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RickWilson's Completed Build: Amazon Prime - 980 TI Hybrid SLI

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

In my old build - I had the GPU as my exhaust fan but when I tested the rads in push/pull on intake - I ran only 1C hotter. I actually only have GPU now and I still run it on the front of my case as intake.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

no offenSe taken

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

You can def fit a 280 rad and fans in the case. I only went with 240 because of the previous case I had - otherwise I would have a 280.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Amazon Prime - 980 TI Hybrid SLI

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

They were a custom order from CableMod using their configurator and the Hue from NZXT is the lighting sytstem.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Amazon Prime - 980 TI Hybrid SLI

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Bought my first 980ti before the 1080s dropped

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Hey man - thank you very much.

On my work computer so I'll follow up with some specifics.

Monitor - I really enjoy the monitor but it most definitely needs the proper adjustment to make it shine. I tweaked my NVIDIA desktop color and gamma settings to clean it up. I have it next to 2 IPS monitors and the blacks are probably a 9.5/10 compared to those. I also love having an HDMI input for my PS4.

Fan Speeds - I'll have to check this when I get home. But the fans are in push/pull. The push fan is connected to my fan header which runs pretty aggressively (above 1100 rpm) at all times and the pull fan (connected to the GPU) runs the stock fan curve on the GPU.

My machine is probably not the quietest out there but I prefer to sacrifice a little bit of ambient noise for cooler temps.

Hope this helps!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 0 points 30 months ago

I'm assuming you are talking about the upper front fan - I use it mostly to ensure no dust re-enters my build from the upper chamber area. With the fans above the rad being so close to the top of the case I wanted to make sure the dust never re-circulated in the camera.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Haha I am submitted - just waiting now!

migs_xD's Completed Build: Monochrome v1.

RickWilson 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Congrats on the feature - well deserved!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Yup!

dvolkens's Completed Build: The Phantom Pane X99

RickWilson 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Congrats on the feature!

dvolkens's Completed Build: The Phantom Pane X99

RickWilson 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Makes sense - I need to do mine like that

Thanks for the info!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks man! All the positive comments have been encouraging as hell!

dvolkens's Completed Build: The Phantom Pane X99

RickWilson 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

How did you secure the lowest most front 120 fan? Screwed from the back?

dvolkens's Completed Build: The Phantom Pane X99

RickWilson 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Very nice!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks man - my submission is in with Ed and Randonfrank - hopefully I get on!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Haha they are good cables. Very durable.

No need to be single but it does make diverting money a little easier when you are ;)

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Well I break up my pay checks into different bank accounts using direct deposit. This allows me to split my money before I ever see it. I have an account designated for spending on fun that I set aside some money each week for.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

It's a Custom Shop Guitar Center Exclusive. Iced tea Maple top, solid body and Nashville pick ups

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

:)

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

I got them from CableMod - ModMesh using their configuration.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Lol

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

About 3-4 months. I had some of the parts already and I get to buy building materials wholesale which helped my cause!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Good question and thank you!

The extension kit is used for the LEDs in my desk. I have an extension that runs out of my case and into my desk behind my shelves and then behind my monitors. That way I can coordinate my PC and desk together - color wise.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Thanks man! Love your 1070 SLI build

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks! and Nikon D5100 with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 10-24mm F3.5-4.5G ED Lens

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

glad I could be an inspiration!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 5 points 32 months ago

:o

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

haha whoops

Chance0066's Completed Build: Oracular Node X99

RickWilson 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

So sick man

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 4 points 32 months ago

http://imgur.com/a/yCkSa

They are the few variants I made

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

I just submitted to Ed today - hopefully I make it!

Thanks for the input

The front 120 that's out of alignment is because I am waiting on some bolts and nuts to arrive because there are no pre-threaded holes for a 120mm fan - I had to tap the screws that are shown myself.

I'll think about the LEDs - I like how simple and consistent they are

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 4 points 32 months ago

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 0 points 32 months ago

Thanks man

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 0 points 32 months ago

Thanks man! I am pumped!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks a lot man. My family runs a commercial construction company so I grew up around tools and have access to some heavier duty stuff which absolutely helped.

I had a loose set up drawings that I started with, yes.

I have the frame legs on carpet sliders right now (I rent the house and don't to mat the carpet) which makes it easy to slide the whole thing forward.

Desktop wallpaper is homemade in photoshop - want a link?

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks a lot man - I did roughly draw it up in CAD and new some maximum sizes I wanted to stay under for efficiency of building materials. I made some minor changes along the way.

I mean I could create another - feel free to reach out if you are looking for something in particular

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Appreciated

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 3 points 32 months ago

I fought with that decision for a month or two - ultimately I like how the exposed edges of the case and LEDs are concealed with the regular case. The acrylic that Phanteks used on this case seems to be far more durable than my old H440.

The tempered case is super sexy as well. No doubt.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 10 points 32 months ago

Thanks a ton!!!!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thank you! The red oak is finished using Tung Oil Mix (Minwax)

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks man!

Honestly it's pretty easy (relative term) - take a look here - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/477097-phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-top-fan-cavity-mod/

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 2 points 32 months ago

Sure man - I am at work now - but I will add a few photos to the album later.

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 6 points 32 months ago

Thanks dude - fair question for sure. I've had one of the 980Ti's for just under a year now and based on benchmarks I was seeing for 1080's - I didn't see enough of an increase to warrant selling (and taking a hit price wise) on my existing card - so I stuck with the 980Ti's. Now when the 1080Ti Hybrids release - I will upgrading my SLI to that!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Good call - thanks!

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

haha

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks a lot man! I was Black and Red before but decided to go bold for this build

RickWilson's Completed Build: Spectrum - Custom PC, Custom Desk

RickWilson submitter 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Thanks!

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