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Simple B&W Build

Greetings to you all! This is my current main build for gaming and office work.

I started buying parts for this build February 2020 and was lucky to get some fine deals especially on the CPU, board and PSU. I’m always looking for good deals, not only because Covid is giving me some hard times financially. All parts been purchased new. Last part I got is the AIO. It’s insanely efficient and looks really good in my opinion. I was thinking of ordering the RGB version but I really don’t need RGB on all parts and I was not planning to use the stock fans anyway (they can get pretty loud).
Please ignore the hardware-list that had to be completed for publishing. Some parts I used for this build couldn't be found in it or their prices are far from what I've paid. That's why I added a list of correct specs with prices I paid.

I did some light “modding” to some parts as you most likely have noticed already. Painted the GPU white and added some vinyl to the backplate. I was worried it won’t stick long because of the heat but so far it works out just fine. I also painted some parts of the case white like the cable-cover or however you call it. I removed all visible stickers from the fans just for aesthetic reason. The mod I’m actually proud of is about how I made a simple ARGB LED stripe (which I already owned) “neon” for less than 1€. For this I used a silicone tube, about one meter long. I cut it in half so it fits on top of the PSU cover. Then I cut it lengthways and wrapped it around the LED stripe so it defuses the light. Simple yet very pleasing result without buying a complete new part for around 20€.
When I turn on colours I usually go with different blue and purple. Actually I like the look of the build most when it's just white LED but it's much more cozy with some colours in and around it.

Well I think that’s pretty much it about my build. If you have any questions please comment. Critic is appreciated too. Thanks for your time!


CPU: Intel i7 9700KF – 169€ (oc to 4.8GHz @ 1.29V LLC 4/7)
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z390 A – 149€
Ram: 32GB Gskill TridentZ RGB 3200MHz CL16 – 189€
Graphics: Gigabyte RTX 2080 Super Gaming OC – 740€ (oc to 2000MHz core & +500MHz memory)
PSU: Corsair RM 850x – 139€
Case Fans: 5 x Bequiet Shadow Wings 2 PWM – each 12,99€
Radiator Fans: 3 x Bequiet Silent Wings 3 PWM – each 18,99€
AIO: EK Basic 360mm – 119€
Sleeved cables & ARGB stripes - ~30€
Case: Lian Li Lancool 2 Mesh – 89€
Storage: Kingston SA400S37 480GB x 2 – each 49€; Kingston SA200M8 500GB – 52€
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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$ 475.99
Intel - Core i7-9700KF
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 315.99
ASUS - Prime (Z390-A)
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 209.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
$ 369.98
Gigabyte - Gaming OC Black
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
$ 34.99
Kingston - A400
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
$ 225.99
Corsair - RM850x
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 129.99
Lian Li - Lancool II Mesh (RGB)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,762.92
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