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Project-Leviathan

by AION-MC

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116 Comments

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Date Published

Aug. 17, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.178 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz

Description

After doing the last few builds I posted on here, I really wanted to make something that stood out and challenged myself. To say the least this build was a monster hence the name. From the ridiculous curvy bends that took hours (because I'm a cut twice measure once guy...) to planning the spacing for everything. This case is massive with little working space!

I really wanted to do triple SLI and cool it properly, a lot of people build in this case but for show only with not enough rad coverage or ect. I chose to use the XE radiator from EK as its 60mm thick! The thing is a beast and heavy...I dropped it on my toe while taking it out of the box. Once again I had to use Nvme on this build, its hidden behind the pump/res using a Pcie riser cable.

This build really made think outside of the box and cram things in as close as I possibly could. I'm also really killing myself with cases that show the back wire management...this makes 3 already and it was tough! I'm very happy with all of the results and hope you all enjoy it.

Also under max load the GPU's only hit about 50 degrees!

I also custom painted the X99 Deluxe 3.1 black to better match the build than the white it normally comes in.

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cakeman123 18 points 41 months ago

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Thanks man

SquareOreo 9 points 41 months ago

Everyone has to admit.In-Win cases are sexy

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 3 points 41 months ago

Without a doubt!

Lyrix 1 point 29 months ago

this. is. awesome.

FabulousPandas 1 Build 4 points 41 months ago

Damn that's a kick S build!

Get it "S"? S Frame? No? ****

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

haha I love it!

Charmin 2 points 41 months ago

That first picture, was something else. Your the second build to use that case too! I swear, that first picture, was the pure manifestation of PC sexiness.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man its my favorite one

Glistening 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Jipster69 is missed :o

foolishpaul 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Id do some gay **** for that case

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

They say, you are featured!

To which I say, about f** time!

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man!

CycoChris 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

leche!

love it<33

syg101 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

dude, you are one of the best builder's i've seen. damn. +1

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Thank man, means a lot! Tons of new ones coming soon

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

great! can't wait to see them

Iqwan 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Another awesome build!!

Big fan of your work. Love your photo quality. It makes everything look so...magical

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Thanks man! Honestly this if the first one I've taken pictures of LOL my assistant and design partner (filipinoamigo) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/hMNNnQ usually does the magic

Ksongs 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Great build! love the Black and yellow and that In-Win S-Frame! don't see many of those... maybe because its $1100, but still a great case +1 Also congrats on featured build!

Spurhawk 4 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Props to you man! This is one cool build!

Rashiq 1 point 41 months ago

YEAH!!

You show'em how it's done mc...deconstructed case!! Custom sli bridges!!Open top case!!!

P.S I must ask...how is your ocd when you see that unsleeved pump cable running rampant over the gpu power cables???

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Ugh... honestly i did the photo-shoot at almost 1 AM my time and pretty sure wire managing the back gave me a brain aneurysm so i tried and it fought...and it won...

...now your going to make re-shoot :(

Rashiq 1 point 41 months ago

I have seen all you builds and they are nothing short of amazement but first...we have to seen the build......the last 4 shots were the best as no flashes or poor lighting were involved.....maybe you should let Chris handle the photos?? P.S Besides the one bracketed client build are all off your build for personal use?? You got one hell of a catalog....

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah this one wasn't at the office so it had to have my mediocre photography and TBH i really don't want to carry it in again LOL we do a lot of client/custom builds that come into the stores but the ones on here not labeled were for projects/shows and such

niinq 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

the gold accents fit in quite nicely. +1 from me

CMDHD 1 point 41 months ago

Really cool parts, but I am so sorry but I just hate the case. D:

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man yeah with this case you either love it or hate it.... or love it until you have to build in it and hate it lol then love it once its done

xDiiThy 3 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Where's Jipster!?

Ryo_Hyamaru 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

This build is so epic it brought tears to my eyes. Also your case is like 2 of your graphic's cards wtf?!? But it is a sick looking case, one of my favorite inwin cases.

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Pretty good.. Not sure why you chose that particular coolant color, though.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

In Win put me in a tough spot sending me the gold edged version...Thought I was getting grey... and Im not a fan of using the yellow coolant with gold so decided to go white with matching gold fittings and let it contrast off the cases on color scheme

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Nice. I'm currently finishing up a black and copper D-Frame Mini build.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Awesome man! Ive got a black and red one I'm going to be getting to here soon as well

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Mine is currently black and red, but I'm redoing the WC tubing with soft copper and modding any red accents to also be copper :P I replaced the red shock foot stands with black, too.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

That sounds epic man I cant wait to see it

Atron 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Is this a personal or client build? If its client what the heck do they do for a living? Rob banks?

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

This was was just more of a challenge/show build

thekasafist 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Very nice +1.

PCPickerN00B 1 point 41 months ago

You finally got featured! Congratulations!

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man...they definitely made me work for it!

