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Splash 2.0 (Parted Out)

by AninoGaming



Date Published

June 9, 2018

Date Built

June 1, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.156 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.6 GHz


I'll be toting this PC around for Extra Life gatherings in my area and other related events. I decided I wanted to build a LAN PC that could play 144FPS/1080p but still be able to stream. I've built in a Caselabs Bullet BH4, but I didn't really like the layout or the hassle of getting in and out of the case. I originally built this in a BitFenix Prodigy, but after toting it around a few places, the bottom skid cracked in spite of care.

So here we are at the Phanteks Evolv ITX TG. Thanks go out to Performance-PCs.com's Modding Department for improving the airflow through the front and top panels. Since I wanted to make the case more portable, they installed MNPCTech's Anodized Billet Handles. As a finishing touch, they etched my logo into the tempered glass.

I wanted more room for cleaner cable management, so I removed the HDD cage, which meant I had to install the HDD on top of the Phanteks shroud flap. I'd have preferred to install a second m2 drive, but the only mobo that carries that is the Asus itx mobos and those are hard to come by at the moment.

This is my first AS Rock motherboard, and I'm pretty happy with it overall. The RGB system is a bit underwhelming. I still think that Asus's Aura system is the best solution so far. (having tried MSI, Gigabyte, and Corsair's CUE.) I'm using a 200mm RGB Coolermaster fan for intake, a Coolermaster LED strip on the top and 2 PHantek LED strips tucked behind the glass to better illuminate the glass etching. (pics of the lighting to follow)

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WiteX7 1 point 7 months ago

Is the graphics card breathing fine? I feel like the fan is too close to the power supply shroud, so I think it suffered a bit in cooling performance.

AninoGaming submitter 11 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Still testing it out, but I haven't encountered any issues. It is why I removed the HDD cage underneath and worked on tying down the PSU cables neatly, so that there's no obstruction. getting an SFX PSU will probably help though.

iKoniKModz 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Love this build! I love seeing Phanteks cases being modded! It's kinda similar to my current build! https://pcpartpicker.com/b/2y8Ycf Although it's been further upgraded & modified since that post!

wanny07 1 point 7 months ago

I also have the Ryzen 7 1700 and haven't yet bought DDR4 for it. I've had my eye on this kit and was wondering if you had any trouble getting it to run at 3200 speed or any problems with it working with Ryzen. I have it on an AS Rock x370 Pro 4.

Sweet looking PC by the way!

AninoGaming submitter 11 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

No, the AS Rock board has been pretty solid; the XMP Profile works for me without issues after upgrading the bios.

chims86 1 point 3 months ago

Hey man. How are the Temps on the card?

Am considering a similar setup, but am worried about the graphic card choking

This is a good case but the spacing for the card is not that great

AninoGaming submitter 11 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The temps haven't been all that bad; 70C mostly, but I did swap an SFF PSU in there and managed the cables so that there isn't anything obstructing airflow to the GPU.

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