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This is my first build I've made for me. Six months ago I helped my father put his together, 1080ti, 64gb of 3200 ram, and a i7 7700k, he knows his stuff I was interested and offered my help. This build was initially intended to be my workstation for graphic design but I then decided I would like to do some 4k gaming as well and things kind of got out of hand. A budget of 1400 just about doubled.

I payed a bit extra for my 1080 than I should have because I really wanted an all white one but didnt like the other options on the market, so the only option was a galax card but these things are pretty hard to come by for some reason.

I originally had a z270 motherboard and was waiting to buy a processor. Then the new generation came out so I went and exchanged my z270 for a z370 and picked up an i5 8600k.

I wish I hadn't of waited so long to get the RAM, as prices rose 100+ dollars from when I first had looked around. But Newegg had a killer sale a month or so ago so I snagged it while I could.

Overall the build went really well, I wish I had bought replacement cables instead if extensions as I've got lot of cable crammed in the bottom of the case. I had to really think about how I was going to link the led stips but I eventually found a way that worked with where I wanted them situated. Probably the only issue I really have is trying to get the RAM and motherboard to stop fighting. Sometimes everything will boot up and be the colors it's supposed to be and other times they reset.

I'm still waiting on a headset and a nice keyboard but I've got some old stand ins for the time being.

Comments

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build dude. For the RGB problems try to do these Set up the G. Skill to an static color (any other effect will probably cause problems) by using their software And then set up the mobo rgb on the bios (also to an static color)

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah I'm just looking for a static color anyways. I'll look into setting the color on the bios rather than the application. Thanks for the advice!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Visually you have changed my entire plans for my build. . You’re rig looks SO clean. Fantastic eye for detail, Congrats dude!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you so much!!! Being a graphic designer the visual aspect of the build was just as important to me as the actual hardware!! I've since filled the empty SSD slot as well and it cleaned up that lower portion that much more! Good luck on your build!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm no designer but I am a pipe welder so its all clean lines for me, especially those cables. I have returned my 270R Case and ordered the NZXT Elite purely for cable management reasons. My build will be styled from yours, maybe opposite colours. Can I ask where the NZXT SSD at front is from? If that is what it is.... Also thankyou for the good luck!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Welding is an art style in it's self! Have always wanted to learn just never found the time! A small tip if you're going to want custom cables, get full replacement cables and not extensions. My cable management on the back side is horrible because I had so much excess cable to deal with. If I had standard length cables I wouldn't have had an issue with it. The NZXT is actually an acrylic plate from V1tech. They've got custom cables and GPU back plates and fan covers. I ordered two SSD plates from them and some cable combs.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It can be when done correctly, also if you boss allows you to! Most of the time its just stick together quickly . . . money, money, money. I have already purchased extensions I think! Damnit. I'll check out V1Tech, thankyou.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha I know how that is! My family owns a machine and fabrication shop and it's very much about doing work as fast as you can that will pass inspection instead of taking the time to do the best work you can do.

It's not the end of the world, just alot of cramming of cables in the bottom of the case hahaha

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

1 word: HOT

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Congrats!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi! awesome build I build the "same" pc. Do you have problem to fit the NZXT Kraken without blocking the ram slots? no problem? sory for my english, im from Argentina :p Thanks in advance!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

No there wasn't any issue! It's a pretty close fit but I didn't have any problems! Good luck!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you overclocked your CPU yet? if so what are your temps like on the Kraken x62? Oh, and the build is so gorgeous!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I have gotten around to over locking yet. But gaming at 4k as is hasn't had any crazy temps. My GPU sits high but I haven't noticed any issues so far with the CPU

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sweet build and awesome pics! I actually have the same mothertboard as you but I got the Gigabyte GTX 1080 and I had a problem where it would stop my system from even reaching the bios with that card in either PCIe slot. I updated my bios to apparently support the 1080... still waiting for my card back, you never ran into a problem like this?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you man! That is really weird, I didn't have any issue starting up. Really strange as both the GPU and motherboard are from gigabyte. Maybe hit them up and see? Might need to return one or the other for a new one?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Turns out I had to update my BIOS to apparently support the GTX 10 series. Found on the motherboards webpage no thanks to tech support lul. Just keep this in mind because mine was working one day and would not boot with the card in the system the next.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow that's crazy! Hopefully I'm in the clear but thanks for the heads-up!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It all comes with wire connectors right? so they are ready to connect. Looking at your build list, the CUSTOM list are they optional or i will have to buy them for the PC, just wondering about the cables.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The wires I got were custom wires so that they were white. Alot of parts come with their own wires, at least to an extent. Depending on what power supply you get you will have more than enough wires to do your build.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude I’m trying to get this gpu but I can’t find it plz help me

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It took me MONTHS to get one. I almost ordered one from Australia and pay a whole bunch for the shipping but they randomly got more stock in on the galax website and I instantly bought it. Good luck though!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Where did you get the ssd cover? I’m using the same case and wanted to get something similar.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them from V1tech I believe. They make a wide range of covers and wires

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, love the look of this build. I'm currently putting together something similar, so I had some questions.

I see you have the HUE+ listed, did you have to get one of the internal hubs to add more USB headers? Do you have the 4 USB ports hooked up on the front panel of the case? I'm trying to plan out what I will need and I have the Gaming 7 version of your mobo and it only has 2 USB headers and both would be taken up by the front panel USB ports. I was wondering if just one internal hub would be all I need.

Also I see you have 2x Aer 120mm. Shouldn't that be 1x120mm for the rear and 1x140mm for the top? I am guessing you used the stock fans that came with the Kraken X62?

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased one of the internal hubs just for added safety. I'm not 100% sure if I needed it or not, I didn't pay attention to it as I knew I had the extra hub. I do have the extra USBs that run in the top plugged in as well.

It should be but but the top runs both 120 or 140 and I purchased my fans in a two pack. Might at some point replace the top with a 140 but it's not necessary at all. Yeah I ran the stock kraken fans

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I know what it feels like to go crazy over budget. My "$750" PC has very quickly gone up to $3500. Very nice build, very clean.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Soooo easy to do haha. Kinda wish I had jumped for a 1080ti at this point now. The 1080 is bottle necking everything else. Of course I could not run on highest setting and it'd be fine but where's the fun in that.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

beauty. very nice. love the black and white.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

That's so much! Was a long time finding all the parts to correlate it. Only thing I wish was the mother board looked like the z270 version as it matches better but I wanted the newer gen processor

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Any rattling from the GPU brace? And where did you get the SSD backplate from?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey sorry for the very late reply. No noise from the brace at all. And the backplate is from V1 tech.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the compatability between all 3 rgb softwares (aio, mobo, ram)? Do you only use one of them? I actually have all 3 parts, about to build my first pc and I was wondering how all of them are working together. Appreciate the response!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Figure youve already assembled stuff but I run all three each controlling their own thing. It took alot of playing around with to get it to work and that was what I finally wound up on. Biggest issue was the ram and the Mobo fighting.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean af

  • 24 months ago
  • -3 points

lol at your monitor dude. 60hz with 3840 x 2160. Bit of a joke monitor compared to your build - edit (only if you're hardcore gaming) Cool looking tower nonetheless.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

See I'm not doing any sort of hardcore gaming, I just don't have the time and so I couldn't justify that purchase. I got a hell of a deal on eBay on this monitor to break me into 4k and it's leaps and bounds better than anything I've previously used If at later time prices come down a bit and I have the spare change I'll invest in one but at this time I just didn't see the reason to.