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Jay-Dubs Meshify Ti

by Jay-Dubs

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194 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 3, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 30, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.9GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

My silent gaming rig.

Used to own a 4790k and have completely rebuilt for the 8700k.

Future upgrade plans are full custom loop and 4k monitor.

The GPU is actually an EVGA founders edition with the hybrid mod. I leave the fan on a silent profile which still manages to keep the GPU at max of 57c without any thermal throttling of clock speed.

CPU is at 5.0ghz on 1.34v but temps are fine with the kraken x62 and thermal grizzly paste. Also now delidded so temps are no issue at all. Cache 4.8ghz, Ram 3400mhz cas 15.

Cinebench multi-thread score: 1665, single core score 221.

Realbench results: Image Editing 247,420 Time:21.5342 Encoding 164,366 Time:32.4154 OpenCL 125,255 KSamples/sec: 23100 Heavy Multitasking 176,204 Time:43.3132 System Score 178,311

Anyone who currently own a 4790k and a 1080ti playing at 1440p or above you will not see much benefit with an 8700k. At 1080p there will be much more significant gains in fps.

Edit: I have since delidded and changed top 2 fans as intake. This supplies the gpu with fresh air instead of choking the radiator fan by being an exhaust right next to it. This helped lower temps a lot which means I can keep everything on very low rpms which means it's also very quiet. The aorus board has a lot of temperature sensors which meant I could make sure having only the gpu as exhaust I wasn't creating and hot spots in the case. To control the gpu radiator fan the aorus board comes with a wired temperature sensor which I placed behind the gpu radiator inside the case then set a custom fan profile in the bios for that sensor to control the fan speed.

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rijsegem1983 2 Builds 9 points 7 months ago

WOW very nice buid !

I have also the Meshify C case, with a nzxt x62 cooler, very nice how you did the tubes from the cooler, How is the hybrid card doing ? i bought 2 weeks ago this card also, but the pump was really making grinding noises, how is the noise to your card ? i did read reviews where people say its quiet, thats why i bought also, i did try everything to have less noise, ( changed position radiator/ shake radiator for airbubbles,ect ect) still loud pump noise, anyway i did send it back (rma) and im still thinking if i will take another one or go back to a aircooled evga.....its now almost 2 weeks im running on my build in gpu so no gaming :-( anyway great build ! i will try to do my tubs the same like you did with the nzxt 62 ;-) very nice !

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 4 points 7 months ago

I can't even hear my pump. I think a replacement will be fine. The loudest component in my rig is the psu which has a slight hum at idle. My advice with the mod is to also get an aer p fan (same design as the kraken) and plug it into your motherboard and use speedfan to set a fan curve. Leave the hybrid mod cable inside the gpu case as that only has a fixed rpm.

rijsegem1983 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

thanks for the answer,

i did replace the fan right away with a beQuiet fan, but it was connected to the card, not motherboard, but i was happy with it, could not hear it with the case closed it was really the pump to me, im waiting answer from where i bout it (bought it on Germany website - bcs im living Belgium) they promised me to have it tested next week, lets see what they say about it, only sound i have is bit my fans, ( tt ring fans) but oly i can hear them when its quiet , so i was used to have a quiet system, untill i did install my hybrid card but ok, im waiting news next week, greetings

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

If the pump is making grinding noises I'm glad you got rid of it because that's the sign of a dying or BOA aio (broken on arrival) I hope you have either more luck with your next hybrid card or an air cooled card

rijsegem1983 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

yes, hope next one will be ok, still doubting if i will take a hybrid again or i can like before with a aircooled one,

greetings,

J_Vilander 7 points 7 months ago

Need to change my pants... stunning!!! +99

Dpcoffey 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

Bro you have a lot of the same stuff I do, you must have excellent taste like me ;)

Djbenxnyc 3 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

wow, its like a Tron theme build. nice rig dude!

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I approve

LonghornAlamo2040 3 points 7 months ago

WANT

Damn nice rig and setup! +9000

rcorbett1 3 points 4 months ago

First of WOW. This is a trophy of a build...

Where did you place the phantek leds? Around the top 2 fans?

Looks super clean and want to get a similar effect on my build that has similar parts.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Whats wrong with the aorus bord? Sexy build btw +1

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I just love the look of the ROG armor. Other than that there is no reason to change. Thank you :)

VisionofaLion 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I love the look of ROG armor as well and was pleasantly surprised by how great it looked when I installed my motherboard a couple weeks ago

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds -4 points 7 months ago

can you send me the aorus board for free when you don't need it anymore?? Would really love that :D

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Think I'll have to sell it to recoup the cost haha

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds -2 points 7 months ago

awwww... So no free Z370 motherboard for me? haha :D

PrintBuildz 2 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Who downvoted Lobsterareawesome’s comments?!

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Up until this point i believed that perfection was not achievable. °_o

Ridden_ 2 points 7 months ago

IKR!

