1.) Deactivated in UEFI?
2.) Download the driver from asus.com
Just got my system built and windows 10 installed. Weird thing is, intel LAN drivers will not install....claims it doesn't detect the adapter. Anyone else have this issue?
Mobo - Asus Strix z270i
Took a L last night. Got everything installed and but system didn't post because I forgot to update the z170i BIOS before putting in my 7700k. Had to take a trip today to microcenter to pick up a i3 skylake just to get this thing to boot. Not a big loss since I was planning on buying a cpu for my homelab but whatever.
Overall impressions, second time building in A4 is much easier than first but everything is actually pretty simple to put together. Still love my ncase slightly bit more but this thing is amazing too.
Full system specs:
Core i7 7700k
Asus z170i Pro Gaming
16gb Corsair Dominator 3000mhz
Samsung 960 evo 500gb
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
Didn't snap pics during build but here's some post build pics: https://imgur.com/a/p6TdF
I am almost finished with mounting the 120mm fan over my LP53. Spent some time fabricating aluminium mounting tabs that are fixed to the VRM heatsink mounting holes on my H97I Plus motherboard. I have used a light cured acrylic material as a spacer that allows for a close fit. It allows for electrical insulation whilst providing structural support to the PCB, and its mould-able nature allowed fine-tuning of its position prior to curing.
Does the orientation of the heatpipes affect heatpipe efficacy in the LP53? --> No effect
Out of interest, I wanted to test if the orientation of the LP53 had effect on the efficacy of the Heatpipe.
The reason for this test is that in an earlier post, Mecabolix (I think) did a test on the temperature of his CPU with the cooler orientated "vertically" and "Horizontally". His definition of vertical and horizontal was in reference to the heatpipes (not the fins). He noted a 5 degree difference between the two, with the 'vertical' orientation performing better.
There are a few factors that can change the performance of the heatsink, so I wanted to test one of these to be able to rule it out, or confirm its effect.
1) Heatpipe efficacy is affected by orientation
2) Airflow is different due to air blowing out a different way/blocked by the motherboard design
3) Re-mounting a heatsink means re-applying thermal paste and re-tightening the mounts itself is a variable.
I therefore conduct this test to determine if heatpipe efficacy is a relevant factor.
- I only wanted to test the heatpipes, so this simply meant orientating the whole case differently would test for this and allow for airflow and remounting the heatsink to be kept constant.
- In the event that bottom airflow changes with proximity to the table, I tested the normal orientation with the case sitting 100mm off the table with wooden blocks. (and compared them too)
- Fan RPM was constant as the fan profile called for full rpm at 70+ degrees, therefore fan speed was 1600 rpm throughout
- I did have a Demci fan filter installed for this test.
- And the figures from the test were confirmed by retesting each orientation again, but in reverse order to help account for the variable of room temperatures and the effect of pre-heating the case. No measurable change was noted between the first and second test of each position.
1) Case in the normal orientation sitting on the table, CPU and GPU were 81 and 68 deg.
2) Case normal orientation, raised 100mm off the table - CPU temps were 80 and 68 deg.
3) Case in Vertical orientation, power button facing upwards - CPU and GPU were 80 and 68 deg.
Summary - In the 1) Normal, 2) Raised off the table, and 3) Pointing upwards, the CPU and GPU temps were not different to any significant amount.
Do you use 4mm standoffs? Or how do you use the dominator platinum? I had to remove the aluminium heatsink for it to fit with sidepanels on.
Damn, nice fabrication work okwchin! Do you have a link for the acrylic you used? That seems like it could be helpful all over the place.
Also thanks for the super thorough orientation testing. I'm building a heatpipe cooler for another product at work so will have to learn all about this stuff. I understand that the capillary action inside them is pretty efficient for fluid return, but where possible if there can be a gravity assist from the condenser end back toward the evaporator it is helpful. The heatpipe orientations on PCs with vertically mounted motherboards never made much sense from that perspective..
For normal style coolers like the l9i you have the orient the fan such that it pushes air in the cooler. Otherwise no air will reach the center of the cooler, which is the hottest.Got around to testing everything and must say that the c7 is not working out for me. As others have mentioned, the c7 works considerably better with the backplate and unfortunately can't use it with my z170i pro gaming. Going to switch to the L9i, not much better in terms of raw cooling, but should fair better than c7 with no backplate.
When I get the l9i, should i run the fan as push or pull? Also anyone know a good place to get custom cables for corsair sf600 and lengths needed?
Do you need special screws for this or do the original screws work?I replaced the feet with these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TX433EY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Don't let the picture fool you, none of mine look anywhere near what the picture shows.
These feet don't contact anything like the stock ones, they are about .100 of an inch taller which is better for airflow.
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Cryorig C7, 4mm standoffs (= no fan whine), i7 6700 Delid, Gigabyte GTX1080
CPU @58 deg C
GPU @73 deg C
(@2 hours+ Ghost Recon)
Top TY100 100mm fan above PSU + lowered PSU
Painted 3M extension cable
Front red LED anti-vandel switch
Dan, many many thanks for creating this awesome case!
So anyone know where I can find metal 4-40/M3 black screws and bolts for cheap? Lowes seemed to only have stainless steel and keep finding nylon on the net.
finally you should make a 10mm wide opaque acrylic spacer strip that would have the side panel sit farther outward so we can fit up to 60mm coolers( also we could run a led strip in it for extra rgb goodness lol).
increased fan noise when panel is closed on x99 asrock itx. any solution to overcome this or reduce the fan noise? anyone have this issue?
The bolts in c7 are very long.Is it possible to mount with 4 mm standoff?If you are using the C7, you can try shorter MB stand-offs (4mm) and replacing the stock fan with the Noctua A9x14. C7 tends to be quite noisy in this case regardless, tho, so check out the fan noise/performance chart that was posted in this thread a few pages back.
EDIT: Not sure if the C7 even fits on 2011-3, so you are probably using something else. Essentially, any CPU cooler wih the fan right up to the side panel is bound to cause turbulence.
Can I borrow this idea?
I really like the look of this and a friend of mine has a 3d printer and semi transparent resin. I might just try this.