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Atlas Evolv'd X99

by WorkofHart

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Details

Date Published

April 2, 2017

Date Built

March 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

Description

Thanks for checking out my build! This machine evolved from a previous Hackintosh build I completed last year in an NZXT H440. I loved the look of my last build, but I wanted a more elegant case with room to expand and potentially setup a custom water loop. I fell in love with the other builds on this website using the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Tempered Glass, and instantly knew I wanted to showcase my next build in this case. It's taken me over three months of planning, tests, and failures to get the build to where it is now, and I still don't think it's complete. haha Just a few more tweaks with the custom cables and new combs and I think I'll be content with it. We'll see!

UPDATE Thanks to everyone here for the support and thanks to PC Part Picker for featuring my hard work!

Parts List for the Desk:

For those of you asking about the car, click here.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

I did a lot of research before selecting an x99 motherboard. Asus seems to product top notch products, and don't strip off every useful feature for their "entry" level boards. This x99-A II had everything I was looking for, and supposedly should be compatible with Mac OS when I decide to load it on this machine. A nice clean black PCB and white LED highlights polish off an already good looking and feature packed board. I'm taking off one star because Asus's software suite seems to make the system extremely unstable, which is a shame.

Memory

Not much to say here. I wanted DDR4 with a native 2400Mhz speed for interoperability with OSX. Other than that, color and value were the most important aspects. I don't particularly care to see the yellow-ish edges of the PCBs on this RAM, but the white heatsinks definitely look good, and at $125 for 32GB from a trusted OE supplier who manufactures their own chips, you can't really go wrong.

Storage

Picked this up to be my primary drive for OSX. With the same tech found in the 840 series, there's not much to complain about here, especially as prices keep dropping.

Storage

I've had my eye on these since they were first released and finally got to pull the trigger with this new build. It doesn't improve much on boot times since most of that time is spent in POST, but loading my heavy apps like Lightroom and Photoshop are nearly instant. Some quick benchmarks show the drive's sequential reads at over 2,400MB/s and sequential writes at over 1,500MB/s.

Storage

I use one of these drives as my bulk storage for photos, movies and downloads. For a 5,400rpm drive, it's pretty quick, and being a WD Red, I can count on it to be energy efficient and reliable. I even have 5 more of these same drives installed in my Drobo for backup purposes.

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Zelda_ 1 Build 14 points 19 months ago

If this doesn't get featured, I will riot. I will riot until it's featured. And I will not stop.

You get all the points. Love it.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

I appreciate it. :)

Zelda_ 1 Build 4 points 19 months ago

Grats mate, you did it.

tobothehobo 12 points 19 months ago

"I just want 60 fps in skyrim"

InvaderGir 7 points 19 months ago

Yes, this is a work of art.

+1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 5 points 19 months ago

feature incoming

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Think so? :)

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

TOLD YOU!

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

yee

claudiuskt 1 Build 5 points 19 months ago

that cable management

I came

+1

zisrael151@gmail.com 4 points 19 months ago

good mouse choice +1

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

the one question i have is how there is video on the monitors when there is NO FREAKING CABLES ANYWHERE

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 4 points 19 months ago

I guess I didn't really share any cable management photos besides the cables coming up through the riser, huh? Maybe it's best to leave all that to the imagination?? haha!

WirelessCables 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. +1.

Or 2, or 3, or 4...

rusazv 3 points 12 months ago

I think you having a gen 1 iPod is the most fascinating thing here

hockeycop 2 points 19 months ago

What a beaut!

Eagleye2nai 2 points 19 months ago

+1 This needs to be featured ASAP!! Nice build!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

IT is

Vreaker12 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Truly is a work of art. Stunning.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you very much!

Vreaker12 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

PS: are those MNPC Tech's billet cable combs?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yes, they are. I'm actually in the process of switching them out for some custom made combs.

essa.ea 2 points 19 months ago

one word . ASTONISHING! _

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks.

