This is by far the best incorporation of the brown Noctua fans I have ever seen. I would have never thought to go with brown and green for a nature theme. Great work!
Sure does, just set it to XMP
Thanks for the info! I may check it out!
I am no, and will never claim to be a, professional photographer. With that being said, it is my main hobby and I have invested way more money into it rather than building PCs. I use to have a curved VA monitor prior to this one. I never had any complaints... until I got this monitor. My photos were actually way over saturated and the colours were off. I find this monitor to be a perfect balance for a photographer one also wants to game above 60fps. To answer your main question, no, I have never used a calibration tool. I started off with the recommended calibration setting (can’t remember what site I found them on) then adjusted from there using free online tools and the built in calibration tool for windows. For an amateur photographer like myself, I find this to be plenty enough. I may invest in a calibration tool eventually, maybe if I ever make any money off my photos. But I can say that this monitor looks amazing and I love the quality and colours of the display. I don’t think you would be disappointed.
Thanks so much! I really enjoying doing builds and sharing with the community! Hope your build goes well!
I was able to squeeze a 180mm PSU WITH the drives bays being used. Which was quite difficult but if you don't use the drive bays, it won't be an issue at all to use a 180mm PSU.
Seeing as I have never mounted (3) 120mm fans on the front of this I cannot say. It was a squeeze to fit (2) 140mm fans in there.
I have also heard that the Meshify flows better but I have my doubts. I can remove my front panel and have just my filter in place and it results in no temperature decrease. If you have a good cooling GPU, PSU, and Noctua fans, you won't have to worry about noise.
I highly doubt Nvidia would purposefully make older cards seem slower but I guess you never know. I don't update my graphics driver very often so I have not noticed anything. You can download the latest or older drivers from their site so putting out an update to lower performance would not help them as you could always just download and use the old driver.
The only drivers that will work with the card are Nvidia's drivers. The disk that is included with the card will simply include the Nvidia driver, which is probably very outdated, and Asus' overclocking utility. You would be better off to just got to Nvidia's site and download the latest Geforce driver. Then research and decide which overclocking utility you wish to use. I use MSI Afterburner.
If you don't use the drive cage then you should be 100% fine. All of the HXi PSUs are 180mm in length. BUT the AX860 is only 160mm I think (not the AX860i). If I were to change, that is the PSU I would go with.
The PSU will fit no problem if you do not use the drive bays in front of it in the case. If you do use the drive bays, like I do, it is a VERY tight fit. This PSU would not be my first choice do to its size and it is complete overkill for my current setup. But I purchased this back when I had an X99 system with even more drives and 980 Ti SLI. In my opinion, the smaller PSU the better. Makes cable management easier.
I think he owns Amazon
This is fake
This isn't even a PC... Just an engine. Where are the components?? How did you manage to fit all the components into six .63L cylinders??
Sorry for the very late response. Vdroop is enabled and set to auto.
Gonna look sweet! I have always loved the look of the enthoo evolv but I hear it has been airflow. Thats why I went with the Design C. If the Meshify C mATX would have been out, I would have got it. Need my airflow lol
Hope it goes well! You will love this board!
It is a great board! My only complaint is only having (3) true PWM fan headers. As far as the 6 pin at the bottom, to my understanding, it is to provide extra power to the PCIe slots for stability. It is more commonly found on workstation boards or boards that are capable of taking multiple X16 PCIe cards. From what I have read, it isn't really necessary unless you are using more than two GPUs. Both this board and my last board (ASUS X99-M WS) had this PCIe 6 pin plug and I used it simply because I had enough cables to. Rather it actually does anything or not? I do not know.
