Description

Finally, my beast build has been put together and ready to show off after much waiting for it. Feeling damn good over what I've done with it.

Thjis build was full of challenges for me. I'd to manage lot of hardware inside mid tower. Particularly two challenges were quite apparent for me. First, Asus Rampage V Edition 10 is not compatible with Phanteks Evolv ATX. Second, I was dealing 3 AIOs hence 3 radiaotrs and 6 hoses and I would need to make the build look pleasant as well.

Challenges were accepted and I'm quite happy with the outcome. This board has a backplate on it which unofrtunately doies not cover the full area. Only way to install the motherboard without ditching backplate was to setup both graphics cards on it out of the chassis and then put all of it inside the chassis at a time. Hectic, but I managed it and it went inside well. Next up was dealing with the bottom part of the motherboard to attach various cables as the cards were already installed, it left me almost no room to do that. Somehow, I did that. Phew!

As the board is covering almost half of the rubber grommets, so I had to pass all the cables (24 pin ATX + PEG Cables and SATA cables) before installing the motherboard in it. Power Links from EVGA are very good idea indeed as they hide the cable clutter from the front. But for those with custom cables, they are needless.

Took me hour or so in doing all that and finally motherboard was inside the chassis.

Follow up: After the build was done, I notice a bend on the PCB of the motherboard and I was already getting issues like both cards were not being shown in the GPU-Post in the BIOS. Ended up removing the backplate and both the rubber grommets. This reduces the bend quite significantly. Now, I can install graphics cards after installing the mother board inside the chassis. No issue what so ever afterwards.

Tip : Always keep the CPU socket on the motherboard covered. Now, once after all these components were inside and cables connected.

Once the hardware was inside, it was time to decide the configuration of the radiators and air flow. Quite a bit tough time there. I mounted three Corsair HD 120 RGB fans on the front. I went thru 4 different configs before settling on the final outcome and it has been widely appreciated. I've attached pics of all those configs. This chassis supports upto 360mm on the front and upto 360mm on the top with single 120/140 mm on the rear. Yup, that's correct, this is too much for a mid tower chassis but Evolv has magical design to it. I did not install the RAM earlier for a simple reason of routing the H100i V2's USB and fan cables in that area. Initially, I mounted the two 120mm rads on the front. Rest of the fans are ML Pros. But somehow, this config was not that much clean. Though I made it to the last and test booted with it. "Houston, we have a lift off"

These Metallic Graphite color sleeves are pure love. Decided to change the config and mounted one 120mm rad (bottom card) on the rear as exhaust. H100i V2 was on top as exhaust. One 120mm rad will be on the front as intake [Push/Pull]. But, somehow, it was not looking that pleasing as such as well. Decided to do the stupid idea. Took both 120mm rads on the front side thru the opening on the front of chassis. Mounted two ML Pros in pull inside the chassis on the radiators. Made the rear fan as intake as well and two fans on Corsair AIO were pushing the hot air outside. PSU was fan side down hence going for positive pressure. Then comes the next problem, ML Pro, if mounted on intake on the rear created nuisance and very irritating sound.

Then decided to mod the Chassis from the top to utilize the too much vacant space left there. I don't know what Phanteks was thinking there. Mod wass successful. Mounted two ML Pros in that part as pushing the air thru the rad inside the chassis. Two on the front were already intake. Made the rear fan as exhaust. Finally, totally positive pressure. Yup, had to ditch the HD fans, but no regret. They are only for show off. I wonder what Corsair has done with their SP RGB fans as they are 3 pin fans not 4 pins plus their RPM range is not at par with HDs and from air flow and stati pressure wise HDs also have advantge over SPs.

Finished it up with NZXT Hue+, HDD, SSDs and other remaining stuff. Time to test boot it first.

Made the Custom table for the build. Steel structure with duco paint on it and top in gloss finish. Remaining touch was added with the RGB peripherals from Corsair. Lived well upto RGB Fever. lol

SLI of both cards is above 2100MHz with +120MHz on Core and +500MHz on Memory. CPU is OCed to 4.4GHz at 1.360v. It passed 8 hrs straight stress test with max temp of 68C as a package temp.

Only upgrade left is that of monitor.