CallumJParker 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Absolutely outstanding work Jason. I was following your stuff around on Instagram so it's great to see you on here. You have a great eye for design clearly. The desk setup is flawless, and you did an outstanding job in the Evolv ATX. It's a great case to work in. Keep up the good work!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 4 points 19 months ago

Dude, there's no hiding the fact that your build inspired so many design elements for mine. The legs for the speaker riser, the tubing with white coolant, the plexi shrouds, all things that I probably wouldn't have even considered had it not been for your setup. So much credit owed to you bro. I still have your build bookmarked as the one that really got me motivated to do a custom loop and probably looked at it at least every other day for months! haha I can't praise your build enough. Just super nice work.

CallumJParker 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

That must be why it appealed to me so much; it's the desk setup I still haven't got around to making. That's great to hear though. Nothing better than hearing that you inspired something great. The wood desktop is very similar to what I had in mind, except I normally use very thick plywood for my tabletops. The monochrome PC coupled with the wood.. ugh. Can't beat it if you ask me. Nothing goes past a clean monochrome build. It just screams premium. I eventually ran into issues since my studio monitors are Yamaha HS8's which are obviously very large and heavy, so mounting them up on the IKEA risers was looking like a bit of an impossibility and they were never going to line up very well with my ultrawide. So it's great to see what I had envisioned come to life.

How did the heatkiller reservoir go for you? I've got another two client builds coming up in the evolv haha and i'd like to give the heatkiller ddc 200 a go. Looks like a really high quality reservoir.

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Wow......... beautiful

syg101 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Stunning, with a level of perfectioin I have only seen on a few other builds. +1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! I definitely wouldn't take a square or laser-level to it, but it's about as close as I could get using a ruler and my eye-balls.

Ramjet_Mains 3 points 19 months ago

Well, never fear good sir, it appears the old "eye-crometer" is well within ANSI standards!

Beautifully finished, the attention to detail shames the rest of us.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha, yeah, close enough in this case! Thanks!

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

it's still amazing, I don't think the square measure would have been necessary, seeing the skill you showed here

milesmesser 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Everything high-end PC building should be, beautiful custom loop. Easily one of my favorite builds on PCPP!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. :)

JR3538 2 points 19 months ago

awesome Build +10000

XFacility 2 points 19 months ago

Sexy AF! +rep

leducanh1992 2 points 19 months ago

I found love.

nbrigdan 2 points 19 months ago

Heatkiller IV for life!

N0_N4M3 2 points 19 months ago

The sexyness is over 9000!!!!! +1 all the way

<3

Yahtadi 2 points 19 months ago

You just won this life mate, even bookmarkd this page wouldnt be enough

Geek+lord 2 points 19 months ago

Bro! Awesome cable management! Looks like a LinusTechTips build :)

+1

JCMsergox 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

GORGEOUS!

Dreamsandlies 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Congrats on the feature! I followed your buiold in the CEMR facebook group. haha. Im the guy that makes random backgrounds and posts in the group. lol

nubybuilder 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I thought he was CEMR. Truly a gorgeous build.

Dreamsandlies 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

It really is.

Tech22 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

What fittings are these? They look great. Love your build +22

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Bitspower Silver Shining

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

NuMaKa 2 points 19 months ago

How did you get Windows 10 for $29.99? By the way, nice choice on color scheme and this is one of the best setups I have seen so far. I'm jealous.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago
nsj7762 2 points 19 months ago

If this ain't perfection... I don't know what is bruh, I really don't.

Koraxtu 2 points 18 months ago

This is seriously amazing!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks

JuHenry82 2 points 17 months ago

awesome awesome build.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks

Killerbunny6666 2 points 13 months ago

I +1'd because of the pup. Not because of the beautiful build.

MagicianM 2 points 7 months ago

Come from Techsource, LOL. I think your setup and PC build is perfect, don't listen to Ed :D

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks. It’s still changing, though not to suit his tastes.