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

world -> shattered

Somerando 2 points 7 months ago

This is a kick-*** build. Also, good on you for not using a solid front panel case, otherwise you wouldn't have had the worse temps you have now(I am looking at you Enthoo Evolv)

Yahtadi 2 points 7 months ago

Hands down. Conrats on your feature mate!

victorm27 2 points 7 months ago

looks simple but its a Beast and thank you for not killing it with a S H I T ton of RGBs love the build +1

CaptainKirt 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

good , same build than mine but i took the Asus Rog Maximus X hero wifi ac , 1 TB Samsung Evo M1-2280 , and Fractal design define C TG ... praticly everything the same even the thermal paste lol ok well have a different power supply detail ...

you did a good job , compact Atx mid tower ,look great ... cant wait to finish mine. Im expecting to delid relid with the rockit 88.

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Please let me know how you like the bios on the x hero. I’m looking at that board for my 8700k/1080 it build. I’m bascially copying a lot of the parts on this build. Lol. Loving this build.

What I basically want is a full tower fractal meshify c case but there is not one. Is this the next best thing? Thermaltake Core V71 Power Cover Edition Black E-ATX Full Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case CA-1B6-00F1WN-03 I want to be able to mount that same cpu AIO on top.

CaptainKirt 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

i would prefer the Rad on top too but im investing my priority to be the most compact as possible ,staying into a Atx Mod tower case .. the thermaltake V71 is a Full tower what is too big for me. About the BIOS , my rig isnt done yet then i camt talk personally about the Maximus X hero bios but with the review i saw i think is friendly user and simple to overclock. I was with Asus rampage 3 extreme with my i7 980 so i guess will be a big change lol

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Got ya. Compact builds look clean. I’m going for best airflow/cooling. So full tower it is for me. What would you say is the biggest and coolest (temperature) AIO cpu collet for the 8700k? I might as well get a big one since I’m going with a full tower.

CaptainKirt 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

wont see that much difference temperature with a Full tower case ... both Gpu and Cpu AIO with 2 x 140 mm exhaust fan on top and the 120 mm rad fan Gpu (rear) ... Dnt see any reason to go with bigger Rad than a 280 mm for CPU ... i really think i will get the same temps than if going into a full tower ... im expecting to get between 75-85 degreee full load at 5Ghz ishh N the difference temp bettween an intake at the front rather than exhaust at the top woth the rad fan cpu os very little from what i saw on youtube. Keep in mind than im planning to delid relid.

CSGOmustang 2 points 7 months ago

Hey! How is the NZXT Kraken x62 holding up? I was going to order it but someone told me they had problems with the software. Might have just been a faulty one? Almost done ordering parts. Just need to decide on AIO for CPU and a tull tower airflow case.

my 8700k came in today!!

valmorcastrojr 2 points 5 months ago

Damn... i would spend something like R$ 20k (~ US$ 6000) to build a rig like this one here in Brazil :'( Great build, i love corsair peripherals and 8700k + 1080 Ti + 3200Mhz + 960 Evo ROCKS! Just missed a Void 7.1 RGB Pro and a MM800, then it would be PERFECTION! Congratulations, i hope you enjoy it a lot, gaming like crazy!

Exidrial 2 points 2 months ago

That feeling when you want to transfer your hardware to the Meshify C but then see someone have the exact same hardware (well visually at least) as you do in the Meshify C.

I even usually have the LEDs set to blue/white . Here's my current setup in red/green -> https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc2rluonfPG/?hl=en&taken-by=exidrial

The stuff currently is in the Corsair 570X and it's mostly the same as yours except that I have a 980Ti, ax860i PSU and different storage.

I'm planning to go with some Aer RGB fans for my Meshify build, which isn't too overkill on the LEDs because I usually have the Gaming 7's PCIe and RAM LEDs disabled.

At least I now know that my hardware will look sick in the Meshify C!

Keidan94 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Franchement, c'est super beau ! Par contre dommage pour les températures, je pense que tu vas devoir Delid ton CPU :/

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you :) I bought the delid kit before i even bought the CPU as i knew it would be hot. Just need to make sure there are no issues with it before i void the warranty that's all.

Keidan94 1 Build 0 points 7 months ago

Normally if the job is well done, you should not worry about just avoid the liquid metal because you win nothing really face the simple thermal paste

ImWavy 1 point 7 months ago

I currently own a 4790k and wanting to upgrade to the 8700k but its been out of stock. Nice build nonetheless.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I'll be honest, the 4790k is still a very capable CPU by todays standards. Gaming wise I've barely noticed any extra frames. I think my 0.1% low fps is higher but for the most part it's not really increased. My 4790k was clocked at 4.6ghz with 2200mhz ram.

ImWavy 1 point 7 months ago

Yea for a fairly old cpu its still a beast gaming wise. How is the 960 EVO SSD? I was thinking of upgrading from an 850 EVO but I don't really know if the speed is really worth the upgrade.

Planemaster 1 point 7 months ago

4K read and write aren't greatly improved between the 850 Evo and 960 Evo so it's not worth it in my opinion.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I've not seen any benefit over the 840 I had as I only use my pc for gaming. Apart from not needing any cables to go to it and better benchmark results.

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hi_im_snowman 1 point 7 months ago

Awesome build man! I've always had a soft spot for that case, it looks great! Also, imo, you can't go wrong with trident + kracken... it's just so classy. Well done!

