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Enthoo Elite - 5 radiators - 3 liters of fluid.

by H3rr3gud

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54 Comments

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Details

Date Published

July 31, 2018

Date Built

July 30, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.025 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

12 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

Description

EDIT - November 2018: Added a 2080ti and watercooled RAM blocks.

EDIT - September 2018: Upgraded CPU and MB to 2950x and X399 MEG Creative. Using the old EKWB TR4 Evo block while I wait for the EK-Supremacy sTR4 RGB to arrive. I will update with new pictures once installed.

So while waiting for new hardware to release.. I have rebuilt again! This time with a new case and 16mm hardtubing.

Goal: Stuff the Enthoo Elite case as full of radiators as possible and still allow for clean runs and some accessibility for maintenance. Also switch from HD/LL to ML fans as I want fans with very low RPM.

Guidelines

  • Fans are only mounted in pull to allow for access to clean radiators from dust.
  • Coolant temp monitoring to control the fan RPM. Default fan setup is 400rpm on ML and 0 RPM on HD fans.
  • Soft tubing in the bottom compartment where nobody can see it.
  • Drain port easily accessible and as low as possible.
  • All hard tubing bends should preferably only be one 90 degree as multiple bends are really hard :)

Reddit

Post build thoughts:

  • Love the case and the possibilities it gives. The weight of the final build is an issue though... dont think I'm able to bring this with me anywhere. Also it was difficult to mount the EK dual pump in the back of the case. 1 cm more space would have made allot of difference.
  • ML fans are superb.
  • 16mm PETG was not anymore difficult than my first hard tube build with 12mm. Making more than 1 bend is the struggle irrespective of size in my opinion. Planning out your build in MSpaint helps allot. Also give yourself time to think thru the build before rushing ahead to get it up and running. Because you will find a better solution tomorrow and disassembling it again isnt fun for a small change.

Part Reviews

Case

I loved building in this case. So many radiator options without any modding required. So much flexibility with respect to your specific need. The accessories and options are better and more professional than anything I have ever built in before. For us that dont have easy access to caselabs cases this is a superb alternative. To give some context my previous cases was 900D and Enthoo Primo.

Case Fan

Superb radiator fan that can operate at 400rpm. Having experience with most of Corsairs and Noctua fans this is my favorite with respect to design and performance.

Case Fan

Superb radiator fan that can operate at 400rpm. Having experience with most of Corsairs and Noctua fans this is my favorite with respect to design and performance.

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AnonymouslyQuacked 3 points 7 months ago

Nice build! Howz the keyboard?

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

Good. Nice keys. I like the angled "gaming" keys. Never owned the k70 or the higher classes of Corsair keyboards. Solid braided cables and sturdy USB connectors. Not sure what this lacks to be honest. Lots of RGB. With iCue you can sync all Corsair LEDs.

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

As a K95 Platinum owner that volume wheel is awesome and the RGB bar across the top looks nice

AnonymouslyQuacked 1 point 7 months ago

Thx for an accurate review bruv.

romanvalkre 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Looks very nice. What do you use it for... Just games/general use, or are you doing any DC projects etc.?

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds -1 points 7 months ago

Just for fun. Mostly gaming.

Hxx 8 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

cool looking build. cant go wrong with red and black. For multiple bends use a marker and mark the tube a few mm away from the second bend . It will make things a lot easier. Love EK stuff +1

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks for the helpfully tip. One question: the bend goes further than a couple of mm... I would say almost a cm. Also do you bend at the mark to reach your target? Also do you set the mark with respect to center of the intended destination? Lots of questions... Appreciate the help.

mashane 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I really like the white glow coming from the bottom, I assume those are the Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 120mm's?

Do they look the same in person as they do in the 2nd picture? The glow they give off looks awesome in it.

Great looking build, super clean looking cable management, this one should be featured for sure.

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

You are correct sir. The ML120 LED are the ones at the very bottom. They look very good. The ones above are the HD120. They are veeeery bright. Thank you very much for the nice comment.

Meechie 2 points 7 months ago

Fedex literally is showing that my Enthoo Elite is on the truck and out for the delivery RIGHT NOW !!!! It feels like Christmas!!!!

Great build pal...….this was just what I need to see.

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Awesome. You will love it. The flight case, the accessories.. everything about the case gives a very premium feel. It was a joy to the normal cardboard box that you are used to see. Post your build and ask questions if you have any. Thanks for the nice comment!

Meechie 1 point 7 months ago

Yep.....finally got it late last night. Didn't get to open the case and check it out as my 11 month old son needed some attention but tonight is all about the NEW baby ! lol

I'm a long way away from a completed build.....in fact this is the first purchase for the build. Will certainly post once the project gets started.

Kudos on the feature by the way. Seriously dude.....you did a GREAT JOB ! I'm sure that took a lot of planning, patience and effort but the end result is amazing. Enjoy it!

Electroman01 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Scrolling down the parts list says enough.

Congrats on the feature

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks :) Very proud!

Aerospace12 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I shall return back to Olympus to inform them of your worthiness. (P.S) Congratulations on feature!

+1

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Thanks :) Checked your builds. Love RGB to and you might like my previous build that was full of HD120 and LL120 fans from Corsair. Also check the Corsair 1000D :)

Kurajber 2 points 7 months ago

Holy moly man! 920 for a case? WutFace Great build really, i would never say this bad boy can fit 3 liters of water in it. Looks amazing!

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

The case is silly expensive. Was lucky and got it used. It's quite impressive once it arrives in the awesome flight case. Just the transport case have to cost 100$.

TheGreenfatman 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

How's the Mobo? I just bought a Pro Carbon, Ive gone through 4 motherboard trying to find the right one for me. OC Formula>A-II>Godlike Carbon>Ultra Gaming

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

It hasn't failed me performance or stability wise. Biggest issue I would say is BIOS usability. Even as someone that has been overclocking since forever... I really struggle to familiarize myself with the layout and understand what the different features do. I did a build with a semi cheap Asus strix board and I have to say that it's a dream to work with with respect to BIOS. And the SW tools that come with it actually feel useful compared to the others. Next time it will be Asus... But then again.. how often are you messing around in the BIOS? The MSI HW has been flawless in every aspect.

TheGreenfatman 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I see. I had thought about the Strix x99 but kept reading about DOA or cpu being fried with minimal overclocking or non at all. I just wish EK made a mono block for MSI x99 line up

powerup777 2 points 7 months ago

I'm always looking for new builds here that come close to my $10,000 dollar mark, because that's what my build on paper adds up to so far. I'm amazed at how 10k can go two completely different directions, as I had no idea that custom cooling could run so high. My on-paper investment was for the I9 18 core, 128 gig of fast RAM, but stock cooling. Now I'm considering making it a 12k build. Thanks for sharing this- I'm getting some great ideas!

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice :)

I like to stay updated on GPU. But I'm happy to skip av CPU generation or two. Also if you decide to go the custom watercooling route. Make sure you do it for the looks and the silence. Don't think it's worth it for the performance :)

MaximilianZ 2 points 7 months ago

Would really love to see the MS Paint Picture :D

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago
MaximilianZ 1 point 7 months ago

yo this is actually nearly the best thing i ever saw made in Paint :D i expected something like this https://imgur.com/a/MG51sCW

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Nice build, love the colors, I never thought I would like white LED's in a red and black build, but here we are

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Actually just switched the LED's to purple... I like it better:)

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

More Pic's? Personally that still sounds to me like it would look amazing, also sorry for the slow response, i'm currently on vacation

Mariomash 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Amazing :D

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks man :)

jeffreymays44 5 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Very clean indeed! This looks like a very powerful pc and not all obnoxious with RGB, not that I am a hater of RGB and I think that the RGB is good so you can select the appropriate color for your build and if you ever want to change the color coolant you could easily change the color of the lights so this to me is the benefit of RGB unless RGB is your theme then let it all hang out with Rainbow colors!!!!!!

