Description

Built this computer as an upgrade for my old computer that ran on 4690K. The computer will be used for photo editing and gaming at 1440P 144hz. The most demanding game I play is probably R6S. I upgraded my GPU last summer from GTX 970 to GTX 1080 after I found newegg selling this one for ~550$ CAD.

I went into this build knowing that I'd overclock and I didn't want to use an AIO again (old build had Corsair H100i). Always knew Noctua were the best air cooler solution so I just went ahead. I also didn't want to do a black/white or black/red build, having done those already.

NH-D15 Comments
The D15 is absolutely huge and it covers alot of MB connectors and standoff screw holes. Mounting the spring loaded screws can be a bit tricky as well. You can mount the D15 after you install the MB into the case and set up the connections around it. The problem is that you would have some difficulty latching the fans to the cooler due to limited space above the cooler. Also, it would be nearly impossible to make fine adjustments to fan heights on the D15 to make sure everything is perfectly even. So in my opinion, the best way to do it is to hook up any connections near the D15 then mount it outside of the case. You will still struggle a bit with the standoff screws but if you have a very long screwdriver (longer than the one Noctua supplied), that won't be an issue. While the D15 fit inside Meshify C, I wish the case was slightly wider. If you don't care about colour, U14 is probably a better bet. You will also need low profile RAM to fit with D15.

Meshify C Comments
Probably the most expensive case I've used (last build used S340) and the qualify does come through. Alot of room for cable management, build quality is excellent. I think I'd rate it 9/10 but here's my complaints with it.

  • The front audio cable is not shielded and the cable will run past the PSU. This makes the front audio really terrible (buzzing + echoing), so I had to buy a USB audio adapter to keep using the front audio ports.

  • I wish there were more instructions. This is my 4th build and some of the time I'm still flipping through the instruction wondering "wat?". For example, manual doesn't demonstrate how to mount case fans, something first time builder will appreciate.

  • The 3.5 inch bays make cable management a bit difficult, especially with stiffer power cables. I wish I can remove the drive bay and still install one 3.5 inch drive. The instruction manual seems to suggest this is possible as a drive can be mounted using screws from below but as previously said, the instructions were minimal so I wasn't sure if that was the case.

  • I wish I can remove the front panel entirely.

OC and Temps
I know Gigabyte is supposed to have the best VRM's, which is why I went with them, but Z390 UD is still the cheapest model. Gigabyte's BIOS is not the easiest to use so it took a bit of learning. I'm currently running my 9600K at 4.9 Ghz and Cache at 4.6 Ghz. LLC is set to medium (as per buildzoid video's recommendation) and core clock set to normal with -0.02 V offset. During stress testing the temp goes up to 82 C with prime 95 and 73 with x264. During gaming it stays below 70. V Core max goes up to 1.32 as per HW monitor I did achieve 5.0 Ghz with my 9600K but it required v core to go up to 1.38-1.4 sometimes. Most of the time underload V core was around 1.35 V. The temperature were fine but I wanted to stay under 1.35 V core and I figured I won't notice any difference between 5 and 4.9 anyways.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 6 points

Nice build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 6 points

I have a feeling that this will get featured

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

"The front audio cable is not shielded and the cable will run past the PSU. This makes the front audio really terrible (buzzing + echoing), so I had to buy a USB audio adapter to keep using the front audio ports."

Im not that sure if thats a problem of the cables. At least an echoing is nothing i ever heard someone talk about when it comes to those problems. Also normally Fractal Cables are as shielded as other Case Cables are.

Is there any chance u might run into problems with that because of the DAC / Audio Chip on the gigabyte motherboard? I once had a similar problem and it was software driven not a hardware problem :)

otherwise nice build. thinking about building something similar, but with a blue theme. My only problem is that i dislike the color of the noctua blue. its way too dark

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

the back audio port to the mobo is, the last bit of the audio cable is not shielded and i think the evga psu is bigger what I'm used to so there's probably some interference there. i may have just fukd up the audio cable or i got a defective one.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had the same issue when building my brothers build using the Asus Z170-A and it turned out to be a motherboard issue as the default voltages for the audio aoundcard were to low so I had to adjust it higher to remove the buzzing sounds, note that the audio was fine when I wasn't overclocking but when I overclocked the buzzing sounds would come back.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for hijacking second top comment but what is the yellow part on the bottom of the mobo?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

the Mobo has a thing yellow/orange LED strip to the bottom left. But if you mean the bit of yellow in the middle bottom when system is not on, that's Noctua's yellow chromax Y splitter. The two top fans are connected to the bottom system fan header through that.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it may be the Noctua chromax fan cable sleeve where it plugs into the mobo header. Could be wrong though

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes.

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice Yellow Jacket theme!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

feature build lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Very smart build, but my god that cooler is massive! Makes the case look tiny. I have the Meshify arriving in a day or two, looking forward to building my first PC in it.

