Description

First build for gaming, I wanted to be able to max out almost all games at 60fps in 1080p. Some parts were really expensive, for exemple, the motherboard. I bought an MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard and an XFX PSU in the first place but I had a ground loop issue so I had to RMA these parts and I bought some new parts to replace them. I also added a cold cathode kit inside the case to go with the red and black theme of the motherboard and the V8 cooler. Also the 7.1 Asus sound card is amazing compared to the onboard audio of the maximus VII formula motherboard.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

I love those bitfenix spector pros, sucks that motherboard is covered by that big *** air cooler

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah lol the cpu cooler is really big

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

I agree guys his build is excellent but I just don't understand why people are not using liquid coolers. They looks so much better and the performance is better.

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

Actually the difference between AIO and AAC are no that different. Yes AIO can provide more cooling potential with the strongest being the Swiftech H240X but price to performance ratio, AACs are the best. AIOs also add another level of constraint with the pumps which has a moving "part" (another FAN!!@!@).Personal preference is with to go full on CWC as it has the best delta of any type of solution (HATERS... liquid nitrogen, liquid helium, modified air conditions and phase change don't count.... I already hate the maintenance that comes with CWC).

(Fun fact: You can get delta 1.1 {yes, ONE point one!!} on a overclocked i7-920 1.40v 4.2GHz running prime 95 in in-place large FFTS with a 560mm rad with 1700 rpm Noiseblocke Silent Pro fans in push...................gotta get me some of this and Case-labs in my next build)

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

I really like the air cooler. I am also very big fan of red... fans... Very nice work

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. That side panel is amazing.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

really is a looker :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) !

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... the description is very descriptive.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about that lol I didn't have much to write about since that build is almost 5 months old now

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, just saying... if you would have done a description before, I would have known that soo...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the CPU cooler. Why did you get such an expensive motherboard though?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

For the ROG armor, the bios and the 120db sound card which I didn't use at all since I bought the Xonar sound card, which is 100x times better than the onboard audio

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

God that cooler looks amazing. But if I were going to spend that much on a cooler I'd go with an AOI. Any reasom you went with an air cooler at that price?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

For the look and the red LED, it reminded me of the shredder drones in the movie battleship lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

God that movie sucked lol

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking the motherboard? Any issues?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a very good motherboard, everything is working fine and the bios are really impressive but it is way too expansive in my opinion

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. What speakers are you using with the Asus Xonar DX soundcard? I'm thinking about getting the same card and wondering if my Logitech Z313s will be good enough to notice a difference between the soundcard and my onboard audio.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks ! I was using a Razer tiamat elite 7.1 headset with the sound card and some JBL satellites speakers