Description

This build mainly serves as a replacement for my build around 2 years ago. The old machine was just too slow for my needs and didn't meet the requirements for VR support. The rig didn't go to waste! My dad needed a PC to use and my old build was perfect for him.

Old Build

The parts I chose are mainly for running the entire creative cloud suite, to play the upcoming Triple-A titles and maybe VR in the near future...

Hope you guys like it, I would love some feedback!

Project N is named after the first letter of a very good friend's name :)

Timelapse of the build

Featured on July 21st 2016

Part Reviews

CPU

I went with the 5820k over the 5930k simply because there's no big difference between the two other than the clock speed. Right now it's feeling a little faster rendering videos with the extra cores. I do plan on overclocking it to maybe 4ghz? Just trying to squeeze a little bit more juice out of it.

CPU Cooler

Does an amazing job of cooling the CPU. At first, I thought the case supported push configuration for the radiators. But I was wrong, now the lighting fans have to hide on top of the radiator...

Motherboard

Pretty good, IT HAS A LOT OF USB PORTS and more SATA ports than you can ever dream of.

Video Card

This card is probably the best looking 10 series out there in my opinion other than the Founder's Editions. I went with a blower style because I have 3 fans in the front blowing a lot of air to the rear. The GPU can just suck it in and cool itself.

Case

Yo I absolutely love this case. The build quality is really good, the matte finish looks amazing. All the drive cages are removable, which makes air flow a lot better!

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 11 points

Ah +1 for dog

  • 36 months ago
  • 7 points

Dog = +30fps

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

looks great, love the pictures!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I like your hearth +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

haha thanks

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Project N? I knew this day would come.

But seriously, great build, dig the part choices and love the pictures.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, its named after the first letter of a friend's name

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Noice.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How was the case to build in? I was looking at the same one

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

A lot of space to work with, a lot of screws and comes with a lot of zip ties. The only downside is all the screws are in one little box...

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Lots of things I like about this build. Finally an aero build with good pictures. I'm leaning towards this GPU because it's blower style that's not FE. Also I'm a big fan of this case. I love how it handles a top mount 240 radiator while covering the exhaust while looking stylish. I HOPE coolermaster makes a mitx nano version of this case like fractal did with their define S. Fractal's moduvent and top mount radiator support sucks. Rambling because it's late. Great build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah a small version of the case would be epic

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I think we have to wait another year, considering they just released the MATX version. I too want an ITX version. I may opt for the Mastercase 3 though. I can't wait another year. But I'll def change case when it does. I just prefer an ITX footprint, even if it's on the larger side.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice build. i recently finished my build with the same case...... freaking amazing case!!!! i still have my optical drives in and the air flow is still outstanding! i do not understand why more ppl dont have these cases.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Ikr case is amazing

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats with all the new GPUs and the lack fo backplates?

Also, nice build! +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have no idea :(

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks sexy ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

AH JUN PARK

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

How's that GPU? I'm thinking about getting it, is it loud or run too hot?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Really quiet, u can see the temps on the left column

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great picture presentation. Nice pc.

Thumbs up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice pictures

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. That cable management makes me cringe, please fix it :) +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ehh u can't see it when u close the side panel

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't mean inside of the PC itself. Check picture 20 and take a look to the left side of the boxes. My OCD won't let me sleep after seeing that a second time :(

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my bad, now that the pc is placed there and everything is plugged in it looks a lot better

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the PC loud? mine sounds like a small helicopter is taking off and im looking for an upgrade

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really, does get a bit louder on load

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I have one question. I also got the Gtx 1070 and i7 4970k cou and plan to game at 1440p. I thought I ordered the same water cooler as you but the hyper 212 evo came instead ( 30 dollar air cooling fan..) Will the fan be able t prevent overheating if I were to game for let's say 2-4 hours

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that fan will do fine, wait they shipped you a different cooler from the one u ordered?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

jeez got enough usb 3 ports in the back there lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

That old build with an i7k and still slow? :P if thats my build i'll just slap it with an 1080 + new PSU + reformat.

+1 for the dog tho. Cute!

