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Update!

I FINALLY got my cable mod cables after waiting like, a month for them. (Seriously, they take ******* forever to get to you once ordered). So I tore everything down and did a bunch of cable management. I also got the covers I wanted printed. However, I need to drill some holes in the PSU cover to make flush. AIO sleeves kinda suck (they're just...not what i'd thought they would be). I might try some from another company. I'm waiting on a few stickers to come in also to finish my HDD covers with. I've added an LED strip to behind the MSI GPU bracket that you can't see but it's awesome because it lights up the bottom side of the mobo which I can do either white or rainbow.

But regardless check out the new pics!

It's mandatory you listen to this song while looking at this build.

https://open.spotify.com/track/6LXlqLXjDkPQ6ItV40C2u7?si=-E-o6FBFQV2n5TJ9nWPYCw

I haven't gotten the custom cables / aio sleeves yet but..i'm still basking in it's awesomeness. Extremely powerful build for VR supersampling to 2.0. Loving this setup right now.

Some notes about the build.

Case -

It's beautiful, however there are definitely some qualms I have about it. If you go with a dual radiator (140mm) setup at the top of the case. Regardless of what ram you use, it's going to be an extremely tight fit with a standard atx motherboard. Taking the ram out for any reason requires a steady hand, and a super small flat head screwdriver. You have to take out the last stick, then remove the fan thats above it, THEN you can take out the rest. This effectively makes the whole "top fan bracket" thats removable pointless as you can't drop the whole setup without taking the ram out. KMON CORSAIR. Another thing is the power supply area. The shielding around the power supply isn't removable. And even though on that piece of shielding it looks like there are screw holes for a cover, it doesn't come with a cover. Leaving all the cables (if you don't go custom) looking totally bunched up as you're definitely going to have to stuff your access down there. Besides that though I love this case, it's solid and besides those two problems, well engineered.

LL Series Fans -

When installing them last night, I completely disregarded that you might want to ensure the orientation is correct as you're unable to change the rotation of the LED's in corsair link. As of right now, I need to rotate 3 fans because the patterns like pong aren't showing up correctly. So either test before installing or get some kinda bearing on how the orientation is supposed to be before installing so you don't have to do it over again. Thankfully, i'm going to tear it apart one last time when my cables come in so it's not that big of a deal for me right now but..it's definitely kinda annoying.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080ti Gaming X Trio -

I just wanna say that this card is ******* rad. Idles with the fans turned off..doesn't go above like 68c during a burn, honestly just overall blown away at the card. The boost clock is damn near 1800mhz out the box with no overclocking. It's an excellent card.

Anyways thats all the details about the build as it stands now.

Any questions just let me know in the comments! :D

Comments

  • 20 months ago
  • 6 points

-1, not enough RGB, your PSU, motherboard, and storage is not RGB.

JK! I like the look of that case! +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

The motherboard actually is RGB! :D. You can't see the PSU otherwise I totally would've haha

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGBs! though not sure if you can see those either if it's at the bottom lol

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  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

The Asus TUF is RGB? I did not know that.

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Yessir! They have two different TUF one's for the z370 chipset.

The gaming "plus" is the one thats RGB, but you can't SLI (doesn't matter to me cause I didn't plan on it). The gaming "pro" isn't RGB unfortunately.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I should also mention that as far as I can tell there are only 6 LED's that are on the back of the motherboard so it's not like anything on the front of it is RGB..which IS kinda wack but shrug. The lights are plenty enough as it is and I still have to add 2 more LED strips haha

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

LOL, RGB storage is the next hype!

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  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't trust Enermax. If toms hardware says that the Thermaltake one is decent and can make the market I would say jump on it.

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy ****, that must have been an absolute nightmare to cable manage. +1 for kick *** cable managing

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha this is temporary management too! Thanks though

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

How did you link up all the rgb in the corsair fans through corsair link and the rgb in the asus motherboard through asus’s software

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

So TECHNICALLY it's not linked to ASUS. The fans, the AIO pump and the LED strips are all controlled by the Commander Pro and controlled by Corsair Link. The GPU and motherboard LEDs and DIMM's are controlled by ASUS Aura Sync. I just matched it up the best that I could since I was going with RGB anyways.

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  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not sure about the Asus motherboard, but I think all of his fans are hooked up to the Corsair Fan Controller Commander Pro installed below his motherboard. I believe the Corsair link software then works with the Commander Pro to control the fan speeds and RGB settings for all of his LL120 and LL140 fans.

