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About Semper

  • Title
    Professional Potato
  • Birthday Dec 01, 1985

Profile Information

  • Location
    California (very much not by choice)
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 w/ EK block
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage
    1x Seagate Barracuda 2TB | 1x Crucial MX200 500GB (boot) | 1x MX500 1TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic PRIME Ultra 750w Titanium
  • Display(s)
    1x Aorus AD27QD | 1x Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    XSPC/EK/Bitspower loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    Schiit Fulla / Audeze LCD-1 / PEACE EQ
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. I don't know how many fans you're planning on adding here, nor what type. You have two headers. Were I in your situation, I would run a maximum of six fans off of your two headers, three off the chassis fan header, the CPU cooler and two additional fans off of the CPU header. Any more than that, i'd start looking at either a fan hub, or a SATA/molex adapter. The fans you're looking at buying will have a rated amp consumption. For example, my Silent Wings 3 use 0.12A per. My NF-P12s use 0.2A per Yours will be different. You take the amp rating of your headers, which is 1 a
  2. Charging your phone through an external USB port is wildly different than attempting to plug a fan header into an internal USB header. It would be like trying to equate driving a car as being faster than drinking tea. You are correct in that you have two four -pin headers. One to the left of your DIMM slots, and one to the top left of your CMOS battery. The one next to your DIMM slot is your CPU header, the other is for your chassis fan. Both headers support a max of 1 amp. You will have to do the math based upon what fans you're looking at (fans vary on their current consumption), how ma
  3. If the air hasn't migrated to the highest point already (again, assuming this isn't your pump), that should work, yeah. No, a heat load won't offer you anything in the way of moving the air bubbles around. It will tell you if you have a poor mount on the CPU, however.
  4. Give me the model of your motherboard, I'll be able to tell you how many headers you have, as well as where they are. 99%+ of motherboards will have at least two fan headers, one for the CPU fan, and at least one for a chassis fan. Motharboard pins have dedicated uses. USB headers will not work. Not only are they physically different in that the pins themselves will be arranged differently, have more of them, and be smaller for USB 2/3, they're electrically different as well. meaning even if you did manage to brute force a fan header into one, it wouldn't work.
  5. What's your motherboard model number? No, COM pinouts can't be used, it's a Serial port. Your fan headers will be dedicated three or four pin. Three pin: Four pin: Molex -> fan header adapters can be used, yes. you will lose the ability to control their speed, however. They will always be running at 100%
  6. Check the number of fan headers on your system, where they're located, and if cables can be run to them (extensions may be necessary). You can run multiple fans off of one header with Y splitters. I would recommend sticking to a max of three. You can read your manual for how many amps the header is capable of delivering and divide by the amps that the fans are rated for to make an educated decision on how many fans you want to run. Fan hubs and/or SATA/Molex adapters are also available.
  7. The only permanent (or, semi-permanent in the case of extended duration permeation) is to make sure that one of the ends of the radiator is mounted higher than the pump itself. Air will naturally migrate to the highest point in the loop, if that's your pump, that's where it will sit. If you're able to provide some pictures, that'll help a great deal as well.
  8. This is entirely relative to your personal competence. Are you capable of building and testing an open loop? It's not particularly difficult, but there are people that don't have the skillset to accomplish it. Watch some guides on setting up a loop, look for custom builds in your chassis specifically, it'll give you s jumpoff point for making a decision.
  9. They're largely meaningless. It's a system that's native to the Invision forum software. Points are gained by reactions to your topics and/or replies, bottom right of the post "like" heart icon. Different ranks equate to number of reactions. I don't know what all the ranks are.
  10. Anomalous errors can happen from time to time. I'd run the test several more times, if it continues to reproduce even somewhat reliably, back to Corsair it goes. I subscribe to the "one error is too many" theory, but I also test multiple times. Others will tell you that one will be okay.
  11. My first thought goes directly to that H60. 120mm AIO's are often fairly "meh" performers to start with. Depending on how old it is as well, it may be on the way out. Permeation and pump failure, even if it still appears to be running, can cause issues. Nothing right now has be concerned that the CPU is on the way out. Ive not experienced anything like this that was leading up to a CPU failure.
  12. Assuming by "I have a cat6 cable" you intend to say that you're hardwired, yes? If so, do you have a dedicated switch, or are you using a router with an internal switch? Are you using powerline/MoCA? It's possible that something in the line between your external access and your computer does not support gigabit.
  13. All watercooling components (AIO, open loop, or otherwise) that I know of do not carry a warranty for repair or replacement of damaged components as a result of their failure.
  14. Your Rolex might tell the right time. My Rodex tells the right time twice a day, that's 200% more!
  15. Let's start with: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. a 9900k for $100 sounds too good to be true. Even if the person is looking for a quick sale, that's still about 1/3 of current used market price, less than half what he could get for a very quick sale. Second, There's no need for the capslock button to be pegged to 11 here. Next, know what you're buying. Don't go searching for "Sell me your stuff", know what you want, look for it with purpose, and know what it's worth in the used market. /r/hardwareswap's search feature for completed transactions is a good place to start looking