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Aaron Steel
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Project Nexus

So here it is..

Its been well over a year in the making now and I just recently finished my first ever build! I had been a console gamer for the past 12 years and always dreamt of building my own rig and I must say I am over the moon with what I have achieved! Its exactly what I wanted and more!

The only problems I ran into was the original kraken x62 being too big to fit in the top of the case hence why it stuck on the front atm, I am going to end up getting a x52 and hopefully that fits up top then I can put the stock corsair 120 fans back in the front making the whole build slightly more aesthetic. I also had a problem with the original cables that came with the psu. For some reason they just didn't fit into the ports on the mobo so I just ended up getting some cablemod mesh ones which I was going to do in the long run anyway Emojiother than that the build went pretty smoothly considering I had zero component/pc knowledge at all when I started! but after everything I am just glad to finally be a part of the great "master race" :P

Any questions about anything or advice then please do feel free to drop a comment!

THIS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT IVE EVER MADE!

P.S YES IM A CORSAIR, ASUS, ROG FANBOY! xD
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Brand
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 178.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 258.00
ASUS - ROG Strix (Z370-E)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 152.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 229.22
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 57.89
Samsung - 850 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 82.50
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000LM015)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 82.50
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000LM015)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 275.10
Corsair - HX850i
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 479.99
Corsair - Crystal 570X
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 74.57
Corsair - HD120 (RGB)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 158.00
NZXT - Kraken X62
Type: AIO
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: Red
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: White
Accessories
$ 75.19
Monitor
$ 699.00
ASUS - PG348Q
Size: 34 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 139.97
Corsair - K95 Platinum (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 64.99
Corsair - M65 Pro RGB FPS
Interface: Wired
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