Zotak Mek1


  • Machine not used for 18 months
  • Swapped out:
    • MX500 1TB SSD for Kingston SSDNow 960GB SUV400S3
    • Kingston was left over from that used GTX 1080 machine
    • Kingston is very budget and not good as system drive so is fine for game/data drive in this box and will fre up MX500 for use elsewhere


Powered up after sitting for a month, GTX 1070 Ti fan is on full blast

  • Not on when in BIOS
  • Uninstalled NVidia drivers, fan goes off
  • Installed NVidia drivers back to on full blast
  • System restore back to 20181004, still same
  • Factory reset using supplied DVD, still same
  • Pulled shroud off GTX 1070 Ti
    • 4 pin fan connector is loose, all good now, started reinstalling everything


  • Chrome installed & to default
  • Steam installed to 1TB SSD & commenced selected games install
  • Install Steam VR

20181003 All Windows updates

20181003 It won’t connect to either Wifi router, just keeps trying after accepting passcode, wired for now then


New Zotak Mek1 from Amazon.com US$1199 + Shipping + GST = NZ$2339 landed

  • i7 7700 (Non K version)
  • 2 x 8GB 2400 Ram
  • 1 x 240G SSD
  • 1 x 1TB Spinner WDEZEX
  • Zotak GTX 1070 Ti
  • Win 10 Home

New startup, user = TB

Powered down, removed supplied 1TB HD & replaced with Crucial MX500 1TB SSD CT1000MX500SSD1

  • NZ$343 from PBTech 201809