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Coffee Lake Aura Sync RGB Beast

by Esteban4u

Description

This new build replaces a very old Core 2 Duo E6600 system that has served me well all these years. It will spend the rest of it's remaining life mining whatever alt coins it can with it's Nvdia GT 240 graphics card.

With this new pc, I'll use it for gaming, HTPC/PLEX/Kodi/video transcoding/streaming, crypto currency mining when i'm not actively using it, and overall computing/web browsing.

Although I'm publishing it as a completed build, there's still a few more additions i'm planning to add to it when the funds are available. I would like to add 1 or 2 RGB strips in the case, add an Asus ROG Claymore keyboard and ROG Pugio mouse to complete the RGB awesomeness of this build.

Edit: Made a few minor upgrades to this build. Finally have a proper desk to put this build on. Added an Asus ROG Strix Flare RGB keyboard and Asus ROG Pugio RGB mouse to the build.

Let me know what you guys think.

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Amd-Ryzen-Pro 1 point 16 months ago

Nice build! Now you just need a new keyboard, mouse, speakers, and desk and your setup will be looking really nice!

Esteban4u submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Yup, will be getting that Asus ROG Claymore keyboard and ROG Pugio mouse soon. Will explore some desks at my local IKEA as well. New speakers are kinda last priority since the ones i have still work decently.

Velcade 3 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

How's Aura Sync with your G.Skill RAM? I read a lot of SPD corruption issues when trying to change the colors. Any issues between the ASUS, G.Skill, and Corsair RGB?

Esteban4u submitter 1 Build 3 points 14 months ago

No issues so far. As far as I know Corsair's RGB isn't compatible with Asus AURA or any motherboard controlled RGB, so I didn't purchase any Corsair RGB parts because of this compatibility issue. If having ALL of your RGB parts sync is a priority, mixing closed RGB ecosystems won't do. As pretty as Corsair's RGB is on all their many computer parts and peripherals, that fact that they don't make their own RGB motherboards and have software that unifies RGB lighting control across Mobo, Ram, GPU, Case Fans and the rest of their RGB offerings was enough to take their RGB parts out of the equation for my build.

Esteban4u submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I haven't had any SPD corruption issues at all with the G.Skill memory while changing colors. Corsair RGB is not compatible with Asus Aura Sync. It's proprietary and it only works with their other RGB components, which doesn't make sense since their RGB ecosystem doesn't work with ANY mobo manufacturer's RGB implementation AND they don't make motherboards themselves with RGB lighting that syncs with their own proprietary ecosystem.

Void28 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome build! Did you have any issues with using Arura gsync and the cooler master rgb fans? I can’t see the Asus strix Z370-E on the compatibility list with those fans.

Esteban4u submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

No issues whatsoever getting all the RGB lighting, including the Cooler Master fans, to sync to whatever color I wanted. The version of the Aura Sync mobo software i was using at the time was a little wonky and because I couldn't settle for any one particular color of RGB, I decided to just have the system cycle through all colors in a wave-like pattern through all the RGB components and I removed the Aura Sync software. It's been operating like this ever since, even after reboots. Not sure if Asus has improved the software but it is cool to have a system where all RGB components are in sync.

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diamonddoctor10 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I second that

Sp00n115 1 point 16 months ago

I third that

Esteban4u submitter 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

I have an older 780 Ti that i also mine with, even while gaming on the 1080 Ti