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!