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andrevautour

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  1. Andre's Lian Li Build

    Here are a couple videos I made today on the system.
  2. GTX 1070 SLI vs GTX 1080 for 3440 x 1440

    yes it doesn't seem very efficient. most other modern games run well at 4k resolution and ultra settings on my 1070 so i am pleased with it and i don't really feel i need to get a second card. i was played witcher 3 today and it was at about 30-40 frames but its playable. crisis 3 doesn't quite run smoothly at maxed settings/4k but it is really good looking haha
  3. GTX 1070 SLI vs GTX 1080 for 3440 x 1440

    i have a single 1070 right now and i get solid frame rates on most games at 4k res. not sure abt ubisoft games specifically. i know rise of tomb raider is pretty demanding.
  4. Old school TJ07 Project

    love the window in the top/front. makes me slightly regret my descision to not get a lian li pc 08
  5. Project Dianoga

    Nice. I like it. It reminds me a little bit of the Happy Hacking Pro 2 I had a Mionix black switch that I got for free (from my dad) when he replaced it. its good but it has a full number pad and takes up a lot of space on my desk. I have two computers on there so I would like something smaller. I had my eye on the Filco 87 key stealth for a while now and it was on sale at NCIX just last week. I almost hit buy but it was sold out by the time I did! So Im just sticking with my current keyboard for now.
  6. "Chrono Master" project - finished

    nice to see a build with the x99 taichi! when i saw the graphics on that i didn't know how i felt about it but it is unique for sure. interested to see how this turns out
  7. Project Dianoga

    I havent looked through this entire thread yet but I like this idea!! lots of pictures are always good. Also what keyboard is that!
  8. Andre's Lian Li Build

    Here are some temperatures (case closed) After 30 minutes of OCCT 30 minutes of CPU and GPU folding
  9. Andre's Lian Li Build

    Ah, I knew you guys would hate that! I just threw it in temporarily I have multiple of the braided Noctua splitters around but couldn't find one just at that moment. Here we go I know a lot of people don't like the bare inside but I actually like unpainted aluminum. I would have loved to have used to Silver model of the M25 case I was looking at if the layout wasn't weird and the silver was actually available! The case I did use comes in Silver, too but they didn't have it in stock. I am happy with the black finish on the outside and silver inside though.
  10. Andre's Lian Li Build

    I went in and flipped the power supply over. Now the "platinum" graphic is showing on the side instead of the tech info This also takes care of the modular connections being so close to the fan that you cannot even plug them in or take them out without unscrewing the power supply And the Seasonic is right side up at the back now (not a big deal of course but just a note) And here are a couple more shots I took as I was taking the side panel off to do this. I also took the sticker off the side of the hard drive (this picture was before I did that) I have not looked into putting a little shield on the sides of the power LED so it doesn't leak out of the case but I will do that soon. Thanks for the feedback, John!
  11. Andre's Lian Li Build

    Hi John! You're right I am going to flip the PSU around I'm sure it will breath fine that way since there is some space between the PSU and the ceiling of the case. It will also solve the issue of the cables being so close to the fan since the cables are positioned towards the non fan side of the PSU. Ill get in there with some goo-gone and take off the HDD sticker! and Ill check out the LED situation as well! Thanks for the input
  12. Andre's Lian Li Build

