Description

My third build, and the first one for me. A hybrid cooled 1080 Ti, AIO'd r5 2600, 16gb of RGB ram, custom cables, 2.5 TB of SSD storage, high class peripherals and all for under $2500. The backplate should be RGB but it's a 5v and that fact wasn't really advertised anywhere so it sparked violently when i plugged it into my 12v RGB header.

I shoved a cut up RGB strip into my NZXT G12 which is why it lights up the way it does.

UPDATE!

New 21:9 120hz 3440x1440 monitor, the legendary Dell AW3418DW!

Replaced RGB backplate.

Up next: Zen 2, 32GB of ram. Then, i'm done for a few years. Thanks for upvoting!

Part Reviews

CPU

It's a 6 core CPU. for $149. 2 years ago, that cash would be getting you a **** tier 2 core CPU. So, uh, yeah. 5 stars for sure.

CPU Cooler

Was obnoxiously loud for the first hour or so, but is now running nice and quiet and keeping my heavily overclocked 1080 Ti below 80 C. (wouldn't have been able to OC nearly this high without it.)

CPU Cooler

It is gorgeous. Absolutely recommend it. Whisper silent, super high quality fans, RGB, and a completely unique look for under $110. From what i've heard, some of them can leak, but i've also heard stories of deepcool replacing entire rigs when that happens. 5 stars from me.

Motherboard

4/5 because there is not a 5v RGB header. Otherwise, flawless.

Memory

Pair two sets of these up, and you'll have a 4 slot RGB rig for only $10 more than a regular set of ram. Fantastic. (i actually bought the 3200 variant, but still just as reliable)

Storage

2TB? Reliable brand name ? SSD? 5 stars, instantly. been using for a few months, no issues.

Case

4 out of 5 stars because NZXT still refuses to allot a bump on the rear panel for easier cable storage.

Power Supply

it's a power supply. Modular too. Yep.

Keyboard

This keyboard is BUTTER SMOOTH. I tried so many before i settled on this one. The smoothest, clickiest linear keys on the market.

Mouse

I thought spending $100 on a mouse was retarded. Until i used this one. So worth it.

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

"32G of "name brand" RGB ram". You have 16gb of name brand RGB ram already.

32gb of ram isn't necessary. Why spend close to $300 on performance and "name branding" that you likely won't notice?

Build looks sweet!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Really i don't need 32G of ram, i just want the better looks associated with "higher tier" ram. Might not do it at all because it could look too vibrant compared to my RGB strips and fan ( "s" in the future)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your cooler come with the fan and if so can u send me some temps on it I'm considering buying it.

Thx.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The one on the GPU rad? No, but that fan is only ~ $15.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

wondering what your overclock is with the cooler added, i have the same card and i have a steady clock of 2k gpu clock and 6k memory clock with it stock and the fan curve i have keeps it under 70c but its loud and i want to lower temps and temps so im considering doing this with a 280mm AIO

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

My GPU isn't OC'd, i just use the boost clocks, which are 1950 and 5850 respectively. The pump is running at the lowest speed and the fan is set to my BIOS' default "silent" curve. Temps are at 80C after about 10 minutes in a synthetic benchmark, same as my cards standard fans. Only difference is this setup is silent and looks really cool. You could probably do significantly better, even at higher clocks, with a 280 if you're willing to be slightly less than completely silent.

it's also worth noting, that being a silent cooler made for lower end CPU's, the H55 is probably only rated to cool less than half of what i'm throwing at it.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, and yeah the 360mm aio is silent other then the fans which i control the speed on as system fans and cpu fans using a program for my motherboard, so i should be able to just hook it up to make sure they all run together and that should be good now my main decision is which rad do i want as intake and which as out take both the front and top of my PC have 360mm Rad slots but i have to put the 280 in the front due to the front being 3 140mm fans right now and the top being 3 120mm on the rad with how cold my CPU runs and it being delid i might be able to use the CPU rad as an exhaust fans on the top of my case for optimal airflow and the GPU rad plus a 140mm fan as intake as well as my rear 140mm as exhaust

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey buddy,

Congrats on your awesome build, honestly it looks incredible i do have a quick question.... If i am not mistaken you are using aftermarket PSU Braided Cables for your SuperNOVA G2 right? Where did you get them from mate?

I am struggling to buy them over here in the U.K so any hint of a place would be GREATLY appreciated bud!

Again, a massive congrats on your build mate, it's up there with my top builds of 2018 and look forward to more of your work!!!

Liquid

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

The cables in question are BitFenix Alchemy 2.0 cables. Note the combs are sub par and the cables themselves are much stiffer than "high quality" kits. Still a strong recommend from me at this price.

https://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-ALCHEMY-CABLE-SuperNOVA-Supply/dp/B01FAVAWRO

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey buddy,

BitFenix 2.0 cables? For the SuperNOVA G2 850w????? Does that work bruv????????? I will definitely, DEFINITELY look into this!!!!! Renaulter....You're a ******* LEGEND mate!!! Have a great day man ;D

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm a bad guy for commenting on an old post, but does the G12 bracket not work with the "i" series Corsair AIOs?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT lists all of the AIO's compatible with the g12 on their product description page. If it is not on that page, it may still fit, but likely not if it isn't the same pump model. Even if, it may not sit right, preventing full contact.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha, actually got an X42 from Microcenter maybe ~30 minutes before u posted this comment LOL. I think it'll do great tho so thanks for the help!