Description

This build is the result of a few months of planning and the exponential decay of my previous pc build. Over the past year my old pc was starting to show more and more bad signs and it would take a few restarts to get everything working right. Up to when I was building this build it finally died and wasn’t even stable enough to play CS:GO. With all that in mid this was perfect timing for a new build.

My overall goal for this build was to have something that would last for the next 5-6 years like my last build. I am a Mechanical Engineer so I would like to do 3D modeling as well as a fair bit of gaming when I have the chance.

Picking the parts: My main grief with a lot of built desktops I see is that there is a lot of open and wasted space so I planned the parts around the case to make the most of the available space. At the same time, I wanted everything to fit a neutral theme with the added chaos of RGB so I can change the overall appearance with a few clicks.

Case: I really liked the looks of the 570X from corsair but there were a lot of looked over details that turned me away like the PSU shroud and lack of bottom cable routing. When the 500D SE was finally announced I was glad since it has balanced looks and is a more refined product overall. It is pricy for a case but I felt with the included fan controller and three LL120 fans it was worth it.

CPU: My old CPU is 4930k and I really liked the multicore performance so I wanted to go with a more up to date form so I went with the new 8086k.

Cooler: The H150i was the perfect choice for me due to the space efficiency in the case as well as the added cooling power with the 8086k on 5.0GHz on all cores.

Motherboard: I have always used Asus motherboards and I couldn’t be happier with this product. My old motherboard did not have Bluetooth or Wifi so this is a big step up for me.

RAM: It’s hard to look at how much this costs since my old build had the same amount of ram for half the price but I decided to bite the bullet and I am happy with the performance and look in the build.

Storage: This was a hard decision for me to decide on what to get since I had a 2T WD black from an old PS4 upgrade that never worked as well as a 500GB 840 EVO from my last build. I decided to get another of the same HHD to fill up the slots in the case which will be nice for storing all the 3D modeling files. I plan on using the new and old SSD for games. I ran into the problem with my last pc that I would have to install and uninstall a lot of games that I wanted to play so this added 1T will help a lot. I decided to go with a m.2 drive due to the speed as well as running out of room in the case for spots for a normal SSD.

GPU: I was going to wait for the 1100 series to come out but two EVGA 780 SC were on their last legs and I felt that it would better for me to get a 1080 Ti for now and If I want to upgrade in the future I can give this one to my brother. I went with the FTW edition due to the increased size and performance since there was a lot of empty space between the motherboard and radiator.

PSU: This was ordered by mistake since the picture showed the HX 850 just for the neutral color on the side. I decided to keep it since it was in the back and I’ll really never see it.

Custom Cablemod: I ended up going for the cable-mod AIO sleeving and PRO ModMesh cable kit in carbon. I feel like this really dressed up both sides of the case.

Custom V1 Tech: I got three corsair logo fan grills with a matte grey second layer. I paid for the magnet mounting method but it only came with adhesive dots. I was worried that the higher temps would cause the fan grills to fall over time so I’ll have to see how they hold up. I got a GPU backplate with the same laying of material but with the EVGA logo cut out to match the graphics card. One strange thing is that the card came with magnets and adhesive to mount but I ended up just setting the plate on top of the card. One major flaw with the case is the mounting position of the hard drives with the pcb exposed. I ended up getting two matte grey plates that would cover the backs of the drives but I ran into an issue with the tempered glass door hitting the cover. I ended up using two magnets that came with the GPU backplate on the magnets on the door of the case. This added just enough clearance for the hard drive covers and for the door to close.

Overall, I am really happy with how everything came out. I plan on updating this once I break in the system with temps, benchmarking, ect.

Thank you for checking out my build!

