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This is my second build for myself and 3rd build total; my first was 6 years back with a first gen i7-930 and 5770...I know, but I was younger and much less wiser. I'd like to think I did better this time.

This build is going to be used for gaming, general work, and a good amount of 3-D simulation data crunching (related to fluid dynamics research). With that in mind, I went with the i7 rather than the i5. I'm currently overclocked to 4.7ghz at 1.296v, and with the Noctua fans on the H115i, everything is nice and quiet at all times. I wanted to step up to 1440p, and so far, the 1070 is doing a stunning job. I never knew Rocket League could look so good!! Also, seeing clock speeds over 2ghz on a freaking graphics card is just...crazy. I know there are more cost-efficient ways of doing this same build, but I really wanted the aesthetic of the Evolv ATX, so. Yeah. I'm quite happy with how this turned out.

Comments

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

4.7ghz

Mmmmm, all those delicious Hertz! That is a pretty sweet overclock. :)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd like to think I did better this time.

That you did my friend! This build looks wonderful, really like the clean aesthetic you have going on here. Any chance of some sleeved cables in the future?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely looking into it; I was restricted by budget for the initial build but it's first on my list down the line! Probably black with a little gold accents to go with the motherboard.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

thats a beast +1 !

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. Consider flipping your h115i around so that the tubing has more slack, it will look a little nicer.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Good advice. On my list for when I next do a little maintenance.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! +1 I think this is the first build i see on PC Part Picker that is using noctua NF-A14s. They are very good fans and better than the standard corsair fans on the AIO. But why do you have them set as intake on the top, is the top filtered? Flipping those fans around would support the natural flow of the air. But probably also create negative pressure in your case, so i guess there is a downside to both configurations. You could get some magnetic fan filters for the top, then you would pull in cool, filtered air and i had nothing to recommend.
Would the h115 fit in the front of the case? This would also be an alternative.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I have them on pull for the airflow balance. Dust hasn't been much of a problem as of yet, but I'm keeping an eye on it and will definitely cut some fan filters to size if it becomes an issue. It would fit in front, but I like to have a "cool", unobstructed front intake, as the air would get quite warm with the radiator when the processor is under load. This isn't as much of a problem for the top since I already have the front intake. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the keyboard? I'm considering getting one and also changing all the LEDs to blue. Is it loud?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the monitor?