Description

This is my first build in 20 years and I am amazed how much easier it is now versus then. The original idea for this build started as a mid-grade machine intended to stream Xbox One games. But, the max performance bug took it's bite on me.

Everything in the build went smoothly, from installing the parts to installing Windows 10 and drivers. Currently, the CPU is running at stock speeds but have memory running at 3200. I've never overclocked any of the prior builds I've done in the past, but the Asus Maximus VIII Gene makes it seem pretty easy to do.

I love the split chamber design of the Corsair Air 240. The modular design of the Corsair RM750i made cable management very easy. My only dislike is the Type4 cables they use, especially with the PCI-e power cable coming from the GPU. It slightly pushes on the plexiglass on the side panel of the case. Later down the line, I plan on replacing the Corsair wires with custom length sleeved wires and adding a sixth Thermaltake Riing RGB fan as a second exhaust fan.

The M.2 SSD is absolutely fantastic! I cannot believe how fast Windows 10 boots up. This is also the first time I used watercooling. So far, the hottest I have seen the CPU get is 35C. I haven't done any type of benchmarking or stress tests yet. Since the specs of this build is pretty up there, I'll probably start PC gaming again. :D

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my build!

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 6 points

Is Deathstar IV coming in 2036...

Great build!!! You have a cubic monster. You did a great job!

Enjoy it.. +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Kylo Approves! You will rule the galaxy with your excellent part choices, and that 1080 makes me drool.

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks like a Death Cube.

Thumbs up

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build, looks very nice. Does it have an open port hole that is easily accessible for a lone rebel to infiltrate and destroy your 1080 and cpu? You might want to cover that up.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an exauhst port it is needed for the core to vent heat out

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice, good selection of parts :) +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

just yes +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice 1080 build I suspect you play battle front, I just got a 1070 on preorder due to all of them being bought in three hours

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the stitch!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Are your radiator fans sucking in or blowing out?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

The fans on the radiator are blowing outside air in

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang! my build is so close to this. Using these parts did you get the sata warning from PCPartBuilder using that board and samsungs m.2. Its the only thing worrying me. if your build is fine I'm doing it!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That warning appeared for me as well, it just depended on how you configure the m.2 slot either as PCIe or SATA. If SATA, then the first two SATA ports are disabled. That's all the warning is.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the look of your build. Awesome specs too. That table though... Love the look of it. Is that just the lighting of the photo or does the colour of the table and the desktop wallpaper match?

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

The actual desk is black, you might be referring to the Corsair extended mouse mat that matches the wallpaper.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Rip Alderaan.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You should scrape the green off of the 1080

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

is that the razer blackwidow X or regular edition?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the regular Blackwidow TE with Orange "Stealth" switches (the Green switches were to loud for me). I actually would have preferred the X version, but they don't offer with Orange switches.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If only that was a custom case, where it's the actual f---ing Death Star, I would shoot myself so I can haunt your house, and watch you play with that beauty of a beast.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had any skills in case modding, I really would have liked to make it more Death Star like :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Was it hard fitting that 8 pin cpu power connector?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't really hard, but with the capacitors in the Type4 cables, I wasn't able to add the second exhaust fan. I'm not using the 3.5" drive cage, so the 8-pin CPU cable is routed through the upper corner (which is normally blocked by that cage). I will eventually switch out to custom length sleeved cables, so I can add that second fan as seen on other builds with the Air 240.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you put your hard drive at? I'm planning on building in this case for my pc but then I watched a review that said it's very hard to put in the cpu power cable so that made me re think what I should do.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I only have 2 drives at the moment. M.2 SSD and a 2.5" SSHD in the normal 2.5" drive cage.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh I see! Thank you for the help! Congrats on your build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How in the WORLD did you get your H100i v2 tubes like that?! I cannot for the life of me get my tubes anywhere near yours! Please tell me what you did! Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a problem with the tubes forming the path you want, you can sort of rotate/twist the tubes to help "direct" the curves in the direction you want.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I pretty much have the same parts as you except I ordered a Asus ROG STRIX 1080 OC EDITION. Does anyone know if it will fit in this case?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just by looking at the photos of the Asus version, I doubt it will fit. Others that have used the STRIX 980Ti had to modify the plexiglas for the heat pipes

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

comment on gtx 1080 with ultrawide 1080p @75hz??? gonna go same path :)

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