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RGB Skin Insanity

by LeFunny

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23 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.7GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1GHz

Description

For starters, this build is completely unnecessary for my uses today but I decided to make it anyway to future-proof my life as in a year or so I will be doing A great deal of digital work. At the current moment I use it for gaming and rendering school in the form of videos.

Basic rundown: I saw the current RGB trend going on and decided to jump on the hype train, but living in Australia poses some difficulties in doing this. Firstly, most of my parts are slightly overpriced and for my Aussie friends out there I recommend you look around every store as especially in Australia where part stocks are almost always low and prices fluctuate very often, and secondly, if you have access to a car, please actually drive down to stores as you can save a lot of money from the shipping prices posed by our so called couriers.

For any of you wondering "Gee LeFunny that's a lot of RGB how are the cables?" ,which you probably won't , but I'll tell you anyway. The cable management in the back of the case is atrocious as the side panel that hides all that spaghetti has very little headroom, so make sure you have LOTS cable ties handy.

Besides that the Rest is great, the front LED is flawless, but here is a piece of advice from ol' LeFunny, Do not plug in both of the RGB Plugs from the case IO, firstly it makes it have 3 colors only and secondly it gives off this terrible screech. Use the RGB extension that came with your motherboard to plug only one RGB Header, preferably the bottom one.

Enough talk, now onto the pictures, Oh and by the way don't mind the horrendous cable management as I did not have a cable hanger available at the time and you might see a little network card in there, I will no longer be using that as that was a 802.11n card that I swapped for the motherboard's 802.11ac. Oh! And one more thing, the Asus antenna for Wifi looks kinda Ugly so try to hide it away, and not do what I did.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great Cpu, you can't say otherwise; but the low stocks give it a premium feel, at the premium cost of up to 150 Aud, or 134 Usd over the MSRP . Besides that, its a great overclocker, as long as you get rid of that toothpaste they put on the heat spreader, if you want to void the warranty. I have not delidded and are not planning to any time soon.

CPU Cooler

Great cooler with simple installation, slap some HD120s on it and you are for the RGB races. It's keeping my CPU under 60 degrees when video rendering.

Thermal Compound

It's proven it can do some real work, it't a great compound, but I would reccomend others over it. It keeps a constant 62 degrees or lower during rendering tasks.

Motherboard

Amazing motherboard! The Rgb lights look better in person than in pictures trust me, and it's built in wifi is even better than some specialised WiFi Cards' ! It does come at a cost however, at the premium cost of 360+ Aud.

Memory

"You will never need 32 gigabytes under normal circumstances, it's plain overkill." O R S O T H E Y S A I D RGB RAM? Completely sensible in all quantities. No matter what.

Storage

Acts as a great boot drive, when you see all those great revies on "my windows booted in 1 second omg wow lol XD 1!!1! [gone wrong]" That does not do justice to how fast this thing is. Windows is no match for this drive, give it an actual challenge.

Mouse

Possibly the best mouse on the market, the included weights in this nice little case make the mouse costomizable and the Sniper button is better than the M65's because it is black and unlike the M65 you won't see the ugly scars that are made when the red paint gets scraped off, it is not painted. The sensor is great for customizability as it can go to all sesitivities all the way up to 12000.

Speakers

They are basic Speakers, no more context, I chose then for some basic Cinema capability as I will be mainly using my Void Headset. I give it a 5 star because logitech themselves told me it's a really basic set of speakers for when the rest of your Pc has eaten your country's economy.

Comments Sorted by:

dz9c92 5 points 3 months ago

Lol, Aorus Wallpaper...No Aorus hardware. Hehe, cool build +1

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Hehe, I picked it because its a cool RGB background, the artist definitely did a good job, if you find any asus ones similar to it, show me!

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

2 edgy 4 me

EnergeticTk 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

future-proof my life as in a year

This build will stay wayyy longer than a year. 5 years. Guaranteed, if you're willing to decrease your settings overtime.

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Forgot to put that comma, sorry grammar Nazi ;_;.

EnergeticTk 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Noproblem, have fun with your build man

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

all that's left is some cable management

ziggurat666 7 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

On the upside, there is so much RGB the sheer awesomeness blinds the cable managment Nazi's. Bravo and wonderful description and build. +1

kingawsume 1 point 3 months ago

One of the few times I actually liked a Unicorn Vomit build. +1.

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Lmao it's super uncoordinated.

sammy_k 1 point 3 months ago

Hows the Corsair Void treating you? as im in the market for one, Also how did you manage to get such a low price on it for being a Pro RGB version? JB HIFI are selling them for $170!!

Sweeet build though! +1

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

170????? Get then off another retailer, I've found them for 110aud off PLE computers and scorptec. Also the mic and audio quality is very crisp, it's a great headset and is comparable with higher end music specialised headphones. The microphone can be a bit distracting though. Also look on Amazon, prices are super low there, just do the Usd to Aud conversion, add the shipping cost, and you can save up to 50 dollars

sammy_k 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks Alot! Will take those into consideration! :)

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Never trust an edited comment.

Adnan_Patel 1 point 3 months ago

Why the 2 different SSDs?

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

1 is a boot and the other is a game drive although I will be using the M.2 for some games that I need to load fast.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 3 months ago

Jesus Christ my eyes! Soooooo bright!!! +1

Grimshaw 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

nice build was the 3000mhz ram stable? i am looking to get the same ram

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Very stable, but buy them asap or wait for prices to settle, prices are rising at unseen levels

Grimshaw 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you. I just bought it

EthanBoss 1 point 1 month ago

Does the monitor support g sync? How is the monitor in general. Sorry to bother just looking for a cheap 1440p 1ms monitor

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

It only supports freesync,I have not experienced screen tearing personally, if your aussie and live near sydney, go for the 31 inch variant at the same price,I got unlucky, but 32 inches covers a lot more space than Id be willing to give up