Description

Its been five years since I built my last computer and it had been constantly plaguing me with issues for the past year, including a GPU replacement. So after shopping and planning for a while, I finally decided to build my new computer.

I went more for aesthetics this build since I had a bit of extra money to splurge. I really liked the design of NZXT's products so the case, CPU cooler, and RGB fans were sourced from them. For the graphics card, Gigabyte's Aorus design was, to me, the most visually pleasing graphics card design currently out there, and I also went ahead and got a matching motherboard from them. Then for the RAM I went with two sticks from Corsair and also got their filler sticks to complete the look. And of course, I had to get the vertical GPU mount to show off the graphics card.

Issues

  • Had a clearance issue with the top 120mm fan and 4-pin CPU power. I just snipped off the clips on the plugs and it was fine after.

  • Gigabyte's Aorus cards look awesome, but the controller software, RGB Fusion and Aorus Graphics Engine, are absolutely terrible in its current state. It has some sort of compatibility issue with Nvidia drivers, causes my computer to lag, and won't let me control the RGB on the graphics card. I had to find a workaround to get the RGB lighting to work on the card by using an older version of RGB Fusion, set the colors. Then used MSI afterburner to set the fan curve so the fans would be on all the time so I can look at the pretty lights. It's a shame that such a pretty card has such garbage software. See edit below.

Issues aside, I had a lot of fun putting together my new computer and am very pleased with it.

Edit

Turns out my graphics card died the second day I used it and had to RMA for a replacement. Explains some of the issues I had with the RGB Fusion. It works fine now, just have to make sure you get the right version of the Aorus Engine and download the RGB fusion through the program to sync up properly. Whatever.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

what's your favorite color?

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

I dunno. probably not green

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

jokes aside, it's a screamin' build. well done!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume that Dell monitor is G-sync compatible, are you playing at 120 hz or something ?

Uncertain about which monitor is worth it based on reviews.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for late reply. It's not listed as G-sync compatible, but I haven't had any issues with screen tearing. And yes my monitor is set to 144 hz. It is a Freesync monitor though if you're getting a Radeon card.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

cant you use the fans that comes with the nzxt elite case to put on the back?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The only fans included are the two RGB 140mm preinstalled on the front side. The top does support 140mm if there are no clearance issues with the motherboard, but the back only supports a 120mm. Even if they do include back and/or top fans in later iterations, I doubt they would be RGB.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It was a good choice to get a separate vertical mounting kit for the GPU instead of the put literally inches away from the glass.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

amazing theme continuance, deadly build that! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a few questions about the case and the aio you got. I'm planning to do a build with this case and with the kraken x62 rev 2 aio also but I have a concern. I want to remove the stock fans on the aio and put the rgb fans that come pre-installed on the h510 elite. From what I can see from the pictures you replaced them as well? Was it a hard process or was it simply just removing the stock fans from the aio and put on the nzxt rgb fans. What size mm do the fans have to be to fit the radiator? Here is my part list for the build i'm planning to complete by the end of this month. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/evns/saved/6YvGcf

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock fans do not come assembled onto the radiator. It is simply mounting the radiator to the removable plate that the preinstalled RGB fans are on. I think I used the long screws through RGB fan -> mounting plate -> radiator. Oh, and the x62 radiator fits 140mm fans, which are the front ones.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

does the case include a pcie riser? I saw the vertical pcie slots and now im curious

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

No it doesn't. The pcie riser is included in the cablemod vertical bracket to mount the gpu vertically (near bottom of parts list).

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build! I love the green! Does mounting the graphics card vertically take up all the slots? I was looking into mounting my card this way in my new build but I also want to install an elgato capture card inside.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And to answer your question: unfortunately, yes. The vertical bracket will cover all the slots so you will not be able to mount your capture card normally. I have a possible solution, however, that there is some space (depending on your case) behind and underneath the vertical graphics card that you could get another riser cable and with some creativity squeeze it behind, underneath, or elsewhere in the case. You'll have to route the cable either through the opening on the top of the vertical bracket or through another opening in your case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How is the graphics card performance since purchase ? Is it stable and do you play on daily basis ?

Thanks,

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

After I got the replacement card and figured out the Aorus engine it has been running smoothly. I play almost every day with no issues.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This PC is awesome I do have one question about where you got your graphics card? I'm looking for the 2070 super version but everywhere i look it is out of stock or jacked up to a ridiculous amount. Also how are all your fans connected are they all on the included smart device or are you using a separate hub?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

My graphics card was from Newegg. I also originally wanted to get the 2070 super version instead of 2080, but I had issues with finding a reasonable seller at the time. I assume everyone is still trying to get rid of their non-super cards cuz Nvidia was being dumb. Great cards, bad marketing. I just looked on amazon and it looks like they'll have some in stock again soon if you're in the US, but its the same price as a regular 2080 so just get that or a plain Gigabyte or EVGA 2070 super if you want to save ~$150. Also Black Friday/Cyber Monday just happened so stock might just be low at the moment.

RGB fans and lighting strips are all connected to the included NZXT hub that came with the case. Thank god for daisy chaining.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks and one more thing were there cables that came with the case for daisy chaining or were they bought separately?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The fans come with the cables necessary. You daisy chain the fans together that then connect with a single cable to the hub.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thanks for answering my questions and again sick build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build, I'm looking to do a very similar build but one exception being going with the Corsair H100i Pro RGB vs the Kraken x62 (availability being the only reason). One of the things that drew me to the 510 Elite was the look of the front glass with the RGB fans.

Anyways, most of the AIO coolers come with SP style fans for better cooling, I see in your build you've used the fans they included with the case for the radiator, have you had any issues with cooling? Any idea what your temps are?

Again, great looking build, I love the green.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I haven't had any issues with cooling, but I also haven't been overclocking either. Highest I've seen is around 80C on GPU after a long session of gaming. I haven't seen the CPU even hit 50C in any circumstances yet so no issues for temps there.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

So did you just dasiy chain all four fans together or front 2 then back 2?

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

I think I did the two front and two back.

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