To commemorate my recent graduation from college, I wanted to build my second computer in almost 6 years. The goal was to put together a high-performance gaming machine for the years to come. I'm also partial to the aesthetics of my build, so I spent some extra to have a good looking machine. I'm extremely pleased with how it all came together and it was a blast to put together another build.
With the upcoming release of Cyberpunk and the more immersive games out there, I decided to outfit the system for ultrawide gaming. I chose the Alienware 34" ultrawide because of its great specs (and a sweet Black Friday deal).
I was also able to get the i7 9700k on Black Friday which brought it down to a competitive price point with its AMD counterpart. I slapped the NZXT Kraken X62 in there to keep it cool, which I had been dead set on as my next CPU cooler for about 2 years now. :D
I went with the Z390 Aorus Pro WiFi Motherboard for its great overclocking potential and the included WiFi. I heard the BIOS isn't as friendly as ASUS's but I will try my hand at it soon.
A 2x8GB kit of Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200 MHz RAM was my first purchased part. I snagged it on a great Black Friday deal and I couldn't be more pleased.
On the other hand, my storage was the last part to be purchased. I ended up grabbing a pair of 1TB Sabrent Rocket SSDs. The price crept up after the holiday deals window, but these are solid drives and I was ready to start the build.
The Gigabyte 2070 Super was my graphics card of choice to pair with my G-Sync ultrawide. The Gigabyte card boasted a pretty nice cooling system and I was able to catch it on sale.
All of this fit perfectly inside the NZXT H510 Elite. Coming from the H500, I wanted to keep a similar style but with a little eye candy. I added a couple extra AER RGB fans inside to complete the look.
Everything is powered by the Corsair RM 650x. I love the fanless mode and modularity in this unit, plus the 10 year warranty is great peace of mind.