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Osiris - Hadron Air Build with UV Lighting
by Gumba213
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Took about a month to get all the parts together but now it's finally complete. Case stays relatively cool, with ambient temps in the mid 30's and just hitting 70C under load. Noctua fans are very quiet and only become slightly louder when gaming.

i5 4670k @ 4.2GHz GTX 780 Ti @ 1400/3600MHz Valley Benchmark = 76.1 FPS Ave @ 1080 Extreme HD

Note the Pictures aren't a very good representation of what it looks like in person. There is no pink hue at all, rather the whole system is a dark deep purple. Using Phobya UV Led

Date PublishedMarch 22, 2014
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.2GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle34.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.4GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate3.6GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
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cooperred [2 Builds] 19 points 9 months ago

That reflective front panel though... +1

uprightSimian [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago


immaman1992 [1 Build] 4 points 9 months ago

Do you know how many people will try to see if they can find your house based off the reflected image? Lol.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 5 points 9 months ago

Good luck finding me

EcoMCG [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

First we just gotta find that tree... -_-

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 8 months ago

start with the brick, it will be a lot easier that way

kacase [1 Build] 2 points 3 months ago

Looks like Denver to me ;)

maraud3r [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Illinois Calling It

TheUnknownPC 2 points 9 months ago

Who The **** would do that

DDawg426 2 points 2 months ago

I'm 99% positive that was a joke

YoitsJoe 1 point 1 month ago

A single tree isn't giving much of geographical location.

Possumjones 6 points 9 months ago

Noctuas look great in purple light. I keep my noctuas purpley.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

Made the case look so much better. Love Noctua, hate how it ruins the look of a sleek black maachine

Atechless [2 Builds] 5 points 9 months ago

It's humorous that they call it UV.

mrluckypants96 0 points 5 months ago

It's entirely possible that they also emit ultraviolet light. Since purple/violet and UV are right next to each other on the electromagnetic spectrum, a light designed to emit UV light (like a blacklight) will often also emit a purple glow as well. That said, it does seem like a pretty bright purple for a light designed for UV.

Atechless [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

http://www.ledmuseum.candlepower.us/led1/mbspec5.htm while it is possible they emit a small tail into the UV it would be extremely unethical to sell these without clear warning that it can and likely will cause retina damage and skin cancer without a proper OD window within which they will be confined.

IIIAVIATORIII [2 Builds] 4 points 9 months ago

Very cool PC, love the lighting with the "GeForce GTX" green LEDs on the card.

Retroman 4 points 9 months ago

This is one of the coolest builds I've seen in a long time, I actually watched a video on that case from JayzTwoCents and based on his review I actually would never build in that case, watch the video to find out why. However having seen your build using it, it looks amazing, you did a great job with the build and you must have some tiny hands/fingers to have setup some of that cabling. anyways, that is a kickass little machine, and the cpu cooler and lighting helps hide the ugly stock cables that come with that case. Great job! +1

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

I actually have really big hands, Can palm a basketball, so I had an extra difficult time working on the case. But that shouldn't stop you from building one your own. Theres tricks to getting everything in there, you just need some patience to figure them out. Once you get it down its no different than any other case

nhall.bob 3 points 9 months ago

I love this build. (BIGGEST CPU COOLER EVER)

polarbehr [4 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

the NH-D14 is more than double the weight

mrluckypants96 1 point 5 months ago

I don't think you realize how small the case is...

The U9B is smaller than a 212 Evo. Those are only 92mm fans on it.

GreenLego [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

amg I WANT ONE >.<

hartjo1 3 points 9 months ago

Really nice-looking build. Compact, clean.

f1nir_ 3 points 9 months ago

Really nice build, might copy it :D

nada190 [3 Builds] 3 points 9 months ago

I got a hard on seeing that...

SpORKStyles 3 points 9 months ago

I'm looking to do a very similar build as yours & I have a few questions. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3baE1

I noticed the CPU fans are facing a different direction in some of the pictures. Why the turn? Did you have trouble with cabling, memory height, airflow, noise, or something else?

What's the clearance like for your memory & the Noctua? I'm looking at picking up the Curcial Ballistix Tactical ( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-blt2kit8g3d1608dt1tx0 ) they are a tad higher then your Ballistix Sport. Research on-line states that Sport are 1.18in high where as Tactical are 1.4in high. Did you run into any problems with CPU cooler vs. memory height? Any idea if there is another 0.22in of clearance (or more to be safe) under any parts of the Noctua that might be overlapping the memory? (I know they have Low profile Tactical but I'd rather not get them if I don't have to.)

Do you see a big need to replace the stock fans that come with the case with the Noctua fans you purchased for the purposes of OCing CPU & GPU? I would guess they will be quieter & move more air but is it really needed right away? or as a possible upgrade that can wait? or needed at all? (I understand this might not be easily answerable due to our CPU's & GPU's being different.)

Thanks in advance for any advice you can give!

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

I changed the CPU Fan orientation so that I'd get better airflow through the top of the case. The exhaust fans really helped draw out more heat from the heatsink in the vertical orientation over the horizontal one, and for obvious reasons. I dropped maybe 5C using the vertical layout. You will have some clearance issues though with the Noctua setup, so I had to slightly stagger my fans off the heatsink itself to make it fit. There's maybe a 1cm gap if you look closely.

Using the Noctua setup my memory had no clearance at all. The Brackets that hold the fans to the heatsink are resting on top of the ram. This case is really challenging, but with enough time and patience you can make it work.

