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VaderDown

by ElHugo34

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32 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 19, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.25 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.683 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

40.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

75.0° C

Description

I use it mostly for gaming and multitasking as well as managing a media server. I live in the Tropics so i'm pretty happy with the temperatures that i'm getting from my system after i modded my Case to allow one more 120mm exhaust fan at the top and modded the cable management bar so that i would not have to remove it (Aesthetics) and still have push pull at the front for my AIO. I also Modded the front to install a mesh intake since the S340 is a bit restrictive with intakes and i live in a warm region. I built my desk and speaker stands in about an hour in my little workshop, from some hardwood that i had lying around my yard and painted it white to match my build color. I even went and found a white monitor arm to try to get a more uniform Black and white mixture for my system. I have a temporary keyboard for now till my new Roccat Vulcan 120 Aimo RGB keyboard arrives in a couple weeks. I recently got a Asus X470 Prime Pro to upgrade my x370 Prime Pro but so far im very pleased with the X370's performance and will be keeping it instead and letting my little brother use the X470 in his upcoming Ryzen build. Also i heard the VRMs got a bit warm on the X470 Prime Pro so i'll stick with my decision until Zen 2 rolls around. All i have done is overclock the 2700x to 4.25GHZ, then OC'd my 3000mhz Ram to 3200mhz and kept the stock timings as i was able to maintain them after a couple attempts and was pretty satisfied; then I ran some overnight tests on AIDA64 and a couple hours of Memtest Runs from the Bios and everything else is stock including the GPU. I have no intentions of overclocking my GPU for a few measly FPS of maybe 5-10 and a lot of extra heat being dumped into my case. This pretty much chews through all the latest titles at 1440p Very high and Ultra settings at well above 80FPS so im golden. Far Cry 5, Assassins Creed Origins, Final Fantasy XV, BF1 all hit between 85-100FPS depending on the scene so thats perfect for me. Other titles like Doom, R6 Siege, that don't have environments that are as complex and are therefore less demanding all hit around 150FPS. Wont be upgrading GPUs till aftermarkets on the next gen GPUs get released maybe by the end of the year or even early next year.

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Kooleosis 4 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

Can you please tell me how you modded the front of the case so that it is open, allowing the fans to intake air better?

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Sorry for the late reply. Well i just removed the metal front metal plate since its held on with screws and underneath it is plasic. Use a dremel or a jigsaw to cut out a rectangle that is as close to the edges of the sides as possible. Next you can procede in two ways. You can use the original front cover and cut it out with a dremel if you have steady hands or a table jigsaw of some sort or maybe a local machine shop can do it for you nice and neat. AFter its cut you want coarse and some smoother sandpaper and sand out the sides of the cuts as smooth as possible and you can then repaint it like new. Then you need to buy wire or fabric mesh filter from Amazon or ebay like this one i used https://www.amazon.com/Premium-0-22mm-Filter-Material-PVCM-30/dp/B01NCMMXIT/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1533712804&sr=1-13&keywords=computer+filter+material and cut out a piece to fit behind the rectangular cut that you made in the front panel. Use gorilla glue or epoxy that binds to metal and plastic and attach it on all sides and leave it overnight to dry and cure. Next you can get a couple cans of paint and some painters masking tape to paint the filter material if you choose and fix any areas that were scratched or dirtied during the modding process. I chose to not use the front metal panel and instead make my own out of acrylic that i got off amazon and i painted it myself since acrylic is a lot easier to work with than metal. then as you can see from the pics i used a rivet gun to rivet on the acrylic panel to the front after cutting it to size and painting it.

Kooleosis 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

ty

ReverseFlash 2 points 9 months ago

Awesome Build! How are your temps Im doing my first build with that cooler?

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

After all the mods i did to the case the temps are just perfect, even in the tropical heat. Today was a pretty warm day and i don't have AC in my room (scared of humidity in my tech lol) but its pretty well ventilated and my CPU was idling at 35C all day while i was browsing (24 tabs open) the web and had youtube playing in the background and my plex server streaming to my home TVs as well. My GPU idled at 39C all day and my fans were running around 40% speed and pretty damn silent. Played The Division for about an hour and Battlefront 2 for about an hour today and my max CPU temp was 69C. The AIO fans ran at about 75% speed while i was gaming to achieve this and still pretty damn silent. I have 2 of these coolers and i love them and they are the very best deal you will find .

ReverseFlash 2 points 9 months ago

Awesome thx, again great build!

jakeSpot 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Such a clean build! Loving the white color scheme.

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man.

slimshelly 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I am not a fan of RGB (I know don't be mad at me) but I have always loved the style of the Enermax RGB case fans. They compliment your build very well!

