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Really happy with how this has turned out. Obviously not all brought at once but has all been bought over the last couple of years bit by bit.

The 8086K has been delided so temps will peak at 67c under full load and will idle at around 26-31c. I am not really an overclocker so I just have it set to 5.1 which Is more than enough for what I use it for (manly games).

The 1080ti Poseidon is defiantly the best looking 1080 TI and with the added bonus of the built-in water block. I haven’t look at overclocking this at all so its just running stock speeds. Temps wish its great. Watercooled under load only see it max out at 51c but its average temp playing less demanding game will sit at around 39c. Its been a long while since I had it running on air cooling, but I do remember I would regally venture into the high 70’s and low 80’s. Not planning on upgrading to RTX and couldn’t justify the cost. However, if Asus where to release an RTX 2080ti Poseidon I will be very tempted.

Case, as soon as I heard that Phanteks were to release an updated version of the evolve I couldn’t wait. I was checking almost weekly on the forums to see if a release date had been announced. I Jumped on the preorder as soon as it was made available. I did take me awhile before I built in it though do to upgrading my open loop to hard-line tubes. The case was so nice to build in though, really easy cable management and plenty of room for everything. The case does look amazing once it’s finished, Phanteks have really done a great job listening to its community to make this case awesome.

Custom Loop, this is my first time building a hardline custom loop and I do admit it wasn’t easy bending all those tubes. That’s why I’ve just stuck to 90 bends. I did attempt a 180 bend for the motherboard to cpu block, but I just couldn’t get it to line up and I was running out of tubing. I would love to know any tips or tricks how to do those types of bends easier.

As a conclusion I’m really happy with my computer now and not planning on making any changes just praying to the computer gods I don’t get a leak. I think the next PC I would like to build is a mini ITX build that would be the size of an Xbox or something. But for now my wallet is empty and im done spending money on this hobby. Thank you for spending you time reading this I appreciate that. Also apologies for grammar and spelling I’m hopeless and those kind of things and I’m relying entirely on word to correct me.

Ps. I’m happy if anyone wants to drop me a message or comment some questions Or add me on steam if you fancy playing some games together. (URL below or search andyp297) https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198163815101

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey nice rig bub, I am attempting my first build and took some ideas from yours. How did you go about getting your reservoirs pump installed, did you have to get a bracket? I can’t tell from your pics and my holes don’t line up.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

i have the same question lol

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, it did take a little modding. So I used the phanteks pump mount but had to drill some holes to get the pump and res to line up. Then mounted that bracket to the back of the case. Hope this helps

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I beg to differ on your opinion that the Poseidon is the best looking 1080 ti, the MSI Seahawk X EK is a VERY nice looking card. But that's your opinion :D

+1 amazing build!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

My eyes don't deserve to see such perfection!

+1

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that tiny temperature monitor ? And does it get value directly from motherboard pins or just it's own sensors ?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It's own senor. It's water temp. The senor is actually one of the bungs in the gpu.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! Ok... I'm just putting an AIO so was wondering if I could hook something up like that.. Will probably do a DYI stat screen or if Asus comes up with some accessory with its new Asus Node header.. Thanks for letting me know.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Your welcome

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi your build is awesome!!!

I am planned to build a custom loop in the evolv x in the near future still having order parts yet I am still in the planning stages, i noticed that you have used 2 x 360 mm rads, do you think that 2 420 mm rads would fit, I can't judge the distances from your photo, or would you recommend 1 x 420 and 1 x 360 or 2x 360 rads.

Cheers!!!

+1 Awesomeness!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thank you. I first planned in using a 420mm. But there not enough room for a 420 and 360. I did try but ended up having to swap the 420 for the 360. So I could only recommend either 2 360s or one 420 in the front and a 280 in the top.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Andy,

Thanks for that!! I think I will go 2 x 360, again many thanks for the advice!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Your welcome

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

what was the reason the 420 and 360 wouldnt work im planing to do a similar loop to yours

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Case isn't big enough. The 420 will go right to the roof of the case and a 360 in the top goes the full length aswell. So either 2 360s or 480 and 280

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that infinity mirror thing with the asus logo on your video card?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It's apart of the card.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta ask...I'm planning on using this case myself, but I have a couple of questions;

How are the airflow and cable management in this case? I'm a beginner and I want an easy-ish experience.

Where would one put the Hard Drives in this case? I don't see a drive slot in the front.

Thanks!

:}

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Air flow is okay but this case is built more for water cooling. Cable management is easy. My hard drive is next to psu as there's room for two down there. I would recommend watching a few YouTube reviews as they cover these topics in great detail.