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Hey guys, another 7700k build. Got two of them back to back and this time the customer went with a gtx1080!

His last build was a Xeon x5690 and gtx980 and he just wanted to upgrade to something a little newer and ended up getting very new and is super stoked about it. Runs like a champ!

Case was a little difficult to work with because it is a DIYPC but it ended up working just fine. I had to take the front and top covers off to take the 200mm fan out and fit the H100i to the top because this case does "not" support water coolers up top originally. Fit just fine with plenty of room to spare surprisingly. One thing that kind of stunk about it was the exhaust fan has blue leds and not the RGB ones so just to make everything look decent and not all mismatchy I went in to the Aura program for the motherboard and changed the colors to match that fan. Fun fact! This motherboard can control STRIX graphics cards so as you can see the leds on the card are blue as well and you do not have to access a separate program to change those. The PSU was not modular D-: but I made it work of course... There were a ton of extra wires that I had to hide in one of the thousand HDD trays and some that I had to trim up a bit to give it that extra clean look.

End product looks great as expected! After getting Windows 10 Pro and supporting programs for overclocking and whatnot it boots up super quick and it has pretty much killed anything that I have thrown at it so far and the H100i keeps the CPU below 60C when being put through its paces at a slight OC @4.6 base clock!

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

The case looks a bit Storm-troopy, and matches the parts colorscheme well :) About the Aura, is it possible to turn it off completely inside the Aura software? I think of getting it, but only if I can turn it off easily :)

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes there are many different ways that you can configure them; you can turn them off, make them strobe, dance with music, show a static color, etc, etc... and depending on the hardware the MB can take control of the leds on that as well. And funny thing about the case, the black one is the storm trooper lol

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build mate!

I'm looking at buying the Asus Strix gtx1080 OC (O8G) like yours but have read a tonne of bad reviews about their fans and defecting. They're apparently very loud and either spin like crazy and at different speeds or not at all :/

Any news on how yours is going?

TIA :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey bud thanks for checking out my build!

As far as I know it is still good to go with no issues... It is the coolest card I've ever dealt with by far even on the hottest tunes.

Hope that helps!

Dave

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm probably going to grab the Ti version now if I find one cheap enough, doubtful here in Australia though lol

Cheers for replying! :)

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, no doubt. The DIYPC case was not my favorite but oh well... maybe next time!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I love the DIYPC Skyline and I don't think you went wrong with it. Love the colors. As for the PC as a whole some excellent part choices and cable management. +1 Great job

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome I appreciate it! I really enjoy clean builds and good cable management. I like the case too it's just a little hard to work with in my own opinion and that's only if you want to do a liquid cooler exhausting out of the top.