I'll put some better pictures up as I finish moving in and tidy up a bit / install custom cables
Hi all. I've recently migrated to the sunny city of Brisbane in Australia, and I decided until my visa kicks in I needed a new workstation to keep me going through the days as my girlfriend wins all the bread. I had been planning a build for a while that resembled the glowing warmth you get from a fireplace.
All of my PC gear from the UK is on a boat and will still be some time off hence the lovely bargain-bin mouse/keyboard and portable speaker. I decided to go on a full NZXT binge after speaking with some of their guys and seeing the lighting systems however found on arrival not all of their gear is on sale here.
This led me to look at AORUS. I had been interested in their graphics card suite as it fitted the orange look of the furnace so on learning that the Z370 motherboard by NZXT isn't available I slapped the Gaming 7 Mobo in my shopping cart. This meant I had to make use of the i-Series case and Hue+ but by this point I was computer-drunk and over excited about finally having a strong PC that can actually top the charts.
-- Cue the RTX launch.
I had been checking for so long that Nvidia weren't going to release any new cards soon and the devs had stated only in June that a new card is not near release**. By the time I ordered the 1080TI the RTX series cards were announced! Now in Australia the 1080TI Xtreme and the standard RTX2080 are both $1199. Craving the sweet release of a PC and a card I could still rely on I continued my original plan. I hope this ends up not being a terrible decision.
I had had trouble with a Corsair 750W PSU which died after the first week. It also contained pretty rough, ragged, hard to bend cables and it looked awful plugged in the GPU. I went up for this one, but along being good for the future the cables within were much nicer and the cable ties are a nice touch.