Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
MaratM

Max Aluminium Monument

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

I was browsing build logs here and found one very unique Build. It is a solid piece of steel bent in very cool shape. So I decided to build one.

On top of that my good old sony vaio laptop is slowly dying (sony sold vaio brand around 4 years ago, and mine is a first gen i5) and an upgrade is much needed. My job is slightly changed from what it was 10 years ago and does not require a lot of traveling around the country, so there is not much need for a laptop.

After a few hours in autocad and sketchup both 3d model and 2d production model was done. Few more double checking of dimensions and it was ready to laser cut and bend.

So I’ve emailed it to a metalworking firm after 2 days of discussions we agreed on final design and price. All is left is to wait till it is done and shipped.

D399E0C5-70A8-4102-B6CF-1C40F82B7FAC.jpeg.49f7387e028bb10385c07f962346e43f.jpeg

58067FD4-BF49-44D7-B13B-8C1914F7A4F4.jpeg.3c00ee2532461ea42ea94cc5f241bc6c.jpeg

it will made out of 4mm aluminium with some precise bending and tig welding.

As for parts I tried to go as budget as possible to get good performance:

i5 9400f (will be delidded)

Asus Gtx760 will be upgraded later to evga gtx 1660ti

500gb m.2 ssd (sata)

corsair sfx 600 (yes it is an overkill, but i take it from my htpc build)

16gb corsair vengeance rgb 3200 (stealing it from mixed and match 32 gb “kit” in my main home pc)

as for motherboard i go for asus z170i pro gaming (can get it for around $70 and all i need is to flash bios on it in order to use coffee lake)

for cooling i have not decided yet if i find a good deal I will buy something like be quiet top flow cooler, but I also have coolermaster gemini 

447A246F-DBBC-4D6E-9AA3-94B028857C56.jpeg.4e97cb9d24ec124d6cccd66a85fd9102.jpeg

 

 


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice! Will be following

I don't see any cable cutouts, do you have any plans for those?

 

I'm still surprised at how popular that mod you're inspired by became. Just to show that simple and elegant will always win ;)

 

 


Current Projects:
Devotion: a Hardcore Shift X.

Blood Inside: a Luxury, Budget Meshify Mini.

 

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

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, Enter Plasma said:

Nice! Will be following

I don't see any cable cutouts, do you have any plans for those?

 

I'm still surprised at how popular that mod you're inspired by became. Just to show that simple and elegant will always win ;)

 

 

The motherboard will be lifted from the motherboard tray by around 20 mm, all the cables will go under motherboard and to the psu, It will not have any 2.5” hdd or ssd only m.2. Thus the only cables it will have will be 24 pin, 8 pin eps, 8 pin vga, power switch and front audio and an internal usb3. I might use some cable ties just to fix the cables under the mobo. Aluminium is easy enough to drill and tap.


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

A little update:

the case is made and been shipped to me

all the components are ordered some parts of the case have arrived a couple days ago

0CBA1D48-C372-44B5-9E69-F22CB9C408B3.thumb.jpeg.ba5613bed1cee9535ad94377efc2f8da.jpeg

a bag full of standoffs and a 12mm led antivandal power switch

447D9527-EF8D-4C80-9180-FF765C907841.thumb.jpeg.9567a3b666cf28cac2d8165d6e33dd7d.jpeg


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, James Evens said:

@MaratM Which colour is the switch?

Looks like you have not gone the RGB power switch way.

Blue, led works 3-12volts and will be connected to power led on the mobo. it a non RGB build, it is an office pc


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is a little update

all hardware arrived

9400f works on z170i pro gaming without any problems so far

1B75ACB9-241B-4F35-8F84-DE7C6CF80F64.thumb.jpeg.83e1a45e130ea6034c0eed286a541894.jpeg

a small chocolate bar is needed to get 3mm2 of aluminium foil)

moded i5 9400f

254D305C-D2FE-43FB-9E27-499237A60A68.thumb.jpeg.483763aead82e42a31d3974a1dd82e32.jpeg

It’s alive!!!

