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ASUS ROG 10th Anniversary Build

BoyScout

Oct. 25, 2016

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Republic of Gamers, ASUS recently sent us hardware to showcase 4K gameplay as well as their Aura Sync RGB lighting using the new Rampage V Edition 10 and GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX GPU. Check out the build video above, then follow the links below for additional bonus content, including some 4K game play benchmarks.

 
PCPartPicker part list

Type Item
CPU Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Edition 10 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory Avexir ROG Impact 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Memory Avexir ROG Impact 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage OCZ RD400A 256GB PCI-E Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card
Case Thermaltake Core V71 ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply SeaSonic PRIME 850W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor Asus PG27AQ 27.0" 60Hz Monitor
Other CableMod SE-Series Premium Cable Kit
Other CableMod ModFlex™ SATA 3 Cable – RED
Other CableMod ModFlex™ Power Cord
Other CableMod ModFlex™ Cat 6 Ethernet Cable – 2m – RED
Other CableMod WideBeam Magnetic RGB LED Strip* – 30cm x2
Other CableMod WideBeam Magnetic RGB LED Strip* – 60cm x2

 

Additional Content

 

A big thanks to ASUS, Thermaltake, Cablemod, Avexir, OCZ, SeaSonic, and Western Digital for providing all the components used in this build.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

Would have been cool to do a custom loop with these components

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This i something we discuss along with considering the EK Predator ultimately came down to timing and chassis compatibility issues initially. Overall though this is more representative of the vast majority of builds. That being noted In future projects we discuss with PCPP we may look at doing something in the middle ( like using expandable solutions like EK Predator ).

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

OPINION: I feel like a 6700k and hero/ hero alpha would fit better with the majority of builds. Almost every build I see is a 6700k paired with a 1080. Not many can afford a 6850k and a rampage 10th addition. Thats why I feel those parts are worthy of watercooling.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

@00.25 that smile....

Yep I understand when you are surrounded by all those components... :)

I also want to build one!!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be me if I was swarmed by such high-end components... It's human nature.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, the simple answer is to start a tech YouTube channel. Gain enough subscribers even with a cheap PC, and companies will follow.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

"Simple"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Well...

100,000 Subscribers should do it. =-)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

If only I had the ROG case (which isn't out, and may only be available to pre-built pcs [Ironside, cyber power, etc.]) and the ROG claymore, I would instantly make this build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

The Claymore will be coming out shortly ( in the next 7 to 10 days ). As for the chassis, ROG does not produce a chassis but we are working with partners to have ROG Certified options. That being noted there are a lot of awesome chassis that compliment the look and feel of ROG boards.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's cool, thanks for replying.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't mind if Asus sent me some parts "To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Republic of Gamers"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure to participate in future contests as I can tell you for sure we have more to giveaway in the future!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. Thanks!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing is getting it to happen. Just gotta find out how. Save me crap ton of money.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. See I don't have that kind of luck. If you ever decided(which I don't think you will) to sell that(MSI)computer you can make some money off of that.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Um... I don't think that timestamp is right, BoyScout... ;-)

Anyways, really nice build. How's the V71 doing so far?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

:) It ran pretty nicely -- be sure to check out the third video.

We waited to post it on the front page until we had all the content ready. The build video went live last week, but we had a delay in getting the lighting demo and benchmarking video together. Hope you enjoyed the content!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

Oh, I like your excuse better. :D

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points
BoyScout :

Chooses not to respond

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

No comment.

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

Ironic much? =-)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Like rain, on build video days.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Which screw driver is he using?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

He stole Linus's screwdriver, and painted it blue.

After this video was up, he gave it back to Linus like a true BoyScout.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sir, the exit is out to the left.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's the one we use in most of our videos: Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nobody got my reference... ; - ;

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. :(

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great vids!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

you should have chosen a better looking case honestly.... that case is awful looking

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty hard to keep using 'original' cases. The Thermaltake V71 isn't popular like the NZXT S340, for example. So the staff used the V71 to keep the selection interesting and new.

But, I agree. There are way too many drive cages in the front.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the user ( in regards to HD cages ) I have a system where i have 4 mechanical HD outside of my SSD and M.2. That being noted the important part is that the chassis offer flexibility depending on layout considerations. In this respect you can remove the cages in the V71.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

True, you can remove the cages. However, I wish there were hidden cages (in the V71) like on the S340 Elite, or a PSU cover to hide at least 2 cages or something.


where i have 4 mechanical HD

Company files, huh? ;-)

Terabytes FTW

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL no i shot alot of video and photography but years of backups of different game, mods as well high-resolution audio. True professionals keep their work and play systems separate.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

True...

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ha!

But... 8TB of emails? Don't think so...

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

i just think that it looks to bulky and its aesthetic is lacking about 10 years.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Great video. Love this motherboard board, sadly does not fit in my cases :(

Did you guys try manually OCing the chip, curious as to how much further it could go.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks -- glad you enjoyed the video.

Due to time constraints, we didn't really do much tweaking beyond what was shown. The first time we overclocked it, we were actually at a slightly higher 4.4 GHz result. It was running decent for a while, but we eventually ran into a few suspected instability issues while trying to push the GPU higher and decided to back it off to the auto-tuning results shown in the video.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I really wish I had a PC like that. I'm stuck with a pre-built for now.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some questions. I'm learning to build gaming rigs and to mod them. I have the CM Trooper case and ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA LGA 1151. I would like to buy the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme, ZT-P10800B-10P but I don't know if it will fit and I'm worry because I don't want to waste money ordering it

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Has anyone managed to fit one of these into a Phanteks Evolv case? I've only been able to find a few comments saying the case suggests a slightly smaller E-ATX board, but I'm curious if anyone's experimented. I'm looking to build my first PC and love the Evolv case + want to have a great mobo.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Sadly, no. We actually tried fitting it into an Enthoo Evolve ATX case while we had it, but it was a no-go. Those beautiful "edge-of-board" LED lighting zones are created by the presence of a pretty thick back plate on the Rampage V Edition 10. The Evolve has an upward angle next to the motherboard tray right where the main routing holes are that end up hitting the back plate, causing it to raise about a 1/4 inch off the mounting holes. So unfortunately, it physically couldn't mount without risking significant damage to the board.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Sir... the window is on your left

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, 17,811 people do, apparently.

Facts correct at time of writing. Facts are not guaranteed to not change in some way.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha ha!

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, this killed me!

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you mind if I asked for your opinion on this planned build? It'd be my fist and your beard of cotton balls somehow screams

Come, my children

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