Description

The customer wanted a stealth build, didn't want many flashy lights nor any colours. They insisted on the Evolv ATX TG (Grey), Z170 Mark 1 motherboard & Dominator Platinum RAM. The PSU was originally an EVGA 650w P2 that had a faulty PCI-E cable, the EVGA 650w P2 / EVGA 750W P2 were out of stock so the replacement ended up being the EVGA 850W P2.

Tried to keep the system as colourless as possible as per the customers request, knocked up some black extensions (the plan was to put a yellow stripe in to match the GPU backplate but I didn't have any yellow sleeving to hand).

Hopefully you enjoy the photos, any questions feel free to ask :)

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

I absolutely love that board! I actually just put my new 6600k & 390x build together with the same board. The sturdy backplate really makes me feel better about putting it in the case (Knowing that it won't short out) and the USB Detective port is a pretty sweet feature. Also, that thermal armor is amazing. Really nice build +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome and I love the "stealth" concept since my setup was centered around a military/stealth theme as well. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like your fans on the H100i are set to outtake. Am I seeing that right?

I see a lot of builds on here that do that and I'm wondering if that's only due to the placement of the unit in the case (back top), as to push the rising hot air out? I'm not scientist, but wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the radiator by blowing it with hotter air?

The Corsair manual says to set the fans as intake, pulling cool air from outside the case through the radiator.

Is the difference negligible? Preference? Ignored by and large?

Any thoughts from anyone on why they'd go one way or the other is helpful!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've tried both configurations you stated and having them configured as intakes does provide better temps, but the difference has been pretty negligible for me.

My main reason for using them as an exhaust it to prevent dust from entering the case. I'm not totally familiar with this cases layout, but on my Corsair Graphite 760t, you would need a 360mm fan filter on the top of the case to prevent any dust intake from the radiator if you configured the fans as intakes.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Good to know.

As I'd been thinking about it I bet the material and design of the radiator probably does a pretty good job of keeping away tons of extra heat buildup, given that's what it's meant for. The liquid itself should only help stave off build up as well.

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

it feels like this case can do no wrong.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

wow the Evolve builds of late!

Another very nice build, grats!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build, I like the colorless approach. How long did it take to get the whole thing put together?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Saberkitty! Thermal armour and GPU make it look SCIFI.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1.

How's the motherboard, run into any problems with it? I'm looking to get the same one.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues as of yet, the 850W P2 PSU died last week though! 3 weeks old and it died, replacement on route.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the gray case? If so, would you say it's a light silver or a darker/charcoal gray silver? In description pictures it looks very light, but in yours it looks like what I'm looking for.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

This one was grey buddy. It's a darker colour and looks awesome.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How close in color is the case and the corsair h100i v2's silver/gray strip? Is the corsair lighter or darker than the case? Trying to decide on getting this gray or the galaxy silver version of this case.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build! I am planning to get the Sabertooth Mark 1 as well. Were you able to get the 3000mhz DDR4 Corsair Dominator platinums to work? I ask because the mobo indicates 2133/2400 capability. May I ask what you did to avoid issues using the 3000mhz. Did you also end up installing the two small fans on the mobo as well? I would greatly appreciate your advice for my build. You can see my proposed build below for your reference. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/9yQfhq

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

After doing some research, it appears DDR4-3000 does work. In order to work, you must enable 'XMP' mode for RAM in the BIOS/UEFI. Without enabling 'XMP' mode, the RAM is set at 2133, by default.

As far as anything over DDR4-3000, I'm not 100% sure, but I think 3200 and 3400 may be stable as well. Personally, I'll be installing 3000.

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