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C700P Build

by skygunner27

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Date Published

Nov. 1, 2017

Date Built

Nov. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

24.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

35.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.569 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

67.0° C

Description

As of 9/13/18, I have purchased a Deepcool Quadstellar. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/bND2FT

8/7/18 Today I received my Gamdias Achilles M1 RGB Gaming Chair. I'm lovin it!

Update: Recently I sold my G560, G903, Powerplay, G933 and G810. I replaced those accessories with the Razer Huntsman Elite, Razer Hyperflux Mamba & Hyperflux Firefly, Razer Nommo Chroma, Razer Man O War Wireless headset and Razer Base Station Chroma. Pics coming soon...………...

Got the Logitech G560 RGB Gaming Speakers with ambient light. I am really trying to eliminate multiple programs running in the back ground from gaming peripherals. Recently I tried out a Logitech G933, G810, G903 and Powerplay Mouse Pad on display....and loved it. So I bought all of them brand new. I still have all of my Steelseries stuff I just bought. I'm REALLY liking the G810 keyboard and G903 wireless mouse. What's funny is that I haven't really bought Logitech products since 2006(G13). Since then I have gone from Logitech<Razer<Alienware<Corsair<Razer<Corsair<Steelseries<Logitech. At this moment, Logitech has a real good product. The Logitech Powerplay Mouse Pad allows the charging of the G903 wirelessly. I can't say enough good things about Logitech! I won't include my Steelseries accesories in the part list even though I still own them. The Arctis 7 has a really uncomfortable fit for me, unlike the Arctis 5. The G933 fits perfect and controls system volume wirelessly.

I installed Thermaltake Riing Plus RGB fans and a Thermaltake Floe 280 RGB AIO. Almost every other build I see has a Kraken X62. I felt it was time to have something different, even though the X62 is an awesome AIO. 2/13/18, I decided to go all Steelseries and remove all Corsair. I can't stand Corsair Link and Corsair CUE software. I knew I had to have this case, as soon as I saw it on YouTube(Hardware Canucks, Kitguru, SilencedTech & Gamers Nexus). Can't add everything I bought for this build here. It also only comes with 2 HDD bays. Luckily I use M.2 and Sata on the backside of the case. Recently I bought a Realspace Magellan Performance Electric Height Adjustable desk. Just bought a AW3418DW 34" 3440x1440 120hz G-sync 1900R Curved Monitor. I am no longer using the plastic front panel cover, because with only the 2-in-1 filters up front my PC runs 8C cooler. Sold 8700K and Z370E. Changed to a 6850K(All 6 cores are clocked to 4.0 GHz via bios), Asus Rampage V Edition 10 and Asus 4 Slot RGB HB Bridge, because I needed the 40 PC lanes for 1080TI SLI. The Rampage V Edition 10, also has better spacing for SLI air flow.

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AmericanX 5 points 16 months ago

This build is too much. 8700k, dual 1080 Ti, beautiful lights, great peripherals, awesome setup, literally one of my favorites.

+1

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you!! My previous build that I passed down to my sons was a "Razer H440 Build". For the last 2 years, I have watched Corsair dominate in peripherals! I decided to make the jump. Unfortunately their current AIO coolers can't compare to NZXT's X62.

Glitchd 3 points 16 months ago

What makes you say that nzxt has a one up on corsair's AIO coolers? I'm choosing between them right now. Thanks in advance

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I have used the H115i and X62. Both of them perform about the same. What I meant is that NZXT has a waaaaay better looking pump design.

Glitchd 2 points 16 months ago

Ahh. Yeah, I would agree with that as well

HydraHunter77 2 points 6 months ago

"Hmmm...NZXT has better looking coolers? Guess I'll look into it...

Sees Kraken X62

Yep! I need one of these now!"

:}

Plo83 -3 points 15 months ago

I went with Corsair for my 8700k. I will post pics once everything gets here. I need to do a proper PCPartspicker too with the finalized parts.

Kraken x62 comes with a software called CAM. They spy on you and sell all your info to 3rd parties. Phone number, IP, what website you visited, when, for how long, how many users on the PC...

