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~ ~ OCTANE - 3D Rendering and Video/Photo Post-processing Machine ~ ~

Well, this was an adventure.

First thing, yes the water cooler and Intel SSD in the pics do not match the parts list. For the AIO, the EKWB one was too tight of a fit and the tubes were almost kinking and I felt that it would strain the water block, so I swapped that out. As for the SSD, for some reason the U.2 NVME drivers were giving us trouble, so we decided to go with the PCIe one, even though that would take up a slot on the mobo; the client feels that he wouldn't get more than one more GFX card, so that didn't matter.

As for the build in general, I had a lot of fun with it! At points, I had so many zip ties un-trimmed that the back side of the case looked like Cthulu. Cable management isn't as bad as people think, as long as you do it as you build. I did a lot of the management before actually installing anything because I knew exactly where everything was going. I probably cut about 60 or so zip ties...

And like most builds, there were some problems along the way. When I got the case, I saw that the window on the side panel was cracked, yay. But Corsair was awesome about replacing that for us, and I just built and delivered the PC without it. The custom cable for the 8-pin CPU power had this clip in the center, so I actually had to unscrew the heatsink on Mobo to get it to fit in. I was able to screw it back in, thankfully. As for the 360 Rad, I think I almost shredded my knuckles on that about 7 times. Tight spaces are lovely to work with.

OS Install went smoothly. I ran stress tests for a while then tweaked up the OC on the CPU till it crashed, then brought it back down a bit. I think I got it to behave nicely at 4.0GHz.

Yeah. So. That's that.

Meow.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

A build this powerful screams for a custom loop and a block on that Titan X. Still plus 1 beautiful cable management.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I kkknnoowww ...

He didn't want to spend the extra money. But hey, he can keep his coffee warm while he's rendering. Also the mobo looks tiny in the case lol.

Thanks! I actually like cable management! It can make or break a build, imo.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What a slick cable management. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks <3

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

That cpu tho :o And that gpu tho :o And that mobo tho :o And that build tho :o :o

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Woah... +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

nice!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Monster

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Very very nice rendering beast! Congratulations!!

Can you tell us what apps you are running and throw in some Cinebench scores as a bonus?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

CLIENT BUILD

I built it for someone. But I can probably get a score from it in a bit. Pretty sure he uses After effects, Photoshop, and Cinema 4D.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That is not a Pcie SSD... am I missing something....

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

First thing, yes the water cooler and Intel SSD in the pics do not match the parts list.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: How Did You Manage The Money Expenditure Such as What U Bought First to Last and What were the Time Gaps Between Purchases. This is For Myself

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

780t you can put the radiator rans in that space under the mesh creating more space above the mobo and better airflow (i have the same case)

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  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

I teared up as he drove away with it..

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

sell it to me for $4

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

how much. no joke. how much would you want for it?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sell it to someone like Alienware does it

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

mhhh.... well i think thats a bit to much for me... and i have a build wich just needs an gpu wich i could sell and buy yours but.... yeah