Description

"Cold-Fusion" is my most recent upgrade of my "Critical-Mass" build. Too view part descriptions, please visit the page for that build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/KK3bt6. Here I will elaborate on the upgrades.

  1. Case - The most obvious upgrade is the case. My old Fractal Node case was sleek and stylish, but suffered heavily from heat dissipation issues. As I have begun playing games again, this change was a must. I have always liked the Core V1 case and finally decided to give it a try. Can't complain so far.

  2. GPU Cooler - I opted for an AIO cooler this time. I purchased EVGA's hybrid kit and swapped out my reference cooler. The results are substantially better. I have had experience with these kits before in my "The-Apparition" build, so I knew what I was in for. Always a good choice, IMHO.

  3. CPU Cooler - My previous Noctua low profile cooler wasn't cutting it. With the extra space, I knew this was something that needed attention. I have eliminated my dangerously high temps. Putting a Noctua Industrial fan on the Be Quiet! heatsink created an even lower temp at load.

Notes: The Core V1 case has a lot of openings, so I put on some magnetic filters on places where air is drawn in. Hopefully this reduces the dust accumulation. I had to install the 2 80mm fans on the outside, due to space limitations created by the CPU cooler. The SFX power supply gives me a huge amount of space in the basement. RGB strips really shine in this case, and turns heads when seen in person.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Very nice build and a great view on the city!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

ikr the views tho

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  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I envy that view of the city you have more than the PC, holy crap

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Great looking pc but DAMMMNNN that view is nice!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

super cool build man, where do you live that view though. :O +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

that view tho. great build. check mine out I did in the black core v1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Price managment

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How does that cooler fit on the MSI board? Does it cover any ports or require some cables plugged in early?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This is great. I just bought this case and a hybrid 1080 ti (like yours). However, I also am trying to cram the Kraken X42 in there. This is my first build in 13 years (and never used AIO). But, do you think this is even possible? I haven't seen anyone try it yet but you're the only one with a Hybrid in this case. :-) I'm hoping it's possible. I'll use the front for the CPU radiator and fan and the side as the GPU radiator and fan. Though I haven't thought about how to make that work. Anyway, if you have any pointers for a lost sole that is set on this case (coincidentally the cheapest part of the build) I would love the feedback. I'm not sure if OK to post this here or not but if not, sorry! https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NtrTP3 but this is what I've got if you have any pointers.

This is FANTASTIC though, great work :-) Thanks for sharing.