I replaced the stock fans that came with the setup cause I wanted the best airflow I could get knowing this case was going to be restricted due to it's heat. I wouldn't want to replace the fans at a later time as you would basically have to rip everything out to get to them. Get the right fans now and don't plan on adjusting things later. Trust me, once you're done building it, you won't want to do it again and again.

SpORKStyles 2 points 9 months ago

Nice, I wouldn't mind a 1cm gap as long as the offset doesn't make the fans incredibly noisy.

Good to know on the memory clearance. I'll change to the low profile Tactical to make my life ez-er.

Darn, I wanted to spread out some extra costs a bit. But yea, knowing how I build rigs if it's that much a pain in the butt to just add some case fans a month or two down the road I'll end up not doing it. I'll just grab some now.

linsyschopman 2 points 9 months ago

Looks amazing +1

atomicruns [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

Love this build! Great parts and it looks sexy. +1

thomasf94 [2 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

Just had to give the 100th +1..haha

Cjbt [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

dats sexy

jaggysnake57 [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

This is one of the best builds I've seen that uv paint is amazing

Vorago [1 Build] 2 points 9 months ago

I have to say you've made me look at the Hadron in a whole new light. Previously I was a bit skeptical of the case, but your build really makes me want to consider it for myself. Really a sublime color combo there with UV purple, the GeForce GTX logo in green, and those Noctua brown/tan fans (which only ever look good in combination with UV...)

If I could give you more than one +1 I would! Thanks for sharing.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks man, it just all came together with a little luck and a few part swaps. Loving every bit of it

salgio [5 Builds] 2 points 9 months ago

legos for adults!!,beutiful build

rumz 2 points 8 months ago

Alright, this is badass-- especially with the UV lights. Glad I saw this-- gearing up to build and was going to just use RGB LEDs, but I'd been thinking about how cool UV could be... then I came across this while browsing today. Rad.

One question-- on FrozenCPU's site, the one review on those LEDs mentions they're really tough to install because the coating on the LEDs doesn't stick well to many things. What'd you use to attach them? (While I've built a number of PC's in my day, I've never really gotten into customization, so this will be new for me.)

Again, awesome build. Glad I stumbled across this before doing my build.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 8 months ago

The strip lighting sticks everywhere really well except the top where gravity is pulling it down. I have used 3M tape I picked up at Home Depot, and it's been holding up pretty well now.

rumz 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome, thanks!

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Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago

What was your reasoning for going with the ASUS mobo instead of the EVGA one? Just curious.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 9 months ago

Way better build quality, Better capacitors, heat dissipation features, and Great bios features. This is by far the best itx mobo I have used so far.

Norm101 [2 Builds] 1 point 9 months ago


iPhotek 1 point 9 months ago

I don't understand, why would you use something that can cool an entire building to cool a pc? That Noctua though, +1

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

For overclocking reasons of course, plus the intel heatsink is just trash. I lowered temps by almost 20C by replacing the intel with the Noctua unit. Its also really quiet compared to most heatsink fans.

ImPrettyIrish 1 point 9 months ago

Where can I get those lights? I have wanted some of those for a long time.

KuruptNightmare [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

All I could say was woah.

Herr_Doktor_Pants 1 point 8 months ago

How are temps in the case while over clocking? I love the look but am worried about case being too hot.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

CPU at 4.2 GHz at 1.28V ambient 37C maybe lower, the GPU is also OC'd and runs at 30C ambient. Both CPU and GPU hit 70C under load

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Jozmtr 1 point 7 months ago


Moon_Rock 1 point 7 months ago

Have any wattage issues with the psu?

geogeodude 1 point 7 months ago

2nd picture somehow reminds me of Star Wars...

Moon_Rock 1 point 7 months ago

does it come with purple leds

Moon_Rock 1 point 7 months ago

how many amps does the psu have

Moon_Rock 1 point 7 months ago

did it come with a sata slim to sata adapter?

Sambishop 1 point 7 months ago

Great job on that case +1

urien01 1 point 6 months ago

I just love this case and I want to buy it but there is one huge problem and it is psu. 500w psu is not enough for 780 I think how did you handle this problem? I mean that psu is rated at 40 amps on the +12v rail and gtx 780 needs a PSU has at least 42 AMPS. You can skimp on the wattage a little (-50) but you canNOT skimp on the amps. Ever.

squadmaster56 1 point 5 months ago

What if you overclock the graphics card?

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uca1 1 point 1 month ago

You should get some of the new black Noctua fans for this build, it would look great.

Moiz36 1 point 1 month ago

How is that EVGA case holding up?

Moiz36 1 point 1 month ago

Does the EVGA optical drive come with an adapter to slim Sata to Sata?

Moiz36 1 point 26 days ago

How is it fitting the Noctua cooler in that chasis.

Tnodolf 1 point 2 days ago

Is that the only orientation the CPU Heatsink can be mounted, or could you mount it horizontally? I'm not very knowledgeable with heatsinks, you might just have the fans on different sides for all I know. +1

Electrospeed 0 points 9 months ago

If nobody else is going to comment on it, your SSD was $200 .-.

that's the only thing I can find wrong with your build. Very nice.

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Electrospeed 1 point 9 months ago

That's a bit more reasonable then. I'd suggest updating your prices to the values you actually bought them for.

Gumba213 [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 9 months ago

Will do

linsyschopman 0 points 9 months ago

I doubt he payed that for it.

Electrospeed 0 points 9 months ago

I sure hope not.