Description

I made a quick time lapse of my build on my Youtube channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ1Ja5Thyds

Thanks for checking out the build! This is my first PC build of this magnitude. I got a MSI Duke 2080 Ti when they first came out and were hard to come by. Unfortunately, I built this PC months later and almost wished I had held out for something else.. But as soon as I unboxed it, i found that it looked a lot better than i expected with the beautiful backplate and RGB logo. I added some Corsair individually wrapped PCIE cables for aesthetics. I think it matches the white theme of the NZXT H700i case. I swapped all 4 NZXT case fans and 2 Corsair CPU cooler fans for Corsair's ML140 RGB fans. I never in my life thought I would spend that much on RGB fans but they are definitely of high quality. it's also fun tinkering with the different light profiles through corsair's icue software. The two RGB strips were included with the NZXT H700i. The Asus Maximus XI Hero motherboard and 9700K processor are more than plenty for my needs. I chose the Corsair Dominator Platinum RAM sticks and, OF COURSE, after buying them, Corsair decided to refresh this line with RGB models (which look sick by the way -_-). I ended up placing a Dominator Platinum airflow fan over the top of the RAM sticks so it turned out to be not a big deal. I went with the Samsung 970 EVO for my M.2 SSD option. I was opting for the Barracuda for my mass storage but found the FireCuda on sale so that's why I ended up with that. :) I saw the HyperX Fury RGB SSD on sale and thought why the hell not since the NZXT case had 3x mounts for SSDs toward the front of the case (with 1 of them front and center!). RGB SSD is a thing now apparently. Originally, I got a gold plus Corsair RMX PSU but ended up switching and going up to a HX 750i platinum PSU to make things a bit more efficient. Maybe a little cooler in theory. Idk. Unfortunately, the MOBO I had did not come with enough USB headers which required me to buy an NZXT internal USB hub. It works wonders, but cable management is difficult!

What else can I say? If you enjoyed the build, check out my Youtube channel Lil Rice Muncher Gaming and the short time lapse video I made! Feel free to leave any comments or give me feedback. Thanks a ton!

Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Mucho RGB equals 100% fps increase. Also you used the Corsair Dominator Platinum heat spreader. You don't see that used very often. +1 from me

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thank you! I was interested in something different with the Dominator Platinum series. I'm glad I went in this direction but man the new RGB Dominator Platinums though!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Great shots, I love the RGB lighting :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thank you!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build!

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

np!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

np!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! I was thinking about getting the cooler you have for my ram. Does it only work with the dominator series or is it universal?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, it is universal. It holds onto the latches on both sides of the 4 ram slots. I would just check for height clearances though. I do have to point out that it is somewhat loose. There's enough tension and I don't think you can really tighten it. I think it is just fine if you plan on leaving your PC in place, but if you plan on taking it with you someplace, you may have to take it off so that it doesn't fall off during transport. Other than that, it's really beautiful and I love tinkering with the lights in corsair's icue software. :)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Gotcha! Thanks for the help!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

not bad, if only I had disposable income :( very nice look tho :) +1 rep

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! this pc was my one guilty splurge after starting my new job.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

How are the CPU temps? I'm looking at the same AIO and CPU

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, around idle and doing nothing I got about 33-34c. I ran a FFXV benchmark twice in a row and the highest temp that I recorded (and this was only briefly for a matter of a second or two max) was 61c. Also, this was with the pump and both fans (on the h115i pro) on QUIET. There are also "balanced" and "extreme" options if you want to use them. and yes, they do make a difference. Hope this helps. let me know if you want to know any specifics!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! yes, i'll post some more when I get off of work today