Description

I fell in love when I saw NZXT 510 Elite the first time. It re-invigorated my love of desktop PC builds. I've been using a gaming laptop connected to my 27" to be able to be mobile but I couldn't stop myself and delved into RGB world even deeper.

Constant praising of Ryzen 3700x on reddit and its software performance made me move into AMD territory after many many years. Last AMD CPU I had was Athlon XP 1700.

I was on the fence about which setup should I aim for but seeing Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB for 65$ with Google's first time shopping code kick-started my Desktop build just a few days prior to Black Friday. Then I had to throw my wallet to Amazon and Newegg get everything one by one.

For the GPU I wanted to get 2080 Super but It felt two expensive compared to 2070 Super. I've waited for a deal on 2070 Super during BF but it never went below 500$ mark. Then, luckily, I came across to this used Gigabyte 2080 for 500$ and I jumped on it. And here we go.

Couple of notes while building this case.

  • NZXT 510 Elite comes with 2x 140mm AER RGB fans and lightstrip. I thought they were connected already at first but they weren't. I bought additional 2x AER RGBs for rear and top exhaust and NZXT Underglow. And I took some time to solve the connection puzzle. NZXT chat support told me to daisy chain the fans and I would need a Hue v2 hub in order to be able to use underglow. But I connected the cable dedicated to AER fans on the Lightstip to underglow directly and it worked. Smart Device has 2 RGB connections. Now, 4 fans connected to the first port, and Lightsript/Underglow connected to the second.
  • ASRock x570 Taichi has an additional 4 pin 12v Power connection for CPU, PCPartPicker had a note saying "Corsair RM750X does not have the cable needed but I went ahead. I did not connect any cable yet and it works so far.

Part Reviews

Monitor

I've been using XF270H for a year now. I was video editing on a laptop and needed a simple, cheap screen and this surpassed my expectations. I've got it refurbished on Amazon for 150$! Screen looks great, nice colors. And NVIDIA added this monitor to the G-Sync compatible list which makes this monitor a pretty solid deal.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

amazing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You should straighten out those GPU Power cables in a row. Just adds cleanliness. Also I think you should’ve shown off some of the wires and put NZXT RGB cable combs on them. They’re probably one of the least known accessories, but they go a long way.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought about getting the cable combs but fans and light-strips already fills the slots I guess. I'm going to try straightening up the cables! thanks for the suggestion!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Np! Merry Christmas!