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New builds for my girlfriend and I. We both needed an upgrade to the latest and greatest, but we also wanted to downsize to builds that would fit on our desk, all the while not compromising on cooling, noise, performance, and features. Hence the Cerberus X was the choice of case, allowing full ATX motherboard and power supply as well as custom water cooling with two 240mm radiators, in a comparatively small size. Thanks for looking!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 21 points

Relationship goals

  • 3 months ago
  • 6 points

Yes. My woman wants $700 shoes and I want to do a $700 computer upgrade. The thing is she'll use the hell out of the computer and I can't wear her shoes.

  • 3 months ago
  • 18 points

Not with that attitude

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Maybe you could... Donate your toes?????

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

nice one...

  • 4 months ago
  • 12 points

Your clones are very impressive, you must be very proud.

  • 4 months ago
  • 6 points

Dang, missed a chance to title these as "Clone Troopers" or the like. Thanks though!

  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

The correct reply would have been: "I'm just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just like the simulations

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Clean build, +1. GREAT to see more PCPP members building in the Sliger Cerberus. Q: how did you mount the addressable RGB strips? The effect looks very cool.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, RGB strips are magnetized directly to chassis.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

My thoughts are; Good to see you and your GF got the same ! Great decision. You two don't mess around with the parts and I assume it is all needed.

What does concern me on this build is the small (but nice) case. Having a 9900K suggests that you may be overclocking and your radiators are exhausting into the case.... is that correct ? If so, what are your temps inside the case(s) ?

I applaud the decision to go with M.2 Drives but this is why I am wondering about the heat.

Oh, this is so neatly done it is impressive but you can't see inside (no windows) …. were the Cable Mod cables/ accessories needed ?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Usually, I am concerned about air flow as well, but this case will do just fine with all intake. All exhaust will find it's way through the top because air is being pushed in an upward and towards the rear direction, allowing the "heat naturally rises" theory to be taken into consideration. You'd have to find that balance though, where the fans are not pushing too hard and recirculating most the air. I would just make sure the bottom fans are on double what the front intake are. Honestly, he could probably keep the front intake on minimum speeds and increase the bottom to full rpm under loads, and be fine. Dust though, well, there is no solution to that even in the best air flow cases.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That makes a whole lot of sense !

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont really know the temperature inside the case, havent had any issues yet. I have only see the SSDs get to arround 40 when PC is under load, hope that isnt an issue.

About the cables I had them left over from previous builds/mistakes, plus the cable mod cables can make it easier to bend in tight spaces for tighter builds like. But most importantly it still looks cool in the pictures, and I feel good knowing it looks good the inside, like a nice looking engine bay under the hood. I didn't get backplates for the GPUs because for that reason (n window) but now I kinda regret it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice build.... you can add backplates if you need to.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it is probably working great, 1 or 2 exhaust fans would probably help him the most. Don't look like theres room though!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Those Corsair fans have very high static pressure. I'm sure with 4 intake, that air is getting pushed out of the other open vents.

M.2 drives won't suffer, I'm sure those fans are generating enough airflow, and usually those things have heatsinks attached to them to spread the heat throughout the motherboard.

Stock PSU cables are so ugly, I would upgrade just because.

But then again, let's hear from the system builder. :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good thoughts about the fan set-up but I'm always concerned about small cases. So you are telling me you would swap out the flat black cables even when there isn't a glass side panel ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol yup and I know it's pointless, but I just like the way it looks. Even when I open it up.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

I was just curious because it looks so tight.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

these builds are perfection. One happy PCMR member right here

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Now this is amazing. I wish you made triplets and sent one to me XD

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

please leave ur GF and take me :D

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Twins!

+1, congrats on the feature.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice looking builds! Congrats on feature Kwerpi! +2

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Almost no clearance between the CPU block and the PSU. Leak checking must've been a pain!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I did leak testing before installing the PSU :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, IDK why I didn't think of that...

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Feature Creatures +1! Hopefully you and your woman won't have twins anytime soon so you can enjoy these. THAT LAST PICTURE!!! : o

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

that soft tubing has me hard

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

identical or Irish twins?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the perfect size case, and setup. I love how you utilize the space perfectly, using convection as your means of exhaust, and 4 mag lev fans as intake fans. It is the perfect idea for a water cooling rig layed out like yours.

Right now, both me and my girlfriend have TT View 71 full tower rigs, side by side, and they are probably twice as big in total volume as your two cases.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and clean! +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

0.0! Sexy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I see a feature in the near future cause those are slick and clean!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Man those builds are incredible. Maximum cooling, smallest space. Very powerful. Doesn't get much better. :D!!!

I've should've consulted you before I did my build. I have to push my box around on wheels hahaha

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been downsizing since the first rig I built in a Cosmos II

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

why the custom cables if there's no window to view them through? :/

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

If i had a windows I would stare at my computer more than actually play games on it.

