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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!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, and thanks for the extra pictures!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Enjoy your first build

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm yet to update the BIOS.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Ryzen!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

can you sync up those rgb? nice build +1

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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