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Edit 03/11/2019 * I switched out the front intake fans to the Corsair White Special Edition LL120 fans. These fans provide much more airflow and cooling than the original black LL120 models. Weird. Also I went with the SE Platinum AIO Cooler with keeps CPU temps around 4-5C cooler and is an upgrade overall aesthetically.

UserBenchmark Posted at bottom. Specifically built for the Adobe Creative Cloud, with emphasis on Premier Pro and After Effects. 2nd build and I absolutely love the Crystal 280X. It has fantastic airflow, and a minimalist footprint.

The new MSI Z390 MPG Gaming Edge AC is an all-around great motherboard with easy overclocking abilities, and a plethora of connections. Love that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities. Highly recommend.

i7-9700k with the 8 cores for great and buttery smooth 4K editing. Currently overclocked to 5.0ghz without a hitch. Went to 5.2ghz, but no need for the extra heat and voltage. In typical Adobe PP 4K rendering, maximum temps on all cores average 72 degrees C.

EVGA GTX 1080 FTW for the 2400+ CUDA Cores that Adobe loves so well, and scored it for $400 bucks barely used and in great shape. Corsair RGB Items DDR4-3000 RAM 4x8GB in XMP Mode runs flawlessly. h100i PRO runs whisper quiet at a balanced 2070RPM and keeps the i7 at cool 32C. Corsair LL120 RGBs, run very quiet and provide ample airflow as expected. One a negative note, it is very frustrating how iCue software, while quite user friendly, will not play nice with other RGB software, such as Mystic Light or EVGA LED Sync.

2 TB Seagate for video storage, and a spanned volume of the two SSD’s for easy access to intermediate file and video storage.

480GB MP300 Force by Corsair is a champ, incredible quick loads of Win 10.

UserBenchmarks: Game 122%, Desk 125%, Work 119% CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K - 124.9% GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 - 126.8% SSD: Force MP300 480GB - 158.7% SSD: OCZ Trion 150 480GB - 134.5% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) - 109% RAM: Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB - 94.7% MBD: MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B50)

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Someone really loves Corsair.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

rgb is a lifestyle

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Hahaha. I’m an RGB guy now Lois...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What mousepad is that?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

question: i thought the corsair case came with two case fans already? im also looking to build the same but with different parts, i was inspired by the vengeance 5180 that corsair got going on but not so much in love with what they got in it lol

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah can you PLEASE send me picture of your inside but a closer look so i know what to do?

  • 11 months ago
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just the motherboard.

  • 11 months ago
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It does come with two black LL120 fans. I purchase two white LL120s for the top rad. Excuse my part list, PartPicker did not have the individual white LL120 so I had to list three. Give me today to take a picture of the motherboard for you.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to use the commander pro to control your fan speed ? The 280x comes with the light node pro couldn’t you just use that ?

  • 11 months ago
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The lighting node does only just what it says, controls lighting. If you want to control multiple fans more than your mobo allows for the commander pro does that too. Plus I already had it from the 1st build. Each fan has two connectors One for lighting and one for fan control. You connect the lighting node pro to the commander pro and the fan connectors to the commander pro

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I am reading mixed reviews about the 9700k is it good for streaming and gaming at the same time and are frame rates good as well. I currently have the gigabyte z390 master 16gb ram gtx 1080 and also the 9700k still waiting on some parts but wanna know how good it is or should I move to the 9900k

  • 11 months ago
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Wouldnt know about gaming or streaming. But I went with the 97 over the 99 for value. Not a huge single core difference. I think this 97 can handle anything you throw at it

  • 11 months ago
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thanks, I appreciate the response I will have my Pc built by sat I will post.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build dude!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give us the specific details of what you did with your cable management? Thanks!!

  • 10 months ago
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NIce build. Planning on following your build except for the mobo. Im going with the asus TUF z390m. By the way what is that desk you. I like it. How did you manage the cables. Looks like and neat.

  • 10 months ago
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TUF is a great mobo. Always been a fan of ASUS. Just didn't like the yellow, and I'm blown away by the MSI Gaming Edge. I'm now a solid converted fan of MSI, love the easy to use BIOS.

The desk I built myself. The ends were torn apart from an old desk, sanded, painted then put back together. Went to Lowes, and bought a $250 dollar butcher block counter top, sanded the stained. Ikea sells the table legs for 9 bucks. (you'll need it, since it's too long in the middle, it will sag over time. I absolutely love it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip

  • 10 months ago
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How is that monitor? Have you had any issues with ghosting or dead pixels?

  • 10 months ago
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I recently sold it to upgrade to the New 4k Curved Monitor from Samsung. However, I loved it. No dead pixels or ghosting, would buy it again.

  • 10 months ago
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Alright Thanks! I've been looking for a good 32" monitor but i wasn't quite confident buying a VA panel for fear of ghosting.

  • 9 months ago
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thank you for this build post. I am currently considering this case (over the air 540) and have been seeing alot more insightful pics from you and other builders of this case. The dust filters on most of the vents/holes are a plus as well as the drive cages at the back/opposite chamber whereas the 540 had the HDD drives at the bottom (WITH NO FILTER)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

nIcE bUild

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for posting your build. It looks fantastic.

With the exception of the power supply and graphics card your build is the exact same as the one I'm planning out right now. Seeing how it all looks together and hearing how it all runs is very reassuring, especially with the black motherboard.

I'm probably going to get a Corsair power supply and the cable kit now too, it really adds a nice touch.