I'm disappointed by the results of the C7 Cu compared with the normal C7. I stressed them in a brief 15min Prime-run and got following results:
C7 aluminium: 86/84/84/87 with 26°C ambient
C7 copper: 85/82/84/85 with 24°C ambient
So no improvement by the cooler itself as it seems.
I really hope you enjoy your A4 build as much as all the other people around here!
When I saw your part list some things came to my mind:
1. The "Noctua L9i" is only for Intel sockets. Non-modding alternatives are the "Noctua L9a AM4" or the Cryorig C7.
2. With only one RAM stick...
I'm using a 960 Evo on the back of my Z270-I as my OS drive.
Because the strix cannot adress two sata-m.2 ssds I had to use one nvme. The slot in the back does not take sata drives so the 960 evo had to go there...
Honestly I do not need the nvme speed so I never saw it throttling because of...
I do not have the prints for the sidepanel but I can point you to the german Computerbase.de-member who made these awesome parts:
I hope he can help you out ;-)
I can't guarantee these are correct but I think the parts for my Panel are
- the 3mm acrylic sidepanel itself
- 4 x 10mm M1.6. countersunk screw
- 4 x M1.6 ball on each panel
- 8 x nuts
- 4 x washers
He also offered distance frames to make 2.5 GPUs possible. Therefore 12, 16 and 20mm screws...
Met Dondan last weekend at the german NorthCon lanparty and had the opportunity to see a HSLP-48 prototype in the A4 case. I can assure you: It looks absolutely gorgeous!
Unfortunately I missed the chance to take some pics to share them here =(
Shaav inspired me with his installation of a top case fan (here) to do the same.
And finally I managed to attach actually two(!) case fans is the A4: one in the top and one in the bottom. Both the Akasa Slim 80x10mm fans are in a push-configuration (out) to enhance the pull-effect (in) from...
Over the last few days I worked on the cablemanagement again and unfortunately I had to see the sleeve quality of cablemod-cables is not what I exspected =(
Does someone experience the same disappointment?
But so I decided so make my own cables and did the cutting and sleeving myself - and...
I do have both slots filled with SSDs: An 960 Evo in the back and an WD Blue in the frontslot, because only the frontslot supports S-ATA...
Have seen the WD Blue rising about 62ish°C while gaming a few hours but that was okay for me. The Evo in the back stays cooler because the hot air of my CPU...
I use two M.2 SSDs on the Z270I: In the frontslot the SATA-SSD and in the backslot the NVMe-SSD (because of board-limitations it is not possible to use SATA-SSDs in both slots).
While gaming I'm not monitoring my drive temps but when benching CPU & GPU simultaneously a while ago I watched all...
Btw I swapped the Noctua NF-A9x14 on my L9i for a "beQuiet! Silent Wings 2". Temps are admittedly a few degrees higher at full load but it runs much more quiet than the A9x14 - although it is just 1-2mm from the sidepanel.
In idle both are inaudible.
Maybe you wanna try ^^
I ordered 300mm 6+2pin, 250mm CPU and 150mm 24pin for my Z270I.
S-ATA power cable with 100-50-50 mm fits perfect in my config. But I'm only using 2 of the 3 connectors because the 300mm 6+2pin cables are a tight fit. I tried it but if i had an additional SSD in the front slot either they were...
Well then, I will also share some photos of my new casefeet with you: Click
Used a washer on both sides of one screw btw, because the frontfeet would otherwise interfere with the rubber mounts (pic 3).
I know there are a hand of people offering delidding cpus in the german computerbase.de-forums - of course without any warranty etc.
Remembering my first delid it was quiet exiting, never modded a computer part myself before. So I read articles, watched videoguides and chose an old cpu for...
Also delidded my email@example.com GHz (liquid pro) and with the L9i (kryonaut) I get temps up to 77°C (I/O shield removed).
Delidding and good quality thermal paste improve temps A LOT!
I'm looking forward to DANs new cooler, I believe temps may further decrease with it in my setup.
I'm also using the i7-7700K on the Asus Z270I with a Noctua L9i. Delidded my CPU and applied Coollaboratory Liquid Pro on the Die itself and Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut between Heatspreader and the L9i. I get temperatures up to 80°C/83°C in Realbench/Prime v26.6 @ 4.5 GHz with which I am totally...
After completing my build I ran some benches. Maybe some of you are interested in the results :D
CPU: i7-7700K delidded + Noctua NH-L9i
Idle: about 38°C (980 rpm)
Prime v26.6 blend: max 89°C (2500 rpm)
The User "met" from the german Computerbase.de-Forum used hooks and a pullstring: https://www.computerbase.de/forum/showthread.php?t=1279570&p=19728821#post19728821
I like this way and already asked him where to find those tiny hooks^^