Regarding the warranty on your 8700k and your comfort level for delidding... you've already voided your warranty by overclocking. The minute you overclock, the warranty is voided. Your only option is to purchase Intel's Performance Tuning Plan, which is purchasing an insurance rather than extending your warranty -- explicitly NOT the same thing. So, yea, go ahead! Delid my man! You're in danger zone anyway :) (like most of us) hehe

https://click.intel.com/tuningplan/faq

What is the Performance Tuning Protection Plan? The Performance Tuning Protection Plan is an additional plan that a customer can purchase to cover processor failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications.

Why is Intel offering the Performance Tuning Protection Plan? Intel has received feedback from customers who want to implement overclocking on eligible processors, that because of the lack of any replacement coverage for the eligible processors, the risk of overclocking is too great. We understand this position, and while we cannot endorse overclocking, we want to provide a limited remedy if issues arise as a result of their decision to enable overclocking. The limited remedy consists of a replacement processor (i.e., replacing the processor damaged solely as a result of the overclocking).

It is this discovery that led me to be comfortable with delidding :)

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hi_im_snowman 1 point 7 months ago

A warranty is NOT an insurance. Warranty is a guarantee that the product sold will function as per specifications. An insurance covers incidents like damage, abuse, misuse or environmental failure.

Intel gives you a warranty. Overclocking means pushing your device above published specifications. To run the clocks OVER published specs. OVER-clocking.

So yea: 1. Overclocking voids your warranty; 2. Delidding voids your warranty.

You've already lost your warranty, so might as well delid it to have it run cooler, which actually increases the lifespan of your cpu, since it will be running cooler than with the garbage Thermal Interface Material (TIM) Intel puts on their cpu.

:)

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hi_im_snowman 1 point 7 months ago

No no no no no no, let me be clear, overclocking voids you warranty. Period.

If you want Intel to replace your CPU because it failed after you overclocked it, you NEED TO BUY A PROTECTION PLAN called the Performance Tuning Plan. Like Applecare on an iPhone, or an extended warranty on a car or insurance on your house -- where all three cost extra money.

ritchiedrama 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Please stop fear mongering. They cannot tell if you OC your CPU either way.

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MusketBallHugo 1 point 7 months ago

Sorry if already stated, but does the motherboard include wireless wifi or do you need to install it?

codya2014 2 points 7 months ago

ir should also prioritize between different internet connections if you have dual band internet so it will use your best connection for gaming while your second slower connection is used for other things simultaneously.

MusketBallHugo 1 point 7 months ago

no sorry i meant adaptor

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

WiFi adapter and motherboard aerial jacks are not included on the aurus board. personally I will only ever use a wired connection as it is far superior. Even power-line adapters are better than WiFi for gaming and lose less connection speed.

codya2014 0 points 7 months ago

people can correct me if im wrong, but on asus (I plan on buying this motherboard for my pc) it says that it has wifi enabled

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

This looks FANTASTIC ! Such great ambiance. What is your lighting up top ? +1.

Thanks for posting thermals/clocks/voltages.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Just a single 30cm phanteks rgb strip. Any rgb strip will work as it connects directly to the motherboard.

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Congrats!! You have no idea how happy your build made me! I’m looking for this very exact build! Thank you so much!!

Gpu- how do you like it? What made you choose that over the AORUS GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti Waterforce Xtreme Edition 11G? I’m debating between the two.

Ram- I am new to PCs so I have a hard time understanding this. Pc is mainly for counter strike and other fps games. Also, homework, streaming, and small editing videos. I was going to go with 32GB 3600 memory with the lowest latency. Main goal with build is fastes fps on fps games. What is better? Faster ram or slowe ram with lower latency? Also, I’m I losing performance by going with 32 GB instead of 16GB?

I was also planning on delidding and overclocking cpu. Do you think that aio is good enough to keep it cool? I’ll be over clocking gpu as well.

I pre ordered 8700k already. Now I finally know what to order!! Thank you!! Super pumped right now. Never seen that case before but it is perfect for me! I didn’t like all the fancy cases that compriseded ventilation for aesthetics.

Do you have a YouTube video by any chance? Any other links regarding this awesome build, I would love.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Thank you!

I bought the founders edition as soon as it came out so aftermarket boards had not been released yet. I would go with the aorus just to match it with the motherboard. With pascal and gpu boost 3.0 the vendor doesn't make any difference to performance only aesthetics and noise.

For gaming 16gb is plenty but 32gb may make rendering videos faster. Faster ram is usually king compared to latency but its a fine line sometimes even for experts to confirm. Certainly not something I am able to confirm.

An 8700k with a 1080 ti will be massive overkill for csgo even at 4k.

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Happy to hear that you delidded!! Those temps! Very nice. Corsair has a 360mm AIO releasing mid December so I’m waiting for that. Also contemplating going full custom water loop. If so, I’ll return the gpu for a non AIO.

So you are at 2.05Ghz and get 60.0 C under max load? That’s amazing. How is the gpu fan and pump holding up? If you recommend it, I’ll just stick to what I have and not go full custom. I’m new to PCs. Your temps are more than good enough right? You have really helped me on my PC build. Thank you so much!! Can’t wait until I post mine!

