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I actually completed this build back in April but have done a bit of tinkering with it since that time. I won't pretend it isn't a complete waste of money but hey ho I'm lucky to be able to afford it. I primarily do video editing and gaming and also use it as a media archive - despite the diabolically awful photo quality you can probably spot the ~13TB worth of hdds stacked against the front intake (other than the GPUs I only included parts purchased new for the build in the list).

The Evolv X is a beautiful case but honestly not well suited to a build like this. The EATX board when coupled with the use of 3 hdd cages makes an already tight situation that much worse. The cable management options around back are terrific though and I have managed to keep the jungle of sata cables under control and hidden away nicely. Airflow and temps are a definite issue though and future plans for this rig will involve relocating the storage elsewhere. So far temps are limiting me to 4.5ghz on all cores at 1.189v, but I'm almost certain this chip can do better.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Gratz! well done.. I can not tell from the pictures, do you have air coming in the front or from the bottom? I am also assuming the the top fans are pulling not pushing?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I replaced the two stock front intake 140s with three noctua 120s. The top and rear are exhaust. The stack of hdds is definitely compromising the airflow.

My phone takes really terrible pictures in low light, otherwise I'd have tried to show it off a bit more.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build +1 where are ur 13tb hdd's in the part list?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

With the exception of the GPUs I only added parts purchased new to the list. The hdds all predate the build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i see