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Hipperooni
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Bit of a story to this one: First PC build/upgrade that was well overdue! This build was kind of an affect of wanting to upgrade my old PC that was built for me by a family friend. My old build had a i5 and GTX 760, I eventually put a 1080 in it a few years back but over time I realized the i5 was such a huge bottleneck, frequently hitting 100% CPU usage before even 50% GPU usage. I wanted to upgrade my CPU but then I needed a new motherboard, but the new motherboards didn't support mega old DDR3 so I thought I may as well build an entirely new PC and reuse my 1080.

I was feeling confident at first as most of my Youtube watching is PC building stuff, but when I actually got into it I was a little spooked. I browsed around for completed builds for inspiration. I knew I wanted an ITX build but my GPU length was an issue. I frantically started messaging half a dozen people and NZXT to see if it would fit, some said yes, some said no but I was feeling optimistic so I went for the H200 anyway.

The build took quite a while longer than I had expected because I had to order a few things after the fact. Most of the cables were too short! So I had to order extensions which kinda worked out well because the white adds to the look. I had a hard time fitting the X52 pump as the cables coming from it interfered with the PCIE slot, so annoyingly I had to take it off, rotate it and put it back. I was silly and didn't even think of having to reapply thermal paste so that was another thing that took a week to arrive.

After all that, I still hadn't even checked if my big 280mm GPU would even fit. My heart sunk when it didn't fit at first, but I took out the radiator, put the GPU in then put the radiator back in and it fit with not a millimeter to spare.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 3 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 365.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 476.86
ASUS - ROG Strix (Z370-I)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 84.99
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 619.00
Gigabyte - Windforce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 229.00
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 109.99
Corsair - SF600
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 113.78
NZXT - H200i, White
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 27.99
NZXT - AER RGB 2
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 116.00
NZXT - Kraken X52
Type: AIO
Cooling
$ 12.45
CableMod
$ 19.90
CableMod - AIO Sleeving
Color: White
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: White
Accessories
$ 125.00
Accessories
$ 19.99
Accessories
$ 27.99
Accessories
$ 24.99
Monitor
$ 222.22
ASUS - VG278Q
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 297.41
Logitech - G810
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 42.50
Logitech - G502 Hero
Interface: Wired
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