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***Update Cable Mod cable combs (5) 8x2x2 (1) 24x2 (2) ASUS Designo 25" Monitors...

This was my first build...

Needs: Make a computer that was decent at rendering as well as working in 3D environments. It also needed to run Autodesk Revit/CAD, Adobe products without any hesitation. Also being an architect it needed to look good too. This machine runs amazing!

Problems: Installing windows was tricky, because I was not used to working in a BIOS and having a M.2, SSD, and an old 2TB HDD. I wanted a fresh install of windows on the M.2. It took me a while to figure out that installing windows I needed to remove all the other SATA connections...it took a while but it is working as I wanted it.

Future: I still have some aesthic things to clean up. I want to laser cut some covers for the SSD drives, as well as get some cable combs for the 16pin GC and a 24 pin comb for the mobo, also fix the cables coming out of the back of the machine. (little bit of cable management)

Success: The 3D printed penguin is one of my favorite pieces in this build. Its just nice and playful. Also specs, I downloaded steam and CSGO to check some fps, because that game seemed like a good benchmark for my system. I am averaging around 280 fps at max graphics. Sometimes as high as 330 fps. That seems pretty good.

All in all great build, everyone on here has been super helpful, as this was very new to me.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

Everything is great and all but what on earth it that 8 pin connector routing, wouldn't it been better to go through the hole cut in the shroud?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with you. That bothers me

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean it's a small detail but there's so many ways to route that better then..well that. Cable combs make things look great but also can be expensive so I won't say a negative there but the cable could have been spaced and spread a little better

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are talking about the (2) 8 pin connectors coming from the graphics card, it will look a ton better when my cable combs come in. I have a bunch of clear 8+8 clear combs that will clean up those cables. I liked the way they looked going all the way down, and not pealing back into the top of the shroud. It looks clean when you have the combs in. Update coming soon. (on order)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I've just never seen a cable go that way on this case. Although it's your build so you do you. I'd love to see what it looks like with cable combs

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

Normally don't care for any RGB stuff but gotta say you made it look beautiful. The style of fan with the cool blue glow of the LED looks marvelous. Great cable management BTW.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Sir Architect for the amazing build :)

For that powerfull gpu, you should had higher refresh rate monitors and with more definition. Who knows, maybe in the future right?

Loved the penguin ♥ Nice work ;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks so much! I need some good suggestions for monitors? Ideas for the future. The reason I went with the Acer was the almost borderless bezel.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Right, i was forgetting about aesthetics that you mentioned on your build :P

Sugestions? It really depends on what you want, the monitor to have. I said higher refresh rates and better definition, cause imo, you are missing part of the beauty of the performance that GTX 1080 can give to you (be able to play 1440p and 4K; playing with higher refresh rates without having screen tearing).

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I have noticed it a bit, but nothing crazy. Besides a little gaming, mostly just needed a killer architects machine. So far this baby has been a killer with rendering. If I make any big changes soon, I want to grab another 1080 and SLI this puppy. So I can really destroy renderings.

But point taken on the monitor...its cheap and pretty good sized for my current needs.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Self explained ;)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Asus ROG and Acer Predator series come to mind.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the penguin! :3

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Thats my favorite part!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Ha, I learned the ole 'only have one drive plugged in when installing' trick when trying to get a specific .NET updated. It kept installing on the wrong drives! Bloody Windows.

Also, penguin looks lonely, how about a polar bear friend?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Perhaps, if we were going to scale the penguin and the polar bear the same...im thinking it might have to be a baby polar bear...

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Have you considered using some acetone to smooth the layers on the penguin?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I didn't consider the acetone, however since he is not solid and mostly just support material on the inside he might be too thin to smooth out. Plus I kinda like the geometric penguin.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build ! I love the colors

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build! I'm an architect major in college so I built my PC to satisfy both gaming and rendering and im happy to see the similarity in our builds (as far as CPU, PSU, RAM, and GPU). I really like the little penguin, I have a 3D printed totodile in my Blue/Black 340 Elite :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Architects unite!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

In the 4th picture it seems X62 will block the first ram slot?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like that in the picture, but really there is a lot of room behind the tubes. you can see the room better in some of the other images. That is an upgrade I want to do soon.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

That's really nice. I also want to use X62 for my next build but see some reviews on Amazon said it will block ram slot on some mb. Maybe they use some ITX board. Anyway I will go for ATX so there should be no problem. Thanks!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

3D printed penguin?

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Neat.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the build. I'm also an architect student in college we pretty much have the same build :) just color difference. I like the addition of the penguin...I have darth vader :D

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah this build works great for pretty much all my design needs. The only thing I want to do is get an additional GC and run a SLI bridge to speed up my renders/videos. But for day to day Revit/Renderings. Super smooth operation. Good luck in school!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Well a really good screen could also help you on those renders. A 144Hz screen

I'll probably SLI later I also use Revit and 3ds max like most times and it breezes through

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

A faster refresh rate wont speed up renders, would it? I guess I don't understand how having a faster monitor would positively effect rendering performance. If anything, i figure that a faster monitor puts more draw on the graphics card. But, I could be wrong.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

temps with that aio ?

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  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Difference? The Rev 2 comes with am4 bracket as well as what the Rev 1 comes with

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, I am not sure of the difference. I have the rev 2, and it has the amd brakcet. Perhaps the Rev 1 does not have a bracket for AMD. Thanks for the kudos!