Originally I built this rig around April 2017 and started a ModsRigs thread for it but never finished the post with images etc., so FINALLY I found some time to do so.. only took 8 months to get around to taking more photos etc. (I have a really heavy schedule). Here's the components list:
Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700k CPU [link
] (water cooled)
EVGA CLC 280 AIO CPU water cooler [link
NVidia Titan X (Pascal) GPU [link
] (water cooled)
EVGA Titan X (Pascal) GPU AIO water cooler (part# 400-HY-5388-B1) [link
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz memory [link
Corsair light bar upgrade kits [link
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 motherboard [link
3D printed motherboard parts via Shapeways.com
- M.2 fan holder and custom nameplate "Nereus" [link
] - see photos.
ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q 144Hz G-SYNC 27" monitor (2560x1440) [link
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 PSU [link
EVGA black individually sleeved cables (part# 100-CK-1300-B9) [link
Corsair Carbide Air 540 ATX case [link
Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB drive [link
] - primary o/s drive
Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD [link
] - games.
2x Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SSD [link
] - media, backups etc.
be quiet! SilentWings3 high speed PWM fans; 4 x 140mm model BL071 [link
] and 1 x 120mm model BL070 [link
Fractal Design Silent Series R3 40mm case fan [link
] - for cooling M.2 drive
Artic MX-4 thermal compound [link
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Stealth (2014) keyboard [link
Logitech G Pro gaming mouse [link
SteelSeries Siberia v2 gaming headset (black and gold edition) [link
Overclocked the i7-7700k CPU to 5GHz stable on auto and plenty of room to go higher, but hitting 5GHz was my goal achieved. Temperatures on CPU remained around 55-60°
C on full load. CPU cooled by EVGA CLC 280 AiO water cooler.
Overclocked the NVidia Titan X (Pascal) to 2.088GHz stable without touching voltage, felt like it would tweak higher without much problem, but hitting 2GHz stable was my goal achieved there. Temperatures on GPU remained around 50-55°
C on load - the EVGA Hybrid cooler makes a huge difference to the Titan X Pascal. HUGE.
ModsRigs system [link
3DMark Fire Strike score 22729 [link
] - I only ran it once, so may get higher scores with some tweaking, and apparently I had my RAM on auto and running at 2132MHz instead of XMP settings @ 3000MHz. Oops.
Ok some photos:
looking a little ugly on this one with the power off :
Note: the desk back and sides have been dremmelled heavily so air flow is not restricted, and there's an inch of space between desk and wall also. Somewhat surprisingly everything keeps nice and cool. The little tablet you see to the right of the 27" monitor is a 6" Amazon Fire tablet I use to monitor the temps etc. using AIDA64. It looks like this:
That's it until next time!
post edited by Nereus - 2018/01/25 21:58:04