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Red & Black Phanteks Evolv Skylake build

by JamesCoil

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323 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.1GHz

Description

I recently bought a new Nikon 7200 to take pictures of my family and other misc things. While editing photos with Lightroom and Photoshop I noticed my old computer wasn't cutting it. Since I don't want to build another rig for a while. I tried to choose some parts that will last me for a minimum of a few years.

CPU (Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core)

Future proof processor. This one should last a few years at a minimum. I have it overclocked to 4.8GHz while being very stable and with low temperatures under load.

Case (Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower)

This is no doubt the best case you can buy today. It's extremely well built while being unbelievably good looking. I originally was going to go with the cooler master mastercase 5 but kept coming back to this case even though it costed more. I liked the thick aluminum and the clean inside of it.

Motherboard (Asus VIII HERO)

Asus, Red/Grey, Flexible, etc... I originally was just going to get the Asus z170a board, for no other reason than it being red on it, i got the hero instead.

Memory (G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4-3000 Memory)

Best looking memory available today. Plus it's fast and capable. I was hung up on this part longer than any other part, it was between this and the Corsair Dominator ram. Again looks won this one and now that its built, its my favorite looking part of the whole build.

Storage (Dual PNY 240GB)

Dual SSD's in Raid 0. Fast, capable, and most importantly, very reasonable priced.

Video Card (Radeon R9 390 8GB)

Best card for the money, hands down. It plays most games at extremely high frame rates on 1080p. I had zero brand loyalty to either manufacture and have had great experiences in the past when i used to build PC's about 8-10 years ago and longer when we had choices of VooDoo cards, Matrox, and many other choices :)

Cooling (Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler)

Great reviews, maintenance free, and it didn't look ugly to me. Yeah some parts even if they may have been better i just didnt like the look so they lost to a part i liked a little better that still was a great performer.

Power Supply (Corsair 750W Fully-Modular ATX PSU)

Teir 1, 750W, Fully Modular. decent pricing on it. I think this is probably the only part i wish i would have bought differently. It bothers me that its white rather than like everything else in the build. It will be hard to justify the AX1200 I'm looking at to replace it though lol.

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johngerges582 13 points 21 months ago

Phanteks Evolv

Awesome case...

Case (Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower)

wat

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 5 points 21 months ago

fixed.

VikGTAF 1 point 21 months ago

-nvm-

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HelloPeyton 1 Build 13 points 21 months ago

Ain't that just lovely. Awesome build and gorgeous pictures! So tired of seeing blurry, dark pictures taken with a potato.

essa.ea 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah doesnt matter ,what matters is what that monster can do! ;D

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Phillip.Phillip 8 points 21 months ago

Thanks!

grabs computer and runs like fk

+1

JeffFlowers 7 points 21 months ago

Takes photo of camera taking photo

Instagram here I come!

Joking aside great build and nice looking!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 4 points 21 months ago

to be fair, its a pic of DSLR with another DSLR at least. Usually that would be a phone pic.

JeffFlowers 1 point 21 months ago

True, it looks great any way! 10/10.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

thanks

imprevade 1 Build 4 points 21 months ago

much camera—so photographer—many clarity—wow.

Lyrix 1 point 16 months ago

Hahaha xD lmao

Kagia001 1 point 7 months ago

Old meme, dislike

nero626 6 points 21 months ago

jezuz hdr

hieuman 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Needs less blacks.

Mkander99 5 points 21 months ago

daz racist

Muhkyle 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Looks like somebody found the saturation and sharpness sliders in Photoshop

ryanautry 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

In James defense. The AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR paired with a Nikon D610 shot @ F8 is extremely sharp. Then you bracket 3 exposures +2, 0, and -2 together it helps bring all the sharpness to the table without the aid of software adjustments. With that said, the sharpness slider doesn't have to be moved all the much. Even though, I always move it +30 to +60 inside Lightroom by default.

Muhkyle 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I was throwing shade and I totally appreciate your very reasonable and knowledgeable response!

esquimo 1 Build 4 points 21 months ago

Nice build although cut back on the hdr imagery, the hdr hole is named so for a reason, you might get stuck down there. In all fairness at least your shooting in Aperture priority. ;)

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 4 points 21 months ago

Some are HDR, some aren't. But we love being deep, deep down in this HDR hole.

I usually always shoot aperture priority.

philphaser 12 Builds 3 points 21 months ago

I'm with Inuit on this one: better keep it nice & easy with the HDR!
Plus try to set the hue at a natural and non-falsifying level...

Nicko_barbeque 4 points 21 months ago

Just came from ryanautry's build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/BMhqqs Noticed that photos were taken in the same place? Are you the same person? Are you friends? ILLUMINATE CONFIRMED! LOL jk but seriously, nice build so +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Great eye, Nicko. Ryan is a co-worker of mine. We built our computers days apart. I was just too busy to post my build up. Thank you, btw.

