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LIGHTBOX watercoooled Evolv ATX Glass First build

by Evil_Hannibal

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Date Published

Oct. 19, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.51GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.0GHz

Description

Edit: I just wanted to thank you all for your positive replies and and recommendations. Thank you for the feature I am very proud of that. Achievement unlocked!!! I am so glad it turned out so well..really nice community :)

Hello PCpartpicker Community and fellow PC enthusiasts, Well where should I start…I have become one of yours! I would really appreciate if you read through my text but if you dont want to there is a TLDR at the end 

So it has just been recently that I decided to build my own PC. Before I was using a laptop with a 3. Gen Intel i7 and a gtx 680m…still pretty decent overall. However I began wanting more, upgradability, power and less noise. So I started investigating in how to build a PC. I had basic knowledge but not enough to actually begin a custom build.

And then it happened! I stumbled across some watercooling builds and I was so fascinated that I told myself “I want to do that and it will be something special”. I started learning more and more about PCs…what parts I needed and how they work together. I think I watched about every video on Youtube somehow related to PCs and watercooling (before my Youtube suggestions were mostly gaming related and now there are only PC builds on the main page ^)

I have been planning this PC for about 6 months and told myself I would do it during summer break as I am at university. I kept switching parts back and forth just to find the ideal setup for me. I did so much research, planning loops in different cases (changed from Fractal define S, Thermaltake F31, Corsair 450D, Phanteks Enthoo pro M acrylic to the Evolv ATX Tempered Glass). I fell in love with that case. Even though I had to compromise on the DVD drive I actually wanted, this case is absolutely gorgeous with those two glass side panels on each side and its very good build quality (I am aware of the air flow issue but I hope it wont be that bad) Luckily the new Pascal GPUs also launched before I started this build so I could get a gtx 1070…Ill probably upgrade to a gtx 1080 TI or Volta if price to performance is good in the future.

First I ordered the case and started tearing it apart to measure everything and plan how it would work. Soon afterwards most main components came and I got pretty excited and scared at the same time.

I wanted a very colour neutral build so the Asus Formula VIII was the way to go even though it was very expensive it looks really good and I was surprised how heavy it was the i7 6700k was the only way to go with such a build gtx 1070 was a tough choice but I was happy with its price to performance the avexir core ddr4 white LED RAM looks nice too…it is just a shame you cant control the pattern of the lights but Im okay with that as it still looks awesome corsair rm 750x: solid PSU which matches the colour scheme Samsung 850 Evo 500Gb SSD for most games and programs 2Tb SSHD for media storage (it wasn’t much more expensive than a normal HDD so I went for it) For the watercooling loop I went with everything EK waterblocks as they have good reviews, I like their design and Slovenia is just next to my country. Except for the tubing I had to get more expensive bitspower 12mm tubing because I needed longer tubes than what EK sells.

Then I started building by doing the custom plates out of acrylic. I had to redo some but they turned out pretty well for never having touched a jigsaw before. I painted them and cut some holes into the chassis for pass through ports and the temperature sensor at the bottom. The I started assembling the parts without any big issues and soon every component was mounted and plugged in. The pump was a tight fit under the psu shroud so I couldnt use the included bracket and had to make my one rubber vibration dampening layer. A for the top I removed one side of the rail of the radiator mounting bracket so that both radiator fit…no thicker radiator possible. Cable management was pretty hard but it had to be on point since it was totally visible through the glass panel. There were so many cables that I couldnt fit every single one under those Velcro strips…but I am still satisfied with the cable management. All those TT Riing fan controllers (which look really nice by the way) and the drive are held by double sided tape…not ideal but it works. I also decided to do the back of the watercooling loop with fittings instead of tubing since I didn’t want to risk a leak because of some cables pushing against the tubes.

And now to the watercooling: Bending wasn`t easy at the beginning…the insert didnt fit properly and the bends only turned out okaaaay. Furthermore I had to rethink my whole loop as the in and outlets didnt align perfectly. But after a lot of failures I was happy with the result. Still bending was really a lot of fun.

