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My "Big Rig" - CAD, Video Editing, and Gaming AIO

by only1battman

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105 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 3, 2015

Date Built

Jan. 13, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.8° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.54GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

60.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

This is the first Desktop build that I have ever done. For the past 6 years I have been working with a Dell Studio 1558 as my daily driver. In those 6 years I ran it nearly 24/7. So I put a decent amount of wear and tear on it. I wanted a desktop that could keep up with me and my "Always on" lifestyle. Its important to note that this was built as a VIDEO EDITING MACHINE. This is primarily what it was designed for. If anyone has any questions post them down below and ill do my best to answer.

I think I did a fairly good job of keeping the whole system pretty balanced out. The only thing I should have done was gone with 32GB of RAM instead of 16GB, but so far it hasn't been an issue in the slightest. When it does ill add some more. The computer is pretty quiet during normal operation and gaming. But recently I have been using Folding @ Home to put all of this processing power to good use. This seems to be the only program to really make this beast sing. I was able to get an easy overclock of 4.5GHz on the 5820k using Linus Tech Tips' Guide. I haven't tried to go any higher just yet. But i bet i could get to 5.0GHz. Havent tried overclocking the GTX 980 Just yet, but i will soon.

I forgot to put this in there earlier. epicnerdgreg brought it to my attention that I forgot to list about that other HDD. For this build I purchased 3 drives. I bought the Samsung 840 for the boot drive and programs. I bought the WD 1TB Black drive for games and anything else that is large and needs faster read and write speeds. Then I bought the 4TB WD Green drive for movies and video storage. I have a 3TB WD MyBook but thats almost full. I have 1.1TB worth of movies and almost 1TB of footage. I duplicated the entire My book onto the Green Drive. I also remapped the videos, pictures, documents, ect. folders onto that drive as well. So I Just have to click on that library and instead of using SSD space I have tons of space on the Green Drive.

My only gripe with the whole computer has to do with the 4 Star rating on the Asus motherboard. Its great and the UEFI is nice and easy to use. It makes it easy to overclock. But the weird double boot thing it does is odd and takes a long time to get past the BIOS. I have quick-boot and everything enabled but its just a bit slow. Once it hits windows its about 4 seconds to hit the log in screen. Now with the upgrade to Windows 10 everything is much speedier.

Another edit I am making now is some upgraded fans to go in the front of the case on either side of the radiator. I had been hearing people say that the included fans with the H100i were quite loud... And they are compared to the new Fractal Design Venturi fans. I have 2 pressure fans pushing into the radiator and 2 air flow fans pulling out keeping the air moving inside of the case. I am a college student and the school provides us with small desks, so I decided to build a monitor riser and desk extension that would be able to help house the computer and raise the monitors off the desk. This gives me more space on my desk and makes it look much cleaner. I will post some more pictures of the setup once final exams are over.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

The cooler itself is great It keeps my 5820k very cool even if it is overclocked. But the corsair link software is total garbage. It uses up a lot of resources and fails to work most of the time. Also it doesn't always report the temperatures of the temp sensors very accurately all of the time.

Motherboard

It does some sort of weird double boot thing when booting up and takes a while to get past the UEFI POST screen but once past that it boots up very quickly into windows.

Memory

Its RAM... there is nothing bad to say about it. Just dont overclock it much and you should be fine.

Storage

Blazing fast drive. I haven't really tried pushing it yet with video editing or anything but it certainly keeps up with everything else.

Storage

Sometimes takes a second or two to spin up. But keeps up with all of my file storage needs. Reading or writing files can be done easily over 100MB/s for videos and music.

Case Fan

These are very quiet very powerful fans. The build quality is VERY good. They have all metal construction, and a matte black feel to them.

Case Fan

These are very quiet very powerful fans. The build quality is VERY good. They have all metal construction, and a matte black feel to them.

Comments Sorted by:

tabascosauz 3 Builds 9 points 40 months ago

I love the monochrome look. And the choice of AX760. And the removal of the front 5.25" bay structure (virtual high five). Great work! +1

And 4.5GHz is a great result on the 5820K!

