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I know it's intel blue

by nycdarkness

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Date Published

April 16, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.06GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

15.0GHz

Description

For gaming and vming. Evolv is a pain to cram all this into.

Yes it can run crysis =D

Edit to give some background:

This build started off as a case migration from my enthoo primo for downsizing in February. It originally contained an intel x99 system and different rads. When ryzen got released I figure I gave the swap over a go. At that time the thick rads I had in the case were not performing as optimal as they could due to the limited airflow in this case. While temps weren't bad they were not great either. It was a red themed build at the time as well. On 3/2 I picked up multiple ryzen parts 4 cpus, 3 c6hs and a gaming 5. I then had to figure out what exactly I was going to do. I ended up deciding to go with the c6h and decided to just overhaul the entire pc. I picked up another titan to run sli again..., bought new rads, swapped to a larger nvme, got a reservoir that fit better, and got new cables. At that point I said might as well get new fans as well. The ml 120s are huge step up from the sp120s I had before in noise vs performance ratio.

The lid was always a problem for me in exhausting heat from the top radiator. I tried resting the lid to get that extra 4-5mm gap and that still did not perform to my expectations. Coming from a primo that had a 280, 240, and a 480 the temps were not something I was too fond of. Looking for solutions, I ended up extending the front panel out by about 3mm using longer screws and then having the top modded (shout out to Joe@ ModMyMyods for the clean cut) and fitted with a magnetic filter. The end result is good temps for a mid atx case that's pretty much not that airflow friendly. It is a really tight fit with the 2 360 rads and the rear fan. I maybe have less than 1mm clearance from the rads to each other and the fans.

As for ryzen... The platform and the board was just too new when I started it a month ago. I never had a direct issue with ram booting, but I found c6h boards were very finicky about ram seating. Earlier bios revisions I had one board die to soc voltage on the updating bios bootloop, I had constant freezes with earlier builds of win10, and asus aura and fan control that didn't work until about 3 weeks ago. With that said I am happy with how it is right now and the system is doing it's job as intended.

I am sure people interested in ryzen are curious about my ram speed situation. As of current I am stuck at a 2666 multi and the only way I can hit 3200 is if I oc the bclk. However, as I am running sli any blck oc has an impact on my pcie lanes once I go past 104.8 I believe on the c6h. While I can run 3200 and force gen 3 on the pcie lanes, I find this has lead to some instability under intense gpu load. Therefore, until a better test bios comes along I am just going to have to hum along at 14-14-14-34 @ 2666.

The pc is hooked up to a 4k 40inch display and a 3440x1440 ultrawide as a flank, and does it's gaming job well. As for running vms I have yet to fully test that. I know vmware support might still be touchy or not at all.

In the future I may dual loop this pc when I upgrade/swap it's components. It will be an even more of a tight fit then but I'm willing to take the challenge.

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rhali8 2 Builds 11 points 7 months ago

Blue!

+1 :P

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rhali8 2 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

I've just been outplayed...

GG.

loosepaw 4 points 7 months ago

LoL you got jipped.

Shotties 4 Builds 4 points 7 months ago

I'm not falling for that again.

xJackson -2 points 7 months ago

It's not a rick roll, it's a ten hour version. xD

nicholasgreatone 1 point 7 months ago

not again!

LiquidDestroyer 1 point 7 months ago

that twice i got with that link you send xD

Boith 3 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

Sigh zzzip

Gentleman00 2 Builds 5 points 7 months ago

Or maybe these are Intel's tears? Anyways, very nice PC. +1

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willb54 4 points 7 months ago

Absolutely stunning!

jeysoncc 2 points 7 months ago

BLUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! Amazing! :)

Jakeddog 2 points 7 months ago

Bro, you're from mod my mods! I saw them modding your case on their instagram profile, pretty cool to see what the build came out like with the modded case. +1

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Yeah I called Joe to mod my top lid. He was willing to take up the job to do so and did a pretty good job. Solved the one thing that was hindering my temps.

Shotties 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

1300 watts.

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oneflygtiguy 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

O.O Just when I though I had seen it all this comes along and wrecks my ideas of what I thought was a powerful build. +1 The blue is appealing too.

