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High end build with S340 Elite! $3000? RGB = LIFE

by charlienguyenx3@gmail.com

Description

First time build, wanted to go all out with parts. Yea..I went all out on RGB too...

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Beautiful water cooler, pictures don’t do it justice to show off the rgb. I went with x52 because I wanted the rgb fans to fit on the left side of the radiator for more rgb. If I got the bigger radiator it wouldn’t fit the fan because the case is blocking it.

Motherboard

Great board for over clocking, quality feels high end, only one 2.0 usb. You will need to buy Corsair commander pro adaptor or Nzxt 2.0 usb extender for more ports.

Memory

RGB RGB RGB, what else is more to say :)

Storage

Didn’t want any disk drives and went with 1 TB SSD.

Video Card

One of the best graphics in my opinion, faster than Founder addition, runs cooler, and looks amazining. I only have 1080p 144gz monitor so runs like a beast, Games like fortnite I’m getting way over 144 fps on ultra settings. Some say it’s over kill but for me there’s no such thing.

Case

Got this on sale for $60! What a steal! Love thempered glass.

Power Supply

Got this on sale for $80! Runs quiet!

Case Fan

I didn’t like the RGB aim NZXT fans. The Corsair in my opinion have the best looking rgb fans. Only problem is their software is isn’t the greatest...you have to play with the software to get it to work.

Other

More rgb that went on all 4 sides of the tempered glass side. Also works really well cosair fan. All controlled by Corsair commander pro. Only thing I didn’t like much is the led bulbs are really bright. I wish there was some kind of diffuser just like the fans to hide the rgb bulbs and diffuse the light evenly.

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SteelDragon2002 3 points 9 months ago

2 questions

  1. You say you went with the Maximus X Hero but you have the X Code in the Picture
  2. How did you do the screen thing
charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You’re right! I went with Maximus code last second for about $20 more. They are pretty much the exact board the only difference is the code had a metal cover on the board.

For the screen I used a 5 inch monitor powered by hdmi

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01L6O2NEE?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

ssjg5rlly 3 points 9 months ago

this pc is brighter than my eyes can handle

TheMarkEyen 1 point 9 months ago

this is very close close to a build i would like to do. but IMO if you wanted to go full RGB you should have gotten a X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI but that would mean changing you CPU to Ryzen. as for the storage you could have gone with the T-FORCE DELTA RGB 250gb SSD and you could have gone with a Thermaltake Smart RGB ATX Power Supply, 700W. then itd be full RGB

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

I was trying to decide between the Aorus Gaming 7 vs Maximus hero, but wanted to go with Asus and intel. The power supply had a shroud so the rgb would have been hidden

TheMarkEyen 1 point 9 months ago

could you not take off the devices trays that are under the GPU? I'm assuming there covering openings right and the Power Supply is right under it or off to the side a bit then you'd have the RGB shining right through there. i dont have this case so i wouldnt know if its covering anything at all

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Theres no openings under the tray, but its a good idea.

Jhalsor 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

How on God's Green Earth do I get the CAM screen on the front?

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

All you need is 5 inch monitor and power it with hdmi

Here’s the exact screen I got

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01L6O2NEE?psc=1&ref=yo_pop_mb_pd_title

bootrec 7 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Great job, looks fantastic. I have that case, looked into the mini screen in the past. My understanding is that Windows sees it as a second monitor where you can drag the CAM software to it. As such, can you maximize the CAM software so that it fills the screen without showing side edges from the desktop? And disable the task bar on multiple monitor? That would super clean.

EASTER_EGG 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

3000 dollars??? nah, in Australia it's 5000

dalethezombie 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Did the case come with the little screen?

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

No it comes separate. It’s about $55 on amazon. Usually the case has brackets for SSD cards but I didn’t have one. Instead I added a 5 inch screen to “fill” in the empty space

dalethezombie 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Oh I see, that's pretty cool.

yousha 1 point 8 months ago

This... thing you’ve concocted is far brighter than my future

blockbuster4664 1 Build 0 points 9 months ago

How did u do vertical GPU mount on an S340

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You’ll need the cool master vertical mount kit like bmads21 mentioned

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Which also means I need to angle grinder away the slits on the existing case

charlienguyenx3@gmail.com submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Kind of, you just need wire cuters to make slits for gpu slots. maybe about 3 slots