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Devotion: a Hardcore Shift X - watercooled, oc'd to the limit, RGBW custom cables.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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This project is about beauty and raw power.
An ultimate, no compromise, form and function gaming system.

 

Main Features:
9900K & RTX 2080 with heavy OC in a Shift X
Custom, high end and high performance Watercooling
Custom RGBW Cables in MDPC-X Sleeve
Custom classy Illumination
"Fixing" the Phanteks Shift X and pushing its limits with sheer brute force
A lot of other fancy small details worth checking out

 

A big shoutout for the help, support and/or inspiration to:
Jacob (Watercool Heatkiller)
Daniel (Twister Mod / Twister7800GTX)
Nils (MDPC-X / Million Dollar PC)
All the customers of Enter Plasma that supported me over the past 3+ years

 

 

 

Hardware List:

 

 


Main:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K
GPU KFA2 RTX 2080 OC
Motherboard: Asrock Z370 ITX Fatal1ty
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16GB 3000
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
PSU: Corsair SF600
Case: Phanteks Shift X

 

Cooling & Loop:
CPU: Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Acetal Ni
GPU: Watercool Heatkiller IV RTX 2080 Acetal Ni
Reservoir: Watercool Heatkiller Tube 100 DDC
Pump: EK DDC 3.2 PWM
Rads: Hardware Labs Nemesis GTS 240 + 120
Fittings: Barrow
Tubing: Barrow PETG 14/10s
5x Delta AFB1212SH Fans (Case & Loop)
1x Delta AFB0912HHB Fan (PSU)

 

Accessories:
EVGA Powerlink
Enter Plasma PCI-E 3.0 Riser for Phanteks Shift X
Enter Plasma Stainless Steel Screws + Alu Washers

 

Custom Products / Mods:
Enter Plasma Addressable RGBW Sleeved Cables
Enter Plasma Addressable RGBW Lighting Bars
Twister Mod Stickers (Fans & PSU)
Maybe more TBA? ;)

 

 

 

 

Latest Update Summary:

 

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Testing RGBW cables / Package from China came with a lot of nice things

 

 

 

Teaser / WIP pics:

 

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Devotion: a Hardcore Shift X

 

"Quality means doing it right when nobody is watching."

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not the board I would have picked, can't wait to see the final product though


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

not the board I would have picked, can't wait to see the final product though

Thanks, stay tuned ;)

 

Which board would you have gotten? Keep in mind that a good amout of the hardware is a year old and I'm just re-using it. If I was buying all new I'd have loved to go with the Z390 Phantom Gaming.


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13 minutes ago, Enter Plasma said:

Thanks, stay tuned ;)

 

Which board would you have gotten? Keep in mind that a good amout of the hardware is a year old and I'm just re-using it. If I was buying all new I'd have loved to go with the Z390 Phantom Gaming.

exactly thinking about that board. The VRM heatsink on the new board is much bigger. I'm interested if you can buy the new board's heatsink and install it onto yours though, the PCB seems to be the same.


Studying abroad, ditched the crappy laptop for a do-all laptop double. Dried factory CPU paste, long memory timings, cooler cools the inductors but not the mosfets and an inch of unused internal space on both left and right

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV system agent undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+100/+500, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: +4GB DDR4-2666 19-19-19-43 2T Storage: 128GB Toshiba NVMe SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172) Monitor: 1080p 120Hz IPS G-sync

 

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros. Software voltage readings are wrong if your motherboard's not a high end model

CPU: i7-2600K 4493MHz (multiplier: 43x) 1.35V (software) --> 1.4V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 104.5MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 10-11-11-30 2T 2133MHz, custom: 10-11-10-30 1T 2229MHz) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (OC'd 150Hz) TN Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Results: Cinebench R15 Single thread:159 Multi-thread: 787 (thx Meltdown Spectre patch) Super Pi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.11s 1M: 8.4s 32M: 7m 45.9s

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

exactly thinking about that board. The VRM heatsink on the new board is much bigger. I'm interested if you can buy the new board's heatsink and install it onto yours though, the PCB seems to be the same.

It's slighly different I think, because it goes over the IO.

