A few interesting tidbits I noticed from the supposedly leaked information:
The 9700 and 9700T appear to be absent. Locked/low-power chips might be disappearing form the i7 lineup.
This is the first mention of the 8700T I've seen. Perhaps it'll launch alongside Coffee Lake-S?
In any case, 2018...
Nice work! Your whole setup looks very cohesive. The cables/keycaps are an especially nice touch. Any idea what sort of temps you're getting?
As an aside, I'm really glad these finally got shipped out to all the backers. I love seeing all the builds people are doing with it.
Fanless + STX. Now that's what I call niche! Anyways, I've been waiting a while for this one. Some quick info:
Comes in two flavors. A-STX05-A1B and A-STX05-M1B. No idea what the difference is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Akasa only lists Intel's "T" SKUs in the CPU compatibility table. From this...
I'd recommend it! It's a great cooler. The only reason I switched it out was because my motherboard had compatibility issues with it. As a result I had to mount it "incorrectly", and the heat-pipes were making slight contact with the innermost DIMM.
Currently have a Silverstone RVZ02 stuffed with a:
- Cryorig C7 (used to be an AR06)
- ASUS Maximus VIII Impact (Yes, I'm sorry and I do regret it.)
- MSI 980 Ti
- 2x SanDisk Ultra II 960GB
- 16 GB (2 x 8) HyperX DDR4-2133 kit
But 12L? Ha! We can go smaller! Next build...