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My old desktop (which somehow became my sister's K-drama machine) has been sucking up dust and dog hair for too long. The cpu rad is just absolutely disgusting but I can't just rip it out and burn it. 144hz on BF4 is also something I want to experience first hand but with a GTX 770 I can only manage 75fps at best. This PC on the other hand is a dream come true. This is my very first build assembled all by myself and I'm very proud that it actually runs stable. You can see my terrible paint job on the CPU rad which I have touched up with Wite-Out. I used permanent marker for the black NZXT logo.

It's a build inspired by the many S340 builds here on PCPartPicker. The vertical GPU is my favourite aspect of the build and I was simply blown away seeing how it was possible on Youtube. The part selection was mainly done here as well as on Logicalincrements. My keyboard and mouse are from my old days as a Razer fanboy which I might replace for more RGB. I originally purchased a Zowie XL2411p monitor but more reddit browsing got the better of me and so I had to try IPS. The washed out colours on the TN monitor had to go. RGB case fans were a no-brainer. I initally had 1 pair of DRAM but I got a second pair just of the asethetic. Most of the S340 builds here on PCPartPicker have two pairs but it's definitely overkill for my purposes.

I have yet to install LED strips behind my table so the second Hue+ is just sitting pretty.

I would have never imagined myself spending so much money on a PC last year but after spending so much money on headphones and my Mom actually telling me I needed a new rig for Uni... I broke... my poor wallet. : )

This PC is mainly for games so no surprises there. I will finally be able to play the games on Steam that have just been sitting there. It's about time I actually played BioShock Infinite.

Enjoy the Steam Summer Sale Lads, Alan

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Do they sell white krakens? Or did you paint? Awesome build though. Putting together mine in a month!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

They don't sell white krakens unfortunately. The white coat is made from PlastiDip which was tedious but well worth it. Good luck on your build man, it feels so great afterwards! RGB = Better Performance btw :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you buy the white coat , WHAT ITS PLASTIDIP , do you have the link or something,,, AND you PC its super awesome , good job , excelent

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon, Ace Hardware, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes. You can get PlastiDip at all those places

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

how are your cpu and gpu temps?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Unigine Heaven 4.0 (1440p, Ultra): Ambient: 22.5 C CPU: 49, 49, 41, 39, 54, 38, 52 C GPU: 68 C (Fans @60%)

2 runs of Cinebench @Stock 4.7ghz (1514 CB): CPU MAX: 78, 79, 76, 79, 73, 73 C

I always keep my fans at 60% when playing BF1 or Overwatch. It's right at the sweet spot for audibility. My ambient sound is 35 Decibels and when I put it to 60% it goes to 40 Decibels. I'm using a Tacklife mlm02 sound meter for this measurement.

Edit: Unigine CPU MAX: 59, 65, 59, 61, 58, 61

GPU is running at 2050mhz CORE (+59), 5969mhz MEM (+464).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a sexy rig, building mine in about a month just waiting on all the parts to come in. Also what wallpapers are those they look great ! And links ?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wallpaper: https://www.reddit.com/r/wallpapers/comments/7f3mgz/small_memory_by_mikael_gustafsson_1440p/.

Good Luck on the build! I sourced all my parts from Amazon but the case came a week after everything else. Not sure what other links you're referring to. I'm only using one monitor. Do you want links to the parts?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i was just asking for a link to the wallpaper is all :D thank you very much. but thats great to know, that your system is working in great condition. how are your temps doing is everything ok so far ? i know that the 8700k runs hot and just wanted to know what to expect seeing as all have left to buy is the gpu and storage.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I just found out that NZXT CAM regulates fan speeds on the rad overriding the bios. I can maintain temps below 60 for the cpu and gpu according to the CAM software. If you're wondering about overclocking, I have yet to find a stable overclock for 5ghz, I disabled sleep states and intel speedstep but I still end up getting CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT bsod.

EDIT: I'm going to try overclocking again. According to my motherboards QVL, only two RAM sticks are stable.

https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z370%20Taichi/#Memory

On second thought, I don't want to trade off RGB for the 1-3fps increase I would get with 5ghz. I don't really need 5ghz for video editing or a 1630 CineBench score either.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for the information. im not looking to really overclock to 5ghz cause lets be real here.... its not really needed hahaha. But you did answer my question so thank you for that because i am getting a 1440p monitor and i wanted to see how the cpu handled games. and im happy so thank you for that :D

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

(I added a few more pictures showing temps.)

I don't think I fully answered your question so here are some actual numbers:

Temperatures:

CPU @ 4.7ghz | GPU @ 2050mhz CORE (+59), 5969mhz MEM (+464)

BF1 (1440p, Custom):

CPU AVG: 46 C

GPU AVG: 50 C

Unigine Heaven 4.0 (1440p, Ultra): Ambient: 22.5 C

CPU: 49, 49, 41, 39, 54, 38, 52 C

CPU MAX: 59, 65, 59, 61, 58, 61

GPU: 68 C (Fans @ 60%)

2 runs of Cinebench @ Stock 4.7ghz (1514 CB):

CPU MAX: 78, 79, 76, 79, 73, 73 C

3 runs of IntelBurnTest:

CPU: Temps Hovering high-70s to mid-80s

CPU MAX: 97, 95, 97, 98, 99, 95

Noise: Ambient @ 34.5dB

GPU fans @ 60% playing BF1: 40dB

CPU fans @ MAX running IntelBurnTest: 46dB

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Where’d u get the sleeved cables

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

CableMod Pro Custom Cables (White): https://www.amazon.com/CableMod-PRO-ModMesh-Cable-White/dp/B0799BPDLQ/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8.

Very great product. I got a bad Sata cable with a frayed strand but it was usable with electrician's tape. I will post back if I ever get a system failure.

CableMod AIO Sleeving Kit: https://www.amazon.com/CABLEMOD-SLEEVING-KRAKEN-CORSAIR-HYBRID/dp/B073RYVGC1/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8.

The strands fray at the end and are a little short. Worthwhile purchase though, it looks great from far away. Too bad my phone camera sucks at capturing how it looks in person.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, would you tell me what kind of lightning did you use inside the case?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very late but all the lights are from the NZXT Hue+.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Your graphics card set up looks awesome I'm wanting to do the same with mine. How did you manage to secure the GPU upright like that?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I used Cooler Master's vertical GPU mount kit. It works but it's not aesthetically pleasing. I might cut out the chunk covering my black hue+. Getting a custom backpanel might be more worth it.

link: https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Accessory-MasterBox-MasterCase/dp/B071P862G1

alternative: https://www.overclock.net/forum/15-case-mods/1628037-custom-vertical-gpu-mount-lian-li-pc-o11.html

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

To change the color of your fans and your cpu, do you have to use the hue+? Or can you change both in the software without the hue+. I'm new to all of this. Does the hue+ control all of your rgb parts also?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey buddy, love the build by the way. Quick question, why do you have two HUE controllers?

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