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In Preparation for Star Citizen i started planning this build and kept putting it off and putting it off, then i got a fair offer for someone to buy my old rig and took the money from that to start this build. Starting off i knew i wanted to go with the I7-6700k due to it at the time being the best quad-core Intel on the market. Then as i had planned on going with the Asus Maximus VIII Hero but after looking into what you get by going to the Hero Alpha, paying a little bit more for a built in wireless card and the AURA Lighting Headers was worth it. Looking into cases i fell in love with the Inwin 909, something about that brushed aluminum and the tempered glass really got me excited then i saw the price and at $400 i just couldnt bring myself to do it but liked those features so much that's what i looked for in a case and decided to go with the Phanteks Ethoo Evolv ATX Glass and wow what a gorgeous, well built case. knew i wanted 16gb of ram and decided to go with the G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3600mhz, works great. Last time i upgraded GPU's i was deciding between the 960 4gb and 970 4gb and had decided to go with the 960 to save on cost a little bit and regretted it a little bit so i decided i wasn't holding back and this time around was going with the GTX 1080 and of course it has to be the Strix Edition because i may have a slight Asus Bias. After learning about the power behind the M.2 Hard drives and wanting unmatched boot-up and game load times i decided i was going to go with the Samsung 960 Pro 1Tb M.2 and i absolutely have no regrets there this hardrive is worth killing over, also leaving my pleb level hard drives from my previous rig in as well. with the goal of custom-looping this whole build down the road i just went with the H100i v2 for now and got the 650w Gold Corsair PSU with a Cable Mods Braided Cable Kit to make cable management easier and it looks great. Really the only issue i had in the whole build since i was trying to get Asus AURA Controlled Fans... Found out they do not exist yet... So i went with some Static Red Magnetic Levitation Corsair Fans, which worked out great and look good too. Also i added a cheap Ebay LED 5050 Light strip that works fantastically after finding out that the Phanteks 2M LED Strip when powered by the Asus AURA Header cant preform how it should.

All in all i have to say this build is amazing and should be able to play everything i want for quite some time and looks amazing aswell!!

Hopefully thats enough pictures if there's a certain part you want to see more of let me know ill add pictures.

Also, because ive seen it a few times already, If your going to feature this build on your instagram page at least tag me in it @the_anonymous_d

Thanks for checking it out!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice battlestation! I can't wait to see what kind of insane monitor setups people are going to create in the future to try to have all of their vision in the game. Imagine a monitor that fully curves around you and the game could be setup to support that type of thing. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Be awesome if they implement VR... no monitor bezels or distractions just fully imersed gameplay!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe someday :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

AAALLL THE PHOTOS!

Maybe you'll get an Asus rep commenting on your build for having the trifecta!

I tried getting into star citizen, but something's lost playing with a keyboard and mouse.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

My roomate plays with a keyboard and mouse... the beauty of it is you can use whatever you want. I do have to say its a gorgeous game and has me very excited!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That'd be cool, Asus is an awesome company ive never had any issues with them. In fact next time i upgrade my Periphrials im going all Asus.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Niiiiiiiice :) :) I just don't quite get why you still keep that 120GB SSD after that 1TB of M.2

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I cleaned off the 120gb Kingston SSD and it sits empty, i mostly use it for when me and my roomate need to transfer games, if we both buy them to make downloading go faster one of us installs then transfers to the other... i also dont use the 2tb Western Digital... lol they're in the build but not used, i love that samsung drive

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice another Star Citizen like myself! Very nice system!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, look forward to seeing you in the Verse, hopefully in peace lol.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here. :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Boi this thing must get some nice frames on candy crush. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

that is alot of fans... nice, I knows the feels bruh spent 150$ on 3 140mm maglevs and 2 120mm maglevs.. it hurt my heart lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

They are great fans, if i only i could have found some rgb rans that would work with Aura though... but i guess id rather have preformance than looks

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah they are. should last a really really long time to

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Was anyone else looking at the pictures and expecting the PC to fly away with that many case fans? :P

So many LEDs... Cannot resist upvoting... +1

:D

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

When ppl downvote you for no reason ;-;

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Very nice.

Are you setup down in a bunker or something?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A bunker... i guess you could call my basement that. Lol

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Man that's awesome... Love the idea of you navigating the cosmos with your sweet build and cool HOTAS from underneath your house!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

this build looks amazing! 1+!

i really would put the aio in the front! it minimizes temps and it would looks better with those top fans on one level!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ive thought about that... the problem with putting it on the front is then the CPU gets nice and cool while then blowing the warm air into the rest of the build... lets be honest though either way you put it, its a minimal change in temp

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

nope sorry. The temperatur change is not so small and the gpu temps dont really change at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves

10:03 is the part where you should watch

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps what The_Anonymous_D is referring to is the 2 to 4 degree temps in change he might experience vs. the cherry picked portion of the vid you're referencing.

Keep in mind:

The Define S may be a smaller case than this Phanteks case. The Define S is running an open air psu shroud. Any differences with these combined parameters could result in wider variations of temps.

Go back to the video and start listening at 6:00 min and specifically at 6:40.

BW says" ..If you have 0 or 1 case fan (anything other than the fan setup in the video) in your setup and everything else is identical here, you might see drastically different results so bear that in mind this is a very specific-use-case scenario."

The_Anonymous_D has 3 case fans and I think 2 exhaust compared to 2 case fans and 1 exhaust. You could even debate the performance of the fractal and NZXT case fans vs. the ML Corsair fans. IMO performance would go to the ML's. I doubt this setup will have a difference of 10 degree temps by repositioning the rad.

I watched that video a few weeks back and it made an impact, but if you listen closer, and think about it, Bitwit even admits his results are not even close to a rule of thumb and definitely wouldn't apply to this build without testing.

I'm planning a build, that you and I would agree I'll probably need to put my rad in front because of the similar setup as the video, however it still has to be tested. Radiator in front is not definitive especially at temp changes Bitwit's tests report.

Question: Why did you say sorry after telling The_Anonymous_D he was wrong?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point! I plan on testing before switching permanantly but i did notice my CPU runs pretty warm.

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

the define s has a open psu shroud but that doesnt matter since the psu is facing down.

He has has 3 in and 4 outtakes as far as i can see. and his Cpu temps will decrease if he puts the rad in the front that is for sure. if it will be 10°C is questionable but it will be worth it (it will looks better too).

Answer: i said sorry because i dont want to come over like an ******* for telling him that he is wrong.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thats crazy i didnt think it was that big of a difference im switching my Rad to the front now... i figured id prioratize cold air to my GPU because it cost trice what my CPU cost but looks like the GPU can handle its own. Thanks so much for your advice!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

you are very welcome :) did you switch it already or will you do it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ended up buying Sniper Elite 4 and just played it for 15 hours, beat it and screwed around in multiplayer, but as soon as i do ill let you guys know... just a side not while i was playing i was monitoring CPU and GPU temps and while idle im sitting at about 30°C on both and while playing i was running at about 45°C. Which i dont feel is too warm. Ill run a test tomorrow before switching while playing Star Citizen (Should run the system a little harder) ans see what happens. What do you guys think temp wise?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, you should have gotten Triple Curved Monitors instead, would have looked much more gorgeous

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Curved monitors and tvs look great but idk why i prefer flat panel, an upgrade in monitors is probably needed though. That is the weakest part of my build at the moment.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get your mouse led to become red ? Gorgeous build btw!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse is the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum which is a full RGB mouse

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the info.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

i tried with the core edition and it doesn't work.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you elaborate on how the phanteks led strips couldnt perform correctly with the aura lighting system?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it mate, only thing I'd change is the RAM to some G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3866 Memory... but awesome spec build tho well jealous. Cheers Kye

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so close to the exact build I want to do! how close is the spacing between the top front 120mm fan and the H100i v2? Do you think an MSI 1080 ti Seahawk 120mm radiator with a fan would fit behind the CPU AIO in front of that 140mm exhaust!?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The 3 Fans on the Front are Intakes, and the 3 on the Top are Exhaust... hearing this before i was planning on making the 140mm at the back of the case an intake but decided to make it an Exhaust due to the fact that the front of the fans look 10x better than the back... in all actuallity i should probably make it an Intake

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