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by righteousrigs



Date Published

Nov. 9, 2016

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This was a custom build of our overclocked i7 and GTX 1080 rig. The CPU Cooler used was a Swiftech H240X2 instead of the Frostflow in the parts list and the case was the tempered glass version of the EVOLV ATX. EDIT: I also used a HGST 3TB drive because the 7200rpm caviar reds were end of life.

EDIT 2: Don't use this liquid cooler in this case, it does not fit the top rack and there is no good way to get the reservoir displayed if it is in the front. I had to engineer this in.

I wanted to give this rig a menacing black and red look, so chose parts, cooler, and lights that would best do that. The i7 6700k is overclocked to 4.6Ghz and sits at about 23c at idle, I have not measured more than about 35C during Prime95 stress testing. With all the fans, even running in silent mode, the whoosh is noticeable but it's not any worse than most ATX builds.

It weighs a whopping 24.5kg boxed up and is very intimidating.

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Cazza_ 1 point 5 months ago


PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Nice rig, but im tired of seeing black and red

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

35°C on prime95? Sweet Jesus!

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

This chip was mad, it tops out at 1.2v at full load at 4.6ghz. If I gave it any more voltage I got crashes. Just one of those chips.

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sheesh. Well, 4.6 is amazing considering those temps! Even though it doesn't go super high, I'd count that as a win in the silicon lottery. Sometimes efficiency is more important, after all. :)

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Well.... It probably could go to 4.8GHz but had to pay the 0.2GHz (In this case) hertz tax.

Drachenherz 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Sorry to derail, but is prime95 the hardest stresstest for a cpu? I'm using intelburnin, which is rather stressful too. I haven't used prime95 yet... Wouldn't mind helping to find a new prime number. :)

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's the most stressful. Be careful, though, because it's actually so stressful that it can break stuff (it's a power-virus). AIDA 64 works well too and is safer.

Drachenherz 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you Archlinuxos.

Hmm, by "it's a power-Virus", what do you mean? Does it act similar to a Virus while it's running or does it install itself in the System and keeps on running secretely?

Edit: Wikipedia was my friend... It's, Quote WP: "A power virus is a computer program that executes specific machine code in order to reach the maximum CPU power Dissipation."

Okay, I've been lucky that my Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B plus two fans in push/pull config were designed for a much higher TDP than my i5 6600k has...

Drachenherz 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Ah, okay, I read up about power-viruses.

I've been keeping an eye on the running test and temps never went over 70°C.

Are there any dangers in using Intel Burn-in apart from too high temperatures?

archlinuxos 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I use Intel Burn test as well; I don't think there's an issue with it. Only thing is it increases load and then decreases, so you aren't getting continuous stress.

auldae 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

That does look downright menacing, like something is lurking around in there. Kudos for creepiness and achieving your goal with a well-crafted build. The cooler brings it all together, glad you made it work. +1

Kaffarov 1 point 5 months ago

Yay, Lego!

MannyPCs 1 point 5 months ago

"With great low rates you can get online, go to the general and save some time!"-- I remember a commercial hmmm...

Great build +1

Lyrix 1 point 5 months ago

WOW! 1+! this is just simply amazing!

huffmanelite 1 point 4 months ago

May I ask what color evolv case you bought? Mine looks similar (I have satin black) but it came with white stock fans and those little back plates you take off for PCIE slots are also white. No big deal for me just wondering if they change them out and I happened to got white or if you bought a different color case. :)

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Mine was Satin Black with Tempered glass sides, not the standard evolv

RoadToBuildAPC 1 point 4 months ago

The ASRock Fatal1ty Mobo in the pictures of the actual Product on PCPP its Orange but in yours, its red did you color it red or was it like that out of the box ?

righteousrigs submitter 4 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

That was the colour out of the box, it's very red, but has a rough surface and can change colour quite a lot in different lights.

Storm-cooled 1 Build 0 points 5 months ago


Awesome build, my bet is on a feature!

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Darn it, next it will be InB4WirelessCables. =(

Storm-cooled 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Jipster seems to be sitting on his rump recently... another beak from PCPP?

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I guess... =\

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