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My work / procrastination rig.

†Load temps for the CPU are from Cinebench R15 and Unigine Superposition at 4K settings for the graphics card. Posted data from HWiNFO64 were gathered after both benchmarks were performed.


UPDATES - 09/2018

  • Swapped 1TB + 2TB drives for a single 2TB M.2 + 4TB external backup.
  • Exchanged fans (+efficient, +quieter)
  • Switched keyboard (+brand whoring)
  • New headset & speakers
  • Curved glass panel installed.
  • Added shiny 24+8 pin cables.
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  • 29 months ago
  • 5 points

~consume enhance replicate~

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Very jealous of that 1080Ti AIO, must be a solid card to play with.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid indeed. I chose this card because I didn't want to deal with the hassles of sli. Worth it imo.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you. You have inspired me to make my SIVA themed pc. I’m going to 3D print out the siva chunks to look like they’re growing on the case.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

You should replace that skull fan cover with a SIVA one :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm looking around for such a thing. Soon.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you played Density 2 yet?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Almost done with the campaign with my warlock. Enjoying it very much so far.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Gonna run the raid tonight.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Go get'em guardian!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

how are those headphones i'm thinking of getting 'em

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I used them for a good month before getting speakers. Very comfortable, sound is good for gaming, and passable for music. The equalizer in CUE works pretty good too if you want to tune it further. The fact that it's compatible with consoles attracted me the most. The Dolby surround is a neat feature that I appreciate while gaming but I switch it off for music.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

okay i'm going to use it mostly for gaming so i'm gonna get them. Thank you for telling me how they are!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Both of us have the same motherboard. It's good right? XD also I'm also a massive evga fan with my PSU and GPU from them but I was uncertain about the aio for a sec so I got a corsair one because of their great customer support ( even though evgas is amazing too )

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Your build is like the overclocked version of my rig.

1700 --> 1700X

1080 --> 1080ti

EVGA G3 --> P2 PSU

WD Blue 250GB SATA SSD --> WD Blue 1TB NVMe SSD

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the monitor? I've heard lots of criticism for the Dell 27"

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

No dead pixels on arrival, no BLB, no color banding, and does what it says on the box. No complaints.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

NICE!! How well do you rec the 1080 ti ftw3 hybrid? I just got mine today. I'm thinking about returning it and going with an open loop system since I'm thinking about getting an ek-kit p360 for the 8700k. I might as well add a loop for gnu.

Unless that aio gnu is good enough, I'll just stick to the aio.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The only con I have to say about the card's aio is EVGA's software doesn't allow you to control the pump speed. Seeing how you're already introducing an open loop system for your cpu, I think it would be a smart idea to expand that further to graphics card and even your motherboard. In fact, in my opinion, I think you might be better off going with something like the Asus 1080Ti Poseidon

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you.

Is the pump speed a problem? Or just having that ability would be nice?

Still on the fence at the moment. $10 restocking fee if I return the gpu.

Are you going to overclock gpu? If so, you think temps will stay low with the AIO and fan?

Poseidon is crazy expensive right now. Lol. But there are other options.

Thank you for your help!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

At this price range, I expect full control over something I bought with my own money. But the nice thing about being able to lower the pump speed is you're able to lower the noise levels. As I'm currently doing on my cpu cooler. I think you're time is better spent elsewhere other than overclocking any 1080Ti. They already clock near it's maximum speed and there insn't much headroom to benefit imo.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey bud! Love this build, and I'm trying to recreate it on the budget. Are most of the things listed in "Other" purely aesthetic and non-essential? Please and thank you.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah they're mostly aesthetic and non-essential. If I had to restrict the "other" category to just the necessary, I would limit it to the magnetic filter (open case - no filter for psu), pci-e riser cable (the included riser cable for this case sucked supposedly), and the 4 to 3 pin adapter for the gpu (this graphics card only supports 3 pin).

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help!

Is there a specific magnetic filter and 4-to-3 adapter you enjoy using?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome :) No preference, went with a thermaltake filter for uniformity and a generic 4-to-3 adapter I found on amazon.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again for the help! So I did the dumbest thing and tried to match the AS Rock 370 Pro with a Core i7-7700K. If I replaced the motherboard and cpu with the Aorus Gaming 370 and Core i7-8700k, do you think the rest of the build would still work? Please and thanks.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely should. You might want to consider what your specific needs are first however. The 8700K has 2 more cores which improves it's performance over it's predecessor, the 7700K (6 cores vs 4 cores). That said, 8700K stock is scarce and the price has inflated to reflect that. So unless you're dead set on having the latest tech or are intent on streaming, you can save yourself a hefty chunk of cash by sticking with the 7700K and use that for other better components (gpu, ssd, m.2, etc). Hope this helps and best of luck!

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  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

How easy was wall mounting this case? And how do you even do so? Love the Destiny 1 theme, wish that D2 lived up to the hype

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredibly easy in terms of application because of the vesa mounts. Works fine using a generic TV bracket I found on Amazon. Just make sure the bracket is rated to hold more than what the pc weighs.

That said, it's a juggling act of expensive equipment if you decide to mount it yourself. I would recommend a 2nd person to help (or catch) a fully built system. If you haven't been neglecting the gym like I have, then you should have no problem at all!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet, thank you so much! Fight forever Guardian!

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful PC, which framerate do you get on GTA?

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Running the in-game GTAV benchmark using the settings recommended in this comment, I averaged 73.6 fps. Only change I made to the linked recommended settings was increasing the resolution to 1440p.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you paint your GPU or does it normally come like that?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope that's how it came out of the box. Only thing I added were the custom aio sleeves.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! The card appears to he darker than the photos suggests. I like your build a lot.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing looking build. I was thinking of picking up the p3 (had ordered it and then canceled it yesterday) but saw the GPU limit at 280mm. I have 3 FTW3 hybrids with push pull fans set up on each. Do you think there is room for three of the FTW3s on the P3 with how far they push into the radiator area?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I look forward to seeing this completed. Unfortunately however I don't think the case will be able to accommodate a third FTW3, especially with push/pull on each rad. Adding a second seems feasible, if you're comfortable with how tight/taught space and cabling will be. Might be possible with the SC2 version though, as they're closer to reference card length and depending on the case orientation. I suggest giving the Thermaltake p5 and p7 more thought, especially the latter. For example, you can mount all three FTW3 rads on one side and have ample real estate to rock a monster cooler for your cpu on the other.

Keep in mind, I say all of this with the assumption that hard modding the case (i.e. dremelling, 3D printing rad brackets) is not an option. Anything is possible with enough determination (and funds). Don't let your dreams be dreams...

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, thanks for the advice. Love the positive attitude!!

Yea, i have a case that is almost perfect, just need 1/2 inch more clearance between my last pci slot and my psu to make the 3rd card fit. I am looking for another case to avoid trying to modify a case to make it work.

I looked at the p5 and p7. The p5 looks like its to big for my hybrids to reach from the motherbord to the proper mounting points (at least to look balanced) and the P7 is similar, just that much more space to fill to look right.

Thanks again!!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I added my build if you want to see how it turned out.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to get a seperate bracket for the AIO?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. Just used the vertical mounting kit that came provided with this case.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry I should have specified i meant a am4 bracket for the cpu cooler

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yeah that was included with the cooler too,

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

lowkey amazing palcement for the pc it looks amazing good job

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

It would look alot better with the Msi GTX 1080 ti with the red leds on it.

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