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 4 points 40 months ago

Thank you very much. I really didn't plan on any color scheme, but it really worked out. I was just looking for parts that i wanted. I took out the 5.25" bays because I didn't need them and they were annoying me ;p

pooch1617 1 Build 4 points 40 months ago

lol @ wee bit of gaming Monster

Catharsis 2 points 40 months ago

+1, looks like my future build.

Tfarcraw_III 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Beautiful.

+1

shaffon 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

Nice build. I am running something similar myself (In terms of spec) But that is a great little build you have. +1

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thanks!!

Growliff1234 1 point 36 months ago

Little ??

zushiba 1 Build 2 points 40 months ago

This is very close to the build I'm about to do but I'm getting 2X 980's I wonder if another video card will fit in there with that drive cage configuration with the AIO radiator in the front like that.

I really don't want to put it in the top since there's no filters in the top.

Do you think you could fit another EVGA 980 in there?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

if your using the same case as i am and same GPUs...my best guess is no. although it may fit i really wouldn't want my $500 Graphics card sitting against some drive cages LOL. But with that motherboard all of the physical x16 slots are not all wired up for x16. The top most one that i have mine in is x16 then the next one down is x8 then x16 and then another x8. It has been tested that x8 vs x16 may not really matter but if you can give the second card the extra bandwidth you might as well. The asus x99 WS (workstation) board has a higher placed second x16 slot. but then your GPUs will literally be right next to each other and that might not be so good for air flow. Just my 2 cents

Cerr_ 2 points 31 months ago

Nice build!

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Thanks!!

Lachlantula 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

...this is amazing

+1

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you very much good sir!!

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Nice, clean build, it should last quite a while. +1. Nice clear pics, as well.

One question: is that floor carpeted? If so, I'd suggest putting down a piece of melamine or plastic under the case to keep the carpet lint from getting sucked into the power supply.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Yea the floor is carpeted, This is in my college dorm room, its an old *** carpet that is flat and tight so i guess i wasnt worried about that but maybe ill put something down there. Also the Fractal Design R5 has a full length dust filter underneath and im guessing that would help prevent that.

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Yeah, I know about the dust filter. The reason I brought it up is that sitting on the carpet (even a flat matted one sheds fibers) will clog the filter that much faster, choking airflow to the power supply's fan and causing it to run hot, and shorten its lifetime. There are three ways to mitigate this: sit the case on a hard surface so that the filter is less likely to have to stop a bunch of carpet fibers; check and clean the filter on a frequent basis to remove buildup; or turn the power supply over in the case so that the fan pulls air from inside the case (depending on how you need to wire the case, and what the temps are like in the case, this might be a viable option). It's a nice build; I'm just pointing out a way to make it live longer.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Thank you very much!! I didnt actually know that. Would sitting it on a piece of cardboard help at all?? Because of how i built it flipping the PSU over would be a difficult task. At the university that i am at all of the buildings seem to have dust build up on literally every surface for having my desktop there for 3 weeks i can already notice dust buildup on my dust filters. im going to need to keep cleaning them.

Also what do you recommend the best way to clean the dust filters are??

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

A couple of cans of air should be just fine (if you do use an air gun, turn the pressure down and / or use short bursts to clean the dust).

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

okay cool and just blow the air from the backside of the filter to push the dust out the way it was trying to come in?? I have heard of people washing their dust filters but that sounds like a PITA Thanks!!

Todd_I 1 point 39 months ago

Hi, just to add my two cents. The vast majority of carpet manufactured is bulk continuous filament, meaning made up of continuous strands. It will not shed fibers, but act more like a filter for the dust in the room. You do have a point with the air flow restriction though.

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Well that sure is swell!

Love the looks of that mouse. How do you like it?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I had been using a Logitech mobile mouse for a while so it was tiny but i liked it. Then i switched to this and i absolutely love it... I have the rubberized version and its definitely the way to go. The only gripe i have with it is the steelseries engine that you use to program those side buttons is a giant piece of poo. when i put my computer to sleep and wake it it will forget some of my macro buttons and go back to default. but when i go and look in the program its set for what i had it set for. just a little weird and hopefully sometime this century it will be fixed

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

If you were to give them feedback through their tech support, maybe they'll actually look into it. I got a headset from them that I love that was about $70 and changed different colors and all that and it's a pretty great quality for the price, although the mouse picks up the sound from the speakers while they're over your ears (dafuq?).

