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!!UPDATE!! JUST SLAPPED IN A NEW ASUS STRIX OC 980. This card is AMAZING! Ill post a new profile with pics when i get my hands on a second one and some new ssd's and a raid controller card for raid zero on the ssd's.

Well I think im finally all done with it. its been a long hard walk and i have walked HARD. First off, I love this case! Went to microcenter and looked at all the various types of cases from corsair 760's to NZXT 440's but just couldn't pull the trigger on one because quality just seemed to lack for what i was looking for. So went to NEWEGG.COM and picked up this beauty. This case is Absolutely fantastic and sets quality above all the rest. I would suggest people whom are unfamiliar with phantek cases to look at the reviews on youtube and check out the hype. But yea i digress, i gutted out my old rig and stuffed all her goodies into my new case with the addition of some new fans and a new water cooling setup. im now finally able to hit 4.8 GHZ on my 4790k running stable on prime 95 and AIDA 64. Maybe down the road ill go with another R9 accompanied with a bigger PSU and even farther down the road ill slap some water blocks on them but for now i think im done with spending money on PC hardware and time to start turning a wrench on my RX8 which has been seriously neglected since i've started this venture about five months ago. You might recognize my old rig in the first pic. thats was project "Blue Devil".

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  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Oh wow. never noticed that that case has PSU cover. iwish more companies did that, it looks so nice.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

Or PSU manufacturers should make nicer looking units.

  • 65 months ago
  • 4 points

Phanteks make the best cases, no doubt. +1 just for that :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I just moved my build into this case's baby brother: the Enthoo Pro. I must agree, the quality of these cases is unparalleled at this price point. Truly incredible.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

It's so pretty~ Makes me feel like a fly and want to go stare at it for many hours. Please don't zap me!

Lovely build! +1

How do you like that CPU if you don't mind me asking? I'm still deciding between a 4770k and 4790k for my own build at the end of the year. >Noob Here<

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Go for what new bro, I just bought a 4690 K

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I sure did get the i7-4790K at December 1st 2014. Also that is nice to grab the i5-4690K processor. You will enjoy it! And... no bro here, sorry. Hehe. :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man. the 4790k makes the 4770k obsolete like the new 980 makes the 789 obsolete.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thank you for your response!

Once again, great build!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you picked that case it does rock. The Custom loop makes it look pretty amazing. Good Job +1.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Looks clean. I love how phanteks gives lots of extra velcro cable ties, I used mine to tidy cables behind my desk. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, thanks for all the pics, that really makes checking someones build out fun, that case is a beauty, great cable management, that board is awesome ,Also how is that card? Is it pretty quiet?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. It looks like you got a good deal on the water cooling kit and nice cable management. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Killer build...any plans to loop the GPU?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

if possible u should switch that 290 to a 970

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

ya i want that new 980

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I would honestly wait for the true Maxwell cards to appear and see what AMD is coming up with before I would decide.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean by true Maxwell cards?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The 980 and 970 are still using the old 28nm lithography and not the 20nm that it was supposed to originally.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe nVidia changed their mind and decided not to shrink the transistors? idk. It's still Maxwell, which can be seen by the enormous graphics processing power the 970 and 980 are capable of while still drawing less power than the 770, 780, and 780 Ti.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty solid build. If the card isn't too old, you might want to replace it with a 970. You'll also appreciate getting a better PSU for when SLI comes, but there's no need to worry about that right now. +1

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

i want the new 980 bad but like i said im done spending money on it for a while.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

What I meant was that you could return your 290 and, with the money you got from that 290, grab a 970. The 970 is a powerhouse and it's much better than the 290, so it's still a good idea. Not to mention the fact that it's cheaper than a 290, so you'll actually be saving money. This is all based on you being able to return it, though.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

a sapphire r9 290 with vapor x wouldve fit this build niceley.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mount that ssd? If so, how?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I put Velcro down on the basement cover. I copied the h440

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean setup, I like what you did in that Phanteks case.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice man, great build with quality parts!

The next step for my newfound hobby is to learn and proceed with a complete custom water loop as you have done. Looks sick!

Hmmm.. looking at your case, makes me wish I had picked white instead of the black now! LOL

Btw, I've only had my case for about 2 weeks.. and my LEDs have seemed to play up. It's no longer as bright as what it was originally.. And at he very bottom of the case where the lights begin, its a completely different colour to the rest!

I have also lost the bright blue colour. Mine is now an ugly kind of green when I select it.

Any idea on what's up or how to fix? Or have I just been unlucky and should request an exchange? Afterall, we do have an awesome 5 year warranty!!! :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

well i didnt get the phantecks light strips. instead i went with two light rods installed at the top and bottom. But yea they arent as bright as they use to be which may be a good thing because when i first gor them in they were almost too bright. As for the watercooling loop, DO IT. its a fun time not to mention it adds that nice piece of mind knowing that your running the best possible conditions for your cpu. check out xspc kits or EK kits. those are my fav's.

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

My setup now actually reminds me of your previous build bro.. the blue devil brother! LOL

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man. are you in australia? if so, where's a good place where i could purchase everything that i require to have this setup?

as for my case, it's actuallly messed up. the LEDs have gone haywire. The light blue, is no longer light blue.. it's a greenish colour now. And again, there's discolouration at the very bottom of the light where it begins. I haven't purchased the phanteks strip either. I am referring to the built in LEDs.

I like your idea with the rods. The strips are nice, but is a fairly annoying install. Can never get it to stick properly. Where did you purchase the rods if you don't mind me asking?

Sorry for the 50 questions brother.. Love your setup, so am using it as a reference when building my own! :)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

unfortunately i dont live in australia but i really wish i did. I live in kansas city and theres a microcenter not to far from here but i bought my case through newegg.com. If i had to recommend anyone it would be them or possibly frozencpu.com

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build you have here +1 easily back to you. really liking the blacked out drive row with the res and the optical.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I'm about to build something similar but water cooled check it out please will be my first Pc build need help.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $330.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $209.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $204.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $131.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $347.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.92 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $90.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $264.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2084.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 07:02 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure I saw your youtube video. Where did you get the phanteks velcro straps?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

they come with the case in the hardware box

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I did find them when the case arrived...cheers