If I would Rate my total experience with all Rog build here are the pros and cons.
Pros: Amazing looks. Hardware perfection. Ease of use. Refined.
Cons: Expensive. Software is confusing, but easy once you get the hang of it. Tip for software. Only download AISuite3 and Rog Armory(which will automatically ask to download when you build your computer from new). Run everything from there. Do not use GPU Tweak it is horrid. Stick with MSI afterburner and Riva Tuner.
Huge tip you find anywhere when you go to plug the RGB into the Thor PSU it uses a 3pin connector. There is only 1 on Asus boards. So now you may wonder how you plug in the front panel LED strip because it’s also a 3pin. Well you can control that with the manual button on the top of the case. And you plug your Thor into the single 3pin slot on the Mobo. If you want the Software to control both plus more LED strips buy the Asus Aura Controller. That will plug into the single port on the Mobo and the rest plugs into that. This is explained nowhere. The manuals don’t explain it. Asus website doesn’t say it. Nothing anywhere. I will warn you on Asus product their instructions are little to none. Don’t let that scare you from it but it’s just good to know ahead of time. I can answer any questions you have anytime just msg me. I can throw a build together for you with your price in mind.
So the case is amazing. I’ve owned NZXT cases before and they are nice. Also built a few with Thermaltake and Corsair. This Asus Helios case is hands down the best case I’ve ever owned. Adding drives is very easy as the glass doors pop off very very easy. Then it’s just simply taking two screws out of the back cover and sliding your 2.5in drives where you want. For HD types you take the front door off one screw and the metal cover lifts up revealing two slots for HDs. Mounting M.2 nvme are easy because the case has a lot of room inside so you can move your hands in and out with ease. As for AIO don’t worry about them leaking. It’s all I’ve used and never had an issue. Most people do because they are way to rough on them. It’s called common sense don’t pull kink or put pressure on the joints and it will last forever. The Ryujin 360 like I got i overkill if you don’t want to overclock but the screen it is nice. You could get the 360 with the other type of head and it would work just as great. Getting a Thor 850 psu would be a perfect for as the 1200 is way overkill. Lol
It is a 4 pin plug that has one of the center pins missing. So it’s a 3 pin. I think you can find pictures of what it looks like on a Asus website.
So there is a fan mount you don’t have to use that the fans mount to. That mounts to the frame directly. The filter is directly on the other side of the frame. It has rails that it slides in that holds it in place directly against the frame. So there is no room between the fans and the filter only the frame between it.
That i do not know I would have to check. I don’t know to much about that. I know it’s just one of their RGB strips you can buy so maybe? Not sure.
Um so the front 3 fans are in a fan frame already and they are located on the inside of the case. The dust filter is on the outside of the case behind the front glass panel. There is enough room in the front three fans to install a radiator yet on top of their included fan frame. The front three included fans are running as Intake. Does that answer the question?
Very satisfied with every piece of hardware.
Yes it’s inside the block and blows out the top and sides through grills. I forget what mm it is. It’s a lot better then the little fan that comes with the motherboard.
I can tell you this. I had all this hardware in a different case, you can see which one in my last completed build. CPU temps under gaming load were around 63-72C. Changing the hardware to this Helios Case it went all the way down to 48-52C. A major difference without changing anything but the case. The case has very good airflow. I mention this because your case has a lot to do with how well your CPU cooler will perform. Also are you gunna be doing overclocking? Then yes this cooler is worth it. Why? The main housing has a fan in it that blows air over your VRMs. This is very important as well and makes a big difference for extended gaming sessions on high clocks. A plus is it comes with very nice Noctua fans. I broke one of mine before I even started it. I accidentally pinched a fan wire in my case so the moment I powered it on it shorted the motor out. Since it’s just a Noctua fan you can go online and buy the exact fan by itself. They are a $30 fan. So if you do the math that’s $90 in fans. To me the $280 price point as of now is a good deal. If your pairing it with an Asus board it would look and go together nice.
Love them. They both have worked flawlessly and super fast. More importantly they stay fast.
