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MUM (MUlticolor Madness)

by UN

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23 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 25, 2018

Date Built

Nov. 23, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.594 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.008 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

61.0° C

Description

Edit/Update (December 29, 2018): Added more pictures. Also received new GPU. I realized I grossly overpaid at Fry's ($430), so I bought same model on Ebay for $257, was intermittently running a GT 1030. Will get new monitor soon.

This is my first PC build as well as my first PC.

I am using this PC for entertainment purposes (video games, youtube etc.) and also wanted a PC that could last a while without upgrades. My original planned build was a Ryzen 5 2600X along with a Hybrid EVGA 1070 GPU. However, on Black Friday, there were some large rebates on the Thermaltake PSU and case so I went with those. Also, I was strongly encouraged to get a Ryzen 7 because of the extra cores "you can clock it higher, but you can't add cores" and the RAM was discounted another $10 from the already low price.

Love how this build turned out although putting in the AIO was kind of a hassle. I am very surprised that the cooler is so effective, but I guess that is to be expected with liquid cooling. With the installation of Windows 10, it couldn't of gone smoother, just plugged in the usb and it loaded right up. Windows loads super fast thanks to the SSD and the computer is blazing fast for me because I have never played with a CPU faster than 2.25Ghz as well as never more than 4GB of DDR3 RAM and discrete graphics card before much less a 1070.

Feel free to comment on this

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mynameispepe 1 point 3 months ago

Are the AIO fans set to intake? Usually if the radiator is on top the fans are set to exhaust as hot air rises within the case and you want to push it out. Also dust settles on top of the case and intake fans would bring it in.

Great build BTW!

UN submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks,

I set the fans to intake because 1 the fans are quieter when blowing air in 2. Cooler air being blown over the radiator is more efficient and 3. dust would have been sucked in as the pressure inside the case would be less than that outside. The floor around the PC is usually more dusty than the top of the case, however I do brush off dust every other day to prevent a buildup.

NivlagTheMagpie 1 point 3 months ago

Did you have to buy the case rgb fans or did they come included?

UN submitter 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

The three front intake fans and the non-rgb exhaust fan came with the case. There is also an included rgb controller. The controller is for some reason connected to the reset switch. I tried to take the reset switch and plug it into the mb, however every time the pc would boot up it would not remember the previous rgb settings. After I returned the reset switch back to the controller, it fixed the problem and I am using a screwdriver to link the reset prongs together if the need arises

greenteaisgreat 1 point 26 days ago

So by rgb controller, you mean the 4 pin GRB cable that comes off that plate in the back? I'm having the hardest time figuring out how to get those dang 3 rgb fans in front to sync with my mobo (MSI B450 pro carbon). I know the case is compatible with Mystic Light, but I'm plugging in that 4 pin GRB cable into the JRGB header on the mobo and nothing. The fans just glow red and are on the "breathe" effect. Pushing down on the "R" switch on the front I/O just makes the computer reset. What am I doing wrong?

UN submitter 1 Build 2 points 21 days ago

Unfortunately, i can't post pictures in comments, but whatever.

So i assume the empty grb cable is to add another fan (above the psu) if you want. I have the reset switch (the one that says "RESET SW") plugged into the "switch" prongs at the bottom of the controller. You probably followed your mobo's instruction which tell you to plug the reset switch into your mobo. Don't do that. thats probably why your computer resets. There is a wire at the top of the controller that you can't unplug. Thats the one you plug into one of the rgb fan headers on your mobo. Consult manual for location, and whether you even have rgb fan headers. Added a picture of my controller at the end of the list at the top of the page.

Hope this helps

greenteaisgreat 1 point 20 days ago

OH. that does not seem intuitive whatsoever, but yeah, I guess that makes sense now. the part about the reset switch going into the switch header. I just don't understand why a cable that comes with the case plugs into something that's also native to the case. And why the manual doesn't clearly illustrate that. Thank you sO much! I'm gonna try that when I get back home. You probably just made my rig a lot more pretty :D

anderdoge 1 point 3 months ago

I just bought this case. Can you help me with the RGB controller? I do not have an RGB header on my motherboard FYI. Never used RGB before. I assume since the fans plug into the controller all I have to do is plug the SATA power cable on the controller to the PSU. Then what are the other cables for? And is it possible to connect RGB strips to this controller as well? Thank you.

UN submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

By default (I assume) the switch that is connected to the R button on the top of the case is plugged into the RGB controller, so when you press the R button, the fans cycle through different colors and things like breathing mode and flashing mode. I do believe there is an extra slot for RGB fans, however I may be mistaken. The other cables from the case are for plugging in things like the 2 USB 3.0 ports and power button into the motherboard, so consult your mobo's manual to see where to plug in the cables. Generally they are at the bottom of the mobo.

Could you please tell me which motherboard you have, as most mobos have at least 1 RGB fan controller.

CrimsonX87 1 point 3 months ago

Hijacking this thread. so ive got 1 rgb header on my mobo as far as i can tell. <ASUS PRIME-A-II> Do you run the case controller to that, then use the split to go to the MC 240L 3 way split? I guess im gonna go with that for now and hope u reply if it doesnt work lol. :)

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I guess you could do that, however my mobo has something like four rgb fan headers as well as a pump/fan header so I run each of the radiator fans as well as the pump each on different headers, and then I plugged the controller into a separate fan header (all of the case fans).

CrimsonX87 1 point 3 months ago

Help me out man!(Please!) Ive got the same case, same AIO cooler, different MOBO (ASUS PRIME Z-370 II). Dont want the radiator in the front for several reasons, and cant seem to fit it on top like u did... I/O Ports\Shield are in the way. Was there some kind of trick to it?

CrimsonX87 1 point 3 months ago

nvm! checked ur pictures again, man handled it, and Ta-Dah! thx!

FinalDesigns 1 point 3 months ago

Hey, I got basically the same build will it fit in the Corsair - Carbide Series 275R and the graphics card is 1070 sc first time building. Already tried 2 air coolers and haven't fitted the x470

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Looking at the specs, there should be plenty of room for most coolers and radiators, as there are mounting spaces from 120mm to 360mm of possible radiator space (1 to 3 fans) as well as space for beefy air coolers anf ATX motherboards. Without knowing which coolers you are using or which x470 mobo, I can't really tell you much.

FinalDesigns 1 point 3 months ago

im using the x470, and the stock fans in the case

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

the same one as me? x470 is a chipset for AMD processors, not a name

FinalDesigns 1 point 3 months ago

the same motherboard i mean

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

generally mid tower cases have plenty of room for anything short of a custom water loop. Everything went in pretty easily into mine, you shouldn't have problems with coolers smaller than something like a 212 evo.

Farjour 1 point 2 months ago

How easy did you find cable management in that case? I'm looking at getting the same one.

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I'm not really into spending 10 hours doing stuff that nobody will ever see, as long as the cables are not invasive I''m happy. That being said, there seems to be enough room, and there is space between the back panel and the drive cages to cram cables too.

Blazing46 1 point 1 month ago

May I ask how do i fill the liquid in and how long till I have to refill it

UN submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 days ago

sorry for the late response. I assume you are talking about the AIO cooler. AIO stands for All-in-One. The cooling fluid is put in the loop by the manufacturer, you don't have to do anything, just screw on the adapter for your cpu socket, put some thermal paste on, and put the cooler on the processor. Generally, you don't want to (and really can't) open the loop without risking flooding your pc (just please don't try it). AIO coolers can last anywhere from 2 to 10 years depending on numerous factors, and efficency declines as they get older and the amount of fluid decreases. I woud replace mine every 4-5 years.