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Li G Cai

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Li G Cai    1
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i have been away for building my own computer for 10 + years now. finally, i am back.

since rgb seem to be the way to go now a day.

Case: H500M

all non-light components, i will use black/yellow as main color.

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instead buying cable extension, i just decide to sleeve my own power supply. well, took a long time, i am glad i did it once, but i wont do that again. 

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things still need to do

the back fan still on its way here.

i was plan on using the newest ml240r as my cpu cooler, but after i read all the review i think i will wait to see if they work out the bug before i jump into that. 

gps still need a new carbon fiber skin and custom back plate with argb.

custom plate with argb to cover the slots right of the MB. 

hopefully the new argb controller will be available and bug free soon.

install 2 rails of argb led on the top panel, hope the led strips will work with the argb controller from cooler master.

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Li G Cai    1
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couple more bumps on the road. 

finally got the 140 argb fan from hongkong. now of course i cant find any ml240r anywhere(for msrp). now i will have to keep rocking the amd for a bit longer.(update: amazon have it presale for $102, ordered.)

of course, motherboard bricked, just got a new mobo today. 

i also decide to upgrade the power supply to modular instead of non-modular, so if i do decide to go sli, i am ready. also, change the color from yellow black to orange black so it matches up with the motherboard. still waiting for the sleeves to show up. 

here's a short video before the bricked and change out of power supply

 

 

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ML240R

as far as thermal performance, it's actually very good. it keeps the ryzen 2700x around 31-34c idle and under full load 4.1ghz steady around 50c. i set the fan/pump speed to fairly low. so it keeps the CPU cool without making a jet engine sound right next to you. 

as far as RGB goes

 

what a disappointment, it's a joke. if you went to their website, the new ML120/240/360R series, looks super cool and super bright. if you think that's what you are going to get, you are so going to be disappointed. dont waste your money,  as far as the led on the CPU cooler, it's super bright and cool looking on their webpage, in real life, you got 10% the brightness if that. I call that false representation of the product. if you want a nice looking cpu aio with cool rgb effect please go with the liqfusion or nzxt kraken.

 

if i know what i know now, i wouldnt purchase the cpu cooler at all, with the barely visible rgb, you are better off buying a non rgb cooler and save some money.

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more new stuff.

new psu sleeve to orange/black to match with the aorus mobo.

Aorus 1080ti Xtreme finally shows up. need 2 x 8 pin, just finished sleeving the cable, then i found out my cable grommet and cable comb got delay.  school start tomorrow, i was hoping to have everything finished before that.

 

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finally, i have a little bit of time to do more work with my build, install the aorus and redo the gpu cable route. so it came through the psu cover. almost there, just need to have some time to do the custom cover plate between the Mobo and the front intake fans. 

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2 steps forward one step back.

well, a less than 2 months old argb fan just fail, still wait on CM support to reply.

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the new argb controller also seem to be problematic, once i upgrade the firmware the reset button no longer can change color, the CM support just completely ignores my question... not sure whats going on with that.

slow reply on top of just ignoring customer's issue...... i dont see how this kind of customer service will fly...... 

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