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Coconut Lime 2.1

by philphaser

51
79 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 21, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.3GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.13GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

COCONUT LIME 2.1

Update of my Coconut Lime 1.1.

Upgraded the GTX 970 to a GTX 980 and the PSU to a Corsair AX850, switched the Corsair 100R with a Corsair 450D, changed the WD Green 1TB for a WD Purple 3TB and added a Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB. All new parts were bought used, as well as the Dell U2711, which i got since i wanted to go for 1440p.
I custom-painted the GPU and the PSU to match the green-white-black color-scheme. Didn't do a perfect job, but i'm pretty okay with the way it turned out.

Will probably go for white sleeved cables next and exchange the Noctuas as well as the Nanoxias with BeQuiet fans eventually. Further down the road i'll be upgrading the CPU to an i7 4790k and add another GTX 980 for SLI.

For anyone interested in the DJ setup: It consists of 2 Technics SL 1210 MKII an Ecler HAK 360 plus one Ecler HAK 380. The records on the tables are both Scratch Science.
PC Audio: Tascam US-366 + M-Audio BX8

If anybody wants the know about me djing:
www.facebook.com/philphader

Comments Sorted by:

vikingXcore 4 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Not going to mention the song reference since someone beat me to it in the 1.1 completed build xP.

Very nice build. I have this case and it's pretty swell. The only problem I had with were the cheap/breakable tabs or standoffs or whatever on the front fan door/cover. Other than that it's a beauty.

Paint job looks great too!

Excellent work on the PSU cables pulling them all through that grommet. I was unable to do the same with my sleeved corsair cables as they were still a bit bulky.

I haven't even heard of WD Purple. I'm curious what category that one fits among the black, blue, red, and green ones.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

They're actually made for video systems. But i got it at a price that i could not refuse. ; )

Daisyahoy 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

oooooo a hitachi travelstar! +1

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Taken from that Macbook. ; )

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Awww. I'm just drooling over al the equipment that you have!! Awesome build!

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you, but please don't let anything drip inside the electrics! ; )

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Will keep an eye on that! :)

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you for your caution!

TechyinAZ 14 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

The pleasure is all mine! :P

Funkyozer 2 points 27 months ago

Lovely lime build! I guess you just need some LEDs and that thing will have more kickass points!

Where did you you get the mods for the GPU/Mobo etc for the green colour? +1 for sxc build

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

No mods. I got myself some cans from the graffiti store and went to work.
I might consider LEDs...

Funkyozer 1 point 27 months ago

For future reference, do I HAVE to get high-heat-resistant spray paint if I were to spray paint components? I've read in different places that I do and I don't have to buy it.

Also, do you (or anyone else) have any recommendations for spray paint?

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I used Montana Black which i highly resistant graffiti spray paint. I would very much recommend heat resistant paint since you don't won't your paint to blow blisters or crumble when your GPU hits 80+°C under load

ALDJ0922 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Nice build, but why not save for the 980ti?

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Cause i always wanted a 980, only got a 1440p screen and got that one for cheap.

MichelWeber 2 points 27 months ago

Cleanest build I've seen in a while.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks!

Vergere 7 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Lovely build, so very clean, +1

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thank you!

piemancoder 2 points 27 months ago

I now have a thirst for lime and coconut milk for some reason.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Mysterious! °_o

krunchi 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Very nice setup! Audiophile much? And that Krait tho... :D

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nah, just an ordinary DJ. : )

jarvis54 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

+1 for the custom paint! By the way, is the performance increase from the 970 to a 980 very big? I'm currently using a 970, so I'm just curious.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

It's enormous!

jarvis54 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Nice!

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

ty!

DrTot 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

That is one sexy beast of a pc for that amazing setup. +1

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

GROAR

saintnoodle 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Fresh looking. Good job, looks good.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks-a-lot!

cmccarty 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Lovely build sir. Looks great. :) +1

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Well, be thanked, Sire!

cmccarty 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

You're welcome. :)

Growliff1234 2 points 27 months ago

I like the curved shelf ;P

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

=D

Growliff1234 2 points 27 months ago

Awesome DJ setup by the way !

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks! : )
If you're interested in the things i do with that, you might take a look right here!

Might as well add that link to the description...thanks again! ; )

Growliff1234 2 points 27 months ago

No problem :P

Spycrab 2 points 27 months ago

So...Do you mind if I just take it. This is really amazing can't lie. I like the psu painted green looks great :). And the gpu looks a bit lonely are you gonna get another . Also what did you use to paint it ? +1

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Yes, i do mind! POLICE!

I used Montana Black to spray-paint all parts.
And like i wrote in my desciption:
Further down the road i'll be upgrading the CPU to an i7 4790k and add another GTX 980 for SLI. The next 980 i probably paint the other way around: mainly white with small green bridge.

Spycrab 2 points 27 months ago

Hahaha Thanks for your build time and help :)

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nevermind! Please just stay away from criminal activities!

Spycrab 2 points 27 months ago

Alright :(

walks towards bank

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

='D

APEBuilt 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Nice looking build but I really hope you didn't pay $1500 for a 1440p monitor because for that price you could have bought a to quality 4K unit or 3 nice 1440P for panoramic, etc etc.

Looks good and I'm sure it runs even better.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

All pcpp prices in the list. I bought screen used and got it for cheap really.

theNeybor 2 points 27 months ago

Best PC on this FRICKIN site! I'm in love, if I ever build a PC I want it to look EXACTLY like this! But I would go for black sleeved cables. White cables are only going to distract, besides black cables will give more glory to the "Lime" accents and will look stealthy.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

You might be right on that one! But i do have black cables and i still miss some touches of white in my build...plus: you should take a look at the highest rated builds before judging to soon, especially this one!

theNeybor 2 points 27 months ago

That was an awesome build, but I never said white cables were bad, all i said was black would look better in my opinion. Thanks for the response!

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I just meant: don't rate my build to high, before you've seen the likes of those! "Best PC on this FRICKIN site!" is just bit over the top... ; )

theNeybor 2 points 27 months ago

Hey man why can't you just accept a compliment? It's the best PC in my opinion!

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

You serious!? Ooooooh... blushing

PumpSome 2 points 27 months ago

One of the best builds that I've seen in a while. I was about to recommend you spray-paint the white rim of the Corsair fans, but after thinking about it I realized that it would look better without.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Of course i was thinking about that, but there's yet so much green and i had to pour some coconut milk. : P

PumpSome 2 points 27 months ago

Read your bio. I am learning German.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Viel Erfolg, guter Mann! : )

PumpSome 1 point 27 months ago

Danke. Ich heiße Tristan. Und du.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Ich heiße Philipp. Nett dich kennen zu lernen. ; )

Stuart_Munto 3 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Probably one of my favorite rooms...! Amazing build and setup!

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

"Home is the most important place in the world."
- IKEA
: P

Atron 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Only 1 minor criticism, paint the ring on the fans the same green colour and it will be great. But great part list and really nice overall

ALDJ0922 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Maybe the front fans green, but not the back one. It matches parts of the motherboard as accents

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I didn't get that one right: which fan-ring should be painted? The Push-Fan of the AIO? Cause i left that one like that to add some more more white. Think there's already plenty of green and it missed some white accents.

Atron 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

I did mean the one on the cooler but its up to you, I was just giving an opinion

lonewolf244 1 point 27 months ago

Where did you get the furniture from? xD nice build though.

philphaser submitter 12 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Custom made tabletops on top of Ikea cupboards.