honestly probably not unless you are going to go with a 9900K
so far I am really liking it, no issues at all
not yet. I am thinking about switching to a Noctua D15 because I am running into some strange issues with my AIO. Usually my load temps are just under 70 but the last few days I have been seeing spikes up to 92 when rendering videos. The EVGA FlowControl software is not great and half the time it does not show fan speeds. I have adjust settings in the bios but can't seem to get it to work consistently. I am also eyeing the new Meshify C S2; would pair very well with a Noctua D15!
black, but in the right light the front does look almost like the gunmetal color
fair enough but the cost of one of those 500GB SSD would have been enough to upgrade you from an i3 to a much more capable i5
Looks great! but I agree with Dylan2749, for this price point you could easily be running atleast an i5 with a GTX 1080. To each his/her own but for me I would have gone with a cheaper case, fans, and SSDs and put the money saved into the CPU and GPU where you will really feel it. For the money it's hard to beat the Fractal Meshify C (often on sale for $80) and then you can go with an excellent air cooler like the Dark ROck Pro 4 for $80.
ahh yes. When I added my build the dark rock pro 4 was not in the cpu cooler database on here yet so I had to add as a custom part. I almost went with the non-tinted glass version of the meshify c but decided to go stay with the dark; loving the build so far
thanks! I decided to go with something a little less flashy. RGB is cool but overdone.
I am in the US. It was barely promoted at all. I had been watching for it for a long time and then it suddenly popped up. The product page on newegg didn't even have any pictures until a few days ago. Also, it shows as sold out now. Mounting it was a breeze! Still not quite as easy as a Noctua but I had no trouble with it at all. They include a nice screwdriver to make things even easier. I am very happy with it. I used the Noctua D15 in my last built and it was great but by the time you spend $$ to get the chromax fans and covers (to make it look so much better) you almost double the cost. I will post temps soon but after 2 weeks of use I am sitting around 23 degrees at idle and maxing out at 56 degrees at full load (while running handbrake); very impressed with it
nope, I ended up selling the RX 480 and getting a GTX 1070 (before the prices blew up). Performance wise I have not been happy with AMD cards
I am still looking for the video/article from gamers nexus. higher temps and lower core clock are the exact things I ran into. using the extension cable alone can cause the lower clock speed issues; so yes looks great but not worth trading off temps/performance
vertical mounts look great but they are overall a bad idea; mainly for temps. Gamer's Nexus covered this in length. I would never recommend it and would only consider it with a reference style card
500GB is my hard drive not my RAM but when I completed this build RAM prices were way lower than they are now. I was able to get 16GB of used DDR4 memory for $89.99 at that time but now that same memory goes for close to $200. Unfortunately right now is a TERRIBLE time to build a gaming pc as memory and GPU prices are at an all time high because of shortages and mining :-(
yes but you can also find a 1080 for less than a 1070 Ti
to be honest I no longer have this exact build; I have moved into a Corsair 570X and I am using a Dark Rock Pro 3 air cooler that has been out-performing my AIO cooler and is MUCH quieter
hmm not sure, I don't remember seeing that option
plug the pump into the CPU fan header and the other fans directly into the H100i via the supplied cable. Go into bios and make sure that the CPU fan header is set to full speed
I use a small OC with my 7700K and if you plan to OC I would recommend deliding. It drops temps considerably. I was not super comfortable doing it myself so I had a friend (who had done it several times) help me with it and the results have been great. It can be nerve wrecking for sure though! I hear the 8700K runs a little cooler than the 7700K so you might want to consider that (if you can find one). From what I have read the 8700K does not really need to be delided like the 7700K does
are you talking case or all components? The S340 Elite and non-Elite are both good cases but have some downfalls (main one being airflow). If you are looking for a good case with better airflow and outstanding build quality I would recommend something from Fractal Design; great cases with lots of options for cooling. I am moving this build to a Corsair 570x right now. It is not a perfect case but has way better airflow and cooling capabilities (but is more expensive for sure) Fractal has some nice options around $100 with better cooling and sound dampening
thanks! yeah, I have built in the S340 Elite before and a Kraken X62 works perfectly but then GPU temps tend to be higher. I had not done a black/blue build for awhile so I went with it. I like this built except for the corsair ML fans; they move a ton of air but are super loud
love that you stayed true to your color theme for EVERYTHING! very nice!
