3 slot. Sorry, just realized I didn’t include a picture of the back. Will do that.
That is so weird!! I went to the system builder and it wouldn't allow me to select either! There must have been an option I accidentally clicked on that I missed, precluding them from showing. Stupid me. Thank you very much!
That's a cable sleeving kit from CableMods.
How did you cut the front panel so cleanly?
If you are referring to the GPU Backplate, I got it from JMMods.com. He does amazing work!
Appreciate the props! But actually, No. This was built way before RTX was announced. Bad timing for me I guess!
PM me your email. I'll send my PSD to you.
Thanks!! I am pretty proud of it!
You sir, ARE AWESOME.
Where did you get those metal PSU Cable blocks??
Same exact kit. They stretch it in the image, but that is the sleeving I used for all the cables.
Thank You very much. I appreciate it.
How is that Res holding up, and the pump? I have heard mixed things. Preparing a new build and I love the aesthetic.... but worried about the pump and res..
Yeah lol. This one and her big brother the Shift-X build, tore them down and rebuilt other builds with the parts. Dude, you can buy some great hardware now for $600.
It's all good, and thanks for the compliment regardless. She was a beauty before I tore her down. I still have an FX6300 System!!!
Lol. My bad.
2-3 Hours into GR:W, CPU is at 50-55 C , GPU running 63C. Pretty consistent with most games.
Thank you. I have an itch for a new build, so this is probably going up on eBay soon.
I literally used standard fan screws to mount those side mounted fans to the motherboard tray. mounted through the back.
I worked over time as I collected a few extra components. But once I started the actual build process, about 25 Hours total including the customization of cables and the like.
Holy Shnitsnacks!! VERY CLEAN!!!!! I am in heaven. Gorgeous. So nice man. Seriously, it's fantastic. A set of custom cables would make that build straight NEXT LEVEL man. Feel privileged to have seen this.
Thank You very much
Thank you.. Temps are decent. During the Superposition 1080P Extreme benchmark they got up to 70C. Idle is around 25C. Bottom Rad is for the GPU.
Yes, This!! If this stupendous delight of a build wasn't enough proof of your wizardry, you seem to have a PHD in iCue.. Please show us how you set the individual controls on the RGB to do that. Wow. Sexy AF
Np. If you would like I can send you the PSD I made to layout the front plate. I had to size it correctly to avoid pressure from the GPU power cables pushing the right side down and making it lopsided. Jeff does great work.
It's an illusion created by the front infinity mirror. I used the Kraken G12 to mount the Kraken X72 to the 1080ti. However the G12 has a big sideplate with holes and NZXT stamped into it. I didn't want their logo to be centerstage, so I had a front ifinity mirror plate made to mount across the front to hide all that as well as the pump etc.
Noise is good. It's not silent, that's for sure. I didn't measure, but I don't normally build with this many fans. And I am not entirely sure the 3 extra fans mounted to the motherboard tray improve ariflow at all, as the temp differences with/without them are negligible after 5 hour runs (-2 degrees with them), and they contribute to extra noise. But aesthetically, they looked better than leaving it empty there. And he wanted as much RGB as humanly possible.
Yeah, that was nuts. Thanks for pointing that out. It wasn't that expensive. It isn't even right now on Amazon. I manually edited the price, as it was only $825 total at time of purchase.
I just noticed the pricing on the RAM listed here. It was only $825 when purchased. I'll go edit that. Now I see why someone had a mild heart attack. The Kraken? 25-32 C Idle, and it's gone to between 62-69 C in some games, went to 72 C in BOPS4. Hot, but not molten. Have no desire to OC it, but if I did, would most likely want to change coolers.
That build comes as is. Every single part. Its a complete system.
I appreciate the praise! We actually do setups. My clients generally have more money/space than I do, so their setups that we do are better lol. I am constrained space wise in our home, so I am trying to make do . We started doing gaming/theater rooms last year for customers. It's my favorite part of what we do.
How bad do the frames add to cable management, or are they pretty easy to work in?