My parts so far: Cpu: i7-8700K Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 HYBRID Case: Phanteks PH-ES515PTG_SWT Enthoo Pro M SE Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi ac) Memory: 960 pro 512gb m.2 Memory: Seagate 2 Tb firecuda sshd PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 850W

RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3200 14 14 14 34 latency (thinking about returning for 32GB)

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Actually hits a max of 57c now I've altered the top fans to intake. Below 65 is excellent temps. I've had no issues with my hybrid mod at all. Pump is nice and quiet and the fan I replaced with an nzxt aer p just to match my front fans but again no issues other than figuring out the best way to set fan profile. That ram looks great, nice low latency and will overclock nicely to 3600mhz I'm sure, with a little extra voltage. I'd stick with 16gb and pocket the extra money but it's your choice.

iPxn3z 1 point 7 months ago

Looks awesome man , consider it a compliment but i feel bad for you spending 40 bucks on cables you almost can't see !

+1 easily

Wolklung 1 point 7 months ago

Oh man that's nice.

Great Job + Have fun!

xTaZz 1 point 7 months ago

this number of ram (F4-3200C16D-16GTZR) isnt in ram list its works fine to you ?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Works fine for me, no problems. Even overclocked the frequency to 3400 with cas 16. RGB fusion can set the ram colour as well but the app with crash if you try to change the brightness.

Ridden_ 1 point 7 months ago

Cleanest build ever, this deserves a feature imo, never saw a build that clean.

sandris 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Great clean build. Meshify C is one of the cases i prefer.

Cbhusker 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

That case looks awesome! Very nice build.

QC-Cool 1 point 7 months ago

Hello, nice build. I want to purchase the same MB as you and am wondering if you are having any issues with the 2X16GB of TridentZ ddr4 3200 ram and controlling it through fusion?

I am reading everywhere that there are issues with this, can you please give me your thoughts.

I too want to get 2 X 16GB and leave me headroom for another 16gb eventually and also I read that with two dimms it is easier to overclock but the control of the RAM RGB is worrying me?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Just use gskill software. Fusion can change the colour and add some effects the same as the motherboard but tbh the gskill app is better as you can program individual leds for some effects. Had no issues with the ram but the bios is a not very good. Some things have drop down menus and some need manual enter digits or use the + - keys to change the value. Llc is one of those that I couldn't work out how to change it from auto. + key on keyboard did the trick.

purdy44 1 point 7 months ago

Were you running the 1080ti with your 4790k before? If so, how much of a performance increase are you seeing in games with the 8700k compared with the old processor?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Ive not really noticed any difference. I think it is slightly higher and doesn't dip as low but it's hard to tell. In tomb raider I got 123fps in the benchmark 1440p and get the same with the 8700k and faster ram. Pubg still drops to mid 60s around yasnaya which I thought was a cpu bottleneck area but obviously not. I think at 1080p it will make more of a difference due to less gpu bottleneck. 4790k is still a beast for gaming.

purdy44 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the info, really appreciate it!

Tnse 1 point 7 months ago

If your planning on changing your motherboard, as well as adding a custom loop, you should probably wait on the Maximus X Formula. Sick build though :)

Jmaster1o1 1 point 7 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous build, I myself have interest in using the meshify c along with the kraken x62, can you tell me what fans you used at the top of the case?

Once again gorgeous build.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Just the standard fractal case fans. They don't really serve much purpose as i leave them on a very low rpm as they can choke the GPU radiator fan and actually increase the temps when they go higher. I would have preferred to have the kraken as a top exhaust and have 2/3 fans intake on the front but the io shield stops you mounting a 280mm rad up top. I think a 240mm would just about fit.

Jmaster1o1 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the info

What do you think about using 240mm nzxt kraken x62 at the top of this case as pull With two fans 120/140 at front as intake And one exhaust at the back?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I think it's called the x52 for the 240mm version. If I had the choice I would probably go with that and a couple of front fans as intake to increase airflow. I have my kraken fans set to quiet profile and they don't really pull much air into the case because the cpu never gets hot enough whilst gaming. Would help to lower temp on the gpu with front intake. Not that it's an issue with the hybrid mod.

Jmaster1o1 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks once again for your help

mbrostrom 1 point 7 months ago

Going for the setup you mentioned here (x52 on top and 2/3 fans in the front) , how beneficial would it be if the GPU used an open-air shroud? Wonderful build btw! Thanks for sharing all of it info with us.

ehmora 1 point 4 months ago

Hey dude, sweet build! Referring to the above would you have the top mount rad as exhaust or intake?

Jmaster1o1 1 point 7 months ago

One more thing Is the cam software for the aio really that buggy?

Jaybib 2 points 7 months ago

The CAM software isn't as bad as everyone claims but it doesn't serve much purpose besides adjusting fan and pump speeds. The temp readings and pretty off sometimes.

Jmaster1o1 1 point 7 months ago

Good to know

NaweedKhan 6 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Hi, nice build. Talking about voiding warranty.... overclocking / "altering frequency" voids the warranty . It clearly says that on the CPU box. So delidding shouldn't be too much hassle as you've already voided the warranty :))

Bakon_ 1 point 7 months ago

What does the delid kit do? Obviously remove the lid of the cpu, but what benifits are there?

