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"Fuuka" gaming build 2017

by r3xx0n

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72 Comments

Details

Date Published

Feb. 2, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 31, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

47.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

68.0° C

Description

The name for this build comes from a currently airing tv anime series. You should watch it, it is really good! I used the color scheme from the main character for the lightning.

For 2017, I decided to make something in white and black so I sold my Define R5 and H80i AIO and bought a S3450 Elite in white, a Kraken x52, some NZXT Aer RGB fans together with a Hue+.

To play VR games decently, I used an Intel Core i5 6600K with the potential to overclock it in the future. An overclocked Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ROG STRIX should be enough to play VR Games on an HTC Vive.

I got the Asus Z170-A because of the nice aesthetics. It supports SLI and my 3000mhz RAM. Furthermore, it has a very nice BIOS and good overclocking capabilities. The USB-C port makes it a bit future-proof.

The Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB RAM is cheap (at the end of 2016 not so cheap anymore), fast and very stable on 3000mhz. It looks good because its all black. I got the RAM on sale, so I saved a few bucks here.

The Samsung 850 EVOs are very fast SSDs with perfect performance for the money. The 250GB for the system, the 500GB for games. Most of my storage is on my 24TB NAS, so I do not need a lot of storage.

I chose the Corsair RM750x because its fully modular, black and white and has enough power for a second graphics-card.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Pros: - easy to install - very sleek design - mirror effect - software controlled - sexy

Cons: - quality control, you have to be lucky to get a working/non crooked one

Motherboard

Overall very nice motherboard with nothing to criticize and a reasonable price.

Video Card

Pros: - looks beautiful - rgb lighting - performance

Cons: - not 2x8-Pin - louder under heavy load than a Zotac - 2 DP

Case

Pros: - silent - nice cable management - relatively cheap for a tempered glass case - perfect build quality

Power Supply

Fully modular and third party sleeved cable support. Dead silent and a good price performance ratio.

Comments Sorted by:

Lyrix 6 points 25 months ago

Mother of god! this build is amazing!

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

WoW, thank you for your kind words!

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

That cable management made my hand so soar! +10000

funkeemunkee11 2 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

Maybe in the front but we haven't seen the back

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funkeemunkee11 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Tanks

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you for the vote :)

chubble123123 2 Builds 3 points 25 months ago

There is a joke I am missing here right?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

No, why?

chubble123123 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Everyone is making 'sexual' comments

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I only see a handful of those. Yeah their way of expressing that its a nice build is a little weird ^

quk 2 points 25 months ago

mmmm +1

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks :D

quk 3 points 25 months ago

sexy build

jadesoncutter 2 points 25 months ago

Man, Great build. I love the Kraken and the Aer RGB fans. +1 for the beast cable management.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks for the vote :)

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Pretty to look at :-)

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you :)

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

thats a funny name for such a DANK A** BUILD!

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Okay you can misinterpret it a little bit if you are from an english-speaking country :D Fuuka is a japanese name in a anime-tv-series thats currently airing. It means "weathering" in english.

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

aaaaah ok i'm from Canada.

eh

SpazSpy 1 point 25 months ago

"eh" xD

koolkk 2 points 25 months ago

A e s t h e t i c.

+1

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks!

MarcFOnline 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

That looks gorgeous. Love the RGB lighting from those Aer fans, and nice job with the cable management. Having just added a Hue+ to my own case (along with 4 LED light strips), I can appreciate that it can get pretty tricky to organize all that cabling in a way that looks decently organized and unobtrusive. Well done!

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

The PSU shroud for cable management is tiny compared to other cases (Enthoo Evolv). The hardest part was to get all the psu cables in the shroud because of the hdd cage :D Thanks for the comment!

abod2010 2 points 25 months ago

This build is amazing. That cable management is perfect

+1

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thanks for the vote and comment!

LightProtecter 2 points 25 months ago

What is the length around the interior of the case?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Which one do you want? The standard widths are on the specifications page here:

https://www.nzxt.com/products/s340-elite-black

GPU Clearance With Radiator: 334mm GPU Clearance Without Radiator: 364mm CPU Cooler: 161mm

LightProtecter 2 points 25 months ago

NVM. I did the math (perimeter) of D and H with gave me 1.822 Meters of the length. I just wanted to know so I can order the right size of RGB led strip. :P

FREEZExFRAME 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

Looks amazing. +1 Any chance you could share where you purchased the cables and the models?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Thank you for your comment and vote. I used Phanteks sleeved extensions and bought them cheap from Amazon. I paid roundabout 30 Euros for all four of them.

24-Pin: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L60R4S 2x 6+2-Pin PCIe: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XVDI 8-Pin EPS: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XB4C

I modified one of the 6+2 Pin and got rid of the 2-pin extra connector to fit my 6+8-Pin ROG Strix 1080. Its really easy.

The quality is better than the Bitfenix Alchemy ones but if you live in America I recommend you Ensourced (the quality of them is unmatched). In germany, Ensourced is extremely expensive due to shipping and taxes.

Vreaker12 5 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Wow, you're in Germany but you actually followed Fuuka. I completed Suzuka but dropped Fuuka halfway. At times the story could be too similar/repetitive to its previous series but hey this is a PC forum _^'

Great build! Loving it. I'll be building one on this case soon for my kids so it'll be nowhere near your level of kits. Congrats again on the nice build! +1

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Of course, I love anime and I am watching like 3-6 anime per season (Japanese with English subtitles). I also watch Masamune-kun no revenge, KonoSuba or Chaos;Child :)

Thank you for the vote and your comment :)

nubybuilder 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

I am normally one for black and white builds, but there is something about your build that is just gorgeous. Even if you had the fans that were only white, it would be amazing. How are temps under load?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you! I just opened The Division and played a bit in 4K with very high settings: CPU Core Package: max 51°C, GPU: max 68°C.

