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Always Evolv'N Gaming Rig

by lazyjet

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Date Published

Dec. 30, 2016

Date Built

Oct. 11, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

54.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.088 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

Description

Its been a little over 2 years now since my first ever pc build - https://pcpartpicker.com/b/4VXH99 . Since then i have grown to have a passion for building, upgrading, modding and trying to get my ulitmate gaming/sim racing rig.

This is my latest setup as it is right now, but i am constantly adding/changing things up as time goes by. What started out as a PC build that could handle triple screen sim racing titles, has turned into a custom watercooled high end setup that i always dreamed to own :)

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 17 points 27 months ago

I just want to know the cost on all that foam..... I've been looking to toss a bunch in my office.

CallumJParker 1 Build 5 points 27 months ago

Acoustic foam such as this is only good for getting rid of the high end frequencies that reverberate in a room. For anything other than reducing the little shimmer you get when you clap your hands or type on your cherry MX blues, this sort of foam is mostly useless. But, for most people, that is fine. I would recommend buying the stuff from Aliexpress. Most of the branded stuff is greatly overpriced, and performs no differently. Also, do not buy foam bass traps, they do absolutely nothing. The only products that should be used for bass-trapping or serious room acoustic treatment is fiberglass or synthetic polyesters especially made for acoustic treatment.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 3 points 27 months ago

Well they look cool

CallumJParker 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Yeah if you place them nicely, they can make a room look really nice. If I had serious money though, the best looking acoustic treatment is from Vicoustic. My god. One day...

PigWithAMustache 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

over 9000

felohany 1 point 27 months ago

well i wonder how long does these builds last

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Oh wow I didnt notice until I after I read your post. I just bought som Auralex 2" SonoFlat Panel 4 pack for $25. Ots 4 square feet total. Not the same design or color, but I hope that helps.

That room has a ton of the mid and high level reveb cancelling foam.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

i dont remember pricing, but i purchased off of ebay. Alot of options,pricing and bundles are available there from different sellers.

Benji420 1 Build 12 points 27 months ago

If I had a setup like this i'd be harder to spot than aliens... +1 :o

pcbuilderman 2 Builds 8 points 27 months ago

Wow! This is what an all around gaming setup should look like! Great job man.

lordomega 7 points 27 months ago

How it feels to chew 5 Gum

In all seriousness though man sick setup, that ultrawide made me Kreygasm. <3

DarudeDankSt0rm 2 points 27 months ago

woah, you play runescape too?

lordomega 3 points 26 months ago

No i just like spicy memes ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Dehriz 5 points 26 months ago

This man right here ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

ya like jazz?

DPRutledge 1 Build 6 points 27 months ago

......I think I messed my pants looking at this one.....

colinreay 3 Builds 5 points 27 months ago

Wow, what a dream build man, just looks amazing.

Some of the top things in this build, IMO

  • Singularity Core res mount, just looks outstanding
  • It looks like you went with an extra long EK Res tube added on to the Res 140 D5, great decision
  • I spy some Mnpctech billet combs, again, outstanding
  • Totally dig the new front acrylic fascia

+100000

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Nice thanks for notices some of the little things that went into the PC build :)

failFTW 7 Builds 4 points 27 months ago

+1 for microcenter!

SmartWolf 3 points 27 months ago

Luls, the other side of the room is prolly a pigsty! ;P (just kidding)

Dude, that crap just ain't right! Enjoy!

The rest of us mere mortals will just have to be content with our <$2.5k rigs in the corner of a spare room.

Wi1dCard2210 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Or unfortunately crammed under a TV cries

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Yea the other side is a work in progress and is some times a pigsty lol.

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Congrats on the featured build!

Nice!!!!!!!!!

mastorstealth 2 points 27 months ago

What kind of monitor mount did you use to have that 4th monitor hooked up like that?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Ergotech freedom arm, mounted to a piece of wood that i screwed into the triple monitor mount frame.

mastorstealth 1 point 27 months ago

Thanks :)

Lathrael 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

It's very enlightening. I actually never thought evolv can fit all those rads.

Edit: The rad at the top, is it fanless?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

There is a top cavity between rad tray and case frame that can be modded to fit fans in between. Requires cutting alot of metal though :(

Drakeir 1 point 27 months ago

Could you possibly elaborate on how you modded the case to fit the fans? I'm about to do a build in the same case, and I need to figure out the best to fit the fans above the radiator. A picture with the top of the case removed would be very helpful.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

You gotta trim the lip on all the support brackets and drill holes as well

http://imgur.com/a/TONuD

Or this https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/477097-phanteks-enthoo-evolv-atx-top-fan-cavity-mod/

Drakeir 1 point 26 months ago

Thanks for the help!

paskowitz 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Hi from OCN!

Pretty much my dream setup right there (sans the purple). I've already got the water cooled Evolv and Fanatec CSW setup, I just need the rest, namely a dedicated room. What kind of frame rates are you getting with the triple screens in racing sims (iRacing, AC, pCARS, DiRT Rally Etc)?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Rgb everything, i can actually change the color setup lol. iRacing gets maxed out, AC and pcars normally stay between 100fps + range on max settings

Your name looks famliar might have seen your posts on one of the Sim racing sites :)

paskowitz 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

That's pretty solid FPS for 5760x1080. I am trying to figure out the ideal triple screen setup. How much screen tearing do you experience (or do you run vsync)? VR is another option, but they have to work out the bugs.

One item I would recommend, is the Sennheiser GSX1000 with your Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros. The GSX has really really good surround sound emulation (like forget all previous attempts at the tech). I see you already have small monitors, but I think you would be really impressed by the GSX. Probably not worth it at $225 list, but some places like Overstock have it at like $160 sometimes.

Also, for the CSP V3s, I would highly recommend, if you don't have it already, the dampener kit and the upgraded PU foam. IMO I found the stock brake way too spongy and weak and actually went back to my V2 setup with upgraded shock and spring. But the V3 w/dampener and foam is great.

I am on GTPlanet, GAF, OCN, etc. I think I saw your build on OCN. Feel free to add me on Steam.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

i run vsync off, theres very minimal screen tearing. Yea VR is the best option but for sim racing its not quite there yet. Ive only tried the Vive, everything looks amazing up close but once you start looking out into the track the resolution is horrible. Ive read the oculus is better when it comes to sim racing but the issue is still there just not as bad.

Ive seen hardwarecanuks review on the GSX1000, ill have to look more into that. So far im pretty happy with the DT770 and micca orgen+ dac/amp.

Yea id like to try the PU foam but i messed up the bolts on the V3 when i inverted them. The aluminum is soft and i guess the allen key i used might have been a little stripped too but the bolts stripped so i cant take it apart anymore lol.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Wow amazing, thank you pcpartpicker for featuring my build/setup. And thanks everyone for all the feedback :) Happy new years!!!

Pixal 2 points 27 months ago

Question

Are you a YouTuber, this setup makes you fit to me

+1

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

i wish, i don't do well on camera :(

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 27 months ago

Another Titan XP build. Bring it on! +1. :)

Dehriz 2 points 26 months ago

AMAZING JOB, THIS BUILD IS BEAUTIFUL!

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

Sweet build! How did you mount the NZXT Hue on the top of the case? I mounted mine to the hidden SSD/HDD tray, because it didn't mount to the pump bracket all that well, and it couldn't mount to the front SSD tray because of its screw layout. Did you screw it down at all? or is it just "free" in the case?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Thanks, i mounted it with double sided tape lol

jalarson5 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Ahh, gotcha. I move around with my PC a lot (LANs, back and fourth from home to Uni) So I can't leave it loose in the case. I might try and mount it to the top of the basement with screws, haha. I am still mad that the Corsair Commander Mini fan controller has NO screws at all, and I can't mount it for fear I might accidently drill through its circuitry inside. So I sloppily left it loose in the basement for now, lol.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

if you use strong double sided tape im pretty sure it will hold well since the hue hub is pretty light as well. not sure about the fan controller but i would think the same as long as you clean it well before applying the double sided tape.

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

I gently screwed it in from the underside. Was a massive pain in the ***, and it is ~5 degrees tilted, but whatever. It is pretty bright, but looks pretty cool up there. I may move it back if it gets annoying.

