Description

This is the first build I've posted on this site; all the prices are in New Zealand dollars.

I don't usually bother too much about overclocking so I originally planned to air cool and built it initially with just a CoolerMaster ML610P and without replacing the stock chassis fans. My old rig (i7-4790 & 1070) would run the games I'm playing at the moment without getting too hot but with the 2080 ti allowing me to put everything up to ultra I noticed the CPU temps were getting out of control. Assasin's Creed Odyssey was especially bad - straight up to 80 after just a few minutes. So I swapped out the MK610P for the RYUJIN AOI, and upgraded the chassis fans and I'm really happy with how it performs and how it looks! I've never bothered with RGB before but I'm loving it :-)

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

As overpriced as that Asus AIO is, it sure is gorgeous.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

I like ASUS too +1, but there coolers are very overpriced in my opinion.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are pretty steep. I originally thought the OLED display was a bit gimmicky but it's actually really useful having all the hardware stats right there. It would be even more useful if the software actually worked properly - some of the stats don't display at all, I've got a support ticket open with Asus about it.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the graphics card performance so far and the cpu cooler ? is it worth it ? compared to Cosair

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great +1, how is the cooler for noise levels? Heard bad things about the small fan for cooling the VRMS.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. The VRM fan really isn't too noisy at all - I can barely tell the difference between the noise at max RPM and the noise at the minimum I seem to be able to set it to manually which is about 700. When I auto tune the fans this one always gets set to run at 100% rather than a curve. I could manually create a curve but I suspect it's designed just to be at 100% all the time to try and cool the VRM and the M.2. It's possible that the noise from the VRM fan is being drowned out by the GPU fans though which seem quite a bit louder now that I've mounted it vertically compared to how it was mounted horizontally. I need to spend some more time investigating and tuning.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah I see, I’m just curious because I currently have the H100X but I’m building again soon and don’t really want to rip that out to put in a new system >.< but I can’t get over how quiet it is for the great performance you get.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and Nice parts. I've never seen Asus's AIO's before. Looks good.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Does this 240mm AIO actually cost $360??? You can buy 3x H100i's with that......

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

No thats not in usd, looks like it’s about $205 usd.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yip it does, but that's in NZD. Everything is more expensive down here at the bottom of the world - I just checked and an RGB H100i is $229 NZD here.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

oops did not see

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm from NZ too and the prices and availability for products is pretty bad, that computer really shouldn't cost $10,000 anyway it looks sick and I hope you enjoy it :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I see that you have the corsair 1200w power supply did you have any trouble with the powersupply shroud and hdd trays or did you remove them since you have m.2 and 2.5" ssd

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to remove not only the HDD trays but also the metal part of the case that supports the trays, so the entire bottom of the case was clear. Even though the AX1200i is big, the HDD trays were towards the front of the case (much more so than in the other case I have - a Corsair 275R), so I probably could have got away with keeping them if I hadn't used PSU extension cables which account for the bulk of what now occupies the space left by the HDD trays - along with the 2 RGB controller boxes.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

How is cooling now? im planning to get ryujin as well,nice build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not too bad - cpu temperatures are really good - never over 50 even when gaming so I would definitely recommend the ryujin. PCH temps get a bit higher than I would expect when gaming (usually stabalises around 70) but I think this is to do with the fact that my 2080 sits right over it and is blowing hot air against it. So in short the ryujin does a really good job of cooling the CPU!

So far the only mistake I think I made with the build was buying a lower end motherboard - this wasn't by choice, it was the best ASUS in NZ I could find, stock of gear is quite limited sometimes here. I could have ordered one from overseas, or waited for suppliers here to re-stock, I wish I had now.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same mobo,and same cpu,as i won't oc thr cpu,i dont think a better mobo is needed,imo, and if you plan to oc,get a maximus mobo,they are pure beasts.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually I just swapped it out this weekend for a Maximus XI Extreme :-) After fighting with Microsoft about my Windows 10 license I OC'd to 38% and ran some benchmarks - getting just about 5% better in 3D mark. PCH temp is way down under load now, but CPU temps seem hotter, and I'm getting +-6-7 degrees every few seconds which is worrying me. I had a problem when putting the AOI back on in that one of the four screws is not tightening properly because of a problem with the backplate. It seems really tightly attached with the other 3 screws, but I'm wondering if this is the problem.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, thinking of getting the Asus Z390-H mobo, how is the performance of it?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

The performance was absolutely fine. I actually swapped it out for an ASUS Maximus XI Extreme though a few months ago, but for cooling reasons rather than performance reasons. PCH temps are about 10 degress lower now than they were with the Z390-H but the performance is exactly the same.

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