AwesumEdPC 2 points 25 months ago

VERY SEXY BUILD!

Thanks for sharing :)

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Thank you :)

SpazSpy 2 points 25 months ago

Holy hell what are you doing on this lol

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Gaming in 4K, Photoshop, VR with my HTC VIve, normal internet browsing and stuff :D

SpazSpy 2 points 25 months ago

Oh I noticed the part list had 32gb of RAM and no Graphics card but you've got a 1080 lol :P Amazing PC btw, did I say that? :D

MarshmellowMan2 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

nzxt aer fans

I'm going to assume it's pronounced (ay-yer), as in

LET ME THROW MY HANDS IN THE AIR, A-AIR

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

:D

DrSharone 2 points 25 months ago

This is everything my pc aspires to be... Seriously, this is freaking dope

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

I am flattered :)

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 25 months ago

This is so close to my build that it makes me question if my camera skills will be good enough to look as good as this. XD

Sexy!

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Nothing special and I do not even think tha the pictures are that good. Just an iPhone 7 with all the kitchen lights on :)

Datamatr1x 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Stop being so humble!!!

aseiwell 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

How did you route those cables so sneakily on the Kraken's pump/block? I can't find away to make mine look cleaner and yours looks so good.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I routed the USB cable to the top left hole where also my EPS cable is. The fan and power ribbon is routed to the right of the CPU bracket right along the RAM sockets and then to the right.

http://imgur.com/a/hTbxq

If your problem is with the routing on the backside of the case, then I can make some more pictures.

aseiwell 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

Alright I get what you're saying. It blends in well with your black motherboard. The pcb for mine is white so it will still stick out like a sore thumb :(

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

I think it looks good on your build. Maybe tie them together with the usb cable so not as much single cables going up.

UnknownReverence 2 points 25 months ago

Where did you plug in the NZXT RGB Aer pwm connections? I see one at the top, but not the other.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

On the mainboard to casefan 3 (bottom right) and 4 (top right). Both with the low noise adapter.

http://imgur.com/a/oAN06

UnknownReverence 2 points 25 months ago

I didn't even notice the one on the bottom. Thanks.

UnknownReverence 2 points 25 months ago

Also, where did you end up putting the USB internal expansion?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

http://i.imgur.com/BbPCFce.jpg

It was not very easy to fit all those cables and the internal usb hub in the PSU shroud :D

jakesno 2 points 25 months ago

Sweet sweet build! Probably going with AER's as well. However I saw you comment on someone else's rig and he had 3 Riings in the 740 case along with the Kraken. I was wondering if you've seen anyone go with a complete set of Riings with the Kraken?

I know the CAM software, Hue and Grid wouldn't help, but I'm just wondering if the Kraken/Riings would even play nice together or if the CAM on the Kraken and the software with the Riing controller (along with Asus aura mobo) would give each other massive problems. I've only found 1 build where someone has attempted it.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 2 points 25 months ago

I do not think that there will be a problem with CAM and the AURA Software. They are working fine together. I have no Riing fans so I can not speak for the Thermaltake Software.

jakesno 2 points 25 months ago

Cool, thanks for the response. Again fantastic build!

MonsieuRoberts 2 Builds 2 points 24 months ago

Beautiful build my man! How would you describe the top of the S340? I've worked with the non-TG model in the past, a black one, and the matte finish was so delicate I'd be terrified of scratching it absentmindedly, even by touching it or leaving something on top of it.

Edit: Another question too; Are you using the HUE+ just to control the fans & Kraken lighting? No LED strips for Fuuka?

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thank you! The case is matte and overall very scratch-sensitive I think. You really need to handle it with care. I never put something on top of the case. No scratches so far. The paint is not really thick so I think you would see through easily if you scratch it.

I just use it for the fans and the Kraken, yes. I don't like a christmas tree under my desk. I think the LEDs on the fans, the Kraken and the GPU are enough and just the right amount of lighting.

Datamatr1x 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Seeing this I kind of with I want with an x52 instead of the x62. Would much rather have my radiator like yours.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

I have returned the x62 and got the x52 instead since you can position the hoses downwards. Looks much better and even should be the better config for water flow and bubbles. It even pushes a little bit against the GPU so it reduces stress and prevents sag.

nlmaster 2 points 17 months ago

+1 I got about 8 episodes into Fuuka several months ago and almost forgot about it.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you for the vote :)

GardeD0g 2 points 12 months ago

When you have money. Anyways this is amazing.

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you!

THALEXIS32XD 2 points 11 months ago

Dude, I am planning on building literally the same PC has yours for a long time but with an 8600k and the same GPU, but a quick question what cables are you using for the GPU apart from the 24 pin and 8 pin for the CPU ??

r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I used Phanteks sleeved extensions and bought them cheap from Amazon. I paid roundabout 30 Euros for all four of them. 24-Pin: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L60R4S 2x 6+2-Pin PCIe: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XVDI 8-Pin EPS: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B018L5XB4C I modified one of the 6+2 Pin and got rid of the 2-pin extra connector to fit my 6+8-Pin ROG Strix 1080. Its really easy.

Goku1080Ti 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks for suggesting me such a nice Anime series I absolutely loved it, and great build as well! Superior cable management

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r3xx0n submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Yes, you are right. The name is based off that manga/anime/character. If someone watches the series, do not read the wikipedia article it spoils a lot :( I think too many people just getting the name wrong, maybe I change it to something else....

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