Description

This build was designed primarily as a compositing workstation and some light gaming. The colour scheme is black and yellow, hence the name bumblebee.

The Intel CPU cooler was just temporary to test some hardware until I received the water cooling components. All components are found in the full build log linked below.

A few things left to change include painting the fan rings yellow, and maybe added some strip LEDs to illuminate the inside (undecided about this).

If you want to see more pictures and thoughts on different components, click the link to the full build log: http://leftvsright.me/left/computer.html

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Can I ask Why no GPU included into the loop??

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I got the 970 about 1-2 weeks after it was released, so at the time there were no waterblocks for that GPU on the market (there might be now, I'm not sure). The plan is to add the GPU to the loop eventually though

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

nice

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason why you chose standard over hardline? I guess you can join us on the hardline side once you get your GPU block ;) I do like the theme, though. Giving you a +1 for being unique.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

What is hardline?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Rigid tubing. It's usually "cleaner" than normal tubing. Monsoon fittings are called "hardline" for the rigid tubing, and nem2k used Monsoon fittings (their standard ones).

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I would love to go hardline one day as I think it looks much better. Already have in mind a steampunk build with copper and brass where hard line would look fantastic...but alas, that will be quite a while away

I think I just avoided it for this build as I didn't want to deal with the added complexity and cost for a first water cooling build.

I just read on your build page that you had problems with Mayhems coolant gunking up? Was it the aurora coolant that you used? Or regular pastel/X1? I ended up with pastel in this build because I read about some issues with the aurora

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Saw you used monsoon connectors and they call their hard acrylic connectors hardline. It was aurora. I have a bottle of black x1 I'll run after I finish moving, but it's just distilled with nuke now.

I think your steampunk would be a good idea, but bending copper pipes is apparently a whole other issue

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude those tubes are so messy...why didnt you get the ones that are hard and flexy? Those just go everywhere like a straw...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, Canada's expensive. If you don't mind my asking, why wouldn't you go with the 5930k? It would make for a better workstation CPU and it wouldn't cost much more either. Everything else seems to be spot on, though. Love the classic black'n'yellow color scheme you have going on.

  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

The current pricetag for 5930X in canada is around $730 including tax. So yeah, I can see why he went for 5820X.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel 5930-Kay is selling at Direct Canada & Newegg.ca for < $630. Don't know which part of Canada your living in. Only the 5960 is Xtreme :P (not to mention $1100 in Canada)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think you are counting any HST. After tax it goes up to ~730.

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

THEY HAVE EXTREME EDITION 5820s!!!! ;) ;) ;)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah in canada the 5930k is a few hundred $ more than the 5820k. Maybe worth it, but the only thing it would have gotten me is more pcie lanes, but for the things I use this machine for I dont see myself making use of all the pcie on the system anyway

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. The only difference is the PCIe lanes, and the 5820K already has more than enough. It has 12 more than the 4790K, to put it in perspective.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems I need to get caught up in the new generation. I remember from there being a significant difference between the 3820k and the 3930k, though I lost interest in the workstation CPUs afterwards. I looked it up a while ago, and you're right-the 5820k is the better buy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah they switched it from X820k being quad core and X930K being six core, to X820K being six core also.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes ek has released water locks for the 970.... Looks really nice man !!! If you do decide to put the 970 on water that will give you a chance to try and shorten your runs a little bit! Besides that very nice!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't believe the Asus Strix is a reference board, so will the EK block still fit? I guess I should have just picked up a reference if I'm planning on putting it in the loop...oh well, better planning next time

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Geez, i wonder what kinda work you do on there. You know its powerful enough for quite some gaming :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice system! +1 looks sexy

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

at 4.5 GHz does the i7 5820k beat a stock i7 4790k in gaming?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

easily

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard? I'm assuming it's great because it's ASUS, but I noticed that there are no reviews for it yet.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Light gaming? Thats a gtx 970, thats a bit more than light gaming

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Spray paint those fan rings yellow. I imagine it will make the whole build look much more sleek. +1, fantastic build.