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Noc Noc, Who's There?! F@H Build

by legendarypoet

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117 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 15, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 14, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

Description

I put this together to add to my Folding@Home power for LTT's Folding Month. It consists of a CPU and GPUs I already had. After I posted some early photos on Reddit, someone contacted me wanting to trade my 2x GTX 1080s for an unopened 2080. This was ideal since it's more PPD than both cards while drawing less power. In the dual 1080 form, GPU temps were around 79 and 83 degrees for the hotter card. This is fine since all it does it sit there and run Folding@Home.

Things I loved about the build:

  1. Dual chamber cases are just a joy to build in. There are SO MANY tie down points in the back and room to run everything. Makes the fact that the board is larger than most mATX boards not really a big deal.
  2. This board really makes use of the extra space. Plenty of fan headers in convenient spots.
  3. No RGB light show to upstage the components. I like a good RGB build, but sometimes you just want to admire the components. Really enjoyed focusing more on the aesthetics of the components than lights.

Challenges:

  1. This board is big! It covers almost all of the grommet holes. This made it so that I needed to be very careful when running things. A lot of cables needed to be run underneath the board, so it wasn't screwed in until I was confident about the position of everything. All in all, it was pretty easy, but still a fun challenge to route everything.
  2. I had to order a whole bunch of fans to get them all the same color. Didn't realize there was so much variation among the Noctua Redux fans. Some were REALLY dark and almost green.

All in all this build was a breeze. Really like the Asus OC card. No LEDs at all and it's got an interesting pattern on the backplate. It's odd that it's so thick, but skinnier width wise than the STRIX cards. Guess it made sense tooling wise.

This PC generates almost 2 Million PPD in folding GPU+CPU. I'll let it fold through the winter, then repurposed it. Plenty of power to do anything else I may need later on.

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daUnitedpotato 1 Build 17 points 5 months ago

There's legit not one thing I don't like about this build. So well done.

I hope this gets featured because this build deserves it. :D

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Thank you!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

Ayyyyyeeee, you got the feature! Congratulations, my friend. :)

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you!

Phildilf 3 Builds 8 points 5 months ago

Screw performance. The pictures are incredible. Literally every single one of these photos could be used as a wallpaper. Should've watermarked them ;)

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Thanks!

I used to watermark, but I hate the way they look. Doesn't do much to deter theft these days anyway. I've had someone use my photos and just content aware fill the logo out.

Phildilf 3 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Nonetheless, you're talented! Thanks for sharing with us.

Malaysaian_One 3 points 5 months ago

It is really nice to see a build that doesnt go overboard with rgb, I love how it looks. +1

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

T1murik 3 points 5 months ago

No rgb - yes ,YES,OU-YES! LOVE it!

Ventilate 3 points 5 months ago

Next featured build 1-2 days max

Broxx 6 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Very, very classy. I'm really starting to lean towards simplistic builds.

Props for proper photos as well.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Than you!

jdelbs18 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

This is a super sexy and super clean build. Very nice work mate.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks a lot!

TotalInsanity4 2 points 5 months ago

Well this'll sure be a feature

TotalInsanity4 3 points 5 months ago

Ah, there it is

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! :)

Otterman366 13 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

how are the thermals with that cooler? It doesn't look very big.

sniff sniff

Is that a feature I smell?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's at 62C folding on 28 threads.

philphaser 12 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

greatness achieved!

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks!

burlypillow 2 points 5 months ago

Damn. This is really slick, and clean. Plus the photography is great.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

Leander09 2 points 5 months ago

Thansk so much for the inspiration, made more of a budget pc build, following along these lines. I love this build!

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Let me know when you build it. Def want to check it out! Thanks.

Leander09 1 point 4 months ago

Sure bro, appreciate it

RyanEl 5 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

So ready for RGB to fade out.. Well done..

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

daniel.petrykin 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

very nice! +1

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

zincfusion 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

Very slick build! Would love to see the rear side cable management.

Liam1826 2 points 1 month ago

I have to say this is easy my favourite builds EVER! I love the no rgb and how clean it is. If I ever build a threadripper system than I'll definitely do something very close to this.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

Garog 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Beautiful build. Love the colour coordination with supreme cable management. Of course, very nice photography too.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

powellbm86 9 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

That is an insanely clean build. Props

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!

Gunndykol 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Interesting choice in cable routing. Is there a reason why one EPS cable is routed behind the MB while the other is stretched over to the top grommet? It would seem like the left EPS would look more natural coming down from the top grommet while the right one goes behind the MB or through the other grommet (if room).

Outside of that, I do appreciate clean black/white builds without RGB. Simple and understated while looking classy.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

2x 1080 for 1x 2080, am I wrong to say that for gaming thats a bad trade. I love the colour scheme, beautiful build dude. +1 :)

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 3 points 5 months ago

I mean, he's probably gonna get about the same performance out of that one 2080, plus it saves the hassle considering most games don't support SLI and most likely choked thermals of the top Asus 1080.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! If I was gaming on it, maybe. SLI scaling isn't exactly good so it would be outpaced by a 2080 in most titles. For folding though, it's a good trade. Less heat, less power draw, and a bit more performance out of the 1 card.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

FEATURED, YES!!!!!

poc88 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Not wrong at all, good trade! I mean the other guy could of got two 1080 for $350 each (used), the 2080 cost $800. Its a WIN in my book!

_Roller_ 1 point 5 months ago

Where did you get your custom cables from? I see you have a 4 pin CPU custom cable at the top left of the motherboard and was curious since I'm looking at a motherboard that also has an 8 pin connector as well as a 4 pin connector.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

These cables are from Cablemod.

uberlittle44 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Noob question here just complete my first build and love how you made the Noctua cooler look grayed/blacked out. What fans did you use to swap the ugly brown ones out? Thanks so much love your build!

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I used the Noctua Redux fans. Those are gray. You can also use Noctua Chromax fans which are black, but don't come smaller than 120mm.

uberlittle44 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

thanks for the quick reply!

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

No problem!

DragionTech 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Nice! did u name the little amazon box dude?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 4 points 5 months ago

Yes, his name is Boximus Prime. A play on Amazon and Prime shipping lol.

gordonbb 1 point 5 months ago

Nice Mr. Poet. Any reason why you didn’t use higher SP fans like the iPPC 2000s for the bottom. Or would that have spoiled the colour theme? :-)

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Form over function. I would have used all industrial, but they don't make 92mm. Doubt it would have made a huge difference either way.

comradbro151 1 point 5 months ago

That's a thicc card you got there.

poc88 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

What a beastly build this is! I'm digging those pictures and that box man FTW!

awsommv 1 point 5 months ago

You get 1000 times my ppd. And thats not a typo.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

My total PPD across all active folding systems is 11Mil now.

awsommv 1 point 5 months ago

*Faints Also why do have 1950x. since your running only 1 card wouldnt you save some electricity buying a cheap cpu and board?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I fold on the CPU as well. I already had it, so it would have been more expensive to buy a new CPU. Got the board for an excellent price, so that just made sense. Was going to get 9900k and do this build w/ my 8700K, but when the 9900K came out, I was rather underwhelmed.

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Rockachu12 1 point 5 months ago

Where did you get the little box dude? +1

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's the Revoltech Danboard. I got mine on amazon (ironically through a 3rd party seller). There are lots of different ones now.

VaxtinTheWolf 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's so monochrome it lovely. The box figure sort of looks like it was spot colored.

ZedSamCat 1 point 5 months ago

Wow the jokes tho

islandg@m3r 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

AWESOME mATX build bro! That is the same mobo I will be getting in a few days to power my 2920X =) The case I will be using is the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic in White!!!

TAKE MY +1!

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome! That is an excellent case. My 2950X build is in one and it is fantastic.

PCNoob918 1 point 5 months ago

I had a question. I am starting a build, and don know what to choose for my Video Card. Can anyone help me? Should I go with 2 dual cards or one single overkill card?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Always get the single most powerful card you can fit into your budget. Multi-GPU does not always scale well.

RoseGilDuwe 1 point 5 months ago

The build is gorgeous. Nice to see a great one with no lights for once. But what i'm really jealous of is that vortex vibe ;_;

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! And yes, love this keyboard.

xSUNNSHINNEx 1 point 5 months ago

Awesome build and awesome being a part of one in a million. Didn't know about this, will be setting my computer at home to run it as soon as I get home

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! Yep, great cause to donate spare power to.

freindlybuild 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

you've just grabbed the build by the balls. +1

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

ePoCTwistt 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Now that is what I call a photoshoot Flagged for nsfw

KaptainKris1 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

This is the First build i've seen someone else make with the same gpu as mine which is the Asus Dual RTX 2080 and I've gotta say youve done a great job.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you!!