UPDATE: Changes monitor due to the 278QR from Asus having defective display port on first monitor and the second one I received had dead pixels. Previously I had three Asus 1080p 144hz monitors with no issues. This Dell monitor has a much better picture quality as well and overall construction.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy cow this is so clean, absolutely gorgeous. +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I really appreciate the kind words! I spent hours and hours on the cable management.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It was worth it I see that cable management is the best I have seen

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. It could be a lot better but it was hard with all of the drives I had. I had to stand on the cable raceway to get it to close lamo.

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

This guy literally has a mousepad......ON A MOUSEPAD

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

very clean build, you definitely did a good job with the cable management

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Jesus! This is by far the cleanest setup I've ever seen!!!!! +1000000

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much! I had the desk mat from another build and it was still good so i decided to just have two lmao

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful, amazing, outstanding, there is just not enough words to describe this masterpiece. The cables and the coordination of the parts, the way they fit together, and the pretty lights. Gorgeous build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I am very happy with the results.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I was gonna upvote this, but it's at 69 so I can't.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

understood lmao

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Den Gråa Maskinen är en snabb MASKIN

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It is very fast indeed!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

jaw drops

sick build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

One very classy and elegant build! I am sure you will enjoy working with it for years. Looking to concoct something similar with many parts in common which is what led me to find your build. cheers

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely! I really like how I can now get 165+ fps on ultra for all of my games now at 1440p. This is a nice step up from my last build. Hope your build comes out nice!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Question .. Hi, there Did you have any issues loading Asus Bios on the first boot. Thanks

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

My bios was already up to date and I had no issues with my first boot. The only issue I had was installing windows since It would not read my m.2 ssd. After I moved the sata connections around for my other drives windows installed cleanly.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You ..

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, Are you using the front radiator as the exhaust and the other three fans as the intakes? I ask because I am going to get the same case and really want to show off the LL 120's at the front and not hide them behind the huge radiator.

Thanks

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The 6 fans on the radiator are all set to intake as a push pull configuration. The two top fans and the rear fan are set to exhaust. This is best for airflow and when i'm sitting at my desk I can see all of the fans.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build mate. Nice to see your awesome dedication to the cable management. It also quite rare to see builds with the 8086k.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I appreciate the kind words!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

omg your build is amazing!!!! I am going to be doing a build in the non SE version of the case soon and really i hope i can get it to look as clean as your set up!!!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I bet it can be even cleaner than mine. I used too many drives and the cables were hard to manage. Looking forward to see it!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

well the funny thing is i have only one hdd fewer than your build in mine, since it will be an upgrade build more or less. wow i just noticed the push pull you have in the front this case is incredible.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to do push pull with the fans that came with it since it looked so neat. It really fills up that whole part of the case making it look more compact overall. I spent a few weeks just looking at stuff for aesthetics and I love how it turned out.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

right on my plan is to get the non se version so no tg in front. I want to get the 1080ti sc2 from evga do you think a 360 push config in the front will be enough airflow for the card even through the radiator? Or would push pull be the only way to get enough air to the gpu while cooling the 8700k?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

you would be perfectly fine with just a push config. It would keep the cpu and gpu at good temperatures. My front 6 fans are turned down in the bios to reach the same power of three fans. That way its a little quieter. One thing I ran into is that the evga cards by default have a very low fan curve and my gpu was getting up to 80 degrees C. I installed the evga gpu program off their website and made a custom fan curve and now the card maxes out at 70 C under 100% load. This could be even lower but I like to keep the pc as quiet as possible due to having so many fans.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this case fit a E-ATX board? Like Asus Rog Strix x399?

