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Stealth/Rift Machine GTX 1080

by bruhle

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372 Comments

Details

Date Published

May 29, 2016

Date Built

May 28, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.82GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

85.0° C

Description

Every 5 or 6 years I go all out and build a brand new PC from scratch. I was finally able to wrap this up with the arrival of the GTX 1080 this morning.

-Military/Stealth theme
-Built a custom "floating" desk and carefully routed every cable to keep them hidden underneath.
-I recently posted a picture showing underneath the desk for those asking how I hid the cables.
-Recently reviewed on "Pimp my setup"
-Recently reviewed on "SetupWars"


Not too many compromises. This is a gaming setup primarily focused on high frame rates for VR headsets. A good gaming monitor (in this case, a Predator X-34) and a GTX 1080 were the most important purchases. I'll list some lessons learned on this build below...

A few things that went right on this build, in no particular order

  1. NVMe is crazy fast. Its very much worth it to buy a smaller capacity one and put your OS and most frequently used games on it.

  2. Acer Predator X34. If you can spare the money, get a high quality monitor. It doesn't have to be this one but the entire build is dragged down if you dont have a monitor that can take advantage of everything your PC is capable of putting out. I found that 3440x1440 resolution monitors are the perfect sweet spot for a GTX 1080. You can run almost everything at max settings and still get very high frame rates that rarely drop below 60 FPS. I found that 80-100 FPS is typical for most of the games that I play.

  3. Not rushing through. I built this PC and desk over the course of about 6 months and by taking your time it will allow you to explore and carefully consider all the possibilities and obsess over the smaller details to get everything just right.

A few things to watch out for. I made a few mistakes below on this build so learn from me.

  1. The premium price for 3200MHz RAM wasn't worth it. If you want to save some money, skip the high speed RAM.

  2. The 1000 watt PSU was overkill. I only picked it up because I got a fairly good deal on it. Skip the 1000 watt PSU if you want to save some more money...

  3. While its an amazing card, the Founders Edition 1080 is overpriced and under-powered in this build. Get one from another vendor if possible.

Thanks for the interest and kind words everyone! I honestly had no idea this was the first GTX 1080 build when I submitted it. I got luckier than expected. :)
Thanks again!

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exige722 1 Build 53 points 9 months ago

YES this 1080 build ACTUALLY has photos of it!!!!!

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jipster69 4 Builds 17 points 8 months ago
Dreamalittle 3 points 8 months ago

it appears that i've been sprungPogChamp

r.i.p. comment karma. one misstep and the community has punished me. i will amend my evil ways.

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nah just delete your negative comments karma post.

Vainslay 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Damn. If only life was that easy : )

Dreamalittle 1 point 8 months ago

karma restored!

PumpkinPc 1 point 8 months ago

Lessons learned yes?

Dreamalittle 1 point 8 months ago

lessons? pray tell kind sir

exige722 1 Build 4 points 8 months ago

nice XD

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jipster69 4 Builds 23 points 8 months ago

I want to make sweet sweet love to your whole set up!

Right on top that sexy desk without fear of cord strangulation (unless your set up is in to that sort of thing)...

+1

Songster 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

jipster, your imagination is amazing! lol!

jipster69 4 Builds 3 points 8 months ago

My reality is pretty nice to ;-)

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Astrowings230 18 points 8 months ago

Where. Are. The. Wires.

classmcgeek 7 points 8 months ago

Come on out back and i'll show ya. *reveals hundreds of feet in cables

ShriyansM 1 point 8 months ago

Shhhhhh...

PCKING101 7 points 9 months ago

How has the 1080 been treating you? I am thinking of buying one.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 9 points 9 months ago

Love it so far. Although I'm coming from an R HD7800 Series card so I can't really compare it to anything more recent like a 980ti. It puts out around 80- 90 FPS for Doom and GTA V on max settings.

Charmin 1 point 9 months ago

What resolution is your monitor again?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 8 points 9 months ago

3440x1440

LuxLikeFun 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

x34 is an amazing monitor, I picked up the LG 34UC87C can't wait to get the ACX 3.0 SC and watercool it. 3440x1440 plays alot better than 4k in terms of FPS.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Agreed, the FPS for true 4k goes off a cliff compared to 3440 x 1440. Ultra wide is the perfect sweet spot.

Suplewich 1 point 8 months ago

Is your monitor amazing? I'm really hesitating between 4K & That X34.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

I haven't played on a 4K monitor before so I cant help you make the comparison. However, while the photos dont do it justice,the X34 is probably one of the best parts of the build. The only thing I might have done differently is to wait for a refurbished one to surface online. I saw one for as low as $700.

HyperYveltal16 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah, me too

zacR 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

If you currently have a GTX 670 equivalent or higher, I'd say wait for the 1080Ti.

technobreakafobe 1 Build 5 points 8 months ago

How did you hide those cables?! Sorcery! :D

tommy.tntxc 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

He recently added a pic of the cables routed under the desk :)

Bpanda25 3 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

It feels good doesn't it!!!!!! ????lol

philphaser 10 Builds 4 points 9 months ago

Your setup would get a 100 at Pimp My Setup. And your build get's a special and very jelous place in my heart.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I'll have to check that out and see if I can submit it.

philphaser 10 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

I'll get the tissues and the lotion ready...!

elias.boehmer 0 points 8 months ago

matt would say that he should have a poster/decal on the left of the monitor

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Just posed a new photo! :)

elias.boehmer 2 points 8 months ago

Enter, NOW, it will get on to setup spotlight, and enter pc wars aswell.

philphaser 10 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

HA! Keepin' it 100!

boatyo 4 points 8 months ago

A true 1080 build? Could it be?!!

My eyes are really not kill?

+1 for the 1080

TheGamingBible 1 point 8 months ago

lol

mblboss 1 point 8 months ago

bt wot if eye wos not kill?

XxPCbuilder2016xX 3 points 8 months ago

+1111 Love your cable management ITS SO CLEAN :D Also that 1080 do!

Faizan 3 points 8 months ago

Umm, yeah, where are your cables? :/

Redwhistle 3 points 8 months ago

That's what I would like to know.

JackGIII 3 points 8 months ago

What a build! Is that Sam Fisher? The original Splinter Cell on the original Xbox is my favorite game of all time. Aside from the original Doom shareware I still have somewhere on ~14 floppies.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Yep, it's Sam from Chaos Theory. I drew it in my high school art class about 10 years ago. Gotta love the old classics. :)

CullanAsh 3 points 8 months ago

Summit this to Edgar for setup wars, youtube.com/techsource

iitzBrandonXD 1 point 8 months ago

Yeah i think he'd really like this :D

Ilovecomputerz 2 points 9 months ago

First build with actual pictures of the 1080. Clean build. +1 For me.

