Battlestation

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KithKhan
Alexander James Wurden
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West Sacramento, United States
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Battlestation

This is actually the third time I've built this type of computer, each time with a custom steel or aluminum scratchbuild. The first two times, I just wasn't quite happy with it all and scrapped it. I think it's been a six-year project now.

The entire system was inspired by the original (Level 10) work of art, and is centered around the giant 360mm radiator for the custom water loop. I wanted enough cooling to run fanless under even a moderate load, and keep everything quiet and efficient. For high loads, I have a car radiator fan which I can kick on with the go-baby-go button. :)

Case
  • Scratchbuilt, hand-tool only fabricated steel and aluminum backplane.
  • Sound isolation' spike casefeet.
  • Matte grey paint with high gloss red striping.
  • Faux carbon fiber accents, bezeled power switch, and a fan on/off toggle


Primary Hardware
  • i7-7700k Intel Processor
  • ASUS ROG Strix Z270G LGA1151 mATX Motherboard
  • EVGA GeForce 1080 Ti x2 in SLI
  • SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive x2 in RAID 0
  • G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3200 in XMP mode


Sound
  • Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCIe 124dB SNR Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp
  • Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600 OHM Headphones


Cooling
  • Watercool MO-RA360 radiator mounted to the back of the case
  • Watercool Heatkiller-IV Pro nickel-plated CPU block
  • Watercool Heatkiller-IV Pro nickel w/ black backplate for GPU's
  • Watercool Tube 200 reservoir w/ integrated Laing DDC pump
  • CPU delid, and liquid metal thermal paste for both the CPU and GPU's.
  • A 360mm car radiator fan (voltage lowered so it doesn't blow everything off my desk or wake up the neighbor). Except under benchmark level loads, I can usually run passive-cooling only, though.


With the CPU overclocked to a 4.9GHz and a light overclock on the GPU's as well (my 24/7 settings), it gets a FireStrike Ultra score of 13196 on 3D mark. Not bad! The twin M2 SSD's in RAID 0 are also blazing fast, until one of them thermally throttles, and then they're just really really fast.
Color(s): Black Gray Red Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Futuristic
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

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Hardware

CPU
$ 389.04
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 375.00
ASUS - ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Micro-ATX
Graphics
$ 664.99
EVGA - 1080 Ti FTW3
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Graphics
$ 664.99
EVGA - 1080 Ti FTW3
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 225.00
Samsung - 950 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 225.00
Samsung - 950 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
PSU
$ 184.64
SilverStone Technology - SX700-LPT
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
Cooling
$ 159.99
Cooling
$ 99.99
Cooling
$ 93.95
Watercool - HeatKiller Tube 200 DDC
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 200 mm
Cooling
Watercool - MO-RA3 360 LT (Black)
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: Gray
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