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PC MASTER RACE

Inwin D-FRAME MINI CUSTOM CHASSIS SPEC

  • Inwin D-Frame Mini Chassis - Custom Paint - Porsche Meteor Metallic Grey
  • ASRock X99M Killer 3.1 mATX board - Custom Paint - Porsche Acid Green
  • GPU (2) - Max 27cm length
  • 2.5" Drive bays (2)
  • Radiator with Fan - Max thickness 45-50mm

Lets see how much heat and power this setup can handle

  • CPU = 140W
  • GTX 1080 SLi = 360W (430W OC)
  • RAM 16GBx4 = 12W
  • PUMP = 10W
  • MOBO = 10W
  • SSD = 7W
  • FANS = 6W

Total power, everything @MAX load = 545W (615W OC)

  • Please note - the Golden Silent PSU runs at 500W Platinum and 600W Gold rating...but at 615W its at 102.5% load. I dont know the safety mechanism on this PSU so it might shutdown from over load, or over heat.. but we will see if it gets to that point during OC..but at stock clocks I dont think theres any problem.

  • I have a power meter to double check that I am not going to over the limit

As it turns out, after bench testing, the PSU is good to go. Max power draw came at 614W when running CPU@4.3Ghz and SLi OC 2050/5300 while benchmarking Fire Strike Extreme but running this CPU at 4.3Ghz is not really practical as the heat gets above 93c during Prime95 torture test so to be safe I turned it down to 4.0Ghz.

Prime95 20mins at 4.0Ghz yields 85c max temp.

Fire Strike Extreme @10Core-4.1Ghz with SLi OC 2050/5300 = 19149

Here is the benchmark result http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9473781

I couldn't get the score above 19000 if the CPU ran lower than 4.1Ghz.

For everyday use I am running 2Core-4.2Ghz, 4Core-4.1Ghz, 6Core-4.0Ghz, 8Core-3.9Ghz, 10Core-3.8Ghz which yields 18400 Fire Strike Extreme score.

PSU and fan cables were not modified for ease of replacement.

Fan running at 800rpm-1000rpm normal usage, max 1400rpm torture/stress tests. Fans become audible above 1200rpm

The screenshots were taken after running Prime95(30mins) and then Furmak (20mins). Ambient temp was around 28c, air conditioning off.

UPDATES - getting some black rubber bumpers coming in soon, as some of you may be experiencing, they are discontinued so very hard to find. Thank you Janice from In Win (TW) for helping me out with this! Love you Janice

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 6 points

I wouldn't really risk it with an underpowered psu if I were you. The psu may be able to take the extra 115w overload now, but I don't think it'll last very long.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the comment.

I've taken some time to monitor the PSU during stress testing and it hasn't reached any temps that were dangerously alarming. In fact, it was just warm to touch. I have the confidence it will work just fine.

FYI, Average power draw at the current configuration during stress testing is around 510W - 550W

  • 37 months ago
  • 5 points

Takes off sunglasses

Crushes them in fist

THE FIRE STRIKE SCORE IS OVER NINE (teen) THOUSEAND.

no but really awesome build man, I think its safe to say we are all jealous.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to say something about the PSU but you clearly know more than I do. BTW the HMB bridge would look real nice here. Actually helps performance as well at plus 1080p resolutions.

Overall, it's an okay build... I guess ;)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment. Yes HB bridge is on the way..once they are in supply.. the Nvidia one wont fit so I will have to settle for the asrock sli hb bridge or something similar.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's incredible bro. Nuff said.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty cool....I just don't understand spending that much and getting an under powered PSU?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your comment. Honestly..sometimes I dont understand it myself.. but I do love the no fan concept.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Crazy attention to detail. Nice!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your comment!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it!. You may have inspired my next build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment! Glad to hear that!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

13 months later, I have my case/

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job, nice build. Congrat :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a great looking build, no doubt, but PSU- is it really worth going for silent PSU, if most of modern PSUs are silent when IDLE anyway and under load, you will hear water-cooling rad fans, so PSU won't be audible anyway.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments. As far as things are going at the moment, it looks like the PSU is going to do just fine. So for this exact setup, and with the objective of minimizing fan counts and silent running, I think its fair to say that its good.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said before this is good. This is such a cool mod and a portable micro atx sli.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro! You have been my Sam for this build

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

absolutely killed it! Was thinking of doing this mod for a while and you made it look killer man

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade the PSU I love SuperFlower but a 500w Plat at Semi Modular instead of a 750w G/P/T rating and fully modular will be far better

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I love these lines. <3

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

first time ehh?!

