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My Baby Red Dragon

by Chiuy

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60 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 2, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

Description

This is the transformation of my old rig to this new and beautiful rig. I use the rig mainly for gaming and schoolwork. I pour in my sweat and blood to slowly upgrade it and I'm finally satisfied on how it looks. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Note: The last photo is my old desktop that I beautifully transformed into this new rig.

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kewlguy44 2 points 30 months ago

good job

ArichieR.06 2 points 29 months ago

I am trying to save my money and not buy what I don't need, as I am a bit of a noob because I have always been a mac gamer xD...... Mac can say bye bye now cause Im don with that bull **** :)

Hay man So can this computer run games like Bf4 and 1 and like GTA5??

If so, more then 50fps??

Thanks!

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 3 points 29 months ago

Yes. I'm unsure about BF4 since I don't have it, but for GTA5 I can max it out and get anywhere between 70-90 fps. It never dips below than 60.

Greenknight102 1 point 21 months ago

Okay hey, I had a question since you seem to know how your build works it's really beautiful btw. I want to know if there is anything particular you would recommend or that you would change on it if you could have.

TDWdank 1 point 29 months ago

Not OP, but I'm sure this machine can easily run Battlefield and GTA at 60+ fps, at 1080p.

Nailsisog 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I have a fx 6300 with the same 1060 max settings bf4 90+fps

elBaSioUnY 2 points 27 months ago

Is it possible to fix the H100i's radiator to the top in this case ? Nice build +1 _^

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

No, it's not possible. There's not enough clearance on the top for a top radiator. The case even said it's only front radiator. You'll probably need a slim radiator or mod it somehow to get it to fit, otherwise the radiator with the fans will block your motherboard.

Aside from not having a top radiator, my temperature is still relatively cool for a front radiator and I get enough windflow as long as you have fans to the rear and top.

elBaSioUnY 2 points 27 months ago

Thanks for your precious reply +1

KingClue1 1 point 30 months ago

That looks insanely cool, plus a really powerful pc. What games do you plan on running?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Tomb Raider, Overwatch, Black Desert Online, Total War, and probably new games like BF1.

InvaderGir 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build dude, the red looks awesome!

soundreaper 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

+1 for this really cool looking build. May I ask how you put that fan controller which displays temperature (assuming CPU or is it the ambient case temp) inside there?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 3 points 30 months ago

I duct taped it to the bottom of the case. Works like a charm! Duct tapes solves all your needs. I'm serious. It doesn't come loose even if I flip the case upside down. I could screw some holes into my case to make it permanent, but hey, whatever works. :)

It's just the case temperature where I put hidden thermostats all around the case. I get more of an accurate reading from the GPU itself and the CPU cooler by using their software.

Lif3 1 point 30 months ago

Nice red and black Build! +1 from me

lino216 3 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

where does that light come from? and where did you get tha thermometer thingy? you might wanna share with us :) +1

pegotico 2 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

That is the older NZXT Sentry 2 touchscreen fan controller ..

https://www.nzxt.com/products/sentry-3

lino216 3 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

i see, so its a fan controller, i didn't realize

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Lighting comes from Deepcool LED Strip. And the thermo thing is from NZXT Sentry 2, but I think 3 is the newest one. Probably not the best idea to use that as a temperature reading for your hardware, but good for reading temperature around the various parts of the inside case.

Radox-0 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Very nice and clean looking build there. Cable management is really on point. Great stuff, +1

That transformation work is pretty epic man.

TopherE3 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

This build looks sick. I wish I had the time to make mine look like that.

Trinergy 9 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Nice update. Clean and tight. Still way viable especially adding the 1060.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

A friend of mine has an i5 3570k and it's insanely powerful and overkill for 2016 gaming...! It's one of the best CPUs for the price

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Yep! I do need to overclock it tho, but it's still working like a charm. It's like 4-5 years old. Definitely got my money worth for $199 back in the day.

Rlake57 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

thats... beautiful.

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

Looks great :) but you can't fool us! We know the underside of the gpu shroud has orange parts haha.

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Shhh. Aint no one going to put their face on the ground and look up.

PC_Master_Race_Noob 1 Build 1 point 30 months ago

I would :p

Derp88_ 1 point 30 months ago

Nice build, I like it

CrianticYT 1 point 30 months ago

How much fps would overwatch do?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

My GTX 1060 gets around 165 fps on average on Ultra setting 1080p.

qaisbg 1 point 30 months ago

AWESOME! I wanna get 1 like this :")

uzumi98 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

nice build love the painted parts of the case, what kind of paint did you use because i own the same case

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Any non-conductive paint will be fine from Home Depot or Lowes.

PapaGator4 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Love that case and the red accent! :) BTW How's the Gigabyte GTX 1060 performs in Arma 3?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

Pretty decent. Lowest it dip is 57 fps and usually average around 60-78 FPS on ultra 1080p

CJHDelta 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

how did you get custom cables for a non modular psu?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

You can either sleeve them yourself or you can buy some extension sleeving cables.

bentheduck 1 point 29 months ago

You didnt need watercooling, you could have just used a fan

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

There are a lot of pros and some cons about watercooling.

hullwtf 1 point 29 months ago

How did you paint the accessories? Im gonna get my P400 next week and this looks awesome and I would want to go the same way as you did. Didn't even think of painting it like this at first, but now when I see it - just wow. EDIT: Did you paint the fans yourself? What fans are you using?

jnanof 32 Builds 1 point 29 months ago

does that deep cool led light connect and sync to the Case lighting?

leeson865 2 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

How are you GPU temps with the radiator blowing hot air onto it? I have a very similar setup to this with 1 x exhaust at rear, 2 x exhaust at top, and 2xintake with radiator on front. GPU temps get to 82 degrees under full load and I'm hoping to reduce that somehow. What's your fan setup?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Sorry, I don't check this website that often. If you haven't found the answer to your question yet... For this case, I have 1 rear fan, 2 top fans, and 2 fans on the front radiator plus 2 fans on the back of the radiator. Even with the radiator blowing onto the GPU, it never exceeds more than 70-72C while gaming at near full load. The GPU itself is amazing and handles heat extremely well. If your case has a good enough airflow, especially having fans on the top and rear to get the hot air out, it shouldn't be a problem.

My radiator fans are always at 20% speed. My case fans are 40% speed at around 700 RPM. Pump is at 1800 RPM. GPU fans doesn't even turn on until I start playing games but rarely goes up more than 40% fan speed.

FlayThenHook 1 point 26 months ago

that is beautiful, and for the price, you cant beat the performance.

FlayThenHook 1 point 26 months ago

is the liquid cooling maintenance free or do you have to keep putting in the liquid nitrogen or whatever it is

NoSkillzJustGillz 3 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

should remain maintenance free for the length of its life, save for blowing out the rad and fans

pragz28 1 point 25 months ago

Nice build. Im thinking of getting the same case. How is it so far?

Master274 1 point 24 months ago

your ram says black and blue yet in the pics from your build it has red led how is this possible?

GolfJulietBravo 2 Builds 1 point 22 months ago

Gorgeous rig! What a transformation!

I recently updated my GPU from a GTX 660 to a GTX 1060 6gb in my Core i5 3570K build I did in Feb of 2013. My goal is to move the guts to a new P400S case from a Cooler Master HAF912. Plus add a AIO to finally OC my CPU (I was too afraid to in 2013) and update my PSU from a Corsair RX650 to a EVGA SuperNOVA. Great minds think alike. Your's is truly a beautiful build! Grats!

sgoyette430 1 point 22 months ago

Nice color scheme

djperrefort 1 point 19 months ago

I love how you mixed the red hardware with the stock black case. Where did you get all of those extra red parts? I'd love to do something similar.

sabergaurdian 1 point 18 months ago

Could you fit another 120 fan below the front radiator if you remove the plate and drive bays?

beday22 1 point 16 months ago

Is it possible to put the 240 radiator on the top and hen put 3 fans on the front?

Chiuy submitter 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Not possible.

WeeabooBuilds 1 point 7 months ago

Does the graphics cards orange highlights stick out?

Little_ 1 point 3 months ago

Looks amazing, I really like the red fans, how did you find the case I am thinking of purchashing it in the next few days.

Acxitma 1 point 1 month ago

wow

CrianticYT 0 points 30 months ago

How much fps does this pc run

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

https://i.imgur.com/dLfPsSw.png?1

Uhhh anywhere from zero to infinity without knowing what specific games you are talking about.