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Aurora Borealis

A build of love 2+ years in the making. It's evolved a lot over the time, 4 different cases, 2 different GPUs, countless fan combinations. I'm very happy with how it turned out so far. Built for gaming and recently VR.

I plan to replace the AIO with a hard tube custom loop this summer to get it looking cleaner and to add a block for the GPU if I can source one. I just love the look of the hard tubes and the customization that comes along with a custom loop.

Processor has been de-lidded. Liquid metal between the cpu die and IHS. Overclocked to 5.0ghz and remains stable and cool.

PSU Cables have been modded with combed extensions. 90 degree USB 3 adapter on the motherboard to keep the front 3.0 port header cable from bending in ways that were awkward and in the way. All other cables were tucked and routed the best I could to hide them.

Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX


This build participated in 2 contests.

Rank Contest Date
#205 The Stock Cooling Showdown - AIO Cooling Division ended
#739 The 10K Challenge ended


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K
Cores: 4
Socket: 1151
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z270MX-Gaming 5
Chipset: Z270
Size: microATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Samsung - 970 EVO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Graphics Gigabyte - RTX 2070 WINDFORCE 8G
Chip Manufacturer: Nvidia
Chip: RTX 2070
PSU EVGA - 850 B3
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Bronze
Wattage: 850W
Case Rosewill - CULLINAN PX
Type: Mid-Tower
Motherboard Support: ATX, micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fans LEDdess - Wireless RF Control RGB LED
Size: 120mm
Cooling Corsair - Hydro Series™ H100i v2
Type: AIO
Size: 276mm x 125mm x 30mm
Compatibilty: Intel 115x, Intel 2011/2066, AMD AM3/AM2, AMD AM4
Accessories LEDdess - RGB LED Strip
Monitor ASUS - VG248QE
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Size: 24 inch
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow Chroma V1
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Key Switch Type: Razer Green
Mouse Razer - Mamba Chroma Tournament Edition
Interface: Wired