Insert the SIM software disk in your CD drive and install SIM. SIM launches and opens to the “Main Page”. Choose the type chassis.this is not the only case that utilizes the Ikonik SIM module. This only has to be done for the first time SIM is used.
The main page shows what is currently going on, the speeds of all fans, and flow rate of the pump. There is an extra 3-pin fan connector on the SIM module, and if used, the fan speed of that fan is shown under F6-User Defined.
The liquid level of the reservoir is also shown, and there is a switch that turns the case LEDs on and off. There are also six displays that show the readings of the optional temperature sensors, which I am not using.
The Controls page allows for setting fan and pump speeds. Everything is programmable using the temp sensors.
The Alarms page allows for programming alarms to sound at particular fan speeds or temps.
There are four preset modes for running the fan and pump speeds. Each fan (or bank of fans) can be set independently, along with the pump. The four modes are Silent (default), 0dB Start, Performance, and Fanless. Performance mode runs all at 12v. Fanless mode turns all fans off until the mode is changed. Silent and 0dB Start operates on curves, Silent mode’s curve starts at 7v, where all fans are pretty much silent. 0dB starts with the fans off. Both modes run at 12v when the corresponding sensor reaches 70C.
Notice the fan speed of F1 (which is the front fans) in each of the photos. The first is 0dB Start, the second is Fanless, the third is Performance. As shown in the earlier photo of the Control page, the front fans default at around 860RPM, which is pretty much silent.
As far as noise level, with all fans in Silent Mode, the rig is pretty much silent. You can barely hear the 80mm fans if your head is within a couple of feet away, but only enough to tell they are running. With all fans in Performance Mode, of course the rig is loud, but to be honest, it isn’t as loud as you’d expect.nowhere as loud as my first build was with four 80mm case fans plus CPU, GPU, and NB cooler fans. Obviously the design of the 80mm fans in the Ra X10 makes them more quiet than the typical older 80mm fan.
The pump in Performance Mode is louder than the fans are in Silent Mode. The pump is otherwise silent.
Aug 28, 2015 0