Bobaloohoo 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sweet man! Team blue! No hate though, my intel build is rog red

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

My intel build is red as well but is currently still being worked on.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

simply amazing

Vreaker12 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Great mod job!

Bloo3336 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

"I know it's Intel blue" Doesn't make it any less sexy my dude! +1

Yahtadi 1 point 7 months ago

On featured yet?

Yahtadi 0 points 7 months ago

Did you mod the case by cutting the top panel?

Yahtadi 0 points 7 months ago

HA! I was here when its still fresh

Lyrix 1 point 7 months ago

1+! wow! awesome build! i like the blue!

syg101 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

beautiful. Enjoy this amazing build! +1

CallOfSnowGolem 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This is very ironic

xxv0odo0xx 1 point 7 months ago

Hello nycdarkness, I have placed my order, and should be receiving parts Wednesday for a 1800x build with the Crosshair VI motherboard... I decided to go with a Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 NVME as my boot drive. I have read mixed experiences regarding driver installation, and I wanted to hear about your experience. I have a few questions, if you wouldn't mind sparing a few minutes to answer.

1) Did you have to install any drivers to have your BIOS recognize the 960 Evo? 2) Did you install Windows on the original BIOS? 3) I was planning on installing Windows 10 Professional. Can you tell me which specific Windows 10 Pro you are using? Currently, I see the Creators and Anniversary Updates available. (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO)

Thank you, Austin

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

My first evo died in the first x370 board. Literally just flat out died after I installed windows on it for the first time. Not sure why but it happened, then the board died due to a bug prior to 1002 bios. I did not have to install any drivers during win10 pro 64 bit install (no special edition like K or anything like that). However, as I have more than 1 ryzen system (the other being on a gigbyte g5 gaming) I can say to expect a few bsods and freezes during a clean win 10 install. If your using creation media for a later version of win 10 you should have less issues. I literally could not update win10 to the anniversary edition without it failing and crashing. I ended up using the anniversary build to install with and all went fine. Maybe this has changed with the later bios revisions but I cant attest to that. I am currently running the creators update which has shown some improvements in synthetics.

As for the NVME I did install the samsung drivers after which did show a slight improvement in speeds.

FoXGangstar 1 point 7 months ago

Hi nycdarkness, Very nice rig especially those two 360 rads in this mid tower, well done job. Small question: can you add some pictures of the front rad/pump connection plz :-p ? I'm very interresting about space left in the bottom.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sure I will when I get a chance. It's a very tight fit down in that area. It's a clump of fittings down in that area, so I could have a drain lol. As for the res to pump, I didn't want to use a d5 ek pump/res I had as it was from the older EK line and is not mount friendly for this case. So I attached the pump to the res with a male to male fitting and it is held in place by a bitspower 120mm reservoir to rad bracket.

FoXGangstar 1 point 7 months ago

Allright. Enjoy your rig and take care.

Battlefield 1 point 7 months ago

Might need to take the top and side panels off to keep it cool....just ask JayzTwoCents.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I saw this build on youtube as I do follow him on youtube. I do not have temperature problems like he does as I made changes to the case to address them. Infact I have pretty much his load temps with the glass and panels on. I tweeted to him to address the case issues after I saw his vid but of course i doubt he saw that lol.

Battlefield 1 point 7 months ago

The case is beautiful, no one doubts that. But for high end builds (cough..yours) you need to rethink the case. Even I with a i7 + single GPU doubted the case in terms of dissipating heat. Looks like you got a new fun challenge ahead...

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I actually came from an enthoo primo which is a very large case.

To give you an idea of my temps.

Ryzen 1800x @ 1.45v 4ghz 2x titans @ 2060-2070 max boost. 120% power limit

Under full load for gpu and cpu.

27C ambient (my normal range is 24-29c)

GPU 1 Max temp 55c GPU 2 Max temp 52c CPU max temp about 65c -72c at the socket (ryzen temperature reading is not that great ) I had a 5960x in this loop in this case prior and it was doing about 65c -70c across cores when rendering and this was before I modded the top, which was a huge issue with airflow.

So yes a bigger case would bring better temps. However, I got tired of having a monstrosity next to me so I downsized. However, I am saving that case for a esxi build at some point.

Battlefield 1 point 7 months ago

Those temps are actually pretty good. And I totally understand why you would want a smaller case. Full towers are silly to look at.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I have this case too, after I switched from the Thermaltake Core V71. The temps are alright, and the GPU and CPU are mostly unaffected temp-wise, because I OCed them. However, the motherboard and the SSD/HDD did get a bit hotter. My only true concern is that the area of the motherboard right near the CPU gets to a peak of about 65C, which is too close to the recommended max temp. Though, because this only happens under full load, it is infrequent. Mainly, the backside and front SSD mounts don't get virtually any airflow, and the top needs a bit better venting system. For the looks, I don't mind the increased temps.

CPU max temp: 66C, intel 6700k @ 4.5ghz (280mm AIO)

GPU max temp: 74C, 1080 STRIX OCed ~2,100mhz (more recently, 68C with a more aggressive fan curve)

SSD max temp: ~36C

HDD max temp: ~36C (a bit lower, since it has a fan on it)

Mobo max temp: ~65C near CPU

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Wow! This build surprises me! Great job!

SilverWolf149 1 point 7 months ago

I see money was of no money when building this! Great build. You really pulled it off!

+1

Michaelj2012 1 point 7 months ago

What are the cable dividers you are using called?

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Probably "cable combs" from CableMod.

TeamSkullGrunt 1 point 7 months ago

Awesome build mate! The cable management and water cooling look so clean and flushed with the rest of the design. Good job!

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

The pipes look like similar to the form "coolant pumps" are shown in sci-fi games.

tussiez 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

by the way.... you aren't supposed to food color your water.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Certain pastel dyes are safe for radiator use.

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Sweet machine, but I have a dumb question, what do you use VM's for personally?

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I personally use VMs for trying out new Linux distros, or when I want to play around with risky software that could compromise my system if I didn't run it in a VM. (Such as GUI modding, software that needs external, community sourced plugins to work in 2017, etc)

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I work in the IT industry, to practice or test certain things I run vms. So yes people cpus have much more usage than just gaming and streaming games lol.

xxvolwarexx 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I knew that! But that's great!

NathanCarley 1 point 7 months ago

Looks amazing! the contrast of the blue just makes it pop!!

mcgoff360 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Looks great! I'm looking at the evolve for my next build and was wondering where a 360 and 240 would fit best? Based on what you said, maybe the 360 up front and the 240 up top?

Anyway, build looks great and the coolant color is very nice! !

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I would say either way, since you have 1 rad that is shorter. If you wanted to maintain the bottom hard drive cage area, then you should mount the 240 in the front. If that's not a concern for you then it's whatever appeals to you more.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Be conscious of storage in this case, its wonderful, but not super well thought out. I have a 280 mm AIO, which nixes both the HDD tray area, and the backside storage area if I front mounted it. Opening the trap door still doesn't give quite enough room, and you need to remove the brackets from the backside storage too. This leaves you with 2 SSD mounts in the back, or 1 in the back, and 1 in the front. If you are doing AIOs at all, consider only SSDs or m.2 or PCIe SSD storage going forward, because this case doesn't have a ton of room for extra stuff. I have an SSD on the front side, a HDD on the back side, a NZXT Hue+ on the second backside tray, and my other two SSD slots on the backside being taken up by a Corsair Commander Mini. I top mounted my 280, so the only options I really have left to expand are PCIe storage, M.2 SSD, or rather unsightly HDD trays on the front of the PC.

Apach3 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

i too have had problems with my 1800X and C6H. it's all part of a brand-new platform and brand-new architecture. either way, glad to hear everything's working out for you!

and fyi: you can in fact get VMs to run on Ryzen, and if you're looking to do hardware passthrough that's possible too. i've managed to successfully boot a virtual machine on my equipment (1800X, C6H, RX 480 + R9 290). just remember to have "SVM" and "IOMMU" enabled in your BIOS, the latter of which you may have to do some digging to find.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hmm, is there an easy way of doing hardware passthrough for intel/NVidia? I would love to use my GPU in a VM, but I'm not sure how, exactly.