/bow

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my second water cooling build. Took a lot of trial and error but this is it. Cheers.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i would hope that a $1700 10-core CPU would be used for more than just gaming and benching, because you could build a Z170-based machine with the exact same hardware for about the same price. also, as other commenters have pointed out, i would seriously consider a different power supply. a newer 700W+ Corsair AX or RM-series unit programmed for silence through their Link software would've been more ideal. it looks like a $5000 mistake about to happen...

otherwise, it does look very cool, and to give credit where it's due it's by far the strongest point in this build. i love the colors and carbon-fiber accents you've given it and the logos on the side - kinda makes it look like a race car.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment. I have taken sometime to test the PSU out and it seems to be operating in safe temperatures...but I dont have all the tools to analyse it so this is just a look, touch and smell observation. So far, looks ok, its nice and warm to touch, the smell is just sweetness of fresh silicon :)

If anythings goes wrong I will post it up on the build.

As for the race car look, you nailed it! hehe its was the concept

Skylake is a baby.. this 40 lanes CPU give x16/x16..

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

well, if you know what you're doing, then i guess i can't complain. looks pretty sweet nonetheless.

run some VMs and servers with all those excess cores! do some video editing, or something! a $5000 PC isn't for sitting around looking pretty! :D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment :)

Atm she is just my VR/Simulation/Gaming Rig.. I do editing sometimes, but nothing professional. However, I do a lot of machine learning on my work rig with E5 2696V4, the 6950x cores sometimes help out via distributed processing when I'm in a hurry.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you or taking the time to view this build. Also thanks for all the comments and suggestions. I've gladly taken them for consideration.

As for the build, its not yet 100% complete. I've had some issues with the air pockets inside the GPU waterblocks with this custom loop design so I've had to redesign the loop. The redesigned loop has finished testing and is performing as expected. I will post up the finished picture once I've replaced the coolant with some Mayhem pastels.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Beastly Build i so want to do something like this but is there anywhere where i can get the plans for the mods you did to the case because i want an mATX and a water cooler but the case just isn't big enough. Also AMAZING build should definitely be featured!!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for your comment. I'll see what I can do with the plans. I can measure the custom parts but they wont have the exact holes etc. ie it wont be in autocad.. lol.. they were all hand made so will need alignment, and some finishing to make the perfect fit etc..

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great!!! Sounds Great I dont really need the autocad version! lol

But where you mounted it aswell would be helpful.

Thanks Again

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I found and uploaded some photos of the custom aluminium parts. Sorry couldn't help more.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait you got bumpers?! I've been wanting some blue ones...

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes Janice from In Win (Taiwan) sent them to the distributor here, but I've still to get them.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i'm interested in them to I was wondering if you could get blue ones just before! lol :D

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Heck mate. Is the green mobo custom? Looks commerical-grade to me. What an epic system +1

Any coolant in it yet? If so, pics plz :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I just added some new pics with coolant filled.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated the loop and added some pastel dyes.. not quite sure how I feel about the dyed coolant and the LEDs.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Been waiting for you to upload with the loop filled. Really like water cooled builds in the D-Frame, you definitely don't see many of them, especially with this level of craftsmanship. Not only is this build attractive, but the level of hardware in this machine is insane! Hopefully you can keep all that hardware a leash with that 360mm radiator. +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! The radiator is coping well! Getting both OC'ed gpu temps at 62c with 30mins of Furmark stress test..and thats with fans on CPU pwm signal.. so they werent spinning that fast at all (900rpm)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Any particular reason you changed the tube going from your CPU to GPU?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

yea I was having some problems getting rid of the air pockets in both GPUs with the old loop. I figured the inlet on the GPU should be lower than the outlet to avoid any potential air pockets.. swapped it around and now its all good. The top tube in the old loop also had something to do with the air pocket problem.. I think it looped up too high, higher than the reservoir..that made it difficult to try and move air pockets around the loop.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that makes a lot of sence now that you say that, still looks fantastic! Your build has intrigued me, I may look into doing my next custom loop in a D-Frame. Are you completely satisfied with the color of the fluid? I see its not quite the shade of your motherboard heat sinks and sleeved cables. Maybe its just the lighting and/or camera.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yea.. I messed up the mixture.. I was an idiot and started with the green instead of white.. so in the end then I ran out of white to tone down the green.. its a lot hard than i thought!.. FYI, three pastel colors were used in the mixture, yellow, green, white.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I am going to get rid of the left tube running along the reservoir. I found it useful as a flow indicator..but now I think it out of place.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Redyed the loop and used a better cam for photoshoot :)

