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(***Updated*** )The Animus

by Frogg_Tough26

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Details

Date Published

July 8, 2017

Date Built

July 7, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

36.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

31.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.544 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.657 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

38.0° C

Description

Hi All! This PC that I've made was something new for me due to my wife taking my other that had a 6600k and MSI 1070 Seahawk. Which I was perfectly fine with until the house computer went out, so she mad me a deal I couldn't resist. She went in on the purchase of this monster. I wanted to be simple, but she forced the issue because I will be using this PC for my Personal Training business, V.A. appointments, Schooling, and most definitely gaming. Yes, it's still kind of overkill for those things but hey it wasn't my idea. LOL! The build went well although there are somethings that I don't like and will be replacing or purchasing something in place of it.

-CPU: I7-7700k : Pretty cool hasn't given me any issues. I haven't overclocked it yet, but I will do a small overclock later.

-CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 : I like it, had some issues trying to figure how I wanted to install, but it's all good.

-Motherboard: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 : I like the look of it and feel it will help me with overclocking being new to it.

-Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB : Looks nice, works way better than the cheap one I bought on my first build.

-Storage: Samsung 500GB SSD / WD Black 1TB : I had the intentions on getting the 1TB SSD, but grabbed the 500GB for now. Although I will be adding the 1TB SSD to this build also. The Hard Drive is okay.

-GPU: 2 MSI GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gaming X : I was gonna go with one 1080Ti, but my wife bought me another. I do have them running in SLI and yes I see the difference, but only in certain games. Still a great purchase for the future.

-Case: 570X Corsair Crystal RGB : If I can give you any advice it's to stay away from this case. I found it very hard to build in. Especially, with two GPU's. As you can see my cooler rests against my top GPU. Also there is no space in the back for cable management. The pros, well it looks nice and that's about it. I will be looking to replace this case as soon as I can or hopefully when the HAF500P comes out. I'm still sour about this case, but it's cool for now.

-Case: (UPDATED) Corsair Air 740 : Tremendously better in air flow and room for cable management. My cards look 100x better seated in this case where you don't see sag as you did within the 570x. Biggest take away is that this is not a "hot box" and I haven't seen my cards jump over 86C in this and crash my system. I think I made the right choice for now, until I start water-cooling then I may look at the Phanteks Elite.

-PSU- Corsair RMx 1000W : Nice psu and not noisy.

-Case Fans- NZXT AER RGB and Corsair RGB/ML120's : Okay, so I know this looks weird. I initially started out with the NZXT fans in my case but they didn't work at all. The Hue Plus and LED's that came with them didn't work either....So I trashed them in anger and went to the Corsair fans that came with the case and two others I bought. I also had to leave the top two NZXT fans in for now until I get to new Corsair fans to replace them.

-Case Fans: (UPDATED) Corsair SP120 Performance Edition : Awesome fans! No they aren't flashy, but I like the stealthy look. Maybe I'll add one strip of LED's or one LED fan at the back. But the fans work hard. Yes they can be noisy, but I don't mind it as long as I know my parts are cooled properly. Even still I'd still refer them.

-OS: Windows 10 64 Bit : Works well....Had some minor issues, but it's all good.

-Monitor: AOC 4k 40" Monitor : I really love this monitor. It's huge and looks great. Nice quality. I thought about getting a 144hz monitor, but changed my mind bc I'm more into story games. I do play shooters, but I'm more of a picture person. Especially, with games like the new Assassin's Creed.

Overall this build experience was pretty cool. Even though I did have some products that I was excited about let me down, I enjoyed the build and like the finished product for sure. As I said I will be upgrading the case and some fans. Thx for checking out my build and stay tuned for the upgrades!

                                                            *******UPDATES******

Updates to my case and fans went well and I'm now happy with my build. This process helped educate me even more on how I like to build my PC. It's not just about looks, but the quality and function. Now that I'm within the Air 740 I feel that I don't have to worry about my case turning into a pre-heated oven as with the 570x. This case really gets the job done and I have no complaints. I only see myself switching to a new case only if I decide to do some water cooling. But we'll see. Thanks for checking out my build and yes I am a avid Assassin's Creed fan. LOL!

