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Here's my latest build.

It was quickly put together to get it back to a working state (switched a few parts from last build into this one) and haven't yet taken the time to even remove the tempered glass sticker on the case ;) Will clean it up this week. I'll post a picture once done.

Some parts wouldn't show up correctly or were not available in the list.

Headphones arent the Momentum 2.0 but the PSB M4U2 and/or B&W P7W depending on the mood.

Cooler is actually the Eisbaer 420 instead of the 360.

I sometimes use the LG OLED65C6P 4K 3D tv with full surround sound system to game... when... wife is not home ;)

Haven't messed up much with OC yet, not delidded.

Quick try in the bios got it stable at 5.0GHz at about 68-70c temp under stress.

2-3 test made me realize I could push it at a "game stable" 5.2 without doing anything else by raise the clock, yet it couldn't pass prime95 without error so I downclocked to a poor 5.1 on 6 core and 5.2 on 2 core max.

Still, under full stress I'm getting a max of 77c so I feel like the delid I planned won't happen.

https://valid.x86.fr/bench/5sb7da/1 @ 5.0 GHz

https://valid.x86.fr/qey4eq @ 5.2 GHz

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

your SLI bridge is upside down

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I am totally aware of that.

I am too lazy and don't care about it at all while waiting for the nvidia one :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice!! 8700/1080 ti ftw3 hybrid build here. I have all my parts except for cpu AIO. I’m most likely going to have to return my phanteks enthoo pro m se mid tower case because I am purschasing an EK-MLC Phoenix 360mm AIO (EK-WBs new AIO that is being released 12/4/17). My case can fit 360mm AIO but this ek AIO has the pump on the 360 mm radiator so I doubt it will fit. I’m highly thinking about getting this case. I shouldn’t have an issue since you fit a 420mm!! That beast is cooling your cpu well, especially considering the fact that you are not delidded and you have a high overclock. How well do you recommend this case? I was going with the one I bought because it has high airflow. What are your gpu temps? You think it’s a good case? I’m also going to have to return psu 850w for more because I would eventually like to add a gpu block and another 280mm radiator for gpu.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Well the case is seriously great. Even with GPU/CPU at 100% for hours, temp of gpu never exceed 55c. To be honest, it's the first case I've used (not that I have used many and it's one of the first higher end I got myself) that made things easy enough to actually make my build clean looking. I am seriously not someone artistic and my pc usually look like a damn mess. As an example, my last pc was looking like this: http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3155798/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL

Now, I found it funny to see your GPU choice as I'm also receiving 2x 1080ti FTW3 hybrid next week (one is planned for the 11th the other for the 13t, damn newegg with 1 per 48hr limit). I'll swap to compare them to the MSI seahawk and those Seahawk are going into another build I have.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao! Looking like a mess! At least you build your PC. I’m paying someone to build mine because I don’t know anything about PCs and don’t have any tools. I was seriously about to buy the EVGA clc 280 but than Ek and Corsair released (12/4 and 12/7 respectively) their new AIOs.

It’s between Corsair h150i 360mm AIO and EK-MLC 360mm AIO now. Ek also has a 280 and so does Corsair.

My case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro m se case Specs: 235mm x 480mm x 500 mm (WxHxD) 9.25 in x 18.9 in x 19.7 in

Memory clearance: 120mm: 68mm (2.68) (Motherboard-fan) 140mm: 48mm (1.89in)

Ek-mlc 360 mm AIO dimensions: 415 x 133 x 68mm (L x W x H) Using 120mm fans.

First pc so I’m a little lost. What does memory clearance mean what does (motherboard- fan) mean. Thickness of radiator is the same exact as the memory clearance so will I be ok?

The depth of my PC is 500mm and the length of the radiator is 415mm so it should fit right? I’m wondering if I will run into any figment issues

Ball out!! You getting 2 /1080ti AIOs on top of the other two you have?! My man. Get it. Do you notice fps increase on CS-go playing on 1080p High settings with your sli setup. I was thinking about going sli but the only I play is CS-go.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahah! if you're only playing CS-go @ 1080p I don't think you don't even need a 1080ti to cap the refresh rate of the best monitor.

