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This was my second build, my first build was 7 years old and I decided it was time for a new rig. I went a little overboard on my initial budget but oh well, I am proud of how it all turned out.

The case is a dream to build in, cable management was a breeze too. I dabbled with a little overclocking and I got the CPU stable at 5.0 GHz @ 1.29v with great temperatures. I was able to get 5.1 GHz but I had to increase voltage up to 1.34v and I just didn't feel that extra 0.1 GHz of performance was worth the temperature increase that resulted so I went back to 5.0. The GPU i feel didn't do as well, I was only able to get +145 MHz on core and +700 MHz on memory and I was hoping for slightly more on the core. This AIO cooled GPU doesn't even flinch on temps and it's purely down to the voltage cap that limited me.

I love gigabyte hardware and I can deal with their motherboard bios, but I can confirm with the rest of the reviews that their software is garbage and I couldn't get RGB Fusion uninstalled fast enough.

Overall I am happy with how the build turned out, I love this case and the temperatures are awesome with the combo AIO Coolers while also running very quietly.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like Your Z390 Master and RTX 2080Ti from Gigabyte? Would you recommend Gigabyte ?

Also great build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as hardware goes i think they make great parts, but their software is garbage like their RGB control software RGB Fusion 2.0 for example.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

How cool is your PC, incredible. BTW, thanks for showing the AIO DP Castle 360EX, I think it's the first time I see the box and at the same time installed on a personal PC, it looks incredible and although I have already bought (but not installed a Corsair H150i) I definitely go to throw a tooth when it is for $120-130.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! How is G-sync working for you with these two Aorus monitors? And what's your review for these two monitors?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

smexshy

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If i had the money for that GPU and for that Case,that is what i would have done. Nice Job

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I just bought the same monitor. The only thing I would recommend is checking hardware sites for the PSU as I don't see it on the PSU Master Tier list, and I never heard of that company before. The PSU is absolutely the last place you want to skimp on.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I was worried about that too but did some reading and it's just Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850w guts in a Phanteks housing with the added capabilities to daisy chain multiple PSUs.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

OK awesome.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. You did a great job.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that you said you got rid of RGB Fusion... can I ask what you are using instead to control all of the RGB functions on your various components? I have basically an identical build to yours (Case, GPU, MOBO and will likely be picking up those fans) except I am getting a G.Skill Trident Z 64GB set instead. I saw that while RGB Fusion CAN control the color of the RAM, it can't really do anything about special animations, which sucks, and I need more than 16GB for work. And I also know and hear that RGB Fusion is no good, so if you were able to get all of those working with different software, I really would like to know what it is that you ended up doing after removing RGB Fusion!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok i will try to explain the frustrations I had with RGB Fusion and my not so great but still got the results i wanted work around. Originally I had my case lights, rear exhaust Halos light, and the Castle AIO all chained together and plugged into a ARGB pin on the motherboard. When i would boot up the PC the memory and gpu would go into a default rgb color wave cycle and all other lights went to Gigabyte's default orange color. Once RGB Fusion was installed and started up I was able to set the ARGB pin i was using to do a rgb color cycle wave, the gpu had decent options but nothing that looked as good as the default one when booted up, the memory had even less options that all looked terrible even though the default one existed and is what i wanted, but once I started RGB Fusion it went away and wasn't accessible anymore. The motherboard also has a couple lights around it that had simple options but nothing special. So my biggest annoyance was the memory rgb and even though it was gigabyte's own memory the options for it in RGB Fusion were terrible even though it's default state outside of Fusion is what i wanted.

So what I ended up doing was setting all the motherboard lights to blue and then uninstalled RGB Fusion, and what it let happen was it kept the motherboard lights stuck on blue and the gpu and memory rgb do their default rgb color wave. Then by unplugging the argb pin my case's light controller was able to control the case lights, Halos exhaust fan, and Castle AIO and it had a rgb wave setting.

In the future I will probably get sick of the rgb color wave and probably just set everything to blue or white and at that point I will have to reinstall RGB Fusion and set everything to the color I want, but if you want everything to do the fancy RGB color cycle wave then RGB Fusion makes it a pain in the butt.

I hope that helps.

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the monitor performing so far ? not much reviews on them, would you recommend them?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question. I want to use those monitors for my setup, but do they lift, up and down? If so, do they lift very far?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they have a huge range of motion including height adjustment. At the lowest height adjustment the bottom edge of the screen is about 2.75" from the desk, and at maximum extension it's about 7.63". So you get around 4.88" total height adjustment range.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a question. I just made a second build almost similar to yours except I have the aorus Z390 ultra. How did you manage to get the power button working on the case? I tried connecting the power sw to the motherboard front panel pins but that doesn’t seem to work. So I gotta jump start it to turn it on. Maybe I’m just an idiot lol.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I plugged the 2-pin Power SW cable into the Power Switch (PW+ & PW-) pins on the F_Panel header. They are the 3rd and 4th pins from top left, top row. There is a diagram on Page 21 of your motherboards user manual for reference.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that’s strange because I had it on those pins and the case never powered on. I’ll try it again later thanks

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I know its nothing to do with the build. Though it looks a fine machine. How have yo found your IPS monitor? Having a lot of issues trying to choose a monitor xD

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good, haven't had any issues or found anything bad to say about them yet.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the AIO? Thinking about purchasing it but can't find enough reviews. Nice build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

So far I can't find a single complaint about it. Pump is set to always run at max and is very quiet while fans are set to a temp curve and they hardly need to spin up very fast to maintain 65 C under test loads and gaming. So in all, the 360 version can easily cool a OC'd i9-9900K.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about your monitors? Would you recommend them? Is there any burn-in or other problems? Can it be set to 4K?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Dope build and great desktop wallpaper. Would love if you could share it :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build bro, enjoy it!!??