Description

Fire Strike Score: 23111

Built for gaming, with no regard for budget or logic. Overkill where applicable. Parts of this build have been passed between 3+ owners before settling in this case - so think cut corners on one item, then spend double the money you saved on another part. Pointless, exactly.

Motherboard - The z97 mobo came from my boss, probably the only cheap part.

CPU - Upgraded the cpu to the constantly almost overheating 4790k.

RAM - Added more ram than needed, because "PERFORMANCE!".

GPU- 2x 1080, because who doesnt want some 4k on ultra?

Storage - 3x SSD because the case had 3 slots... so yea 3 SSDs duh.

PSU - The 1300w Antec because I dont understand wattage.

Cooling - EK fans because apparently I just like spending money.

Im having some problems with cooling the case but when you have a radiator attached to every opening, what do you expect? Its been through a couple different coolers and a couple different fan setups, and cpu now sits at a respectable ~74* under load. Solving the problems is part of the fun I suppose. Maybe I'll do a h700i case and a 360mm cooler next..

Sincerely, Mr. PC Poor

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 6 points

I think we should all choose a PSU that way.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

:D

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I like your logic.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks homie

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Love the look of the 3 coolers all together!

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

I think it would look great in a bigger case, thats why Im thinking h700i and sell the s340 elite

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

You might even be able to get away with the h400i, but I have not built in that case, so idk what the cooler support is like.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Good call

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man, the 4790K is still a great CPU. I bet it keeps up with those 1080s just fine, especially since it's overlclocked.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I think with a bigger rad I should see the temps I want

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful. Both builds.

ps. i was hoping to get my build featured, but i gotta say you deserve to have the next feature spot.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

btw I have one extra custom asus dual 1070 backplate in white. PM me and I'll ship it to you for free.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! This has been a work in progress, still waiting on cable combs. I'll need to update some pic once its completed.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

when water cooling actually makes things hotter...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

haha right?!!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

btw, love the build. it looks amazing and i love your sense of humor.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

much appreciated, gotta keep it light

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

what's that second build

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

My gfs build ;) 6700k and some 1070s

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

That's pretty freaking sweet looking!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bro

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

WOW! That thing is clean! I dig the blacked out look.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

“PSU - The 1300w Antec because I dont understand wattage”

Oh man this made me laugh way harder than I probably should have. Good stuff! +1

Beautiful looking build btw. I’m really surprised you are having such high cpu temps. It looks like all your cooling hardware is setup optimally. I’m sure you’ve already done this but just in case- make sure you’ve set an aggressive fan curve in your bios or whatever fan control software you use. That little step often gets overlooked. Also maybe try reversing all your airflow to see if that makes any difference. I have a build with a heavily overclocked 4790k with the same evga aio you are using and it doesn’t go above 65c during a 24 hour Prime95 torture test

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the helpful feedback! I have vigorously tested different fan profiles, but havent had the best luck. I want to go back and replace the thermal paste, in a rush to get gaming/laziness I used the pre-applied paste on the evga aio cooler - I know I'm a bad person. I think paste + different case = problem solved.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, it looks really neat even with of all those AIO tubes. I'm aiming to have my system to look something like that when I'm done upgrading it.

I think your cooling issues have a lot to do with the restricted air intakes at the front. If it were up to me, I'd get a case like the Meshify C or Enthoo Pro M and mount a 280mm AIO CPU cooler as front intakes, then have the GPU radiators as exhaust with one on top and the other on the rear.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking at the h700i next, should put the airflow problem to rest.

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points

Erm ok. Effective

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