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Now That's What I Call Skylake!

by hrong654

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70 Comments

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Date Published

Dec. 23, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

I always wanted to try out the Parvum Systems case. So here it is.

Part Reviews

CPU

A nice skylake chip, overclocked to 4.2GHz for daily use. I was planning to get a 6700K, but the price of 6700K was ridiculously high.

This PC is mainly used for gaming so this processer is good enough. There is not much difference in gaming between my X99 system.

Motherboard

One of the best mATX motherboard for skylake on the market. It has everything that I need. The only problem is that it can't detect the temperature of the GPUs. Since I don't have a fan controller, the PWM fans can only change their speed depend on the CPU temperature. I have to turn up the fans manually when gaming.

Storage

Super fast. The small size is good for systems with limited space.

Case Fan

Good looking, nice quality fans. The LEDs are very bright. But the performance is average.

Comments Sorted by:

rhali8 2 Builds 9 points 22 months ago

FEATURED BUILD, INCOMING!

(Sounds of Tactical Nuke Preparing to Fire)

KABOOOM! (Insert Big Explosion)

+1 :D

TexasBuilder 2 Builds 3 points 22 months ago

I'm on pcpp almost every day and rarely comment anymore. But I gotta say that machine is beautiful. Nice work my friend, so I gotta ask...can i borrow it?

SIR_3XITIUM 3 points 22 months ago

Your build looks amazing. You should post it on /r/pcmasterrace

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

+1 for the avexir raiden RAM. its my favorite of any by far. kinda pricey though ;)

wwbt14 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Amazing job on this build! +1

Ryken 1 point 22 months ago

That is one SICK build, my friend.

mb67 5 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Damn, that's beautiful!

Jhobbster 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

The next featured?

RyRy 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Oh my... Hello Parvum PC, lookin' good today ;)

Outstanding work, awesome colors, good looking loop. All the works, +1 :P

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Have you had this one featured on any other sites? I feel like I've seen it before elsewhere.

berd0 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Why did you put hybrids in a open loop? It doest make any sence to me, could have gotten an i7 with the saved money. Other than that Nice build.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Jap…this is pretty WTF! Why get premium cards with build-in AIO watercooling, if you're going to take them apart and put in a custom full loop. That's like buying a golden diamond ring just to take out the diamond and put it into a platinum ring. Why not buy a diamond and save on the nobel metal costs?!

Vismai6015 1 point 22 months ago

Wtf? XD

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

; )

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

Thanks. I bought these cards months ago. I wasn't sure I would do a custom loop back then.

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

i c

ActuallyImJerome 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

This looks badass... good job!

philphaser 12 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

This is so skylakey, i wanna go skinny dipping! : P

Ropota 1 point 22 months ago

Now this is what you what call a "featured build". Take note moderators.

randolph127 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

GOALS!!!

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Extremely Clean. Great Work.

TCO

Jake762by39 6 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

My god, it's a build where the hard tubing isn't poorly bent and misaligned. Well done!

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Well, i am pretty sure this is going to be a featured build. Very good work.

StalinWasCool 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

This is

OUTSTANDING

Daver 1 point 22 months ago

Looks like a IceCream machine.I like it!

hawkeye1 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

+1 obviously. super clean and a lot of thought went into this build. I guess acrylic is o.k. if you don't bend it. I personally prefer the straight tube, bends with fittings look. PCIE SSD (412GB no less) should get another +1 but I don't know how to do that. I love the 240mm rads in this tiny space. and a D%. This isn't your first build is it? (loll) I love white cases and boards at this time. I don't care for the look of the full cover cpu block but I can't argue with it. The skylake prices and availability has gone in the dumper lately, $698 fir U7 6700j> uf tget arhave any. I was going to drive to ontario to puick one up but then found out they didn't have them in stock. What is up with that? Anybody have problems with this build, I say it is close to perfect, maybe a pc built by the Gods. lol

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Interesting comment about the hard tubing , being that you have used soft in your build.

TCO

hawkeye1 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

That was my first build and it was for someone else. He wanted soft tubing for it. I am building a skylake 540 air system now again. It is white and all M.2 based, the left side anyway. I want to use straight hard lines in PTEG instead of acrylic with metal fittings making the turns. I like that style of build and am convinced it will be best in the long run.

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Why Petg tubing instead of acrylic?

TCO

hawkeye1 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

because I can use a tubing cutter on it and not on acrykuc, I use a lot of flat acrylic in modding the case but for coolant tubing I prefer PTEG.

