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For playing Solitaire and Minesweeper, both at the same time!

This was my 8th overall build. My first gaming rig lived in a Cooler Master HAF 932. It was big, it was glorious, but it was super heavy, took up a lot of space, and was a pain in the *** to move. I sold it and moved coasts.

My Xbox is fine and everything, but the Vive was on sale for Cyber Monday and one thing led to another, yada yada yada, and now I'm set for a while.

Overall installation went really smoothly. Only issue I ran into was that while installing all the bits I managed to scratch up my furniture a little; nothing a good furniture marker cant fix. I plan on updating my SSD to a 960 Pro or Evo in the future, which is why I went with this motherboard.

I was waiting for the case to be released for months. The Lian-Li PC-Q37 has a separate compartment for the all the nasty horrible wires, so there's only a barely visible nest of cables in the top left corner behind the radiator.

Mild overclock on the 6700k and had to get a graphics card that matched the ram!

**edit - added a 960 evo

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  • 38 months ago
  • 5 points

For playing Solitaire and Minesweeper, both at the same time!

Personally, I'd prefer to play Mahjong over Minesweeper, but to each their own.

Hey, since you have this build and I just mentioned it, I want to ask, how does it run Solitaire, Minesweeper, AND Mahjong at the same time?

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

http://imgur.com/HEsr03F

@Corsair please sponsor me!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd need a Corsair case for that. **** outta luck, mate.

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

600W PSU with Titan XP

Man you're living dangerously....

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Part Picker says it should be between 123W - 435W, and I ran the numbers and they came up similarly. Case fits SFX power supplies so selection is limited. SilverStone has a 700W, lian-li has a 750W, but there isn't much else out there.

Living on the edge, but I think I'm safe. at least for now.

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

It definitely will kill consoles, especially when it's 9 times the price :D awesome build!

Love that case, so beautiful :D get a Hue+ or something to light it up even more! Good choice of parts ;)

+1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

I was considering getting a Corsair Commander Mini so it would play nice with the h100i and replace the fans with SP120 RGB to have everything in the same control panel/keep everything in sync. why not overclock the ram a little further and get that ram LED Fan?!? I'm going to wait a little before I go making upgrades. not going down that rabbit hole, not yet.

I also looked at asus' aura line but they only have one itx motherboard and it had a b150 chipset, and while that would have been pretty neat but I didn't see any compatable fans

hue+ looks sweet though

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The Hue+ is nice in for just general case lightning, but if you want to go full Corsair just for ease of use for software then go for it :) oc'ing RAM doesn't change too much, but if you want the speed then go for it :) RAM fans are also really unnecessary but some people do like the look, I haven't really decided my opinion yet. Have fun with it!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

"For playing Solitaire and Minesweeper, both at the same time!"

PFFT...... REALLY? A TITAN XP FOR THESE GAMES? WHY IT NEEDS SO MUCH POWER? YOU RUN IT AT 12K?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont know, Minesweeper needs a powerhouse GPU, you should have SLI'd the Titan X's to avoid crashing. +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Agree lmao +999999999999999999999

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

buys $1200 GPU just for color scheme PCMR INTENSIFIES

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice lookin case, can see why you waited. Minesweeper must being doing a number on that titan to keep temps at 85C.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Maybe light up that case a bit more

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

When I light it up I'll need to get sleeved power cables. stock cables don't look that bad in the dark!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Very true.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You can say that about a lot of things...

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Console Killer? I say Anti - Console Hydrogen Bomb.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

what about console tactical nuke? or anti-console anti-matter bomb?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That should work. I'll get the FBI to get on that.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the look of that case. Very nice to see a build in it.

Can we get some more pics of the interior with better light? I'd love to get a better idea how the whole thing looks.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Can do, I'll update tomorrow. The glass is tinted so it took some time getting the lighting right without getting reflections. And even with super clean hands, keeping the inside of those glass panels clean was probably the hardest part of the build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

I hear ya there. Looks like some killer work though. Even a couple photos without the side glass would help give a look of how that case is designed.

That back panel area you mention has me intrigued.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Uploaded a few more pics. glass off, the back section with the best cable management. xbox one controller for scale.

There's better pictures here http://www.lian-li.com/en/dt_portfolio/pc-q37/

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

"Console Killer" is a bit overkill for system with 1200 bucks Graphic card dont you think? You shound have gone with something like "First build that happens to be enough for 1080p gaming" kinda thing

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't a killer, it's a console annihilater. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

bruh this thing is the jeffrey dahmer of killing consoles, you made a console serial killer

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm... wow. Might have to use this case for an upcoming build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the case.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Console killer? I thought consoles already extincted just after you made this

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi ive recently saved a lot of money and i want to build my new pc and seeing that im spending this much money i dont want anything to go wrong if you dont mind can you check my build out and see if im mising anything please and thank you https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WBCC4C

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing that really stands out is that you're getting an overclockable i7 but your motherboard uses a B150 chipset. Good asus alternatives at that price point would probably be their z170-a or z170 pro

https://www.asus.com/us/Product-Compare/?products=UFSQOGcy8qMx1Uw9,rNcl9BhUV4NzvQIk,WljMlCHYYVrETxeq&b=0

(hope that link works)

I've never heard of Mushkin but the reviews seem alright. WD Blues are a little more expensive but $240 for a 1TB isnt bad at all.

also, theres a newer version of that water cooler https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot for your input, Since its my first time i dont want anything going wrong and if there are alternatives that i wasnt aware of im glad you pointed them out THANKS!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks beautiful, Ive changed my ind and now I'm ordering this instead of the Lian Li pc08.

Just a few questions though before i put through the order

a)how are you controlling your fans? Does this board allow you to control pwm fans?

b)And what control do you have over your corsair h100 cooler. Can you slow this down with fan profiles etc.

c)And is there enough room in there for fitting a 1070 sea hawk or hybrid. Could this go down the bottom under the Graphic card or not enough room? Would fitting a h60 single 120 next to the sing 120 for the sea hawk/hybrid be an option

d)do you have enough control with the motherboard to keep both the CPU and GPU cooler under control and running at a minimum for a scenario or do you think a fan controller would be needed?

e)Did you think about the 950pro m2 drive for the boot drive or is this not possible/recommended

Looks great and looking forward putting in an order on some of this stuff.

Cheers

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi alfabruce,

a) My board has three 4 pin pmw fan sockets, one for the cpu, two for the case. the case fans are controlled by the motherboard and the two one the radiator are controlled by the h100iv2, which i have plugged into a usb2 header on the motherboard, and thats controlled by corsairs software. I could configure the rear fans with the software too, but i have that set in the bios

b, d) I have enough control over the fans. the corsair software allows you to pick default profiles and create your own with fan curves. I made a custom "quiet" mode and i usually switch to their stock balanced mode when gaming. no fan controller needed.

c) not much is going to fit on the bottom with a graphics card installed, maybe a slim fan but thats about it. i think it would be a very tight fit to have two 120mm rads at the top, theres some wiggle room with the slotted mounting holes but not a lot.

e) I actually has a preorder for a 960 pro, which i canceled for a 960 evo preorder, which i canceled because I didn't have the patience to wait. The only reason I went with this motherboard is because of its m.2 socket, and its located on the back so when I do end up upgrading to one its going to be an inconvenience to uninstall everything just to get to the back.

hope this helps

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Scott,

Yeah thats awesome. Your a champion.

Im taking a bit of a risk buying this in Australia through new egg because it is not available here yet and Ill have to get it shipped in from the US. Was it package well ;) Maybe I should buy one of those big camera cases too and get them to put it inside that;).

I noticed you don't have any fans at the bottom Does that work OK?

Also just curious about the noise. Id imagine with only a few fans its probably fairly good on that front. Ill probably go some Silent w wings or noctuas like yours. WAs thinking about some LED fans but don't want to look too loud.

I think Ill try the 960 or 950 pro although it sounds like there are issues with heat around the back. Does the reader compartment get OK air flow?

How are the temps in general. Ill be using mine to run Octane GPU rendering, photoshop, video and a few games and will probably go with the gtx1070.

Also, did you have trouble getting RAM to fit next to the graphics card and CPU cooler or was it OK. Im hoping some corsair vengence LPX DDR4 2133 2x16gb will fit.

Cant wait to get my hands on it.

hope you don't mind all the questions but your probably the only person Ive found with actual experience of putting one of these together. I really appreciate your time and effort.

Cheers mate

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I try!

Hopefully this helps out other people. When I started this build the only info I had was from a few videos on youtube, a single post on reddit, and a bunch of tech review sites that just echoed lian-lis' press release.

It was double boxed with foam inserts in both the internal box, and (if i remember correctly,) the outer box. They're manufactured in Taiwan and it made it to me in one piece. I was worried about the glass too.