That’s kinda cool actually didn’t know this
That’s stupid I hate this navigation
Yes and very trust worthy being from western digital. I love mine I’ll buy western digital over anything else.
I love my sn750. That’s the Gen 3 I also have the Gen 2. Both are very fast and reliable. Not a single problem. I would definitely buy the Gen 3 same price basically.
It’s pricey but if you use it as a work desk it’s decently priced.
I can’t wait either I didn’t want to spend extra money then buy another case and have two cases sitting around. Lol
So do I its a very important part of a build people overlook.
Yes lol I saved for quite awhile though so anyone can do it. start now and give it one year you will have one.
If you look at my other build on my page its my original case for my 7700k build. Im waiting for the Strix Helios case. Ill be switching to that one once it has launched.
Those candies are the best lol
I would disagree. Asus ITX board would be better. More memory channels and better vrm cooling.
All this money and you skimp on the SSD? Bruh....
Oh I know facts lol 8 gigs of ram is not enough and you will get stutters. This is not disinformation. This is knowledge from experience.
What’s your budget? I’ll put you a full build together.
Actually not. You can buy a mid case for $25. They work great.
If the m.2 is to much get intel optane with 7200? $75 is very affordable and it has amazing speed. I just don’t see the reason to get a k version chip without getting an equal ladened mobo. It can be done I guess just seems overkill in some areas and underwhelmed in others. Not bad just my opinion.
Definitely not the motherboard to go with the 9900k. K means it’s unlcoked for overclocking. If you don’t plan on that the 9700 would have been a much better choice. I can’t even imagine your temps on that motherboard trying to overclock a 9900k. If you have no plans on that then you do you awesome man!
A horrible choice of drives, motherboard, and ram. If your running a k version cpu no less then 3200mhz. Minimum a Asus Prime board. And it’s 2019 m.2 is a must. Western Digital Black 250gig gen 3 $75. With the current cpu specs it’s like putting a Ferrari engine in a mini van.
I’m think the Ryujin 360 should cut it and Asus Hero. Except the Gaming and this board are about the same. Idk I’ll have to decide.
Yes on ultra all setting 1440p with 4.9ghz overclock im getting 98% cpu usage. 80% gpu. Even with ray tracing I’m getting 100% gpu usage 95% cpu usage. I’ve found running dx11 with gpu restriction on and medium 1440p I will get smooth gameplay around 120fps with cpu at 80% and gpu at 90%. I’m not about to settle for that.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention that other cpus are having the same issue.
I just thought of something I could test BF1. If it runs fine in there then we know it’s BFV right? BF1 will use less GPU and put even more load on the CPU. If it’s smooth then we are good?
I’m going to have to test in other games. Another game I played the cpu was only at 45% and it ran flawlessly. Um I have ran cpuz maxing out the cpu for an hour? I’ve probably played games for 100hrs plus. It has never crashed while playing games or stressing.
Well what your telling me is starting to confirm my fears of a 7700k not cutting it. I’m gunna go home and test some other games. I’m gunna run stats on each core and see if they max out. I’m assuming single cores will. I’ll let you know what I find.
Bruh bigchungus don’t like my build man
True. But with spending $300 on a cooler I already have a 750w may as well go for the 1200w for only $100 more then the 850w. Also if I’m planning to upgrade to the 9900k successor and overclocking it the extra power is nice. Maybe dual 2080tis overclocked? You never know. Lol
Because who knows what power requirements will be in 10 years. I plan to keep it that long.
I will have to check it out!
Just because I guess? I have a 30amp fan controller and a lot of fans. Plus high overclocks and future proof. It has a 10 year warranty so I will be keeping it 10 years.
