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Hephaestus! 2013-2014 build

by h3xr

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146 Comments

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Date Published

Oct. 2, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

33.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.10GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

36.0° C

Description

Second WaterCooled PC was built primarily for Gaming Achieved 8 on benchmark hall of fame in 2013 with 4 Titans before switching to 780Tis Plenty Of More parts went into this build but its very hard to come down on every single different part involved. Last picture is of finished build, By the way already working on moving towards an X99 build. Thanks All ahead for comments

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xx116xx 3 Builds 65 points 38 months ago

I'm a fan of this build. I'm sure there are many other fans of this build as well.

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 30 points 38 months ago

Eh, only about 36, just the usual

xx116xx 3 Builds 4 points 38 months ago

Did you actually count or just look at my other comment? lol

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 6 points 38 months ago

Counted, didn't see your comment until now actually :)

candy 2 Builds 7 points 38 months ago

$408.60 worth of fans, to be precise

xx116xx 3 Builds 7 points 38 months ago

I was going to count up the price but I was lazy. Some people don't even spend $408.60 on an entire system!

Eschaton 6 Builds 4 points 38 months ago

lel

h3xr submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

Thank you!

AceBalthazar 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

how's that sound card working for ya? i was thinking of getting it

Eschaton 6 Builds 46 points 38 months ago

So are you legally required to have "WARNING: INTAKE" stickers around the frontal edge of this machine when in use?

Is it safe to let small children walk around in front of this machine?

Have you ever tipped it on its back to see if it will levitate?

Does your CPU temperature read "lolno"?

OK, got that out of my system. This system redefines impressive. Though I am a little sad you didn't go for broke and build on a board with a CPU interconnect.

actechy 7 Builds 5 points 38 months ago

haha 'lolno'

PhillipWeaver 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

"lolno" XD

flem 19 points 38 months ago

"PC was primarily build for Gaming"

i

..okay

h3xr submitter 1 Build 5 points 38 months ago

Yes sir, my other rampage builds are those that are going to be inside the Cross desk just havent gotten around to build them due to other things taking my time

rotorwash 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

You could control a Boeing 787 with this build! This is cool!

LoneSeeker 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Yeah I see your pain. I would use this for everything from gaming to running Maya and 3DSMax. Dem physics sims need a buncha power.

beepic117 1 point 37 months ago

But I don't think it could run Minesweeper.... Or mspaint...

AceBalthazar 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

or xp pinball

skiskate10 1 Build 11 points 38 months ago
  1. Turn on PC

  2. Flies into the stratosphere

GilChris95 7 points 38 months ago

is this necessary

h3xr submitter 1 Build 14 points 38 months ago

yes it is :)

actechy 7 Builds 7 points 38 months ago

I thought I read "Hepatitis"...

Crazy build!

h3xr submitter 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

Lol Thanks

Echocookie 7 points 38 months ago

I don't think you have enough fans.

Hulk1233 4 points 38 months ago

wow, good job! More pictures please;)

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thank You!

brelovix 4 points 38 months ago

ಠ_ಠ this build... +1

alex591 3 points 38 months ago

This is just wow. The computer of my drems.

DerekPDX 3 points 38 months ago

That's a down payment on a house...

h3xr submitter 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

pff I wish it was enough for a downpayment on a home, especially where i live

DTI466 1 Build 2 points 29 months ago

Well sheesh. Were do you live if this wouldn't make the downpayment?

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Just a restored vehicle is all ;)

Interro-chan 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

Ehhh

pheoblood 3 points 38 months ago

i have no idea what to say to this, that is an absurd build. That is some serious spending money you got if you can pay for that

ABJ117 3 points 38 months ago

I would think you could get much farther than 4.5ghz with that cooling setup... especially IF you're watercooling the chipset and VRM.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 5 points 38 months ago

You are correct I have achieved 5ghz but because I game on about 12 plus hours constantly I decided to just keep it at 4.5

Theblaze973 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

I honestly thought there were two different PCs stacked on top of each other...

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

At first I was going to stick to only the top part but since I wanted to do independent loops I decided to buy the water barrel case from Mountain Mods to leave that strictly for all watercooling parts

Grizzlyx 1 Build 2 points 38 months ago

You should of called it "Semester". But damn man, nice build i love when people enjoy what they do. And as long as YOU enjoy it, more power to ya!

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thanks Bra! You Know Was Up! lol

Willwhitacre 2 points 38 months ago

that looks inconvenient as a mofo

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Jesus.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Also, was 36 fans really necessary?