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 21 months ago

Awesome! you are both great photographers! both builds have earned a place on my desktop slideshow of sexiest builds :-) Please both build more computers! You could almost make that a part of your business! What does your business do btw?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/audioinnovationsoffresno We are a High end Audio/Video automotive customization shop and showroom.

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

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Nicko_barbeque 1 point 21 months ago

Cool! i will check it out!

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

ryanautry's build

Be prepared 146 pics!!!

James, just awesome what you have done with yourself. YOU have just the right amount of pic = 26

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 21 months ago

IKR!!! so many pics... You have to admit they all look amazing tho! I enjoyed scrolling through them in physics :-/... I may or may not have failed my test BUT at least i saw some sexy pc pics lol!

ryanautry 2 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Nice build. GREAT pictures!

ArchaicBuilder 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Absolutely love this! Have to say you beat me to it... Im doing an air cooled version of almost the exact build... 6700K, G.Skill TridentZ, Hero, Corsair RMx PSU, Anthracite Evolv, 3 x corsiar 120mm across the top and 1x140 in the back and a set of cablemod RMx black/red sleeved cables. Have all the parts in the basement just waiting on the fractal fans i got for the front and a second 850 PRO for RAID 0. For the cooler however I got a Dark Rock 3 which should look pretty sweet I think. Gonna stick to air for now. Question: are you using SP's on the top? Now that i have the case im wondering that may be better since its not completely open but still has a couple inches clearance to the roof so im not too sure. +10!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Your build sounds awesome!

SP's in front, AF's up top.

Thank you!

BrandonComputes 1 point 16 months ago

Would that mean the back fan is also AF? I was wondering also if the top were exhaust or not and if so, do you have negative pressure in your case?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Neutral with fan speeds. Rear is an af

0_0 1 point 21 months ago

Make sure you upload pics to this site. I love seeing evolvs!

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Kiiwi 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Holy crap the HDR-aids

Acostadude 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

I love this build

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

thank you

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

So looks like i'll be getting rid of my K95 as soon as it comes back from corsair on the cheap, think i'll go with the logitech to match my mouse since im not to keen on the Razor brand and their offerings.

PittSOB 2 points 19 months ago

How did you plug in your LED's? Are they attached to the case fan controller?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

soldered 12v+ and Neg to a fan molex

DayQuil_Man 2 points 18 months ago

Hey, hoping asking this is not too late but, how did you connect all 7 fans to the mobo? Did you use Y-splitters or a fan hub?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Case comes with a fan hub

White86ec 2 points 18 months ago

Hi, James! Could you tell please, how is the static pressure with this fan setup? Doesn't it getting too dusty with that 4 exhaust against 3 intake fans?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Never have it running enough to really see buildup, I always have the case open as soon as I see even a spec of dust and wipe it down, pretty much every couple days. Dust really isn't an issue

Kaaaale 2 points 17 months ago

Not that this build isn't awesome already but wow do these pictures take it over the top, great photography! Get those cables trained nicely and you have one of the cleanest builds around.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks, after a few months now they are nice and straight

GandalfGangsta 2 points 14 months ago

wow you have 2 nice cameras so you can take a picture of your camera taking a picture of your pc

Skyord2104 2 points 14 months ago

That first photo tho..........I think I just had a mini heart attack,super neat build btw so take my vote

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

thanks, appreciate all the complements I've got on this build.

jachavez06 2 points 14 months ago

Nice

Cbnbllr21 2 points 13 months ago

Can you breakdown the SP and Af fan locations on this build? I'm new to PC building, I understand You probably used two of the SP fans on the radiator. I'd love to know where you used other SP fan and where do you have the AF located. Great pictures and great build! I ordered the tempered glass version of this case.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

3 front are SP all others are AF

Cbnbllr21 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you. I noticed the different color on where the screw goes was different on the one at the bottom front to the ones on the rad so I thought they were different. Thanks a bunch for the reply.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

No problem

abubaker42 2 points 12 months ago

Gorgeous selection and execution

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

thank you

Chillsabre 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Nice scheme mate!

a7medooh 1 point 21 months ago

Realy nice build, great Selection for the parts too Cable managment is on fleek 10/10

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

This looks fantastic. How did you get that price on the R9 390?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Ordered it on, jet.com when they had a $50 off first order.

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Cool.

EthanPotato 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

That's awesome! I might have to do that some time.

NooneenooN 1 point 21 months ago

Great build, Great parts. +1 from me. I think some cable clamps would make a small but good edition to the build

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Agreed. Thank you.

bobdude_01 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

The photos....so sexy.........so.......sexy......

