I don't even know how to explain how the cleanliness and order of this build makes me feel. Just a look at it is almost therapeutic.
Absolutely fantastic work.
Thanks. I've had lighting issues with two different pump blocks. So far, the only thing different between us is the 120 LED setting. I may reach out to you again in a few weeks as my issues only began after 1 to 2.5 weeks. Thanks for the prompt response.
Is your DeepCool Castle synced with ASUS AURA? If so, does the rainbow, comet, music, or other complex lighting effects cause the lights on the CPU block (block only, not fans) to flicker? (especially under load)
If there is no flickering, can you tell me if you have the # of ASUS LED strips set to 30 or 60 in ASUS AURA?
I didn't to anything special really. I just plugged in the included adapter to the fan and connected the 5WRGB connector to the motherboard. And you have the Cougar HPB fans? If so, then that is the same as what I have and that is all I did.
This? Too much? lol U definitely never saw my build. I agree with Krossrunner. To each his own though.
Nice build. I really like the amount of custom work that was put into this. Shouldn't your GPU be in the top PCI slot? I know it will work just fine being where it is but I believe the GPU is better able to perform to its full potential at the top slot.
I used that cooler before I got an AIO due to a huge increase in ambient temps. With ambient temps of ~71F in my previous apartment, this cooler could keep my 2600X at 65-69C while playing Assassin's Creed Origins. Temps could spike past 69F but never reaches 80C
I used to have that CPU. Could heat up my room in the winter with that thing...good times.
Also Your build looks pretty good. If U ask me, it is not ugly enough. Step up your ketchup and mustard cable game.
I'm happy you were able to get this build together with no cost. Good luck with your planned future upgrades.
Love the description lmao!
Parcel forwarding service. Going to wind up costing you nearly $200 in total so...go for it only if you are down to pay the price.
Lian Li Strimer. Can be purchased from Newegg or Amazon.
Funny, I just watched BitWit's video about his build in the same case. Looks nice. Nice DIY Shroud
I love the speakers however, the screen sampler may require some tact, time, and effort as it did not work well out of the box for me. I love how the speakers look.
The performance is very good and the speakers have the capacity to get very loud. I tend to use them between 6% - 12% especially since I now share my home with other people.
The speakers can be connected via cable or bluetooth, however I tend to just use the cable.
Let me know if you have any other questions about them.
Interesting...must be the angle of my pictures. I have looked at this GPU several times and it does not seem to sag. If you look at the back plate, it should look pretty straight. However, looking at the bottom where the fans are, it may begin to seem like the GPU is sagging. This is because the fan/heatsink structures are not in a straight line.
Thanks for looking out though.
Definitely recommend the 24-Pin but I do not recommend the 8-pin cables. The 8-pin cable is too fragile and I wound up having to return my first one because 5/8 RGB "straws" broke. Even ont the second one 1/8 broke but I just put it back in and left it in place. The light towards the end of the cable is also not very bright either as you can probably tell by my pictures.
I'm no mouse enthusiast by any means. However, I'll try to answer your question in the best way that I can. It is a very light mouse. The lighting is great and its performance, key assignment and all sorts can be customize using the ASUS armoury software.
I had to deactivate the side buttons as I accidentally pushed it too often. This is the first mouse with side mouse with side buttons that I've ever used so I don't know if that issue is a normal occurence or not.
Let me know if u have any more questions.
The CPU cooler piqued my curiosity as I thought it was the DeepCool GammXX GT which I used on the build I have posted. However, they are just extremely similar to one another. I've seen some other Jonsbo CPU cooler with fantastic aesthetics as well.
>Also, why the 1000W PSU overkill? I got it because it's on sale for only $150! I can use it for years, especially if I decide to SLI (2 1080ti or 2 2080 maybe?)
Those two lines killed me lol.
First, even if you were to SLI two 1080 TIs, I think an 850W or 750W should do the trick as they don't use as much power as say...a Vega 64 :D. Also, you could very well obtain a 750-850W for half the price. I just found the logic so funny and classically american lol. Don't matter though. The deed is done.
3rd D.Va PC I've seen in 5 hours but this has to take the award for the most customized/effort. Awesome build.
Smooth, creative. You really did put in a lot of work. Awesome job. Hopefully you don't get a red ring of death from temperatures ;)
Granted, you are in a smaller case with less fans. (My build had 7 case fans and a full tower case) and using a different processor. Spikes by 10C at the most occur in my CPU both with AIOs and air coolers while under regular use. However, using the AIO my temps still fluctuate at baseline normal use but are more constant and lower under load.
Went with the Deepcool Castle. Not available in the U.S. so I had to pay quite a premium to get it. I do not know much about 120 mm AIOs so I can't really judge their performance vs air coolers.
Do please let me know if you elect to go with another type of cooler. I am genuinely interested in seeing what you pick especially since you have limited options.
I used that CPU cooler until about last week when I replaced it with an AIO. at an ambient temp of 69-70F. My Ryzen 2600X would not never go above 80C and tended to stay in the 63-71 range.
However, I took a huge ambient temp hit of ~+10F moving into an upstairs location in the hell that is Texas. The CPU cooler took a huge hit likely due to those ambient temps. I soon began to see an average temp of 80-83C under load with a maximum of 90C+. It was for this reason that I switched to an AIO.
Thought about the quad lumi before going with this cooler. Wound up going with this one. Just like you, I liked the looks.
Thanks. I have an update to the build coming up hopefully completed by 9/6/2019. I'll hit u up to check it out.
Nice build. Great color coordination. It earned that name.
And sometimes temperature...Shouldn't be an issue in your case though as your GPU is far enough from the glass panel to allow for adequate exhaust.
Love the creativity. Good work!
Nice! Thats how you do RGB :D
I like that you were practical with the radiator mounting. You could easily have mounted it the other way to show off those RGB fans but you took a hit in the looks department to improve your cooling. kudos.
Lovely build interesting case and CPU cooler for sure. Were you able to get all the lightin synced with Gigabyte's control?
Nah You good. You don't have and RGB PSU, SSD, 24-pin, or 8-pin cable lol. In 2018, that level of RGB is what counts as normal.
Careful though. I bought mine and the RGB shroud got damaged because it wasn't very sturdy and could not accommodate the bend. Had to send mine back but hopefully if I get another one back, it will be better.
EDIT: Also it will be a lot of work to make it look as clean as your current 8 -pin.
I like how much effort you went through to make most of your stuff blue. Even the chair is blue lol. Also like your monitor orientation.
Ultimately you may have to find a filter for the front unless you are cool with cleaning more often.
Curious as to how you applied the Kryonaut? Spread like it says on the package or another method?
I also get the impression that you are trying to stop smoking and I wish you the best of luck with that often difficult endeavor.
Personally, I love these coolers:
Deepcool Castle RGB:
Pros - Great performance. ASUS AURA compatible. Very good looking. Good retail price. Great performance.
Cons: Not available in the US (results in increased retail price x2 if you really really want it). Tall water block (depends on your taste if it is a con or not).
NZXT Kraken x62:
Pros: Great performance. Very good looking.
Cons: Not ASUS AURA compatible, Very Pricy, Reviews reveal high number of pump failures.
I am currently using the Deepcool GammaXX GT air cooler and it provides good cooling while looking awesome, however my ambient temperatures just took a significant increase so I'm looking into getting the Deepcool Castle.
EDIT On leak: In most reviews/discussions that I have heard about it, the fitting does not develop around the fittings but instead in the middle of the tube due to its quality.
Nice DIY on that 8-pin cable ;) .
I like the build. Looks clean. I have the same motherboard.
I would highly recommend changing the CPU cooler whenever you can. That CPU cooler is quite notorious for the tubes leaking. Wouldn't want that leaking over your GPU.
At first I didn't know what all the fuss was about but then I saw...That cable management is borderline therapeutic. Superb work.
Real classy move on the 5th pic there.
Nice build, pretty practical. However, I would have saved a bit by going for a lower wattage PSU and upgrading SSD or GPU (non-blower or 1070ti).
I have the same speakers as you but I was going very much for looks. Quite nice but pricey for a function focused build.
Turns out you were right. Just got an update from Deepcool's youtube channel today after commenting on a video. They will not be releasing in the U.S. If you could please hit me up via PM with the details of how you acquired yours including the total cost, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you for alerting me to the availability of the Lian li strimmer...Gotta go find mine now. Do you know of any PSU restrictions for it?
In the video I linked in my original comment...Unless the link is not working.
See the video description at the bottom.
While I am not a fan of Overwatch. I do respect the modding and work you did to make this pc "truly yours" +1
The Deepcool Castle is coming to the U.S. However, we will have to wait as it is scheduled to be released in the U.S this month which could very well be the 31st lol.
--> See video description at the bottom of this video posted by Deepcool.
I've always wondered about the side facing fans when I see them in cases. Do those not suffocate? Where do they draw air from and where does it go?
I had to daisy chain all the fans to one another so that all 7 case fans are hooked to one AURA RGB header.
Is it just me or is there something wrong with the CPU fan mounting?
Build is pretty nice and appears to be have pretty awesome performance/dollar. However, you could have gone with a better looking case with more fans.
Nice color coordination. Goes very well with that desk and everything else.
+1 for cable management. Dat look gud!
I love fans, lights, and that PCO11 dynamic but I just wish the fans could be mounted in a way that does not expose the uglier back of the fans without the fans having to all be exhaust.