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My Zombie Hunter 4k gaming pc(with Delid cpu/Vertical gpu mods)

This is my build I put up 2 months ago. Since then I've been happily gaming on it and I delided the cpu because even with the 360mm cooler it was still running HOT!!! So I delided it and it is now to my liking.

I just purchased a Samsung 960 500gb m.2 ssd. It is not pictured because is was purchased post photos

Yes I know it is a K cpu and a non oc'ing motherboard because I started this build with a g4560 and didn't intend to upgrade. The 7700k wasnt much more money than the 7700 so I figured why not, it was faster and not much more. Also figured resell value, but the 4.2 stock and 4.4ghz turbo is worth it even for a non oc'er. It was running sometimes 80c+ and with this cooler it was unacceptable.

Vertical video card mod:

Vertical Graphics Card Holder by Ice Wolf - Cooler Master Store

EZDIY NEW PCI Express 16x Flexible Cable Card Extension Port Adapter High Speed Riser Card-25cm from Amazon

Also....I took apart my ti, re-thermaled the gpu with Grizzly Kryonaut and added green led's for the light effect

I play my games on my SamsungUN​55KU6600 C​urved 55-I​nch 4K Ult​ra HD Smar​t LED TV

Thank you

About me.....

PC lover, builder, gamer...etc. I build and upgrade my rigs in the house all the time and friends and coworkers ALL either get a build, rebuild, or upgrade from me...Just love to build. Most of my builds are not mine on this site. Only 3 of them. The rest are build I have done for others or older builds.

3DMark (720p)

Stock CPU:61c GPU:75c

Delid CPU:56c GPU:74c

Intel Extreme Tuning Utility stress

Stock CPU:67c GPU:35c

Delid CPU:54c GPU:33c

prime95

Stock CPU:81c GPU:47c

Delid CPU:61c GPU:27c

Realbench (Benchmark)

Stock CPU:67c GPU:68c

Delid CPU:54c GPU:64c

Realbench (Stress test)

Stock CPU:69c GPU:88c

Delid CPU:61c GPU:68c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkmLAkqPCaM&feature=youtu.be

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build..but I hop that's not your mouse to game with!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha... Thank you but I'm a controller in the big chair kinda guy. I do love my trackball though

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I was in the same situation. 7700k was just 20 dollars more expensive, so i go for it. The surprize is that my motherboard has auto overclock, and when the cpu is stressed, all core goes to 4,5 Ghz, only for that i m glad i chosed the k version (i have asrock B250m pro4, bundle at microcenter 40 dollars)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. I use my msi gaming app and keep it boosts to 4.5ghz while gaming. All reality what difference would I see with an oc to 4.8ghz and the cpu and computer would run hotter

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

And you never know, some nutter will sell on their nice 270Z board on the cheap , just because the 370Z came out... You've left open the thrifty upgrade path!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I remember your build!! I might of posted on it... Can't remember. I also have a phanteks evolv case on my other build

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9npG3C

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet!

I think I might have to investigate this vertical GPU mount idea too, might be better for cooling. I've also been thinking that fabricating some kind of clear plastic square tunnel around the card with a 140mm fan at one end might be better at pushing air hot GPU air straight out of the back? A vertical holder might make this idea a little easier too? Has anyone seen anything like this done?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think heat is an issue with the mount. I haven't really monitored the temps lately but from what I remember it was working around 65/70c gaming. Plus oddly enough the delid cpu cooled down my gpu temps in all my benchmark and stress tests too

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha now you have me looking at mobos.... I just purchased a Samsung 960 evo 500gb m.2 ssd so that's my newest upgrade. Going to install that tonight with a fresh install. Maybe after that I'll get that itch and pony up for a new board... But I probably need an arctic MSI Z270 tomahawk to match my build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

inb4 feature. This is amazing. +10

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is thriller!

Also in before feature

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I've always liked your positive comments Sam I am... Thank you. Your good peeps!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I guarantee this will get the front page of PCPP.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Sam... Guess what just got Featured!!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I just saw!! Congrats, I knew you would get it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I was hoping but had my doubts...., Thank you and your kind words really probably helped tremendously

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah dude, this build is something else. It shows the hours you spent

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the most attractive thing I've ever seen in my life. This has a 99.99999943% chance of getting features as it should.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! and it did :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

why this motherboard with K processor

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It is in the description

Yes I know it is a K cpu and a non oc'ing motherboard because I started this build with a g4560 and didn't intend to upgrade. The 7700k wasnt much more money than the 7700 so I figured why not, it was faster and not much more. Also figured resell value, but the 4.2ghz stock and 4.5ghz turbo is worth it even for a non oc'er.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It was a decision between 7700 vs 7700k....3.6ghz vs 4.2ghz for $15 more at the time, no-brainer

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! And I have to say you are really lucky to get the ice wolf GPU mount. I kept an eye on it for a long time but coolermaster website always said not available/not enough stock.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the page book marked myself and yes been out since July. I ordered another from EU store also and someone said they are out too

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too but maybe I need more luck to get one lol

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

On the bottom left corner there is a chat button... Maybe hit them up and ask.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Spooky

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful, so fun so beautiful i love it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.. And fun is a great word for this build it use to be Fallout Vault 303 then I go the green fans and did a whole change up. It was fun to do

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You beheaded your CPU but didn't even overclock it?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I did. My 7700k was running around high 70c sometimes 80c while gaming with the 360mm cooler and grizzly tm. That's too hot. I have always been intrigued with delid so I figured I'd give it a try. It was fun and an experience I can say I successfully did.

