Viserion

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GnarlyMarin
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Viserion

This is a rebuild of Percussor, my previous gaming rig, and I think I'm ready to build my next balls out rig, you can check out my previous build on;

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/9Khypg

I learnt a lot from building Percussor, and made plenty of mistakes along the way, the best way to learn I reckon. The main issue was cooling, I could not overclock properly without the temps going through the roof! It is such a small case that getting the airflow right turned out to be a total game changer.

I was going to get another case that had better air flow, but I still love this case and decided on a full rebuild, initially I used CAM and ASUS's own fan controllers, neither of which I thought were any good for such a confined space, so both of them were scrapped, the fans were corsair 3 pin and they were upgraded to 4 pins for better control, and fitted in a push/pull configuration.

Corsair have done a fantastic job with the Commander, controlling the system has never been easier....and bug free!! Pictures do not do these fans justice, they have an awesome visual effect, however Corsair need to illustrate how to connect the LED element into the commander, as this took me ages to figure out, there's nothing out there from Corsair to show how to do this.

The CPU block was initially replaced for aesthetic reasons, but the new block is performing considerably better. I also wanted the build to look as good without the RGB, as it does with it on.

The amount of wiring in the case held back airflow below, so my only choice was to cut and sleeve my own cables, I had never done this before and was expecting the PC to die once I tried booting, but it fired straight up once I connected the pump controller to the CPU fan socket. They're not great but I'm over the moon with the result, and I'm glad I tried it.....although next time I will be calling upon Cablemod.

You may notice the PSU is mounted upside down, this is to draw hot air from beneath the main board, seems to be working and doesn't do the PSU any harm. It would have been easier to go fully modular, but I'll save that for the next build as this one suits the configuration.

The Result

Well I'm a little shocked to be honest as the temps have dropped massively, she's overclocked to 4600 and previously I would have seen temps in the 80/90's, under full load it didn't get over 46 when under load.

I hope you like the build, a few people have already said they preferred it in red, but I'm happy to get away from the norm, and if I get bored with the color, I only have to change the fluid,

let me know your thoughts as you did with my previous build, and I'll apply in my next build as I've done here, thanks for checking it out.
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sci-Fi
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Micro-ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 275.00
Intel - Core i7-6700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Motherboard
ASUS - MAXIMUS VIII GENE
Chipset: Z170
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 200.00
Corsair - Dominator Platinum (3000MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 499.99
ASUS - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 228.68
Seagate - Barracuda Pro (ST4000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 125.25
EVGA - 750 GQ
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Lian Li - PC-V359WX
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
Case Fan
$ 78.00
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC1080 GTX - Nickel
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling
$ 128.68
EKWB - Supremacy EVO Elite
Type: CPU Waterblock
Accessories
$ 74.29
Accessories
$ 320.00
Monitor
$ 549.99
ASUS - PG348Q
Size: 34 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 116.83
Corsair - Strafe MK.2
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Silent
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 52.29
Corsair - Scimitar Pro RGB
Interface: Wired
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