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Ttammy, the power box.

by CRS10114

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Date Published

Aug. 26, 2015

Date Built

June 11, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.463 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.884 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I built this rig in preparation for college, since I knew I wasn't going to have a ton of space in the room of my apartment. I had originally planned to have a PNY XLR8 OC GTX 980, but then the GTX 980 Ti was released. So, I waited for the non-reference GTX 980 Ti's to come out, and picked up an EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+.

I mainly use this computer for gaming, but since I'm going to study Computer Engineering, I will also use it for coding and possibly rendering.

I don't really know what else to put... I had a blast making this computer, and I love using it.

Edit: I added some extra pictures to get a better look at the build itself... because people asked!

You might notice the little cable kraken I have in the front of the case. Don't worry, it doesn't affect airflow in any significant way.

If you're wondering why I only have my CPU at stock clocks, it is because my apartment has an energy usage cap, so I reverted to stock clocks from my 4.7GHz overclock to conserve energy.

2016 Edit: No, I do not plan to upgrade to a 1080/1070 (or whatever comes after)

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MalevolentDood 15 points 42 months ago

Post more pics, you dirty, dirty man

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 14 points 42 months ago

I've got some pics for you... dirty ones.

MalevolentDood 11 points 42 months ago

mmmm oh baby

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Good lord you're a bit late lol. I uploaded the pictures at the time that I made that comment.

Anyway, I'm glad you like the build.

Cheers, CRS10114

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TechyinAZ 14 Builds 9 points 42 months ago

Those fans just look totally awesome sir!! Nice rig!

I REQUEST THIS TO BE FEATURED!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 4 points 42 months ago

Holy crap, thanks! That'd be crazy to have it featured!

erickdiaz84 3 Builds 6 points 42 months ago

Neato-mosquito

TechTested 7 Builds 3 points 42 months ago

I was so tired of the typical 4790k with gtx 980ti builds..... until I saw this one. Color coordination is awesome man. Well done!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Thank you so much! I think the Thermaltake Riing fans are what really put the icing on the cake aesthetically speaking. I'm glad you like my build!

themadtux 3 points 39 months ago

How's the sound from the fans? Are they quiet? Very nice build!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 39 months ago

Hey there, sorry for the delay in reply, I've been busy with school. Thanks for the compliment! I really appreciate it.

As for the fans, considering the amount I have and the fact that the V21 is mostly mesh, there is sound, but definitely not anything to complain about. If I didn't have as many fans (I'm sure I could probably get rid of a few and still get the same temperature performance) it would probably be dead silent.

That being said, my rig is currently (I moved it since I took the pictures for the completed build) placed right next to my desk at about head-level, so it will be audible no matter what. Again, nothing to complain about.

Anyway, if there's anything else you'd like to ask, please do.

Cheers

beaststeak 2 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

hi,how did you connect and how do you control you fans? thanks

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I don't control my fans, but they're connected to the Thermaltake Commander FX. All of the fans run at full power, but honestly they aren't that loud.

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

10/14 = very cool shot. Those fans look really neat.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you very much!

Dukanater 2 points 42 months ago

everyone has a white and black build now jeez it makes me feel like mine isn't original anymore very nice job just add some white cables =] +1

nice white cables link http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KVLCZLU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

It's kind of hard to create original builds since we are very limited in terms of part selections. Unless of course you mod like crazy. :/

Dukanater 2 points 42 months ago

i kind of agree but at the same time if you have alot of money you can get crazy stuff no one else can afford so its like doing a cheap original custom build its hard i think

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

I see what your saying. You and I are the on the same page. :)

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I used to have a red NZXT Phantom full tower with blue LED fans. I downsized and thought I would change it up a bit and go for some white LED fans. I had this in mind for quite some time, but never jumped to build it until a couple of months ago. I totally know where you're coming from with the feeling that there are a ton of white/black builds now, but there are also a ton of other builds with different colors.

Nevertheless, thank you.

I would like to have white sleeved cables, but if you haven't noticed, the Thermaltake Core V21 isn't the best case for full length PSU cables. Also, I have a Corsair RM850, but I'm sure that EVGA's cables would be compatible. Alas, I am a college student with not a whole ton of money to throw around at the moment. Thanks for the recommendation, though!

