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Old March 17, 2017, 12:57 PM
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Default Renaissance XV Phanteks Evolv ATX (Pic Heavy!)

Well, it's almost completed. After 15 years since I built my last PC and then moved to OSX, my first venture back to the world of Windows is nearly ready. Still needs GPUs (I'm waiting on the EVGA 1080ti FTW3 to be released and will then have 2 in SLI) and an M2 SSD, but it's up and running so I thought I'd share some photos.

Having never overclocked before, I let the Bios do its thing and it's claiming a 28% overclock during bootup - I need to keep looking into this to see exactly what's what and to learn how to squeeze the most from it safely.

Currently it's super stable and almost silent. I haven't bought any new games for it (until I get the GPUs) but I had fun rediscovering Half-Life 2 EP2 which, at full settings and 1920x1200 was running at 299fps (on a 60hz monitor!) and 42 degrees on the CPU.

My rendering times in Corona and V-ray have plummeted too - no proper testing done yet though.

I plan on making some kind of cover for the right side of the basement, to hide some of the cabling under there. Might take me a while to get it done though!

Full Spec:
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX (Black)
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard
Corsair HX1000i PSU
Intel i7 6900k
Corsair Hydro H115i CPU Cooler
Corsair 64Gb Dominator Platinum 3333mhz
Samsung 850 Pro 1Tb 2.5" SSD
Gigabyte GTX 670 (Borrowed until the 1080tis arrive)
5x Corsair 140ML Pro LED Fans
Custom Sleeving in MDPC-x by MB Sleeving
Bose Companion 5
Apple Cinema Display 23"
Apple Mighty Mouse

Still to come:
LED Light strips

Last edited by mad_dr; March 17, 2017 at 07:24 PM. Reason: Added sleeving to the component list
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Old March 17, 2017, 03:25 PM
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Pretty swank, love the cables.
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Old March 17, 2017, 03:54 PM
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Looks great! Everything appears to be well colour coordinated. :)

Did you do the cables yourself? If not, what brand are they?
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WiFi AC) / i7 8700K / 2X 8G XPG Spectrix D40 (3000) / XFX XTR 750 / ASUS Strix GTX 1070ti
AZZA Titan 240 / Custom WC / Intel 730 Series 480GB SSD / Intel 760p 512GB NVMe / Seagate Barracuda 1TB / ASUS SWIFT PG279Q

Asrock AM1H-ITX / AM1 Athlon 5350 / 1X4G Gskill PC3-14900 / Intel 6235 Wi-Fi / 90W Targus Power Brick / Uncased 256GB Sandisk Z400S SSD / Mini-Box M350 / 24" Westinghouse L2410NM
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Old March 17, 2017, 04:01 PM
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Well that's back into the Windows PC world with a bang! Very nice build.

I think the price of that system would make my eyes water
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Old March 17, 2017, 07:23 PM
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Thanks! I measured up for each of the cables, chose the material (MDPC-X), designed the colour scheme and chose each strand colour and then did all the installation/management. The sleeving job itself was done by Mike Braaten of MB Sleeving.

It took a LONG time to determine exactly which cables I'd need for each component and what length each of them should be. So, if anyone else is thinking of doing the same kind of job in the same case, maybe this chart I created will be helpful. :)

Because I wasn't exactly sure which GPUs I'd be going for when I had the cables made, I decided to go for the following for each of the two GPUs:
- 6-pin PCIe
- 8-pin PCIe
- 8-Pin PCIe

That way, whether the GPUs each ended up needing a single 8-pin cable, dual 8-pin cables or an 8-pin and 6-pin cable, I'd have it covered. :)

I did all the fan-cable shortening myself to remove all the slack without needing lots of cable-ties.
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Old May 26, 2017, 08:43 AM
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Agreed, love the spectrum style cable sleeving, might have to steal that one :P
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