So I also joined a RVZ01/FTZ01 club! My config:Usual stuff:
-i7 4790 (non K)
-Samsung 850 EVO
-EVGA 980 SC ACX 2.0
-Be Quiet silent wings 120mm PWM
-CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16 GBUnpopular choices:
-MSI z97i AC
-Be Quiet Shadow Rock LP
-Fractal Venturi 140mm PWMA little bit of planning:
I planned to get the CPU cooler with 120mm fan instead of 140mm (like Raijintek Pallas that does that comes with mediocre 140mm fan). It turned out that I have to choose right motherboard to align heat sink fan with intake vent hole in case. Quick mockup looked like that:
And it turned out that the best choice is MSI h97i/z97i. because of its unusual layout.Building
Initial mess looked as usual:
Also, my initial calculations said that I should have about 2mm clearance between the heat sink and RAM. It turned out that it was actually less than 1mm!
Overall, the choice of motherboard with unusual layout was a good one, as cable management was rather easy.
And after putting on the front panel:
Algin is quite good! But it turned out that the bundled fans with the case are very loud, so I ordered replacement (Be Quiet silent wings 120mm PWM) and moved 120mm from CPU to GPU intake. Fractal Venturi 140mm PWM was the replacement for the CPU fan:
But after running some tests I found out that CPU have better temps when fan is mounted on the heat-sink, but then there is about 11mm gap between intake and the fan. The solution was to build simple wall with duct tape and some plastic pieces from packaging:Impressions
I am quite happy with the results. On idle the fan of the PSU is turned off, and the CPU is idling with 30-35 °C at 400 fan RPM.
And on full load (exporting RAW files) it gets to 75-80 °C at 900 fan RPM. Without the CPU "wind tunnel" wall the SYS temperature could hit 60 °C at load, and now is around 54 °C. The only loud thing in the case are GPU fans, so I will probably go with RAIJINTEK MORPHEUS later on (GPU is hitting 80 °C after longer load). I maybe even delid CPU and replace TIM to get additional few °C. But so far so good and nothing burning.
The only problem I have right now is CPU fan that it supposed to be dead silent with FDB, but I can hear some clicking coming from the rotor at all RPMs so I don't know if this is right... Also SX500-LG fan is clicking too but that was expected as this is known problem.Edited by misak - 10/30/15 at 12:34am