KeenDreams 5 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Looks amazing. Great work on the water loop, the stainless steel fittings and solid white liquid are an excellent combination.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. I was having second thoughts for a while thinking I should have used black fittings, but I'm very happy with the chrome.

SHADOW54312 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Very Very nice build. Props! Btw, what keyboard is that?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

It's a CoolerMaster Storm Rapid-I with Typewriter key caps from MassDrop.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Damn that's gorgeous.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. :)

DuelRevolvers 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

If you don't mind me asking, why'd you choose the 6850k instead of the Ryzen 7 1800x? I want to get the 6850k as well, but I keep getting flak for saying that I want the 6850k instead of any of the Ryzen 7s. So I'm curious as to what made you choose the Intel over the AMD? Absolutely love the build, by the way! That rig is a thing of beauty for sure! Thank you!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I've had the X99 platform since June of last year with a 5820K, and picked up the 6850K on sale in November, which was before Ryzen launched. It would be a tough call at this point because (at least in my mind) Ryzen still hasn't proven itself as a suitable replacement, mainly due to the sketchy motherboard support, limited PCI-e lanes, and limited OC ability for single-core processes. It really just depends on what uses you have in mind for the build. I wanted more than 8 threads for my photo/video editing, but didn't want to sacrifice clock-speed with a Xeon CPU, so I went with the enthusiasts chips.

islandg@m3r 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

For Multitasking it has proved that it kicks a lot of a** for multi-threaded tasks charts all over the net. For Single threaded I agree needs work. Don't get me wrong not fan boy of either I always keep mentality of best price-performance is where i spend my money. Also it seems patches & BIOS updates already started being pushed for Mobo manufacturers and so far the few tests that have been done since updates has been roughly 20-25% improvement in RYZEN which closed Kabylake gaps significantly.

Getting off of that, I'm glad I didn't jump out an pre-order the R7s, even though the 1700 has proven to be best of the 3, I personally plan on getting the 1600X 1st choice and 1700 will be 2nd only if on sale close to launch price of 1600X. I was about to pull trigger November last year for Broadwell 6850k as well, but CPU and Mobo prices were still pretty high years later. So knowing Kaby and RYZEN were going to be released this year, I decided to hold onto my money and wait for results. =)

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DuelRevolvers 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha, Thanks. I feel the same way.

Lyrix 1 point 19 months ago

1+! wow! amazing build! hope this get featured! loos great! damn!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

Lyrix 2 points 19 months ago

i knew it! it is featured! great!

ewhac 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

So, um....

Custom desk, obviously. Did you make a detailed plan/BoM, or did you improvise it?

It also looks like you've replaced all the keycaps on your keyboard. Where'd you find the new keycaps?

FreeWayPineapple 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

The desk uses Ikea alex drawers and an ikea karlby countertop. I could be wrong on the countertop.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Almost. I wanted a solid wood countertop, so I'm using the Hammarp butcher block top in oak. I bought a 6ft top at first, but wanted more room, so I puchased an 8ft top and used the 6ft top to make the monitor/speaker riser using Ikea Capita brackets. I'll update the description with parts and links.

ewhac, the key caps are from MassDrop. They are typewriter key caps.

ewhac 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

ewhac, the key caps are from MassDrop. They are typewriter key caps.

(*google, google*) Ah-hah: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/typewriter-abs-keycap-set

[I] used the 6ft top to make the monitor/speaker riser using Ikea Capita brackets.

Since you gutted the Capita's internal screw nut so you could route cables through it, how did you maintain structural integrity? Are you simply relying on the other three to provide all the support?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I only gutted the two rear legs, but the riser stands on its own just fine, whether empty or holding the monitors and speakers. The two front legs have the bolts going through them, which is more than enough to keep it solid and firmly planted to the table.

EQLuke 1 point 19 months ago

Nice build ,grats on the feature whats the desk you use called ?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

It's two oak countertops from Ikea, the Hammarp large and small, with Alex drawers.

thatguitardude 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing custom work on the desk and the PC is a beast! Might have to steal your idea on the desk!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Go for it!

Justiceinacan 6 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

take my likes damnit

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

haha!

jdhcon 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

WOW - AMAZING setup! Must be nice to handy.

dann20201 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

way too beautiful

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks

finlayj123 1 point 19 months ago

Blown away, stunning build, stunning desk setup. there was obviously a lot of love put into all this. Great job! +1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yup, lots and lots of hours spent mocking things up and tearing them apart again to fix little issues that irritated my OCD. haha

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

tfw monitor costs as much as my pc

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I actually saved quite a bit on it due to what appeared to be a price glitch, but Amazon still honored the advertised price.

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I haven't done the math yet, but......

I'm pretty sure the cooling solution for this build costs more than my entire computer (Ryzen).

25% Jealous of beautiful build

75% Congratulations to you for the feature

+1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha! Yeah, I started to price out the cooling components with fittings, but this site makes it very difficult, and I didn't want to have to manually input 30+ custom parts. It's somewhere in the neighborhood of $1300 for all the cooling components.

LeMMingSlayeR 22 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yep, definitely more than my build, sans peripherals. XD

KawasakiDragonno 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

holy smokes man. that's an awesome build :D

how long did it took you to do all the pipe bending? it looks so nice.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I probably have about 40 hours in just tube bending. This was my first time working with rigid tubing, and I have at least 3 scrap pieces for each bend that didn't turn out how I wanted.

sidewinderpb 1 point 19 months ago

This is one for the books. What have you got going on in that garage - do I spy Brembos?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Ah, good eye. Those are 4-piston calipers over 13" DBA rotors on my boosted Accord. 500hp of raw fun.

sidewinderpb 1 point 18 months ago

Jeeze! I'm not a Honda guy, but that thing as clean...and that is one big turbo!

Arichikurukuto 1 point 19 months ago

Wow you took custom to another level. Love everything about this build. So if you want to shoot me the parts list of that desk, I'd be more than happy to build it for myself :)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Updated the description with links to everything! :)

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

A+ build all the way

hbinsfeld84 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Absolutely incredible in every aspect. The part choices, color scheme, custom modifications, everything about this build blows my mind. And the pictures are some of the nicest I've ever seen. Keep up the amazing work sir, +1 from me! :)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thank you. I'll be shooting more photos soon as I get ready for for Setup Wars. :)

crescensm 1 point 19 months ago

Very nice build man! Something i only see in my dreams. Feelsbadman :(

Anyways everything about this is stunning. The Cable Management astonishes me and i love the purple theme.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks. I didn't want to go overboard on colors, but I like the deep purple look along with some UV lighting.

andlaw 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

very nice! +1

Always great to see other water cooled builds here on pcpp! I have been waiting to see what a 2-way SLI setup with the Hydro Coppers looked like since I haven't had the funds to complete my build yet (also using the HC's), but I must say now that I am seeing it. .. its making me want another even more now so thank you good sir lol. again, nice build.. thanks for the share and congrats on the featured build spot -_-

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man. I LOVE the look of the hydro coppers. No other blocks come close IMO.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Indeed. They look like they were designed in the case, not just a universal component.

Vclutch 1 point 19 months ago

It must've taken you longer to list all of the parts than to build it +1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Sometimes it feels that way!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks for the support everyone! There were a lot of questions asked about the desktop, so I added links to the description for all the parts.

sonm10 1 point 19 months ago

Been awhile since we've seen an overclock above 4.4. Thanks man for an awesome build.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yes, I definitely feel that I lucked out with the silicone lottery. It won't even boot at 4.7Ghz, but it runs typical tasks and games just fine at 4.6 with ~1.37v. During heavy benching, I have to up that to 1.41 or so to keep it stable, but I don't abuse it like that on the regular.