KB_Evolved 5 Builds 4 points 8 months ago

There was a 1080 build a few weeks ago but I believe that was a nvidia sponsored build.

A lot will be popping up now though.

I'm personally waiting for evga classified/FTW or msi gaming X before I buy a card. I don't want to buy a founders edition since nvidia decided they should charge a premium for the reference cooler.

Bpanda25 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I love that desk setup!! no wires! No mess Just clean and Superb!!

thejokster1 2 points 9 months ago

There are no cable...anywhere :D +1

CleverJimmy 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

You now have a godly setup

CleverJimmy 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I'm not criticizing your decision but why did you go with the founders edition with much higher temps and lower clocks instead of going with a card from evga, asus, etc?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

Fair question. I had everything setup like this for about a month but was using a very very old graphics card from my old setup I built in 09. (The worst and most painful bottleneck I've ever witnessed...) I couldn't hold out any longer, plus I got lucky and was actually able to secure a pre-order on Amazon so I just went for it. I'll eventually sell the Founders Edition for a slight loss and just grab the EVGA Hybrid when its available.

helix122 2 points 9 months ago

+1 mate for 1st genuine 1080 build. That setup looks sick, you should enter setup wars.

elias.boehmer 2 points 8 months ago

or pimp my setup

afdryan13 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Or Room Tour Project

shmattymcfatty 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

That's one nice battle station you got there! like the use of the Phanteks evolve I have the same case and is by far my favorite. OH you'r 1080 is a nice addition as well :)

relco 5 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Holy ****. I love this build, the set-up is absolutely gorgeous. +100 my friend you win the aesthetics category, plus you have A FREAKING 1080 :D! Congrats on being a l33t PC builder!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you sir! I cant believe how lucky I got when I actually received it yesterday,

Nathan291 1 point 8 months ago

Where/ how did you order the 1080?? Just curious because i have not seen it on any sites

Jäßßäwöçkëë 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

BRUH the build is SHWEET! but the overall space is absolutely amazing!

dreadfulmanny 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

+1 for an actual 1080 build!! Flawless build

XxPCbuilder2016xX 2 points 8 months ago

This should be a featured build!

FACUNDO 12 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Wow dude... Your build is INSANE!!!

InvaderGir 2 points 8 months ago

Awesome dude, the 1080 is a great card.

I also love that case, what are your thoughts on the ATX Glass edition?

Also what headphones are those?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks!

I LOVE the tempered glass edition and would be tempted to make the switch. However, I wish it only had a single glass window on one side instead of both. If Phanteks releases a new Evolv case with just ONE tempered glass panel then I'm definitely in.

Also, the headphones are Turtle Beach Elite 800s.

UnicornWarriorrr 2 points 8 months ago

Finally a real 1080 build, and... and... and... its... its beautiful :)

floridaboz 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

I love the builds where people also show off the workstation area, it helps to paint a full picture.

The build itself is also really sweet, cable management, desk work area, top notch.

I am also guessing you hid the monitor cables in the wall, if so, and i am not wrong, nice touch, if they are somewhere else and i can't see them, very very nice touch.

Thefan630 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

The Headphone stand looks way more interesting to me. Is it proprietary or can you buy it somewhere?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 4 points 8 months ago

Hi, the headset is a Turtle Beach Elite 800. You can buy them on Amazon or at Gamestop.

TMatthews 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

He said headphone "stand "

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Oh yeah. I'm not aware of any other headphone stands that work that way.

Sopey 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

I found this yesterday and was really hoping to see it featured. Nice job!

sponix 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nothing Short of Amazing..

Thanks for Sharing !!

SynchGames 2 points 8 months ago

So, can I borrow that build just for a minute? >:D

On a more serious note, this build is outstanding! Congratulations on being the first builder using the 1080.

+1

spockdoesanything 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

+1 For the Perk Bottles man!

Snikpoh 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Hefty budget. Big fan of good cable management. Well done sir.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Lol, it's amazing how quickly the budget gets out of hand. My hand was shaking as I clicked "process order" for the X-34.

Snikpoh 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Mine would be too. Your bravery is noted. Enjoy that beast.

TheGamingBible 2 points 8 months ago

Hey so you said you will swap out your current cpu with the Broadwell-E, should i get your current cpu or do i run?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Wait a few days until Computex 2016 is over with. Intel will be releasing the new CPUs very soon so at least wait to see the exact date they will be releasing the new stuff before buying anything.

TheGamingBible 1 point 8 months ago

Thankyou.

Selicos 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Check out the news today for all your info.

PcHacker97 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I don't know if you will get to see this comment with it being the feature build but I have some questions that I hope you can answer for me. One where did you get the eight pin graphic card cable? I've been looking for them and cannot find them anywhere. Second what is you boot time with the 850 Samsung Evo? Mine is 40 seconds with a Asrock mother board and wondering how the ASUS brand is?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi there, I got the 8 pin connector from Amazon for about $9. (Silverstone Tek Sleeved Extension Power Supply Cable with 1 x 8-Pin to PCI-E 8-Pin Connector (PP07-PCIB))

I actually boot using the Samsung 950 Pro. I haven't measured it with a stopwatch, but NVMe's are extremely fast and I can boot to the desktop in around 10-15 seconds. I think you'll be fine with Asrock, the hard drive is where you save the most time booting up.

Good luck on your build!

PcHacker97 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Alright so you are using the M.2 Drive, I wonder if there is much of a difference between the two? I'm assuming that there is. Are you planning on SLI the graphics cards when you the new non-reference cards come out, and also what are your plans right now for when the 14mm Intel processors come out. Like which one are you planning on buying? Also what software are you using for your overclock? Lastly let me know if you have any channel issues with using every channel up with memory.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

There's a big difference between NVMe and SSD, especially when booting and restarting your PC. The only downside to NVMe is that prices are high and the capacities are pretty low. Rule of thumb in case you get one. Install the OS and most frequently used programs on the NVMe, and install less frequently used programs on the SDD.

I dont plan to put this build into an SLI configuration. I hear it doesn't scale very well and its honestly just too much money for me to spend. (My wife has been a very good sport so far. :)) Everything can be maxed out with high frame rates on one 1080 anyways.

I'll wait for the reviews of the new Broadwell-e CPUs before selling my current one and moving over. I wont likely get anything higher than a i7-6850K. Diminishing returns kick in too quickly to justify anything more expensive.

EVGA Precision for overclocking the GPU.

No channel issues yet but I'd recommend people skip 3200MHz RAM. I havent noticed any real world/practical performance impact with it.