D15A3BD9-1145-4B86-B02F-B965A2FD3C26.thumb.jpeg.51d22c1a16a392748471c82ba2829bac.jpeg

Still waiting for the “case”


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

The CASE has arrived

Looks like I'm the lacky one got all the measurments right the first time.

Picked up from logistis company

image0.thumb.jpg.1b1747929b3d1553fe699202763103b0.jpg

Just put all the hardware to check if it fits

1.thumb.jpg.d4ad9625492ed85e28d9c84427d2fbd1.jpg

20mm motherboard standoffs fit like a glove, need to drill some holes and do some m3 threads.

2.thumb.jpg.9c35b28f4db848c2afa88f4f75de603e.jpg

Also will go to tig welder to get all the corners rounded.

By the way Intel stock cooler is a temperary solution. got a CM Geminy M5 but thinking of getting a Scythe Big Shuriken V3 with Noctua NF-A12x25 


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/31/2019 at 4:01 PM, MaratM said:

I was browsing build logs here and found one very unique Build. It is a solid piece of steel bent in very cool shape. So I decided to build one.

On top of that my good old sony vaio laptop is slowly dying (sony sold vaio brand around 4 years ago, and mine is a first gen i5) and an upgrade is much needed. My job is slightly changed from what it was 10 years ago and does not require a lot of traveling around the country, so there is not much need for a laptop.

After a few hours in autocad and sketchup both 3d model and 2d production model was done. Few more double checking of dimensions and it was ready to laser cut and bend.

So I’ve emailed it to a metalworking firm after 2 days of discussions we agreed on final design and price. All is left is to wait till it is done and shipped.

D399E0C5-70A8-4102-B6CF-1C40F82B7FAC.jpeg.49f7387e028bb10385c07f962346e43f.jpeg

58067FD4-BF49-44D7-B13B-8C1914F7A4F4.jpeg.3c00ee2532461ea42ea94cc5f241bc6c.jpeg

it will made out of 4mm aluminium with some precise bending and tig welding.

As for parts I tried to go as budget as possible to get good performance:

i5 9400f (will be delidded)

Asus Gtx760 will be upgraded later to evga gtx 1660ti

500gb m.2 ssd (sata)

corsair sfx 600 (yes it is an overkill, but i take it from my htpc build)

16gb corsair vengeance rgb 3200 (stealing it from mixed and match 32 gb “kit” in my main home pc)

as for motherboard i go for asus z170i pro gaming (can get it for around $70 and all i need is to flash bios on it in order to use coffee lake)

for cooling i have not decided yet if i find a good deal I will buy something like be quiet top flow cooler, but I also have coolermaster gemini 

447A246F-DBBC-4D6E-9AA3-94B028857C56.jpeg.4e97cb9d24ec124d6cccd66a85fd9102.jpeg

 

 

cool nice project! cant wait to see it finished! so you modded the cpu to work on that board? if so i would love to know how you did it,this may be something i will do for my Z270 board

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, xreaperx22 said:

cool nice project! cant wait to see it finished! so you modded the cpu to work on that board? if so i would love to know how you did it,this may be something i will do for my Z270 board

It is easy to mod the cpu to work on z170: for asus board you have to isolate 2 pins with whatever is a good isolation (electrical tape works, however i used thermal resistant sticky tape) and short 2 pins in the socket used some double sided sticky tape and aluminium foil, however some use pencil to do it.

after that you need a modified bios which is modified by easy to use software called coffeetime. Flash you bios with programming tool (cost around $5us on aliexpress) and after installing cpu in the socket it should work.

I’m currently running 8700k at 5gHz in asus maximus 8 hero as a main home pc. Link in the build log in signature.

by the way not all z170/270 are created equal, have a look at the vrm on you board some cheap z170/270 boards vrm is just garbage for 8700k/9700k, there is still some issues with 9900k on some boards.


