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by vkang1



Date Published

Nov. 4, 2018

Date Built

Dec. 23, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.114 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.535 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C


This is my daily driven PC/Sim Racer that I have been tinkering with for the past 2 years. I have been doing everything I can to not go with a custom/open loop setup. I am currently running my 4790K at 4.9 GHz on all cores. I delidded the CPU with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. The CPU doesn't see any temps > 58°C.

Most of these components were in a black InWin 303. After some time and saving, I decided to do a full Corsair 570X / RGB LL build. I went with the mirror black finish of the 570X due to it's stealth look when it is off. Although it's a GIANT fingerprint/dust/smudge magnet, I think all tempered glass cases should come in a mirror finish. The mirror black finish also features an integrated vertical mount for your GPU. It also comes with a closed up PSU shroud (unlike the regular black and white variants of the 570X).

After vertical mounting the GPU, I noticed that the GPU was bottlenecking/choking for air due to it sitting so close to the side thermal glass panel. It was peaking at 85°C and it was greatly effecting the performance of the card. I then decided to go with the NZXT G12 bracket mated to an NZXT X52 to match my CPU AIO. Now it peaks in the mid to high 50's (59°C is the highest I've seen it hit).

I'll eventually swap out my MOBO, CPU, and RAM when something newer/exciting drops from either team red or blue. But until then... my current build will suffice.

******UPDATE 01/08/2019 *********

I got my hands on an Intel i7 8700K, GIGABYTE AORUS Elite Z390, and 16 GB of GEIL SUPER LUCE @ 3000 MHz over the 2018 holidays. Able to easily achieve a stable 5.0 GHz @ 1.30V without de-lidding the CPU. I'm very curious to see what kind of clock's/temp's i'd see after de-lidding with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut.

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Krossrunner 2 Builds 3 points 4 months ago

I have the mirror black case as well and absolutely love it! Yours looks B-E-A-Utiful!

Grats on the build :D

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks for the kind words! :)

--aiden-- 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

love the build and especially the case, where did you get the desk? if you dont mind me asking

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! The desk was pieced together from IKEA. I bought the base / legs separately. All in all the desk cost right around $200.


thegamingcactus404 1 point 4 months ago

Love this build. looking forward to doing one myself

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! Good luck on your future build~

Jumpest 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Hey man, how did you configure the fans for your GPU when watercooling? I have PWM ones connected to my case but idk how to make them react to GPU temps feelsbad. Thanks!

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

I ended up using the stock fan the G12 came with. My MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X does not have any thermal sensors/readouts for the VRM's... so I just set the GPU fan to blow at 100% all the time. (The fan is still incredibly quiet when blowing at 100% fan speed)

My case fans however are all managed by Corsair LiNK... my front 3 (intake) and 1 rear (exhaust) all follow the CPU package temps. My top 2 (intake) follows the GPU temps.

Hope this makes sense/helps!

Jumpest 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Hi vkang! I appreciate the response! Reddit actually saved me and gave me a link to this wire: https://www.amazon.com/inRobert-Adapter-Sleeved-Graphic-Cooler/dp/B07F762YY1/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1543371224&sr=8-4&keywords=vga+to+fan+adapter

which was exactly what I was looking for. If you ever think ur fans are too loud or smthn then here ya go! :D

Zirf 1 point 3 months ago

wait... you used a cpu aio on a gpu?

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Yup, that's the concept behind NZXT's G12 bracket. Any Asetek style pump should fit onto the bracket.

It's also the same thing as a "hybrid" style GPU. Like the EVGA/Corsair watercooled GPU's.

Zirf 2 points 3 months ago

dang, thats pretty sweet!

vkang1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks for the kind words!