Jaybib 1 point 7 months ago

You remove the lid from the CPU, clean off the ****** TIM intel uses and replace it with liquid metal. On average for the 8700K this will decrease temps by 15-20C.

alexcatanzaro 1 point 7 months ago

Cleanest meshify c case I've seen! very nice build man.

Nobes29 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

What are the numbers on RGB for the color in picture 3? I think it looks really nice.

Great looking build, btw

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The kraken in CAM is 00FFA9 the rest are visual match to that.

xTHExRADxREXx 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

this is a very nice build it looks soo cool i love it

boomy54321 1 point 7 months ago

Wait did you send $97 on thermal paste? Am I the only one who sees this?

MonsieuRoberts 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I love t he way you curled your Kraken's tubing. Slick case choice as well. Clean cable management, excellent and subtle lighting, what's not to love? +1!

jushui 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

dat color matching tho

frostmaster468 1 point 7 months ago

this build is the nicest build I have ever seen. +1

Pawnmower@2 1 point 7 months ago

nice rig

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

We must persuade this man to replace the kraken with the EVGA CLC. because it goes better wit the evga hybrid.

Ridden_ 0 points 7 months ago

it would ruin this, definitely :/.

slkipp 1 Build 0 points 7 months ago

na, it would improve it. evga (except for the b3...) is always an improvement.

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Improve looks? Or improve performance? Only thing I’m concerned about is performance. Looking to build a very similar build myself

Ridden_ 1 point 7 months ago

the CLC is not bad but with this kind of build the x62 is better for looks, if you are concerned about performance then CLC is not bad but i recommend to look for other options.

CSGOmustang 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks. What would you say is the biggest and coolest (temperature) AIO for the 8700k?

Lmao. I’ve only pre ordered the 8700k and the 1080 ti ftw hybrid and I’m at $1,249. This going to be a crazy *** build for me. It’s my first too.

Jaybib 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build, very similar to mine

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GzfvPs

https://imgur.com/a/gUas8 (my GPU has blinding lights making it impossible to get a good picture)

I had my cooler's tubes like yours but preferred them off to the side instead. I would have got RGB Tridentz but used RAM from my previous build and with RAM prices being so high right now I didn't think it was worth the money just to get the same speed RAM with RGB lighting I don't really care about.

I mounted my RAD in the front, used the two included case fans for a back exhaust, bottom intake and purchased two additional be quiet pure wings 2 140mm as top exhaust.

8700K 5.0@1.285V, LLC Level 1, AVX Offset Set to 2 and RAM is running at it's full speed with XMP. Very happy with mine, gratz on your great build.

If I have one regret it's not routing my GPU power cable from underneath like yours but I spent an hour getting my cables clean on the back side of my case and undoing the GPU cable would mess up everything.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Nice. I'm not a fan of avx offset. Would rather have a higher voltage and stable clock speed or just stick with the lower clock. The temps are not that bad even on my fairly high 1.35v. Stable on everything I've tested. Cinebench and real bench are the reason I had to up the volts as they cause bsod. Prime95 and aida64 other than being very hot it could easily handle. I did try avx offset but it just annoyed me that it's always flickering around even on non avx loads. Looks like you got a good chip with those voltages though.

Jaybib 1 point 7 months ago

I’m not a fan of AVX offset either but as far as I know it can’t be turned off on my AsRock board. I’ve tried. I’ll probably lower it to 1 from 2 so it only goes down to 4.9. This is only my 2nd build ever so I’m not sure what else to do in terms of tweaking.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Can you type in auto to set it to that? That should default as 0 offset. May need to tweak voltage after that as it will be running at the full 5ghz.

Jaybib 1 point 7 months ago

It was set by default on auto and with some testing auto was an offset of 3 (I would go from 4.7 to 5.0. When I type on 0 it defaults back to auto.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Strange. Never had an asrock board so sorry i can't help more.

mbrostrom 1 point 7 months ago

What are your temps like with the bottom intake? Pretty cool air flow you've got going in there! Thanks for sharing.

WestheGamer2 1 point 7 months ago

Was the Kyronaut 11.1g actually $98?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hell no haha cost me about £13 so less than $20 ish. It's a big tube as well as I used it on my gpu, my old build and will be using it twice on this build after I've delidded it.

WestheGamer2 1 point 7 months ago

Lol OK. I was like thermal paste cost $96???? Nice Build!

kevinlee42 1 point 7 months ago

Is it possible to place your radiator at the top of the case? Would like to go for a similar build but I want my radiator up top if its possible. Thanks in advance

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

280mm won't fit due to heatsinks and io shield on the motherboard. I've seen builds using a 240mm rad up top without any issues, but each build will have different tolerances.

JustinJG 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Very tasteful.

CarnivorousHam 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Beautiful.

ssuley 1 point 7 months ago

This is my first comment, never falt I wanted to before this build.......I love this build.....the style, the tech, the 5Ghz mark...everything says this is the top of heap

Wvheil 1 point 7 months ago

For sheer research, do you think it was worth it to jump from the 4790K to the 8700K? I've heard some people say it was worth every penny, and others saying it was a complete ripoff.

