Here are a couple pics of my checkout rig with the Corsair H80. I took off the sides of the loft so you can see the routing.What are the tubing runs like...?
Little Update:I didn't notice any throttling while gaming, but just to be sure I just ran Heaven Benchmark three times. It started with 55°C and around 1860 MHz, and ended after the third run with 78°C and an average of around 1797 MHz. But I think this depended on the load on the GPU, since I still saw some scenes of the benchmark where the 1080 was over 1.8 GHz, even in the third run where it started to get toasty...
I also did screenshots of the benchmark results, but... yeah, I think something got mixed up... (from left to right: run 1 to 3)
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As you can see, the second run got a better score than the first one, but the GPU was already at 74°C (Might be because of a bug that sometimes heaven benchmark gets locked at 60 FPS...)
During gaming, as far as I know, the GPU always stays above 1800 MHz, no matter what the temps are. And regarding that the GPUs boost clock is rated at 1771 MHz by Gigabyte, I would say that it doesn't throttle at all...
For the fan, I had a similar idea before I settled with the Noctua fan. But after removing the original shroud, I saw the problem (click on the thumbnail for a bigger picture):
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The heatsink has kind of steps in it... the smallest and thinnest area is where the original fan is mounted on. The next area is enough space for the fan blades, and a little bit over 92mm wide. Which means, that the only fan that would fit onto the GPU and into the MI-6 at the same time, is the NF-A9x14...
I also had the idea to sand down the fins to the left and right of the fan, so the middle area would be bigger, and a 120mm slim fan could fit, but unfortunately the farthest left and farthest right heat pipe is too close to the fins, and I couldn't sand the heatsink down enough without destroying the heat pipes...
The best solution for an air cooled GTX 1080 in the MI-6 would be the Gaming Box Version of the card, like it's shown in post #1182. The 130mm fan would cool the GPU far better than the 92mm small Noctua, and be maybe even a bit quieter doing so. I contacted the Gigabyte Support and asked them if they would sell the fan shroud of the Gaming Box Version of the 1080 as a replacement part, so I could mount it on my regular GTX 1080... but they didn't quite understand my problem, and just said that it would woid my guarantee if I disassembled my Gaming Box... (Which I don't even have...)
For fan controlling, I first had it attached to a 4-pin motherboard connector, running the fan constantly at full speed. Later, I bought this adapter:
My fan curve is a plain line from 0°/0% to 50°/70%, and then the fan speed stays at 70%, since the Noctua doesn't accelerate further from this point.
Yes, it was exactly the same for me. The biggest device for me was my monitor, the MI-6 literally fits into one of those folding boxes, together with all cables and peripherals... and it still was more powerfull than any other huge tower standing there. IMO this WOW-effect is by far the best part of the MI-6
that means that the game it fully utilizing your cpu and gpu, more so that anything else you play. try capping your fps to 60 so it doesn't work as hard and think about upgrading your cooling.Little Update:
Thanks to Amazon Prime Day I was able to purchase NFS Payback quite inexpensive. But that game came with two big problems:
The first one was that the game usually freezes my whole PC after 15 min of gaming whith an oced CPU. After disabling the 3.7 GHz on my Ryzen, it ran well for a while.
But the second thing is that the GPU gets hotter than before, maxing out at 87° C... During Gameplay, it stays at around 85 to 86° C...
At first I thought that I did a bad job when I reapplied new thermal paste on GPU and CPU on Saturday, but heaven benchmark had similar temps to before... So I don't know what the game is doing that the PC gets so freaking hot...
Has anyone else encountered problems like this? And I know that it isn't healthy for the hardware to run that how over a long time... I maybe have to install two 60mm fans at the bottom of the case in front of the PSU, just to help the hot air blowing out. (the top of the case gets so hot I can barely touch it)
Good to hear, case is great. Big Shuriken 2 works really well on my 8700k.I finally decided to do it! I pre-ordered! Minimalist case for me. I had a really hard time deciding between minimalist or front I/O. If the front I/O option did not include the power button, I might have gone for it. In the end it was the clean look of the minimalist case and the extra internal drive mounting location that won out over the front I/O. Anyway, I’m really excited for this case. I plan on air cooling with stock GPU cooler and Big Shuriken II for the CPU.
I also might copy you and swap out the scythe fan for that enormous slim fan you put on yours. I’ll have to see how I feel about the fan noise. I tend to be a bit less picky than some when it comes to fan noise, and so I lean toward cooling performance over silence. You said that big fan was a noise level improvement at the cost of cooling, right?Good to hear, case is great. Big Shuriken 2 works really well on my 8700k.
No it is actually a bit cooler, about 3C under load.I also might copy you and swap out the scythe fan for that enormous slim fan you put on yours. I’ll have to see how I feel about the fan noise. I tend to be a bit less picky than some when it comes to fan noise, and so I lean toward cooling performance over silence. You said that big fan was a noise level improvement at the cost of cooling, right?
Frazhna,I have not received any response acknowledging my pre-order. Does that mean it was not received?
Good eye. I had a Gamerstorm 120x20 on there from previous testing, and just left it on. The shuriken is only 58mm with the std 12mm tall fan, so the 20mm fan fits pretty well.In the build video on the website, it says the CPU cooler is the Big Shuriken2, but it doesn’t look like the big shuriken 2 that I find when I search for it. Is it just a different fan or something?
Sorry to hear about the backplate hassle. Unfortunately the cpu position on MBs varies with mb model and mfgr, and the cooler backplate varies too. So I made the cutout based on some estimates.Is the cut-out on the mid-panel in gen 2 of the MI-6 actually big enough to access the CPU cooler backplate/fasteners? I love my gen 1 MI-6, but I had a need to swap CPUs the other day, and I had to completely remove the motherboard to gain access to the CPU cooler backplate/fasters. While I could access the fasteners on one edge of the backplate, the fasteners on the other edge of the backplate were barely covered. I had a flashback to dealing with my Cooler Master Elite 110. Whew! what a pain to deal with.
Good to hear Fire, glad the next batch is selling well. Took a look at the rear cutout pics you posted, looks like you have it handled for most of the itx boards.--Next Batch Update--
Now at 73 pre-orders for the MI-6 SE batch, so should reach the 100 case target in 2-3 weeks. Then get the production going!
Looks like I already have enough front I/O board assemblies, so 1 less worry about getting components in.
EnzoFX ,I'm not sold on the powder coat. Would it be easy to sand the finish off to re-paint it? Or maybe sell a primed one. Since white is off the table I'm curious how viable it is to paint myself. I want to go all out colorful design etc. Probably not practical at this stage in development I realize.
Been in a modding mood lately =P.