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First time Micro Build RTX (2019)

by abellp


Introduction: So I decided to build this pc in order to stream and play games without any issues. My old build was a i5 6600k, MSI Krait x3 z170, NZXT Kraken x42, and a Asus Dual Series 1060 3GB. Pretty big jump here in my new build. I then thought, why not use my old PC to stream and just have the new build strictly for gaming and video editing.

Build: I decided to go with the Corsair 280x series due to it's size. love the compact look. I was doing a good amount of research between the i7 8700k and i9 9900k and could've justify the price tag on the i9 :( , therefore I went with the 8700k. During the build I did come across minor issues with cable management for the h100i heat sink cables, just don't like how the wires are pre-attached to the device, anyway it took some time but I got it looking the way I want it (i think i do). The biggest hurdle I came across was the RTX driver.

Mind you I have an old windows 10 iso, so the version of the windows was pretty outdated. When trying to install the driver, I hit the error "This driver can't be installed with this version of windows". I was completely lost and thought, wth, specs says it needs windows 10 and that's it. After further researching, the 20 series needs 1803 and higher due to DXR. After finding the update for 1809, I started the upgrade and took about 2 hours. Nevertheless, I'm all up and running and ready to test this new set up with the free battlefield V and Anthem games I got for purchasing the RTX. Hope you guys enjoy!

Best, AP

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coledacmndr 1 point 2 months ago

That special edition h100i and the white power supply are beautiful, very nice B&W build.

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I appreciate it man! Yea love the all white look, thinking of changing the front fans to have the white base as well.

PotatoPCwithi9 1 point 2 months ago

Basically the same as the regular h100i RGB except it's fans are LL120

ijustwanttobuildpcs 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

And the sleeving and the rad and the block are all white.

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you!

Gibbytronix 1 point 2 months ago


maddog62 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Very nice build in a small case. That RTX should handle the video decoding for streaming on its own without the need for a second PC. Enjoy!

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

unfortunately, getting stuttering when running Apex Legends, and when I first started BFV.. Trying to figure things out now

M4ttjirm 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I have a strix 1080, with fans on the bottom for this case. Do you have clearance with the rtx and fans on the bottom??

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I got a good amount of space

G_rot777 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

I'm jealous of the white H100i, I wish I waited. The white PSU is kinda whatever, too bad the cables aren't braided. Nice looking build though

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

white psu was because it was cheaper to buy that with white cables.. however, I'm going to upgrade to cable mod for some braided cables

G_rot777 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Ah ok I gotchu

smc128 1 point 2 months ago

Oh my you stole the build i want to do. only difference is i'd do a 9600k, and id get the Team delta rgb ssd cause why not. And id get a black psu since you don't see it anyways. I am very jealous and its a beautiful build, i hope you enjoy it!

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you, a couple of new updates.. changed my psu cables to white cable mods and swapping the front fans to the white base LL120. I was gunning for the royal Z sticks but i ended up getting the white corsairs.. SIGH

smc128 1 point 1 month ago

oh yea the silver royal Z ram would look fantastic with that reflective finish, but I can't justify the price.

xPete 1 point 1 month ago

Is it possible to mount the rad and fan at front? with that length of card?

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 28 days ago

from the look of it, not really.

jiachengzheng 1 point 13 days ago

Hey! How is the monitor you are using? Is it good or is there any problems? I'm deciding whether I should get this or another brand! Thanx!

diypartsjoy 1 Build 0 points 2 months ago

No need for custom cables, just paint them!

abellp submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

heh, these actually came white with the PSU. Not really a fan of the PCie 8 pin * 6+2 pin connector though.

diypartsjoy 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Oh, did not realize that you had the white version.