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Rainbow Fancy

by whippleshuffle

118
76 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 15, 2017

Date Built

April 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

45.0° C

Description

First RGB build, and first build since around 2014. This overall went extremely smooth, and the NZXT case had a lot to do with it. I'm used to having full towers, but even for a mid-tower this was a pleasure to work in. The cable management is reason enough to buy these cases.

The only issue I ran into: The Kraken X62 has its pipes on the memory slot side, and for most of the Asus Z278 Maximus boards this can completely block the first RAM slot. The Strix series avoids this issue BUT they do lean slightly against the first ram stick. Not enough to be a worry but it is a thing. NZXT needs to adjust their design and/or allow the logo be rotatable.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Super high quality, super easy install. Would buy again. If I had one gripe it's that the cable bundle you plug into the unit could be more compact/bundled to allow for a cleaner look.

Monitor

Considering the price the backlight bleed issue I have on my unit makes this a bit annoying. Standard IPS glow is one thing, but there are actual bleed spots. The panel both Asus and Acer are using for 27" 144/165hz IPS are just going to apparently suffer from these issues. If you can swing it you'd probably be happier going for the ultra wide or another size to avoid this specific panel.

Comments Sorted by:

blockbuster4664 1 Build 8 points 23 months ago

Where's the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow?

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 27 points 23 months ago

In the wallets of the component manufacturers...

gamba9007 7 points 23 months ago

It looks like Bitwit's full RBG build tbh but still great looking !!

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 4 points 23 months ago

It is 100% a ripoff of their build! But with a better video card/monitor. ;DD

gamba9007 1 point 23 months ago

haha no worries ! ;P

PockyJP 1 point 23 months ago

Bro this is not z270f :D

AwesumEdPC 4 points 23 months ago

Never upvoted a build, this fast. One of the sexiest builds I have ever seen!

And I have seen a lot

SadieBuilder 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Really good build. Windows 7 or 10?

anord419 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

inb4 "8.1"

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 4 points 23 months ago

Nah Windows 2000

anord419 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Hah.

HydraHunter77 1 point 4 months ago

I think he's serious.

TheMursenary 2 points 23 months ago

I was looking at getting the same card and case. Does the card cover up the NZXT logo on the vertical strut? Also how does the card look as far as Sag? I was thinking about getting a Support Bracket

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It does cover it partially, but hey, there's no way to escape that. And with this motherboard the sag is minimal to non-existent.

steelenoose 2 points 23 months ago

What's that wallpaper?? Is it a reference to something?

it's beautiful

Countryroads 1 point 23 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing! I NEED it!

FlAsHi0Z 1 point 23 months ago

bioshock infinite burial at sea

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's some Bioshock art. Found it searching for uncompressed 1440px wallpapers.

KarmAngel 2 points 23 months ago

This build is perfect ♥ Got some items that i have my eye on it

Some questions: -What were the Bitspower Thumb Screws for (what was the part that needed to be screwed)? (sorry for bad english)

-The NZXT HUE+ RGB Color Changing LED Controller comes already with the Led Stripes? If yes, how much?

-What are the configuration of your case fans (rear and top ones)? Do you have both pulling air from inside to outside or what?

I'm looking forward to your answers

Insomniadtd 2 points 23 months ago

I got my hue+ with two of the AER RGB 120 fans and then the led strip(s) were purchased separately

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I didn't end up using the thumbscrews as they were too wide to fit in most places. I ended up just buying some flat white spraypaint and painting a couple that came with the case. So, a waste of money unfortunately.

The Hue+ comes with 4 strips. It's enough to go around most of the side window.

Rear is a 120mm Aer RGB blowing out, top is a 140mm Aer RGB blowing out. It's required they exhaust as you can't really mount them the other way (maybe you could but you'd cover the light ring). The front Kraken radiator pulls in air with two 140mm.

KarmAngel 1 point 23 months ago

Both of you, huge thanks ^_^

whippleshuffle once again, congrats for the perfect build ♥ I felt in love with your build that i want to make a similar one for me too :P

KarmAngel 1 point 21 months ago

Sorry to bother you again whippleshuffle. I forgot to ask this.

This case will have negative pressure, due to the 2 fans blowing out. My question is:

Is that a problem for you? How do you manage to fight back that negative pressure (when idle and when under load [ex: gaming])? How are your temps on the CPU and GPU (once again while idle and while under load)?

I'm really sorry to pop up once again. It just came to mind this problem

swandoggxe 2 points 22 months ago

Fantastic build mate. Sorry if someone has asked this already but I'might just wondering how the Strix motherboard registers with such high frequency RAM? Because you have selected 4200mhz RAM and if I'm not mistaken those Strix boards only run upwards of 3000?

Cheers mate

Braxtonehl 1 point 22 months ago

he is using 4x8gb. G.Skill 3000

Lyrix 1 point 23 months ago

damn! 1+! this build looks great! its kinda my dreambuild.... damn!

Erock14 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

nice build man. Kinda like mine a little

tdp001 1 point 23 months ago

Aside from SSD brand and case color, this is the same exact build I've had saved for awhile now. Just waiting on my yearly bonus before pulling the trigger. Really awesome to hear that this build not only looks awesome, but performs great. You're making me jealous and excited to have my version come along.

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

You're gonna love the way you look. I guarantee it.

Dave_6 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Beautiful build! Pretty much decided that I'm going with that case when I upgrade mine here soon.

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I think it's the one purchase I'm most pleased about. Especially for the price, the quality of the pieces, the ergonomics, features, included items, etc. Everything else in the build is awesome, really met my expectations, but the NZXT case specifically really exceeded them.

