Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North ON, Canada
[early build] NORTHERN ICE-X - Intel 10980XE [v0.01]
Well, since it's been about 9 years since my last build post/guide on here - which was an early edition i7-920 OC'd to 4Ghz entirely on air... I've decided it's finally time for a new build!
This is a very early stage, but I'll be updating this post with more content shortly.
New build, using a couple recycled components I had already (psu, fans), with new mobo/cpu/ram/liquid cooler/ssd/case.
I am going from a full-tower ATX (HAF932), to a mid-tower CM Masterbox 5 Lite RGB... should be interesting and poses a few challenges for airflow just from the case itself.
Turns out the price of this case comes with some trade-offs - which I am going to try to minimize the downside with some air improvement mods combined with AIO liquid cooling.
Mods Currently in Progress (details coming soon):
- Additional intake breathing-room from front-lower cover/housing. Removed part of the 'black plastic' area - already covered by the dust-filter.
- New 280mm Radiator/fan top-mounted above the mobo. Custom install.
- Change out all the case fans (x4) from stock, and the radiator fans (x2) from stock... Target large improvements to static pressures and cfm's where appropriate... Less concerns about noise.
- Re-position x3 front air-intake fans to 'inside' the case, instead of inside the front cover/housing... Still in the same 'intake' orientation.
-Coolermaster Masterbox 5 Lite RGB
-Intel X-Series 10980XE
-MSI X299 Pro
-32Gb Trident DDR4-3600 RAM
-MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z
-Corsair 110X 280mm Radiator - mod w/ x2 new 140mm Noctua Fans - x2 leftover Corsair fans relocated to front of case as intakes.
-Corsair 1000W PSU
-Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB drive
-Win10 Pro 64-bit
-...x4 new case fans....
-...x1 Corsair RAM aircooler
-Scythe Ultra 3000 Case Fan as exhaust (rear/upper).
Still waiting on some parts, so I will provide more of an update as I receive and start putting this all together.
Last edited by stopdrop; 03-06-2020 at 08:27 AM.