Description

My original build was getting old and slow for my needs, so I decided to upgrade. It end up in totally new build from scratch. ( I only reuse SSD, keyboard and monitor.)

This computer is used heavy in Autocad and when i have time i play some games.

Compare to my older build, working on 2 monitors is much faster, thanks to the 1080Ti, which can also keep up with considerable lower temps, so is making my working space more silent.

M.2 SSD's - Adata serves as boot disc, boot in windows is about 12sec. Samsung is used for Autocad and it indeed speed up loading times a lot.

I am happy with all the parts so far, i put this pc through aida64 test for about 4.5 hours and the temps were in the 60°C at max, however one of CPU cores was from time to time about 5°C higher. Even when in desktop, Autocad or just on internet, the core #1 is showing slightly higher temps. I know, that is pretty normal, but it is bugging me. Even right now, while typing this, temps are about 27-29°C , except core #1 that shows 32-35°C.

Asus ROG Ryujin AIO - i bought mainly for looks and i am Asus fanboy. I can compare it to Fractal Design C36 and the cooling is about the same. Noctua fans are effective, yet noise is more tolerable somehow. There are some minor downsides though - i wish, the sata cable was about 20cm longer, and the 4pin cable to AIO_pump could be shorter. Fractal AIO was cleaner installation - with Ryujin, you have to deal with a lot cables, but when you manage to hide them, it does look wonderful. (in my opinion)

Phanteks Evolve X - i wanted this case since i saw it. It have plenty space for cable management and it have a lot space for future upgrades. There is a lot of info and reviews out there, however i would like to point out few things - overall build quality is very good, but the doors on the back side are rather flimsy. So be aware of this. Front grill for fans could be made from stronger material, when no fans are installed, it is surprisingly flexible. Airflow - i think 2 original 140mm fans would not be enough for setup i have. I have now 3 Noktua fans in front and it is only ok, when on silent mode. When i set my gaming fan profile it is still fine, but for the price of more loudness. My exhaust fan is controlled by GPU temps, when 1080TI reach 50°C it starts spinning.

I assume temps on GPU could be lower, if i had it installed horizontally, but i like the looks of vertical mount. So far, i ran many benchmarks and my highest temps peaked at 80-85°C. 1 hour of AC origins, ultra settings, 3440x1440 and it reached 77°C max. I am not planning on OC GPU yet. So far, I am not planning on changing position.

Phanteks Halos rings are good, if you want to have some RGB on Noctua fans (or any other high end non RGB fan)

I would like to thank PCP again. Great place to get inspiration (and reviews)!

EDIT : with right settings for fans ( i use fanxpert4) i manage to get the temps down. on CPU : 24-27°C when on desktop,browsing and etc., 30-40°C when in Autocad, 40-50°C while gaming

on GPU : 30-35°C when on desktop,browsing and etc., 40-45°C when running autocad on both screens, 1,5 hour in AC origins max was 56°C

see screenshot for light use in pictures.

dB levels are 28-30dB while on desktop or in autocad, 45-48dB while gaming

Part Reviews

Motherboard

One extra chasis fan header would be awesome, otherwise well made motherboard.

Video Card

it does what i need and temps are low.

Case Fan

Powerful fan! over 60% is getting laud, but the performance in range 40-60% is superb

Monitor

If you have money to spare, buy it. I have no regrets! Plenty space for multitasking and games looks good.

Mouse

If you have big hands, buy it. the best mouse i ever had so far. Makro's are very useful for me in autocad.

Custom

works well with Aura. Led strips are magnetic, so it is very easy to reposition them.

Custom

looks good and works well with Aura

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

nice aesthetic, lot of LED but still looks classy. 85c max and 77c under 3d load for an hour on the gpu isn't too bad considering the vertical mount.

  • 13 months ago
  • 5 points

This is about the most dimmed down use of leds that I've seen on a premium build. I think it's perfectly. Doesn't look like a unicorn's fart with all the rainbow lights and crap. I love it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

thank you.
after some time with incense sticks and neverending try&fail "experiments" in fanxpert and putting this build through some syntetic benchmarks, i manage to find good balance for airflow for my gaming profile. then i did again 1.5 hour in AC origins, same settings and highest temp was 59°C (!). most of the time it was 52-56°C. I am impressed. Turned out, that the inbuilt fan in pump was disturbing airflow around GPU. My final setting for faming is : 35% (max50%)intake, exhaust is set to 25%, aio inbuilt fan down to 15%, radiator fans run at 30%. CPU temps during the game were 40-50°C. Interesting, that even such a small fan (inbuilt AIO fan) with wrong setting can have big impact on overall airflow. GPU fan were set to aggressive fan curve. Overal system was not silent, but it wasnt disturbing either. (using headphones)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Incense sticks...

I’m an idiot.

Thank you.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice to here. it seems the front to back airflow and the top exhaust are much better in this updated evolv. although I'm noticing it comes with higher noise levels. the front panel being so spaced out is a trade off. but in my opinion worthwhile.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love this PC. The vertical mount on GPU and braided cables look amazing.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude.. Where did you get the Ryujin?? Ive been searching ever since CES...

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

from UK. i live in iceland. overclockers.co.uk but it is out of stock atm.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I advance ordered mine from "shopblt.com" on a waiting list till 11/15 now

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This is about the only build on here with a vertically mounted gpu that I can admire.

Looks elegant, but has a massive set of cajones.

