I simply removed the included heatsink by detaching side clips. I think most NVME's with pre-installed heatsink are not permanently attached so you should be able to remove it.
Also, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVME's have no heatsink/heatsink options and you can save $10 if you don't need a heatsink.
The giant shield/cover on taichi board works surprisingly well and I don't think I've ever seen my MP600 temps going above 50c? even under heavy load.
Haha. Thanks buddy!
My desk is a mess with two atx towers at the moment but I will try to take some pictures later.
There is a slight sagging on the panel between psu and gpu but it's not that noticeable IMO. The case material is pretty thick and sturdy.
Man, I love your Hydra build. You did such an amazing job on it!
I'm planning to use this as my first hackintosh pc but that might require using amd gpu so I'm still figuring out how to tackle it.
Thank you sir!
Thanks. I appreciate it!
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Yup, and also you can find it cheaper on taobao. Search for JXK-J1.
I haven't had chance to play any games on it yet so I don't know the gpu temps under load and Yes, there is an opening on the plate between the gpu and psu.
Couldn't agree more. Thanks.
Yup, I just posted it on my instagram. Thanks!
Not at all. They are B-die rams and I have no problems running at 3600mhz cl16.
Unfortunately, this case doesn't support 420mm rads.
I checked all other available distros for this case and thought this version would give the look I wanted. I've seen some front-mounted distros but didn't really like how tubings run all the way across the case which I thought looked too busy. I'm not saying they don't look good but it's just not my cup of tea.
My main rig is watercooled using all EK parts (except gpu blocks) and to be honest I think bykski's quality is as good as well known brands like EK, Bitspower, alphacool especially if you consider the price difference. I didn't use bykski fittings but I've heard their fittings are very good as well.
I bought them from aliexpress but performance-pcs sells them too.
I totally agree with you on the RGB comment. Thanks!
Yeah, I wish bykski or other companies made distro plates with different pump options. I love distro plates cuz they give such a unique look to the build.
Hopefully I will have time to play with CPU OC soon but from the look of it even just enabling PBO seems to improve this chip's performance without affecting temps too much.
I remember reading about a guy custom 3D-printing a bracket to fit a D5 pump to his distro plate (it wasn't a bykski dstro tho) a while back but I can't seem to find that post anymore. I don't think there is a D5 pump that will bolt right up to the distro plate but that person was able to make a bracket so I think it's possible, too. I just need to find that thread to get more info. haha
If there is no pump noise this build will be quieter my meshify c air cooled build for sure. Even though noctua fans are so quiet the gpu fan noise is still there when playing demanding games meanwhile this watercooled build doesn't suffer from that.
Thanks buddy. I appreciate it.
Awesome to hear about your first build. The parts list looks promising. Got any pictures?
Thank you, sir!
Thanks, man. I appreciate it.
I appreciate it. Thanks!
I didn't have much time to play with fan/pump speed and I had to slow down the pump a bit because DDC pump noise was pretty noticeable. I'm used to D5 pumps and I will try to find the perfect fan speed/pump speed for the best performance/noise level. Currently fans are running at 800~850rpm and all I hear is the pump noise. haha
While playing games I saw CPU temps around mid 60's and a quick cinebench r20 and prime95 showed mid 70s in CPU temp.
It came out better than I thought so I'm really happy with it. Black metal tubing was a bit more time consuming than PETG but in the end it worked out well. Thanks for your comment.
Thanks. I'm glad it came out great.
I didn't plan on building a black/gold theme'd pc when I bought taichi board but that msi x570 ace board sure looks great!
yes, it barely clears the glass side panel but it closes just fine.
Inwin A1 itx case
SInce maximus x board doesn't have a vrm temp sensor I can't tell you the exact temperature I'm getting but I haven't had any issues overclocking my 9900k at 5.0ghz 1.28v and zero throttling whatsoever but keep in mind that I'm running a monoblock which probably helps a lot with vrm cooling.
I've seen people running 9900k at 5.0ghz on maximus x on a good air flow setup. I think you will be fine as long as there's a decent airflow inside the case. In worst case scenario you can add a 92mm fan to cool your vrm. :)
Yeah that's possible.
Anthracite Gray on evolv x matches almost perfectly with my alienware aw3418dw monitor. If you wanna color match with your monitor I'd definitely go with AG.
I think someone mentioned this before but I didn't have any problems with my riser mount. Have you tried to contact phanteks? In my experience with their customer service my first revolt x psu was faulty and they sent me a new one pretty quick with a return label to return the old unit.
Nicely done. I've never seen this case before but it goes really well with your whole setup. +1
How's airflow and cpu/gpu temps with just a single 120mm intake and 90mm exhaust fan? I see you mentioned 90c on 2700x but is it running at stock speed? I like the aesthetic of both inwin 901 and 909 cases but their limited airflow design stops me from purchasing one (if I can even find one at a decent price. haha)
Good looking setup tho!
I find this case very attractive. I love your custom loop work, too. Very nicely done, man.
Yea, I was very surprised by gpu temp. When this same 1080ti was in my corsair 570x and evolv x case it ran from 72c(single) to 83c(in sli) max temperature.
I think this is my favorite itx case besides phanteks evolv itx case. But I'd wait for the new version to come out since It will come with a gold rated 650w psu instead of bronze rated 600w one.
I disassembled first version of my dual system to convert it to a watercooled pc and I swapped out some of the components while in it. But yeah ver.2.0 is up and running. :D
Well, I haven't had time to overclock and stress test it yet but just enabling PBO and ram XMP profile I was seeing low 40s in idle and high 50s to low 60s when playing PUBG for 30 min.
Surprisingly, 1080ti ran very cool idling at 32c and max temp. of 60c thanks to the bottom mounted fans directly pushing fresh air into it. BTW, when I had this card in my other ATX builds I saw anywhere from 72c~83c max temperature.
what did I tear apart?? :S