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Starlight

So, for the challenge: large E-ATX motherboard (Zenith Extreme Alpha) + Phanteks Glacier R220 + everything installed into a Phanteks Evolv X. Basically, build something that looks professional to house everything, that is quiet, and that will look good no matter what RGB LED effect pattern is running.

THEME

The theme of this one is hard to describe. The CableMod cables are black paracord because I wanted them to fade into the background of the build. The coolant is clear because I also didn't want it to really stand out (Mayhems X1 Clear). I wanted the light to shine brightest at the top from the Phanteks Halo Lux brackets on the top of the case and then fade into shadows at the bottom.

Also, that's why almost all of the tubing is above the GPUs: the chrome fittings work really well with the lighting scheme. This goes the same with the nickel-plated backplates on the GPUs and the full nickel EKWB sTR4 Velocity block.

ISSUES

I hadn't seen many builds rocking the R220 in a full out custom build, and if you're reading this: just don't. While it's pretty, there are some significant drawbacks. The way that coolant is cycled through the R220 means that the coolant in the top of the reservoir will be stagnant, so caveat emptor on that purchase.

The largest motherboard that you could install into this case would be the ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha. Go no larger than this unless you have a love of cutting the right hand part of the motherboard tray and removing the plastic annoying slide-y covers.
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 699.99
AMD - Threadripper 2990WX
Socket: TR4
Cores: 32
Motherboard
$ 899.99
ASUS - ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha
Chipset: X399
CPU Socket: TR4
Size: E-ATX
Memory
$ 200.00
Corsair - Dominator Platinum (3000MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Memory
$ 200.00
Corsair - Dominator Platinum (3000MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 1,599.00
AMD - Frontier Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega
Graphics
$ 1,599.00
AMD - Frontier Edition
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega
Storage
$ 72.99
HP - EX920
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 72.99
HP - EX920
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 72.99
HP - EX920
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 72.99
HP - EX920
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 197.99
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
Seasonic - Prime (SSR-1200PD)
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
Case
$ 476.08
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X (Silver)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 38.43
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 38.43
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 38.43
Corsair - ML120 Premium 2-pack
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Radeon Vega
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Radeon Vega
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
Cooling
Cooling
$ 198.94
Cooling
$ 180.99
EKWB - EK-XTOP DDC 3.2 PWM Elite
Type: Water Cooling
Cooling
$ 260.99
Phanteks - Glacier (BK01)
Type: Custom Loop
Accessories
$ 71.34
Monitor
$ 1,190.44
ViewSonic - XG3220
Size: 32 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Monitor
$ 1,190.44
ViewSonic - XG3220
Size: 32 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
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