Filling was quite easy. The pump didn’t work at the beginning but then after using the adapter from EK it worked and after about 2 days every bubble was cleared out of the loop. Then I installed windows, customized the fan and pump speed and the LEDs (controlled by Asus aura) and because I was moving by the time I could rearrange everything in my room very easily… I made some custom wooden cableboxes that match the floor, I also got 2 new monitors, one gsync 4k and one 1080p 144hz. I got them used but in very good condition so I could save a little money. And some music controlled led strips for my room…I hope to get a corsair strafe RGB keyboard soon…maybe for Christmas :D

What I really like about this PC is that I can change every colour if I get bored of blue…just change the rgb led strips and fans and change the fluid and it will look different

Thanks for checking out and please tell me your thoughts 

TLDR: First build ever, much planning, PETG hard tube, acrylic mods, very wow, so happy with result, lot of work, RGB, much expensive, totally worth it, feedback?

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FACUNDO 12 Builds 23 points 6 months ago

I fell in love with this build

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 15 points 6 months ago

Get yourself a hotel room with it ;) Haha thanks

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Stereotypical_Whale 7 points 6 months ago

You mean Safety Remove? You can't too be safe with your usb stick.

Tooth 1 Build -3 points 6 months ago

hahahaha

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes...yes you are xD

Xx1HIVExX 1 point 6 months ago

I need to build a pc like this any part recomendations for a 8k budget?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

8k is a lot of money...I had just half for the entire setup :O depends on if you need peripherals too...but that's really a lot of money and some might just get wasted...maybe an i7 6850 32 gb ram some ssds and a titan XP or 2 gtx 1080...there are no 4k 144hz monitors right now so often you won't benefit of 60+ fps on 4k

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

with 8k go ahead and recreate this with 2 titan xps... you could comfortably accommodate them.

Also you could add multiple 4k monitors because wynaut

StarBlazer457 1 point 6 months ago

I can whip up you a part list

StarBlazer457 1 point 6 months ago

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor $1649.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $583.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-4000 Memory $194.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-4000 Memory $194.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $157.30 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1200.00
Video Card NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1200.00
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $299.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $382.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ My Choice Software
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Corsair HD120 RGB 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $27.29 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair HD120 RGB 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $27.29 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair HD120 RGB w/ Controller 54.4 CFM 120mm Fans $97.11 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $229.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 100Hz Monitor $1229.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $140.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Corsair Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $8029.84
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $7999.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-21 20:50 EDT-0400
PaelentheAwesom 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Dude you could get away with 2k. 3,5k is really pushing the "wworth it" aspect.

Try this and this.

Hell, here you go

Faizan 10 points 6 months ago

I hope my mom doesn't walk in on me right now...

drisky 6 points 6 months ago

I smell a feature.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

A feature would indeed be nice :D

WirelessCables 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Remember, the staff need breaks as well! ;-)

drisky 1 point 6 months ago

Called it.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha yay -

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Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I know this case gets picked very often but it truly is a beautiful case that feels even better in person as I didn't like it that much when I saw it the first time on the Internet...but now that I have it I love the aluminium and the parts look so good behind the glass (camera doesn't pick it up that well) then it's about to make the build unique...I tried my best with the Modding the lighting and the loop run and I believe the layout is pretty unique :)

Thank you that you like mine more even though the other one has way more expensive parts...it means a lot that mine stands out a little bit than other Evolv builds

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Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I know...I wasn't taking it as an offense anyway...just tried to explain why I took this case :) yeah good luck and don't be afraid or fed up if some bends go wrong...it's all part of the learning curve. Just ask for whatever is unclear

Yes...still hoping for a feature...maybe repost in a couple weeks? Haha justed kidding but maybe my mods create enough attention

drisky 1 point 6 months ago

I couldn't agree with you more. The newer cases these past couple of years are all going for the same Glass side doors. Until this trend goal I don't think we will be seeing any other really unique builds.

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drisky 1 point 6 months ago

Really? Sweet! which case?

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Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Looking forward to it too...findIng the perfect case is hard

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mlach 4 Builds 4 points 6 months ago

If this doesn't get featured, then I don't know how I can go on with life.

Jk, I have a pretty good life going so far, and don't want it to end. +1 for a fantastic build.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I'll hope the best Thank you very much

Thatsprettygreasy 3 points 6 months ago

The build is awesome. But not as awesome as the post, very comprehensive documentation of the process - Thank you!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks...I hope it's not to long

Sharet-OP 3 points 6 months ago

OMG!!! This build is so freaking awesome, its perfect, really OP rig bro, congrats m8 hehe

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha that's the enthusiasm I have er very time I look at it xD thank you

beatboxingboy 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

great build! I also smell a feature with all these evolve water cooled builds! is your name an A-Team reference?

drisky 1 point 6 months ago

I have this case and Im waiting for a couple more parts to be delivered....Bought a h115i about 2/3 months ago and im not dying to make a custom loop :'( maybe in a couple of months

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

It's a lot of fun and looks absolutely awesome :)

beatboxingboy 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

cool! would love to see it when you get it finished!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

It's a really nice case...first time I saw it in wasn't that thrilled about the plane front but now I love it. yes actually it is...you're the first one to notice...have been using this as my gametag for quite some time ^

beatboxingboy 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

yeah, was not thrilled either but its growin on me! I just finished the 5th season so it is still fresh in my mind. :) not many of the generation that play video games watched that show, so I am glad someone did besides me :)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Haha alright...I watched it a lot during my childhood and they are badass :D

beatboxingboy 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

yup! wish netflix would add the missing episodes....also...CALLED IT

Mason54 12 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

I am so happy this case is coming back. It is so clean and just amazing looking

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes!

Trav_X 1 point 6 months ago

I don't think it was ever gone :D

infamousk12 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

This is a beautiful build, and I hope it gets featured, however I can't get over that you didn't get a 1080. You spent a heck of a lot of money on a custom loop, but didn't get a 1080 or Titan? To each their own, I respect, just a bit puzzling.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

I know I know...but I simply couldn't justify paying 40%more for 20% more power and not get 4k 60fps this is why I saved some money and I'll go for a 1080ti in the future or even Volta...furthermore GPUs must be upgraded more often than the rest so everything will stay the same just gpu upgrades and the 1080 and 1070 will more likely have the same upgrade cycle so I spent a bit less to get a better gpu later that is actually a lot better than the 1070...more than just 20% :) this is why

infamousk12 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Fair point, wise and economical choice indeed. The Economics major in me is smiling at your ideology. Enjoy your new computer!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 3 points 6 months ago

Thank you the gpu was a tough choice but I don't regret my choice...there was a lot of thinking involved. Thank you I will for sure!

mrasperez 2 points 6 months ago

Bravo good sir! That is a beautiful build and the long build and planning shows very well. Enjoy the +1 and the feature!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you my friend :)

DRAGONWARRIOR1028 2 points 6 months ago

Very nice. Great job on the watercooling, especially for a first build. I'm doing my first build as soon as vega and zen come out, and I hope to water cool it as well. And I agree with the others. This needs to get featured.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Waiting is awful isn't it? :'D

Good luck I'd love to see what you come up with

Thank you very much

DRAGONWARRIOR1028 1 point 6 months ago

I know. I'm so tempted to get the specs you did, but I won't have the money for watercooling till after Christmas. If you want, I can send you the link when I get done.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Then wait if you don't absolutely need it right now...remember parts get cheaper and wait for sales and new parts get released and the you can watercool everything new :D Yeah sure send me a link

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

watercool FTW :)

DRAGONWARRIOR1028 1 point 6 months ago

Wait, do you work for EK?

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

yup :)

DRAGONWARRIOR1028 1 point 6 months ago

That's really cool. What do you do?

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AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

This came out looking fantastic! great loop and clean runs

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you. You like what I did with your parts? :D

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

its well deserved, and yes... yes I do

DUCH3SS 1 point 5 months ago

how did you light up the cpu block?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

The block has 2 holes for 3mm led diodes

Vreaker12 3 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Awesome work mate! Can't believe you go straight to water cooling for your first build but the end result is beautiful. +1

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Me neither but I couldn't get past it...preparation helped a lot Thanks

eaglesomme 2 points 6 months ago

Nice, your tubing is perfect especially for your first build. I would be interested in what overclocking results you get if you choose to OC (which you should with a loop like this). This should definitely be featured.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I will get into over clocking soon...as soon as I could test I all :) thank you very much

Luciferian 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Needless to say, this is AMAAAAAAZING for your first build.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks a lot

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Table Cable Management!

