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ASUS AURA SYNC Project

Yet Another Custom Cooled Computer!


I am in building computers for years, this one is my first with a water cooling solution, and it's fully custom.

Intention
I wanted to have everything Asus Aura Sync compatible (because I had the mainboard first), everything should have a distinct/unique look without visually breaking anything, and I wanted to be free of choice of manufacturers/brands (as long as luminiscent components were compatible with Aura Sync), and I believe that this build shows a nice mix of what's possible.

Thermal & Cooling
The CPU (i7 7700K - innately a hothead) has been delidded and liquid metal was applied to improve cooling/heat transfer.
There are two 360mm radiators, the top one (pull, blows hot air out to follow natural thermal lift) is 45mm thick, the front one (push/pull, blows cold air in) is 60mm thick.
A rear case fan blows cold air into the case giving the whole build a slight overpressure which results in a good airflow with fresh cold air from outside the case.


Next steps:

  • Custom cables (black, grey, white color scheme) will follow
  • Decent vendor logos printed out of diffusion film
  • Maybe another case? Waiting for a Cooler Master C700M donation ;)


More (RGB) impressions:



I tried to be as precise as possible with the parts list, but some components were left out because they're too common (like some cables), were only part of the building process or chances are very small that someone else has the same product:

  • (extension) cables (SATA/SSD, RGB, (PWM) fans, XLR)
  • VESA compatible table mounting kit
  • CPU Delid Die Mate 2 by derBauer
  • Tube Bending Tools (AlphaCool Eiskoffer, Heatgun)


Please leave a comment =)
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 3 contests.

Build Updates

Modified desk / no more cables

Keyboard Update

Added GPU block

New Roccat keyboard (because ASUS gets worse and worse)

ThermalTake sponsored a single Riing Plus 14 fan!

Hardware

CPU
$ 440.00
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 448.86
ASUS - Strix Z270F
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 146.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Memory
$ 146.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 729.99
ASUS - GeForce Rox Strix Advanced (A8G)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 78.80
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 78.80
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 131.88
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 199.77
Corsair - RM750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 179.99
Thermaltake - View 71
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 39.99
DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 39.99
DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 39.99
DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 56.43
Cooling
$ 64.79
Alphacool - Eispumpe VPP755 Single Edition V.3
Type: Water Cooling
Size (WxHxD): 60 mm
Cooling
Alphacool - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 134.99
Alphacool - NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 105.94
Alphacool - NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Alphacool - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Phanteks - Glacier (G1080)
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
$ 11.99
Cooling
$ 25.99
Thermal Grizzly - TG ABR M. 2 SSD
Type: M.2 Heatsink
Cooling
$ 13.49
Cooling
$ 167.09
Watercool - HeatKiller Tube 200 D5
Type: Reservoir
Accessories
$ 9.72
Accessories
$ 16.99
Accessories
Accessories
$ 99.99
Accessories
$ 22.99
Accessories
$ 259.00
Accessories
$ 188.48
Accessories
Monitor
$ 139.99
Dell - S Series S2415H
Size: 23.8 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
$ 189.99
Samsung - LC24F396FHNXZA
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
$ 179.99
Corsair - K70
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 90.00
Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum
Interface: Wired
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