Description

I wanted to make a purple and white build. As it turns out, my patience while painting is a little short. So none of the painted parts turned out very well. But they all look good from 10+ feet. So that's ok. I tried.

The CPU runs at 3.9ghz with the memory at 3600mhz. This puts it within about 6% of my i7-6850k system. In cinebench at least.

With this Lian-Li case, you must embrace the dust. I had the top fans as exhaust, then intake and again as exhaust. The dust builds up quickly either way. The best cooling is when the fans are exhausting. My next project will be doing a water loop in this case.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it looks awesome, nice job

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. And great random axe laying in your room, haha.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 well done! :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The paint doesn't look too bad except on the graphics card. Could be easily fixed with some sanding and light coats of paint. Otherwise, I love the colour scheme and the idea! +1 from me

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I’ll get it cleaned up eventually. It’s a project.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that CPU cooler doing any good job?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sort of. Overclocking easily pushes this cooler to its limits. Especially in this case with limited airflow.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

3.9GHz with an R5 1600 at 71.0°C!

Awesome!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a little misleading. 71C is achieved with the side panel off, cpu fan at full speed, in a cold room and I replaced the cryorig paste with liquid metal. Around 74 or 75 the computer will shut down. Probably the VRMs get too hot. Even with the top down cooler. B350 VRM heatsinks seem a little weak. So not an overclock to be run permanently.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely botched up a paint job on my PC too. I was really pissed for a few months before I realized a solution. I got vinyl for the build and put it over the botched paint. It looks much much better now. It may be hard to do with the gpu because of all the ridges and cracks, but it's worth a shot.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s probably doable. I got some carbon fiber vinyl wrap I used on the piece of metal that covers the hard drives. When I watercool this I’m going to do the vinyl on everything.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, nice build! How are your GPU temps? Cheers!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Will it have clearance issues if you move those trident z's to the #1 and #3 ram slot? I bought trident z's, misreading their 44 height as 42s, was thinking of getting a C1 with the Gigabyte AB350N.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

You can position the cooler so it hangs over the VRM heatsink and you wont have clearance issues with RAM. It is what I have done. If you do it the same way you should be able to use slots 1 and 3. Unless the Gigabyte board has them moved much closer to the CPU socket, and it doesn't look like they have to me, you'll be fine.

On a side note, the B350 boards need VRM airflow if you are going to overclock. Positioning this cooler so it blows down over the VRM heatsinks is a perfect solution.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the ram to run at 3600mhz? I have the same kit and it just boot loops. Tried the XMP profile and manually setting DRAM speed and voltage. It just doesn't work for me and I have ASUS X370.

Nice build btw :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the 3600Mhz XMP profile and increased the voltage by .10. Its at 1.45. I increased my timings then until it worked. 17-18-18-36 or something like that.

You might not be able to achieve 3600. That seems sort of rare. And the amount of time I spent to get it there probably wasn't worth the performance it got me. And I think 1.45V is safe for DDR4. But I don't know that. The 3400 XMP profile worked no problem if you haven't tried that yet.