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I have built this case from scratch in my Metal work shop. It took me 400 hours. I got it powder coated green and black. It holds 2x AX 1200, 4 radiators, and 46 fans. I am so happy with the results of the build.

My goal is to get the CPU to 6000mhz and the GPU's to the edge.

Details
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate5.0GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.06Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.21Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle-
GPU Temperature Under Load-
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gabegabbert [1 Build] 7 points 12 months ago

This. Is. Epic.

I really hope you didn't pay 800$ total for a fan and PSU though.

 
 
Jimmy 7 points 12 months ago

I think he means all of the fans, not just the one.

 
 
gabegabbert [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Got it, still though, God damn lot of money haha.

 
 
Grazzert [2 Builds] 6 points 12 months ago

46 Fans o.O

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

$200 for the fans. Only for 10 hahahahaha. ($20 each) I still need to add the rest of the fans. $20-$30 a piece. $300 AX1200 each.

 
 
gabegabbert [1 Build] 3 points 12 months ago

Such a beast man! This is honestly nothing short of a human triumph. There needs to be a book or two written about this build haha.

Would kill to see some more pics tho!

 
 
domzlol [9 Builds] 3 points 12 months ago

whres the rest of the pics?!

 
 
Jimmy 3 points 12 months ago

Could you post some more pics please?

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 9 points 12 months ago

Yeah mate. Hopefully soon. Thanks for the support. Quick question? be honest, should I do build logs? I always thought people want to see the finished product and not the process.

 
 
Whatnam8 7 points 12 months ago

I would absolutely love to see the process of such a massive build. I will never get to do something like this but why waste the opportunity to document your work of art?

 
 
rdtr 4 points 12 months ago

Please do. Or even a video this looks so epic

 
 
cam313 [1 Build] 4 points 12 months ago

A video would be awesome! Either way, I will have my eye on this build. Can't wait to see it. The more pics the better!

 
 
Jimmy 3 points 12 months ago

It depends on the type of system your building, for this one, definitely. A build log would be fantastic for this system.

 
 
Erikus [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

That's a beaut. I don't know what else to say...

 
 
l13199l [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

man, this is amazing! best of luck getting 6GHz

 
 
hunter32tz [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Mother of god...

 
 
Really2n2 1 point 12 months ago

If I really wanted to say something bad, it'll be the GPU's if you where going to SLI, I'll would have got 4GB to more a little more future proof

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

1) There is no such thing as Futureproof when talking about computers. 2) 4GB is going be useful only on a 3 Monitor setup or an extremely high resolution.

Edit : Just saw your answer Greenbuild and I entirely agree

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I bought one of these card on launch day of the GTX680. Hence why one it $999. They didn't have the 4GB until the end of the GTX680 run. Plus I play games on a single 120hz 24", SO i don't need that VRAM. The other main reason I don' like more then 2GB is, GPU's actually overclock worse when having my VRAM. SO if you don't need it, don't get it. You will get more performance out of the 2GB then the 4GB when overclocking.

 
 
duramax08 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

+1 for science

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Austn [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

More pics please!

 
 
amFTW [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Beautiful. That's all I can say. Maybe put the specifics for the loop?

 
 
PickItApart 1 point 12 months ago

more photos needed.

 
 
on_droid [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

What a tease. I want to see a completed build. Get this baby finished and post some pics!

 
 
construction [3 Builds] 1 point 12 months ago

OMG!!! More pictures please, this just looks so epic. IF you manage to get the CPU to 6GHz you have to upload pictures. 400 Hours, who has that much time!! Congrats man.

 
 
on_droid [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Just curious, why a CPU that is now two generations old? Also, why 680s and not 780s?

 
 
SamDaPwner 1 point 10 months ago

One of the most creative builds I have seen on this website... and that's saying a lot... I love how you made your own case, you're really going to feel proud when you flick 'er on when it's finished, just look at it and go "Yeah, I made that." whenever you're feeling down. +1

 
 
hanss [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

hammmana hammmanahammmanahammmanahammmanahammmanahammmanahammmanahammmana

 
 
Chazzy [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

more pics please

 
 
Baracas88 1 point 4 months ago

MOTHER OF GOD O.o......what is this....this MONSTROSITY??? THIS BEAST of a bygone age??? how could you sleep at night knowing this ANIMAL could get hungry and eat you while you slumber??? lolol most imaginative, creative and simply awe inspiring build ive seen...EVER!! This beats Origins BIG-O!!! MOAR PICS PLLZZZ!!!

 
 
Killeneminem [1 Build] 1 point 2 months ago

Can we have more pictures now? :) Why was one of your 680s $1000? Is that what they ran for a year ago?

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

When will the definitive pictures of this promising machine be up ? Is this a completed product ? Also there is some actual problems with your build : (Forget about the following : Such as CPU and Motherboard being incompatible) possible savings on the SSDs with better performances (Such as the Samsung 840 Pro or the Plextor). You could save a lot on these HHDs with the same performance and capacity, at least half the price per piece. Why 2 PSU though ? A single 1600 would have handled all that extremely well. For the rest, awaiting your answers.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 4 points 12 months ago

How are the CPU and mobo incompatible?

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Woooot ! NVM >_<. Was between multiple tabs and builds, saw the Sabertooth Z77 but my eyes transformed the 2700K into a 3820.. +1 for you.

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Asus P67 Sabertooth. Nice spotting Saw1833 Didn't think anyone would see that.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Also, personally I don't know what actual power-draw will look like but keep in mind he's running what he's listed as $2000 worth of watercooling and says he intends to push the CPU to 6Ghz. If 6Ghz is possible that will have an insane TDP. Base is 95w, CPUs in the high 4's are running 200w+ already, 6Ghz could be 400w on it's own. Then overclocking TWO GFX cards, running 46 fans, 5 hard drives, and 4 sticks of RAM that will no doubt be overclocked as well. I think 2 x 1200w is probably justified.

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

A single 1600W unit for half the price of 2 1200 would run this perfectly well and with even room for more.

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

hey stnz I hope to finish this system soon. I will post pictures then. Yeah I use the P67 not the Z77. (site doesn't have it.) I didn't reallt mind about cost lol. The reason I used the 520 series SSD are because, straight they are the best. The cost the most (where I live)but its worth it, especially when your OS it going on it. I have these SSD's in Raid 0. It terms of valve the best SSD on the market is a Samsung 840 not pro. 120gb at $80 550mb/s read. 350mb/s write.

I wanted a big capacity for my HDDs. 2x4tb for steam and 1x 4tb for movies.

The system is excepted to hit 1900 watts at 6ghz and GPU's overclocked.

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

Which P67 motherboard are you going to use ? You meant 'in term of value' when talking about the 840 non pro ? A nice setup in RAID 0 I see ;), congrats on that. 2x4 TB just for Steam ? Wow, you must have 200 games haha. What I meant concerning the HDDs is that you have 4TB HDDs out there that are at least half the price mentionned above (430$) for the exact same performance. Thank you for kind answer and explanations.

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I am using the Asus P67 Sabertooth. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/SABERTOOTH_P67/

Yeah I have like 500 games. I really really hate the feeling when you want to play a game and, "OH I have to wait like 6 hours to download it." So I rather buy big HDD and keep all the games on it.

Concerning the price of the 4TB HDD, They are the best 4TB HDD on a consumer level (opinion). Seeing this is a gaming computer, I didn't want to cheap out on the HDD (Where my games will be.) If I went crazy on everything, I might as well go crazy on the HDDs.

Please feel free to ask me more questions, I really enjoy answering all your question.

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Well, glad you will have enough storage for your games :p. Also I disagree on the HDDs you purchased, in the same price range this (http://www.amazon.com/WD-Enterprise-Hard-Drive-WD4000FYYZ/dp/B0090UEQ8I/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_1) would have been better (and not only as a classic Seagate vs WD thread) and more reliable with higher speeds overall. Thank you a lot for all your answers.

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Not a big fan of WD Drives. Plus I have seen 1 or 2 WD Enterprise HDD in Australia and it was $1000 for a 3TB. I haven't really looked into them since then. I guess the price has dropped quite considerably. Next time, I might pick some of these up. Cheers for the comment.

 
 
stnz [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks, be sure to reply to me here once you update the build, I'll follow gladly !

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

I wasn't even aware you could use 2 power supplies.

 
 
barrygray4 1 point 12 months ago

I guess you could dedicate one to running graphics/disk drives/fans if he is planning doing crazy OC's with the processor on the other PSU

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

It wouldn't affect anything?

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 12 months ago

You use the cool product from Bits Power. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23350

You can run up too 4x PSUs. I am going to try study it and make my own with wire splitters, heat shrink and sleeving. One less thing I have to hide in the back. :D

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 0 points 12 months ago

isnt the only difference between that monitor and the xl2420t is it has a built in transmitter? Wnatever a transmitter is someone mind telling me?

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks ImElkey. I have the xl2420t.

The only difference is the 3D vision. It comes with a 3D emitter and glasses. You can buy the emitter and glass separately if you would like.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I recently picked up one of the xl2420t's as well. Refurb model on woot for $284 shipped. Probably one of my best purchases ever.

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

Your laughing aren't you for that price. its $499 where I live. I friend runs Triple Monitors with 3x off these. Here is a video he made. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPF45eepGx0

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

A little, but on the flip side I have a stuck pixel. You get what you pay for and I cheaped out.

 
 
saw1833 [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

And I just realized, I'm actually subbed to him on youtube. His work is amazing.

 
 
ImElkay [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

O okay ha ha I know what that is I've only ever heard people say it has a transmitter thanks for clearing that up for me.

 
 
bdodds1985 0 points 12 months ago

what the hell do you do?

 
 
GreenBuild [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 12 months ago

I own my computer business. I decided to build this to show case what I can do. Since starting to make this, my business has gone crazy. So much I haven't had time to finish it off. My first priority right now is so finish her off.