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Pianissimo V2

by korlando

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Date Published

Dec. 20, 2017

Date Built

Dec. 9, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.32 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

47.0° C

Description

Update: thank you very much for the feature and the comments/feedback, I appreciate it.

I made a few aesthetic upgrades to my previous build, mainly:

  • switched to tempered glass case

  • switched to PETG tubing

  • used PrimoChill Vue as coolant

  • installed Cablemod custom cables

The cooling performance didn't lower much after these changes, considering that the airflow is a bit worse and the radiators had to be downgraded. But at least I can keep it on my desk without it taking up too much space.

I delidded my 7820X and increased the overclock to 4.7 GHz @ 1.25V. Seems to be doing alright; temps did lower slightly after delidding.

The previous MSI SLI bridge was a bit cheesy looking, so I switched it out for an EVGA bridge. Also added some more Samsung 850 EVO storage. My previous build didn't have a shroud, so it's nice to have one built in to cover up the pump and the rats nest of cables (shield your eyes).

I'm really happy with the clean look of the rigid tubing; this was my first time using it. Had a couple slip ups - accidentally loosened one of the fittings and didn't realize until the pump had been running for a bit. The blue coolant sprayed all over the cables, but I was able to wash them before staining.

PrimoChill Vue looks pretty awesome, I can't stop looking at it flowing through the tubing. I'm using the cobalt blue one.

I like the fuller look of the Cablemod cables. I decided not to put blue highlights in there since it'd limit my future coolant color options. The neutral black/white/grey scheme allows for more flexibility.

https://www.3dmark.com/fs/14272438

Thanks for checking my PC out.

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SLOWION 5 Builds 14 points 13 months ago

damn that is clean AF

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phooart 1 Build 9 points 13 months ago

I would give my left kidney to have this on my desk

dominicc_02 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

You can sell a kidney for £400,000 or about $535460 so maybe you can

korlando submitter 5 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

Sounds like a fair trade

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 8 points 13 months ago

Still can't play PUBG

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

LOL so true

-xDesertEaglex- 1 point 12 months ago

Why? What do you mean?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Devs of PUBG haven't put enough effort into optimization, so no one can play it on high graphics settings without major lag, even with a great GPU.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

Not a doubt in my mind this will be featured. +1 for beauty and jealousy.

JacobGunther12 1 point 13 months ago

You were right

esk02k 2 Builds 5 points 13 months ago

Just as I thought I was content with my build you go and show me this... This is incredible and deserves a feature for sure! +1

RollingSushi 1 Build 4 points 13 months ago

He really did fit it all in there! Nice build, great color scheme! +1

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks, I got pretty lucky with how the parts fit.

hamirmahal 3 points 13 months ago

Awesome job with the water cooling. The PC looks beautiful.

TableTerrorMatt 1 Build 4 points 13 months ago

I really do need a new car... But this might steal my wallet instead

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

+1... I bet this will be featured! Nice job I have never seen that sort of dual GPU parallel cooling.

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

I called it!

Sykadelik 3 points 13 months ago

The pc is great and all, but I want that camera.

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Thanks, Canon EOS 80D if you're curious.

AnthonyTaylor1555 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

Love the Vue fluid! Beautiful build!

Mischief-Minion 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Wait.... I know that smell.... Smells like....

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 4 points 13 months ago

Teen spirit?

Mischief-Minion 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Feature... but ok.

VZap 2 points 13 months ago

This is one of the sleekest builds I've ever seen!

Hector1908 8 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

That is beautiful . Great job bro +1 . Great bending job , pure perfection wow ,

poINtblank213 2 points 13 months ago

In b4 feature. That is clean AF, balanced, powerful, gorgeous. Great work.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Wow. Excellent quality build. Such a nice tight fit!. That fluid looks great.

joneill03 2 points 12 months ago

That's what she said.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Yeah, left that one open. Good get.

WIthdraws 2 points 13 months ago

WIcked build, I wish I had one like this.

Codywalker16 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Hello, awesome computer! I also have the cablemod cables, but I hate the combs. What combs are you using?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Thanks, these are custom cables from Cablemod's online configurator. They let you chose the "pro" option for certain cables types, where you can add any number of thicker combs like the ones I had included, made of either plastic or aluminum. Mine are aluminum with a silver finish.

