Description

Using this build for gaming and media creation. Nearly everything worked well when installed, except the Seagate Barracude HDD which I wasn't able to format at all and was always on fullspeed making the build itself pretty loud with the vibrations.

Decided to get the HDD out for now and just use the m.2 Samsung 970 Evo which I didn't have any problems installing.

Using the Noctua Fans as Push Configuration on the EVGA CLC 280 served to be really effective.

I was able to boot up the pc with 3400Mhz, with normal 14-14-14-34 Timings on the G.Skill Trident Z RGB Kit but unfortunately it seemed a bit unstable when playing games and doing benchmarks so I reset it to 3200Mhz.

All in all I am quite happy with the build itself, after having a FX8350 paired with a AMD 290X.

Comments

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You got one of the best-performing AIOs and sick fans. I wish I could cool my PC down that much!

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Really happy with it, probably will replace the rear fan with another Noctua fan and maybe add another one somewhere else to make up for the vertical gpu. I can hear the AIO Pump but not something I would consider annoying or anything :P

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Eh, performance has its costs ;)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get those cables? are they full length or extensions?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

These are just CableMod ModMesh Pro Extensions, just as AlphaArtax mentioned. You can make customlengths at their website tho if you need a specific length.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, +1! As for the Seagate Barracude HDD, I had the same issue. It is broken, return and get a new one. I put 3 into my build and one of the three was not formatting and was very loud. I swapped it and that solved the issue.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Good (Bad?) to see another one had a problem with the HDD. I'll have to look if I can even return it since it's been some weeks when it arrived and the pc itself was assembled.

If I do get the return it i'm thinking about just using SSDs since they don't really make any sound :P

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

You can optimise the cooling by placing the GPU in it's standard horizontal position. That will decrease the GPU temps by 10°C.

Cheers.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

skyrise is right.

With a card only cooled by air choking becames a major thing! I am running a evga hybrid like this and since there is only one fan sucking in air choking isn't problem. :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yes I am aware of that i might add another fan somewhere in the case instead of putting the gpu back in it's standard position. I'm really like the vertical mounting on this case that's why I wanted it :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

can the rog logo on the IO shroud be turned off but the rgb strip left on?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately no you can't turn off the ROG Logo itself. There are 5 IO-Shield areas you can control but the LEDs seem to run verticaly in the IO-Shield.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

what samsung is this?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It is in the partlist but Samsung 970 EVO 500GB m.2, here you go

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

i was talking about the monitor

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What bios you on? I found when updating this board to bios 4011 the fan speed would keep going to 100% every like 5-6 seconds, even when pc was idle, was extremely annoying.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I am currently on bios 4011 also. Didn't have that kind of problem tho :/

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried the original out of the box bios at stock to compare though?

Edit: Just noticed your using an AIO. But you can still see the difference at stock from both bioses by looking at the stress test temps and the voltages used between the bioses.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the white color of the Trident Z Rgb? is it bright,solid white, good looking? Im going with a white and black build however I'm torn between the Trident Z Rgb and choosing the white color or just going with the Trident Z White/Black heatsink ram. Also Im not sure if the Trident Z with the White/Black heatsink has any illumination or not. Any advice?

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like the white color of the Trident Z RGB. Just added a picture on my build to let you see the lighting a bit better. It is not as "white" as the led on the mainboard but still white enough. Personally I would go with the RGB Version anytime, having the choice to change up your build a bit is always nice. Also I just looked up the Trident Z White/Black and it seems they are just colored, so no LED. Just check out other Youtube video or builds on here to see if you would be satisfied with them or not honestly. Although I hope the picture I uploaded helps a bit.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok i think ill take your suggestion. The only other good video of the white color setting with the Trident Z Rgb is in the video that bitwit shows when he is taking twitter suggestions for color themes. Its a good video. Im also kinda twisted on the fans to choose that would work with my black and whitw build. My Deepcool Captain 204ex comes with white and black fans but im not sure how much i like the white leds in those fans. I wish Noctua would hurry up and release their black fans.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that's true.. Most people's builds I've seen are using Corsair ML (Pro) RGB Fan, and they seem to be doing a great job apparently. I'm just using Noctua Black chromax with white and black antivibration things on the corners, so no LEDs. Good luck and have fun on your future build!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you send me a direct link to your exact noctua fans?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Which cables are these?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Thanks=)

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I was so looking forward to this build, still alot of money so I hesitated a long time if I should do it or not, but then I thought "hey your fx8350 system is still running after about 5 years or so.. the new one will definitely last just as long".

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