Description

One of my favorite boards is the ASUS Z370 PRIME -A. With the release of the Z370 chipset and new 8th gen Coffe Lake CPUs I decided to put together a build based on this board and with it having white as part of its color scheme it helped to set the tone for what would be a white themed build. I really like white themed builds especially with RGB as they offer reflection for lighting as opposed to the absorption that occurs with black builds.

As I worked with a number of partners to get the components together I was not focusing on a specific price point but did want to try and keep things realistic in regards to the components used in the build.

Before we get into the specifics of each one of the components the overall build experience I do want to touch on RGB. One key item to note is RGB lighting and SYNC. I wanted all the lighting to be able to be controlled and synced from a single application. For this, I planned on using ASUS AURA and its SYNC functionality. This is built into ASUS series motherboard on a hardware, firmware and software level. Whether it be the onboard lighting, RGB header connectivity or syncing / control of supported items you have an easily streamlined experience for defining the look and feel of your RGB enabled components.

So let's get into it.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

beautiful build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks appreciate the kudos!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

rip temps

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Will finish posting the temps shortly but no issues with temperatures even when overclocked and gaming. System ran stable and without issues.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful but holy **** that most be one suffocated system, there's barely any front ventilation, really clean build otherwise.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Had no issues with temperatures when gaming or stress testing. Overall I would say it is fine for the vast majority of users. If you wanted to maximize intake airflow you could also easily take the top exhaust fans and flip them to intake which also provides benefits for DRAM overclocking and VRM cooling. That being noted no need to do that from my hands-on testing.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

this is very good to look at a very nice color scheme ........u might suffer from a little bit of performance by working with this case because of the ventilation but thats the trade off we all suffer from when we want things to look very beautiful...........good job with this build

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks appreciate the kudos and overall as cooling was no an issue as you noted I put the focus on what I was looking for aesthetics. I will upload screenshots for general temperature under load for the system.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok cool that will be great i will love to see the games u playing with this build ....u have a youtube page?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm also a huge SciFi Fan. : P

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! Love the synchronized lighting!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks appreciate the kudos!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

isn' t the enso like an oven? thought there's not much airflow

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Stunning. +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

How are thermal's on that case???... looks awesome but im scared about the airflow

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Appreciate the kudos

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats your opinion on the case?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

you put in the wrong RAM on the parts list but god damn is this build a beauty. Could you give me some temperatures during gaming dough i would really apreciate it

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Will update. I will also double check on the memory / DRAM.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

This is literally my gaming dream pc. ... at the moment. :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Glad you liked it. Think there are still some elements to improve upon but I am happy with how it turned out.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn son... This is dope *** PC !!!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks appreciate it!

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

I know I'm late, but that's one of the best builds I've seen so far, so aesthetically pleasing and so capable. Thank you for sharing it

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, appreciate the kudos!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall build and look, spot on 10/10. But I've seen pretty bad reviews coming from the front ventilation of the case. How are your temps on your build with load?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

No problems. Will post the results shortly. I do agree compared to a fully open mesh or vented design you will have higher temps but I had zero issues with the system running for extended periods when testing the completed build. This goes for both gaming and stress testing. More information to come soon.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. wrong RAM in parts list, though.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

intake and exhust air flow? been looking to buy this case so i kinda already know what to expect. My plan to also use a AIO.

AS far as the front panel goes does the led strip inside look like it can be replace with another?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I add some additional lighting via strips but have not looked to see if I can remove the addressable LED strip used in the ENSO. As it is one of the key reasons to get this chassis I see no reason to change it. As to your question are you asking how I set up the airflow?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

i apologize yes i am, as for as asking to change the LED strip inside the panel, who hoping to get a more uninform sync of RGB colors using Corsairs RGB led fans and led strips

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

So I have this case as well(my temps are totally fine even though everyone bashes on it..), I was wondering how you got the lighting on the case to sync with aura? My motherboard(B350-F) only has a 4pin rgb header and the case uses one of those 3 pin ones. It looks like the board you have listed also only has a 4pin header. Did you get an adapter for it or are you just setting the lights for the rest of the system to match with the preset ones on the case? Sorry for all the questions, I've been looking into all this since I got it, but not many people even talk about that header type. It doesn't help that I haven't done an rgb build till this one -__- Beautiful build by the way! Looks a lot like mine ;)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Weird my write up is no longer there for this system. I will need to go back and check my notes. I can tell you the fans are AURA SYNC supported. As to the exact control configuration and specifics i will double check the config and get back to you.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man! Yeah I know that it's compatible, just wondering if you hooked the front panel leds to an rgb header or you're just using the preset lighting. I appreciate it! This has been bugging me for months now.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also curious. I'm thinking about getting this case

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The system was based first on aesthetics and general usability. Overall had no real issues or concerns. About the only thing is the mounting for the radiator in the config I used is not ideal but otherwise turned out fine. That being noted that is what makes PC building fun and flexible is that there a lot of choices depending on what you want.