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Well I just got engaged, and I figured if I'm gonna spend money on a ring for her, why not go equally in the other direction and build myself a new rig! :-D

So, I decided to build a highest end build for my realistic needs (gaming) that can hold me over for the next few years at least. Wanted to wait on the 1180, but with a 1440p 165hz monitor the 1080ti runs everything on ultra easily without an overclock and never going over 63c.

May do a custom loop in the future but probably not until the h150 goes out, which judging by my buddies 7 year old h60 thats still kickin in his system... I'll be fine.

I do not have the Corsair fans, they are Thermaltake Riing, but I also have the Corsair Lighting Node Pro in the system. Unfortunately I couldn't find the listing for JUST the LNP, so i put the fan 3 pack w/LNP on the listing but left off all the TTRiings.

Also i use a HyperX Alloy FPS Pro keyboard and a FinalMouse Ultralight but PCPP doesn't have listings for those yet. May snag that new Roccat Vulcan when it drops to replace the HyperX. Nothing wrong with it, but the Vulcan looks incredible.

The desk is a basic Ikea tabletop desk that I mounted together with some brackets, and threw a Philips Hue lightstrip on the back. Telling Alexa to turn my desk lights on and off will never get old xD

With this out of the way, I now just need to worry about a wedding and honeymoon in the next couple years and no more PC parts!

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  • 18 months ago
  • 4 points

congratulations on the engagement! and the new rig of course! Came out very clean!

+1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That was the idea with the pure white LEDs. Make it look like a cleanshowcase of parts, not a unicorn throw up of rgb lmao

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

it definitely worked!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to say that too! 1+

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I recently did the same thing! (Got engaged that is). So I built a new PC since I was already opening the wallet up for everything else. Nice build! +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 4 points

Congrats! Isnt it a nice loophole with the lady? They have no ground to argue on! xD

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

do you think the front mounted aio feeds the gpu warm or hot air?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I have the fans between the rad and the case pushing the cold air outside into it. So I suppose however warm the rad can get the air as it flows thru. Dont really have an issue with temps tho. Max I have seen it now is 65 on Metro 2033. Which is a far cry from the 83 I would get on overwatch with my old 1070FE

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you find the case to build in? Is it treating you good 3 months down the line?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I found this case by filtering a search based first on wanting tempered glass, then was searching by corsair since they have typically more simple styles of case, which I prefer, and came across this one. Great price, great style, plenty of room if i ever decide to do a custom loop, and lots of cable management. My only gripe with the case in the first place was when I was taking out the hdd cage underneath, one of the screws was very soft metal and it was easily stripped bald. I ended up just drilling it out and putting a permanent little hole in the bottom, which was fine.

3 months down the line I have no issues with any of it. I have had it overclocked to 4.8 without having to mess with any voltages and it doesnt even sweat. Case is very quiet, I sit about 2 feet from it and cant hear it unless i crank all fans to 100%.

Would recommend 10/10

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

is 27 inches too big for a monitor? I mainly play csgo and fortnite, and am debating between a 24 inch or the pg279q....would you say that 27 is a bit big or just right?

+1

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For 1080 some people say 27 is too big, but imo 1440p at 27 inches is a nice sweet spot.

I'm terms of just how big the monitor is, I prefer the slightly larger screen personally, but I also sit fairly laid back. I'd say my head is at least 24 inches from the screen when playing all games.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok good to know. Thanks for advice.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

A man after my own heart...

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Means a lot coming from someone named deep squirt lol xD

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

So clean.

Figuring to do my second build and I really like this one. Problem I had with first build was my cable management(also went air cooling with Noctua D15)

I'm guessing the white cables are sleeves from cable mod? And are those regular snap ties holding them together?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

They're the pro extensions from cablemod. The white combs came on the cables and cant come off, but I also used a couple clear zip ties to keep the 2 8 pins on the GPU together nicely.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fans do you have at the front? It makes a lot of noise? I'm deciding between Corsair 275R and NZXT H500

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

3 fans pushing thru the rad. I keep my fans all running 75+% speed most of the time and it's very quiet. Not silent, but with headphones on and sitting at most 24 inches from the tower I cant hear it

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, super nice build, I wondered how good the airflow is in this case?

I am thinking about buying one for a new build because it just looks so clean... The airflow looks as though it might be quite poor.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

With the front facing rad it doesnt suck in air as well as it could... for this reason I've thought about grabbing a couple fans to pull the air from the rad as well and increase airflow

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the engagement.

Just a quick question, and I know I'm a bit late to ask, but are there any fans that come with the case? It may seem like a silly question, but I can't seem to locate this information. I figured that someone with firsthand experience would be able to tell me.

Thanks.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmmmm... I believe there was 1 or 2 fans in it.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what cables and cable combs are those? Beautiful build. Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Radiator fans intake or exhaust?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Intake

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

what rgb strips did you use for the case?

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I definitely recommend it. It was real easy to build in and looks great. It has a semi-budget price tag but it doesnt look budget whatsoever