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post #1711 of 7088
cant wait to get my mobo back!





post #1712 of 7088
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Originally Posted by Nilla09 View Post

That's how I set up my bios fan curve, am I doing it wrong?. If so, what's an optimal fan curve for the predator?

No no. You're not doing it wrong. I was just curious about how you had it set up. I'm tempted to play around with my curve. I'd like to see idle temps a little lower so thinking about running mine at a static % (like 50 or 60%) or cranking up the % a bit at lower temps.

Not sure what it's set at now but thinking of running it at like 35% right at the start (idle) and at like 40c jumping up to 50%, next curve point at 60c @ 60%. If I had to guess I would think 60% would be more than plenty to keep things frosty at load but I'll have to do some testing to know for sure.

I don't know what my ambient temp is but I'd like to see idle temp in the low 30s. Not sure if this will be possible as my p240 is an exhaust out the front and I don't know that I want to tear it apart to make it an intake.
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No gals and guys. The PWM connector is for the fans only! The pumps SATA connector connects directly to the power supply and therefore takes the load off of the motherboard. It never should be there in the first place. This is the right way to connect the power. The fans and the pump are mutually exclusive. This is one of the biggest points of failure and problems with the crappy AIO's like the Corsair junk. Readjust your thinking. The EKWB is not a bottom of the heap, piece of junk AIO. Quite the opposite. I have a couple of weeks old, the second one in two months, Corsair h100iGTX thing that I will give away to whoever wants it as soon as the EKWB 240, (Oct 2nd), gets here and we install it. You pay the shipping, from L.A. of course, if necessary. Don't know how ya will get ahold of Capt'n Hook. Maybe through the forums here and that will connect to our email as we won't keep reading the forums all the time or sumptin:o:rolleyes:biggrin.gif.
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Still a little time so, Jyve, (nice Kitty), finding the right fan speeds is a bit of trial an error with all your various over all fan speeds and whatever various fan combinations one has and takes a bit of time and is dependent upon other things like ambient temps and loads and thermal stabilizations etc. There isn't a simple pat answer for you. Ya gotta play and put in the time to learn. That is like asking how long does it take your computer to boot, today, with the current combos of equipment and software etc.? This really isn't that complicated, it just takes some experience playing around and some judgment calls. These are some of the things why my Kitties like building custom computers. Ya just can't get experience immediately, but the learning is where the real fun is!!!!! redface.gif:rolleyes:biggrin.gif;)tongue.gif:)thumb.gifthumb.gif
post #1715 of 7088
Incomplete answer above. What we do is crank all the fans up to 100 % and then start backing em down till the temps start to rise from that one change.
R5 Define
Fans are as follows.
2 140 mm front intake and 1 rear exhaust above motherboard ports. controlled by the Fractal 3 way controller.
1 140mm bottom controlled by the motherboard.
2 sumptins, controlled on and by the graphics card stuffs.
2 120mm for the CPU PWM controlled by the motherboard.
1 120mm controlled by the Antec power supply and is independent and nonadjustable relative to the rest of the system as it is self contained.

Any temp., the lower the better, just above ambient is best but hard to achieve. The cooler the better but the ambient temp. is the real limit of what ya can do. YMMV.

Hopes this helps somebodys.
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post #1716 of 7088
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Originally Posted by fixall View Post

Thanks, this is shaping up to be a fun build!

I just tested it out, and you can most DEFINITELY fit a push/pull setup in the front with no modifications. Even had a few millimeters left over. biggrin.gif

Thank you sir!, can't wait to see your build once it's all finished thumb.gif
post #1717 of 7088
For anyone w/ a 780T I should be building this in two weeks. smile.gif

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BDy47P
post #1718 of 7088
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Originally Posted by fixall View Post

Thanks, this is shaping up to be a fun build!

I just tested it out, and you can most DEFINITELY fit a push/pull setup in the front with no modifications. Even had a few millimeters left over. biggrin.gif


I think that in this case is possible to put fans on the other side of frame then rad.
post #1719 of 7088
Nilla09. I'm 63 + and eye ain't no sir cutie. Heh, heh. The build is finished cept for that Corsair thing which is truly the one weak link.

As follows,
Fractal Define R5 Titanium cuz that is the color the 2 Furrbles picked for their PC along with everything else.
W10 Pro
Asus X99A/Usb3.1
Intel 5820 OCed
Gskill 23GB 2400
Intel 400 GB SSD PCI-e System
2 1TB Samsung 850 EVOs in a hardware RAID0 for storage
1 256 GB Samsung 850 SSD for Image recovery
1 128 Samsung 840 PRO labeled, Who Knows?
Asus R9380 4GB Strix OC
1 Happuage TV tuner card cuz we might want to watch Nova or sumptin someday
Antec 650 Watt Platinum power supply
9 total fans cuz we can't git no mo in dere
Corsair K70 Gaming Blue keyboard even though we don't game
Eikon Fingerprint swiper
Logitech MX Master mouse and H800 wireless headset
HP 32 in 1440 p monitor
APC 1500 UPS
Yamaha Receiver, Velodyne SMS 1, JBL Studio lL series all 6 of em
a bunch of ext, stuff like back up drives and a Liteon Blu-ray drive. Some other stuffs SAM_1432.JPG 1954k .JPG file SAM_1495.JPG 1907k .JPG file SAM_1458.JPG 1959k .JPG file SAM_1501.JPG 1939k .JPG file SAM_1308.JPG 1885k .JPG file
It's a start, heh, heh.
It is really hard to pic pics. SAM_1407.JPG 1940k .JPG file

Thanks for asking:)


This will at least give ya an idea what the Kitties did while I was sleeping:rolleyes:
post #1720 of 7088
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Originally Posted by DyndaS View Post

I think that in this case is possible to put fans on the other side of frame then rad.

Not sure if I'm understanding you correctly... But if you're talking about taking the fans off the rad and then installing just the rad on the Evolv's mounting plate and then installing the fans on the other side of the mounting plate... No this won't work. I drew up a little diagram to show what I'm talking about. If you REALLY wanted to have it set up that way, it would involve using a dremel or something to cut out that little piece of the mounting plate at the bottom.




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Originally Posted by Captn Hook View Post

Nilla09. I'm 63 + and eye ain't no sir cutie. Heh, heh. The build is finished cept for that Corsair thing which is truly the one weak link.

That's a super clean looking build... And gorgeous kitties!
Edited by fixall - 10/24/15 at 3:28pm
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