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Customer requested a sleek build for gaming and streaming along with the ability to edit video and mix audio. Wanted to have RGB lighting without going overkill.

Everything went together really well for the most part.

The NVME hard drives are really great for space saving, especially with the monster GeForce card in here. (We thought about mounting the card vertically but then the heat would be exhausted directly at the glass.)

I ended up needing to purchase the NZXT Internal USB hub after realizing that the motherboard only comes with 2 internal USB headers and I needed 3 for the cooler, case and corsair rgb node. The hub adds 3 internal pinout usb ports along with 2 regular usb ports. So there's room for more later on down the road.

The NZXT case looks really clean from the front glass side. The only issue with wiring that I ran into was for the cooler. The two cables that plug into the board are a little short, and I ended up having to run them along the front of the Corsair logo on the cooler. Not a huge deal but it's a mark against aesthetics for me.

Overall I think the build came out great for what the customer wanted with his budget.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Sexy build, this guy will be super happy with this quality of a build. Love it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'm hoping so too. I'm jealous of it that's for sure. Had a lot of fun in the process.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Interesting choices of cable routing.. Also why the 27" 1080p 144Hz monitor? Seems kind of underwhelming for a 2080.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't want to spend $6-800 on a monitor. Will likely be added to down the road.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, NZXT cable management is nice, but only really had room for a few cables to be "neatly" tucked in. The remaining just had to be secured and let loose.

Important part is that when the back panel goes on there's no issues and nothing is rubbing.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the lack of GPU clearance with the AIO fans leave any issues with temps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that I've seen while testing and benchmarking. There's about a 1/16th" - 1/8th" clearance gap between the GPU and cooler intake fans. Turning the card to a vertical mount position could change that, and make it more visually appealing; however the exhaust would then be forced straight at the glass and back at itself.