Dukanater 2 points 42 months ago

NP yea the space is a bit small have you considered sleeving your own cables there are some good video on youtube on how to do it i personally have not done it but then you could shorten the cords to your exact length you need. =]

IceColdTabasco 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Beautiful, clean as hell, and specs are fantastic. Love it!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you! It's a little weird to see how many people have responded to my build... I know it isn't an untold amount of people, but it's still a lot to me. Anyway, thanks again for the compliments.

kolo7127 9 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

These fans are sick. Nice build.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Many thanks. Your "Aventador" is almost exactly the alternative build I had in mind if I didn't go with the one I have now.

Seriously, that thing is freaking awesome!

kolo7127 9 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Thanks. So is yours. I like that case too. Did you have any issues or insights you can share on your experience with the case?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Insight? Don't get 140mm fans for the sides, the mesh panels do not accommodate the full size of two 140mm fans. Also, the front panel is wierd, I have yet to find a full set of screw holes to mount fans or radiators, I used zipties. If you do put any fans in the front and also mount anything on the top of the case, I would recommend sticking with a 200mm fan as the front intake, because the mounting brackets stick out and block space to mount fans like the setup I currently have.

Like I've said in another comment, and I'm sure you've come across this problem with your mITX case, full sized cables are hard to manage in the space provided.

Other than that, I can't think of munh else to comment on. Hope that helps!

kolo7127 9 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Thanks it does. A friend was looking to get a new case. After seeing yours and taking a closer look at the case, it came to mind as a possible recommendation.

shmattymcfatty 2 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

Awesome build! Was considering getting the v21 as well moving my build over to a micro atx platform now a little more enticing seeing your build.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Thank you! And that's really cool! If you need any tips, please don't be afraid to ask.

noap7 2 points 42 months ago

So how well does that GPU perform? Would you recommend it? Really been lookin into this 980 ti custom model.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

It performs VERY well. I can run all games on Very High/Ultra on my 1440p monitor (GTA V is at Very High). I would recommend it. What are you currently running in terms of a graphics card?

noap7 1 point 42 months ago

Speaking of 1440p, if i want to run a game on 1440p do i need a 1440p monitor? Like can i not run games in 1440 on this monitor- https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe ? Sorry i'm a noob at this...

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Technically, you can run games in 1440p on any monitor. With Nvidia cards, you can use DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) to make the GPU render everything in a different resolution.

BUT, using DSR on a screen with a lower resolution than the rendered resolution will force the pixels to act as they are more than one. For example, if you used DSR to render 4K on that 1080p monitor, every single pixel would act as 4 pixels, so the image (especially text) will be distorted. Do understand what I'm saying here?

noap7 1 point 42 months ago

Yeah. Thnx. I'm just new to this. So in short, i should run games on the recommended monitor resolution?

Oh and earlier you asked about what i am running in terms of a graphics card...well nothing. This will be my first build.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

What parts are you getting? Because a GTX 980 Ti is super overkill for 1080p. The monitor I have is less expensive than what I paid for it now, and it's a 1440p monitor. I would recommend it unless you already have the one you sent me.

eddyecho 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

How is the monitor? I am seriously considering on getting this for my build as it seems to be the best value 1440p monitor available right now on paper.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It's a fantastic monitor! I absolutely recommend it if you are even vaguely considering buying a 1440p monitor.

eddyecho 1 Build 2 points 41 months ago

Is the bottom part of the bezel distracting? I was reading about some people complaining about it.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 41 months ago

Not at all. If it is, that must be a subjective distraction.

rlee10 2 points 40 months ago

Could you take a picture of the 140mm fans in the front?

I'm also interested in doing this to my build and would like to see more closely.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Here you go: http://imgur.com/a/CKpqm

Sorry for the delay in response. I haven't been on in a little while.

rlee10 2 points 40 months ago

Thanks man. Looks great.

I'm going to be adding the same front setup as yours.

What was your biggest challenge in making those additional fans (4x140mm fans) in the front?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Well, the front is not meant to have 4 fans on it, so I had to zip tie them together. If you do it right, it's pretty sleek. I slipped the zip tie into the closest holes with the excess tie running out of the hole that's on the outermost side. Then I use dog nail clippers (crazy, but it's the most effective zip tie cutter) and cut the excess.

Otherwise, you just screw them in with standard fan screws.

rlee10 1 point 40 months ago

I see. Nice improvisation.

Did you have any thoughts on adding another 200mm fan instead of your current 4x140mm fan build?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 39 months ago

Definitely, but the only real advantage would be cleaning off dust. 200mm fans tend to be louder, fortunately the Thermaltake Luna 200mm isn't that much louder than either 140mm Fan I have in the front of my case.

I haven't updated the pictures, but I removed the two Luna fans from the front so that I have more space in the front for a pump to power a custom watercooling loop I have planned. Once I do the loop, I'll put new pictures out. If you'd like, I could take a couple pictures and send you an imgur link.

Anyway, I have to get going, I'm on a bus and my stop us coming soon. Talk to you later.

Cheers.

Nismo81 2 points 39 months ago

Nice build! I noticed you said you were in college, I'm starting next fall :)

I am thinking about using this case for a build I am planning as well and would like to ask a favor! What I currently have planned is to put a Corsair H60 AIO CPU Cooler exhausting out the back with the ability to crossfire R9 Fury X's exhausting out the top. My concern is there won't be enough room for the 120mm radiator in the rear and the 2x 120mm radiators at the top. Would this fit? Could you measure the clearance between those slots?

Just for reference I would put 2 x120mm fans on the bottom and 2x 120mm fans in the front as intake (the same fans you have)

Thank you for your help I would really appreciate some confirmation that my plan will work!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Sorry for such a late reply, hopefully I'm not too late.

As you already know, I'm in college, and I've been very busy this past couple of weeks, so I haven't been able to check PCPP in a while.

Anyway, I believe that you'd be perfectly fine by doing that setup with your Fury X's. Bear in mind that the case only comes with two sets of fan mounting braces, so you'd only be able to setup two sets of fans on either side (top, right, left).

I would actually recommend putting the radiators for the FX's on the closest side panel. If you put the radiators on the top panel, you'd either have to put them directly above the GPU's themselves (which would probably starve the rads of air) or on the side above the CPU (which would starve the H60 of air).

This is all hypothetical at this point, because I've never had to put two FX's in the V21. I believe it would work either way, but if you'd like, please contact me when you pull the trigger on this project, I'd love to be of assistance.

Hopefully I've given you a little bit of insight into your build. If there's anything else you'd like to ask or have me elaborate on, please feel free to do so.

Cheers, CRS10114

ChrisCapa 2 points 39 months ago

Did you have to buy an extra side panel? My thermaltake only has one side panel and one window

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

No... it should come with two mesh panels and one windowed panel.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

I didn't buy an extra side panel. The Core V21 came with two mesh panels and a windowed panel.

avpk 1 Build 2 points 37 months ago

Loving the white LED fans!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Thanks, I do too!

SweetDaddyD94 2 points 37 months ago

broke the 69 like rating sry couldnt help it love the black and white style in that type of a case, would you recommend this type of case for a first time builder like me what tips would you give me do properly build a beast like that? anyway love the build gl in college btw

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Haha that's fine with me! Thanks for the +1 and the compliment on my build.

I wouldn't immediately recommend this case to a first time builder mainly because of the cable management. This case doesn't have any real cable management to it, so you either need to find or make PSU cables that are going to be short.

Outside of that, I would totally recommend this case to anyone. It's a horizontally oriented case, so there won't be any GPU sagging! If you want to, you can make the case vertically oriented (I never did that, but I know that that is a feature). The front filter on this case is fantastic, and the side filters are easy to remove whenever they need to be cleaned.

As for tips on a build like this... I'm not really sure what to tell you. If you have the money to spend on the parts, I'd say go for it. Something to keep in mind is that you need to take your time. I built this PC in about an hour or two, but that's because I have built so many PCs (I've actually lost count) that it's second nature at this point.

If you went with all of the same parts as I did, I would recommend changing a couple things:

  1. The PSU - although it's nice to have all of the extra wattage, I don't use it to its full potential. I would rather have something along the lines of a 650W or 750W PSU instead so that the power is being used efficiently.

