Project Scorpio

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Project Scorpio

Even when my rainbowshadow gaming PC had been upgraded it still wasn't much of a workstation. The 7700k was a main bottleneck and it literally cost an hour to render the 4k video's that I edit. While rendering I also couldn't game so that was quite annoying. I went with the i9-9820x since it had gotten on a huge discount due to AMD pushing high core count CPU's to the mainstream. Sadly AMD was not an option since I needed more PCIE lanes as well. The capture cards I had weren't working properly any more due to PCIE bottlenecking. I loaded this new PC up with a 4k capture card and my old 1080p capture card. I originally planned for this build to have a wack ton of storage both SSD as HDD but due to the thickness of the cablemod pro cables and the amount needed to connect all RGB components and hardware in this build I actually ended up with only SSD's. A 1 TB 970 evo as a boot SSD and a 4 TB 860 QVO as my storage and editing SSD. I went for the H500m case because of it's airflow since the passively cooled 4k60 pro getting quite hot as well as the inno 3D GTX 1070 being quite hot as well (unless you let the fans boost but then it sounded like a tornado which doesn't work when you have to record video and sound in the same room). I fitted some extra 200mm fans up top and installed a AIO to keep the CPU cool. The motherboard error dial is being used to show CPU temp and it idless at 15 - 20 degrees C while staying under 50 degrees when under a full load. Perfect for rendering video's and due to the SSD's it is absolute heaven to edit of this thing. While rendering I can game on my game PC of course so that is way better.

I named this build project scorpio since aside from being PC gamer I also game on console (xbox & nintendo) and the capture card of this system would be hooked up to my project scorpio edition xbox one x. I also wanted a panel with all the awesome brands of hardware in it so I engraved a custom panel with the logo's. This also streamlines the airflow coming through the radiator which increases the airflow in the case.

For those interested I made a video about this build which you can check out here:

Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build


$ 497.17
Intel - Core i9-9820X
Socket: LGA 2066
Cores: 10
$ 1,586.86
MSI - Gaming Pro Carbon AC
Chipset: X299
CPU Socket: LGA 2066
Size: ATX
$ 54.99
Corsair - Vengeance Pro (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
$ 546.55
INNO3D - Twin X2
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070
$ 369.99
Samsung - 860 QVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
$ 157.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
$ 180.98
Corsair - RMX (Black)
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
$ 149.99
Cooler Master - MasterCase H500M
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 21.99
Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360R (RGB) (discontinued)
Type: AIO
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
CableMod - PRO C-Series RMi & RMx Cable Kit
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModMesh
$ 273.89
$ 167.27
$ 282.51
Corsair - K95 Platinum (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Speed
Type: Full Size
$ 115.78
Logitech - MX master 3
Interface: Wireless
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