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Empirical By Darkmatter

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Linus Tech Tips forum members!

 

I while back I was on this forum planning out my system, Empirical. My goal for this build was to elegantly design a computer in the Silverstone FT02. I made sure my cable and color management was pristine in order to create my dream pc!

 

Hardware: 

  • Core i7 4790k (stock clocks)
  • Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mother Board
  • EVGA GTX970 x2 
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum Ram 4x4gb Dimms 1866mhz total of 16gb
  • Noctua NH-D15
  • Silvertone Strider Gold 1000W
  • 2x WD Green 2TB hard drives in Raid 1
  • Samsung 840 Evo 250gb ssd
  • Lamptron FC5 V2 Controlling 3x Enermax TB Apollish fans in the bottom of the FT02

 

Anyway over the past month I have done a huge amount of cosmetic adjustments to the build. So those of you that don't remember I am using the Silverstone FT02 as my case. In my opinion it is the best case of its kind.

 

Here are some pictures of the build as it stands 

 

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And after a few months waiting for the GTX970's to be released I have the finished product!

 

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Overall mods to the system

 

  • Fully Custom cables 
  • Replaced the side panel window with a custom ordered Acrylic sheet that is very high quality and abrasion resistant
  • Plasti Dipped the Asus Sabertooth Mobo sheild
  • Plasti Dipped the frame of the Noctua A-15 CPU fan
  • Plasti Dipped the tops of my Dominator ram modules 
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Your cable management makes me ashamed of my own :P


Specs: 4790k | Asus Z-97 Pro Wifi | MX100 512GB SSD | NZXT H440 Plastidipped Black | Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler | MSI 290x Lightning | EVGA 850 G2 | 3x Noctua Industrial NF-F12's

Bought a powermac G5, expect a mod log sometime in 2015

Corsair is overrated, and Anime is ruined by the people who watch it

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello Guys! Its been a whole year can you believe it! A lot has happened since my last post and I have a lot to show you guys. Sadly I have no picture for ya'll because I am lazy :P , and my computer isn't quite perfect. Since the last post I have ordered and installed my dual 970's as well as set up my two beautiful Asus PB278Q's. When I got my GPU's I never made cables for them because I was low on supplies at the time and I have been running them with stock gpu cables ever since. Right now I am in the middle of my first semester of college so time is a bit hard to come by! I think that once winter comes and my semester is over I will have time to order more cable sleeve and pins so I can finish my build! I will try to keep you guys updated on the build when I start it up again. But until then I will be busy at school! Finishing picture will come!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

any plans of watercooling?

Unfortunately the Silverstone FT02 case is a bitch to watercool. I would have to get a massive radiator and modify the case to fit all the tubing ans such. When I get the budget to do so I will but I'm not sure if I will be sticking with the same case. Plus the whole point of the FT02 is excellent air cooling. I have the three 180mm fans at 1200rpm bowling at my Noctua NH-D15 and my two evga GTX 970's. My CPU idles at 22 degrees C and it never goes above 55 degrees C which is exceptional and very close to water cooling performance. My GPU's never go above 80 degrees C under load and are quiet and cool at idle. No need to water cool right now but I might when I have the budget.

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