The white aio sleeves just wrap around the cables, you don't have to disassemble the aio or anything crazy. I used the cablemod sleeves that Jay is happily demonstrating here: https://youtu.be/T4Au4jXdQDw
I assume you mean the braided flat cable at the top of the kraken pump? That was just some cheap cable sleeving i had hanging around and used to cover the stock cables, got it from here: https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/P01507.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpJ-YqY_v3wIVaCjTCh0IWAFAEAQYBCABEgLxRvD_BwE
Yeah, the x72 would fit just fine, would have got the x72 myself but it wasn't released when I was building my pc.
There's a couple of ssd cages behind the motherboard tray or you can clip the removable ones onto the perforated top of the psu shroud.
I removed the included RGB strip, it's original position at the top made the strip a bit too visible from where I sit while gaming, I replaced it with a magnetic strip (from phanteks) that I stuck at the front of the case.
The cpu will OC as far as 5.2GHz (@1.39v) for benchmarking purposes, but for day to day use I run at 5GHz (@1.3v), temps under Intel burn test are around 83 degrees when at 5.2GHz.
Both GPUs are lightly overclocked to around 2012MHz (+50 on the core and +500 on the memory). Temps can get a bit toasty on the top card (pretty normal for sli), under a normal gaming load the top card is around 70 degrees and the lower one 60-65, with the fans on both set to around 55-60%.
In it's standard config it's around 60mm, but I added a couple more fans for push/pull so its around 90mm thick in my build.
Good luck with your build man.
It was just a length of this stuff I had on hand to cover the existing plastic cables: https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/P01512.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIq4irzJqE3wIVIijTCh3v1gKxEAkYBiABEgJSiPD_BwE
Can't quite remember the diameter I used, but it worked out pretty well as i thought the standard plastic cables looked a bit of a mess.
Nice build, looks very familiar, if i squint a bit that could be my own build :) (Same case and colour choices)
Good choice of parts and good cable management too, nicely done.
Mostly the 24pin to the motherboard and the pcie power cables to the graphics card, I think I'm just a bit OCD when it comes to having cables perfectly neat.
Even now, each time I buy new hardware for my rig, my 1st thought is "how many more cable combs will I need!"
Pretty nice and good choice of parts, could use some work on cable management for the visible cables (the rear stuff is really neat), but that doesn't harm the functionality of the build (just my personal obsession with having neat cables!).
+Quite impressed you squeezed 2*360mm AIOs in there :)
Nice build, I often wish I'd gone for the s340 elite rather than the h700i, in my eyes it's just a nicer looking case. Good parts choice too, very similar to my own :)
Nice, not seen many custom cooled vega64's, makes a nice change from the usual Nvidia crowd. Like the colour choice for the coolant too :)
For a practice attempt and with the parts you had, that's a pretty good job, especially the problem solving when there was no display out.
Could do with some work on the cable management, but since its not a showcase build, if it's functional it's a success :)
It would, the top couple of fans are no issue, its just the bottom one that'll be a squeeze, you might have to move/remove the HDD cage at the bottom of the case. It can slide back far enough to fit a fan+rad+fan but may be a bit tight depending on how many psu cables are bunched up behind it.
Snapped a pic of the space you'd have to work with https://i.imgur.com/lVq9VKH.jpg
How is crossfire compared to sli? I've recently added another Nvidia card to my system, and when it works, multi gpu is great, but support is spotty.
Anyway, nice build :)
Nice, still love the core p3, great case, super easy to build in :)
+beware that riser cable that comes with the case, it's pretty bad and can cause all sorts of issues.
Yeah, I don't like those bright bulbs either, but they're part of the motherboard lighting and can't be turned off without turning off a whole section of the mobo lighting + yeah the slot lighting is another controllable section of the motherboard rgb, so can be turned off if you don't like it, but it will also turn off other areas on the board (like the big logo on the chipset heatsink).
