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Built this to celebrate after going through multiple surgeries to remove a tumour from my head and getting through radiation therapy at the age of 25. Quite the milestone i must say. It is my first build used for light gaming and i want to start streaming once i start feeling better. Basic parts, i would love to do a custom water loop eventually as i am carpenter who has dabbled in plumbing. So basically i love the aesthetics of uniform piping. Have not overclocked anything yet and once i figure out stable thermals for this case with the vertical gpu i will update this post. Glad to be a part of the community!!:) you guys have tons of killer builds that blow mine away SHEESH. I cant wait to learn more from u guys!! Happy holidays:)

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 5 points

Look's great, here's to many more builds!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea for sure man!! Id love to do a custom loop or itx build!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

You guys have been so kind. I really wish the best for all of you, remember not to work too hard and to treat yourself once in a while. One of my regrets in life was that i was always working 50-65 hours a week trying to further myself up the ladder. Although i love carpentry and nothing beats that feeling of striking a nails head and controlling its trajectory with a milled faced hammer, i totally forgot to take care of myself and never treated myself. Sorry for the rambling, ill stop now but i just hope u guys dont work too hard and really enjoy the the holiday break if you guys have any time off ahead.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Man do I wish I had the money to do these things...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

The real world is tough sheesh

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

an enviable setup, you deserve it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case. Nice build! Cheers to your good health sir and god bless!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

you said God bless to a man who said happy holidays

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

and bears **** in the woods too.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

and you don't have a profile pic therefore irrelevant point

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank u!! Happy holidays:)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build, I got the same cpu/mobo/ram combo, get well I feel for you, my younger brother just went though all those treatments for tumour on his neck, he’s 18. People can wish well, try to understand but no one really can until it happens to them or someone close to them.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea spot on man, i hope your brother is getting better or has beaten it at this point. It really changes your perspective about everything. And thank you!! I wish i wouldve gone with a 2700 though, i thought the 8700k wouldve performed alright during streams with gameplay but after watching gamersnexus’ review it showed that viewer side experience wasnt perfect. Oh well, i guess ill just have to tinker around a bit.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

2700 has better multithreaded performance, if you need it its better than 8700k, but not by that much. I personally went with 8700k for gaming/emulation, 5Ghz delided is easy, raw per core performance is what I needed.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice specs. For the case does the black color leave fingerprints on it? Been debating on what color to get for the case and I want to be sure since I will stick with the case for a while like a lot of people would do

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldnt say the black aluminum leaves fingerprints specifically. It does leave a weird film of oil thats noticeable but i think its normal with aluminum. I would recommend the anthracite grey colour because im sure it would be less noticeable. It does bug me sometimes when its bright but my room is dimly lit most of the time to hide a bigger problem which is the tempered glass being a fingerprint magnet. Im constantly cleaning the glass because the PC build gods wont let me live in peace. Other than that i love the case and the only dislike i can think of is its weight. Might have to do with me losing 40 pounds from radiation therapy but my brother even says its stupid heavy LOL

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful Build. I am going with something very similar and I was wondering how you went about the vertical gpu mount. Did you buy the riser cable from phanteks, or did you go with a cable mod vertical gpu kit?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy a riser cable from a local shop so if u run into problems u can deal with it easier. I have read a lot of reviews from different manufacturers and a common problem with riser cables is that they just dont work out of the box. Which did happen to me with the first one I purchased through amazon. So I returned that one and bought one at a local computer store. I wanted to avoid it feeling like a lottery. Also make sure u buy the right size as well. Its hard to judge the length needed based on pictures and im not sure if phanteks communicated what riser cable is required for a vertical gpu mount

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Dont do that. Read first this post on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/4lymbr/lpt_dont_use_a_multi_monitor_mount_with_ikea/ Watch this video if you wanna know why that happens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vNRY6natiY

If you going to use monitor arm you better find another desk or desk from ikea made of solid wood. For example IKEA Gerton or maybe IKEA Bekant

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea as I carpenter i can agree. Ikea furniture is super low quality using a lot of particle board. Preferably you would want a solid hard wood for a desk surface. I just happened to have the desk years prior to the build. However if anyone is thinking about this particular desk i have had no issues so far due to the thickness of the desktop being about 2 inches or more. Nicer desks with harder surfaces and depending on the species will cost u more.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Id go for an ultra wide personally if u plan on keeping the desk and if u dont mind feeling cramped. I plan on swapping mine, i just feel like there isnt any room for anything else like snacks or a meal if youre doing some casual work or browsing. If you put your computer case on the ground thats a totally different scenario though. The evolv x is stupidily large hah.