AFAIK you can remove the drive cage btw although not sure how easy it is to do after you've already installed everything. Unscrew it from underneath the case then I think it will either slide out the back of the case when you remove the PSU mounting bracket, or you might be able to get it out through the removable panel in the PSU shroud... which I believe is held in by screws behind the front panel. You can then screw a single drive directly to the bottom of the case using the same holes that attached the cage.

And speaking of the front panel, did you know that you can remove just the air filter mesh separate from the front panel frame? Once you pull out the air filter that runs underneath the case you can reach up underneath and release the plastic tab holding the front mesh in. Fiddly, but does at least make it possible to clean the front filter without being attached to the case by the front panel cables.

HTH

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i have the mini version of this case and I have removed the drive bay and installed 3 fans in the front. I also mounted a 3.5'' drive to the bottom, I believe you can put a fan there to?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I considered removing the cage and mounting the drive directly to the bottom of the case, but I decided I can just fit everything in. Honestly, if the manual said "here's how you mount a 3.5 drive without using the cage" then I woulda done it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

There were some instructions on how to remove it. I took it out when I installed my additional case fans in the front. Remove the bottom dust panel near the feet of the case. After removing, there are 4 screws to take out. Then take off the PSU shroud plate and slide the drive bay over and out the hole. Check pages 10 and 11 of the user guide, called "Remove or Relocate the Bottom 3.5" drive cage". You can then follow the instructions on page 12, which installs a 3.5" drive where the cage used to be :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the yellow and black. Check out this build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/gHLJ7P

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

oh man I want those cables.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black. Yellow, black.

Ooh, black and yellow! Let's shake it up a little.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! So refreshing to see something different from all these rgb builds.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I dig it!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

feature

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yeah.... Beautiful build. A must feature I think!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This reminds me of a build by Simon Riley.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

clean af

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a very nice looking build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks great !!! Well done.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Really clean build, +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

super slick build! i wish there were more components with yellow accents

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but alas, the Meshify C used to be 60 bucks +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks badass man

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you hear that Gigabyte has the best VRM's?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

just reddit and hardware unboxed / buildzoid vids.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Rip ram

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I have one that is kinda similar to this, but I settled for all brown Noctua fans. The color has grown on me lol. Anyways, enjoy your build :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

My wife made a comment as she walked past the screen of completed builds, she said it's Eye Candy!! It does stand out in a crowed of PC's, good job.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

FORM and FUNCTION

way to be. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice clean build man.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get some nice yellow sleeved cables, it would be like the cherry on top +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That't hot. +1

Only thing I'd personally add is custom cables/extensions.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

ty, any recommendations on where to get custom extensions?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon might have some. If you have the money for it, mod-one.com sells amazing cable extensions that let you customize each individual cable. It's not cheap, but damn, they're nice. I have some myself.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, awesome use of colour! pretty sweet build! 10/10

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy Shnitsnacks!! VERY CLEAN!!!!! I am in heaven. Gorgeous. So nice man. Seriously, it's fantastic. A set of custom cables would make that build straight NEXT LEVEL man. Feel privileged to have seen this.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No virus allowed

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I just want to say that making fine adjustments to the fans is very possible without the heatsink covers. I don't own any covers though so I don't know if they can be installed after the fans are mounted. Looks nice

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very impressive and super clean. The only thing I'd recommend is going for a set of yellow custom sleeved cables for the entire rig. Very nice build and congratulations on the feature.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Do you recommend any specific site for custom psu cables?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

https://cablemod.com/ likely has some of the overall best going, and you can even get cables done with very specific wire-by-wire patterns if you so choose. They are obviously not cheap, but let's be honest nothing good is cheap anymore.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

great thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy noctua

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought of Black & yellow individually sleeved cables? either entensions or a full out replacement? they look much better than the default cables.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

(ツ)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

All those fans I'm surprised you don't get tornadoes in your case

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I think Zotac AMP would fit the build better than Evga FTW.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

the gtx 1080 is from my previous PC so I was kinda stuck there, at least it's got yellow RGB.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Im in the same boat, got grey/yellow zotac 1080 amp in my red build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

damn dude, this is fireee

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

So the computer is beautiful. You did a beautiful job of making the rest of the components get out of the way of the Chromax color scheme. I find it hilarious that the only components defining your color scheme are your fans and your CPU cooler. But it just works, to the point that you received a well-deserved feature.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy, custom black and yellow cables would REALLY bring this build together. Still looks clean as is though, nice build. Hope you enjoy

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. The details make the difference! Such as buying the extra anti-vibration pads for the NF-A’s.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Be careful with those fans dawg. You've got 3 exhaust and 2 intake. If they are all running at the same speeds you'll run into negative air pressure in the case causing bad air flow and drawing in more dust than usual. If they are PWM fans make sure the top exhaust are slower than the fronts at all times to ensure positive air pressure.