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 22 months ago
Grd_Fr33mn 1 point 22 months ago

You can turn off the red LEDs on the motherboard in the BIOS, if you're really worried about that. Otherwise the build looks gorgeous +1

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thanks for the advice!

dpjr1377 1 point 21 months ago

New to the site--absolute best looking build I've looked at so far. Amazing Job.

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Thank you!

Diso 1 point 21 months ago

Who killed a smurf and put it in the loop?

Eggz 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Did you get the two HDDs to run RAID along side the NVMe drive? If so, has enabling RAID mode in the BIOS interfered with the NVMe drive's functionality? I am planning to do RAID 1 with two HDDs along side the 950 Pro next week.

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

No, I didn't do RAID 1 with the HDDs.

robowarrior300 1 point 21 months ago

sigh... i wish i was rich

Cola_Gaming 1 point 20 months ago

WWOOWW!!!! BLOWEN OFF MY SEAT +1

TheRattlehead 1 point 20 months ago

You magnificent *******... I'm gonna print out your first picture and paste it on the inside of my case so that's what I see when I look in the window. Fantastic work! Bravo!

BigRedCatFTW 1 point 20 months ago

Absolutely STUNNING! 20000/10 just perfect. Amazing build

natee213 1 point 20 months ago

How are your benchmarks? I'm trying to decide between x99 and skylake.

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

If you don't need the extra 2 or 4 cores from x99 cpus, I personally suggest to go for skylake platform. It's newer, has nice overclocking performance, much lower temperature. Also there are more motherboard choice for Z170 now, lots of crazy RGBs :D

natee213 1 point 20 months ago

Hmmm. Yeah I mean it won't hurt getting extra cores just in case games start to utilize them in the near future that's my main delima.

natee213 1 point 20 months ago

But anyways awesome build man

dbonez1988 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

For some reason it looks to me like something that needs to be plumbed. haha. im sure it runs well and all though.

Pocholo01 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

nice!

bengy22 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Congrats on being on Pc wars!

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! I'm glad people like this build.

Vanilla_Bear 1 point 18 months ago

How well does that power supply fair with those components? I'm looking at using it for a 6700k build with sli 980 ti's and that same board! Are the GPU's over clocked?

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

The power supply is sufficient enough for the components. I haven't overclocked the GPUs as they can be hot under only 2x240mm radiators. 980ti sli is power enough for my need. If you want to overclock the CPU and the GPUs, a 1000W PSU would be a good choice. Good luck with your build:)

Vanilla_Bear 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you for the advice!!! Your build looks sweet by the way!

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks:)

Rockhound1024 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Coolest, cleanest rig I have ever seen

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks!

Jodux 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

How are the Raidens? I hear they have a loud humming sound...is it audible?

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Yes. They are not that loud but definitely audible. It depends on what kind of case you use. Mine is a full acrylic case which is very bad for noise dampening. If using a metal case, this noise is not going to be a problem I think.

Ilovecomputerz 1 point 16 months ago

I have seen this somewhere on YouTube before...... +1 Clean build

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks!

Faraz 1 point 16 months ago

Good lord, that is a beautiful case and incredibly gorgeous build!

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks!

new_kojak 1 point 16 months ago

How loud is your system at full load, and does the motherboard not support custom fan controls or is it a hardware related problem?

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

With my original setup (1 CPU and 2 GPUs), the system can be very hot at full load, since two slim 240mm radiators can't handle the heat dissipation very well. The GPUs can get up to high 70s when benchmarking. The problem with fan control is that the motherboard doesn't support custom fan profile depending on the GPU temperature. When gaming, the GPUs can be very hot but the fans are controlled by CPU temperature so that they don't speed up.

Now, I reduce to 1 GPU and the fans don't need to speed up to 1000 rpms. So the system is very quiet to me. Although, it can't compare to normal steel/aluminium case.

As for the fan controlling, I found a solution and it works very well. I use a temperature sensor to monitor the water temp of the loop. The sensor is connected to the motherboard and the motherboard now can control the fan profile based on the water temperature.

new_kojak 1 point 16 months ago

Yea I was going with a one card config, and was wondering how loud it would be so thanks for the info and are you able tell me what temperature sensor you used?

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I'm using Bitspower G1/4 temperature sensor plug.

SzP_06 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Damn, it's an amazing build. Great job! :)

hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks!

Lyrix 1 point 11 months ago

Did you overclock that beast?

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hrong654 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Haha, hope they make green version of everything :P

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