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Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: NZXT Vulcan Salvaged

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

So far I've been running this build at stock. But this CPU (Ryzen 1700) however was overclocked before I transferred it. Highest valid overclock for this CPU was 4.1ghz and 3333 ram. And 4.0 and 3200 ram for stress and benchmark testing. What's really great about this CPU is that if I downclock just a little bit to 3.8ghz, it only needs 1.22v. So for this build using the B350 Motherboard, the 3.8 overclock 1.22v will probably work best. Cooling will not be a problem with the 140mm Noctua cooler.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: NZXT Vulcan Salvaged

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I really wanted to make use of the side panel feature. There are 2 140mm fans on the CPU doing push-pull and directing air for the exhaust.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: NZXT Vulcan Salvaged

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: NZXT Vulcan Salvaged

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe same but I’ve had it and used it for a long time.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And I’m actually working on rebuilding this case right now lol.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, most of the parts or brands have other alternatives as long as they are compatible.

The motherboard and CPU are the important foundations that must match. For example a Ryzen CPU needs to fit to a motherboard with the AM4 socket. Just check each part to make sure they are compatible.

This case (Aerocool Dreambox) is hard to recommend to first time pc builders. Its very time consuming to build. It is also not very stable - more of like a hobby project. If you need a stable and safe computer, buy a traditional enclosed case.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps were very good. 3.8 in mid 60s and 4.0 mid 70s with Prime 95. I currently changed my setup now, with different MB and cooler. But i believe those were the temps. 1st generation Ryzen is not limited by temps, it just hits a wall and wont go past once u hit a certain overclock limit.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You’ll like my previous build then with the Knights Radiant symbol https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yrZ8TW

Currently working on version 2 :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You're welcome!

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is held by a bracket that is attached by 2 screws to the case. There are 3 height screw points, so you can move it higher or lower by a few inches. But if you really want to move all the way down you will have to drill 2 screw holes yourself.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It may suffocate the psu if you flip. But you could try and test it. The PSU is slightly raised due to rubber pads on the case. Or you could drill some holes at the back to give some more airflow to the psu.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Its actually not very noisy. My PWM settings run the fan at 30% up to 50C temperature. Then only when it gets hotter than 50C do the fans start to slowly speed up. The CPU cooler also has only 1 fan.

Its the hard drives at the front sometimes makes the noise. I had to find quiet hard drives.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I use it for home office and photo editing. As far as games, currently I play Witcher 3 at 1440p 2k. With a mix of Ultra and High settings I can maintain 60-70 fps. I also tried a GTX1070 which is a more expensive card, and it runs 70-80fps with the same settings. I use a Benq 60hz monitor, so the Fury is more than adequate and a better price.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the Fury in April 2017 before the mining boom. $174 Used, on Ebay ;) then I unlocked the Bios to a Fury X.

But this GPU is expensive to buy now. Best to wait for the new Vega GPU and wait for other cards from AMD or NVIDIA to stabilize in pricing.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a Hard Drive Hot Swap Enclosure. Brand is IstarUsa.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

No. This case involves more difficulty because you have to design your own layout from scratch and assemble section by section and it can look different depending on your design. Whereas Thermaltake is a traditional case with a set layout with the frame mostly pre assembled. And you install parts to it. They have a similar open frame look though. It is helpful to look at various reviews for each case you are interested in.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 0 points

Just focus on pic#1 (front) and pic#9 (back) :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The Intel 750 ssd was free. It was a gift :) otherwise I would have used a faster single sided M2. The 2nd Intel 750 was just me messing around with trying a pair. I also like the look of the PCie SSD, as well as the heatsink that keeps it cool at only 27C max during load. The BPX M2 I tested reached 92C and throttled. Thats too hot for me. Samsung M2 might maintain temperature better than BPX though. But the Intel 750 will still run cooler.

I use one Intel 750 as primary drive, and the second for daily differential backups using Macrium software. I also have an M2 as a spare disk.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

Pros:

1) You can build a truly unique and customized case. You can use clear panels or aluminum mesh to finish enclosing your case.

2) There are different ways to mount things, as long as you are creative and explore different methods. Like you can insert screws upside down in the grooves and lock them into place with nuts. Nylon 6-32 screws work great because you can bend the head of the screws into the grooves and use the screws to mount things like fans.

