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Bleeding Sky

by Brethren2k


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Date Published

March 30, 2016

Date Built

March 25, 2016

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

23.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

72.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

49.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C


This has been an ongoing project for me for awhile and most of these components have migrated across three different cases and configurations as I've locked down exactly what I wanted. I have always liked the idea of a two system setup for streaming and when I saw this case I knew it would be the perfect fit for me.

I use my PC both for work and play. Gaming, photo and video editing, DJ software, remote support work and I occasionally host VM's for dev testing projects. I also enjoy streaming and creating content and my next project is completing a studio in my garage for just that.

The primary build (mATX w/ 6700k, 32Gb ram and 980 FTW) uses the 500Gb SSD for boot. The secondary machine (mITX 6700, 16Gb and capture card) has a 120Gb SSD for boot, dual 3TB drives in RAID 1 for archiving projects and dual 1TB drives in RAID 0 for active projects. This was originally going to be a Windows Server 2012 R2 installation with 3 - 3TB drives in RAID 5 but I kept running into various compatibility issues with the software/hardware I was running and abandoned that. Hyper-V installs just fine on 8.1 Pro so not too bad a sacrifice. I also originally purchased a KVM switch for the secondary machine but I again ran into compatibility issues with the KVM switch and my hardware. I use RDP to connect to the secondary machine.

I will have some more/better pictures and proper benchmarks added soon.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

I always use Corsair H series coolers when I am not doing a custom loop. Great performance, breeze to install and they look great.


Lots of granular overclocking features. Really stable - no complaints. The accessories included with this board was also very nice. The included adapter really cleans up those front I/O wires.


XMP profile worked as expected and handled OC to 3k just as easy.


XMP profile worked as expected. Did not try overclocking these modules - I chose Corsair for the reliability I come to expect from their brand.


I primarily only purchase Samsung SSD's. The 120's don't get nearly as fast as the larger capacity drives but it does the job.


Over 9000 Mb/s in Samsung Magician with rapid mode enabled.

Video Card

Overclocks very well and great temps. Only downside is that it is a custom PCB so there are not any full cover water blocks for this card.


Best mouse I have ever used. It has held up to the beatings and comes with a lot of accessories. Two cords, replacement switches, carrying pouch, teflon pads ect. I haven't had to replace anything yet but its nice to know you have them.


They make sound. Fair quality and low price.

Comments Sorted by:

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 6 points 17 months ago

Builds computer to edit photos; doesn't edit photos.

LeMMingSlayeR 10 Builds 1 point 17 months ago


Jackson_Tyler96 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

hahahaha this comment is perfect

BennytheTree 2 points 17 months ago

Awesome build +1, however I do have one question, what case is that?

auldae 1 Build 3 points 17 months ago

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL DS, with the dual mobo add-on kit (I presume).

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 2 points 17 months ago

Yes, the link in my parts description is for the version with the dual motherboard add-on pre-installed which includes the power supply hub and the mITX mounting bracket.

BennytheTree 2 points 17 months ago

I didn't know the enthoo itx came that way, but awesome

Zluku 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build and a nice description +1 !

oKrazii 1 point 17 months ago

too expensive for a 980

Brethren2k submitter 4 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I had it from a previous build - most likely looking at some Pascal once it becomes available.

Xizt 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

How is $447 expensive for a 980?

harr1847 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

He meant that the 980 doesn't live up to the overall build cost. When you spend nearly 5,000 on a PC, he was saying that you should spend more than 500 on a GPU.

EDIT: That being said, I disagree given what this PC (these PCs?) are being used for and its everyone's personal preference on how to spend their money.

Xizt 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Ahh right. I thought he ment the price

oKrazii 1 point 17 months ago

pretty decent actually

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Unique build, good work

MannyPCs 1 point 17 months ago

Great build. Nice choice of red cables you got to fit the theme

+1 for sure

NitroOG 1 point 17 months ago

Nice build.

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