It was almost 4 years long road of upgrades. And finally I am happy to present my baby on this site. Please welcome the White Daemon (originally Shiroyasha). The initial concept was Inspired by Sakata
Gintoki from anime Gintama and build around white and silver aesthetics.
This thing serves me as a gateway into fantastic world where I can escape from harsh reality of long working days/weeks and just have "ME time", in other words I mainly use it for
gaming, browsing and casually some paperwork. I always wanted it to be a no compromise battlestation which can handle anything I will throw at it. Also it was very important to me to
take full advantage of 011's radiator capacity, it always hurts to see when people don't use this great case to it's full potential, even non XL version can fit my rad config with one GPU.
Few additional notes and facts about the build:
- Nvidia's founders edition NVLINK bridge has hardware RGB support which is disabled on software level, I wasn't able to hack it but managed to manually rewire it to glow white-ish.
I had to slightly modify the GPU water blocks in order to fit FE backplates which in my opinion look way better in my build comparing to EK nickel ones I previously had since it is all
about white colors and sandblasted aluminum accents. In order to achieve this I had to make cuts in those little white pieces on the end to fit curves of the backplates. Also I
spraypainted the terminal covers. As well as the motherboard I/O shroud.
- The water cooling components are worth of attention as well. I absolutely love fittings by Barrow, they felt like a significant upgrade from previous gen EK fittings. They are more secure
as they have at least 3 o-rings inside, feel more solid and arguably look better and there is no unnecessary branding all over them, except the plugs which I actually like. And all this
beauty costs 1/3 of EKWB and other popular brands. The CPU waterblock was picked just for the looks, it is not the best but works just fine, the internal design is identical to other
25-30$ Bykski blocks which perform well enough. Unfortunately I had to sacrifice direct die cooling frame because without an IHS this chunky block sitting too low and bumping into
the capacitors on the motherboard , maybe later I will file it down.
- Why all bends done with 90 degree fittings? No guys I am not lazy and in some cases even with angular fittings it is harder to do clean runs without odd angles, the main reason I took
this route is glass tubing which I already have but didn't have a chance to redo the entire loop with it.
- Singularity Computers components are top notch, their QC appears to be nearly flawless and their products look stunning. The versatility is second to none, the amount of ports,
universal mounts and all kinds of other accessories is impressive.
The ROG logo on the glass panel which I find quite tacky has been carefully scraped off and will never hurt my eyes again.
- While I absolute adore this machine it is not flawless. Corsair stuff disappoints me. Fan and RAM lights are glitchy and tend to randomly change colors by themselves however it
doesn't bother me too much as I keep the lights off 90% of time, otherwise I'd be blind by now. My experience with Commander Pro is absolutely frustrating, it already has like 4 dead
fan headers as they can't handle 3 fans with a splitter so I ended up plugging all the fans straight into the motherboard and now Commander only controls the pump, which is fine because I keep my
fans at static RPM. Speaking of fans, before switching to LL's I used to have Lian Li bora's, they looked way better to my taste but did not perform well and two of them ended up dying.
- Chewed up 3+ years old cablemod cables need to be replaced with shorter pro cables with aluminum combs, but I've been procrastinating for at least 2 years.
Things not covered in the part list:
* Monitor: Asus MX34VQ Designo yeah it is a little bit old and just 100hz but still capable of squeezing all the juice out of both GPU's on the highest settings and decent AA instead of
nowadays overused blurry TAA
* TV: SAMSUNG UN55NU7300 55" 4K
* Mouse: Logitech G703 White. However the pics were taken few months ago and now I have upgraded to Pwnage Ultra Custom which is absolutely fantastic!
* Mouse Pad: Varmilo Panda XL. Waiting on my custom print X-RAY PAD THOR XXL
* Keyboard: E-White Satisfaction 75 by Upas of Cannonkeys with carbon fiber plate, Polar Holy Panda Switches lubed with Krytox 205g0, GMK Mizu keycaps by Rensuya, Brass knob by
RAMA Works and last but not least a custom made cable by my good friend SantiGo of SantiGo customs. This thing sounds and feels great, I couldn't even dream about more. I really love
custom mechanical keyboards and rotate through my collection several times a week.
* Headset: Sennheiser RS 185 RF + Antlion ModMic Wireless. As this setup is mostly for gaming I can't stand wired headsets and mice, whenever I need a little water break or stand up
for any other reason I prefer to stay with my friends in discord. Plus I have a long history forgetting about headset cable and pulling it when I get up which never ends very well.
Currently I am waiting on Massdrop THX Panda Headphones which I hope are going to be a decent upgrade.
* Coolant: Mayhems Pastel White concentrate. So far so good, I've been using it for over 2 years and never had any problems.
* Controllers: $5 steam controller and Dual Shock 4 which is unfortunately gone because I had to sell my PS4 because I found it to be absolutely useless, it was collecting dust for 3 years.
Fire Strike 37 034: https://www.3dmark.com/fs/21726541
Fire Strike Ultra 16 383: https://www.3dmark.com/fs/21743676
Time Spy 22622: https://www.3dmark.com/spy/10507118
I guess that's it, sorry for potato pics.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you did not get annoyed by loads of unnecessary text but I put my heart and soul in this setup and want to share my joy.
"BuT sLi Is DeAd aNd DoES'nt wOrk iN anY GaMeS AnD EvEn iF iT wOrKs iT aDdS LiKe 5-10% fPs" - I have no problems tweaking profiles in Nvidia Inspector, relatively new CFR SLI
Rendering is great and works in majority of dx12 and UE4 titles and also provides good frametimes and no microstutters.