Brought to you buy Evil_Hannibal

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Should I start a how to? ^

GeoDashZorra 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Yes pls

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha okay well...best is to start from scratch and plan where every cable should go and then route them together...use cable boxes and channels be creative where you hide them...I was very lucky that one of my desks had panels on the side I could velcro the cables to.

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

fap fap fap +1

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 6 months ago

you've earned yourself a spot in my folder of my favourite build pictures.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha...p o r n folder? :O

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 6 months ago

lol so true.

Cazza_ 2 points 6 months ago

I love it :D

mb67 4 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Holy crap, that is a fantastic build!! :-)

Xar-Das 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

+1 This is a beautiful build. Very clean. Thank you for a detailed description of your build.

SomeJoker 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

i r8 88/8 m8 congrats on featured build! +8 Astonishingly good looking setup, and it's nice to see pictures of planning and measurements for a build for once as well! Just awesome.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!!!

semitia 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Good job man, really well done

DonWD3 2 points 6 months ago

Beautiful. The advanced planning really shows. Excellent job, especially on a first build. Enjoy it!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!

BossRSA 2 points 6 months ago

Wow... just wow. You definitely deserve that feature!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!

Kylaralthor 4 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

This is Legit

Wolf88 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Dayuuum !

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I can feel your excitement in your description. You did a good job!!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!!

ThunderCls 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Awesome mate +1

Splatterlord 2 points 6 months ago

sick

UNIQUELYD 2 points 6 months ago

So sexy!

Gentleman00 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

O my gawd I'm sooooo jealous :D It looks sooooo great, I wish I could have something like this ;/ Good Job !

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha thank you :D just do it ;)

Gentleman00 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks :D

Mr_Majestic 2 points 6 months ago

I just peed a little okay i peed a lot

Nemisis101 2 points 6 months ago

Great cable management!

DragonBlade42 2 points 6 months ago

Great looking build! Nice work!

MoistGoat 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Damn, that is a sexy looking build.

EasyLover 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Out of this world! Amazing job. No words to praise the beauty of this build. I'm lost in it.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you very much

Chubbby 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Nice build

Lynczus 2 points 2 months ago

Beautiful build! Has a good amount of RGB but in a more held back way. I think the water cooling helps with that effect.

Doesn't look like a clown orgy like some builds. Just well done man. well done.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much...personally I don't think RGB is a bad thing...but I think the major positive about it is that you can customize the lighting to your theme and easily change the theme not that you have to have all colours mixed

Lynczus 1 point 2 months ago

You are very welcome. I agree completely. To be able to change the whole theme without really too much trouble. Yea too many of the colors mixed can be a little much. Has to be done right

Radox-0 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah this looks awesome. Great work for a first custom loop. Love the custom parts in particularly. The temp sensor blends in perfectly. Easy +1

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks a lot! Yes...I was scared when I had to cut the hole for it and any mistake would be visible

Eren662 1 point 6 months ago

First build and a water cooled one??? One day I will build a monster with a custom loop, mark my words!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Haha you just have to prepare yourself, take your time and do a lot of research :)

Eren662 1 point 6 months ago

I have done 5 months of research for my simple rvz02 build lmao. Pretty sure the custom loop will take me a long time :D

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

But therefore it is well planned and the risk of issues is smaller...you'll be happy after all ;)

MannyPCs 1 point 6 months ago

Love this. And you added a drawing of the case layout

Great job and +1

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Yes this one is from when I thought buying the enthoo pro m...

Actually I did many drawings and even a few models in CAD software

Thanks :)

MannyPCs 2 points 6 months ago

It's something I haven't seen before :)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you :)

SirMints 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Love the planning and execution. BE PROUD MAN!!!

