Description

For this Gaming Beast i went for a god of water theme with blue/green Rgb and UV clear/blue coolant.

I have needed a bigger case than my meshify C for a while so i opted for the evolv X as it seemed the best option and after building in it, it was defiantly nice and elegant but thermals are still not great. i might end up laser cutting some shapes to the top and front panelsfor better thermals, i have already replaced the original front filter with a curved stainless steel fine mesh filter. So with all this case real estate i thought i should finally retry SLI after all these years and boy did it disappoint i got worse results in most games i tried except maybe ARMA 3 dont know what the problem was..... but it stutered and had lower Fps even farcry 5 was worse than with one 1080ti

The Asus z390 F strix AI overclocker tool is pretty cool and does a decent job it has self clocked my Delided 8700k to 5.3G @ 73c 1.44v but i feel the 5.0ghz @ 52c 1.288v preset option is enough for now and keeps the gpu cooler and clocked higher.

The zotac amp extreame 1080ti and the evga ftw3 they both clocked to an impressive 2100mhz core so performance is almost identical and good enough to hold of buying an RTX till there is something better or cheaper

Superposition benchmark default settings netted a 23789

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

By Neptune's Beard! That Magnificent! +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I think you got an awesome CPU sample! Mine is delidded and overclocked also, but nowhere as nice temperatures as yours!

Even at 5.3ghz at 73 C, you still have 27 C to play with before throttling!

My custom loop is kind of like your's. 360mm and 280mm radiator, EKWB CPU and GPU waterblock, and EKWB SPC pump with bigger reservoir tube. Swing by my build if you want to compare notes!

I love the way you did your soft-tubing. I wish I splurge on right-angle fittings... but the build was already a little too pricey.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the cpu is a silicon lottery chip thats for sure, but the extra clocks don't make a difference in game with the 1080ti so mayb with a Rtx2180ti or what ever they want to call it, with the Next gen graphics cards then it may be worth clocking higher. With the 90 and 45 i got alot of them from ebay i used swivel fittings and fixed ones where i could and only cost $2-3 each worth it to clean your build up. Ebay g1/4 fittings

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

So, you didn't stick with SLI? Only one of the 1080 Tis is still currently in the build?

Also, what's up with the display? (Brand, price) Was it hard to install?

Nice build!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed, nice build. Would like some information on your display.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L6O2NEE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ive seen this used in a lot of builds. Just a small HDMI powered screen is all you need, there are plenty of variations on size depending on what you want.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323497063907 i brought one like this and did some mods painted the frame black with the lcd protective plastic still on, cut the protruding connectors back and soldered a 5v molex connector

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know what particular display he is using, but you can check out this video where the guy is doing something similar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcNJA6V4tNY

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No sli im using the zotac 1080ti in my my ITX evolv X build. The screen is a raspberry pie lcd of ebay 480x800 with a molex 5v soldered on it and hdmi input

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! Good to know. Thanks man!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m sorry but the fans on the top are not the same as the one kn the back. Really great build nonetheless

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the pro series fan in the back because it can push slightly more air, but with this case i could use a 140mm LL fan like on top but at $50 im happy to leave it.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

some cable combs are needed and try mounting that screen near the bottom if you can. Awesome

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have cable combs but these are early versions of the cable mod cables and it doesnt look much better as they have have the extra 2pin cables coming out of the 6pin. I may just get some white cable extensions. The lcd is quite thick and cant fit in the bottom unfortunately.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, and the screen?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

With the static pressure I’d understand if you put it on a radiator or something, I love the rgbs though

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

((it has self clocked my Delided 8700k to 5.3G @ 73c 1.44v but i feel the 5.0ghz @ 52c 1.288v preset option is enough))

I can't thank you more! this sentence cleared out many questions regarding my 8700k & z380e I ordered already! I plan to delid just to have low tempretures but you encouraged me to over clock it.

Any idea about the fiasco regarding VRMs and asus new mobo design? is it going to be an issue for my situation?

Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, The VRM design wont be a issue for us mere mortals running upto 150watts on 6core cpus

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. I had to dig to find someone who built a Z390 system with the 8700K, just to see how it handled overclocks.

I'm still on a Z370 board, but I delidded and pushed mine to 5GHz. Feels like it could go further with a better VRM setup though.

In any event, thanks for sharing your build. Maybe one last step could be a badass Neptune-themed logo laser etched in the side. :D