Description

Basically made out of parts I had laying around. I upgraded the cards in my main rig to power this rig, and I purchased the board, CPU, and case with what I had left of my tax returns. Eventually I'll upgrade to an i7 once I get the money, but I felt like getting it together.

The EVGA GTX470s overclocked in SLI do very very well in every single game (max settings/1080p) that I've played. They do tend to run hot, but I have a custom fan profile setup via PrecisionX. Noise isn't exactly a concern considering it is a LAN rig and my main goal was to efficiently cool such a small rig.

I've had to do some slight modifications on the case side to allow the V6GT to fit due to the higher mounting of the CPU on the mobo. I also installed (well, relocated) the orange LED 120mm fan to the side of the case to introduce cool air directly onto the GPUs and CPU cooler intake.

I had some issues with an XSPC Raystorm 750 Pump/Res I bought for my main rig, and now have "fixed" the damaged one. I suspected a large air bubble in the system, or something to the effect of which. This may actually become liquid cooled very soon.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work, 470s are classic. +1

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like a tank!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm loving it so far, once I upgrade the CPU it will be able to play basically anything out currently. Considering I had most of the parts laying around I felt the need to build it. I've had my eyes on this specific case basically since it came out, perfect excuse to go buy one!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You should put like a monitor on hinges and attach it to the side of the tower. Easy way to bring a screen to LAN parties.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I was actually thinking of doing that! Just a simple 15-17" monitor and a short little DVI cable to swing around. Keyboard, mouse, two power cords.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be a boss gaming rig... an oversized, overpowered laptop.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the vulcan. I really like that case. Any problems with the giant open grate on the side? dust?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

My house is fairly low dust, so I really haven't even gotten a chance to blow it out yet. It lets my space heaters (470s) cool properly, and makes for a cool "window" to the main components of the rig. I absolutely love the case all together, I've always wanted one and now I have one!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

not trying to be mean but when i looked at that case it reminded me of the film projectors they used back in the day. i thought for a second you modded one lol. how is the mother board? i'm thinking about buying the same one.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't been able to overclock with the board at all, obviously because the i3's are locked processors, otherwise even WITH the i3 it has been absolutely great. Plays games well, BIOS is super easy to work with, and the black PCB really makes it look at home in the case. If I could change anything about the board, it would be the location of the front audio header but honestly that's about it. Would recommend 10/10.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, would have gone AMD A8-6400k, it's cheap. But otherwise its good.