Polar Vortech

  1. Home
  2. /
  3. Builds
  4. /
  5. Build
Shinoshido
Member since
Belgium
Build Views
655
Build Approvals
8
Fistbumps
1
Followers
1
Posts
8

Polar Vortech

I love seeing custom PC builds and what people can create. Most of the time what I see are custom water cooled PCs. As much as I enjoy them, I find that maintenance can be and issue and as well as the dangers of liquids being near electronic components. So... this is my attempt at showing that air cooled PCs can look good, even though they don't have fancy liquid flowing though them, hehe.

This is still very much a work in progress, but I still think that things look decent enough to show and hopefully inspire others (if people actually like it :P).

I'm using a Lian Li O-11 Dynamic, and build a custom mount so that the GPU can be mounted next to the motherboard. I remade the motherboard shroud and other bits, however these are just attempts and the final designs aren't done yet.

I have fans blowing air from the bottom of the case to the top, and normally I would say that it gives the case nice airflow, except for the PCI-E extension cable that blocks some of the airflow to the CPU cooler. What I really wanted to do is mount the PCI-E cable on the bottom PCI-E slot and have it wrap around the back to the GPU so that the cable isn't visible. That angle is a bit too tight, and the hole to small, so for now this is my solution.

Even though the GPU is mounted differently, temperatures seem normal so far and the PC is very quite. Only real noise is the coil whine from the GPU when stressed.

**Warning: Still a work in progress**
Things still to-do:
  • Find someone to help me create a custom PCI-E 16x extension cable
  • Improve GPU mount
  • Diffuse GPU LED
  • Resign motherboard shroud and bits and pieces
  • Finish custom GPU cooling mount and heatsinks
  • Shorten GPU fan cables once final GPU cooler is mounted
  • Have the case GPU cable extension backplate made out of metal

Color(s): Light Blue
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 319.99
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 235.00
Gigabyte - AORUS Gaming 7
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 259.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 904.99
EVGA - SC2
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 191.50
Intel - 760P
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 109.99
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 201.20
Corsair - HX750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 190.93
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 19.89
Noctua - NF-S12A PWM
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 74.99
Raijintek - Morpheus II CORE
Type: Air Cooler
Cooling
$ 77.55
Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev.B
Type: Air Cooler
CableMod
Unable to dertermine total build value (missing part value)
655
8
Approved by: