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Decided to go all in with this build to make it future-proof and last a long time. Also wanted to play games like BF4, The Division, and Titanfall in 4K and Ultra settings with 60fps. Looking forward to Titanfall 2 with this thing.

Went with a white-themed build because so many are black or gray and drab.

LED lighting is Deep Cool RGB 360.

Water cooling radiator at the front intaking cool air with two 140mm Noctua fans. Two 120mm Noctua fans at the bottom blow hot air from radiator up. Hot air is sucked out by two 140mm Corsair exhausts in the front two fans mounts of the Fractal Define R5. One 140mm exhaust at the back.

Some pictures show older fans and fan placements.

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Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

great clean build well done!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like how you have ETS-T40 parts just sprawled across your desk

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah, I was originally using that cooler but wanted something less bulky.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point
A lovely build you have here. +1

The itch that needed to be scratched

I don't mean to sound icky about this but that's why there is tape measurements for when building, tweaking or fixing a computer. Though I keep mine over my blouse or shirt. lol
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build but even the 1080's gonna have problems running bleeding edge games like the division at 2160p 60 fps.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah not everything is on ultra for the Division at 60fps, but most of it is and it still looks pretty damn good.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That lighting is amazing

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build, just something to point out. Did you notice that placing those two radiator fans as intake would push a constant hot air flow right over your components? (gpu, mobo, etc). I think you should use them on the opposite side of the rad as "push fans" or put them backwards on the same position they are now as "exhaust fans". The idea of using a fan as "intake" is that it would push cold air inside your case, and since you got a radiator with hot liquid right in the middle...I mean, it wouldn't make too much sense to me.

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah, at the time I figured I would keep the traditional "in from the front, out from the top and back" airflow, and it didn't seem right to exhaust right onto the front door panel.

But you're right, it doesn't make sense to intake hot air, even with the two fans at the bottom blowing it up to the exhaust fans at the top. l So I reversed the front fans to exhaust and the back fan to intake. I got a 5-8 degree improvement, which is great! Thanks for the tip.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that's great!!..anytime

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, to clarify you have the h115i mounted on the front panel of the R5 with the air flow pulling air from inside the case and pushing it out (2 sets of fans/pull-push?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time, it was pulling in cold air from outside by pushing onto the radiator.

I've updated the build where the H115i is on top, with pans pushing hot PC air out of the radiator.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

love the airflow

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great!! Really clean.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious in love with this build may want to follow it, but hate liquid cooling, recommendations of non liquid cooling?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try the white Enermax ETS-T40F-W: [URL REMOVED]

It works great but the fans can get a little noisy.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard is the motherboard i'm looking at, but what i've been reading the onboard audio is garbage.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The Gigabyte mobo I'm using (listed in my parts list) has been great so far and comes with Creative audio hardware built-in. It sounds pretty good as far as I can tell on my cheap-but-OK Logitech speakers. Otherwise I use gaming headphones that came with its own DAC.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Love the r5. Question; were you able to screw the radiator properly with all the washers? I tried putting the front fans too but the screw wont reach it if I use the washers to mount the radiator. Hopefully that question make sense.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't use the washers, so I couldn't tell you for sure.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, i didnt use the washers either. Thanks for the reply.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple, powerful, clean; all you can ask for. +1 for a build that helped inspire mine

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Great, thanks! Just looked at your build and it's crazy! Looks great. You went all out with modding.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks, I had a vision and went for it. It really is the little things that make us happiest. I really want a GTX 1080 like yours (sick btw), but it would take away from the theme a little

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