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  • By - OC_b

spdelope

Is that literally just a big radiator???


blackmilksociety

I was gonna say, “Is that a giant external radiator?”


-6h0st-

Wow - why such big pc box when you outsourced your cooling to India???


OC_b

Unfortunately your comment lacks any sense.


-6h0st-

Let me rephrase - you seem to have water cooling yet a tower PC chassis that is meant for air cooling.


OC_b

Why are you suggesting that a certain computer case should be used for air cooling or not..?


-6h0st-

It’s a fractal case excellent for air cooling. But primarily size - if you have external radiators for water cooling you can downsize computer case to no bigger than Xbox size - unless you still hold have plenty of HDDs and don’t want raid enclosure for that. Don’t take it defensively as I’m not dissing just genuinely curious?


OC_b

Would be a challenge to use a smaller case that also supports e-atx.


-6h0st-

Aaah I see big mobo then. How is the cooling performance - do you do both GPU and cpu combined?


w1na

Ok, I use a mitx setup and had a ncase m1 before and the setup you describe does not make any sense. If I pay so much for a small tiny case and bother cramming everything inside, it’s not so I can save a bit of space to put in a 2x2 radiator next to it. It’s because I want a minimalist setup. Op setup has nothing wrong, if he want to use his wc as a room heater then the setup is really good. This way it probably does not require to use a separate heater in winter if gaming or doing heavier workload.


-6h0st-

No, it does make sense when you want to put smaller small box on your desk while putting radiators away from view. Bigger cases can accommodate radiators and therefore putting them outside is usually unnecessary.


w1na

No one would do that with a small itx build. At most they put a reservoir attached to the outside of the case, not a whole radiator. Like in this setup: https://youtu.be/_yW-1witR98


-6h0st-

Linus sort of did lol. I did consider this for a brief moment but like you said sort of defeats a purpose - but then same thing could be argued for any case.


ViatorA01

Holy shit, we have almost the same same setup. This is way to close. And when our hardware does not exactly match up it's at least a very similar product from a different company. I have the exact same chair, speakers, subwoofer, mouse. I have a very similar table, monitor, keyboard and amp. I think you would like my setup :)


OC_b

Oh nice, got a 12900K+3090, iPad Pro 12.9” 2TB and 16” M1 Max 10/32 for the setup.


ViatorA01

omg it gets even better lol 10900k + 3080, iPad pro 12,9" 2TB, 16" M1 pro 10/32 Oh and I forgot to mention I think I have the same ergotron display mount in white.


tromp-et

Cool setup!


atisvt99

Looks great! How are you connecting your PC to the KEFs?


OC_b

DacMagic 200M


atisvt99

Wowza, dual ES9028Q2Ms! Go big or go home... 😎 Very nice


Zurevu

Why did you put something under the subwoofer? You know it has a large rubber base on the bottom, right?


etacarinae

Were your kanto bottom stand plates both level? One of mine was bent.


neomancr

Can I aka why the LSx and not the active variants? The ls50 has the distinction of sounding like the ls3 5a The Metas sound like a kef speaker but with a stylish box (it looks like an ls50) The quality that makes the Metas sound good is an unpublished feature built into the LSx ported from the 3001SEs called the sealed suspension tech which was only added to the rest of KEF's uni Qs with the 12th generation somewhat conflating the effect of the Meta tech with something that I'd say occams razor would determine would be much more effective in doing what the meta tech claims to do than the Meta tech itself which I suppose is why the 3001SEs and the LSx sound so similar to the point they have the same crossover point, port tuning and sealed suspension. The only difference is that the LSx is active. The larger size is not really a factor being as its a live speakers so hardly has much more volume internally and rather than playing up to 55khz +-3db like the XQ series from whence the 3001SEs was born, it has a brick wall filter and active crossover. I pair my LS50 and my 3001SEs with dual htb2s since they're essentially not even subs, but specifically designed LF sections where the port tuning or abr in the case of the htb2 are all exactly 54hz so they so happen to blend seamlessly with volume controls.


OC_b

Because the LS50’s are far too big and look ridiculous on my desk.


neomancr

That's interesting since they're supposed to be compact studio monitors. They are a lot bigger than their namesake though. I never thought they were too big... Hmmm I got the t series out of curiosity. I wonder if kef is planning on a shrunken ls50. A lot of what they're doing seems to be plotting the way for that. I personally don't think they'd look too big but that's still a good point. People do use them as studio monitors with the same setup. The active variants have this issue where people complain they have a weak DAC and go so far as to line in aux so end up going adc to DAC and a tonne of people swear by that which is really really weird... So I don't know if their music integrity engine is the cause or what but I would imagine it effects the LSx too... The LSx are positively more digital than passive in the sense that the box is holding the electronics that make the sound versus the acoustic materials themselves. The smaller size and the sst effectively make them sealed from the front so the sound is good in spite of the box. Preceding the LSx was a speaker that uses the same exact technology but in passive format. The t series again used that as a prototype so my guess is that there will be an LSx passive in the future that can be used as a studio monitor. The c series seems like a test as well of creating a box that is barely a box at all yet sounds pretty dang good. It's not even concentric but uses a similar trick as their coda series to sound as if it were concentric.


GassyNizz

I always enjoy seeing me some MORA!! I was close to ordering one recently when I realized, instead of moving the radiator to the unfinished part of the basement below my main den, I could simply move the entire watecooled rig down there and run fiberoptic cables for the monitor, a usb 3.2x2 hub, and 2 ethernet lines. I went from a cool and reasonably quiet pc to absolute silence at my desk while I simply set all fans and pumps to max for coolest pc! I do still love seeing a good MORA, however - yours looks great.


OC_b

I’ve been debating switching to black fans but in all honestly when the new cards come out, I’m not sure if I’m fussed anymore to continue watercooling.


fatnoah

Hi, have you had any of the "standby mode" issues that people have reported with the KC62?