow.
The gold looks so pleasing.
How did you do it? :)
Is the rgb on the mobo white or a faint blue? hmmmmm
Nice build man, looks so good.
By the way, is the mobo rbg in the first picture white or a faint blue?
And also, have you attempted to run your ram at max speed (3200mhz)?
And one more thing lol, how is the bios on the mobo?
Hey man nice build!
I was wondering if you could provide me information pertaining to:
How is the mobo at oc'ing the cpu, ram and gpu? Veeeery interested to know.
Nice build for your friend! Wish I had friends :(
That's when the cryptocurrency mining craze went into full swing. I remember because an MSI GTX 1060 6gb gaming X was $379 and then nek minnit it was selling for $469-$499.
That was beautiful :')
Yeah I will, I'm planning to build it this christmas, hopefully prices will come down a bit for the holiday season. Been doing research (posting on forums and looking at reviews and benchmarks for a year now; I've wanted to build my first pc since Oct of 2016).
Exciting times, just really deciding on the last 3 components (that being the GPU, Monitor and RAM).
Very true, but I am tired of playing the waiting game. Plus if I continue to wait now ram prices will continue to go higher :S
Been wanting to build a pc since Oct of 2016. I waited for Vega and Coffee lake.
Should have just built back then.
Each to their own I guess, but IMHO I don't see the point in 1070ti value or performance wise for the price point where I am.
So, RAM manufacturers are operating at full capacity. Damn.
A 16gb (2x8) kit of 3000 or 3200mhz is currently being sold from anywhere between $249-$309 here in Australia... and these prices are going to continue to rise?
Worst time to build a pc! :(
I meant that the actual freesync feature won't work with Nvidia GPU's but yes I know that you can still use an Nvidia GPU with a monitor that has the freesync feature.
Difference between a 1070 and 1070ti is $200 is Australia.
Both 1070ti and RX 56 Vega cost around $789-849.
A 1070 will cost me $629.
Plus at the 1070ti and RX 56 Vega price points, for an extra $30 I can get a 1080.
Had a look at your recommendations, and they seem to be top tier PSU's! The only one I can physically get my hands on seems to be the RMx series from corsair; the focus plus from seasonic only comes in the 850W variant at retailers where I am and no one is selling bitfenix psu's here.