Apach3 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

most guides feature Intel processors and Nvidia GPUs. i hear Kaby Lake has similar problems as Ryzen with device isolation, but i was able to get Haswell parts to pass through fine.

sadly, aside from unRAID, there aren't any magic programs that handle everything (yet), but if you're looking for resources on how to get started, Puget Systems has a good guide and features Nvidia graphics cards, and there was also a guide on Reddit that i followed when i first started out. i think the Arch Linux wiki has some information on it at as well.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

ahh, ok! I'll see what I can find from that. Thank you very much. :)

eli_harper13 6 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Man this thing looks amazing! Love the blue! Just curious, how well does the Ryzen handle the Titan X SLI? It seems I saw a review with Ryzen running 1080 Ti SLI and the SLI scaling in most games was horrible (but it still scored well in benchmarks). But most games barely gained any frames compared to the same system with a single 1080 Ti. Have you played any games in SLI and with SLI disabled to compare?

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

This depends on the game. I've ran sli since the 7900 series so, I've been thru its more golden years vs now. If your going to use sli then your going to need to willing to mess around with sli bits. Some games that don't support can be made to support. For example, Neir automata with a tomb raider profile will use both gpus. In terms of ryzen and sli, there are certain games where you see low cpu usage and gpu usage even in 4k scenarios maxed out. However, only a handful seem really bad this. I've yet to find one that at least didnt give me 60 fps @ 4k while having this issue. Some of the sli results you find online are just off; such as babeltech (something like that) reporting no scaling in witcher 3, which scales just fine for me. For me sli has always been not about I should always get double the performance as that's rarely been the case. For me if it works great, if i can get to work great, if I can't then that just comes with the territory.

4k without compromises or minimal still needs sli. 1440 HFR with all the eye candy yes. Ultrawide 100hz maybe not. Anything else stick to 1 card.

maharg1@bell.net 1 point 7 months ago

whys it called intel if it uses ryzen?

PhamQu 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

PCPP needs a save/favorite feature! Incredible build.

Commenting here to come back for inspiration at another time.

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 7 months ago

This is gorgeous!

How are your temps on your cpu and gpu?

ParadoxWalking 1 point 7 months ago

what type of water cooler was that exactly ?

TheBlackPython 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

i feel bad for you, with the new Titan xp coming out :/

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

own 2 of the Xp already so no need.

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'm Blue........

BurntSilicon. 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Do you still have a wallet? Or did you have to sell that too... XD

Nice build +1 (Kindle Paperwhites only do greyscale so I can't see colour themes):

Kylaralthor 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

You got the Memory to 15GHz?

DominicBoccella 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build!

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Beautiful build, I dig the top window. That's a cool mod. I might have to see if I can get something like that done.

Macrobully 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build man! The blue build makes me a little sad though.. hehe. Anyways, what were your opinion on the case as a whole. Any notable problems? lovable parts? I might actually use the case myself so i wanted some first hand opinions about it! Thanks mate!

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

The top and the front lid for airflow. The front is an easy fix the top isn't. I suppose if you were just running an aio, putting it in the front makes the most sense. Other than that I don't have any real complaints about the case. I think the LED controller could of been done better as well and seriously only 2 ports in the front is a bit cruddy at the case's price point. Also the black finish on the inner frame seems to come off the moment it meets a screw. I get the glass and anodized aluminum has a cost but the case frame is in line with a 80 dollar case.

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I accidently dropped a screwdriver in the case, which scratched the anodized finish. Get a black sharpie and color it back in. I can't even find where the scratched area was.