PcHacker97 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

After seeing all the new tech that will becoming out I think I will do another update to my current system. There are is a new huge push to the x99 platform and I like the new competition in the market. As for the CPU I don't think I would or could pay anything more than the 1k cpu chip. Might go with the new gigabyte line of motherboards or the ASUS delux II. Also what is very nice is the new line of computer cases. I even found one that will be capable to have a full atx board and a micro atx board as well. Pretty cool.

beatboxingboy 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

really cool build! love the look/theme (THE PICTURES ARE SO CLEAR!!!!). But question, why is the 1080 (I love saying that) on the lower slot and on on the top? I could be wrong but on most motherboards, the top slot has better performance? I am sorry if you have already answered a comment about this, but I have not seen one. Again, I could (and probably am) wrong but I figured I might as well ask.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi, I ran benchmarks in both slots and it doesn't really make any real world difference. I put it in the second slot for aesthetic appeal but might move it.

beatboxingboy 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

thats fine! thanks for answering! I like the look on the bottom but I also like it on the top. Do whatever you like best!

ShriyansM 2 points 8 months ago

I see you've gone all out, but are you able to play MineSweeper??? Thanks for actually putting the picture of the gtx 1080 as well, since some people say they've put it in their build but never show it.

xXMegasteel32Xx 2 points 8 months ago

I think your cable management is on point.

"Where's all the cables Lebowski?!"

Bodom0511 5 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Great set up! BUT the red drink has slightly less in it than the other 3 bottles, MUST FIX.

vekspec 5 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Neat a 1080 build! Great job!!! how's the reference style card working out for you so far? how do you like it compared to previous reference designs?

i'm personally waiting for the bonkers/mad OEM cards to come out but glad to see a 1080 :)

+1080 ;)

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I cant compare the 1080 to anything more recent like a 980ti since my previous PC was much older but so far I love the performance gains.

I do think its probably worth it for most people to wait to get the custom versions of the 1080 though since they will perform much better. The "Founders Edition" is basically an impatience tax... :)

LTDA 2 points 8 months ago

+1 Looks absolutely beautiful! First I've seen any1 wit a 1080. Where did you get those perk a cola from there awesome?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks, I made those bottles myself a few years ago. There are tutorials on Youtube that show how to make them.

LTDA 1 point 8 months ago

Wow thanks guna look I'm to this. Thanks!

Ayrze 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

One of the cleanest builds!... Very nice!

Nikolin 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I was so close to purchasing a 1080 but id rather wait for the 1080ti because im already good with my 980 Ti Hybrid.

BTW your setup is so neat, I love it. Im waiting on my HTC Vive.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

I heard good things about the 980ti Hybrid. You're probably set for a while anyways, especially with an HTC Vive! :)

reach231 2 points 8 months ago

Where did you buy that desk from and how much is it worth. Also Very nice build +1

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Its a custom build. You can get the materials at Lowes for around $250ish.

reach231 1 point 8 months ago

Ah ok, thanks for the reply! Also want to say again a nice build!

SamuelRyberg 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Dang, this is gorgeous.

raghu102 2 points 8 months ago

Great looking clean powerful build. Total badass. Any chance of a build log & more photos showing the hidden wiring & stuff? That is the part that really deserves appreciation, so clean, no cables in slight. Amazing & congrats.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thank you sir! I just posted a photo showing underneath the desk so you can get an idea of how it works.

tomliginyu 2 points 8 months ago

Just going to say, Great Wallpaper, Commander.

BiaxialObject48 2 points 8 months ago

I see that you want to upgrade to the Hybrid, so I have linked a video showcasing the Hybrid (by Awesomesauce Network @ Computex) here

Selicos 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Can you give us a once over on how you managed your cables? It seems like you went through the wall maybe?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Just posted another photo! You were correct!

Selicos 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I'm going to check it out all over again.

moise37 3 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Besides no custom water cooling, this is one of the best builds/setups ever.

KeeweeComp 2 points 8 months ago

So glad that this gives a cable routing picture, I was beginning to question their existence :D. Great build you got there, you thinking perhaps someday getting another 1080 to fill up the case a little more? Also maybe Nuka-Cola on a shelf in the future? :D Also I like your thoughts on the hybrid, Kyle from Awesomesauce did a video on all the EVGA cards and the 1080 hybrid looks siiiiiiick, that will eventually be my next upgrade :D Once again, beautiful build I imagine the cable routing was a pain, but man the outcome is be-a-utiful.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks! At this point, one 1080 runs everything at max a pretty good frame rates so I cant really justify getting another one right now. I do have a Nuka Cola bottle in the far left corner of the desk though! :) I've heard great things about the Hybrid 980ti so I do plan to sell this founders edition and upgrade to the EVGA Hybrid once it comes out.

Thanks again!

Songster 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

WOW!

WOW!

WOW!

Seriously, YOU deserve a award, or a center spread in a PC magazine. You ENTIRE layout screams of excellence.

Well done man. Well done

+100

byrne092 2 points 8 months ago

Really awesome!!! And i am not even going to start on how envious i am of that monitor/setup, just perfect!

I did have a question on your cooling setup if you dont mind. I am planning on using the EVOLV and H115i. My questions are;

Is the cooling suffucient with just a push setup on the rad? I was thinking push/pull since there is so much room up front.

How are the rest of your fans setup? All exhaust? I cant tell but do you have any on the top?

I was thinking the 140 exhausting out the back obviously, but not sure what to do about the top.

Sorry for all the questions, but just curious!

Once again great build!

LukesAudio 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Amazing build and setup! Noice!

usmanmalik 2 points 7 months ago

Perfect setup..... I can play on the setup for whole 24hrs without bathroom :)

Albus_Sirius 2 points 6 months ago

TECHSOURCE

waffle502 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

You made it on setup wars!

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 5 months ago

Absolutely amazing build. +1000000 :)

LiamR42 2 points 5 months ago

I saw this one set up wars a while ago, awesome that you won. How has the 1080 been treating you, and what did you get from set up wars?

skiskate10 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Right now, your build and my build are tied for #16 most upvoted, but you clearly ******* deserve it.

+1 for sure.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you kind sir! An upvote for you as well! Awesome build! :)

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Dehriz 2 points 2 months ago

OMG!!! This is amazing props to you, props to you, also I think I saw you on pimp my setup great job!

1+

HyperYveltal16 1 point 9 months ago

First one to comment on a 1080 build!!!!!!!!!!!!

HyperYveltal16 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, once you get the rift, please upload more pics to the build

PCKING101 1 point 9 months ago

Agreed

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It shall be done.

