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About Blai5e

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  • Birthday 1962-03-07

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia


  • CPU
    Intel i9-9900k (EK Supremacy)
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z370 Classified K (BIOS 1.14)
  • RAM
    Corsair CMW32GX4M4C3600C18 @18-19-19-39-2T (32GB)
  • GPU
    2 x EVGA GTX 1080TI (EK full blocks & backplates)
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo 719 (Luxe 2) + Phanteks D140 distribution plate
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Pro 512GB, Samsung 860 QVO 2TB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB (ST4000DM004), Synology 918+ NAS (4 x ST2000VN004 RAID 5)
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i w/CableMod full Pro sleeve kit (black/white)
  • Display(s)
    ASUS ROG Strix XG27VQ
  • Cooling
    Full EK hard line custom loop 240mm, 360mm + 420mm rads, Singularity Computers Protium 150 D5 - Reservoir Combo & 2 x Corsair Commander Pro's for fan control
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
  • Mouse
    Corsair Nightsword RGB Tunable FPS/MOBA
  • Sound
    Onboard Creative Sound Core3D 5.1 Channel HD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (2004) 64-bit

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  1. You are not changing where the thread bottoms out (goes tight); only where you first engage the threads.
  2. I've run both (on the same rig - 1080TI's) and the temperature difference was negligible although the second in line GPU in a series configuration was a bit hotter than the first (assuming a perfect SLI load balancing of course). Parallel simply looked better in my opinion and I now use one of those fancy dedicated parallel terminals as shown on the first page. I go further using a Phanteks D140 distro plate that allows me to run my CPU in parallel with my GPU's (also in parallel). I'm more than comfortable with the temperatures although this might have something to do with having a 240, 360 & 420mm radiators in the loop. Lastly, in a parallel loop, I lowered by D5 pump to 40% from 50% when I ran the GPU's in series.
  3. Ellie was referring to the extra 4-pin ATX connector on their ASUS motherboard. Ellie, you don't need that purchase any extra PSU cable cables. You aren't pulling any fancy overclocks that would necessitate the extra wattage the supplemental ATX cable could provide.
  4. Yes, the outer holes (when using the backplate) are used for LGA 1366. The 2011 standoffs shouldn't be bent. The Corsair H115i ships with the following: 2 x SP140L PWM fans, 8x long radiator screws, 8 x short radiator screws, 8 x washers, 4 x LGA 115x/1366 standoffs, 4 x LGA 2011/2011-3 standoffs, 4 x AMD standoffs, 4 x thumbscrews, 1 x Corsair Link USB cable, 1 x Intel backplate (not used for LGA 2011/2011-3), 1 x Intel mounting bracket, and 1 x AMD mounting bracket.
  5. You end up normalising temperatures (soak) throughout the loop, so no... Order doesn't matter as long as the reservoir is higher than the pump. Just set the order which makes the most sense (convenience/looks).
  6. You need to look at how the fluid feeds through the distro plate... You could use the lower GPU port to connect to CPU block inlet and then return the CPU block outlet to the top CPU port on the distro plate. Then, use the top radiator port on the distro plate to you radiator and return it to the water injection hole on the distro plate. Employing this plumbing configuration would save any dummy hooking up of ports on the distro plate as no fluid would flow in the (manual's left picture in the introduction) left-middle manifold or the far-right-middle manifold. Hope my description makes sense.
  7. Use the "Water Injection Hole", you need to get the fluid to return to the pump which is fed off the large manifold section. No, you'll need to connect them together. The outlet from the pump feeds the small manifold that the GPU normally connects to so you need to get the fluid into the second manifold section for the CPU (if that makes sense).
  8. @Inferius - the manual shows a picture of a single radiator setup (O11 Dynamic with the blue fluid) on the second page. Essentially you're simply bypassing the front water channel by returning the radiator into the hole marked "Water Injection Hole" shown in blue on page one. If you're not doing a GPU in the loop, connect the two "open" GPU holes together with a tube run.
  9. @nightmarevoid - I ran into the same problem with an Alphacool NexXxoS 240mm crossflow v2 radiator I was mounting into the floor of a Phanteks 719. Alphacool tout "countersunk the screw plugs" but they still have a domed head and interfered with a cross brace in the case. I ended up using two of these EKWB plugs that came with my waterblocks as they sat more or less flush to solve the problem.
  10. @qwin - try loading "optimised settings" in your BIOS. Sometimes, retraining the memory can help.
  11. @Van Gend - don't worry about nVidia's 12-pin connector. Most if not all ARB's will use the standard 6 & 8-pin connectors; if not, I'm sure an adapter will be included with the card.
  12. Locally purchasing Hardware Labs radiators is difficult in Australia but Aqua Tuning sell them. Supposably they have an Aussie storefront but unfortunately it just converts Euros to Australian Dollars and ships from Germany which can get criminally expensive. I found Performance-PCs in the USA a cheaper option for both for the part and shipping. My last order to Performance-PCs to Sydney metro took 4 working days to deliver using Fed-Ex.
  13. Why not buy the 10/12 version of the kit by Thermaltake? The mandrels in the other kit as well as the silicon insert will be incompatible. I know that PCCaseGear is out of stock of the 10/12 kit until mid-August but you can get EKWB 10/12 bending tool, a Bykski 12mm OD bending rubber (insert) and an EKWB reamer from PLE Computers (supply your own hacksaw) for less cost. If your heart is set on the Thermaltake kit, the 10/12 version is in stock at MWave.
  14. Another option to look into is getting a cross-flow radiator for the top. It'll save you the (possibly ugly) long tube run across to your front radiator. Hardware Labs make them (Black Ice® Nemesis® GTS® XFlow series) although I use the Alphacool offerings in my rig.
  15. I assume that for higher power/quality PSU's, CableMod (and others) should be able to make a cable that uses 2 X PCIe outputs from the PSU end.