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Everything posted by Boinker

  1. I certainly hope they are Rumors and stay that way. I have been wanting for AMD to come back out of the woods and start competing with Nvidias high end line. Hopefully they have a very successful launch and this is a precursor for things to come.
  2. I can understand that. The Board and processor I have are from 2012 as well. Upgrading is so expensive though.
  3. I let Prime95 run for another 10 minutes are so and the temps dropped down to 65-70*, I need to mess with the fan profile a little so that the pump and fans are running a bit faster at idle. I feel your pain. My goal with my Lian li pc-011 DW is to build a very quiet build. For the time being I am stuck with a very poor performing XSPC EX360...... GRRR. not only does it not move heat out well it does even worse at flow rate.
  4. Nice review CCokeman. Thank you sir. That no sli thing is kinda bad..... But that has likely been discussed when the 2070 came out. Oh well.
  5. Awesome build man. Looks great. One thing that is holding my stuff back is an old spin up drive. Can't wait for a 1tb ssd.....
  6. I will keep my eyes open wev. Selecting a case is hard. And we being who we are makes it that much harder because what is cool with the industry isn't always the answer. Hate to say it. But when we see it its either hated, liked or we fall in love with the dang thing and we get it. However the ethoon line has always been, and likely will be, something to Marvel and contend with. I just got really lucky when I layer eyes on the 011 dynamic. Lucky. But I expect full tower cooling capability....... Challenge accepted. Edit: Hey Wevspot!! https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854005&Description=phanteks&cm_re=phanteks-_-11-854-005-_-Product
  7. Thank Cjloki. Much appreciated. I have never experienced that I'm my years. Super strange buddy. Thanks for filling me in sir.
  8. Thank you man. Yes I am very very happy with this setup. Always improving but its core components are awesome. ;-) Certainly thankful to go with it.
  9. Your case is lit web. Pun intended. I like it man. And sometimes a simple loop is all you need. With the case I just got done doing..... For now.... I am not sure if lights are in my future or not.
  10. SO I put my system back up to bench speed and left the video card at factory. Turns out this guy has me by 2% but that may literally be due to the video card being down clocked compared to his. Video card score weighing in at at staggering 2.70% difference between a 9900k driven system versus my 3930k. On firestrike extreme. https://www.3dmark.com/compare/fs/17727819/fs/16887242# Gonna get time spy installed and will Edit in the results I find. Well in time Spy according to this result. I traded swings with an 8700k setup so far as GPU scores. actually went back and forth. However when it came to the CPU score he smoked me. https://www.3dmark.com/compare/spy/5671881/spy/5643840 So I guess the lesson here is there is gonna be a bottleneck someplace... is it worth spending 800 and up for an upgrade. I don't think so. Thats that. Please comment on this, I want to know y'all's take on the results I found.
  11. Spikesoprano I will do that this evening. I have not noticed a nasty bottleneck but I will remind that I am not gaming at 4k. I am sure the system would be better with a 5ghz chip but on the other hand I wonder what difference it would make.
  12. Thanks Wevspot. I am loving the case and video card. Long overdue. Lol
  13. Man I remember doing comp runs for that when we were doing over clocking contests. Was a blast.
  14. You had AF clog up...... Wow cjloki, tell me more man. Any idea what happened? I know I ran into an isse when i switch from pt nuke to AF but that was determined to be existing crud that I didn't get cleaned out properly. Turned out the blocks were cleaned out but the CPU block received and clogged itself with all the just that was left over. Talk to me goose!!! I must know.
  15. Edited in the final build log portion of me installing the 2080 black by Evga. The RGB is kinda worth it kinda no.... OK fine its worth it. ;-) But I can't get over how awesome the case looks. Congrats to lian li and Du8auer on an epic rehash on an older case.
  16. Posted up more Write up and more photos. Enjoy.
  17. Sense I started using automotive AF haven't had an issue. But straight automotive AF will clean it up and not cause your system to corrode. Also dawn dish soap and a toothbrush if you don't want to use antifreeze And depending on whats in there or clogging things up you can Drain the loop and run 50/50 through it to clean things up. Its going to eat whatever crud is in there for breakfast and or at least loosen it so they are simply floating particles. I attempted this when my loop got clogged up and it was easily the simplest way to do it. You of course have to take apart the loop to remove the particulates. But it takes all things off whatever metal is in there.
  18. They need to bring them back. I can talk for days on how much I love mine.
  19. Yes. Just enough room to plug it in the hard 90 through the rubber channel grommet. There will be plenty of stuff on the hard drive mounting etc and back panel wire management when I get the system up and going. Finalizing the water cooling loop leak down test and gonna get it ready to play with sometime tonight.
