Buys a $500 motherboard but doesn't buy the i9....
Buys a $500 motherboard just to put an i5 in it....
He also has the wrong RAM, should be 4 x 8 GB instead of the 2 x 16 GB he has listed.
There's a section on the forums for "Deals"....
I question the airflow with this build. You have 4 140mm fans exhausting and your only intake is 2 120mm fans that already have to battle a choked off front panel and then have to go through a radiator as well.
So when are we actually going to get more PC builds and component reviews from you guys?
How is that AIO treating you? Was thinking of transferring my 2700X build with a 240mm in the Meshify C to a 360mm in the PC-O11 Dynamic and that is the AIO I was looking at. Worried though because I have read a lot of negative reviews regarding Enermax coolers failing after several months of use.
Whatever is going to give me the best bang for my buck, which right now is Ryzen.
Because you cheaped out and bought an i5 in 2019...
Looks awesome! Just wish Fractal Design would make a case with a little more clearance up top for radiators. The motherboard you use works because the DIMM slots for the RAM are a little further towards the bottom of the motherboard but on many Intel motherboards the radiator/fans would hit the RAM in any of the modern Fractal Design cases.
Where are the fans for the radiator?
You have your fans in the wrong configuration. The front fans should be intake and the top and rear should be exhaust, you have it backwards.
I don't see why not. Virtually any AIO can have the fans swapped.
Pretty much any AIO 240mm or larger will be fine, just get the one you like the asthetic of or find a good deal on. The stock fans are generally poor so upgrading them might not be a bad idea. The EVGA cooler is "better" in that video because its stock fans are a bit better than the ones the Kraken ships with and go up to a much higher max RPM. I bought a Deepcool 240mm AIO and put a couple 3000 RPM Noctua fans on it and never hit above 69C during stress testing with my 2700X.
I've used them for multiple items the last six months or so with no problems. Shipping can take a little longer depending on the seller but I have no complaints. Returned a couple items and got my refund without issue.
Looks like a very nice case. How are your thermals in it? Only thing I'm disappointed to see is the lack of space for top mounted radiators. Wish there was another 20mm or so of space up top so your radiator/fans wouldn't overhang or potentially even hit your RAM and/or VRM heatsinks.
Cooler Master air coolers are fine for middle of the road builds or budget builds but once you start getting into the realm of i7 or i9 builds I'd recommend either going AIO or going with a higher end air cooler. DRP4 and D15S that you mentioned are both solid options, Noctua also has a new U12A cooler that gives similar performance to the D15S and won't block or cover any of your RAM slots.
It's a question I've had as well. The MSI MEG Z390 ACE motherboard has no video outputs on the I/O and I was curious if you could use an adapter on the Type C port to get HDMI and/or DisplayPort.
Would have chosen a better motherboard for the 9900K
I certainly hope you didn't actually pay $650 for a 2070...
Wants to stream...
Buys an i5...
Glad to hear and thanks for the update. You had me second guessing whether I should buy the case or not. Thought that was so weird that one of the best 1080 Ti cards was having temp problems.
I am surprised your GPU temperatures are so bad, from every review I've seen they should be fairly good in this case. Keep us updated should you change cases or make any changes with your GPU as I was wanting to buy this case myself for my next build or transfer my current build into it.
Take pictures of it as you take it apart so you remember where everything goes, especially screws. Just make sure when you're taking the cooler off the card you make sure not to yank it as there's like one or more cables you'll need to disconnect just like unplugging fan cables from a motherboard fan header.
120mm is what I have, 6 of them in the Meshify C with 2 being mounted on my 240mm AIO up top. They definitely get loud above 2000RPM, so I'd probably stick with the 2000RPM version (which is exactly what the Asus AIO comes with), you really don't need 3000RPM, I just bought them because they were only $0.60 more per fan.
Not sure, when I built in my Meshify C the provided 30cm data cables wouldn't reach the 3rd SSD I have mounted behind the motherboard tray so I bought some 60cm ones.
The shroud in front can be removed, there's just not enough room height-wise to get a 3rd 140mm in. Even the regular Meshify C can't fit 3 140mm fans, though I wish it could.
Asus Z390 boards are trash with their garbage 4 power phases, not to mention the recent hijacking of their software with malware and other bad stuff.
One suggestion I'd make is instead of getting the Chromax fans, buy the Industrial fans (which is what your AIO comes with) instead and just replace the brown rubber corner pieces with Chromax rubber pieces you can buy separately. I did this with my build and bought 6 3000RPM Noctua Industrial fans instead of being limited to the either 1200 or 1500RPM Chomax fans.
You never fixed it...
Clearly it's because the 120mm won't be enough, not because of asthetic
Cooling a 9900K with a 120mm AIO... oof
What kind of CPU and GPU temps are you getting under load/stress?
Where are your intake fans? I hope you don't have them smashed up against the front panel on the other side of that radiator...
Do you think a 280mm AIO would fit since that case can fit 140mm fans in front?
There are two brands of RGB SSD if I remember right, these and HyperX also has their own.
Please tell me you didn't actually spend $230 on a 1050 Ti....
You have the wrong CPU Cooler in your parts list, just an FYI.
How is a $700 card competing with a $350 and $500 card? The thing has been out for over a month now and is still OOS everywhere most of the time. This GPU is nothing more than a workstation card turned into a "gaming GPU" to keep AMD in the news. Hopefully Navi actually gives Nvidia some competition because this card doesn't.
Wrong GPU in your parts list.
I paid extra to get the Ryzen compatible B-Die RAM. Probably not worth the extra cost I paid in terms of performance, but I didn't want to take any chances. I built my dad a 2200G PC for Father's Day last year without looking at the QVL and I couldn't get his RAM to run at the rated 3200, so I also dropped it to 2933.
I was a fan of the old lightning cards but the 2080 Ti version looks like trash. The RGB implementation is horrible and it doesn't OC any better than your typical 2080 Ti.
Just get a 1TB SSD. Use Google Express and all the promo codes they give out for first time users to get something like a 1TB MX500 for under $115.
Should have checked the motherboard QVL to see if that RAM is supported before buying it. My RAM runs at the rated settings with D.O.C.P. enabled on that board no problem.
Card is running hot because you've got a closed off case with a radiator as intake.
Never said it was the perfect option. Sad to see Micro ATX getting screwed the last couple of years. The good high end options for Intel CPUs have been less and less every year and AMD had very few X370 mATX options and ZERO X470 mATX motherboards.