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#31 Drillingmachine

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 09:27 PM

I installed mine same way. However I switched fan on other side so there's even more room for memory installations. On bad side airflow is not optimal to cool CPU VRM, but Asrock's VRM is more than overkill so no worries.

 
As long as it works :)  I have to say most of the time the PWM fan is idling at an inaudible 500 rpm and it barely gets warm unless loaded up doing encoding or similar.  If I was running a slightly cooler non OC'd CPU, I'm sure it could run passive, with just the breeze from the case fans.


Agreed. I have 5 case fans so that Macho could well be passive but as fan speed is around 540 RPM, it doesn't make more noise than case fans so I let it be.

How do I know if ive installed it right?


Look for fan sticker, if that fan sticker is on same side as RAM slots, then fan is blowing into right direction.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 02:39 AM

Nine days ago I posted this:

I am going shopping to build a new PC. I need it for video production and gaming. I need a quiet build for audio production. I want to have 2 hard drive mirrored backup (maybe). Please tell me everything I need. Here is a list I made. What ya think? Am I missing anything? Is there better? I have 1-2k budget.


Case - Fractal Design R5 Black Silent ATX Mid Tower - 109.99 (Newegg) 109.99 (Amazon)



Processor - Intel Core i7-6700K - 349.99 (Newegg) 343.79 (Amazon)



Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4998-KR 6GB 509.99 (Newegg) 632.35 (Amazon)



Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 - 99.99(Newegg)



PCI-Express - intel 750 ssd 400 gig HD PCI express slot 3.0 x4 MLC - 364.99 (Newegg) (800GB is 617.00 Amazon)



Hard Drive - 4TB Seagate SATA 6b/s - 118.99 (Newegg) 116.44 (Amazon, better/more reliable buy?) x2 for mirrored backup?


Optical Drive - Asus Optical DVD / CD RW - 19.99 (Newegg)



Motherboard - Z170xp-sli ultra durable motherboardx ???



Power supply - 850 g2 evga 850wat goldx



Processor fan - Phantek cooler tc14pex

What ya think? Thanks!

 

Soon after, a friendly helper help-o-ton came and blessed me with this:

I would change almost everything. This is much better, however since you didn't mention monitor, that build is missing video card. SSD and video card prices are very high right now so it's not bad idea to wait until prices drop:

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bYyX6X
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bYyX6X/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($348.65 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - X370 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($130.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8000 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($118.65 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($112.89 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($15.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit ($102.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1491.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-25 06:42 EDT-0400


Now Daddy has dun it. 

Behold my creation!

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I wanna thank you, Drillingmachine, with whom I would never have come this far. You, and my friend that lives upstairs and held screws with me, plus a ton of youtube videos and some much needed cigarette breaks have birthed out of the womb of my technological ability...this elegant beast. Thank you.

 

Another question, however: What should the temp be for the CPU? It says 50 right now and its idle. Tell me if thats normal please.

 

Any final thoughts?



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:26 AM

That looks good. I see you put M.2 SSD into lower slot. It's bit slower than higher slot with that SSD but now you can just put faster drive into upper slot if you want to make upgrade some time.

CPU temp looks normal. You should test that idle temp on Windows as usually CPU power savings are not enabled on BIOS and so idle temps are higher than on Windows. You should get around 40 degrees idle on Windows.

It also seems that case fans are not connected to motherboard and you could get CPU cooler more silent by adjusting fan profile on BIOS.

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:52 AM

The ssd is in the 2nd slot because i cant fit it under the cpu in the first, the fan is too big. wtf do i do



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:01 AM

Let SSD be on second slot as it's somewhat perfect match for that slot.

That SSD fits nicely on upper slot too. You just have to put it there before putting heatsink on place. Or perhaps taking out video card is enough.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 03 September 2017 - 06:03 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:17 AM

Oh nevermind, I put it in the top slot now.


Let SSD be on second slot as it's somewhat perfect match for that slot.

That SSD fits nicely on upper slot too. You just have to put it there before putting heatsink on place. Or perhaps taking out video card is enough.

Yep, took out video card and used very careful fingering, like she was a woman.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:35 AM

OK, if you happen to buy faster SSD some time, it's good idea to put that into upper slot.

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 01:31 AM

That looks good. I see you put M.2 SSD into lower slot. It's bit slower than higher slot with that SSD but now you can just put faster drive into upper slot if you want to make upgrade some time.

CPU temp looks normal. You should test that idle temp on Windows as usually CPU power savings are not enabled on BIOS and so idle temps are higher than on Windows. You should get around 40 degrees idle on Windows.

It also seems that case fans are not connected to motherboard and you could get CPU cooler more silent by adjusting fan profile on BIOS.

Are the temps for the 1700X reported in BIOS with the +20C offset? (If so, certainly 49C reported being an actual 29C would be quite nice)


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:26 PM

I have similar problem



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

I have similar problem

Hello AlexLee,

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