Description

I completed my Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass build. It was quite the challenge due to the double-pane glass but I think it came out great.

WHY

I needed an overkill build to start a new hobby of video editing. I also enjoy gaming with my VR setups (vive + rift) where supersampling loves power. I do freelance which involves a lot of Adobe Creative Suite, sometimes with files larger than a gig. This build should help save me some time with loads and rendering.

I also included a picture of my sim racing rig that includes: Rseat RS1, 2x Mini LFE Buttkicker + Amp, Fanatec Wheel Base + F1 Wheel, BMW Wheel, Clubsport V3 Pedals, Fanatec SQ Shifter

CHALLENGES

I was aiming for a clean, cohesive design with perfect cable management and looks to kill. This case fit that goal perfectly along with the parts I chose.

COMING SOON

I have a sit/stand desk along with some floating shelves to complete my desk area. I have my wedding to attend so that's next on the to do list pending that whole marriage thing. :) I may also go SLI if VR starts making it viable, until then, the 1080 FTW is a beast of a card and is suiting me well.

UPDATE Replaced MSI board with ASUS Deluxe II due to awful VIA USB hub on mobo. ASUS board has better VR compatibility and zero driver issues.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 8 points

Very nice build but.....

NEED MOAR PICTURES!

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, more coming soon once I get this desk/shelves situation. I'm already dreading the cable management due to router/nas/modem/speakers/etc. Ugh.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build... Wonderful job and congratulations on getting married!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build, and the pictures look fantastic.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Build look amazing, and of course great hardware!

Congratulations on your marriage man :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Been working on this to keep my mind/nerves in check... semi successful.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Just keep tinkering with it ;) will keep your mind off things lol.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Next featured?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

You can predict the future mate

Got featured

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It didn't. It's just the most recent one, as of now, which is why it shows up on the front page. The one on the top (Nerf This, D.Va) is still the featured build, and probably will stay there for a couple days.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, like that, thought it was previously featured builds. My bad :3

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

NiceBuild. But Need More Pics , Unedited Please. Now That Your Getting Married Time To Sell PC.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks - will do. I was using my fancy camera. Minor edits were removing some dust (next to impossible) and just lessening the blue glow. Once I get the desk/shelves/full cable management, I plan on taking a bunch more. Time is not on my side at the moment.

The wife knows this computer helps bring money into the house so I think it'll stay put. :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all, Awesome build man, looks incredible. Secondly, What UI are you using? IT looks super cool with the hardware monitor on the right and all your games in one place. Please let me know.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks - my wallet is recovering! Here are the details:

https://github.com/ArcadeRenegade/SidebarDiagnostics Free to use, easy to customize - just be sure to run as administrator.

Download Snowy Dune Launcher: http://launcher.snowydune.com/

Install PinMore from Windows 10 store. Make your tiles from Google Images (I searched then modded in Photoshop for some). It's time consuming but comes out nice.

Also enable Windows 10 to show more tiles.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks fam!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work, I'm also waiting impatiantly for further pics ;) Regarding your nice work with the Startmenu, check out this guy for further tiles: http://vcferreira.deviantart.com/gallery/

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn sweet resource.

Thanks man - hope to get the room situation by next week.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Must be nice to have money.... Build looks sick though! Hope everything is going okay with it

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I do work hard for it, that's for sure. Thanks - running perfectly.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

That's good

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Love how you casually mentioned the "wedding thing" , congratulations on both your marriage and this stunning build !

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Computer is more important! Kidding...kind of. She'll kill me if she finds this.

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Is the word that can describe this build. You went a little overboard on this PC. That's alot of money! All said. Extremely nice build! Congats on building this PC... Lol JK. Congrats on your marriage!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks buddy. It's better than crack, right?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Way better than it! Lol. Only if I had that kind of money. I could eat all the fast-food I could eat! Lol I have no idea how I came with that. Well great build! What camera you using? Why do you have two SSD's with a 4TB External HDD? If don't mind me asking (You don't have to answer) what is your career?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Camera is an Olympus E-PL5 with a M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Portrait Lens.

Storage in the machine: NVME boot, with the 3 additional SSDs for games. The internal 5TB acts as my backup to the external Synology NAS that's 4TB. The external was bought before the NAS so it really is another redunancy of the NAS that I could put off-site. I like having lots of redundancy. I have 5 machines in the house that do backups in addition to cloud backups. I store tons of work, games, music, etc. I also run 2 VPS to host clients so I do server backups as well. It's definitely not typical...

