Description

I created this machine for Architectural Rendering as well as Gaming and as my primary computer to centralize all my files and whatnot. I wanted a fully RGB build because I love aesthetics (Hence why I am studying Architecture) and I find RGB's to be useful as it allows me to switch up my PC colour scheme and also let others in the house know not to touch or turn off my computer (Pure Blue front fans mean don't tough it if I am away from my room).

I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you.

Problems and things I would change looking back:

  • As beautiful as the MSI motherboard is (And good for overclocking), there are only 7 available colours and I can't have it flow in full RGB. Very dissapointing that they didn't let this be a feature for some odd reason.

  • RGB Control over the front fans is terrible. No software to set custom colours and I generally have to keep the build to a certain theme based off these lights.

  • My computer is extremely unstable when I turn on XMP. I dont know why but the 3000Mhz ram is wasted at 2166Mhz.

  • Due to their **** software, one of my RAM sticks stopped lighting up and the app broke the lighting and I have to RMA one of my ram sticks. G.skill's software is just overall terrible and I recommend just using aura sync.

  • The whites between different RGB components don't match (the GPU is a stupid light purple colour for white for some reason).

TL;DR: Make sure you check reviews for your potential RGB products as often the RGB software is written by 5 year olds.

Bonus video of my setup! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7MoNyoQwcI (I have since changed the desktop layout which is another video on my channel).

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Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I almost have the same rig and I fully understand the issues you talk about considering the RGB

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks great.

Thumbs up

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build, really nice setup

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats mouthwatering build!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it bro. Came out so great! I actually really like the corsair fans outside and yhe nzxt fans inside. Those new ring corsairs look awesome too though.

Hope ur enjoying it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks Insane! Great Job!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

views screenshots HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII-

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Aesthetics much? Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! What mouse is that?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Its a Cyborg (Saitek? Madcatz? ...Idk) R.A.T 7. I have had this mouse for 6 years and its still going strong :) Seriously wish there was a colour neutral, RGB version of the mouse but alas.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks pretty sweet man. I'm looking for a new wireless mouse with RGB so it caught my eye. I think the newer RAT 9 is pretty expensive though. Grats on a great system!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

beautiful build, could you kindly, friendly pleasantly send me the link to wallpaper? thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and sure thing! The city one or the Darth Vader one?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Your welcome, kindly both sir

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

About the RGB issue, I have heard that the reason why G.Skill RAM lighting issues on MSI boards is because MSI is running Mystic Light and Trident Z RGB is built to most properly run Aura Sync. I think that this look pretty good. I did notice that Optane sticker on the side of the case. If you are running Optane, how is it? I am wondering because I sort of want to use some of it instead of spending a good amount of money on an SSD and just boost my 3TB drive. How has it been performing for your PC?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I originally did not have enough money to buy an SSD so i brought an optane module. I found it a pain to use and never properly got it set up. My secondary intention was to use it as a cache drive for my 8TB hard drive but the optane software wouldn't allow it. I eventually decided to format it as a 16GB storage module and then used some Caching software to make it a cache for my Hard drive. It seems to be working very well although the 8TB hard drive can write at almost SSD speeds.

Are you saying mystic light is the problem? I tried it on a different computer and it still didn't light up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe so; since your board is an MSI one and G.Skill is designed to do it's RGB pattern configuration with Asus Aura, Mystic Light would be the problem here. I did hear that they were trying to fix that issue in some sort of update, but even if they did, it is very likely that there are still issues. Thank you for the information by the way. (So would you recommend for me to go on the Optane route since it works pretty well, or would you say that an SSD would be a better idea?)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It really depends on your budget and patience. Optane was cheap but a lot harder to set up than first anticipated, involving random software and drivers, windows updates and mobo updates to work. I may have just had a bad run with it but if you have the budget for it, go for an SSD. Also in terms of all the no latency Xpoint stuff... I didn't really notice any performance increase from it so I wouldn't use it as any sort of decent reason for buying.

I currently use the Optane as a cache drive for my HDD (Optane doesnt work that way though so I wiped it and turned it into a flash disk). I then used caching software to make it a cool little cache for my HDD. Theoretically the same result could be accomplished by making a separate partition on your SSD and then using that new Partition as a cache 'drive'.

I would however recommend setting up a cache for your hard drive which can help speed it up, especially if you want tons of games installed like me.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Like I said. Get an SSD and just make a small 16 to 32 gb partition on it for caching. Only get optane if you really don't have the money for an SSD (and expect pain trying to set it up).

