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This is my first time building a PC, and it was a success. The feeling building something from scratch is amazing. I was planning to do a white build and RGB because white absorbs light well.

CASE: Actually its the black S340 wrapped in white vinyl. In that time I wasn't able to find a white case in our country(Riyadh). I was deperate to build my rig coz all the parts are just sitting waiting for a home :D

PSU: Aerocool 700W has enough juice to power this rig. Not modular but it gets the job done. Just a little effort in cable management.

CPU: I chose the i7-6700k without doubts. I sometimes do some video editing and this proc will help a lot.

CPU cooler: I had a hard time deciding where to put the rad on this AIO. I wasn't expecting it to be so thick that there's no way to mount it in the front. So I decided to mount it at the back, but unfortunately, the IO shroud is now blocked :( Performance wise, this AIO does it's job pretty well. Idling at 27 degrees and reaches 60 on load.

MOBO: First time i saw this mobo and i fell in love. It will suit well in my white build. I was torn between the krait and this, but the IO shroud of the Z170A won me.

RAM: 16GB is fairly enough for gaming. But I'm planning to go for 64GB just for overkill. And it looks good filling all 4 RAM slots haha.

SSD: I went for samsung 750 evo because of aesthetics. It's just simply clean.

GPU: I was planning to get the Galax HOF 1080 but they don't sell it here in our country. And the Galax store is sold out. I wasn't able to find any sites selling the Galax HOF. So i decided to get the ASUS Strix, because of aesthetics and performance. It has by far the best cooling in all 1080s. idles at 40 and reaches 70 on full hd ultra settings. Performance wise, I have no words. Slap any game and it will run smoothly. I'm planning to paint it white and side mount it so just wait :D

LED lights: Im using an Ikea dioder. I'm planning to get the HUE soon.

More pics coming :D

thank you PC master race!

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The one downside to having the top fan as an intake will be the dust buildup. Either put a fan filter on it or flip it to an exhaust.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

General rule of thumb is anything below halfway is intake and above exhaust!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, just some people prefer to divert from conventional wisdom.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice mate. I'll keep that in mind :D

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! +1

p.s. Are you thinking of getting a higher res monitor soon to take full advantage of the 1080?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just going to ask that, the 1080 is a beast and your could probably max out a 1080p monitor with a $200 video card.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks mate. yes im planning to get a 4k curved monitor. not sure which one yet :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, I keep looking at getting an expensive cases like a Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV and such but then see these beautiful S340 builds and have to rethink! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate! S340 master race haha. You get a lot for the price. Cable management is a bliss! :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, this looks awesome!!! Strix 1080 is an obsolete beast! its what im thinking of Purchasing once i am allowed to spend the missus's money hahaha

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Im planning on building a gaming computer with this similar design and I'm wondering where I can get the lighting from, unless it's included In the case itself

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

NZXT hue is the best fit for this case. right now i'm just using an IKEA Dioder :D

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the cleanliness of it. I've considered the Strix, but I've heard horror stories about Asus' customer service so I'm leaning towards the EVGA ACX. Looks great though!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The trick with AIO is that you have to mount the fan in push configuration. I used Corsair H115i in the front and it fit perfectly. Push configuration means front of case->then fan sucking air in from outside and pushing cold fresh air through the rad->then radiator. The mounting process is tricky though. It took me roughly 50 minutes to route the long screw through screw holes on case, fans and finally radiator.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy the case?