LoneCrusader 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

Very nice build, love that cobalt blue liquid. :-) Nice temps too, congrats on getting it as a featured build.

jayl89 2 points 13 months ago

Beautiful. I love that color scheme. :)

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 13 months ago

BESIDES THE APPLE MAC LAPTOP EWWW LOL, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SUPER CLEAN, FINE DETAILED, A PLANNERS MASTER PIECE OF AN AMAZING BUILD!!!!!!

It's personal preference i guess, but i like the look and feel of every single part used in this build and how it comes together with the blues.

+1 and then some!

cheezmeister 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

filthy article of witchcraft sitting beside a masterpiece
buy a vega laptop and you will not be dead to me... anymore

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Sorry, but in the software development industry, you can't always have that kind of bias. I have to use Windows, Linux, and macOS interchangeably.

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 12 months ago

and you aid in developing code for iOS too....ah damn it, how do I take my rating point back for this build lol

Just kidding, it's all good bro!

Yahtadi 1 point 13 months ago

On featured yet?

frostmaster468 1 point 13 months ago

why Apple?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

I need Xcode to develop for iOS, but also I've yet to see another Windows-based laptop match the quality of the trackpad/gestures of a Macbook Pro, which can make or break a laptop for me.

TruVueTech 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

very similar to the reasons why i use a late 2016 15 inch. my school runs on Mac so my desktop is useless in the tides of doing homework and being able to access it on the school computers.

Oh, and BTW HOLY FREAKING HOLY FRIJOLES THAT'S A NICE BUILD MAN!!! +1

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

THANKS, glad to see a fellow Mac user!

cheezmeister 1 Build -1 points 12 months ago

dead to me ^

anord419 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

N I C E F E A T U R E

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

t h a n k s

Wi1dCard 1 point 13 months ago

I literally looked at this build earlier today and thought to myself "how is this not featured"

well I was just a little early to the party lol

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

watercooling very well done +1

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basicsteam7 1 point 13 months ago

EVGA sli bridge with MSI GPUs?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Used to be a black/white/grey MSI SLI bridge, but I decided it was too bulky and cheesy looking. I think the EVGA one looks the sleekest out of the limited choices to begin with.

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JacobGunther12 1 point 13 months ago

This is the cleanest build I've ever seen. And damn that is a lot of fans...

Christmas must of came early for you!

Update: Picture #18 was my favorite, I might consider setting it as my background.

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks, the cooling in this build is fantastic. (ignore that)

Let me know if you want any of the original size photos; I cut them down a bit to upload on here.

JacobGunther12 1 point 13 months ago

Nah, I was actually just joking about the wallpaper, I was just saying that it is some good pictures. Also nice pun.

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hehe, nice

LogWin 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I would call it " Total Perfection".

zeldatp151 1 point 13 months ago

This is a beautiful build, love the custom loop. I don't have the time and patience to do one. But I would like to ask why you went with the i7-7820x over the i9-7900x? Me and you both spent about the same amount on our builds, and they are very similar, biggest differences are that I don't have a custom loop, I'm running AIO cooled my i9-7900x, and i bought EVGS hybrid 1080 TI's. Please don't think I'm ragging on you build, because it is an amazing build, I just want to know your reasons? Happy Gaming!

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks - I didn't think I'd need the extra two cores for that price jump. Although it would've been nice to have more PCIe lanes for the two video cards. I'd probably spring for one of the i9's if I was to redo the build.

zeldatp151 1 point 12 months ago

That's fair, I did it specifically for the PCI lanes, I also run VM's often so the extra cores are useful to me.

Monrin 1 point 13 months ago

If I were to use 25mm thick fans, how thick can your top 360 rad be in that case before it starts to bump into the front 240mm rad?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I think 30mm thickness is the absolute max if you're using the built in holes to mount the 240mm rad on the front of this case (at least for the rads I chose). However, there's about 30mm of clearance under the front rad in it's normal position, so you could probably get away with 45mm or 60mm on the top if you drilled some custom holes in the front.

Monrin 1 point 12 months ago

Hm, what if I mounted the fans on the other side, so the mounting bracket thing for the case fans is in between the rad and fan, giving it a "concealed" look?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Yea, that would work. I have fans on both sides of the front rad in a push-pull config, using what you described. I would flip the rad upside-down though since the tubing coming out of the top would still conflict, even without the fans on the inside.

OttoLotto 1 point 13 months ago

So Beautiful

Vairfoley 25 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice build.