JetStream 1 point 19 months ago

Fab fab fab! - Seems like you want to flip over to macOS later. Are all the build components Hackintosh/compatible - and did that restrict your options? For example, did you ever consider an Intel 750 series SSD? Please let us know how it goes when you make the switch.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Already flipped when I built the first build (see my x99 HackPro build). Took me about 4 weeks to figure out what I was doing and really start debugging it, but I got it up and running. The only down side is the 10xx series GPUs aren't officially supported in OSX... yet. You can see the drives in my last photo, that one of the 250GB SSDs is my OSX Boot drive, and my large storage drives are formatted exFAT, so both Windows and OSX can access them. :)

Brackstone 1 point 19 months ago

+1 Great build. Two things, what Xbox Controller Dock are you using (pictures 61 & 88) and are you experiencing any flex in the tabletop you're using?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Um, the dock is just a $10 generic one off of Amazon, I don't recall the brand, but it wasn't anything well recognized.

The desk is solid as can be. It's oak, which is a hard wood already, and it's solid, with no particle board in the middle like many other Ikea countertops. All the weight in the middle is split between the four legs of the riser, so there's no single fulcrum point in the middle like there would be with a monitor stand. It's a very ideal situation.

mcgoff360 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

looks amazing !! definitely really like the grey / chrome colored coolant!! very well done, strongly deserving of the feature

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

LuxUmbra37 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Absolutely love this setup! Gorgeous work on tolerances with the desk, as well. Very admirable. Must've been very time consuming.

Definitely deserves to be featured. +1

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you very much. The desk and PC have both robbed me of countless hours when I would have liked to be working on the car or outside, but... priorities, right? haha

mlggeekmaster242 1 point 19 months ago

Dang, if only communism worked... +1 amazing

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 19 months ago

Stunning build, great work there on the loop and the pirple accents really top it off. +1 :)

Wolfemane 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very cool. Love the desk, excellent work. And great build as well. Very nice attention to detail. +1

kennyboy12 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

sniff sniff It's just so... beautiful and my build looks so ugly now sniff sniff

weavv 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing build! But honestly I'm more interested in that car in your garage! What is it? Looks like a subaru?? with a FMIC and some nicely painted calipers! lol

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

It's my project Accord.

http://www.workofhart.net/Accord/

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

that is jdm modding done right

NotMark 1 point 19 months ago

Absolute Beauty. Easily my new favorite build on the site. Love the color scheme, the setup, the purple works really good with the Matte Black. I generally don't like monitors on top of each other, but it looks really good here and kind of gives it a futuristic theme.

Love every part! Congrats on the feature!

+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Finally, a luxury construction in the foreground PcPartPicker to a little misery with this to display them We see here a passionate man admire his work +100 buddy

SakruhBuilds 1 point 19 months ago

That's hot.

+1

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

inb4 the next featured build is in another enthoo evolv

+1

Adrew24 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

A lot of builds are cool because they are clean, however this one is cool because it is insanely complicated looking. +1

TogoViva78999 1 point 19 months ago

Can it run crysis?

isp 1 point 19 months ago

Super nice build...too nice to be shoved into a corner.

RyRy 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Another Hart... I feel like I'm part of the fam O:

Excellent build, I enjoyed looking at every picture! +1

TrickyTheClown 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

+1 Please donate to the needy (That's me ;-;)

cmo3 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing build. Did you build this predominantly for gaming, or do you other things like coding or web design or what not. I only ask because as amazing as this build is, it's definitely overkill especially with the storage! Lol

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

It was built originally for processing photos and the occasional video, but I also wanted to be able to game on it. I also happen to like playing my games at ultra settings and high resolutions. I started with a 3440x1440 display and a 1070, which soon changed to a 1080, followed by the 3840x1600 ultrawide which necessitated another 1080... haha.

cmo3 1 point 19 months ago

Awesome stuff man. Well you certainly won't have any issue playing the latest games at least for the next five years lbvs!

IT_Kosta_829 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Love your setup - desk, pc, everything... Question: are the riser legs secured to the countertop or is it free standing?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Front two are bolted in from underneath, the rear two are free standing. I'll try and snap a pic of the underside to share.

SmartWolf 1 point 19 months ago

Still a hackintosh? I think that i recognize desktop but not used to it on wide screen.

if so +1

;)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yup, still able to boot into the OSX partition, however it becomes cumbersome switching back and forth since I have to go into BIOS each time and switch presets.

boadicea 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

this is the best build ive seen. period. dear...lord

johnny8557 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I think you've just pushed me to finally do my custom loop...ive been putting it off for a long time,but seeing this,this is now one of my favorite builds I've seen on here I believe,so,my ekwb shopping cart is already loaded up,just gotta put together a quick drain addition to the cart and ill be on my way...thank you for making me not put it off any longer.and,AMAZING build,my friend!!!!work of art!:) 1+

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Just do it!

johnny8557 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

:)next deposit I'm on my way,brother!!

Jacoby2002 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Great build, what speaker stands are those?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

The isolation pads are by Adam Hall.

Hajiwaji 1 point 19 months ago

wow

PhuchopH 1 point 19 months ago

Wow!! This build is truly amazing. Easily top 5 one of the sexiest builds I've EVER seen. I give it 11/10 stars!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks!

NobleSavage 1 point 19 months ago

The PC is fantastic, goes without saying.

But I had to log in just to comment on the desk, it's magnificent, will attempt something similar, it's the perfect space for PCing.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yes, it is. I love it!

NobleSavage 1 point 19 months ago

You know you could sell those, people like me (lazy, no tools and lacking any DIY skillz) would pay well for something like that.

Piffi 1 point 19 months ago

Finally one who uses Heatkillers.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yup. I did a lot of research into the common brands, but I've lived in Germany for the past 3 years, and they really know how to do things above and beyond.

Piffi 1 point 19 months ago

Did you do a custom loop before? Those bends are nifty clean!

Dehriz 1 point 19 months ago

This is amazing 1+

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Wow! This is a wonderful setup and beautifully displayed. Congrats on the featured spot.

The car is awesome too!

Thumbs up and way to raise the bar!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! I'll try to shoot more photos this weekend. Gotta get her ready for Setup Wars.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very cool. Good luck it's a beauty.

StevenWaibel 1 point 19 months ago

When you buy a PC instead of a house! #WhoNeedsMoney! xD Great work mate, really like it!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Renting as long as we're living overseas, unfortunately! Otherwise I would have utilized wall routing already!

Timeman190 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

This build is beautiful. I love the monitor adapter. so clean and creative.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks

PhamQu 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very impressive. If there was ever a reason to add a "favorites" function to PCPP, this is it.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah! Why don't they have that feature already!?

Arcticyclone 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Wow that is an amazing setup! Great Work!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

AdorableNinja 1 point 19 months ago

I'd hang it on the wall just to look at and be inspired :D

Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Oh hey, I have the same drawers :D solid build

LordVerdo 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

My thoughts, in video form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4SXpOFQ9T8.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

THIS IS A MESS! Look at the GPU cables with no combs! : P

kyk4322 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

this **** blew my mind... this is more than a computer

fynn.co 1 point 19 months ago

This computer looks AMAZING. I wish i had the time/skill/money to make this.

kingtanky 1 point 19 months ago

Just seems that PCPP featured builds are just getting better and better! :P Great build, I see you have put a lot of work into this PC.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

Smanivong 1 point 19 months ago

Air Force does it right!

Sickest build and timeline pics I've ever seen. Excellent attention to detail!

Wilmer25 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing. i don`t have nothing more to say about it Amazing!!!

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

kradkovich 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Did you get ride of the led lights on the front and around the power button on the case?

I'm really considering doing that since its so much extra cables for such small detail.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I think the only LED that isn't connected is the lower one on the front panel. I'll have to check and see exactly what I did with that wire.

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

When you realize you mounted your CPU block upside-down. :(

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

It has a specific inlet and outlet, so that was the only way to keep the tubing even like it is. I would rather have the block upside down than cross the tubing.

