Subtle and streamlined

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Subtle and streamlined

I wanted to make a subtle and streamlined black and white themed build with top of the line components at the time, AIO cooling only.

The EVGA Hybrid FTW3 card matched the theme perfectly, subtle black with LED highlights, although I really wanted to get the Kingpin edition card as it was faster, but it simply did not match the build theme. However, the new RTX 2080 Ti Kingpin card is rumored to be an AIO, which I may upgrade to in the future, if its looks matches the build.

I simply wanted the build to be subtle, stylish and simple looking, while having 'hidden' high-end components. The CPU is an 8700K from Silicon Lottery and does 5.3 GHz @ 1.435v stable. Storage-wise its main drives are 2 x 2 TB 970 EVOs, as well as 16 GBs of 4600 MHz G.Skill DDR4 ram. I loved how the Apex X puts all those 3 components next to each other beautifully in a simple and subtle way.

Cooling-wise I just needed a sleek looking 360mm AIO cooler, which NZXT's Kraken just does beautifully, and I decided to go with Corsair's LL120 fans everywhere, as they are simply gorgous for lighting effects as well. Then to finish the subtle and sleek style of the build I went with CableMod's ModMesh cable kit in carbon, and I think it fit perfectly.

Combine the whole PC with a huge desk, giant deskpad from Corepad, "bezel-less" 240 Hz monitor and matching peripherals and I was pretty much done!
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 340.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
ASUS - Maximus X Apex
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: E-ATX
Memory
$ 104.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,987.00
EVGA - FTW3 Hybrid
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 147.99
Samsung - 840 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 309.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 309.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 104.89
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
PSU
$ 622.99
Corsair - AX1600i
Wattage: 1600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 188.20
NZXT - H700i, Black
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 39.61
Corsair - LL120 (RGB) (Black)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 169.99
NZXT - Kraken X72
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 394 mm
CableMod
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Color: Black
Monitor
$ 499.00
Alienware - AW2518HF
Size: 25 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
Keyboard
Ducky - One Black TKL RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
$ 47.14
Razer - DeathAdder Elite
Interface: Wired
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