The Monolith

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andydsm
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The Monolith

Hey guys :)
Let me present to you, my system which I built around half an year ago, during the period of several months of sourcing parts, so I could complete this PC just the way I wanted and envisioned. The inspiration for it was of course the monolith from the 2001 space odyssey, but with a tad of lighting added to it :)

The build came to be as a result of many hours spent on eBay, snapping deals of hardly used parts in perfect boxed condition, with receipts. Everything you see inside the tower, except the case itself, cooling components and PSU, are an eBay purchase. As a result, I managed to make huge savings from brand new prices, even though the parts are of the highest end consumer tier.

The main focus of this build is to be versatile and perfectly suited for everything I want to do with it (gaming, media consumption, music listening sessions, web browsing and office work) in comfort and pleasant non obtrusive aesthetics. I am happy to report, the objective has been perfectly achieved Emoji

Hope you enjoy, the Monolith!
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

RTX 3080 FE

Swapped my PSU to an AX1500i

Sound Blaster X4 and 980 Pro 1TB

Upgraded to 32GB memory

Swapped G903 for G502 Lightspeed

Bought G903 + PowerPlay

New 2TB SSD

another 2TB SSD + 9900K

Hardware

CPU
$ 399.00
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 199.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Hero
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz) (Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
NVIDIA - GeForce (Founders)
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3080
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 340.00
Intel - D3-S4610
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
micron - 5200 ECO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 73.99
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 110.86
Samsung - 980 Pro
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 649.00
Corsair - AX1500i
Wattage: 1500
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 380.59
Phanteks - Enthoo Luxe
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 23.93
Noctua - NF-A14 FLX
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
$ 32.95
Noctua - NF-A15 HS-PWM Q100
Size: 150 mm
Case Fan
Phanteks - PH-F140HP (discontinued)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
Phanteks - PH-F140HP (discontinued)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fan
Phanteks - PH-F140HP (discontinued)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 99.95
Noctua - NH-D15S
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 160 mm
Accessories
$ 55.96
Accessories
Accessories
$ 109.99
Accessories
$ 899.99
Accessories
$ 29.95
Accessories
Monitor
$ 445.74
ASUS - MG279Q
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 200.00
Corsair - K95 (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 91.59
Logitech - G502 Lightspeed Wireless
Interface: Wireless
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