TheAmorphousStalker 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

+1 for the name... <3

cajunsloth 7 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I have seen pictures of this case before, but I never knew how expensive it was. Dear god.

Excellent job pulling off the gold and white color scheme. It is very unique. +1

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Yeah its quite the chunk of change...thanks man

JR3538 1 point 41 months ago

so do u build these for people ?? or just randomly build these i know a stupid question

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Both lol I build for fun but we also do a lot of custom/request builds

JR3538 1 point 41 months ago

awesome

danieltoruno 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Another flawless build from AION-MC! +1 Hey again I see which SSD you picked up with this system, and I have been doing a lot of research on these parts, I'd like to know your opinion on SSD choices. Which one would you say would be more worthwhile for the money. More or less future-proofing the SSD and going with the same intel one that you picked up. Or going with two Samsung 850 Pro 256GB in raid 0. Which would be A LOT cheaper at around $160 and would come near the performance of the Intel. Here is a ling to the benchmarks of the SSDs http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-750-Series-NVMe-PCIe-400GB-vs-Samsung-850-Pro-256GB/m26870vs2385

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Some people may argue this but I'm a Nvme fan and I believe with future driver support it will only get better and with Skylake having more PCIe lanes to accommodate it... why not? Plus one fast drive is better than two drives raided to try and be fast IMHO. I'm just insanely impressed by Nvme and the fact of not running sata cables is awesome lol

danieltoruno 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I too am a fan of the NVMe SSDs especially with the upcoming ones from samsung, but is approx. 100GB LESS space worth approx. $150 MORE. Do you love it that much? :P

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Do you want to be in first or last!! J/K honestly its going to be your judment call man. I always go with a single rather than two individual, I just see it as another point of failure IMO. Plus 2k read and write just feels great!

danieltoruno 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

I cri... What are your opinions on the Samsung m.2 SM951 SSD? It is $200 for 256GB and similar speeds to the intel.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Honestly I haven't used it myself to tell you but looks solid Samsung makes legit stuff and their NAND controllers are solid

bmccarthy8989 10 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Damn, that looks good. I've never really been a big fan of open cases, but well done. The only thing I have a problem with is the pump cables aren't sleeved. Everything else is so nice, then bam! Blue and red cables haha. Still deserves my +1!

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah I know LOL you guys are going to make me end up sleeving and re-shooting lol but thanks man

bmccarthy8989 10 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Haha I'm just giving you a hard time, being featured and all ;).

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah I know man no worries... Id point it out too LOL

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I know I'm late but I wanted to read and look through photos, without being a sleepy headed which I was like 7 hours ago... You totally deserved a feature build. I'm so happy for you! This build is so lovely. Great, amazing work as always from you Aion. +1,000

bmccarthy8989 10 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

On a more technical note, I'm surprised that you are able to achieve those temps with only a single 360mm rad, usually the minimum is 1 fan per component. But thats awesome you were able to get those temps. I have the 980 strix in my build and it runs relatively cooler than some of the other 980's I've played with.

Do you have the pump on the highest setting?

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I agree I was very worried and even if I wanted to mode the case (which I didn't...) there no where else to put a rad because of all the angles! That's why I went with the XE rad at 60mm thick its almost double a regular and its been amazing! Pump is around 80%.

Znait 1 point 41 months ago

Wait so did you buy multiple of the cases listed on the part list and take them apart to make this beauty? This is very beautiful. I am hoping once I get into and then finally out of college I will make the money required to create godly beings such as this! 10/10 from me

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

This is actually a case that's available for purchase...steep purchase price but available. Thanks man we appreciate it.

Znait 1 point 41 months ago

oh jeez I just noticed it is! The pic was so small I couldnt tell those waves. Damn what a beautiful case. Sorry for going full potato! Beautiful build m8.

GloriousPcMaster 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

You spent how much on a case ?!?!?!?! Whaaaaaaaat?

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

LOL I love In Win what can I say? Watch them make it and you'll see how cool it is and want one too! Two guys make those bends

MalevolentDood 1 point 41 months ago
Meithen 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Great looking build, that case looks amazing. So much power, also.

iselina93 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Damn, that's a sexy build. XD

jahrjahrbonks 1 point 41 months ago

That is one sexy machine.

seabass121 1 point 41 months ago

What fittings did you use for that tubing, I am building a rig with water cooling, and I wanted to know what the best red and black style water cooling parts their are, especially fittings, because I don't know which ones to use, I will be using hard tubing btw.

seabass121 1 point 41 months ago

So here is my build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9yQvxr

Just tell me what fittings you use, Reservoir, and pump.

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It's going to be a great build man parts are well thought out! I used the EKWB HD Gold fittings, xres D5 pump res combo with the 250ml tube installed. I stock all of these things in my store and can have the folks in Slovenia send me anything else you want from them.

Tnodolf 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Benchmarks?

X99Intel 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Please excuse me as I pick my jaw up off the ground

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

how does it feel when only the case is more expensive than your whole build......