Only thing I'd add is a couple cable combs to keep people looking at those tubes and not those wiggly cables.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I am thank you :) I knew someone would point that out but to be honest I don't like the look of cable combs as they often are bulky. I'll try to straighten them some more but the gpu cables aRe pretty straight and the 24 pin is a nice wave I would say..so it doesn't bother me that much ^

Storm-cooled 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

You win. +1

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks :D

inconceivable97 1 point 6 months ago

very impressive build, i love the RGB option, thats one thing i regret on my pc. that being said, if you went with a clear UV reactive fluid additive you may get the look your going for(option, not fact). also why 2400 ram, i feel it may be a bit of a limiting factor. 3200 ram works seamlessly with the skylake CPU. but this definitely deserves a feature. And i'm not saying you did anything wrong with your graphics card, but they released the 1070 seahawk EK, it comes with the water block preinstalled. also if your considering overclocking, id start with just the CPU up to 1.3 Volts. it'll get you too 4.5 GHz easy and still have under 60 Degree temps. those monitors are a wet dream too BTW. but with the 4K monitor, you may want to get the 1080, not saying that from experience, just what i've heard of the review, but i'm sure you probably know that already with how long you planned this build. All in all this is a fantastic build. put this much effort into anything an you''ll go far. +1000

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I don't like uv that much...also you can only see it in the dark...as for the ram 3200 wasn't available in my country and right now it is running at 2133...I will need to tweak it in bios but I don't think I'll really benefit that much from it :) Same thing for the sea hawk...it wasn't released when I bought the parts and if I want to sell it I got more chance selling it if it's also air cooled I'll try overcooking in the next few weeks :) Yes 1080 would of course be better but I couldn't justify spending 40% more for 20% more power and not get 4k 60fps in every game so I spent less and will wait for 1080 ti or Volta for the experience I am searching for Thank you very much

inconceivable97 1 point 6 months ago

you have good points, and i agree the 1080 is over priced compared to the 1070's power. and im just wandering, what country are you in?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for understanding :) I live in Austria

G_rot777 1 point 6 months ago

The thermaltake fan controllers made me lol a little bit, wish they allowed you to plug more than three fans per controller. Super nice build, great part choices and overall very clean, also most important it's amazing for a first build.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes...it's not that practical but it works. They released the TT premium riing fans a few weeks after but for double the price so it wasn't worth it getting 300€ worth of fans...thank you very much

almostquik 1 point 6 months ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a build. Flawless!!!!!! +1

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you!

Rafal400 1 point 6 months ago

How were you able to paint the acrylic? I want to do some mods to my P400 but I don't know what's the best way to paint the acrylic. Great job for you first build!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks :) so first I used thin sandpaper, then sprayed on in with primer and then a few layers of spraypaint (normal spraypaint you can use for every material)

Rafal400 1 point 6 months ago

Alright, cool. Thanks for replying because it was a bit annoying to find turtorials and stuff online. :)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

No problem...I just went to the store and asked and they told me what to do :)

Trav_X 1 point 6 months ago

Third Watercooled Evolv build that was featured in a row, but my favorite one by far :)

Nice job on the build, you definitely deserve the feature

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yay featured! Thank you

Frozzty 1 point 6 months ago

Is the GTX 1070 FE loud on load?

xxswindlexx 1 point 6 months ago

its water cooled?

Frozzty 2 points 6 months ago

Oh I forgot XD

xxswindlexx 1 point 6 months ago

xD

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Lol

paskowitz 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Amazing build! I just finished my Evolv TG rebuild and I think I am going to give the the PCPP staff a break from Evolv TG builds.

One question though, what did you end up doing with that top fan bracket in picture 13?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hahaha evolv master race :D this is some 360 radiator bracket from alphacool I purchased...I wantEd to use it to mount the top radiator a little higher but it didn't align so I didn't use it in the end

paskowitz 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I think the great base aesthetics of the Evolv TG create an impetus for builders to really care about their build. I am sure everyone is sick of this case by now... but I don't think I have seen an objectively "bad" or "ugly" Evolv TG build on PCPP.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

True that

leo_all_star 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome build! But if you wanted it to be color neutral, why didn´t you remove the stickers on the thermaltake riing fans with a heat gun? They look much better eithout that orange logo.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yeah..because...because I forgot :O but it doesn't bother me that much so I'll probably do it next time...I'll keep that idea thanks

leo_all_star 2 points 6 months ago

Yeah, it looks awesome anyways :)

marxthenoob 1 point 6 months ago

looking at all those photos was a pleasure, fell in love with the detail and finesse you put into it :)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you :)