I like your theme and looks fantastic and very neat. The tubing is perfectly routed, straight and simple all the way down to the drain petcock . anyways beautiful build congrats on the feature build! +1

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Feature! Wow.. Pretty big deal for me :) Not sure I'm worthy considering the other featured builds. Anyways.. very appreciated. Thanks for the comments and the up-votes. How can I explain why this is a big deal to the wife....and also without showing her the prices of the parts.... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Leleedler 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Great looking build +1

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 7 months ago

sorry mate, 5 rads and 17 fans.....the cooling could have been better. The missing push/pull cooling recommendation: https://ci.memecdn.com/6126501.jpg

+1

Connergar 1 point 5 months ago

Holy hell how god damn rich are you, I still use a 1060 6gb for my gamig pc feels bad man

Cre8ive1 1 point 3 months ago

How good is the MSI creation motherboard?

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Very good.

Cre8ive1 1 point 3 months ago

I'm surprised they ran out of Asus zenith motherboards. Maybe they are working on something better

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The Creation product is superior with respect to features and quality. Maybe the best in the market. The BIOS however...

Cre8ive1 1 point 3 months ago

I just watched a video on it, about which board was better with higher temps. The Asus one did the best. My question is can this board have the vrms water cooled like the Asus one can

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The MEG is buildzoid approved for threadripper 2 with respect to VRM design. Not sure what you mean with "better with higher temps". I think you need link that video so it get the context

JJAMSUPER 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Can you post pics of your full setup?

xav13r 1 point 1 month ago

This isn't a PC, this is a work of art.

gacohen 1 point 1 month ago

Can you point out where you put the power supply in this? I see in the parts list, but I am having trouble seeing it in the pictures you posted. I am just curious.

Stunningboy 1 point 6 days ago

How I get one of this??

three8one 4 Builds 0 points 7 months ago

Pardon my ignorance, but what make a case worth $920!??!??? I have seen and used some pretty decent cases in the past, and I fail to see what would make a case worth close to a ******* grand... Anyone?

Meechie 2 points 7 months ago

'Worth' is all relative. What may be not be 'worth it' to some may be an insignificant expense to someone else. It all depends on what the individual purchaser values. Some people value aesthetics, some value functionality, some value durability, others value exclusivety…….and so on. Some people are only interesting in something if it's meets 'their' budget and are critical of something if it exceeds 'their' budget.

The fact is this, compared to other PC cases on the market YES, the Enthoo Elite may be priced at a premium. It may not meet everyone's needs but for those that are comfortable with the price it does meet a lot of them.

Why buy a Ferrari for $250,000 when you can buy a Prius for 1/10th of the price? They both have a steering wheel, gas pedal, windows and will get you to your destination.............BUT.

lol

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I'm regretting answering this. You wrote it better. Thanks.

H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

I'm obviously not the guy you want answering this. But as you might have guessed I have become completely addicted to custom watercooling. It has brought a new excitement to PC building that I have loved since forever. Something that I expect most of us here on this platform shares. And when you love something it quickly becomes a hobby.. and once it's a hobby your wallet suddenly becomes less worried about necessity or sensibility than with other matters you deem as less fun. So a case like this that will be loved by a few and bought by even less... Is it about what makes sense or what is worth it? Or is all of this in the eye of the beholder based on their personal priorities or interest? To me it's worth it. To you it's not... And hell... I agree with your point of view. But I can't argue the sensibility of my pastime activity that brings me allot of joy :-)

three8one 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Just to be clear, I wasn't criticizing anyone here. I'm more interested in the technical aspect of it. What are the features and specifications making this case better than others. I fully understand the "it's what I like, so I don't mind throwing money at it" logic. I'm the same, but when it comes to my car. I throw way too much money at it, and nobody understands...

Amazing build, by the way!

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H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

You can do it yourself man :-) It's the time that it takes building it that makes it cool. Not expensive HW.

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H3rr3gud submitter 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

I made some graphs earlier The fans are locked to 800rpm.

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