Description

This is a rebuild of my original computer using a few parts from the original (PSU, Motherboard, CPU), ever since Phanteks released their Ethoo Pro Evolv case i have been wanting to do a build in it and chose the galaxy silver color as it matched in with my other computer equipment.

In the original build i was running an sli config and had a large array of HDD's which is why i originally chose the 1200w PSU, for this newer build the PSU is completely overkill but i did not want to buy another psu if it could be helped. The part of the build that i was unsure about at first was the H115i 280mm cooler from corsair as i could not find much information online as in the motherboard clearance for this case but it fit in well and i was even able to do a push/pull config with the included corsair AF140mm fans.

It all went together fine and I have set up the two 500gb 850 Evo ssd's in raid 0 and the computers boot time is lightning fast, I don't really need any more storage than this as i have a NAS.

I applied a 4.7GHz stable overclock to the 4790k and the computer runs very well, I mainly use the machine for gaming and the Zotac card is brilliant and boosts up to 1355MHz and i get some very high frame rates and achieved a Fire strike score of 16501.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build, but that GPU needs some support! Way too much sag.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers yeah was thinking about modding a support any suggestions

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I would think something like a metal or plastic tube would do the trick. Maybe get some PVC pipe and paint it red or black, then fit it under the fan shroud. You could get creative with supports, unfortunately, I'm not a very creative person.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude nice build i like the sleeved cables you have in your build. It looks very organized, etc. Also i dont have a modular power supply so i think that will be my next upgrade as it limiting me to not even getting close to your build when it comes to cable management. Also im upgrading to the same cooler as you from the Noctua nh d15 with 3 fans and i live in a desert and unfortuantely air cooling is not cutting it at all.

What are your temps i want to make sure that my temps arent stratospheric and normal....???

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice pictures and presentation. That GPU is MASSIVE.

+1.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree its a damn good build! That gpu needs a pick me up though ... lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks yeah am looking into some support for it, its a beast of a card.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it's pretty beefy.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Congrats!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: I've seen this before but I didn't know for certain the reason behind it. I see you have doubled up the fan's on your H115i. Does it provide that much extra cooling for the cpu to be worth the extra cost? BTW kickass rig!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, the second set of corsair fans I have put on the top were the af140's that came with the h115i, I wasn't originally going to use them and instead Was only going to do the thermaltake riing fans that matched with the others but whilst building realised I had the room for the second set so used them, If I had chosen to stick with the stock fans I probably wouldn't have bothered with the second set as your right wouldn't of been worth the extra money for the amount of cooling performance but I wanted it all matching.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it worked out very well! How hard was it to install the H115i? Was there plenty of clearance between it and the ram on the motherboard? I have that case and am looking to buy the H115i but didn't want to run into space issues with future builds. I'm trying to hold out for a Kaby Lake(said to be 1151)!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, h115i went in very easy on the pull out slider radiator mount, the ram clearance is pretty tight in the push/pull as u can see in the picture the fans are over the top of the ram and even in the standard 2 fan configure the fans hang over the top of the ram and it wouldn't work with taller ram like the trident x or corsair dominator so if u want to use the 280mm radiator you won't be able to use larger ram but if you choose to use the 240mm you should be fine with larger height ram sticks, at the moment I have got about 42mm of clearance behind the radiator.

Yeah probably worth holding on for kaby lake as with the new 14nm chip we should see a bigger step in performance.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is amazing. Maybe in a few years I'll build one as cool as this.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this case support the MSI X99A Godlike motherboard?

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

1 billion definitely absolutely love it, stay cool runs fast zotac done a fantastic job.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks