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Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, no not really. I had to cut two small pieces from the chassis. The steel sheet panel which separates the PSU compartment from the main compartment has a cutout presumably for a pump mount however the clearance is not enough for installing even a 240mm radiator. This was one of the weak point about this case... I don't see the point in making a cutout there if you are not going to properly allow support for large front mounted radiators. Anyway it is only 0.5mm thick steel sheet so it cuts through like butter. Just remember to file the rough edges and to clean up the mess because the debris are electrically conductive and could short circuits on your mobo/PSU/GPUs etc. Good luck!

Comment reply on Shermanh21's Completed Build: Megatron, your leader. MKII

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build mate. I am glad you liked the plexiglass side and implemented it. Good idea about the vent on top of the case this case does not have well established airflow... +1

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Panigale - Underwater

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate, I upgraded twice since that build. Here is the latest one. I am thinking of going mini ITX watercooled again so I will build my own case this time. I am tired of paying retail price for boxes we could do ourselves.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks for the appreciation. This is extremely easy case to work with in terms of water cooling. Just be careful with the airflow... there is a photo of the ducts on the third tab of the slideshow. Both plastic pieces come with the case. One of them blocks air and the second one passes air through. If you arrange them as I explained you will get the optimal results. The side panel can be laser cut or CNC routed from acrylic however I made it with basic manual tools. It is relatively easy job but takes time and effort. If you live the the UK, the whole PC with the water cooling gear is for sale so contact me if interested.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite mate, but yeah some thought went into it!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

"Overclock until it Megahertz" is the even more original slogan!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It makes it look light and clean right :) Thanks!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers mate!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I could but it is a rather simple shape so I did it by hand with a saw, dremel, round file and sandpaper :) Polycarbonate will be more difficult to work with by hand. Otherwise don't bother with a CNC the laser will do it much quicker. I am making my wedding invitations based on exactly the same principle with a touch sensor and white ultra bright diodes.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep it goes up to 4.7GHz at 1.4V. That is without tweaking the base clock. I goes up to 4.8GHz with BCLK changes but this messes up with all other devices on the board. Thus if I tweak the BCLK the XMP profile on the DDR4 becomes useless, and the NVME SSD is pain to setup. So yeah going above 4.7 is involved and it requires excessive voltage. I did benchmark it but for everyday use 4.0 undervolted is the perfect spot for me.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It is just diffraction of LED light inside the acrylic material. When you illuminate it the clear part stays transparent, while every scratch, sanded side and imperfection will light up in the LED color. All you need to do is to sand the edge. With the same principle you could engrave text/shapes in the sheet and they will light up as well.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No no no please you do not want to shop in London! Stick to $ it is better! Being a foreigner from a small EU country in the UK myself I also ask the same question "WHY?" without getting an answer which makes sense. :/ Thanks anyway!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Megahertz

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

What do you mean 0$ ? Is it not showing up with the USD equivalent to GBP? I know the GBP lost value the last few months but common 0$ ...I wish :D

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi the system currently has a single standard 3.5" mounted on the bottom panel of the case in front of the PSU and a SSD stacked on top of it. Cheers.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I work as thermal engineer testing Intel processors in severe conduction cooled military conditions. I do not think that it holds it so much. At least not to my knowledge for the software which this computer runs. I have tested the card on my 6700K and 5820K without noticing any significant delta in graphics performance. Thanks!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Helvetios

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that might be the way to go. In relation to the GTX 1070 though, people have complained about the number of CUDA cores on it, at 1920. I guess they were expecting 2048 CUDA cores.

In the end of the day performance is what matters. Everything else is numbers on paper/screen. It simply cannot have 2048 CUDAs because it is cut down leftovers from all large GP104 which go on the 1080s. However the core clock is much higher and it has 8GB of GDDR5. If the 1070 can match the performance of 980ti/Titan X at that price tag and half the TDP it will be a great card.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Helvetios

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! I appreciate it. I still have mixed feelings about the 1080. Yes it does look alright but until we see solid thermal solutions and custom boards different from the "premium" founders/reference edition I would think twice about it. There are far too many issues with the demonstration that Nvidia made, both in terms of OC, thermals, throttling, driver support etc. Probably two 1070 in SLI will be spot on performance/price.

We will see : )

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Helvetios

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you bud !

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Helvetios

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Not fanboy by any means but they do seem to have excellent customer support compared to the products I had to RMA to Gigabyte, Asus, XFX at least in Europe. I mean common which company replaces second hand GPU with coil whine free of charge just like that AND transfers the remainder of the warranty to the new product.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Helvetios

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

DID you READ the TOP of THE DESCRIPTION REALLY ??? This build was complete months ago. Thank you for your comment.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay just search for 2mm plexiglass sheet. It is easy to work with it.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, there is no "drive bay", there are holes in the bottom panel of chassis with rubber gromets. However the only reason for me to put the larger drive was because I already had a couple of them around. Have look at my personal build in the saved part list section - Helvetios. I am using a 2.5" HDD from a laptop + m.2 nvme for booting. If you are planning an ITX just get smaller drives and you will have more room. With some creativity you can stack 6 or 8 2.5" in the Metis.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, there is no 3.5 inch drive bay in this case officially. However as you see you can fit 3.5 HDD between the PSU and fan on the back. There are also plenty of places for SSDs.

Comment reply on Dad00's Completed Build: Star Citizen Copper Age

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

If I ran it in series with the CPU waterblock, all the system flow would have to be forced through the little 1/4-inch tube, restricting total system flow.

Yes it looks like the Poseidon has little bit higher flow restriction compared to the Supremacy Evo and this helps the CPU in your configuration. I you are running high head pressure pump which can overcome the vertical distance between the GPU and CPU block minus the flow through the GPU. However if you had put them in series yes you will get higher pressure, but the flow rate will increase. The higher the flow rate the more quickly heat is convected from your blocks to the liquid. Think about it as a flexible garden hose with constant water supply. If there is no restriction the water flows out at constant rate. However if you cover the opening with your finger the liquid will apply higher pressure to the walls of the hose (causing it to expand slightly) and to your finger, what is more the flow rate of the water coming out increases.

Also, I am not a big fan of pre-heating the water I want to cool the next component with.

This is common misconception. There is no hot side/cold side in a liquid cooling setup, again due to the flow. You need to have very low flow rate (almost static) in order to get any significant temperature difference from component to component. In a typical setup you will not see more than 2-3 degrees difference of the liquid between any two components. However, the temperature of the liquid is different from the readings of the various sensors placed on your CPU/GPU dice. In fact the components in any liquid cooled setup are thermally coupled by the fluid no matter the configuration. If you have unequal load for example high GPU/low CPU in gaming, or high CPU/low GPU like encoding the component under load heats up the liquid and the overall temperature of the loop increases.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes up to 275mm long without modifications to the chassis. However for anything longer than 165mm you need SFX PSU.

Comment reply on Dad00's Completed Build: Star Citizen Copper Age

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man. I really like the copper tubes. Just out of curiosity why did you decide to put the CPU and GPU water blocks in parallel? They will probably have different flow restriction which is not a problem in series but in this case you might get different flow rates in the blocks. The temperature in the block with higher restriction might be a little bit higher on average.

Very good work though! +1

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Lucifer

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I would buy in your place: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ivan_lazarov/saved/ddWkcf

Consider 120GB SSD for you OS and CAD software it will dramatically increase your workflow speed.

This is my current build which I use both for CAD and gaming. See the description for more details. When I complete it I will uploaded it as finished. Helvetios - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ivan_lazarov/saved/gZFD4D

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Lucifer

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I think you need bigger CPU cooler for this processor. I have used FX8120 with it did not perform very well. It might be alright for light loads however, considering that you are going to push it will extensive floating point calculations for long periods of time, I would advise getting a larger one: Decent large air cooled heat sinks:

(Good/loud)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk019]

(Better/silent)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu9s]

(Best/loud)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-cpu-cooler-phtc14pebk]

Decent All in one liquid coolers:

(cheap/nice looking)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/deepcool-cpu-cooler-captain240]

(expensive/best of all)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i]

Do not get this motherboard. The heatspreader on top of the VRMs next to the CPU socket is small. Those CPUs eat a lot of power you need board with larger heat sinks. Cheaper ( 970 older chipset boards):

(Decent BIOS/good price/good quality)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970gaming]

More expensive(990 latest chipset):

(Better version of the one above)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-990fxagaming]

(This is one is not too bad as well)[http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-990fxkiller]

The PSU you have picked is quite expensive: EVGA P/G1/G2 series are excellent price/quality

The memory you have picked is 2400MHz. Those CPUs do not like anything above 2133MHz. I would personally go with less expensive 1866MHz you will hardly ever see the difference. Also 32GB is total overkill for budget PC. (2x8)16GB is plenty for any hardcore 3D scene you can upgrade later on. Put the cash in cooling and motherboad instead.

I presume that you have these two GPUs?