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Too much.

Hazarded 1 point 38 months ago

DAMMNNNNNNNNNNNNN that tower tho D= its amazing and SMEXY.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thank You Hazarded

Johnston12 1 point 38 months ago

Did you make the case?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

No I got it from Mountain Mods they have tons of different cases that look alike. This is my second case from them I like the whole way of you customizing the cases with their Picker flash

Johnston12 1 point 38 months ago

Did you mod it in any way?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Yes it is as follows: Top Part 1 x Extended U2-UFO CYO - Custom Computer Case - Motherboard Tray: XL-ATX - Front Panel Type: Horizon - Finish: Anodize Black - Acrylic Color: Clear - Side 3: Acrylic Panels - Side 2: Acrylic Panels - Side 1: Acrylic Panels - Back Panel Type: 10 PCI - Horizontal MB brace: Yes - Window Etching: None Bottom Part 1 x Water Barrel 24 - Finish: Anodize Black - Side 1: Acrylic Panels - Side 3: Solid ALU Panel - Bottom Panel Type: Smiley - Side 2: Acrylic Panels

The_FenixX 1 point 18 months ago

Front Panel and Back Panel Fan Spacing?

nervozer4 4 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

if pc building was art, you would be picasso

LukeTheSkyGamer 1 point 38 months ago

WHUT

WHUT

WHUT

WAIT WHUUUUT

thunderdan602 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thats some serious coin in this build. It's like a mini super computer. I had to take second look at your build name. Great name.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Thanks took me quite a while deciding a good name haha, especially since all my pcs at home have dedicated names in order to be able to be found in my long list of lan devices

Meithen 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

One of the only PC's I've seen with a real 'wow' factor. Pretty amazing lol

bwsmith45 1 point 38 months ago

Seriously???

awepicness 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

One question: are you a millionaire? If so can you send me some money because I need to save up to (potentially) go to Europe so any donation over 10000 USD would be appreciated. The trip is only 4500 but the convenience of having 5500 left would be nice thank you

All joking aside... Wow. Nice.

TrentScott 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I want to know how much this build costs. It's mad insane

Sed8Op8 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

I just tried typing something to explain my feelings at first seeing this and after 3 or 4 try's all I got was faaaaaack! It's ugly as sin in a good way. An affront to god as this is the true DEUS EX MACHINA !!!!!

mspring 6 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Holy crap your a madman!This is insane. Pretty epic build. would have loved to see a shot of the motherboard running this monster. +1 fa sho You should check mine out if you ever get a chance.

WindeezKC 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Why didnt you get the i7 5960x for the same price?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

For one the project was started on sep 2012 so yea 5960x wasnt in the works lol secondly i have kept the families and cpus from generations on cpu i jump to two, 960x, 3960x and now 5960x using nothing but rampage boards. Third lga 2011-3 isnt backward conpatible with lga2011 By the way this build was finished around april

WindeezKC 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Oh Okjust wondering cause honestly if it was built last week it would have really been dumb

AntonioSS22 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Are you trying to Recreate Wall of Wind?

bobby0825 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I only can say: WTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTF! 1++++++++++++++++++++++

mzzxx 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Wish there were more pictures

ygletftw 1 point 38 months ago

Drops CPU from the table... Oh wait it levitates.

SkrillZilla 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

wow omq wtf is this even necessary..........if i had money id do the same lol so cant criticize you for the unnecessary amounts of badass that is this machine that being said why not just hook a monitor to optimus prime and call it a day. that thing probably supports the evolution software that allows it to grow legs and take over the world

awesome build looks amazing, slightly jealous

AceBalthazar 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Ohm my god. Watt have you done? Air you planning on upgrading? Right now, im your biggest Fan!

SpeediestBow0 1 point 4 months ago

1/8 wouldnt r8 again -ign

ty44 1 point 38 months ago

This is a really unique and awesome build. But honestly the pictures are garbage. I would really like to see more up close and clearer pics. Thanks.

AnthonyCabezon 1 point 38 months ago

This has enough fans to be a vehicle. Does it fly?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

nah i only got it to levitate :/

NotLightningRunner 1 point 38 months ago

Can I donate a fan?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

sure :)

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Is that a custom case, or did you build it yourself?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

is a case bought from Mountain Mods Im thinking of switching to CaseLabs

MinotaurGrumps 1 point 38 months ago

Hatshepsut*

ImYourChrist 1 point 37 months ago

Very impressive. I would've liked a little more info in the description tho. Now I see why Bitfenix had problem supplying the spectre pros at a time :/ +1!

