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Back Pain

by The_420_Dark_God

Description

Build I did for a friend of mine as he wanted to start streaming games and wanted to upgrade from an old i5 6500.

We reused the 1080 and the Seagate HDD from his old computer.

6 hours later, and after many stupid mistakes (I tried for 30 minutes trying to screw into the PSU grill) and horrible manuals we did it

Warning, Cable management is really ****

Part Reviews

CPU

Runs like a champ, saw no use for the x model and just starting to overclock the knickers off it

CPU Cooler

Pros: It does the job mechanically

Cons: Although the connector physically works with the aRGB header, Its the only CM product I've seen that needs the controller for it to work. I like seeing the cooler turn orange when the build turns white.

The Tubes are very short and stiff, had to mount to the top of the case rather than perpendicularly to the motherboard like we originally planned

Also, the black logo plate doesn't want to clip onto the pump

Motherboard

Nice motherboard, great features

Just the location of the RGB header annoys me (as I using an Cooler with Addressable RGB)

Memory

Nice RGB, Is about 1 second behind it comes to RGB sync, But I'll draw that up to the Beta support

Storage

Its an Sata SSD, It does the job

Video Card

Card's Cool

HOLY **** THE SAG MAN

Keyboard

Fancy metal and Fancier RGB

Mouse

The only Razer product that doesn't break

Comments Sorted by:

gekicherbeeren 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I use that same case, I always take the glass off before moving it. Even with just one side on it increases the weight greatly. It is a big plus that all the glass parts come off pretty easily. Other than the weight, I love it.

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Agreed. Its a nice looking case.

Manula.Pabasara 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Nice build but cable management is horrible and could use some work.

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Oh definitely, sadly I had to leave before we got to doing the cable management

bagpipes 1 point 6 months ago

What voltage is on that cpu

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

1.395

bagpipes 1 point 6 months ago

Sheesh. That’s a lot

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 6 months ago

Its still relatively safe

xucolite 1 point 5 months ago

Is cable management better now?

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

Barely, this case really doesn't like cables

Jhoung 1 point 28 days ago

Did you do the OC on the bios? Are you really at 4.3ghz at 1.395v? I have the same mobo and r7 2700 and couldnt get it stable. Any hints or help would be great for over clocking!

The_420_Dark_God submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

I did it via Ryzen Master, as I hate working with ASUS's bios

Its all luck man, If you don't mind a slightly shorter lifespan, you could try setting the voltage to 1.4, maybe even 1.45 and see if it works.