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RGB Factory

by KusHusky

109
89 Comments

Details

Date Published

March 22, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

25.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.6 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.124 GHz

Description

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 Sorted by:

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 6 points 7 months ago

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

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

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

vekspec 3 Builds 3 points 7 months ago

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

droem 1 point 5 months ago

It's trash, though. Early 2010 design with a low-end rgb fan slapped in.

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

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.

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

EagleByte 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

LOL, RGB storage is the next hype!

droem 1 point 6 months ago

Team makes one. The Delta S. It think hyper x does to.

droem 1 point 6 months ago

All of the rgb PSU are trash. Either not modular or like like their from 2009 when rgb started. Little rgb.

droem 1 point 5 months ago

I guess, I'm waiting until Enermax realease the Addressable RGB PSU, but with PSU shords, it dosen't matter

DaMysteryMan 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

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.

thehorseman86 3 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Haha this is temporary management too! Thanks though

123asaba123 3 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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.

droem 1 point 6 months ago

How did you get the graphics card to work with Aura? I thought it was limited to ASUS’s Graphics cards.

RyanBJ 1 point 7 months ago

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?

Énouement 3 points 5 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 3 points 4 months ago

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

kingkhaosqjm99 1 point 2 months ago

First thing I noticed.

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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.

Yognaught_Ace 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

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

xTHExRADxREXx 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

DAMN

pab4ever 2 points 7 months ago

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

onepropervillain 2 points 7 months ago

RBG to the extreme! Nice job.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

yeah! you could say that again!

Broski95 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

EpicDragonManX 2 points 7 months ago

That's I factory I wanna work in!

VladQwerty 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

Featured build incoming?

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 3 points 7 months ago

You were right! Aayyyeee!

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I hope so! That would be super rad :D

KR-echo13 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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.

beardedmisfit 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I definitely will!

Kurajber 2 points 7 months ago

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

Kurajber 1 point 7 months ago

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?

AlexDMV 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

ryansmission 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

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 :)

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 7 months ago

Party time!! :D

tony475130 2 points 7 months ago

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

Maple_Syrup 2 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

LL120 fans look soooo nice in your build! Congratulations!

WyrmWolf130 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

Ooh!

FunAndGames 2 points 7 months ago

Should have called it Rainbow. just saying

MayhemDarkshadow 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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7/10 not enough RGB insert trollface here

+1 because it's very tasteful

Scrubbly 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

RyanBJ 2 points 7 months ago

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.

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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.

Ruling_elite 2 points 5 months ago

one word: DAM

Arthurashr 2 points 5 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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.

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

SwiftyParadox 1 point 7 months ago

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?

Charbles 1 point 7 months ago

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

Frosty5403 1 point 7 months ago

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

matt44271 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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.

matt44271 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Pretty much! Haha

bladd12001 3 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

found where my skittles disappeared to. +1

aras 1 point 6 months ago

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?

RGTD 1 point 6 months ago

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

AgentWhiskers 1 point 4 months ago

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!

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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/

BitsBytesGamingOfficial 1 point 4 months ago

Interesting . . . USB 3.0 card?

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

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

NUFCThomas 1 point 3 months ago

Love it!

Vladb691 1 point 3 months ago

Did your hard drive fit in the case without your covers

Wiziki2 1 point 2 months ago

Can u answer my dm pls?:)

Tinfish -3 points 7 months ago

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.

antonjetpack 1 point 7 months ago

You are not allowed to advertise.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

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

jaime.guti 1 point 7 months ago

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

KusHusky submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago
jaime.guti 1 point 7 months ago

Thanks a lot ! Definitely helped me out.

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