When picking out parts my initial goal was to put together a PC that was tough enough to run my favourite games and handle Adobe Premiere Pro on fair budget of around €1.300. Along the ride of deciding which parts to buy I decided to put a bit more money into it, such as paying €15 extra for the RAM to be the RGB versions of Corsair Vengeance, and a 3-pack of Corsair LL120 RGB fans while being on sale for just €66, down from €95. Unfortunately the 2 RGB fans I put in front of the NZXT H510 aren't used optimally because of the closed front panel.
This processor is great for its price. €299 for an 8-Core 3.6 GHz processor is great if you compare it to its counterpart from Intel. The Core i7 9700K is priced at €399. Installing the CPU was very easy.
The Tomahawk MAX has got everything I need. Installing it into the NZXT H510 was quite a pain because I did not have a magnetic screwdriver.
So, I went for 4 x 8 GB instead of 2 x 16 GB because I wanted the RGB effect of 4 RGB RAM sticks. There was an option to buy 2 dummy sticks just for the RGB effect but that would cost a total of about €50 extra, which exceeded my budget. Installing the RAM kit was easy, it required a bit of force but the sound it makes when clicking in is delightful.
I decided to put in a 1TB M.2 SSD for my operating system, favourite games and editing software. I could've gone with a 500GB version, but I wanted to have plenty of extra space for the future.
Nothing special about this one. I use this HDD to store all the 4k footage I shoot with my drones and GoPro. It works fine.
This GPU has so far been a beast. Running games on at 1080p on a 144hz monitor is easy for this thing, I might upgrade to a 1440p 144hz monitor at some time. I don't doubt this card can handle it. When picking this card I looked up a lot of benchmark videos comparing it to the Nvidia 2070 Super card. I decided the €100 extra for a few frames extra was not worth it in my opinion.
I went for the NZXT H510 purely because of the aesthetics. I know airflow is restricted, I've read dozens of reviews. The case looks great with the tempered glass and the matt black front panel. Cable management was a little hard because of the lack of space, but that could be because I used sleeved extension cables that didn't bend very easily.
A great power supply because of the modular cable system. The only cables I put in were the 8-pin CPU connector, 24-pin motherboard power cable, 6+2 pin connector for the GPU and a SATA power cable. 750 Watts is enough to handle any future upgrades.
This set came with an RGB hub and the Lighting Node Pro. The fans look great and the software to control the RGB LEDs is great too. Unfortunately the NZXT H510 doesn't optimize the use of these fans because of the closed front panel.
The €30 spent on this cable kit is purely for the aesthetics. They aren't CableMod quality but they look much better than the standard cables you get with the power supply. Installing the 24-pin cable into the motherboard was a bit difficult, but they're worth the money if you care about aesthetics.