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RGB Skin Insanity

by LeFunny

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31 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 8, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.9GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

76.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.00GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

62.0° C

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, or rather complex 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.

Woah see how 2 paragraphz has just dissapeared, no you didn't, but to anyone new to my build, my old case is The Aerocool P7-C1, a great case, with good airflow and aesthetics, but it has many flaws, such as no rubber grommets, what I would call sub-par construction for this price, and a lot of plastic, among the complete mess that was cable managenent in a populated system, I'll leave pictures up for a before and after comparison, I'll post pictures soon. The reason I'm replacing it is because one of the feet when relocating the case LITERALLY, Broke off, so the P7-C0, while still a sub par case, would've been more optimal, so the new contender is the Fractal design Define R6, and boy do you get what you pay for, the glass won't fall during removal, it's a lot thinner, and the case has everything the P7-C0 lacks, except for airflow to the same extent but is still good, and more.

The define R6 as said by hardwarecanucks Dimitry himself, "This is the case of the year", or at least in 2017, it's a dream to work in, has solid construction, plenty of cable management space, Semi modular components, Visit Hardwarecanucks review on the case to truly appreciate it, and is filled to the brim with watercooling support, I mean, there's a damn filler port on the case! Filler port! Who looks for this kind of s in a case? Besides the amazeballsness of this case its also flat in the top so I can put my new "Toy" on the case for some cool looking sci-fi, lightining ball s, fk it i don't know Cable management is significantly better than last time and AURA is no longer fking with my sanity. Enjoy Also you may see a fabled relic of the 2011 era near my setup, thats a fun X58 experiment I'm doing after building a friend a workstation, stay on high alert in a month, I'm planning to give the old Xeon some new life.

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.

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dz9c92 5 points 9 months ago

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

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 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 2 points 7 months ago

2 edgy 4 me

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Here are a few:

STRIX

ROG

EnergeticTk 1 Build 3 points 9 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 2 points 9 months ago

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

EnergeticTk 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Noproblem, have fun with your build man

ziggurat666 7 Builds 3 points 9 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

mlach 4 Builds 3 points 9 months ago

all that's left is some cable management

kingawsume 2 points 9 months ago

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

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Lmao it's super uncoordinated.

sammy_k 1 point 9 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 3 points 9 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 9 months ago

Thanks Alot! Will take those into consideration! :)

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Never trust an edited comment.

Adnan_Patel 1 point 9 months ago

Why the 2 different SSDs?

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 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 9 months ago

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

Grimshaw 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

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

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 7 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 7 months ago

Thank you. I just bought it

EthanBoss 1 point 7 months 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 7 months 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

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Sorry for the late response, no, it only supports Freesync, and the only reason I bought it is so I can later on use a 32 inch curved gsync one I was getting as a gift from a friend as in exchange for his "Dream from 2011" system, which has 2 X5690s and 64GBs of ram.

benjgillett1 1 point 5 months ago

I am thinking of getting the same monitor, how does it perform?

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

It performs really well! And the Included remote, instead of having a sensible Software option to change brightness, gamma,contrast all that, helps with keeping itself on the floor due to the very edgy look that no one will want on their table

Jaxs23 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

any problems fitting the x52 ? I heard a lot of complaints with Z370 motherboards and 32GB of RAM since the x52 blocks the first slot.

LeFunny submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

What??? It doesnt even reach it! Must be idiots mounting it in the wrong way!

Jaxs23 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

thank you ! My fault, the build I saw was a Z270 Motherboard.

Kr0fcheck 1 Build 1 point 10 days ago

Great build! How's the monitor performing? Worth the buy?