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RGB Threadripper Rig "Arklight" (w/ Peripherals)

by TheKusari

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34 Comments

Details

Date Published

Dec. 18, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.67 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.01 GHz

Description

Welcome to my rig I just put together :D

This PC pretty much runs off pure NVMe. A 250GB as a boot drive and an extra 1TB for games and applications. A 1900X sits in the TR4 socket with the fancy Asus Ryujin sitting on top of it. All 8 Dimm slots are filled with high-speed (3200MHz), high-capacity (64GB) Ram from G.Skill. The graphics card is a little bit on the older side, a GTX 1080 Strix from Asus, but it does get the job done. An Elgato 4K60 Pro sits underneath the 1080 for livestreaming console games and then we got a Western Digital Black 4TB to house all the recordings and other media.

I feel 4K displays are a little overkill, especially if you have two. But I like to watch my content in the highest quality and play my games on a bigger screen. If you can't already tell, my peripherals tell you I'm a Logitech boy. Got everything I need to put in a good gaming or streaming session.

Also, majority of the parts are RGB enabled, all are able to be controlled by the Asus Aura and Logitech Gaming software :)

I'm going to call this PC: Arklight.

PS: There is one problem.

The Asus Thor PSU has an ADD_RGB cable, but none of my components do addressable. It's just standard RGB. If anyone knows how to convert one to another, that'd be nice. The default colour of the PSU is red, so I changed everything else red to match. I like everything to be blue / aqua ideally :P

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3form 4 points 4 months ago

You fell for the RoG meme... I'm sorry for your loss.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 4 points 4 months ago

To each their own. I like ASUS' hardware.

3form 2 points 4 months ago

Yeah it's good hardware but they overcharge. Their RoG GPU's have some of the best coolers. It's just things like the AIO and the PSU where they really cross the line. Nice looking build though, the red looks very nice!

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I do admit that it gets pricey. But in the end I'm happy with my rig. Thanks, it'll grow on me I think. Usually I go blue.

timbermaniac123 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

i love corsair. If only corsair made their own board and gpu. I would buy it instantly.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

You never know! ASUS came out with a PSU, so it might happen.

burlypillow 1 point 4 months ago

If I were you I would use that PS4 as a monitor stand. Cause consoles seem to do a really good job at that. +1

Flaming.GoolzZz 2 points 4 months ago

judging from his "custom" parts it seems like he is a streamer because of the Elgato 4k 60 and the stream deck so using the PS4 as a monitor stand will just hurt it and its thermals so id advise against it. Also I got a PS4 myself and not as bad as people think, but then again i mainly use it for youtube and netflix in my room lol.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

You're right. I am a streamer, albeit a beginner. I think having my PS4 and Switch out of the way makes my desk cleaner.

Flaming.GoolzZz 1 point 4 months ago

ya it does look cleaner, and if you wanted it look better you should get an arm stand for your monitors and instead of having a headphone holder on your desk you can probably buy one that clamps underneath your desk and clean up some space also cable sleeves can help too. Also I noticed that in your desc. you said "I feel 4K displays are a little overkill, especially if you have two. But I like to watch my content in the highest quality and play my games on a bigger screen." but in your part list you put 2 1440p screens not 4k idk if its a mistake or you think 1440p is 4k but if it is a mistake then you should probably change it but if its not a mistake then you might have gotten scammed.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I like the ideas your bringing out. However I like having my things on my desk rather than hanging off it. Cable sleeves I've been thinking about, just loosely browsing to find the perfect ones.

On your concern with the displays, I own two MX27UQ Asus screens. These displays arent on PCPP's list.

Flaming.GoolzZz 1 point 4 months ago

I see, and for the monitors if you go to the "other" tab and copy paste the link into the first screen you see then click add in it then it should be recognized as a monitor and put it into the correct tab, if not then it would just be in the "other" tab.

ericide 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Excellent work! Strong contender for feature imo.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you very much!

R96Y 1 point 4 months ago

All Logitech peripherals!

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

That's right! I have always been with them for peripherals. They haven't failed me yet.

DefyPvtAlpha34 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

love the build buddy!!! just how good is the ROG AIO cooler? im dying to know

3form 3 points 4 months ago

Performs similarly to the Fractal Design S36. Only difference: it costs $170 more.

DefyPvtAlpha34 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

oh wow thats crazy but thanks for the reply bud!

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

3form is right. I'm not too sure how much cooling would be affected if I used the included Noctua fans instead of the RGB Deepcool fans. But hey, I like RGB :P

ZedSamCat 1 point 4 months ago

looks more red than rgb

Th4tL3g3nd 1 point 4 months ago

Damn, did you make a pun out of 'Arkwright'!? Either ways, hats off to you for such a clean looking build! Loving the AOI (perhaps try turning a few of the RGB LED's orange to try and offset the red?) Good job!

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thank you very much :)

gamesweplay 1 point 4 months ago

How do you like the stream deck?

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I like it a lot, however I should have waited and bought the mini :P

The stand is mediocre but having 15 programmable buttons is pretty sweet for livestreaming.

himynameissanta 1 point 4 months ago

THATS A LOT OF RAMS.

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Not enough, I'll buy more and cram them into the PCI-E slots XD

hotrod54chevy 1 point 3 months ago

Are you able to run all 65gb at 3200? Considering getting the same kit. Thanks!

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Yep, I'm able to run all Dimms at 3200.

lukas519 1 point 2 months ago

dude imagine having the budget for this lol

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Took me a while to get all the hardware. It was worth it. Looks great and performs well enough.

Bombybuster 1 point 1 month ago

You can't convert a Standard RGB into an individually addressable strip. However, some people on the Asus ROG forum have been working on a Prototype PCB which should convert addressable to standard. The catch is that a whole standard RGB strip would basically be controlled like one individually addressable led. Oh, before you ask I have a fair bit of knowledge on ws2812b and ws2811 addressable LEDs. https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?96095-Adding-more-AURA-RGB-headers

TheKusari submitter 3 Builds 1 point 23 days ago

Are you able to convert a standard RGB header to work with Addressable strips and such?

Got an ASUS Thor PSU, the default colour is red when it's on, and it's got an ADD port on it. Catch is, my motherboard only has RGB headers, non-addressable. Somehow connecting the two would be great.

oneleaf 1 point 9 days ago

Kusari, not bothering to tell me the distance between the radiator and the video card? I have a 38mm ekwb radiator and a 1080p sc2 gpu and I wanted to do a push / pull with 25mm fans. If possible also the back plate distance of the gpu to the top the case :}