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This gaming rig was primary built for gaming. I might use it as a photo/video editing rig in the future. It took over a year to build due to the great video card crash, which withheld me from finishing it. As of 31 Oct 18, I have finally finished it by adding the last of the 16GB of memory and a 970 M.2. The system runs great at a overclock 4.20Ghz, running around 34 degrees Celsius. No issues with the system.

One problem I ran into in the beginning was the wiring all six fans to run at the same time, with trail and error, I got them all running.

Next thing to do with the system is to rewire it to give it a more streamline look. It is a little messy. I problem would want to add an additional graphics card and SLI bridge them, maybe etch the glass on the tower to give it a cool look and add another monitor. I am running the ACER as my main gaming monitor and a cheapo monitor for a split screen to do other things on.

Last plan is to have a desk mount for my screens so I can free up some space on my desktop to put my keyboard and mouse. Additionally get a new chair cause this cheapo Amazon one I have own for the last four years sucks.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty clean for a fist build. When i've done my first build cat got stuck in cables so... Nice work.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the wiring was a nightmare for the first month after first completion, but because of my slight OCD-ness, I cleaned it up one day.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratz!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job! Congratz!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations on the new, first build! What made you decide on the 7700 instead of the a 8700 or the 9700 i7's?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, when I first bought my motherboard, the supported chipset was i7 7700, and because of gap of the year after getting it, the two processors came out...which left me with the 7th gen, oh well. Still a good processor.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely understandable. Don't wanna shell out more money if you don't have to.

Hope it treats you well!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It is! Unfortunately I am running into a posting problem after it awakes from sleep mode. Looked it up and everything, but haven't found the proper fix.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like it would be a storage problem, if anything. Possibly one of those SSDs you have it stored on.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What problems did you run into with your fans? I'm also having an issue with mine. My build is very similar, asus strix z370-f motherboard and also with a liquid cooler. I'm getting a cpu_fan error code on launch. Nice first build also, I'm hoping to get mine up here ASAP.

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't worry about that. I have a z370-f as well and a Kraken X72 and I get the same thing. If you go into BIOS you should still see that an AIO is connected. You should just set it to ignore CPU error codes on launch and that should be fine.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh ok I see, you connect the x62 from the pump to the AIO_PUMP header and then case fans to the CPU_FAN header?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler should have the fan headers on it and you connect it there but you won't be able to control the speed and they will run at 100% if it isn't a PWM fan.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to figure out where the plugs for the 6 fans I had, but I don't have any issues with my fans, nor any errors on launch. I hope you were able to figure out the issue!