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I have left some comments on the case, but generally, its amazing. Looks great. Great outer build quality. LED strip friendly, though if you want to have LED strips light up the venting, it is a bit difficult. I/O could be a bit better, and the front dust filter could be slightly better. The size of the case is great, and the silver variant is beautiful. The glass is sturdy, and the panel screws are nice. Working in the case is pretty easy, and cable runs are pretty clean, though the 24pin power cable makes the main run rather bulky. I would totally buy this case again. However, a few warnings: (comments I made in this comment section)

Storage: "Be conscious of storage in this case, its wonderful, but not super well thought out. I have a 280 mm AIO, which nixes both the HDD tray area, and the backside storage area if I front mounted it. Opening the trap door still doesn't give quite enough room, and you need to remove the brackets from the backside storage too. This leaves you with 2 SSD mounts in the back, or 1 in the back, and 1 in the front. If you are doing AIOs at all, consider only SSDs or m.2 or PCIe SSD storage going forward, because this case doesn't have a ton of room for extra stuff. I have an SSD on the front side, a HDD on the back side, a NZXT Hue+ on the second backside tray, and my other two SSD slots on the backside being taken up by a Corsair Commander Mini. I top mounted my 280, so the only options I really have left to expand are PCIe storage, M.2 SSD, or rather unsightly HDD trays on the front of the PC."

Inner chassis: "I accidently dropped a screwdriver in the case, which scratched the black anodized finish. Get a black sharpie and color it back in. I can't even find where the scratched area was."

Temps:

I have this case too, after I switched from the Thermaltake Core V71. The temps are alright, and the GPU and CPU are mostly unaffected temp-wise, because I OCed them. However, the motherboard and the SSD/HDD did get a bit hotter. My only true concern is that the area of the motherboard right near the CPU gets to a peak of about 65C, which is too close to the recommended max temp. Though, because this only happens under full load, it is infrequent. Mainly, the backside and front SSD mounts don't get virtually any airflow, and the top needs a bit better venting system. For the looks, I don't mind the increased temps. CPU max temp: 66C, intel 6700k @ 4.5ghz (280mm AIO)

GPU max temp: 74C, 1080 STRIX OCed ~2,100mhz (more recently, 68C with a more aggressive fan curve)

SSD max temp: ~36C

HDD max temp: ~36C (a bit lower, since it has a fan on it)

Mobo max temp: ~65C near CPU"

The last few things: The front panel is amazing, and sturdy. The LEDs are nice, and not hyper bright. The HDD light is white, and is covered by the I/O tray shield. The case is pretty quiet, though 140mm fans can be a bit loud. The case weighs quite a bit considering it is almost completely metal and glass. the underside is a bit spongy, so when carrying it, try to distribute the weight on the underside and side panels with your hands, or hold it by the feet if possible.

Shoot_to_kill21024 1 point 7 months ago

But can Crysis run it O,o!!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

jnghiem005 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nice setup man. I have a similar setup as yours. Just running 1 Titan XP =(. What kind of temps are you getting with your setup? I'm running a push/pull on my WC setup w/ 240 rads on top, and a 360 rad in the front.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Not the best case for watercooling in terms of airflow. I didn't bother to use push pull as I am not using thicker rads. On an ambient of about 27c I get 55 max on hottest gpu and 50 on the other. I am running the parallel block in reverse which seems to have affected the proximity of the 2 cards by a little bit.

PantherrYT 1 point 7 months ago

An intel blue colored/themed build with an AMD processor... XD Nice clean build though! +1

blackout1231 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

That is some sexy goodness right there...daddy like lol

openthatchest 1 point 7 months ago

why the different variants of SSD? do you just want them in a specific RAID format? and also, 1080 ti's are almost as effective as the titan x. OR YOU COULD JUST GET A QUADRO P6000! hahaha!

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Had them since last year, and the ssds were a random choice some I bought at once some separate.

Alrightthen7598 1 point 7 months ago

Why the Titan X? I'm pretty sure 1080 ti is cheaper, and more powerful. Lol.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Had them since last year. I actually do own a 1080ti for my htpc and no it's not more powerful when fully oced vs a titan. It's about the same but you will find most titans will clock higher at the end of the day given temps are inline. Nvdia marketing at it's finest.

Alrightthen7598 1 point 7 months ago

But what's the better choice? Titan X or 1080 ti. I've seen some benchmarks, and the titan x beats 1080 ti in some of them, but not big fps difference. Would you recommend 1080 ti or Titan X?

