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Although cliche, this is my first personal computer. I have built multiple computers before but never one for myself. This is mainly due to the fact I am 16 and in full time education, so finding a sustainable part-time job to save up cash has been difficult. After almost a year of planning and saving, it is finally complete, and I couldnt be happier with the result.

I mainly use it for gaming, where the 1070 Ti performs fantastically. The 8 core 2700x also allows me to do all schoolwork and revision effortlessly, and lends a helping hand in any CPU intensive games.

Thanks to the lighting on the STRIX B450-F and STRIX 1070 Ti coupled with the RGB RAM and Cooler, I personally love the aesthetic it gives off.

I was worried about the size of the graphics card as the case (although ATX) is on the smaller side. Luckily, it all fits nice and snug with about a cm left to spare between the card and the fans.

The NVME SSD is a little small at 500GB but I have managed to survive by only having a few games downloaded. The speed it provides is definatley worth it. Hopefully in the future, I will be able to get perhaps a 1 TB SATA SSD to keep most of my software and games on.

I have never posted a build on here before but I thought some people may be interested in what the Corsair 220T looks like in action as previously, I have seen near to no images of builds with it.

Thanks for reading.

Part Reviews

CPU

Excellent performance for the price I payed for it.

Motherboard

Clean looking, with subtle RGB and great value.

Video Card

Aesthetically stunning and a monster when it comes to performance.

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Could you measure how much space is left for the gpu? I'm planning on buying this case with a card that is 8 mm longer than yours at 306mm would it fit?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello, sorry for the late reply. It is a tight squeeze with the gpu and by my measurements, there is about 11mm of room spare. I reckon you could fit it, but dont purchase it solely off my measuring as I would hate for you to get it and it was too big. Worse case scenario, you could take off the 120mm fan in front of the gpu for alot more space, although, I understand this comprimises aesthetics and airflow.

I hope this gives you some scope, and sorry I cant do any more. I do have pictures of the measurements but I cant work out how to send them.

Edit: I have added a picture of the completed build with my measuring tape against the end of the card. Hope this helps.