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JOHN C KAMPHUS
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Project Mirage

This is "Project Mirage"

This build started with an idea that cooling performance and acoustics should not be sacrificed for aesthetics. With a new custom top plate with flush mounted screws, a new plasma cut steel radiator mounting bracket for the top, and a new front fan filter assembly for the front glass, these mods help to preserve the open clear design language of the original corsair 570x without sacrificing cooling performance or acoustics.

Specs:
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CPU: i7 8086k ( 5.2Ghz @ 1.408Vcore Avg 68C w/ prime95)

Motherboard: Maximus X Formula

Graphics Card: GTX 1080 Strix ( 2100Mhz @ 1.131V Max 48C w/ Unigine Valley)

RAM: Trident Z RGB 32Gb ( 3000Mhz 15-16-16-35)

Storage:
Crucial MX500 500GB M.2 SSD
Drevo X1 Pro 256GB SSD
WD Gold Enterprise 2TB HDD

Case: Corsair 570x

PSU: Corsair RM 850x

I am very happy with how this project turned out. I designed this look with the idea of personalization in mind, and for hardware to blend together to create the illusion of more open space (Hence the name). Both the CPU block and the Reservoir were tinted black to add to the aesthetic. Also all colored lighting is RGB, but there is very subtle white lighting to help accentuate the blacks and greys without taking away from the colors.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 398.75
Intel - Core i7 8086K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Formula
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 152.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 598.97
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 88.67
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
Drevo - X1
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 240 GB
Storage
$ 109.99
Western Digital - WD Gold Enterprise
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 178.00
Corsair - RMX (Black)
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 479.99
Corsair - Crystal 570X
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 49.99
Cooling
$ 85.80
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC1080 GTX - Acetal/Nickel
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 89.95
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO RGB
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 90.99
XSPC - EX Series
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 98.95
XSPC - TX Crossflow Ultrathin
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
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