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Everything posted by andrevautour

  1. nah i actually like the colors of the regular noctua fans something about them i have always enjoyed. i also had a X58 sabertooth motherboard years ago and i liked those "desert earth tone" type of colors on there. i was trying to decide between the black case and the white version and i like both a lot but ended up going with the white partly to just try something new and to be able to see inside better plus i thought the noctua colors would match with white. i probably will be adding some RGB lighting it there eventually, although i really like how it looks with no lighting the t
  2. ah yes, i was also curious about how the thermals would be especially without any case fans installed. it did feel a little wrong running without any fans, but there is lots of passive ventilation. below is the numbers after running Vampye for about 6 hours 4k resolution and all max detail settings and then encoding a 40min 4k video. the cpu idles around 35-40c (the cpu cooler fan is on auto) and it reached a max temp of about 80c during all of that game play and encoding. the GPU is similar its idling around 37-40c and it hit a max of 83c during the gameplay. i just o
  3. I also have one other video I made "unboxing" and showing the case before building.
  4. Hi guys its been a while but I do have something new to share. back when i built my last machine i was looking at the lian li pc 08 case and i liked it a lot, but ultimatly decided to go with super super understated and plain (the PCaq41). but i have always liked nice tempered glass cases, and i have always loved LIAN LI in general. so i recently case across some reviews of the new(ish) 011 dynamic designed by der8auer i got very excited because it looked like exactly what i like/wanted. a good dual chamber setup with a smart layout, nice tempered glass windows, not too huge etc.
  5. Here are a couple videos I made today on the system.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. love the window in the top/front. makes me slightly regret my descision to not get a lian li pc 08
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. I havent looked through this entire thread yet but I like this idea!! lots of pictures are always good. Also what keyboard is that!
  12. Here are some temperatures (case closed) After 30 minutes of OCCT 30 minutes of CPU and GPU folding
  13. 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 insid
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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. Ve
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. here are some CPU temperatures with the NH-C14s. just at stock settings no OC at the moment. also i noticed that in windows task manager and in CPUz it shows the CPU at 4GHz but it doesn't show it turboing up to 4.2GHz? the only place it seems to show the GPU at 4.2 is in HWMonitor.
  20. true, the airflow in the case should be pretty good. i have had internal exhaust style GPUs in the past and the overall temps have always been fine, but i just figured it won't hurt to have the GPU exhaust out the back. if anything it should help keep case temp lower and maybe the case fans and cpu can fan all run slower. I'm sure either style would have been fine, though. the 1070 is not any louder than any of the cards i have had in the past though. it is quieter than my last card that i had in my cube (the mini itx size 970)
  21. hey guys i got all of my hardware on thursday, except for the case which will not be here till next week because its shipping from the US. but i thew it together in an old case i had in the basement just so i could set everything up and start using it right away. here are some photos, nothing special, i will have more photos when i start building in the actual case! of course i had to take a picture of all the boxes i did not get to take glamor shots of all the hardware (i will do this when i build it in the real
  22. Hi guys! I must say even though I use macs on a daily basis and I like mac OS etc. every so often I still get this strong desire to play around with hardware. I quite like the A41 too! I hope I do because I just ordered one! something about a very plain looking case with powerful hardware inside is appealing to me right now. I don't need a ton of LEDs and flashy stuff. John, I'm sure that hybrid card is good but I have never really liked AIO loops that much -- You know me and my air cooling Plus the Asus blower card is on sale right now and the reviews sa
  23. After more consideration of various moderation small cases I am now leaning more towards the PC-A41. Pros It is very basic looking (which is exactly what I want) but still seems to be well built from nice aluminum. It checks all the boxes I'm looking for in terms of layout and cooling compatibility. All the HDD tays are removable with thumb screws, so I can remove the ones I'm not using for better airflow. It has 2X 140mm fans at the front 1X 120mm top and 1X at he bottom that is optional. the CPU mount is not blocked by the PSU, so I can install a good cooler (up to 145m