Description

This is an update of my previous build. I now have my system in its final state until the CPU needs to be upgraded which I expect will be 2019-2020. My previous build with more details can be found here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gT8KHx

Since that build was originally posted I have added the following:

*Dell U3415W 34.0 3440x1440 monitor

*Zotac GTX1070 Amp Extreme graphics card

*960gb OCZ Trion 150 SSD

*140mm Thermaltake Riing fan for exhaust

*Thermaltake 200mm Front intake fan

*120mm Thermaltake Riing fan mounted to mobo tray.

*Custom black Plexi

*Removed optical disc

Using black plexi on the motherboard tray rails has essentially split the build in two. The bottom of the system houses the HDD and SSD cages, PSU and 3 Riing fan hubs. The top is for everything else.

I ended up with a Zotac card instead of my planned Gigabyte card due to cost. I could get the Zotac with Jet.com discount for $400 whereas the Gigabyte 1070 Xtreme has stayed around $450-$460. This necessitated having to purchase an additional sleeved 8pin PCIE.

Overall, I’m very pleased with the build except for the orange PCIE slots on the mobo but there isn’t much I can do about that now.

Removing the optical drive allowed me to put the 200mm intake fan back in, currently there is one 120 and one 200mm fan up front. I was able to move a 120mm directly to the mobo tray to feed into the Phanteks PH-TC14PE and across the RAM modules and other components. This also cleans up the build and I didn’t use the drive anyway. CPU never gets over 48c on the hottest core and GPU has never exceeded 53c, a huge improvement in temperatures at much lower fan speeds.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 5 points

That's FANcy! +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Got fans?

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

With all the fans running at full it hovers, right? +1 for drone/pc combo. :P

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

There's something very TRON-like about this.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Reading through the comments and only seeing fan puns. I was like "Is this the real life. Or is it just fan-tasy" :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy fans batman!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't have too many fans on your PC, can you? +1 for all of the fans

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Well if you include the CPU cooler it's only 16 fans :) Plenty of room for more.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is so fan-cy that it will defy the imagination...and gravity. +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this build is takes by breathe away....No, seriously its taking my breathe away, can you turn it off. Fan...tastic!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you be so kind to explain to me the purpose of the four fans in hte bottom?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetics and to hide cabling. They also circulate air over the HDDs and SSD.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree to the importance of aesthetics. But that seems like the source of an awful lot of noise in return for the aesthetic advantage.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I only have them at about 70% and that is mostly so the LEDs don't dim.

When I posted my initial build many people thought it would sound like a wind turbine but it is actually fairly quiet. The loudest thing in my old version was the reference style GTX 770.

Another option (for those adverse to fans) would be to tint the lower half of the window.

I may post a video so everyone can see it's very reasonable as far as noise.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it needs a couple more fans

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

There is room for 3 more 120mm fans but I thought that was overkill :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

As they say on Mythbusters "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This build just blows our minds

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a few updates to the parts list, minor things like peripherals, cables, etc.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Your build has me rethinking my entire fan setup.

Concerning the Corsair 120's you have up top. What is the true color? I'm looking for a light blue but does it only look that way with uv lighting? At least it seems you have a uv strip in your case.

I like the Riings. A lot. Why did you go that way and not NZXT AER's?

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. The color you see is pretty close to true, these were used in my old case which was blue. At some point I'll change these for RGB, probably at my next major upgrade. There is a light blue cathode near the top front but no UV is being used.

Also as to why Riing and not AER. The AER's were not out when I did this build and I'm a fan of the Riing design.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch. It's still a little confusing after going on Amazon and asking questions about these fans and their color. The consensus was that they are darker than light blue. As far as I can tell Corsair makes one blue in this model/style. I may have to go AER rgb and use the settings to generate a stable light blue.
It's a shame cuz those corsair fans are more efficient and less expensive than HD's but since I have the Kraken as a cooler and am tied to their faulty software I might as well jump into the AER solution with both feet and hope for the best. Thanks for your help!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Yes if you are looking for a specific shade you need to go RGB. Only other option would be alternating blue and white fans depending on your placement.

I'm with you on the cost, $25 or so each is tough for the AER, The Riing are cheaper but no software (around $17/ea) and if you step up to the premium Riings they are $10 more than the AER per 3 pack.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I am in love with the fans and all but I more in love with how much detail yoy put into getting every component onto the parts list. +1 for being thorough. Great build!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. The main reason I put cables, fan controller and the like on there is when I was looking at peoples builds I'd want to know where those cables came from or what that fitting was and a lot of times you'd have to ask.

This way people can get a good look at all the various bits and bobs that go into a specific build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your build! I'm also building a PC with a Core X9 and you're definitively an inspiration since I'm all for Air Cooling too :D

Nice detail in placing those two extra fans, one above the mobo tray, cooling the cpu and the other, under, cooling the psu!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, The case is so big I felt the mid-deck fan would help direct air flow over the mosfets and other mobo components. If it was a Core X5 I don’t know if it would be warranted.

I do wish TT offered a mesh lower and windowed upper side panel as that would make the side fans more effective. I may have one made at some point.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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