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Team Red... Devil

by Huge

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23 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Jan. 15, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

37.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.667 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

925 MHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

33.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

Description

This build started with the GPU. Soon as I saw this little Devil I just had to have it. I didn't really know what I was going to do with it, I just needed it.

My first thought for it was to upgrade a 390x. I have been selling a lot of parts lately and the 390x pricing is just crazy, but this Devil ended up being so large that it wouldn't fit in the 390x case. I really didn't want to do a case swap, so good excuse to build a new PC.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This cooler has mixed reviews, but I got a pretty good deal on it. Got the RGB cooler and 5 RGB fans in a combo from Deep Cool for $140. It's cooling great, max temps 60-65c with the OC. We'll see how it holds up.

Memory

Great RAM. Loaded the OC profile and sync up to asus aura right out of the box. Doesn't get any easier.

Video Card

Great temps with a decent OC. The bios is locked to 1.2v so all I could get for now was 1667 core @ 1.2v and a 925 memory clock @ 1.15v. This card does have 3 bios settings so I will be modding one of them later. Temps while benchmarking averaged 51c with a peak of 62c.

Case Fan

These fans are amazing value. Half the price of other similar fans. They are super quiet. They come with a 4 fan hub, RGB header cable, an RGB controller, and an RGB splitter/extension. My latest build using the captain 240 and these fans has added Deepcool to my list of brands when looking for parts.

Comments Sorted by:

CheeseCakes 5 points 14 months ago

This build looks H O T as H E L L.

+1, Someone feature this thing!

Huge submitter 6 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Thank you!

Aerilith 3 points 12 months ago

First, let me just say that your build looks amazing!

I have a question, as I am also considering the Define C Mini for a watercooled build.

The Fractal Design site lists 40 mm motherboard clearance for the top radiator, and the Trident Z RGB sticks are listed as 44 mm in height. What's the clearance like, and did you have to modify any of the parts to make it fit?

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

That's a good question. It was tight. This setup fit without any modification, the fan just barely touches the RAM.

The fans are slightly narrower than the radiator. Had the radiator been on bottom and fans above, it probably wouldn't fit as good.

This is really only an issue if you use an ITX board like I did. If you use a microATX board, the RAM should be positioned lower and out of the way of the radiator.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

very clean construction and I love the red theme +1

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Thank you!

jander34 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Sick build!! Very clean! +1

mikev909 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Oh yea

Shaking_Sniper 1 point 11 months ago

have you flashed, undervolted, and overclocked yer' vega?

FurryJackman 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Have considered the same build motherboard with a different processor inside a Define Mini C. How did you route the front panel cables? seems like there's ample room for an ITX board in this case but my mystery for cable routing is the front panel connections and where they're supposed to connect.

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You can see in photo 3 where the front panel pins are located center of the RAM to the right. The front panel USB is same area, bottom right of the RAM. It was very easy building in this case.

Computext 1 point 11 months ago

Before anything else, I must say that your PC looks...

AWESOME AS HELL!

But with that aside, I wanted to ask if you have experienced any sort of problem with your AIO. I've heard that the tube on the front may burst if you put it to around its full power. Is this true?

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I had heard mixed reviews about these deepcool captain AIO's when I bought this one. I think they made some changes to the original fittings sometime last year. My mobo has a pump pin that keeps the pump at 100% at all times and I haven't had any issues.

Computext 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks for the info!

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Why a Mini ITX mobo in a mATX case?

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

When I built this PC all the micro atx boards were junk and this was the smallest case this GPU would fit in.

Derk750 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

How do sync the fans together with motherboard

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

The mobo has a header for the fan leds.

tom.meech 1 point 1 month ago

Are the fans fully compatible with aura sync?

Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Yes. There is a rgb header on the mobo for the fan leds.

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Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I have heard the same, mostly in their original 240ex (non rgb). I have also heard their customer service is phenomenal if they do leak. Hopefully they have made changes from the original, I believe they have. It is cooling really well, better than my h80i gt. Though that is comparing 240 to 120. It was going to be this one or a kraken x52 and this one was too good to pass up with 5 rgb fans included for the same price as the x52.

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Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

@ 1.6v still doing lots of stress testing and monitoring temps

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Huge submitter 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I used all 3 fans. 2 intake in the front of the case and 1 exhaust in back. I removed the original exhaust fan that came with the case because it was white.

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