    My case came in on Monday, which was early because it was estimated to be Tues or Wed. And my plans on Monday were postponed so I was able to go home that evening and put the system together. First some pictures of the case. The front of the case does have a very nice clean look. It does have two optical bays, but the bay covers are also made of real aluminum that matches well. The entire front panel is made from a high quality solid piece of aluminum, as is the rest of the case. Around the side of the case is more handsome aluminum. Very minimal and clean looking. The intakes for the front fan are very nicely machined. The right side of the case has the USB and audio ports. These are attached to the inside front of the case (not the part of the front that comes off) which is good, and the ports are screwed in securely so it does not flex or feel flimsy when you plug things into it. The front panel snaps off to reveal the front intake fans. They have their own filters and as you can see the fan intake area is completed open. I remember back in the old days people would take a dremel and cut out the fan mesh area in the case for extra air flow, so it is nice to see this done from the factory here. Around the back you can see a nice simple layout that I think is appealing. The inside is not painted which I actually like in this case for a sleeper PC. The PSU is mounted either at the top to allow for CPU cooler up to 145mm, or it can be mounted at the middle and that allows for a 240mm AIO water loop. There is a nice mesh plate that will cover whichever slot you do not use for the PSU, as well as some nice quality vented PCI slot covers. At the top the nice aluminum finishing continues. the stock configuration comes with one fan installed and one of the fan holes blocked off with a nice plate that matches the finish of the case, just like the optical bay covers. The only thing is that they do not include a second mesh cover incase you do want to mount a rad, or a second cover incase you want to block off both fan mounts... The bottom of the case includes another optional fan mounting point, this one does not come with a fan, but it does come with a nice fine filter just like the front ones to decrease dust making its way in through the bottom passively. Inside at the front there are 5 very high quality HDD/SSD mounting trays that are made of aluminum just like everything else in the case, and all of them can be individually removed with thumb screws. I was wondering how sturdy they would feel since they are only attached at the back and they are all individual not part of a cage with multiple drives, but they are very strong when installed. One of the only aspects of the design that I don't really like is the way the top fan is positioned. The maximum PSU length (if you have a top fan installed is 160mm, which is fine because that is how long my PSU is, but the fan is very close to the PSU to the point where if it is a modular PSU you may have to plug in any cables you need in the top row of cables on the PSU before you put the PSU in because its so close to the fan. If you had a non modular PSU then it would be fine. The is basically because of the space allocated to the optical bays, which I don't plan on using and dont need. But I understand if they are going to include optical bays they needed to have space for them. DSC00754 by Andre Vautour, on Flickr As soon as I put the MB in with the fan on the top of the NH-C14s I realized that it was not going to work with the fan in the top position on the heatsink. The specs list max cooler height as 145mm. the C14s is 115mm without the fan so add 25mm with the fan on the top and that comes out to 140mm. It looked like the fan was exactly flush with where to side panel would be, so I had to install the fan on the under side of the heatsink. I did not get many shots of the individual hardware when I was putting it into the temporary case, so here are a few pictures. When I was picking out memory it was between the Kingston HyperX and Corsair VLP. I liked the look of the heatsink on the Kingston better so I went with that. The Corsair was available in 3200MHz for about the same price as the Kingston at 2666MHz, but I am not too worried about that because I dont think memory speed is very important. The ASRock motherboard has been good so far and I think it is very nice looking. Mostly black with some copper colored heatsinks that work well with the Noctua colors. the chipset heatsink is a bit plain looking but that is okay. Interesting to see power supplies are now positioning the graphics on the side and the back for fan up mounting, which is something I have been a fan of when the power supply is in the bottom of the case, but in this case it will be in the top so it doesn't matter. I have it fan facing down in the top of the case and the seasonic logo on the back is upside down The back of the case is well laid out for something that is fairly small. There is only one rubber grommet for cables, but as you can see if you remove some of the HDD trays that will open up additional openings that you can use to pass cables through. I didn't go too crazy with the cables at the back this time, but there aren't that many cables overall so it's not too wild back here. There is a good amount of space behind the motherboard I would say at least a full inch if not more. There is a nice large opening for heatsink backplates and a large passthrough for the 8pin power cable for the motherboard. There is not any cable tie down points, but I just added a single stick on tie down point for the MB power cable just to keep it in place. The side panel went on easily with no resistance and no forcing cables down at all. Here it is the inside chamber. I'm really happy with how it turned out. everything looks pretty clean and I like it a lot. The power LED does shine through the optical bay covers and the side air intakes a bit, but not a big deal. It is also a very bright LED so at night when it is sleeping and the power LED is flashing it lights up the room. ASRock has a feature called goodnight mode that turns off the power LED when the computer is sleeping so that takes care of that minor problem. With all the doors on it is nice and clean and it is quiet even with the stock fans. I might replace those with noctua fans later on but the stock fans are pretty good.
  13. ASRock Z170M Extreme 4 - PC won't sleep

    Update: The computer will sleep now and I didn't change anything, so I'm not sure what happened...The only thing I did was try to update the BIOS with the live update feature in the BIOS but it said it had an error downloading files, so I dont think it actually updated.
  14. Hey all, I have a new PC that I made with an ASRock Z170M Extreme 4 motherboard. Everything works well except when I try to put the computer to sleep in windows (windows 10) the only thing that happens is the monitor will lose the signal but the computer won't sleep, all fans etc keep running. Has anyone had any experience with this? I looked everywhere I could in the BIOs and I did't see any settings for it. The only thing I could find was a "deep sleep" mode, but I tried enabling that and it did not make any difference. Any info would be helpful! thank you.
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