(+1)

C.higgins23 1 point 21 months ago

I love how sharpened these pics are! Kinda reminds me of that machine that draws a picture at Chuck E Cheese's lol +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

haha

LaputaCake 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Nothin' like casually gettin a D7200. Jealous of the build and the camera.

leang1234 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

WoW

raysfan98 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely stunning build! I love the monotone black/gray color scheme where the red truly pops! Excellent part selection which should perform where you want for a long time! +1

Vitality 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Buys another Nikon 7200 to take pictures of the Nikon 7200 Jk Very lovely build. Done and put together very well the way it should be! +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Actually the second camera is a D610 lol

jdotroze 1 point 21 months ago

Amazing, truly inspiring

OccamAsylum 10 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Those pictures made me tingly.

DKG 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I love your build but I have a weird question: Do you think it's possible to fit the Corsair CPU cooling contact block and tubes through any of the grommets to the right of the motherboard? Just if it's possible to even get through, disregarding whether or not it can even get behind the tray at all.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

i really don't think so. width of them is a problem.

DKG 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

What if you remove the grommet first and then force it through

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Nah it's not that close

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Sweet pictures and build +1

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Looks amazing! I love it.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Lol sometimes I go turn it on just to stare at it myself

Songster 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

MAN! Your pictures are AMAZING!

EXCELLENT build also! :)

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks for the kind words

Faizan 1 point 21 months ago

These pictures are great, but the vividness and sharpness of that first picture hurt my eyes lol

+1 for the EVOLV

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I have more photos that I'll be uploading soon, thanks

Faizan 1 point 21 months ago

Oh no problem at all, that was 100% a compliment, the pictures and build are great!

PCIntake 1 point 21 months ago

Holy mother of pearl... this is probably my favorite red-themed build by far.... So much red I'd think you're a vampire PC enthusiast xD. Insane part list, and a killer deal on that K95, one hell of a keyboard. Give me a moment, my jaw just fell and I gotta go pick it up.

Haha in picture 8 I can see that Mac in the background feeling jealous because you've got one beast of a rig! Your picture quality is so real I'd think I was literally right there. Did you edit the photos at all? All of these components were very lucky to be picked for this build, there isn't a single component on here that doesn't shine, and it all looks so radiant!

Be proud of yourself, you have achieved a true masterpiece.

+1000100

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Yes all photos are edited using Adobe Lightroom most using this rig or my friend Ryan's. I'm very much an amateur on the photos so everything is a learning process.

Thanks for the kind words on the rig

Faizan 1 point 21 months ago

What camera did you use?

ryanautry 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Nikon D610 24-120 f/4

&

Nikon D7200 17-50 f2.8

Faizan 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks.

Daisyahoy 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Someone found the clarity slider?

amila_banks 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Awesome build ....I'd love see some non edited photos ..

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

i tried to link some phone photos from google photos but apparently i did it wrong.

manirelli staff 8 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Please do not use link shorteners on our site.

Ayrze 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

great rig

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thank you

brok249 1 point 21 months ago

How's the case? I've been thinking of buying one pretty eagerly.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I like the case a lot, I originally was going to go with the cooler master mastercase 5 but kept coming back to this case even though it costed more. I liked the thick aluminum and the clean inside of it. I think I watched the hardware Canucks video 50 times before it was delivered.

brok249 1 point 20 months ago

I just ordered mine. Thanks.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

hope you enjoy it as much as i do mine.

Unuvailiable 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I wish I had a bunch of extra money to buy some good camera equipment like this, but I wouldn't use it enough to justify paying that much $$

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Just a hobby, unfortunately every hobby I seem to be into isn't cheap :(

rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

:o

I added this to Rhali8's special builds on my page. Awesome work dude!

+1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks

mb67 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

This is an awesome looking build! :-)

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks for checking it out

Yuyo132 1 point 21 months ago

Using filters for pic build...cmon man

Looks cool +1

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Something to brag about in the office, your's got feature Ryan's didn't..hehe! I always love Phantek builds +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Ryan actually gets more props on the feature than I, he posted it for me and did all the legwork of the posting. I purchased some stuff put it together and took some photos and now am answering comments :)

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

True gentleman, giving respect where it's due.

ryanautry 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

haha. So true.

But honestly, James deserves it more than me, imho. His build came out unbelievable.

EdInk 11 Builds 2 points 21 months ago

Perhaps the Evolv tipped the balance :D

ryanautry 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I believe that and the red accents is what put his build over the top. The Evolv is probably the best case out right now.

Being my PC will be in 100*+ in the summer, it was imperative that I went with the best airflow case money could buy.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Yea, the 3 front intakes and the more efficient top exhaust (better that the Evolv imo) will aid in keeping temps as low as possible.