The case is good.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Lucifer

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, I usually use Keyshot for rendering it is superior to the engine integrated in SW. For CFD you would get better results from Autodesk CFD. The FX8350 cpu is old but gold. You will hardly find best value for money. It is not the best performing CPU however it is still a decent one. Keep in mind that it has high TDP and you will need good cooling for it. One problem with buying older gen CPUs is that there are hardly any motherboards with up to date features which support them. MSI have a modern version of their Gaming series for the 970 chipset. Otherwise look for the Asus Maximus 990. I usually upload some of the models I do on my linkedin account. It is the same as my nickname here.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, any velco brand will do. it is quite strong at the end of the day, this is the primary adhesive of choice on the International Space Station. The 3.5 hdd is additionally pressed down by the fan so it hardly ever moves. When it comes to PCs this small it is a good idea to use 2.5s only. For my own mini ITX (soon to be uploaded) build i am using 2.5 inch ssd and 2.5 inch WD Black Laptop HDD.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh by the way, get 1.5 or 2mm thick Acrylic sheet. I had a large sheet of 3mm available however it looks slightly larger than what it should be.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build smoothbit! Congrats on your featured build! This case does not have official 3.5" support. The HDD is a very close fit. However, if you decide to rotate so that the connectors face the PSU you should be able to "slide" it below the 120 fan at the back. In my case the the PSU is velcro taped to the bottom of the chassis. This way it can be easily removed, there is vibration damping and you do not have to drill holes into the case. The SSD is marked as "not yet purchased". This was because of budget limitations last month. However there is plenty of space for SSDs: 2 x can be stacked on top the HDD 3 x can be velcro taped on the side of the PSU facing the window n x can be mounted on the top panel above the GPU

This is one of the builds where I had to record an assembly sequence..i.e. the parts can fit in one order only :)

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The size does matter buddy! Don't believe what they tell you :D I am glad you like it. My current PC is in Hadron Air I will upload it in a couple of days, just had to change the pump and reservoir in the last minute.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest I completely removed the fan which was mounted on the back of the case. There is a dust filter at the moment there. The CPU cooler fan pushes enough air through as long as there is intake area. It gets air from the filter and pushes it to the PSU. The PSU intakes air from the chassis and exhausts it at bottom of the case. Although it sounds weird it actually works fine. It also warms your hands while gaming in the cold winter nights. :P

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you dax_olesa! But be careful because they are now trying to convince me to get the aluminium powder coated in poisonous pink...

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the GTX 950 has only 90W TDP. This is why a lot of manufacturers have Mini ITX versions of it. This is the temperature under typical gaming load CSGO, Witcher 3 etc. of course if you do a harsh burn in test such as EVGA OCScanner it will go up to 70+ deg C. However, in the grand scheme of things she will not use it for anything heavier than 1080p gaming, so I am not as pedantic about performance and temps as I am for my own 980 Kingpin :)

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Temps are great mate. The CPU stays at 40 deg C at typical gaming load and at ambient temperature on idle. The GPU goes up to 55 which is also pretty good. Overall I am very satisfied with the build it is cool and inaudible.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the system requirements it will run it no probs. The minimum requirement for CPU is Intel Core 2 Duo (2.6GHz) (I had one back in 2008), and the recommended one is i3 2.4GHz+. The i3 and the G3258 are pretty much equivalent, so even without OC you will get decent performance. The minimum GPU requirement is nVidia GeForce 8800GT/9600GT which is again ancient 2007 card. The recommended GPU is Nvidia GeForce 460GTX. This does not look like a demanding game to be honest. You will easily get 60 fps+ on 1080p monitor.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I am glad you like it!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit it does ligth up in the colours of the rainbow! :)

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I am glad you like it! The price target was the same as a midrange laptop. I am willing to spend extra cash for my own build, however for now she will probably not notice the difference between a Pentium and 4790k anyway :)

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it mate. It is a fairly easy and looks good! I wanted the case for myself but they took it from me so now I am using Hadron Air.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure what do you mean.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

"Of" my girlfriend. I meant that she built it herself and I only assisted her with technical support :)

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, spitonastranger.

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, Eltech!

Comment reply on ivan_lazarov's Completed Build: Miss Unicorn

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, the original panel has smaller window. However, I bolted a piece of clear acrylic using the same mounting holes.

Comment reply on Eggroll's Completed Build: Water Cooled Hadron Air

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I need X99 for multi-threaded applications. The Metis is quite tiny but inexpensive as well so I have great plans for it. I will extend it by 2cm to fit a 980 Kingpin which I bought on auction for the price of reference 980! >.< It comes with a single slot I/O bracket so with the block on it becomes very thin. The PSU will be Silverstone SFX 600 with a bit of circuitry modifications in order to squeeze 3x8 VGA connectors for the Kingpin again... The motherboard is a EVGA 2 Micro ATX which barely fits in the case, but has 4 channel memory, way better VRMs compared to the only AsRock mITX alternative and excellent customer service in Europe. The 240 rad is above the GPU exhausting. The two 120s are on the bottom and on the back of the case for intake. The pump will be Alphacool Eisberg Solo with some additional balancing counterweights to compensate for the horrible oscillations it is famous for introducing. This eliminates the need for a separate pump&reservoir.
Not sure if this URL will work but let me try!

Comment reply on Eggroll's Completed Build: Water Cooled Hadron Air

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent job! I like it a lot and I hope it gets featured you deserve it! I am moving to a Mini Metis case with Micro X99 and 120+120+240 rads and "some "minor"" modifications to it. These small form factors are so challenging and interesting to work with. Great job man. Enjoy your build!

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