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My very first build!
Growing up I have always dreamed of building a top end gaming computer. Hence the title. After slogging through my Computer Engineering degree and getting a job, I now had the means to buy it!
I put the whole system together no problems, no returns, only a few minor fan pin placements and I was good to go. With my education and experience I expected to not run into any issues and I did not :)
I wish I would have held off on the purchasing of RGB fans. I wanted RGB on my Radiator so I purchased two additional ML140 fans and I wanted the fancy looking LL140 fans on the inside. So now I have two Lightning Node Pro's (so 4 hubs) and the cable management in the back is pretty bad.
I spent about 3 weeks picking out the parts: i7-8700k = very nice I really want to delid soon
2080 Ti FE = too damn expensive, fans sound like ****
Corsair RGB Vengeance RAM 3600C18 = Lord RAM is expensive now, I would have preferred to buy 3200 with lower CAS but it was sold out.
H115i = Very nice, I have 4 ML140 fans in Push/Pull all at same RPM EVGA 1000 G3 = Chose the 1000 because my config may use about 500W and these units are most efficient at around there
ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO = Very nice, bought for the additional VRMs
Phanteks Enthoo Pro M = Very hard decision, man for 100$ these guys have thought of everything!! Did not have to do any drilling or cutting. It was a choice between this one and the Thermaltake 71. I am happy.
Samsung 970 EVO = Had to install drivers prior to installing windows