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Martin Schicht
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This my newest build and my first upgrade since 2012.

The theme is "be black and be quiet"

My board of choice was the Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE since I am satisfied with Gigabyte boards since 2006. I loved the asthetics of this particular one and the specs fit my needs perfectly. The CPU went to be the Core i9 9900K and as a cooling solution I chose the BeQuiet Silent Loop 2 360 with Silent Wings 3 PWM in push/pull because I wasn't going to overclock but still wanted cool and silent performance with an 9900K boosting @4.7 GHz on all cores.

The BeQuiet Straight Power 11 1000W PSU delivers more than enough power for now and future GPU upgrades and the beautiful BeQuiet Dark Base 900 Pro rev.2 tower offers great modularity and options for cable routing as well as many options for radiator placement with up to two 420 radiators(!). I equipped it with three Silent Wings 3 140mm fans in the front and one more in the back. I made the front fans run in performance-mode and the exhaust one in the back in silence-mode since I placed my 360 radiator under the lid and therefore there are also the AiOs six Silent Wings 3 120mm fans in the top pushing warm air out of the case. The CNC job was done by a friend for way better airflow at the cost of a little less quiet operation. But it was totally worth it!

The airflow through the mesh on the sides is good enough and temps look good with slightly more than 80 degrees C after 90 minutes of Aida64 stresstest considering that the AiO fans were running rather quietly with 60% speed @ about 1300rpm all the time while the CPU boosted to 4,7 GHz on all cores.

Since I use my PC mainly for editing 4K footage from my Mavic 2 Pro, I needed a good amount of fast DDR4 and went with 4x16GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz.

When everyone was fighting to get a Nvidia 3000 card I used the opportunity and got a RTX 2080 Ti for 500 bucks just before the prizes went through the roof xD
As you can see I chose to mount it in the good old show-off-position with a Cooler Master Vertical Graphics Card Holder Kit.

For storage I went with a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB M.2 SSDs for Windows and apps as well as a non-plus with 1TB for my video files since I wanted great access speeds in Adobe Premiere. As a third drive for games chose a Samsung 860 Evo 1TB SATA SSD and finally for private data, pictures, movies and TV shows I installed a Seagate Ironwolf 8TB HDD under the shroud next to the PSU.

To use the empty area right I found a company that makes custom GPU and HDD covers. I had one of those made with "my" logo. They do a great job. They are called "V1Tech" and and I can really recommend them. In addition to that I orderes a really cheap 400x1280 display on and made a little system control panel with Aida64.

To keep the plain rather black style I decided to add only simple anthracite sleeved custom cables from from Cablemod.

And of course I wanted at least some of that RGB goodness. And since iCUE is the most advanced and versatile Software imo I added a Corsair Commander Pro, a Lighting Node Pro, hooked the 12 fans, the AiO-LEDs, my custom RGB cover and seven Corsair RGB strips up to it. To synchronize the lighting of all my Corsair items with my Asus GPU and my Logitech speakers I use the software "JackNet RGB Sync". It just plain works and I love it!

So finally the lighting of my peripherals will match the lighting of my case. I wonder how I could live without that for so long :D

So here it is in all it's glory:
The Schichtmachine

I am looking forward to your questions, feedback, pros, cons and suggestions.
Thanks guys and have a good one!

Cheers from Switzerland
Martin Schicht
Color(s): Black Blue Silver
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Brand
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


$ 387.00
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 239.00
Gigabyte - Designare
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 111.85
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
$ 580.08
ASUS - GeForce ROG Strix OC (Black)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 149.99
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 152.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 98.00
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 598.68
Seagate - IronWolf Pro NAS
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
$ 79.43
be quiet! - Straight Power 11
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
$ 330.79
be quiet! - Dark Base Pro 900 REV. 2
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
Case Fan
$ 129.00
be quiet! - Silent Loop 2
Type: AIO
$ 74.29
$ 89.97
$ 119.98
$ 159.99
$ 199.99
$ 148.00
$ 229.00
$ 69.00
$ 299.00
$ 714.95
Samsung - Odyssey G9
Size: 49 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
$ 294.97
Corsair - K95 Platinum (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Speed
Type: Full Size
$ 84.99
Corsair - Dark Core Pro (RGB)
Interface: Wired/Wireless
$ 349.00
noblechairs - Epic
Material: PU Leather
Color: Black, Blue
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