  20. It sounds like we just need a True U.S.A Brands. Do we have any of that in US of A??? Anyone??
  21. Well, sense the system live tested for three days with no hiccups I decided to install the final portion of the system update. Granted this setup is nothing more then an old dx79si, 3930k and mushkin ddr3 2166 and 1kw psu. But this should power it into the future. Off hand I can say the results are pretty much a double in performance compared to sli 960's. Can't wait to over clock it but I think it over clocks itself. Other then that it sure looks epic on the deck with the tempered glass case. Can't beat the looks of it. But I digress. Thanks to those that looked and read up. Much appreciated. There will be more later. I just need a couple 500 or so in parts to do just that.
  22. Forgive me but for some reason my camera didn't take great pictures. Well that is what I get for using a cell phone. OH well. Now that I became of a moment to continue this Build I began by getting the Final fan put on the radiator and installing the CPU block. For this build I used the Watercooled Heatkiller IV basic copper plexi. Old reliable you might say. Good performance anyhow. On the other hand its paired with a XSPC Photon res, XSPC compression fittings and rotary elbows and a D5 vario pump. Its a shame most of the photos didn't turn out but here is the loop Photos. To make clearance work out ok I did a double 90 fitting to send the Tubing downward rather then straight into the fan shroud just a 1/2 inch away. Worked out just fine in the end. Wish I had some offset rotary fittings, But a pair of 90's gets the job done. Lastly the loops footprint is pretty small. Would be easy as Pie to take out of the system without any hassle at all. Bleed and testing. No leaks for me thanks. ;-) Lastly I turned to wiring the case. Ummmm, YIKES!!!! Being that this is a mid tower and I have a large PSU it made it quite difficult to manage. However, Attrition prevailed and all got settled. Placing the fan controller on the PSU was either a stroke of brilliance or an act of stupidity. Ill let you decide. And trust me. That white panel hides alot of things. But every wire is secured properly; by God. And lastly the bottom panel has its Front IO and usb connectors. Cant help but install this badge. its been waiting for a case worthy of it. Lastly are some operational photos of the finished product. Everything worked properly on the first boot. Had to modify my old fan control policies in the Bios (EPIC intel thermal management system) . And the tempered glass makes it all worth it. In closing. I love this case. Is it difficult to build in, yes. Is it worth the look? Absolutely. If you are ever going to use this Case to Watercool, yes this one can air cool as well, then DO you homework very well. Lian li has made a very clear attempt to help people get the most out of this case when it comes to radiator placement. However, Not all radiators are created equally. Some radiators are too wide to go into the side chamber. As in there footprint is beyond 125mm making it to large To fit in place with the IO where its located without modification. Also if the Water in and outlet are at the very end of the radiator (like the XSPC AX and EX line) you will have to mod the fan mounts and remove some material to fit the rad on the side chamber. Link to Radiator suggested. http://www.performance-pcs.com/black-ice-nemesis-360gts-ultra-stealth-u-flow-low-profile-radiator-black-carbon.html#!prettyPhoto To run the dual radiators in front and top you will need at least 4 90' connectors or a snake style fitting to redirect the tubes to make it work. This is assuming you are using slim radiators as well. From the research I have conducted the radiator for the case is going the be the HW labs GTS360 slim radiator. I intend on grabbing up two of the things to put in this setup eventually and they are known to fit and are the best performing radiators in their respective slim class or sub 50mm radiators. Lastly Please use a good tube res that can fit a pump to it. Makes life easier IMHO. and if you ever want fans on the bottom they wont be in the way. Going forward All that is left to do is install a RTX2080 Black RGB...... Which I don't currently have time for today. Drat. Enjoy some more build photos.
  23. So its not much of a system update. More of a minor upgrade. My family was good to me this year. Guess I was a well. Still the parts I received was much more the I deserve; But I digress.. So I will be migrating my current build from my old current HAF932 to the Lian li PC-011DW and subtracting my current video cards (x2 gtx 960's) and putting in a EVGA RTX 2080 Black edition. I still can't belive I received it and am forever thankful. To kick off this build I decided to fit the chosen radiator that I had in store for it and the Primary motherboard That I entend to use until it expires. Cant beat intel boards. when they make them. Just wow. With the goal of this system to bring the PC back to the desk and in a classy fashion I set off. It will take time as I still have year end stuff to accomplish and Much to take apart before I can get all things operational. We shall see if I can get it together before end of the year. But no promises. To kick things Off I took it apart. In typical fashion It had its disappointments. To start with I installed the radiator (XSPC EX360). I had to compromise a bit. Turns out the spacing of the radiator water fittings wouldn't allow it to me mounted Behind where I want it. But this is OK. I compromised by using push pull for a slight bump in performance. To hide the radiator it would require some modifying. However I am sure this will not be the first rendition I will do. In short, its gonna get hacked up eventually. Cant forget about the Intel skull Lastly the back end. Will soon be unclustered only to be reclustered by my EVGA 1KW SQUID
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