Description

This was my first attempt at a X99 build. I had an i7 4790K build before this, which is now my VR PC in my living room. Everything works well with this setup and gaming is fantastic. Just figured that I'd share it. It's not too fancy, but it gets the job done well. The GPU is cooled utilizing the EVGA Hybrid cooler kit for the GTX 1080. Also completed some LED mods on the case logo LEDs to match the red theme.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

1st attempt better than my 10th... :(

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure your being gracious, but thank you nonetheless. :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you say that corsair in the power source is red?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delay... Lost my house during Hurricane Harvey. - I removed the lighting element and soldered red LEDs to the board then replaced. I did it for all Corsair branding on the case.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, the prices of the 6850K took quite a hit. Almost wish I was building a new computer now.

Nice build, did you have to modify the hybrid cooler kit?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't modify the hybrid cooler, but did have to leave half of the top cover for the graphics card off.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Aren't the radiator hoses for the hybrid GPU are supposed to be at the top?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks... Not sure, haven't ever seen instructions either way.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if they’re supposed to be but it’s quite possible. With the 240 cooler for CPU on top, I had to mount the GPU rad this way.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No mods needed... just wasn’t able to run the new shroud that comes packaged with the kit.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that video card actually founder's edition? What does it look like?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

It is the founder's edition (got it with the EVGA Step-Up program)... I replaced the stock heat sink with an EVGA Hybrid cooler, so half of the cover is now off. Oh, I also changed out the LEDs for red.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it’s a founders edition card with EVGAs hybrid kit attached.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots o' storage. Nice! +1 for great parts, and storage choices were great.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the motherboard fit perfectly or ? I have the same one and been waiting to buy the 570x but didn't know if it would fit or not lol amazing build btw

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It fits perfectly height wise... Since it’s EATX it’s a little wide. It covers the rubber grommets for the wire pass throughs by about a 1/4-1/2 inch.

It definitely fits and works, I just didn’t put any of the mobo screws on the right side of the board.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

It fits, but it’s definitely tight. I want to say that I was unable to put two of the bottom mother bird screws in. Or maybe all three. Not sure, but it’s together and working.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a cleaner logo mod on your GPU by adding a red film behind the rubber logo rather than painting. I just did a similar mod on my first build.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks... those are actually red LEDs soldered onto the stock LED board with the green paint removed.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way, great looking build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi - I've got the same case and motherboard. I noticed the motherboard came with a SupremeFX Hi-Fi. Considering the case is glass on all sides where did you fit this in? Or did you leave it out?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I had this build in a case before finalizing on this case... I had nothing but problems with the SupremeFX Hi-Fi (it caused problems with my USB devices and power loss to all USB ports), so I left it out of the build. Instead I put in a SoundBlaster Z sound card.

  • I say it caused problems because after unplugging every USB device and only having the SupremeFX Hi-Fi and keyboard/mouse, I confirmed that this was the device causing the issue.
  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks for that.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I left the Hi-Fi out due to it conflicting and causing issues with my USB ports. I’m running a sound blaster card instead.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you say that corsair in the power source is red?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

If by turning it around, you mean mounting it to the front, I'm sure it probably would keep the tubing straighter. I like the AIOs to be exhaust, so in this case, that's where it fit. lol (No offense taken at all!)

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that would be possible, but I haven't tried it that way. Maybe on the next rainy day, I will flip it over and see if it impacts performance...

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... I'm not sure (haven't done any testing). I can tell you that I do use the fan software in the BIOS to control the speeds of the fans. The 3 fans on the front are set at full speed (no, it's not loud at all), while the 3 exhaust are set to silent mode. I'm hoping that this causes a positive air pressure. The CPU runs around 48 C under load with the GPU reaching 68ish C under load. I'm sure these temps could be better, especially with a push/pull config, but there isn't enough room in this particular case. The Rampage V Edition 10 barely fits (PCPartsPicker shows it as incompatible), allowing very narrow margins of room to access the grommets for wiring.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Red/Black all the way... lol (I love red/black color scheme and pretty much everything I own is red/black)