You also want to make sure air is actually get in from the front to the top back of the case. In some cases that many fans car actually hinder air flow badly causing air with not much velocity to just go straight to the top and never reach the gpu or cpu cooling fans. the best way to avoid this is to make sure those top fans are slower than the front. The back could be equal to the front intakes because exhaust is almost more important than cool air intake. Its just important to make sure cool air is actually traveling from intake to rear/top rear corner of the case.

Just to be safe with your thermals I wanted to bring up these points.

Great looking build by the way!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yellow isn't my personal jam but this is an absolutely gorgeous build. Fantastic pictures, too.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

hawt...

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

did you paint the fans? if so what did you use?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

it's Noctua Chromax Fans. They come with pads of different colour that you can personalize

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build. I went with a similar color scheme in my build. Congrats on the feature, check out my build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

So do you think the upgrade was worth it? Like is the performance a massive jump or no? I've got a 4690k so I'm just wondering.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

for gaming the upgrade is not too extreme, but this depends on the game you play. for editing, it speeds up things a fair bit.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, im looking to build to very first pc for gaming, making music, search the web. Just a good allaround pc. My budget is about 900-1000USD. I'm very new to this. I dont want an op pc, just one that could give at least 60-90fps on high or max settings. No lag, that could play all the new games. I dont have a monitor yet but i think i'm going to buy a 1080 or 1440p. Could you guys link me to a good pc build or a prebuild one? I'm kind of scared to build my own pc too. haha. I dont want to break anything. But anyways i would be happy if the pc cost was under 800 dollars, as i want to save as much money as possible. But if not thats okej too. Do you have any tips for newbies like me? Thanks. I'm from sweden btw so idk if we have the same prices. And last but not least, this build looks awesome, idk if its good or anything like that, like i said i'm new to this. But it looks very good and hard to build.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Name this as "Project YellowJacket" The build looks very thoughtful and aesthetic. Great build. Love it!!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Very nice. I am putting together a very similar build. I am going to go green on the intake sides of the fans and yellow on the exhaust side. And on the CPU cover I will go green on the left, yellow on the right. Considering maybe just for the CPU fans, doing one fully yellow, and one fully green. Kind of a John Deere theme.

I am going to go with F12s on the cooler though, as I can't fit an A15 over my RAM and I was it to be symmetrical. I hope than doesn't affect performance too much.

Then I will RGB my video card yellow and RGB the motherboard green.

Sorry to hear about your crappy luck with the 9600K. That build deserves a top binned chip. I got lucky in the lottery this time after losing on my 6700k.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How on earth did you fit a beast of a cooler like the Noctua NH-D15 into a tiny case like the Meshify C?!? The Meshify C has a max CPU cooler clearance of 172mm. According to Noctua the D15 is 165mm tall and their heatsink covers are 5mm thick. That's not a lot of clearance between your glass side panel and the cooler.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I intend to make similar build in the near future. Thanks for sharing your work process and results!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the RAM to fit? Vengeance LPX is apparently 50mm (I don't know if this is true), and Noctua says you have 35mm unless you move the second fan up which you haven't done?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow

I just landed at your build. It looks awesome. I was planning to do something identical but in red, now I'm considering yellow as a better option.

You just made me think that investing on RGB dimms with this CPU cooler is a nonsense (I was considering the NH-D15S, no front fan but it will cover it partially)

Great job

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am in love with the yellow highlights!

  • 10 months ago
  • -3 points

I'm sorry, but I really don't see the feature-worthiness of this compared to other builds, like Jack The Ripper but it is a really clean and good build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO it is the striking yellow and black that pops and gets people's attention right off the bat. Spec-wise not so much. The case is uber popular on pcpartpicker. Hell, even I bought one. I really think it's just the yellow jacket theme that's causing it to be "feature-worthy." Although I don't know what the criteria is for being featured, other than nice photos and a clean looking build. So perhaps that is the only reason? ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Long answer short: pc pron.

  • 10 months ago
  • 0 points

Like I'm not bashing it, but there are so many builds with a more unique theme and more ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) pictures that didn't get featured.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agree, nice build but...

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it looks great but where's the pizzazz? It's just a yellow shroud for the cooler and some rubber trim on the fans. No custom work or anything.

  • 10 months ago
  • 6 points

You need to realize that not everybody has the ability to customize a machine or afford a 500 dollar custom loop. Anyone can recreate this build, and should provide good inspiration for anyone who likes it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally agreed. There are hundreds of similar builds just like it out there...

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  • 10 months ago
  • 11 points

yea uh huh you know what it is

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  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

I dont know what to say now lol.......

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

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  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

too poor for now :(, and some oft he ones I saw are a brighter yellow than the Noctua. any place to get custom cables you recommend? the place I got my cables from last time is out of business it seems like.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Cablemod

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