The color of the coolant is closer to the heatsink color now I think..maybe a bit more yellow and a touch greener

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, great build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should be scoring a lot higher on Fire Strike 1.1. I was getting high 17000's with two 980's and a 4 core 4790k. I'd rethink the PSU and maybe replace it with a 850 or 1000w. I mean your into this for over $5000 another $200 for a PSU and peace of mind would be well worth it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Why I chose this PSU wasnt about the money :)

Nothing to worry about with the Golden Silent.. she doing grat atm. I have all the usb ports connected up too (Oculus etc..).. and everything is absolutely fine.

Regarding the Fire Strike Extreme, Haswell OC'd runs better. Broadwell cant OC as well as Haswell...but overall Broadwell is more energy efficient.

If this was last gen GPU and last gen CPU I'd agree with more Watt PSU..but then this radiator and fan configuration might not work.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Which make/model are those slim fans on your bottom radiator? Great build, all the custom work is very impressive!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

The fans are - Prolimatech Ultra Sleek Vortex 12cm System Fan

http://www.performance-pcs.com/prolimatech-ultra-sleek-vortex-12cm-system-fan-black.html#Details

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

damn looks like it took alotta work nice build

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! Yes it was quite a bit of work if you look carefully.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I... Touch it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

love everything about this, except that case, to me its stupid looking but hey your build is your own baby, care for it and make it look how you want it to :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha..thanks man.. its different.. like ducati chassis.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

also, lol, do you have an xbox 360 wireless adapter on your pc?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yea.. it came with oculus..but I'm beginning to like playing some games on controller

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

you sure you can use vr ;)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

hehe my oculus has been sent back due to hardware problem..maybe u saw me post in oculus forum.

but otherwise yea it works :)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a very sharp build. The details and color are fits very well. Two questions: 1. Did you paint the case after you receive the case? If so, how did you do that, what kind of paint material that you use? 2. Will dust make a trouble for this case? Since it is a open air case, will dust be a problem? I am considering about purchase this case, it is a very special case with portability. I think you might be a Porsche fan, so am I. Cheers

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind comments. The case and motherboard heatsinks were sent to official Porsche dealer to do the paint job..so they are done in same standards as car paint. Regarding the dust, I guess I haven't' had it for long enough to notice any problems yet. The machine has been on 24/7 since its been finished and I haven't noticed any dust around the radiator yet. Cheers

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanx for your reply. Getting the paint from Porsche dealer is a good way to get quality paint done. Enjoy your work!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's frickin' beautiful. So beautiful, I wish I could build a PC like that.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:D thanks buddy! appreciate your gestures.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So... you managed to fit a micro ATX into a mini ITX case?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yes sir! but the case is pretty oversized for a mini ITX.. so it wasn't that difficult to fit. There are some builds that have put an ATX mobo in this case too.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That's interesting, did you have to do any modification to the case in order to fit the motherboard and the 24 pin cable?

Seeing you putting a mATX really helped, opened a lot of option.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is all custom. Yes, a lot of modification to the motherboard plate in order to fit the mATX board.

Everything needed to be measured. All riser mounting holes, all power atx/pcie/sata/usb/fans cables access needed to be cut/drilled/threaded on the motherboard plate. Other accessories, radiator mounting plates need to be made.

You'll need a good plan before you go ahead and decide to go this route.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, I know i'm pretty late to comment... OK, VERY LATE, but this question is just about to burn a hole in my head. How ON EARTH did you make a pro level build if this is your second time! That applies to your fantastic first build as well. Do you work in some kind of CAD field? I bet you could 3d print those elusive bumpers... Oh, especially the tubing, How did you get such a perfect bend!? It is soooo hard to get the 90 degrees sideways and backwards deal right. But seriously props bro, I cant believe my eyes.

BTW I have pretty bad ocd, so when I say perfect, I mean P E R F E C T XD

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks buddy! really appreciate your kind comments. I just fiddle around a lot with a lot of stuff lol.

The tubing was bent on my cutting board (with the grids) to help me get the angles as close to 90 as much as possible, but as you mention the 90 sideways and backward is a little trickier. (just needed to look down vertically as you bend the second 90 degree bend).

Cheers.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

There goes your 80th vote!

