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Kaby Refresh Wall Mounted

by bb8758

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12 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 30, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 25, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

5.1GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

89.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.05GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.41GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

39.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

This is my beautiful wall build thanks to Thermaltakes P3 design. Originally designed to have the EVGA GTX 1070 to be vertical. The riser card that came with the case was defective and cutting bandwidth in half. Had two SSD's laying in other systems, took those out to run in RAID 0. Seagate Barracuda is a great backup and game storage drive. Went cheap on the ram. Originally had this ram on a i3 6100. After doing research on frequency speeds and FPS. I could not find it in me paying the extra money to replace what i already had. I have updated the motherboard bios turning off the red led on the left.

Part Reviews

CPU

i7 able to hold 5.1GHz stable on water staying at 85 degrees on water with Quiet fan curve.

Motherboard

Great board that i was able to find used. Had no issues from the board, had to perform bios update to use 7th kaby lake on motherboard. Bios update also has quick overclocking for 6th gen and 7th intel cpu's.

Video Card

Another wonderful card by EVGA. Precision boost will push card to 2050MHz on core never going above 65 degrees with 40% fan curve.

Case

Case is beautiful if you mount it on a wall. I bought the with Riser Card version, though riser card was cutting Graphic Card's bandwidth in half.

Power Supply

Found on sale through Amazon's PrimeNow. Had the PSU 2 hours later.

Operating System

Free through school.

Monitor

Great monitor with no issues. Found on sale through amazon and purchased for $187.

Comments Sorted by:

hi_im_snowman 1 point 2 months ago

I think this build is super awesome but the neat freak in me can't stand the cable mess on either side. +1 for the wall mount though because that must have been nerve-racking!

Also kudos on the parts list, pretty sweet!

bb8758 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much for the like. I am with you completely on the cable mess. Haven't had time to fix or came up with a good way to hid it. I might get another wall mount for an old 19" LCD monitor to place over the cables. As for your comment about mounting it, I hope to never take it off the wall.

Kriegripper 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nice Build.

Chief_Savages 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Cool build here m8, how did you mount your case on the wall though? (I have the same case)

bb8758 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I found $10 vesa mount I found on amazon. Looked for something that could hold 50+ lbs and I’m happy with the purchase. The vesa mount I bought though didn’t come with M6x16 screws that fit into the P3 case. I went to a local hardware store for those.

entzoe05 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nice! Once your organize the cables... it would be awesome neat...

harry0705 1 point 2 months ago

Sweet build. Nice work on overclocking the i7 7700k to 5.1ghz. Gonna try do that to mine but i think ill need a AIO CPU Cooler.

bb8758 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you on the overclock. Honestly I don’t use it 24/7. While it’s stable, the performance gains verses the amount of heat it outputs is not worth it. Most games I play are GPU bound, so I see little FPS gains from 4.8 to 5.1GHz.

Mu9enx 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hi!

I'm doing a similar setup; and I'm wondering what fans you're using?

Thanks!

bb8758 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

I’m doing push-pull on the radiator. The Corsair fans that come with the H100i are pulling on the back. Thermaltake white LED’s on the front pushing. I recommend getting PWM fans either way. It’s worth the extra money when your case is open, noise becomes a huge factor.

pepeniva 1 point 27 days ago

how did u mount it to the wall? can u take photos underneath it

bb8758 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

I used a normal vesa mount that can hold a minimum 50 Lbs. The Thermaltake P3 supports 75mm and 100mm on the back of the chassis.