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom cables would have came in clutch here. The fans bug me a little, with the rgb corsair fans and then nzxt. But otherwise this is a very nice build, I like the case, part choices are flawless.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I still intend to get some nice white cables in the build to accent everything, unfortunately I do not have the funds (just yet) to buy the cables so they are just the standard ones for now.

The Corsair fans came with the case and look good form the outside but the soft diffused light of the Corsair fans wouldn't have matched the hard, more angular lights of the interior so I thought the Aer RGB would work well inside.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Understandable, i'm a person who values continuity so little things like that can get under my skin.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This could be featured, if you get higher quality pictures

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my proper camera I could use to take some better photos, or I could just do some photo editing improvements.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Either way, amazing build, your whole setup is just awesome. Congrats on your dream build, +1!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about the RGB issues, but hows the CPU cooler, as far as RGB customization/control?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

When I first got it, NZXT and CAM were horrible and constantly crashed and behaved weird. They seem to have significantly improved their software though and have some great customisable options. Right now I would say CAM is the best lighting software out of the 3 I use (CAM/Mystic light/Aura Sync) and would totally vouch for them lighting wise.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What Power Supply, in one photo they like like ketchup and mustard colored cables.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is from my old build and I kept it to save money. Its actually Black and Yellow and not Ketchup and Mustard haha. It is some Cooler master 700w PSU and seems to be working fine. I havent had any problems with it with my old build or new build but If I get a litttle extra money (After a RAM upgrade) I might buy a new one but I was also thinking of just getting some pretty cable extenders in White or Black as the current cables detract form the whole look of the PC. Which colour do you think will work better?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a nice looking build but hot damn those bright *** blue LEDs so dangerous

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remove one of the radiator fans? How is that working for you?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Its been working great actually :) Helps cool down the important top half of my pc nicely.

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! In retrospect I see why people chose the Asus boards in most 'full RGB builds' Over the MSI one. It bugs me that the MSI board is the prettiest for the price range (The best looking one IMO) and great for ease of overclocking but it really falls short on the lighting software side of things. It only has 7 colours (abeit each combination will match any system lighting setup I have) and won't do a pretty colour spectrum effect. The most annoying part of this is the fact that it has the capability to do this, they just didn't want to/were too lazy to code in full RGB colours.

My main points against the MSI graphics card is my desire to have a colour neutral build and also aesthetics. Also I heard good things from the Strix 1080 so I went with that as it had the best function to aesthetic ratio. Personally I didn't like the design of the Corsair RGB RAM. I do however like the 'Night Hawk RGB' RAM but I think it has equal or worse software compared to G.skill.

I probably wont upgrade for a while after this (Unless I get a ton of money somehow) and I am very happy with the system in pretty much every other way. Game performance, overclocking, aesthetics, Speed and general use, rendering times, you name it.

Also last question, since you work at a PC store, do you know of any way of making the front LED's change to whatever colour I want? I know a little bit of soldering/electrical engineering so I was thinking of possibly modding the 3pin RGB fan headers into a single 4pin 'LED Strip' and then plugging the 4pin into either the Mobo or GPU and using software to change the effects to whatever I want. Would this be possible?

Thanks for reading and thanks for your original in-depth response!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I need help too (raise hand emoji cuz I can't cut and paste for some reason)

I realize the MSI GSkill combo ends in disaster, but say I disable the RGB on the MSI Mobo (I want an MSI Gaming M6 AC and there's an option in the power saving section of the bios) . Would this cause the same RGB compatibility issues for the RAM? All other RGB in my system is run on Asus Aura.

I can't seem to find an answer anywhere :/

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

The MSI boards aren't terrible for compatibility. Its just not as good as it should be. As long as my computer is on and I set up the lighting it will stay the correct colour. It just has the chance of resetting if my computer loses power or I force shut down by holding the power button. (Also on hibernate on some rare occasions).

Your choice though. Not sure if I can answer your question.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice. The fan had 2 headers on it (one for fan power and the other for rgb) but yes in retrospect I think I meant to say 4pin. If i connect the corrosponding wires between the fans correctly I can't see a problem that could occur (assuming all wires were correct). Glad you like helping people its a great trait to have!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

You are a good person lol

Well done!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

So say I got the G.Skill Trident Z. Would I need an Asus motherboard, or could I just use the basic MSI one in order to take advantage of Asus Aura? Thanks!

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