SS is very quirky!

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I have noticed that. Their products are good but their software is mediocre at best. I checked the other day and i noticed that they are in development of their steelseries engine 3.0 but it only supports their highest end devices.

Which headset do you have and how do you like it??

grimmjow660 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I have a Corsair h105, would I be able to do push/pull if I have the radiator in the front?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

you should be able to. I dont know what kind of case you have but i had to do a bit of screw swapping to make it work. I used one of the fractal design fans and kept it in the front and put both of the 120mm fans that came with the radiator on the inside.

grimmjow660 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I have a Fractal R5 if you can check on my build. What do you mean screw swapping?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

If you put the radiator in the front like mine is, to be able to screw in radiator you need to swap the screws that came with the front 140mm fan with the ones that came with the h100i because those are slightly longer and have a flatter head and will allow everything to fit nicely if you are doing push-pull on the rad. But since you have a different radiator im not sure if you will run into that issue. It would have to be something that you will have to try out. The issue that you will run into is that when you go to screw the 140mm fan back in you won't be able to catch the threads. That's because the head on the screws from the radiator are too large. The ones that fractal design gives you have a more flat head but are the same thread. so just switch them and it should work.

ewhac 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Where'd you pick up the 5820K for $299? I just got one for $347, and I thought I was doing well...

EDIT: Oh, perhaps you live near a Center of Micro? There used to be one of those in Santa Clara, but it got surrounded by Fry'ss, and now it's gone.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Haha yea i live in the north jersey area and i went and bought one at the paterson one. I think i waited on line for 2.5 hours because my genius idea was to go on december 26th...

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Just so you know, the Santa Clara Microcenter was unable to negotiate a lease renewal with that shopping center, so they left. (You might be right able the Frys part though; Microcenter may have decided it wasn't worth the effort to find a new spot with all of them around. Heck, Frys Sunnyvale is just across 101, down the street from AMD.)

sanchezliny 1 point 40 months ago

Great Build! +1 Idk if it is just me but I feel like video editors to to have a cleaner and better cable managed build than most gamer builds. But it could just be me.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Thank you very much!! I think i could have done better but some of the cables weren't long enough.... I wish fans would come with cables that were 2 inches longer... :(

E_Quitzau 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

+1 for Track and Field/XC (I see that number on the wall!) Also you built yourself a BEAUTIFUL machine.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Haha thank you very much!! That was from a 5k that I ran back in october. I ran a 23:15 i dont know how good or bad it was, but i sure didn't feel good after LOL.

theninja35 1 point 40 months ago

You sir have great looking pictures.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

You should have seen how many I had to delete because they were as blurrier than a bat wearing ski goggles.

epicnerdgreg 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

quickly gonna ask as to what the third hard drive in this is, as you only have 2 listed.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Oops!! i forgot to list that. Its a lame seagate 750GB 7200RPM drive that i am using as a scratch disk and windows file history. i had it laying around so i decided to use it If i ever decide to put another operating system on the machine ill install it on that drive probably.

epicnerdgreg 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

okay thanks

MrBeastshaw 15 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Very clean. Haven't built in the R5 yet. Is your H100i in push-pull?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

haha well funny story about that h100i.... its sorta in push-pull and that was the idea. but i have been too lazy to buy another fan so its got 2 pulls and 1 push ;p But the r5 is nice to build in there is lots of room to work with and lots of customization options. this was the first real case i have worked in and it is definitely a good starter.

MG0518 1 point 36 months ago

Very nice build, congratulations! I'm looking at building a very similar build based on 5960X, and it seems that placing the AIO at front is the best approach to keep the noice-blocking moduvent at the top. Seems the best approach would be to use your Corsair fans (optimized for static pressure) at the very front and pushing air into the radiator, then 2 fans optimized for airflow (like the ones provided with the case) on the radiator for pull. Obviously in that case, you would need 120mm for pull. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_eZDGWSoOY All the best with your build! :-)

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Haha thank you very much. :) That was my plan from the beginning to use the included fans as pull and not have any exhaust from the case. but then i realized that the 140mm fans wouldn't bolt onto the radiator. (duh...). So my plan is in the near future to buy Air Flow fans and switch the included fans to the front. not entirely sure what i will do with the extra fan but maybe ill have it blow at my face or something. It'll make me seem like i am going super fast in racing games. What do you plan to do with your 5960x and you should definitely get a 980ti from EVGA. (just a recommendation)