Dave_6 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Thanks for the impressions of it. It's pretty much between it and one of two Phanteks cases but I really love the look of the white S340.

Vreaker12 5 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Super nice and clean build. Congrats mate. +1

Lunahtic 1 point 23 months ago

i wonder what case can fit 2 ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI???

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I was thinking about that. you'd probably have to remove/move any drives at the bottom plate area. At least the Hue+ there seems like it'd hit the 1080ti cowl.

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

They'd fit in this one I'd just need to move the Hue+.

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

DEM CABLES

Absekon 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

OUT...STANDING!!!

purpledog315 1 point 23 months ago

looks awesome! one question; where'd you get the things keeping yours cables tied up and neat? are those zip-ties? elastics? your pc looks beautiful!

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Ensourced.net paracord extensions

DillyBeast 1 point 23 months ago

Can I please get a link to that exact cable sleeving?

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

http://www.ensourced.net/bitwit-december-build-cables/

White on white. I'd recommend against the motherboard 6 pin (not really visible enough) and double check your GPU inputs. You can customize each one instead of buying this bundle, which I'd recommend.

seanbarkley 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Super cool, super clean, super PC!

deadbkr 1 point 23 months ago

Fantastic build. How obvious is the GPU sag, if any? I'm planning on buying one for my X99 build (isn't published, waiting for completion)

(:

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

With the Strix it's really almost unnoticable unless you are super crazy about perpendicular lines (I am) and are really squinting to see it while looking at it straight on. I don't know if the steel around the PCIe slots on the Asus boards help here, but whatever the reason it's really minimal.

EvanRedman 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Wow that is a beautiful PC! I'm looking to do an aesthetics RGB upgrade for my rig and I was wondering since you purchased the NZXT AER fans, if I should go with those or the Corsiar HD 120s? Great build, +1

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

I looked at the Corsair a lot but the diffused color of the Aer RGB (IMO) is classier and nicer looking. The Corsair shines through a lot brighter/harsher, but that could totally be what you're going for. I want to find a good solution to diffuse my LED strips as I think they're a bit too harsh/you can see the light points too clearly.

EvanRedman 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

thank you!

William.Gonzales 1 point 23 months ago

It says 2x 8GB RAM sticks but you have 4 in the PC. Are you running 4x4 16GB? Or 32 GB?

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

It's 4x8gb. G.Skill 3000

LawlietNight 1 point 23 months ago

Do you know where you got your cable sleeves from?

whippleshuffle submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago
LawlietNight 1 point 23 months ago

Did you get the bitwit RGB one?

Jfthejudge 1 point 23 months ago

Making a similar build. Should I even bother buying rgb case fans? Because the kraken cooler covers them. Also where did you get your cables from? The white looks sick. Here's what I'm looking to build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/W6DRbj

Jfthejudge 1 point 23 months ago

Just read a comment about the sleeves so nevermind.

Jfthejudge 1 point 23 months ago

One more thing before I forget. What is the GPU sag like, if there is any?

barry242 1 point 23 months ago

well the bleed you mebtioned that's only when the monitor is off

barry242 1 point 23 months ago

did you purchase the nzxt internal usb hub?

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Simple, powerful, clean; all you can ask for. This was one of the dream builds that helped inspire me to build. +1

conrapp 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

I stare at this build daily. Wondering what ur gpu temps hit at gamin load though.

koushik99 1 point 22 months ago

where did you buy those custom cables?

krakenbum 1 point 22 months ago

Any chance you can tell me what kind of optical drive you use? Pcpartpicker wont show up the list for compatibility for me, great build!

max11115 1 point 22 months ago

For the cables, he linked the web site in previous comments. And this case doesn't support optical drive. That's why pcpartpicker doesn't show the list.

krakenbum 1 point 22 months ago

Hey thanks for the reply makes sense now!

CrimzonSlayeRx 1 point 22 months ago

wait m8 so do u have 32gb of RAM?

Braxtonehl 1 point 22 months ago

he is actually using 4x8gb. G.Skill 3000. so yes haha

Silver3407 1 Build 1 point 22 months ago

beautiful

rykolol 1 point 22 months ago

Awesome build, man! Quick question, though. Are you using the 2x USB 2.0 headers for front-of-case connections and the x62? If so, is your HUE+ plugged into right side of the ROG_EXT header (or some similar combo)? I have a similar setup and I'm trying to figure out if I need a USB 2.0 hub.

Deleunes254 1 point 21 months ago

Hi, I have a small question! My build looks for the most part the same as yours. As with the X62 memory slot problem, I'll be using the same Gskill tridentz on my z270f (you said you notice it a bit but it won't interfere a lot) and it doesn't do harm). It's my first build, and on the most builds they install their Cooling first. With this problem, is it easier to place the x62 first on the Mobo, or should I first put my ram on it? (So I don't have to disassemble everything).

Sorry for my English!

GraviitY_XXIV 1 point 20 months ago

Can you change the purple LED on the white NZXT HUE+?

GabeTheGamer55 1 point 19 months ago

any conflicts with aura and cam?

Swaee 1 point 18 months ago

How many fans did you use. Specs? Awesome build btw

Lux_Luceat 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build man?

Have you measured thermals on idle and load, and if so how hot does it get inside the case?

mypetmonster 1 point 15 months ago

awesome build

CHERNO-B1LL 1 point 10 months ago

White ~Cables are nice, where di yo get them?

CrimzonSlayeRx 0 points 23 months ago

couldve sacrifised some stuff for a better case

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