ASUS AURA SYNC Project (YACCC)

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ASUS AURA SYNC Project (YACCC)

United Technologies - 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. United Technologies.

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
  • An additional 140mm Riing Plus rear case fan will follow as well (I simply do not agree buying three when I need only one - so I am looking for a spare part from someone else and/or a donation)
  • Decent vendor logos printed out of diffusion film


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
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Rank Contest Date
#2129 The builds.gg 10K Challenge ended

Hardware

Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K
Cores: 4
Socket: 1151
Motherboard ASUS - ROG STRIX Z270F
Chipset: Z270
Size: ATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Crucial - MX500
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Crucial - MX500
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Samsung - 970 EVO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Storage Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500GB
Form Factor: M.2
Graphics ASUS - ROG Strix GeForce® GTX 1080 Advanced (A8G)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: 1080Ti
PSU Corsair - RM750i
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Wattage: 750W
Case Thermaltake - View 71
Type: Mid-Tower
Motherboard Support: E-ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fans DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120mm
Case Fans DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120mm
Case Fans DeepCool - CF120
Size: 120mm
Case Fans Thermaltake - Riing Trio 12 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition
Size: 120
Case Fans Thermaltake - Riing Trio 12 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition
Size: 120
Cooling Alphacool - Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU Cooler
Type: CPU Waterblock
Compatibilty: Intel: 775 / 1056 / 1155 / 1150 / 1151 / 2011 / 2011-3 - AMD: AM2 /AM2+ /AM3 /AM3+ / FM1 / FM2 / FM2+ /AM4
Cooling Alphacool - Eispumpe VPP755 Single Edition V.3
Type: Water Cooling
Size: 60 x 53.5mm
Cooling Alphacool - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling Alphacool - NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size: 360mm (120mm x 3)
Cooling Alphacool - NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper
Type: Custom Loop
Size: 360mm (120mm x 3)
Cooling Alphacool - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling Phanteks - Glacier 1080/1070 ASUS Strix Chrome RGB
Type: Waterblock
Size: 10.3 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
Cooling Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut Thermal Paste
Type: Thermal Paste
Cooling Thermal Grizzly - TG ABR M. 2 SSD
Type: M.2 Heatsink
Cooling Watercool - HEATKILLER Tube - Basic Mounting Kit
Cooling Watercool - HEATKILLER Tube 200 D5
Type: Reservoir
Size: 70 x 70 x 303.5mm
Cooling Watercool - HEATKILLER® Tube - 120mm Fan Adapter (pair)
Accessories Anker - Ultra Slim 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub
Accessories Anker - USB 3.0 Portable Card Reader
Accessories ASUS - Fan Extension Card
Accessories ASUS - ROG Addressable RGB LED Lighting Strip
Accessories ASUS - ROG Addressable RGB LED Lighting Strip
Accessories ASUS - ROG Aura Terminal Kit
Accessories ASUS - ROG Sheath Mousepad
Accessories Behringer - Behringer QX1202USB Xenyx
Accessories Logitech - G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Headset
Accessories Logitech - Logitech Z4 2.1 Speakers
Accessories Rode - Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Vocal Microphone
Accessories Rode - PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm
Accessories Thermaltake - Gaming PCI-E 3.0 X16 Riser Cable
Accessories Thermaltake - TT Sync Controller Premium Edition
Accessories Watercool - HEATKILLER® LED Stripes - Size S - RGB
Monitor Dell - S Series S2415H
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Size: 23.8 Inch
Monitor Samsung - LC24F396FHNXZA
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Size: 24 inch
Keyboard Roccat - Vulcan 120 AIMO
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Key Switch Type: Roccat Switch
Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus
Interface: Wired

Build Updates

Added GPU block

Today I added the Phanteks Glacier Series 1080 Strix water block to my 1080 Advanced. Letting pictures speak =)

New Roccat keyboard (because ASUS gets worse and worse)

This is my 2nd ASUS ROG Claymore keyboard, and it has died just after 2 days of use. Two arrow keys stopped working, so I send the keyboard back and got my money returned. Now I'm happy with the new Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO keyboard. Everything works, I just need to get used to the "brown"-like switches =)