Fractal Design North - giving new life to some older hardware

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Fractal Design North - giving new life to some older hardware

Moved some older parts into a new case with an all-white theme. Recently did this build for a client's wife. She uses it for gaming and WFH, nothing too heavy. Gave me a chance to build in the North, one of the nicest looking cases to come out this year.

The North was really easy to build in with plenty of room for hardware and cable management. I replaced the cooler's fan with a Corsair AF120 - partially because the stock fan was a little loud, mostly because I'm a fan snob.

The Asus board doesn't have an aRGB header, so I added a Corsair Node Pro controller. One channel controls the RGB fans, the other drives the added case lighting which is housed in an aluminum channel along the bottom of the case. This kept all the RGB control in the iCUE ecosystem.

The GPU support bracket was painted to match the white aesthetic. I made a full set of custom cables to round things out.
Color(s): White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 260.00
Intel - Core i7 9700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 161.19
ASUS - Prime (Z390-A)
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 250.00
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (White/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
Gigabyte - GeForce Gaming OC (White)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2070 SUPER
Storage
$ 149.99
Sabrent - Rocket (Nvme PCIe)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
Corsair - RM750x (discontinued)
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 149.00
Fractal Design - North
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 19.99
Case Fan
$ 24.30
Case Fan
Corsair - AF120 (White)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 32.90
Thermalright - Silver Soul
Type: Air Cooler
Accessories
$ 64.99
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