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hypeber

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Feb 1, 2017
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New Here, here is my new build - The Incredible Hulk or The Joker :lol:

The last pc I built was about 10 years ago. I recently wanted to build one for sim racing. I forgot most of the stuff so I started browsing YouTube while I was building it. The more I looked into it, I became more addictive to modding it and making changes . I switched to a In Win 303 case since i broke one of the glass and did not like it again so I went back to this corsair case. The case is truly an eye candy. I also played with the fans a lot, trying out different ones between the HD and the regular SP from Corsair. The new Corsair Magnetic fan is truly amazing and I am using one for the rear only. I also switched out my memory from vengeance to these amazing Trident Z RGB. It took me 3 days to get to this but I am really happy about the out come. . This is half way only by the way, next is adding some more cooling into this computer and some colored cable.

i7-7700
Asus Maximus IX Code
2 x Asus Gtx 1080 Strix
32gb (4x8) G.Skill Trident Z RGB
Corsair H100i v2
Corsair Professional 1000w
Corsair SP120 RGB x3 annd 1 ML120 PRO





 

Dark Lord of Tech

Polypheme
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Nice setup.
 

Joshua Martin

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Sep 16, 2014
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Updated my rig recently. I call it, Catalyst. Please ignore the crappy photo and glare ;)



Catalyst:
MSI Gaming 5 Z97
Intel I7-4790K Devils Canyon
- Deep Cool Captain 240EX
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 RAM 16GB
Samsung S951 NVMe SSD 120GB + 4TB SeaGate HDD
EVGA SuperNova G2 750W
Phanteks Eclipse P400S
 

aburger

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Jun 15, 2016
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Hi All, below is my current system, finally finished for now (going to upgrade the CPU and video cards eventually). This is only used for 3D motion design and graphics (Cinema 4D, Nuke, After Effects, Houdini). Let me know what you think. Sorry the pics are so crappy!

- Intel Core i7-6850K Broadwell-E 6-Core processor
- ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 Motherboard
- (2) MSI Nvidia GTX980Ti Golden Edition video cards
- 128GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series DDR4 2400 RAM
- Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 AIO cooler
- EVGA SuperNOVA 1200 P2 PSU
- Plextor PX-512M8PeG M8P Series 2.5" 512GB PCIE NVME M.2 SSD
- Samsung 850 PRO - 512GB 2.5-Inch SSD
- (2) BenQ BL3200PT 32-inch WQHD 10-bit monitors
- 3TB Western Digital Black 7200RPM HD
- 4TB Western Digital Black 7200RPM HD
- (6) Corsair SP120 fans
- Corsair 570X Crystal Series Case




 

Dark Lord of Tech

Polypheme
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http://tinypic.com/
 

gamelovers11223

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Dec 14, 2015
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Changed my case from Cooler Master to Phanteks Enthoo Primo
Core i7 6700k
Corsair H70
Corsair Vengeance 2x8Gb DDR4
MSI GAMING M5
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080
Samsung 950PRO nvme 512gb
Kingston v300 256gb ssd
Toshiba 3Tb
3 Thermaltake Riing 120mm fans
2 Thermaltake Riing 140mm fans
2 Noctua NF-F12 PWM fans
5 Phanteks 140mm stock fans
Phanteks Enthoo Primo Blk/Grn
2 DVD-RWs
1000W OCZ Gold
LG 27" 4K IPS 60Hz
Logitech G910
Logitech G502
Logitech z5500
Logitech c920
Still a work in progress.

 

Karadjgne

Titan
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Honestly, think about it. Heat rises. Common practice has the intakes low, but in front, the reasoning is that most cases have this big black box stuck to the floor in the rear. In your case, you don't have that, so I'd say use all 3 as intakes and just help the heat rise. You won't even really need high rpm, just something enough to move a little air. 2 bonuses to that, first being it puts the pretty side of the fan as visible, not the ugly backside, second being it puts a direct source of cooler air right at the gpu. Maybe take off that Noctua and put the low rear up there. The cpu won't see much if any change, you've got top exhausts, but the RGB would put a splash of green up top over the mobo. Just noticed, you've got push/pull facing intake? I'd be using the rad as exhaust and dump all the cpu heat outside. Not dump it back into the case. Again, seeing the pretty side of the fans. But thats just me.
 

gamelovers11223

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Dec 14, 2015
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Thank you for your opinion.
That's exactly what I was thinking about changing Noctua to Thermaltake. Front led fans are intake, CPU radiator fans are set up as exhaust.
About RGB fans for the top. I ordered a green led magnetic strip to go up top.
 