3) The measurements are very accurate and they all fit together great once you figure out the right combination of parts to use.

4) The components are robust and good quality.

There are also some Cons:

1) Time consuming and you need patience. There are a LOT of screws, so try an electric screwdriver otherwise your wrists will ache from all the screw turning.

2) The parts included are just barely enough quantity and you can't make it too complicated or you will run out of parts.

3) It is a lot of work to take apart and rebuild sections if you need to modify or correct something. If you do have to take apart joint sections, just loosen and don't remove the screws, then pull the rods apart. Leaving the loose screws in place saves you time when putting back.

Overall the experience of building with this case is very rewarding.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks all!

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Journey before destination!

Hey check out my last year's stormlight build ;)

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yrZ8TW

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the case at Amazon :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Bridge 4

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Just simple spray paint. Paint 1 layer, let dry, then spray paint another layer.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Middle Class.

I sell most of my old parts and try to also buy used or discounted parts. With that said, I have already sold some of the parts from this build and finishing up a new AMD Ryzen build. Will post pictures of the new build soon.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

For X99 I had to slightly trim the top fins of the RAM using a Nibbler tool, so that the C1 cooler could fit over the RAM. For z170 you may be able to just turn the cooler away from the RAM and not have to cut.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The specified vertical clearance of the case is only approx 3.3 inches. So your sound card would be too tall. However since the card is not too heavy you can try a pci riser cable or angled adapter. I dont know if this will affect sound quality though.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The top fans are non-led, but glossy white. The Nzxt lighting is being nicely reflected :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's only temporary, I am waiting for Polaris. But anyway I was inpressed with this temporary card. This overclocked Sapphire version gives me 35 fps on Witcher 3 at 1440p high settings. Going to upgrade soon.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. By default a slim 360 radiator will fit at the top. This should be enough for moderate water cooling. But you can fit a thicker radiator if you drill your own screw holes and not use the thick top fan insert.

I am actually in the process of trying water cooling. Since I already modified and cut the panel behind the gpu I am able to fit a 2nd 240mm radiator for a 360 and 240 rad setup.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the case at Performance-pcs.com They are my other go to place for hard to find computer parts. At that time Newegg did not have any in stock.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great! My favorite books/author of late.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone for the feedback! :)

I added more pics of the mods, since there were questions about it. I added pictures of the Intake Fan mod, PSU Mod with wiring, and RAM paint mod.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The decal on the hdd cage is the emblem for the Knights Radiant - from the book series Stormlight Archives / The Way of Kings. I bought it at the author's webstore (BrandonSanderson.com) :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and make sure the PSU is discharged before opening, by leaving unplugged for several minutes and pushing the power buton several times.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi modding the PSU fan is probably moderate effort. You do ruin the warranty by opening the PSU. This particular one had a proprietory 4 pin connector on the PSU board. I had to cut the wires and trace/compare the wiring of the original fan. The sequence and color of wires were not the same. You can peel the back label of the original fan and see what wire is labeled "+" "-" and then where the wires go into the connector. The 3rd and 4th wire on the fan are usually rpm and PWM.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, very light workload now :) document and photo editing. I used to do more before the family/kids came along :)

However, the X99 motherboard & Intel SSD was a gift from my Dad, so I sold my Skylake I5 build and completed this X99 system for personal reasons. I updated the prices on the part list, because I bought most of the parts on sale, or open box, or refurbished. So if you are comfortable buying/troubleshooting used parts, it is a good way to save money. CPU was only $290 open box on ebay. Cryorig Cooler only $35 demo item. Corsair PSU refurb for $89 - which was good since I ruined the warranty by replacing the fan.

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The decal on the hdd cage is the emblem for the Knights Radiant - from the book series Stormlight Archives / The Way of Kings. I bought it at the author's webstore (BrandonSanderson.com) :)

Comment reply on sydefekt's Completed Build: Stormlight

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, this case comes with a Lian Li PCI riser cable. The quality can vary with different cables, but this one is very high quality and the cable costs $75 by itself! Fortunately the case comes with 1 riser cable already :)

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