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My Cyberpunk 2077 themed Rig

by Pizza_on_Pineapple

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17 Comments

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Date Published

Jan. 18, 2019

Date Built

Dec. 11, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.168 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

Description

I'm super excited about Cyberpunk 2077 since the E3 teaser back in 2013. And after watching the trailer and the 48 minute gameplay footage multiple times, I decided to build a cyberpunkish PC.

After eyeballing for components for a while, I finally decided to get some discounted parts during Black Friday. My plan was to wait until CES in hopes that AMD will drop the third Ryzen generation and maybe a new GPU kinda went down the drain, because having 60% of a working PC kind of sucks. So I decided to get a cheaper CPU and GPU, some RGB RAM and a high quality motherboard until AMD announces their new stuff hopefully during CES (which they didn't), so I can upgrade eventually.

Today I finally got to work on the Cyberpunk 2077 logo. I bought a sheet of acrylic glass of ebay, printed out the logo and tried to grind it with a Dremel after watching dozens of youtube videos for acrylic LED signs. This took me around 2 hours and my hand still hurts.

I know I could have gotten a PC with the same performance for probably half the price but I focused heavily on the looks (and upgradeability), which I honestly don't regret.

Part Reviews

CPU

The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great CPU for gaming for an excellent price.

CPU Cooler

The Kraken x62 works great and looks awesome but CAM is a real pain in the ***. Initially it worked great out of the box until one day when CAM stopped detecting the Kraken. Long story short, after switching USB headers CAM detected the Kraken again.

The worst part is however the constant data transfer. My internet connection isn't that great and for some reason CAM is uploading and downloading stuff 24/7 for no apparent reason.

Motherboard

The Taichi is an awesome motherboard. A little pricy but loads and loads of features.

Initially I wasn't able to control the onboard RGB and the Corsair Vengeance RGB with iCUE. A few weeks later they released a BIOS update (v2.0) which solved these issues.

Memory

The build quality of the heatsink is superb and and the RGB looks really cool. I had no issues clocking it to the listed speed, might try overclocking later. For some reason I can only set the LED to a single color per stick but thats not to bad considering how nice it already looks. EDIT: This was because of a setting in iCUE called "full software control" which was already turned on but didn't have any effect. After disabling and enabling it again, it works

Storage

In the past I only had good experiences with Samsung SSDs and the 860 Evo is no exception.

Video Card

This graphics card is amazing especially for the price. I'm able to run all of my games on max settings 1080p (Overwatch: 90fps, Assassins Creed: Odyssey: 45fps, Witcher 3: 70fps!,...). I didn't expect such nice results after being used to a R9 280X which I got for 240€ one and a half years after its launch.

Plus: I also received a copy of Division 2 and Devil May Cry 5 for free!

Case

My favorite in NZXTs H-Series. Loads of room for cable management and air flow. Escpecially cable management was a fun and easy process with this case. I dig the flat simplistic exterior design and the large plate on the inside which is a real eye catcher in all color variants. I'd recommend getting the cheaper version without the smart device though, because of CAM.. I immediatly ripped out NZXT's lighting and the smart device in favor of Corsairs RGB & fan solution.

Power Supply

This was definitly an overkill power supply for my build. Atleast I'm definitly ready for to upgrade my CPU & GPU without having to buy a new power supply. Watching your power consumption rise and fall live is a nice feature, even if it's not always available after every restart, at least for me. The included power cables are of excellent quality so if you don't mind black, there's really no need to buy sleeved cables.

Case Fan

Corsairs best looking RGB fans yet. I'm really excited what they're going to do with their new LED technology. The fans are bearly hearable under idle load.

Case Fan

Corsairs best looking RGB fans yet. They're bearly hearable under idle load and not too loud under heavy load. The fans are not ideal for a 280mm radiator but are working fantasticly for me.

Comments Sorted by:

jct4027 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

This looks great! The sleeved cables and tubing really sell the cyberpunk look! Did the tubes come like that or is that something you modified?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thank you! The tubes were black and I modified them with a AIO Sleeving Kit by Cablemod (20€). I forgot to mention it in the parts list. They're a little hard to klip on, but turned out great

jct4027 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks for the info! Just bought green ones for my build lol, can't wait!!!

Destroi16 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Amazing build!I still have the same issue with iCue but initially it was working but now it isn't any advice?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! In my case the issue was on the motherboards manufacturers side. For me it was initially working as well until I decided to update my BIOS to the then latest version which dropped the support for RAM+iCUE. A few weeks later ASRock released another BIOS update which fixed the issue for me. You could check if it's also a BIOS related issue on your side. Here is the thread were people had/still have similar problems with the Vengeance RGB Pro RAM. Hope this helps!

Destroi16 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks!I've talked to someone at corsair and he told me to downgrade the bios i've tried but I cant seem to make it work.

Boo_HDTV 2 points 3 months ago

Damn do this SO pink. btw how did you get the cyberpunk on the tempered glass?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

haha, it's a little less bright in person as it looks like in the picture. The fans are actually blue on the outer ring & pink on the inner ring.

At first I watched a lot of DIY acrylic led sign videos. Then I bought a piece of acrylic glass, printed out the logo and taped it on the backside. After that I started grinding the logo with a dremel. This took me around 2 hours.

Boo_HDTV 2 points 3 months ago

damn bro it looks nice for something hand made

marquesn73 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

what size fans did you use for the NZXT cooler? 140mm?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Yes exactly. I'm using two LL140 fans for the Kraken

buttsu556 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

whered you buy that cyberpunk acrylic glass etching?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Hi, I built it myself: bought a piece of acrylic glass and grinded the logo with a dremel by hand. The LEDs underneath do the rest :) You can learn more about it by watching DIY acrylic led sign videos, that's what I did

buttsu556 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Damn. You did a really good job with it, looks really cool. I don't have the tools to do it myself unfortunately

xLikeABoxx 2 points 1 month ago

Did you change anything with the Kraken fans? I have been looking around to make sure this is the one I wanted and your fans look different then most. Would you recommend the Kraken?

Pizza_on_Pineapple submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hi, sorry for the late reply. I did swap out the fans with two LL140 fans by Corsair, because the fans that came with the Kraken are non-RGB. I also added blue sleeves from CableMod to the tubes of the Kraken to fit the theme. I'm pretty happy with it, can't complain cooling-wise as I never saw my CPU over 45°C. I didn't try overclocking yet, but I think that won't be a problem either. My only complaint is CAM, the program you need to control it. It constantly sends/downloads data and loses previously set settings sometimes. I don't even bother opening it anymore. Other than that I'd recommend the Kraken!

Benjamin1966 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Lmao, better hope the game is good.