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  • I0 (In Win Tou) | by ClassyMofo

    I've been meaning to post this build somewhere for a long time! Unfortunately, I have no build log as I honestly never dreamed it would evolve into something like this. This is the end result of a 2-year long upgrade and many iterations along the way. But the release of the Tou turned this build upside down, so I just had to snatch one and run away with it!

    I preface by saying I do not see myself as a modder. The most I tend to do is "cut out some things over there" or "tap a few holes over here". However, I do take pride in creating builds that accentuate chassis that are already works of art. My inspiration for builds come from the case itself. In architecture, the building (form) is only half its beauty. It requires an interior (function) to complete its purpose and maintain its atmosphere. Case designers (especially here at In Win) are talented individuals that put their heart and soul into their designs, and I wish to do right by them and turn their works into complete sculptures!

    It is in that vein that I present to you my Tou build, I0. Named after the volcanic moon of Jupiter and play off "Input-Output." This is my personal setup and is not sponsored in any way. This is the final result of 2-year long upgrade. It most certainly didn't happen overnight!

    Specs:
    CPU: i7-4770K @ 4.3 GHz - 1.23v (best ratio of speed to heat/ voltage)
    RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1866MHz
    Mobo: Asus Maximus Extreme VI
    GPU: 3x Nvidia GTX 980's (since these photos have been upgraded to dual Fury X's)
    SSD: 1TB Samsung Evo
    PSU: EVGA 1000P2
    Case: InWin Tou # 266
    Misc: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium, EK Mobo and GPU waterblocks, Dual Laing D5 pumps, Watercool HTSF2 240mm and 360mm radiators, Noctua NF-F12's all around


























    Lastly, a picture of my Tou in its natural habitat!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the results of the build as much as I enjoyed building it and using it as my daily machine. I could not ever imagine getting rid of my Tou. I'm very much the proud owner of an incredible In Win product!

    -ClassyMofo
    Last edited by ClassyMofo; 02-20-2016, 10:47 PM. Reason: Added Watermark

  • #2
    Broken pic links fella.....

    I like a Tou so this should be interesting.

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    • #3
      Fix the pix I gotta see this!

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      • #4
        Darn. Let me switch hosts. This is the problem with local caching...shows up fine for me haha

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        • #5
          I think I just had to change my privacy settings. Can anyone help confirm this works now?

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          • #6
            IT WORKS!!!! and I am happy it did! Top notch work! I like the RGB lighting how you can switch between the colors. very cool indeed!

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            • #7
              i am jealous i have been lusting after a tou for a while now

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              • #8
                Gorgeous, absolutely stunning! Couldn't you clock your CPU higher though?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Iskander View Post
                  Gorgeous, absolutely stunning! Couldn't you clock your CPU higher though?

                  He states - (best ratio of speed to heat/ voltage)

                  CPU overclock is overrated passed a point. no reason to push something past a limit and possibly damage it or shorten its life for little to no gain. once you hit 4.2Ghz the gains start dropping quickly, my CPU 4690K @ 4.4Ghz is great, passed that it starts getting hotter and I cant and don't notice a difference in anything other than benchmarks, I rarely benchmark so I rarely push it to 4.6 which I think was my max.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post


                    He states - (best ratio of speed to heat/ voltage)

                    CPU overclock is overrated passed a point. no reason to push something past a limit and possibly damage it or shorten its life for little to no gain. once you hit 4.2Ghz the gains start dropping quickly, my CPU 4690K @ 4.4Ghz is great, passed that it starts getting hotter and I cant and don't notice a difference in anything other than benchmarks, I rarely benchmark so I rarely push it to 4.6 which I think was my max.

                    Spot on! Though technically CPU overclocking is perfectly linear in terms of performance per GHz (since it deals with clock cycles). However, you are completely on point in that it is not linear in terms of lifespan (though I'm not worried about that) and voltage/heat.

                    I was able to hit 4.6Ghz with this chip but it simply wasn't worth it. I monitor everything while overclocking and 4.3 Ghz was the best ratio for heat to performance (technically for my chip, 4.1 Ghz was the actual best, but the heat gained going to 4.3 was negligible, so I just went for more performance).
                    Last edited by ClassyMofo; 02-22-2016, 04:07 PM. Reason: fixed clock speeds

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                    • nickbaldwin86
                      nickbaldwin86 commented
                      Editing a comment
                      yes I of course the gains are linear. I just meant gains per cost in heat and life of CPU drop. after reading I should have worded it differently. and in gaming like I said I see no difference at the high clocks, CPU isn't the factor.

                  • #11
                    The lighting just works so well in the Tou!

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                    • #12
                      Very nice indeed

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