For a monitor I strongly suggest the Asus
VG248QE. Right now its $245. I personally have this one except i paid $289 for it. Why this one. Its 1080p. Has a 1ms response time. 144hz panel. Can flip sideways and up and down. Also tilt. Can you buy cheaper? Yes. But you would be doing your hardware a disservice. There would be no point in spending $1,000 only to not see the difference it can make with a bad slow monitor. With a 5ms response time and 60hz you will see screen stutter and tearing. That will make your 1,000 beast feel like a toy. Ive been there and it sucks. There are better monitors for more money but for $245 and all those specs. Impossible to find a better one. As for keyboard and mouse. I use Razer. Razer Lancehead. And Razer Ornata. Razer Kraken Pro 7.1 V2. I want the Razer Huntsman elite. Ive used Razer a long time and it last forever. Super fast. Ive had no problems ever. Remember most stuff is good in todays world. Theres alot of trash talk with fan boys. This community can be toxic. Just look past it. Join your fandom and have fun. I’ll always reply with any help you may need.
So the cpu comes with a stock cooler. It does just fine as the cpu will not be overclocked. If you want just about any after market cooler will do the job. I use corsair h100v2 on my 7700k. Works great. As for extra case fans. You can buy some that cost around $5 a piece. Those work perfect nothing fancy you just need air movement. Your case manul will tell you what size you can install 120mm 140mm etc. just pick the right size and your good to go.
Sorry for the late reply. So the mobo has 6 sata ports. Thats where you plug in your hard drives or 2.5in form factor ssd. So when you use a m.2 drive it disables one of those 6 ports to run the m.2. Which is perfectly fine and normal.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yNJxQZ There is the build i would buy if i were you. The cpu and mobo you had selected can be overclocked. Being new and on a budget i would go against overclocking. As its more of a hobby and you don’t gain that much of performance for the dollar. A good starting budget for overclocking is around the $2,000 mark. For $1,000 you will beable to play any game at super high frame rates with the build i listed. The stock cpu cooler has more then enough power to keep up. I built my younger brother a PC with that exact cpu. Its a beast no need to overclock. The 1050ti will disappoint you. Forsure for the $200 price point. Pair it with the evga 1070ti blower style and a m.2 ssd your set. The 1070ti is abeast and at $380 this is a steal. The m.2 i listed is a much faster one then you had listed. Its a gen 2 black editons. You can get the gen 3 on newegg for the same price. I would buy that one over the gen 2 as they are the same price. The motherboard allows you to upgrade to two more sticks of ram and another m.2 ssd. This mobo and cpu cannot be overclocked. This like i said before is perfectly fine. Asus mobo bios is cery easy to understand. There are performance boost the mobo can give your cpu without overclocking. There is no need to even considered overclocking unless your spending way more money or for a hobby. This setup as is will play BFV 1080p high settings at 100fps plus. All other games will get even better performance. For upgrade ability in the future you can drop the i7 9700 non k in here with a 2080 and have a beast of a pc. After you reached the limits of those parts it would be time to get a full new build. So your looking at about 6 years of fun gaming with those upgrades maybe more? Depends on your standards.
Definitely delid your CPU. I delidded my 7700k it runs at 4.8ghz at like 50-55C under load. Before it would hit around 90C at the same stats. Running your PC at the coolest temp possible is the best thing you can do. Components last longer and your ambiet temperature around your desk stays way cooler.
The i7 7700k is a beast CPU that will still be relivant 4years from now. I play a lot of games and for a good amount of time and extended play periods. My current PC is on my completed list. It’s what would consider a top of the line gaming Pc for 2016 minus I have 970 instead of a current GPU. There is a reason for it though. I play 1080p which will still be relevant in 3-4yrs because the price of hardware to run any game at 2k 144hz is way to exspensive let alone 4k. While it looks nice is not at all practical. The 970 actually plays Battlefront 2 at launch at an amazing 95fps on high settings 1080p. That’s almost identical to BF1 and SBF1. It’s amazing. Just pair a 7700k with a 1080 and a WDB SSD and your set for quite a few years.
Haha well that’s actually in our old house and we moved now. That was my wife’s activity room but it was getting to hot where my computer room was. So we switched. Didn’t mind to change it.
Also manually enter the pricing for the items you purchased to show the real price? Otherwise sweet build!