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, MaratM said:

It is easy to mod the cpu to work on z170: for asus board you have to isolate 2 pins with whatever is a good isolation (electrical tape works, however i used thermal resistant sticky tape) and short 2 pins in the socket used some double sided sticky tape and aluminium foil, however some use pencil to do it.

after that you need a modified bios which is modified by easy to use software called coffeetime. Flash you bios with programming tool (cost around $5us on aliexpress) and after installing cpu in the socket it should work.

I’m currently running 8700k at 5gHz in asus maximus 8 hero as a main home pc. Link in the build log in signature.

thats very cool! thanks for the info,i will be doing some research on this cuz well im on a z270 board but im sure its going to basically the same steps to mod,im hoping to get an 8700k or maybe even a 9900k to work on my Z270 asus maximus ix extreme board.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, xreaperx22 said:

thats very cool! thanks for the info,i will be doing some research on this cuz well im on a z270 board but im sure its going to basically the same steps to mod,im hoping to get an 8700k or maybe even a 9900k to work on my Z270 asus maximus ix extreme board.

I'll check with the "experts" on the coffee lake adoptation if there is any problems with you board. As far as I know 9900K works but withot HT. 9700k is a safier bet.


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, MaratM said:

I'll check with the "experts" on the coffee lake adoptation if there is any problems with you board. As far as I know 9900K works but withot HT. 9700k is a safier bet.

ah yes 9700k would be cheaper also lol and ht not really needed for gaming anyways.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, xreaperx22 said:

ah yes 9700k would be cheaper also lol and ht not really needed for gaming anyways.

Hope the intel drop prices soon (my 9400F is already arond $10US cheaper now than I bougth it)


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

Mind me asking what the price was on that custom sheet-metal job? I was going to make a case out of 3D printed plastic, since I can do that at home, but if the cost isn't insane, some metal parts would be nice.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, kenblu24 said:

Mind me asking what the price was on that custom sheet-metal job? I was going to make a case out of 3D printed plastic, since I can do that at home, but if the cost isn't insane, some metal parts would be nice.

It was about $75us including 4mm aluminium sheet, laser cutting, bending, tig welding and shipment. The CAD file was my work. Need to do some spot welds around the corners and do a lot of sanding and polishing.


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, MaratM said:

It was about $75us including 4mm aluminium sheet, laser cutting, bending, tig welding and shipment. The CAD file was my work. Need to do some spot welds around the corners and do a lot of sanding and polishing.

thats cheaper than what it cost me to have a whole case made from black acrylic tho,and this was years ago price was around 300-350 and seems acrylic would be easier to cut lol maybe i should have looked into aluminum instead.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
28 minutes ago, xreaperx22 said:

thats cheaper than what it cost me to have a whole case made from black acrylic tho,and this was years ago price was around 300-350 and seems acrylic would be easier to cut lol maybe i should have looked into aluminum instead.

It is done in Russia, Aluminium and steel prices are not effected by USA government, the acrylic prices are relatively more expensive because they are not using industrial grade machinery. I could have it made out of steel of any thickness if I wanted, but steel is harder to drill and tap thus I paid a bit extra to have it in aluminium. Also I was limited to 4mm thick aluminium, 5 or 6 would of been better but in this case all the material cost had to be on me (1,5x2,5m sheet) and that costs a fortune (estimate of $600) also it was a simple one to make and i was lucky to get my CAD correct the first time. No prototypes was needed.


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

The rig is assembled and almost running.

cooler master cooler with noctua nf-a12x25 is installed

09532A75-1830-407B-88D2-BCB4F6F16084.thumb.jpeg.ffb29b54817f1a08fbd72ef007c9ee52.jpeg

The “back” panel is installed

8C1BB0BE-D19F-4508-B549-3B31C35EDEAA.thumb.jpeg.ebf63396f366359447074368612f963d.jpeg

all components are installed

00DF5D24-F150-440A-ABB2-8AE911642BF2.thumb.jpeg.ad893ed8f16e82eea9b68179c3d07b54.jpeg

C7C277C0-B284-4D45-8564-BB65F672ACCC.thumb.jpeg.dfaf247bd7d74a9c68b8dbc952fbb5a8.jpeg

CDC5C8BF-D683-4883-BD84-0A0538012A8F.thumb.jpeg.3114183afce7cdab4515e5146dc4a96d.jpeg

with one minor problem the corsair sf premium kit is too short!!!