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

The new titan Xp is faster than the 1080ti in a measurable small amount of fps, and many will not be willing to admit it but so is the old titan X simply due to the fact that with thermals under control they clock the same and the old tx pascal does tend to clock a little higher. Now, the gains from either the txp or titan x pascal over the 1080ti is not enough to really justify the cost. If you want the very best then get the new titan Xp. However, seeing as your considering the 1080ti I would say get the 1080ti. Heck a new txp with tax from nv is the same as 2 1080tis almost from the egg if you live in a tax free state for the egg. People who are set on buying the titan don't see the ti as an option as for them it's not about price/perf or value for the money as there never has been with the titan line.

charlie3110 1 point 7 months ago

One of your parts pays for my whole low budget build...

Nullarc77 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build. If i ever do a water cooled build i am going with blue and white for the colors. I think black is over used a bit. But this build is awesome. Good job water cooling in that case.

Monrin 1 point 7 months ago

Is that a 360 rad in the front? Thinking of using this case for my watercooling rig, but im not sure if It has enough clearance for also a 240 at the top. Would an EK reservoir/pump with a 250 tube fit in that?

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Yes it's a 360 in the front. Without a top rad 250 pump/combo maybe. If you were to set it in the basement. Filling might be problematic.

Monrin 1 point 7 months ago

Hmm, mastercase pro 5 it is, then. Is there a tutorial you can link me on how to properly fill a loop, and to turn it off and on to get rid of the air bubbles (I think its called bleeding)?

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I would say read the watercooling threads over at OCN or you can check youtube. Air bubbles sometimes take a week to go away but if your loop is well assembled the major bubbles come out fairly quickly. You can try rotating the case a bit to get some air out. In my experience watercooling I find that stuck air bubbles often mean something is not 100% air tight in your loop. It may be a fitting, a block or something is not 100% air tight causing bubbles you can visually see to go away really slowly or not at all. With most of my loops all the visual bubbles go away in about 25 mins or less, and then the stuck air inside the rads will go away within 1-2 days as I can see the reservoir level go down a bit which is normal. Sometimes it does help to power the pump on and off to help get some of the air out on the initial fill. It also helps to have a reservoir inlet fitting that allows air to escape.

James456 1 point 7 months ago

Blue is a superior colour. Just saying

Jesso2k 7 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I need a closer shot of that ram, did you paint the red inserts or just pull them off?

Thanks and excellent build.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Pulled them off. They are just clipped on.

Darkexplosion 1 point 6 months ago

What temps you are getting?

CalinStelistu 8 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Meh I have a white themed Ryzen PC and will actually change it to blue

BuildToDream45 1 point 6 months ago

What size SLI bridge did you use? I am looking at doing a build with the same mobo, and just can't figure out what size I need.

ItsPremiumPwnage 1 point 4 months ago

love dat build!111!!!1 it gr4te meh w4nt dat p4scal stuffz itz nicee. meh c4nn0t ford titanz :(

FurryJackman 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

"As for running vms I have yet to fully test that. I know vmware support might still be touchy or not at all."

You might have better luck with Fedora 26 and AGESA 1.0.0.6. (should be available with a BIOS update) Wendell has an article on how to make Linux host OS based VMs on Ryzen here: https://level1techs.com/article/ryzen-gpu-passthrough-setup-guide-fedora-26-windows-gaming-linux

You'll have to do the ACS patch to separate your identical graphics cards for GPU passthrough. You can find that on the Arch Linux Wiki.

Keep in mind SLI will not be possible inside the VMs you run, so that SLI bridge has to go, and a Zotac PCI-E x1 GT 710 GPU is needed to run Fedora while making 2 separate VMs with one GPU passed through per VM (AKA 2 Gamers, 1 CPU)

Anarchoprimitiv 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Love that you went for blue, Red themed builds (especially Red & Black) are so played out at this point, the community should completely abstain from them based solely on principle

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Haha I am about to post one lol

SuperMagicalRainbow 1 point 2 months ago

Is that wifi adapter good for gaming?

