This build log will be a place to document and show off a rebuild of my current sig rig, Big Red, that will be taking place soon.
I could go into all the reasons why I am doing this, but to keep it short and sweet, I am very unhappy with my current Corsair 780T case, that is essentially falling apart in numerous places. My custom PSU shroud is damaged, and my custom drive cage covers LEDs are failing. It has a non-removable (unless I want to tear the thing all the way down anyway and punch out rivets) 5 1/4" bay in the top. The front and top removable fan filters have an aluminum front bezel that has to be removed to clean the dust filters, and has little tabs on the aluminum that bend around a plastic frame, and on the front one like 6 out of 8 of these have broken off. Same for the top one. It also has no place for drive mounting for my HDDs except in the ugly, provided drive cage that sits in the bottom front, which prevents things like custom water cooling (front mounted radiator, there's no place for a res either).
The case I have picked and ordered is the anidées AI Crystal AR3 RGB
Sorry for the large image, you can see it better on anidées website here: http://anidees.com/product/ai-crystal-ar3/
As far as components, this is a case swap, but I will also be documenting the teardown and cleaning process, and reassembly into the new case. This will mostly be a pictorial process of my rebuild effort. Benchmarks, etc. probably won't be done and posted, given that they have already been done and are available on my hwbot
All of the components will be identical to what is in my current sig rig, Big Red. The previous build log for Big Red will then be retired.
Current components list, in part:
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
ASUS Republic of Gamers CROSSHAIR VIII HERO
16GB G.Skill Flare X (Samsung B-Die) DDR4-3200MHz 14-14-14-34 1.35v overclocked to 3800MHz 16-16-16-32-50 1.42v 1T (GDM Off) for gaming. G.Skill Turbulence II White LED RAM fan.
EVGA GTX 1080 ti FTW3 @ 2025/5940MHz in SLI
EVGA RGB SLI High-Bandwidth Bridge
Samsung 970 Evo 512GB M.2 drive (boot)
Samsung 840 Evo SATA III SSD
Western Digital Black 2TB
Western Digital Blue 4TB, Western Digital Blue 6TB
Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 360mm AIO (38mm thick, aluminum) with 3x anidees AI-AUREOLA RGB fans
COOLER MASTER V1000 80+ Gold (Seasonic OEM)
power supply recommended by shilka a very long time ago (sup shilka)
anidées AI CRYSTAL v3/AR3 RGB Midtower
I think that's it for the box.
System performance can be seen on http://hwbot.org/users/neurotix
as always but here is Fire Strike and Fire Strike Ultra results
Thank you for looking.