Really though, I had them left over from previous builds/mistakes, plus the cable mod cables can make it easier to bend in tight spaces for tighter builds like. But most importantly it still looks cool in pictures, and I feel good knowing it looks good the inside, like a nice looking engine bay under the hood. I didn't get backplates for the GPUs because I have no windows but now I kinda regret it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

+1. I don't have a bld post yet (still making adjustments), but I just purchased and built in the Cerberus BECAUSE I don't want to stare at my PC all day - it drives me insane noticing every detail and it distracts me from enjoying myself. A clean bld behind closed panels shows that you were thoughtful in your build. Thanks for posting, you've given me some ideas to execute on this weekend!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

you seriously do not need them with this build. It looks great. Actually, the look with no backplate is kinda sexy in this build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha i have a twin brother

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Which monitor do you use? Very clean build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I use an ultrawide 3440x1440 100Hz Acer X34, my gf uses a 2560x1440 165Hz Asus PG279Q.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it. Love the reason, love the build. I hope you have fun with them!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a shame there aren't any side windows to see the insides of those beauties

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on feature :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this the cost for 2 towers or just a mixed bag of costs?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It is the cost of one. Just double the price for both, since they use the exact same components.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Where is the exhaust fan? Are you using the power supply as exhaust?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No exhaust, air exists top and side vents naturally due to positive pressure.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really impressive.

Question: why go with the 960 EVO m.2 as opposed to the 970 EVO or 970 EVO Plus? Those 970s appears to be selling for quite a bit cheaper. Honestly curious.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I already had the 960 EVOs from our previous builds.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Or go 2x 500GB 970 Plus ($126 on amazon) Raid 0 double the speed, half the price

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't need that much SSD performance. Plus I thought RAID kinda ruined the point of NVMe. Is NVMe RAID even supported on Z390 motherboards?

Plus there are only 2 M.2 slots, and I would need a place for the storage drive, while trying to avoid extra cable for a SATA drive. Plus the read speeds on a 660p with NVMe are still superior to SATA drives.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I believe it's supported...but I'm not positive.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I can confirm that it is supported. I just completed my new build on Asus ROG Strix Z390I (mini-itx) and have configured 2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus for RAID 0.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The Twins has awoken!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the ZMT from EK, I've used the same in my custom loop build too!

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/wM7WGX

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build! I spent a long time considering the PC-O11D and a very similar build before settling on the Cerberus. Part of me still regrets it...

Are those both EK rads? I might have to consider another build...

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey mate, definitely loving the PC-011D - Hidden PSU is great and yep, both EK radiators, 360mm each. They fit perfectly in the case. Though I have seen three radiators in this case before as well but I thought that was certainly overkill :P

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow amazing builds! What case?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the most satisfying pre-build photo I've ever seen. +1(00000000)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad someone liked it! I like seeing those photos and thought I could do something special with double the boxes.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think this build could be done with a hybrid video card and a regular CPU AIO?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

100%! I actually considered it when I thought custom water cooling would be too much work and/or not fit. Unfortunately the only Hybrid GPU with a 240mm radiator is the EVGA 2080Ti Kingpin but that costs $1900! So I would suggest getting a G12 Bracket and an Kraken X52 or other compatible 240mm cooler.

Edit: Also beware of the height of pump/block for CPU as it has to fit under the PSU, some might be too tall, including all the NZXT Kraken X series.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is exactly the kind of knowledge share I was needing because I didn't want to scour the interwebs for all the info. Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, Gigabyte makes a 240 rad water cooled card but I doubt it would fit in this build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked it up and yeah you run into the problem where you can't fit 2x 240mm radiator because of the GPU length, which would defeat the purpose of getting a GPU with a 240mm radiator to begin with.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So I did a price comparison and with a 120 Rad GPU you only save $40 so probably not worth it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

did you build them side by side so they would have the same everything?! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought all components in multiples of 2, but then I built one system first, So I could figure out all the issues or extra parts I would need. Once the first one was done it only took me a day to build the second one.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like there isn't a lot of clearance between the res & the ram. Is LPX the only thing that you think will fit?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, there is very little room between the RAM and the pump bracket.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks. And what about the clearance between the PSU & CPU block? You've inspired me to make a build like this & I was thinking of using a monoblock, this one specifically, but it might be too tall.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Work!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you go with the double vented case or just the single vented side panel?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Both vented, mostly because when putting both PCs on the same desk, I wanted it to be symmetrical.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. This is my first time seeing this case, that's incredible. You did a fantastic job with the loop(s).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

why two tho

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

his and hers

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

ow that makes sense. super cool builds tho nice job!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

is there a drain valve here?

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Nope

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

This is probably my favourite build ever. Also, how are your thermals?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Decidedly “ok”. When pushing both CPU and GPU temps get up in the 80s and fans are definitely audible. In terms of noise one of the bigger issues is actually coil whine because so much of the case perforated.