This gaming rig was designed by Jellifish for Pbfish. Pbfish wanted a new gaming rig for World of Warcraft. She loves playing WoW but has trouble seeing during raids. As a Druid healer she needed to be able to see every detail. Pbfish wanted the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG348Q to run 100+ FPS at 100Hz in ultimate settings with a slew of add-ons and didn't want there to be any long load times for anything. This in mind, I decided to make it upgradable down the road for even better graphics. The RAM is on the low end of the motherboards capabilities but 16Gb is O.C. to 3866. The upgrades for this include bigger RAM as it drops in price and bigger 3866MHz stick are available. The GTX1080 by Zotac is a beast and when the GPU drops in price SLI becomes an option. Eventually a 2 way SLI and 64GB 3866MHZ RAM, will be added to extend the life of this monster.
Update: STAY AWAY FROM THIS CASE! The Raidmax Viper GX has terrible airflow restrictions even with 5 case fans, 2 120mm intake, 1 120mm rear exhaust and the 2 120mm at the top for the intercooler because the top cover is terrible. Installing the H100i in this thing requires some gentle persuasion, I.E. hammer and screwdriver; not kidding sadly. I could handle that but when Pbfish keeps shutting the thing off plugging in USB devices, I cannot. The top cover moves just a bit and triggers the off or reset button, even without the H100i v2 in it. The top case is just not meant for the newest intercoolers YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Also the Hotswap 2.5mm port is a joke. Tried to use it a few times and it takes a long time to read anything out of an SSD. Even with these problems Pbfish loves the actual computer components and WoW in 4k is beautiful.
Looking for help: If there is anyone who can recommend a case for this Rig to reuse the parts please leave a comment. It has to be able to fit the MOBO and H100vi v2 without any troubles and has to have a window. Thanks in advance.
180+ FPS on WoW Ultimate settings with add-ons and a 34" IPS ASUS ROG SWIFT monitor at 100Hz. Buying more once price is below 500.
This tower looks great but does not truly fit a Corsair H100i v2. I had to wedge it in and bend part of the case to get it in. The top panel looks like it should hold 2 case fans instead. Furthermore, the back case fan must be removed to install the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA because of the port cover at the top, then can be reinstalled. With a little patience you can fit all of it inside but the top causes the power and reset buttons to not work or get stuck. I have to push down on the front to get it to do anything.
Runs cool and quiet. Excess power to spare. Comes with a ton of cables that are really well put together and a case to hold them. Love Rosewill.
Make sure you have the desk space because this is a monster. makes everything look great when running a GTX 1080 in it. Pricy but worth every penny.
Great keyboard no problems ever.