Colomon 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I'm really curious about the temps? What are the CPU and GPU temps under full load for approx 30 min?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Me too...couldn't test it by now but will soon...only know idle temps from cpu at 30 when room is at 20

OfficeNinja 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

What is that radiator bracket you used for the top of the case? Did you custom make it or does someone make them? I want one for my 280mm radiator.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Alphacool I believe it is...there might be one as well..however I didn't use it in the end because it didn't fit properly and I found a way to keep the evolv radiator bracket and mount the radiator to it

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

The past three featured builds are nothing but EVOLV ATX TG custom watercooled builds

and they all freaking deserve it

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

At least they all did :D

acrid56 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Amazing PC, looks like you were experienced even If it was your first time.

Servus! +1 for TUM

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you :) first time but took a long time preparing...TUM? Servus :D

acrid56 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I really wish I'd done water cooling now, but not easy when you're skipping continents and have to move the PC for Uni. Really great build... I thought you might be at TUM because of the book/ papers on your desk behind the PC :D

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I am at TU in Vienna ^ ^ but good looking :)

acrid56 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Ahh, had the same blue cover and all;) And the book behind it said Mechanik, which is German, and prices were listed in euros... Dang, wish I were right:P

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Close but not quite there ;)

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

third featured build in a row that uses this case...

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes I know...best timing xD

Zonarion 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

What is the water cooling when it goes into the mono? Is it really necessary?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

No it's not but as my motherboard came with it I was like why not and it well worked with my loop

Zonarion 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Check my build! Super similar and I want to add water cooling like you did.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Nice :D hope it will turn out fine

Zonarion 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yes! Any tips?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Think about the loop and how you want it...maybe not the shortest route possible...make drawings and compare

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Beautiful. Awesome modification and presentation.

Thumbs up.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Thank you

Marsthecreator 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Where did you get the Temperature Gauge?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Caseking.de and mylemon.at hadie to use 2 as I broke one

Patthecow 1 point 6 months ago

What LED strips did you use?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

The blue one is phanteks own led strip and the purple ones are smd 5050 60 LEDS per Meter from amazon connected to the motherboard

ProxyTani 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Freaking awesome build. Hard work really shows!!!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thank you

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 6 months ago

Sweat

TheotherguyYT 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Hey, love the build! just wondering, how good is the SSHD? is it worth spending the extra on one over a HDD? or should i just go for a HDD? (my current HDD isn't working and i also want extra storage)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

I can't totally give a review on it since I haven't set up anything yet and it's the first time I use a real ssd but I used a sshd in my laptop for 3 years as my only drive and I had no complaints...very good boot times etc...but also as loud as a normal hdd

TheotherguyYT 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I dont mind loudness. because i currently own a pretty loud HDD myself (which does not work at the moment) but for reliability of a HDD and near on speed of a SSD i think i might spend the extra £20 on a SSHD.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Then it's totally worth it

BigAll 5 Builds 0 points 6 months ago

sshds aren't worth it, even the best ones don't even have 8gb of solid state storage.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

When I played battlefield 4 I was always one of the first to click ready at the start of a game....if this is any indication for you :)

TheotherguyYT 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

ok, are you sure thats not your internet? :P

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Don't know for sure but my Internet is 6mbit per second so REALLY slow...and I thought level loading time was because of the drive

TheotherguyYT 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

oh ok, but what about your ping?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

About 50 ms

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 6 months ago

your setup costs more then 5500 dollars cad.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Well...

