Description

I wanted to create a fast, quiet, easy on the eyes build with no platter drives. The R6 was a dream. Everything is perfect inside of it.

June Update: With the release of the 970s I added a 1tb 970 Evo. I did some CrystalDisk tests and it is about the same as my Pro. I would recommend getting the 970 series and not even messing with the 960s anymore.

July Update. (added more pictures). I was doing some temperature checking and it seemed to run really hot. I searched around and found people saying "as long as its below 80c, you are fine". The problem was it would get up to 80 every now and then. I think the Kraken x52 could not handle the heat. So I upgraded to the new Kraken x72 AIO. The install was a breeze. I just left all the cables and plugged in the new one and added a fan. I had to take out the top tray so the top of the radiator could fit, but then it was just fine.

CPU Temperatures stay in the 50c's now.

I have the RGBs on slow pulse, here is a video: https://imgur.com/orH2BUb

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

1080 it?

  • 15 months ago
  • 4 points

I've always wanted a 1080 it.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

:(

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures of the inside?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Done, just added some more. I just upgraded the AIO. The Kraken x52 couldn't handle the heat, so I went with the x72, which keeps it much cooler.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget exhaust fans for the heat from the AIO and the GPU. 2 fans at the rear, one on the rear and one on the top at the very rear.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

why the 7900x for gaming?

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Because it has the IPC of skylake, can clock very high, and has cores for days. People say it's not a gaming chip, and that's true, but it's a multitasking monster and plays games better than anything AMD has to offer, so why not?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen and Intel differences are actually quite minor, almost unnoticeable in game. Just my two cents.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

fair enough :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I would've used the almost $1,000 you could've saved on the cpu and ram going with just 16gb and an 8700k toward a second 1440p monitor and a dual arm. It is your money though lol.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I already have 2 NEC Multisync's I use for work/color stuff. They are 100% srgb, auto dimming, auto temperature, color correcting.They were $1500 each. This is a nice monitor though, and its very light.. much lighter than I expected. I don't want any more gaming monitors, BUT that being said these really big curved monitors look nice and I'm thinking about getting one.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

As an enthusiast build I say great job! Cool aesthetics and you basically threw money at it and spared no expense, which a lot of high end enthusiast builds are just that, top of the line everything. As a gaming rig it is way overkill for pretty much any game on the market today and in the foreseeable future. I see this kind of a build and it screams video editing rig to me, more so than gaming or just gaming at any rate. Definitely would have liked to see a few more pictures of the rig. Also your monitor setup sends my OCD into overdrive, but if it works for you that is all that matters.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. The monitor to the far left is another computer. I actually don't use it much, but if I do use it its for reading and the orientation is so it fits on the desk.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man. I love the RAM. Nothing like x-mas lights in the office year round!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Can you control the RAM RGB from your motherboard or do you have to use G Skill's software?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

G.Skill's software is the only way to control the RAM RGB that I know of. I had to go into the motherboard and flip a switch, but then it worked fine.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you still fit the bottom HDD cage with the 360mm cooler? Looking to switch to this case. Nice build!