Dreamalittle 1 point 9 months ago

tried both, htc vive much nicer atm

madurham84 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Awesome rig!

tonyrl50 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

nice kick *** monitor, i have the 28" 4k acer. gsync. only paid 800 for it. now considering that one. i love color as well check out my rig stelthy: http://imgur.com/a/Cp1bY it appears you spent all your money on the monitor and the graphics card. ? nice..

HyperYveltal16 1 point 9 months ago

Hey, is the 1 080 worth it? (Current video card) : Sapphire Radeon R9 290 bf4 edition

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

The 1080 is easily the biggest performance driver in this build so yeah I think its definitely worth it. However, you need a very high quality monitor to take full advantage of the FPS it can put out.

If your current system is playable, you're probably better off waiting for one of the other custom 1080 versions. (EVGA, Asus, etc...)

OccamAsylum 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Sexy build and setup. Well done.

Cyrus_014 1 point 8 months ago

Are those lights in case or you need to buy them separately ?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Hi, they're separate and dont come with the case. I used two CableMods RGB LED strips.

Cyrus_014 1 point 8 months ago

I wanna these too which brand is it and where did you buy it ;p

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

They are "Widebeam Magnetic RGB LED Strips (60cm)" You can get them at performancepcs.com. Just make sure to get the RGB version if you want to mess with different colors.

MannyPCs 1 point 8 months ago

I love the setup. Also 1080 looks sleek. :)

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Damn that looks good. Well done!

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Why didn't you just get lower speed RAM, or get the 3466 MHz Corsair RAM? The 3466+ RAM comes with a vengeance airflow cooler, and the lower RAM is cheaper...

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Yeah if I could do it over again I would do the RAM a bit differently. I stupidly paid a premium for high speed RAM which hardly makes any real world difference and also paid about $50 extra for the vengeance airflow cooler as well. (Which I later took out because it hardly worked and it didn't look right either.)

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

alright, I see that you understood what I meant. Next time, I highly recommend you research your parts, because you may find a way better option (for possibly cheaper price). I'm saying this in a friendly way, but seriously, research parts, and you could get some real nice combinations. This is what I do: I research parts before I make my final list (I am making a major list that I should get the parts from that around July or August, for my birthday build).

TheBatmanBear 2 points 8 months ago

So just to be clear...You research your parts right?

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Yep. (At least most of the time, with the exception of Operating System, HDD, and Mice)

TheBatmanBear 1 point 8 months ago

Hmm, I see.

Byte_Hound 1 point 8 months ago

That's one HELL of a setup, man! I absolutely love that PC as well. That hybrid 1080 is going to look so badass!

+1

Faizan 1 point 8 months ago

+1 for the 1080 and EVOLV combo.

sniperpro 1 point 8 months ago

i do not know witch one to look at the pc or the monitor

add17 1 point 8 months ago

What is that headphone stand? It is way better looking on the desk than the "standard" ones...

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hello, its a Turtle Beach Elite 800. It has a magnetic stand and actually works pretty well.

EntropyMaster 1 point 8 months ago

Nice build!

Biggerboot 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Just like everyone else is saying, kudos on the clean build and 1080. Not a bad idea to upgrade to a hybrid later on since you'll get most of your $ back for that card, although I really do like the new cooler's look.

NitroOG 1 point 8 months ago

Cool setup. Does the gtx 1080 founders edition sound loud to you? A lot of people say it does sound really loud because of the reference design.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! The sound isnt bad under normal use. However when I start overclocking and manually jack up the speed I was surprised at how loud it COULD get if you really want to push it. I dont think it matters to most people since the sound of gunshots and explosions in games and movies will drown it out pretty easily, especially with a headset.

TM4GJacob 1 point 8 months ago

How come you didn't put it in the first slot? (sorry if that's a stupid question :L)

Motexteile 1 point 8 months ago

Would anyone make me a 2k budget build basing on this?

normajeanrx 1 point 8 months ago

Sweet. Good job.

d34thssavior 1 point 8 months ago

I want your exact build! It's beautiful! How is the cooling with that case and card under full load? Does it get pretty warm or do you notice it to be pretty cool with your setup?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! No cooling issues yet! The case works very well from a cooling perspective.

Wolklung 1 point 8 months ago

Wow. What a great looking setup. From the build to the desk / screen... so nice!

Can I come play at your house?

jojo9752 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build man +1 What mount are you using for your Predator x34? Also, does it tilt?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

If your going for a similar look, this is what I'm using. Check Amazon for "Arrowmounts AM-FM2342SB Counterbalance Full Motion TV Wall Mount 23-42 Inches" It does have a wide range of motion but it will NOT do portrait mode if that's what your interested in.

jojo9752 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! And that's fine, just wanted to make sure it tilted about the horizontal axis.

eopest 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Ok, so why is the 1080 in the bottom slot?

Levvie 1 point 8 months ago

+1 The gtx 1080 and I love the perk bottles on the shelf above your monitor :D

TheBlackAdder 1 point 8 months ago

Only thing i would change is some nvidia-green cable sleeves : )

Rajenator 1 point 8 months ago

+1 Wow :)

ThisIsEduardo 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Incredible build, but you can't fool me, you just cut off all the cables! Show pictures of the cables or I will walk away right now thinking you just cut off all the cables!

Lol seriously tho, would like to see how they were routed and such. Great clean setup!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Lol, I actually have a few pictures of the desk build in progress but havent got around to uploading them yet. All the cables are attached under the desk and are as close to the wall as possible. This keeps them from being seen even when standing back against the opposite wall. The monitor and perk bottle cables were snaked through the wall down underneath the desk as well.

I might go back and document how I did the cable management for all to see.

Khaosix 19 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I would be incredibly interested to see how you did the desk. Primarily the materials used for the desk top itself.. Where did you buy that? Is it custom cut/sanded/painted? I am very interested in doing something very similar once I move back to the USA.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Hi, the desktop material is called "Melamine" and you can get it in giant 8ft sheets at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $30. You should have THEM cut it to the length and depth that you want it before you leave the store. They do it for free and it will save you a lot of time. You dont need to sand or paint white Melamine.

The sheet lays on top of three 2x4 runners all along the walls. Bolt the beams in very tight where you want them and build a frame as well for stability. After you do that you can lay the melamine sheet down on top and install shims to level it out as needed. Put in a lot of metal brackets and screws so that everything is really solid. You can also screw in a trim board on the front of the melamine panel so that the desk appears thicker than 3/4 inches. After that, you're pretty much done!

Khaosix 19 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Well that was an amazing explanation. Thank you so much. I'll keep you in mind when I do the project and send you a message when I am completed with it.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

No problem. Let me know if you need any additional help. Would love to see how it turns out. :)

1hoho 1 point 8 months ago

Looks good man :O

Schafer94 1 point 8 months ago

Hey! Regarding your front mounted radiator do you have the fans as intake? Furthermore, if you were to install top fans would you install as exhaust or intake? Interested in this case and fan configuration! Thanks!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi, the two 140mm fans for the radiator are sucking air through the front of the case and pushing air through the radiator/case. A "push" configuration. A cleaner look, but I'll have to clean between the fans and the radiator more frequently...

