Description

Replacement of my 8-year old gaming computer (i7-960, GTX 970). I intend on making this a project pc (custom sleeved cables, full liquid cooling, rgb nonsense, etc). And no, my PSU is not facing the wrong direction.

13SEP19: Upgraded to i9-9900KF (from i5-8600K)

09FEB20: Installed EK Fluid Gaming A240G Kit with (2) EK-FG 240 Expansion Packs and EK-RES X3 - Tube 250 swap. Also installed (9) Corsair HD120 RGB fans with Commander Pro & Lighting Node Pro.

  • CPU: 5.1 GHz @ 1.4V (still need to fine tune voltage)
  • GPU/MEM Clock: +171 MHz/+800 MHz
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  • 17 months ago
  • 5 points

Your psu is facing the wrong direction

  • 17 months ago
  • 4 points

sighs . . . dammit.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the verge build video all over again lol

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Not trying to be mean, but OMG HE PUT A DISCLAIMER FOR A REASON! See the last comment for clarification. (not my reply)

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah lol sorry my mistake i just kind of skim through build descriptions

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Uhh, guys, look at the pictures, lol. With no fans on that side of the motherboard tray, he's better off using the cutout Anidees put in the motherboard tray. When that side panel is on he'll have less room against the glass panel on the backside. Even if he had fans on that side, from the back it looks like there's barely any room for it to breathe anyways.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see. Thanks for clearing that up, cuz I was confused.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

We got a winner!

Fan facing outward = 10mm of clearance against smoked tempered glass.

Fan facing inward = 15mm of clearance against an EATX/ATX motherboard.

Fan facing inward = INFINITE mm of clearance with a Micro ATX/Mini ITX motherboard!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

your psu IS facing the wrong direction, btw why dont you have any intake?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Moved my radiator from the front to the top the other day. Temps are about the same, maybe 1C. And the case has enough holes in it that being strictly negative pressure isn't a concern... and I didn't think of it.

Also, all the temps to the left were taken in this configuration.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

hmm i see, it was just odd to see that since having radiator as intake is usually better to suck in fresh air

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

how does the Z370 Micro OC your CPU?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Only had one issue with the board. After updating the BIOS, the default voltage was over 1.35V under load, which sent the CPU core temps into the high 90s and 100. I changed the voltage settings to adaptive and now I have an all core 4.7GHz overclock @1.1V. I'm waiting for a better cooling solution to overclock the i9-9900KF to 5.0 GHz or higher. Also, if you're into hardcore overclocking, the board is setup to do LN2, as there is a hole in the CPU socket for a temp probe.