+1 for macro shots! you did well on focusing without any blur on sides!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah old one was really slow

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

hey great build man, my upcoming build is definately gonna be on the x99 chipset, just a side note you can definitely go to 4.00ghz on ur cpu, and ive seen people get to 4.2ghz and stay stable so that cpu is a beast and you can squeeze a lot out of her!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll definitely try that

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Never been a fa of Cooler master cases, but I really like the build you put in this one. I might get this case to replace my Corsair 450D. Very clean build man. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This is probably the best case they've made

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

not 4.0 for your cpu? because you can push it to that for broadwell i would say thats the safe spot if you want your pc to last long

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Which camera did you use?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

canon 5d mkiii

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Great Build And Amazing Pictures. What camera Did You Use

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks! canon 5d mkiii

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

one thing i recomend is a mmo mouse for video editing as i find being able to use the extra buttons when programed to do the things you want in your video editing program is really helpful (exactly why i have a razer naga)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use the macros on the left side of my keyboard

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

did not think of that :p

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Any reason you didn't opt for more RAM? I'm looking to build for a similar purpose/use and I was considering 64GB of ram so I never had to worry about it.

Awesome build, I'm definitely taking notes.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Right now I don't really need that much ram, I still have 4 slots left I can always add more

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe the old build is VR capable, just do some GPU tweaking aka overclocking! Seeing as you DO have a GTX 970 equivalent (GTX 770 w/ 4GB VRAM), you are perfectly ok! Also, you have not only 8 GB, but 16 GB of RAM, so that is a plus. Why was it not VR capable?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't pass the steam vr test :(

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

WTF HOW!?!?!!? Dude, your PC is very powerful, just overclock it. You already beat the minimum requirements... Anyways, nice builds! I really wish I could build mine already...

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build! It's my builds, twin!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah they're twins! Your's is really good as well man

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, +1 for the dog, +1 for the Rubik's cube :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for all dem cables coming out of the table. Also what is the broadcast range of dog wifi?

It's ruff to tell from these images.

I'll see myself out...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

haaahhahahha the cables are fixed now everything was unplugged back then

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build, custom cables would go nice in it!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 on the build great quality and effort as well as perfect part combination if it was possible +100 but yeah lol only a +1.

How is the CPU running under full load and what is the temps? Main reason is i'm doing a rough build but with the extreme version here in about 2 months since at that point ill be able to afford the rest of it with 2 1070's and a i7-5960-X ($999.80) although i have the rest of the parts (custom built case weighing in at a whopping 73 lbs).

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! 40-50

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice thats awesome for CPU temps under load!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the Corsair H110i GTX fit in the Top of the MasterCase Pro 5? did you had to do anything special to fit it there? please answer!

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool dog..

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

I see you too have the MSI AERO 1070 ;)

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I love these pics. The look professional! Nice build!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a decent build, but why is it featured? And why only a 1070 to go with a 5820k? I don't understand...

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the 2x 140mm Fans fit ok in the top bracket?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

All I have is a asetek 550LC and 3 standard case fans, is this enough to cool my build? I have: CPU: i5 6600k GPU: GTX 1070 AERO OC (Same is this build) Storage: 256GB M.2 SSD and 1 TB 7200rpm Hard Drive I pretty much know nothing about cooling, so I wanted to ask some of you if this is sufficient to remain decent temperatures in my build as well as low noise levels. The asetek cooler is around equivalent to a corsair h50.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall great build but one thing, those cables bro. Where's the management? But nevertheless don't confuse that comment for negativity. Like I said it's a great build. Also I'm thinking of buying that case for my first build, I originally bought a phanteks enthoo pro but it's just so plain the only real plus is the cable management system. In your opinion what case would be better for a first time builder?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Thunderwalker777/saved/x3V4D3 here's a link to my build if you're interested

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

do the case window get scratches easily?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

DOGGO 13/10

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

not bad question why not 1080 for the gpu ??? how is the cooling for the case and is posible to puc a ac unit to blow in the case ??? cooling is a huge problem special at this lvl

  • 36 months ago
  • -1 points

Dang we need AMD to come out with their next gen gpus to keep Nvidia pricing in line. I like Nvidia but their pricing sucks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

1060 is $250 yo

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

only downfall to the 1060 cant SLI. =(

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man thanks!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

GPU? it does say "Aero" so .. it's not.

Maybe you're thinking about the Sea Hawk X?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're planning on putting a waterblock or a G10 on it, it's much better to buy the reference card(or whatever is the cheapest).

I'm just saying that it the MSI Aero isn't 'made for watercooling.' If it were, why call it Aero? Hahaha.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right on. The mounting to the graphics processor is the same once you get the cover and msi cooler off. You can add water cooling if your froggy enough to jump in and do it.

Why would this builder need to water cool his 1070?

Btw if you want your karma points back, just delete your negative vote posts.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Uhhh.....