Haptismo 1 point 21 months ago

Build very clear and good pictures

PCBlock 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Lol I literally just saw this on instagram!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I have tons more photos on Instagram from when I was building it as well as my Facebook. After I get back from vacation I'll add more to here. Thanks for looking.

Radox-0 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Holy moley. Those pictures are so sharp and crisp. I share these photos make me want to get a nice camera. Very nice build and even nicer pics. +1

Also do NOT replace with the ax1200i. This psu is actually better in many aspects and uses a much quieter and newer fan design. The Ax1200i is kind of old hat now and would be a step back.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Considering if I changed the psu I'd probably be getting another r390, that's another reason I had the remorse.

BigAll 5 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I'm really loving the Gunmetal in this build, more than I thought I would, and the red accents on top of that is killer!

ArkangelStriker 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

Chuck38 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

DAAAAAAAAMMMNNN!!!

+1

maddog62 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely beautiful build and pics. Thank you!

The components should be very happy inside with that power supply, cooler and those fans.

May they live long and prosper!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks for the kind words

Swaggyjeff 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Great build its really nice if I was you though i would of waited for the phanteks tempered glass version of this case coming out late march into early april.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

When this was purchased there wasn't even a mention of that case yet. There are a lot of parts I could have waited on but before building this I was on a 10 year old amd chipset computer. My wife and I were itchy to upgrade and at the time this was my favorite.

Swaggyjeff 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Totally understand i'm still waiting myself 90% done with my build also coming from an amd platform. When I saw the pictures of the build I was like holy cow that almost looks like what I'm building the only thing that would make this beast of a build better would probably be getting gtx 980ti or waiting for pascal.

asmodeus208 1 point 21 months ago

Freaking cool build, really solid part choices (the blue mouse with this all red build just pinched my OCD a little bit).

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

its an rgb mouse

Edison528 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Just built mine using this same case! had the same contender in cases as you, it was a tough choice since the CM had VERY good airflow. . . but the look of this thin is just amazing. . . When gaming for long periods of time I usually just take off the front panel anyways and allow it to breath freely (with filter of course) Great build and amazing Pictures!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

I never have any issues with heat so far, i never really open it. my longest game session is 5 hours on it still low temps. Best of all its Silent. Thanks for the comment.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Pretty sure your name's not Dillon, but still relevant. I'm weeping on the inside of how beautiful this is. How about some cable combs to straighten up the look a little?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I do have a plan of getting cable combs, the price of them has made me not willing to pay 10 dollars shipping for 50 cent parts though....Yes im cheap on some things.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I don't blame you. Hell, if you have the patience and fortitude, you can even DIY.

Hman1250 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

The saturation is real, but it looks awesome.

ZaBlock 1 point 21 months ago

These picture are so sharp, how did you not cut yourself?

BBERG2016 1 point 21 months ago

What camera did you use to take pictures of your rip?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

D7200 Nikon with sigma 17-50 f2.8 lense and D610 Nikon 24-120 f4.0 Nikon lense

Sawdog 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely love this build!

0_0 1 point 21 months ago

Favorite case :)

+1

jrod48029 1 point 21 months ago

Dude... Where are your cables?

Faizan 1 point 21 months ago

I had a feeling this would be featured...

elias.boehmer 1 point 21 months ago

steps back to admire the photographs

I love it, the photos are beautiful+1

But can it run crysis;)

Rajenator 1 point 21 months ago

+1 nice build

FourBitty 3 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

What an epic looking system! I just love the Enthoo EVOLV, and you've definitely dressed it up well. I have a similar colour coordination with Corsair Air Series fans as well. +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

these and the Thermaltake Rings were the 2 fans i liked. I like the Noctua but imo they are sooo ugly lol. These won because they are pretty when they are off too while thermaltakes are white when off.

Tennis987 1 point 21 months ago

480 GB of Storage seems too little. Do you have a HD that you didin't post here or am i just missing something?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

5tb western digital external and cloud backups

Deterium 1 point 21 months ago

Wow... Just WOW! This is such a beautiful build, way to go!

KorruptkSwades 1 point 21 months ago

very sublime colors and aesthetics... and this build will last you more then just a couple years ^

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

The wife will like that more than me lmfao

KorruptkSwades 1 point 21 months ago

oh yeah ! she'll be able to play Farm Ville for the next 50 years easily =p

jk.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

unfortunatly she doesnt even play ANY games. but it should be a monster on her Excel Spreadsheets lmao

BingoFishy 1 point 21 months ago

I generally don't like red and black builds (overused imho) but all the detail makes me really like this.