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I kinda have to agree about the RGB thing, i dont like RGB all that much either and i only got them because i liked the ring styled LEDs and they were a damn good price for a pair of 6. Also if i ever decided to change the theme then i could do that easily but Black and White themes are my preference 99% of the time. RGB Vomit is a big no no lol. My LEDs never stray from White or maybe the occasional purple.

Velcade 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Sneaky Beam! +1

How to you like those R1280Ts as computer speakers? I snagged a pair for the garage when amazon had them for 60 for prime day.

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Yeah i actually was torn between the Edifiers and some Mackie's and ater watching a ton of youtube videos I decided to go with the edifiers since everyone seemed to say the same basic thing about them having much better base and just enough all around to be better than the Mackie Studios that costed about the same at the time. Paid $95 for them like 3 months ago. Have no complaints about them at all.

Velcade 3 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Nice! Thanks.

alexsack 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I'm giving you a +1 just for the Jim Beam

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Hahahaha, Thanks bro. Appreciate it.

wrafael 2 points 9 months ago

Did you have any issues with the ram? Did it manually OC to 3200 or how did you do it? (sorry if my questions are dumb, about to start my first build w/ a 2600x and 1070ti and trying to find the best affordable ram for my build)

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

I didnt have any issues but remember my motherboard is a X370 and the X470 are supposed to be quite a bit better with ram compatibility. I do have a X470 Prime Pro but have not tested it yet. That being said, my ram kit booted at 2666mhz and i manually overclocked to 2999 first with timings a bit loosened for my first go round then i ran memtest and took the timings back to stock and it was still fine in memtest. OC'd it to 3200 and loosened the timings again to about 2 points above the stock and it booted and tested fine after about an hour memtest run. Brought the timings back to stock that night and ran memtest with 3200mhz overnight and i had no hiccups. Just a quick note that this ram did turn out to be Samsung B-Die as well according to the Thaiphoon Burner application. Good luck with your build.

picklebick3 2 points 9 months ago

man this is a sweet build! i bought the s340 elite as well and would love to know how you modded the case to help with airflow, especially the top!

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Just read above this comment and you will see how i modded the front. As for the top i just used my $20 dremel that i got off amazon and some metal cutting discs to cut out a rectangluar shape that would be large enough to support the two pieces of fan grill that i bought off ebay and they even came pre painted white. its important that you measure the cut at the top well so that the fan grill can sit on the edges of the cut without falling in. or you can buy a single large 240 0or 280 mm fan grill from ebay to use. I used two small 120mm grills from a company called Phobya but they also make 240mm and 280mm ones in black and white. or whatever color you want to paint them. here is a link to a 240mm white one you can use. https://modmymods.com/phobya-radiator-grill-dual-240-bricky-white-38275.html

picklebick3 2 points 8 months ago

awesome thanks for the info!

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

you will also need a rivet gun to use the outer holes of the grill to rivet the grill unto the case after aligning it and using a pencil to mark out the holes and drilling them, I got my rivet gun off amazon for $12 bucks and a $10 pack of 1000 assorted rivet sizes,

DNRV 2 points 9 months ago

What voltage are you using to get that 4.25 overclock

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

1.39v

Leoplate25 2 points 1 month ago

Hi! Nice build! A question: what is the total power consumption of the components? Thanks!

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

sorry for the super late reply but i just noticed this today. Im not sure exactly as i never measured it and i now have a totally different GPU and some other components. However before i got the 750W PSU i had a simple EVGA 600W 80+ Bronze PSU inside it with the same components listed and i had absolutely no issues and i gamed for hours on it with Games Like Battlefield V and Star Wars Battlefront 2. I only upgraded because i wanted a modular PSU so that i could use Custom PSU cables and have less cable clutter so i upgraded to the one i listed here.

shreduhsoreus 5 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Those fans look dope.

I'm probably about to pick up one of those monitors since they're on sale. You like it?

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 21 days ago

love it. So far its held up like a champ sine i upgraded to a Curved monitor but my brother has it for his build now and its working like clockwork. The colors are great too since these LG's all come factory pre-calibrated.

vatch 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

we have the same speaker. May I know the minimum and max temps for CPU?

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

My CPU idles around 28C and at max load on AIDA when i was stressing the Overclock it hit about 68C after about a 6 hour run.

Jest24 1 point 8 months ago

Hey how are those enermax fans holding up?

Looking to get them too but read an alarming amount of reviews saying they broke down within the 1st month.

ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

had mine about 2 months now. Still working just fine, no noises or anything like that. I even have a spare since it was 6 in the pack and i only used 5. They do look really good though.

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ElHugo34 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

if you are referring to the ones at the front then those are Corsair SP 120 LED fans.