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Never saw that. Thanks for letting me know.

haolesupahman 1 point 19 months ago

That is a beautiful build. Did you buy the material locally or online for the PSU shroud you made? Is that plexiglass?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yeah, I picked them up from a plexiglass distributor on Amazon

haolesupahman 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! BTW, what is that keyboard with the circular keys? I'm liking it.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

The keyboard is a CM Storm Rapid-i, but I replaced the original keys with Typewriter keycaps.

N0_N4M3 1 point 19 months ago

Sooo good , I am in love <3

How are those speakers with the Creative soundblaster? Whould you recommend them for a heavy bass listener like me? :)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I love them. It's really a steal that speakers this good are so cheap. I don't mix or produce music, but I have a pretty good ear and love to do some critical listening. I actually bought the Soundblaster because I knew I would wanted a bigger presense and more lively sound. I think I got exactly that.

N0_N4M3 1 point 19 months ago

Okay good to know :) What kind of music do you listen to? Which artists?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

A little bit of everything except metal and modern hip hop. Lately I've been into a lot of Trap Nation and Kygo remixes. I love a good bass line, and these speakers deliver. Far better IMO than any 2.1 kits, but don't expect them to get deep into home theater sub territory.

N0_N4M3 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks for your reply :) I will see if I can take a listen to them in a shop

parry_mcbackstabs 1 point 18 months ago

What coolant are you using?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Mayhems Extreme White Nano fluid

dale.aaron 1 point 18 months ago

What are the cable combs that you used? They look metallic.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Posted some updated photos!

HELIUX 1 point 18 months ago

What a excellent build! ++1 What extension cables used at final? brand??

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I used CableMod, but I'm not happy with them.

PChamp 1 point 17 months ago

Awesome build! Quick question...Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit for $29.99, where did you get it for so cheap?

Craiggles27 1 point 17 months ago

just wondering what led's you used at the back of the desk beautiful desk mate

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks! I'm using Philips Hue Lightstrip for the ambient lighting.

westwandaguys 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build. I've read that the Phanteks Enthoo Evolve has poor airflow when pushing air out... Do you find this to be the case? What kind of temperatures are you getting?

dixonerfais 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

What's that small piece of wood underneath the tabletop acting as a support? I need to get one

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

It's called a modesty panel.

dixonerfais 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Been looking everywhere for that specific one, might you be able to link it or did you cut that piece yourself?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I made it from the same wood as the desk.

dixonerfais 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome, thanks!

Talcover01 1 point 16 months ago

Mouse pad name?

Essex23 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I am sooooo stealing this desk design and using it for myself. :)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Go for it!

Essex23 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

One thing I have noticed is the Capita legs are apparently no longer angled as yours are. They evidently only carry straight ones now. Still would look great though. :)

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

They are two different models, and I'm pretty sure Ikea still carries both.

Essex23 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

ok...found the angled ones, but apparently according to Ikea, they are no longer available in North America. Guess I will have to get creative on that front.

Did have one question though....how are the riser legs attached to the main desk? I see where you did the wire pass-through GENIUS!!!), but surely they aren't just free standing on the desktop....

are they?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Two in the rear are free-standing, the two in front are bolted using the original hardware.

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Joiner21 8 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

What kind of light strips are you using for behind your desk?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Phillips Hue Lightstrip Plus.

trung.nang.hoang 1 point 14 months ago

This is amazing! But i don't understand why you use 3 different 2.5" SSDs. Is there any advantage using it that way instead of having 1 huge SSD?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Well, I already had them from previous builds, and I use them for different purposes. One is use for my OSX partition, one is a scratch disk for Photoshop, one is my main boot drive (NVMe), and one is just for game storage.

