Description

CPU: Preordered 8700K but it kept unavailable. When all the other components arrived, I decided to switch to 8350K which is in stock at the moment and I think it can also meet my current need (which is not high at all: playing Heroes of the Storm at highest quality). Turns out the 8350K is really powerful for me and seems like I got one with pretty good quality which can be easily overclocked to 5 GHz.

Cooling: I spent 2 days studying how to put the EK Fluid Gaming A120 kit into my build. But finally, two factors stopped me from having this fascinating stuff: The lower chamber of the SHIFT is 147mm in height. Assuming I use a radiator with 25mm, the remaining 122mm is still not sufficient for the smallest pump combo unit (It is 117mm listed on the website but considering I'll need to use the bracket to mount it on the radiator, the full height would be 133mm. The workaround I came up with is to stick it to the PSU with a scotch double sided tape so I don't need the bracket, but I didn't get a chance to test it eventually). Also, the kit uses an aluminum radiator which means if I buy a hydro GPU in the future (which usually comes with a copper block), I'll need to purchase an extra aluminum GPU block. Finally, I chose CAPTAIN 120EX mainly because of its appearance (Love the glass tube though people say it is fragile - hope it won't destroy my expensive RAMs lol). In terms of performance, 2 fans (pull + push) is always better than 1 fan, and a thicker radiator is always better than a thinner one. But since SHIFT only allows 27mm and one fan if you want to have 2 AIOs, there is not much room to choose from. Currently, CAPTAIN 120EX works fine in my build. It can keep the idle temperature at ~ 40C with CPU running at 5GHz. With the full load, the temperature will reach 100C and sometimes throttling happens. But it is mainly due to the bad thermal transduction inside the CPU and having it delided will help a lot. (But I don't want to be too brutal to my new CPU...) (The pump and its tube touches the RAM and pushed it to tilt a little bit. Though not causing any problem, you may need some caution using the same motherboard + cooler)


Update 11/4/2017:

CPU temperature under load on 4Ghz stays around 60 - 70C which is not bad. After updating the motherboard's bios to 5430, the ram can now run on 4266Mhz with no problem!


RAM: I basically chose the fastest Trident Z RGB with 4266MHz. But in reality, I can only reach 4000MHz with my mobo. I tried all different ways but just cannot get them even at 4133. I tried with every single RAM and neither succeeded. I think it might because of the mobo is an ITX or the CPU is an i3, or I'm just not fortunate enough to get a pair of good RAMs. Anyway, 4000 and 4266 won't mean a huge difference in daily use, but it is just a little bit of money waste...

SSD: 960 Pro is very fast. But I just heard that 980 Pro will be released sooner...

GPU: 1060-3GB is just enough for most games since I'm using my old monitor which is 1080p 60Hz. I'm planning to have dual-AIOs in the future when I can feel the need of an upgrade, and hopefully, there will be a huge improvement with new-architecture GPUs.

PSU: I asked on @FRNND's build and seems SFX-L will be "a pain to get in". Among the SFXs, I found the newly released 650 from Silverstone. Though it is not semi-passive, it is definitely silent enough that I never noticed it.

Case fan: Since I'm currently with an air-cooled GPU, the front panel is empty for an extra case fan so I purchased the good-looking Noctua industrial PPC, and get it connected to motherboard with a Y-splitter together with the factory Phanteks fan. But I sadly found the 3-pin DC regulated Phanteks fan and the 4-pin PWM fan cannot work together perfectly with the same header on the motherboard - in either BIOS setting (PWM or DC), one fan will always run at full speed. So I have to put the factory fan aside.

Lighting: There are many RGB components in my build

  1. The RGB on pump

  2. The RGB on radiator fan

  3. The RGB on Trident Z

  4. The RGB on the motherboard itself.

  5. The RGB on the case.

  6. The RGB on the GPU.

The sad thing is the Z370-I only have one addressable RGB header which is [Ground, Empty, Data, 5v] which seems not compatible with 1 and 2. Though Phanteks says they are compatible with ASUS Aura, I didn't find any way to get them synced. I hope that someone can figure out a way to get the case sync with ASUS Aura... So only 3 and 4 are controlled by ASUS Aura. I need to manually control 1+2, 5, 6 separately.

The case: Shift is not small compared to NCASE or other famous ITX cases. Phanteks designed the air circulation, but still, some effort is needed to get it to work (the front fan need to run at a little bit noisy level to get all the heats dissipated when gaming). Building with it is troublesome (I bought an 8-pin PSU extension cable and a fan extension cable afterwise in order to have everything connected in a tidy way), but meantime a lot of fun if you enjoy it. The most important point is: the case is really BEAUTIFUL.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

It works with no problem and it looks awesome.

Power Supply

Though not being semi-fanless, it is very silent.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 9 points

"But I don't want to be too brutal to my new CPU..."

OCs to 5GHz with a 120MM Rad...

Lol! Don't worry, I'm doing the same thing.....!

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha it's just a little bit hot for few hours instead of breaking your body apart (though not harmful I know...)

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

I really like this! The photos are amazing and the cable management is on point. A nice little build for some moderate gaming. That CPU seems a tad hot though, don't boil any eggs on it.

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope it can help me boil water in the winter!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 AND YOU'RE FEATURED!

This is really similar to what I would like to build. It's really great to see these shift builds and all the comments to see the problems people are running into.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Love love love this build! I think you've done a great job of giving this tiny tower an amazing look & feel. I think the parts selected are perfect in this case and it looks incredible. Feature deserved imo!

+1 :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! Actually this is basically my personal choice and there are higher value choices for some of the components!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

when your ram costs more than your processor

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope I've bought 100 rams last year...

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard that Samsung basically killed all the other manufacturers and grabbed the power of controlling the RAM price...

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  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Most DRAMs are also produced by SAMSUNG

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

an i3 in a 2000 dollar system

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

This looks fantastic. Congratulations.

I love the minimalism of this build. What makes it look great, which most people don't appreciate or understand, is the amount of darkness you have, with merely a few rgb highlights. Case lighting almost always ruins a build. This is how it's done properly.

The Shift or Shift X will be my next purchase. The whole Evolv range is truly beautiful.

Also, nice work with the photography.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!! My first choice was actually Evolv ITX or mATX, since I thought SHIFT is designed for living room / HTPC... After I realized that shift is actually smaller, I preferred shift more. But they are all very beautiful.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

So, the RGB for the Phanteks case needs an adapter from phanteks' website, which can be found here: http://phanteks.com/PH-CB_RGB4P.html I went through Phanteks support for the lighting on my Shift X.

Also, I can wholeheartedly recommend using a black zip-tie to keep the cooler's tubes together. It looks a whole lot nicer.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful pictures. Also you can put the rad fan on the bottom.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Nice build and description, curious as to whether you've tried anything that is more multi thread, I realise i3's aren't meant for this but I am in need of a cheap server upgrade (from an AMD 670k) as was considering the i3-8350k as an option.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

I haven't used plex but seems like plex can utilize multiple cores, so maybe i5 8400 would be a better choice according to this: https://browser.geekbench.com/processor-benchmarks (Choose multicore) (Still I think the most important factor is your need...)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Why consider an overclockable 4 core. Consider ryzen 1300, 1400 or 1600.

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

for the billionth time I swear, the 8350k spanks all of those at single threaded performance, which still matters.

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't usually care for AMD but I had considered Ryzen just not sure which is best for just a simple upgrade. Its more the fact the motherboard only has 1 spare fan header and it runs a little warm. That and some anime I hope to stream might not convert to mp4 well due to subtitle issues and so it'll need to actively trans-code (using plex)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

For Plex and CPU you go straight to the Passmark scores. They are a direct correlation. The Plex subreddit has a few budget builds using used server hardware that will blow your mind.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the new tower! I was also thinking about getting an i3-8350K at some point but I wonder if I can record @ 1080p 60+FPS any AAA modern titles. Tell me how the processor is holding up!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are looking to record videos I would recommend Ryzen's CPU like the R5 1600 or R7 1700 because of the extra cores and threads. Personally my Ryzen 5 1600 is holding up strong

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

You could use ShadowPlay or ReLive depending on whether you get and NVidia or AMD GPU. I believe that puts the load on the GPU.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have little to no issue there :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I didn't do game recording but I think it mostly depends on what game you play and your video settings / I planned to play Nier:Automata in the near future and I'll update when I got the CPU utilization stats.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh I played it yesterday and seems like that game is not CPU demanding at all - temperature is below 50C

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the noctua industrial do a better job at dumping the heat out of the case, the stock phantecs fan is woeful, nice shots btw pita to shoot tempered glass

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The noctua is just more powerful and I think is more noisy because of its high speed. (I haven't compared between the two when they run at the same speed, but I guess the noise would be similar) Here are specs for both: http://www.phanteks.com/PH-F140SP.html http://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-industrialppc-2000-ip67-pwm/specification

I don't think it is really necessary to replace the Phanteks fan unless you experience a bad air circulation...

