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No worries, there is no actual smoke coming from my pc

Since I started working, I decided that my first paycheck should go towards a new gaming (and productivity) pc. I went for a "bang-for-buck" kinda build right before the launch of nvidia RTX, since the 1070ti finally dropped back to its MSRP. I only crossed my budget with like 5%. I bought the parts early september, but could only finish the build now.

I found a noice deal with the mobo-cpu combo, though I did encounter a hiccup which cost me a lot of time and testing: The mobo had a bios that didn't support my GPU (or my other RX470) and thus didn't ouput an image. Luckily the local repair guy was able to flash it by using a gtx 6-series to see what he was doing.

The "smoke" references the Rainbow6 Siege figurine I've put inside the case. Unfortunately, it's not very visible though the dark (but pretty) tempered glass.

Also notice that the fan hub was a pain to install with the amount of cables going towards it, although the fans are aesthetically pleasing imo. Since the hub cannot connect to a WPM header, I've set the coloring to the temperature so I can adjust the fan speed manually when needed (only during gaming sessions). I had one fan remaining, so I've fabricated a push-pull config with it.

Memory runs fine on its default timings and speed. (No problems after 30 min prime95) TimeSpy scores: GPU 7124 - CPU 6395

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Had to request an AM4 mounting plate through their site, but is was delivered rather promptly. Easy mounting, excellent performance for the price and provides enough clearance for the default LPX memory kits.

Motherboard

Mobo with nice functionality and looks. Mine came with an older bios which didn't allow my GPU to output any image, a difficult hiccup. The manuals are terrible if you require them (for example, for the default front pin setup).

Case

Excellent case that provides the looks and performance (air flow and cable mgmt possibilities are excellent).

Case Fan

Aesthetically very pleasing, easy RGB integration with the mobo. Silent enough, a few remarks though: - The provided mounting through magnets is not able to hold the hub by itself, some extra cable ties are required. - No pwm connector to the mobo, thus no automatic speed control.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you try the xmp profiles?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it's called DOCP when using AMD on an ASUS mobo, but yes I enabled it. I did not encounter any problems while stress testing (for only half an hour) on prime95. So far so good :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

That’s nice happy gaming :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for R6S.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan headers on the board if you have 6 case fans

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the fan hub that came with the fans, so I actually only use one header on my mobo. The mobo itself has 3 case fan headers, the cpu header and pump fan header, if I am not mistaken.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok thanks

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi I'm thinking of buying the same mobl but a GTX 1060-6GB do u think I'll have any problems? And if u know how to fix it, please let me know