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About zbryant91

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Middle Tennessee
  • Interests
    Cars, Tools, & Computers
  • Biography
    If it ain't broke let's take it apart anyways...
  • Occupation
    Design Engineer


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Asus z370 ROG Maximus Formula X
  • RAM
    32GB (2x16) cosair vengance 3000
  • GPU
    2080ti EVGA xc2 with ek waterblock
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe 2
  • Storage
    250GB 960 evo nvme drive & 2 - 1TB evo 2.5" sata drives
  • PSU
    EVGA g3 1000w w/ carbon cablemod cables
  • Display(s)
    Acer xb271hu 144hz ips gsync & Asus PB298q
  • Cooling
    Custom water cooling loop using EK parts
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65
  • Sound
    Logitech z623 / V-moda crossfade 2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit

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  1. Did a bit more searching last night and I'm leaning towards trying out a aquaero 6 lt as it seems it would eliminate my problem since its a standalone controller with decent software. So just getting my list together. Still interested if any others have feedback on favorite motherboard brands based on bios/uefi and the software associated with them
  2. Added some additional fans on the thick top rad to have push pull. Serves no real tangible difference. Just wanted to fill the space.
  3. I have a entho lux 2 with a large water cooling loop. 2 480mm rad and 2 360mm rads with a total of 18 pwm ek vardar fans and 2 d5 pumps. Currently have a asus formula x crosshair 8700k and have not had the greatest luck with aisuite or simply controlling the fans via the bios. I've been using speedfan as it is the only way I can keep the fan speed from pulsing constantly. But speedfan hasn't been updated in forever so not all the controls work like they should. Tried using some pwm splitters that ran off sata power and just used one pwm port but aisuite wouldn't control it. I am within the listed wattage ratings for each header and I have 4 way pwm splitters but still wish things were more controllable without the drawbacks i have run into. My goal was to maximize radiators so I could run lower rpms and still maintain low Temps and speedfan does okay with this, but it seems to ignore my curves when they get below a certain percentage and doesn't allow fans to turn off as ek markets them. Aisuite will allow them to stop running but when its supposed to keep them at a steady speed they just pulse and the noise is obnoxious. Anyways, Im considering upgrading to x570 depending on the new ryzen offerings that are expected soon. So im curious if any others with tons of fans have had better luck with other motherboard brands or software. I know this is a pretty niche problem but figure there's no better place to ask. I think im leaning towards staying with atx and no eatx just to avoid covering up my wire grommets so the cable management stays pretty nice. I may stay with asus but just want to see if anyone has insight into better options. I have a build thread but I haven't updated it in a while. I'll throw some new pics up soon.
  4. Also added a 2nd pump a while back so here's an update photo.
  5. Thanks for checking it out. I've looked at getting a 9900k or the ks when it was available. Decided I would just wait until the next round of cpus are released and see how they stack up against the current ryzen lineup and go from there. Don't really want to put a 9900 in this motherboard as I've heard conflicting reviews about overclocking capabilities. Normally at idle it runs around 30-35C and in game never really gets over 45-50C.
  6. That is correct. There is just enough room for the SE in the bottom. Even if you had it lifted it would still hit the power supply cover area on the other side. It's surprising how much wider the pe and xe rads are compared to the se
  7. Thanks! Wasn't sure if it should be it's own build log or not as I was mostly just trying to let folks know about the limitations I ran into. Guess I can use this to keep some updates going though.
  8. And a few more. Will update again in a few days as I get the new pump setup installed.
  9. I got a hold of a luxe 2 and stuffed a lot of water cooling components in it and wanted to share my experience since there are some key dimensions missing on the specs page as far as radiator fitment when maxing out what you can fit. My build includes: asus rog formula maximus X with an 8700k. EVGA 2080ti xc2. 1 m.2 nvme drive, 2 1tb sata drives. 2 480mm SE ek radiators, 1 360mm XE ek Rad, & 1 360mm SE ek Rad. 14 ek vardar 120mm fans, 1 notcua chromax nf-f12 for rear exhaust (just because it fits), Ek d5 pwm pump (have a dual holder and another pump on the way because the flow rate is visually pretty low unless I crank it up to about 80-100% and then it's louder than the fans, so gonna run a double to lower the speed/noise of both. Added some RGB strips as well to the sides. I wanted to maximize radiators so I could run the fans at very low speeds to keep the noise down without having to worry about temps creeping up. Water temp still gets up to about 40C with fans running around 600rpm. Which is fine by me. So biggest thing to note is that if you are running 2 480mm rads, they have to be thin rads. The SE rads are as wide as you can go because of the mounting hole locations for the front rad. Also, if you are using 360mm rads in the top and bottom, the front rad has to be slim so you have room for fittings/tubes to pass through. Should be able to see this in the photos. I originally ordered a PE 480 rad for the front but quickly found it does not fit. Also, when installing a 480 in the side location, the fans have to be mounted on the back side. Not enough room to fit a 480 in because the flanges. Could easily fit a 360 slim rad back there because it can slide in. So hopefully I have explained that well enough and the photos should be help for anyone looking to plan a build in this case. Let me know if you have any questions.
  10. I got one, Had it about a week and a half now. US Newegg had them in stock 3 times over the last 2 weeks (i had signed up for the notifications so I could jump on ordering one) I too was really hoping to get more info from Jayz build but got too impatient. Everytime newegg got them in, they sold out pretty quick so I actually ordered it on backorder when that link was available and it shipped about 2 days later. Also, I had emailed phateks support directly and they were able to give me dates that the case would be available on their website. coincided with newegg stock... Not sure how this translates to Canada availability, just thought I would share my experience. Here's my photos of the build in case you are planning to install a bunch of rads.
  11. Had similar problems a year or 2 ago and ended up being a bad ram stick. Ran the memtest off a flash drive and it found the errors, shared that info with the ram manufacture (corsair) and they sent me a new set. No more freezes or reboots since.
  12. For a single 360mm radiator I'd say you're doing pretty good. I have 3 360mm radiators in the same case and with my fans at about 500rpm I get similar temps. Though I have a 8700k and a 2080ti. If I crank the fans up the temps get lower but my reasoning behind having the extra rads was to keep the speeds/noise down. Typically run them around 900rpm when playing games and cpu hits about 60C and gpu around 50C. Have redone my loop 3 times in different cases/components and these temps have been about the same in every loop config I have had. typically 3 rads of various sizes. same d5 pump for all. had 1080ti's in sli before the 2080ti and temps were definitely higher then (60-70c on gpus) Was very surprised to see my loop temps after all the planning and watching all the test bench reviews from the big guys on youtube.
  13. I definitely assumed that you had the block version. Now I understand your comment about the soft tubing. Thanks for the clarification.
  14. Well, I pulled the trigger on the EVGA xc2 ultra with the standard ek vector block. Decided not to fool with the potential fitment issues on the waterforce card. Hoping everything shows up before the weekend so I can do some tinkering