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Project Mjölnir (updated)

by jscott0524

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60 Comments

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Date Published

June 20, 2018

Date Built

June 19, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

46.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

48.0° C

Description

This is an updated build from my previous one Originally built this PC for gaming but lately it's been used for hardcore college. So not much has changed from my previous build as far as hardware goes besides I went from an EVGA 1080 to a ROG Strix 1080. The EVGA was really noisey. But other than that I decided to do some modding. I first started by painting my GPU shroud. I put some trust in my skills (or lack of) and it turned out way better than I expected. From there I decided to paint my all black meshify c, white (yes, I'm aware there's a white meshify c version). The only problem with that is I had to take my PC apart and prep for paint. I just masked all the areas where I didn't want paint and sprayed a couple layers and it turned out really well. Unfortunately it took longer than expected and ended up getting behind on college, oh well. Priorities. I then took up the task of sleeving my PCIE cables. People... just buy them already sleeved. It was extremely time consuming, frustrating, and monotonous. In the end I saw it through and remained victorious with only a couple burns and finger tip lacerations. I was happy with the results in the end and it was a fun experience. Also I'm stuck with rainbow puke RGB for the moment since Trident z ram and Aura software work like garbage together.

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McKazou 4 points 9 months ago

I like the effort you've done in this ! Great job ! I really like the fact you repaint pretty mutch everythings in white. What paint did you use ? Did you notice thermal changes using white paint ?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Thank you! I haven't noticed any thermal changes at all, I made sure to apply only a few thin coats to the mesh. The paint that I used was Krylon indoor/outdoor flat white. I know a lot of people that use engine enamel spray paint but it it dries really thick and the temperatures aren't high enough to be concerned with the paint melting.

Just_Chilling 1 point 14 days ago

I heard if you paint your mesh blue you get at least 10°C temps drop.

Grime720 4 points 9 months ago

still dont understand why factual design dont just sell a full white variant rather than half white and half black one.

full white looks way better

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I agree!

bbogle86 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

Looks great! If I had tried this I probably would have gunked up half the mesh with the paint and killed the airflow but yours looks like it came out clean. Nice work.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah, I made sure i didn't do that. I applied very few coats on the mesh.

kenlao 2 points 9 months ago

got a video on how you paint the gpu?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pcONPiU_M this is the video that I referenced

NeoBlue 2 points 9 months ago

I have the same case but in white, but I don't know how to take off the PSU shroud lol, also how did you paint the case/GPU shroud? Any tips on the process? It's a nice build! :' )

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I bought the black meshify awhile back then not long after the white one come out but I had planned to paint the case white anyways. As far as painting a ROG Strix shroud, it's really simple. only like a couple screws and one wire to unplug. Here's the video that I referenced when doing it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pcONPiU_M

Vairfoley 29 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Gorgeous. Great work.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you! I literally put some blood (darn motherboard heat shroud is sharp), sweat and tears into it haha.

Arminecraft 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

This case never disappoints

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Love this case. Before this case I had the nzxt s340 elite. It's a nice case but I wanted something that was a little more compact. Plus it has really good airflow.

IrishWristwatch 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Very clean. I always like builds that utilize all of the space and are well balanced. Nice job!

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you!

FracturedVision 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Oh that is fantastic! Your paint job was so good you actually had me thinking "There's a white Meshify C now?". Cabling is really well done too.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Thank you!

jjdk 2 points 9 months ago

how did you manage to fit the radiator and fans with tall G.skill Trident Z ram.? Fractal says max 40mm and the ram is 44mm. I really want a top mounted radiator like yours but have been told to just put a air cooler in there since my Asus strix 1080ti is to long.

Any feedback on the top mounted rad will be much appreciated

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

So I barely had enough room. My fan kinda sits a little bit on the edge of the top of my RAM. I'll update a picture of it and message you back So you can see.

jjdk 1 point 9 months ago

Thx for feedback :)

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I updated with a picture of the ram and aio. As you can see I barely had enough room.

