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by goodsmelly


Another 8700k 1080ti set up. Went with some RGB so I can sell it in the future. RGB is a royal pain in the A. In order to get it all synced up at startup without opening software and to shut off the annoying start up effects (orange GPU, ram lights freaking out) you have to first install the separate light control software, turn off the lights, uninstall those and then install the Aura Sync. Also if you want to control the Ram lighting with the sync software you will need to download a separate version of Aura sync that is not listed for the motherboard. I found some reviewers on you tube that couldn't find this and to their credit I didn't find that tidbit posted anywhere.

Undervolted CPU,,, so quiet, Waiting for 2 more PWM Bequiet fans to replace he fractal fans because, the fractal fans wont run less than 60%!!!!!!

Note: I had 2 140 mm fans on top but found that the one in front was just stealing fresh air so I took it out.

Wish I could post a video of the lighting effect, the color runs down the IO cover then down the ram and drops on the GPU It's hard to look away so I turn off the lights.

Part Reviews


Almost went 8086k, then I saw the reviews. C'mon intel your better den that..

CPU Cooler

undervolted 8700k goodness.


got this instead of the F model just for the Wi-Fi. Personally would have preferred the darker F model but I wanted to make sure that I could sell the build someday and Wi-Fi helps. In the bios setting (best case scenario) shave like 10c off my CPU temps... Awesome sauce. Kinda surprised that there is no light on the chipset at this price


to use Aura sync, first download the patriot software and turn off the lights, uninstall that and then install the Aura software specifically for Patriot! not the Aura software found in the support section of your MOBO. Enjoi


I've had a few 250GB evo 960's. I didnt realize that the 250GB models are so much slower in Sequential Write. Thing is fast, nough said

Video Card

Wish I could Undervolt this. I've been running it in silent mode... Feels good man. If you want to turn off the ugly Orange breathing effect at startup you have to first install Asus Aura (Graphics card) then install Aura Sync


I was torn between the tinted or not. Should've gone tinted, I don't need to see every thing inside, Just the lights when I feel like turning them on. In my experience a cool system is a quiet system and this thing lets the air flow

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haza12d 7 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

Nice. I think the Fractal Case is going to be on my next build!

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Tinted or clear? I would personally like the solid side panel that's easier to remove with 2 captive thumbscrews but I'm afraid of never being able to sell it :/

haza12d 7 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

I think I'm going to get the tinted version. I have a clear panels on a few of my builds and things are just too bright specially when you have a ton of RGB components. I'm actually thinking about getting some Plasti Dip smoke spray for my current build.

tobleroneuk 1 Build 2 points 8 months ago

Nice build mate, love a silent beast!!

jokemantrade2 1 point 8 months ago

Awesome stealth black build! Only thing is the GPU looks like it's kinda sagging, or it's maybe just the angle, but something to think about~ Very cool and thanks for sharing!

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 2 points 8 months ago

No sagging what so ever

jokemantrade2 1 point 8 months ago

Great to hear! Good looking build again, cheers!

jjdk 1 point 8 months ago

Does the top exhaust fan help alot with case temps? i only have 1 exhaust fan as exhaust (standard placement) ...I have the tinted version..loving it, plus a Atlas gpu brace helps with gpu sag, i also downgraded from dark rock 3 pro to dark rock 4 (non pro) just so that the rgb memory sticks be more visable… prob 5 degrees temp difference at most my guess

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Yes, the top fan definitely helps. I started with two top fans but the one in front just steals cool air

notmare 1 point 7 months ago

Your build looks awesome! I've been looking into the Meshify C for my next case, coming from an original Enthoo Evolv mATX. You've done exactly what I want to do with the four intake fans and two exhaust. I've been addicted to Noctua fans for years, but I'm really interested in the be quiet! fans.

Do you have any experience with both brands?

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

TY, I don't have any experience with Noctua but I can tell you this... I had the stock fractal design fan in the basement until I got another be quiet in the mail. I accidentally put the new fan in backwards (exhausting through the basement) and my GPU temps went up 10 degrees playing overwatch at 140fps. Flipped the fan over and back to a cool 60 degrees.

notmare 2 points 7 months ago

That's good news! After upgrading to a 144hz Gsync monitor, my quest for silence suddenly had to keep up with my newfound desire for higher frames which resulted in much more heat. Things were silent when I used to cap everything at 60fps...

HWLapeman 1 point 4 hours ago

I've got the Meshify C and the same RAM as you. Did you have to adjust the DRP4 to fit the Viper sticks? Like raise the second fan or anything?

Viper DDR4 RGB has a 45.4mm height, and the DRP4 is listed as 40mm clearance under the fan. Did it fit because the highest part of the RAM is on the ends?

I hope you're still paying attention to your build post because you're the only picture I can find of the DRP4 fitting with my RAM lol. Thanks!!

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 1 point 4 hours ago

I had no clearance issues with 2 sticks. Yes to the taller at the ends part. I think 4 sticks might touch but I'm not sure. If I was going to do this build again I think I would go with the 8700 no K and a dark rock 4 (not the pro.) That way you would be able to see the RGB goodness and save some $. I run this system with a slight undervolt on the cpu so I can game without hearing any fan noise.

P.S. PCPartpicker Email notifications are great

goodsmelly submitter 4 Builds 1 point 3 hours ago

You caught me at the perfect time, I just set this build up in a new apartment and was sitting down to some youtube when I got the pcpartpicker notification. Anyways the front fan of the DRP4 sits perfectly between the 2 sticks of RAM. If I had tried to fill all 4 slots with ram sticks the tallest parts of the ram would just barely collide with the front fan where the mounting holes are on the fan of the DRP4. Hope this helps

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