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Build inspired by CD Projekt Red's upcoming game based on Mike Pondsmith's Cyberpunk universe. Lots of RGB for this build since the source material involves a lot of neon purple, blue, and yellow. Went almost entirely with Corsair for the lighting control. Only other LED light comes from the MSI motherboard, which I have left on the default RGB setting.

Build consists of some new parts (CPU/Mobo/RAM/GPU) and some old parts like the SSD and PSU pirated from my White Wolf build in 2016. Did a little bit of modding by added a Cyberpunk logo on the PSU shroud courtesy of Shapeways 3D printing. Also had some decals printed at Redbubble to complete the look.

Went with a vertical GPU bracket for fun this time around, and really like the way it turned out. Initially used the case's built-in vertical mount, but the GPU was not anchored securely and the mount location forced the GPU fans to be only a few millimeters away from the glass side panel, which I did not like for airflow reasons.

Ended up using Phanteks' universal vertical GPU mount instead (link below), which was much more secure and positioned the GPU about halfway between the side panels for much better airflow. Adding the universal bracket required some modding of the horizontal PCI slot openings in the back of the case, as well, since the DisplayPort and HDMI connectors on the back of the card were now exposed in an alternate orientation. Actually looks better too, IMO.

GPU bracket: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MW73HTJ

Thanks for looking, ~ vvulfmann ~

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid hardware! How do you like the case?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The big sell for me was the full PSU shroud and the built-in Corsair RGB fans, which are expensive to buy separately. That being said, the case itself is solid. I would say it's comparable to most cases in its price range these days, but not quite as nice as say, a Phanteks case.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the reply. The included fans are definitely what caught my eye. I ordered some LL120's since i figured i'll need them in the long run anyway, but debating between this and the phanteks p600s. I know the vertical PCI covers are disposable, which brought up quality concerns for the price point. Is there enough room for a top rad, or fans Cyberpunk logo is sick btw!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah there is definitely enough room for a top radiator - you could put a triple-fan 360mm or double-fan 280mm up there for sure. Yeah the case quality is really high, I wouldn't worry about that too much, but the Phanteks cases come with a little bit of extra niceties like built-in cable ties in the back, etc and some extra support for custom watercooling loops.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Good to know, appreciate the input!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Jesus that PSU could power my neighborhood. Insane build, samurai.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yeah that is a carryover from when I was running SLI back in the day. :) Thanks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

looks cool. I like the 3D printed logo. Add in some cable combs you'd have a super clean build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, great job overall! Grab a couple of cable combs to smooth out the 24 pin ATX 'nest' lol. Have you had any issues using that Samsung 860 QVO? It's a solid high capacity drive for less money, so long as you understand what you actually bought. It's not the same as the EVO or the PRO series. It uses different flash memory than the mainstream 2.5" devices, thus it is not a performance drive.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The QVO has been great so far. Using it as my main drive for games, and it's basically just a marginally slower, marginally cheaper SSD. Compared to a traditional HDD, it's still much faster and not that much more expensive, so it's exactly what I was looking for.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Happy to hear!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My top 3 fans aren't lighting up but there're spinning does anyone know why?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just wondering about the RTX 2080 super is it a really big difference between the 2070 or the 2060 super? If so how much better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't mind me asking, how much space exactly is there between the top of your ram and the inside top of the case where you would mount top mounted case fans? I am planning on using this same case and ram, but I am concerned that the the radiator for my AIO GPU won't fit in the top mount because some reviewers have said that that is an issue.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Regarding the case, how was cable management?

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Cyberpunk is a good excuse to make everything as RGB as possible, haha.

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