I would recommend any Noctua fan lol. They are all superb! As far has how the A12x25 compares to the A14? I am not sure, I have never done any testing. I would think that since Noctua offers a 140mm to 120mm adapter that the A12x25 must be better than the A14 in some applications. This was my train of thought: I already had the A14 fans for intake, they are not as noisy as the F12, but they are louder than the A12x25. Upgrading isn't worth it IMO. Now if I was building something completely new and did not have any fans already, I would probably opt for three A12x25 fans on the front instead of two A14 fans. Also, I am keeping in mind that Noctua is is the process of developing a 140mm fan with the same design as the A12x25. Once it is available, I will get two of them for sure.
According to my testing (which may be limited by the U12S cooler) two A12x25 fans vs two F12 fans showed a 3C drop in temp in favor of the A12x25. Now a buddy of mine did some testing on radiators comparing them to the obnoxious F12 iPPC 3000rpm fans and his results showed that the A12x25 fans were only 1C behind the F12 3000rpm! So there is definitely an improvement there! As far as noise goes, I do not even understand how Noctua has these rated slightly louder than the F12 fans because I cannot hear them at all and the F12 always bothered me. The F12 fans put off a hum to due the design of the focus flow frame. The a12x25 fans do not have this so there is no hum and it is as if they are quieter. I highly recommend them just for the acoustic improvement!
Me too! really cool design and I like how you can see the metal nut on the motor.
Well thank you for the consideration! :)
Thank you! The moment that memory came out I had to have it. Its very unique.
Nope, why do you ask?
+1 for the nail clippers
And neither cooler is the one in the parts list. If you're gonna troll, at least put some effort in it.
Your iPhone takes pictures like a potato and why is there a different cooler and ram in each photo? I call BS
I am super jelly of your cables!!!
You can fill them with the new A12x25 when they come out! Should just be a couple of weeks from launch!
Holy Noctua, Batman!
Take a chill pill bro...
Your CPU is a quad-core 6700k. Not the hex-core 6800k.
And toys lol
And a $15K one too lol
Never understood why people post uncompleted builds in the completed builds section?
"Has anyone seen a toad? A boy named Neville's lost one."
Sweet build man!
How does this even get posted!? Its obviously a troll! Come on PCPP!
Why do you have the top of the CPU fan mounted to the heatsink correctly and the bottom with two clips???
Congrats on the feature!
You speak English much better than I can speak French lol.
All I can think is that maybe the wires for the power button came loose. That's all the little cables buy the orange light that you thought were messed up in the beginning. Just make sure they are all plugged in all the way and maybe double check your manual and make sure you have them plugged into the correct pins. Sometimes its hard to tell which is positive and which is negative. While you're at it, check all the power cables to make sure they are seated all the way on the mobo and PSU.
THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!!! THIS IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT PC I HAVE EVER LAID MY EYES ON!!! DUAL CPU SETUP WITH NOTHING BUT NOCTUA NO RGB OR FLASHY HEATSINKS!!!! YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!
So basically you push the power button on the PC case and nothing lights up and no fans spin? Nothing happens at all as if you aren't even pushing the button?
I do not have any experience with that kit, but honestly, it would have to be as good or better than what I have. Mine is like the cheapest you can find and to be honest they are pretty poopy. Don't get me wrong, the colors look great! But they do not match the color on the remote at all! The plain blue, gree, and red match the buttons on the remote of course, but every color in between is looks different on the lights vs what the remote actually has it labeled as. If Razers light kit was compatible with Synapses 2, I would have already bought those as a replacement. But I refuse to buy something that only runs on beta software.
Yeah those are to keep dust out. Glad you got it working
Glad I could help! What was the solution?
If your monitor does not have speakers built in, which means you also picked the wrong monitor in your parts list, maybe this will help. Not the video, but the typed instructions below it.
According to Asus' site, if your monitor is the exact one in your parts list, it has built in speakers. If that is so, then all you have to do is shut down the PC, unhook the DVI from the GPU and monitor, plug an HDMI cable from your GPU to the monitor (NOT from the motherboard, the GPU), turn the monitor on and make sure the input is set to HDMI, power PC back on.