I've become more obsessed with low temps then overclocking I guess.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I for some reason can't fathom you having temperature issues with a 360mm water cooler, It must be an airflow problem, or the pump isn't pumping the water very well, or possibly you haven't set the fans to reach maximum speed?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I run the fans max being I don't mind the slight hum and the tt fans are pretty quiet. But yes it was mind blowing to me too. But the delid worked tremendously

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That chip is insane hot then, I'll be wary of this when testing the i7-8700k.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I have read the 7700k is known for running hot. They say that Intel messed up on there thermal on the core that's why people delid 7700k commonly. Most do it to oc more I did it to cool my system down. But yes the new Intel with more cores, higher frequency, more power = hot cpu and might all need water and/or a delid but that's just an assumption

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that sucks, better luck with your next CPU.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I figure, my pc runs great with the stock 7700k/1080ti and if I want to overclock in the future I can but... Probably won't. My other pc has a 6700k/1080 Hybrid and it's all stock too. Runs just fine (50c/50c) https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9npG3C

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Spooky +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! It's not my taste, but you went for a theme and nailed it. Got to respect that.

Since posting my build (https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/fFZRsY) I've also de-lidded my 7700K (also using same Conductonaut / Kryonaut combo) and REALLY glad I did. Definitely worth doing - my temps dropped hugely, rarely gets > 50 degrees C at 5 GHz.

When I first opened the IHS, I even noticed two tiny parts of the die didn't even have TIM coverage, must have been bubbles in it or something. WTF Intel! If I hadn't have opened it up I'd have gone for years thinking I'd just been unlucky with the silicon lottery.

De-lidding enabled me to extend overclock range from 4.8 up to 5.2, and I recon 5.3 should be possible, but at expense of too much heat and degradation. I've left it running at a 5 as more performance just isn't necessary and not worth the extra voltage / heat (heat = noisy fan profiles).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that it some huge numbers. And great cooling. Maybe later I might swap motherboards but it is running almost everything full blast 2160p. I will check out your build!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Beast

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It look stunning, I always want to ask where is the air coming in from to the case? I always heard the temp for this case is horrible but it really look amazing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The top air get blown through another cavity next to psu through some vents... Not the best of ideas but I think in win was thinking more of looks when they designed this case. Guess that's why they have options for 7 120mm fans

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How much are the spooky pumpkins.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice but with the 8700k out why did you go with the 7700k?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol they're out of stock ALREADY

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha... I've had this cpu. Plus where do you buy a 8700k right now? I think this cpu is strong enough. I wouldn't even upgrade right now. Do you have one?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Na, I got an R5 1600. But on my old Mac, CS:GO even got 10fps very stuttery on lowest settings, so this is a major improvement to 180 fps on highest for me :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC is so dam beautiful it scares the sh*t out of me

Bad pun I know

Congrats on the feature. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your builds. when you will go for custom open loop mate ! is time to go next level :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You are very right. My brother tells me that all the time. I know I'll take a stab at it soon..... Thank you and thank you for looking!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

no worries mate. and when you ready to do it for the first time. use flexi tubes. they are very friendly to use and will be best to start with it . then after you can go for hard tubes. that how I did good luck and I am waiting for photos

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I just looked at your green monster... That's pretty impressive. That's something I would like to do and have it look that flashy too!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

lol hehe thanks mate

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

A beautiful Halloween-themed build... good job +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! One more day for Halloween!!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing looking. So much going on and to look at I have been looking at it for about 30 minutes now. I love the little things you have done. The zombie parking sticker is so far my favorite. Nice work.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! It's actually tore down right now. Motherboard swap and going full hardline loop :D

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i say I love you? You literally inspired me to get off my behind and do something productive (like building a pc) :)

also I saw you on amazon when ordering Green UV concentrate coolant.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That's pretty awesome that Amazon brought you here too.. Love it!! You should look up zombie hunter 2 in my builds. This build is redone with a water loop

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

HOLY ****, this is beautiful great job mr man

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Just a question, why only 8GB of RAM? With that GPU 16GB should be ideal. Also no HDD? and SATA SSD? M.2 PCIe for all!!! (WD Blacks 3D NAND M.2 PCIe 256GB SSD is 119US right now)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 16gb of ram. You must of read wrong. I just as we speak installed the m.2 500gb and reinstall w10. I have 2 ssd drives also. The ocz and i just installed another 256gb SanDisk ssd... So about 1tb of ssd and I have 2 external 2tb drives a move around between computers

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

(WD Blacks 3D NAND M.2 PCIe 256GB SSD is 119US right now)

I up for the 500gb Samsung cost me $234 and it seemed to be the fastest. I saw wd 500gb for $200 but this one was rated faster

  • 25 months ago
  • -2 points

You got an unlocked processor but a non overclock able motherboard

  • 25 months ago
  • 6 points

Thank you for the information

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Yeah, I actually keep the led kit off and the tempered glass has a nice tiny to damper the fan riing at night

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock thermal on the core isn't the best and the cpu was running hot even with a 360mm cooler. Popping the lid and reapplying a liquid metal tim (Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Grease Paste) cooled my cpu by 20c

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

I thought about it but it just runs so well stock with the 1080 ti right now and it is hard to find a game that I have to lower any settings on...right now. Plus not sure how much performance boost id see from 4.2ghz/4.5ghz max turbo to 4.8ghz ya know but maybe later when games get more demanding I'll reboard and oc

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally understand, and I use to crave that high... Now I'm more into trying to Keep my temps down while playing it at its max. My other pc is a hybrid 1080 and a 6700k on kraken x62 both at stock and both run 50c gaming

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

No. Stop. Come back.

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