KaaZMi 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Just b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l., surely the thing (pc, desk, ...) the most beautiful/successful I've seen here !

rvoss5 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Beautiful build. Even down to the minor details. Everything is high end. Just a pleasure to look at.

noah.g1526 1 point 13 months ago

my one question is what kind of vehicle is that in the pic of the monitor. I have never seen a tailgate practically sit on the ground when opened

CrepOne 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome! <3

ggggovi 1 point 10 months ago

DUDEE!! Beautiful , Amazing , I am shocked.

dkurylo 1 point 10 months ago

By what bracket are you attaching the monitor to the riser?

Yadro 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Absolutely Frickin' Gorgeous! Cable management is Best Seen To Date. There are no more words to describe this rig and the desk set-up.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

shinydiscoclub 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Awesome freaking build. Random question, what desk is that? I mostly do music production and the way that is set up with your audio monitors would be perfect.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

It's made up from drawers, counter tops, and bar risers from Ikea.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Hi, longtime fan of the build. I've always been curious- what is the Xbox 1 controller sitting on? is that a charger? or perhaps just a pedestal? Either way, I need one lol

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Just an "Xbox One Controller Stand" I found on Amazon.com!

SirHalpin 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Ah! you answered! thank you for the response, I looked up the product and im ordering one! such a simple and elegant addition to a clean desk. Huge fan of the build by the way, all my computer buddies at work know and love it too, its one of our all-time favorites +100

CalebN. 1 point 8 months ago

Could you give me a link to the keyboard and mousepad?

CalebN. 1 point 8 months ago

How did you get the typewriter appearance?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Typewriter keycaps

Juann1 1 point 8 months ago

What time of lights do you use for behind your desk?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Philips Hue Lightstrip+

meatballsub 1 point 6 months ago

how is the airflow in this case i wanna build in it looks sexy and great cable managment but im worried about the airflow im not watercooling

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Airflow isn’t great. I made some modifications, including a mesh window on the top panel to help evacuate hot air.

scarfxce 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Idk if you still check your comments but on the chance you do -- did you have issues fitting dual 360 rads? anything special you had to do to make it fit?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yes, the case has to be modified and cut in several places to make them fit, and you’ll have to use some fancy fittings to get the tubing routed through some tight spaces.

DomTrues 1 point 4 months ago

I saw this in Setup Wars by TechSource, bravo.

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you.

MikeWantsPCs 1 point 2 months ago

Wow. Nice build, Is the keyboard made like that? or I've never seen it and I'm really interested in it !

123ExplodingTNT 1 point 1 month ago

D A M N

plzDonateAgame 1 point 1 month ago

Must be nice being this rich

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide to spend $8k on a setup. I work hard for my money and save a little each paycheck just like everyone else.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 1 month ago

woah bro calm down. I wasn't throwing shade. I'm just another jealous console peasant

Tru_Killer 1 point 17 days ago

How did you secure the tabletop to the two drawers?

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Gravity.

xdomochunkx 1 point 8 days ago

Do you have a walk through video of your desk build, it is clean and thoroughly thought out. Whole set-up is astonishing and a must be featured, very tasteful. Could you also link your part list in regards to the desk add-ons

WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 days ago

Thanks. I dont have a video walk-through, but there are lots of photos here of different steps in the process. There is also a list of parts used for the desk in the description.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Besides being a bit basic, I have no complaints it's consistent and reaponsive, which is more than I can say for NZXT's CAM software.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you.

jwnn 1 point 19 months ago

That is an understatement!

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Same.

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Thefan630 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Nah, cost is generally the factor (for a good looking loop)

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CallumJParker 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Cost and time go hand in hand. I'd assume that most people looking to construct a custom loop do care (to a degree) about how their system will look. The more money you put in (which starts high), the more time you'd want to be putting into researching not only the components, but the layout and design. If you ever wanted a really nice looking PC, cost is going to be high, and time is going to be equally as high if not higher. There's no point forking out thousands of dollars on a loop if you're not willing to put in the time.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Whoa!

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Hi

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha, yeah.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I appreciate that!

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Black, white, silver, aluminum and glass. I like industrial looking materials.

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

What?

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

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WorkofHart submitter 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yeah, except it's paint.

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

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