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This is my first Ryzen build. Despite having R2D2 in there, it's technically not a Star Wars theme. He was just sitting on my desk so I threw him in there :)

Anyway, the CPU AIO (Captain 240ex RGB) is mounted to the front, however the hoses obstructed the first PCIe slot. I tried to finnagle them but it was too tight so I had to move the GPU to the second slot, thus reducing the bandwidth. (Aside from benchmark scores though, I see no real world effect. Games run fine at X8 slot speed). I could have mounted the rad to the top but it wouldn't look right.

The GPU is an Asus 1080 TI Turbo with an NZXT Kraken G12 installed and paired with a Corsair H55 cooler. I removed the bottom drive cage and installed the rad there. The CPU is set up as push/pull, and GPU is pull, both are configured as intakes. Yes, I'm aware that this configuration introduces heat into the case, but the temps are GREAT!!! When idle, the CPU is at 30-31c, with the GPU at 26c. Under full load, the CPU averages between 55-60c, and the GPU has averages 45-50c (without overclocking, which I'll play around with later).

All RGB lighting (fans, RAM, mobo, and AIO) are perfectly synced up with Aura and working great.
I painted the PCI expansion slot covers white, which I think adds a nice contrast against the black mobo. All in all this was a fun build, but the Focus G case can make cable management very challenging, especially when you add PSU cable extensions. Anybody who owns this case can probably attest to that lol.

Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Epic build dude, what AIO are you using for your G12? Is the pump quiet?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a Corsair H55. The pump is very quiet, after the initial break-in period.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I wanted to ask you, where did you plug fan from g12? I have similar setup but after setting my titan xp to g12 my system does not recognize the card

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I plugged it into a fan hub that came with the Deepcool AIO.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build. Super clean, perfect white/black balance, and just enough RGB. Definitely one of my favorite builds on PcPP

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! Love the colors. Do you like your Deepcool AIO? I'm thinking of getting one of those but I'm a little on the fence because of reviews I have read but will probably go with it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yes I love the Deepcool AIO. I was very apprehensive at first because of the reviews, and I'm always inspecting it to make sure there are no leaks lol. So far so good though! FYI the one I have is the Captain 240 EX White RGB, but I couldn't find that model in the part picker list. It comes with an rgb led strip that syncs up with the light on the block. I paid $99 on Amazon a few weeks ago, but they have it right now for $79.99, which is the same price as the non-RGB model! I tried to do a price adjustment but of course Amazon denied it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! My only question is why you decided to opt for a GTX 1080ti over a RTX 2080ti. The 2080ti has slightly better performance an for a lot less than you payed for your 1080ti. Did you purchase the 1080ti before it came out? I'm curious to know. Anyway a +1 from me.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I didn't pay that listed price for the 1080 ti. I bought it used and paid less than half of that lol. I definitely would have opted for the 2080 ti if the budget allowed though :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Dream build. Love this.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that in the future, you should move the parts into a case with more airflow and radiator compatibility. But, if there's no issue with thermals and you are happy with the way the build turned out then disregard this. However, I would change the orientation of your radiator so that they are in a push configuration. Solid build overall!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree about the case. Originally this was supposed to be a modest build with air cooling, which is why I went with a budget case. Then things kind of snowballed and I have no self-control haha.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build dude, could you make a parts list (using ryzen parts) that has a budget of 1000?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Couldn't you?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

U should make ur own, but here is mine, just over 1k with peripherals

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like PersonPerson beat me to it :D

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those the darkflash RGB fans?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

no they're PCCooler fans. Got a 3-pack of them on Amazon for about $36. They're surprisingly good for budget rgb fans. Good build quality, they have led rings on both sides, and they move a lot of air.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it a lot
+1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the monitor working out for you? Vesa compatible? Any issues with freesync and the 1080ti? I really want to try that monitor for a 2060 super build.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

hey sorry for the late reply... I hardly ever log in here. The monitor is working great! No dead pixels, and the picture is beautiful. Yes it is VESA compatible, but I don't have it mounted. I haven't had any issues at all using it with the 1080ti. As long as you're running the latest Nvidia drivers and control panel, support can be enabled for non-gsync-compatible monitors. I was expecting some oddities, but it's been working flawlessly. If I had only one complaint, it would be the placement of the settings buttons. They're on the back of the bottom right corner, and they can be a little tricky to navigate at first. Also, the built-in speakers are terrible, but it's nice to have them anyway.

I got this monitor during a newegg sale for $200, and it was a good deal at that price. Good luck!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you only have one 500gb ssd? Store all your data on external storage?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the OS an a 512gb HP EX920 m.2 nvme drive. Then I added another 500gb Samsung EVO ssd, and an 8tb standard 3.5" drive for mass storage.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

You had to use cable extensions? Do the RMx White's not come with white cables and combs?

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