Thanks for the input. I should rephrase, as I am aware that Air coolers do not "manufacture" dust. I have simply had many air coolers in my life and they tend to draw in and accumulate for more dust than any AIO I have ever had. I had several 212's and old Intel Stock fans, and cleaning them was a regular routine. My 360 AIO I pull the fans once or twice a year and blow off the radiator and voila. This has been in different houses, locations in the house and innumerable other mitigating factors, so obviously mileage may vary of course, no two people's experiences are identical. I just got used to the aesthetic of an AIO and the quite operation of the ones I have had. I am sure there are horror stories out there to be heard on both sides of the fence. I have just done a lot of internet perusing and found quite a few forum threads in different places with Air cooling purists flat out calling people who use AIO's idiots, and other things, insisting that Air cooling "always" provides just as good and better cooling for so much cheaper and even insinuating those who use AIO's are wannabe's who cant afford custom loops so they buy AIO's like sheep. Kind of hit a soft spot as I like AIO's for there aesthetic and experience, and made me start wondering if I am truly missing something without an expensive custom loop, other than having a showpiece.
I guess my real questions is that if you have no plans on seriously OC'ing your CPU and GPU if there is any significant advantage to the extra $1K in a custom loop.
How do you like the lighting control and operation of the Frame vs the Corsair LL120 fans with RGB integrated?
Man that is Soooooooo pretty. My only gripe has nothing to do with you, but I HATE companies that need to stamp theri logo a thousand times on things. Those fans would be sweet without all the "Enermax" logos everywhere. Too busy.
You HAVE to install 3.50 First in BIOS. Here is the link:
After that is updated, you can update to the latest. Aso, Make sure you are looking at the right board, as there is an Wireless AC version of this board, and a standard, and the driver sets are totally different.
I have used about 70 of them now in personal and client builds, and I have only had a couple need replaced or have problems in the first couple years. So, I am comfortable with them. They arent the flashiest or nicest looking coolers out there, but they work, with few problems, which is nice.
Figured it out. This case is an "Updated" version of the original Panzer EVO, and they added RGB PWM Fans to get in on the RGB craze. But they did not update the CONTROLLER at all. So this is just the old Panzer EVO, with RGB Fans screwed on. You have to hook said fans to PWM headers on the Mobo instead, the case doesn't support the fans it came with.. LOL
Well I am excited to see it. Unless you want to save the work and buy mine! lol. Going to have to fund the next project somehow my wife says.
I truly appreciate the props. It was my first serious customization build. I have built about 700 systems, but 95% were of the shelf Lego builds, just snap in parts, hide most of the cables and install. Easy-Peasy. Seeing some of the insanely awesome builds here on PCPP pumped me to try something a little more clean and detailed. I love it, Ready to build the next one. Then fun is in the build for me, I just don't have enough time to use it! lol. I cannot wait to see your build, send me a link!! I love looking at what other people do, it gives me ideas!!
Thank You! It's actually pretty good. To be fair, while MOST of the cable management in the back is pretty neat and concise, the RGB hub for the GPU Backplate and SSD cover are not sync capable, as they have a VERY simplistic controller that connects to the PSU molex. As such, because of the length of those cables, that hub and wiring is kind of just stuffed under the PSU Shroud towards the front of the case. Not Ideal, but it gets the job done. The corsair hubs are great. They are affixed to the back of motherboard mounting plate
I sincerely appreciate the comments and accolades. I worked hard on it. I painted my Strix 1080 with Dupli-Color White Engine Enamel. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00296CI58/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
I agree completely on the limited number of white components out there. You can totally paint the GPU yourself, man. I was REALLY scared to do mine, but it came out great. Get the paint, a set of Sandpaper with 400, 600, 800, 1200 sheets, and wet sand the shroud in the sink, starting with the 400, and work your way up to the 1200. Blow it dry with the compressor, then let it dry for a day. Then go SLOW. VERY light coats. It will take about 8 coats before you even completely cover all the original color. Then a couple extra coats for a solid finish.
If you are nervous about doing it and can't find anyone to paint it, let me know. You can ship me your shroud and Ill paint it for you.
P.S> - I love your build. It's beautiful. I really love the Crystal Series cases. They look so cool. And the AIO Sleeving makes all the difference in the world. It's well made to. Props to CableMod for that.
It's with the Motherboard, may need a BIOS update for Ryzen 2nd Gen CPU's & Higher RAM Speeds, in my case, it did. Otherwise, No Issues. Just make sure you update your board is all.
GORGEOUS Build. WOW. I would upvote more if it would let me. What speakers are those??
The Backplate is custom design of my own, made by JMMods. And Thank You!
Those look really cool on some systems, I like the clean look of this one, wouldn't want to put a commercially manufactured figure in it. There are a couple awesome customizations coming though. I think people will love them.
Thank You! I look forward to seeing your upcoming build. Regarding the pads I'm only using them to hold the GPU Backplate cover in place. I use thermal paste for the GPU heatsink. The pads just cover the memory.