Stereotypical_Whale 2 points 6 months ago

DAYUM!!!

nathangast 1 point 6 months ago

very sweet build. please hit me up on facebook nathan gast. i had a few questions if you dont mind.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

You know that there is more than just one nathan gast on Facebook? Just ask them here I'll answer them

nathangast 1 point 5 months ago

ironically no i didn't know there were more then me. until recently i was the only 1, but thanks. i didn't want to be a creeper or anything, just liked your build and noticed the background thought it looked like German heating and windows and such.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Well when I looked there were more..but yeah..if you have questions just ask them here

manirellis_fridge 1 point 6 months ago

me gusta

OccamAsylum 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Deutschland!

dbobak95 1 point 6 months ago

Excellent build! How thick is your front radiator? I'm planning on using this case and putting my reservoir in more or less the same place. The plan is to put a 45mm thick radiator in the front because I don't like how far the top mount hangs down but I'm afraid there wont't be enough room then for the res.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

It's 27mm ...a 45 one will interfere with the top radiator...you would have to mod the top or get a 240 or 280 rad on top. But there is enough place for the res...I hadn't even to drill holes for the mounting brackets

dbobak95 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome thanks! For now I'm just going to cool the CPU so I should be OK. I'll keep that in mind for when I eventually expand the loop.

IBuildCompooters 1 point 6 months ago

Are you German cause I see Montag? ( Montag means Monday in German )

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Close...actually I'm Austrian :)

BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Who's a cute little subwoofer, you are, yes you are 。◕‿‿◕。

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha...upgraded from cheap ipod speakers so it's pretty neat

BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Not hatin, if you're happy I am :)

Luke_W 1 point 6 months ago

shout out to the samsung earbuds!

Jack262089 1 point 6 months ago

Can you leave the led lights of the motherboard of while it is on?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes...just go into the aura software

Boo473 1 point 6 months ago

Great build! No one is seeing it, but cable management is really nice when doing troubleshooting.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Yes for sure

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 6 months ago

Whao....

Kobay 1 point 6 months ago

It's beautiful :)

kem1s 1 point 6 months ago

CPU: 300 GPU: 500 =800 Build price= 2000 WP man, WP!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

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Draakken 1 point 6 months ago

Beautiful Build!

I recently completed a very similar build of my own and have one issue - my ThermalTake LED fans (seems like you're using the same ones) don't turn on when I start up or boot up from sleep. I have to manually press the button on the controller to turn the LEDs on. Have you found a way around that?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Oh yeah I encountered the same problem...I disabled sleep mode...however this happens only on the fans plugged into case fan headers. On the ones plugged into the cpu fan header it doesn't happen. I don't know if I found a way around but I think you have to disable sleep mode and maybe there is some settings in bios to set voltage ... when this happens I have to restart the computer then the led works again

Specter2100 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Really good job on this. Very clean aesthetics and it looks like the hardware is top tier. Are you sure this is your first ever build?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I can't remember having built a pc before :D had a shuttle mini pc and a laptop before. Thank you :)

Specter2100 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Seriously though, most people when they post their first build photos here they are all pretty generic. They don't manage their cables properly and they don't try to make it look aesthetically pleasing. You really did an excellent job and looking at your build makes me want to try making my own custom loop system on my build.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I'd say it depends on what people want to achieve and how enthusiastic they are about achieving it. I wanted that nice setup and I like having everything clean so actually it was fun doing all that cable management. Thank you just go for it...it's really not that hard...it's all about preparing yourself and not giving up...also you don't have to go all out for the loop...you can build a small hardtube loop for about 300-400

manojsankar 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

What fluid did you use for the loop? I really like the look of it, and I kinda got dizzy halfway through your description, so if you mentioned it there, I'm sorry.

I don't think I really even need to say how beautiful your build is, you can read all the other comments for that, right? Or I suppose you could just look at it.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 6 months ago

Haha thank you.. it's EKs EVO blue premix

manojsankar 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Is there a difference between the premix and the concentrate?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

No there isn't...just ease of use

manojsankar 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Oh, I see.

blackout1231 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Man I'm really digging that tubing, can you link where you got it? Might switch to that in my rig.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

So I used EKs PETG 12/10 and also found some longer tubes from bitspower at HighFlow.nl

blackout1231 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

So is that blue hue coming from the tubing? Or some LEDs? Or maybe the cooling liquid?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

The coolant is blue with clear tubing and LEDS hidden in the case

blackout1231 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Gotcha, coming up on that time to replace the tubing and coolant in my PC, so gonna run a similar setup as yours.