I don't realy care though because of 2 things:

1) The limit in this case isn't VRM but the watercooling and the PSU - there's only so much rad space I can fit in there, and there's only so much I can do with an SFX psu (even with the 750W I'm planning to upgrade to)

2) I have a 3500 rpm Delta blasting right in front of the vrm lol. It's not called "a Hardcore Shift X" for no reason ;)


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4 hours ago, Enter Plasma said:

no compromise

Why not an RTX Titan?


My "Amazing" Guide to Getting a Free Computer:  https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1037246-hitch-hikers-guide-to-pc-dumpster-diving/

PC 1:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X    GPU: EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 1080

RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz DDR4    SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB

PSU: Corsair CX750M V2   HDD: Seagate Barracuda Compute 3TB 7200RPM

Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400STG Red/Black   MOBO: ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac

OS: Windows 10 Pro  Keyboard:  Corsair K68 Red  Mouse:  Corsair M65 Pro RGB

 

PC 2:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770    GPU: Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB

RAM: 1x8GB Adata 1600MHz DDR3    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM

PSU: Corsair VS450     Case: NZXT H440 Red/Black

MOBO: Intel BOXDH77EB H77    OS: Windows 10 Home

Keyboard:  Rii RK100  Mouse:  Rosewill Fusion C40

 

LINUX:

CPU: Intel Pentium E5400   GPU: Intel 82G41 Chipset

RAM: 1x2GB Kingston 1066MHz DDR3    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200RPM

PSU: Sparkle-Power 300W     Case: Nobilis Micro ATX OEM

MOBO: Intel DG41WV 775   OS: Ubuntu LTS 18.04

Keyboard:  Apple A1048  Mouse:  Rosewill Fusion C40

 

MAC:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3615QM    GPU: Intel HD4000

RAM: 2x2GB Crucial 1600MHz DDR3    HDD: WD 1TB 5400RPM

PSU: Mac Mini PSU    Case: Mac Mini Case

MOBO: Mac Mini Motherboard    OS: macOS "Mojave"

Keyboard:  Apple MB110LL/A   Mouse:  Logitech M325

 

Consoles: Wii, SNES, NES, N64, Atari 7800, Commodore VIC-20, Genesis, Dreamcast, PS1, PS2, 2DS, Steam Link, and GBA

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Finwillwin said:

Why not an RTX Titan?

Because I don't wipe my butt with 100 bucks bills every morning 🤣

But a 2080 Ti upgrade might be in the pipeline.


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Finally received the last hardware, work is getting done ;)



Started doing the first tests with RGBW cables, using MDPC-X Transparency sleeve and MDPC-X transparent AWG15 wire.
The controller is a random addressable chinese one that can be controlled with an app. It's not bad, but it's a bit buggy. Not an ideal solution, but I'll keep it for now.

The LED strips for the cables, on the other hand, are glorious. These are addressable RGBW, 144 LEDS / meter. They're beautiful, and also inhumanely expensive lol.


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Got the latest shipment from China that was delayed for more than a week unfortunately.
A lot of fancy stuff, but turns out I need more screws. Some of the sizes were incorrect.


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Fancy stainless steel screws. I absolutely love these, specially together with the aluminium washers.

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Also got a new clear IEC connector to re-make the stock PSU extension for the case. It lights up really well :D

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Another addressable LED strip, for the Heatkiller Tube reservoir and possible also other stuff.
This is also 144 LEDs / meter, but much more compact - only 7.2mm wide.

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Some other stuff that arrived recently: SSD, hardline watercooling gear, cable and sleeving material from MDPC-X, and some aluminium bars for LED strips that I'm still not sure about using for this project.

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And to wrap this update up, a note about the case I'm using - the Phanteks Shift X - and an open message to Phanteks.

I love this case, I really do. It's not easy to work with - but I'm fine with that.
What is however not acceptable is the quality of the stock riser cable, which seriously degraded the performance of my GPU.
It's very disappointing and frustrating, specially because it's a fundamental part of this case AND it's a proprietary format for which you can't easily find a better quality replacement.
After a long time of researching and sourcing I was lucky enough to find a third party replacement, for which I'm very happy - otherwise I would've had to just ditch using the case altogether.

Phanteks: keep up the good work, your designs are absolutely amazing, but please make sure the quality of such important things is spot on.
I know that premium risers are really expensive, but the buyer wouldn't really care about the extra markup. Trust the quality of the result, not the micromanagement of the final price ;)

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