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Evolv Build - Higher End Enthusiast

by Ubiquibuild

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Date Published

June 23, 2016

Date Built

June 23, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

58.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

80.0° C

Description

It has been 3 years since I have built up a PC for myself and the results today were satisfying.

Workstation use, gaming & working with music were the main drivers for this particular setup, with a view to chop/change/modify at any stage. I am always changing things as my nature is dynamic.

i6700k was the obvious choice, together with an MSI Pro Carbon Z170 M/board. I wanted to go in a different direction from Gigabyte/ASUS as the board offered the right aesthetics I was looking for and had a neat RGB LED strip on the edge of the board, which is kinda cool when you apply a meteor effect to the LEDs.

The NVMe SSD as a boot drive was of the most interest to me because 2,500MB/s read, >1,000MB/s write; that's why. Coupled with an 850EVO series from Samsung but in hindsight, given I use very little space as I store my data externally, I would definitely look at the 512GB version of the 950PRO and remove the 850 entirely. None the less, very fast system, games run very quick over on the 850 EVO.

GTX1080 Founders Edition - I have been following tech news since 2002 (building for that long too) and nothing quite swept me up in hype and excitement as the announcement of the Pascal GPU lineup. Previous investment was a pair of GTX560Ti cards and this just brought a whole new light of appreciation to PCs and PC building.

H100i cooler - True, tried & tested. The colour accents matched the GPU, RAM & the motherboard. Non-intentional but cam together nicely.

PSU - I have an issue with overkill.. - I mean.. "Scalability for the future" ;)

Few mods include the 6 x Thermaltake Riing RGB LED fans and the Phanteks RGB LED strip. So many variations to play with, built of course into the wonderful Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition. I thoroughly enjoyed building into this case and the slight tint on the TG panels really takes the edge off the lighting, removing any overkill effect. This is great as it will be spending nights in the living room.

Not much else I'd like to add to this other than; Enjoy the build, if you like what you see, leave me a message below in the comment section. Thanks :)

Comments Sorted by:

jjkfeng 7 Builds 4 points 34 months ago

Damn!!!!! 1200 AUDs, holy crap and I thought 1000 CAD was bad lol.

Great build though, and great cable management! I get excited whenever seeing a solid cable management in this great case.

moeischamp 3 points 34 months ago

excellent build man!

archlinuxos 4 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Might as well just buy another couple 1080s with that power supply (lol). Just use the extra for PhysX ;). Looks great man!

Gonff 2 points 34 months ago

Beautiful clean setup for an air-cooled machine. Good work on the cables and lighting. There is plenty of room in there if you decide you want to do a custom watercooling loop in the future :P Nice job!

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

As soon as I had photos, it came straight back down to safety ;)

snyprmasta 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Do you have the model of the LED Strips you used? I wasn't able to really find a decent RGB LED Strip for this case.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

The LED strip inside is the 1m RGB variety from Phanteks: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/28292/phanteks-multi-coloured-led-strip-1m/

byrne092 2 points 34 months ago

Very very nice! Love the green. It is making me anxious seeing that glass case floating in the air on top of another case...

biggles5107 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

So clean.

Slick17 2 points 34 months ago

The H100i is listed on the parts list, the H100i v2 is in pictures. Good build though.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

Ah thank you for the catch. Will update ;)

Nostalghia 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

are the front fans AF or SP?

MellowH3ro 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

Thermaltake Riing fans are only available in SP

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Not sure what AF or SP is... :S

MellowH3ro 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

Air flow fans specialise in moving as much air as possible through them. Whereas static pressure fans are for pushing air through obstacles, like a heat sink or radiator

convertedconsolegamer_92 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

I love the PSU for any possible SLI moves later on. Great build.

MellowH3ro 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Really nice build and choice of parts, also making use of the LED on the founders edition for a sweet looking colour scheme all round. +1

Wolklung 2 points 34 months ago

This is amazing. Just wow.

Tengrand1989 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Better name would be

The bogey man

+1

Sy_nc 2 points 34 months ago

Clean Build, Beautiful Cable Management.

+1 Sir,

Snikpoh 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Super clean, love the green.

damcrac 2 points 34 months ago

Looks amazing. Has a lot of parts that I want to piece together. Was thinking of a titanium color scheme with the movie/ram combo with an AIB GTX 1080. Seriously though. Looks amazing.

ItsWaterings 2 points 34 months ago

Why am I crying

jonathansun728 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Damn that's beautiful!

Vald06 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Nice build dude. The only thing I would comment on is the overkill PSU. The GTX 1080 is more power efficient than the previous generation. Two 1080 in sli would only require 850w PSU.