Well done.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

Thanks, my favorite color is blue but I really liked the ram so ended up with a red based pc

BingoFishy 1 point 21 months ago

I feel like one would buy the RAM based on the whole pc, not the whole pc based on the RAM.

shrug

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I bought within a spec lineup i already had set aside, when i looked at the options available in ultimately 64gb (4 sticks of 16gb) only Corsair dominator and These looked nice to me while still being top shelf quality. I really didnt like the ripjaws look or the corsair vengeance. So yeah i did plan the PC first just when i picked the ram it kinda all fell into place. I was litteral one click form buying all dominator ram. My other 2 sticks of Trident z should be in within a week :)

jbgetty 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

these pictures are making me thirsty...

anywho, I'll ask the question no one else probably will

how do you like the 7200?? I was very close to getting one of those but then was swayed to the dark side of mirroless.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

I like it a lot, I was originally going for the d5500 but I ended up going with this because I didn't care about the floppy screen as much as dual cards and the build and feel of the body itself.

jbgetty 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

yeah, say no to the floppies. it's a nice camera

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks again, i learn more and more about it everytime i use it. Its my personal first DSLR, but ive used my fathers Canon lineup and in the past ive had a lot of Sony cameras.

RhettRO55 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Ok so this is a very stout wonderful build .... but how about just a LITTLE bit of diversity within the pics? Maybe during the build process at least?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I took photos throughout the whole build. I just haven't put them up yet.

NooneenooN 1 point 21 months ago

Please tell me when you do!

KeeweeComp 1 point 21 months ago

This build makes me happy, it pops out at you from the get go. The photos are absolutely beautiful and they really show off the case extremely well. An aside, the Phanteks Evolve is one of my favorite enclosures from the aesthetics standpoint, and I love how this build goes so well with it.

AminNausin 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

oh god

DayQuil_Man 1 point 21 months ago

How's the ,motherboard, run into any problems with it?

Looking to get the same one.

Sweet build btw +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

no problems at all

Chrisomega123 1 point 21 months ago

Looks like the radiator is set up so it exhausts into the case, I would have put it (if you want to keep the front fans for intake) at the top, to exhaust outwards of the case rather than right to the graphics card.

If I'm wrong - oops.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

It makes less than a degree of difference, so I went for the cleaner look since you can see it more on top

Arkwoman1990 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Absolutely amazing.

tomvertigo 1 point 21 months ago

Very nice build, my friend. And beautiful pictures.

I just bought all the parts for my first ever build and am extremely excited! I hope mine comes even close to being this good looking when I am done.

xXMegasteel32Xx 1 point 21 months ago

I had to double take to make sure you didnt grayscale and select colors because the red stands out so much! Wow this is really a great build, +1 all around. Can you post some benchmarks so we can see how it performs?

ncarter13 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

fuggin cleaaaaaaaan man

the_gaw 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Bro, where in the world did you get a 390 for 270$. I'm trying to get one for my friend because its so great in mine but its either out of stock or i'm paying 50$ more to get one. Nice build btw. Really liking the red and black color scheme!

Nicko_barbeque 1 point 21 months ago

Just 2 days ago i commented on how amazing your build was! Now i come back to look at the featured build AND HERE THIS IS!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Awesome build that is truly deserving of featured :-)

elvenson 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

that thing is gorgeous. The photos are awesome as well (nice shot of the Nikon in zoom).

I wouldn't run those ssds in raid 0 (too much risk, too little benefit), but otherwise, this is just awesome.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 3 points 21 months ago

I never keep anything on them long enough for it to be very big of a loss with cloud and other storage offloads after every workload

kl2054 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

DAM N THIS IS HOT

thetortuga747 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I'm a huge /fan/ of your build.

In all seriousness, way to go with your case ventilation.

+1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks

Subsonicbassist 1 point 21 months ago

Damn, this is an amazing build!!! Mine will be similar, but I think I might go with the H440...but the Evolv is so damn unique and sexy too! Probably has better cooling too... crap!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 3 points 20 months ago

I looked at the NZXT but didn't like that it was so saturated everywhere, I don't doubt that its a great case, i just wanted something i loved rather than i thought was ok, since I will be looking at it for a few years to come.

MTGKING6506 1 point 20 months ago

This is one of the coolest builds I've ever seen!!! I'm about to buy the parts but can you tell me exactly what cables you bought? Also, where did you buy them?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Silverstone extensions on the stock Corsair RM cabling.

dementedbear 1 point 20 months ago

Absolutely love the build. One question - is the case the gray or black variety? I'm having trouble deciding between the two colors, they both look amazing! Thanks

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

black, im a sucker for anyhting black, the cool thing is that the case is actually black with a flake in it.

Bryce40 1 point 20 months ago

This build is so sexy

cyprusglobe 1 point 20 months ago

what are you temps under load?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

this build has never been above 46degrees celcius

miginus 1 point 20 months ago

How are your fans situated? I'm guessing the front are intake. What about the top and rear fans? Intake or exhaust?

Beautiful build.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

front are intake everything else is exhaust. with playing with rpm i have a neutral pressure

kad4724 1 point 18 months ago

Awesome build. I'm new to building and looking to do something similar for my first one. I might be thinking about this wrong, but just totaling up the net CFM of all your intake/exhaust fans seems to leave you with a pretty negative case pressure. How much tweaking do you have to do with the RPMs to get it up to something more neutral? And also, are the fans in your H100i set up in push or pull (the whole push vs pull thing confuses me, lol)? Thanks!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

All fronts are pull and higher rpm speed the other 4 are lower rpm and push out.

DorkyHog 1 point 20 months ago

Hey, awesome build! But i have some questions, what are those red cables and where did you get them (please put link if possible) and why are the coolers pictures have blue outlines but is red in your build? And sorry if these questions are stupid im a noob

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

red cables are extention cables i got off amazon, cant remember the name at the moment. im a little confused by the second part of your question so i cant answer.

Peyton44 1 point 18 months ago

I know this is really late to answer your question, but I was just scrolling through and I think I understand your question. The coolers, being the case fans I'm assuming, are blue in its picture and red with the build because it comes with multiple colors you can pop on and off of the fans. I discovered this when ordering the fans for a blue build and received multiple colors. Sorry if this wasn't what your question was actually asking.

DorkyHog 1 point 17 months ago

This is an ever later question but yes that was my question. Thank you for the help!

Sido 1 point 20 months ago

Beautiful!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

thank you

upirons 1 point 19 months ago

Beautiful, love the clean black and red theme

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

thank you

Hajiwaji 1 point 19 months ago

Gorgeous!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

thank you

Jaz_UK 1 point 19 months ago

This has inspired me so much... I am so sorry I have pretty much copied your build however I think I will hold back on the R9 390.. wait for the 1080 and somehow get rid of the green on the GEFORCE GTX logo on the side. maybe paint it red/white but what do you think of this? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/LNtd8d

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

looks great, if i was building now though id opt for the glass paneled phanteks Enthoo Evolv. I knew new cards would be coming out but didnt care as all i really do is photo edit and web browse.

chives1555 1 point 19 months ago

Where'd you get those stunning red wires? Did it come with one of the items?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

amazon, silverstone cable extensions

IronShogun 1 point 19 months ago

Love the build. I'm inspired!! Question: Whats the length of the custom sleeved cables you have? 30cm or 40cm?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

neither, they are extentions

chives1555 1 point 19 months ago

Could you maybe put how many of those extension cables you used? And or how many of the 8 pin or 24 pin you used?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

1 motherboard 8pin 1 24 pin 1 6 pin vga 1 8 pin vga

chives1555 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks man you're the best!

Nostalghia 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

nice build. got like 90% of your items except for i got a 750D case instead.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

I liked some corsair offerings but the aluminum i guess you can say sold me. im trying not to buy another case though because i want the tempered glass edition.

redvine 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build. what LEDs did you use?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 3 points 18 months ago

Cheap Supernight LED hooked into a old 4 pin molex connector.

NdMSnIpEz 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I'm going to suppose you used the 3 SP fans as intake (2 on rad, 1 seperate) and then the 4 AF fans as exhaust? I really want to try out this case setup, looks really really good :) Also, where did you put the optical drive? I didn't know there were any 5.25inch bays on the Evolv ATX.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

you are correct in the fan orientation. I have an external Samsung optical drive.

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I see the mastercase 5 in the back ground from your other build

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Not my build, That is my coworker and friend Ryan Autry's build

insectdoughnut7 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

well thats cool i saw both builds (obviously yours) on pcpartpicker

dreadfulmanny 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Awesome build!!

Do you have AF or SP fans in the front?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

SP fans in front Rest are AF fans

Itzdizzy 1 point 18 months ago

Noob here guys. Can you tell me which fan is the one taking out the hot air cuz what i see is the rear fan taking in the cool air and the front fans taking out the hot air but im just guessing. Anyways awesome build and thank you in advance.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Front fans pull in cool air back and top fans push out

ballisticism 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

+1 for an awesome colour scheme (just realised I missed the party by 2 months)

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks

Berfs1 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

I see. No custom Thermal Compound?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Nah , I really do not tax this computer at all

MTGKING6506 1 point 18 months ago

What LEDs did you buy in the last picture? Also, did you remove the two hard drive trays next to the power supply or did you just leave them in there? Thanks

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Tray was originally there holding 2 sea gate 4tb drives, now I use external western digitalis and there's nothing there anymore

harryrobo2705 1 point 18 months ago

Looks great, I feel like i'm taking lots of inspiration from this as i'm currently planning my first build. Also, your red braided cables, did you do them yourself? If not could you tell me where you sourced them? They look awesome :)

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Silver stone extensions from amazon

Peyton44 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build! This is very inspirational in my current build! Would you say that an inexperienced builder could comfortably use that water cooler?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

It's the same work to put on as a air cooler honestly. I'd trust my 8yr old daughter to do it :)

Peyton44 1 point 18 months ago

Love the build, I plan on using this as my layout. I will be swapping the R9 390 for a newer gtx 1070 or 1080. Everything about this build is stunning, do you mind adding the link for the extension cables?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Silver stone extensions on amazon

NeedBail 1 point 18 months ago

I would have use the corsair dominator ram and added a corsair commander mini. This way you can see the temps of everything and control each fan individually, that will give you much better control of you computer. Also they now make the dominator with a red top so it will still match.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

They didn't when I made this, and I couldn't justify the price diff for imperceptible performance

NeedBail 1 point 17 months ago

Ya, but I'm a control freak... So it was worth it :P

BrandonComputes 1 point 18 months ago

You know, if you had some cable combs to evenly spread out your cables.. This would be something straight out of a hardwareknucks video, perhaps even better. Absolutely beautiful man. Great job.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Thank you, demetri is one of my online faves

geesingh 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build mate. In the front is it better to have h100i with 2x120mm + 1 more 120mm or to have h110i/115i with 2x140mm fans (no additional fan for lower chamber)?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I had an ocd thing about my fans matching I doubt my bottom front fan does much as far as circulation goes

Chris1824 1 point 18 months ago

Hey I was wonder how you mounted the 3 front fans? I picked up this case and three fans for the front.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Used supplied screws that came with corsair fans 2 into rad other one on bottom into the phantoms case, bottom screws were a pain in the ....

Aj49er 1 point 17 months ago

Great build! Am I right in thinking the fans you chose are all 3 pin? Did you use splitters to use the PWM hub on the case or....basically how did you set up your fans :)?

sbPromose 1 point 17 months ago

How did you mount the 3rd fan for the front. I know two of them screws onto the CPU radiator. What screws did you use for the 3rd one?

thanks

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

All the fans came with screws which I used

Stereotypical_Whale 1 point 17 months ago

UUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH...

luigiisgreeny 1 point 17 months ago

I have the same case and the same color of it, but my Pcie shields/plates are white not black, found that a bit weird...

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Mine were white too, I didn't like that so I took them off and painted them black to match lol

martincregg 1 point 17 months ago

Fantastic write up, James. Thanks for the detail. I'm looking to build a PC that needs to be optimized for Lightroom. How are you finding the performance? How big is your Lightroom catalogue. I'm approaching 100K photos.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Works wonderful, I now am probably going to put a 1070 in here and use my amd card for a new build for my home theatre pc. My catalog is at about 35k ATM

stoop14 1 point 17 months ago

Love,love, love this build, this is what i envisioned for a black and red build i'm currently researching. How many fans are sucking air in and how many are blowing air out?

GloriouSGabeN 1 point 16 months ago

If you water cooled this I would've let you use my tears as coolant +1

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

Maybe the next one

Nicholas0628 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Awesome build! Sorry for the.... late comment..... but as I am planning a build in the same case, I am wondering about the choices you made on the fans. Why are some of the AF120s ~67CFM while some are ~40CFM? Was there a purpose in that? Also, where did you put each of the fans? The AF140 in the back, two SP120s on the radiator, but where does the last SP120 go? Sorry, lots of questions. This build is just so good...

Hope you can back to me soon!

Once again... damn smexy build

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

All of the af are the same rpm probably just selected wrong ones on the picker, all three fronts are SP btw

Nicholas0628 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks!

Vetlore 1 point 16 months ago

I just noticed on the parts list an optical drive. As this case does not have a bay for one I was wondering where it is?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

It's external but partspicker doesn't have my drive

BlazingPc 1 point 16 months ago

OMG this build looks so nice and I like that you used a professional camera to take the pictures

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks, I appreciate all the kind words I've got for the build and have been enjoying it a lot.

JrJohnson65 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Does the Enthoo Evolv pick up finger prints or scratch easily. I s340 is scratching a lot and I haven't even touched the case that much.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Does not scratch easy at all, but it does grab up prints like nobodies business

JrJohnson65 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

K thanks I don't mind fingerprints too much as long as it doesn't scratch cough cough nzxt s340.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

if i did it again id buy the tempered glass case that came out about a month after i finished mine

TheBlackPython 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

what kind of temps do you get on your CPU?

Exsound 1 point 15 months ago

Excellent job.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

thank you

Rileslay 1 point 15 months ago

Amazing looking build! I'm setting one up and I am using a lot of these parts. I love the color scheme!