There are ways to disable it but I find it freaky as hell when some company for a water cooler is more intrusive than Google or Microsoft. It's a ''bit'' of an issue. If you ordered it, make sure to find out how to disable the CAM software (unless you don't mind all that info being sold like Skygunner27)

trylaarsdam 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Except nxzt costs like 100$ more xD

EMC-2 1 point 11 months ago

The NZXT Kraken X72 Rev. 2 Is Better

EagleByte 1 Build 4 points 12 months ago

This is what every computer geek out there wants for Christmas. But alas, we simply can't afford it!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks. Believe it or not....I have tried to make purchases that keep the cost down lol. I went from a 7700K>8700K>7960X>6850K. I ended up going with the 6850K and Rampage V Edition 10 because I needed 40 PC lanes for SLI. While not cheap, I felt they were the best price/value option.

Blacksm1le 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

I really like your case is you satisfied with your purchase

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I am totally satisfied! Sometimes I catch myself just staring at it LOL! The only thing that can make this any better, is that new x35 monitor coming out next year.

SwiftCookie 2 points 16 months ago

Hey!

I'm switching out my Aer rgb fans for some of the Corsair LL ones soon because I had issues with them. Any feedback on the LL's?

Cheers! :)

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I think the AER RGB fans push out a little more air. I also think that the LL fans are quiter. With the LL fans I use a more aggressive curve fan profile. Overall I prefer the LL fans.

SwiftCookie 1 point 16 months ago

I had Issues with my Aer rgb fans rattling above 45% rpm, I went through 2 sets before I gave up and got a refund for them. They were great fans but damn was it frustrating trying to figure out why they were rattling. I read a few other people complaining about the same issue :/

I think if I run into the same issue with the Corsair fans, it could possibly be my case causing it. It's a completely brand new build so I'm working through some teething issues atm :(

Will be very sad if it's the case and not the fans he he, hmmmmmm.

Thanks for getting back to me :)

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

One of my AER RGB fans rattled. I just moved it from the X62 to rear exhaust....and that solved it.

xsnipersdestinyx 2 points 16 months ago

A very beautiful build but may I ask why you went with the two 1080's when you could've just went with one 1080ti. Most games don't even support SLI much anymore and if that's not why you built the system then I apologize.. I ask because I'm working on picking parts for my gaming build.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you. I have 1080TI SLI. The reason I went with 2 1080TI's is because I like to game at 200+ fps max settings. One TI won't accomplish that. I need 2 of them for my next monitor. In some games even with SLI, I'll be at 120+ fps.

https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/ROG-SWIFT-PG35VQ/

jonjabberwocky 2 points 16 months ago

Really nice build... I mean REALLY nice... Much respect! I'm retro to your rig with a Cosmos 1000 case running EVGA GTX 980 in SLI, with an i5 4690K @ 4.7 GHz. I like the choice of parts. Have you thought about a custom water loop to your 8700K and even the GPU's? You won't have so much of a difference in temps between the cards, as well as it looking 'sick as' in the process. I would definitely go with this case, as it is typically cooler master, but a step up. Did you find the tempered glass too dark, as some reviews have said? I think HardwareCanucks mentioned it. I'm seriously considering splashing out on this case. Either that or a Be quiet Dark Base Pro 900. Thanks for taking the time to show us your rig.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you! I really like the simplicity of a AIO cooler. I also really like the design of the X62. I have so much RGB in my case that the tinted glass goes perfect with it. Get this case!

wastedyeti 2 points 16 months ago

Do you have any ideas why almost all the newegg reviews are terrible for this case? I've always wanted a Cosmos case but sounds like the latest Cosmos case doesn't follow the pedigree?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

The only thing that I can think of is that Coolermaster should have included more removable HDD bays. Instead you have to pay for extra.

Malwarii 2 points 16 months ago

Looks sick! I heard that this case fits up to 320mm? cards. Im planning on getting the Zotac amp extreme, which is 325mm. If I wanted to fit the card, what would I have to remove from the Cosmos case?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you. You wouldn't have to remove anything. My Asus Strix OC 1080ti's have a massive amount of space. About 4 inches away, is the 2 hard drive bays that can be moved up. You're definitely not going to have any problems.

R0L04636 2 points 16 months ago

this makes my setup look like trash

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you..... that wasn't my intention

spydo111 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

Nice build!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you

marksman 4 Builds 2 points 15 months ago

Hey there, I am thinking of getting those LL fans on a h115i to cool a 7980xe. I know the LL140 isn't really the most optimal choice for a radiator, but does it do a good job? Do you just compensate by ramping up the RPM a bit? Thanks for the insight!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I think their decent. On my X62 I have a push pull configuration. I am really impressed with my temps on my cpu. I do have a button on my tower to ramp up case fan speeds. If I play Destiny 2 or Gears of War 4, I usually run them at high rpm. They're definitely not as loud as other premium fans I've used

Workinnit1 2 Builds 2 points 14 months ago

Awesome build, one of my favorites!

I've had no problems with link since I installed the commander, it's worth a look!

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rockrawpr 2 points 11 months ago

Im looking forward to buying this case , However Im planning to transfer my current 2 ssds and 1 regular HHD and maybe a Bray Drive., ive read many comments complaining about lack of bays. Will I need to buy extra bays for those attachments ?

That beind said, majestic set up. 1+

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

You can't go wrong with this case!!! It's a STUNNER!!! You should be ok. It comes with 2 HDD bays(expandable via purchase) and 2 open spots for SSD. One on the back side behind the motherboard, and one on the PSU shroud on the front. There's another one back there, but it houses the fan hub.

No, from what you've said you should be covered.

Thank you ;)

Jushi 2 points 3 months ago

incredible. imeanamirightorwhat?

+1

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you

ZandonKun 1 point 16 months ago

Are you just a gamer or does this have other uses?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

So far I only use it to game, video edit and video playback.

shachar2002 1 point 16 months ago

Slightly overkill but looks great ;)

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks!

Eagle355 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

For a $400 case you might expect more HDD bays... Nice build! I wish I had that sort of money to spend on a PC.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you. Luckily I don't need hard drive space.

Camranatic101 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Insaneeeee

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you!

_Numbb 1 point 16 months ago

Did you build the desk yourself, or did you buy it? If you did buy it, it looks really nice, I'd like to buy one.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I bought the desk over 5 years ago from Office Depot. 3 years ago I rapped the glass in carbon fiber wrap.

GFTG2000 1 point 16 months ago

When one SSD costs double the price of my PC, lmao. Nice build m8 +1

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I had $1,000 of credit so one of them was almost free. Thank you!

Leleedler 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I like it, I have a Strix 1080ti and I am wondering how are the temps in SLI, I hear that it is too hot and the upper gpu will be choked for airflow. How has it been for you?

TypeXD 5 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Had SLI 1080ti Strix OC before as well. From my experience the top card will hover at 83-88C, whereas the bottom card would hover around 65C. This was in a Phanteks Evolv ATX Glass case.

Hence I've settled for a single 1080TI with waterblock.

eli_harper13 6 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Blower style coolers (like FE) are always better for SLI. Other than water cooled of course.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

The primary 1080ti definitely gets hot, since these aren't blower cards. Currently I have nine case fans and have temps under control. This case is perfect for handling heat. Unless you have a full-size tower that has a lot of airflow, I would not recommend these cards in SLI. If you do, go for it!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I forgot to mention....at full load my primary 1080ti gets to 77C and slave card gets to 65C.

KarapagasLT 1 point 16 months ago

I am so ******* jealous, i have just a budget of 2000€

KarapagasLT 1 point 16 months ago

Your 4tb storage cost more

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Don't be jealous. I used some of my mama don't know money lol

Ashura 1 point 16 months ago

This is a sick build! Can you run 4k resolution sli gaming benchmarks with this? I'm considering a similar build but I really need to see sli benchmarks with the 8700k before deciding. Thanks and sorry for the trouble.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I will when I figure out what CPU I want to keep in this system. Currently I have a 7700K and Z270E board that works perfectly. Then I have a 8700k and Z370E board that has glitches here and there and v droop issues. And last but not least I have a 7960X that runs just as good as my 7700K. I just can't see the value in it for gaming. I bought it because I was told there was going to be some huge CPU bottle neck with Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake. There's really not too much of a difference, as far as gaming goes. Soon I'll decide which CPU and board I'll stick with.

Ashura 1 point 16 months ago

Ok cool, take your time. I also think there won't be any bottlenecks with sli and pcie lanes but I still need to see it before throwing down lol. Thanks and let me know if you can get the 4k resolution sli gaming benchmarks with the 8700k. Sorry again for the trouble

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Currently I am rockin a XB271HU(WQHD). After I purchased a X34, I read about the X35 & PG35VQ. I sent the X34 back unopened. Now I'm going to wait it out until they release. At WQHD a lot of games are CPU bound. In Overwatch with Epic settings maxed out, I get 250 fps. When I crank up the resolution scale to 200%, I get 150 fps and my GPU's go from 50% to 96%-99%. I'm about to send back the 7960X, because I don't see the value in it, for what I do. I'm also RMAing the Z370E board because it randomly gets caught in a boot loop. So at this moment, I am enjoying the 7700K while I wait for the Z370E to be shipped again.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11491/acer-asus-unveil-35inch-gsync-hdr-monitors-ultrawide-curved-200hz