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cable management skillz far exceed mine. Looks like I'll be revisiting my 500d SE soon. You are an inspiration damit lol. Nice work!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! It is tough getting all of the stuff to fit in the back and still have the door shut.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I wanted to know if you needed all the fan grills and backplates and such? I'm new to building a custom computer with liquid cooling and such so i just don't know. Your build is just a little out my budget but i changed it to https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FgHYRJ. Basically the same just a little more affordable. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need that stuff at all but I just added it since I like the look of it. Building a pc can go two ways. In my case I went with performance and looks. I picked parts that all go nicely together with looks in mind. If you went with pure performance you could have the same specs as my pc but easily save 400$ or more.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good details in there ;) But my question is,have you ever tried to put the GPU in the Vertical Mount? I ordered a Pci Riser but My 1080Ti is 2,5 slot..and i suspect that the side door wont close. Cheers +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like it would too close and not allow enough air to get to the card. I would pick up a CableMod Vertical PCI-e Bracket – 2 x DisplayPort – BLACK and mod the case to have a really nice looking vertical GPU build.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottom Line...it doesnt fit like it is right?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I have not tested this so I cant say for sure

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Are all your fans 120mm? Would there be any point in using 140 fans instead of 120 at the top for exhaust (would this provide any more cooling)? My 8086 will be overclocked to 5.2 and I'm just trying to plan everything else out. Thanks

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Just thinking now you could also run the 140s at a slower speed then which would make it all quieter (not sure about temps) or do you think having all the fans the same size is more aesthetically pleasing :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

All of mine are 120mm. It provides great cooling with my chip at 5.1. It keeps it at room temp or just above. Changing two fans to 140mm wouldn't make a difference in cooling.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a 327mm gpu fit with the fan and radiator setup you have?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It would be very close but in theory it should fit. My gpu is 300mm and there is just over 2 inches of space between the gpu and the radiator fan.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought it would be even less space left than that based on the picture but I guess not. Thanks for letting me know.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought Corsair Obsidian 500D SE and MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon , when i try to install the rear fan i can't the motherboard is let no clearance to install that fan. Can you help me please ?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, what a clean build. I like your color scheme a lot. Maybe a stupid question, how do you achieve dual colors on the LL fans? White in the outer shell and blue inside? Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The i cue software allows you to change the color on each led. So if you really wanted to go crazy you could have each fan have 12 different colors. It is a really neat software.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of doing a build like this with an m.2 and 1 hd and I was wondering if the led controller could be next to the commander and the cables still reach? But overall amazing build, and cable management congrats

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You have amazing setup bro, but you need to get better desk like Ikia Alex Desk.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I built my L desk by hand and I feel its much nicer than any Ikia fake wood desks.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you connect the 9 fans, does the mobo has 9 fan headers?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I love the build and am about to do a very similar one myself. I have a maybe stupid question but can't seem to find it on the googles. My GF got me the 500d RGB case for Christmas and it doesn't say it's the SE version but I can't even find a none SE version on the web. Does SE just stand for series or am I missing something? Sorry for the possibly stupid question but AMAZING PC!!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The 500d RGB case is the same thing as the SE. Should come with 3 LL120 series fans and a commander pro. Good luck on your build, Slash8675! :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I got it complete if you wanna take a look!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, i see you have 3 fan grills on the fans on the inside of the push / pull configurated radiator, can i just ask where did you get those 3 fans underneath those grills?, im planning to do something similar for my build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them from V1 tech :)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

the fans? (non rgb ones on the other side of your radiator)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh is see what you mean. Those fans came with the 360mm aio corsair cooler

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful!!!

Well done. Solid build.

With a few options, that's my desktops "better looking twin".

enjoy it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Now THAT is photography.

+1

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I just wish I had a better camera. I was debating if I should take the pc outside for pictures but it was raining three days straight and I didn't want to wait to play games on it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you fell into the black hole that is Corsair RGB products

All jokes aside super clean build! +1

(P.S. does the obsidian come with rgb rear exhaust fans or do I have to buy separately?)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

You would have to buy it separately. I ended up buying a three pack for the back and two on the top.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considering doing something quite similar... But I'm wondering, what are the benifits of having a push/pull front mounted 360mm rad like you, then having a 240mm on the top? would you think the 50$ price difference (for the rad) would be worth it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

er du norsk eller dansk?

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  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Can't go wrong with quality! Corsair makes some top notch stuff. Good luck on your build