Black and White Upgrade

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Black and White Upgrade

This build has been in the making since July of 2018, when I decided to move on from my from my aging 4670K/GTX 970 build. I originally had a 1070 Ti in this build, but I was able to upgrade to the RTX 2080 after waiting over 3 months in the step up queue and paying a ridiculous amount for shipping (because Canada).

Aside from upgrading to the 2080, there were several things done to this PC from it's initial build date to now. I started by ordering a sheet of black rubber off of Amazon to create my own cable routing hole grommets and I used some glossy white comic book backing boards to cover the unused cable routing holes and unused SSD trays. I think both of these additions gave the build a much cleaner look.

After my initial customizations, I added the BitFenix cable kit and Phanteks LED strip, followed by the 500GB SSD and EKWB M.2 Heatsink (because my I didn't want the blue SSD visible in my otherwise black and white build). In December I helped my friend build his new PC (9900K/2080 Ti) and he purchased the same fans as me, so we did a trade of our extra corner vibration mounts so that I could have white corners on both sides of all of my fans and he could have black corners on his. Lastly, I ordered a set of clear CableMod combs for my BitFenix cables (the combs that came with look terrible) to make them look nice and neat.

I have the CPU overclocked to 4.9GHz on all cores at 1.31V, with no AVX offset and a cache ratio of 47. Sadly, my efforts to hit a stable 5.0GHz have failed unless I near the 1.4V mark and that is pointlessly high for an extra 100MHz. My 2080 is sitting at +140MHz on the core and +1300MHz on the memory.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with how this build has turned out, especially because it's the first build of my own where I actually focused on the aesthetics because price really wasn't an issue this time around.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


$ 279.99
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 179.00
ASUS - Prime (Z370-A)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 58.99
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
$ 999.99
EVGA - XC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
$ 162.50
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 127.98
Seagate - Barracuda (ST3000DM008)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
$ 129.99
Western Digital - WD Black (Old Version)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 256 GB
$ 59.99
Western Digital - WD Blue
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 145.06
EVGA - SuperNOVA 650 G3
Wattage: 650
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
NZXT - S340 Elite White
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 35.10
Case Fan
$ 35.10
Case Fan
$ 22.90
Case Fan
$ 22.90
$ 179.99
Corsair - Hydro H100i v2
Type: AIO
$ 16.44
EKWB - EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink - Black
Type: M.2 Heatsink
Size (WxHxD): 80 mm
$ 16.99
$ 77.69
Corsair - K70
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
$ 95.98
Logitech - G502 Proteus
Interface: Wired
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