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably one of my favorite builds i have seen with this case. You did a great job with the cable management and just making it overall clean. Not to Flashy but just right!! Sometimes people cant get a little overkill with the lights. Nice Build!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! In the first few days I just kept the RGB cycle mode, but since they are not synced sometimes it looks too Disco to me... I just purchased several colored ENTER key for my mechanical keyboard so I can change the color theme for the whole build anytime I want

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful case, epic build, detailed description, amazing quality pictures. +1. Enjoy your awesome PC!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I saw a video on that case and they were able to route the cables on the inside and out the bottom, if that was something you cared about. ++

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Did you mean the space that is shown in my fifth image?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice looking build and pics.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

pictures are #2artsy4me

lol great build how was the case... thinking of getting one!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Man...just speechless. Best build yet in this fantastic case. I love it. You gave ma some great ideas for my next build, but i'm gonna go with ryzen, so i will miss that strix logo =(. Great job. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!! Actually this strix is not my favorite I would prefer black over silver but this is the only choice with a good audio chip when I was buying. Hope you'll find a cooler mobo!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I laso have a question: do the components get hot in such a tight space and is it difficult to do some decent cable management?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If you use water cooling it won't be a huge problem since it always intakes fresh air outside for cooling... Otherwise, it could be, and you need to keep the front case fan running to exhaust the hot air. Cable management would take some time but is doable since there are some spaces in the middle and back of the case. But you might need to buy some extension cable (I bought an 8-pin PSU extension cable and a fan extension cable).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean, well done!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is so simplistic and beautiful. I love your choice of case, the SHIFT and SHIFT X are beautiful. How's that 8350K? Would you recommend it over a Ryzen 5 1500X? I've heard it's faster than the i5-7600K but would like to know what you've found. Once again, great job, looks stunning +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! 8350K serves me well since I don't do heavy multicore tasks like rendering, and the single core speed is definitely fast. I haven't used 1500X but seems like it is a nice choice too and you can compare them by looking at some benchmarks.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

From a fellow shift owner congrats on the feature mate!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I do love this case!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build! I recently discovered this new case from Phantek. Looks amazing with your RGB light setup! Have you notice any performance gain or issues from using m2 ssd? I'm considering adding one to my current setup.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the biggest gain of the speed comes from the interface upgrade from AHCI to NVMe. So both m.2 or pci-e card will be fast as long as they are NVMe

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The last two photos turned me on, lol. Very well done!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic presentation. Congrats on the featured spot.

Thumbs up

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. I'm waiting on a Shift myself, and had the same idea with the EK A120 Kit. Would make this gorgeous case even better!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Waiting to hear your success on EK A120 Kit, it would be awesome

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good. I really am impressed with Intel's performance increases with the new Coffee Lake Architecture.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What a nice build. I hope to build something like this one day. That case is so nice. Great stuff!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!! You will!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It's nice to see something get featured that isn't completely overkill (just the SSD and RAM). Nice work! Pretty pictures!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the way the ram shines through

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

An i3 and a 1060 for $2000. Wow lol

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

A ~$1000 build will meet my current performance need but sometimes people just can't refuse to spend more on something that is not critical...

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

$2000 with an i3 and Gtx1060? Oh man...save that money from the ram and put in a 1080. The intel chips works fine with ram speed around 3000mhz. The cpu Aio looks good but has poor performance, go corsair H80i v2 or NZXT Kraken.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the advice... Actually, I could have saved a lot of money from everything except the CPU and GPU... I'm planning to buy a new GPU next year or sometime with AIO so I need two AIOs at the same time, so H80i v2 or NZXT Kraken is a little bit big.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Only 2 small Aio can fit in this case. I think air cooling gpu will be fine. Actually I dont feel anything is too costly except for the ram. The 2100 total price includes the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and windows as well. Good work.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for understanding!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah its a darn shame the NZXT kraken doesn't have a 120mm version :(

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

can i have it

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You deserve a better one!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build! Shows a good balance on practicality and functionality! +1 from me

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'm going to make a build using the shift too as well, and I'm really trying to figure out how I'm going to cool the thing. Could you explain bit more clearly for me why you didn't get to try sticking the EK unit onto the PSU. Why was a hydro gpu havining a copper instead of aluminum block a problem? I think I'm missing something.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Because I'm not sure if sticking works... I haven't seen people sticking the reservoir... It might cause oscillation or it might be solid enough... You can read this in terms of copper and aluminum: https://www.ekwb.com/blog/aluminium-vs-copper/

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

aah I see, thanks for the info!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, thank you for a very delightful build. I just have a short question. I do not fully understand the rgb situation.