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

thanks

revenlymokalu 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

lemme pay you this PC , how much do u want ?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

everythings always for sale, make an offer

Zsaber 1 point 14 months ago

What did you do with the optical dvd drive? Does it fit in that case somehow???

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

my drive is external, partspicker didnt have a link for it but its a red samsung slim drive.

Zsaber 1 point 11 months ago

Ok...i was wondering how you install your drives without drive bays in your case...thanks!! I may go that route and do the same with my build.

Stefanotjuh 1 point 12 months ago

JamesCoil can you tell me which fans you have installad on the fanhub and which fans directly on the motherboard? Sorry for my bad english.

ConnorMcd 1 point 12 months ago

What is your fan setup

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

3 Corsair AF 120 3 Corsair SP 120 1 Corsair AF 140

Kizzle53 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Love the look of this case. This build actually inspired me to build one almost identical to this but instead of red I went white and I got the tempered glass evolv instead. Anyways the front bottom fan how did you screw it in? Did you screw it from the inside? Did you use just two screws or all 4 from the inside? Thank you

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

in all honesty, hardware store run, then washers and nuts on the backside of the new hardware i bought because i couldnt make them work.

Kizzle53 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks for the reply, I actually got it to hold from the inside with the screws that phanteks send you but I only have two screws holding it in place.

djwishbone 1 point 12 months ago

I'm building something very close and I'm trying to figure out my fan configuration. Did you test at all with the radiator mounted up top? I know it doesn't look as nice, but most reports I read claim that the entire system runs cooler when you don't preheat the air you're pulling in. Have you done any GPU/CPU load testing? This is definitely the best looking layout I've seen, minus custom loop setups. Great job.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

the half of degree difference didnt make enough of a difference for me to care.

JK_22 1 point 11 months ago

Your case looks amazing! I'm curious to know what your fan speeds are set to. With you having 7 I would imagine it could get kind of loud under load (newbie here by the way).

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I can't hear it really at all and it sits about 20 inches from my face

Prophesy 1 point 9 months ago

You mentioned that you were able to get neutral pressure by adjusting your fan speeds, any chance you can share those speeds? This build was inspiring by the way! Fantastic!

leviathan102 1 point 6 months ago

Could I build an ITX version of this build with the Enthoo Evolv ITX and two less fans?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

sure

leviathan102 1 point 6 months ago

I like the build! Would it be a good idea to build an ITX version of this build?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

sure

revenlymokalu 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

how much now?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

3 dollars?

dodie.paner 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build man. But how did you able to connect the rear 140mm fan to the pwm hub?

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

custom extention

Sabir_alam 1 point 3 months ago

would a 850w power supply work better for the r9 390 8gb? I've heard the r9 390 is a really good graphics card for the price but the only downside is that it overheats sometimes

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

more than enough,my 750 was never a problem for it not even close. I changed it out for a 980ti hybrid though

uv1980 1 point 2 months ago

Hello JamesCoil Congratulations for the great work. All these twitches make the cas noisy? you put in front 3 corsair SP fans and over 3 corsair AL fans? are all fans connected to phanteks series controller? thank you great job

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 26 days ago

all fans are not connected to the controller, the fronts are on the motherboard.

Veeridel -2 points 21 months ago

If you wanted a more beefy computer that would last you even longer, you could have put in a GTX 980TI K1ngp1n

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

I was more concerned with the CPU, RAM, and MB. With the new architecture coming from AMD and Nvidia soon, I didn't want to drop my entire load on last years 980Ti. Plus the 390 @ $260 is no slouch. Especially at 1080p, the resolution I use.

johngerges582 1 point 21 months ago

The k|ngp|in is still a 980ti. It will still become obsolete when Nvidia decides.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

That's the beauty/sad part of pc upgrades. New parts are just around the corner.

johngerges582 1 point 21 months ago

The only way to get the full potential out of it, would be to water cool it.

Veeridel 1 point 21 months ago

i know

johngerges582 1 point 21 months ago

So the kingpin wouldn't last longer...

NooneenooN 1 point 21 months ago

I think he made the right choice just because the king ping is so expensive compared to the r9 390.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 0 points 21 months ago

king ping

0 ms king ping

lel

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JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I'll have to make an imgur account, great idea, I have tons more on my Facebook but need to migrate to public means to share .

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JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

yeah seems most places do, for speed and bandwidth.

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JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

tried that and got a staff member on here telling me not to do that...

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coolguy562 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

I was thinking the same thing, there just seemed like there was something slightly off with most of the pictures and it bugged me. But they are beautiful nonetheless.

XxD34THxX 1 point 21 months ago

I have not seen you in a while...

@OP Always +1 to the G. Skill and the Evolv series.

JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

I definitely read all the comments I just don't comment as often as I been having fun with the machine and photography

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JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

thank you

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JamesCoil submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

zero problems and i use it everyday.