BLUF: 1660 TI is a placeholder until I decide between RTX 2080 Super, non-reference cooled 5700XT or maybe wait for next year (Big Navi / RTX 3XXX?)
Last main component upgrade was 6 years ago and last new PSU/chassis was over 10 years ago so it was time for a nice new build. Never had a case with a window before or cared much for RGB lightshows, so I was originally going to get the closed version of this case. As time went by I kept being drawn to the white colored one though, and being stuck with carpet in my current computer room I also wanted to elevate the computer off the ground, which brought me to think that maybe I should in fact go for a windowed case and me things look nice. Perhaps that would also finally force me to do some decent cable management :)
So this is what I ended up with. Put a number of RGB elements in it but am just using it for white lighting to showcase the parts, no crazy rainbow shows here. You may think the videocard is a bit of a simple choice compared to the rest and you'd be correct... It is a placeholder until I decide if I want an RTX 2080(S), a custom cooler 5700XT or perhaps even hold out for whatever comes next year. Whenever it does get replaced it goes to my old (now second) system to replace the GTX 770 in there.
Still working on setting things up and figuring out how to optimize the new Ryzen, not in a hurry with that though. Tried the video card both horizontal and vertical, Horizontal brings the temperature to 65 degrees with 64% fan, vertical (as depicted) goes to 67 degrees with 67% fan. Very minor difference and with same clock/memory speeds and measured in looping 3d Mark time spy and looping Unigine Valley giving 100% GPU use.
Case was nice to build in, only issue being that this EATX motherboard has all the ports/plugs (SATA, 24 pin etc) facing forward which made things rather cramped and forced me to route cables differently than originally intended.
Now I have to decide if I will put any of the case badges on the case (probably not, want to keep the clean look) and figure out if there is any way to disable the silly red "XMP" led by the RAM. Probably by manually punching in those values I guess. Sadly already read that there's no way to get rid of the red at the bottom.
For anyone interested, the motherboard chipset fan spins up during post but besides that I have yet to see it run so that's nice :)
I've got one extra RGB LED strip left but I don't really see a good spot for it, if anyone has a great suggestion let me know :) Other comments are also welcome of course!
Edit: Forgot to add to the parts list and can't seem to easily add it anymore now but the PCI-E riser cable I'm using is the Phanteks PH-CBRS_PR22:
Think it only works in Phanteks cases though as far as the mounting it to the case is concerned.
Edit 2: The custom part links I added don't actually seem to be usable in public view so just to add: