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Subjectivity Alert: Below you'll find my experience with the assembly and use of this PC, but my personal opinions are interspersed.

First of all, I would like to keep the basics out of the way. I have been true to myself when it comes to assembling this build, therefore: RGB is useless nonsense and in my opinion a black or white case without or with very few lights is extremely aesthetically pleasing, in addition this is a build focused on performance, temperature and noise volume.

By the way, if you love those builds with tempered glass windows, liquid cooling, custom cables and 20 million LEDs, but then you think Noctua fans are ugly because they are brown, congratulations, you are part of the herd.

This goes for those smartasses who love to help:

First of all, your advice is always appreciated.

The Samsung monitor, the external HDD and the SSD NVME, I already had them before making this build, those comments like "Why buy that instead of this?" are out of place in relation only to those 3 products.

Also, ALL the elements of this build except the Accelero Xtreme III and the Corsair case were chosen to fit in a different box.

Now my experience:

The Corsair case is a marvel to build into, but I come from cheaper cases so I can't say much about the quality. It's a mistake not to have made it a little higher (or wider depending on how you place it), the GPU cables hit the side panel. I chose it mainly to fit my space requirements.

I have spoken badly before about the RTX generation, after using it for a while I have to say that it is not that bad, BUT, please don't buy Gigabyte unless it is Aorus, the quality of the stock Cooler in the Windforce is so bad that it heats up as much as the reference cards, but pushing the hot air inside the case due to being open air cards. WTF Gigabyte?

This brings us to the amazing Accelero Xtreme III. It is absolutely shameful that in 2019 a 2013 Air Cooler can easily outperform many stock coolers. This beast, accompanied by 2 120mm Noctuas is able to maintain a max temp of 55C with a 50% fan duty. Cold and quiet.

Now the Noctua NH-C14S, magnificent cooler. Before you ask me why I bought a C-shaped cooler instead of a traditional tower cooler to take advantage of the direction of the air-flow, well, this cooler with a fan underneath pushing air from below up reduces by 20C the temperature of the passive cooling components placed on the motherboard. For example, due to the heat emitted by the GPU, the NVME used to reach 84C, now the disk does not exceed 64C. All this while also keeping the CPU at a good reasonable temperature.

In relation to all Noctua fans used, as usual extremely efficient and quiet. They are placed in the best possible way, I have made sure to get positive airflow by always keeping the GPU fans at higher speeds than those placed in the case.

All in all, I'm very happy. Now I have a very silent PC and margin to OC the GPU, which used to reach 83C without being overclocked.

Comments

  • 6 days ago
  • 24 points

so much salt in that introduction. nice build, though

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

Full marks to the PCPP mods for giving this a feature, regardless of said salt. It'll spark some conversation at the very least.

Either way I love the build, and the desk, and despise RGB in a similar fashion to OP. Admittedly it's not really necessary to frame it the way he did though.

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 points

i feel the same like him, i cant stand some people online...and its better to clarify EVERYTHING at first hand. nice build from this guy

  • 5 days ago
  • 18 points

Jesus that introduction was hard to get through. "Part of the herd" is rather difficult to read when the builder is just another person who's fallen for Noctua's anti-aesthetics marketing trick.

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 points

I mean it does come from a guy who made g.skill a Computex booth build....... Anyway lol

  • 5 days ago
  • 9 points

Aye but I build rigs for all sorts, my personal preference is definitely not RGB that's for sure haha. I just don't like the smugness given there's nothing to back up the sentiment.

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Would you be willing to put some of your other builds on here? I loved the G.Skill one, and the video series was great!

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

I will be indeed, including a number that I did before working at Bit (which IMO were more interesting than most I’ve done recently).

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I know, like just let ppl have their own preferences and opinions.

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 points

just points of view... he wnet just for performance and like this industrial design ... intro was funny and awesome.

  • 4 days ago
  • 8 points

There’s nothing wrong with the build, it’s okay and does it’s job. The intro is childish though.

  • 5 days ago
  • 12 points

Nice build, although I almost didn't leave a like due to the distasteful and - rather comically ironic - introduction. "You have become the very thing you swore to destroy". I like your build but this comes off pretentious and elitist. Although I share your design preferences it does not make you any better than anyone else.

  • 5 days ago
  • 7 points

Agreed. It’s one thing to “stay true to yourself,” but then he gets aggressive towards other people’s own preferences just because it’s a part of the majority. Kind of a double standard...

  • 5 days ago
  • -2 points

not distastefull at all, is just sharing his point of view, i actually enjoy this intro and the pc too. And yeah, he has this prefference for perfomance and industrial aesthetics... and others love RGB / and ask non-sense questions... and others, usually put offensive stuff in the comments... but..well.. i enjoy this.. is just points of view

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

Bro I named my computer RGBeast and its like the fastest out there. I can also change the lights from Red to Blue, that is like, amazing right?

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

amazing, trully nice choice.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

lmao

  • 5 days ago
  • 8 points

seems super rude for a featured builder first paragraph insulting people who think differently than you. grow up dude get over yourself and your build

  • 8 days ago
  • 7 points

I've never seen that GPU mod before, but that is sick! Now I'm going to have to consider getting something like that for my build. Being able to have Noctua fans on my GPU would just bring my whole build together.

Nicely done +1

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 points

i ask why someone did something instead of something else because i want to learn more

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 points

Although I prefer the clean single color addressable rgb builds, I appreciate these builds a lot too. The noctua fans and the gpu cooler look really cool. Nice build.

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 points

your desk game is mad strong

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, this. Can OP give us some desk details?

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 points

Love that mid tower, also the low profile and micro aspects. Coolest gpu mod by far, great job!

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 points

Oh my word this is truly a fantastic build. My fav case, coolers, fans, colours. This build has it all even the performance. Please adopt me.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

could we get a sneaky pic of the whole setup? i feel that is all thats missing :)

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 points

Holy noctua.... dats alota noctuas :P

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 points

This is a great build +1... love the noctua mod...always said they should build their own video card cooling systems....

with that said, I love clean builds... and I also love water cooling, themed build and I just dabble in some RGB..... useless, no... an impressive light system takes some skill and research btw. I did my first rgb build recently and there is more to it than just buying lights. but hey we all have are likes and opinions... some may say buying noctua fans and calling it an awesome build is questionable... but I have done it! But I don't put down people who do either nor should you... people should respect the community and there diversity in builds. If we all build black or white builds and no or fewer lights.... all of the build would look the same! pcpp probably wouldn't exist honestly. It's enthusiast that step outside the box with the wow factor the keeps this going... heck Ive seen a ton of just noctua builds just like this one... but none the less....great build and congrats on your feature

  • 3 days ago
  • 3 points

You can do an industrial aesthetic and keep things performance-focused without trashing people who have a different opinion dude.

Lot's of people don't like beige and brown fans. Given the price premium that Noctua (rightly) commands due to their performance, it is not unreasonable to want something aesthetically pleasing as well. Even Noctua realizes this, else they wouldn't have started making Chroma fans (or expanded the Chroma offerings at Computex this year).

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Was cable-management a struggle?

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 points

hey man, if it doesnt intrude on noise, thermals or OC, its an afterthought, especially if its going under a slab of wood :P

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Now that is some dedication. Good job!

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Now the Noctua NH-C14S, magnificent cooler. Before you ask me why I bought a C-shaped cooler instead of a traditional tower cooler to take advantage of the direction of the air-flow, well, this cooler with a fan underneath pushing air from below up reduces by 20C the temperature of the passive cooling components placed on the motherboard.

Exactly, this is the correct way of positioning the NH-C14S fan.

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

this is a very nice build! I love it :D

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

Sick build but bruh, just because someone likes lights and custom cables and tempered glass side-panels doesn't make them apart of a "herd." Fact of the matter is noctua fans literally look like crap smeared on a fan...but that doesn't mean the fan isn't FANtastic (Ha! See what I did there?). Everyone has their own opinions and preferences, no need to get salty and insulting man. Great build by the way!

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

So what was the reasoning for having a front exhaust? Was it just to avoid heat getting trapped behind the desk or was there more to it?

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice one. So rare to see aftermarket GPU air coolers used for silence, but I'm not sure why!

The three little fans on my 1080 sound terrible, scratchy at low speed and annoyingly loud under load. A few people online have modded GPUs with CPU tower coolers and greatly improved quietness and/or cooling. I was planning to try it, but the temptation of water is strong...

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

It is true that Gigabytes coolers are incredibly bad, even the aorus coolers don't do as good of a job as something like MSI or ASUS. It looks awesome though! I really like what you did with the accelero ectreme! Really good temps as well, especially for an m-ATX case.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

This is very very cool on many levels. May have to consider that Accelero for the dual 2080 TI Threadripper server I am planning. Was already planning to air cool the entire build (be quiet dark rock TR4 for the cpu). Accelero might really be worth doing for the gpus.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Love the build. Just curious why the two different coloured NF-F12's on the GPU?

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. Congrats on the feature!!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

1364$ feature

BOSS

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Ahh finally someone else who love the Arctic GPU Coolers!!!!!!! It is shameful that all these AIB and stock coolers suck when this Old accessory works SO DAMN GOOD!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

OMG! Very Nice!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Quite unique. And still powerful as hell. No wonder it got featured.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome. I like how it looks almost a part of the desk.

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Introduction tops the actual build in here... lol

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

calm down with the intro but otherwise amazing build

  • 4 days ago
  • 0 points

Wow bro! what an intro lol, totally agree with your honest opinion. Gotta love Noctua and yes Gigabyte is garbage (most of the time) Aorus FTW.

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