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  1. Those are JST RCY Connectors, you can order them on eBay. 10 pairs with crimps are about 3$ including shipping You could also go ahead and get 50 pairs with crimps for about 10$. If you are interested in the darkside rgb connectors, those are JST SM Series Connectors. Both use the same kind of crimps.
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    Photoshop PC

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($129.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.77 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.00 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.00 @ Amazon) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($594.99 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $1782.59 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-03 19:51 EDT-0400 Added a Motherboard with Thunderbolt, put the HDDs in Raid 1 and have the possibility to do a hackintosh on this if you ever wanted to, since it´s all compatible components! You could easily downgrade PSU and CPU cooler in this config without any loss in performance. A Macho Rev B and any reliable 80+ 650W+ PSU will do!
  3. Update: Got a 970 with a short PCB namely a 970 Superclocked by EVGA. Got a Heatkiller X3 with a backplate for that puppy and throw it in my loop to again go for leak testing for the next 24 hours. One might notice the wild mixture of connectors, that is because it is fairly hard to get everything from one brand, but I do not like the EK fittings too much but they and the Alphacool ones (as well as the ordinary tube fittings in silver) are the only ones that fit the Primochill tubing well. A Bay Res will be coming in later this week as well as a plexi top for the DDC, I want a more quiet system with a larger, visible reservoir that fits the overall characteristic of the build. it is going to be a Koolance TNK 501 with some ultra bright white LEDs lighting the red coolant. But first, here is the update:
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    970 Strix PCB Length

    Like 970s in general? I would love to get something with more power, but an R9 Nano really is the opposite of price/performance. Too bad no company does anything better than a 970 with a short PCB..
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    970 Strix PCB Length

    Did it overclock good? I mean I would only buy it for better GPU power delivery, otherwise I´ll go with a Palit Jetstream since it has mDP Connectors which would come in handy with all the Apple stuff I have.
  6. I would like to. If there is a good successor to the 970 with versions that have a short enough PCB to fit my case I would definitely get one. Otherwise I´ll get a 970 for cheap then, as some of those cards are really short and would fit perfectly. I don´t think I can put any LEDs in there tho, I love the look of red coolant and white LEDs in a Nickel-Plexi block.
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    970 Strix PCB Length

    Will do, a german review side measured the pcb to 23,3cm. I think I´ll go with 23,5cm and if that´s too long I won´t get the strix.
  8. Thanks guys! I really want a GPU in there as soon as possible and mod the side panel with acrylic so it will be completely visible from the side. Cable management is tough in that case though.
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    970 Strix PCB Length

    Thank you Sir! This would mean the strix would fit by a couple millimeters.
  10. So here we go, this is my Mini ITX "Gamecube". The sole purpose of this rig is gaming at 1080/1440p and entertainment purposes in general. I am about 50% into the process of finishing this build. But lets get into the components a little: CPU: 6700k pretested @ 4,7GHz MB: Asus Maximus VIII Impact RAM: 16GB Teamgroup DarkPro DDR4-3200 Storage: Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD + 2*1TB WD Red Raid 1 PSU: Coolermaster V700 PSU + Cablemod Black/Red Water-cooling stuff: Maximus VIII Impact EK Monoblock Nickel 240mm*30mm HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis X-Flow Radiator 140mm*45mm Alphacool NeXXos Radiator EK DDC X-Res 150 PWM Pump Res Combo Masterkleer 13/10mm Tubing EK Blood Red Coolant Lots of fittings Lets see it! So you might have noticed there is no GPU and some things need improvements as well. First off, this is my first water-cooling build and this setup is only a test run. The tubing visible through the window is going to be replaced by hard tubing once I figure out how I am going to connect the loop and which GPU is going to be used, as I can't have any PCBs longer than 240mm since my reservoir is standing in the front corner and takes up quite some space. The system is also meant to be portable, so I´ll really have to see about the hard tubing. JayzTwocents got me interested in glass tubing, I could definitely see myself going for glass. Problems I ran into so far: - not fitting fittings - EK ones worked fine for my Masterkleer 13/10mm tubing, not so bits power and alphacool - no noise dampening on the Corsair SP Fans, really loud, but I can't fit much dampening in there, it would be great if anyone has a fix for that - first CableMod kit was not working, currently waiting for the reseller to ship me another one - clearance issues all over the place, but with a little bit of filing I was able to fit everything just fine The system is already up and running Windows. Temps are great so far, but numbers don´t really matter until I get a GPU in that loop. Next steps: - Install noise dampening/shock absorbers for all the fans hopefully - Optimize CPU Overclock - Decide on a GPU + EK Nickel Block - Install CableMod cables I will keep this thread updated if anyone is interested in this project of mine. I will also put out benchmarks and temps once I get my OC where I want it to be. Until then, don´t let you carpet sprayed by your coolant like mine did
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    970 Strix PCB Length

