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Grimshaw Gaming

by Grimshaw


Hello this is a very special build that myself and two good friends put together. We had a lot of fun to say the least but there were some set backs for sure. The build was a process of 2 months of research and about 4 hours of build time. After that i sat down for about a week to get everything set up and bios correct for the overclocks that were stable. Working with the Thermaltake Core P3 case was super easy once the right screws and modular pieces were identified. A lot of the screws are not labled from the box but if you try one and it does not work, try another. Also working with the GPU bracket was infuriating to the point where we had to look up a youtube video. However this could be our inexperience with this particular case. Another pro tip would be to install the power supply and bracket first, it is just easier this way.


CPU: i7 8700k @4800mhz - 1.35v

GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 ftw

RAM: 32gb Trident z rgb @3200mhz

MB: Asus Strix z370-e gaming

SSD: 2x500gb Samsung evo 850 in RAID 0

M.2: Western Digital 240gb OS Drive

HDD: 1TB Western Digital Blue

PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 750w

CLC: NZXT Kraken x52

Fans: Corsair Light Loop 120mm x2

Case: Thermaltake Core P3

I chose the RGB life. and yes its better in person. After awhile it becomes just in the background but for awhile its all i could look at. gg

Peripherals: -

Mouse: Logitech g703

Keyboard: Logitech k700

Mouse Pad: Steel series cloth

Monitor 1: Dell S2716DGR

Monitor 2: Asus 24"

Monitor 3: Asus 24"

Final: The Coffee lake generation runs hot. VERY HOT. We have this on 240mm watercooler and it will hit 90c on an IntelBurn test at 100% load for about 20 minutes. I understand Delidding is an option and we have looked into the Silicon Lottery website. On any game i run however there is no heat problems or stuttering/frame loss etc. This chip is amazing to say the least. The overclock was fairly simple to achieve but it did stress me to the point of looking up another video guide. The Ram/GPU/RGB aspect looks great. I wanted to go with the rainbow unicorn fluff hype until a color theme was decided upon. Eventually it will be the CS:GO Assimov orange/white theme but that is in the future so for now we got the full spectrum. The thing i would have to recommend over ANY other component is the Dell 27" monitor. This thing is 1440p at a 144hz refresh rate with Gsync. I cant stress enough how much this monitor owns. Also from an honest review, the 1080 GPU will handle this resoultion and 144fps in-game to match the refresh rate. I would of returned it if this was not the facts. All in all we are very happy. I will add my useless social media links now. Thanks! GGrimshaw


STEAM: GGrimshaw

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Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

How can so many people work on one PC? I feel crowded when it's just me ;)

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Hey thanks for the comment! We had 3 people and ya not everyone had something to do the whole time.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build! But I would just use a blur tool in Krita or Gimp to blur their faces instead of inserting white boxes over their eyes. It really doesn't help...

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you so much for your view and comment! ok I will take that suggestion and upload a new edit very soon!

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Open air is becoming a trend and I'm loving it!

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks for your comment! yes i am a HUGE fan as well. I seen a very cool guy named @Blunty on youtube and @BluntNate on twitch have the larger variant of this case the Core P5. After seeing his build in one of his youtube videos i made up my mind to go open air!

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I love my core P5! (See project hardline 1.5) been my case for over a year now

maxsje 1 point 14 months ago

Solid work, guys. I love the open air and all-inclusively a very good price for what you're getting. Maybe less memory, 1 instead of 2 SSD's, a 24 inch 144hz 1920x1080, wired entry level gaming mouse/keyboard and cheaper headphones could knock the price a few hundred bucks down for those on more of a budget but interested in reproducing this very nice build, I do believe this is kind of what most gaming enthousiasts would go for at the current GPU prices without going overboard.

Enjoy it! Must've been fun doing it as a team :)

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you for the comment maxsje! I COMPLETELY agree to not spend the extra money on ram especially in this shortage we are going thru that makes the prices just dumb. I went with a 4 stick kit honestly for the aesthetic look. i wanted that completely useless rainbow glow to be VERY prominent for no reason. and yes we had some fun building this thing, thank you again for the view and comment!

cmdr_flint 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Nice build, I think the white PSU looks really good with the white case :)

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Thanks for the comment! i agree cmdr_flint, i could only see this white frame being suited with a white power supply ! Thanks

Liera21 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I enjoy all these P3/P5 builds and yours looks clean and colorful, I dig the Corsair fans :)

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks ! your being too modest about this being clean! i took a look at your build sir and i have to know how you managed to get your cables so perfect

Liera21 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

I meant you really put some thought on the components and they play nice well together plus the cables are nicely tucked away, that is some effort that not everyone goes for. And thank you for your comments on my build, it did get several tries to get the cables where they are right now, started layering them functionally then figuring out the best way to bunch them according to their route. Then looking back again and see what else could be improved and then again :P

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 2 points 14 months ago

Thanks Liera21 the computer will come apart this weekend to figure out the best route!

ALIEN1X 1 point 14 months ago

Hi, You mention the i78700k CPU gets very hot, so how is your NZXT AIO handling this so far?

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Hey Alien1x thanks for the comment!

8700k at 4.8ghz on IDLE is 33c. My average while gaming is around 60c. When the CPU is under full 100% load during a test like IntelBurn, if i let the test run long enough it will reach 90c with this Kraken x52 cooler. Thats of course with the fan curve set to full rpm when the cpu reaches 65c. The 8700k never reached full TJ but seeing it hit 90c makes me want to get a custom loop built ASAP. thanks for the question Alien1x

ALIEN1X 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for the info

WhaleMert15 1 point 14 months ago

Mr.Grimshaw we need to delid ( btw this is drewbert) :)

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks for the comment Whalemert15! I would feel good with around 20c off the max temps from a delid. Sounds like a good idea until i think of the risk !

WhaleMert15 0 points 13 months ago

grimshaw small hands

WhaleMert15 0 points 13 months ago

remember I'm the guy with your old corsair 1200 watt power supply

Grimshaw submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Hey! ya that trade was not fair tbh