Even with the NF-A9x14 (2.5w 2500rpm version) at 50-70% fan speed the Black Ridge can keep my 9900K within the 70s-80s in intensive gaming loads like modded GTA V.
Undervolting helps a good amount — I have my 9900K at -30mV offset which translates to ~1.12v in the most extreme vDroop (e.g...
Thank you sir!
From what I’ve tested the 92mm configuration hardly leaves even a few mm to spare on the VRM heatsink side. I don’t think you could fit even one of the 100mm fans (e.g. TY-100) even with VLP memory.
It’s a shame that the VRM heatsink on the ASRock isn’t more modular...
Can anyone confirm whether the ASRock Z390 Phantom’s VRM heatsink needs to be removed when using the Black Ridge with a 120mm slim fan? It’s extremely difficult to search for this information (niche within a niche within a niche).
Can the fan placement be offset by a few mm in either direction? I'm not sure how flexible the provided fan clips are -- just wondering whether 92mm fan placement is forced to be dead-center or whether there's a little bit of play.
The 6700K enjoys 30% greater clocks at stock.
Once overclocked to their respective maximums the clock speed difference is 5-10% (in favor of the 6700K); in this circumstance the 5820K really pulls away in encoding tasks.
With an expected usage of 20% encoding time it would be silly to not get...
Only went with the side filters as it's a PITA to get dust out of radiators. Even with those and 700-800 fan RPM the 5960X barely grazes the low-mid 50s in gaming or general productivity loads.
The bottom filters were too tricky to install with the Noctua rubber fan mounts, but GPU airflow was...
So much misinformation and FUD in this thread.
You don't need to register the card for warranty. If you register it, your warranty is 3 years from date of purchase. If you don't, your warranty is 3 years from date of manufacture. It's that simple.
You don't need to even display video to be...
The bottom connector in front of the PCIe slot is compatible with sleeveless fan cables. I have my H100i pump RPM header connected to it, but it's fairly easy to make it usable.
Nonetheless with the pump header and 5 fans I end up using a 2- and 3-way splitter anyway. :p
I would go with the ASRock over the Gigabyte for two reasons:
1. more USB 3.0 ports on IO
2. BIOS reset switch on IO
If you're using only an M.2 SSD and are going ODD-less I would choose the H105 because you can completely ditch the SATA power cables. I regret going with the H100i because I...
Besides server-style and high-end workstation duties, I get the feeling overclocked X99 i7s will greatly outperform the E5-26XX in the vast majority of real-world workloads due to the clock speed differential. Maybe the E5s would be worth it if 90%+ of the use is for compression and transcoding...
In addition to this, does anyone notice vRise on the motherboard even with override voltage at the lowest LLC setting (level 5 / auto) running non-AVX loads?
With 1.225 vCore in BIOS I peak at about 1.24 vActual at full load in Windows 10.
I don't think it would be a huge issue for the GTX 980 since they tend to run so cool and dissipate a relatively small amount of heat.
I run a heavily overclocked GTX 980 Ti ACX (pulls >100W more than your card) and its temperatures within the Ncase are significantly better than they were in a...
I like the styrofoam look of that radiator. :p
Two questions for anyone overclocking this board:
1. The BIOS doesn't seem to have a reading for cache/ring/uncore voltage, and neither does HWMonitor at first glance. Has anyone found a program or readout in software for this? I'm on Windows 10...
I will say that the NF-A9x14 becomes noisier more quickly than any of the other fans in my case (NF-F12-2000, SP120 high-performance PWMs and ACX 2.0).
Too lazy to get rid of it but even with my build temperatures have been good.
Oops -- it behaves more-or-less the same as other Adaptive voltage implementations. I just don't like how ASRock worded it.
Anyone else noticed the board overshoots vCore even with LLC on Auto or Level 5 (not sure what the off setting is)? Pretty new to X99 so not sure this is par for the course.
Does anyone know how the Adaptive Voltage setting in the BIOS works?
In 1.40 it's worded "Add voltage to the CPU when the system is under heavy loading."
Yet the range goes from a maximum of 2.0v to a minimum of 0.8v. Pretty sure a +0.8v offset will nuke my CPU.
I'd like to make use of a...
Yeah, I noticed my entire setup (5820K @ 1.25v + 980 Ti @ 1485MHz, including ~50W U2715H and 80WPC stereo system) consumes just ~300-350W at the wall while playing Fallout 4.
I'm pretty sure part of it is because I have a frame limiter on for 60FPS, but I'll also evaluate in GTA V with no such...
Bleh, I guess I didn't plan well (was hoping higher-wattage SFX/L PSUs would be around by now).
I'll play it safe/stupid by seeing how much the system pulls under GTA V and/or Fallout 4 and adjusting the clocks/voltages accordingly. Fortunately my 980 Ti doesn't need any overvolting to hit the...
For those of us with X99 builds, are the 500-600W SFX/L units really enough?
Using the SX600-G right now and kind of worried about throwing in a 5960X with the 980 Ti. I know it should be fine stock but I was planning on overclocking both of them to the greatest extent possible. Should've went...
I feel like the initial install with W10 on the 950 was zippy after POST.
Not sure if it's actually the 950 rather than the recent W10 update. Unfortunately I went into the BIOS immediately after installing the update, where the BIOS "hung" after saving and exiting and the OS loading has been...
And there's a weird artificial white "bleeding" on the top edge of the monitor after "exiting" the BIOS.
I've also noted it's much slower between POST and Windows 10 start-up.
Not sure if the 950 PRO or latest Windows 10 update might be responsible for this.
M.2 is just super tidy because you can ditch the SATA power and data cables.
I'd sooner recommend one of the SATA-over-M.2 850 Evos than go with a traditional form factor SSD. The M.2 850 Evo is pretty reasonably priced, especially against PCIe counterparts.
Anyone test compatibility with the new Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSDs?
I remember my Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB M.2 needed an existing upgrade installation on a SATA drive in order to get a clean install of W10 up and running.
Since I don't have any SATA drives and can't keep the Kingston in...
For those planning on using the H100i with this: just go for the H105. The washers needed for the H100i with the included mounting plate make it impossible to access the head unit's mini-USB port, so Corsair Link is unavailable.
The H105 with the Asetek Narrow-ILM kit will give you pump control...