Description

So I wasn't interested in the Xbox One or the PS4. So opted to go back to my roots and get a gaming rig built that i could be proud of.

I introduce to you the BrutalRig

This setup is just for gaming, Dj'ing and music production.

I was warned about the Corsair H80i not fitting into the Cooler Master case but it is in fine and working really well. initial test show an idle temp of about 35oC and underload playing BF4 on ultra settings about 45- 50. Cable management is still to be sorted but i'm really happy with how it came out. The mounting bracket for the H80i was loose when fitted but after putting the CPU and the CPU cooler block on and tightening it down it all clamped together and is nicely secure.

Every thing went together great and performance has been outstanding.

Looking forward to giving this some serious work out over the weekend to see how it performs.

UPDATE 21/21/2018

Added another gtx770 i got on ebay for £70 its been running fine for the past 2 to 3 months no issues at all even though the estimated wattage excceds the total of the power supply.

Comments

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! clever part choices, but honestly as it is only for gaming and music productions, a i5 would be nice, saving money getting a cheaper RAM would let you go for a 780

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. How do you like the MSI 770?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i got to admit it runs great, i'm not using a monitor put i have a 1080p HD tv 40" and picture is perfect. battlefield 4 on ultra runs smoooooooooooth

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the consistency with the brands you picked and also love the color scheme

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

In the front of the case is that a hot swap hard drive bay?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

As an owner of the same case, yes it is and actually there are 2 hot-swap bays. Quick warning though, buyers of this case must be careful to get the newer version of the case because the older version does not have any internal 3.5" drive bays, only the 2 hot-swap bays.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

actually thats 2 hot swap bays. both work fantastic as i all so use this rig for DJ / Music production

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome job with the general build and color scheme Brutalant! Looks like it turned out well!

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Red build ;) Lovin' it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

;) finally got the red fan for the top of the case too looks sick

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

nice job...should serve you well

(keep an eye on that H80i cooler ...I bought one last week and the pump did not work right out of the box...damn near cooked an i7 920)

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. Just wondering if you think the h80i is loud?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

on start up yeah but i game with headphones on anyway so when the fans kick in i don't notice it. that being said it cools fantastic. i would probably swap for the 100 model just so i can replace the 2 front fans in the case with the rad and fans on the 100

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the comments glad you all like it.

With regards to the 770 I totally love it. As it's part of the MSI Gaming range it come OC'd out the box and has plenty of room for more as does the mother board with the OC Genie built in. Not used any of then as yet but had no need to. Running battlefield 4 on ultra setting the in game performance test was saying 81 FPS at 1080p.

I think it was just a coincidence that I ended up with the same brands for mobo and graphics. I'm glad it worked out that was as it looks totally badass all sat in that case.

It probably is a little over kill for what I will use it for but at least I know I won't be lacking in performance and I may upgrade to a second 770 as I've never run a rig with SLI before.

I've found that on first boot the H80i does start the fans at full RPM but that seems to be just at boot. It's cooling very well although I would like to know which way the coolant flows So I can orientate the rad to have the out flow at the bottom. There is an updated corsair link program and firmware but if it's running fine I dot recommend the upgrade. It does get quite loud after hammering some bf4 on ultra settings but I was all so playing ghost recon phantoms and with there default graphics settings it does not have a significant increase in loudness.

I would recommend filling the 2 spaces in the bottom of the case with 80mm fans to help cool the hard drives I will be doing this ASAP with some nice quite fans.

Again thanks for all the comments will keep you up to date with some new pictures once all the cables have been placed.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the windowed panel you bought, I've been looking into this case myself and came across that panel on the CM store. pretty sweet! +1