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I built this pc to be a beast for anything and to be silent while doing it... I did originally want everything to coordinate but decided practicality with cooling and silence was more important and basically threw the color scheme out the window with the nh-d15. I do gaming from shadow of mordor, and rpg style games to 144 fps gaming on league of legends and dota.. Also do alot of photoshop and Adobe premier (hence the 6700k). I would go back and pick up some faster / more stable ram if I had it to do over as I believe it is what is causing instability past 4.6 ghz. I would also recommend the evga 650 g2 if you are looking for modular cables, it is also known to have less v droop and just generally be of a higher quality than the g posted on this parts list. In the screen shots you will see 4.6 ghz.. Don't try to run 4.6 at this voltage.. It won't work... It was stable with cpu usage only but when I opened a game I got constant crashes and had to increase voltage because the Gpu caused v droop. Everything except those few minor things are great.

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  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Love these CPU cooler bigger than motherboard builds

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha.. Gotta keep that cpu cool.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, super nice and clean build, just wished that you went with the EVGA GS or G2 series but otherwise, AMAZING. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree... Going to post my wife's build within a week.. She has the 550g2... The nex 650g was a good 20 bucks less when I bought and I didn't really look into reviews until I noticed v-droop.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and clean gaming machine.

Thumbs up.+1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

For your gpu temps, what percentage in fan speed? The case isn't very GPU friendly in terms of temps, and I assume you have it set to ludicrous speeds. Also, were the temps taken with all panels ON?

I plan on doing a similar build, but with a hybrid or liquid GPU, and BeQuiet DRP3 or Cryorig R1 tower cooler. I just don't trust this case with air cooled GPUs, without it sounding like a turbine engine. I also don't want an AIO CPU cooler, since this case is fine on CPU temps with a tower cooler, and I like the aesthetics of tower coolers.

Thanks for posting the build, as there can NEVER be too many beefy tower cooler setups with the Evolv ITX. They stand out against the countless AIO CPU cooler setups.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea... Everything is stock on the Gpu... Only thing I changed is fans turn on much sooner than 60 degrees... It boosts to 1986 itself so I don't really see a need to oc.. The thermal throttling on the card doesn't happen till 82, and I only play on 1080p 144hz monitor anyways so no need to mess with it... You could go tower cooler plus a hybrid Gpu on the front top fan maybe although it might look a little strange. I honestly just didn't like how cramped the case was with an aio liquid cooler.. Just looks squished... Also Temps and noise was very similar with the noctua... Thing I didn't like it's not as aesthetic with rgb led and brown fans.. But I can deal.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah "The Beast" we meet again :) :) :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang there have been a pot load of EVOLV builds recently. I do really like those cases.

MITX +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I just love how you can fit this cooler in that case... Nice build!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Forget the computer.. give me some of those Orange Sticks! Beautiful build thou, I'm currently building one in the larger Evolv Tempered Glass edition. Did realize just how small the original case was!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The original was actually the came as your tempered glass version (atx) this is just a smaller cheaper variation, I would love to do a build in a tempered glass case but I prefer smaller, also don't want to have to change out Motherboards and what not..

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

My bad, I thought the original Evolv case was the Mini, then the ATX original, then Tempered version. Oh well. I was lucky and got a TG version for just over $100 since it was Open Box and on sale. But since it was open box it was missing two stock fans that came with it, so I'm waiting for a set of Thermaltake 140mm RGB fans to come in before I do the build. Honestly after seeing the sheer size of this case I'm glad I didn't go for a full size case. Its huge... my next case will be a lot smaller

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

May i ask what fan your using for intake and exhaust

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Its NF-P14S REDUX-1200 PWM.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I am planning a build with this case, cooler and the motherboard. Was it hard to install the 25mm high exhaust fan with the massive NH-D15? Nice build by the way?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I had to take apart the frame of the case but if you install the mobo then cables, then fan, then nh-d15 last it shouldn't be too bad.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip. I finally built my machine yesterday.Done in that order it was actually not bad.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, Im thinking about something similar. Does the front fan of the NH-D15 clear the 24-pin MB connector okay without pushing up and hitting the case?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It is kind of tight, install it before the nh-d15 and you should be fine, also you can raise the fan on the outside of the cooler a bit. Low profile memory is a must though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you be able to help me out? I'm trying to figure out the wires from the case to the motherboard, I have one left and I dont know where to put it! heelpp!! :P

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice setup, I was wondering if the case fans you're using are the Noctua's NF-P14 Redux 140mm, cause they look really good.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

They are at that.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Great build first off. But I have a quick question you may be able to help me with. The RAM: How is it working for you so far? Did you XMP to run at advertised speeds? When you did, did you see increased performance?

Just looking to find out as I want to use this on my first professional build, but I'm worried being that they are cheaper then the standard Enthusiast Corsair RAM with the heat spreaders.

+1 for your build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the super late response.. You have probably already built yours.. I haven't had a problem getting rated speeds and never actually ran it at 2133, therefor I don't know if you would have any type of increased performance... I would probably go for the corsair sticks if they were the same price. Only thing I noticed is when I overcooked the 6700k to over 4.6 ghz I seemed to be having memory instability so I'm not sure if that's due to the memory itself of the controller on the cpu or what.. But it's something to consider I suppose.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

These parts are almost exactly what I have in my build. Nice Job!

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