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This build was long overdue, it replaces my old system that had two Intel Xeon E5540s; which was built in 2009. I know using a PC that was almost 10 years old was painful. After the windows update to fix the Meltdown vulnerability installed, its age shined through. Anyway, enough about the old slam pig, the new rig is used for gaming, media encoding, and business workflow tasks for my home based company.

Since the system was built last night, I am currently working on finding the sweet spot for OCing the CPU. Currently the system is clocked at 4 GHz with voltage at 1.29 running at 30C idle and 70C under full load, using silent fan profile; no issues thus far. As for the RAM the system is running very stable using the XMP profile at the full 3200 speed.

Visiting the GPU aspect of the build, I find it interesting that the 1070, when in my old system, ran a extremely stable VRAM OC at 4500MHz but now in the new system the card does not like it's VRAM overclocked; I believe it is due to the fact that my old system was a reverse ATX style case, which naturally allowed the heat to dissipate away from the VRAM heat syncs, so VRAM is at stock clock rate. To that end, however, in the new system I have gotten the card to OC at 2028MHz on the GPU core.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 6 points

heh, more like wallet ripper. Nice build

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Love it, but the red on the gpu kinda takes away the awesome look.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

it let's you know that its got amd at heart with nvidia visuals

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  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

For the income-generating, home-based, mixed-use scenario I think this is the strongest bang-for-buck system I've seen so far in 2018.

[ sorry, seems to be a heavily-hyphenated day for me... ]

Are those 960 EVOs RAIDed?

Will be interested to see any benchmarks you post!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the EVOs are not in a RAID array.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man I honestly am not a big fan of green but still, nice!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, currently I have the RGB controller cycling colors with the wave feature. So that pic was just what color it was currently at.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello , I'm using the same case for my build and also using the Enermax 360. I was wondering if you had any trouble installing it into the Phanteks case? Very nice build , by the way.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Installation of the Enermax 360 was pretty straight forward, the removable fan grate/filter at the top of the case really helped in that department. My only gripe is I wish Phanteks designed the mounting slots, for the 120mm rads, with more adjust-ability; so that the radiator could be pushed towards rear of the case more. Doing so would allow for a little more slack on the tubes of the Enermax.

Thank you by the way!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the information. I've been doing some heavy research before I jump into the build. Want to make sure all the parts are compatible. Thanks again.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Soul Ripper is absolutely right, I used the same exact Cooler in my build as well the design of the Enermax Radiator is top notch in my book Great Looking PC.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, you and me both got affected by Meltdown. I'm thinking about getting Threadripper 2 because of Meltdown. *sigh*