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  1. I would KILL for this feature. I appreciate that iCUE can show us the current battery status, but some sort of alarm when a device's batter gets below a certain threshold would be awesome. A nifty add-on would be a similar notice when a device has finished charging, so we know we can unhook it.
  2. I searched the forum and I know the flashing is normal, that's not my worry. But I've got it installed in a 450D case and the drive bays have been removed. The front panel is pretty porous, and from where I sit compared to where the computer is, the flashing light is kinda distracting :) Is there any way to disable it short of disconnecting the usb cable? I'd rather not do that, I like having it show up in iCUE.
  3. I *literally* just did this with my HX850i five minutes ago. :) You do it the same way you set up custom speed options for case or cooler fans. Click on the PSU, then Performance, add a new profile option, select a sensor to key off of(presumably the PSU Temp), set the speed level or speed curve, then click on the PSU Fan icon to apply it. The fan in the HX850i is pretty quiet, thankfully.
  4. I was very glad to see you add a 240mm entry to your "dumb" AIO model lineup, I represent the "curmudgeon" segment of your market that has no need for fancy lighting inside their PC case, and honestly doesn't even have much need for control software beyond the basic stuff that comes with my motherboard. I hope you will consider adding a 280mm and even a 360mm model in the future as well.
  5. Pleasantly surprised to see these ship with the non-RGB version of the ML fans. Not all of us want our PCs looking like they belong at a rave and I appreciate not having to pay for extra RGB that I wouldn't use anyway.
  6. Before I go any deeper into planning my next system build, I just want to make sure I understand something correctly. In very general terms, the issue appears to be that the system polling done by the iCUE software(and potentially other system monitoring software) is making the Ryzen 3x00 think it's continually active enough that it should be boosting, resulting in the CPU never really downshifting to save power/heat/etc, yes? So all I need to know is two things: 1) When the system is running full-bore, such as on a multithreaded video transcoding task, the system wouldn't be trying to downshift anyway, so it's not really an issue, correct? Setting aside any concerns about how many cycles iCUE is using, I'm solely asking about the speeds the cpu would be running at. 2) In the talk of what voltage ranges the Ryzen 3x000 would be running at, are they still within the bounds of what's considered "normal" for that cpu running at high utilization, albeit more towards the upper end? If the voltage levels are still considered in-spec, that's one thing. If people are saying it pushes the voltage higher than what's safe, that's something else entirely. Sorry if these seem like dumb questions, I'm just trying to wrap my head around the issue to decide if it's one that would matter to my build decisions.
  7. Ah, I see. And the H115i doesn't complain if the RGB wires aren't attached?
  8. Is the iCue software not able to sync the lighting effects between the H115i and the Commander?
  9. I'm plotting out various setups for my next PC rebuild, and I'm toying with the idea of letting Corsair software handle all the fans/lighting instead of the motherboard. I want to make sure I'm understanding everything correctly about what pieces I'd need and how to connect them all, can someone check my work? The Hardware: Obsidian 450D Case H115i RGB Platinum AIO 4 ML120 Pro RGB fans(1 in rear, 3 on top) 1 RGB Hub 1 Commander Pro The 4 ML120's would connect to the Commander Pro for speed, and the RGB Hub for lighting. The ML140's on the radiator would connect to the pump for both speed and lighting. The RGB Hub would connect to an RGB connector on the Commander. The H115i, RGB Hub and Commander would each use a SATA connector for power. The Commander would connect to a USB 2.0 header on the motherboard. The H115i would connect the tach wire to the CPU fan header on the motherboard, and to a USB 2.0 header on the motherboard. Is this correct? Could I instead connect the USB cable from the H115i to one of the USB 2.0 headers on the Commander? If I also got a Corsair PSU with the USB connector, could the Commander handle the USB links for both the H115i and the PSU?
