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Other New PC showcase thread

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloody_Pete, 28 Jul 2019.

  1. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Hi All

    I thought I'd start a new PC showcase thread, as the old one has been dead for a while. Plus I thought we could give it a new twist, add any problems, qwerks, or interesting things that happened during your build or weird compatibility with hardware. That way people can search the thread for info when planning a build :)

    I'm thinking a simple format:
    1. System spec
    2. Compatibility issues or weirdness
    3. Photos (I'm thinking one in thread, others in a spoiler box to keep the bloat down)
    I'll add mine in the next few days.
     
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  2. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Here is mine:

    The following is my brickless build using my new S4M, its assembled and tested and I'm really pleased with it so far.

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    Parts currently fitted:
    • Case: Skyreach 4 MINI
    • CPU: I5-9600K
    • Cooler: Noctua L9i (stock noctua fan)
    • MB: MSI Intel 1151 Socket Z370I
    • GPU: INNO3D RTX 2070 Twin X2
    • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz
    • SSD: Samsung NVME pm981 1tb
    • PSU: HDPLEX AC-DC 400W
    • PSU: HDPLEX DC-ATX 400W
    • Other: IEC C6 CLOVERLEAF INLET PLUG, FLANGE SURFACE VERTICAL PANEL MOUNT, SCREW, SOLDER (Ebay)
    • Other: 16MM Push Button Switch on/off Lockless Momentary Button (Amazon)
    Mods from stock:
    • Side panel of AC-DC removed to allow easier fitting of GPU and give good airflow over PSU components.
    • GPU 8 pin power cable shortened to ensure no contact with PSU components
    • C6 power connector bracket trimmed to ensure no fouling of case panels, will require further trimming to allow 12mm power button to fit.
    • Removed motherboard VRM heatsink next to CPU to give better cooler airflow out the case
    To be fitted:
    • 2 x NF A9x14 PWM (in Sky Bracket or direct to GPU heatsink) as replacement for stock GPU shroud and fans
    • 12mm Momentary Push Button Switch Waterproof Toggle, this will be fitted at the back of the case next to the C6 cloverleaf.
    • Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon Display, using Aida64 to display system information
    • New front plates to accommodate the display in front panel
    • Smaller cables to reduce clutter and some general tiding
    • Fitting Feet
    Pics:
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    Mods:
    AC-DC panel:
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    GPU Cable shortening:
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    Heatsink removal:
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    Power socket trim:
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  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Finally doing mine:
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    System Spec:
    Case: Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic
    CPU: i7-6800k @ 4.1GHz
    Cooler:Custom watercooling
    MB: Asus Rampage 5 Extreme
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080 FE
    RAM: Gskill Ripjaw 4 16GB (4x4GB)
    SSD: Corsair MP510 960GB
    PSU Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750w
    Issues/Mods:
    So with this case although a X-flow radiator can technically fit unit Alphacool release one with their new flus plugs you'll run into problems with the plugs at the top and the bottom being about 2mm too big.
    The second image shows the clearence! XSPC does a crossflow radiator with a different port configuration, but I've not done a CAD to see if it'll fit. I overcame this by using brass plugs which I chopped in half with and angle grinder, and used a load of PTFE tape to seal it, seems to be working well 5 weeks in!

    Second problem was the pump to fan mount. Because the fans on the top and bottom are offset to avoid clashes with radiators the 120/140 mount didn't have clearence, nothing a few minutes with an angle grinder couldn't fix!

    Last problem is the pump mount to the pump adapter. Because the holes don't line up perfectly for the orientation I wanted I could only use 3 of the vibration dampeners, so it has an annoying lean to it. Seeing as the pump has no vibration I think I'll just directly mount it to the mount in my next maintence!
    Pics:
    The Coolermaster vertical GPU mount fits perfectly in this system as the expansion slots don't have spacer metal between them! I think Lian Li is releasing their own verson of this, but in my opinion this is the best version I've seen as it doesn't block the bottom fan, is really robust and allows plenty of space against the side pannel for airflow or fittings.
    Fot some reason the Alphacooling Necco Next has the lowest resolution printed media I've ever seen!!!
    A very tight fit! I did a CAD of all of the large parts prior to starting so I was fairly confident it'd all fit! Thankfully I don't need any of those ports!
    This damn fans! The reason I went for them is I think they're really pretty with the alu trim, but you have to apply your own vibration pads, 8 per fan!!!! They're not quite as good as I'd like, so I can see an upgrade in the future!!!
    All in all a very tight and organised system! I love this case thats for sure! I think it looks great being all snug, while being open enough to be visable!

    And lastly a photo on my old, massive, Xigmatek Elysium with its smaller Maximus 5 Gene! I did this as a joke as I asked Custom PC to do this on Facebook, and it amused me so much I based a whole build around it! Much regret as that damn case was huge and weighed a ton! I think that system (I had a full waterloop in it just before that photo) weighed around 40kg!!!
    So all in all I'm really happy with my new system! Radically different to my last one and defiantly what I've been wanting for the last few years!!!! Already thinking of new things to do. Metal tubing is very compelling. Better and quieter fans. Custom cables.
     
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  4. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Very nice! :thumb:
     
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