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ASUS ROG + Corsair Build

by GSAgent

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Date Published

May 15, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.8GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.11GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

This is my first build in over 8 years. Needed an updated system for gaming, streaming, and for use for remote support w/ virtual machines etc. I purchased the case because I have never done water cooling before and I also wanted a very clean view of the motherboard as this is kind of a showcase piece as well. I love the fact that I can hide almost every cable behind the motherboard where it stays out of sight out of mind. The overkill will RAM is for use to dedicate to the Virtual machines as well as for RAMDisk. Had to set BIOS to give RAM 1.65v verses the standard 1.5v so that it would run at 2400mhz.The Intel HDDs are striped w/ the OS on them as well as all other software for faster sequential read write speeds since it uses different Sata connections. PNY SSD is for vital data only and platter drives are for movie and music collection etc. Overclocked CPU to 4.8Ghz which never exceeded 70 Celsius during stress testing due to water cooling and air flow. Fans are configured as follows: 3 Front intake, RAD has 4 Fans intake in a push pull config and rear is exhaust. Due to the open design of the case it helps create positive pressure inside which keeps the mobo, gpu and cpu all at stable temps. Wanted to keep everything Red and Black for looks. Currently looking into adding some LEDS to around the clear side panel as well as an ASUS ROG decal to make it pop. Will update with more photos.

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DanielMLG 2 points 37 months ago

It's so Pretty +1

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

thanks

Turbo83 1 Build 2 points 31 months ago

I plan on getting the Asus ROG SWIFT, either PG278Q or new PG279Q. Is a single GTX 970 good enough or should I get a 980?

Scorpiiious 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Good Question! I would also like to know the answer to this _^

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

I preferred the 980 because of 970 recall issues w/ VRAM etc. Also I had crashing w/ 2 970's a lot.

paintboy131 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Great deals on those SSD's

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

happened to get them on a daily deal that I was shocked to see. Right when the 730s just got released.

bigg_critter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

love it ! great looking setup!

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

thank you. can't wait to finish some cable work on the inside though.

Harvey_TM 1 point 37 months ago

I really your setup, dude!

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

thanks. still waiting on some braided cables and leds so I can get more photos of the inside

TheMultiRugga 1 point 37 months ago

Sexiest setup EVER!

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

No I see much sexier on here but I like it

malymilo 4 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

You must like Corsair...

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

I love the case design and started there and then knew I wanted to go with the H100i because for what I am doing an open loop would be kind of overkill so this was the most simplistic solution. Didn't hurt that when I bought my RAM it was on sale as well as getting the M65 and K65 on sale (plus they work so well with FPS games) . Other than that the fans had to match the case of course lol

mjaj 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

So how many mouse pads do you have??? XD

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

go two standar mm200s for like $7 a piece and one mm200 extended for like $20 which retailed for $85. I get all over my table when playing CS:GO and it also gives my elbows a nice resting surface.

PTsupport 1 point 37 months ago

Really good work. And, I like the Corsiar build alot. You should enter it in their Corsiar competition btw.

How do you like the monitor stacked situation? I've been wanting to try that setup.

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thank you but I don't think this is good enough to be in any competition but for my first build in a long time I'm satisfied.

The stacked monitor setup is a lot less strain on my neck, I don't really have to move my head to go from top to bottom because the top monitor being tilted. When I had side by side it was harder to keep focus on my main monitor. Don't think I will ever go back unless I do a vertical monitor on the side.

Aubliterator 1 point 37 months ago

Build looks great! I have the same mobo/CPU/cooler and was curious if you could tell me what settings you reached this OC at?

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

CPU Runs at 4.8 Ghz w/out any issues.

Aubliterator 1 point 37 months ago

I don't doubt that one bit! I have mine running stable at 4.5 and i was able to get it to 4.8 but not very stable. Could you share the settings you are running with to get it there? I'm pretty amateur when it comes to OC'ing.

Scorpiiious 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Nice setup you have there! May I ask where you bought your desk? :) Cheers

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 21 months ago

Ikea. It is the Bekant.

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GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

its actually a screen saver you can download on rog.asus.com

TheMultiRugga 1 point 37 months ago

How is that headset sounding?

GSAgent submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

It is actually a lot better than I ever imagined. Every bit of surround and the mic is actually great.

TheMultiRugga 1 point 37 months ago

cool