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ongongong 2 months ago

So this is going to be my first build, I already have Core i7-7700 and Samsung 860 EVO 2 TB. I wanted a portable machine for traveling. Found this case online and I liked it a lot, the case is modular so adding a large tophat would allow me to install NZXT Kraken X52.

This is the build I'm thinking of building, planning on putting the cooler at the bottom of the case. I don't have a lot of knowledge about air flow or any super technical stuff since this is my first build, would appreciate opinions and suggestions on anything.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $239.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 GAMING iCX Video Card $804.98 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - SF 600 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $149.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - P2415Q 23.8" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $334.00 @ Amazon
Other Louqe Ghost S1 MkII+Large TopHat $281.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2083.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-14 16:57 EST-0500

Thank you

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SychicMind 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

make sure your gpu isn't too thick. Some of the 2080's are over 2 slots and almost triple slot coolers

ongongong submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Oh shoot, good point! I just checked and the 2080 I picked is actually too thick, I guess I'll have to go with some 1080 Ti. Thank you!!

ongongong submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Anyone have suggestions on alternative parts that are the same or better but cheaper? I'm hoping this unit can last a 3-4 years. Is this video card over killing it?

ongongong submitter 1 point 2 months ago

Is MSI RTX 2080 Aero, blower style a better alternative? Trying to reduce the budget for GPUs.

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