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My youngest brother graduated High School this year and is headed off to college in the fall, recently he has been into PC gaming and pretty much just stole my little HTPC with a 1050Ti in it and when he asked if he could take it to college I said sorry no and made him pretty sad... Little did he know I planned to make him his own as a grad present.

He loves RGB so kinda went overboard... Also since the Lian Li strimer released on Newegg a day ago I ordered that and once it comes in, his RGG unicorn puke build will be complete!

First off the case, it's a nice solid case. Had planned to use the "smart device" as a fan hub but CAM is still a mess and I just tore it out rather than keep fighting with it and all the cable management needed for it's 3x 1-> 3 PWM fan splitters. Couldn't add it to the list but needed to use the NZXT Internal USB 2.0 Hub ($19.99) to have the front panel USB work along with the Fan controller and AIO.

I started by delidding the CPU and relidded it. After that I was able to get a all core 5.1Ghz OC at 1.41V. for some aweful reason the Asus "Extreme Tuning" 5.0Ghz preset put it to 1.52V and I wasn't comfortable with that. However the Memory OC in the motherboard put the new Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB (3000Mhz 8x4) kit to 4100Mhz at 1.36V and it's all stable. Under max load synthetic testing CPU hits only 65C! I used the slim Noctua fans in Push / Pull on the top rad because the area above the inside of the case wouldn't hold standard 25mm fans in Push / Pull and I wanted to really push a high OC on the CPU. Probably completely unnecessary to be honest but better safe than sorry.

Beyond that this is a really solid 1440P performer (I know I know 4k! The only spare monitor I have to give him is a 1440P). I'm personally not a fan off mass RGB but he is so why not. The LL140 Fans look amazing and the new RAM is also amazing looking. Pictures/Videos don't do it justice. Yes the front LL140 don't do much but look! RGB out the front air intake!

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

I wish I had a brother like you! +1

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! He sure has a great brother!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Bro of the year!

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

I am about to start a similar build. Quick question though, did you need to buy a separate fan splitter or hub to connect power to the mobo?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, there was enough fan headers as long as you use the AIO headers for at least two of the fans on the AIO rad if you are doing push/pull.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I know that you posted a little while ago. I have a question about your radiator mounting. Recently I build a similar sytem like you and used the Corsair H115i AIO, wich is almost the same as the X62. But i could not get my Corsair ML140 pro's on the inside of the case and the radiator not visible. I was bumping my heatshield on the upper half of my MB. But when i see this picture, you have so much room left between the heatshield and the fans on top. What did i do wrong?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

how are the temps on this build?