Thanks for reading and sorry for lengthy post.

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 4 points

My butt just puckered, this will be featured.

  • 35 months ago
  • 5 points

Thanks for appreciation.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice work! The similarities between your build and mine are pretty striking but you've actually done the documentation and proper cable management.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Very powerful specs there in your build. Nicely done as well.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

congrats on fitting that board in your case! What do you use this PC for? Cause that is a lot of RAM!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Actually, I did not want that much RAM for sure. I already have 32 gigs from my previous build and wanted to populate all DIMMs for better color coordination. Decided not to sell the 32 gigs kit for 8x4 gigs and just grabbed another kit of 32 gigs. Totally over kill but still achieved what I had wanted.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! I didn't know you also built that desk just for it :) I'm jelly for those EVGA FTW GTX Hybrid.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you like a PC with all of those radiators?

That joke was terrible, I'm not a FAN

Awful puns aside, this build is great. Everything kinda "fits" together

(except for the motherboard, but that worked anyway, so props for that)

Featured? Maybe?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. In my local circle, one guy named this PC as "Radiator PC" and I kinda like that.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I use 1440p and my Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q is beast. Your rig could definitely get 165 fps so I would totally recommend it. Other than that great rig, +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

I agree. or 4k

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't usually recommend 4K, if it was 2 1080's then yes, but 2 1070's might be like my 1080, 40-50 fps 4K maxed out, not a fan

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

gtx 1070 sli bench puts unigen heaven 4k at 70fps, so for sli optimized games would b perfect if not a little overkill for 60hz

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Still would rather have 1440p over 165 fps(monitor hz) than 70 fps 4K

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not really a fan of 4k but still, I am saving for ultrawide now. My current res is 2k but it ain't that much for gaming though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Or maybe utilize your current monitor and get a second 4 screen wrap. Pascal works well with that ive read

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a nice idea. Will see to it.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, display is the area needing an upgrade and it is on my wish list. Thanks for appreciation.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Goodness, 7tb of storage and 64 GB of ram sure is a lot for one computer

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Storage is not that massive as I have lot of media on it. Only 1.9GB remains. 64GB is overkill though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall sweet build done right!! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That is such a sexy triple water cool! Awesome work!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

BEE. YOU. TEA. FULL.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

TH AN KS. hehehehe

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I see money was not a problem. :P

Nice build. I would have preferred the look of a white and black color scheme myself though (Which could be easily done, except for the RAM).

Mind if I ask what sort of thing you have in mind that will harness all that horsepower?

As for the monitor, you definitely want to get that right, as it will be the window through which you get to enjoy your killer new computer. You definitely want to upgrade your current monitor for a machine like that lol.

With the monitor, the only suggestion I can really think of for something like this would be the 'Acer Predator X34 Curved 34in G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor' https://www.pccasegear.com/products/33715?gclid=CLGWwsWuqtECFcWSvQodid4Osg&gclsrc=aw.ds

Or ASUS version 'ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor' https://www.pccasegear.com/products/34726/asus-pg348q-rog-swift-34in-100hz-g-sync-ips-gaming-monitor

Either that, or a good 4k monitor at around 30" or slightly more with an IPS Panel.

The hardest part with these monitors though, and with SLI, is that some things wont fit ideally because your in a minority. Which is what I found when it came to the internet and 1440p.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for suggestions. I was just checking newly announced, world's first 144Hz refresh rate, GSync enabled 4k monitor for gaming. ROG Swift PG27UQ it is.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably wouldn't go there.

Mainly because for starters, a lot is going to struggle with it as you will have compatibility issues, especially with games and things that were developed when no such monitor existed. Not to mention how tiny and blown up (pixelated) things will be on 4k, such as a 1080p movie etc.

Also, 1x GTX 1080 isn't enough to support 4k even at 60hz on the latest games, 2x GTX 1080's I think will handle 4k at 60hz, but if you were looking to go 4k at 100+hz, I would have waited for the GTX 1080ti and even then, your going to be way out of field with everyone else and thus have all sorts of problems with getting things to look right whether movies, games or internet. It would be way too expensive for little gain (Except for in the select one or two small things optimized for it where you will be blown away, but then quickly sick of it because of it's poor optimization with everything else).

With your setup, id recommend ideally either of these two - 'Acer Predator X34 Curved 34in G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor' 'ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor'

Or I would simply go for 1440p 27" IPS G-Sync 165hz.

e.g. 'ASUS PG279Q ROG Swift 27in 165Hz G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor' https://www.pccasegear.com/products/33848/asus-pg279q-rog-swift-27in-165hz-g-sync-ips-gaming-monitor

I would actually advise against 4k no matter how good the PC is, primarily because a lot of stuff is optimized for 1080p, which one can handle at 1440p, but at 4k would be too pixelated and really ruin the experience I think.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehehehehe! This is not my first build. I've been playing with hardware since 1994. Know these things very well ;)

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice :)

Thought id mention anyway, you never know. Very nice PC. Is there a particular reason why you went for that motherboard over cheaper ones?

Thank you.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good thing that you mentioned. As, it would be helpful for those who would be reading it in coming times. A good handy reference. Thanks for that.

It is just a thing with me that I like Asus boards and always buy their high end offering. Nothing much though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm typical in color liking for the build which is black/red. Hence, the colors.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh okay. :)

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

i was searching builds and found this one, i was surprised to see that my build has nearly all of the same parts as yours but with some minor changes.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great. And are you building in same chassis with same board?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a like to the pc im going to build, the list is not final and will probably change. Im looking to add a 2TB m.2 but they cost a ton right now.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QHL62R

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Great. Few things for your consideration:- Corsair has announced their RGB Vengeance RAMs Rampage V Edition 10 is shipping with amp dac so you may not need ZXR Asus Strix on Asus board would be sexy. Though, this is personal choice. Amp Extreme is among best out there H100i? Why not H100i V2 or GTX?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking to build something similar. How do you like the 6850k, worth going to the 2011v3 board?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That would depend upon your requirement. If you are upto for gaming only, don't take this route.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Conrats on your soon featured!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Featured or not, I am very happy for my efforts put in the build. I am satisfied. :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build you have there! I was considering getting the same card for my new build and was wondering if it has full RGB lighting to match the black/green theme that I am going for?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yes, you can change the color to your desire. I have run them on green color as well.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

71 pics of prime PC pourn . Thank you for that.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehehehe! Thanks. :)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the powerlinks cover up the logo on ur GPU's

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Not fully. It is the angle of viewing that would determine it. Some portion of led is covered.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, your build is awesome! Right now I am going through the same challenge of choose the right place for the radiators, one H100iV2 and two Evga Hybrids on the Corsair Air 740 case. I liked a lot the configuration of your first picture, one Hybrid as rear exhausts and another in front as intake. Did you get good temps using that configuration? If you have any other suggestion for my setup, it would be great! Cheers!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It all depends upon the airflow. I would like to have positive airflow hence more intake fans than exhaust or more RPMs on intake than exhaust. I was aiming for aesthetically pleasing looks hence my 4th config was what every one liked a lot. So, I stick with it and it is my favorite one as well. Temps were fine in all configs.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

When u are too scared to custom watercool

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Nah! When there is no market of Custom loop and importing that stuff would cost heck of bucks! ;)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Still worth considering tho

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

It is always worth considering but I did my calculations and it was way out of my finances.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Next up was dealing with the bottom part of the motherboard to attach various cables as the cards were already installed, it left me almost no room to do that. Somehow, I did that. Phew!

No space wasted! Gotta love it. Might pick up this card in a few months! :D

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Humble thanks.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for kind words.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

The screw holes on eatx are the same as atx. The only problem was the rubber grommets and motherboard backplate.

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Exactly. Though, it was working with both on but I was not comfortable with it hence removed them.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I just did. Please spare some time and read the description. I've mentioned about this challenge.

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Have a look on YT. It is possible, just tedious.

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  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks a lot.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Going solid. Very thing bezels on them is a love. No glitch so far.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This panel has 59Hz refresh rate. 144Hz is a real treat if you can afford it but go for 144Hz at minimum 1440p.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

See if any other 1440p panel with more screen size can be found. I've 0 complaints with this panel but having 27" or so is a plus.