I'm getting 2 more TI because my other rig need the 2 I have now and they do pay for themselves in the long run, otherwise I wouldn't be getting 2 more :)

Now I can't tell you if it'll fit but I think the Enthoo pro list as being able to fit up to 360mm rad. I'd only check where in the case it fits as most AOI hose (at least the 2 I purchased) are pretty short and won't let us move them anywhere but to the top slot right over the CPU.

Good luck with you build :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Lol. I like overkill

How can I be sure top mounted cpu AIO will clear ram? I’m going with the case I have and a 280mm AIO now.

EK-MLC 280mm aio: 3831109863831 AIO specs (radiator plus fan): 335x 142x 68mm (LxWxH) uses 140mm fans

Phanteks pro m glass se:PH-ES515PTG_SWT memory clearance: using 140mm fans is 48mm clearance motherboard-fan

F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW g.skill z trident ram specs: 44mm Height x 132 mm Length.

mobo- Asus Rog Maximus x Hero (Wi-Fi AC) LGA1151

How can I be sure ram will clear aio? Do I add 3mm for motherboard? Puts me at 44mm+ 3mm= 47mm. Which would barely clear the 48mm under case ram specs. First PC build so I am not sure.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost 100% sure ram cannot be an issue unless you put a fan on them :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good build but you could have saved 400-500 on graphics cards if you would have boughten directly from corsair on there black Friday deal.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the cards for about 3 months in my older setup :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

GG

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, amazing build. Any chance you could run 4k resolution sli gaming benchmarks with this? Not synthetics, just actual in game fps. Thanks and sorry for the trouble!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be doing some 4k gaming on monday and get back to you.

Been playing some PUBG at 2560x1600 ultra and it stays stable around 85-90fps. Wildlands at ultra + AA raised to the max also does 85-95fps at 2560x1600

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

ok awesome, 4k is what I'm after so thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've done 2 hours @ 4k. Couldn't spend as much time as expected gaming as I first had to manage a few issue between the various display settings, HDR, 4:4:4 and such. I realized that even my high end OLED65C6P tv has some input lag issue @ 4k HDR which makes it unplayable for me. I have no way to time it, but I'd estimate it at over 200ms.

Might do some PUBG tomorrow but for now, I only did some Wildlands. 4K @ 4:4:4: with or without HDR moving 1 step down from ultra produced the best result as I can't stand dips under 60 fps. FPS were anywhere between 70-85 depending on the scene and had flawless/stutterless gameplay. I did move Temporal AA 2 notch up as even though visual result are great, SLI doesn't like it at all. Going with the mix of SMAA+FXAA gave those FPS settings while Temporal had between 55-65 fps.

SMAA+FXAA at ultra gave somewhere between 58-65 fps with a few micro stutter so I prefered to lower fidelity some.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok awesome, thanks! Sorry to bother you again but if you get a chance to try some more games at 4k sli, let me know. Thank you and sorry for the trouble!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How is that motherboard? I ordered one with the 8600k but I was kinda skeptical about it since I don't know Gigabyte that much and I've been hearing alot of bad stuff about the motherboards software.

Anything wrong with it?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

The only negative comment I could give it, and it's seriously not a big one, is that if you are using SLI of gpu that have backplate like I do, the second one will need a few pounds of pressure to get it to click in the pcie slot because the backplates get to lie against the SATA shield.

They should have made the shield something as minimal as 1mm thinner.

It has awesome power phase and most user seems to OC with this one better than 95% of the other z370 boards out there.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, thanks a lot, I got this board now I'm pretty excited about it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the CPU cooler?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU is usually around 35c when gaming and 60 will stress testing. Full prime95 test raise it to low 70c.

The CPU isn't delided but I OC'ed it to 5.1 @ 1.31v on all 6 cores.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How was the installation?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Installing the cooler and part was actually easy. I was affraid for the cable management as I'm real bad at it and always make a mess but with a case like this, it's really easier.

The one thing I didn't like about the cooler was that hoses are too short to put the intake toward the front of the pc and you end up having to put the intake toward the back where hoses get to do weird twist to fit.

I guess that's the tradeoff for not being confident enough to go full custom loop route.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello!

Do you still have your Eisbaer watercooling ? I am planning to use the waterblock/pump only to do a small custom loop as i'm very limited in space. But i heard a lot of bad things about this pump such has failing rapidly, rattling noises...

What do you think of yours ?