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02 Banshee

by acmramos

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22 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 26, 2018

Date Built

Oct. 12, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

44.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

78.0° C

Description

Built this machine mainly for light to medium gaming, I mostly play FPS and some RPG. I also occasionally do some illustration and graphic work (Photoshop, Lightroom).

I wanted to try doing a themed build and went with my love of Gundams. The Phanteks Evolv Shift was a perfect match, but was quite challenging to work with.

Issues: 1. Cable Management - pretty much a given for a tight case like the Evolv Shift 2. SFX PSU - it's true that the case can get picky. The TT Toughpower SFX did not fit well with the case's 90-degree pass-through power cable, so I had to flip the psu with the fan blowing into the case 3. GPU thermals - this is the craziest part. 3.1. For my 1060 FE, best position was to have the fan facing the inside of the case (vs the glass-side) 3.2. With the case vertically-oriented, the best source of cold air would be the bottom 3.3. Typical position of the AIO radiator is at the bottom. However, this restricted cold air intake, which drastically affected the GPU (would always be >80 dcelcius when loaded). Relocating the radiator to the side and having an unrestricted intake fan at the bottom lowered the temp to around 75-78.

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ApocPony 4 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

The shift looks great with gold, how's the paint holding. Awesome Job +1

acmramos submitter 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

Thanks! I used a model kit spray (Testors enamel spray paint) on the plastic parts. I've let it cure for more than a day, looks like it'll hold.

CamF 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

That case is wild. Looks great!!

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Nice customizations.

Thumbs up.

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

LaserPower 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Down vote. Graphic card shroud color is wrong. You need Titan V.

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

LOL true, but I'd get more hate pairing that with an i3

raw_beef 1 point 4 months ago

Nice painting on that shift!

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

CooproxXo1 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Looks awesome!

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

zAfirz 1 point 4 months ago

That thing is a BRUTE!!! +1

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!

thexbug 1 point 4 months ago

Great looking PC. can see you flipped your GPU. did you replace the PCIe riser card and what is the length of the card you used.

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! I actually flipped it back (to original config) due to poor thermals. In the original config, the GPU intake fan would be facing the case intake fans. I used the included riser card. It's a 1060 FE, online search says it's 9.84 inches (250mm).

msyahir00 1 point 4 months ago

how do u sync pump led with mobo and ram? since pump require 4-pin rgb header while mobo only provide 3-pin a-rgb header for h370i. anyway thumbs up gor nice build.

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! Unfortunately we can't sync on this. That 3-pin header is useless lol! I had the pump and led strip hooked up on the case's RGB controller. Also, the Aura sync has also been quite buggy for the mb and RAM. I'm planning to try the AIO's separate rgb controller once I get some sata power splitter cable.

malanjames 1 point 4 months ago

Cool looking build for sure! If you're spending $1300 on a build I definitely would have upgraded CPU & GPU, but that is just my humble opinion.

acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! Majority of the parts I actually got on sale, which did take a while to complete. Every upgrade would definitely be nicer, but it would also increase the overall price with specs higher than my intended purpose.

R96Y 1 point 6 hours ago

This. Is. Incredible. Where is the NT-D unit installed!

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acmramos submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks!