Description

So, where to start? I am a support engineer at a home owners insurance company in South Florida. I started getting into computers right after I graduated high school, which was in 2002. It all started with a crappy HP desktop that my mom purchased for me and it didn't even have a video card. It was running some sort of AMD integrated graphics and let me tell you it sucked!!! So I started searching website after website on how I could play games like Battlefield Bad Company on the highest settings, and so I bough a GTX 460 which at the time, it was a budget friendly video card. I couldn't believe it when I saw it with my own eyes, games were running much better, and the fact that I got to open that Hp desktop to explore all the components inside, was a like exploring a whole new world. I got so familiar with hardware and software, that this led me to my current job. So not to make this thing too long, i haven't build a computer since 2012, and 5 years later I was very impressed by the 1080 ti. So I bought one, but I noticed my I5 3570k was bottle-necking my brand new GPU. I then decided to just build a completely brand new system that you currently see here. I modified my Corsair 570x computer case with a gpu bracket and riser cable from Coolermaster. It was a risk to cut my case but everything turned out fine, and since the Zotac 1080 ti AMP Extreme video card has some nice looking RGB lights, I knew this was the right move. I also made a few changes along the way like adding RGB strips, and changing the EVGA greeen/black sleeved cables to just black sleeved cables. Overall I am very happy with the build and this has probably been the best build I have ever created. Enjoy the pictures my PC master race brethren.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 4 points

Where'd you get the GPU bracket? I've been waiting for CM to release it on the US store for ages now. Nice build btw.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

As of now only the CM store in Europe has it, I bought this one which comes with the riser cable. I was worried the riser cable would not be good enough but I was surprised with the performance, I feel like i only lost 1% in fps. Here is the link http://www.cmstore.eu/case/vertical-graphic-card-holder-with-riser-card/ be prepared to pay like $40 for shipping since that's the only option they offer. Also make sure your case supports 7 slots. I took a gamble when I order this since I new I would have to cut, and I didn't know if it would fit very good. Lucky for me everything came out fine.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn that's a shame. I was hoping CM already offered it on the US store. Currently, I'm not prepared to pay $40 in shipping for a piece of metal.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably write them to see when they think they might sell it here in the U.S.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Good idea.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out this guy's build. Has a really cool solution for modding this case to vertically mount the GPU!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/VBjypg

Nemesis, sweet build bro! Obviously lots of planning and passion went into this system!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice lookng build! And that cable management is TOPS

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you sir.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build man. Which part of South Florida? I'm near Stuart.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Palm Beach County.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very nice! Love the GPU Mod! :-) cable management is top! Only thing I would change (if it is possible ) to move the AIO tubing to the top. Maybe it would look even cleaner (not touching the GPU anymore) ;-)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately the Kraken X62 does not fit in the top as it hits some of the motherboard shrouds, the top of this case only allows 240mm radiators. So a Kraken x52 would fit but I just wanted the bigger version.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude your name is hilarious.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

MY EYES!

It's sooo...

beautiful
  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

dude, this cable management is near flawless. +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

What desk is that? And awesome build dude!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

That sweet, sweet RGB. You will soon be mine one day.

Super clean, super powerful and fast, from what I can tell. I love it.

+1 For creative design as well as working hard to customize and mod that case. Have you considered overclocking that chip, or maybe custom watercooling down the line? That would make this build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps in he future I might water cool it, and overclock it. For now I really love NZXT design in their cooler and my temps are low.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

YEs DaDdY

+1

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for showing the pics of the gpu install... I have an aura asus strix card and was thinking of doing this but will have to give up my WiFi pci card. But still might... It just looks so cool +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

if your video card has nice lights why not show them off.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it just me or this PC looks like a V12 engine with lighting????

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

lol...

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

that's some nice cable **** you got there!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****, I never knew those GPU brackets existed... I'm buying one immediately.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah me neither it took a long time to search for it, warning this might not fit every case. I got lucky that it fit my case, if you look at the pictures I had to cut all my slots in my case in order for the bracket to fit. Good luck.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, my current 300R won't fit it but I plan to move into a coolermaster mastercase, those I believe don't have those slot things you're talking about.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok always double check specs to see if it fits or not.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Plan to, wouldn't wanna butcher a brand new case.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

This is one of the best builds I've seen - how did you cut the case?

EDIT: I was also thinking of pairing the X62 with this case. I like how you mounted the radiator in the front of the case. You have a push/pull config I'm guessing, how good are your CPU temps?

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I used a dremmel tool, it was my first time. You know what they say measure twice cut once. As far as temps while gaming my 7700k does not go hotter than 70.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you mount the X62 radiator to the front fans? I'm guessing there was really long screws?

