Description

I want a solid, well designed and good looking case to house a fully water-cooled rigid tubing beastly (non 4K) PC. I use my PC for mostly gaming, then some music production and slight video/image editing. I OCed both CPU and GPU.

Overclocking: CPU: stable at: 4.7 Ghz at 1.285v (I didn't push or try to find the max) GPU: Default clock at 1026MHz Boost 1114MHz, default memory at 1753MHz. OC to 1276MHz Boost 1364MHz, memory at 1803 (or 7212). Stock voltage

Temperature: CPU: idle 35 C, max load 75 C GPU: idle 34 C, max load 63 C IMO this is quite good result consider this case has ****** airflow, also my cable management is not the best. I plan to reroute the tubes after 6 months.

Noise wise, a slight hums when idle, and just a bit louder when gaming

Performance: I only tested it with Firestrike and got 16610, don't know if this is good or bad for my build: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/8351871

I added a red rigid LEDs stick on the ceiling of the case. Originally I wanted to control it with the fan controller, however, it couldn't because of reasons. So I plugged the LEDs to Cha_fan2 port on the Mobo instead. When CPU reaches temp of 55, the red LEDs in the case lights up, keyboard and mouse have game profile with red LEDs; and desktop screen changes automatically to red theme. So basically game mode When CPU temp drops to 30, everything revert back to UV purple, normal mode

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Great comment +1 ! :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. How do you like the NF-A14s?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

They are really good. Silent, controllable and powerful when need be. They are 3000 RPM :D:D:D The cpu never needs that, idle at around 700 RPM and when at 75 degree, they run around 1500-2000 RPM. But my CPU rarely reach max temp (only when benchmarking), runing normal game would only be around 60-65.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I can only hope to have a setup like that one day... Really nice build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly my thoughts.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You will :D I'll have to eat potatoes for a couple of years, but worth it :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. When do you think that you are going to upgrade to rigid tubing? I'd like to see it even more then.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually the original plan was rigid, but the tube wouldn't fit through the hole at the back of the case, so I changed to normal tubing. But I have a solution for that now :D However if I remove the original barbs that come with the GPU, I would lose the 5 years warranty. Still considering doing that to change to rigid in the next 6-12 months though haha. Keep posted, I might do it, but in probably earliest 6 months time

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it! What size rad did you use in the back?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a 120

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

120mm rad. 140mm would fit if you attach it outside the case. In Win recommend 92mm though :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

lol can we get more room picture ? im digging the room more..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha sure, but probably in a couple of days or this weekend I'll upload them. I'm on a work trip. Confirm this if you wish to see more room pictures :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

:D totally.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha deal! Hopefully my room won't disappoint! :D:D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

so far its look nice :D neatness or cleanness :P are my fav hahaha

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yummy.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Nom nom nom nom nom the witcher 3 nom nom nom nom

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic look! What LEDs did you use?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the NANOXIA rigid 12v LEDs red

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

IN B4 THE FEATURE

I hope....

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

:D:D:D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I have that same desktop background. Nice play/workspace! I'm really diggen the fan controller placement.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha nice :D It's very easy on the eyes.

The fan controller adds the sleekness to the overall look.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Dat Water Cooling Loop is Dope! +1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll upgrade it to rigid in the next 6-12 months. Keep checking if you want :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, can you check out my build?

Here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/guide/W38TwP/1050-nzxt-black-and-white-build

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

My Likes: The entire deskset, Very clean. much pretty. The keyboard. LED is hella dope. You entire parts list for that matter. That case. After seeing hte amount of Inwins on this site, i want one for myself.

Dislikes: The speaker on your sub, i think it'd be much better suited above your monitor. You custom loop. I personally feel rigid tubing would make this build SO much sexier

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

In Win has some serious good looking case, but they are very expensive, from now on I'll have eat potatoes until 2018 :D:D:D:D

I don't use that mid speaker because I'm having 2.1 stereo mode, not 5.1 (no place to put the other back speakers). But aesthetically I guess I can put the mid speaker away if you think it'd look better ;D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly man, that's such a small gripe. It really makes no difference. Your whole area is very aesthetically clean. Beautiful.

Many props!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Appreciate it :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that case is pretty.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Liking the placement of that fan controller! :D

May I ask where you got that desk?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

it's IKEA MALM with pullout thinggy :) I really like the fan controller too, really add the sleekness to the overall look

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job & set-up.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good utilization of water cooling given the 901 isn't actually properly designed for custom water cooling.

can't wait to see the rigid tubing, would work 100x better in the 904!

+1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the 904 Plus. It's still very hard for water cooling :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know what im more blown away by, that amazing looking case or the price of the 980ti O.o holy s*** regardless, nice build!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :D The price is juicy I know. But having running games on an AMD potato for 6 years (nothing against AMD ;) ) , I wanted to treat myself this time.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the 3000 PWM?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Loud. Like a vacumm if all 3 run max 3000 rpm. But I've never needed such speed. For my setup, they always run 700-1200rpm

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you make the leds and desktop change when it goes into "game mode"?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

For the LEDs, I plugged it into cha_fan2 port. Control via CPU temp, when I start a game, the CPU gets heated up to around 55 C, the LEDs turns on. When I stop playing game, CPU temp drops down below 55 C, LEDs turns off

Same for desktop, but instead of plugging in anything, my friend wrote me a simple script that changes desktop when it detects the CPU heats up and cools down.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

£700 on RAM??? Why???

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

£700 on RAM? LOL no :D around 110€ yes

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Your temps are decent enough to stop most GPU thermal throttling, but not near water cooling standards yet. I see two single rads ( either 240mm or 260mm total) in your build. WIth another 120mm of rad space, you should be able to bring the GPU load temps down by another 20C or more, since your clocks are moderate.

I have a 980TI with a full EK block, but the GPU is overclocked to 1500MHz on cores and 8GHz on memory at 1.25v and still hit only 43C max in FurMark and 40C in Crysis 3. I do also have a 4.7GHz CPU in my loop with only 360mm rad space total.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. I fully agree. The problem is the case itself. This case doesn't allow that much airflow, so hot air from the radiators got trapped inside, so ambient temp of the case is always 35-40 C. It is what it is :D A cool looking case trapping hot air inside :D FurMark and Crysis 3 won't raise my temp to over 55 C. Only running super high demanding games would make the GPU going towards low 60s, and caps at 63. For me that's ok.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

thats alot of x-box controllers :) sweet build

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows that case? I'm considering getting one

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. Though you won't get much cooling power with this case due to the airflow and the design of the case only allowing max 2x140 radiators + fans space (1 down front and 1 upper back).

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit late, but how is the case? I cant decide between this or the 909

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going for custom loop? I'd recommend 909, much more space to work with. I'm considering upgrading to 909 at some point soon

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats is access like to the I/O panel, with the cooler there?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

quite annoying, but do able. If you are constantly changing cables and ports, better avoid this case :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah went for it , love the look. Changing any cabling in the back is a pain in the arse.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, but the 909 is a tad better. I have just upgraded the build. Check https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gFP323 if you are interested :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

really like it, and i am interested in the chair could you provide a link maybe :) +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

i bought it locally in Finland :P

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, they sacrifice a lot of airflow and easy build for some awesome design. This build only have 2 fans (1 intake, 1 out take) but the temps are not that high, which I consider very successful, and lucky :D

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! Indeed I have mini orgasm every time I wake up and walk to the living room :D

The IKEA Malm is worth your money! At least for me it has solid build quality, sturdy and excellent cable holder for management as you sawin the pics. Easy to assemble. Though you might feel the pull out component wiggle a tiny bit sideway, but at least that didn't bother me, it wiggles but still very secure and sturdy when in use. They also provide feets so the table is very easy to move/push around without scratching the floor. Becareful not to scratch the surface though, it doesnt have the gloss or wax(?) coat. So dropping hard, heavy and pointy objects might chip/scratch the wood (I guess it applies for all tables lol). So a recommend from me! Please tell IKEA to give me some commission should you decide to buy it :D:D

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem mate!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The commission part was a joke in case you didn't get it :D:D:D