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ASRock Z270 SuperCarrier Build

by BoyScout

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17 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 24, 2017

Date Built

April 11, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

74.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.61GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

50.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

Description

ASRock offered us their new Z270 SuperCarrier, so we decided to put together a high-end Kaby Lake system to show it off. You can watch the build video to see how it came together and the Cable Management Time Lapse to see how we cleaned things up after the build.

A big thanks to ASRock for providing the motherboard and NZXT for providing the CPU cooler used in this build.

A quick note on the case:

Overall, we were happy with the results from our first build using the Anidees AI Crystal. The finished system looks great and offers some flexible options for making the cable management look good. However, the tolerance for installing the GPU (due to the cutout/cover for the GPU brackets) can be limited with certain motherboards, including the SuperCarrier. If the motherboard has anything tall at the edge of the board (in line where the GPU sits) it can just block the GPU bracket from getting into position. While it would work fine in most situations, it was a close fit in this build that required precise placement to avoid scratching up the SuperCarrier's vanity plate below the GPUs. And we do mean close -- an extra millimeter or two would have made it a non-issue.

And now, onto some benchmarks:

Benchmark Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score Combined Score
FireStrike v1.1 23,723 39,794 13,406 8,254
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 9,091 9,717 13,495 4,610
FireStrike Extreme 1.1 15,787 19,410 13,380 7,413
Benchmark Score Min FPS Avg FPS Max FPS GPU Utilization GPU Min Temp GPU Max Temp Notes
Superposition 1080p Extreme 3,814 22.97 28.53 33.34 100% 54C 82C
Superposition 4K 6,219 35.56 46.52 59.74 100% 55C 84C
Superposition 8K 2,880 18.14 21.55 26.18 100% 50C 84C
Unigine Heaven 4.0 4,538 40.8 180.1 334.1 -- -- -- 1920x1080 / Fullscreen / Ultra
Unigine Valley 1.0 5,793 35.1 138.5 204.0 -- -- -- 1920x1080 / Fullscreen / Extreme HD
Game Settings Resolution Average FPS
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 122 FPS
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 133 FPS
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 185 FPS
Overwatch Ultra 2560x1440 199 FPS
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 2560x1440 68.25 FPS

Comments Sorted by:

TechyinAZ 13 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Awesomesauce! Nough said! :D

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks -- glad you liked it!

BadassPanther 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

This build is so sleek; I love the sort of dark 'aura' the motherboard and the cooler give off in this case!

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Glad you liked it! We were pretty happy with how it came together.

Sockens 1 point 3 months ago

Now this is a build I think just about anybody would love to have regardless of their aesthetic preferences.

Once again, the PCPP staff sets the bar high for anyone building something even remotely similar (including myself.)

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks for the compliment -- and glad you enjoyed the build!

dtkawasaki 1 point 3 months ago

The motherboard M.2 slot #0 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6Gb/s port is disabled. The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6Gb/s ports are disabled. The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6Gb/s port is disabled.

Is this thing right???

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

That's correct. Just something you have to keep in mind as you populate the M.2 ports that you will lose (disable) a corresponding SATA port. For example, in our build, we used the upper M.2 slot (M.2_3), which disables SATA3_3.

AcXumakel 1 point 3 months ago

Support 4way sli?

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yes, the SuperCarrier motherboard supports 4-way SLI.

saufihanif 1 point 3 months ago

Can i change PSU to Corsair RMX750 because i want to take Cablemod ? And awesome build :)

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Shouldn't be a problem.

dtkawasaki 1 point 3 months ago

Should i buy this for streaming and playing rust and Gta 5?

gdbeverley 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Very nice setup. I love the case theme your PC is sporting. I have the same case, but it is Rosewill's version.

CycloneSix 1 point 3 months ago

Do you think an X62 or this Thermaltake - Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler are possible alternatives? Looks like there's empty room up top? Just curious if there was a reason for it

BoyScout staff submitter 18 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

The specs for the AI Crystal list support for 240, 280 and 360mm radiators up top, so any of those should fit. Though as with our build, you may be limited on the orientation if you keep the existing front or rear fans in their stock positions.

Also, an interesting side effect of the 140mm top mounts is that unless the fans/radiator use flat screws (most are rounded), the magnetic filter on top will likely not sit perfectly flush. The magnetic strips are essentially positioned along the 140mm mounting holes. If you look at the two pictures we took of the top of the case, you can see the screw mount locations and how even with the 240mm radiator, the end screws cause a little bump unless we put the filter on slightly forward from where you'd expect it to sit.

CycloneSix 1 point 3 months ago

Ahhh okay makes sense! Thank you!