I do front-end web development in my 9-5 and run a freelance business on the side where I do design work, websites / ecom, and hosting. I also am a small owner in a motion simulator business. I keep myself very busy to buy fun toys.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice camera! My camera is a Canon Rebel EOS T5 with 55mm lens. That's a whole lot of storage. What kind of games you play? Nice I'm guessing that brings in some money well I guess $5000 dollar of money. Lol. I bet you have some very fun toys!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man - I used to have a Rebel but went for the smaller camera in attempt to make me take it out more. It didn't work - I still just use it rarely around the house so it was nice to use it on this build.

I play all of the top games along with both Rift and Vive games. I do wish I had more time but I do my best to make time. Due to my back issues and current job, I can't have as much fun in my cars anymore. This rig really is the powerhouse I need for design work with ultra wide. I'd love to get a Predator but I'll just wait it out for a 144hz version perhaps with better QC.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Love pic 7! Sorry but I'm mimicking this.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Mimic away! Thanks man.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

All the LEDs and hardware is flawless, a very good job done indeed. although i would recommend you http://www.ensourced.net/ cables, they are very well done and has amazing cable combs!

My build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/3X4CmG

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Y u do dis. Damn, nice. Love the combs... will order. These combs came with cablemod cables so I didn't think better ones existed. Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe, glad to help and keep up the good work!

ensourced4life

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Good lord, that is a beautiful, gorgeous, complimentary adjective, build! I'm blown away.

Also, how are those new Corsair ML fans in terms of Sound/Air Flow?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks man.

No complaints other than cost on these new ML fans. They push a ton of air (which is needed in this case) and look great. I needed PWM fans for my Kraken and these fit the bill. No complaints on sound either based on my curve. I do recommend them.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

If I only had this much money I would make a lesser amount on this kind of build and donate it to charity. +1 (Not saying this is bad, but sharing is just my preference)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

also a very nice build! Perhaps not quite as epic as the also recently posted InWin build (which is just on another level), but for anything less than this, you build is super awesome.
I recommend it for feature.

case, color scheme, execution, cabling, part selection ... +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea that inwin build is super nice. Thanks for the kind words.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

is this the final evolution? +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing is final... :(

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! Love the case, been planning on a Phanteks Evolv mATX myself.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's a fun case to build in. Seeing as how meticulous you are, it'll be a breeze. Keeping the dust off the glass WILL annoy the crap out of you. It's impossible.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My man! Even better photos I love it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Took your advice! thanks haha.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, this build is amazing! This better get featured or I will eat a hat (no promises though xD). Thanks

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of hat? Better pick a tasty one as there are some sweet custom water builds that look awesome on here.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW nice build! Quick question, how are those ml140 fans? Their beauty caught my eye, I was wondering how quiet are they?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No complaints. They ramp up to serious speeds but being PWM they are easy to control. I needed them for my Kraken X61. Definitely sexy fans.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build. I have an ATX system very much in line with yours. But I originally built it with the original ATX. Your build makes me want to bite the bullet on the TP version.

Again, a fantastic build to be proud of.

also are those the maglev fans that I see in there?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I was going to go with the OG but realized the TG was out so decided to go for it. Had to wait a bit for it to ship from Amazon.

You are correct. They are very sweet fans.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Picture 8- How did you sort out your tiles? Is that only from Microsoft or Steam games too??? Dying to know how you did it!! Great build as well, bet it runs blazing fast.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Download Snowy Dune Launcher: http://launcher.snowydune.com/

Install PinMore from Windows 10 store. Make your tiles from Google Images (I searched then modded in Photoshop for some). It's time consuming but comes out nice.

Enable Windows 10 to show more tiles.

Also, thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work here, very clean looking and love the case. Great part list selection also. Nice work +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really nice setup you got there!

+1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much. Hopefully it lasts.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Powerful build. I like it. U nailed it with the choice of lighting

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the monitoring software used for the OSD on the right? Awesome build as well!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks fantastic, nicely done, Pics are solid to!

Question on the LED Vengeance. I also have the 32GB(4x8GB) LED kit white. Are you having any issues with one of the sticks pulsating extremely slow? Here is an example of someone else having the issue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA0ZKr1s-z8

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Definitely don't have that issue...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait to see more pictures of your desk area/racing setup!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you put games on the start menu like that? thanks

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Combination of Snowy Dune Launcher Application + PinMore Win10 app.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible build dude really made me reconsider with going with the silver Evolv case maybe I wanna go with the black haha. Anyhow I really wanna know what leds are you using is it just the Phanteks LEDS? Or is the NZXT hue+ or something??

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just Phanteks LED strip that hooks up to the case. I didn't want to bulk the case with the Hue+. I like keeping builds clean and manageable.

I went with the silver to accent with my monitor / speakers. I'm almost done with my room so I'll be adding pictures soon. Appreciate the kind words.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude you made my dream come true ! This is so close to what I had in mind for my new build, I'm just waiting for the 1080 Ti.

