The beauty of pure silence

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The beauty of pure silence

My main goal with this build was to create the perfect mix between silent operation and a stunning look, as it is positioned quite close to me on my desk.
There is no specific color scheme, because I wanted to have the ability to change the colors the way I want due to the excessive RGB lighting.
All lights are controlled via ASUS Aura Sync (except for the Corsair peripherals).
The choice of components is the right amount of power I need for my use case, but the main focus was on a silent operation.
So there are no spinning harddrives, only SSDs, the case and radiator fans are turned down as low as possible.
One problem I had was choosing the perfect CPU cooler, as a custom loop would be way to expensive and an air cooler would block the LEDs of the mainboard an also the Phanteks Halos in the back.
So I decided to go with an AIO.
I bought several different models, starting with the Kraken X62 from NZXT, both made loud humming and even cracking noises, so I returned them, bought a Corsair H115i Platinum RGB but the performance and also noise were much worse.
So I ditched them, stayed with the AMD Wraith Stock cooler from my Ryzen 5 2600X until the Enermax Liqtech II 360 was available to purchase in Germany. I was very happy with the looks of the whole system with the Enermax in it and the cooling performance was the best out of the other AIOs I tried.
From the noise level it wasn't really audible, but a slight humming noise was coming from the pump area.
There might be a chance, that I will change it again to the Fractal Design S36, maybe it will be dead silent.

I hope you like my current build. Emoji
Color(s): Black Gray Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 2 contests.

Build Updates

Changed Enermax Liqtech II to Fractal Design S36


$ 210.00
AMD - Ryzen 5 (2600X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 6
$ 320.20
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (X470-F)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
$ 81.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
$ 529.99
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
$ 69.99
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 960 GB
$ 85.99
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 260.00
be quiet! - Straight Power 11
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 179.99
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X (Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
$ 129.99
$ 219.99
Corsair - K70 LUX RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
$ 59.99
Corsair - M65 Pro RGB FPS
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,719.87
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