MG0518 1 point 35 months ago

Aside gaming, I plan to use my rig for running VMware ESXi with several resource-hungry VMs...it's for my work to test and study new software releases. Not sure what I'm going to do with the graphic card, maybe I will simply buy low-cost one and wait 6 months for Nvidia to release Pascal GPUs with HBM2.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Haha i wish you good luck with that. But if you want to run some VMs with VMware i would just recommend buying a dell poweredge server. one used could be as low as $250. At work i use a google search appliance to run VMware. Its essentially a poweredge R710 painted yellow with a google logo on top, also it runs a google bios.

weredawg 1 point 40 months ago

This is an excellent build. Is your roommate jelly?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 4 points 40 months ago

He is a little bit considering he spent the same on his Macbook.

jacobs4525 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Fantastic build! What voltage is that CPU at?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I believe I set it for 1.3 volts. I followed the Linus Tech tips tutorial so whatever he set it to is what i have mine set to. i haven't gotten the chance to really play around with it.

DavisTheWalrus 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

+1 m8

taran12315 1 point 40 months ago

nice build and really good cable management. you could put the rad in the top to cover the cables at the top. other than that, DAMN u got a really nice and future proof build

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

I would have put the RAD in the top but since i wanted it to be quiet and i wanted to easily do push pull i put it in the front so that i could keep the moduvents closed so its quieter. Since I don't have a window i wasn't too picky about cable management.

skeeloco 1 Build 1 point 40 months ago

Funny, your build is almost identical to the one I'll be putting together except I went with R4 over the R5. Can you elaborate on the 'weird double boot' thing that you're experiencing with the X99-Pro? I can't find any information on this.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

The x99-Pro and other Asus motherboards all seem to do the same thing from what i have been reading. It has an almost "Dual Bios" thing. Its sorta like a safety precaution when you first boot the computer. When the mobo has lost all power (unplug, flip PSU switch, ect) it will boot but nothing will come on screen then shut down and then boot again, this time you will see the BIOS display and then a few seconds later it will boot into windows and continue. If you just shut the computer off or reboot it will go straight to the bios display but it will take a second longer. I have enabled everything for fast boot and disabled any POST wait timers and it still seems to do a double boot thing. Sorry if that wasn't the best explanation of what it does but you can Google it and see what it does for yourself. Unless booting is an absolute priority to you then it wont matter. It doesn't bother me too much. For the most part you will looking for performance while it is booted anyway.

skeeloco 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

I see, thanks for the info. One last question, had you at all tried mounting the H100i to the top of the case? I'm starting to think I may have clearance issues with the X99-Pro white cover and mosfet heat shield when mounting to the top in the R4.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

I have not tried mounting it there. I know that its possible but i see your issue if you were to try and mount it there with that white plastic IO cover thing. I'm not really sure why Asus put that there. I didn't even bother trying it up there because i wanted to mount the radiator in the front so that the whole computer will stay more quiet by keeping the moduvents closed.

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 40 months ago

Clean, powerful, and damn good looking. +1

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Thank you!!

Todd_I 1 point 39 months ago

That is a beauty! I have the same case and gathering the last few parts now for my build. +1

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Haha thank you. you definitely made a good choice on the case. Its nice and minimalistic and very easy to work in.

Antocharles360 1 point 37 months ago

Great build dude I love the HDD placement ,I planned on doing this when I buy my parts, but I didn't know if it was possible thanks for showing me I also planed to have the water cooling in the front great build +1*1,000,000 XD ^

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

Hahaha Thanks good luck with your build. HMU if you have any questions. The lower HDD cage is the hardest part of the whole thing.

Antocharles360 1 point 36 months ago

Alright thanks

itsgerardo 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Beautiful build. I have one question, I see you removed the 5.25" cage up top. I agree with keeping the top of the case covered and mounting the radiator in the front of the case to keep the noise down. If you wanted to, could you keep the 5.25" cage up top above the radiator and install one optical drive (I know, I know) and one 3.5" HDD?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Of course you could but i didnt have/want one. plus i already have 3 3.5" drives in the smaller cage that i moved next to the PSU. if i ever need more HDD storage space thats most likely what i iwll do.

