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Spring/Summer of 2018 I saw my first "Synthwave Battlestation" on r/battlestations, soon after that a friend introduced me to the music genre and I got HOOKED...Since I ""needed"" to update from my i7-4770k (had 1080ti since Nov 2017) I decided to add some looks and build a battlestation.

EDIT EDIT: I have also added two bookshelf speakers and brought the record player back in from the living room. New mouse mat and waiting on new mouse; and MORE Dragonball stuff :D So last pic is "out of date" new pics to come after tax return 2019 with more changes.

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  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

I spent about 3 minutes just looking at the lights on the ceiling

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hope that is a good thing because I need more of the nanoleaf panels!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful, especially for an AIO system. What're your power draw and temps?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you & as for idle temps 35-40°c (Room temp around 20°c)...Can't remember under load temps since it's been few days that I booted up a game but it does run pretty warm.

Edit: Also don't really know the power draw.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful setup! +1 Could you mention what monitors your using?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you and sure! My main lower one is a BenQ XL2730Z & second one is a Dell U2715H.

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one of the best looking computers I've seen in a while

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

:D

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

The Nanoleaf looks out of place but in a good way. I like how it's not the generic put it above the monitors, it adds some spice to the room. Later down the line if you get more I think it will just complete the room.

Nice Build though ;D

Edit: And I didn't even notice you have a FinalMouse Ninja Air58, Fire

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah I was originally going to get 6 more panels and snake it back down the other side of the wall but I went to IKEA and bought a few things I "needed" lol whoops. Also missing some art on the walls, maybe soon :D

I do/don't have the Air58...I have the OG Ultralight Sunset, I was watching Summit at the time when they "released" it, it looked nutty and I really really didn't like the mouse I was using (corsair glaive) & Summit sold me on it in like 10min lol BUT I do have an order for the BLUE AIR58 :D

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

This makes me want to do a micro ATX build! I love the graphics card! How are you liking it so far? I noticed you do not have a Corsair hub, how are you able to control the fan RGB some other way?

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

A lighting node pro comes included with the Cyrstal 280x.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Like Tony_ said it comes with a Hub and Two LL120 fans.

I'm absolutely loving the micro build, temps a lil warm at times but nothing a good fan curve couldn't keep under control. The Asus card is nuts, lighting is sick and the performance is nuts.

P.S. Only thing is the mobo I got wont let me push/pull my rad because of the upper heatsink and I can't push/pull on the front either because GPU TOO LONG xD

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

That makes me want to do a full Corsair build even more. Does the Corsair hub allow you to control fan RGB and fan curve? I ask because I am trying to figure out the difference between the normal Hub and the Master node hub doo-hickey.

I went with EVGA for my graphics card, I am satisfied with it but I am way more drawn to the Asus aesthetics more.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No, the included Hub only allows for RGB control :(

Pretty sure it's the commander Pro that you need to do that with & I was pretty disappointed when I couldn't make a fan curve with the included one but it's fine...

See I've always loved MSI graphic cards but boy when I saw this Asus design...I had too and also tired of the red/black lol but If you haven't yet seen the GIGABYTE AORUS 2080Ti xtreme...that thing looks real ******* sexy to me, especially in a vertical mount!!!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

So beautiful! <3

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Ur getting ready for Cyberpunk 2077 goodness. Aren't you? U sly monkey u.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooh somebody knows! Take 'em out!

Yes though...Cyberpunk 2077 is probably one of my most anticipated games of the last 5+ years.

Also Anthem is looking to be something worth my time :D

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny enough, I was planning on loosely copying this build to get ready.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah...I'm so damn ready!

Also if you need art for your walls I like I do...came across an artist on Displate that I really like (look up Denis Orio Ibañez) the 80's RETRO Displates are so nice...I'm saving for a few :D

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey uhh sorry to ask this so late, but how much did the 1080ti cost you when you bought it?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries, $780 in September 2017

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, great build! I am switching from atc to matx with a i7-9700k im curious if you have overclocked yet and if it works well with the mb? i read that only the asus gene is suitable for oc in the m atx genre.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I tried a small simple OC without looking into it much, didn't work very well..so went back to stock for now until I feel like digging into it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build, what is that ball looking light on your case? I love it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!! That is just a "3d printed" Moon lamp I got off Amazon for about $20. It's three different "Moon colors" but there are some RBG ones around.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, thank you so much! How do you like your motherboard by the way?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I actually really like it... it's "nice" to look at and fits/works well, just wish the top heatsink didn't stick out as much as it does...didn't enjoy squeezing the rad/fans up there.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I absolutely love your build! Could I ask what program you use to control your RGB? I have the same RAM/fans but I've been too scared to change the color on the RAM. Icue doesn't pick up the RAM so I'd need to use G.skills software but I've read some people have had RAM failure when they use two different rgb programs.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Sorry for the late response!!

