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Granit64
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Intel Core i9-10900KF - 10-Core CPU Lack of availability for Ryzen 5000 series chips and underwhelming reviews of 11th gen intel led me to the discounted 10th gen i9. Significant upgrade from my current 7700k.

EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra GPU Was on the hunt for a 30-series gpu for a year and a half. Wanted anything 3070 or greater. Snagged a newegg bundle with the gpu along with several parts I didn’t need.

Gigabyte Aorus Master Z490 Motherboard A Z490 board with enough connectivity that I didn't need a fan or rgb hub. Got a deal on this from someone who had bent a pin, sent it for repair and bought a 2nd mobo in the meantime.

Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3200MHz C16 Memory - Black Wanted 32GB. Couldn’t afford Trident Royal. These are pretty and should be plenty snappy.

Thermaltake Toughpower iRGB Plus 750W 80+ Gold First experience with thermaltake, hoping it’s a solid unit. Ashamed to say I picked this because amazon had it on sale and it has programmable rgb. The accompanying power monitoring software is a big plus though.

Lian Li 011 Dynamic (Black) Case I mainly picked this because I was planning on utilizing vertical air flow to intake cool air through the bottom, and exhaust heat out the top. The 011 having psu and storage tucked neatly behind the motherboard tray, top/bottom 360 radiator support, and glass panels for display made the 011 a winner.

(2x) Samsung 860 EVO 250GB 2.5" SSD & Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200 RPM Most of these drives I had already from a previous build. This will be my first experience using RAID 0. I don’t require redundancy as no important files will be kept in the array.

(2x) Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 ARGB 3 Pack These 3-packs were a bargain and have a reasonably high static-pressure rating.

Custom Water Cooling Loop FormulaMod 80mm rads, Bykski and Barrow blocks, pump, tubing, and fittings. This is my first custom water cooling project. Aliexpress seems to be the only affordable avenue to attain water cooling goodies in Canada. These parts appear to be of decent quality, my only gripe is the lack of assembly instructions for the barrow and bykski blocks.

Other build accessories include a vertical GPU bracket, led strips, aquarium air pump, cable extensions, pump/res support bracket, weatherstripping, woodworking supplies and tools
Color(s): Blue Brown
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Nature
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 375.17
Intel - 9-10900KF
Socket: LGA 1200
Cores: 10
Motherboard
$ 202.38
Gigabyte - Aorus Master
Chipset: Z490
CPU Socket: LGA 1200
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 444.99
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,499.00
EVGA - GeForce FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 178.00
Samsung - 860 EVO (2x)
Form Factor: mSATA
Interface: mSATA
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 57.13
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM008)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 459.00
Thermaltake - Toughpower iRGB Plus (discontinued)
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 180.00
Lian Li - 011 Dynamic
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 287.82
Cooler Master - SickleFlow (ARGB) (6x)
Size: 120 mm
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 3,209.89
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