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"THESIS"

by dpanch_89

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Date Published

July 14, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.721 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

Description

Built to conquer ultrawide gaming and video/photo editing, this was my first ever pc build. It took a lot of research, a lot of digging, and youtubing, but I finally managed to save up and purchase lots of glorious RGB components.

Cable extensions were also used to make it look pretty, and cable management was tricky, (very little space left in front of the PSU!) but I managed it somehow!

The video card was really difficult to install because it is so much wider than a regular 1080, meaning the cable extensions press against the glass, and almost didn't fit in the bracket as the MOBO sticks out a little from the back...but managed to squeeze it in!

The RAM is running at full 3200 MHz using XMP1 profile of my motherboard on F4 BIOS, and I'm awaiting the Team group "Blitz" software to configure the colours though it really does look great when combined with this MOBO.

Let me know what you all think!

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Mister_Cro_Noob 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Very very impressive and nice looking build. I hope you enjoy the new raw horse power from AMD and NVIDIA :)

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks.

yveshe 5 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Awesome build, but that last picture, THOUGH! 1+

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Sorry it wasn't supposed to upload. I'll upload a proper one soon. Yet to peel the film off of the tempered glass :D

yveshe 5 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It's all good ;) Looking forward for more pics!

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

uploaded more images of "disco puke" mode lol. Will take the plastic off after I'm done jiggling stuff around my desk to avoid finger prints.

yveshe 5 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

No problem, and thanks for the extra pictures!

Bosswoman3 2 points 20 months ago

Enjoy your first build

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks. I'm getting used to the high FPS and gsync. It's actually a little disorientating because I'm so used to lag.

Bosswoman3 1 point 20 months ago

Don't worry. You'll get over it in time.

Cooe 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

I have that board, and you can probably hit faster ram speeds and tighter timings with the new F6 BIOS. Massively improves memory compatibility and stability, adds advanced memory timing options among others (I'd just leave those on auto), and fixes a TON of general stability problems. Biggest update so far imo, and I've been up and running since March 13th.

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks. I'm yet to update the BIOS.

Eagleye2nai 1 point 20 months ago

Do you have any issues with the mobo once you got everything plugged in? I'm still debating on whether to get this or the asrock taichi mobo.

+1 on the build too, my build is almost the same as yours besides the case being the regular s340 case and not the elite one

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

No issues other than Fusion RGB software doesn't install or load up. It's on F4 BIOS version, and I haven't tried overclocking yet.

gabriursa 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Clever using your MoBo cable to wrap over your rad tubes like a bridge, really nice touch. +1 for sure. This is like the black red version of my build haha.

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

True! Though I only got the 1080 classified cos GPU prices were insane, and couldn't get a 1060 or 1070, and now I have an ultrawide X34A, so the 1080 is killin' it, (even though it gets a bit loud). I was going to get the corsair ram, but then the Team group made this ram available and it works like a dream, and looks so good with the white accents of the MOBO.

I'd like to put a corsair neutron XTi drive in the spare bay, but don't think I have the room for the cables! It's really tight!

gabriursa 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Whats your luck like with the silicon lottery with your CPU? I'm running now consistent 3.9ghz at 1.375v, and yeah the GPU prices now have made building a PC currently the worst time possible but you've got an incredible build for the money put in. Very impressive!

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Haven't tried overclocking just yet. And thanks! PC Partpicker really helped.

WRWRanch 2 points 20 months ago

Ryzen!

why_wolf 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

You might consider the EVGA powerlink which will rotate where the power cords actually connect to the end instead of top of the GPU. https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-PowerLink-Support-Founders-600-PL-2816-LR/dp/B01MQ1YEYH/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500072617&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=evga+gpu+adapter

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks. I think I'll just leave it as the extensions are already pretty stiff cables, and they might get into touching the x62 rad or make it harder to install as the powerlink adds length to this already oversized card!

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Case cooling isn't amazing as the GFX card runs a little warm (70-75deg) as there's only the x62 rad fans for intake, but the GFX card is pre overclocked, and I'm still getting to grips with the EVGA overclocking software. It does get a little loud as the fan curve kicks in however!

alexclanton 1 point 20 months ago

Have the same card, I did a thermal paste replacement to liquid metal ultra. Dropped my temps from 75 with no extra voltage. To 69 full voltage and 115% power.

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I'm a little hesitant with liquid metal paste. I still need to do the thermal mod for it. It will use the paste in the pack. It's not too bad it's the case fans that get loud so I've tinkered with fan profiles.

kenlao 1 point 20 months ago

any comment on the motherboard? just wanna know cause i'm planning to get this or the asrock x370 taichi mobo

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Good motherboard, but backplate jiggles a tiny bit. I managed to shear a cpu mount standoff (Due to overtightening), otherwise its ok.

The white strip where it says "AMP UP Audio" got in the way a little of video card installation but I managed to squeeze it in just about. Audio quality is SUPERB (as a self proclaimed audiophile), though front panel audio connection has hiss probably due to routing.

RGB Fusion software isn't working or installing properly yet...so need to figure out what's going on.

Needed the NZXT USB hub as there are only two USB 2.0 headers and my build required 3 (Kraken, Hue+ and Front panel).

I haven't tried overclocking yet, but things are working pretty good on the F4 BIOS, including getting the RAM at 3200MHz CL16 using the default XMP1 profile in the UEFI.

leviathan102 1 point 20 months ago

Sexy ram!! Good build! Cable management would be a tad better if you used an 8-pin cable comb instead of 4-pin ones

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Yes I agree. However the cable extensions I bought had them already on and non-removable unless I literally break them off. I may purchase an 8 pin comb later, but I'm not tooo bothered at the moment.

And yes, that RAM is GORGEOUS! Video here: https://twitter.com/dpanch_89/status/886346592445493248

favourxyz 1 point 20 months ago

can you sync up those rgb? nice build +1

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Not yet as it's not an Asus aura sync board, but they do say that their "Blitz" software will be out in August to control it.

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Can do now, using the BLITZ software. Pretty much the same as the ASUS Aura software AFAIK, but for the ram.

onestonedhobo 1 point 8 months ago

Sweet build man, good job! Got a question though, would your Kraken tubes cause any ram clearance issues if you used the first slot? Best regards.

dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Hey thanks! From looking at it, sadly I think it would impinge on the first RAM slot

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dpanch_89 submitter 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Not sure about dual or single rank. Hits 3200MHz (sometimes a little higher) using the BIOS XMP1 profile, no issues.