Ashura 2 points 16 months ago

Oh cool, is it possible to do 4k resolution sli gaming benchmarks on a 1440p monitor?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I'm not sure to be honest. I'm not big on synthetic benchmarks. I have friends that spend a lot of time benchmarking, I'd rather be playing games. I do have Heaven installed and 3D Mark. I disabled Asus's multicore enhancement in the bios and run my Asus 1080ti's OC at stock clocks. In most games my frames per second is ridiculous overkill. My current monitor only supports up to 165 fps. If you get a similar setup in SLI, you will be satisfied as long as you keep temperatures under control on your primary GPU. The only time I look at synthetic benchmarks is after I complete my build, to make sure it is more in line with other similar builds..... and sometimes after driver updates. The nice thing about 3D Mark is it will tell you what other similar setups get. If there's something I can do at 1440P in Heaven or 3D Mark let me know. I'll most likely stick with my 7700K and 1080ti SLI, until I receive my RMA'd Z370E board, along with X35 monitor or Asus equivalent.

Schwaben 1 point 16 months ago

Great build, the whole RGB setup is amazing. Now I know what I am going to do when I win the lottery.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you. Corsair's LL fans really take RGB to a whole new level.

BRMG 1 point 16 months ago

Hi skygunner27, Like to ask did u consider the asus ROG Maximus hero x? And y did u choose, asus rog strix z370e? Im planning on building one and not sure which one is better between max hero x vs z370e gaming

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I did consider the ROG Maximus Hero X. The Strix boards specs were exactly what I was looking for. The Strix boards seems to be more mainstream. I figured that I'd go with a board that everyone has...so Asus would have to produce decent bios updates in a timely manner. I also like the Strix's RGB Delta lighting strip lol.

FluffyTiger2004 1 point 16 months ago

Do you use it for VR gaming much? I can see the head set on the case. The sli 1080ti must be great for that. Lovely build btw.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. I do use it for VR. Unfortunately most games don't take advantage of SLI. There are a few that do, that use resolution scaling. In those games it's awesome!

ks210 1 point 16 months ago

Incredible build. What is that under the monitor in picture 10? An LED light strip?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks. It's my RGB LED Sound Bar from Creative. https://us.creative.com/p/speakers/sound-blasterx-katana

Danielepaul 1 point 16 months ago

I'm planning to buy that monitor.. can you give me a review of it? :D

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Great monitor for 1440P. I have no complaints. Backlight bleed is decent. 165hz is awesome!!

Danielepaul 1 point 16 months ago

Thx! I have decided to get this one!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Sweet!

BattlePooP 4 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

SO, you get 200fps in games now? I know a fact few games can do that in recent years. (not for CSGO or Overwatch or Quake)

What's your game benchmark in Rainbow Six Siege or Battlefield 1 at only 1080P? (No kidding, at 1440P 200+ fps is super demanding in modern title)

There's no PLX Z370 on the market right now. So 1080Ti SLI will run with 8700K at x8/x8. But a 8700k won't bottleneck GPUs as much as 7700k does.

If 8700K is good. I'll probably switch to it. Currently I have 7700K with PLX motherboard which enables x16/x16 1080Ti SLI and a 240Hz XL2546 monitor to go for that 200+fps.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Unfortunately I don't have BF1 Or Rainbow Six Siege. I'm going to look into that board.

CSGOmustang 1 point 16 months ago

Do you have any issues with the NZXT Kraken x62? I read that some were having issues with the software and they didn't recommend it. However, out of all the 8700k builds on this site, 8 have used the x62 so it has to be good. Thanks!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

I have no problems with the x62. I do not like cam software. It has been a mess over the years.....but the pump design looks awesome. Corsair is coming out with some new AIO's that look awesome!

CSGOmustang 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks. Yeah, spoke with Corsair rep today. They should be coming out mid December. I’m trying to wait but it’s so hard. I’m debating between EK-KIT P360 and the 360mm AIO that Corsair will come out with.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

That's great news! Even though I love my x62 I'm not a big fan of Cam software. I wanted to have the Corsair AIO because I already have 6 Corsair LL RGB fans and all of my accessories are Corsair.

icebl4de 1 point 16 months ago

Hey Skygunner27 great build if you dont mind quick question how is your gpu temps with that case and airflow with sli?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Most games my master hits 78C and slave hits 68C. In benchmarks and Gears of War 4 maxed out at 120hz 3440x1440 my master can hit 81C.

icebl4de 1 point 16 months ago

k ty trying to find a good airflow case for sli 1080 ti's

DrFresh2k 1 point 16 months ago

NICE! Great theme, one of the best builds I ever saw and only around $6,000.00 NICE!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks! Actually spent around 10,000 total. There are a lot of things it won't let me add here. Also have another $1,200 960 M.2.

Gonzo8927 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Looking at getting this case. My set up is going to have 6 140mm fans and then 2 more fans on the cpu heat sync (sorry idk the proper name for them haha) . Im wondering how the RGB controller works in there? They are cooler master fans and a cooler master heat synk

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

The C700P RGB led works via Asus Aura software, or on the front I/O. On the front you can chose static or color cycle. Because I'm currently loving the rainbow wave look, I just set it to cycle from the front panel.....but you can control it from Asus Aura software. It really is an awesome case!!

OrbitalBuzzsaw 1 Build 1 point 16 months ago

Program "My Brain" has crashed. Windows is looking for a solution to the problem

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

YaaaaaY!

Trinescity 1 point 16 months ago

i'd kill to have a dust filter without a noticeable pattern, lol. nice build !!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thanks

Plo83 1 point 15 months ago

Something to keep in mind before getting anything NZXT. Looking at coolers right now and just found this which changed my mind on getting the NZXT watercooler!

https://www.reddit.com/r/NZXT/comments/6nf8uc/a_message_to_cam_users_from_nzxts_founder/

TL;DR Johnny, the owner, sells all your info to 3rd parties with the CAM software. IP, phone number, games you play, when...

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

The look of the X62 is second to none. I already have Corsair Link consuming resources along with Asus's Aura Sync

Plo83 1 point 15 months ago

Seems to leak quite often from what I read. I just put a build together and I went with Corsair for my water cooler in the end. Not as flashy but likely more reliable and they won't sell my phone number and IP address to people.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I currently own two X62 and prior to that an X61. I've never experienced a leak with any of them. Soon I have to buy another AIO for a different build. Corsair needs to release soon or give a pending release date.

Plo83 1 point 15 months ago

It's your build. If you're fine with them selling you IP, phone number, sites that you visit and when you visited them as well as pretty much everything else that you do online, it's your choice. I was only warning others in case that they may not know what the CAM software really is and who may not want god knows who having all of their info.

People should at least make an informed decision.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I agree.

Munny_D_Oz 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Why Rift over Vive? I'm not criticizing on your choice, just want to know why you choose it. Beautiful build! +1

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks! I like the fact that Rift is backed by Facebook. I also like that the rift has exclusives. Robo Recall is the best VR experience which is an Oculus Rift Exclusive. Another thing I didn't like about Vive, is that it didn't integrate the headphones like the rift did.

Zveir 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

How do 2 1080tis in SLI handle 3440x1440? Do you notice significant performance bumps?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

It's awesome when the game is supported. In Overwatch 1080TI get 240 fps with Epic Settings at 3440x1440. Without SLI it's around 170+. In a lot of newer games(Star Wars BF2, Titanfall 2, Destiny 2, BF1, etc....) that say they have SLI support...I can tell that the game runs smoother with around the same frame rate or more.

VanWinkle 1 point 12 months ago

How does the sound bar fit under the monitor? It looks to me like it would not fit but you have it.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

It rests perfectly at the very edge of the AW3418DW's stand. It's about 2 inches in front of the screen.

toucanf16 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Were there issues with the Creative Labs Katana speaker set up? Did you connect the Katana via optical, usb or 3.5mm? I understand software is probably needed for the RGB lighting, but was it plug-n-play for the sound or was a bunch of bloatware required?

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

After you connect via USB, download the drivers and up upgrade the firmware....its smooth sailing. Creative has done a fantastic job!!

toucanf16 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks, Can't wait till I get it. I live in Hong Kong and my Katana from Amazon should be here in a couple days. Tough choice between the Katana and Logitech's G560 lightsync gaming speaker. I decided to go with the Katana to simplify desk clutter. I only hope the Katana will fit beneath my 34" DELL Alienware curved AW3418DW monitor.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I love my AW3418DW! The Katana will have to rest in front of the base of the monitor. Right now the G560 isn't perfect. Lighting profiles barely work and volume is bass heavy at lower levels.

toucanf16 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

My AW3418DW is coming from B&H and won’t be here for a couple weeks.