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Pretty great the case is magical

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

exactly.... this is me imagining having the case... now this is me crying and realizing it was just a dream .... 15 minutes later

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

LOL I will say though it is not as forgiving and gentle as it looks... I named it leviathan for a reason lol it consumed my life for the better part of a week...

pegotico 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

lol

Johnston12 1 point 41 months ago

And the water cooling build trend train keeps on rolling.

iamwildbear 1 point 41 months ago

Gaben would approve

Ropota 1 point 41 months ago

The most expensive case ive seen on here ever! +1 on the build

elvenson 5 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

wtf..... thats all i can say..... nice

ThePickleCat 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

excellent feature, crazy build

Sylvester70 1 point 41 months ago

Great build and congrats on the featured spot. Now the real question is:

Will it run Assassin's Creed Unity?

Anyway have a +1 from me.

galaxyicw 1 point 41 months ago

VERY NICE BUILD. I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT INSTANTLY!! anyways, how are the temperatures? i mean 980 is not the hottest card in the world, but 3 of them and 140w tdp cpu and rams in a single loop with only 360mm rad... that would be quite a challenge to cool those suckers.. i know that u said GPU's hit about 50 degrees, then about the CPU? what are the clock speeds for your gpu and cpu and even memory? these are not opposition to your part choice, but just a mere question because i think imma do something similar to what you did

again kudos for your pc and thanks for sharing such magnificent pc and answering my questions XD

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man! The temps are actually really good...I'm actually surprised. The cpu is at 4.2Ghz and i didn't mess with ram voltage. Under heavy load CPU can get to about mid 50's (which is higher than I'd like but still works) but usually idles between 28-32. The XE rad from EK really handles the load! It is like 1 1/2 times thicker than most rads used... I would've definitely added another smaller rad but the case is a monster and devours any hope and inspiration you can think of...hence the name

galaxyicw 1 point 41 months ago

Wow 50's for both cpu and gpus? I must admit that I'm actually quite impressed by that monstrous rad of ek. How about those new ek vardar fans? I saw many reviewers saying that they are actually some performance fans but I would love to hear first person opinion regarding not only its cooling capacity but also acoustics, static pressure and so on.

And YES! The s frame from inwin is simply a true masterpiece for a computer case. Just gorgeous... but with a staggering price tag TT

Oh I have another questions. How many fitting did u use? Cuz u said u did a lot of bends instead of using those 90 degrees fittings or whatsoever. And how much did u spend on those if u don't mind sharing?

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gunit1111 4 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I have to say that I'm in love with this build. I let it be known on Tom's. That case is $1,000 and I can't afford it, but man does this build make me want to buy it! Lol.

Kylaralthor 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

So why the Ram cooling? Aesthetics?

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Pretty much lol Ram is overclocked and voltage increased but mainly for the look

Kylaralthor 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

You didn't post your overclocks. When you edit your completed build you can change the info in the lower left of the page (way lower).

VasQ 1 point 39 months ago

All this running off a single what are temps interested because I'm getting 2 480s and 1 240 and 1 120 in the primo

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

The temps are actually really good, the rad is a XE which is EKWB's thickest radiator. Cpu gets to around 50-55 under full load and highest Ive ever seen the cards get is around 50. IF you've got the space to add more I always recommend it though, never enough rads lol.

VasQ 1 point 38 months ago

yep i need the POWA!

Squid_Soup 1 point 5 months ago

Does your ram hit 8000megahertz ?

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Don't go getting crazy now! LOL

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

LMAO i say no such things! Thanks man and yes colorful words were said... still wasn't as bad as going to DFW airport to pick up the EKWB guys for Quakecon with a backseat full of stock and getting smacked in the back of the head when brake checked by the XE480... pretty sure I was driving with a concussion....

Rashiq 1 point 41 months ago

Wait... so the airport guys were checking out your EK EX 480mm rad??? And then gave you a concussion??!! WTF??

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

No... i literally had a backseat full of EK products and someone stopped suddenly in the car infront of me, causing me to slam brakes and boom...480 to the head

Rashiq 2 points 41 months ago

Have enough junk(rad) in your trunk to get concussions...

Achievement Unlocked!!

Lol...do you have a website for your boutique??

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

LOL we were moving stock to the show for sale... http://www.altex.com/AIONbyAltex.html

Website will be open and builds ready to go this fall!

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I think the shock of getting hit with a radiator negated most of it lol

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It was late July the 22nd to be exact... Day before Quakecon started

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Thanks man...I like the room case-labs cases have but I'm just not a fan of the square design...looks like a server rack to me...

lwcdnet 1 point 41 months ago

The ASRock X99 OC Formula color scheme would have been a perfect match for that case. Nice work! I'm going to have to redo my water tubes after seeing your build!

AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Yeah that is a nice board and thanks man!

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Jipster ask and you shall receive! Thanks again man and yes theres well... 2 of us really... filipinoamigo (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/hMNNnQ) and myself for the most part.

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Thanks! LOL i wondered where you were

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AION-MC submitter EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Understandable

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