+1

How do you like the widescreen for gaming? Your monitor is one of few widescreens I could actually rock. But, the price is well over my budget.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you.

i love the screen for my working in autocad.not sure if i can help you decide, as i didnt play games on it much yet. i spent few hours in AC Origins, Mass Effect Andromeda and BF1. AC and ME gameplay is more immersive compare to 16:9. For single player games i would definetely recommend it. It is really different experience. In BF1 - you see more,it can give advantage..but coming fron 144mhz gsync 27" monitor BF action looks slower. Not sure how to subscribe it. Lets say, while on widescreen in BF1 i dint play my AA game yet. Maybe just need to get use to it i suppose.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know.

It's what I expected. For single player games OR story based games, I would love that monitor. For competitive games (especially FPS), I'll stick with my 27" gsync 144hz monitor.

Thanks for the info. I'm sure Origins looks amazing on it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build hope it gets fetured

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What is it with amazing builds lately?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that's so clean! Awesome build

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible build! I currently am running a 2950x and a 1080, case being the evolve atx, and want to upgrade and custom water cool using that case. Would you happen to know when/where (other than the 500$ offers on ebay) I can get the evolv x? Thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

i have no idea. I got it from local store here in Iceland, i had it on pre-order. i was waiting for about a month, so i know how it feels though

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This build makes me so happy, thank you for blessing my eyes:)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get that Asus ROG Ryujin ? Been looking out for one for some time but all I see is Asus RYUO everywhere. Ordered Kraken x72 this week but still out looking for the Asus one!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

from UK. overclockers.co.uk (i am from Iceland)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! That explains! Thanks.. I don't have so much liking for the shroud but wanted that OLED for stats! Newer motherboards have an ASUS node so I'm expecting more accessories soon. I'll live with x72..

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What ater cooler is that?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus ROG ryujin

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What inbuilt fan you speaking of? Also what is that item that shows the pc Temps in the case, also the asus logo in your picture (if it's placed in your pc). Looks amazing great job. I just built mine today and base cpu Temps without doing anything other than bios and updating drivers was around 63-65 c and I think that's way too high for non-load. I even bought three fans and added that while keeping the stock fans so it's kinda worrying me (running Ryzen 2700x).thanks!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

AIO cooler Asus ROG Ryujin have this info display built in on the pump. in the same pump is also a fan that is there to cool down vrm. but it is nowhere close to be silent running so i keep it at minimum RPM. This same fan was disturbing airflow around GPU, while running at 40%+.

the logo is on the PSU. First i applied a carbon M3 sticker to cover all the original EVGA look, then just put there the Asus logo that come with motherboard.

i think, that your high temps have different reason then bad airflow in case. i might be wrong, though. i would first try, if your cooler sits properly on, re-apply thermal paste and see what happens

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks man appreciate the response.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

where did u get the aio

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

My God. This is a 10/10 by far. Attention to detail through the roof! and I love that CPU block!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You already have an ASUS Ryujin? I haven't seen them on sale anywhere yet!

I hate you! :P

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Awesome looking build. I have just purchased this case to upgrade my PC to, and was wondering what vertical GPU mount is that? or where did you get it and does it come with the riser cable, or did you have to buy that separate? Any advise will be greatly appreciated. It may be that the vertical GPU mount is included with the case, but I have not opened it yet, as I am only starting my build in two days :P

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, i bought the set that includes everything for vertical GPU mount directly on phanteks page. that or from amazon.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use any adapter for making the Halos work with Aura? 3 pin or 4 pin?

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

i hooked all Halos to the led hub that is included in the case. if it helps, the hub is 3 pin connected to MB

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. If you feel like it, may you share your fan settings for the cooler in your Ai Suite? It's driving me crazy.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

i will when i get home.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

silent : AIO inbuilt fan 0% til 60°C AIO radiator fan 28% til 50°C AIO pump 100%

heavy workload desktop use (many windows *autocad, archicad, excel, internet..open for long times) AIO inbuilt fan 25% AIO radiator fan 40% til 40°C then curve to 60%@65°C AIO pump 100%

Gaming AIO inbuilt fan 0% til 60°C AIO radiator fan 50% til 55°C - 60% @ 65°C - 90% @75°C - i never reach more then sub 50°C while gaming though AIO pump 100%

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you Icelandic?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

jaok hvernig er kassin er eitthvad varid i hann fyrir verdid?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

kassin er geggjað, nóg pláss fyrir allt og lítur út mjög vel. ef þú er að fara vasskæla ekki hissa um að kaupa. meira pláss inná en í fractal design sem Tölvutek er selja, en samt ekki mikið stæri að utan og cable management er mjög einfald

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Heyrði nefnilega að front panelinn og airflowið væri ekki það besta en takk samt!

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Can you help me out i just want to know did you buy a virtical mount for the gpu and didnt list it or does this case allow you to mount gpu virtically and you just have to buy the extensoin cable

  • 13 hours ago
  • 1 point

So the fans aren't RGB but the Frames are??

  • 13 hours ago
  • 1 point

I also am wondering if you would have room for 4 sticks of RAM because I am building something very similar to this... (Room because of the pump next with RAM)

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

when i look at it, i think it should be long enough. some thoughts : the in build fan is loud when on max, also i figure it disturbed my case airflow. so i keep it at minimum all the time. Hiding all the cables is little tricky but it takes some time. If you will use evolveX and will lead the sata cable through opening on top, have some sata extension or long sata cable from PSU :)

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