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Project: Ice Cascade (First Build)

by DeathJester11

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39 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 27, 2014

Date Built

Aug. 20, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.175 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.15 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

Hi, This is an extremely overkill gaming pc that took me 9 months to save up for. Why I chose the parts: CPU: It was a no brainer, an i7 isn't needed for gaming and the new devils canyon is amazingly cool and efficient when compared to the old haswel processors Cooler: it was hard to choose but a corsair h100i in push pull configuration so I can overclock it readily Video Card: Overkill but it's good as I can play minecraft with shaders at a solid 100 fps and unigine valley at 60fps Storage: Pretty bog standard SSD and hard drive configuration Case: Love the Phanteks enthoo line and extra LEDs can't hurt. The luxe is perfect as you can do push pull radiator and the front intake has a cool look to it that the pro lacks PSU: Standard 750 watts and is fully modular to reduce clutter Monitor: 144hz and a 1ms response time yes please! Keyboard: Bought it on special and love it Mobo: Love the features and the extra led pizzaz

Tell me what you think!

Edit: My CPU is so bad! 4.3 gigahertz 1.3 volts! I'm so disappointed :(

Comments Sorted by:

the0bro 1 Build 4 points 55 months ago

A fellow Minecraft overkill builder! +1 Do you you youtube too?

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

I will, I'm getting some professional recording equipment when i get some more money

Harleysmoke 1 point 55 months ago

If you got a Nividia GPU you would have got shadowplay for free... Which in my opinion is the best one there is.... Only problem is that it doesn't separate the microphone from game sounds.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 54 months ago

Im an AMD fanboy. Case Closed

Cptkiller2010 1 Build 3 points 55 months ago

Doesn't the H100i come with thermal paste applied to it?

hjj174 2 points 55 months ago

I think he was trying to say that when he installed it, he messed up the thermal paste that was already applied.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

It did but I messed it up big time so I decided some Arctic Silver 5 Should do the trick

wallywintrow1972 1 point 55 months ago

Very nice, but there is no way in hell I would turn this on without making sure my CPU was properly cooled, aka, thermal paste applied correctly etc. etc. etc., I know these new CPU's and motherboards are pretty good, but for this kind of money I would take no chances,,,+1 on the build, but damn son, slap the goo to the CPU, and I would use the rice method!!!

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Don't worry, it's fine as long as I don't do a Prime 95 small fft test then it goes to 89 degrees Celsius

wallywintrow1972 1 point 55 months ago

I bet it does, lol, don't get to carried away before you take care of it, once again, great build...

AccursedEntity 1 point 55 months ago

Dat case!

bazerkerputz10 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

How you liking the case, im debating whether its worth getting the luxe instead of the pro.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

Depends, Do you like overkill LEDs? Are you planning on doing a top radiator in push pull configurations? Do you like the front grill? Do you want to pay the premium for those features? If yes is the answer to all these questions then you should buy it, if not then buy the pro

zazthebeast 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Awesome build! +1

zazthebeast 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Also, what do you think of the case?

CarterBond 1 point 55 months ago

Saw this on PC_Gaming_Rigs on instagram.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Great! I sent it to him to post on his Instagram That's if you thought I stole it from him

thekasafist 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Very nice build, awesome little case too! +1

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Yeah! I was going to get the Primo but when I saw how big it was on Linus' review and how heavy it was (18kg!!!)

thekasafist 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Still that's a nice case just as it is though nice rig!

IrshaadH 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

That case looks really nice in white

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Thanks! I've always loved white I was going to do an all white theme but finding a white mechanical keyboard is really hard

HunterScars01 1 point 55 months ago

awesome build mate the case looks awesome

gnasher567 1 point 55 months ago

Nice, planning a similar build with a blue theme however. +1

Edit: why the HUE? Phanteks lighting strips can integrate with the case LED controller.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

I know but I have 3 reasons 1) the HUE is full spectrum whilst the led strips are defined colours 2) the hue can do some awesome light shows 3) the led strips weren't on pccasegear when I ordered my parts

jaggajatt 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Nice Build!

I'm waiting on the same case and CPU cooler and have a question.

Is the Tubing on the H100i long enough to mount the radiator on the bottom of the case as an intake?

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 55 months ago

No, it's not long enough plus the graphics card would probably get in the way

BaSkA 1 point 55 months ago

Great build!

If I may ask, have you found any holes/gaps in the Enthoo Luxe that can serve as places for dust to enter the case?

I'll hopefully get the Luxe soon and will have an air cooled system with negative pressure so I want to keep as much dust out as I can. For that, I will make some ghetto air/dust filters in any places dust can use to infiltrate my baby.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

There are filters on the front panel, one for the PSU and front bottom intake, none for the top and back

BaSkA 1 point 55 months ago

That top mesh does not have a filter? Really? Even the Enthoo Pro has it.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

There is a mesh but it's too big to stop dust so it's best to have the top as an exhaust

BaSkA 1 point 55 months ago

Oh... so the mesh is not filtered. Guess I'll just have to put some ghetto filter up there, even if it's exhaust!

Thanks a lot.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 55 months ago

Your welcome, Glad to be of some assistance

Reconmidget 1 point 53 months ago

how's the CPU and GPU as a pair? Plan on the same gpu, cpu, and the H55.

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 52 months ago

Its pretty good but right now go for the 970 (Im kicking myself that I didn't get it) Its better value and lower power consumption

Reconmidget 1 point 52 months ago

For where I live, the 290 is $200 cheaper.

pakrat271 1 point 38 months ago

Nice build! I'm looking at getting that monitor. What do you think about it?

DeathJester11 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

Its pretty good. I recommend it

pakrat271 1 point 38 months ago

Alright, I was looking at it because a lot of people recommended it, but I'm already over my budget. I 'll have to save up for it lol

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