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High flow quiet future resistant

by Sandhammer


I went for data access speed and expandability. OS/system is on the m.2 and fully cached in RAM, apps and data are on the pcie ssd raid 0 array. A little more than I wanted to spend, but for half the cost of replacing my dead 2008 Xeon dell precision ws? I am VERY happy so far. Overclocked at 14% and not even a tick on temp or glitching. Will go liquid, dual titan x sli, and crank up the oc as budget allows. Perhaps a larger m.2 for the system disk? Everything is backed up on local NAT and secured with carbonite off-site. Merry Christmas to Dad.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Delivers as promised. Quiet, Peaking the CPU at 80C throughout Passmark, and never above 85C under extreme stress (Maya rendering). So far so good, but moving to liquid cooling asap.

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Jim_O 1 point 26 months ago

That case and hardware are screaming for a custom loop. Nice hardware.

Sandhammer submitter 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Thank you and YES! Custom loop is coming, if the tax return is a positive cash flow...if not, next year :)

NotJackMinnella 1 point 16 months ago

how did you set the fans up in these pictures? I was thinking about buying this case and dont know how I should setup the fans, how many i sshoud buy

Sandhammer submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you for the vote! The 200mm’s are plugged directly into the mb, the rog strix makes fan control simple. The arrays of 120’s are connected via two hubs: SilverStone PWM Fan Hub System Cables, Black (CPF04) which are simple plugged into the mb as well. Works like a charm. I’ll be keeping most of the 120’s on the top since I keep my phone, external drives, and network hub on top of the case... air flow helps keep them cool...but I’m replacing the bottom array with a triple 240mm push/pull liquid cooling radiator that will service the memory and cpu, then I’ll be cranking up the over clocking. The noctua has been a stellar cooling tower at 12% oc, but the memory, even with their fan systems are cooking a bit. I’m curious as to the titan’s temp..haven’t even looked into it yet.

Pixal 1 point 23 months ago

Nice build, this one didn't get much attention so I thought I would stop by, +1!

By the way, you can plug in your mouse and keyboard through the back USBs for a cleaner look

Sandhammer submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

TYVM! I’ve had a very bad year...just getting around to the liquid cooling. Should post again in a month. Sorry for the horrifyingly late response. Just haven’t had the luxury of complete inn the build. It runs fantastic btw.

CODEMaster00 1 point 20 months ago

So, I assume this is a high-end gaming pc since no specified workstation scenario, would this be correct?

Sandhammer submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Indeed,gaming and image/vid processing. Although it does run Maya quite well :)