It will work as ram out of the box the tweeking was only in relation to the xmp profile and it's over clocking. As for the lighting effect, one stick took sometime to light about five minutes. There is a very soft whine from the tesla coils. I just completed my wife's build, beauty. Out of her six sticks of this ram, different colored, one had such a high pitch whine it could be heard through head phones and had to be returned. The light effect is awesome, but comes with risk as the build quality of the tesla seems hit or miss. Out of 10 sticks I have had 2 bad ones.
Howdy, I have uploaded updated photos of the build as well as the current CPU/GPU settings. To get 4.4 I was seeing a max voltage of 1.41, with it usually hovering around the 1.33-1.37 range. While stable, like you, I wasn't a fan of the voltage. When I added the additional memory, I backed it down to where it is currently at in the screen shot you see. That is taken after about 2 hours of playing WoW: Legion on ultra settings. I tend to keep the fans on 70 percent, because I like the way they look and the case is fairly silent. The rad pump is set for performance, and is around 2800+ rpm when in use. The case currently has 4 120mm intake fans which blow onto the rad. Rad has 2 140mm set in pull configuration. As well as 2 140mm exhaust, one rear that is pulling from the top rad fan. One below, that is pulling from the bottom rad fan as well as GPU. The room I operate in never reaches above 70 degrees, as it is a small room that is intended for PC use and the temp is monitored.
I have seen no issues. Between it and the graphics card it has handled everything i have thrown at it on max settings. To be honest, there aren't a lot of cpu reliant games. Even maxed, the cpu is hardly using much of it's power.
The intention is to get a second 1070 and run it in SLI. Under load presently with the overclocks in place on the gpu and cpu it is about 600w with the single 1070. Given what the card pulls presently, the second will put it in the 800w range. You want to have head room for spikes etc. Without the overclock it is at about 450w under load.
Very clean, good job. +1
When I ordered custom built gaming pcs about 4 months ago for my wife and I, that is what I originally went with. After having the bad experience with mine (the company not the setup), and deciding to build myself I went this route. My wife does some graphics design and video processing so it was the eventual route for her anyway.
Should be sometime late october early nov waiting for a few things to get back in stock.
Just 60hz, its just a flat screen television. I notice no screen tearing. The rig was designed to be VR and 4k proof, while waiting for the 4ks monitors to become more reasonable this Christmas hopefully.
Does look rather lopsided. I intend to add a second set definitely, as well as an SLI setup for the 1070 (hence the 1000w) but given the price of the ram I chose, and that I have to build another PC. Those were set aside as upgrades later down the road.
Using never or always, is unwise. But my wife named it beast, and hers beauty. Almost always listen to your wife.