Description

This is my first build and with that I went all out. I was originally planning to build a sky lake gaming machine but as a rise in interest to cad modeling came to me I decided to go x99 I bought the case months ago because after searching for the h frame mini seeing America was no longer supplying it. I'd assume that this case would become extinct to the market soon so I bought it. Well after much thought and asking around I found x99 to be a way to go. I originally planned to buy the 980 ti but then the 10 series came and I jumped on it. With 1070 in hand I began my quest it took a few months of work and determination till yesterday I had finally built it. The 18 core processor is an Es sample from eBay I took a large gamble on. Good news it worked just fine there were a few invisible scrapes on the metal from the previous heat sink. And even better since luck is horrible to me always it actually turned on. I have Windows ten but sadly no usb to connect to the reader so I'm stuck right now till I go to Walmart.

P.S. Don't call me crazy for making an open air x99

New content: I have installed Windows 10 and downloaded drivers. The ssd is recognized but the hard drive is not. Any suggestions?

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Many features. Tiny board. One thing I wanted was a bracket that you can put in that would keep the wifi cables in place sure there are holsters on the shield but I have an open air case. And the case won't allow a shield or at least won't fit.

Memory

Ecc ram does Ecc ram stuff. I like lot's of ram.

Storage

Fast lil guy. Booting on a Xeon is even fast.

Video Card

Painful to get judging I got it like a week after release. Newegg had like three in stock though.

Case

This case impressed me from the day I saw it I bought in 2015 hoping to build something. Pleasure and fun to build in. I wish I bought the atx version too.

Power Supply

Fan stays off which is good no stress I wanted something reliable and I knew corsair evga and sea sonic made good ones so I stayed around those company's power supplys.

Case Fan

These move a good amount of air which is good for helping to cool 18 cores

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

P.S. Don't call me crazy for making an open air x99

You are crazy

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Shhhh they'll here you

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

This is... interesting. Props on going your own way though, you got my +1. It just looks so empty in there, very strange.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Some day micro atx... Some day. It's a large itx barred thing of a case.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

wow.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

YOU GAVE ME AN IDEA!!! I'm going to do a car themed skylake build, using the corsair 380t.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Kewl

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

nevermind, i was hoping one of those cooler master engine looking coolers would fit inside the 380t, but they don't.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Awe

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Not even the v6 gt?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice generator bro!! -_-

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Generate about 38 rads commonly

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

You may need to format the HDD if you bought it new. It will show in device manager and computer management and you can also format it via diskpart in cmd.

I like this. So many cores...

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought it used it is recognized by the pc but it isn't being seen as a secondary I checked the manager and I couldn't reasign it.

The cores are lusciously useful for whatever I want included but not limited to almost everything I'll ever need

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you mind telling me how it was mountain that cooler? I'm greatly interested in the same motherboard, however I am trying to figure out how people are mounting it. Are you using the AMD bracket?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It uses a lga 2011 narrow socket it's a different type of socket. But the cooler comes with a kit to attach to the board. And it cools 18 cores fairly well

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! I had considered a ITX build specifically for this case as a mini version of my InWin D-Frame ATX, however invested into the tower instead.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I quite miss your case I would've bought in heartbeat

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Note there are a lot of things unclear about this pc I just built and yet to install windows my normal description explained nothing really technical so feel free to ask any questions

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No CPU?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No one has looked at the last picture yet?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just did

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea its like actually quite legitimate.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Who keeps down voting comments?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite an interesting build and case hope you luck with the hdd problem

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build has excellent photos, photo 9 really captured the spirit of the build really

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have put none on it I have to buy a lot of canned air the fans keep most of it out though

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought so but I saw no need for filters with the fan spinning so fast but maybe I'll need some; right now I'm removing and reapplying thermal paste after I found out I put like after putting a layer of paste over the processor that was almost a millimeter thick

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

He can always put the PC under an air-conditioner or a fan to keep it cool

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thx

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  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Inconceivable?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I was originally meant for it but plans changed the processor stays cool but someday I may loop it

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Yee haw.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah so you have delved wide and far to find this you have done well.

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