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I bought my AW3418DW from Bestbuy new for $999.99, and payed an extra 49.99 for a 4 year geeksquad replacement plan.

ISoloLlama 1 point 7 months ago

thats a RAZER sharp build.... ok ill go

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks!

GoldenZamboni 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

I just ordered this desk....do you like yours still...I have heard some concerns about wobble. Also if you could speak to longevity or any pros/cons that would be great. Nice build, but I think it needs more rgb. Needs some pop!! ; )

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! I've had the desk for about a year and it is amazing. Absolutely no wobbling. The adjustable power portion makes it even better. It also has great depth and good width.

GoldenZamboni 5 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Awesome good to hear....mine comes tomorrow...got it for $158 delivered to the door...unreal!!! Some online reviews complain about wobble, but I think the extra weight of the tower towards back end should actually help in keeping at rock solid. Some tests put all the weight in the middle, which is kinda stupid for real world use. Anyway thanks for reply....can't wait to get everything set up and start another cable management project!

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

That's a steal!! Currently I am wrapping up my Quadstellar Build. I will post pics soon....after cable/desk management.

davinthiencool 1 point 6 months ago

What are those cables?

HydraHunter77 1 point 4 months ago

Hey, how are those Strimer cables treating ya? I see those in picture 3. I was wondering how they work with non-Lian-Li cases?

Also, where is the control hub for the cables' RGB effects located in a computer?

Thanks.

:}

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

They are pretty much just rgb led extension cables. They can be controlled by a board(hub) that goes into the pcie spots of the case or by Aura Sync etc...

HydraHunter77 1 point 4 months ago

Oh...

Anyways, +1!

:}

Jmurphsx 2 Builds 0 points 16 months ago

Feature inbound +1

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank You!

Mr_Argon -2 points 16 months ago

The case cost more than the CPU...

Jmurphsx 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Wot

skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

I actually have a 7960x and x299 motherboard. I am most likely returning and taking a 15% restocking fee. The difference in gaming between the 8700 is not worth the difference in cost.

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skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

The Alienware is sooo sick!

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skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks. I already had the 7700K and 8700K. The problem with both of those CPU's is that they have only 16 lanes and cripple 1080TI SLI performance. That's why I went the 6850K. It has 40 lanes. In some games it can make a huge difference in frames going 16x,16x(6850K) instead of 8x, 8x on the 7700k and 8700K. Now that I have a new working Rampage V Edition 10(the RGB on it is awesome)......I am so impressed with it's performance!! Overclocked at 4.5ghz on my 6850K with X62 at idle it's 20C! I can't say enough about how impressed I am with the 6850K!...especially for the price. I also had a x299 setup, but couldn't see the value in it. As for custom loop, I've done that before. Once you have a leak onto a Titan X, it may change how you feel. Nobody makes a water block as cool as NZXT's X62 mirror pump! I love the desk too!!

If you plan to go SLI, please don't cripple the GPU's at 8x by 8x with a 7700K or 8700K!

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skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Thanks!! I considered TR. I also saw that gaming FPS favored Intel 7700K, 8700K, X99 and X299 chipset. It has been quite a journey for me. I went from Kaby Lake<Coffee Lake<X299<X99 lol...for the price, you can not beat a 6 core 40 lane CPU from Intel. A few months a go, the 6850K was a $650 CPU. Today it's ONLY $349.99. If I could get NZXT's X62 pump connected to a water block, I'd go that route. Having the CPU on liquid is good enough for now. When I had a Z270E & Z370E board, I almost went custom loop because my 1080TI's were so close to each other causing the top GPU to run hot under max load. Now with my Rampage V Edition 10 board, there is so much space between both GPU's that heat is not a problem at all.

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skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

I appreciate competition from AMD. It just makes Intel and Nvidia work harder. I don't think AMD will ever truly catch up to Nvidia. I think Nvidia is competing with itself. The 1080TI and Titan XP weren't necessary. I also believe that Nvidia nickels and dimes us with tech in their pipeline. I believe they are sitting on single gpu tech that could push us a lot further, than where we are today. That's why SLI is on it's way out.

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skygunner27 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

Thank you