  2. Fans - I absolutely LOVE the Thermaltake Riing fans. That being said, the Core V21 is mostly mesh, so I wouldn't say that this rig is silent. Don't get me wrong, this thing pushes a crapload of air, but you could easily get the same performance with less noise. I would recommend the Cougar CFD Series, Cougar makes some seriously silent case fans that actually look good. I might buy some of those soon if I can.

  3. CPU Cooler - Let me start by saying that the Corsair H105 is a great cooler. The only reason as to why I would not get this cooler is because you'll probably end up putting it as a side intake/exhaust, which will lead to quick dust build up because the side filters on the Core V21 are not as good as the front filter. I know that when it comes to liquid cooling, that dust cleaning should be expected, but in my situation (super dusty apartment), I would rather have a good air cooler (like the be quiet! Dark Rock 3).

Anyway, sorry for the wall of text, I got a little carried away. Hopefully this was helpful. If there is anything else you'd like to know or ask, please feel free to ask me. I love to help people with PC questions.

Cheers, CRS10114

Tcc13c 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

Love the build man! Can you describe to me the direction of the airflow for your build? I cannot tell which direction the fans are blowing!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

Thanks!

The fans are intaking from the front and left side (the side closest to the GPU) of the case and exhausting out of the back and right side. It's totally understandable that you couldn't tell, having 11 fans will do that to you.

Cheers.

Tcc13c 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

Thanks for the reply man! I appreciate the response! I think I might steal your air flow pattern! ;)

Also, do you think you would have been able to fit your radiator in the front area? Or would there not be enough clearance?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 36 months ago

Haha no problem! I think it'll work for you!

The radiator fits in the front, but you have to be wary of the PSU cables because they can quickly get in the way of the airflow.

I just posted my second building of this case, and I put the radiator in the front this time. Keep an eye out for it, and you'll see what I mean!

Cheers

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

FYI, I actually transferred my PC into another case (you can check it out here). Now, because I'm a fickle creature, I've actually just transferred my parts back into this case with a few changes. I'll be uploading pictures soon enough, so you might see it in the new completed builds section!

karranir 2 points 36 months ago

Are you running 140mms or 120mm on the H105? I just see a bunch of 140mm HP fans listed, but I thought the H105 ran 120mm?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I ran 4x140mms in the front, and the rest were 120mms.

Also, I updated my rig a little bit: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/6HccCJ

Not exactly sure why or how people are finding this post and commenting on it as opposed to my most recent one (the one I linked).

Anyway, hope that cleared things up for you.

Cheers

karranir 2 points 36 months ago

If you open up the V21 and click on build, the original TTAMMY comes up first. Maybe based on score?

So you're using static pressure fans as case fans? I'm building a V21 box and trying to figure out what to do for fans, I just though AF style fans were better suited as case fans?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

I'd use AF fans for the case fans if I were you. You'll probably get better performance if you do.

I'm just using the Riing fans because 1. They look cool. 2. I don't feel like blowing any money on fans if I don't exactly need to.

Also, I don't hang around PCPP enough to check out all the featured builds, not to mention that you can look up builds by the parts they use... that's neat.

Well, hopefully we've both learned something here. I know I did. If you need me to clarify or want my opinion on anything else, just let me know!

Fullcrush 2 points 36 months ago

Random question, how lonh is your table? i am thinking of putting my pc next to monitor and i will have 1.2m table so i am just trying to see the size refrence thanks in advance

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

My table is about the same length as yours, but assuming that you are going to be using the same case as me, then you might not be able to comfortably fit both your PC and monitor on the table.

Fullcrush 2 points 36 months ago

HHHmmmm yeh I am , and I had a look it leaves me with 90 CM which should be enough for 1 monitor and keyboard and mouse, I don't use large mouse pads (high sensitivity) and I like the bunker feel . but I guess time will show, if something ill buy a little side drawer for the pc box :3 thank you or getting back to me!

kusanagiklan 2 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

At that budget, you could've gone for a 5960x or 5820K and still keeping the same graphics. Not to mention the performance increase and more cores will help you a lot in college.

I built a 5960x machine for 2.5K but with a r9 390 since I'm not going to do heavy gaming.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

I would not be able to do either for the same budget. I transplanted some parts from a previous build (e.g. the PSU, SSD, and CPU cooler). I've done the numbers, and sure, if I went with an i7 5820K, EVGA Micro, and some Kingston Fury Black 16GB, I would only be about $200 over the current amount spent. But that's if I did so today.

