Description

Wanted to build a nice PC for my girlfriend to replace her prebuilt. Didn't want to compromise on performance, etc but also just had to make sure it was beautiful. Decided to go with mostly Corsair case parts to be able to use iCUE to control all of the lighting.

Some comments on Corsair's newest RGB products:

The hardware is simply amazing - beautiful, saturated, vivid RGB lighting with plenty of customization. Unfortunately the iCUE software itself is SO poorly optimized that it results in some minor frame drops in demanding games and a ~1000 lower Unigine Valley score - simply unacceptable. Luckily, corsair allows you to select hardware lighting effects that display permanently without the software having to be open, a simple addition that ended up saving the whole build.

Also, flashed eVGA 2070 SC Ultra vBIOS to the 2070 FE to be able to control the (hidden) RGB on it, something very crucial to this very blue and pink build. Absolutely no problems so far (both use the same TU104-400-A1 chip and Reference PCB design).

Overall I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out, temps are great and its as good as silent under load. Also, building in this case was a breeze despite the small form factor.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

You are an amazing human being. Absolutely breathtaking. -Keanu Reeves

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

nice work!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks Fantastic!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You did well. I wonder what monitor, mouse and keyboard you got.

Also, from PCGamer's PCHardware book, it states that the ASUS TUF Z390M Motherboard has weak audio. I hope that the RTX 2070 has built-in sound so that she can easily use a DisplayPort Cable to link her monitor with sound

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

She’s a Fortnite streamer/content creator, and uses some high end external digital audio equipment with no need for any onboard audio, so a nonissue. Games on a Dell 1440p 165Hz TN monitor. Anne Pro 2 with some custom keycaps and the new finalmouse last I checked.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all:

(a) My sis wants to know your girlfriend's stream username because she wants to game too. (b) My sis also wants to know what platform she streams on cuz she wants to watch her. (c) I want to ask if she has a dedicated Sound Card

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get rgb on the founders 2070 rtx

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

code ************

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What? I understand... could you elaborate on what that means?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I meant you probably program it

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

There are various guides/YouTube videos about how to enable the hidden RGB on the founders RTX cards. Attempt at your own risk!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

why do you say "Attempt at your own risk!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Reflashing GPU vBIOS voids the warranty from every manufacturer and if done incorrectly can brick the GPU. Following the guides correctly and carefully will generally lead to good results, but I didn't want to be the reason someone ruined their brand new GPU haha.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh okay, thank you I'm not doing it. I just wanted to know how you did it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey! About to build in this case, and I was wondering why your front 2 fans were not lighting up in the picture?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey, both fans light up fine, I just had the setting on a mode where they alternate flashing, so only one of the 2 front fans was lit up in each of the pictures I posted. Now that I had time to configure the software they both stay lit and look way better than they did in the picture.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!💪