Description

This is now my 2nd (personal) build.

I know it won't last long like this, but it looks good for now. Planning an open loop currently, just gotta get the Mrs. on board.

Disclaimers: I'm not the best at explaining things. This is my first time using a real camera. PCPP won't let me rearrange my photos so I can't organize them :(

Couple of mods I did: (I put pictures in of them if you want to see)
280mm acrylic fan shroud for the cpu rad because the Silent Wings are amazing fans, just not made for radiators.

The back of the case has a 140mm spot but I have a 120mm rad so i sealed the gap with a 120mm to

140mm acrylic sheet so that the airflow is more focused.

Also on the back left edge of the case there is a quite large lip and as you know fans don't blow air straight. When I would game for 30 mins plus, that lip would catch the hot air from my gpu rad and heat up the case and make it harder for my components to stay cool. So I bent a piece of aluminum and stuck it on there so it deflects the air straight out of the case.

You might think that I'm a little OCD with the airflow and temps but just by doing these simple mods I was able to bring my average temps down 15 degrees. Also, I love doing this kind of stuff so I constantly think of little things to do to my pc so I don't have to convince myself not to build another pc.

Soon to be mods:
Lcd panel inside the case for CAM/hardware monitoring software. Custom loop (hopefully) Who knows with me....

I am more than willing to answer any questions you guys have. Thanks!

-James

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks really nice, very clean and great cable management! How do you plan on putting the cam screen in the build, and where?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I've seen people put screens in their build before, I'll figure it out but it will probably go below and in front of the GPU either on the right or left.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of doing something like that, but I ended up putting my PC behind a vertical screen due to the small size of my desk.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

This thing is an overpowered beast. Great cable management. I love your photography setup, too, with the PC just chillaxing out in the park. Hope there's an electrical outlet nearby to run it! :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha thanks man! That's actually just my back deck. Only place I could take pictures of it. It turned out better than I thought it would.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice work dude, very slick and clean look. And I really love that case... probably my fav on the market right now.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks man! I'm in love with the case too. The case has a major flaw in my opinion (airflow up top) but it's not a huge deal. Great case to work in though.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks beautiful. Im assuming those nf-f12 fans are controlled by your motherboard. Did you hide the fan cable coming from the GPU inside the shroud?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually it's being controlled from the cases fan controller so I can turn it up and down with the switch on the front. And yes I tucked the gpu fan cable into the shroud. Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

So is this computer more powerful than my Gateway laptop I just bought at Wal-Mart? I need to do some mining and also some design work in MS PAINT... and after reading and googling the specs on the behemoth you just built, I'm starting to regret my purchase. I wonder what their return policy is.

Any help would be appreciated.

(Way cool build, James. Darin would be proud. He would cry massive tears of joyfulness)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahahaha I was like "who the hell is this?" Thanks Dad.

But on a side note, no, the laptop will probably beat out my PC unfortunately...

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beautiful build! Do you have any pictures of the led’s when the pc is on?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I should huh? I didn't even think of that. I'll do that tomorrow.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't know what to choose :( have the exact same Build only not sure what video card i should get. the asus a8g 1080 or the evga ftw acx 3.0 1080. What would you say?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I've actually had both and I personally like the EVGA one better, in looks and it performs significantly better. Hope this helps.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

what do u think of GPU radiator in the back on exhaust and cpu radiator in the Front also as exhaust and the 2 Fans in the Top as intake ? In the meshify c

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

That is sufficient airflow for both rads which is good, as long as you have a dust filter on all of your intake fans it will work perfectly. If it were me I would personally have 2 intake in the front and CPU rad on top and gpu rad on back both as exhaust. Just because it's easier to have dust fill the filter on the top. Hope this helps.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

what brand are those cables extensions?

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha it's actually on my deck at my house.