looks very nice but a few things. If you are going all out with the 1080ti you should seriously consider a monitor with g-sync (makes a big difference) or at the very least something better than 60hz. 4K @ 60Hz is nice but 2K @ 120hz+ is way nicer. Also, no i7 with that 1080ti? For both productivity and gaming an Acer Predator X34 (34in ultrawide with 3440 x 1440 resolution, gsync, and 100hz) is great. For me I can say that 100hz+ is much better than 4K @60hz. All that horse power with your 1080ti is almost wasted when you are stuck at 60fps on your display... just my 2 cents
hmm, interesting choice. I am confident that you would get better temps using the front as intake and the top/back as exhaust. hot air rises...
no worries! and actually this is far from my first build; I have done probably 25 this year alone. It's a hobby for me and I love helping friends put systems together (it's addicting)
sure, with the right components you can pull off a red/black/white build. my motherboard actually has a red led on it but since I was going for just black and white I disabled it
thanks! I will try to add pics with the system on, the fans look great
thanks! I have had to contact Phanteks support before too and they are very quick/easy to work with!
thanks! yeah it's very fast; loving it so far
very nice! I am very interested in the Cooler Master H500P (can't wait for it to come out at the end of September)
end up switching cases? I am in the processing of moving to the new Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE. Great airflow, tempered glass, rgb rans, and white interior. It seems solid so far
i love how clean it looks. At first I was going to disable the red leds on the motherboard but it actually makes for a nice patriotic theme with the white case and blue lights on the Kraken and GTX 1080
good deal; I rushed on the pictures but overall I am very happy with this build!
yes, I actually did end up doing just that; helps a bit
very very cool; turned out great!!
not bad but they were around 72 degrees. I actually ended up adding a 120mm fan on the bottom as intake and it seems to help keep the GPU under 70 now
no problem! I am glad it was helpful to you. When installing the X62 you need to kinda turn it into place but it fits without any issues; amazing temps too!
I bought it used from a friend; I know it was a great deal!!
Also, the gpu temps are what scare me, CPU temps are good with the single fan on the d15
I had a h100i v2 in my previous build and I was not impressed with the performance especially with the pump noise; the noctua is much quieter
A little but not much; I believe the fan is meant to be slightly raised like this because it is centered on the fin stack
nice! you will enjoy it I am sure, building is a lot of fun. What resolution are you going to be gaming at? 1080p? If so then yes this setup can likely handle those games on Ultra but from experience I can say that I would highly recommend a GTX 1070 over an Rx 580 especially because you can't get a good price on any AMD cards right now but also because the 1070 is just a better performing card and lately I have not had great experiences with AMD cards as of late. I actually sold this 580 and bought a GTX 1070 and at 1080p it can definitely handle ultra. I use an Acer Predator G-Sync monitor and I game at 1440p and I get around (or over) 60fps on most games on High/Ultra. If you have the money for it I highly recommend G-Sync as it makes up for most drops in frame rates and gaming is so smooth
thanks! this case was a joy to build in
thanks! the fans are growing on me too
thanks! this is my favorite case right now. I was tempted to go with the Corsair 570X but decided the Evolv was the best option; I am not disappointed
for sure; yeah the GPU situation right now is like nothing I have ever seen. super crazy
noise levels are actually quite good. I have this on my desk near my monitor and the noise does not bother me. This case has sound dampening and you can tell. Also, for this case I would HIGHLY recommend a FE (or other blower style) card because of the tight space/limited airflow to the GPU. With that said I wish you the best of luck finding a GPU right now that is not ridiculously overpriced because of the current cryptocurrency mining craze that is driving GPU prices through the roof!
yeah, as mentioned in the title for the build :-)
not when it's used for mining...