Zggui 1 point 36 months ago

Nice build, you should think about changing your case for a define s! +1

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Haha that's a very nice case but didn't have some of the features that i wanted like all of the drive support. plus i wasn't really looking to do a water-cooling build (which is what that case is meant for) i built this computer back in January.

Aspire7736 1 point 36 months ago

I'm a click away from purchasing the Fractal R with window. How loud would you say your PC is?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

not very loud. I don't know what kind of specs you are running but if you have lower powered hardware than I do you should be totally fine. the Fractal Design Define R5 is a very VERY quiet case. I am currently running a server on mine and the fans ramp up a little while I game while the server is running, but it still stays pretty quiet. If the room is dead silent you can hear it but its only a low whir in the background.

G0aPe 1 point 36 months ago

For the case fans , do you plug it into the motherboard and where?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I plugged all of them directly into the motherboard so that they can all be controlled in software. It doesnt really matter where you plug them in so i was just looking for the shortest distance between the fan and the header.

lha_luke 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome build! Really clean.

I have the Define R4 and h100i , and I'm considering re-positioning the h100i to the front like you did. My only concern is the clearance of the front panel connectors being right behind the re-positioned hard drive bay next to the PSU. Obviously you've done it here, was it a tight fit?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

It was tighter than you could imagine. I first plugged in all of the cables i needed into the PSU and then put the drive cage there. if you have a R4 I am not sure the mounting is entirely the same. Its Possible in the R5 though. Let me know if you have any questions.

reggstar 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I looked at your build a lot when designing mine. I love the look. Thanks for all the great pictures! I was close to getting a Kraken X61 and front-mounting it like you did with the H100i, but I went with air cooling.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome!! Thanks. I really hope you like your system as much as i like mine. Just curious but what Air cooler did you go with and what fans did you put on it???

reggstar 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I went with the Cryorig H5 Universal and I only have the one fan that came with it. This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/tNVYcf . I chose the H5 based on reviews and the fact that the look went well with my build -- it ended up being pretty critical for the aesthetic. I was also concerned about the width and weight of some other air coolers, but I think others would have been fine. I mentioned to one commenter that the Cryorig R1 Universal might have been a better choice.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome Thanks. How well do you think it performs?? I am looking to do another project. One that I wont want to do water cooling in.

reggstar 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

It performs pretty well. From the description on my build:

Reasons I went with air cooling for now:

  • The all-in-one units don't seem to strike the right cost-performance balance for now if you care about noise and don't need ultimate performance.
  • I didn't have enough time to research parts for a custom loop.
  • I intended to use the ASUS 5-way-optimization thing, which does some fan optimization.
  • The following video influenced me to try the ASUS auto OC, and supported the air cooling idea: ASUS X99 Software Features & Overclocking

Results:

  • The ASUS software automatically overclocked it to 4.5 GHz, which was higher than I was expecting. I ran the ASUS auto OC again after two months, and it still ended up at 4.5 GHz.
  • The system is very stable -- I've had maybe one crash in almost 2 months of use.
  • No problems at all with gaming. Lots of Battlefield 4.

If you're considering air cooling, I suggest watching that youtube video above. It's made by a guy who works for ASUS, and he gets 4.4 GHz with a 5820K and a fairly simple air CPU cooler like mine (although it is a Noctua, which might be better). Incidentally, the other guy in that video once said that he didn't have good results with air cooling the Haswell-E's.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome thats what i like to hear. You seem to be doing pretty well with that air cooler.

dc30000 1 point 33 months ago

Pretty nice build, I am thinking of doing something similar. Out of curiosity do you think there is room for running SLI later on in your configuration? It looks like the HD cage may get in the way.

CamelCaseGaming 2 points 33 months ago

I think I'm right in saying that there's a base HDD cage position that allows both rad and card clearance (perhaps not with a push/pull setup) and even if there isn't, google "fractal-design-define-r5-dual-loop-water-cooling-build-log"- the top result shows that you can use the honeycomb to hack it in place.