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Worked fine

jenxoff 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Nice, man!
I personally prefer the Gigabyte X370 Gaming K7, but whatever floats your boat, dude.

Killerbunny6666 1 point 1 month ago

But can it run minesweeper?!

nateo200 1 point 1 month ago

I love the build man!!! I noticed you only run SSD's. My new Ryzen build only has one SSD in for boot and basic stuff. Wondering if It is worth it to pick up a couple more and avoid spinning disks. My PC is so quiet it is kind of strange! Any reason for the diversity of SSD's? I like Samsung's but I love my HyperX Savage's, I used the one I have for boot right now for video editing over USB 3.0 on my Mac and was always in the 500MB/s+ range on read AND write.

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I've made some changes to this build since it went up. I will be adding those pics. I am actually still waiting for more parts. I've switched the CPU block to a XSPC one and I have a monoblock on order but that won't come for another 3 weeks maybe. The 3 1tb nvmes have come in since. I cant stand old school hds, the speed and noise is annoying. I have a few 5tbs laying around for backup duty via usb 3 dock but that's about it.

nateo200 1 point 1 month ago

Nice! I think I am going to suck up the cost of SSD's and go that route. Crucial MX300's have the best price per gigabyte but for an M.2 boot I really want a Samsung. I have a bunch of SSD's laying around that I bought to build my own external USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt SSD's for video editing but as soon as I move from my MacBook Pro to my new rig those SSD's will likely get a new home.

I would take those 3.5" drives and maybe make a NAS out of a Micro ATX/ITX case with a Sandybridge or Ivy Bridge processor to to run FreeNAS? Maybe do redudancy RAID setup. I've had enough 3.5" drives fail to not trust mechanical drives to spin longer than 4-5 years. I mention that because I realized that I don't have a NAS, I just have various backups of backups of backups on various external drives as well a 2 USB 3.0 3.5 SATA docks

nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I was considering a nas box but honestly, I don't have a need for it. I have enough nas tier hdd laying around and an itx setup to make it happen just don't see the need for it atm.

SomeNoobPlayingFallout -1 points 7 months ago

Lol intel blue but you have a AMD RYZEN

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nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

This case is very rad picky for optimal performance. Mashing 2 360s into it was a very very tight fit. I literally maybe have .5mm between the 2 rads as they are not touching but look like they are. I also have very limited space to the rear fan on the top rad. Other struggles would be getting 3200 ram speed on ryzen with my kit. I still cannot run a multiplier higher than 2666 with the current test bioses. Only way I am hitting 3200 is with a bclk oc. However, I find that a 120 setting on the bclk effects my sli a bit. I went thru multiple rads in this case and ended up just getting 2 new ones as all I had were thicker rads that fit or didn't fit or just looked imbalanced in the case.

Other than that it 's been stable for daily use.

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nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

The top was modded previously to fit fans and it works out better before the cut lid to have on the bottom. For tight now I am going to leave it as is as temps are not an issue.

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nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Well my chip tlc idles at 40c considering my ambient I wouldn't trust the minus 20c as that would not actually be possible. I have not pushed for a stable 4.1 as it seems to require a lot of voltage. I find the current asus bioses for the c6h may sometimes report the wrong voltage applied to the core vs using a dmm. So I will wait for a more solid bios prior to doing anything past 4.0.

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nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

The led looks dim since it's a faint white light. I actually prefer it that way. I realize once I disconnected the sata powering the leds from the factory the front got dimmer, as it's now connected to the rgb headers on the board. The top one remains as lit as before.

For the front panel I used longer screws to push it out maybe 2mm. I need to find some rubber washers to make it come out more but as of right now the airflow is working okay. Infact, under heavy load not having the front makes a minimal difference for me. The top was main my main issue. Under a 30c ambient I have a max water temp load of about 45c, which is respectable given my fan speeds are 1200 max and I have a lot crammed into a midtower with 3 oced components.

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nycdarkness submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

A x299 build will come but for now my x99 build is parted for the most part.

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Likepie321 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

This is the tempered glass edition lol

WirelessCables 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

But...

It is...

Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass ATX Mid Tower