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by ziphnor
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Also got my build up and running, currently playing around with OC settings. I wouldnt say the case is "silent", but its *very* quiet at low fan speeds. With the 180mm fans at minimum (which seems to be just below 500rpm as also reported above), i actually think its the IB-E fans that are making mos...
by ziphnor
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Just ordered all the parts for this a few days
jonc wrote:Have you built this yet?
The remaining parts should be showing up tomorrow. Ended going with the 840 EVO, as i got tired of waiting on the 850 EVO and the 1TB 840 EVO showed up as a black friday deal on amazon.co.uk.
by ziphnor
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

FWIW, I just took a bit of a longer look at the FT05 user manual, and it looks like that 160mm still leaves room for the cables coming out the bottom/modular cables to be plugged in with the HD cage still in there. While I will have a SSD, I would prefer at least one HDD for slower/bigger/longer te...
by ziphnor
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I was interested to know if you've built this rig yet, as I'm looking to build something similar, based on an FT05. I am waiting for parts to come into stock currrently. My main concern is around the PSU and how it might fit with regard to the HDD tray. Silverstone say that a 160mm PSU should fit, ...
by ziphnor
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Just FYI for anyone interested, i updated the first post with an updated build based on these comments.
by ziphnor
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I'm curious to see how MikeC evaluates these fans & this cooler, and of course: I was not able to test performance on lower levels, but if I base myself on the reviews found online, we might have a new champion in high-end cooling. Sounds good, too bad that it will (according to Cryorig) block the ...
by ziphnor
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Regarding the FT05, just noticed that HardOCP has a review up at http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/10/24/silverstone_fortress_ft05_90_degree_atx_full_tower_review As far as air coolers go, we installed some of the tallest coolers we could find in the Fortress without a single issue. Even gigantic ...
by ziphnor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

In theory there are 2x 2.5 mounts on the back of the motherboard, would be ideal for a big ssds like Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT512MX100SSD1 + a big 2.5 mechanical like for example Samsung Seagate Momentus SpinPoint ST2000LM003 2TB 2.5" SATA ...
by ziphnor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Regarding the FT05 case discussed earlier, it seems that neither the IB-E or the Noctua would fit, as it has a height CPU limit of 162mm? I have my doubts and it might not fit, but there is a post on OCN where naesmac fits a DarkPro (he says its 163mm) and another from Ziltoid , from thermalright s...
by ziphnor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Even at stock, they are reporting 216W though? I can't really help: set aside it's the entire system power draw at the wall (so the actual DC draw is a bit lower), the power measurements depends of the specific setup. Just for example, Guru3D reported 185W at the wall , loading with Prime95 their t...
by ziphnor
Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

In that case (if you're hoping/aiming for 16x/16X) I'm afraid I might have some bad news for you. According to anandtech , the i5820k does not support 40 lanes, only 28 lanes, meaning that in SLI, you will always go 16X/8X, no matter which slots you use. That means that gamins-wise, your gain will ...
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Why not use the 2nd slot on the mobo ? It will also be 16x, so the performance would be the same as in the 1st slot Are you planning on going SLI with the gtx980 ? If so, which resolution will you be gaming on ? If you check my posts above you will see that there are various limitations on the the ...
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

[ They didn't stated the voltages (or I didn't find them), and with Haswell-E it's about all a matter of vcore/vring: at about 1.25 to past, the power consumption may skyrocket, depending of the specific chip. Not to mention they used Prime95 smallFFT, which loads the CPU to levels that real progra...
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Regarding the FT05 case discussed earlier, it seems that neither the IB-E or the Noctua would fit, as it has a height CPU limit of 162mm?
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

you can see my build on my signtature where i use R4 + SS860XP2, you can check the NF-A14 PWM on the bottom, you can judge if you think a 180mm PSU like the HX850i will fit, my guess is no I checked Fractals homepage, they list a max size of 170mm if the bottom fan is to be used. What about the Cor...
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

