sorry thats what i meant. i was referring to the 120mm fans in the gpu area. i have 2 noctua nf-p12 1700rpm which have static pressure of 2.83 so the gap shouldn't be an issue. no exhaust has me a little worried.
changing the sample rate of the output to default seems to have fixed the colour tone issue but the strips are still completely different. originally i had the sample rate set to 24bit and 192khz because thats the highest my amp will support, honestly though i have no idea what affect this has...
hdmi from video card and optical (toslink) from motherboard give the same result. selecting the output isnt the issue.
the sound is working and the leds follow the signal just fine in either setup, the colour is just not what i expected.
how long has he had the 1070? could be a driver conflict maybe.
try that first.
easiest way to rule out the hard drive is just try another one.
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