If I were to install more fans at the top of the case I would have them push air out of the top of the case.

SeanAngelo 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

awesome build! but dat 1080 tho :D awesome setup too! would definitely love a desk like that in the future. btw, how did you fit the desk? did you secure it via the wall?

+1

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! The desk is secured to the wall. Lots of 2x4s and metal brackets are holding everything in place.

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 8 months ago

u must have used the 980TI's or 980s,

Whats the difference? what's the bad thing about the card Nvidia didnt tell us and all our techtubers have sold us out on ...

Cause im still having a hard time believing this "marketing strategy".. so is it truly better than the Titan X and 980 TI in "EVERY WAY"? (not just benchmarks).. have you used it?

whats it? why would any company just say, fk our big money makers and lets just fk them over and make this new one even cheaper..

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Hello, I actually haven't used any 980s or 980ti's so I can't really make that comparison. I will say though that I'm happy with the current price/performance ratio for the 1080.

Sylvareth 1 point 8 months ago

Absolutely LOVE this build! I've been waiting on this card to come out for my upcoming new build. I do have the same question that many others have, how did you build the floating desk and hide the wires? Would love to see some plans.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I'll have to post the few pictures I took of the building process. The good news, its not to complicated to do. Bad news, its just a bit time consuming to get all the details just right.

AustinHerzfeldt 6 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

A stunningly gorgeous piece of art, I must say. Well done, amazing to the last detail. I envy you, fine sir.

JovialJackass97 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hey! Hows that mouse? I have a wireless mouse and have been looking at that mouse as a replacement :)

Also, Congrats on the 1080 build! I was going to buy one but they were all sold out when I checked :/

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

The R.A.T. 7 is...OK, but it all depends on the individual. If you like FPS shooters then its a pretty good choice. If you play other genres then perhaps another mouse would serve you better. I personally liked my old Logitech mouse better.

JovialJackass97 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

thanks man :)

MysticLive 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Minecraft background on a 4K monster. Lmao

a_shepherd_pie 1 point 8 months ago

could this case be water cooled?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Yup! It can support water cooling radiators. Mine happens to be 280mm.

JoeyHall 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

How is gaming on an ultra wide monitor? How do games stretch to it? Is the stretching native and does it look good?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Ultra-wide gaming makes a huge difference! Most modern games support ultra-wide while actually playing but the only thing that irritates me a little bit is that most cut-scenes in games get cropped on both sides so you have this vertical letterbox effect. There are some manual fixes out there that will correct that but for now that's the only thing I hate about ultra-wide monitors. It'll likely be fixed as time goes on though.

JoeyHall 3 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks for the info :)

Sonuchi 1 point 8 months ago

Nice build!

datboionwheels 1 point 8 months ago

hey... why isn't your gpu in the top PCI-E slot XD

DopePope 1 point 8 months ago

Nice setup, how did you mount your desk to the wall?

EngageDynamo 1 point 8 months ago

"-Also planning to sell the Founders Edition GTX 1080 and replace it with an EVGA Hybrid GTX 1080 once available."

Why didn't you get a EVGA GTX 1080 Founders so that you can use step up plan for free to like a Classified for $699?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hello, I didn't manage to get a preorder in through EVGA in time but your suggestion would have been the preferable option. If EVGA manages to get Hybrid 1080s out in the next month or two I figure I can probably sell my current 1080 for only a short loss. Until then, I'm paying the "impatience" tax...

ChristianGLong 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build man! You have pushed me to wall mount my monitor(s) now! Super clean. Love the cable management as well.

Zachatastic117 1 point 8 months ago

Very nice build, and wise to wait for the 1080 rather than just using a 980ti. +1 for the nice case as well.

Saitoexpress 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

wow nice build bro

Volkov 1 point 8 months ago

That monitor I hear is awesome. Good call on X99 for Broadwell-E ( That's my plan as well ). Only thing I would do differently is HTC Vive for the 2 "extra sensors" and I may SLI two GTX 1070's instead of one GTX 1080 ( part price for a non-Founder's 1070 I believe is $379? ). I have a friend with a Vive and he says it's better, although I'm just taking his word for it and I'm not sure if he has used the Oculus. I'm curious to see how much more performance, if any, 2x 1070's will give compared to one 1080. Well done overall =)

skylerspaeth 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

One of the most beautiful systems I have ever seen. Works great with the wallpaper and monitor too!

JoshKuslock 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Nice south park poster, (and 1080). How is it btw?

KCBcomputers 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

And then the 1080 was made completely obsolete with the r9 470. Jk awesome build, but I really would have waited until Vega just to see what AMD pulls out. +1

DilltinMel 1 point 8 months ago

I like your build the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV is a great case and you have great cable management but i see you don't have your GPU (great card BTW) Up on the first slot

PurpleDragonX99 1 point 8 months ago

What LED's are those?

W3b_C0d3r 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Sweet setup. Love it!

FiveLive 1 point 8 months ago

+1 for the Perk-a-Colas

Waresdom 1 point 8 months ago

Great look bruhle!! Do you think you can post more pics of your cable management underneath? I have the perfect spot for something like this and would really like to see how you did it. Thanks!!!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you sir, I'll take some more pictures underneath and upload them.

Integeritis 1 point 8 months ago

Horrible cable management... :)

Enigma.6ix 1 point 8 months ago

BEAUTIFUL.

Daheightz169 1 point 8 months ago

what monitor mount your using for the predator brother?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Check Amazon for "Arrowmounts AM-FM2342SB Counterbalance Full Motion TV Wall Mount 23-42 Inches"

Daheightz169 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks brother!!!

ryanp83 23 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

looks amazing; without a doubt the cleanest build I have ever seen; and that monitor... so sexy!

FunnyRock 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

That last picture made me so happy. lol Good job +11

Huckerman 1 point 8 months ago

When I saw the cable mangement on the desk I wish I could have gave you more than +1. Amazing build

RicoFico274 1 point 8 months ago

and on that day not a single cable was seen

TheBatmanBear 1 point 8 months ago

+1 I am in love with your entire setup. Good job!

