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BoyScout Jan. 31, 2018

What happens if you want all of the RGB? Or as Barry calls it -- just another day at the office.

Watch as he brings together Corsair's assorted RGB components -- from the new H150i PRO CPU Cooler, to the LL (light loop) fans, and even the Vengeance RGB memory -- and displays them in the the 4-sided tempered glass showcase that is the Crystal 570X RGB case.

Corsair Crystal 570X Build

All that lovely RGB does bring a LOT of cables into the build, so be sure to check out how Barry ultimately cleaned everything up in our cable management time lapse video.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $359.99
CPU Cooler Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $229.99
Storage Corsair - Force MP500 480GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $229.99
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card $584.99
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Total $2459.89 (USD)

A big thanks to ASRock for providing their Taichi Z370 motherboard, as well as to Corsair for providing the CPU cooler, memory, PSU and case fans used in this build.

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PowerPunch360 2 points 2 months ago

Beautiful eye candy! Just one question though. Do those fans have enough static pressure for radiators?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 8 points 2 months ago

They should work reasonably well. Corsair classifies the LL fans as static pressure, though they aren't as effective as the ML PRO series fans included with the H150i PRO.

Fan Airflow Static Pressure Noise
Corsair SP120 62.74 CFM 3.1 mmH2O 35 dBA
Corsair SP120 (RGB) 52 CFM 1.45 mmH2O 26 dBA
Corsair HD120 (RGB) 54.4 CFM 2.25 mmH2O 18-30 dBA
Corsair LL120 (RGB/Light Loop) 43,25 CFM 1.61 mmH2O 24.8 dBA
Corsair ML120 (RGB/Mag Lev) 47.3 CFM 1.78 mmH2O 25 dBA
Corsair ML120 PRO (Mag Lev) 12 - 75 CFM 0.2 - 4.2 mmH2O 16 - 37 dBA

So, yes.. An argument can be made that we made things worse for the eye candy, but it should certainly still be sufficient for the task.

DarkAcheron 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Honestly, considering there's only the CPU on the loop, the fans will be more than sufficient even when overclocking.

Duramaxx 0 points 2 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb7n_b39F78&t=427s Great video on these fans and the performance on a rad.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

The PSU shroud looks bad.. i mean cmon..

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 4 points 2 months ago

How so?

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

that on the front it is open.. you can see all the cables. I think it kinda takes away the point of a PSU shroud

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Ah, ok.. You have to play the angle game a bit. From straight on, you don't really see that, but from a front angle, sure. You have to tuck them somewhere, after all.. An extension or end cap (with holes for cables) to cover the unused area might be nice, but we'd have had to remove some portion of a longer shroud to fit the 360mm radiator anyway.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

yeah.. I would have liked to see an endplate or something.. Or like other cases where you can remove the top part of the shroud to mount a 360mm rad

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Okay, so apparently there is one.. We may have to snag one of these. Looks like it could majorly improve the look of the shroud.

IanCurrier 1 point 2 months ago

ive seenpeople building custom shrouds for sale! they look great and add to the case / cable managment

Thomas_Mason 2 points 2 months ago

they are available as a separate purchase end it comes standard on the Mirror edition.

William.Gonzales 1 point 2 months ago

That's always been my biggest gripe about these cases. The shroud on the 460 is perfect, and then they just got rid of it as you move up to the 570, and I'm like. Why couldn't they just keep this one little thing uniform for both cases. Seriously.

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

They sell it separately. I have one on my build:


dominicc_02 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

wait a minute so i can pick my jaw up off the floor, that case is amazing

oleSLICK 1 point 2 months ago

Funny i cant find that video card anywhere for that price.

Shoot_to_kill21024 2 points 2 months ago

They just put it around MSRP because oof

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It was purchased for a previous build and reused in this one. We felt that it wouldn't particularly make a lot of sense to list it at some crazy inflated (and unavailable) price, so we listed it at it's MSRP. And, to be fair, according to our price charts, it has been available sporadically off an on over the past month within about $10-$30 of that price.

mintoreopanda 1 point 12 days ago

That's because of economical inflation for video cards because of cryptocurrency mining for bitcoins and dogecoins (im not kidding that a thing"

beer752 1 point 2 months ago

That's an interesting concept an all glass case it's too bad tinted.

gunit1111 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Where did you get a 1080 for $500?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Not sure where you see $500, but the EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 runs about $580-$600 normally. We already had it on hand and selected it a while back to use in this build.

