Eyes In The Dark

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Evan Richter
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Eyes In The Dark

The name behind this computer comes from an episode of Star Trek, In which a character has dreams about glowing circles in the sky. Seeing this, I thought the circles, or 'eyes', looked like LED computer fans. Originally I was going to build the computer in one of those cube cases, but I thought the Aerocool Quartz Revo looked better. Although the eyes in the show were green, I thought that purple looked prettier so that's the color I stuck with. I bought most of the parts used, except for the case and the EKWB water cooling loop, which I got for its style and reliability. The funny thing is, I bought all the parts before I measured them, and ended up with -2mm to spare between my reservoir and GPU. I'm just glad that EKWB put the measurements for their parts on their website, or else I would've been in trouble when I put the computer together. All in all, the build cost about $1300. If I win the prize I'll get an m.2 SSD and a fancy new Ryzen CPU.
Color(s): Pink Purple
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sci-Fi
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 210.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 268.80
ASUS - Crosshair VII Hero (Non-Wi-Fi)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 159.98
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB) (2x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 299.99
ASUS - GeForce ROG Strix OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RX T 2070
Storage
$ 108.50
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 120.00
Game Max - RGB 850
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 100.00
AeroCool - Quartz Pro
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 50.00
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 50.00
EKWB - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Monitor
$ 222.30
Acer - SB220Q (2x)
Size: 21.5 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Keyboard
$ 15.00
Amazon Basics - Basics
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Black
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 17.99
Zelotes - T90
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,527.97
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