Description

Had the opportunity to really build a system of my dreams and I went for it. Goals were primarily to game at 4k Ultra, stream occasionally for friends, and possibly do some light video editing work. I also enjoy a lot of Paradox games like Hearts of Iron IV, and these tend to be more CPU than GPU intensive, particularly on clockspeed, which is why I went with Intel (build was completed March 2019 before release of Ryzen 3). I also wanted something in a bright/hot pink, but sadly finding hardware in that color is next to impossible. So intead I researched and found compatible RGB parts which I've set to Pink. The RGB for everything is easily controlled from Asus Aura Sync (MOBO, Fans, Water Cooler, RAM, Cooler Master Light Stick) except the Corsair keyboard and headphones, which use Corsair iCue.

I did have some difficulty early on with the PNY graphics card where I had to RMA it due to artifacts and freezing issues. It has performed flawlessly since getting it back however.

Also there are two M2 slots on the MOBO. One has a heatsink held in place by two screws. The screws seemed to have been made of something extremely soft because in trying to unscrew them I stripped the heads off both of them. I was definitely not using that much force to do this. In any case I now only have one available M2 slot which is a shame as the 1TB nvme drive is almost full now after downloading my Steam library.

The 2TB HDD is primarily for storing pics, vids, documents, and other media.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

More pics please! +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

please do some cable management

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

$1300 gpu but referb headphones

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol fair. Though they've been pretty decent headphones so far.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

interesting GPU choice... did you actually pay $1300 for that model?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I recall I got it for $100 less than that. It was from a small retailer in Alabama that I found online. I had originally asked them to hold an EVGA 2080Ti they had on sale for me, but when I called they didn't have it anymore. In the end they ended up offering me this one for the discount and I took it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i was only curious because $1300 would've been a bit much for a reference PCB card like that one. still, glad it was less.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello! What colors does the included fan controller have? Can I set the fans to white?