Dane10 1 point 37 months ago

If 10000 dollars ever falls from the sky I'm going to do something like this

Piersbowater 1 point 23 months ago

If he puts 10000 dollars on the case, then 10000 is very likely to fall from the sky

OresGaming 1 point 37 months ago

My jaw is dropped right now. Nice build.

Volvas 1 point 37 months ago

What computer desk is that?

nhall.bob 1 point 37 months ago

I am just curious are you a different version of every single electronics brand on earth combined into this masterpiece?

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 37 months ago

Looks great, but... I think it needs more fans.

torrin1234 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I have to ask, and I cannot believe it hasn't been asked yet... How much does this weigh? In terms of healthy 18 year old girls, is it three? Four?

mariothetec 1 point 37 months ago

would you consider your build to be faster compared to Ozymandias or Monster Quad GPU Render Machine - Octane Box 2. Because if I were to coose yours is alot mre powerful then thiers

BurgerBum 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

case......??? custom? if so who from/by??

Paul1228 1 point 36 months ago

now that's what i call sexy

Brodzster 1 point 36 months ago

the fans cost almost as much as my build

Xeonizer 1 point 36 months ago

Omg that name! Greek mythology FTW!

Xeonizer 1 point 36 months ago

But I like Vulcan(Roman version) better xD

UntrustedAlly 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Dear lord.

ClemenzaCordova 1 point 35 months ago

Doge will be proud ...

sleepingpanda12 1 point 35 months ago

welcome to dust heaven!!

Extrodius 5 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

holy cow i normally dont like big case computers but that things to cool looking.

NewBetelgeuse 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Exactly what load is it that you are using for your "CPU Temperature under Load", as I feel like heat transfer from the CPU to the water through the waterblock should be a bottleneck preventing temperatures that low with a 4.5 GHz overclock on a 6-core CPU?

That being said, I must complement you on this build, as your water cooling is possibly the only custom loop I have seen on this website that seems worthy of a PC in this price range.

Gnarlyman 1 point 34 months ago

this has enough fans to take off and serve as a drone in Afghanistan for America

J_L_Myers 1 point 34 months ago

The size of the tower tho

frankiebowman 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

That's pretty cool.

ProNorwegian 1 point 34 months ago

I love the builds where the budget is completely irrelevant.

Asazzy 1 point 34 months ago

i dont even know how to feel about this...

Asazzy 1 point 34 months ago

Wait... Did you use more money on fans than on your motherboard?

Eddie0711 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

This rig is so intense you need two keyboards to use it! Do you use it for anything else besides gaming?

Dre_Pro 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

What was the case that you used?

pritham2000 1 point 33 months ago

How does it run TETRIS?

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

I cant tell if this is a wonderful build or not, such a massive cluster **** of things everywhere XD. but in all seriousness, sweet build you got here(little bit chaotic)

Corbindalllas 1 point 30 months ago

what are your average FPS on your mst demanding game?

Sliferman 1 point 29 months ago

If you did some updates, as of now July 2015; you can save some serious cash but doing a little bit of upgrades for even cheaper. Just by taking away the Kingpin GPU's and going and replacing them with all Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 gaming GPU's would save you alot for less cost.

DTI466 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

All this money and it's still not a quantum computer. :-(

MooshroomForest 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

What godforsaken case is this? Did you remove the engine off of a 747?

PhillipWeaver 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

I have a question. When you turn the PC on, do the fans create a sort of vacuum, maybe a black hole? But in all seriousness, f****** awesome build! +1

GrayMan101 1 point 24 months ago

Is that a computer? Or a Nasa computer?

Zluku 1 point 21 months ago

what cases is that???

Nice build i am a fan of all those fans! ;)

The_FenixX 1 point 19 months ago

Case?

The_FenixX 1 point 19 months ago

Please tell me the case.

The_FenixX 1 point 18 months ago

Desk?

DJG_FTW 1 point 18 months ago

BlackSmith...

bodywash 1 point 17 months ago

WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

bodywash 1 point 17 months ago

lol nice build how's the mouse?

Xorane 1 point 14 months ago

The PC that i'm gonna build willbe 1.06$ can more expensive but it'll be WAAAAY less cooler than this one!

Xorane 1 point 14 months ago

Hehe... cooler... get it?

Hobert 1 point 14 months ago

I read the title as hepatitis...lol.

dannyoneone 1 point 9 months ago

Well... I guess you don't need air conditioning in your room you will probably need some violently hot heating to keep you alive from freezing from all the cooling power and where are your temps oh wait there aren't any haha nice build +1

Crazo_manic 3 Builds 0 points 38 months ago

What a mess. gunk may build up easily bro.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

In what way do you mean a Mess? there was only one picture of the final build but yeah during the whole putting together I had cables just here and there it was nasty I admit it but after zip tying/sleeving cables everything changed just coudlnt find that picture

Crazo_manic 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Why bother submitting your 'draft' when apparently you have a master piece? Just snap a pic and post? unless it doesn't belong to ya?

Anyway nice parts(: , just thought there was way more you could put in!

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Yeah the problem is remembering all the extra little parts lol, the project had begun since september 2012 with 4 titans switched out of multiple different cases from off the shelf to different mountain mods cases it was all trial an error until it began making sense around february so i was left with tons of lefover parts I first tried EVGA 1300w psus but they would just shutoff when starting a game so swapped out for the 1600's but ill be using the two 1300 for the inside the cross desk ones with that one I will be more up to date, but with this one since its been two years of messing around and tons of purchases done everywhere is impossible for me to remember all of that lol Thanks tho

Crazo_manic 3 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

lol. wouldnt want that in my area, bills here are just rocket high

19andrewc 0 points 38 months ago

NICE!

shavashav 2 Builds 0 points 38 months ago

you crazy *******

dfxjedi 0 points 38 months ago

Is that a Red Harbinger Cross desk ?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

Yes

Technowhiz123 1 Build 0 points 38 months ago

this should work great for a couple years

conniverse 0 points 38 months ago

can i have some money from you?

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Unfortunately I cant got two kids who need my support for their own builds

optimusgaming 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Upload there build!

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h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

not at all, 2 sets of corsairs ax120 are way louder than all these put together

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h3xr submitter 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

So basically one is dumb for wanting to spend whatever ammount on their builds? Mmmhhh...

Thecautiousone 10 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Youre entitled to do whatever you want with you're money. I do agree. But isn't there a difference between cost vs performance? Wouldn't 2 x 780ti be proficient enough to give you the fps's you needed for 4k? Wouldn't one rather have 2000gb of space on a 12000$ rig than just right over 1000gb? Have you ever looked at your task manager and seen that you were using all 64gb of ram that you have installed? This is a gaming computer is it not? What game used 64gb of ram? Just a couple thoughts I had mulled over when I made my first statement. Your rig works though doesn't it? Well High Five bub.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

While I agree with you on things ever since I began making my own builds (2002) I have always gone overboard "overkill" because thats just the way I have done things. Regardless if my pc only use 4gbs of ram I will still top it off simply because I myself do not like empty slots of ram and im using waterblocks on them so thats why I decided to just get two quad channel dominator gt packages. By the way theres times when I used it to run some VM's, When it comes to that im perfectly happy with how it performs. and for the whole storage side of it I keep any files or anything else in LAN drives I use my hard drives only for the os and software files never keep anything else in there. Now on the 4k part of it, trust me is not as easy as it seems. Ill be truthful even 4 780ti's my pc still crashes out at 4k on certain events Ive noticed it to be more on the lighting effects when they crash out, Rome total war and star citizen crash it out to the extent where they restart the computer not sure what is giving me these issues.

Johnston12 1 point 38 months ago

I can respect that, also we're you trying get into the hall of fame with 4 780 ti's. I noticed they were Kingpins so I was wondering how hard you over clock them.

h3xr submitter 1 Build 1 point 38 months ago

I tried it even with skys bios but i was getting much much less scores when compared with the titans im currently at spot 74 on fire strike hall of fame with the titans in which the 780's werent even close after all the overclockings and different bioses. I shouldve sticked to the titans but since decided to use them for graphics pc thats why i switched to the 780s slot #77 now, when i did this run I was 8th lol http://www.3dmark.com/fs/820252

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h3xr submitter 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

Yes indeed although im moving towards a X99 build I will put this one beside a regular Rampage IV inside the cross desk so I can have my project called "The twins" lol Rampage IV black edition, I73960x on left side and Rampage IV with I74930k on right side. and do the X99 build in another case

sassas1 1 Build 3 points 38 months ago

Dayum. Well, best of luck to ya with that one, should be an interesting result, haha.

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