FYI, our price history graph shows it's been available within that price range (when it's actually available) over the past month or so. It does also show a few price spikes to $700 and $800, but those appear to be via third party sellers.

epijlh 1 point 2 months ago

Did you have to modify the case for the PSU pass-through? I am probably buying this case in a few weeks and none of the red/black/white ones I have seen have that hole - Only the new mirror black seem to have it.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

We didn't modify the case at all -- which hole are you referring to?

epijlh 1 point 2 months ago

On the top of the PSU cover, the hole with the grommet. I will have to ask Corsair directly. After doing some more research, it looks like some cases have this hole and some to not.

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I got the black version of this case, and it also had the grommet hole on the top of the PSU. I passed my GPU cables through it:


epijlh 1 point 1 month ago

I got the mirror black version specifically for the grommet and included shroud. The RGB and USB C on the I/O was also a huge plus.

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It seems they've either updated all their cases to include the grommet, or they have some weird inconsistency going on. My black non-mirrored case had the grommet, but I did have to order the shroud cover from Corsair. It was worth it!

fakeirish 1 point 2 months ago

only complaint I have is I wish it had more white parts

DivineThreshold 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I did a very similar build! Very happy with the performance and overall look. The LL120s aren't great performers on a rad, but with the 150i and delidded 8700k, I'm able to run them at 900rpm (silent) and still achieve adequate idle/load temps, ~30°C/65°C.

Here's mine: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/D6pG3C

Nice work!

CureMelons 1 point 2 months ago

Why are the top exhuast fans set as intake???

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

So yeah.. we debated this a bit. We did it mostly for the visual effect, to create the "up and over" light pattern through the top glass; however it does also serve to push air across the VRMs. Clearly more intake air than we need, but the fairly open design of the case deals with the extra air intake well.

ironman3445 1 point 2 months ago

Can someone please tell me why they haven't put the rest of the PSU shroud on yet?

RunninUte 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

To fit the CPU coolers radiator... that's a big boy.

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

It doesn't come with a shroud cover. It's a separate piece that I had to order separately for my build:


Stick_Bug 1 point 2 months ago

I never found the case in grey before...

RunninUte 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

It's not grey... the glass is tinted so it makes it look grey.

zephrim 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I expected better cable management on the backside. There is enough room in the back channel to fit all of those cables and its just part of the fun!

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I have the same case, but in black, and I routed my 24-pin cable basically the same way he did. I found that if I tried to hide it more and run it to the bottom of the channel, it wouldn't reach the PSU. I kind of like that it's exposed, since I used a light blue cable, and it adds to the overall blue look/theme that I wanted.


SuperCMTR 1 point 2 months ago

how'd you get that 1080 for $585

dnguyen233 1 point 2 months ago

Absolutely love the build! Planning to make this my first pc build.

I'm looking at the parts list and I noticed there are a few compatibility notes. The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled. The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled. The motherboard M.2 slot #3 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

Will these notes effect the functions of the computer in anyway?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It should normally be fine -- what it's saying is that for each M.2 slot you use (ie, for an M.2 SSD) that it disables one of the SATA ports used for traditional hard drives/SSDs/optical drives.

It's something you want to know about so that you check the motherboard manual when connecting any SATA drives to make sure you use the correct ports that aren't disabled. In our build above, we just checked the manual before connecting the 3.5" HDD to the motherboard to make sure we didn't use the port that is disabled by the M.2 slot we happened to use. There's 8 SATA ports on this motherboard, so it's not really an issue.

sdgipson 1 point 1 month ago

Great build! I am actually building this exact same setup.

Couple of questions if you don't mind:

  1. Does the top of the case fit 140mm LL series fans as well?
  2. I am adding in some Corsair LED Lighting strips ( 4 of them, 2 in the case, 2 behind the monitors), should I get a commander pro to control it all or does the included Lightning Node Pro work sufficient enough to control it all and change the colors, speeds etc. with Link?
Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

The top does indeed take the 140mm LL fans. I'm using them on my build. I also have 4 of those lighting strips and I have everything plugged into a Commander Pro. I got a Lighting Node Pro in the 3 pack, but I don't use it. I needed the USB hub on the Commander Pro and wanted to control fan speeds. I believe you'll be ok with just the Lighting Node Pro for RGB, but I don't think that controls fan speeds. Check mine out below:


DarkAcheron 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Looks great, love the Tiachi board, though I'm a fan of the ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming board personally. Definitely add the shroud, though I would cut a small pass through in it, get some rubber grommets to make it look nice, and pass the PCI-E cable through it for a nice clean look. Maybe do some sleeving on the AIO tubing to make them white if there's a compatible kit online. I just wish this case had a little bit more room for cable management, mine's cramped, but then again I do have a full custom loop in it.

