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Aorus Z270 RGB Gaming Build

by ryanp83

Description

I wanted to put together a new Z270 gaming build with RGB lighting and I have had my eye on the 460X RGB Case for some time now. This was my first build using a tempered glass case and I must say that the finished product is very nice to look at. This build is mainly for gaming but I also do some video converting with handbrake so I opted for the i7. Overall I am very happy with the finished build but the i7 7700K does tend to run a little hot when compared to the 6700K

Part Reviews

CPU

very nice CPU; great for video converting but it does run a good bit hotter than the 6700K

CPU Cooler

I was able to get a refurb for $70; great deal at that price and runs relatively quiet

Motherboard

I love this motherboard; very solid and great looking. Plenty of options

Memory

I am a big fan of Corsair memory and with this build I needed low low profile memory in order for everything to fit. When I am not using Corsair memory I use G.Skill

Storage

I was tempted to go with a 960 EVO but I was able to get an 850 for $59.99 and I could not pass it up

Video Card

I like to stick with one manufacturer when putting a build together (personal preference) and I was going to go with a non-FE GTX 1070 but I bought this card from a buddy for $280, took good to pass up and looks great

Case

This is easily the best looking case I have ever built in; the RGB fans look amazing and the glass is stunning. Overall building in it was great but with that said if you decided to go with this case you need to carefully plan your cable management because there is precious little space behind the back panel. I had to re-do some cabling to make things fit.

Power Supply

I have always been a fan of EVGA SUpernova PSUs and the new G3 series does not disappoint. They are slightly smaller than the G2 series which helps in smaller cases and for cable management overall

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blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

No RGB ram? shakes head in disappointment

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

does not fit with the rad mounted on the top. I am considering moving the rad to the front but not sure. I always go with low profile memory to avoid any issues with clearance plus I got a deal on the memory (paid a lot less than the price shown)

blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 24 months ago

Yeah the price for RGB ram is scary ($150 for 16GB) but it looks really sexy when paired with other RGB stuff

Jimbly 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

Lol I just bought my RGB ram now for $210. . .The market is the worst it has ever been at this point.

blockbuster4664 1 Build 2 points 15 months ago

And Graphics cards are more instane than during the crypto currency hell, a 1070 goes for nearly a grand now

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frostmaster468 1 point 24 months ago

you could have spent $10 more for RBG ram

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

yes but it would not fit with the rad on the top, it's a very tight fit with the low profile memory already also, I paid a lot less than what the price list shows for the low profile memory

Buttonwood 4 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Very nice build. ^

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Few things. Mount the rad in the front, better cooling for both GPU and CPU. More RGB. And 570X or 460X I'm getting one of them and I just want some insight on people who have had them.

+1 all for the sick build.

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

just curious, how would a front mount give me better temps on the GPU? CPU yes probably, but this would be pushing the warm air into the case. Right now i have the 3 front fans pulling in cool air

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMxZgvves

The video explains it better than I do, and most people swear by this setup.

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

according to the video (for my current setup) if I move the Rad to the front my CPU temp will drop 1 degree and my GPU temp will rise 1 degree. THe rad in the front seems to make a much bigger difference when you use an open air (non blower style) card. In my case there is little difference because I am using a FE GTX 1070. I may still move my rad to the front and run with a push/pull setup

EpikMark0123 1 Build 1 point 24 months ago

Well anything to help man.

DevilsWar 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Nice build. Have the same H100i v2 and motherboard. My question is how did you setup the H100i? What fan headers did you use and what bios settings. I’m having a small issue with the correct setup.

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

plug the pump into the CPU fan header and the other fans directly into the H100i via the supplied cable. Go into bios and make sure that the CPU fan header is set to full speed

DevilsWar 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you for the quick response.

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

no prob!

DevilsWar 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Last question.In Bios when setting to full speed on the CPU Fan header, do you change it to PWM or Voltage?

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

hmm not sure, I don't remember seeing that option

ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

to be honest I no longer have this exact build; I have moved into a Corsair 570X and I am using a Dark Rock Pro 3 air cooler that has been out-performing my AIO cooler and is MUCH quieter

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ryanp83 submitter 33 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

yes, dust filter on the top and front

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