Completed The MI-6 Microtower Case: Performance in 6.7L

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Thank you...this made my day.
 
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Congrats. Cant wait to hear results. If its COOL and silent? Or if it need some undervolt?

As far as sound goes, I'll be comparing it to the GTX 1070 Aero ITX, RTX Gaming OC 3070 from Gigabyte, Founders Edition 2080, and blower card RX5700XT. If I can get it up and running, I'll also compare it to an old EVGA 750ti ITX cause.

Game benchmarks will be a bit more limited due to time to a direct comparison of the GTX 1070 to RTX 3060ti both with the case panel on and off. Looking to do Dirt 5, Shadow of The Tomb Raider, Death Stranding, BF1, BFV, Soul Calibur 6, and Metro Exodus. I might toss a few more games in there.
 
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If I remember correctly, last time among the single fan ITX GPUs, MSI has the largest fan diameter thus better cooling performance (or able to run at lower RPM to get the same result with other models such as Gigabyte ones).

Look forward to your test @Revenant . Btw how much did you buy it for again?
 

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If I remember correctly, last time among the single fan ITX GPUs, MSI has the largest fan diameter thus better cooling performance (or able to run at lower RPM to get the same result with other models such as Gigabyte ones).

Look forward to your test @Revenant . Btw how much did you buy it for again?

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Arm, leg, second mtg. I did this all for you! ;)

The price is unfortunate but about par for course, glad you were at least able to get one. Performance of the 3060 Ti is supposed to be on par with a 2080 Super, I have been using one of those for about 1 1/2 years now and it is very decent performer at 1440p but 4k would probably be pushing it.
 

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The price is unfortunate but about par for course, glad you were at least able to get one. Performance of the 3060 Ti is supposed to be on par with a 2080 Super, I have been using one of those for about 1 1/2 years now and it is very decent performer at 1440p but 4k would probably be pushing it.

That's where I'm hoping it will be. I have a 2080 that I put in my wife's rig when I had delusions of getting at 3080. HA! DLSS should help a lot in games, and this is my editing computer anyway.
 
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welp just ordered the ti card from newegg as well, we’ll see how it goes! Excited to be part of this generation :D next up is replacing my ryzen 5 1600…
Nice! If it makes you feel better, the US retail for the card was supposed to be $650. So it's not even 100% markup.

Also, if I may, the 5600X is about the perfect match for the CCD MI-6 unless your crazy like me.
 
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Nice! If it makes you feel better, the US retail for the card was supposed to be $650. So it's not even 100% markup.

Also, if I may, the 5600X is about the perfect match for the CCD MI-6 unless your crazy like me.
Paying a markup definitely isn’t ideal but i fully expected it because of the current market (and form factor). To be honest i was extremely surprised to see it on newegg. I’ve been checking daily since january and stopped a couple weeks ago…came here to verify it was real lol

And yeah the 5600x seems like the sweet spot for power and cooling requirements. I don’t really need anything more
 

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Ok…3060ti Aero ITX is installed. I had to remove the rubber protectors from the rear of the GPU side to fit it in the case. Thank you to Firewolfy for making sure those easily popped out.

I upgraded the cable to the Ghost S1 PCIE 4.0 cable. It fits, however it only works in PCIE 3.0 for me. Setting it to 4.0 locked the card to 420MHz. However, having the cable there did allow me to forgo the headaches of the the 3.0 cable issues.

Furmark puts it at 75C, 42dba from 2.5 feet away, and 1785 to 1815 MHz.

The fan is clearly a more aggressive curve than the 1070 Aero , and higher pitch. But it can be tuned.

I played an hour of BF1 and the card played just as well as my old overclocked 2080FE at 3440x1440 Ultra settings. Maybe a little faster actually. Sound wise it definitely ramped up though. I could barely hear it through the headphones and measured 46 dba. Temp was 79C. I even ran a +125 core OC for a bit, but the core still stabilized at about 1825 MHz.

Timespy was 11200 points before tuning.

Stock power is 200 watts.

Basically, a 2080 for the MI-6 for the price of a 2080ti at launch....

EDIT: Photos are posting sideways and I don't know why....

Edit 2: At +150 on the core and +600 on the memory I'm getting almost 12,000 in 3D Mark Timespy. This is pretty much where my overclocked 2080FE and 9900K landed before.

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Ok…3060ti Aero ITX is installed. I had to remove the rubber protectors from the rear of the GPU side to fit it in the case. Thank you to Firewolfy for making sure those easily popped out.

I upgraded the cable to the Ghost S1 PCIE 4.0 cable. It fits, however it only works in PCIE 3.0 for me. Setting it to 4.0 locked the card to 420MHz. However, having the cable there did allow me to forgo the headaches of the the 3.0 cable issues.

Furmark puts it at 75C, 42dba from 2.5 feet away, and 1785 to 1815 MHz.

The fan is clearly a more aggressive curve than the 1070 Aero , and higher pitch. But it can be tuned.

I played an hour of BF1 and the card played just as well as my old overclocked 2080FE at 3440x1440 Ultra settings. Maybe a little faster actually. Sound wise it definitely ramped up though. I could barely hear it through the headphones and measured 46 dba. Temp was 79C. I even ran a +125 core OC for a bit, but the core still stabilized at about 1825 MHz.

Timespy was 11200 points before tuning.

Stock power is 200 watts.

Basically, a 2080 for the MI-6 for the price of a 2080ti at launch....

EDIT: Photos are posting sideways and I don't know why....

Edit 2: At +150 on the core and +600 on the memory I'm getting almost 12,000 in 3D Mark Timespy. This is pretty much where my overclocked 2080FE and 9900K landed before.

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Thanks for the initial info. If you don't mind me asking:
- What's the ambient temperature?
- Was this done with side case panel on or off?
- Not related, but what PCIE 3.0 riser issue did you encounter?
 

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Thanks for the initial info. If you don't mind me asking:
- What's the ambient temperature?
- Was this done with side case panel on or off?
- Not related, but what PCIE 3.0 riser issue did you encounter?

Side panel was on and secured tight. I did some testing with open case vs closed and due to the MI-6 design, there was almost no difference in core clocks, temps, and performance. I say almost because I saw some benchmarks go up by 1 to 2%, but other also went down by 1 to 2%.

Ambient temp was 73F

The no video one on past builds. I just think my Ghost cable is defective this time.


EDIT: After really pushing the system I can say the sounds level at full load is roughly equal to my retro NEC and Compaq Pentium and K6 systems at idle. How far we've come.
 
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