MK_Tech 1 point 4 months ago

Hello, I love the look of this build. Most of the time I like well thought out RGB lighting, but this one is outstanding without it. Such a clean build. Can I please have permission to use the pictures as my wallpaper?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! Sure thing!

AmateurPCGuy 1 point 4 months ago

replacing those noctua fans with grey ones honestly makes this build SUPER SEXY because the light on the noctua heatsink is not as stupid looking with the ugly *** fans lmao.

Dankdude420 1 point 4 months ago

Great build but would have gone for a water cooler for more oc head room

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Not necessary for this build. My 2950X is liquid cooled though.

filemonic 1 point 3 months ago

I love the overall simplisticness of this build and the pictures are amazing, great job!

AlltimD 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Simply amazing. I bought this because of you. +1.. none of that RGB lightshow nonsense

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you!!

Lelando 1 point 2 months ago

I'm not a big fan of RGB, so this build was really appealing to me. I really liked the theme of the gray Noctua fans throughout the case, as well as the custom cables. I really love everything about this build. +1

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you very much!

Kosta_Kop 1 point 1 month ago

I am considering purchasing the same RAM, any comments on it?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Works well. I run it at 3466 quad channel with no issues.

Kosta_Kop 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks :)

Sam1316 1 point 1 month ago

Hi, dream build for me, i want to know how many fan do you buy to get them all the same color, and do toi think i can fit à 1080ti strix with 2x 140 in the bottom ? Thank you very much.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

These are the Redux fans. There's 6. I don't know that a 240 and fans would fit. The STRIX 1080 Ti is pretty thick. I'll check when I get to my office tomorrow.

Sam1316 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you very much !

jrasero 1 point 1 month ago

How do you like the TR4 U9? For my Sliger Cerberus it is the only air cooler that will fit. I currently have a NZXT Kraken X52 and it works fine but I wanted to have something that is maintenance free and buy no means did I want to gamble with the Enermax Liqtech II

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah, even my newest LiqTech II RMA is giving me trouble. The TR4 U9 has been great! I don't push this particular machine to the limits, but it does hold a respectable OC and good temps.

Uziduzit 1 point 1 month ago

TR4 Monochromatic Beauty. Perfectly executed! Props

It's so beautiful, my browser refuses to close the tab.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Hah! Thank you!

Dreamcatcher 1 point 8 days ago

I love your build and plan on using it in inspiriation for my build. The issue I am trying to solve is... How did you connect all the fans to the Motherboard? 8 fans (2 for the cooler, 6 case) but only 2 fan headers? If you can give me advice on this, that would be great.

Also I saw this and I drooled a little. Love the aesthetics you went for and I love how you solved the card sagging problem with bigger cards on your last picture. I'm planning on using a Radeon VII in mine. Overall, I love the build.

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

I just use PWN splitters, but you could also use a PWN fan hub.

Dreamcatcher 1 point 7 days ago

So 3-way PWN Splitters? That Motherboard only has 2 Case Fan Headers on it is why I'm asking. They able to monitor fan speed so that your fans are going at max speed all the time?

Also I noticed you were using a case fan and the GPU power cables to counter card sagging, Was that intentional?

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

I would find a fan power calculator to make sure the header can handle the load of 3 fans. That's going to be mobo dependent. Two fans is fine, 3 fans might push it depending on the board.

The GPU actually doesn't say much. The fans and cables don't make contact with it. Might just look like it from the angles.

Dreamcatcher 1 point 7 days ago

My motherboard is the same Taichi motherboard as yours... soooooooooo...

legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

Ohhhhhhhh. You'll be fine then. There are 5 headers on this mobo. CHA_Fan 2 at the bottom, CHA_Fan 1 in the center, CHA_Fan 3 in the top right, and CPU_1, CPU_OPT at the top right.

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ThoughtA staff 1 point 5 months ago

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

LilT_22 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Didn't realize this was the Disney channel, I'll gladly see myself out!

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

Ghostrunner713 0 points 5 months ago

Im only joking

Ghostrunner713 0 points 5 months ago

The cable management is probably emaculate

Leander09 0 points 5 months ago

Immaculate even...

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legendarypoet submitter 13 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

No, they're just the 140mm Redux fans.