I actually use 3/4 different RGB programs; iCue (Fans), Aura RBG Lighting (GPU), CAM (Cooler) and ASUS AURA (DRAM, got from MSI DL page). The only one I had problems with was the one for MOBO RGB (Mystic Light or w/e) that one seemed to mess with the lighting control for the RAM every time..So I set a color I like for the MOBO and uninstalled the software and it kept the color lol.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate the response! Im surprised to hear that Asus Aura works even if you dont have an Asus mobo! I have an Asrock mobo so I may try downloading it to change the color on my RAM. Thanks again for the help! Have fun with your amazing PC :3

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build!

I was thinking of mounting a 280mm radiator at the top of this case. Do you think a 280mm radiator with 140mm fans would fit on the top of the case using this motherboard?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

I doubt it, I had to actually "squeeze" the rad in the top with 120mm fans and only push config :(

The top heatsink on the board actually goes up towards the top of the case more than I thought and can't even fit a piece of paper between that heatsink and the fan.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, that was what I was afraid of lol. I didn't order the 115i yet, but I was hoping I would be able to. Thanks a ton for the info!

How about 2 140mm fans in the front? I would assume those would fit without a radiator in the front and a smaller radiator on top.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So with my X52 and two 120mm fans & my 1080Ti I still can't push/pull in the front with the rad :(

Well I could but it would also be a very tight fit and would hide the lighting on the back of the mobo..the case fits and can mount 140 everywhere but 120mm seems to fit it better with wiring and general looks (plus it comes with 2 120mm for "free" so I didn't see a need to buy extra two 140's)

The boost to all 140mm might help with airflow but I did need to add two more 120mm fans at the bottom because I didn't like how aggressive my fan speed was to keep decent temps.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha, thanks!

One last question - Are you happy with your temps in this case? I don't plan on doing any over-clocking or anything, but my concerns with the case being so compact are that the temps might be higher than comfortable. Thoughts?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

UH-OH here goes....lol

Um tough question...I'd probably say No I'm not "happy" with the temps at first...only because I do have my GPU OC'd a bit so the card is really the big problem (hence why I added two more fans directly below it..when I first played Black Ops 4 for few hours the glass directly in front of GPU got decently "hot") but idle temps are fine of course.

I'd say it depends on the gpu/games, COD died a little so I went back to Sea of Thieves and the temps are warm-ish after playing most the day..same with RB6.

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TLDR:: SORRY for somewhat lengthy reply on this one but I'm content with the temps for now (I've just had some fans that pushed air better than these but I went for more looks this time) Idle everything around 30°C ("normal" for me/my room/games) while gaming, COD was so hot like 65°C GPU or something (it's been few weeks since I played) and SoT etc 55-60°C (above avg compared to last build/case)...My room door is almost always shut with sometimes on ceiling fan.

P.S. My brother liked the case and my build so much he also got the same case and swapped his Mini-ITX build over until next cpu gen comes out. He runs the same four fans (stock speed/profile) w/ some Mini-ITX mobo, a stock STRIX 1080 and a H100i, gets normal temps while gaming.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Super awesome looking build, I say that as I am 75% of the way through doing almost the exact same one :P notably with a front x62 differently. I'm wondering if with the mobo if you could fit 2 fans at the bottom of the case it if it's too tight?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Yes you can fit fans at the bottom, I ended up adding 2 120mm fans down there (GPU was getting to warm for my liking) I can still see space for 140mm fans though, which is what I'll swap to eventually.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get those wallpapers or what are they

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build, i'm wondering : do the kraken's cables block one of your ram slots ? I'm looking to use the same motherboard and cooler and was wondering if I'd be able to fit 4 sticks of ram and still keep the NZXT letters horizontal. Also, what made you choose the MSI over the ASUS TUF one with the same chipset?

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah they are a nice addition to a bland wall and overpriced but I traded my old ps4 that was collecting dust for them so I'm happy :)