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Corsair Crystal 570X w/ H150i PRO RGB Build

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BoyScout Jan. 31, 2018

What happens if you want all of the RGB? Or as Barry calls it -- just another day at the office.

Watch as he brings together Corsair's assorted RGB components -- from the new H150i PRO CPU Cooler, to the LL (light loop) fans, and even the Vengeance RGB memory -- and displays them in the the 4-sided tempered glass showcase that is the Crystal 570X RGB case.

Corsair Crystal 570X Build

All that lovely RGB does bring a LOT of cables into the build, so be sure to check out how Barry ultimately cleaned everything up in our cable management time lapse video.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $359.99
CPU Cooler Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $169.99
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.99
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $229.99
Storage Corsair - Force MP500 480GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $229.99
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB SC2 Gaming iCX Video Card $584.99
Case Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB White ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99
Power Supply Corsair - RMx White 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.2 CFM 120mm Fans $119.99
Total $2459.89 (USD)

A big thanks to ASRock for providing their Taichi Z370 motherboard, as well as to Corsair for providing the CPU cooler, memory, PSU and case fans used in this build.

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PowerPunch360 2 points 20 days ago

Beautiful eye candy! Just one question though. Do those fans have enough static pressure for radiators?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 5 points 19 days ago

They should work reasonably well. Corsair classifies the LL fans as static pressure, though they aren't as effective as the ML PRO series fans included with the H150i PRO.

Fan Airflow Static Pressure Noise
Corsair SP120 62.74 CFM 3.1 mmH2O 35 dBA
Corsair SP120 (RGB) 52 CFM 1.45 mmH2O 26 dBA
Corsair HD120 (RGB) 54.4 CFM 2.25 mmH2O 18-30 dBA
Corsair LL120 (RGB/Light Loop) 43,25 CFM 1.61 mmH2O 24.8 dBA
Corsair ML120 (RGB/Mag Lev) 47.3 CFM 1.78 mmH2O 25 dBA
Corsair ML120 PRO (Mag Lev) 12 - 75 CFM 0.2 - 4.2 mmH2O 16 - 37 dBA

So, yes.. An argument can be made that we made things worse for the eye candy, but it should certainly still be sufficient for the task.

Duramaxx 1 point 20 days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb7n_b39F78&t=427s Great video on these fans and the performance on a rad.

Lobsterareawesome 6 Builds 2 points 20 days ago

The PSU shroud looks bad.. i mean cmon..

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 19 days ago

How so?

Lobsterareawesome 6 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

that on the front it is open.. you can see all the cables. I think it kinda takes away the point of a PSU shroud

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Ah, ok.. You have to play the angle game a bit. From straight on, you don't really see that, but from a front angle, sure. You have to tuck them somewhere, after all.. An extension or end cap (with holes for cables) to cover the unused area might be nice, but we'd have had to remove some portion of a longer shroud to fit the 360mm radiator anyway.

Lobsterareawesome 6 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

yeah.. I would have liked to see an endplate or something.. Or like other cases where you can remove the top part of the shroud to mount a 360mm rad

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 3 points 18 days ago

Okay, so apparently there is one.. We may have to snag one of these. Looks like it could majorly improve the look of the shroud.

Thomas_Mason 2 points 20 days ago

they are available as a separate purchase end it comes standard on the Mirror edition.

William.Gonzales 1 point 16 days ago

That's always been my biggest gripe about these cases. The shroud on the 460 is perfect, and then they just got rid of it as you move up to the 570, and I'm like. Why couldn't they just keep this one little thing uniform for both cases. Seriously.

dominicc_02 1 Build 1 point 19 days ago

wait a minute so i can pick my jaw up off the floor, that case is amazing

oleSLICK 1 point 19 days ago

Funny i cant find that video card anywhere for that price.

Shoot_to_kill21024 2 points 19 days ago

They just put it around MSRP because oof

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

It was purchased for a previous build and reused in this one. We felt that it wouldn't particularly make a lot of sense to list it at some crazy inflated (and unavailable) price, so we listed it at it's MSRP. And, to be fair, according to our price charts, it has been available sporadically off an on over the past month within about $10-$30 of that price.

beer752 1 point 19 days ago

That's an interesting concept an all glass case it's too bad tinted.

gunit1111 3 Builds 1 point 19 days ago

Where did you get a 1080 for $500?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 19 days ago

Not sure where you see $500, but the EVGA GTX 1080 SC2 runs about $580-$600 normally. We already had it on hand and selected it a while back to use in this build.

FYI, our price history graph shows it's been available within that price range (when it's actually available) over the past month or so. It does also show a few price spikes to $700 and $800, but those appear to be via third party sellers.

epijlh 1 point 18 days ago

Did you have to modify the case for the PSU pass-through? I am probably buying this case in a few weeks and none of the red/black/white ones I have seen have that hole - Only the new mirror black seem to have it.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 18 days ago

We didn't modify the case at all -- which hole are you referring to?

epijlh 1 point 18 days ago

On the top of the PSU cover, the hole with the grommet. I will have to ask Corsair directly. After doing some more research, it looks like some cases have this hole and some to not.

fakeirish 1 point 18 days ago

only complaint I have is I wish it had more white parts

DivineThreshold 1 Build 1 point 13 days ago

I did a very similar build! Very happy with the performance and overall look. The LL120s aren't great performers on a rad, but with the 150i and delidded 8700k, I'm able to run them at 900rpm (silent) and still achieve adequate idle/load temps, ~30°C/65°C.

Here's mine: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/D6pG3C

Nice work!

CureMelons 1 point 13 days ago

Why are the top exhuast fans set as intake???

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 12 days ago

So yeah.. we debated this a bit. We did it mostly for the visual effect, to create the "up and over" light pattern through the top glass; however it does also serve to push air across the VRMs. Clearly more intake air than we need, but the fairly open design of the case deals with the extra air intake well. (We'll be posting a completed build with benchmarks soon).

ironman3445 1 point 12 days ago

Can someone please tell me why they haven't put the rest of the PSU shroud on yet?

RunninUte 1 Build 1 point 12 days ago

To fit the CPU coolers radiator... that's a big boy.

Stick_Bug 1 point 10 days ago

I never found the case in grey before...

RunninUte 1 Build 1 point 1 day ago

It's not grey... the glass is tinted so it makes it look grey.

zephrim 1 Build 1 point 9 days ago

I expected better cable management on the backside. There is enough room in the back channel to fit all of those cables and its just part of the fun!

SuperCMTR 1 point 4 days ago

how'd you get that 1080 for $585

Damakles -4 points 18 days ago

Great cpu & gpu combo for crypto mining <3