569B02F4-C429-45A4-84FB-35129CC2EE4B.thumb.jpeg.3525e9bc3b37791da56ad90b7a40b7e0.jpeg

in order to test boot the psu was removed and it is all up and running

The temps are great around 55c in stress test, noctua fan was running at maximum speed of under 1000 rpm and it is almost silent.

1B0F31F8-0F4D-4500-AFBE-5EB398844296.png.b314348de32b4401145e37b1d5d8e034.png

Have to disassemble it once again in order to get the power button installed and “front” io panel 2 usb ports and audio ports.

 


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

I’ve ordered some sleeving, connectors and wires and going to make a fully custom cables for this rig. For now I used a 24-pin extension cable and had to tutn the PSU upside-down9AECD1B9-AE26-4F91-A558-789DE17B254F.thumb.jpeg.b89d7cc75d110fc73bf95ec6c09beb06.jpeg

The noctua fan is very impressive one keeps the cpu under 70c at the custom extra quiet settings in uefi and i can not hear it at all.

51FD1FA0-3F65-4C12-982F-900619BFA77E.thumb.jpeg.c8ac426e181cb3d58ba5715772f25406.jpeg


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

What a unique build. Absolutely love it!


Intel Core i7-5820k | Noctua NH-D15 | ASUS X99-PRO | Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-2400 32GB (8x4GB)
EVGA Geforce GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 Samsung 850 EVO 250GB x2 | Samsung 860 EVO 1TB | 2TB & 750GB HDDs

Corsair RM750 | Fractal Design Define R5 | Fractal Design GP-14 Case Fans | Cyberpower BRG1500AVRLCD

Corsair Strafe RGB | Logitech G502 | Yamaha HS-8s & Outboard Audio Equipment

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Finished "Front IO panel"

The antivandal power button is connected to HDD LED. I wanted to use it as a Power LED at first but it is a bit pointless, there is enough LED's on the mother board to indicate if the pc is switched on or off

image0.thumb.jpg.91524a7bb560cd8a1ec5815d412e101d.jpg


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

On top of that it is an "unusual" case with "wrong" CPU motherboard combo, I decided to install a very "wrong" hackintosh on it.

IMG_7668.jpeg.9460c568e48233f89e8beff389eee7f0.jpeg

So I bought a scratch SSD (120gb WD Green) and borrowed RX 570 4GB

IMG_7681.thumb.jpeg.1471aef0212c6912143b8e1255cd1970.jpeg

(was not really needed, GTX 760 is supported by Mojave) downloaded MacOS Mojave installer on a flash drive and the MacOS journey started.

58420346414__988C6D1E-F0DE-47A5-9073-333E749F78DD.thumb.jpg.d3068b06baf9879cac97f64af3c22b52.jpg58420285630__FBC0B962-8565-41B9-AC39-C4F578A9FF2A.thumb.jpg.af6c0b382374229c4c06a56095aa1045.jpg

IMG_7682.thumb.jpeg.b43d96eabc4b60545ddec76e14337750.jpegIMG_7683.thumb.jpeg.e08d2df2f623c2b688cd07b0ec2322df.jpeg

3 times I tried without any success until I tried to put the thumb drive into "black" USB 2.0 port instead of the "blue" USB 3.0 port. and half an hour later I have a "working" Mojave installed on the PC 😀

IMG_7686.thumb.jpeg.df3295647e7f09b2546b7d6060caa9ff.jpeg

It is installed and "working" without network card, no wifi, no sound but it is installed

After few hours of searching Hackintosh forums ethernet started to work, all USB ports working, but I have not tried to check their actual speed cause I do not have any fast flash drive.