(1.) The RGB on pump (2.) The RGB on radiator fan

(5). The RGB on the case.

I need to manually control 1+2, 5

Other rgb components in your awesome system do not require the rbg header on the motherboard (ram+mobo integrated led). Is it not possible to connect the cpu pump and deepcool provided led strip via the adapters to the addresable mobo rbg connection? Wouldn't you then be able to control the 1+5 in your system using the aura software? Or where is the catch 22 :-) ? Some software glitch?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem is the z370-i only have an Addressable LED header [Ground, Empty, Data, 5v] but it doesn't have any 4-pin RGB header [12V, G, R, B]. I found the larger z370 boards have it, for example, Z370-E, but not this z370-i... I believe the Phanteks' RGB LED Adapter is using the 12v one so they are not compatible and I haven't found any adapters yet... The difference between the two is explained in this post: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?94271-Addressable-vs-Non-Addressable-RGB-Header&p=679431

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see now. Thank you for your clarification! Is it possible to connect the pump rgb to the phanteks case controller? I've read somewhere that the original phanteks controller comes with two connectors, so I am thinking to use one for the led strip and one for the pump. Doable in your opinion? Thank you in advance for your answer.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

You are so clever! I didn't risk it because it said 'connect the cable with phanteks strips only'. But I just tried and it worked! That reduces a lot of cables on the back of the case and makes changing color a lot easier. Thank you!!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, and I found the color on the top of the case and the color of CPU fan/pump are not the same. Maybe the r, g, b sequence of the header are not identical. Anyway, the light on the case top is so small and neglectable so it is still nearly perfect.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have control of the cpu pump leds from phanteks controler when trying to set breathe, rainbow settings of the controller or does that not work?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Breathe and rainbow works and the cpu pump leds and cpu fan leds are synced. They are just not on the same phase with the led on the case's top (Now I have purple for everything inside the case but the case top is yellow) (switching the sequence of the r, g, b wire might be a possible fix...)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

for some reason im in love with new cpu !

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I love your photos. So I was looking to build an itx pc and as soon as I found this case I fell in love. Then I found your build and I was sold. I had already selected the parts and they were pretty similar. I just want to know some inside tips, like should I buy another fan? Shorter cables? Any tips for this build would be amazing. These are my components but they are almost the same. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GkHJ6X . (The 1080 ti wont necessarily be that one).

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see you love this case. Just to be careful that CAPTAIN 120EX's pump will touch and push the RAM a little bit on this motherboard. It doesn't affect functionality, just feels a little bothersome. In terms of cable, I think an 8-pin PSU extension cable and a fan extension cable will help you for a tidy layout. Those are what I've bought: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KG3K9AM https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9F93GG4934 (I don't know if CORSAIR gives you a longer cable so maybe you don't need this)

I don't think another fan is necessary, and you should first check if there is enough space on the lower front panel for another fun when you have your GPU installed. If there is enough space, you can add one if necessary. And if you choose a CPU AIO radiator that is thinner than 27mm (like this one), you have the opportunity to get another AIO for your GPU, and it is your choice.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the tips :D.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, can anyone confirm if the CPU cooler fits? I can see that it fits in the picture but just wanted to double check because the case says the clearance for CPU cooler is 82 mm but the cooler is 85mm high.

Thanks!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Mine fits with no problem. A small gap between the cooler and the glass.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this fit a 1080 with this config?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the dimension of the card, width especially. Most would fit.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! How did you work out the rgb situation?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Now the CPU fan and pump fan are controlled by the case, GPU controlled by its own software and the others are by ASUS Aura.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice build! i have a question about h80i v2 + z270i. how to connect these two, there is no usb2 inputs? thanks

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bit confused. Why do you need usb for connecting those two?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you connect h80i v2 with asus z270i? i don’t know where to connect the cooler. thanks

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

On the motherboard, there are headers for both 'PUMP FAN' and 'CPU FAN', check your manual.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

in terms of heavy video editing, do you think the cpu cooler is a good choice?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have experience of video editing. However, I think the most CPU-heavy part is when encoding the file. This cooler is not bad, but if you have a bigger case you can have a bigger cooler which would work better.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

okay thanks! im using the s340 elite so ill plan to get a bigger corsair cooler

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic pics!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it! Now, I'm soooo building one too, to push a 4K Presentation Monitor we're getting soon. Well done!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same issue with the RGB on my asus/shift build. No luck finding a solution yet either. Were you able to figure something out?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I found the case provides 2 rgb header so you can have some of the lights (cpu, pump) controlled by your case button. But there is no way to control everything from the motherboard because of the lack of rgb header of z370-i.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a big issue that z370-i gaming only has one addressable RGB header. And it is very hard to find the correct let strip if you wish to control it via Aura software. So far I have only found this addressable led strip which could be controlled via aura. https://cablemod.com/product/cablemod-addressable-led-strip-60cm-rgb/

I just do not understand why Asus would put an adressable rgb header when 99% of all devices would reap benefits from a regular one!

