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Sleek Beast

by intz111

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31 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.25Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.8GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

My first proper build. Sadly I got a bad CPU chip, so It does not overclock well at all. But I have a nice GPU which makes up for it and a nice look to the case.

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deathfromup 6 Builds 3 points 14 months ago

Wow I absoultely love the look of this build. How hard was it to expand the h220 water loop. Was it just a matter of getting the waterblock and some tubes? does the h220 work as the pump and reservoir so that you don't need one separately?

My friend is wanting to do a water cooled build but he was pretty intimidated by the complexity of making a custom loop. This method seems like a pretty good middle ground and for not hat much more money into the build.

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

It was really hard. Had lots of troubles with airbubbles, took apart the pump 2 times, emptied and refilled the whole loop about 5 times. In the end it was time which got rid of the bubbles. Also not to mention lifting it all into PC in one giant piece. I actually think custom loop would be easier. But on a plus side, this one has a cleaner look to it as you don't need extra pumps or reservoirs.

onlinefreak 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Not sure if you did this, but I heard that it helps if you fill the reservoir, then turn on the pump a bit to extract the bubbles and then keep filling until the most of the air is gone. Not sure if it would work with a premade loop but I've seen it done with custom loops to help with the bubbles.

cooperred 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Yeah turning it helps with reservoirs, but not with an AIO unit, even if it's expandable like the h220

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I got rid of the bubbles now. I filled the loop while the pump was upside down. Then let it run for 10 hours till the bubbles were gone, then turned the pump the way it should be in my pc while the pump was off, then again ran it for about 5 hours till the bubbles were gone, then carefully lifted it into my pc and ran it again for a few hours on 100% and the bubbles disappeared.

thatonekid13579 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

First time I've seen anyone expand an h220. Looks awesome!

hotmoosettu 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Very nice build! I'm waiting on my H220 and gpu block/expanded loop to come in. Got one off a guy on /r/hardwareswap for a good price. Sucks about the bad OC though. +1

drz13 2 points 12 months ago

Can you fit another 240mm rad in the front of the case? I'm sure the pump can handle the extra rad and it might bring down your temps and fan noise.

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

might be possible, but in front, there's a plastic shroud that keeps the fans in place. Not sure how that would hold the weight of a rad.

sassas1 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I like the White/Black setup there, very nice contrasting colors. Never actually heard of the RAM manufacturer there, how's it working out for ya? Otherwise very nice build, I like it a lot.

intz111 submitter 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

It's working great actually. Patriot is and underground company, they make quite good memory for OC, although i have't OCed the memory yet.

XIHackInABoxIX 8 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I can attest to the fact that Patriot is a great RAM company. Have had it in my build now for the past year or so, and it hasn't let me down yet.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Not gonna say anything about the name, because this is pretty epic. Very nice job.

Chazzy 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

nice, put a backplate on that gpu! and maybe add some sleeved cables! good job +1

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Backplate is on the GPU now, just havent taken new pics :D

Chazzy 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

hahha nice, backplates are always really nice

skemble 21 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Very clean, classy, and powerful. I love it!

Akut 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Very nice mod! Simple in thought, frustrating in execution! +1!

Rakirs 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

A 7200 RPM HDD is ideal for this price but everything else is perfect!

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I had an old 7200 RPM HDD and it made too much noise. So i just went with the Green one for quietness. Also the Green one is 2 times faster than my old 7200 RPM HDD and I already have a SSD for the fast stuff. It was a win win for me.

jacked87 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Do you know how much extra you sent on expanding your coolant loop in total?

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

You mean money wise? About 130€. If you mean how much coolant I used, I bought 3L of distilled water just to be safe. That 3L got me about 3-4 refills of the system, rinsing the tubes and blocks, washing the cpu block inside and spilling. So you don't really need much coolant. 1L should be enough. Also remember to use kill coil or something which kills the bacteria if you're using distilled water.

jacked87 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks for the help. I hope to create something similar one day.

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

No problem, good luck!

Trinity596 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

my first build had a bad chip as well. 2 in a row in fact. :/ major bad luck, my newest one arrives today and i will see if it fixed my problem. My chip would not overclock at all past 4.3GHz. if i set it to 4.4ghz, it wont boot.

sexy build!

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I tried 4.4 GHz with 1.37V and even then it crashed. I just can't belive how bad chip i have :P

Trinity596 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

yeah, looks like you are one of the 30%. sorry bud. i would send it back if you still can. but that is just me

Zechariah15 1 point 14 months ago

Beatiful computer. I was just wondering why you put $60 into a 320GB hard drive when you payed the same price for a tera. Just like your title, very "sleek". +1

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

I actually got it for free from a laptop.

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Chartorias 1 point 11 months ago

Hi,

I have a question if I may... The RAM you are using for this build, I am looking to buy it and am just wondering what your opinions on it are.

Nice build too, very well presented.

Thanks,

intz111 submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I haven't tried overclocking it so i can't say much about them. But they don't get hot at all when i touch them so i guess cooling is good. I've also heard some Patriot rams are huge overclockers (around 2500mhz) but i can't verify that. I just bought them because of the price.