Par55 1 point 7 months ago

This looks AMAZING! So amazing that I couldn’t help but be inspired to copy you on my very first build :D hope you don’t mind. I have the 8700k, Kraken 62, and GPU coming from another country. I went with Gigabyte Aorus 11 extreme ed. (Not the water cooled one) and only too late read about how you’d change to 24 cm kraken on top, fans to front setup. I assume my gpu won’t be efficient as your with heat, can you recommend a way for me to fix my setup? Basically, if I go with Asus Hero X is the Mobo IO shield placed differently ? Or should i look at other cases? (Maybe full atx) It is a true pain to return the kraken, is all. Thanks for reading.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

You'll have to check how long that gpu is, as with a front mount rad it may be too long to fit in that case. Front mount would be fine for an air cooled gpu. My issue is I need all the air to blow out through my gpu rad to keep it cool, so top exhausts as well mean negative pressure and starves the gpu fan of its air supply with the cpu fans only on a low rpm intake. I have since changed the top two fans to intake which has helped temps a lot but it's not my preferred setup. A mid tower should be fine with your parts but the meshify is as small as you can get for a mid size tower and like I said earlier may be too short to have a front rad and long gpu. I can't help with other motherboard configurations as I've only use the z97x gaming 7 and the aorus gaming 7 in this case which neither allow for a top 280mm rad.

Par55 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you so much for detailed response. I need to find another case then. I had no idea it could be so complicated to optimize case air flow.. things have sure come a long way since late 90s :)

chickeninthecoop 1 point 7 months ago

Mad props! I love the light blue color you've got going on. Question though... I'm thinking of doing something eerily similar, but with a STRIX 1080... would you be able to measure the distance from the end of your GPU to the edge of the Kraken's radiator? It doesn't look there is another 1.2" (31mm) but sometimes looks can be deceiving :/

Thanks!

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Only about 20mm to the lip of the rad bud.

chickeninthecoop 1 point 7 months ago

Damn. Guess I'll have to figure something else out. Thanks for checking!

KamakaziStrike 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Your so cleverly cable management is make this so well designed, And this AORUS LED colorling is so beautiful. Im on seeing few minutes this phots. In my opinion overall is clever and chic design PC. Well done.

Bernat27 1 point 7 months ago

That looks awesome dude ! Really good job !

disco-cowboy 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Really like the way you spun your front radiator hoses up to keep them up high. Don't think I've seen that done yet, but I may have to copy you. Very, very nice build.

Danielepaul 1 point 7 months ago

Can you give me a review about that motherboard? I’m planning to get one instead of the Asus Strix lol. I also heard that it’s very easy to OC here is it true? And did you get the £40 steam code? Lol

khory 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Great looking build! Did you have any issues making the 1080ti fit in the top slot of that motherboard? I've read some reviews with issues of them getting hung on the Amp-up Audio cover.

seikerlulz 1 point 7 months ago

Best Meshify C case build i've seen so far imo. love the accent lighting of choice you made. I wonder if the kraken is in pull or push mode.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

It's in push. I found it a little quieter that way.

Enclave945 1 point 7 months ago

Does the Kraken x62 block any RAM slots on the mobo? I am planning on getting on getting the same mobo RAM and cooler and I want to know if I will have clearance for 4 sticks

magazine 1 point 7 months ago

I was wondering if i could fit a 289mm gpu in this case with the kraken x62? It's an evga 1080 ti ftw3 hybrid and a little bit long than this one.

TwoMoons 1 point 7 months ago

Excellent build. Seriously, one of the best looking I've seen. Thanks for sharing.

I've been plotting a similar build in the Meshify C. Would you describe your fan set up (push/pull etc) and how it is or isn't working?

Thanks again.

Black_Alpaca 1 point 7 months ago

First of all, what a build!!!

A few questions though, first of all, have you had any problems installing any part of the build? Because there isn't much breathing space I see ;)

Secondly, since it's a meshify case, how is the noise level? Is it doable? And how did you configure the airflow, I guess the front fans are pulling air into the case, but what do the top ones do? Do they blow air out of the case, or into the case?

And finally, since I've recently ordered partially the same components...black power supply cables...or white power supply cables? Which ones would you recommend? :p

And again, kudos to you for building such a clean and sexy pc :o

JustinHEMI 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Greetings! I'm new to this site and I am preparing to complete a new build using 8700K, Meshify C, Kraken x62, and the EVGA 1080Ti SC2.

Your build comes close to what I'm looking at, and I'm just trying to make sure that the 1080Ti SC2 will fit with the Kraken x62 at the front of the Meshify C.

According to EVGA, the SC2 is 3mm longer than the card that you're using, and judging by your pictures, it looks like I should be able to squeeze the SC2 in there.

Can you confirm that there's at least 3mm of space left between your card and the Kraken?

Thanks! Beautiful machine!

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Can confirm around 20mm of space between gpu and radiator. My card is reference card length as it is the hybrid mod. Thank you

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Can confirm around 20mm of space between gpu and radiator. My card is reference card length as it is the hybrid mod. Thank you

JustinHEMI 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Thank you!

Ridden_ 1 point 7 months ago

I saw your edit, well i guess i should consider that fan setup, specially considering how big the temp change was 57c on load, seriously wow, specially considering the kraken is more aesthetic wise than performance wise.

Scyreus5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Very, very nice. Believe it or not my build is very similar with the Meshify C, Kraken X62, and an EVGA 1080ti SC2 Hybrid. Glad to see it will all fit once the GPU gets here!