Jtragic 1 point 8 months ago

Honestly this pc is so ******* beautiful well done man well done

TheGamingBible 1 point 8 months ago

LOL!

kuglern 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Most beautiful cable management I have ever seen on a desk. You build itself looks great as well the 1080 really finishes off the build. +1

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Congratulations!
Achievement unlocked: Early adopter tax.
Description: You paid extra for an inferior product with some problems.
Otherwise, sexy build.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

AKA the "impatience tax" I'll swap it out for a Hybrid once EVGA releases it.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Sounds good.

elsmith 1 point 8 months ago

20000000/10 caplet management

Glacierjx 1 point 8 months ago

my god. the cable management. kudos to you my good sir, kudos to you.

Zboynatedog 1 point 8 months ago

This is it... This is the PERFECT BUILD AND SETUP! Cudos to you mate this is excellent and clean! Also if you don't mind me asking, how is the case lights in all black components? + What LEDs are you using? Thanks in advance!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I'm using "Cablemod RGB LEDs." They work pretty well with all black components however the black tends to absorb color, and white components "reflect" it for lack of a better word. So when a red light is shining the white fan becomes very red as a result, and the black fan pretty much stays black.

zoomas 1 point 8 months ago

excited to see this on setup wars or pimp my setup ;)

SirDodoDuck 1 point 8 months ago

You need to submit this setup to Pimp my Setup and Setup Wars. It is one dope setup.

redent 1 point 8 months ago

Impressive cable management. Even inside the case. Good job.

tejadam868 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Amazing build. And the perk a cola bottles are sweet. Where did you get them?

ShutYourTrap 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

He probably either bought them on eBay or he made them himself. I have attempted and succeeded at making them myself, and it is not really hard. Look it up on YouTube if you want to learn how to (that is what I did).

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks! I made those myself and there are tutorials on Youtube that will walk you through how to make them. I've also seen them for sale on Etsy as well.

slaplante 1 point 8 months ago

When you get the EVGA Hybrid GTX 1080. Where are you going to put the radiator and fan?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Not sure yet. I'll try several different spots before settling on one. I'm tempted to remove the rear case fan and place it there. I would have to install two fans on the top of the case to exhaust air out though.

If that won't work, I might try placing the radiator on the front/top of the case above the CPU radiator...

slaplante 1 point 8 months ago

I was thinking that as well, only concern is if the intake will be enough from the back for the card. Definitely let us know what you decide when you get the part in and thank you for posting.

BigCerg 1 point 8 months ago

I just love how clean this case is, everyone need to learn form this. This is perfection

soccerninja_21 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Where are the monitor cables?

jiaw37 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

What are you using for lighting inside the tower

hordecore 1 point 8 months ago

awesome setup...

W1ckedwolff 1 point 8 months ago

WHERE ARE THE CABLES YOU CABLE WIZARD

jesswainwright 1 point 8 months ago

Now just wishing I Had the money to buy an X34 Predador. Very Clean setup.

Charliem0o 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

This is so awesome I even pinned it on my pinterest PC room Builds <3 I'm waiting for my Custom EVGA FTW GTX 1080 to arrive on the 17th of June :( The wait is painfull

iitzBrandonXD 1 point 8 months ago

This is perfection. Well done man :D

ItsWaterings 1 point 8 months ago

Nice Meme

CWR 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Why the price difference on your RAM banks? Bought at different times?

Followup question, why did you move your GPU up to the first slot? Parts will be in next week for my basically aircooled version of this - same case, mobo and GPU - and I was planning on putting the 1080 in the second slot so it wouldn't crowd the upper board, internal cables could be shorter, and external cables (dual monitors) could be grouped lower for a cleaner external back appearance. If there's a reason this setup isn't good, please share!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

The more expensive set of RAM is because it came with an air cooler as well. (Which I ended up taking out anyways)

I moved the card up to the first slot more for aesthetic appeal than anything. Depending on the board you can get higher performance by putting the GPU in the first slot. I can do either slot without any real world/ measurable difference in performance. Check your motherboard manufacturer to verify which approach you should take.

CWR 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I have the same mobo - Sabertooth X99 - but with the new CoolerMaster Maker 8 instead of H2O.

I have all components except the 1080 - they can't give me a ship date - so I may end up getting one of the newer, cheaper, higher clocked non-founders versions I've seen popping up and canceling my original order.

If there's no measurable difference in performance, I'll probably stick with the second slot so as to have shorter cables to the PSU for the cleaner appearance shown in your photos.

Did you go through CableMod Configurator for your internals, by any chance?

TheDivineOnyX 1 point 8 months ago

That cable management is on point!! Send this to tech source for a mark of approval!!!

Finlay_Massie 1 point 8 months ago

WANT!!!

Banthare 1 point 8 months ago

What is the airflow direction? Confused me lol Is the cpu cooler pulling in air through the rad or pushing?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

The air is being pushed through the rad from the front of the case.

Banthare 1 point 8 months ago

Nice. I was considering the same cpu cooler and case but was unsure if placing the rad in front would work.

iTs_iPandaz 1 point 8 months ago

how much fps can you get if you're running a game in 1440p at ultra? Btw, nice setup!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Depends whats running but I can typically get somewhere around 70-100 FPS. It almost never dips below 60.

Twally 1 point 8 months ago

Wow this looks amazing and I love the Pack-a-Punch bottles. I want to get those now lol. +1

james1975 1 point 8 months ago

I googled 'EVGA Hybrid GTX 1080' and I couldn't find any information on it. Can you tell us why this would be worth upgrading from the normal GTX 1080? Thanks!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

The Hybrids are liquid cooled which allows for more headroom when overclocking. Also I personally like the look of them as well.

Frequenter 1 point 8 months ago

I'm on the fence of building a similar build (not quite as hectic - i7 6700K with air-cooling, MSI/ASUS Z170, rest pretty similar) with an X34. How have you found your FPS using a single 1080 with the X34? My concern at the moment, the only thing holding me back, is whether I would be getting a more "stable" experience from a regular 1440 monitor.

Yours is the only build on PCPP that I can find that features both a single 1080 and the X34. Please, share stories of your bountiful FPS at Ultra settings on every game that you've thrown at it! Convince me to buy what is, in Australia, a $1500 monitor! Be the hero I need!

Frequenter 1 point 8 months ago

Also, are you overclocking the 1080?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi. The 1080 will max out nearly everything and still push at least 60 FPS. The only games that dont run as fast are poorly optimized. (XCOM 2) All other games usually it runs somewhere in the 80+ range so the 1080 seems to be a perfect fit for an X34.