CalvinJay432 1 point 7 months ago

Does it fit properly?? or is it dangerous?? please answer i really want a top rad cause my gpu is too long

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

It fits properly and it's not dangerous. However My radiator touches the very top of my RAM

TooManyGs 2 points 9 months ago

But... but my PC is Mjolnir... which is the real one?...

looks at your 1080 and back at my 660

Yours is Mjolnir... +1

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Hahaha thank you!

ggggovi 2 points 9 months ago

amazing build!

I actually did practically the exact same thing with my case except i could not get the front io out if the shroud thingy behind the mesh. How did you do that ? Plus i did not paint the top. I did the little brackets where the GPU goes white.

Plus what paint did you use on the graphics card. i was going to go with Plasti Dip but i am not sure if i like it. You have to put like 10 coats on.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The front io was really frustrating to take off. The main part where the power button and usb inputs are wasn't too bad, only a couple of screws. But there's two blue leds on the right that are like hot glued in. Those were really annoying to put back together. I was going to go with plasti dip but I know sometimes it can lay on thick so I just went with some Krylon flat white indoor outdoor. It worked really well and it dries really fast.

ggggovi 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah, thats why i gave up on the front io. Almost broke it while trying too.

Does that paint do anything to the GPU ? Also what would you think about putting enamel on the graphics card.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yeah it definitely takes time and patience. I thought about using enamel but I wanted to go for a more flat look and not really a glossy look but other than that I would probably use enamel. I also wasn't really worried about temperatures effecting the paint since they don't get hot enough. I know some people use engine enamel paint but I really don't think it's necessary for the temperatures the GPU produces.

ggggovi 1 point 9 months ago

Ok

The main thing i am worried about the paint insulting the GPU.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah it's one of those things were you contemplate on doing it or not, at least I did. Even when I sprayed the paint the first time I was like , oh no what have I done but then I was like hey, it actually looks better than I thought. It's definitely a leap of faith.

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caument 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Every time I see this case in a build I get more excited to finish my own work-in-progress. Nice work! Personally, I like the mix of black and white on the stock case, but this is a work of art.

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you!

AlphaArtax 2 points 9 months ago

How many led stripes do you use? I see well inside the case, the tempered glass is the dark version?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Yes it's the dark version. I don't have an LED strip yet but I do plan on getting one

Arthurashr 2 points 9 months ago

Was it time comsuming painting the mesh? I guess it was hard. Good job +1

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

The mesh wasn't that time consuming but painting and masking the rest of the case was.

Arthurashr 1 point 8 months ago

I REALLY liked dat mesh, well done

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

carbonnerve 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

NGL, I thought that was a new color option for the Meshify C. It looks that good.

Sick build my man!

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks!

jjdk 1 point 9 months ago

How did you get the radiator to fit with tall ram?

Subsonic1127 1 point 9 months ago

how are your cpu and gpu temps with that aio setup?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

No difference from when I had the aio mounted on the front. Honestly it might even run a little bit cooler.

AidanRiches 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Looks amazing man,love the colours!

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thank you!

Sykotyk0 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome build!! Love the customization on this as it makes it unique. I am actually going this same case and video card for my build. I would love to do front mount radiator but it seems impossible with this graphics card and this case. Have you given it a shot? I know for a fact the top mount wont fit with the Corsair Vengeance RAM that I am using. Thank you in advance !

kaiminamoto 1 point 6 months ago

Check out Bitwit's video regarding the front mount. It's possible. :)

g3rr01 1 point 7 months ago

Nice!

CalvinJay432 1 point 7 months ago

Does the RAM fit without touching the radiator?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

the radiator touches the very top of my RAM

CalvinJay432 1 point 7 months ago

Nice build

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks

CalvinJay432 1 point 7 months ago

Does the RAM fit without touching the radiator?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

it does fit but the radiator touches the very top of my RAM.

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kaiminamoto 1 point 6 months ago

Is it a lot harder to clean because of the matte finish?

jscott0524 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 6 months ago

Yeah, its a little harder but a damp paper towel usually works well.

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