No fans on the bottom but I like to think the rear exhaust fans create enough negative pressure to pull air in from the bottom. I was going to replace the stock fans with either silent wings 3 or corsairs new ML Pro but the stock ones are fine for now.

The graphics card gets loud when I push it (4k, settings maxed, only getting 90 fps, thermal throttled at 85c). Setting custom fan curves is what you want. even when pushing its limits I can't hear it through headphones. I don't currently have it hooked up to any speakers. work in progress.

I think id rather do led strips than led fans, the only issue is that theres not really a bezel to hide them behind and it would expose some cable management sins.

So theres an open "window" in the back right under the harddrive cage but that back section only gets air flow if the psu's fans kick in so not much at all. From what I've read samsung has fixed some thermal issues with the 960 line but they're super hard to get a hold of and I'm not buying one off a scalper.

Temps are fine. My apartment is cold, cpu idles around 22c, playing vr games for 2 hours bumped it up to 55-65. I've never used octane but photoshop should run fine. I recommend getting a 1070 with a blower style cooler, that way it acts as an exhaust. shouldn't have any thermal issues.

No issue fitting the ram in with the gpu. watercooler blocks fit fine but i can imagine some low profile air coolers might be too wide and touch the ram. I think any air coolers that would be a problem with the ram would be too tall for the case anyway. the h100iv2 fit fine but it is a really small confined space so getting the tubes to play nice and install the block was a little tedious.

corsair vengence should fit just fine but it really depends on the cpu cooler.

Keep the questions coming, i'll answer when I can.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Mate,

There are some interesting images here showing fans and what looks like a rad under the GPU which seems to be a squeeze.

One case seems to have the ram going in the the side to side direction rather than up and down?

i like the idea though as you can suck in air to and bottom through the rads and then pump it out through the side 80s. Perfect arrangement if it will fit.

http://www.instagor.com/lianlihq

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you mean this www.instagram.com/p/BOGVyNADS1w

Which is a pre-built here https://www.caseking.de/der8auer-single-fire-system-6950x-4-4-ghz-titan-x-wakue-sipc-106.html

That's a waterblock on the graphicscard. They may have modded the case because it looks like the fans are below the bottom section. It's cool but expensive. The pre-built is more than twice what I paid. Water cooling gets expensive. I'm not planning on overclocking my titan (at least for now) and thermals are within limits.

Air in from the top and bottom and out the back is sort of what I have going on, even without fans at the bottom. With those two exhaust fans and a blower style cooler on the titan, air needs to come from somewhere, so it pulls a little from the bottom. I'm sure more fans won't hurt, I might get that corsair commander mini controller for led lights and it should let me add additional fans. I really dont want to cut my case though.

Different Motherboards will have different layouts sometimes. Atx power connectors, ram, Sata, etc, can all be in different places. That board has ram at the top.

There was another image with blue fans, that minimal build, https://www.instagram.com/p/BOETiZGDpzZ/

Not sure what card they have in there but its smaller than a reference 1070.

Sorry if this was long-winded, I'm on my phone!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any idea how to make two NVMe drives to work? I have the intel 750 and the 960 evo but they both can't run at the same time =( My bios and windows doesn't recognize the one installed after the 1st.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the same motherboard as me? The bios recognizes each drive individually but not both at the same time?

When i installed my 960 it wasnt initially listed in the bios but it was after i formatted it and mounted it as a drive.

with both drives plugged in only one is recognized? this sounds really strange

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i think it's because the Intel 750 and the 960 Evo both share the 4x PCIe lane. I was hoping I was wrong. I have the Hero Alpha btw

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

just checked out your build. seems pretty sweet (once you get this drive working of course).

when was the last time you updated your bios?

https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?86439-Maximus-VIII-Hero-does-not-recognize-Samsung-950-PRO-M-2-NVME

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I had 2202 in December but after 2 weeks of not being able to get it to work I updated to 3101 (released December 30)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

just to confirm your issue, your bios only sees one drive, either the 750 or 960, but not both?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be renamed to Console Overkiller. :)

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I just got this case and the same Asus motherboard, but it seems the motherboard covers one of the GPU card prong openings in the case. Did this happen to you as well?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You should only have one pcie socket. The second opening is for dual slot pgus (pretty standard these days)

This is how most itx cases work. Can't say much else with out pics.

As long as the rear is is lined up and the motherboard is screwed down correctly you shouldn't have an issue

Post pics

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

its not really a console killer for this price

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You definitely need white leds in that to show off your master piece better. And limit the reflexion.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, at best it'll be "cinematic" (24 fps k)

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