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Northern Lights

by Kriskodisko13

Description

Build meant for whatever I can throw at it and future proofing. Mainly intended for gaming and media. Plan to do music production, photo editing, video editing, some graphic design, etc. Jack of all trades, potential master of all.

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AlexDLowe 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

+1'd, clean up your cables, and good part choices and cooling inside the case.

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I see you found a way around the top not being completely fan friendly lol Are those risers something custom from online or did you make them yourself? Also, since you are going the fan route up top, this site sells custom made filters and theyre very reasonably priced!

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

They're dice lol. Affixed them to the top with sticky Velcro. The front and bottom fans are the fans pulling air in while the back and top fans push out, so I'm not sure I need the filter for the top. My reasoning is that with the dust guard on top, and fans blowing out, I should be fine. Right?

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Ah, gotcha! Yeah, it looks like you'd have good enough pressure to keep any dust from getting in with those fans pushing out. But since youre using a bottom fan to pull air in, that site also sells a dust filter for the bottom fan, and its just shy of $6. I dont know how dusty the area around your pc gets, but it couldnt hurt. Idk, up to you lol

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I believe this case already came with a filter for the bottom :)

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Oh did it? Tight. I thought it just came with a filter for the PSU

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I would rotate your heatsink 90o clockwise, the warm air is being pushed down onto your gpu.

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

With the back fan pulling air away from the heat sink, I figured the GPU would be fine, especially since I have yet to even contemplate overclocking this build. From what I understand, the DarkRock also does one hell of a job dispersing any heat, and my fans haven't yet to speed up based on CPU heat.

Tamriel_Bound 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Also, if that fan allows it, you could switch it to pull air away from the heatsink instead of pushing into it. That way the top fans would be taking away the heat as well.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Biggest issue right now are the top and darkrock fans fighting for air. the heatsink is pushing air down while the top is exhausting. if you were to flip both darkrock fans to pull air from the bottom/gpu, then that should be more productive.

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Unfortunately, with the cable orientation, I couldn't place the heat sink the way I wanted. However, I haven't done research into whether I can flip the fans over yet.

Experience 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I love the idea for this build! is 32 GB of ram necessary though? Jeez xD

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

I wish I could do 64 GB, but unfortunately my CPU cooler limits me to 4 out of my 8 RAM slots. That may have to change in the future...hehe

Experience 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Whats all that ram for?

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

....doomsday prep? lol

Experience 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Gotta get those ram before the zombies come lol

sonicx665 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

You could create an amazing mod if you went for it

Kriskodisko13 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I'm not sure what you mean. What's a mod?

sonicx665 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Like custom painting it 'n stuff, basically going all-out artsy on it

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