What seems like a red light to me however (no pun intended), is that the Commander Pro would be controlling the fan speed of the CPU cooler fans instead of the motherboard. Is the Corsair Link software smart enough to detect CPU temp? Or do you set those two fans on max speed all of the time?

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

Has anyone even noticed your Bad Dragon sticker? Cause I ******* love it.

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

:3..I'm glad you caught it haha. Only one other person has xD

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

First thing I noticed.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

holy crap iv never seen the gaming x trio, I NEED IT, lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I think they're limited run cards. I wanted to go with the lightning z but..yea impossible to find x.x

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, yeah the lighting z is a really nice card too, but like you said near impossible to find

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone was selling one on Ebay for literally $2900. I was like..uhm, no. That and it was used. Thankfully I was able to find the one I got brand new so I feel like I got lucky because it was still a limited run card that they only made I THINK 3000 of.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, sad thing is someone will probably buy it lol, but I really want on of the TRIO's but I just don't have the money after my recent upgrade to my system

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

DAMN

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy freaking cow man. Gorgeous. Wow. Amazing. :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

RBG to the extreme! Nice job.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

O_O that is a lot of RGB, Makes my RGB part list go cry to Celery sticks. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pbdZ8Y

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Regardless any RGB you're gonna add will look great in that case :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah! you could say that again!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Wait. Does the commander pro act as a fan hub for power to the fans. Cuz it looks like the fans are in the node pro and then the power cables are connected to the commander pro? Is this right? Can the commander supply power so I don't need a hub

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

So yea this was super weird, but sadly you have to set it up this way.

Commander pro = Fan speed controller (pwm), 2 LED channels (6 fans or 4 led strips per channel), 4 temp sensor inputs, and 2 USB headers. The CORSAIR RGB Fan LED Hub is where you plug in the LED connections from the fan.

Each fan has 2 connections, one for pwm controls, the other for LED controls, You plug in the RGB Fan LED Hub into one of the LED channels on the commander pro, which allows you to control up to 6 fans LEDs on that one channel. Basically this means you HAVE to have the LED hub with the commander pro in order for your fan led's to work correctly. It's pretty damn confusing and causes a mess of cables but totally worth it. I would recommend looking up videos on it! Heres one that helped me a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjxyYUUP3UQ&t=335s

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

That's I factory I wanna work in!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Featured build incoming?

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

You were right! Aayyyeee!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope so! That would be super rad :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice looking your next thing to add to the build is another 1080ti if you can afford it

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly thought about this long and hard. And tbh, it's not worth it for me. A single 1080ti will be more than enough for basically anything I want to do + some. Because of that, I went with a board that doesn't really have SLI capability because I never plan on running another SLI setup again because it caused more problems for me in the past then good.

Also, I plan on selling this one, and buying a 2080ti thats all fancy and RGB whenever those come out, likely sometime next year.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet looking build! more photos when you do your updates.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I definitely will!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build man, i love that MSI card. Can you tell me whats your monitor?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice man. You should maybe consider going with a GSYNC monitor if you have the money. GSYNC+IPS+1440p = dream. Do you like XL2411P, is it a good monitor?

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy RGB. Nice build man!! I really want that case but I can’t afford that monstrosity of a price.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The case is SO WORTH IT..it looks seriously beautiful

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Great part selection, and a really well put together build. Congrats!

I know I'm in the minority, and may well cop some flack for saying it, but I still really struggle to get my head around the whole rainbow colour RGB thing. I have a feeling that 10 years from now we will all be looking back at those kind of aesthetics with a shudder, in the same kind of way we do with 80's haircuts today.

+1 from me nonetheless. Enjoy your new toy :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I truly appreciate that! My custom pieces should be here ANY DAY now and i'll be updating the pictures when it's ACTUALLY done. It should a liiitttlllee better

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Party time!! :D

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

So all I need is rgb and I can get featured???

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

LL120 fans look soooo nice in your build! Congratulations!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Ooh!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Should have called it Rainbow. just saying

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

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7/10 not enough RGB insert trollface here

+1 because it's very tasteful

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

What are your CPU temps under load? I plan on using an i5-8600k @ 4.4ghz with the same cooler.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You know let me find that out tonight and i'll get back to you! I always forget

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you sacrifice any temperature/performance with the RGB fans on your CPU Cooler? The H115i Pro originally comes with SP120L fans and I don't know if those LL120 fans are just as sufficient.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Not that i'm aware of no. The GPU runs at about 59-62c under load, CPU i'm going to test tonight and report back but..I definitely don't think i've sacrificed any cooling. It's about the same as non RGB components.

