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SgtFaceplant

First build attempt in 17 years. What are your thoughts?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is my first attempt building a show worthy system. See more photos and description here: https://imgur.com/a/IjolViE

 

TL;DR:

  • Lian Li o11 Dynamic White Intel

  • 8600k Overclocked to 4.8ghz

  • Asus Z370 Prime-A

  • 16GB of Corsair Vengence White LED RAM

  • Asus Strix GTX 1070

  • 256GB Samsung EVO 960 NVME

  • 1TB Patriot SSD

  • Asus Wifi card

  • Corsair H100i v2 upgraded with 2x ML120 RGB fans for top exhaust

  • 2x ML120 Non-RGB fans for bottom intake

  • 3x ML120 RGB fans for side exhaust

  • Corsair Light Controller for all 5 RGB fans

  • Corsair Commander Pro

  • 3x Asus Adressable RGB strips

  • 1x Cablemod 60cm Addressable RGB strip

  • 1x Asus ROG Adressable RGB Controller

  • Cablemod Pro White PSU extension cables (24 pin, 8 pin EPS, 6 pin PCIe)

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I can dig it. 

 

Your fan arrangement is VERY heavy on the exhaust though, which will draw dust into the system at every nook and cranny. I like the directed air at the 1070 coming in the bottom. However, with the tripple 120mm intake and dual 120mm radiator exhausts, I would probably just pull both of those out.

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Absolutely gorgeous! Performance should be as good as it looks too, the 8600K I had at 5Ghz (on the same mobo too) stomped gaming with a 1080 Ti or SLI 1080s, never seemed to choke in my testing. From everything I've seen games don't scale much past 6 cores so for pure gaming it's the sweet spot.


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

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CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 

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CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

Laptop:

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Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, RobFRaschke said:

I can dig it. 

 

Your fan arrangement is VERY heavy on the exhaust though, which will draw dust into the system at every nook and cranny. I like the directed air at the 1070 coming in the bottom. However, with the tripple 120mm intake and dual 120mm radiator exhausts, I would probably just pull both of those out.

Ive not seen any significant difference in low/high pressure setups.  Also, the rads will flow significantly less air per fan compared to the bottom "free air" fans.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@PopsicleHustler Thanks! It was a year in the making from first assemble to final realization. Most of that was just not know what I wanted to do with it.

 

@RobFRaschke I have the 3 fans on the side for aesthetic reasons mostly. I hate the big gap in the case with no way to close it. I had the 240mm radiator there for a while but the gaps so annoyed me a switched it. This is a passion project as I enjoy building and I saw this is a design/tech challenge. I have no issue dusting out the case frequently since the o11 is easy to pull apart.

 

@Zando Bob Thanks! What settings were you running to get to 5Ghz? I am an absolute novice when it comes to overclocking so I'm sad to admit mine was achieved through the Asus auto setting. I want to get more in depth with it but at this point it would just be for vanity's sake. I don't need more power.

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1 hour ago, KarathKasun said:

Ive not seen any significant difference in low/high pressure setups.  Also, the rads will flow significantly less air per fan compared to the bottom "free air" fans.

Any difference in dust accumulation, or in temperatures? If you mean temperatures, you're absolutely right, within the margin for error on almost any set-up. If you mean dust, there is significant, non-anecdotal evidence otherwise, in even less significant situations than 5 exhaust fans vs 2 intake.

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1 hour ago, SgtFaceplant said:

@RobFRaschke I have the 3 fans on the side for aesthetic reasons mostly. I hate the big gap in the case with no way to close it. I had the 240mm radiator there for a while but the gaps so annoyed me a switched it. This is a passion project as I enjoy building and I saw this is a design/tech challenge. I have no issue dusting out the case frequently since the o11 is easy to pull apart.

Absolutely fair enough! and I do really like the cleanliness of it! Now, come one though, let's see with the rear panel off.

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Just now, RobFRaschke said:

Any difference in dust accumulation, or in temperatures? If you mean temperatures, you're absolutely right, within the margin for error on almost any set-up. If you mean dust, there is significant, non-anecdotal evidence otherwise, in even less significant situations than 5 exhaust fans vs 2 intake.

The only major difference I have seen is with wildly imbalanced setups, like all intake and no exhaust or all exhaust and no intake.

 

Keep in mind that this setup is more like a 3-out/2-in configuration due to the restriction of the rads+grilles on the exhausts.

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