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So this whole build was centered around three things. 1) The black and white GPU themed back plate. 2) The corsair 460x. I absolutely loved this case the first time I saw it (I didn't like the fans though but that was an easy change. 3) The white Gigabyte 2070. I knew I wanted a white build and this would just put it over the top.

CPU: I decided on the 8700K over the 9700K in this build. It basically came down to price and I got a pretty good deal on the i7 during the holidays. Plus, they are fairly equal in the reviews.

CPU Cooler: I saw this one and man... It looked the best with my white and black build. I absolutely love it and it works really well.

Motherboard: This one I was torn on. I opted to with Gigabyte to keep with the theme of the graphics card. So far, I'm very happy with this board. I also opted for the WIFI too (I'm hardwired). I like the flexibility and it was extremely difficult to run ethernet to my computer so I knew that would take time.

Memory: Good reviews and I like the look of it. This ram's RGB is absolutely stunning.

Storage: I wanted a M.2 970 Evo for my OS and regularly used programs. The 1TB 860 was an impulse buy. I saw a smoking deal and went for it. The 2TB Barracuda was recycled from my old build.

Video Card: Let me start of by saying this... I upgraded my 770 and WOW! This card is an absolute beast! Plus, the white just makes it extremely ascetically pleasing. I can literally play anything I want.

Case: Just look at all that glass! It's an extremely well built case and I would definitely buy it again.

Power Supply: I've had great luck with EVGA and wanted to keep with that company and ended up getting a 750W cheaper than I could a 650W.

Case Fans: I saw a review of these online and I was hooked. These are extremely nice fans. I love their RGB, however, it didn't sync with my motherboard like I thought it would. I still need to look into that further but honestly, it's not a big deal.

Monitors: I was torn between 2K and 1080p gaming so this is what I decided. For competitive gaming I ended up with the Viewsonic. It's way easier playing on a 24 inch screen competitively. However, when I'm just relaxing and having fun gaming 2K on the 27" Dell looks stunning. It's a little pain running two different monitor sizes but I think I'm adjusting well now. For me, it works.

Keyboard, Mouse, headset, and speakers: Good reviews on them. The verdict is still out on the speakers. So far, I'm impressed but I haven't tested them very well yet.

Well, that's it! I would do this build again, however, next time I think I would build in the Meshify. I built a PC for my brother for Christmas and this case was awesome to build in. My next build might just be that case.

Lessoned learned: Honestly, this build went fairly easy. I really didn't hit a roadblock other than trying to sync the RBG ecosystem. However, I just worked around it and I'm extremely happy with it. I forgot about this but my radiator didn't exactly lineup on the top because if the ram. However, I just slid it over a centimeter and put the screws through the honeycomb on the top instead of the factory mounted slots.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

DUNNUNA... DUNNUNA...

BATMAN!!!!!!!!

LOL, nice build though and not over the top with the RGB. +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

lol I should put that on the side of the case.

Thank you. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, love the color scheme

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I played around with a couple of different schemes and I liked this one the best.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How sweet are Enermax fans performing? Digging the looks, but feedback is very mixed on those.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

They are performing really well. The only thing is I have to adjust the fan speed through their controller, however, it's not that bad at all. I set them to medium and never worry about it. My temps are cool and the fans are pretty quite. I would buy them again.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Super clean! Nice cables. Where'd you get them?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I went with Cable Mod from Amazon.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey just wondering - the 24' monitor - XG2402 - are use using g-sync?

I'm using gtx 1070 and thinking about using the same monitor.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry Matrix, I didn't see this. I'm not using g-sync on that monitor currently.