Project Alicia

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Chris Gull
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Electronics engineer/designer
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Project Alicia

As my first build, it needed to be stylish yet on a level I could comprehend. No extreme modding, but I really appreciate the clean look of the NZXT H500i. My budget was for a mix between clean aesthetics (with RGB) and power, so I went for the latest gen components - 9th gen Core i7 (OC'd to 5GHz) and RTX 2070 (OC'd to 2050MHz).

I hate the look of huge CPU fans in the middle of the build, so an AIO water cooler was a must. I also splurged on the PSU (80+ Titanium), as I want as little waste of energy as possible. With the clean solution, I wanted only one monitor, so BenQ's 35" 1440p UWQHD monitor was the perfect fit.

I've ordered nicer cables from CableMod that I'm waiting for, and eventually I'll also swap out the standard case fans, as well as add more SSDs (no HDDs allowed in this build, I want it to be as quiet as possible). More RAM will also be added later, but since the Kraken X62's tubing gets in the way, I am going to have to turn it upside down and mod the NZXT logo so it's right-way up. Soon I will also add RGB strips to the back of my desk and RGB lighting to the surroundings, courtesy of Philips Hue. The desk itself is an Elfen Ergodesk 140cm.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 1 contest.

Build Updates

Initial build

Hardware

CPU
$ 252.00
Intel - Core i7 9700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 312.70
ASUS - ROG Strix Z390-F
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 54.99
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 979.00
MSI - GeForce Armor
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2070
Storage
$ 89.90
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 386.86
Seagate - Barracuda (STGS1000401)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 269.00
Seasonic - Prime
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 149.33
NZXT - H500i, White
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling
$ 158.00
NZXT - Kraken X62
Type: AIO
Monitor
$ 501.90
BenQ - EX3501R
Size: 35 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 159.99
ASUS - ROG Strix Flare
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 94.98
Logitech - G903
Interface: Wireless
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,700.27
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