Thanks! Nice Rig ;)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Go for it :)

mbodnar2 1 point 6 months ago

swag

m.rath 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

I love this with a burning passion and I really appreciate you writing out your process. Also the cable management got me feelin some kind of way

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Haha glad you like it

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Holy cow 6 days as the featured build. Congrats!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Not anymore but thabks

DeltaForceGM01 1 point 6 months ago

other than the 2 monitor not being the same height great build

Hotdog882 1 point 6 months ago

respected you in till i saw your keyboard

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It does the job

Jack262089 1 point 5 months ago

can u help me build a pc or give me one lol

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah sure I could :)

Jack262089 1 point 5 months ago

wait you can give me one

Mammoth_Computers 1 point 5 months ago

Can you please tell me the name and how you installed that temperature reader thingy????

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Well it's the xspc v2 with an inline g1/4 temp sensor mounted to a t splitter and I cut a hole for the display

SpicyCrispy 1 point 5 months ago

Hi;) First,congrats for your build:) Just a question very important for me. Did you have any problem related to the PCI-E lane on your mobo(formula VIII)?? Like your 1070 is not completely"inside" the pci lane. Because the armor cover on the formula VIII is blocking my 980 gigabyte to fit completely inside the PCI-E lane. Thank you very much if you respond:)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes yes indeed I have...and it's quite hard to get out too...but this doesn't seem to impact performance or stability

SpicyCrispy 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you for replying. Ok i see. In my case the problem is that my PC won't boot with the GC in first lane but i can boot with it in the second lane.I don't know if the problem come from the pci lane or a bios error or something. In the first lane my PC turns on an i stay in the black screen"no signal"

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It won't even boot? I mean like even with no gpu a computer can boot...can you push the gpu a little more down? Or maybe some issue with bios? Try uprating bios maybe ask asus support...you can remove the armor and try it...if it still doesn't work it might be a faulty gpu or pcie Lane...

SpicyCrispy 1 point 5 months ago

Yes sorry its booting but no image is coming to the screen when the graphics card is in the first lane. In the second lane its working fine but i really need the graphics card to be in the first lane. I upgraded de bios already so i don't think this is the problem. Tomorrow i will receive an PCI-E riser so i can see if its a lane problem.

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Yes try it with the riser cable or remove the armor but if this doesn't work then get in touch with asus...maybe in bios there is an option to disable first Lane but why would it be disabled? I wish you good luck and keep me up to date..I am really curious boutique that...it was a hard time gett ok ng that gpu in...a little force was required and I was scared to break my gpu or that it wouldn't work

Parwaiz 1 point 5 months ago

Hey man, how did you get the radiator to fit on the front panel by cutting the case? Like how did you cut it? Also how did you manage to get a fitting beside it there:/ did you drill a hole there or something? Also does the top radiator fit in the case without making any mods? Basically what i'm asking is the mods you made to the case itself to be able to fit all the parts. Thanks man, super clean build, enjoy gaming!

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

So first a 360 radiator is supported in the front (there is a bracket to remove with 4 screws that opens the front portion of the psu shroud) plus I made an acrylic shroud because I didn't like the look of the one made by phanteks you can see it in the pictures

To be able to fit 2x 360 radiators however you have to remove the top radiator bracket of the evolv and mount it above...because I used those really slim radiators I was able to keep the radiator bracket but I had to remove the front rail of the bracket so the bracket is now resting on the front radiator

To cut into the acrylic and the steel I used a normal jigsaw and for the fitting I drilled a hole and used a pass through fitting

Other mods I did:

-to mount the pump I drilled 4 holes in the bottom

-for the temp sensor I cut a square and pushed the sensor in

-and some acrylic panels (cut/sanded/spray painted)

Thank you :)

Parwaiz 1 point 5 months ago

Wowie, thanks so much man. Did you pass the tubing through the same psu shroud opening or did you drill another hole?

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

For the tubing on the front? No I didn't have to drill anot her hole in the psu shroud ...just through the acrylic I installed

Parwaiz 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks so much man, I hope you'll still be around here during the summer when i'll be doing my build :P

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Sure...I'll try to survive until then ;)

llamasbetrippin01 1 point 7 days ago

Erstaunlich!!

+1000 ;)

Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 2 points 5 days ago

Danke :D

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Evil_Hannibal submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

thank you :)

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