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BoyScout Sept. 15, 2017

For our latest video, we worked with ASUS to put together a high end creator/gaming system built around AMD's Ryzen Threadripper/X399 platform.

We packed all that processing power, along with 64GB of DDR4-3000 G.Skill Trident Z RGB memory, and two ASUS STRIX Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti's into the Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB mid tower case.

Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor $999.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.99
Motherboard Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard $519.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $334.99
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $579.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.99
Case Anidees AI Crystal Cube RGB (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $169.90
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $249.99
Total at time of filming $4929.81

A huge thanks to ASUS for providing the motherboard, processor and video cards as well as to Anidees for providing the case for this build.

Be sure to check out the Completed Build for benchmarks and more photos, as well as the cable management time lapse video to see how everything was cleaned up for the system's final look.

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legendarypoet 7 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Love that case. Super clean build and enjoyable vids. We're almost spec twins!

KevinMoondust 6 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Fell in love with that case, dude! Normally I don't like TG nor RGB, but the clean looks and the cute proportions despite the size really got me hooked!

Awesome build. Probably some SEAGATE IRONWOLVES would've been very welcome to make it fuller in terms of storage, but nonetheless, awesome build. Welcome back AMD ♥

Dcpotter22 2 points 1 month ago

Dang, that case is nice, wish this video came out 3 days ago I would have gotten it. Ordered all my parts and pretty similar build to this except just 1 1080ti, the phanteks luxe case, samsung 960 evo 1tb, 64gb 4x16gb, and was told a 750w psu would be enough, so I went with that to keep my overall build cost just a bit under $3500. Should I return that and get a bigger psu, or not actually needed?

Dcpotter22 1 point 1 month ago

Man, i seriously want that case, if I can return the phanteks when it comes in I definitely will. I don't need room for dvd/blu ray drives, where can I get it? I don't see this model on newegg or anywhere but the manufacturer site.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Hmm. Newegg had this version previously, but looks like it's run out of stock. It looks like Amazon has the non-RGB editions in both Black and White, but then you'd need to add your own RGB fan solution. Thanks for pointing it out -- I'll reach out to Anidees and see when we might expect to see more availability.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

I checked with Anidees and it sounds like they expect more retail availability over the next couple weeks (late September / early October).

Ironstone1 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Lovely build!

orthancstone 2 points 1 month ago

That's a good looking case surrounding that monster. Nice build folks!

ZachBarnum 2 points 28 days ago

Hey ma man, is this case really gosh darn good?

orthancstone 2 points 28 days ago

Sorry, my original reply was related to a different case I thought you were inquiring about. Can't speak to this one outside of what they showed off here.

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ZachBarnum 2 points 28 days ago

Is this a good case?

ltcalvery 2 points 27 days ago

So, I recently did my first build in the Meshify-C, and watching this made me realize that my cable management is not nearly where it should be. I didn't really bother with cable management until everything was installed, and then I started bundling everything in the back of the case. Should I have started bundling stuff together immediately? I notice one of the first things he did in this video was cable tie some stuff together (can't see clearly though, so I'm not even sure what he's tying together).

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 27 days ago

Actually, the first thing he did was untangle the mess Ryan and I left for him to clean up...While we do try to route things to semi-optimal locations, it's not always perfectly ordered to make for easy cable management at the end. Especially when there's a large chamber tempting us to through the cables back there with wild abandon.

Okay, to actually answer your question: with so much space in the back chamber of the case (at least once the drive cage was removed), it looks like he decided to unplug the fan controller cables and power supply cables to start. He bundled the excess PSU cable lengths in a way that could still (hopefully) allow for changing things around later if needed. He started with the largest -- the 24 pin power cable -- folding it on itself to minimize it's impact on air flow and keep it out of the way. Then he similarly coiled the GPU and 8-pin EPS cables in the middle. Next he tied up in a tight bundle the excess length from the SATA/Molex cables then re-routed all the case fans going to the RGB/Fan Controller to fit a little cleaner.

NickTech 2 points 20 days ago

Awesome Build!

icryevridau 2 points 17 days ago

when you select the most expensive parts in pc part picker

Anyansayo 1 point 1 month ago

This looks amazing. I'd like to see some benchmarks for this. That case looks really awesome.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Sure thing -- check out our Completed Build for some benchmarks.

felohany 1 point 1 month ago

The 1st nice build I've seen using amd in a while, but it's a little expensive don't u think?

LifesGoodGaming 3 points 1 month ago

Well, it's supposed to be like a super high-end Threadripper build for high-end workloads, as well as looking badass.

PowerPunch360 1 point 1 month ago

A little?

FcoEnriquePerez 1 point 1 month ago

x399 platform with 64GB of RAM and 2 1080Ti, what did you expect? :v

cameronis247 1 point 8 days ago

love that pc

cameronis247 1 point 8 days ago

price= $$ bills,

that's his eyes

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