The black/white sleeved calbes, LEDs and Corsair ML fans are cool, but LED RAM man that's awesome LOVE IT and it's Corsair too, I've a Corsair fetish !

I'll be stealing a lot from this for my build :D.

Please dude you gotta post more pics, pleaseeeeee

Oh and congratulations on marrage !

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Glad I can inspire. Appreciate the kind words - good luck with your build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Bro. Great Build!

Which LED's did you use?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Phantatek LED strip. Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for answering! Sorry for being annoying, but is it 1M or 2M?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

2M and np

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Can we get a picture of how that build looks with the PC/lights off? And according to that update, you no longer have the Carbon MSI board? What was wrong with it?

+1 Great build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with the ASUS Deluxe II now. I had a lot of USB issues with the MSI board and it didn't overclock as well as my new board. Also switched to Dominator ram for better stability. I'll be taking new pictures soon! Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! May I ask specifics for the issue on the MSI board? I'm planning to get the same one. Was the only issue that it didn't overclock as well? May I ask what you mean by USB issues?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The USB drivers would cause issues after awhile. If you look up reviews, you'll see what I mean. It was a nightmare as my prior MSI board (sold to a friend) worked flawlessly. It also didn't have the extra 4pin for the CPU. I have TONS of USB devices and I just did not want that headache. New ASUS Deluxe II board I bought works perfectly.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see. What was it with the extra 4-pin for the CPU? Did it hinder overclocking capabilities?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I had issues with stability overclocking on the MSI board. ASUS has no isssues. Not sure if it's due to the missing 4-pin but I feel better with that.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

One small thing: according to this video, apparently the 1080 FTW "cannot produce pure white." He mentions that they are slightly blue.

Same case with that RAM, he mentions that they are a little more blue than white?

What is your experience with the colors and do you experience the same?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it is a tinge blue on my FTW. I have Corsair Dominator Ram that shows white. White is a mofo to do with RGB it seems for a lot of manufacturers. Same goes for my Ducky/Logitech gear to a degree as well.

I have my ring showing a turqoise/white color now and it looks awesome. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, you can turn the LEDs off for the card right? Not the RAM, though?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That is correct.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly with a few more pics without the LED lighting in the light would be better and should become a featured build to be honest it has the potential!

Great parts choice on this build and plenty of SSD's in the build as well.

+1!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's beautiful

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Great pictures if a fantastic build.

At pic 9 my eyebrows raised with a loud "Oh boy!"

Nice.

Thumbs up.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

When your HDD costs more than my CPU... >.>

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, really really nice build and congratulations! One question what led strips did you use?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the logitech G933's? Would you recommend them? +1 for the build btw!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it ready to use new Broadwell-E CPUs without any bios update? I have i7 6850K too and I need to buy new motherboard.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How to you get W10 to show your computer specs on the desktop main page, right of your screen?

Epic build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the Corsair ML140 SP fans?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Really Nice Build (Best that I've seen yet). Can you tell me what LEDs you used for the case lighting?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man.. It's been six months since we last heard from you.. Please add more pics.. Your photography nzxt level ;) I am seduced by your spaceship build.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

are you used the NZXT hue+ too or corsair nedo rgb ?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the sound card to work? Im having issues with mine....

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a loaded question. I always recommend people to get a Gold+ PSU just because you can grow into it without worry - 750W seems right. I also go full modular for cable management reasons. I'd vote you get a 500gb Samsung EVO in place of those two Sandisk SSDs. I do love the NZXT S340 case; I just built a Phantom 530 build for a friend. I can't comment on custom water cooling as I just have a Kraken X61 AIO; I recommend going with Corsair or NZXT for an AIO but that's what I'm familiar with.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about the NZXT S340 case but it does not have a bottom to hide a psu and hdds. What psu should I buy(exact)(brand because I am a bit new to this :l) thanks for the sdd! I hope I can use it, may not be able to get the money.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, what kit did you get for the Kraken X61 AIO. How did you set it up?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Just send me the exact one you used. I can only fin radiators and fans lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It has no resavour!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use PSU Extension Cable for the coloured 24 pin cables?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The part list opinions wanted forum is a more appropriate place to ask for part list feedback.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How do I post there?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Go to http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

Then look for the "Start A New Topic" button. You'll get a good bit more feedback there. :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, Thanks! That will help me with my build!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't think that asking someone about my build, that has a part that I WANT makes it to were my comment should be deleted. There is no purpose in that and I am almost positive that I am not doing anything wrong.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I mentioned before, we have forums that are a more appropriate venue for that.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, sorry.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My wedding - 2 days away so had to get this computer up and running for my own sanity's sake.

Appreciate the kind words!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

We do share the headphones. I like the wireless for VR related stuff, the other for sound quality.

Thanks!