Description

This was an overall fun and stressful build, but aren't they all?

This is the third case that I've put my current PC into and I've got to say... It's never looked better. I ran into a couple problems as I didn't check the dimensions of my motherboard before buying this case. I soon realized that the case was a little too small, but that didn't stop me. It's hard to tell from the pictures but my motherboard is covering about half of the rubber cable management grommets, and I actually had the put the 24 pin atx through before mounting the board itself. With that behind me I continued on my building way... Until I ran into another problem. I was originally using Corsair's dominator platinum ram but the heat spreader is high profile sooo when I went to install the kraken x61 (cpu cooler) it didn't fit. That problem was fixed with Corsair's vengeance lpx line of ram which I would say compliments the color scheme nicely, but (of course) I wish I could've used the dominator platinum's.

As for aesthetics I would say it turned out nicely. :)

Functionality? Well, the 980 ti is a beast of a card and I'm happy to be able to own one! Not to mention my 5930k which I actually got a discount on through work. All in all I love x99.

I use this build mostly for gaming but I hope to soon get into things like video and photo editing.

I really enjoyed building this and hope that someone else gets a kick out of it too!

Part Reviews

CPU

Blazing fast cpu, great for... Everything!

Video Card

The 980 Ti is a amazing card and this is no exception. Great clock speed out of the box and amazing for OCing.

Case

Strongly recommend this case! Great looks and functionality.

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! The color scheme is perfect and a very clean build too...great job!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it setting up without a optical drive? Nice Job BTW.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :) It wasn't bad at all, my first two iterations of this build actually had an optical drive (that I never used) and I figured I wouldn't miss it much. As for drivers and stuff, I just looked on my manufactures website under my mobo/gpu ect. found the newest drivers for Windows there.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Great parts and the aesthetics of the case are quite superb. It's elegant and mean looking at the same time. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything about this build is done very well, would love to see a custom loop as a future upgrade

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I agree on the custom water loop, I'm currently looking into it so it's definitely a possible future upgrade.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the colored wires?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Same colour as mine

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case looks fantastic, might have to ge myself one. Super neat cable management round the back of the mobo. Nice job +1 from me :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly recommend this case, one of the best looking I've built in thus far.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this black or grey? The lighting makes it look like both! I can't decide which one to get!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It's gray.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, cables look amazing!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, how did you find the 5930 for that low? Intel retail edge?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup! That's kind of how this whole build got started.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

A Red & Black build done right...... +1 from me

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey i want to build my own pc.. Can you check my pc build guide on my page.. Can you tell me if your mobo will work for all of my other parts? I want the red and black scheme

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Mine won't because it's soc LGA 2011-V3. For yours you can use any of the Asus Maximus z97 boards though (soc LGA 1150) . ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cleannnnnnnn. Classy build, I'm having wet dreams about this case every night. On the fence about getting this in the grey or silver.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a very cool case and has a full aluminum exterior. I personally love the grey!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for use of a great SWTOR wallpaper as your profile picture.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work! Love the Enthoo line, can't go wrong!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build buddy! Great price on that 5930K!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. It looks like you got some pretty sweet deals of your own.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I think it looks better and cleaner with the mobo covering the rubber grommets. Nice build, can't wait to build something in this case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you much. I hope you enjoy this case as much as I am.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, sweet case too.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. I'm doing a similar build as well, since you already had issues with the MoBo size with this case let me ask you, do you think the case will hold MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard and 980ti sli?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You shouldn't have any problems. It fits atx motherboards (like that one). I used the Rampage V Extreme which is a pretty wide E-ATX and got it to fit. Also that board is 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) and the case supports boards up to E-ATX *(up to 264mm wide) or 26.4cm, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX. As for sli, it'll work great. I'm only using one card but could probably squeeze in two more.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