Thank you for your help! Like I said, I'm going for nearly this exact same build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes the radiator comes with some very long screws. I used 8 of them, it works very well.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for your response!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Killer build! I made the investment and bought the zotac amp extreme and couldn't be happier with its performance and aesthetics.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree its a solid card.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there really a need for the gpu bracket? Can it work properly and smoothly without it? I'm really interested in this setup!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

You can mount everything the regular way, but you wont be able to view all the led's on the Zotac 1080ti amp extreme card. The whole reason I did this mod was because of the card I have which really looks nicely mounted this way.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

So with the gpu bracket, the fans look vertical whereas without they look horizontal as the pics you've posted above (with and without)! Am I right? P.S. They look damn sexy! Kudos to you!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, this card looks sexy as hell facing vertically.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Perfect Work ♥

The rest of the comments here, just say all i have to say about the build. It's beautiful ^_^

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the love.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there an rgb mode for the gpu?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes there is

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the X62 on the 120 mm fans like that?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

They come with these long screws that I mounted the case and not the 120 mm fans.The radiator was mounted first and then on the other side of the radiator I used the screws that came with the radiator fans and that was it. You probably have to see if your case supports mounting radiators in the front of this size.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Hope this build survives the storm!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, we got lucky and only felt the winds, that would of sucked though.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea my family lived north of Houston and we didn't have many problems too but did lose power for 3 days.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, I'd like to mount my Kraken x62 exactly as you did on your 570x build.

Are the front corsair fans the stock RGB ones that came with the 570x? DId you have to do any mods in any way? Did you buy extra long screws or just used the screws that came with the Kraken x62?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

no mods at all just use the long screws that come with the kraken. I used all of them. hard part was running the cables for the radiator fans I had to remove the stock fans in order to route the cables from the radiator fans to the back. If you don't have enough slack you might have to get some extension cables. i bought these https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NA-SEC1-Accessory-Extension-Cables/dp/B00KG3K9AM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507527298&sr=8-1&keywords=noctua+fan+extension

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Why did you put the Kraken x62 on the front of the cases rgb fans instead of the roof of the case, Did it not fit? Just because i have seen previous builds where i am sure i have seen this been done Could you tell me what problems you en counted as i plan to do a similar build Brilliant build btw

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The x62 does not fit on top because it gets in the way of some of the motherboard heat sinks or plastic parts. The option that works on top is the x52 which has a smaller radiator but I wanted the bigger radiator and I love how it looks.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm building a similar setup but I'm worried that the hoses from the x62 touch or obstruct the first trident z rgb ram stick. In you pictures it looks really close. Did you have any problems with that?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

the fit is just right, no need to worry :). Install the cooler first and then the ram at the end.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly the same build I was looking for and plus my own build is halfway there and the parts are almost identical xD (CPU cooler, CPU, GPU, Cabinet, RAM, m.2 SSD, Keyboard) you even went for the same monitor as I planned for mine <3 Loved your build, looks really amazing! and the cable management just took my breath away <3 Its gonna be my first build so I hope mine look close enough :D (excuse me if my English is wrong, I am not a native speaker)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

DAAAAAAAMN!!!!

1+! i love how the card looks in this case!!!! great build!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for like.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Was it possible to mount the radiator at the top of the case, or did you choose to put it by the stock fans on the side? Looking at a similar build and not sure if I can fit the x62.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

its only possible to mount the x62 in the front will not work.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello friend,

i am going to buy a Zotac 1080 Amp Extreme and will build it with the same Cooler Master Riser Bracket in my 400C. I am fighting with the place. Can you please tell me the height of the end of the Cooler Master Bracket and the highest point of the GPU? Here is an image of what i mean:

http://imgur.com/a/YYLBz

Very nice looking case and components!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Here look at this link, http://eu.coolermaster.com/en/case/case-accessories/vertical-graphics-card-holder-kit/ they have the specs for that bracket.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, i have a question. how do you put the 3 front fans with the kraken x62?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I used very long screws for the front fans to connect part of the bottom fan to the Kraken Radiator. The long screws came with the kraken I believe.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

So I am hoping you might respond to this even though it has been a while. I am actually running a very similar build here. One question I have is about your radiator at the front. It looks like you used the case fans and then the radiator fans on the other side. Has this affected your temps in the case at all? Are your top fans exhaust or intake?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Top fans are exhaust, rear fan is exhaust, front fans are intake along with the radiator fans. I have not had any temp issues.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you fit a wireless adapter in there with the vertical gpu mount? (Gigabyte rev 4.2 /ac and Bluetooth one)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately I don't think so, behind the graphics card there is the riser cable and the vertical gpu mount is only for the gpu.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the X62 to mount in the front with the RGB fans

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Mount it using the longer screws that are provided with the x62, you can buy those same long screws here if you need extra https://www.amazon.com/Alphacool-Replacement-Eisbaer-Cooler-Screw/dp/B01M9FA3MJ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=long+radiator+screws&qid=1568028894&s=gateway&sr=8-4

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

You can never have enough RGB, lol.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

True, if i get tired of it I just turn it off.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The CAM software is great when it works. Sometimes when it loads, it does not detect the Kraken x62 right away but I heard this is normal from reviews. I use the performance mode in it. I will fix the two AIO's that are on the parts list. Thanks for the input.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree.