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    [WIP]*******Asus CES 2017 builds, The Dark Aura project*******

    Hi everyone


    first want to say a huge Thanks to Asus to ask me again this year to do a build for CES2017,
    and provide me a LOT of stuff to do these builds
    another thanks to EKWB to fully support me with all water cooling on one build
    and Darkside/Dazmode for helping me from the begening and he jump in the train for these,

    Thanks you a lot!..


    ok now, this year is a special one, they not ask me to do one but 2 full build for CES, yep 2
    this give me a bit of pressure, but oh so great positive pressure

    for sure I'm under NDA until CES2017, I think around Jan 3/4, I will post more pics and details really soon


    I named these, "The Dark Aura Project", yeah same name for both, need more inspiration, will name them individually when they come back


    first specs

    First build
    CASE: Hex Gear R80 Black on Black
    CPU: NDA
    MB: NDA
    RAM: NDA, yeah a lot of nda, sorry, but believe me , it will be very great
    GPU, Asus GTX1080 Strix Advanced
    PSU, XFX 1050 ProSeries with Custom Cables sleeved with paracord
    SSD: Crucial MX200 250gb
    all Custom Cables sleeved with paracord

    Water Cooling
    CPU: EKWB Supremacy EVO full nickel
    GPU: EK-FC1080 GTX Strix - Acetal+Nickel
    MB: NDA,
    RES: EK-XRES 250 Revo D5 PWM (incl. pump and change the 140 tube for 250)
    RAD: 1 x EK-CoolStream PE 360 and 1 x EK-CoolStream SE 480
    FAN: 11 x DarkSide - Gentle Typhoon PWM
    Fittings: EK-HDC Fitting 12mm, drain valve, angle, spacer and multiport adapter - Black Nickel
    Tube: EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12mm
    LIQUID: a mix of Mayhem Silver Aurora, Mayhem X1 Oil Black and Mayhem dye
    LED: 2 x 12" (30cm)and 1 x 19" (50cm) Dimmable Rigid RGB LED Strip and 2 x 30cm RGB led strip
    LED: DarkSide - DarkSide to Asus Aura RGB LED adapter cable
    a lot paint, acrylic and paracord sleeving



    Second build
    CASE: Parvum System L1.0 all white andwith mat black interior
    CPU: NDA
    MB: NDA
    RAM: NDA, yeah a lot of nda, sorry, but believe me , it will be very great
    GPU, 2 x Asus GTX1080 Strix Advanced
    PSU, EVGA 1000 G2 with Custom Cables sleeved with paracord
    SSD: Patriot Hellfire M.2 NVME 250gb


    Water Cooling
    CPU: NDA
    GPU: 2 x Bitspower - ASUS GTX 1080 ROG STRIX Acrylic (Aura Ready)
    MB: NDA
    RES: Watercool - HEATKILLER® Tube 200 D5
    Pump: EK-D5 PWM G2 Motor
    RAD: 4 x EK-CoolStream PE 360
    FAN: 17 x Parvum System F1.0 Pwm
    Fittings: 20x DarkSide - Hard Tube Straight Fitting 10/12mm - Black and Bitspower angle, valve, spacer and adapter - black
    Tube: Bitspower PETG Tube 10/12mm
    LIQUID: 2 x EK-Ekoolant Pastel WHITE
    LED: 2 x 12" (30cm)and 1 x 19" (50cm) Dimmable Rigid RGB LED Strip and 2 x 30cm RGB led strip
    LED: DarkSide - DarkSide to Asus Aura RGB LED adapter cable
    7" touch screen


    now some pics


























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    both build are done, packed and shipped
    cant wait to see them back at home


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    Awesome upsnef !

    I dig your builds, I'm looking forward to both of them.

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    finally received the email to tell me the NDA is lifted in middle of the night, loll and I think Asus poeple will not able to sleep until end of CES

    first

    Dark Aura:

    Hex Gear R80
    ASUS Maximus IX Formula
    Intel I5 7600k
    Kingston RGB ram (not on photos)
    ASUS GTX1080 Strix
    EKWB watercooling
























    White Shadow
    Parvum Systems L1.0
    ASUS Maximus IX Extreme
    Intel I7 7700k
    2 x Asus GTX1080 Strix
    32gb G.Skill Trident RGB memory
    Patriot Hellfire M.2 SSD
































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    Both are spectacular as I knew they would be.

    If I had to vote for one white shadow would get mine, great job on the RGB it has good color without overdoing it and with two 1080's in there you know it performs as good as it looks.

    That's the first I've seen the G.Skill RGB ram it looks great.

    A+ on both upsnef !

    Two questions:

    Can you set the dimms to all one color ?

    How well does the 7700k overclock?

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    ProcessorI5-3470
    Memory (part number)2X4GB1600MHZ
    Graphics Card #1ZOTAC GTX1060 6GB
    MonitorSAMSUNG S23C350
    Storage #1256GB SAMSUNG SSD
    Storage #2250GB SEAGATE HDD
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    CaseTECWARE EDGE TG BLACK
    Power SupplyEVGA 60+BRONZE
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    wow

    that is some serious eyegasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Both are spectacular as I knew they would be.

    If I had to vote for one white shadow would get mine, great job on the RGB it has good color without overdoing it and with two 1080's in there you know it performs as good as it looks.

    That's the first I've seen the G.Skill RGB ram it looks great.

    A+ on both upsnef !

    Two questions:

    Can you set the dimms to all one color ?

    How well does the 7700k overclock?

    thanks a lot to both of you for great comments


    for dims led , yes you are able to sync them with new a new version of Aura software, just not available at time of photoshoot

    and didn't have time to play for OC, I finished both build same day as pickup by FedEx loll

    but I will when they comme back, really want to try the 5ghz hype we see on web

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    Yes, Menthol posted his 7700k at 5.0GHz with 1.36v but it seems there could be concerns about the thermal compound intel used under the IHS.

    I'm looking forward to your results too when you post them here on the forum.

    http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...ve-Yes-it-does

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    According to Tom Logan of OC3D... early BIOS had issues, some of the background voltages were high. After a few BIOS iterations, temps dropped dramatically. Asus are saying most reasonable chips will, reach 5Ghz with reasonable cooling. So looks like no issues with Die/IHS interface.

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