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RGB to the MAX

by MotocrossPro975


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Date Published

March 31, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 13, 2017

CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

45.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate


GPU Temperature While Idle

26.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C


My ATX Mid Tower gaming PC with full RGB lighting control. Nothing special internally, i5 6600k and the 1060 3gb are a good combo. I've had it for 3 months and it works well. Great frames and rather quiet. I like NZXT's Hue+ and its ability to sync with the Kraken through CAM. RGB LED's look great through the tempered glass.

Easily got the CPU to 4.6 GHz without adjusting manual voltage. Cinebench scores were 653 @ 3.5 GHz and 767 @ 4.6 GHz. Graphics Card Scored 3106 and 125fps on Heaven Benchmark DX11.

Temps stay very cool with a total of 6 fans. Fan speeds, as well as LED's, are controlled through NZXT's CAM. Boot times are around 5 seconds off of the SSD. The NZXT Kraken is super quiet and performs great. The RGB infinite mirror is a nice touch as well. Overall, a solid build.

Part Reviews


Solid 4 core CPU. Great performance stock and even better when overclocked.

CPU Cooler

Arguably the best AIO cooler on the market and certainly the best looking. Extremely quiet even under load. Infinite mirror with RBGs really adds a nice look. My only complaint would be that it only supports 4 fans requiring the other two to be controlled either through the MB or through a separate controller. This isn't a huge deal and solvable with something like a GRID+.


Good ATX MB for the price. Allows for nice overclocking. Easy BIOS and lots of USB headers.


No problems with this RAM. Works at 3200mHz like it should. Low-profile with a nice black finish.


Works very well. As stated, boot speeds are lightning fast.

Video Card

Good card but would recommend a different 1060 3gb. Chose this one because the white matched my color scheme but I believe it isn't the best. Was more expensive than other brands and is very noisy under load. However, it stays cool and is quiet at idle. Gets the job done.


Awesome case for looks but was difficult to build in. It's very small. If you are using an ATX MB then beware it is a very tight fit. Same goes for the PSU. The website said that a radiator could be mounted at the top but there is no way to fit one there. You'd have to cut every wire at the top of the MB. For front-mounting radiators it's good. Cable management wasn't too difficult with the wide space behind the MB. Everything is great quality and the glass is nice. Includes magnetic dust covers which are a nice touch.

Power Supply

Good PSU for the money. Reliable with good efficiency. Modular cables are nice although they can be stiff and are rather thick.

Wireless Network Adapter

Fast network card. Very small. Gets the job done.


Really like this monitor. I was unable to determine the Hz rating before buying it but it runs at 75Hz. 27 inches makes a big difference over 24.

Comments Sorted by:

drisky 10 points 13 months ago

3/10 - Needs more RGB

SSDD007 1 Build 4 points 13 months ago

could not agree more on that statement.

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 4 points 13 months ago

Definitely RGB enough! Great job!

MotocrossPro975 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you

potatomanflavor 3 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

4/10 needs more cowbell

jakesno 2 points 13 months ago

Dude! Man! The most fresh 460x build yet. I don't love bulbs but you made them work because you without-ed aer's on top and the exhaust in the rear. With some respect to corsair their fans don't manage these cases well. You chose wisely. It's either the Riings or Aer's for rgb fans. Terrific Werk!

MotocrossPro975 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago


StickyStix 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

no rgb water. -9/6 ign lel

Z3R0-1NT3LL1G3NTS 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Holy Moly Macaroni sir! It's amazing!

+1000 - 999 = +1

MotocrossPro975 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago


RiskyFights 1 point 13 months ago

Why not go with rgb ram?!

MotocrossPro975 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 13 months ago

Might have to get some in the future.

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rhali8 2 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

All I'm gonna say is this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core Processor $1618.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $160.49 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Noctua NT-H1 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $544.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3866 Memory $459.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1.0TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $629.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $179.00 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $392.58 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full 32/64-bit $199.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC88 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $112.13 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $76.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $76.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT Aer RGB120 (3-pack) 61.4 CFM 120mm Fans $76.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair SP120 RGB 3-Pack w/Controller 52.0 CFM 120mm Fans $62.99 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry LX Fan Controller $44.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor $1149.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $118.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Sabre RGB Wired Optical Mouse $40.99 @ Jet
Headphones Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum 7.1 Channel Headset $119.99 @ Newegg
Other Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 RGB Speakers
Other NZXT Full Glass Side Panel - 800 Series
Other ModDIY White (Custom Order) Sleeved Cable Set
Other NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit
Other Corsair Gaming MM800 RGB Polaris Mouse Pad
Other Cable Tie Gun (This is awesome)
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $7430.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-01 07:12 EDT-0400
Sockens 1 point 13 months ago

Jawdrop maximus

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Someone build that PLEASE

Lyrix 1 point 13 months ago

wow! 1+! i would make a backplate/buy a backplate for that pcb of the gpu.

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Nope, sorry. At minimum, you're missing 3 more aer rgb fans as well as an rgb gpu. No cigar, my friend.

just playing, all good. but seriously, get 3 more aer fans.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

3/10 no RGB PSU, GPU or Mobo shakes head in disappointment

tobothehobo 1 point 13 months ago

no RGB ram 0/10

MythicalBeasley 1 point 13 months ago

Should have gone with TridentZ or a Vengeance for more RGB, apart from that nice build +1

TitoKruz 1 point 12 months ago

Awesome! I actually went with the exact same case and the Hue+ lighting with Aer fans! They were sold out of the rgb version of the case when I bought it so I decided to get this one and outdo the corsair fans haha Yours looks way cleaner than mine though, where did you place the led strips because the front edges seemed pretty tricky. Job well done!

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caps_l0ck 2 points 13 months ago

barfs rainbows

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caps_l0ck 1 point 13 months ago

Sorry, my eyes can't handle the RGB...

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

nor can your stomach

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

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