I do have a configured preset now for "stealth mode", literally the only lighting is the white nzxt logo on the pump, everything else is dark, good for nightime gaming :)
Super clean build, I like :)
Thanks man, it actually looks a little nicer since i posted the build, added a 2nd 1080ti in SLi, kind of fills out the interior a bit more :)
When I built my rig, the kraken x72 (the 360mm one) hadn't been announced, if I were building again I'd go for the 360 instead.
Ideally yes you should have some intake (usually at the front) and some exhaust (usually at the rear and/or top).
If it's a very small case, then you may be able to get away with just exhaust fans at the rear.
The radiator at the front and the 1x120mm below the rad are set up as intake (pulling air in through a dust filter), the 2x120mm fans on the top and the 140mm on the rear are exhaust. :)
Nice build, good choice of components :)
Awesome build.. still waiting on my 2080ti pre order.. not even shipped yet :(
Bit of cable spaghetti going on, but nothing horrendous.
Enjoy your epic rig :)
It's a good call, I would do the same if I was building again, the x62 is much more efficient than the smaller x52+ a couple of 140mm exhaust would be pretty good I think.
It's pretty reasonable, I don't have any hard decibel numbers or anything, but it's certainly quieter than my ps4 pro. The fans on the kraken x52 do get a bit loud if I crank them to 100%, but at a more normal running speed of 60-65% they're little more than a gentle hum.
I would reccomend replacing the 3x120mm and 1x140mm stock fans that come with the case, they are noticeably louder than the seperatley purchased ones. The stock fans have basic rifle bearings whereas the ones I replaced them with use fluid dynamic ones which seem much quieter.
+1 for the beautiful cable management, looks awesome
Those sound like sensible changes and pretty much exactly what I'd do if I were building it again. The X52 does work just fine, but more cooling is always welcome and the x72 would fit perfectly.
A quick note on the exhaust fans though, looking at the top bracket, im not 100% certain it would support 140mm fans, although i could be wrong, if the case specs say they'll fit then i guess they'll fit :)
Hang onto the case and put a sleeper build in it, nice closed loop cooling system, couple of 2080ti's and something like a threadripper cpu.. just for giggles:)
+1 for a build title that made me laugh.
Neat, I Love the colour coordination, the blue looks awesome. Nicely done :)
I got the rad mounted in the front, the top is literally just a couple of 120mm exhaust fans. No overheating issues so far.
Judging by how the airflow feels outside the case, most of the hot air from gfx card etc is exhausted via the rear 140mm fan, the top 2x120mm fans just pull a bit of warm air from the area of the VRMs and ram sticks.
I've always worked by the (possibly flawed) theory that rads are best placed in the front as an intake, as they will pull cool air from outside, rather than pulling in air heated by the gpu and other system components. The air coming off the rad, even when under heavy cpu stress test loads is barely above ambient (+5 degrees max), so doesn't negatively impact thermals inside the case. But with a top mount, a rad will suck in the very hot air coming from the gpu and raise the liquid temp in the loop quite noticeably, potentially leading to issues.... all just a theory, but makes sense in my head :)
Looking at the available space, I can certainly see that having a top mounted rad would cause some airflow issues unless can somehow mount both fans and rad below the bracket.
Just snapped a pic without the front/top panels so you can see how stuff is set up in my case https://i.imgur.com/zTzdUgo.jpg
Thanks man, was a lot of fun to build :)
Looks to be a pretty good parts list, can't see any obvious issues, good luck man, and have fun building :)
Hey, always good to see someone new getting into pc building...
1 No regrets at all, the P3 is pretty much perfect for what I wanted to do, really easy to build in, makes it nice and simple to get a clean build.
2 The kraken AIO came with 2 fans, but with splitters on the cables to add another 2 (for a push/pull config which may give slightly better cooling). It was as simple as buying 2 more fans of the same type and plugging them in + brought the white inserts that just clip into the fans to match the case colour.
3 Went with a 1000w psu just in case I decided to add a second graphics card later on, right now, with just one card, the system draws around 430W, adding a second card would push that up by another 250W+, so it was just a bit of futureproofing.
4 didn't follow any particular guides, just played around until it looked right.