The fan controller has some foam stickers, so I used those for now, I guess time will tell whether they stay on or not!

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

Also, where did you put that HDD?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

i the included single hdd bracket and mounted it in the slots next to psu, its a tight fit and a pain to remove/install but i really wanted a longer reservoir and 280mm rad.

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

whoa, wait you mounted it to the pump screw area between the secret HDD holder and PSU, or you crammed it into the secret HDD holder and dismantled it a bit? (I tried front mounting a 280mm AIO, but the sides of the secret HDD bracket stopped me from doing that since I needed a spot for an 3.5in HDD.)

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

hmm not sure which one is the secret hdd holder. i took out the regular 2 bay hdd bracket out and used this mounting bracket http://www.phanteks.com/PH-HDDKT.html .

jalarson5 1 Build 2 points 26 months ago

ahh, Ok. did that come with the case?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

i thought it did but now that i think about it i bought it separately

Saisoyo 2 points 26 months ago

ewwww a genji wallpaper

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

lol im not even a genji player, i just thought the wallpaper was cool..i switch out wallpapers from time to time as well so its different now

Saisoyo 2 points 26 months ago

thats good to hear. Really cool build by the way : )

OwSo101 2 points 26 months ago

Wow AMAZING build I love the setup!

I own a Logitech G27 except I don't have this amazing setup! So I wanted to know some more specs on the stand and the monitor setup your using for your system.

And amazing build!!!

Aeristirasemily 2 points 26 months ago

I think I saw your setup in randomfrankp video

FarawayThrower 2 points 26 months ago

I'm poor.

Thunder__AL 2 points 24 months ago

I love what you've done to the front of this case, may I ask what exactly you did here?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago
Jmurphsx 2 Builds 2 points 22 months ago

How does this not have over 300 upvotes yet..

Crazy build and set up. Love it! +1

getdeleted247 1 Build 2 points 21 months ago

great lookn machine, and setup!

Funblob15 2 points 21 months ago

What monitor mounts do you use?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

triple screen is mounted on the obutto ozone triple monitor mount accessory, the top monitor is on a ergotech freedom arm

seanbarkley 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

The best build I've seen period.

DJDirtyDanOG 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Amazing build and setup! +1 How did this get featured so fast? D:

Dave_6 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Amazing! I'm seriously thinking about turning one of the spare bedrooms in my house into something like this. Which TV is that?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

its an old samsung 46C8000 from i think 2009, when 3d was being marketed on tv's lol.

Awed123 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Love the ability to pull that monitor down. Really makes the setup spectacular

felohany 1 point 27 months ago

Nice but why didn't you go with the AIO Cooler for the gpu and the cpu?

Weeaboo_Slayer 1 point 27 months ago

l0l is that a meme now?

Enrico411 1 point 27 months ago

Amazing setup and build!

AuraNightheart 1 point 27 months ago

Absolutely amazing! Super impressed!

Tooth 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

very nice high end system you accomplished, nice job!

auldae 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

You win. +1

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Wow this is amazing. Congrats on the featured spot.

Thumbs up.

RareSpeciesOfRice 1 point 27 months ago

What is your job? lol

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

And oozing class...the high kind.

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I think this is going to be the first time i sweared on the forums (dont ban me Philip, please)

but HOLY ****, this is a cool build, room and room setup in general

Matthewtina2015 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

gasp

Dave....no!

mroh2 1 point 27 months ago

That ramstick is just sexy.

SilentBlayd 1 point 27 months ago

Would you mind if I could, um, "borrow" a Titan X :P Jokes aside, awesome(and expensive) rig!

WaterTriber 1 point 27 months ago

Well, the cost is mostly showing off and for bragging rights but awesome setup you have!

Justiceinacan 7 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

That's a setup if I ever saw one.

Zarphos 1 point 27 months ago

Holy Damn. This is... extreme. It's too much.

I love it.

jbae13 1 point 27 months ago

damn the combination of the ram sticks and mobo is sick!

pcpowerup 4 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I like your Japanese new driver sticker on the wheel.

