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And that about wraps it up. Decided to get a SoundBlaster Z soundcard as I was not happy with the on-board (especially the headphone outputs). Didn't realize it had red LEDs (bright ones at that), but it doesn't look bad:



doesn't look bad? it looks awesome!

In my opinion those 3 white fans cover the full potential of your case. If you could replace them with these:



That would be the best red/black build I have ever seen smile.gif
Edited by klosarmicko - 9/16/15 at 10:38am
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post #1423 of 3765
Here's my little beast tongue.gif
post #1424 of 3765
Hey!

I'm about to order this setup:

ASUS Z170M-PLUS, Socket-1151 m-ATX, Z170, DDR4, 2xPCIe-x16, CFX, DVI-D, HDMI, M.2, USB3.0
Corsair Carbide Air 240 Cube Case Sort Vifter: 2x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Bak, mITX, mATX, 2x USB3.0, Vindu
Corsair Hydro H100i GTX CPU Kjøler 240mm Radiator, 115x//2011/2011-3/1366, AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2, 2435 RPM, 70 CFM
Corsair RM750, 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.4, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 7x Molex, 2x FD
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz 16GB 2x8GB, Optimalisert for Intel X99 og 100 Serie hovedkort.
Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake Prosessor, Socket-LGA1151, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 6MB, 95W, 14nm, Boxed, No fan incl
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB ARMOR 2X PCI-Express 3.0, DL-DVI-I + DL-DVI-D, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, UEFI
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD SATA6.0Gbps, 3d V-nand 32 layer,MGX ctrl, 540/520 MB/s R/W

I've read that there can be some problems with fitting the MSI GTX 970 in the Air 240, but the Armor 2x version is 12.5cm compared to 14.1cm.
Anything I'm missing out on, or should change? Not trying to go high-end with this build. A small and quiet computer is all I want smile.gif

Thanks
post #1425 of 3765
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I'm about to order this setup:

ASUS Z170M-PLUS, Socket-1151 m-ATX, Z170, DDR4, 2xPCIe-x16, CFX, DVI-D, HDMI, M.2, USB3.0
Corsair Carbide Air 240 Cube Case Sort Vifter: 2x 120mm Front, 1x 120mm Bak, mITX, mATX, 2x USB3.0, Vindu
Corsair Hydro H100i GTX CPU Kjøler 240mm Radiator, 115x//2011/2011-3/1366, AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2, 2435 RPM, 70 CFM
Corsair RM750, 750W PSU ATX 12V V2.4, 80 Plus Gold, Modular, 4x 6+2-pin PCIe, 8x SATA, 7x Molex, 2x FD
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133MHz 16GB 2x8GB, Optimalisert for Intel X99 og 100 Serie hovedkort.
Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake Prosessor, Socket-LGA1151, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 6MB, 95W, 14nm, Boxed, No fan incl
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB ARMOR 2X PCI-Express 3.0, DL-DVI-I + DL-DVI-D, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort, UEFI
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD SATA6.0Gbps, 3d V-nand 32 layer,MGX ctrl, 540/520 MB/s R/W

I've read that there can be some problems with fitting the MSI GTX 970 in the Air 240, but the Armor 2x version is 12.5cm compared to 14.1cm.
Anything I'm missing out on, or should change? Not trying to go high-end with this build. A small and quiet computer is all I want smile.gif

Thanks

That MSI card should fit without problems, where as the gaming 4g with twin frozer cooling has a heatpipe sticking out that pushes against the side panel. The only possible issue i could think of is the power connector cables sticking out. But that shouldnt be a problem unless you are going to use sleeved cables. Default PSU cables are a lot more flexible and can be bended at tight angles.
If you want a totally quiet PC you might want to consider using different casefans and also custom fans on the H100i. By default, the case and the cooler have high CFM fans which can get noisy at high RPM's. Good luck with the build.
Edited by corrosion666 - 9/20/15 at 6:06am
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post #1426 of 3765
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That MSI card should fit without problems, where as the gaming 4g with twin frozer cooling has a heatpipe sticking out that pushes against the side panel. The only possible issue i could think of is the power connector cables sticking out. But that shouldnt be a problem unless you are going to use sleeved cables. Default PSU cables are a lot more flexible and can be bended at tight angles.
If you want a totally quiet PC you might want to consider using different casefans and also custom fans on the H100i. By default, the case and the cooler have high CFM fans which can get noisy at high RPM's. Good luck with the build.

Thanks for the feedback corrosion666.

I'm going to use the default cables that comes with the PSU, so guess I shouldn't worry too much about that.
I'll listen to you and invest in some Corsair SP/AF120 for the case and H100i smile.gif
Does quiet edt. for these fans work well, or should I go for a high-pref. for the cpufan and quiet edt. for the casefans?

Edit:
Reading up on the Corsair SP/AF 120 I think this might be the right way to do it:
2 x SP120 High-Pre PWM for the H100i. This should give me the option to adjust the RPM and be able to use Corsair Link. Being able to do so, I can make them "quiet" or go for a high-pref. mode. For the case I'll add 2 x AF120 high-pre so it can handle higher RPM.
Right? smile.gif

Thanks!
Edited by ullfrotte - 9/20/15 at 9:09am
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Thanks for the feedback corrosion666.

I'm going to use the default cables that comes with the PSU, so guess I shouldn't worry too much about that.
I'll listen to you and invest in some Corsair SP/AF120 for the case and H100i smile.gif
Does quiet edt. for these fans work well, or should I go for a high-pref. for the cpufan and quiet edt. for the casefans?

Edit:
Reading up on the Corsair SP/AF 120 I think this might be the right way to do it:
2 x SP120 High-Pre PWM for the H100i. This should give me the option to adjust the RPM and be able to use Corsair Link. Being able to do so, I can make them "quiet" or go for a high-pref. mode. For the case I'll add 2 x AF120 high-pre so it can handle higher RPM.
Right? smile.gif

Thanks!

If you have Corsair Link than it makes sense to select the high pressure fans. I was unable to use the Link when i had the H100i because i didnt have a USB header available on my Mini-itx board. I still use 2 high pressure SPL120 fans on the radiator in my current setup, but i have them running on a set RPM to keep them silent at all times with only a marginal impact on temperatures.
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Hey guys! Coming back to the Air 240 from the Sugo SG05, for what I need in performance, Sugo wasnt gonna fit the bill! I'll be using 2 Reference 970's in SLI, and a cryorig C1 for cooling.
I plan to paint the silver parts of the cards blue, along with the white part of the cryorig cooler blue, and the vernts on the case blue, for a black and blue theme.
it worth slapping a slim 120mm fan on the bottom of the case for some extra air feeding up into the reference cooler fan?
Glad to be back!thumb.gif
post #1429 of 3765
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it worth slapping a slim 120mm fan on the bottom of the case for some extra air feeding up into the reference cooler fan?
Glad to be back!thumb.gif

Put 2 of these if you love aesthetic smile.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835705067
post #1430 of 3765
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Hey guys! Coming back to the Air 240 from the Sugo SG05, for what I need in performance, Sugo wasnt gonna fit the bill! I'll be using 2 Reference 970's in SLI, and a cryorig C1 for cooling.
I plan to paint the silver parts of the cards blue, along with the white part of the cryorig cooler blue, and the vernts on the case blue, for a black and blue theme.
it worth slapping a slim 120mm fan on the bottom of the case for some extra air feeding up into the reference cooler fan?
Glad to be back!thumb.gif

IMHO : Only worth it if they dont add too much noise. Direct impact on temperatures of the GPU's or the case temperature in general will be minimal. If you are not bothered with noise levels than you might as well go for it.
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