I get all my carbon fiber from Composite Envisions. They have cloths, rigid plates, tubes, pretty much anything you would need in many sizes. They also have different colors and patterns. (compositeenvisions.com)
Thank you. On the LCD screen, I used AIDA64 sensory panel. I believe that you would need a purchased licensed version. Not sure if you could on the trial version. You can monitor anything that your motherboard will provide. It allows you to select what kind of graph or gauge you want to display, range, colors, fonts, size whatever. Its really customizable. I had to watch a tutorial on Youtube for it, but wasn't to difficult to use. You can even create your own graphs and gauges. There was a Jarvis Iron Man one on youtube that was awesome.
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I didn't run any lights between the PSU shroud and glass. Caused a lot of shadows and interfered with the LCD panel. I run one strip on the top edge mounted just behind the lip on the top fan tray. I also run a 4 in strip in the top fan tray behind the top front fan to illuminate the cable pass through. On the backside, I run a strip down the front edge and along the bottom. So, you could run a strip along the bottom and top. Also, you could use a fan ring halo (Phanteks or silverstone) on your noctuas. (120mm or 140mm) I have used the Phanteks ones before and like them a lot. halo ring build
The processor was new, the motherboard was refurbished. Came with full warranty.
I really appreciate that. Thanks.
Micro center. My first time ever visiting one of them. It was awesome! They had some odd pairings of cpu and motherboard combos, but when I found this one, I couldn't pass it up.
Thank you. I have been working with it a lot lately.
Thank you for your kind words. A friend of mine turned me to this site a few years ago and it has been nothing but helpful. The responses I have received from other builders when I had questions has always been positive. The kindness from other builders and the ability to visually see it through their posted builds is what makes this a wonderful site.
Thank you. I wanted the cable runs to be clean and some what different. I bet it took me over 2 weeks to make all the cables and get the runs right.
Gotta love a Metis build. I built in one a while ago. It was a lot of fun. Great job with this!
I am really impressed with this one.
Thanks, I really appreciate it. Can't wait for season 2.
Thank you, for the most part, it came out as I imagined.
I thought it was a power supply in the first picture. This thing is almost comical. I love it.
I got it in italy a long time ago when I was in the Army. It marble.
This is the most effort I ever put in to it
There are actually 2 Corsair 140mm front intake fans. Bottom one kind of hard to see. Feeds GPU through the shroud. I have 5 140 fans, 2 of them have rgb, 6 led strips and rgb ssd all controlled by Corsair Icue. I also needed the usb2 hub of the commander pro for the lcd screen. I wanted individual speed control of the fans and more separate lighting zones. It took me awhile to sort this all out and plan all my wiring runs for it. On an atx board this may not be necessary. But on itx where fan, rgb and usb 2 headers are limited or non existent, this is what you gotta do.
Thank you so very much. I greatly appreciate it. It caught me by surprise. There have some amazing builds posted this past week.
Thank you. Man, your Rugged Ryzen build is wicked cool!!
Yeah, if I paid 1700$ for GPU, I would have stoked out. It was rough paying 1200. The case was on sale. I was initially wanting the all black one but was 89$. I guess the black and red ones are not as popular. It was my first trip to a micro center and I kind of lost my self control. I almost always build itx PC's. I like the challenge. And besides, this thing is absolutely huge compared to my other builds! The smaller the case, less carbon fiber. Thanks for your compliment. I really do appreciate it.
It was tight. No clearance issues with mother board heatsinks. Only issue was the cut out in fin stack for clearance of ram. I guess the socket on the asus z390i is a little closer to ram slots. I had to file them back a little. Only way I could mount it and use center fan was to remove the aluminum top plate (4 screws), mount the cooler and then slide the fan in from the top. Mounting the cooler to the mother board and then installing in the case was not happening.
I guess that would depend on the thickness of you ssd cover. From the side of the PSU shroud to the edge of the case is right at 15 mm. or just a bit over 9/16th's. Roughly about the width of 2 standard SSD's stacked on top of each other. You should be fine.
Man, this is super clean. What an elegant and gorgeous build!
This is the lcd screen I used. LCD screen
I think that the opening on the evolve X may be different. take some measurements and compare that to screen size.
Thank you, I really appreciate it.
Thank you so very much. I loved your Bumble bee build! It was because of your build that I saw the potential of this case. I cant thank you enough for that. As for the cable combs, they are Nanoxia cool force cable combs. You can get them from their web site or amazon. They only come in silver or gun metal gray. I used the 3mm ones. They have them in 4mm if you are sleeved with PET. I painted mine. If you want to change colors on them, I would suggest the silver. I used metal cast paint. It is a transparent anodized paint. Come in red, gold, blue, green, purple, orange and shadow black black chrome. The more coats, the darker the color and less transparent. You asked about the lcd screen in PM. I used a 5in monitor from amazon (largest I could fit in the opening). Picked this because of the location of the hdmi and usb2 connections. I wanted them to be facing the front of the case. I made a mounting bracket from carbon fiber so it could be mounted from behind and sit flush to the side of the case. Using a sfx psu ensured I had clearance for the lcd. Just make sure you have an available usb2 port on the mother board or internal hub (corsair commander pro) and you will loose a hdmi port on the GPU. I look forward to your future builds.
You would be correct about the thermal paste. The paste applied from zotac was very excessive and dry. The cooler was making very poor contact with the chip. Some of the thermal pads were not making contact at all. I run a very aggressive fan curve. The card is actually fairly quiet, even at max speeds. The psu shroud is well ventilated but still chokes off the card some. Using a sfx psu allowed for more air gap and minimizing cable clutter underneath better allows for air movement underneath the shroud from the bottom intake fan to reach the card. I have only used blower style cards twice. A reference 980ti and a gigabyte 1080 turbo. Both cards ran extremely hot and were annoyingly louder. The real choking point of this case would be the intake. With the side panels on, It is a fairly quiet system.
Thank you. The show is kinda dark and gloomy so I wanted it to kinda of represent that. Not to flashy but but still neat and clean with special touches that you kinda have to look for.
Thank you for your kind words. I am using Aida 64 sensor panel. I like it quite a bit. Easy to customize and add pretty much any sensor you want to monitor. Plus you can choose any background you want. Found out about it on you tube. There are some people doing some amazing with this.
It is AIDA 64. You can pretty much make it look like anything you want. Just you tube AIDA 64 custom sensor panel and that should get you started.
Thank you kindly.
Thank you, waiting for season 2.
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Sweet build. I feel your pain. My main HTPC build is in this exact case but black. Mine sits inside an enclosed cabinet. I had to get pretty creative with the cooling and modify the case some. Although, I am only running an 8700 processor. How do you like that flirc IR receiver. I use the inteset receiver. Does the flirc come with a remote. Mine is programmed into my logitech remote.
I used a FSP 500w Gold and swapped out the fan for a noctua 40mm. Super quiet, but to be honest, it hardly ever comes on. I ended up just cutting the white connectors off and setting them to length and custom sleeved them. I was concerned about airflow with the geeek modified psu with that modular plate in front.
Great little build. I had built one using the white case. Did you order the psu from Geeek?
Ok, this is just straight up cool!
I cut and sleeved the cables myself. Also replaced the connectors to black. The psu I got was not modular. I used sleeving from mod-one. I short sleeved them instead of full length. When I sleeved the cables full length, it made cable management impossible. If I had to do it again, I would use paracord instead of PET.
The 2070 mini is only 1mm bigger all the way around than the 1060 amp. 211 vs 210 and 129 vs 128 tall. Looking at my case now, I have about 3 mm of space in length and 2 mm in height left. I have had a gtx 1070 ti mini in there before. I believe the 2070 mini should fit fine. Hope you post it. Cant wait to see it.
As far as I can tell, there is only one place that you can get them. Directly from the manufacturer, Geeek. They have several new models. These are getting pretty popular so they are hard to find in stock.
Thank you kindly. The riser cable is pretty rigid and shapes well. I probably could have pulled it tighter and had the excess under the gpu. Only problem is that this is one of those builds that you practically have to disassemble the entire thing to make a single change. At the time, I had already reassembled this thing 4 times and had no intention on doing it again. As for the psu, it is ugly. That is why the psu cover. Surprisingly, with a noctua 40mm fan, it is pretty quiet. Also, these things are pretty stout. 80 plus gold rating and made for server use.
This thing is Awesome!
I know that your parts list shows it as a silverstone case, but is this a Golden Field N-2S case? If so, how is airflow in this thing. Very nice build BTW. Cable management is on point!