Built in sound and bluetooth (borrowed an apple keyboard and mouse next day and it worked without any problems except dead batteries, I think I can live with wired-office keyboard and mouse for now) and airplay work as well. In order to get a wifi and airdrop I need a wifi card probably I will order it from ebay or aliexpress 

Airplay on Samsung Q9FN

IMG_7687.thumb.jpeg.bdd699e89c9c31ffd780307523f96d56.jpeg

Here is some Cinebench R15 and R20 results. My CPU is detected as a 3!!! core 6 thread CPU

88171032_2019-07-0914_31_15.thumb.png.175b4d9f757c2a8972d153f419953b04.png

1845037495_2019-07-0914_47_39.thumb.png.0bb15c549e7191efa2b4e48b73f2d64a.png

Some final thoughts about Mojave and Hackintosh

It works, the dark theme is great and it takes time to get used to. Windows works as well and 500Gb ssd is on can be seen from mac OS and all my documents can be used. windows does not see macOS SSD and it does not bother me.

PS I received some cable sleeving material and want to make my own custom cables, but going on holiday for  month and will not do it now.

Also I can not chose a proper GPU, on one hand AMD is a way to go but the choice is a very limited one 3 ITX AMD cards are available:

Saphire 570 4GB ITX (costs around $100)

RX 580 4GB OEM HP (very rare card on the second hand market cost around $100 as well)

RX Fury Nano (cost around $150-200, it is the best performer out of the red team, except powercolor rx vega 56 nano, it is probably easier to find a working 3dfx voodoo 4)

on the Green side there is 1060 6GB (loads of ITX cards), 1660 (EVGA) 1660ti and even 2060, they all are more expensive but they deliver much better performance than any AMD cards listed above, but non of them is compatible with MacOS Mojave 😭 

 


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Changed the CPU cooler from CoolerMaster geminii 5 to Scythe big shuriken 3. The temps on i5 9400f has not changed but the fan speed dropped by 200rpm.

60D8D05E-4695-46A6-9BCC-B697CF0EAC8D.thumb.jpeg.a2476545bb997a09212da4a9aa847bc2.jpeg

C56E9CC5-6374-46CE-8284-44104D687F24.thumb.jpeg.7ddcfc5248ef2ca988f8d8bbee6eb664.jpeg

it was an easy install and did not cause any problems

Also working on making custom cables

5D9A5242-9974-4233-9F75-EA6F1F4604E0.thumb.jpeg.f5f88da2d6464744e25eb27d25b4d99c.jpeg

using mdpc-x sleaving black and carbon red, red accent will match the red on the mobo and gpu (found rx580 8gb in itx format it is a HP oem card)


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Finished custom 12v EPS cable, the easiest one out of all power cables.

0-02-04-4092b6bf93d9a6a54e9c231705102fabe60ee330fa81f2c0e8ed9215cbf0cc10_1c6d9961090a29.thumb.jpg.ccc2cbc4513532254bf6ba6dc46aef8d.jpg 

Next one is 24 pin, that might take a while. Still can not decide on AMD GPU, still looking for vega 56 nano


CPU: i7 8700K OC 5.0 gHz, Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Z170), RAM: 32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: Asus Strix OC gtx 1080ti, Storage: Samsung 950pro 500gb, samsung 860evo 500gb, 2x2Tb + 6Tb HDD,Case: Lian Li PC O11 dynamic, Cooling: Very custom loop.

CPU: i7 8700K, Motherboard Asus z390i, RAM:32gb g.skill RGB 3200, GPU: EVGA Gtx 1080ti SC Black, Storage: samsung 960evo 500gb, samsung 860evo 1tb (M.2) Case: lian li q37. Cooling: on the way to get watercooled (EKWB, HWlabs, Noctua, Barrow)

CPU: i7 9400F, Motherboard: Z170i pro gaming, RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 mHz, GPU: gtx660 (will be upgraded soon) Storage: wd blue 500gb (windows) WD green 120gb MacOS, PSU Corsair sf600 Case: Motif Monument aluminium replica, Cooling: Scythe Big Shuriken 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×