Quick question though. Do you think you'd be able to fit 2x 140mm fans on the top exhaust or not?

miranda96 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Wow, beautiful

Khaines 1 point 7 months ago

Hi Jay, awesome build!

Where did you buy your braided PSU cables? I love how neat they appear. What fans are you using and how is the fan layout?

Thank you!

Setec 1 point 7 months ago

This should be the new gold-standard reference when anyone asks how to route/mount AIO coolers. The tubes for the GPU cooler are just perfect. Very nice build.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you. :)

Pøldi 1 point 6 months ago

What do you like about your case? Do you recommend it? Looking forward to buy it and I need opinions from owners ;)

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Love the case. Very compact with full atx and water cooling support. Nice discreet black finish with tinted black side panel as well. I just think it's a very sophisticated looking case.

r0bin0705 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice build! I'm going for something similar but the PSU concerns me. How is the fit in this case? Have you got room for the HDD cage? Fractal says the max PSU length is 175mm however yours is 180 and the one I want to get is 180mm as well.. 5mm shouldn't matter much but sometimes it does.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

It's tight but not an issue. I also have cable extensions which means more cables to have to hide, and there is still room.

Dark-Ice 1 point 6 months ago

This looks really really good, in fact when I save up the money I will copy almost everything hahah. Though I'm afraid of delliding the cpu. Question: What fans do you have for the 1080 Ti pump and the ones in the top of the case? Cause I might buy the new Noctua's NF-F12 Chromax fans, and place them in those spaces. Thinking of keep the stock fans in the X62 cause I hear they are pretty good. Any recommendations?

Error_Unknown 1 point 6 months ago

What are you using to light the case up ?

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

totally love the build, but the 1080ti Hybridradiator is upside down. Warning included in the box with the 1080ti Hybrid for a reason! Longevity, performance, and noise are aversely affected due to gravity. Apparently. Makes for a less attractive build imo (I have the same card) but hey can't win them all. +10

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

As long as the rad is above the pump and allowing any trapped air to rise into the radiator and not get caught inside the pump it will be fine any way you mount it. It's when the pump starts trying to push air around the loop you get noise, performance and longevity issues. Thanks for the +1 appreciate it. Never expected to get this much appreciation at all. :)

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

yeah +299 you built a nice computer man. I'll look for your +1 when I post my updated build ;)

Star_burp 1 point 5 months ago

i have a similar build and am strugging what would be the best way to intake fan to the case.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Cpu rad fans are intake, also the top rear fan to feed the gpu exhaust radiator. Giving me the best temps with that setup.

iPhoneGuru_ 1 point 5 months ago

did you manage to connect that nzxt fan that's on the gpu radiator directly to the gpu, or did you connect it to a fan header on your motherboard? I have a pwm be quiet silent wings 3 but I can't get the fan curve connected to the gpu temp.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I connect to a motherboard fan header. On my old pc I used speed fan to control the speed by using the gpu temp, which I preferred. On this build speed fan is not supported so I have had to use a temperature sensor cable (included with the gaming 7) and place the sensor behind the gpu radiator and then create a custom profile using that in the bios fan settings. I used hwinfo to show me my max gpu fan rpm once it had reached its peak temperature and adjusted from there. After a long gaming session my max gpu temp is around 55-58 depending on the game and the fan rpm goes up to 1300 max. This is as quiet as I can get it whilst still keeping nice low temps. The gpu blower fan is set to go up to 40% under load.

ahinh93 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build, i'm trying to recreate this but I don't have a GPU with a fan. Did I read it right that you used the meshify-c stock fans for the top? If so, what would you recommend I place for the rear of the case? Thanks!

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes the stock fans are not bad. It's all personal preference tbh. A normal gpu with 2 fans intake and 2 top exhaust is well balanced and a rear fan may not do much more than increase noise levels. It's all about experimenting with the setup you have as they are all different. Even ambient temperatures play a role.

duplais 1 point 5 months ago

I love this build for the fact that the RGB is tastefully done. Great job man.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

thank you :)

westway92 1 point 5 months ago

Hi! What about putting your top fans as exhaust and your GPU fan as intake? I tried that config in my own rig (obviously there are case differences) and my temps got better than having the back as exhaust. My compliments for radiator tubes position. Which braided PSU extension did you purchase?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

As it is a 1080 ti and heavily overclocked it gets very hot and the radiator kicks out a LOT of heat when gaming so I don't want that amount of heat inside the case even if it is then exhausted. The top rear fan is intake and the front top fan is exhaust and it works well. Some air will of course be recycled due to the proximity but most is expelled from the rear. It makes the wall behind it warm. The cables are Phanteks ph-cb-cmbo _ BK - available on amazon. Been a great choice and no issues apart from being rather long for cable management in a small case.

westway92 1 point 5 months ago

Understood. I'll keep in mind when I will be upgrading my build. One last question: can you also write the product code of the Phanteks LED strip? Did you also need to purchase an extension to connect it to the motherboard?

