Finally a feature for the mini fridge build! It's amazing how well it works. I think this is your best one yet.
Somehow the only PC in the world with a freakin hockey rink in it didn't get hundreds of upvotes. WTH is that crap?!?!
Which cables are those?
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you do a clean build. Nothing crazy. No RGBEEEES. Cable management, color coordination, quality parts, and some TLC. That is it folks.
Maybe needed more pictures and a longer description, but this build is featured material. Terrific mods and an overall great build.
I saw your build log on this build a while ago and still absolutely love it to this day. Terrific use of color, modding, and vision.
That's pretty solid FPS for 5760x1080. I am trying to figure out the ideal triple screen setup. How much screen tearing do you experience (or do you run vsync)? VR is another option, but they have to work out the bugs.
One item I would recommend, is the Sennheiser GSX1000 with your Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros. The GSX has really really good surround sound emulation (like forget all previous attempts at the tech). I see you already have small monitors, but I think you would be really impressed by the GSX. Probably not worth it at $225 list, but some places like Overstock have it at like $160 sometimes.
Also, for the CSP V3s, I would highly recommend, if you don't have it already, the dampener kit and the upgraded PU foam. IMO I found the stock brake way too spongy and weak and actually went back to my V2 setup with upgraded shock and spring. But the V3 w/dampener and foam is great.
I am on GTPlanet, GAF, OCN, etc. I think I saw your build on OCN. Feel free to add me on Steam.
Hi from OCN!
Pretty much my dream setup right there (sans the purple). I've already got the water cooled Evolv and Fanatec CSW setup, I just need the rest, namely a dedicated room. What kind of frame rates are you getting with the triple screens in racing sims (iRacing, AC, pCARS, DiRT Rally Etc)?
This is like Jayz2Cents's Skunkworks... except done properly. Terrific stuff. Nice to see somebody actually using HWL radiators. Best rads all around. What temps (processor and water) do you get under load?
I love how the Poseidon cards still have the heat pipes even though they are watercooled. Really makes them look industrial vs the kinda plane square block that is most waterblocks. Awesome setup!
Bill, this build is a little too awesome for me.
This needs to be featured immediately.
They said water cooling was tough, so he did it in a tiny case. They said tiny cases are hard to build in, so he used non flexible tubing. They no longer say things to this man.
Clean as f***. I try to leave constructive criticism on most builds. You are making it really hard. More pictures I guess? I mean damn... easily one of the best Evolv Glass builds out there.
This is seriously amazing. I think this will go down as one of the best Ferrari or automotive themed PC builds ever. The CF wrap job is spectacular. I did it my build and I can totally commiserate, it was a huge PIA. I highly suggest you look into VVIVID Vinyl's Epoxy High Gloss Black Carbon Vinyl Automotive Wrap if you do a new build. IMO it is the best CF wrap out there.
If you do go custom loop in the future, I have a couple of recommendations. The Hardwarelabs Nemesis GTS is the BEST 30cm thick (slim) radiator out there. I would not use ANYTHING else in an ITX case. Second, while EK is certainly a terrific choice for blocks, I would also consider Watercool's Heatkiller line. The Heatkiller IV Pro CPU block is terrific as is the GPU block (don't know if it is compatible with MSI GPUs though).
That makes sense. The customer is always (well almost always) right.
Can't wait to see what you build next!
We don't see enough orange builds. Any reason you omitted a rear exhaust fan? Awesome build.
While this build is obviously stunning... if I am being honest, it is my least favorite of your builds (keep in mind your other builds are God Tier).
There is something a bit disjointed about it. I think it is the layout. I like how the GPU and CPU aren't connected directly, but I find the tubing runs below the GPU to be a little wacky. Also, the res/pump placement, to me, seems a bit cramped (visually). Example, the build on the right (http://cdn.overclock.net/0/06/062c8e2f_g8pNdkW.jpeg). There is a theme to the layout that seems more natural. IDK, I guess I am splitting hairs. I give this feedback with only positive intentions!
Barber shop... I am getting Ford GT Gulf racing livery vibes. Either way, awesome build!
I am an Evolv ATX TG owner as well. :P
Oh look, another beautiful, unique and immaculately executed Evolv Tempered glass build. It's not like we haven't seen that a 1000 times... s/
Awesome build, man. I love the minimal tubing routing and the lighting.
This build isn't getting enough love.
I think the great base aesthetics of the Evolv TG create an impetus for builders to really care about their build. I am sure everyone is sick of this case by now... but I don't think I have seen an objectively "bad" or "ugly" Evolv TG build on PCPP.
Amazing build! I just finished my Evolv TG rebuild and I think I am going to give the the PCPP staff a break from Evolv TG builds.
One question though, what did you end up doing with that top fan bracket in picture 13?
Love the custom reservoirs!
This is custom water cooling done right. IMO the perfect build. I overlooked this case because it only had the window on the top... shows me for not being imaginative. If I downsize from my Evolv TG, I may have to go with a case like this. I love that all the space is utilized.
Always impressed how people fit so much into the NCASE.
Just resting the top on the clips should give you 2-3c. Your results are the same as mine BTW (~5c with the top off).
Jayz2Cents puts out mostly good content, but he makes some egregiously stupid mistakes every now and again (still uses crap Corsair fans and swears they don't hinder his cooling... yet his Skunkworks PC overheats and damages his dye). You can't test push vs pull in an open air environment and then give that advice to the general public who have a vast variety of cases (some with certain attributes). I won't go into details, but in the case (heheh) of the Evolv, push>pull because of the close proximity of the body panels. If you had a Define S with an open grate top, then the results would be closer to his advice.
If you have the spare time and tubing, I would redo the two top runs and go push (+rear fan swap). PIA, I know, but worth it IMO.