nice man :D thanks for the fast reply, once my build it done I will let you know

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see why builds like this and RavenWolf's don't get featured yet builds with no description and pictures from '04 get featured.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume you top mounted the radiator, considering you had issues with the high profile Corsair Dominator memory? If so, why were you against front mounting the radiator?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I top mounted the rad. I wasn't against front mounting the radiator, but I also wanted to use the radiator bracket at the top of the case that it comes with. Even though the front can support up to 360mm rad with the removal of the mid-plate bracket (kraken x61 is 280mm), I thought it would look better mounted on top as an exhaust. I also had 16gb of corsair vengeance lpx laying around from a previous build and thought the color scheme looked good and was worth doing over keeping the dominators and moving the rad. It also hides the cpu/pump cables nicley. ;)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build! Love the case- I used the same case and color scheme as you in my recent build as well. How did you like the red sleeved cables from Corsair? Are they more flexible than the cables that came with your HX1000i? (same power supply in my build) :) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/6HHNnQ

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, your build looks good aswell (love the noctua fans). The cables from corsair are a little pricey but I love them! They are a lot more flexible than the black plastic sleeved cables that come with the PSU. I like the fact that they are sleeved individually and you can use cable combs to make them look nice (like I did with my pcie 8 + 8 pin cables).

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for responding! I've been eyeing those cables and almost bought them up front when I built the system. I think I'm going to bite the bullet thanks to your response! :) What's your opinion of the stock case fans and fan controller?

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I haven't had any problems with them. The temperatures are really good and they aren't very loud. I had noctua industrial ppc fans in my last build but ended up removing them because they were too loud for my taste. I also like just being able to plug one 4 pin pwm connector from the fan hub into my motherboard without a huge mess of fan cables all over my mobo.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING BUILD! I just built mine this weekend (pics to follow soon with same case) but I was wondering where can I get the black cable combs? I'm having trouble finding some in black, mind providing me a link? Thank you and enjoy the amazing rig!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

got it thanks! (just ordered mine)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great cable management! I love seeing folks take the extra time to neatly organize the cables on the back panel instead of cramming everything in.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Was the dominator platinum to tall for a top rad or even for the front?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It was too tall for my rad and I didn't want to front mount it because it looks cleaner on top with the tubing coming down.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Also how much clearance does the eatx motherboard have between the board and the case. I am looking at the new MSI X99 Titanium but the backplate on it looks massive. If there isn't enough room I'm hoping that that you can take the backplate off :/

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Greetings, I'm thinking of buying this case but the TG edition and I have the same motherboard as you; Rampage V extreme. I'm wondering If you could be so kind to photo (in a very well lit environment the space on all of the different robber gromits that are being covered up and if your mobo flex and etc. Please do this for me, it would help me greatly! Thanks in advance. Also your build looks slick mate, good job! Have a good one!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just read your comment, I'm also wondering the same thing, did you buy it and if you did, did it work?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

When you installed the motherboard , how did you get the screws to lock into the case to fasten the motherboard without bending it? The case has an angle right over the rubber openings. Just building the exact same build right now and having this issue. Also... Could I potentially keep my dominator platinum ram and place my rad in the front and move those fans to the top? Looks great! nice work.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It shouldn't bend the mobo it still lays flat there is just a slight overhang over the rubber grommets. Yes you can use your Dominator Platinums with a front mounted rad.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

could you fit a 360 rad in top or would there be clearance issues ?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe a 360 rad would fit top mounted, I would check Phanteks website to be sure though.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I have the Rampage V Extreme motherboard as well and was considering getting the Enthoo Evolv case. From your description above, it seems like you got the motherboard to fit, but did you run into any other problems beside just covering half the gromet holes? My concern is the stand offs, did they align? Thanks for the help!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah everything worked great and the standoffs aligned with no problem. The only problem I had was that the mobo covered half the rubber grommets, other than that it was all good.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you even read the description? "It's hard to tell from the pictures but my motherboard is covering half the rubber cable management grommets"