Some nice RGB in an Evolv X

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Some nice RGB in an Evolv X

This was my first all-out build. I carried over my 2700x which was an upgrade in a previous build(from an R5 1400) and bought everything else new. I won the silicon lottery on my 2700x and can run 4.3Ghz @ 1.3750V stable. RAM is G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3000CL15(less expensive than 3200CL16 despite having the same performance). The case was very nice to build in, with useful covers for the cables in the back as well as clear routing for them and tie downs attached to the case. The case RGB is subtle and tasteful as more of an accent to the case instead of a main feature. I love the way it integrates with the rest of the build which has some pretty in your face RGB from the x72 and Trident Z RGB. I'm currently debating whether to go full in your face and get some Corsair LL140/120's, or whether I should switch the stock Phanteks fans with some black/white accent Noctua Chromax fans.

I wouldn't recommend most people get hardly any of the parts I did because the value proposition is pretty bad when you're getting a CH Hero 7 but not doing LN2, a Kraken x72 that performs marginally better than a Dark Rock Pro 4, an H500 instead of Evolv X, 2 1TB M.2 Sata SSD's instead of a single 2TB Micron 1100 or a 240GB 970 Evo + 4TB X300, and a ROG Strix 2080 OC instead of an EVGA 2080 Black. The overpay on all the parts was worth it to me given it's supposed to be as much a work of art as it is a functional PC. I use it primarily for gaming(1440p144) though practice editing videos and learning Python right now.

If I could do any upgrades to it right now, it would be aftermarket cables in black/gray/white(probably Cablemod Pro Series paracord with white outside, gray inbetween, and black middle), ASUS ROG Ryujin 360, and a Strix 2080ti OC(I want that binned GPU). Only thing other than that would be going with a custom loop setup with hard tubing, though I'm a ways out from doing that and would definitely prefer a GPU upgrade over res/pump/block/tubing/fittings/fluid right now.

I've elected not to include any pictures right now simply because I haven't taken any since I built it back in early November and am currently using it. I might add some soon when I have time to do so.


Color(s): Black Gray
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Brand
Size: ATX

Hardware

Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700x
Cores: 8
Socket: AM4
Motherboard ASUS - Crosshair VII Hero (Non-Wi-Fi)
Chipset: X470
Size: ATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Samsung - 860 EVO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: M.2
Storage Samsung - 860 EVO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: M.2
Graphics ASUS - ROG Strix OC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
PSU Corsair - RM850x (2018)
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Wattage: 850W
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X - RGB BLACK
Type: Mid-Tower
Motherboard Support: E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Cooling NZXT - Kraken X72
Type: AIO
Size: 394 x 120 x 27mm
Compatibilty: Intel Socket 1151, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366, 2011, 2011-3, 2066 AMD SocketTR4, AM4, FM2+, FM2, FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2
Monitor ACER - Predator XB271HU
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Size: 27 inch
Monitor LG - 29UM59-A
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 75 Hz
Size: 29 inch
Keyboard HyperX - Alloy Elite RGB
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Red