I started this build after Haswell-E came out (obviously), and it was mainly for gaming. There was no real need for that much CPU horsepower, and quite honestly, there still isn't. I totally thought about getting an i7 5960X, and I had the budget for it, but I chose to save some money since I am in college and opt for the still-relevant i7 4790K.

I know that you're just trying to point out that I could have gone a different route, and I admire that. I wouldn't have gone with Haswell-E due to the fact that even though I had the budget, I was still living with my parents at the time and I could hardly sell them on the idea of my original build (which was much less expensive than what I have now).

bokochaos 1 point 42 months ago

This build looks amazing. I'm doing something in the same case, but when you mentioned case fans in the comments I had to ask about it.

You mentioned that dual 140mm fans would not fit on the mesh panel sides. Is it because the width of the fans would end up being a bit longer than the mesh portion of the panel? I bought a Nepton 280L earlier, and am still hoping I can use it after hearing this fact.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

You are exactly right. The mesh is too short in terms of width to accommodate dual 140mm fans. With dual 120mm fans, there is about 10mm of space left. That means that you'd have 30mm of fan blowing straight into solid metal.

lockzackary 2 points 41 months ago

great looking build sorry if im late for the party i would just like to confirm, if you indeed placed 2x120mm fans on the left side of the case to avoid this problem? also can i ask which fans you assigned as intake / exhaust?

do you have plans on putting 2x120mm fans on the bottom?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

I don't intend on putting fans on the bottom. I'll put the intake/exhaust fans in a list:

Intake: -Front 4x140mm (two Thermaltake Riing series in between the front panel and filter, and two Thermaltake Luna series on the other side of the front panel)

-Left side 2x120mm (side closest to the graphics card, also Thermatlake Riing series)

Exhaust: -Right side 4x120mm (Thermaltake Riing series on the radiator)

-Rear 1x140mm (Thermaltake Riing)

I plan on making a custom water loop, and the pump/res will be on the bottom area you're talking about.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Also, thanks for the compliment!

ChrisCapa 1 point 39 months ago

How loud are the fans? and how loud is the rig in general?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

The fans are not as loud as you'd expect 11 fans to be. That being said, I removed the front two Luna fans and the case is a bit quieter. No performance loss or anything either.

The reason I removed the fans is because I plan on doing a custom liquid cooling loop, and the fans would take up too much space for the pump/res that I intend on putting on the front-bottom panel.

StinkyWes 1 point 38 months ago

Just wondering, what's the clearance between the ram and the CPU cooler's rad in that position? Any problems getting in the ram?

Anyway, sick build man!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

There's a ton of clearance. I'm not even sure because there's so much. Didn't care to check. No problem at all getting it installed.

Thanks for the compliment!

StinkyWes 2 points 38 months ago

Ah that's good to hear, planning to do a similar thing in the case. Thanks for the response!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

You're very welcome! Glad I could help.

Markyy88 1 point 38 months ago

I have the same case, it is amazing. I love it. Nice build btw, how do you like the h105 cooler? Thinking of getting a double rad for overclocking my 8320.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

It's not bad at all, but honestly, I'd recommend something like the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 before an AIO cooler. So much quieter and similar, if not better, temps. There really isn't a huge benefit to having an AIO, unless of course you really want to get one.

Anyway, thanks for the complement!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Before anyone else who somehow finds this post 6 months after it was posted, please refer to https://pcpartpicker.com/b/6HccCJ for my build as it is configured today. I'm not looking for upvotes, simply just wanting to let you know that I no longer have my build set up as I do in this post.

That being said, I will gladly answer any questions about this previous configuration if need be.

Thank you very much for your time, and have a nice day.

-CRS10114

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Of course now I've changed the configuration once again: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4jwV3C

TheGreenManiac 1 point 27 months ago

If you cleaned up your setup a bit, everything would be perfect. Maybe a white, curved desk? I know you won't have a lot of space for college, but a white desk would look nice.

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I haven't had my setup like that for months now... This is literally my oldest post on here. I don't have any super-current pictures, but I definitely have newer posts. Next time I dust my system, then I'll take some pictures and upload them.