  10. I have a pretty makeshift home theater setup that resides in an old wooden entertainment cabinet I got secondhand. It's got shelves on the left for my Tivo, receiver etc. and next to it is a large opening where an old CRT television would've gone, but I put my flat-panel on top. In the "TV hole" I've got the center speaker on a crate so it's right under the TV, and next to it is a PC residing in an Obsidian 450D case. The depth of the cabinet only gives me ~15in/38cm of surface are from front to back. Thankfully with those dimensions, the 450D can sit right on it with the feet overhanging in front and back. Not ideal, I know. But the case has been there for a few years and is holding up just fine. There's even enough clearance above the case for my cat to hop in and sit on top, enjoying the warm air coming from the up-firing H100i :) I'm hoping to replace that PC in the near future, and given how much I *love* how quiet the to 600Q's in my bedroom are, I was looking at using a 275Q for the new build. Looking at the physical dimensions, it's not as deep as the 450D and the feet aren't at the edges, they're set in a bit. Just guessing from the pictures, it looks like there's a decent chance a surface 15in/38cm deep could fit all four feet. Is there anyone who knows the distance from the front edge of the front feet to the back edge of the back feet?
  11. Looking at your build, I don't see mention of a separate CPU cooler, are you using the Wraith cooler that came with it? From what I can read, the 500D comes with just a pair of 120mm fans, I would DEFINITELY use more than that. I'd probably use all the available mounting points for fans: a 120mm in the rear, a pair of 140mm's at the top, and either 2x140mm or 3x120mm in the front. I'd have the front fans for intake, and the rear & top fans for exhaust(which is how I believe Corsair recommends the airflow for that case. If you're concerned about running out of fan connectors on your motherboard, you can use splitters to connect multiple fans to one power connector. That's a fairly high-end motherboard, the fan connectors should have little trouble running 2 fans each, possibly even 3 if they aren't power hogs. And make sure all of the fans you get are 4-pin PWM fans, which allow for much better motherboard control. Gigabyte's got software to let you control all the fans plugged into your board, from what I can tell it will auto-generate a profile to alter the speed of the fans based on the temperature inside the case. Of course, you also tinker with the speed settings yourself. The Corsair reps in here will like what I say next, I've been using their ML120/140 Pro fans in all my builds lately and I really like them. They aren't the cheapest, but they work very well. They have a wide range speed range, and ramp up & down very smoothly. When they're going full blast they can be pretty loud, but they move a LOT of air. But the noise drops off very quickly as you slow them down, so you can still get a lot of performance out of them while staying pretty quiet. I get the ones without LEDs, since I'm a curmudgeon who doesn't want his PC looking like an old Lite-Brite toy :) If you're still concerned about CPU temps or if the fan on the Wraith cooler is too loud, you may want to consider an All-In-One(AIO) liquid cooler for your cpu, especially if you're overclocking. They're very easy to install, and your case has plenty of room for one.
  12. Since you aren't using the 5.25" bays for anything, would it be possible to flip the radiator around and have the pipes up front instead of up against the rear fan? Or is there not enough clearance up front? Man, what I would give for an official matrix of Corsair cases and AIO's that also indicated where each one could be positioned :)
  13. The fan hub built into the case is simply a PWM repeater. You plug multiple PWM fans into it, then plug IT into a single PWM fan connector on the motherboard. Then when the motherboard sends PWM signals, they get distributed to all of the connected fans, allowing them to speed up or slow down in sync.
  14. My first impressions of the 678C are that it looks like a fantastic case to work in, with excellent placement options for large radiators. My only two questions are: 1) Do any drive cages have to be removed to fit the H150i cooler in the front, during either installation or general use? 2) Will there be a non-windowed version? I love how quiet my 600Qs are, and would gladly trade the window for a sound-dampened side panel if I used the 678 in my next build. Will I have to move further down the line to the 275Q if I wanted a more compact option? Yes, I'm that segment of your consumer base that has no desire for tempered glass, RGB lighting everywhere, etc. :)
  15. Hopefully it won't be hard to find when it comes time for my next system build, I really like the idea of laying one of these down at the bottom of a Carbide 600Q case :)
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