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ZENITHBOX Watercooled Mobile Workstation

by Anonynouse

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42 Comments

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Details

Date Published

March 16, 2016

Date Built

March 7, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.10GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

Description

The main inspiration in this build was to fit the most powerful components for 3D CAD Production and Video Editing into the world's smallest PC Case.

Because I travel a lot and My work means I am never in one place but I needed the power of a desktop, hence why I came up with this solution.

Because it's such a small case Cooling with air is quite difficult. So I went with a fully custom loop, which means both my graphics card and CPU can be running at roughly the same temperature, around 25-30 Idle temperature and around 50-60 Under full load depending on the room I am in.

The case is so small I can actually fit it into a backpack, and because I am going on exchange very soon, I don't have to compromise on any power. I can just drain the loop and put it in my bag as carry on luggage.

The 980Ti will ensure that I am able to push 4K video out no problems. I am also developing for VR and with this set up I should be future proofed for years to come.

I went with a Lighting system because of how well the build came together. I'm really happy with it

Comments Sorted by:

MuDuRkKiO 7 points 31 months ago

If this doesn't get featured, Im going to be pissed.

floridaboz 4 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Even if it dont, this is one outstanding small build.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Go ahead and get mad.

MuDuRkKiO 1 point 31 months ago

throws stones dammit mom

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Lol. This looks really nice, but it's like a random draw of ordinary pc's sometimes.

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 4 points 31 months ago

One of the best Ncase builds I have seen. +1 for sure my man!

DaRealChrispy 1 Build 3 points 31 months ago

The coolant looks like hair gel! Its also nice to see a Hue+ build! +1

Red_Eagle 2 points 31 months ago

Haha that's a Titan X backplate lol

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Haha yeah make people think I have a Titan x instead.... Lol EK only sell the one because it fits both Titan x and the 980ti

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

VERY feature proof build! You hear that Marinelli...FEATURED...lol +1

Jäßßäwöçkëë 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

I honestly don't understand why they haven't added this case to the drop menu yet.

SHOCKOPS 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

By far the best build I've seen here for the last 6 month!

Leon1228 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Next time try to not cross tubing

KrumpetPirate 3 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Looks fine even with the tubes crossed.

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I might fix it up when I disassemble to clean

Leon1228 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Yeah that would be nice. But keep the direction of flow for the CPU block in mind, the ek blocks only have one direction

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Yeah I was gonna rotate the block 180

Leon1228 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Do that when you eventually pull it apart

gorkti200 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

This is a sweet and practical build, with a tad of flare for fun. Considering your goals, I think you did great. +1

Sawdog 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

This is a cool build. Good job!

Bananabank 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

great build! Respect to anyone who can pull of a custom loop in an NCase. +1!

One point though, it actually isn't difficult to air cool an ncase with high-end components, works very well. That's what I've done for my personal portable workstation. I actually chose air cooling because I thought it would safer to travel with as well. For me it would be a total pain in the *** to have to drain a loop as I'm travelling with my rig every few weeks, but if this works for you then great! :)

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 2 points 31 months ago

Oh yeah, I guess I won't be on a plane as much as you, most of my travels is by car so that's not too bad and I'm usually in one place for at least 3 months

Bananabank 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

nice, awesome build though!

GentlemanShark 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Beautiful build! I love the NCase.

JeffFlowers 1 point 31 months ago

Good job looks great!

Hopefully you will get featured.

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Very nice work. Came out looking Awsome that bend from red to CPU block must have been a tough one.

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Yeah that one took about 3 attempts and 2 tubes before I got it right

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Excellent. Small area, nice looking custom loop. It shows you put a lot of work into it.

johngerges582 1 point 31 months ago

This is fantastic. I've always wanted something like this.

Amazing work +1

Aminican 1 point 31 months ago

Nice build +1 :D

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 31 months ago

Very clean +1

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Super nice. Is this the way it stays, or do you have a side cover? Either way +1 neat build.

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I have a side cover with perforated holes on it. Usually just take it off because I love looking at it

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Cool.

AION-MC EKWB 18 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Love it, especially the custom pump bracket. great job

madurham84 3 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

I LOVE THIS!

thecomgeek 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Good build quality, love that u can fit it in a backpack

Chugalug12 1 point 29 months ago

How much power does that thing draw? is 600w PSU enough?

Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

CPU draws around 95W though I've only ever hit 80w. And the graphics card draws Round 250w though I have never gone past 200. A 600W power supply is more than enough

Madcrazygoat 1 point 27 months ago

Very nice build! Gives me Inspiration. +1

Nater650 1 point 4 months ago

Any plans to upgrade to Coffee Lake?

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Anonynouse submitter 2 Builds 1 point 31 months ago

Yeah cablemod cables didn't end up fitting.... No cable management space, I'm making some custom ones right now, and sleeving them too, so they'll be the next thing I change, just to clean it up a bit. Yeah I'm actually using the vengeance 32GB ram