The issue here is the behaviour of the factory overclocked GTX 980s under maximum stress Just FYI: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_980_STRIX_OC/23.html - 172W under gaming, 199W under Furmark. Thanks for that link. so calculating for ~200W for each GTX 980 seems quite reasonable actuall...
by ziphnor
Wed Oct 22, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Checked with Cryorig support today regarding blocking the first PCI-E slot: Sorry to tell you this but the R1 Ultimate will block the first PCI-E slot on the Asus X99-A. That probably means that i wont be going with the Cryorig, but the Noctua instead (which we have screenshots on the X99 Deluxe boa...
by ziphnor
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

1. for the youtube clip (currently at work, without sound, so don't shoot me if I'm mistaken, I'll doublecheck this evening at home & update my post if I was mistaken) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzKOZR9ED1E Thanks. Either way: both cards seem to be quiet out of the box, especially considering t...
by ziphnor
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I would stay away from the Samsung 840 EVO. It has a serious read-spead bug on older data, see anandtech . There is an fix out which works for Windows systems, but I am wondering if it is just a firmware glitch or that they are hiding something more. There are several competitors out there which mo...
by ziphnor
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

subscribing to this thread because it mimics my future build :D Glad to hear that i am not the only one crazy enough to go for a Haswell-E build :) Especially the Cryorig R1 ultimate is very much on my wanted list. Looked up some youtube clips regarding the sound and found one where they compared i...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Any high quality 500-550W unit will be enough to face your needs. Really, even when we starting upping the voltages on the components? That's another, different problem: often the building cost difference between a 600-650W and an 800-850W PSU is risible (to say, 5 bucks?). But the higher wattage u...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

FYI, samples of the entire Cryorig line is coming our way. We should have reviews up -- or build guides using them -- soon. Turns out their main marketing man is someone I met in Taipei a while back when he was at Thermalright. Thank you for the info, whats the approx. ETA on that? I am not in an e...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Abula, first off, thanks for taking the time to provide these detailed answers, they are very helpful. Below, i only respond to the things i have additional questions/comments for, but dont worry, i have taken note of the rest of the info as well. The most important thing for you to decide on the CP...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

I tried my best to reply to everybody above, but thanks for everybody for providing very useful feedback!
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

The Seasonic SS860XP2 has an avantage of most of the same wattage for the R4 and one of the primary reason i chose it, its 160mm, if the bottom fan placement is planed to be used, its better to get a 160mm PSU, else it will overlap, i believe some 170mm might be fine but will depend on the orientat...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

Why not NH-D15, especially due their exceptionaly good compatibility with tall heatspreaders ? Take a look at NH-D14 vs NH-D15 on a X99 Deluxe motherboard : http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Motherboards/ASUS-X99-Deluxe-Motherboard-Review/CPU-Cooler-Fit http://www.pcper.com/image/view/45505?return=node%...
by ziphnor
Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Re: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

If i got SLI with GTX 980's at some point for example, and am running both them and the CPU OC'ed? A GTX 980 SLI paired with a 4GHz Haswell-E won't draw more than 430W while gaming. You might consider some 50-100W more for running non-reference card, but that's all. Hmm, i want to make sure i can m...
by ziphnor
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld
Replies: 70
Views: 18591

Could use a sanity check of my Haswell-E builld

UPDATE: Based on the comments, my new plan is the following build: Case: Silverstone FT05 ( previously: Fractal Design R4 ) Though i have slight preference for the R4 design, i am intrigued by the rotated design of the FT05. CPU: i7 5820k (unchanged) Hoping for some decent OC, though without excessi...
by ziphnor
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?
Replies: 20
Views: 7582

Re: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?

Anyway, about your OC goal, there are lots of W (and V) of difference between 4.2GHz and 4.5GHz on Haswell-E: IIRC, Anandtech using either the Corsair H80i or the Cooler Master Nepton 140XL wasn't able to stay under 94°C at 4.55GHz, and I don't think they operated those AIOs at a "quiet" sound pres...
by ziphnor
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?
Replies: 20
Views: 7582

Re: Which case and AIO liquid cooler for quiet X99 OC build?

It's all about perspective: what's the prize for a lower temperature? Under throttling, it's very debatable. More probably that not, with a 4,3/4,4GHz at 1.25V Haswell-E CPU, about any of the first ten air heatsinks recommended by SPCR can stay comfortable under that threshold. Do you need more? Wh...