5 Only real thing I'd have changed is using a bigger AIO, I originally went with the kraken x52 which is a 240mm a
AIO, if I was building again I'd have chosen the x62, it's a 280mm, the bigger AIO is much more efficient and can achieve the same cooling results while being quieter thanks to bigger fans (140vs120mm fans). I might also have gone with a little less ram, 32Gb was overkill.
Good luck with your build :)
Nice, I like the fact the RGB almost covers up the horrid brown noctua fans.. they're my pet hate!
On a more serious note, good choice of parts (even the noctuas), I really like the case, must be a beast for airflow!
Nice clean build :)
Nope, the case comes with a built-in "smart" device, it's essentially a hue+ with a few added features.
I brought a couple of these phanteks starter kits https://m.cclonline.com/product/217514/PH-LEDKT-CMBO/Case-Accessories-Modding/Phanteks-RGB-LED-Strip-Starter-Combo-Set/ACC1806/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwm6HaBRCbARIsAFDNK-j_ilCrNvxC2S3twaesLepq1Y86_WAZHRyNk--jzMtLGwRBEISQsOcaAo8cEALw_wcB
They can be daisy chained (I've got 3 running from one rgbw socket on my mobo) and are magnetic so the stick nicely to the h700i's steel chassis and panels and they came with an extension that was long enough to route a couple right outside the case.
I removed the built-in led strip at the top, it was just too bright.
It's easy enough to unscrew from its mount and unplug from the smart hub. The led strip in the front, and the couple on the back of the case (for that nice backlit glow) are just standard analogue strips connected direct to the motherboard.
Great build, nice choice of components, quite similar to my own, enjoy your beast of a rig :)
Yep, case has enough room to fit one more 120 to the top, but didn't see the point.
Just curious, what's with the taped over usb ports?
If it's just because your mobo doesn't have enough usb headers, maybe something like this would help? https://www.novatech.co.uk/products/nzxt-internal-usb-hub-with-dedicated-power/ac-iusbh-m1.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwyYHaBRDvARIsAHkAXctIUaOd7TcYM3SPm4K_HCS_fZghVFohxDoj3jTdf5e3v3fCCugN3p0aAk4QEALw_wcB#utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=products
Otherwise, nice build, very similar to my own :)
Any particular reason for the 8086k? Seems you could have brought a regular 8700k, clocked it to 5.0-5.2GHz and put the £77 change towards a more powerful GPU when one you like is released.
Not intended as a criticism, just curious on your choice, was it just nostalgia for the 8086?
Great looking build either way +1
Honestly, for general gaming and day to day use, 32gb makes virtually no difference. 16gb will do just fine.
I only went with 32gb as I didn't like the look of empty ram slots, just looked kinda unfinished!
Nice build, that cinebench score smacks the hell out of my 8700k (@1717pts), really goes to show how good threadripper is at multithreaded tasks! I was a little shocked by some of the 3dmark scores until I saw that they were non-overclocked, expect to be pushing closer to 24800 in standard firestrike after a bit of tweaking to the GPU (probably 25k+ with that beast of a CPU).
You've built an epic rig.. enjoy it!
+Just out of curiosity, is that rear case fan set as an intake?
Just thinking the same thing, the old style (non-angular cooler) and lack of backplate suggests Maxwell era, the fact they're silver and not black would make me think they're 980ti's rather than titans (the Maxwell titanX was black).
Either way I like his build :)
Those definitely look more like Maxwell era titans and not pascal titan Xp's. The old style coolers and lack of backplate would suggest either 980ti or titanX, probably 980ti since the titans were black not silver. If you paid the $999-$1200 for legit titanXp's you need to contact the store/seller.
Despite the card mixup, it's a neat looking build!
I went for a 1000W PSU as I originally intended it to have 2 1080ti's in SLI, but with the jump in GPU prices I could only afford one :(
With a heavy overclock on both the CPU and GPU it only draws a max of 430W so I could have used a much smaller psu (650-750W would be fine).
I may one day add another GPU and actually need all that wattage!
The fans are daisy chained from the smart thingy, the RGB strips are attached directly to the mobo.
The nzxt case comes with a built in "smart" device, which is essentially a hue+ with a fan controller.