Anyway, thanks for the tip. I no longer live in the apartment this post shows, and I have a new desk. That being said, I'd like a different desk. I'll look into white desks.

Cheers, CRS10114

nicholaly 1 point 26 months ago

Hello there First; I am amazed by your build.

Second, where is the thermaltake commander FX positioned? Is it inside or outside the case?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Hi there! Thank you for the compliment.

The Thermaltake Commander FX is positioned underneath the motherboard in front of the PSU. I used Velcro with adhesive backing.

Check this imgur post to see the Commander FX highlighted by a red box. It's not the best visual, but it's all I got at the moment, sorry.

Anyway, hope that helps. Let me know if you want to know anything else!

Cheers, CRS10114

nicholaly 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks

ProxyTani 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Well I'm jelly. I thought my black/red was bad *** until I saw what black/white looks like. :D

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Funny you should say that. On top of this being the oldest version of this build, I just (today) swapped out all of my fans to be Noctua iPPC fans, so the only thing in my case that has an LED on it would be my motherboard and RAM.

As much as I like looking at this build and thinking about how much it made me proud, the way I have my build currently is much better in my opinion. It's amazing how much quieter it is when you have 4 fans instead of 11.

Anyway, I'm glad you like this version of Ttammy. I do too, but I'm going for relative silence now.

I'll upload pictures and a parts list of the current version soon enough.

Cheers, CRS10114

Magni 1 point 25 months ago

I like the build, i have the same case and fans (just rgb) could not help but to notice that the part list shows 11 fans but in the pics i only count 9, where are the last 2?

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

This post shows what was the first version of this computer. It is no longer like what you see in the pictures. As much as I loved the look of this build, that many fans eventually turned out to be too loud for me.

Anyway, the last two fans were in the front of the case. There were 2 Riing fans in between the front filter and the frame of the case and 2 Luna (the only other fans that were not Riing fans) on the opposite side of the frame. You can see them in the 3rd and 4th picture.

Thanks for liking the build.

Cheers, CRS10114

GazHill1987 1 point 16 months ago

How did you get a 3rd mesh panel? I've tried asking Thermaltake but they never reply!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I don't believe they make the Core V21 anymore, seeing as how their replacement parts page doesn't have anything related to the V21 on there.

Sorry mate, they answered me whenever I asked. Best of luck!

Cheers, CRS10114

cloutstryf 1 point 15 months ago

this case or the define mini c

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I personally worked on the Define Mini C, but from what I have read, it isn't the best case for airflow. This case has amazing airflow potential, so I would recommend this case.

That being said, the Define Mini C has a smaller footprint than the Core V21, so take that into consideration.

cloutstryf 1 point 15 months ago

how many fan splitters did u even use... jesus

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Zero, surprisingly enough. I used the Thermaltake FX Commander fan hub, which has eight fan headers on it.

This isn't my current configuration anymore. I only have 3 Noctua case fans now, and have swapped the H105 for a Noctua NH-D15S.

cloutstryf 1 point 15 months ago

power bill too high? lol

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Haha no, fans typically only use about 3W each, but I eventually didn't like the amount of noise they collectively made.

Cimbloody 1 point 10 months ago

I'm assuming you have 4 140mm fans in the front of this case and i was just curious if thats how you have it how you wen't about putting them in this way.

Geraldbecker 1 point 1 month ago

That’s tight fit

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 2 points 42 months ago

I'm in Comp Sci right now :) I'll take and post more pics when I get back!

CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Pics are up!

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

You are very welcome! Hopefully they sate your appetite for moar pics!

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

I used the same main drive from a previous build, so I didn't need to do an OS install. That being said, you can load an OS and install it from a USB drive.

I currently use an LG external optical drive for any of my DVD/CD uses.

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

That's a link to Microsoft's page about installing Windows 10 onto different storages.

You can't directly download your OS to a USB. Something you CAN do is take apart the AIO computer, take out the storage drives, and put the drives into your new computer.

Sorry if that wasn't as good of an explanation as you were hoping for.

Cheers

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

I'm sorry, what?

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CRS10114 submitter 7 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

All of your posts are all caps, save for the one I'm replying to. I can't tell if you're making a joke or not.

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