Part Reviews

CPU

-CPU: I7-7700k : Pretty cool hasn't given me any issues. I haven't overclocked it yet, but I will do a small overclock later.

CPU Cooler

-CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 : I like it, had some issues trying to figure how I wanted to install, but it's all good.

Motherboard

-Motherboard: MSI Z270 Gaming M7 : I like the look of it and feel it will help me with overclocking being new to it.

Memory

-Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB : Looks nice, works way better than the cheap one I bought on my first build.

Storage

-Storage: Samsung 500GB SSD / WD Black 1TB : I had the intentions on getting the 1TB SSD, but grabbed the 500GB for now. Although I will be adding the 1TB SSD to this build also. The Hard Drive is okay.

Storage

Will be adding this soon.

Video Card

-GPU: 2 MSI GeForce GTX 1080Ti Gaming X : I was gonna go with one 1080Ti, but my wife bought me another. I do have them running in SLI and yes I see the difference, but only in certain games. Still a great purchase for the future.

Case

-Case: Corsair Air 740 : Hands down an awesome case for airflow and room. Not to mention my cards sit better without the sag. Biggest take away is that my cards did not overheat as they did in the Corsair 570x up to over 86C.....I know crazy huh.

Power Supply

-PSU- Corsair RMx 1000W : Nice psu and not noisy.

Operating System

-OS: Windows 10 64 Bit : Works well....Had some minor issues, but it's all good.

Case Fan

_Case fans: Corsair SP120 Performance Edition: They may not be RGB, but they work hard and keep my case deep freezer cool.

Case Accessory

-Case Fans- NZXT AER RGB : Okay, so I know this looks weird. I initially started out with the NZXT fans in my case but they didn't work at all. The Hue Plus and LED's that came with them didn't work either....So I trashed them in anger and went to the Corsair fans that came with the case and two others I bought. I also had to leave the top two NZXT fans in for now until I get to new Corsair fans to replace them.

Other

Durable most definitely. A bit difficult to bend, but works great!

Other

works nicely and very convenient. Helps to bring cable management together.

Other

-Monitor: AOC 4k 40" Monitor : I really love this monitor. It's huge and looks great. Nice quality. I thought about getting a 144hz monitor, but changed my mind bc I'm more into story games. I do play shooters, but I'm more of a picture person. Especially, with games like the new Assassin's Creed.

Comments Sorted by:

abdidas2001 2 points 20 months ago

Loving the detailed reviews

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks.

Sgtqman19 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Kinda confused with your CPU temps there is no way its only 31C under load but 38C idle. I have the same cpu and cooler. Or am I missing something.

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks for catching that, I put all this stuff in while half sleep. While under load at it's max I hit 73C, average of 53C, and 37C at minimum.

daddypig 2 points 20 months ago

How's the MB? I was thinking of this one or the titanium xpower MB

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

It's pretty good. I'm still trying to understand how to change the LED's, but overall it's pretty awesome.

fefbuild 2 points 17 months ago

I got that case too none too happy with it... Not only was it like removing a tooth to build in none of the sp 120s worked hoping to replace with the fractal Design meshify c

nbrigdan 1 point 20 months ago

Awesome PC! You should get some cable combs and it would be perfect! :)

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks. I have some but they were quite hard to put on, but I'm also switching my case so I will get some new ones.

nbrigdan 2 points 20 months ago

I 3D printed mine, you can usually get them from someone on 3DHub for very cheap.

SubAtomicAsh 1 point 18 months ago

You got a custom fan curve on the ti's?

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

No, I don't but they don't run hot at all within this Corsair 540 case.

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INFLCT 2 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

I did the exact same thing with my girlfriend, works like a charm after atleast one glass of wine

Frogg_Tough26 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

LOL! But she did.