I know that adressable seems to be the future, every single led light of the strip being able to shine in different color and all... But WTF if there is just one manufacturer of the strips which can be connected :-/.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is beautiful.. Definitely one of my favorite cases

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite Shift build so far, amazing visuals! (the pro photos also help, lol :D)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, but I think that Ryzen 1500X is better and cheaper than i3 8350.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps at 5GHz? Also, if you could build this again, would you still go for this or would you go for ryzen?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

That last photo always gets me. This is a beautiful build

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build. I will be using most of the parts your using in your build except for a few different things. I'm waiting on them to come in the mail. Since my build will be pretty much the same as yours I was wondering if you had any advice? Did you encounter any other troubles other than the ram and cpu block contacting? Thanks in advance.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe the extension cables, as I mentioned in the last paragraph, if you want the cables to travel through the backside of the motherboard.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey looks great, I am doing something similar with the Evolv Shift/Z-370-I/Captain 120EX but I'm having an issue where the glass tube from the cooler is pressing against the tempered glass side of the case. I'm not sure if this will hurt anything but I wanted to see if you have a similar issue or if yours has clearance between the tube and the side of the case?

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Just saw this... They stay very close but there is a ~1-2mm clearance between them.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

i just ordered a i3 8350k today to pair with my gtx 1080 hybrid and play at 1600p. the cpu will be cooled with a h105 so exicted to see them high high frames!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What is you're voltage at? I have OC'd my 8350K to 4.8GHz at 1.31 Volts and attempted 4.9 at the same voltage which didn't work. I don't want to have to go through the whole irritating process of upping the voltage and stress testing to find stability which often times ends with my PC not functioning properly. I'd like to reach the 5GHz barrier so what do you have the voltage set at?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

By saying didn’t work, did you mean not booting or not passing stability tests?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

While doing the stability test, it crashes and takes a few tries to boot it up without it crashing again. So in short, both.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

So what voltage are you using.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually runs at 4.0 GHz since overclocking is too loud... Just tested at 103.3 * 49 = 5062 MHz, and I let the motherboard to auto manage CPU voltage... When running prime95 blended, 2 cores instantly stopped working while the other 2 was ok, and I checked CPU-Z. it showed the CPU ran at 1.360V. Without prime95 the voltage is around 1.1V.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The Photos are amazing. and the build is a bit much for 2000 just for a 1060 but all around amazing job.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I planned to upgrade the GPU after the release of gtx 11xx, but until now 1060 always satisfies my needs lol

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case come with a fan

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so sexy

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

at first it looks like this is the worst unbalanced build ever. But looking closer i can see that you have a solid upgrade path!!! really nice build +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

You know me :p

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Run two raid 0 m.2 ssds

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

your cpu is most likely bottlenecking your ram at about 2400...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you encountered similar issue? I always found my system very unstable when I overclock my ram, even only at 3200

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Very good PC, discreet and powerful PC. In turn, I love the Phanteks cabinet - ENTHOO EVOLV SHIFT, for its aesthetics and personality and apart is type Mini ITX Tower.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I love this case too and it was sold out on Newegg the first few days when I was planning... Then on a Monday I saw it re-stocked I was so excited and bought it without any hesitation.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, what a good buy and now get all the potential to your pc and you are going to realize a delid to the CPU to lower the temperatures?

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah. That case looks A LOT like the Corsair One.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed but maybe it is because there are not a lot of vertical cases? Anyway my favorite / most ingenious vertical design is Mac Pro 2013

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

CPU Temperature Under Load 100.0° C

dang you have a great looking build, but you didnt focus on cooling this mean machine. Hitting numbers are great, but the temps, oh my.

What is the temp when stress testing your system? At CPU temp shutdown?

What do you consider "load" at 100 C?

but, we know......................winter is coming.....

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It is hard to cool it down since the bottleneck of thermal conduction is inside the CPU itself... Everything would be fine if I lower the clock and the temp won't be that high.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

5Ghz + not delidding = 100C. Actually I should get an 8700K to have a warmer winter

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That's true

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