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Here is my new build, nothing amazing just yet.Running SP120s on the i80 and have AF120s as the case fans. Replaced my GTX470 with a iChill 770GTX which runs great. it runs COOLER when playing Guild Wars 2 WvW than my GTX 470 at idle and tops out at around 35-38c where as my old 470 would be in the 80c+ range. Loving the case so far and glad the window isn't as tinted as some of the pictures i saw had hinted.
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somebody have installed a watercooling like RayStorm 750 kit ?

the reservoir/pump : http://cdn.pcper.com/files/review/2013-09-22/03-1-5-2-1-1-1_0.jpg

do you think it s compatible with the Air540 ? because the 5.25 slot are vertical, and the pump need to be horizontal :/
Edited by alecc59 - 3/22/14 at 2:11pm
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It's been done before. I think they had a little bit more hassle bleeding out the air, but nothing rocking the case back and forth can't fix. thumb.gif (obviously with some discretion, no need to make your case go through an earthquake)
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somebody have installed a watercooling like RayStorm 750 kit ?

the reservoir/pump : http://cdn.pcper.com/files/review/2013-09-22/03-1-5-2-1-1-1_0.jpg

do you think it s compatible with the Air540 ? because the 5.25 slot are vertical, and the pump need to be horizontal :/

Just get one of the ek kits. And mount the pump/res in the back area
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So I spent today assembling my rig and I have to say I am thrilled. I was not expecting this case to be as big as it is but I love it. Only problem I had with the install is that I was kind of a dummy and forgot to hook up the power to my h100i so my pump was not running at first rolleyes.gif. But everything is good now and I am thrilled with this case biggrin.gif

The components are in my sig. Once spring comes along I plan on painting the mesh to give it a little bit of eye candy. Unfortunately my sunbeam sleeving kit kind of sucks so I was not able to get my cables sleeved before putting it together but I will probably take my time and do one cable at a time now whenever I have the time and nothing to do biggrin.gif. I was kind of in a rush to get going at the end so my fan cables are not as tidy as I want them to be but I will remedy that at some next week.

On to the exciting stuff, now that I have this nice sexy cooler I get to spend tomorrow starting my overclocking journey and see how far I can push this machine.

The photos are not the best quality but the only camera I have is on my gs4, though they are not bad. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

This seems to be the standard first shot, all those sexy boxes waiting to be opened, I salvaged the 6850, RAM, 1TB drive and SSD from my old rig so these are not in this photo





And finally the back, which is surprisingly clean

One question though to pose to you all real quick, one of my cores is running a bit hotter than the others, on my old machine it was not as noticeable and I do not know if this is a problem with how my cooler is sitting or not. If someone can let me know if I have to worry about this or not that would be greatly appreciated (my quick google search was less than helpful) biggrin.gif

Thanks for reading and an answer if someone has it!

Edit: It seems my photos were in the wrong order, sorted that out
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How much is a bit? If it is 7-10c remount your cooler. If it is 3-5, then don't worry about it. It's just because it is ivy bridge and it's not soldered.
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One question though to pose to you all real quick, one of my cores is running a bit hotter than the others, on my old machine it was not as noticeable and I do not know if this is a problem with how my cooler is sitting or not.

I have cooled my 3570k several different ways; stock, aftermarket air, delidded air, delidded water, and direct die water...always have one core off by about 10C. If you remount a couple times and the gap doesnt change between core temps, dont worry about it...that is, so long as they are all under the comfort threshold.

A side note about that board. I have run one for about a year now, and it is a solid board. I overclocked to 5.0 daily on it with out much trouble at all. But there is one HUGE flaw that needs to be disclosed: Voltage reported by software is wrong. Grossly wrong. And the margin of error scales with additional voltage and LLC. Overclocking past 1.25V should really be done with a Multimeter in hand, because the board cannot be trusted. ASRock has been silent on the issue and I would realistically not hold my breath on a fix. One of our own, highly respected members here on OCN has documented it in a video:
Voltage Reporting (Click to show)

http://www.overclock.net/t/1333812/asrock-z77-extreme4-z77-extreme6-review
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Sorry I thought I had attached the image, it is about 10C warmer on average. And thanks for the heads up the voltage, I do have a multimeter ready but I had not planned on using it.

Thanks
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Sorry I thought I had attached the image, it is about 10C warmer on average. And thanks for the heads up the voltage, I do have a multimeter ready but I had not planned on using it.

Thanks

At least there is a clear shot to the bakc of the board in the 540 for reading voltage! to be quite honest, knowing what I know now about the board, if I had to do it all over again, I think I would probably go ahead and solder on some leads and mount them in a more accessible location. I would still probably buy the same board, because it is a great board for the money, but the voltage thing was a bit of a PITA getting to 5.0. According to CPU-Z, I am rock solid stable at 1.30, but the reality is that I see 1.384 with a DMM.
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hello from italy , tongue.gif

this is my 540 amd build

hope you like it






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