As a custom loop Phanteks Evolv TG owner (PCP post coming soon) I may be of some service. If you want the full details I suggest you spend an hour and read the Overclocked.net Phanteks case owners club thread.
Your temp issue MAY be you just have a hot GPU (it happens, my 980 Ti classy is a scorcher). BUT more likely it is your fan setup. There is an "optimal" fan setup for the Evolv. Also, the EK PE radiator is a high FPI rad (19). Your fans will need to be at at least 800rpm more like 1000rpm to have any real cooling effect.
In regards to setup, the ideal is as follows... FRONT: intake push, TOP: exhaust push, BACK: intake. Also ideal (but not really required and kills HDD space) is your biggest rad in the front Vs. the top because the front is less air restrictive than the top. The rear intake will also suck in fresh air for the top rad. Finally, don't fully secure the top piece. Let it rest on the clips. This greatly expands the tops ability to expel air. Trust me this has been tested to DEATH!
The BIG reason for all of this is that the top of the Evolv is very restrictive for radiators. The closer the fans are to the top of the case the less room they will have and the worse they will perform (because the air has nowhere to go). When the top fans are in exhaust push, they have a much larger volume of air to pull from and thus are more effective. In general push is better than pull as well.
Put all that together and you should see at least a 5c drop in temps, if not more. This will mean redoing your tubing, but IMO it is worth it. While you are at it, pick up a water temp sensor and tie your fan/pump speed to your water temp in Asus AI Suite Fan Expert, if you haven't already. Seriously the best reason to own an Asus board.
If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot them my way.
The most Noctua build ever! This should be a featured build.
Very nice build. Just a suggestion for your new DSLR. IMO it is much better to under expose an image and then up the brightness, contrast, curves, etc in a program like GIMP (free). Shots 6-8 are well exposed and look natural, while some other look blown out. Also keep in mind your light source. It looks like you have some pretty harsh light coming in. Natural light on a cloudy day is actually the best time to take "natural looking" photos. Hope that helps!
I would definitely be interested in purchasing this case sometime in the future. Would you be willing to sell the STL (or whatever it is in) file so we could print/build it? Reason I ask is because I know somebody who has a 3D printer that prints carbon fiber reinforced nylon and would love to see parts (corner frame members) of this with that material.
A couple things I would critique/add:
- Like others have said, dust filters (don't even need to include them, just factor in space so we can install them)
- Flipping the PSU so it pulls hot air from inside the case and then out the back (PSUs can take the extra heat and this would lower the case's inside air temp)
- In light of the second point switch the top slats to the front part of the case.
Overall, I absolutely love the aesthetic. IMO this deserves to be featured!
Damn, EK employees don't mess around. This is one beautiful build. The red aesthetic is pretty much perfect. IMO, this should be featured.
Damn son, your photography (on your website) is stunning.
I'm sitting here yet again thinking... why didn't I think of that. I guess that is another compliment.
Your mods are ingenious. The fill and drain ports especially. Phanteks should really integrate that into their next Evolv (doesn't look too hard). I am building a custom loop in an Evolv TG and I have the same "issue". I also really like the LED integration, especially making the front bar LED match the rest... wish the HUE+ supported single LEDs. The side paneling is something I want to do... but my cables aren't all custom so I don't think the effect will be worth it. Maybe on the interior of the case.
This isn't really an issue since there are easy solutions (lower RPMs or with the top off), but one thing to keep in mind is air turbulence/recirculation with the top mounted fans. Since there isn't much space at the top of the case between the roof and the fans, at higher RPMs the volume/flow rate of air will exceed the case's ability to exhaust it (through vents). The air will have to go somewhere... and that somewhere is back into your case cavity. As I have discovered, EVEN if you completely seal the radiator bracket from the case cavity air can actually reverberate back through the fans themselves. This creates a very inefficient cooling scenario.
I should note my fans are 2x140mm internally mounted (push)... so your situation MAY be a bit more severe. I noticed this around 1500RPM+ (all depends on your static pressure, air flow, restriction, etc. Obviously, if you are benching and cranking the fans you can just pop the top. With that said, I think it would be worth sealing any remaining holes at the top (looks like you got most of them).
Again, simply stunning build.
This is easily one of the nicest H440's I have every seen. Bravo!
Version 2 is coming soon!
Mine is a couple months old. It is scientifically proven that carbon fiber vinyl wrap not only reduces the weight of your computer... but because the gravity field is less due to the lowered mass, your computer actually gains 10% more Mhz. s/
I just got some of this stuff in. The carbon fiber pattern is really nice. Much more like what you would see on a high end supercar vs the matte look of most vinyls.
It appears my build guide is not showing up publicly... does it just take some time?
Anyways... I may not win this competition, but I think it is safe to say, I've got the best title.
What glasses do you have? I think next build I am going to use Plastidip and CF the majority of the case.
We have similar tastes in builds
HGST is a company that makes mechanical hard drives. They are available on Newegg and Amazon. They have the lowest failure rates in the industry for consumer high capacity drives. https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-for-q2-2015/
I should also add IPS to that. Right now there is no 4K, G-Sync monitor with IPS. Acer is coming out with one soon. http://www.144hzmonitors.com/monitors/acer-xb321hk-32-inch-4k-ips-g-sync-gaming-monitor/
I think the only way to achieve the lighting effect would be to have and full RGB LEDs on each tube and then cover each tube with some type of semi transparent white smoked sleeve.
Regardless, I would try to save up for a display with G-Sync.
If she likes it, you've got yourself a keeper!
I don't usually like the color green. For this build I will make an exception. Very nice!
Thanks. I tried to keep things as neat as possible within my means. Planning helps!