DarkAcheron 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Maybe do some Aluminum, clear, or white cable combs too. Ugh, so much more greatness to be had of this build, and so many directions it can go.

Pcjulian12343 1 point 1 month ago

Would you ever consider using liquid metal instead of regular thermal paste?

MartinSantos22 1 point 1 month ago

Coming soon.. This will be my new baby... :)

Crillan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I just posted my new build last week using the same case, fans, memory and AIO. I got the black case instead of the lighter one and my RAM is black and 2x16 GB 3200. I didn't use the Lighting Node Pro since I got a Commander Pro to plug everything into.


BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice -- looks great!

jaime.guti 1 point 1 month ago

What is the difference between the three fan kit of the fans and buying them individually? I'm looking for a build with those fans but can't tell the difference. Thanks!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

The 3 fan kit comes with the Lighting Node Pro controller. Without it, you won't be able to change the lighting on the fans. (The controller can control up to 6 fans though, so they sell the individual ones in case you want to add more for your particular setup. Corsair sent us two 3 packs, so we used them -- but technically we could have gotten a single 3-pack and 3 additional individual fans to get the same result)

jaime.guti 1 point 1 month ago

Oh thanks, didn't know that. Can you give me your thoughts on the build im thinking of? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mdD9WD

Did it based on your video, love the RGB things!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Only thing that might be tight is the RAM clearance with the radiator if mounted up top since the GSkill TridentZ memory is a bit tall.. but it looks like it's been done with success, so should be fine. You could also put the radiator at the front list this one, which is kind of interesting.

It's technically fine, but you might also want to consider bumping the PSU up a bit (maybe 750W?) for a little headroom if you intend to overclock things at all.

Also, (if you have the budget to do so) consider bumping the SSD to 500GB.. 250, even with the intent to mainly be an OS drive, just fills up so quickly..

Good luck with your build!

Aukwafied 1 point 28 days ago

Question about RAM, could I replace the 2x8 RAM with 4x8 RAM (same Corsair RGB white mode) would clearance be fine here or no. I really want to use this build with changing just some of the parts for performance reasons.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Yes, there's enough clearance. I just did a quick check with the two DIMMs we have -- the inside DIMM is close to the cooler, of course, but doesn't touch anything, so you should be fine.

Good luck with your build!

Aukwafied 1 point 28 days ago

Can this build play Minecraft 60fps with Modpack and Shader installed?

Mahmooody 1 point 27 days ago

If the CPU cooler already had the ll fans come with it why did you buy 2 sets of three? are they different?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 27 days ago

Correct -- they are different. The fans included are the original Corsair "SP" fans. You can't mix the different fan types (SP, HD, LL, ML/RGB) on a single controller hub. That said, we technically could have kept the SP fans and added LL's using the Lighting Node Pro with two hubs (since our 3-pack included a second hub). The LL fans would connect on a hub connected to one channel on the Lighting Node Pro while the SP fans would connect to the second channel / hub.

chrmodynamic 1 Build 1 point 27 days ago

Holy crap, 6 LLs? It's a major pain in the *** to cable manage with my 3 LLs, I can't imagine what it's like with 6... but it's a beautiful build man. I'm sure the frustration is well worth it!

StanMcNasty 1 point 27 days ago

I like this, a bit expensive, but I think it can be worth it in the future.

azerkoid 1 point 18 days ago

Do you have a link to buy the same psu white cables? I would want those but I can't find em

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 17 days ago

Sure, the cables come included with this particular PSU since it's a special "white" edition of the RM850x: Corsair RMx White 850W

azerkoid 1 point 16 days ago

Oh thanks! I'll buy that one! :) Thank you for the reply!

MikeWantsPCs 1 point 14 days ago

The moment of satisfaction when he removes the plastic wrap

Alvin1404 1 point 8 days ago

How many fans are there in this build? I can only see 4 plus the 2 on the H150i?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

There are 6 120mm fans in this build -- the H150i is actually a 360mm radiator, so it has 3 fans; plus two at the top and one at the rear.

ProPC.tech 1 point 3 days ago

We love this build! Hard to find anything not to like... if we had to find one, it would be the case chassis color. White rarely looks good when combined with Tinted Glass in our opinion. If at least the fan mount locations where BLACK or the entire case frame was black it would look so much cleaner. But we LOVE the hardware selection and configuration. Well played!

Damakles -4 points 2 months ago

Great cpu & gpu combo for crypto mining <3

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