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Completed Lian-Li PC-011 Air (RGB) Something old - Something new

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Quick reboot of this build. Intel is gone, B450 / Ryzen 5 3600 / Trident Z 3200 in it's place along with a new corsair HydroX XC5 RGB block.

Back PSU pump power.JPG

Loop front no fluid.JPG

Loop pre-liquid. Pretty sure both the PSU shorting plug and the little G1/4" threaded funnel came with a Primochill bay res.

Front Loop Filled paper towel.JPG

Loop is filled without any obvious leaks so the towels are gone (mostly for major leaks if they occur at the start) and replaced with paper towel for an overnight leak test.

Bit bummed that my EK supreme HK block(s) don't have AM4 mounting adapters available (they have them for the supremacy, but not for the earlier models) but I suppose I can't complain too much, I'm sure I got at least 10 years of use out of them.

edit: oh, and non-staining tubing? I think not..... :)
 
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Completed loop colour.jpg

Still got the unicorn puke around the edges (front and top) but straight up blue internally.

Temps are 26C idle and 57C full bore (sp?) but I know I can tweak the fan profile better. It's currently 550 RPM idle and 1730 RPM full load, but previous profiles were 450 Idle and somewhere around 550 max with peak temps around 60c.

And yeah... as per Supergrover's earlier warning, Dragon Center is evil!!!! :) I couldn't figure out for the life of me why my power profile wasn't sticking... I'd check it after boot and it'd be back on the power saving profile no matter what I'd set earlier. Turns out DC was the culprit. Fortunately there's a removal tool over on the MSI forums that seems to do a good job of rooting it out so it's gone, and if I need to set the memory RGB again, I'll try doing it through the Gskill software as opposed to Mystic light.

New parts for this build: Ryzen 5 3600, MSI B450M Bazooka MAX Wifi, XPG Gammix S11 Pro 1TB NVMe, as well as the 16GB Trident Z 3200 sticks over from my other build, and finally I grabbed a Corsair XC5 RGB block to replace my old EK supreme block(s). I'm not gaming on this rig any more and don't need much in the way of GFX power so I've currently got a Quadro K600 slaved in (with a 3D printed slot cover... :) ) while I wait on another card to come in, but while it outputs 1440p / 120hz through the DP (my 1030 only does 60hz through the HDMI), it's less than ideal as it takes forever to be recognized by the bios on boot.

Haven't quite decided what I'm doing WRT audio yet. I need optical out and I've got a stand-alone card as well as a USB dongle that'd do the trick.

edit: As far as the Gammix goes.... Aida64 reports the controller as - Silicon Motion SM2262EN - so (assuming the reporting is correct) it looks like I got one of the original model controllers as opposed to the ones that folks have brought out the pitchforks for.
 
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Pretty happy with the temps.

PBO = Off Vcore Offset = -.050V

1 hr prime peak temp 70c (average appeared to be somewhere around 55c during the hour). Rad fans tuned for 460 RPM up to 62C, and peaked at 725 RPM. (Case fans set to a fixed minimum rate so 800(ish) for the HDs, and 650(ish) for the LLs.

I'm sure I could shave a few degrees off of the top end, but I don't see the need to sacrifice relative silence for the sake of full load temps below necessary levels.
 

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Nice results. You find you can hear the fans with a bit more speed? Only reason I ask is that most quality fans I find I can’t hear much/at all once the computer is buttoned up and I am sitting at my normal distance @ 800ish rpm. Obviously fan and situation dependant.
 

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Nice results. You find you can hear the fans with a bit more speed? Only reason I ask is that most quality fans I find I can’t hear much/at all once the computer is buttoned up and I am sitting at my normal distance @ 800ish rpm. Obviously fan and situation dependant.

I find there's a pretty big difference in audio levels on the MLs between 800(ish) and 1100(ish) but that it doesn't make that much of a difference in temps (certainly not worth the small gains in temps). Anything above 1200 starts to get obnoxious and nets zero gains. 4-500 is damn near silent and I can hear the fans starting to ramp up when they cross somewhere around the 600 mark.

But yes, in answer to your question.... all of the fans in this system are tolerable up to 800(ish) but not necessarily silent.
 

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