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Originally Posted by dyrdevil View Post

Hey guys:)

I've been posting here a bit lately... hope I'm not asking too many questions but I'm about to start a 350d build.

I've narrowed my choice of mobo to three options:
Asus Gryphon Z87
Asus Maximus VI Gene
MSI z87M

Can anybody here make a case (pun intended) for one over another?

I'd like to be able to do some overclocking (not needing every last frame) and I'll have this paired with air cooling (at least for now) and a gtx 780.

I'm leaning towards the Gryphon because it seems like it would have all the fan headers I could possibly need for this case. It's thermal monitoring software also seems like it would help as the 350d is a small case.... but the other 2 boards seem geared more towards ocing and gaming in general.

Any help appreciated!

ASUS boards are good, but I would take a long look at that MSI gaming board. Your OC results will be dependent on cooling, and the chip itself, good results have been had on all three of those. The MSI has alot of nice features and also looks the business. I went with a ASROCK extreme 4 and am having great results thus far, which is a bit shocking I like it this much considering I got it for 89 bucks lol. I tend to be a picky so and so.
post #1932 of 5039
Wow! What a price on the ASROCK.

The MSI looks fantastic, I agree.... strong overclocking performance.

However the biggest issue for me is that it only has 4 dedicated fan headers.... I think I'd like to have more control over my fan profile than that in case I want to add fans later.

Also wondering if the ACL892 chip in the Gryphon will be noticeably worse than the 1150 in the other two boards... I'm planning on running my audio out to an external DAC though, so I think it wouldn't be a consideration?
post #1933 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Yankeebravo View Post

Stumbled upon this thread. awesome builds everyone. this is my first custom build. finished building it just before christmas. so it was kind of a present for myself smile.gif
I hope you like it biggrin.gif add me!!!

System Specs:

Core i7 4770k (stock speed for now)
Z87 Gryphon Morherboard
Corsair H80i
8gb (2x4) Corsair Dominator GT 1600mhz
GTX 780
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb SSD, 1tb HDD
Corsair TX850v2
Corsair 350D case

LL

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a little bit of christmas theme biggrin.gif
Nice rig! I'm curious, what are you using for LED's in your rig?
post #1934 of 5039
Guys I am falling in love every-time I come to my desk. This computer looks so slick and it's running very cool too. I am impress with the case and how it looks. Cant believe I have a 6 core processor in this little box.






Edited by JoeelMex - 1/7/14 at 6:25am
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post #1935 of 5039
Looks good!

Gahhh, can't wait to build mine. My empty case is sitting here awaiting all the parts (except CPU) to come in this week. Can't wait!!
    
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post #1936 of 5039
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Originally Posted by dyrdevil View Post

Wow! What a price on the ASROCK.

The MSI looks fantastic, I agree.... strong overclocking performance.

However the biggest issue for me is that it only has 4 dedicated fan headers.... I think I'd like to have more control over my fan profile than that in case I want to add fans later.

Also wondering if the ACL892 chip in the Gryphon will be noticeably worse than the 1150 in the other two boards... I'm planning on running my audio out to an external DAC though, so I think it wouldn't be a consideration?

Ya it seems to be great for my needs and that was a difficult price to turn down... Due to that price I was able to spend more money on other stuff like the Video card and SSD. So it was a win for me heh!
I mean, I have a 500 gb SSD and a 780 Ti which should be arriving tomorrow! It pays to deal hunt some hahaha biggrin.gif

You are probably right about the sound then. If you are going to something external, or using USB the sound card onboard isn't a huge factor

The fan thing just depends, I find apps that control fans, like ASUS's Fan xpert to be notoriously flaky. If there is one thing on my system bugging me it's the fact that the H100i isn't really adjusting the fan speeds on my fans (Trying to use Corsair Link). Course I didn't get PWM fans...I got 3 couger fans and 2 Gentle Typhoons on my H100i

Good news is there not loud, if anything in the house is making any noise I don't hear them at all. 4 fan headers are plenty, but if in the event you want more, I'd almost recommend getting a reducer that will output either 5v-7v, or just a splitter of some kind. Here is an example

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_451&products_id=38706&zenid=8476097f3cc1d6abedc866b21a5bc1ba

That's kinda fancy but you get the idea. It can be easier to wire manage that way as well cause you don't have to wire to all the fan ports on the board.
Edited by Kungfugrip - 1/6/14 at 8:55pm
post #1937 of 5039
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Originally Posted by Pivotto View Post

Nice rig! I'm curious, what are you using for LED's in your rig?

i bought some cheapo led strips from China. it'll take bout 2 weeks to arrive though here's the link biggrin.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261311487764?var=560235724415&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
post #1938 of 5039
I have this case but I'm in dire need for a better CPU cooler than stock, since I be hitting 80's or higher when doing video compression and stuff... I've even seen it hit 90's and it ran at that temperature for almost an hour before I realized it lol!!! As much as I really want to go with an H100i, I don't think I can go that route. Was wondering if anyone knew of any good air cooling solutions for the Corsair 350D that can perform really well for the price? My system in under my sig, any help and suggestions is much appreciated.
post #1939 of 5039
The Noctua u12s works nicely for me. I dont know if the 14 will fit tho. They have outstanding mounting system!

https://teksyndicate.com/videos/noctua-nh-u14s-nh-u12s-overview-benchmarks

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NH-U12-Sockets-Heatpipe-Cooling/dp/B00C9EYVGY/ref=pd_sim_pc_52

Newegg is out stock + they are $5 higher.
Edited by QuietGamer - 1/6/14 at 10:33pm
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post #1940 of 5039
99% done on my Corsair 350D build, now to save up for SLI
Hardware:
Corsair 350D
Asrock Z87M OC Formula
Intel i7 4770K
Corsair Dominator RAM 2x 8gb @1866
EVGA 780 Clasified
Seasonic 1050w gold PSU
Alphacool NexXos ST30 Radiator
EK Coolstream 360 Radiator
EK Supremacy Clean CSQ block
EK 780 Classy block and backplate
EK D5 Pump\res combo
Primochill acrylic tubing and fittings
Custom sleeved cables thanks again PBaines!
Akasa Viper 120mm case fans x8

Now I can relax and play some BF4 tongue.gif








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