Well, I hope that machine is kept safe from any accidental 'touch' incidents.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your support! yes the machine is safe and secured :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

How many computer builds have you completed? I can see you have done 2 with PcPartPicker, but have you done anymore?

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

Hi,

I've built a few PCs already but only done two that are water cooled.

Whats on your mind princess?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I am trying to build one that will run 3d modelling programs and Unreal Engine 4 and maybe in the future get some Games to play on it. I need to keep the original build under $1,000, but I will need to bump it lower using Christmas and after Christmas deals, and with the Kaby Lake coming out in Jan, I should get a good price on the i7 6800k or the i7 6700k prossecer.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes after CES 2017, hopefully the Skylake gen cpu will reduce in prices. However, you should also look in to Ryzen from AMD.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

It really depends if you're going to do any cooling upgrades on the card. If not, then go for the MSI Armor as they come with good cooling and better OC performance. The founders edition is like a baseline version from nvidia, usually most stable but not best for OC as the cooling is not as good as aftermarket.

Also check if the output ports are within your requirements, as some cards may offer different ports.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

princess?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing.. lol I was just trying to be funny.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

MATX???

How?

Mods?

+1 from me mate.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the support!

Yes mate, the chassis has gone through a lot of mods to be able to fit a MATX.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually looking into an MITX build on this platform, but I'm also broke.

I'd love to do 6700k but I'd have to buy a 1060 6g or 3g should I go with 6600k and splurge cash on 1070.

Still love the build, would +1 200 times if I could.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Case and Tubing goes hand in hand - could dub the build Pipe Dreams :D

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

:D Thanks man

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I love this build. First build that has made me want to do a custom water loop.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the comment. I'm glad the build is inspiring.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oof that’s amazing

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for sharing your build. I'm about to build a pc using the same case, and I'd like to know more about your use of carbon fiber. Is it safe to use carbon fiber the way you did? Carbon fiber is electrically conductive, but I think the placements of the carbon fiber in your build is safe, but I'm just asking to make sure. How has it held up so far, and can you please share how thick the carbon fiber plate is for the battery?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi thanks for your interest on the build. All the carbon fiber pieces I use are very thin with adhesive on top of custom aluminium plates. The piece on the motherboard connectors and the SLI bridge are stuck on using 3M double sided tape. So far it has held up perfectly.

Not quite sure what you mean about carbon fiber plate for the battery.. what battery?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. What I meant to say was psu not battery.

Also, did you have to install a drain valve for your inwin d-frame mini custom loop? I just bought most of the parts required for a custom loop, but I need to get fittings and maybe a drain valve if it is required.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes my drain valve is a push to lock valve on the radiator

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. Can you please tell me what kind of drain valve you used for your Inwin D-Frame Mini Carbon - GTX 1080 SLi - Build #002?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, just in case you missed my previous reply, yes my drain valve is a push to lock valve on the radiator.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the replies!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Looking to build something like this soon I am also looking to put a m-atx in mine as well wondering how i am gonna get a plate custom made for mine, don't have the tools to do it myself.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comment! and good luck on the build!

  • 37 months ago
  • -3 points

GET A 750W CORSAIR PSU PLS

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment. I will take it for consideration.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I have owned the Corsair SF600 and I never heard the fan kick on...ever. Its a great psu and its small. You'll get the extra wattage to keep you in the safe zone and it operates at near platinum levels under certain load conditions with very little ripple. And, its only just over $100 (US). I know you're getting hammered about the psu but I have to agree that with such an awesomely done rig, it would suck to lose it all over an underpowered psu. Most "silent fan under low load" psus won't even kick the fan on until you get to about 65% load +/-. Consider it mate. Again, awesome rig.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment. I will consider it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Why Corsair? Why 750W?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cause corsair is decent and 750W should be good for this build. I just shouted out a psu i knew. I could have said "GET A BETTER PSU"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cause corsair is decent

That would all depend on the unit in question.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=244

The golden silent is a fairly great unit.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It has a name i dont know and is only 500W that is why i said what i said

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment. :) really appreciate the kind words.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite, will update as soon as I can.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment. The CPU is meant to be overclocked, at what speed and wattage depends on the cooling you've integrated to the CPU and the acceptable power draw you have in mind.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This rig for overclocking? WHO overclocks 1.6K CPU?

He does. Its lifespan isn't a issue and obviously he isn't dumb given how much work he put into the build so he isn't going to use like 1.7V or anything else that will fry the CPU.