Frequenter 1 point 8 months ago

This is the perfect response to this answer - thank you! I really appreciate you being so detailed. That's it! I'm buying today!

slaplante 1 point 8 months ago

How is the sound while the GPU is under load?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Not bad so far. If you manually jack the speed up it does get pretty loud, but under normal circumstances it isnt too bad at all.

shakespierce_ 1 point 8 months ago

dude this build/setup is so clean, nice work with cable management too. wondered if you'd be able to post a pic somewhere of you running your pc will the led's in a gold like colour? ive been planning to build something similar in gold and grey but your stealth black theme could go well with my idea if the gold lighting looks sweet.

jaydenpocko 1 point 8 months ago

ok so ive got to ask, what type of dam voodoo magic did you use to have no cables come out of the monitor... i just picked up an lg 34uc97s and want to wallmount it as well, how did you do this!!! LOOKS INCREDIBLE

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Run the cables through the wall and down underneath the desk. Then run it along underneath the case and snake it through. Its not too difficult, but it is very time consuming to get it just right. Good luck!

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 8 months ago

I would move the gpu to the top pcie x16 slot.

maxt7x 1 point 8 months ago

This build is pure beauty. Very clean and well made though I personally would have waited for an after market GPU.

MITCHMASH24 1 point 8 months ago

This is a beast build, but if I were you, I wouldn't have gotten two pack of 16gb MEMORY. There are actually a decent amount of 4×8gb RAM sticks for around $115, but they're DDR4-2133. And you might be thinking that these are those ugly default green sticks, but you get get them like you have yours (black) or even red or blue. You would have saved around $100. Or you could have bought another set of 4x8 and have 64gb RAM for the same price you paid.

With that said, congratulations for the build. I love it, and I'm sure you do too.

Critic out.(lol)

XxPCbuilder2016xX 1 point 8 months ago

Hey how is that cpu cooler?

Naokuronao 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build! I really love the simplicity yet so elegant! :D

Btw I'm curious how did you manage to mount your cooler to the front? I tried to mount mine but it doesnt line up with the holes D;

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Thanks! The holes dont exactly match up for me either. As you probably discovered earlier some of the airflow on the radiator is blocked because of the small opening if you try to mount it there. Even so, it doesn't make much of a real difference in terms of how well it can cool the CPU. If you still like the look of mounting it like I did, you can do so even though the holes dont line up exactly and even if the airflow is blocked around some of the edges around the radiator.

Good luck! :)

rowanhazard 1 point 8 months ago

Test

insr33 1 point 8 months ago

Hey Bruhle

Love your build a lot!! Stealing a lot of your ideas for my future setup ;) One question though: (that you hopefully can answer) How far do you sit from your screen? Also will order an X34 and planning to mount it on the wall. My desk is +/- 79 cm in depth would you reckon that is to far? :s

Cheers!

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hello,

My desk is about 24 inches deep and the screen usually sits around 18 inches from the edge. Plus sitting in the chair is about another 12 inches so Im guessing its somewhere around 30 inches. I do however have a wall mounted arm that can allow me to move the monitor around so I would definitely suggest you do the same if you're concerned with the distance. A good monitor arm is well worth the cost.

AddisonKwong 1 point 7 months ago

Is the case in black or anthracite grey?

randomdudeonline 1 point 7 months ago

dat backlight bleed tho

great setup m8, 8/8

kylehartzenberg 1 point 7 months ago

Anyone know what LED's he has in there?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hello, CableMods magnetic LEDs. Two of the 60cm RBG strips.

kylehartzenberg 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the reply dude, really appreciate it

Dragon_Ninja10 1 point 7 months ago

am i the only one whos disturbed by the GPU being on the bottom

skallah 1 point 7 months ago

How difficult was it to mount the H115i Corsair cooler to the drive bay? I have a similar setup and I finally just gave up. Can you take a detailed picture of your solution?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hi, you can mount the radiator there but just know that the holes dont all line up perfectly. I think I only have 3 or 4 screws holding it on. See below my response to another question about mounting the radiator to the front.

The screw holes dont exactly match up. As you probably discovered earlier some of the airflow on the radiator is blocked because of the small opening if you try to mount it there. Even so, it doesn't make much of a real difference in terms of how well it can cool the CPU. If you still like the look of mounting it like I did, you can do so even though the holes dont line up exactly and even if the airflow is blocked around some of the edges around the radiator.

ToastWiz 1 point 23 days ago

Do you have a picture of this from the outside of the case? I want to swap mine from top exhaust to front intake but I didn't realise I'd need to remove the drive cage for native support. Thanks in advance!

bebepr21 1 point 7 months ago

Awesome build! What headphones are you using for gaming?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks, those are Turtle Beach Elite 800X's.

bebepr21 1 point 7 months ago

I thought so. I have the elite 800'so for ps4 and didn't know if I could use them on the pc. I'm assuming they work just fine?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I'm not 100% certain but I believe those will work just fine. You may or may not have an issue with getting your mic to work.

bebepr21 1 point 7 months ago

Ok thanks. I'll have to try and see if it will work once I am done with my build.

BasementWizard 1 point 7 months ago

Where did you get the perk a cola bottles? And how do they light up?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hello, I made them myself but you can also check out etsy.com. I use disk LED lights underneath each of them I cant really remember the brand or model #.

Tooth_picker 1 point 7 months ago

What were the specs your previous build?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hello, nothing special at this point in time. My old build costed about $2k back in 2009 so while it was pretty decent back then its collecting dust now.

thecomgeek 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

does it boot from the m.2 or the ssd

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The OS is loaded on the M.2 drive. I haven't timed it with a stopwatch or anything but I'd guesstimate that it boots to the desktop somewhere around 8-10 seconds. Less if you configure the BIOS to skip a few unimportant tests and the 2-3 second POST logo/image.

thecomgeek 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

thank you, im a noob when it comes down to this stuff, learning though

slaplante 1 point 6 months ago

Any fans at the top of the case?

Bugzbugbee 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

so damn clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zenovia 1 point 6 months ago

This is a sweet setup. It's so clean cut. How did you make the desk? I assume you used mounting brackets. I'm thinking about making a similar desk. However, the desk would be crazy long.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hi, the desktop material is called "Melamine" and you can get it in giant 8ft sheets at Lowe's or Home Depot for about $30. You should have THEM cut it to the length and depth that you want it before you leave the store. They do it for free and it will save you a lot of time. You dont need to sand or paint white Melamine.

The sheet lays on top of three 2x4 runners all along the walls. Bolt the beams in very tight where you want them and build a frame as well for stability. After you do that you can lay the melamine sheet down on top and install shims to level it out as needed. Put in a lot of metal brackets and screws so that everything is really solid. You can also screw in a trim board on the front of the melamine panel so that the desk appears thicker than 3/4 inches. After that, you're pretty much done!

nrgtheory 1 point 6 months ago

nice build

CyberShockz 1 point 6 months ago

Hey Does The Case Have Any Front Facing USB Ports. I Was Just Wondering if It Does.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hello, it does have two USB 3.0 ports on the front of it.

nathanpcmaster 1 point 5 months ago

beautiful setup just bought my first pc hopeing to build it my self did u build ur computer ur self???

Logan919z 1 point 5 months ago

wasnt this on setup wars

PCstudent3.1 1 point 5 months ago

Did you get the seal of approval or did ed really f*** you up because the glass bottles? +1

doctorC 1 point 5 months ago

beautiful setup. i like how professional and sharp you made it look. the cable management was executed perfectly which is sometimes hard to do

mutyavien 1 point 4 months ago

what did you use to light up your case?

WaterTriber 1 point 3 months ago

nice beer bottle display.

frito 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Are your led strips under the desk connected to your pc? If so, how'd you do it? +1 for this great work btw. You've inspired my next build

Crazycat233 1 point 2 months ago

What LED strips did you use underneath the desk?

BigBosnia 1 point 1 month ago

Sir, Sir, Sir this is the most beautiful set up i have ever seen .

Scotch_ 1 point 1 month ago

On the 3200mhz RAM, did you have to do any BIOS update to get it to work or did it work out of box?

Doing a GSkill Trident Z build, I just wanted to make sure it'd actually work.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

Hello. I didnt have to do an update when I got it, but this motherboard BIOS has presets that should allow you to tweak the RAM the way you like it. If you dont like the presets they already have loaded on there you might be able to tweak the settings yourself. Good luck! :)

aj_johnson67 1 point 1 month ago

Nice cable management!!

LuxUmbra37 1 point 28 days ago

Hot damn this setup is swank! Love the "floating" desk (might have to steal this idea) but I ESPECIALLY love the cable management underneath. This setup is so clean!

Zosto 2 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Hi there,i also have a build here and i am going to swap my h1oo i for the h115i ,and i was wondering if i am going to have issues instaling it in my case. By the way how are the stock fans of the h115i ? Loud ? Cheers

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

Hello. You'd have to check with your case manufacturer but unless your case is on the smaller side I imagine it should allow you to fit a 280mm radiator somewhere. The stock fans really aren't too bad but I'm anal about the little sound they produce so I swapped them out for something quieter anyways. Corsair makes good stuff and I think most people will be happy with the stock fans on the H115i.

Zosto 2 Builds 1 point 14 days ago

thanks for your opinion,i am just confused because when corsair makes the cases it should at least test all their coolers..and or i have a cooler with defected hoses,or my motherboard has the cpu socket very much on the right.. now i have put some noctua and its like day to the night.. Now is very quiet.

DrMunchies 1 point 21 days ago

So I just realized this case does not have a optical drive. Do you use a external optical drive? How do you download software and watch disk movies? On another note, your computer and set up is absolutely astonishing.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 days ago

Thank you sir. No optical drive this time. They really aren't needed much anymore but I do have an external drive that I could use in a pinch.

DrMunchies 1 point 14 days ago

So I'm assuming you used the external drive to download OS and various software?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 days ago

USB stick will do it. Download the OS from another computer, load it up on a bootable USB stick and you're good to go. Once the PC is up and running you can then use it to download whatever else you need.

starforceone 1 point 19 days ago

I personally prefer Asus Strix GPU's over any other brand, but this is still a really nice build with great cable management, I also love that you used all SSD storage instead of hard drives. My only real question is why did you install the GPU in the second PCIE x16 slot was it because the M.2 drive uses the first slot and how does that affect overall gaming performance? Can you choose which slot gets disabled when you install a M.2 SSD or is it always the first slot?

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 days ago

Thanks! I actually switched the GPU to the first slot after getting a hybrid cooler. The M.2 SSD is hidden under a panel on the bottom right of the motherboard itself so its a cleaner look.

KennethGarza 1 point 12 days ago

How do you boot windows 10 pro OEM if you don't have a DVD driver? Or does the OEM come with a USB? Thanks.

bruhle submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

There are multiple ways to load an OS but heres how I did it.

1: Buy Windows OS and download it on another computer. 2: After the OS is downloaded just load it onto a USB drive and make sure its bootable. I believe Windows has a wizard of sorts to help you set up the USB stick the right way. 3: On your new computer, go into the BIOS and set it to boot on a USB stick. 4: Insert the bootable USB stick into you new computer and it should boot to a Windows setup screen. 5: Configure your Windows settings and let it install. 6: Restart and enjoy.

EpicallyEvil 0 points 8 months ago

What specs did your previous rig have before this one? Beautiful build and setup btw!

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jipster69 4 Builds 7 points 8 months ago

I'd pay the extra just to say I was the first one on PCPP to post a retail acquired 1080. Shoot... may have earned him the Featured spot as well.

Worth it!

Berfs1 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Why so? At least he got pretty much the most powerful graphics card... (I still have a 560, trying to wait for my friend to give me his 980 when he gets the 1070)

Xorex64 1 point 8 months ago

Please explain

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Gooberdad 7 Builds 0 points 8 months ago

What is with all the down votes on your comments? Delete both posts and put in one that just says "Test" see if it gets downvoted.

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Gooberdad 7 Builds 0 points 8 months ago

Yeah I see the negative boo on that.

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Dreamalittle 1 point 8 months ago

its ok. i'd delete my comments in a HEARTBEAT if it means maintaining some karma AngelThump

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legonate416 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Wait... Didn't you have a 290?

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philip staff 10 Builds 16 points 8 months ago

Incorrect. The second slot also runs at x16.

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

I think he meant that the second slot could be a PCIe x16 Gen 2, rather than a Gen 3. I know that is is Gen 3 though, just guessing on what was in his head...

philip staff 10 Builds 8 points 8 months ago

Regardless of the reason, it's important that claims like that be verified and backed up by manufacturer documentation. Otherwise someone will come along and propagate the error.

jipster69 4 Builds 4 points 8 months ago

Yep... Stuff spreads like wildfire around here. Some people should never propagate =P

* sheds tear for user(s) lost to baseless CX PSU bashing *

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Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Very true

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philip staff 10 Builds 4 points 8 months ago

Just out of curiosity, have you read the motherboard manual for this board?

Carey's advice is valid for that motherboard. It is not universally correct, and it doesn't apply to this motherboard.

The board he is using has a second slot running at x4, which makes his statement correct for that board. This board on the other hand had that slot running x16.

0_0 1 point 8 months ago

That is only for that motherboard..

Berfs1 1 Build 3 points 8 months ago

Just got pwned by a Staff member...

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philip staff 10 Builds 7 points 8 months ago

That's not a source. The motherboard manual is a source. Next time, please cite facts, not YouTube videos.

RaspberryPiFan 10 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

On one of my motherboards with the second slot being a PCIe Gen 2 x8 I would agree, but this is a motherboard with both being PCIe Gen 3 x16.

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