Renfist 1 point 27 months ago

That is an amazing build. I would have to save for a few years to even dream that high :D. Gratz on the feature.

ReThorb_ 1 point 27 months ago

How tf do you move the upper monitor like that?? That's epic and actually something I've been dreaming of myself.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Ergotech freedom arm :) its mounted to the back of the bottom monitor bracket

ReThorb_ 1 point 27 months ago

Wow, that's pretty cool

TioJorge 6 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I'm surprised I haven't seen the usual jealousy comments. Good on you, PCPP community.

That said, I HATE YOU.

Just kidding, this is amazing and I can only hope that I can work my tookus off enough to be able to attain something a tenth this incredible. I'd also probably end up dying from never getting up...

...with a BIG, FAT SMILE ON MY FACE. + 1 plus 1 plus 1 ad infinitum

deezy 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Money well spent. :D

mijretrop 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Man meet cave! Nicely done.

What kind of FPS are you getting with 4 monitors on the one card? I have two 1080's and have been thinking of adding two more 144hz Monitors for an uber wide setup but don't want to sacrifice FPS.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

the 3 monitors are really only used for sim racing games, ive tried playing games like gta v, the screen real estate with 3 monitors was to much for me to handle in titles like that haha. A majority of my gaming is on the top monitor in single screen.

I tested Rise of the tomb raider in 5760 x 1080 on max settings and the titan x hits between 60-80fps

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

With this configuration I expected a bigger scores to 3DMARK You have a dream that is a reality for you an incredible construction :-)

NotMark 1 point 27 months ago

I see that Genji wallpaper. He's my favorite hero in Overwatch c:

Sick build and setup, by the way! +1

commodore64 3 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

As a non-gamer, I've always wanted an obutto for iracing. The way jayz described his friend playing on VR and how realistic it sounded/felt just made me want to get into it. One day when the money allows and I have a bigger computer room.

Also, screw anyone that has a Micro Center nearby lol.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

out of all the cockpit rigs ive seen obutto has been my favorite. Design, ergonomics, look, price and accessories.

Been looking into a VR setup i borrowed a friends HTC vive for a week and it was amazing, but as Jayz also said certain titles really show the screen door effect and sim racing is one of them. Gonna see what the 2nd Gen Vive and oculus do to improve the VR experince. But it definetly has a future.

MrBig 1 point 27 months ago

amazing

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

WOO MICROCENTER!! REPRESENT

Dont mind me askin which one you went to do ya?

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Tustin CA... i actually got this picture idea from paulshardware when he picked up one for one of his builds lol

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Ah wrong coast nevermind. Im on east coast

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Question one: Are you a pro genji?

Question two: Why is everything featured in an enthoo evolv?

Question three: Why can I not stop staring at this?????

AdenPatt 1 point 27 months ago

Man, I'd love to see a video of this thing in action.

Kconic 1 point 26 months ago

Why are there 3 different prices for the monitors. If I'm not mistaken, their the exact same model.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

all 3 were bought on ebay used at different prices

tylerthegamer44 1 point 25 months ago

I have to ask, what is your hob and how do I apply?

EvanRedman 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

All I can say is HOLY CRAP!!!

M-ITX4LIF3 1 point 17 months ago

Incredible!

SaschaCory 1 point 16 months ago

What did you use to mount that top monitor? I'm looking for something that'll let me wall mount a large monitor above another monitor and move it closer and further from me easily.

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I used the ergotech freedom arm

VZap 1 point 15 months ago

Oh my god... it's beautiful... I just keep thinking, someday I'll have something like this!

Kpopgamer27 1 point 11 months ago

Gaming rig? more like battle station

Soulzaroth 1 point 7 months ago

Would the 5,900 RPM HDD be good enough for VR games?

KarapagasLT 1 point 4 months ago

Hey i saw you at 9gag!

lazyjet submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

im on 9gag? link please

KarapagasLT 1 point 2 months ago

I guess someone faked it, you got fans mate

Chewy9141 0 points 27 months ago

Make America Great again Build right here.

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 4 points 27 months ago

If you have to ask........ Make up your own mind. Upvote it if you like it. It looks fabulous.

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