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Silver Shadow

by Komojojo



Date Published

May 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.98 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C


Hello! This is my new build (well it's been 2 months) and I mainly use it for gaming, occasionally for content creating in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

The i7 8700K cpu is overclocked to 5.0 ghz with 1.24 vcore, can also use it at 5.1 ghz with 1.27 but it gets out of my comfort zone in terms of temperatures, even that I have delided it.

The 1080 Ti is also clocked at 1980 mhz (not a huge bump on top of the factory oc but w/e) and 200 mhz offset for memory, without any additional voltage required.

In terms of storage, I use the Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E ssd for Windows 10, the Samsung 960 Evo m.2 1TB ssd for game libraries and the Seagate Ironwolf 10TB for general archive.

All and all it's more than enough for what I need it, and with the help of my Noctua fans it's cool-ish (lol) and not too loud aswell.

Also a friend of mine did all my custom cabling for me, and I used Nanoxia's CF series cable clamps for my cable management. Just a heads up; if you are going to use those clamps, prepare for bleeding fingertips. They are a nightmare to work with, but they look unbelievable. An additional 30cm 27led RGB rigid strip is added for some lighting, also by Nanoxia.

I'm sorry for the quality of the images since I have seen some very nice shots of some builds in here, I lack any professional camera gear, unfortunately...

Hope you like it! -Mario.

Comments Sorted by:

bbogle86 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

You sir won the silicon lottery. Excellent OC at that voltage. Build looks great!

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Right?! I thought so too. And not just talking trash, I honestly can't get it to bsod no matter what I do. All games are stable, all synthetic tests too. Thank you!

oksnr 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Nice build. We have several things on common on our builds. I went with the same fans MB.

Radox-0 5 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Looks great. Really do love the monochrome base finish and cable combs are a real nice finishing touch. In fact just looked them up lol, love them.


Wolf88 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Looks great ! +1

pepeo 2 points 10 months ago

Insane looking build, this is what i would like to build if i had unlimited budget lol. Have you considered adding a front 120mm fan on the nh d15? i should help a litle bit on the temps of the CPU, like 2C.

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Honestly, I don't think it's worth it because I'll be loosing my (very constrained) view of the gorgeous Dominator Platinum sticks :( Delighted to see you like it!

sampsonite77 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

What are you using as the GPU support?

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It's the Cooler Master Master Accessories gpu support stand :) Sorry for the late reply tho.

Hifiskyhigh 2 points 10 months ago

Looks wonderful, Mario!!

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man!

Papamzor 2 points 9 months ago

Very nice, what was the price on that white LED strip?

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks! I think it was around the 20-23 dollar mark. Not sure since I can't find the exact unit in amazon.com anymore :(

Lucchezi 2 points 9 months ago

Gorgeous looking build, i’m actually using it as a template for mine now! Did you place the PSU fan up or down? Thanks!

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Very glad to be inspiration sir! The psu fan faces down, as there are vents sufficient enough for airflow.

Lowcard 2 points 8 months ago

Hi, what is your fan setup if you don't mind me asking? I'm trying to do a similar air-cooled build with the Meshify C

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Hello! So sorry for the late reply, was on vacation :/ Well the front 2 fans are intake, the top and rear are exhaust. All controlled by the motherboard. You need to set yourself a custom fan curve if you want the best performance / noise ratio. You can see the models of my fans above in the specs :)

Good luck with your build!

bmads21 2 Builds -1 points 10 months ago

3 questions:

Why the air cooler? you could've gotten an h100i v2 for the same price - looks way better.

Are those sleeved cables extensions or full length

And where did you get the cables?

great build btw +1

Wolf88 4 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Why would you get the h100 v2 instead of the d15 ? other than looks.

sampsonite77 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I’m not OP but I’ve owned three Corsair all in one coolers and all have died. My latest build I opted for the Noctua D15 as well and it keeps my CPU cooler than any of the liquid cooling ever did. And I don’t have to worry about it breaking.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Right on, I have a D15 too. It just seems that the first impressions new comers get when it comes to CPU cooling is that liquid is better. Custom loop> High end air > AIO.

When people compare temps of AIO's and Air coolers, I think that RPM is often overlooked as well.

sampsonite77 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

Air cooler gets lower temls in my experience and no worries about an all in one breaking.

Komojojo submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Hi! Let me answer them :)

I used to have an NZXT Kraken X62 before my D15s, but it won't really fit in this case with the hardware I have. Also; I abhor cable clutter. There is absolutely no need for it since the only cable from my cooler is the fan pwm cable, and it just does the job fine :) Plus I have some weird fetish for the looks of Noctua coolers, something about the industrial design and overall monochromatic appearance (hence the redux fan I slapped on).

My cables are full lenght custom made, from some friend over in Hatay, Turkey. I am also located in Istanbul Turkey so yeah.

Thanks a lot!

bmads21 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

lol and wow i wish i had a friend who could sleeve cables like that