Btw I'm hesitating between the Corsair 450D or the Evolv ATX Glass for my next build. But the more I see Evolv builds, the more I lean toward it.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Thank you for the response. The ease of building into the Evolv has really captured me this time around. I would have otherwise been choosing an obsidian case, but I feel that this product edges it slightly

TheBlackPython 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

you mentioned that you where wanting to go with a different board, did this one turn out well? I'm thinking of getting it for my first build

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

This board turned out great for my intended use. My hesitancy was that MSI was a manufacturer I had never used. Once the ice was broken, I really quite enjoyed the product's aesthetic appeal, and the RGB lighting above the 24pin ATX connector is a bit of fun to play with (only during Windows though).

F22 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Good looking build! Congratz! Is it loud?

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Thank you :)

This machine runs very quiet, thankfully.

klyzon 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

might i ask where did you place the rgb controllers for the fans?

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I placed them just above the slide in tray mount for the radiator. I keep the 4 screws for the top lid removed so I can pop it off when I feel like a change of colour ;)

ElkinRusinque 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

LOL. That's exactly the way I have mine! Awesome build, man!

bodywash 2 points 34 months ago

sob. sob.... It's beautiful... +1

acp11 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

awesome build.....looks great!

What are your temps like for the hx1000i psu in corsair link? I recently got the black evolv glass case and i noticed my psu temps rose 10 degrees on my hx850i from my previous 500r build. Not sure if it has anything to do with me moving the two front 140mm fans up from its original position

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thank you for your comment :)

The HX1000i idles at 27c degrees with the fan at 0 rpm. Fixed fan speeds bring this down a few degrees but have not tested the load temp as yet.

acp11 2 Builds 2 points 33 months ago

ok cool...thanks!

Meadathletics 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Did you have to buy a fan splitter to get all the fans connected? Beautiful build!

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thank you :)

Each Thermaltake RGB controller (2 of them, each included in a 3 pack purchase) has enough ports to connect all fans, leaving me with 2 connections to be made to the motherboard.

Akermay 2 points 33 months ago

Awesome build and definitely helps inspire my upcoming one!

Question: What cable tidies did you use in the front of the case to beautifully spread out and align your cablemod wires?

Meadathletics 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

I'm assuming here based on the fact that the cables are from cablemodz, but I think he used the cable combs from their web site, they do a fantastic job of keeping them aligned and looking nice.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Nail on the head ;)

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

Thank you :)

The CableMod kit included a set of cable combs (Transparent) and I purchased a further set to add to it. The combs can be found here:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/32852/cablemod-c-series-basic-cable-comb-kit

revenlymokalu 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

hey lemme pay your PC

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Pay or Play? ;)

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Still wanna buy? I'll sell for the right price :)

ZSURage 2 points 31 months ago

I love this. Only question is where is the fan LED controllers mounted?

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. There is a gap between the slide out tray (Where the top Riing fans are mounted) and the ceiling of the case. The are tucked in there.

ten8yp 5 Builds 2 points 28 months ago

Very nice build! Super clean and love every component you used. Would have thought you'd go with a silver color on the sleeved cables to match the GPU and Dom plat memory but I'm sure you can always switch that up. Great job man!

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks dude. As strong a start point I could perceive at the time. I was honestly most excited that I was slapping a GTX1080 inside. The rest will come through fine tuning. Glad you enjoyed this.

Zepphyr 1 point 30 months ago

Quick question. How did you fit the corsair dominators? I am thinking of getting the 16x2 kit. I heard that they can't fit in it if the h115i are top mounted. I am also using the evolv atx TG case and the corsair h115i.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Totally missed this! :(

If still relevant, I installed RAM onto the mobo outside of the case.

cmduplain 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

why only 4.4 ghz on the 6700k? Im getting the same mobo/cooler so im curious.

Ubiquibuild submitter 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Factory setting on the MSI mobo. I was never particularly interested to o/clock too hard ;)

ten8yp 5 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

The OC Genie makes that really easy to do huh? I dont blame you on not wanting to take it too far. I basically have done the same thing with my 6600k (4.1 GHz) on an MSI motherboard since I dont feel like trying to to get every ounce of OC out of it anyways. One-click OC For The Win and its very stable.

DJpost-itNote 1 point 27 months ago

Dig the build, I have the same case, and looking at the same mobo. Which position for the radiator did you stay with? Any issues?

thejaggerman 1 point 17 months ago

That vid card... Just 4k 60 fps on max games... More than I would spend on an entire computer... Are you a insane YTer or something? The cable management... GREAT BIULD!

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