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CGA Coffee Lake '89

by andrewpulis



Date Published

Nov. 18, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 10, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.697 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C


My first ever build and it wasn't without problems.

Overall I'm pretty happy with the build but ran into problems with the length of my cables. The 24 pin is super long for such a small build so its just ziped to the AIO hose to make it a little neater and to help with airflow. I also bought the 1080 on special without really looking at the the dimensions so I'm glad that it just fit. Unfortunately due to the size I was unable to mount another fan to the radiator.

Other than those two things I think my first build turned out pretty well. I gave it a retro CGA lighting scheme as a nod to my first computer in '89


Added a few more photos featuring the new custom 24pin cable. This opened up the case a little more and has lowered my temps a few degrees.

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enewtabie 4 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

From another Shift owner. Nice work.

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

When are you putting your Shift build up?

enewtabie 4 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Ordering my CPU this week. Honestly just deciding which way to go. Got everything else. Well, had to wait for ASRock to return my RMA B350 board

KEN.SG 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Really..Nice job, That case is So WIckEd!

Searash 2 Builds 3 points 15 months ago

That looks awesome! How are your temps? What config do you have your fans in?

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

I’ve added some temps and I think they’re a little high. Not a whole lot of air flow in this case. I have the bottom fan and the bottom front fan briniging cool air in whilst the top front exhausting hot air out.

Searash 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I know it! Ive a similar setup have swapped my aio to exhaust which has helped the cpu temps. What cable kit have you got on there?

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I used to have the bottom rad fan pulling air out but the CPU was running hot so now it draws cool air in through the rad. unfortunately it dumps warm air into the case which doesn't do the graphics card any favours.

I bought a cable mod - mod mesh kit but I think the paracord one would have been easier to work with. The 24pin was on an almost impossible angle to connect. Looking at getting a shorter custom one made.

Upgrade 8 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

I remember CGA 4 colors. Awesome build!

AZAZELMILLZ 1 point 15 months ago

Andrew this actually the case i been wanting i love how it looks and i love what u done with it also it's nice only thing that stops me from getting it is the airflow is not really that good which turns me more into the fractal design meshify c and the phanteks M pro tg......but anyway great build enjoy it

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 3 points 15 months ago

Airflow is the worst part of this case. Things get pretty hot when you're running games at 4k. If only they made a mesh back panel for the graphics card.

Celeborn 1 point 14 months ago

Sweet, sweet look! Great work!

One question - I've ordered all the parts for my new Shift build beside the 3200 RAM modules. Can't decide between Corsair Dominator and G.Skill Trident Z RGB, because many people (me included) had problems with G.Skill on Z270. Any issues with the Tridents on your machine? Stability, speed, controlling the RGB with Aura? Thanks!

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I picked the gskill mainly because of its looks. Other than that the only real problem is with the gskill software and the Asus aura software not working well with each other.

Celeborn 1 point 14 months ago

Good to know, maybe the g.skill s/w is not needed at all?

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Not really, everything was running fine with Asus AURA. Installing the G-Skill S/W created a conflict that appears every time I boot up.

Celeborn 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks, I'll stick with Aura then. My parts finally arrived today, can't wait to start building!

3vilgenius 1 point 14 months ago

Those Synth-wave r/Outrun aesthetics. Absolutely loving (and stealing) that look when I build mine! How are those temps?

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Temps are a little better now that I have swapped my fans around a bit. I might opt for 140mm ones down the track. Cant wait to see what people do with their Shifts :)

3vilgenius 1 point 13 months ago

nice :)

Trinergy 9 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I just bought the case and cooler combo and am waiting on my memory and motherboard to come up to start the build. I would like to make the tubes go out toward the top of the case so that I can guide each tube separately along the sides. Trying to get a symmetrical look.

andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah I've seen another Shift owner split the AIO cables but my OCD wouldn't allow me to have a sideways Coolermaster logo

Zemnarack 1 point 14 months ago

I love this color scheme. I've been trying to get a retro 80's sort of synthwave color scheme going but I still can't get the right colors down. Also still waiting on my peripherals so I can deliver more RGB to the build. +1 man, awesome work.

steveheaven79 1 point 13 months ago

Hi Andrew, I have a question on the cpu cooler - CM ML120L. I recently installed this one same case but I built in RYZEN 1600x but I had to remove it due to pump noise. Do you hear any pump squeaky noise? on and off when the pump is running ..in the beginning or end towards the operation? I really want to use this one but i feel like i should go with fan cooler instead due to noise.

allanmce 1 point 12 months ago

How is the Cooler Master CPU Cooler?

Branaldo 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The color scheme on this build is awesome. 1980's Miami AF. Love it. Nice Job.

James_Bond_007 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

What kind of games are you playing on it?? I know with different games, it's different temps. Also I would like an update and want to know if you're still enjoying the shift and how your hardware is doing, sick build man

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andrewpulis submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks :) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_Graphics_Adapter Showing my age on this one

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