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The cpu is able to be overclocked to 5.1 stable using the s36 aio cooler. My future plans are to custom water cool the cpu, vrm and graphics card that I am planning on changing to a msi 2080gaming x trio using a bitspower waterblock so that asus aura and corsair link are the only two programs I need the change the lighting colours. I would appreciate any suggestion people may have that could help improve the build. I am aimming to build a pc that can handle 1440p gaming and a vr headset. I enjoyed the build and have already built another pc for my friend the would love a new pc.

Update note: i have just fitted the commander pro to control the lighting for the 9 corsair hd fans and 4 led node pro strips in side the case. this moment I am using the commander pro to control all 6 if my intake fans and using the cpu fan header and aio pimp header to control the 3 exhaust fans and pump. this combination has really reduced the noise of the fans ramping up and kept temperatures of the cpu with in a good margin 27 idel and web browsing and 60 while gaming. at the moment ark survival evolved is one of my most played games. I mod every time I play and any overclocking I do is pushed to its limit while playing ark. I have had cinibench and heaven test the graphics and cpu and confirm its stable, switch to ark and crash.

I have pulled back the overclock to 5ghz as I am not seeing any advantage compared to 5ghz this helps with temps and I'm not pulling as much power.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You have helped me make up my mind with regards to the fans - they look great! I have the Lian-Li as well, and am also tempted by that AIO. I didn't want a pump with RBG, but I won't be getting RGB ram so may consider the H150i instead.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Im glad i was able to help in some way. If their is anything you would like to ask please leave a comment and i will try to help as much as i can with questions. I can agree with you that their can be too much lighting in some builds, i also keep tweaking the brightness of the lights on the fans so they are not blinding and in your face. I do have plans to water cool the cpu, graphics card and vrm by the end of this year. The cooler choice is entirely your decision but i find the corsair coolers always have too many cable. Im happy with the s36 as long as i have it with only one 4 pin header cable and a fan splitter on the rad for the fans.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate. Ended up buying the Celsius as well. I went with the commander pro - made wiring an ease.

Question for you - Did you have trouble closing the lid after mounting the radiator? Think the rounded head screws to secure the rad are blocking the pins to close the lid.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

im glad I was able to help at all. the top lid can be a little tricky once in a while but its only if im trying to clean up the cable management.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous. I'd say the 1080 should be more than capable of 1440p. Not too sure of the requirements of VR, but the 1080 is extremely capable. The 2080 Ti would likely be a worthwhile upgrade, but only if you're going to upgrade your monitor to something 4K or maybe 1440p ultrawide with high refresh rate. I'd stay stick with what you have unless it legitimately isn't providing what you need.

More pics! +1

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you i appreciate the thought i will add more picks soon

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely, I ran a 1440p ultrawide (which is 30% more pixels than 16:9 1440p) at 80-100+ FPS on a GTX 1080 all day. Get yourself a nice 165hz 1440p gsync monitor next for sure. This baby has way outgrown 1080p, but you can use that as a secondary monitor. Great looking build how are all those fans and LED's hooked up and controlled though?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the advise, it will come in handy. But sadly need to wait a bit until i can get a monitor.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

how do yogurt white cables ?

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

just go out to the grocer and get a tub of vanilla and dump your cables into the tub

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

custom cables exist

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair sell cable kits for their power supplies. You have a choice of colours of blue, white, red,black and i think one other colour. Corsair dose not make kits for all of the power supplie units but on the web page for the cable it lists what psu they will plug into.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing I would change is upgrade the monitor, to either a 144hz or higher 1080p. or a 144hz 1440p

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the suggestion

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you need the Corsair commander to handle all your fans or does the motherboard support it stock? Thanks!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I am currently using the mother board to control all of the fan speeds but i am picking up a corsair commander pro to get more lighting options on the fan. Most likely i will use the commander to control most of the plans and cpu header to control 3 of them. I will let you know what i choose to go with

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the radiator have fit in the side fan slot? Or would the GPU have been in the way?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

a 360 radiator will fit on the side intake however anything more then a 30mm thick rad will interfere unless you have a vertical mounted or mini graphics card. you may need to file down a bottom rivet if you are mounting the radiator in the back compartment. I have done this with my aio mounted in the back with the fans pulling air through the fins. the

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thanks for the detailed response!