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I finally decided to upgrade from an older AMD APU build. The video card and WD Reds were carryovers from the old system, but everything else was purchased new for this build.

I'm using the WD Reds to store all of my home media - this machine serves media via Plex, so it also transcodes on the fly.

I probably spent too much on the case, but I love the way the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX looks and it should be fairly future proof. I decided to replace the PWM fan hub that comes with the case and went for the NZXT Grid+v2 so that individual fans could be labeled and controlled.

I'm holding out for the video card because this one works fine for what light gaming I am doing (especially with a 1080p monitor).

CPU is OC'd to 4.4Ghz via Asus's auto OC tool and it hovers around 23 degrees celsius on idle. I haven't had the chance to do any real stress testing - coming soon!

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  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

I just did the same thing by building a new pc then bringing over my old gpu

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Great choice on that case. If I had a bit more money I would have definitely gotten it. I'd love to see more pics. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll take a few with a better camera and post them soon! Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

New Pics uploaded.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! What are your temps with the 212 EVO? What voltage are you running it at?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on the room temp (I keep my house pretty cold in the winter) usually 17c-23c on idle and around 52c - 60c when stress testing with prime95. The NZXT Grid+v2 helps to ramp up all the case fans to move more cool air through the case and across the 212 when under load.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

oh wow, 52C under heavy load is really good

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I just uploaded a screengrab from CAM showing load/temp. Good thermal paste and good airflow makes all the difference!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

what's that mousemat?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a TEKMAT handgun cleaning mat with an exploded view of a 1911.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It has a lot of nice parts chosen. I would maybe go a little bit up on the video card. But you can always upgrade it over time. People upgrade their graphics cards all the time. It is the easiest thing to change.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely. This was a carryover part from my last build and the first thing on my list to upgrade.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I got it. Then I think your build makes a lot more sense. This is a good build if you throw in a good video card. It's the only very big question I would have. Little small stuff is not worth questioning in some cases like people do on here. People have preferences on cases and manufacturers for certain types of components. It doesn't really make them wrong. It's just a preference they chose.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Not too loud. Not in this case anyway. I had one of the cheaper corsair closed loop water coolers on my last build and I actually prefer this one - and it's less money!