What kinds of workloads do you use it for?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I do quite a bit of gaming on it, but also use it for Photoshop, Illustrator, some video editing, and running local dev servers. VMs every now and then. I actually rarely write code on it nowadays, that's my Mac's job now (I know that'll make someone cringe).

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

very slick machine, I liked it

eddieboyle88 1 point 12 months ago

that's pretty sweet, let us know how the Vue fluid goes over time

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Will do. Vue does have some high expectations, hopefully it won't clog up.

KEN.SG 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

WOW..great job, Congrats

z0ttel89 1 point 12 months ago

beautiful, BEAUTIFUL build! My god, that is perfection! Only thing that would make it EVEN better would be an i9, but then again... not worth the price increase!

ManyVermin88 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

The amount of attention to detail is amazing!!!!

szodani 1 point 12 months ago

awesome build :D

EvanRedman 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

So classy! I love it!

w2ck 1 point 12 months ago

nice build, this looks great!

S76 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

you really have skills and good design eye!

Silvercedo 1 point 11 months ago

Did you use push pull config for front rad, I noticed that you had 4x140 mm fans listed, but I can't see them? Thank you so much!

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

I did indeed, the extra two 140 mm fans are hidden by the front cover.

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

The one red light on the motherboard....... RIP

mithiral67 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Good looking build. Any issues running two 4 dimm sets on the 7820x? Read some folks saying they could only get 4 sticks to work. Thanks

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Sorry for the late response, but yes actually, two of my DIMM slots (B1 and B2) stopped working. I'm not quite sure when, because I didn't notice until I saw task manager reporting 48 GB of RAM. I've yet to diagnose why, but my guess is a damaged socket pin, so probably my own fault. Otherwise, I've had all 8 slots working perfectly fine in the past.

ThatAFKNoob 1 point 8 months ago

This is beautiful and soooo clean looking. Love the colour scheme and the SSD mounting to accent the white shroud was an excellent idea too!

Petrolspc 1 point 6 months ago

I have a similar build, but I'm just using distilled water at the moment- I love the look of this, how long does the fluid last? When I look at it online it says it's for display purposes only, leading me to believe it shouldn't be used for too long. How's it been?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Primochill Vue was alright at first, but you're right, it didn't end up lasting. After a month or so, I noticed it was caking onto the sides of the tubing in some areas, so I'm back with distilled water for now. Blue fluid was nice for the pictures though, haha.

soylentgreenispeopl_ 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

yo thats cool af my mans, do you have a reddit account? You should totally post it on r/pcmasterrace

NishPat 1 point 4 months ago

What is that monitor? I like the look of it.

NishPat 1 point 4 months ago

Nice looking clean setup!!

rogdog56 1 point 4 months ago

Wow that's amazing and so clean. Did you pick the PSU so it would match? Lol

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Maybe...

ericide 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Man, I'm really liking that table a lot. Mind if I ask where it's from?

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Sure haha, it's from IKEA. The table top is called "ÖVRARYD" and the underframe is called "BACKARYD".

thebelt24 1 point 6 days ago

should get the wireless charger for your mouse

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korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Ah well, my previous version was very quiet to my standards. But I have to say with the tighter fit in this case, and with the tempered glass panel, it's not nearly as quiet as before. I think the trade-off was worth it though.

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korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Indeed, perhaps I should rename it?

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korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

At the time I bought my first gaming x, I wasn't planning on doing custom cooling, and I suppose I wasn't too worried about the color scheme. More concerned about fan noise. Soon after, I bought another gaming x, and then decided I had to liquid cool them because of the high temps. I lucked out because there happened to be water blocks available for these cards from EK where I could keep the backplates on. The red portion of the cards ended up getting removed anyway.

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korlando submitter 5 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Yea, guess I'm a fan of Logitech. I used to use a DeathAdder Elite (lol), but wanted to go wireless, and so far Logitech is delivering. Thinking about trying their PowerPlay wireless charging mouse pad.

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Be careful with some of Logitech’s mice however! I had a G600 and it just died after 5 months. Got another one and it did the same thing. Keyboards are really nice for the price however

korlando submitter 5 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It's funny, my G703 formed an issue where the scroll wheel would send the opposite signal every few scrolls, even after a firmware patch designed to fix it. So I believe you when you say Logitech mice can have issues. I've replaced it with a G903; so far so good.