Arctic Overkill

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Arctic Overkill

This is a build done for my nephew's graduation ... 100% funded by my mom.
The goal with this build is a high midrange gaming PC that will last him as is for several years, while being easy to maintain and upgrade when needed. High airflow coupled with a 280mm AIO - all case fans will be 140mm or 200mm to keep noise levels down. This is a bedroom PC after all.

Case : h500p mesh white. high airflow, takes 140mm's all around, all the right covers, and white inside to highlight the RGB.
mobo: x470 prime. lots of good feels with asus, went full ATX this time to give room for expansion ... (maybe future elgato???)
CPU: 2700. not x. slightly lower clock speeds, more cores. better multitasking than the 6 core parts. suits the games he plays (not into shooters)
--- this was the hardest part to pick ... i would go 2700x for me. i would go 2600x for someone that plays FPS ... he plays a lot of sim games, and multitasks hardcore. also the easiest part to upgrade later, and can be reused in several systems around the house. The lower TDP was a large consideration as well ... less heat = less drama.
GPU: xc 2070. same card i run in my ryzen cube. solid performer. toyed with thought of the white GB card ... but went with evga in the end.
drives: 500gb 970+ for the boot, 2tb 860qvo for the steam library. should cover his bases for a few years.
cooler: h115i rgb. love my h110i, almost got him the white 240mm to be matchymatchy, erred on the side of performance instead.
fans: LL140's. i love my hd120's, do not care for the ML140s that come with the AIO. LL140's were the balance. 3 on top, 1 in the back.
control: commander pro + rgb hub - unfortunately had to spend a few extra $$ on a LNP that wasn't totally needed, to get the rgb fan hub.
Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Futuristic
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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quick & dirty h500p mesh white semi-review

Hardware

CPU
$ 206.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 159.99
ASUS - Prime (X470-Pro)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
TeamGroup - Delta RGB
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 342.11
EVGA - XC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2070
Storage
$ 257.99
Samsung - 860 QVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 42.04
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 150.53
Corsair - RM750x White
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 233.28
Cooler Master - H500P Mesh (White)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 83.99
Corsair - LL140 (RGB)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 83.99
Corsair - LL140 (RGB)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 83.99
Corsair - LL140 (RGB)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 83.99
Corsair - LL140 (RGB)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 288.92
Accessories
$ 74.29
Monitor
$ 399.99
ACER - XFA240
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 79.98
Corsair - K55
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Membrane
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 50.35
Corsair - Harpoon
Interface: Wired
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