I'm interested too as I'm doing a front rad mounted Fractal R5 silent build. I have the case at home so I might check tonight.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Yea i thought about that... If I do do SLI in the future ill most likely have to move the drive cage and then move the RAD. Stay tuned for some more pictures I have more updates coming!!

whelly 1 point 32 months ago

Can't thank you enough for putting your build up here and answering all of these questions in the comments. Apparently building a front-radiator R5 machine is somewhat of a mystery online... tons of conflicting opinions on whether it can be done efficiently or not. I'm doing almost the same exact build next week (except the cooler is a H110i GT), and this is something I'm gonna reference a lot.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 3 points 32 months ago

please message me with any questions. Building computers is a thing I do. If you are trying to use the H110iGT in the front of the case it should work without any issues but you will most definitely have to move the HDD cages like I did and remove the ODD cages as well. When I was building mine there was almost no information about it as well, so i decided that i wanted to put the rad in the front and if it didn't work i would move it to the top and do exhaust through it.

wvdrummer 1 point 30 months ago

Recently Jays2cents did a good video on front-mounted radiators. He was ablt to explain them and debunk some myths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCZ5iP5cu8g

wvdrummer 1 point 30 months ago

Excellent! Nice clean and wonderfully OP (for gaming.) Looks a slightly more OP version of what I hope to build for video editing. Not for a living, just fun and for a Youtube channel I hope to start with my wife.

Question: What kind of basic video editing software do you recommend? We do not need anything really fancy, just something that will make out videos look good.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Thank you very much!! If you have any questions about what i did just lemme know. making the videos look good is up to you and your creativity :) I personally use Adobe premiere pro CS6. you can get the creative cloud version for a pretty low price. there are tons of tutorials online now for that program because its pretty much the standard for video editing now. the basics are pretty easy to pick up especially if you have used any adobe programs before.

IanMcE 1 point 30 months ago

My requirements were similar to yours... video editing, a smidge of gaming etc. I have the same case, 4790K processor, and lower graphics (I think) - but I'm only doing a smidge of gaming. I love that my machine is completely silent... my speakers make more noise when the machine is off! The case must be a big part of that - I bet yours is just as quiet. Will post some pics of mine eventually....

Love the idea of the hook for the headphones. I'll do that this weekend. great idea. Thanks.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Yea you have the previous model of my case (which i really like. I actually like some things more about it. I did a build for a customer in it). I have some sort of electrical issue at my dorm where when nothing is playing the speakers buzz more than Buzz Lightyear. The dorms were made like garbage so i think its wired slightly improperly. And yes your graphics card is slightly less powerful. but not by too much. I saw your parts list and i like it. The hook was one of those large sized 3M wall hooks that sticks on. I need to post more pics of my new setup for this year. Its much better.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

do you think that hdd cage would fit above that radiator?

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Tried that. Doesn't really fit. you could probably make it fit if you cut it a bunch but the block end sticks out too much.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

block end? sry, confused a bit.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Its the end caps of the radiator where the water can flow between the pipes. In my configuration the side where the hoses enter and exit sticks out too much.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

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only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

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forter4 1 point 13 months ago

I have the same case. Did you use 140mm fans in the front of your rad with 120mm in the rear? I figured this was ok since the fans in the front are actually connected to the case itself and not the front of the rad

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yep. I used 140mm Fans on the outside of the case pushing in and then 120mm pulling air through the case. seems to work pretty well. I can run overclocked @ 4.4GHz @ 100% load without any issues.

SlyDraco 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

you havent had any issues with the rad mounted that way ? i always had a weird feeling i might be causing air bubbles to go into the pump that way let me know how its been long term

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Mounted vertically in the front like that? Nope no issues. I actually was getting significantly better temperatures because I was pushing cool air right across the rad. I recently had to move it to the top of the case and push through hot air from the inside. the CPU temp is still good but not as cool as it used to be. I had to move it to the top because i needed to reconjigger the inside of my case so that i could fit more drive bays so i could add 2 more 6TB drives.

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Antocharles360 1 point 37 months ago

His psu probally has flat cables instead of the round ones.And the length is also a great factor.

only1battman submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Well that's a bit tricky. Take out all of the sleds from the cage and then plug in ALL of the PSU cables first. Then plug in all of the cables that go into your motherboard in that corner. Finally you should be able to find one screw that will fit in that corner to smush the cables. It's not the prettiest solution but it works well.

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