JQuon 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build man. I was planning on building in an S340 elite, but this case looks like it offers better airflow. I'm never delidded and pretty new to overclocking which leads me to the following question...how often do you have to delid and reapply the liquid metal? I've somewhere on google that it can dry up and needs reapplication. Have you delidded in the past? Do you have a link to a good video on what kind of liquid metal to use and what delidding tools to buy?

sparkybomb 1 point 5 months ago

Whats the clearance between the gpu and the radiator? Im looking to do about the same configuration as you but am using the longer FTW3 1080 TI hybrid and am worried about clearance.

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

$100 for thermal paste?...

mbigeagle123 1 point 4 months ago

This is almost exactly what I have and what I'm thinking of getting lol looks so good! Are you geting full fps on your monitor at higher settings?

DynamectiveNiko 1 point 4 months ago

What's your fan setups? Is the rear fan an exhaust, and then the tops and fronts intakes?

mahmoud_ali 1 point 3 months ago

i'll build a pc like yours, do u think the performance difference between the GTX 1080 and 1080Ti worth the extra amount of money?(almost the double)

also i don't know which GTX model to chose? founder edition or what? note : i'm getting i7-8700k

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I would get the 8600k which can overclock higher to around 5.2ghz and use the money saved to put towards a 1080 ti. Its a bad time to be buying a graphics card at the minute though due to inflated prices and with volta due to be released it could be worth waiting a couple of months and saving hundreds on either choice. Model choice is up to you. As long as it fits in the case any model will be fine. There is not much difference in performance with any choice this generation.

mahmoud_ali 1 point 3 months ago

thank for the advise i guess i'll wait

HunterTTP 1 point 3 months ago

How is the build holding up for you now that it has been 5ish months? I'm looking to build a mostly identical setup here. Did you get rid of the Aorus board? I see that mentioned in some of the other comments.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Everything is great, decided to keep the Aorus board in the end. The maximus x code looks great but offers nothing that isn't on the G7 other than the armour. Actually really happy with how it's turned out. Noise levels, performance and aesthetics are spot on. There's nothing I would personally change. Now just to wait for the next nvidia gpu series.

HunterTTP 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the response! I am really torn on the Aorus motherboard - it is a beautiful board but the reviews are mixed online. How has it been for you?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

It's been spot on. The only negatives I have are that the bios can be a little confusing at first. Annoyingly some options have a drop down menu when clicked and others require keyboard input and it's not clear at first. Left me wondering why I couldn't change some settings until I realised I had to type them in or use the + - keys to change the values. Other than that I can't think of any thing. Would be nice to have a few more rgb options in the future and more control of synchronisation but the software is still beta so I'm sure that will come with time.

HunterTTP 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for the excellent response! On the topic of the RGB sync, has everything worked together for you so far? What features would you like that it doesn't currently have?

Also, can you link to the exact RGB strip you used?

HunterTTP 1 point 3 months ago

Could you link to the braided PSU extension cable? Why did you need it?

corylynch96 1 point 2 months ago

heres a weird question but what is the length of your gpu

byrdada 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I am planning to get exact same case, motherboard, CPU, and cooler. Any tips? Do I need to get a USB hub if I am going to use that cooler? Thanks!

Zeromus725 1 point 2 months ago

The only thing that could make me more jealous is if this had a RoG motherboard! :D

ExistenczZ 1 point 1 month ago

awesome Build dude ! looks super clean. One question. how did u der Color on the phanteks rgb led Strips they are only compatible with Aura and Mystic sync wanted the same Mobo, but don't know how to set Color with this led strip:(

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

They work just fine. Plus it into the motherboard rgb header and use the gigabyte software to choose colours/effects and brightness

ExistenczZ 1 point 1 month ago

only last question ur radiator for the cpu is for intake and ur radiator of the graphicscard is on Output also as the Fans in Top are for Output am i right ? And u switched the fan from the graphicscard to an nzxt and use him on the Mainboard on a 4pin Header. do you have enough 4pin Headers for all of that Fans?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Correct apart from the rear top fan is intake to feed the gpu rad fan with air as it was being starved when the top fan was also exhaust.

ExistenczZ 1 point 1 month ago

why dont u let both rads intake and the topfans on exhaust wouldnt it be Better?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

The gpu rad pumps out so much hot air. The cpu rad doesn't even get slightly warm but the heat that the gpu pushes out is unreal. If it was intake it would just make everything so much hotter inside the case.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Use the aorus rgb software to set the rgb strip when it's plugged into the motherboard. Works just the same as the motherboard rgb, no issues. You should be able to use any rgb strip

rogdog56 1 point 1 month ago

WoWWWWWWWW that's COOL

danielma21 1 point 1 month ago

Oh my goodness, you have made the build that I have dreamt of for years. For the love of cheesecake DO NOT change this in any way shape or form.

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Thank you so much :)

ExistenczZ 1 point 1 month ago

Is this the Meshify C Dark TG or only TG?

Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 days ago

Dark tg

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Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Think I would have to have both top mounted. They push out a LOT of air though and with the gpu blower also exhausting air the case will end up heavily negative pressure and draw in air through any and all gaps in the case so regular dusting will be required. I'd even try rear mounting a dust filtered fan for intake and setting the kraken cpu fans to gpu temp controlled and also intake. That or a bigger case with more fan options.

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Jay-Dubs submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Nope, not this one haha

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