It is not completely the fault of the kit. The complete installation usually takes 2 hours of each kit and people get impatient.
check my part List
That photo is taken during test, I'll upload some later
I'm the actually the first person who noticed the hybrid kit has potential problems. The installation process is complicated, the shroud can easily scratch components on PCB. But you can still successfully install it if being patient. The topic is quite popular on EVGA forum.
No, I haven't experienced a problem installing the h110 cooler on the Asus motherboard. The compactors are placed in curved shape specifically to avoid contact with the cooler. If you have a problem to install it on the MSI motherboard, it's time to find another cooler. Don't use force.
Mass Effect Andromeda
XL2546 is the best 240Hz monitor from Benq/Zowie. But I suggest waiting for the 2K 240Hz monitor in 2018. And never buy a G-sync titled 240Hz monitor, G-sync is useless and causing input lag for a high fresh rate monitor.
List the games you want to see.
I saw you multiple times on other forums asking for 4K SLI benchmark.
The result mostly goes to:
You add another card for 4K resolution, you get probably 80% fps gain.
Actually, dude, I'm not interested in 4K benchmark at all. It's maxed 60Hz in fresh rate with the current 4K monitor. I got a headache because of that. My build is for fps gain, not for resolution.
But list the games that you want me to do the benchmark. I'll get it done once I have the time.
Not at all. You get 200+fps on Siege you'll probably get the best fps on any other games. This game is also a benchmark title both stress CPU and GPUs
Rainbow Six Siege with the latest update
Thet are on the PSU, all of them
Currently 1080P benchmark. Probably 4K benchmark after water-cooled GPU kit installed
Depends on your load. It's your choice after all.
It's not enough. Never cheap out on PSU. An overclocked 8700K will draw almost 400W, an overclocked 1080ti will draw at least 400W and maybe even more.
Get an at least 1250W gold certificated PSU, never cheap out on PSU. An overclocked 8700K will draw 400W, an overclocked 1080ti will draw 400W too and maybe even more. You don't want to see in the middle of heavy load computer just shut down due to power surge.
1000W PSU is not enough, get an at least 1250W gold certificated PSU if you plan on some light overclocking. Get a 1600W if you plan on heavy overclocking.
65C full load
SO, you get 200fps in games now? I know a fact few games can do that in recent years. (not for CSGO or Overwatch or Quake)
What's your game benchmark in Rainbow Six Siege or Battlefield 1 at only 1080P? (No kidding, at 1440P 200+ fps is super demanding in modern title)
There's no PLX Z370 on the market right now. So 1080Ti SLI will run with 8700K at x8/x8. But a 8700k won't bottleneck GPUs as much as 7700k does.
If 8700K is good. I'll probably switch to it. Currently I have 7700K with PLX motherboard which enables x16/x16 1080Ti SLI and a 240Hz XL2546 monitor to go for that 200+fps.
it's static color and I can completely turn it off, just too lazy to turn it off.
760 watts is enough , recently i played XCOME 2 and Assassin's Creed Syndicate, both game makes the GTX980s running at 98%, yet the overall power usage is still under 650w.
the case handles the heat well.
i have a similar mid-tower build with CoolerMaster T4 CPU fan and 3 case fans, i5-4460 never reach 40C in winter under 70%-90% workload for gaming and MSI GTX960's thermaltake fans hardly spins until it reach 60C under full workload.
it's dust filters. the air still flows through it. it's meant to block dust from outside.