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post #711 of 1988
This weekend is gonna go by reeallly slowly; my ram, gpu and psu won't be delivered till next week...
post #712 of 1988
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Originally Posted by unphased View Post

Hey you Sabertooth owners, do you use the 40mm "assistant fan"?

I already put mine on, but i reckon the board will be totally a-ok without it. Do you guys notice any noise coming out of it? I figure I should be able to slow it down enough with fan control so that it becomes a non issue.

You should be 100% fine without it, Personally I don't think it makes a difference at all, and it's a bit too noisy for me and imo it looks clunky
post #713 of 1988
Is it still audible even at the lowest setting?

That would be a dealbreaker for me.

Also I suppose I will have a lot of general airflow in the vicinity owing to NH-D15.
Edited by unphased - 2/5/16 at 7:18pm
post #714 of 1988
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Originally Posted by unphased View Post

Is it still audible even at the lowest setting?

That would be a dealbreaker for me.

Also I suppose I will have a lot of general airflow in the vicinity owing to NH-D15.

I have D15 on mine. That little sucker 40mm fan is the single loudest fan in my entire setup. Heck even my FuryX stays quiet during gaming!
post #715 of 1988
Oh wow ok. I'll go ahead and take it right back out then while I obsessively wait for my RAM, GPU and PSU.

I actually bought the D15 before realizing that about half of X99 mobo's have the socket too close to the top PCIE x16 slot. Luckily Sabertooth clears the D15 quite well.

I came from a Mini-ITX build, see. I built a bunch of Silverstone SG05/06 systems in the 2009-2012 time frame. Never did end up doing much LAN partying, so I couldn't say it's worth it to deal with insane cramped quarters.

I think it would be somewhat possible with ASRock's ITX X99 board. Compromises would be necessary on the cooling side. Screw it, though. This is way easier. Right up until such time as I need to travel with it or move. But I'll just avoid doing that.

And silent operation is important. I'm actually sacrificing probably a 5 times larger volume just so I can ensure I have golden silence. I move around or stare at my rig... rarely. But I have to put up with its noise all the time. Yeah that 40mm isn't staying in.
Edited by unphased - 2/5/16 at 8:25pm
post #716 of 1988
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Originally Posted by unphased View Post

Oh wow ok. I'll go ahead and take it right back out then while I obsessively wait for my RAM, GPU and PSU.

I actually bought the D15 before realizing that about half of X99 mobo's have the socket too close to the top PCIE x16 slot. Luckily Sabertooth clears the D15 quite well.

I came from a Mini-ITX build, see. I built a bunch of Silverstone SG05/06 systems in the 2009-2012 time frame. Never did end up doing much LAN partying, so I couldn't say it's worth it to deal with insane cramped quarters.

I think it would be somewhat possible with ASRock's ITX X99 board. Compromises would be necessary on the cooling side. Screw it, though. This is way easier. Right up until such time as I need to travel with it or move. But I'll just avoid doing that.

And silent operation is important. I'm actually sacrificing probably a 5 times larger volume just so I can ensure I have golden silence. I move around or stare at my rig... rarely. But I have to put up with its noise all the time. Yeah that 40mm isn't staying in.

Depends on what your GPU is, the D15 aluminum heat sink clears it. but the Fan does it not, it touches and puts a little force on the gpu down.-I have the 980 ti Strix. I just moved my gpu one slot down.
Benchmarks are still the same in the 2nd pcie slot
post #717 of 1988
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Originally Posted by duckyboy View Post

Depends on what your GPU is, the D15 aluminum heat sink clears it. but the Fan does it not, it touches and puts a little force on the gpu down.-I have the 980 ti Strix. I just moved my gpu one slot down.
Benchmarks are still the same in the 2nd pcie slot

Ah, hmm, I will have a EVGA 980Ti Classified, its the ACX 2.0+ that is on the non-reference taller board. Does have a backplate. Yeah i guess that fan sticks out a bit there. Hmmmmm. Also, damn, I may have pulled the trigger a day early. Just found out Gigabyte G1 has an extra DL-DVI out. I could make use of that... Crap.

I'm always handy with a dremel... Noctua fans are real nice though...
Edited by unphased - 2/5/16 at 10:08pm
post #718 of 1988
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Originally Posted by unphased View Post

Ah, hmm, I will have a EVGA 980Ti Classified, its the ACX 2.0+ that is on the non-reference taller board. Does have a backplate. Yeah i guess that fan sticks out a bit there. Hmmmmm. Also, damn, I may have pulled the trigger a day early. Just found out Gigabyte G1 has an extra DL-DVI out. I could make use of that... Crap.

I'm always handy with a dremel... Noctua fans are real nice though...

I did say it was the fan that stuck out a bit but the Metal clip is on the outside too I'm not sure if cutting the fan will do anything since the metal clip will still be at the same place. ahaha, but good luck to you, maybe the Classy backplate won't be that much higher?

I regret my Strix, and wished I bought the Classified 980ti
post #719 of 1988
Hmmmm. Yeah I guess the consensus so far is that 8x PCIe 3.0 is more bandwidth than any existing GPU knows what to do with. Kind of sucks that my CPU is limiting that aspect of it if I cannot utilize the first slot. Just because of an unfortunate HSF metal fan clip situation... I'll come up with something if necessary, but it does seem like I can happily leave the GPU in slot no. 2 until such time as I decide to get another GPU or something and then I can swap out the D15 then.

But are there ANY mobo's out there, then, for which D15 doesn't impinge on the first PCIe slot?? Also I do find many reports of people using sabertooth with D15 and no complaints of graphics card impacting (if anything theres more concern about RAM clearance, which I'm not worried about one bit because I'm always happy to start hacksawing the RAM sinks.... once they pass a few days of memtest...)

I did some more reading up earlier tonight and it's not really clear to me what (in concrete terms) the 14+3 phase power will give me (compared to say, G1's 8+2), what is clear is G1 has one extra DVI port, and I do have two DL-DVI-only 27" monitors.

At any rate I'm sure I will be completely happy, and I will have a $8 DP-to-miniDP adapter which I should be able to use with my miniDP-to-DL-DVI adapter should I really desire to drive all of those monitors (my 4K tv and both 27inchers and maybe one more little screen) from the EVGA card.
post #720 of 1988
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Originally Posted by duckyboy View Post

I regret my Strix, and wished I bought the Classified 980ti
What's wrong with the Strix?
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