Description

This is a home PC that can be used for general stuff but also a great machine for Gaming and multimedia, also can be used as VMware small labs for IT trainees.

I use this build mostly for Gaming, VMware & Video rendering.

I did 3 unusual things with this case:

  1. I mounted the 3.5 HDD on the case floor.
  2. I mounted the SSD in the other side of the 5.2" bay (case back side).
  3. I modded the upper case vent to be able to host a 360mm rad

I also delided the i7 8700k and applied liqued metal but didn't overclock it, the main reason was to have a better thermals and low fan rpm, and it was a success, CPU package was 54c underload.

(I forgot to take a picture after I applied the LM).

Final notes:

  1. The 2x 1080ti is for mining when the PC is idle, I live in a country where the electricity cost nothing, I built another PC only from the money I earned from BTC back in 2017, now I think I will sell 1.

  2. The PSU is 1500w as I was planning to buy more cards and do a mining rig, however I decided to not to so I kept the PSU, and it's an over kill, same as the SLI.

Overall, it is a beast of a machine.

CINEBENCH R15 = average 1395 & 191 @55c

(ask me anything)

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

what delidding tool did you use?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. How are the temp drops? and also what thermal compound or liquid metal did you apply in between the IHS and die?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

the liquid metal of choice is thermal grizzly conductonout, and the thermals dropped by 20c as I had 75c under load, but now it's around 55, as for the paste used with the ML360R it's the Arctic MX-4 thermal compound.

both is used for the first time and I believe they are great.

I read on the internet there are other products but the difference is always 1c~2c so it does not matter.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

cool. thank you for responding and great build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

You're welcome, thanks for the awesome comments!

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  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask why you still have windows 8? Beast of a build though

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Actually it's Windows 10 not 8.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

In cinebench it says 8, why does it say that when the OS is 10?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a bug with Cinebench. It says I'm on Windows 8 despite using Windows 10.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh, weird

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is, just google it and you will see how others reported this too.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

On a scale of 1 (easy) to 10 (really hard), how hard was the delidding?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

1

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, expected it to be hard lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Same thing at first i was skeptical of the process and thought there must be a step I will stuck with it, apparently the only thing I forgot to do is to take a photo of the liquid metal applied before I put the led back! I used the same sealer on the exposed pins instead of the nail polish people used to recommend. 1 thing tou need to keep in mind is the liquid goes out too quickly and i had to “suck” it back, and less is more, if you start to see ripples when you touch the area then you applied more than needed, use the other side of the spread tool to smudge the area and take some of the extra liquid since it so hard to suck it back once its spreaded. Good luck.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!