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  • CPU
    Intel Core™ i7-7700K
  • Motherboard
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    Vengeance® LPX 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4
  • GPU
    ASUS TURBO-GTX1080-8G in 2-way SLI
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define C
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO x2 & Samsung 750 EVO x2
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop

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    Got interested in building computers from using GPU machines at work. Casual gamer.
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  1. Zenith Xtreme qcode 00

    Hard to say in the absence of another board or CPU. I would guess its the board if you don't think you've done anything to damage the CPU - simply because there are more exposed components. I find it unlikely for something like this to die suddenly, so its hard to say. If for some crazy reason your new case doesn't have stand offs or something like that it may have been damaged. I suppose its probably good to just check the booting outside of the case just in case its something like that, but I suppose that's unlikely.
  2. Zenith Xtreme qcode 00

    Perhaps as a last ditch attempt you can flash your bios to latest/previous version
  3. Zenith Xtreme qcode 00

    I assume you tried to reset CMOS? As another potential side point, this may sound completely unrelated but bear with me. - Are you using a mini-display port to connect your graphics card to your monitor? If you have a full sized display port cable try to use that instead. If not, try to unplug/re-plug your minidisplay port cable on both ends. I had some very strange boot/POSTing issues on the zenith extreme + 1950X and in the end and unbelievably the display cable was the cause.
  4. Provided you have an MSI or ASUS motherboard, I would opt for having a 2-pin temperature probe on the coolant temperature and BIOS control using fan splitters where necessary. It's really the only true sensible option for watercooling for the fans to be governed by the coolant temperature.
  5. While there are mounts for 3 120 mm fans, radiators need a bit more space for it to mount. You can see in the GTS's case there is 3.1 cm extra on the bottom and 1.95 from the fan mounts that need to be accounted for. Perhaps with some very specific radiators it may be possible, but I would doubt it would be a good fit. @Heinz. You will also find on Fractal's page that only up to 280 mm is supported.
  6. Not entirely sure where you got the numbers, but I can give you the following measurements from my pc and the nominal components lengths. Asus Turbo (26.67 cm) + HWLabs GTS 360 (2.96 cm) + Noctua Industrial iPPC whatever (2.5 cm) leaves 1.6 cm space between the graphics card and the fan. This would mean that the "usable" space in the case lengthwise is about 33.7 cm. With a 45 mm rad, with my card you might just be able to squeeze it in, but since your card is a whole 1 cm longer, it'll probably collide. btw, not sure you realized but the Mini C does not fit a 360 rad in the front. And yes, my rads are both GTSs (3 cm thick).
  7. Slightly loaded question because you need to consider another factor - performance. Obviously in terms of noise, the best way to run a system is to let it cook itself and have no fans whatsoever. Obviously that is stupid and I wouldn't do it. Since the SE radiators are supposedly a bit pants, I would opt for the PE and do push if it fits in the case. As I mentioned in your previous thread, SE push/pull is going to be not possible. Also in reality thicker radiator always beats out push/pull. TLDR: To keep the same temperature of your system the push/pull system with a thin radiator is probably going to be louder than the thicker one with one fan, especially considering the SE rads are not so great supposedly.
  8. Theoretically, lots of thick radiators with a low fpi and good static pressure fans are the way to go for silence. However since you limited by the case, I would go for a medium FPI. You will probably have to fans going about 800 rpm, but it should still be silent.
  9. @Heinz I would add though, having the radiator ports on the bottom, while it makes it a little bit harder to bleed, has the unrivaled advantage that it will drain when the time comes for maintenance. So I would almost always put my ports on the bottom. Risking spilling coolant in the PC during maintenance is more of an issue than having to tilt a flip a leak-free PC to bleed the air out.
  10. You are going to have front radiator clearance issues. Push/pull is definitely out of the question in the Define C series. Your graphics card is 1 centimeter longer than mine (Asus Turbo) and I had 16 mm of clerance between the fan (pull configuration) with a HWlabs GTS radiator and 1x 25 mm fan. Meaning you will have about ~8 mm of clearance, so fitting another fan is out of the question, getting the tubing to go between the GPU and fan/radiator is also probably going to be impossible. Either reroute, or or mount the fans outside of the case (not recommended, bad for airflow.) Also, get Corsair LPX memory, otherwise your top rad + fan will likely collide. I think getting the pump/res combo underneath the GPU is the only place, unless you are willing to dremel out part of the psu basement. I only managed to squeeze a D5 pump with a radiator also in the basement.
  11. Dual pump parallel or serial?

    I suppose OP meant the following I'll probably be either using two of the EK-XTOP Revo D5 pumps or the EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5. Anyhow, we are on the same boat. Series is the way to go for pumps
  12. Dual pump parallel or serial?

    Looks like there's two discussions going on. When it comes to dual-pumps, studies have shown that series is the way to go. Parallel dual-pumps provide almost no gain when they are working but also puts a heavy penalty on the flow rate if one was to fail. Long story short, with two pumps, its always better to have them in series, like how the dual-top works. https://martinsliquidlab.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/pump-setup-series-vs-parallel/ The discussion about parallel loop configurations is irrelevant to OPs original question.
  13. GTX 1080 SLI Only Bottom Card Working. HELP!!

    Is your card recognized in the GPU POST of your bios?
  14. Liquid temp question

    along with what @pyrojoe34 said, another explanation is that you haven't run the stress test for long enough to equilibrate your AIO coolant temperature. Water takes a long time to heat (and cool) and so you need to stress your system for a good half hour or so to let the coolant reach a final temperature
  15. first time custom loop...need advice for my case

    I did a 8700K + 1080Ti in the Ncase M1 which is an even tinier case. I think 360 mm worth of rad space is the absolute minimum I would recommend for this setup, and with that it's "sort of quiet". if you want "silence" then I would recommend getting a 360 + 240. Long story short, 240 mm radiator space is likely not enough.