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OLD SYSTEM: For quite some time now i have been using a fx8350 machine which did it's job. 95% of the time i used it for overwatch. I upgraded my monitor to 240hz but then i struggled hard to maintain even 140fps on low presets with 75% renderscale in open maps with many players engaged in the fight. Furthermore i had severe framedrops maybe because of the age of the system, maybe a bad ram stick i dont know. The idea was born to upgrade.

CONSIDERATIONS: I spent sooo much time investigating if i should go for ryzen. If the system would have respectable multithread performance i maybe start doing my university simulations at home on this pc and not anymore on the workstations at university. Maybe r5 2600 now and upgrade to zen2 when out later this year...? Long story short, coming from AMD FX with suffering from poor ipc and bad compatibility i just wanted to have nothing else than the best gaming experience i can get. Thats why intel.

PART CHOICES: Maybe i were too often here on pcpartpicker so i got all these crazy, beautiful ideas in my mind but not enough money i'm willing to spend on them. Initially i wanted to go for a full asus build because i like the company, the design, the rgb software and the performance. Two things brought me to gigabyte: bad vrms on asus maximus xi hero, lower gigabyte prices and MAN this Aorus RTX design. Thats the game changer for me! In a few weeks i'll buy either 2070 oder 2080 accompanied by a vertical graphics card holder so the gorgeous rgb fan rings are visible. At the moment my recycled 970 is just fine. Same goes for the 9600k, just fine for now. When Intel 10nm is out or Intel manages to increase their production of 14nm so prices go down i'll upgrade to 9900k eventually. Then i'll be able to comfortably do my simulation stuff on this system and this cpu should be plenty enough for a few years of high fps gaming. With the 9900k in mind and my interest in doing my first steps in some overclocking i opted for the bequiet 360aio in push-pull. Simply beautiful, quiet and cool. I recycled my old sata ssd and my old powersupply (pls dont ask why 1000w, i got a too good offer at the time) Since there was not enough space for my old hdd because of the push-pull setup, i decided to do the reasonable upgrade to nvme. 1tb total storage is more than enough for me. Case was pretty much a no brainer. Compact, nice tempered glass at the front and side. Good build quality. Little bit hard to work in but after all more than worth it. For now my goal of 240fps overwatch fullfilled. Rest of the system is pretty much best compromise between rgb bling (which i obviously like probably a little bit too much), performance, quietness and compactness.

CONCLUSION: Besides my peripherals every led is controlled by the rgb fusion software. Does what it should. Thankfully everything worked out as planned. My personal highlights are the thermaltake riing trios and gigabytes aorus ram with those two dummy modules. Little bit on the expensive side to say the least but the looks are totally worth it! Couldn't be more happy with it. :)

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very compact nicely done!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it! Especially the RAM, I don't see the Aorus RAM being used much. How'd you manage to get a hold of the silent loop 360? I assume you don't live in the USA?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank!. You're right. I live in germany where bequiet's headquarter is located. Thus availability was no issue. The ram was harder to get though.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

That's really quite cool! I wish I lived by a big PC brand, but I just live by the Nike word HQ...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Try living on the east coast where PC parts take two weeks to get to your door if u don’t use Amazon. XD

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

dang, even free non-amazon shipping doesn't take that long

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

You get my upvote that’s for sure. Love this build and always love a Crystal build. One query, can you elaborate on the RAM setup? You have 2 sticks listed but 4 installed and you mention 2 dummy modules. Just curious How/why?

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Honestly, that's what sold me this ram. By default it comes with two modules that have no memory on it. They do just the lighting. It's for all the people who want to populate all those ram slots but dont need more than 16GB of ram. Gigabyte came up with this idea first but i saw that corsair is selling dummy modules now as well for their vengeance rgb ram.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

$530 for a 1080p monitor...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt pay this price, i got good deal. Was just 50 more than the 144hz gsync variant. But anyways, now that i have it i wouldnt go down to 144 because i play overwatch most of the time.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

here is a complete build for the same price that is better. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/envoyer.nue.lol/saved/#view=7MNmqs

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What point are you trying to make there? I know that i can have a better pc for the same money but that was not the goal...

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i was just saying that you can spend the same amount of money and have a better build. Your build is fine how it is honestly i was just saying what i was thinking.

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

GTX 970 in $2300 PC really wish you had got a RTX 2080

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Read the text. One i'll be bying a 2070 or 2080 soon. Two the 970 is recycled from my old pc. I did not spend 2300$ at once. Many things are recycled from my old pc...

  • 11 months ago
  • -1 points

you should have gotten a better gpu with your budget

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Read the text. One i'll be bying a 2070 or 2080 soon. Two the 970 is recycled from my old pc.

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

RTX 2080 is the best high end gpu just save your money better

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

Those fans are the biggest rip off in history. Sure, I commend they look nice. I suppose aesthetics > a better GPU is more important these days.

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