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My boss totally did not need this machine. But he wanted it. And I was more then happy to build it for him. Once I saw that my Seasonic PSU did not sit flush against the power shroud cut out (why phanteks?) in the Evolv X, I knew this was going to get complicated. I guess I could have just returned the PSU, lesson learned and all. But I immediately started thinking about what I could cram in there instead. So I picked up (again blindly) a 5” lcd touch display made for the raspberry pi. That’s when things got fun. The display and power inputs on the display were mounted on top, which left maybe 1/2 an inch of clearance for the cables. Not happening with traditional hdmi or micro usb. What’s worse, is that I bought a ribbon cable hdmi (really cool little part btw) and didn’t even think about the usb. So then I ordered the same ribbon style usb cable, and at this point, an internal usb hub. I then cut the shroud with a dremel and went about fitting the display in the opening. Even with the ribbon style cables, there was like minus 1 millimeter of clearing. The tips of the ribbon cables have a rubbery glue to I basically tried forcing it into place, Hoping the pressure would hold the screen in place and then,

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope you get a lot of promotions!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol your going to get promoted for sure. One of the best looking i have ever seen.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build but I reckon that you could have saved more money eg the $200 cpu cooler and the power supply but overall it looks amazing

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh for sure. There is a hilarious amount of over the top components on this machine. But I was given a budget of $1500 to build a visually compelling PC. Things like the Lian Li strimers and the touch screen were completely unnecessary. And the AIO is pure overkill for a 2600, but with Zen 2 Ryzen imminent with socket support for b450, it provides an easy upgrade path if the new chips overclock better then their predecessors. And I believe a paid $159 for the h115 and maybe $79 on the Seasonic. Thanks for checking it out!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If the budget was a bit higher, what would you have changed in the current build in terms of components etc.. ?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh for sure... the whole build is completely backwards, but it was for fun. If it was my pc, most of the rgb budget would have been put into the processor, faster memory, storage. The case is overkill too. Prob at the very least, a 2700x, 32g 3200 ddr4, prob a 2080 without all the bells and whistles. H500 for the case.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This would have been possible without increasing the budget. But they wanted bling, so that’s what they got!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Superb build. Aorus RTX GPUs look the best.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. One of few that are pretty much mandatory vertical mounts.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the performance of this build up to date? any issue with the graphics card or ?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I could tell you. I think it’s only been used to watch YouTube videos so far 🤦‍♂️

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Your boss sure likes glitzy stuff.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What custom cable did u need for that gpu

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point