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  1. Please, I need help finding a case for my watercooling build, has to meet the following requirements: - must fit a 360 rad (45-50mm) + standard fans in the top (or side). It will be used as an exhaust. - must fit a 240 rad (45-50mm) + standard fans in the front / bottom, - must fit a 30cm long GPU and not come in conflict with the front rad. - would be really nice if I could fit a rad between above mentioned long GPU and front rad. The new Fractal Design 7 XL fits these requirements (and I love it) but it is kind of expensive, so I need to find one that meets the above requirements but also is a bit cheaper than the Fractal 7 XL. Thanks!
  2. Obviously the D15 was on the CPU. Unfortunetly I don't know how to check my flow, I don't have a flow meter in my loop yet. I don't see any bubbles, no matter how long or hard I use the computer. Was afraid people would say deliding the CPU...
  3. Hello everybody, This will be a very long post but I am facing some very strange results from my watercooling loop. This is my first watercooling loop so I am just going to show you the data I gathered and please tell me if you see anything wrong. My main issue is that I am seeing very underwhelming cooling performance for my CPU while my GPU has quite good results. My Setup: CPU: Intel i5 8600K Mobo: MSI Z370 Krait Gaming RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000 MHZ G.Skill Dual Channel GPU: Asus RX Vega 56 Strix Gaming OC Sound card: Asus Xonar Strix Soar SSD: Samsung 960 PRO, Intel 545s, Intel 660p (all M.2) Case: Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5 Fans: 6X Noctua NF-F12 chromax PSU: Corsair RM650X Watercooling components: - CPU Block: EK Supremacy MX, used with Noctua thermal paste (new tube) - GPU Block: EK-FC Radeon Vega Strix – Nickel, used with Noctua thermal paste and Thermal Grizzly pads - Rads: EK-Coolstream SE 240 & EK-Coolstream Classic PE 360 - Pump combo: EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM - Tubes: EK-Duraclear 9.5/12.7 - Coolant: EK-Cryofuel Clear - Fittings: various EK-ACF 10/13mm Please see below the temps I recorded (all after 15 mins full stress test on CPU & GPU, in 25C ambient): Stock CPU + Stock GPU: - Fans @ 40% & Pump @ 40%: CPU - 75; GPU - 50 - Fans @ 100% & Pump @ 40%: CPU - 66; GPU - 41 - Fans @ 100% & Pump @ 100%: CPU - 66; GPU - 38 5Ghz OC CPU + Stock GPU: - Fans @ 40% & Pump @ 40%: CPU - 80; GPU - 52 - Fans @ 100% & Pump @ 40%: CPU - 75; GPU - 38 - Fans @ 100% & Pump @ 100%: CPU - 75; GPU - 38 For reference, while I was using air cooling, the 5 Ghz OC CPU temp was 80C using Noctua NH-D15 with 3X 140mm fans. Also, for my Strix GPU, max air cooled temp was 81C. Idle temps are 33C for the CPU and 28C for the GPU. 2 thing I find really strange: - The difference between the OC temps on the Noctua NH-D14 and the watercooling loop is very small, was really expecting a big difference. Is is even stranger since the GPU lost 35-40 degrees going from air to watercooling. - In the same loop, I observe a 25C difference between CPU & GPU, this dose not seem normal to me I’ve done the classic troubleshooting steps: - Removing the CPU block and making sure I have good contact and good spreading of the thermal paste - Only using a pee size ball of thermal paste in the middle of the CPU - Removing all air pockets from the loop - I even changed coolant, thinking I had a bad batch I don't have a temperature sensor for the cooling liquid but I can confirm that the tubes are hot to the touch under full stress tests, no idea if it is normal and the 3 exhaust fans are absolutely vomiting hot air thought the top and back! Please tell me if I am doing something wrong or if I am interpreting the data incorrectly. I know the GPU is in a X8 slot but from my testing and the results I found online, I can find no difference in performance for my GPU (same FPS in games, same results in benchmarks). Thanks! P.S.: sorry for the shit photos, literally took them at night with the phone under the desk.
  4. Thanks everybody for the input. I've made up my mind about the hardware. Just one question remains: the monitornin my initial post looks great for gaming but will is be enough for photo editing? I saw that is has a 72% RGB coverage. I am not a pro photographer, just a enthusiast.
  5. Well Ryzen would require a Mobo change and I really can't fit that in to my budget right now.
  6. Hello everybody, this is my first post in the forum and I really need some opinions. I have the system below: Mobo: Asrock Z170 Extreme 6+ CPU: Intel i5 6600K @ 4.2 Ghz GPU: Gainward GTX 970 Phantom Ram: 16 GB 2400Mhz DDR4 Storage: 1 HyperX 240Gb SATA 3 SSD + 1 WD Black 500GB Cooling: NH-D14 ( I keep the fans on 500Rpm, silence is top priority for me. Temps are ok, with that moderate OC. If I push to 4.4, I have to spin up the fans and I don't want more noise) Case: Cooler Master Mastercase 5 pro PUS: Corsair RM 650X Sound Card: Asus Phoebus Monitors: Benq GL2450 (primary) and Samsung SyncMaster 2243 (secondary) I use my PC for the following: 50% Games 30% Photo editing 10% Video editing 10% Music - only through decent headphones I want to upgrade next month and I was thinking of the following: - Monitor: really need to change the main one or both of them. They are terrible for photo work. Was thinking of replacing both with a LG Gaming 34UC79G 144hz Freesync (2560/1080) or replace just the main one with a Asus Gaming MG279Q 144hz Freesync (2560/1440) - GPU: Another hard decisions, I am split between getting a GTX 1070 or a couple of GTX 1060 for some SLI fun. Would a 3GB card be enough for the higher resolutions of those monitors? - Storage: I don't need huge GB of storage so for me speed is important and I want to get rid of all those sata data/power cables. So for the OS: a Plextor M8Pe 256 GB PCI-E (addin card) and for storage a WD Blue 1TB M.2 SSD. That is about it. All those upgrades will be a big effort and I want to get as much as I can since for the next 2 years, I won't be upgrading. Thank you!