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

one word: DAM

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Can you answer me something? What do you think its better h115i pro or x62??

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never really used NZXT for coolers, but i've only heard good things about them! I would check out some youtube comparison reviews.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Was it cooler for your CPU to have your radiator mounted on top instead of the front? I'm trying to figure out whether it's better to mount my AIO in the front or the top.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm honestly not too sure. My ambient temp in the house is pretty low so and I don't plan on OC'ing more than I already am so, never tested using it in the front. I'm assuming that it will be extremely close to the same temps regardless of being up top or in the front, and up top just looks better imo.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, top radiators look more naturally placed than front

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really think it matters too much! My ambient temp in my office is usually super cold, I doubt the difference would be super drastic since i'm not pressurizing the case with airflow

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the X62 to mount on the top

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm confused by what you mean! The rad?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

THE GLORY OF THIS PC IS TOO MUCH FOR ME TO HANDLE!!! I CAN'T STARE IT IN THE EYES FUR MUCH LONGER...

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, On most motherboards, there is a plastic cover like piece right above the CPU socket, like on the MSI boards. I noticed that the one you are using doesn't have this, and I am wondering if having a motherboard that has that cover would be in the way of mounting a radiator on the top of the case like you have done. Is this an issue for purchasing a different motherboard than the one you have?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had $3.5k to spend on this bad boy! very awesome!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

SO MUCH MONEY WASTED ON RGB THAT IF GPU PRICES WERE NOT UP IT ONLY WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 dollars cheaper probably

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing looking build +1 but can I ask you why you spent 1100 dollars on a 1080 Ti?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Limited run card. I think 3500 of those were ever made. Ontop of that, the chances of me saving a few hundred dollars on a card on a whim of pure speculation just wasn't worth it for me AND, i'm not about to wait for the 1180ti because manufacture 1180's, if speculation is correct, wont be for out for at least another year.

I wasn't about to settle for an EVGA or a basic ASUS card either. I wanted to ball out, so I balled out. I'm more concerned about the fact I spent $500+ on RGB ram.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow I didn’t even take notice of the ram but it’s rgb so any price is worth it am I right? ;)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much! Haha

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

found where my skittles disappeared to. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to be doing a very similar build to this (same case, same ram, same water cooling, & fans). Would you install all the fans first & then the mother board or do you have to install the water cooler & fans after the mother board & ram is in place? (I read your comments below that you had clearance issues which irregardless were able to work past).

I'm also curious if you know of other motherboards that would work for this build, or is this the only motherboard that would fit with the Corsair115i Pro + LL120 fans mounted @ the top?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't tell but are your RGB fans on the rad exhaust or intake?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the sleeves on the water cooler hoses. How'd you go about doing that? Can you simply just disconnect the hoses?

+1 for such a beautiful build though!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

You actually snap on the sleeves over the hoses. You don't disconnect the hoses on an AIO! I know there are a couple modular kits out there, but on these ones you definitely don't want to do that. I got the sleeves from https://cablemod.com/

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting . . . USB 3.0 card?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats for the Rift specifically! I wanted each device to be on it's on usb bus.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Did your hard drive fit in the case without your covers

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Can u answer my dm pls?:)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you end up getting the X62 to stay on top

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks awesome! Did you run into any compatibility issues when using the PCIe to USB 3.0 adapter on the ASUS TUF motherboard?

  • 20 months ago
  • -3 points

RGB looks great, Awesome Build!!! Btw, If you still need Cablemod cables, I got mine from https://www.vlcanada.com/products/cablemod-aio-sleeving-kit-series-1-for-corsair-hydro-gen-2-carbon?variant=1751721967660, really fast shipping.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You are not allowed to advertise.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

it was more like a suggestion to a cablemod cable to help out.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any guide or something that can help me through cable mods? I'm planning on cable-modding my new build when I get it but have no clue AT ALL lol, don't want to F**** it up when buying the wrong cables. Thanks

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot ! Definitely helped me out.

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  • 20 months ago
  • 6 points

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