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I've been saving and planning this system for over two years now. Had to change it several times over the past dozen months to accommodate new parts and what not that have come out. Finally this year I got around to buying everything and building my first PC! I couldn't be happier. The Strix 1080 is a monster for 1440p gaming, and I love being able to play eSports games like Rocket League and Overwatch at ridiculous framerates on the PG279Q's 165hz display. I managed to get the 7700k to 5.0Ghz stable with 1.325V on the Vcore. The 1080 is overclocked at 1935Mhz and will boost up to 2050Mhz but will settle in at 2038Mhz after about an hour or so. Not much over the stock OC profile, but hey i'll take the extra 100hz or so. Unfortunately, the Kraken x62 has to stay sideways because of clearance issues with the G.Skill ram, but I don't mind too much. Noticed the thermal compound wasn't super great on the Kraken, so bought some of the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut and got about a 6-7 degree improvement! Well worth every penny, and I hope to get many years of happiness out of this beast!

(Note: I hand built the desk out of an IKEA countertop, shelves, and various brackets and legs. The empty space on the right side is for when the bae finishes their PC too!)

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Inb4 Jipster comments on the Manta.

Nice build. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

1 day after you hahaha

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

That desk is gonna look awesome with 2 rigs. I'm hoping to see the follow up to this build when the other rig is finished.

Nice work!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! You'll be sure to see it on here. I've already got the other list parted out!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Sleepyshibe, AWESOME build! I'm building one almost identical myself.

I was wondering how did you connected the front usb 3.0 Manta ports to the MoBo as it has only one USB 3.0 Header. I assume you used that one to power the HUE+ with the adapter provided by asus to convert a 3.0 to a 2.0 header...

Thanks for the help !

Andre

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Andre!

I actually cheated a bit with the HUE+ and the Kraken x62. I ran regular MicroB and MiniB connectors from the HUE+ and X62 out the front of the case, underneath, and then into the BACK of the motherboard. This way i was able to connect both of them and keep my USB 3.0 connector for the front panel! I'll add some pictures to the post so you can see. Everything still interfaces just fine! The nice thing too is the feet are U shaped, so you can run cables through them. Also, the layout of the case makes it easy to hide the cables, I had them ran like this in the pictures above and you cant see them at all. Only thing that stinks is it takes up two of my USB 2.0 type A ports on the back but oh well. It would be nice if NZXT would provide an internal USB hub or something to make connecting these things easier, especially in mITX motherboards because you usually only have 1-2 ports max.

Good luck with your build! Hope to see it on here.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey ! Thanks for the help... for now I am doing the same as you...

I was wondering... I Could order:

  • 20 pin Female to USB 2.0 Male adapter.
  • NZXT USB Hub.
  • USB 2.0 Female to a 3.0 Male adapter.

With that I will be able to connect everything to the single USB 3.0 Header on the motherboard BUT the front USB ports will now be 2.0 instead of 3.0... not sure if its a good deal...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that would be a bad idea at all actually! It just depends on if you plan to use a lot of USB 3.0 enabled products. This motherboard in particular only has two on the back, and an additional USB 3.1 Type A and Type C port that's backwards compatibile. If you do plan on using this motherboard, you could also attempt to find a USB 3.1 header to USB 3.0 converter and then that way you wouldn't be sacrificing your front panel speeds. Up to you though! That's what I might do in the future since the 3.1 header is sitting unused.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Was wondering the same as I'm facing this lack of 2.0 dilema now. Thanks guys!!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like 1 more support leg would be necessary for your table. But the ikea setup is the way to go! +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The table is 1.25" thick solid beech its' preeeety sturdy. But I thought the same thing, maybe two more dead center? I'll see if there's sag when the second system gets added. Thanks for the input!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

At worst , 1 leg in the middle would be enough. If absolutely necessary.

  • 26 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice! looks great! But the nzxt logo is sideways wich really annoyes me... :D 1+!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I knoooow I don't like it either but the ram clearance on that g.skill trident z is too high and it just wont fit :C If only NZXT would have put the inlet/outlet ports on the pump on top or bottom instead of on the side like that where it can interfere with ram on smaller motherboards. oh well! I could turn the logo off but you can still see a ghost of it that bugs the crap outta me even more.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

ohhhh thats sad ;( but i`ve seen it work on atx board but the ram is probably closer to the socket with a itx board

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Strange is I've seen other people do it with this same cooler, Mobo and ram... But also see people unable to. What could it be? Wondering cause my parts will be arriving this week... And man, my OCD wouldn't stand the logo like that...

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