Description

*Still trying to figure out how to make it portable like my first attempt.*

This is my second attempt SEE my first: Here The only difference here is the case, the Corsair Air 240.

The Pictures The first 4 pictures are this build, the rest are the after math of my First Attempt

One early morning I made it my mission to try once again to fit the 1060 xtreme GPU into the Core v1 case, about an hour and half I accepted that I will probably have to get a different case (I got it for good price so its not a big deal) and I whatever it took to make it happen. I was just too angry and stubborn, though I did managed to fit it inside the tiny case but the side panel doesn't even close anymore. I have add some pictures of this.

My wife and I painted the air 240 and added new led strips.

With this new case I was able to Overclock the CPU to 4.6ghz (24%), the tiny cooler is my limit here, though I dont think will overclock much more than that.

CASE

The Corsair Air 240 is just a great small case, wow should have went with this is case from the beginning! There is a lot of room this case. The GPU fits with room to spare.

FANS

I always get the led version of the cougar fans, they work so well but so quite and these Cougar Vortex are no exception.

GPU

Even though its just a 1060 IT IS HUGE.. Managed to OC the core to 2138MHZ and mem to 2349MHZ (Number s are coming from GPUz). Great card for sure, the fan where at 75% when I was OCing it and max Temps was at 55c only. I have added a picture with my initial overclocking.

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

+1!

This PC is a beauty to look at! I like the Bronze Coloring too!

Mission Passed

Respect +

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa! its copper not bronze buddy.. lol

but yeah I think it turned out great. Thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

The copper accents on the case paired with the LEDs are perfect. Respectable OC on CPU and beastly OC on GPU give it the performance to match the looks. Now I want to go and test my rig on Superposition to see how I stack up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah the cpu cooler is just too small, I want to reach 5ghz! I was limited to a small cool because of the previous case (core v1).

I ruined the core v1 case because of this GPU but it looks like it was worth it lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm in an even smaller case (Silverstone RVZ02) from a cooling perspective, so yeah, I know what you mean. I got up to 4.5 GHz: any further and I fear for my temps. The Core V1 is actually one of the cases I'm trying to use to tempt my sister into letting me build her a computer since it seems like such a super capable case for a reasonable amount of change.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat, really digging the copper theme and accent on this PC, in particular the first few pics.

Nice stuff.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I've got a question for ya. On the first three pics, you obviously have the Modded 240.

However, the next 3 pics appear to be a modded Thermaltake Core V1. I know for a fact that the 240 does not support a 200mm fan.

Also, I know for a fact, that the modded side panel does not belong to the Air 240.

Would you please clarify why you have photos of 2 different cases shown?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

No no, these pictures are the after math of the my first attempt with the core v1 case.. thats all. I'll make it more clear in the Description.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay, I understand now! Thanks for clarifying!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Although i liked the V1 of this project, the V2 is unique! It has is own style that i never see on other cases.

♥ the hardware too.

Well, it was easy to give you an +1 ;) Awesome build

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I have worked on the core v1 case a lot. Glad you liked my first attempt as well.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that you placed the Air 240 Horizontally, but turn the logo 90 degrees! It has a little magnet so you can do that, heck, go to the library and 3D print one with your logo on it, it would look amazing!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I fixed it but after I have taken the pictures.. Lol, and yeah I was thinking of making my own logo too.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome, really loving the copper colouring on the accents

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

Yea I wont listen to pcpartpicker's warning too much but ask the community (like now lol).

Short answer Just check the 4th picture! uploaded it just for you, plenty of space.

Long answer Oh Man dont get me started on pcpartpicker's warning.. So it was giving me warnings for the 1060 Xtreme and the CPU cooler for this case, but as you can see everything fits with room to spare. HOWEVER, for my first attempt with the core V1 it never gave a warning for that GPU but I literally ruined the case to get the GPU to fit... So yeah I wont trust it. Though the Card length "fits" the card is too high/thick/.

Also that's the card I wanted! I waited 3 months (Because of cryptocurrency miners...) before I gave up and canceled my order and got this one. Enjoy your build.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Short Answer: Whats cheaper right now for you? just get that..

Long Answer Well I think the 580 XTR will be better for the long run because: - More VRAM. 8gb vs 6gb - Wider Memory Bus: 256 bit vs 192 bit - It looks like its smaller so you will have an easier time when you change cases.

Now I never used an amd card so I am giving you my own thinking when I did decided to order the 580 XTR. Also for cooling if you really want there is still space in this case to add two more fans on the GPU side which I am sure it will help. With all that said I am extremely happy with the 1060 Xtreme...

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