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Project Nekoma

by nin9liv9s

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15 Comments

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CPU Clock Rate

4.4GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

86.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12Ghz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

Stable with prime95 for 1 hour - AIDA64 1 hour

I use this machine mostly for gaming (cs:go, dota 2, diablo 3 RoS, sc2, WoW) and communication (skype). Other than that I use pinnacle studio for video editing, and sketchup for 3d.

Someone asked how I applied the TUNIQ TX-4 thermal grease. It is much more fluid and very easy to spread when you heat it with a hair dryer or you let it sit on a lamp for 5 mins.

I gave roccat isku fx 3 stars because the rubber domes feel so soft, and I have been used to typing on keyboards that needs a bit of a pressure on it. But!, this is merely a personal preference as some of you might like soft keys. It is much more quiet though than the keyboard on my other rig.

The reason why I bought it, is because of it's customizable lights and the thumb keys (I use the thumb keys a lot when gaming, especially on WoW)

4 stars for the H80i because the stock fans are too noisy @ 100%. But it is quiet at 50%.

These are the sleeves that I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111131223601?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D111131223601%26_rdc%3D1

lots of color choices

***Edited ---- display prices for cpu parts only

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Every1LoveEvery1 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Looks nice, how was working with that case?

Seems like you need a proper desk next ! lol

nin9liv9s submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

I was only using the samsung ssd so I had to remove the storage bays and the metal bar in the middle, made things easier working with the case. Using an external for the extra storage.

lol I purposely used that table because my room is too small, as you can see from the picture.

IN3RT1A 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Damn, you might want to be careful with load temps upwards of 80c, but nice build +1

nin9liv9s submitter 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I am off the safe limit there. Those are from prime 95 temps. Normally when i'm gaming it's just around 60 more or less. It would be lesser if I put the Corsair h80i fans to 100%, but damn these fans are noisy as hell, like it's about to take off!

IN3RT1A 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Lol yep I had to replace the fans on my h100i, they were ridiculous. Went with quiet edition sp120s. Nothing i do requires extra juice from my 4770k so no OCing yet for me yet.

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chowsownsomepizza 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Look at dat cable management!

EngageTheSun 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Wow, how long it took you to fit all those cables? Love the build! +1

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nin9liv9s submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

Thanks! I'm using the silverstone pp05 set, and it took about a day to sleeve them (24 pin, 8 pin, 2x 6+2 pin pcie (removed the 2 extra wires), sata 180°, and 1 4 pin connector).

I'll be putting up photos of the sleeved cables after work.

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

This is what I like to see :) Only thing I would suggest is getting a 2-pack of Corsair SP120 PWM QUIET edition fans for your radiator (red color rings! and silence!). I will have my new ITX build posted soon. Hopefully, going to snap some pictures tonight and get it up.

EDIT: Also, how did the sleeving go using paracord? I've been considering that, but I felt like it would be sort of loose on the cabling. No?

nin9liv9s submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

AH Yes I have been planning to get a couple of sp120s (the red ones).

Well, sleeving with the paracord took me about 24 hours for the pp05 cable (24 pin, 8 pin, 2x 6+2 pin pcie (removed the 2 extra wires), sata 180°, and 1 4 pin connector). I'm using the lamptron modding toolkit.

I didn't have any problems with using paracord. Just stretch it out when you measure it with the wire so it'd be TIGHTASTIC!, and make sure to put a bit of allowance because you're gonna be burning the ends of the sleeve.

This is how I did it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFUDqEvhmho

Oh btw am I allowed to put up links here? I'll put up pictures on the sleeved cables.

plgdg 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The SP120s come with all 3 color rings (red, white, and blue), FYI.

skemble 23 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I would personally get some Noctua NF-A12s to replace the stock H80i fans. They will probably knock off a few degrees while staying much quieter.

nin9liv9s submitter 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

The performance on the Noctua fans are outstanding. I just don't like the colors though :/ wish they had more options for fan colors.

skemble 23 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

I feel you on the looks... I just got a pair of NF-A14s for a Kraken X60, but luckily the Switch 810 has a great hiding spot for them. If they came out with an all black or all white like the Bitfenix Spectre Pros they would sell out the world.

BobNoxiousUSA 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

that load temp seems HIGH for liquid cool