    Hey everyone, for my Mini ITX water-cooling build, I am looking for a short graphics card to watercool with an EK block. My options as far as I can tell are the short versions of reference cards like for example the Palit 970 Jetstream or the EVGA 970 with the reference cooler. I definitely know those will fit. But, and here comes my point. All of those cards only feature 4 power phases for the GPU and the strip does 6, I just want a card with more overclocking headroom in terms of the PCB, and the strix PCB seems to be relatively short. So if anyone out here who owns a 970 Strix could measure how long the PCB is (without the I/O shield) that would make my choice a lot easier. I also thought about a R9 Nano, but that would be quite a step up in price. If I can´t get the strix in my system I might as well wait for the Pascal cards, either to get more performance or to grab one of those 970s once they become fairly cheap. Thanks!
  12. My Skylake Board is an Asus Maximus 8 Impact which has really good overclocking capabilities. Dancop (german top overclocker) runs that board and a 6700k with that Trident Z RAM and wins overclocking events on that config (although that is all LN2 professional overclocking stuff and I think they also only use 1 stick of RAM). So depending on the qualities of my 6700k I could get past 3200? But don't get me wrong, I would love to keep that RAM as it is really good looking RAM (TeamGroup Dark Pro Red Series). What do you mean by the rank of the sticks? My DDR4-3200 kit is rated CL 16-16-16-36, I got it because of the looks and lifetime warranty.
  13. So by those means, I could opt for some G Skill DDR4-3733 which is pretty reasonably priced for a 16GB Kit. I have a couple days left to return my 3200 kit, with almost no extra cost I could get that kit instead of the one I only bought for the looks...
  14. I noticed I was running the driver that came with my 970 out of the box and it would fold without issues, even overclocked to 1450MHz on the Core and 7000MHz on the VRAM. But I did actually update the driver just two days ago and although I did not run into this problem from the beginning on, the GPU throttles at exactly 405MHz, which keeps happening after some time. When I reboot my system it works fine for a while, I can even get it to work again by pausing and resuming, but that only works sometimes and is no option I would actually consider. So I think both of your explanations might apply to my case, I think the Bios of the card is kind of messed up due to the fact that I really tested out how far I can take it for benchmarking, and I appear to have a pretty damn good chip since it was able to tun over 1500MHz stable while benchmarking and gaming. But MSI Afterburner to me is really bad, but I also dislike most other Desktop tools for GPU overclocking and stuff. I definitely will get GPU-Z to reboot the driver instead of rebooting my whole system in the future, thank you for that info, I just tried it and it worked, I wonder for how long If I did not have a second project for a Mini ITX 6700k water-cooled gaming machine on the side, I would have actually gone for the 5930k because the extra PCI-E make it extra future proof, but I plan on getting the 6 core Broadwell-E with 40 lanes later this year, depending on the financial circumstances as always. Those Nvidia forum trolls, man, stupidity sometimes leaves me speechless. Even on a mild overclock, my 5820k easily gets to 4,1GHz and at that point it has a much better single core performance than a 5960X out of the box and an almost equal multi core performance at still reasonable temps and 100% stability. But right now for 24/7 operation including the CPU I am not satisfied with the airflow in my bequiet silent base 800 case, although I have two 140s intakes in the front plus one in the bottom and two 140mm exhaust fans in the rear and top of the case. So 5 case fans, 2 CPU fans on the dark rock pro 3 and still - I can't get the heat out of the case fast enough once the CPU goes to work. And it's not quiet at all. I mean I can feel how much air is pushed out by the rear fan, but that's not nearly enough since I can feel massive and I really mean massive positive pressure on the inside of the case (it blows air through even little hole, even the IO shield of the MB) and the top fan does not seem to even make an impact at all. But if BOINC can use that kind of computing power, I might just try to get a cheap ASrock X99 Mini ITX or Asus X99 WS-M board and put my 5820k in there once I upgraded my workstation with Broadwell-E. I could put some cheap GPU in there and have it run only the CPU for the Seventeen or Bust project. You say memory bandwidth is crucial for those tasks, is Quad-Channel helpful? In the ITX I could only go dual channel, but I have a 2*8GB kit lying around for troubleshooting on my other systems anyway, so that would save me quite some cash.
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    Maximus 8 Impact in Evolv ITX

    I just looked at that picture like a couple minutes ago and didn´t notice it was an Impact board, I even have a bookmark of it. Man this whole find the right case has been going on for way too long, so long that I mess up the information I try to collect.. Thank you very much tho!