Jack_242

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Feb 25, 2017
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CPU: AMD FX-6300 @ 4.8 GHz 1.46v
MB: Msi 970 Gaming
DIMM: 2 x 4 G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 2133 11 cl
GPU: 2 x Evga GTX SC 760 2 GB DDR5 (SLI)
Storage:
120 GB Sandisk SSD
1 T WD Blue (2012)
750 GB Hitatchi 2.5 drive
PSU: Evga 850 BQ Bronze +80
AIO: Deepcool Captian EX 120
Fans:
2 x Noctua NF-F12
1 x Evga 140mm
1 x Cooler Master Blade Master 80mm
Case: Cooler Master 431 Elite
DVD Drive: LG GH24NSC0B
Sound: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers
Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse
HP DT528AT#ABA Wired Standard Keyboard

Lots of hot glue and foam and Epoxy :D




 

Jack_242

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Feb 25, 2017
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Yes I foamed it to try and decrease haptic feedback. When all the fans are turned to 100% it sounds like a jet plane trying to take off. Also the front fan and the radiator were sealed together to make it more efficient..
 

Jack_242

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Feb 25, 2017
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My supply of foam ran out so it looks a little tacky for the time being but it does reduce some noise.

I live in a mining town so there is a lot of dust in the air so I made little dust filters for the machine.

Note: I am using a cheap mid tower so things had to be fabricated.
 

Zozimus28

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Apr 20, 2017
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Afee a friend said it looked like a space ship, I decided to call it "NASA" due to its monochrome/black and white color scheme (similar to a lot of their shuttles) with RGB, rainbow color-puking accents. Just about everything about this build is impractical in terms of performance, price, and thermals. It was purely built to be compact as well as for aesthetics.



=System Specs=

-Corsair Carbide White 400c
-NZXT Kraken x52
-Asus Maximus IX Hero Z270
-I7-7700k (OC'd to 4.9ghz)
-16 GB@3000 mhz Corsair Vengeance RGB RAM
-EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2
-5 Corsair AF120s Quiet Edition
-1 stock corsair 120mm fan (came with the case)
-256gb Samsung 960 evo M.2 SSD
-500gb Samsung 850 EVO SSD
-2tb Seagate HDD
-Cooler Master V850 psu
-Cable Mod white sleeved psu cables (8-pin, 24-pin, and dual 6+2 pin)

Overall, with one exception, I'm totally happy with how the build came out. My one quibble was the look of the dual 6+2 cable going to the gpu. I was talking advantage of the cable mod discount I got with the mobo and considering the way the connectors are wired (even when using the clear cable guides) the quality of the work makes them look sloppy and less than ideal for what I was looking for. I may shop around for something cleaner looking (I'm open to suggestions).

I also struggled with gpu thermal issues for weeks during the build process. I was convinced that the front mounted radiator configuration simply wasn't working well in the case when my gpu temps were hitting 85c under load without overclocking. After weeks of playing with fan curves, trying push pull on the rad, adding the third intake fan below the rad... I almost decided to just live with the temps or even RMA the card. Then I decided to just try one last thing: add a third exhaust fan. After originally having one rear and one top exhaust, adding the third exhaust to the top made an 15-20c difference. Running between 66-70c under load depending on ambient temps in the room. It turns out that there was either too much positive pressure or simply not enough air being exhausted from the case. Either way, I'm just happy that it all worked out and I really enjoy the ring white accents of the fans. The thermals all around in my case don't exceed 75c and the system performs wonderfully in a 1440p/144hz gaming setup!
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator


Mine is all white inside, grey outside, to simulate a current fighter aircraft. All aircraft maintenance bays are all white for better visibility and leak detection.
 

jimmysmitty

Champion
Moderator


I live in Chandler so I am aware of your dust problem. I have a glass shelf for my TV and if I open my door for a few minutes it becomes a dust haven.

Luckily where my PC is at makes it a bit better as it is away from the front living area and the window is never opened so my glass desk and 570X never get too dusty.
 

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